Your school years and internships are over, what now? There’s a lot to navigate in the open world of professional workplaces. If you are a young professional in their initial years in the industry, or want to learn how to best support those who are getting started, this talk is for you. To excel in your career, it is important to set up a solid foundation. We are providing mental frameworks and tips for ramping up in new roles, identifying opportunities, creating demonstrable impact and managing future goals.
Going out of our comfort zone, we develop new skills, but what happens then? We have more questions than answers, we enter the zone of the unknown: I call it the blur. With the combination of your internal resiliency and mindset, you can work on what I call embracing the blur.
Delivery is always at the forefront of executives’ minds. How can we move faster? How can we deliver more? Zeroing in at the team level, engineering managers are then tasked with turning those questions into actions: how do we even measure how fast we are going? Once we have that baseline, how can we move the needle to increase the team’s output? There are several factors that can influence a team’s delivery. In this talk, we will explore velocity with a multi-dimensional approach: gathering data from developer tools, optimally organizing Agile ceremonies within a sprint, and providing shorter- and longer-term goals to the team as motivation. We also propose daring to have “difficult” conversations at the team and individual level, and harnessing customer feedback to close the loop with the team on the impact of their delivery. You’ll leave with concrete tools for measuring your team’s delivery, and inspiring them to give their best to achieve your company’s goals.
In late 2022, a low-cost violin made on a 3D printer made international news from The Strad to Science Friday. At the helm was Mary-Elizabeth Brown, an award winning violinist, pedagogue, entrepreneur, and single mom. Hear her story and come away inspired cross boundaries in an all new way.
Pandemic volatility and uncertainty in the travel industry inspired us. To help anxious travelers better plan their trips, we pivoted to fintech innovation. Guided by customer obsession and data, we built Price Freeze for hotels, the only fintech product of its kind in the hospitality industry.