How to become a VPE: Uncovering the paths to executive leadership
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How to become a VPE: Uncovering the paths to executive leadership

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About this Event

Becoming a great VP of Engineering (VPE) is a career aspiration for many engineering leaders. However, it's often not clear how to get there or what executive teams look for.

One of the most effective ways to grow is by learning first hand from the people who’ve successfully produced results in the area you want to grow in.

At this event, we’ll cover topics like:

  • The differences between the executive level at start-ups and established companies
  • What you can do now to develop the necessary skills and experience to be effective
  • How to identify the patterns and anti-patterns for growing into a VPE
About this Event

Becoming a great VP of Engineering (VPE) is a career aspiration for many engineering leaders. However, it's often not clear how to get there or what executive teams look for.

One of the most effective ways to grow is by learning first hand from the people who’ve successfully produced results in the area you want to grow in.

At this event, we’ll cover topics like:

  • The differences between the executive level at start-ups and established companies
  • What you can do now to develop the necessary skills and experience to be effective
  • How to identify the patterns and anti-patterns for growing into a VPE
Speakers (5)
Head of Engineering @ Citizen

Wictor had an unconventional upbringing. He started at the University of Maryland when he was 12 to study Math and Computer Science. At 16, he dropped out of academia and started full time on the project which became Wolfram Alpha. He’s previously worked at Tumblr building their infrastructure during Tumblr's highest period of growth, as well as with Square as their first engineering hire in NYC. Now he's the Head of Engineering at Citizen giving the public access to real-time information that affects their safety.

CTO @ The New York Times

Nick is the Chief Technology Officer at The New York Times, overseeing product engineering, infrastructure and R&D. Previously he was Chief Technology Officer of Conde Nast, and Digital CTO at MTV Networks. Throughout his career, Nick has worked at the intersection of media and the Internet, building digital products at scale. Nick graduated from Yale in 1990 with a B.A in Literary Theory.

VP of Engineering @ Kustomer

Blaga is VP of Engineering for Kustomer, a first-of-its-kind CRM platform for customer service built to manage high support volume. She leads Kustomer's Engineering Development Department, partnering closely with the Founders to build and scale the product.

Blaga brings a background in building and managing high growth teams and products. As well as an extensive history in developing scalable solutions for Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate about mentoring, building inclusive and diverse culture, and helping technology teams accelerate delivery.

In her free time, Blaga enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and getting outdoors as much as possible.

VP of Engineering @ VTS

Bala is the VP of Engineering at VTS a commercial real estate leasing and lending platform. A seasoned engineering executive with 20+ years of global experience in building world-class software products and high performing teams, he was the previou VP of Engineering at Justworks where he doubled the engineering team, as well as at Vidyo. He’s also a member of the Forbes Technology Council also serves as an advisor to Vowel, a start-up creating a real time voice product.

VP of Engineering @ BeenVerified.com

Arjun is the VP of Engineering at BeenVerified.com now Lifetime Value Co which develops technology to make public records easy, affordable, and accessible to everyone. He loves the community NYC provides, and has been in the startup world in NYC for the last 10 years in everything from early to late stage companies. Arjun also is a member of the SEED-Stage VC firm Primary Venture Partners "Primary Expert Network" supporting founders through key operating challenges. When he isn't actively working to grow his managers and developers at his day job He enjoys mentoring new entrepreneurs, teaching and meeting with folks in the tech industry

Agenda
5:30 PM - 6:20 PM EST
Check-In & Networking Reception
6:20 PM - 6:30 PM EST
Opening remarks
6:30 PM - 7:10 PM EST
Panel
Wiktor Macura
Head of Engineering @ Citizen
Nick Rockwell
CTO @ The New York Times
Blaga Lund
VP of Engineering @ Kustomer
Bala Pitchandi
VP of Engineering @ VTS
Arjun Anand
VP of Engineering @ BeenVerified.com
7:10 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Breakout session, Networking
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Hosted By
February 06, 2020
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST
Citizen
21st Floor
11 Broadway, New York City, NY
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Patrick Gallagher
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