“Don’t Think You’re Qualified for a Position in Tech? Apply Anyway: Morning Keynote”: Stevie Case, Chief Revenue Officer at Vanta (Video + Transcript)
Stevie Case (Chief Revenue Officer at Vanta) believes that the perfect resume is a myth, high level tech sales roles can be done by almost anyone, and that these roles should be the #1 pathway into tech. She shares her own career path (including being the first professional female gamer) and encourages women to embrace discomfort to grow.
“Own It! Tenacity, Dealing With Setbacks and Being Resilient”: Rebecca Dobson, Corporate Vice President, EMEA, Cadence (Video + Transcript)
Rebecca Dobson (Corporate Vice President, EMEA at Cadence) believes ‘success’ is very personal. She shares her career journey from startups to big semiconductor companies, and talks about dealing with personal and professional setbacks, and how you can achieve your goals.
“The Voice Within Wins”: Cassandra Terry, Chief Risk Officer of Security Development, IBM (Video + Transcript)
Cassandra Terry (Chief Risk Officer, Security Development at IBM) talks about how to connect with your inner voice and began to reframe the self-limiting beliefs that you discover. She introduces 5 R’s to repeat until you successfully rewrite your limiting beliefs and debug your imposter syndrome.
“Overcoming Proximity Bias”: Claire Rutkowski, Senior Vice President, CIO Champion at Bentley Systems (Video + Transcript)
Claire Rutkowski (Senior Vice President, CIO Champion at Bentley Systems) discusses how to create an environment which has no proximity bias, specific ways to overcome proximity bias where it does exist, and shares tactics to ensure your value is noticed and rewarded.
“Cancer Survivors on Career Ambition, Ruthless Prioritization, and Self Care: Fireside Chat”: Aastha Gupta and Sharmeen Chapp, Senior Directors of Product Management at Meta (Video + Transcript)
Hear valuable lessons to share on the importance of ruthless prioritization, letting go of mom guilt, and self-care from Aasha Gupta and Sharmeen Chapp, both Meta Senior Directors of Product Management – these cancer survivors share inspiring stories of ambition and resilience.
“From Netflix to Co-Founding a Startup and How to Make ‘Scary’ Career Choices”: Maria Kazandjieva, Co-Founder and Engineering Leader at Graft (Video + Transcript)
Maria Kazandjieva (Co-Founder and Engineering Leader at Graft) speaks about how to honestly evaluate an opportunity and understand when is the optimal time is to make a move. She encourages you to investigate thought-terminating clichés.
“Designing AI for Designers”: Dr. Tonya Custis, Director of AI Research at Autodesk (Video + Transcript)
Dr. Tonya Custis (Director of AI Research at Autodesk) shares how she learned about management and strategy by playing both offense and defense as a roller derby skater. She will briefly touch on her team’s research papers, which focus on making designers’ jobs easier by using AI to reverse-engineer objects and assemblies into sketches and CAD models, as well as to generate the designs themselves.
“Hedging For Revenue In Recessions Through UX Research”: Claudia Natasia, Director of Product Insights at Highspot (Video + Transcript)
Claudia Natasia (Director of Product Insights at Highspot) talks about how to build and structure a team that supports strategy and growth, to to calculate the impact of investments and results against financial models (e.g. discounted cash flow), and to speak the language of investors and c-level so your team is leveraged as a strategic hedge against the negative impacts of a recession.
“From Private to Public: Leading in Government Tech”: Maya Israni, Director of Engineering at U.S. Digital Service (Video + Transcript)
Maya Israni (Director of Engineering, U.S. Digital Service) shares her journey to government and civic tech, and her experience leading government engineering teams. She dives into the types of projects that engineers work on at U.S.D.S., along with how to apply your technical skills to improve government programs and services for millions of people across the country.