Managing Distributed/Remote Teams

Managing Distributed/Remote Teams

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Director Payments Platform Engineering @ Airbnb

Musaab is a Director of Engineering for the Airbnb Payments Platform. He’s spent the last 15 years building payments systems and platforms at eBay, Magento, Poynt and PayPal.  As an engineering leader he’s grown and managed teams of all different sizes with with most of his teams being distributed geographically.  He’s currently also functioning as the Site Lead for Airbnb new South Bay office

Chief Security Officer, Head of Trust Eng & Data Science @ Airbnb

Vijaya is the Chief Security Officer and Head of Trust Engineering & Data Science at Airbnb, responsible for Information Security and Trust Technology to protect Airbnb's community and platform. Prior to joining Airbnb, Vijaya was the Chief Development Officer at Lookout Inc., a SaaS cybersecurity startup for the post perimeter world. At Lookout, Vijaya was responsible for all aspects of product development including engineering, infrastructure & cloud operations, threat research and Information Security. Before that, Vijaya served as Senior Vice President of Cloud Products & Engineering at FireEye, building FireEye’s SaaS offerings while transitioning the Company’s traditional on-premise technologies to the cloud. Prior to FireEye, Vijaya served for 17 years in multiple executive and leadership roles at Cisco, where she led product development for a broad portfolio of security products that generated more than $1B in annual revenue

VP of Engineering @ Shopify

Farhan Thawar is currently VP, Engineering at Shopify via the acquisition of where he was co-founder and CTO. Previously he was the CTO, Mobile at Pivotal and VP, Engineering at Pivotal Labs via the acquisition of Xtreme Labs. He is an avid writer and speaker and was named one of Toronto's 25 most powerful people. Prior to Xtreme, Farhan held senior technical positions at Achievers, Microsoft, Celestica, and Trilogy. Farhan completed his MBA in Financial Engineering at Rotman and Computer Science/EE at Waterloo. Farhan is also an advisor at Y Combinator and holds a board seat at Optiva (formerly Redknee).

Sr. Director of Engineering @ Twitter

Jan Chong is a Senior Director of Engineering at Twitter, where she leads Client Engineering, Data Science and the Product Relevance organizations. Prior to joining Twitter, Jan ran client and server development at OnLive, a cloud gaming startup. Jan graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and a doctorate in Management Science and Engineering. In 2013, Jan was named one of 21 Rising Technical Superstars by Hackbright Academy.

VP of Engineering @ InVision

Stephane is currently VP of Platform & Shared Services at InVision. An all-remote company. Currently responsible for modernizing and automating everything around the infrastructure and releases. Previously Stephane was at Tinder and launched Tinder Web, Sony PlayStation - joined at the launch of PS4, Apple Maps - built from scratch and launched to replace Google Maps, Goldman Sachs - Core Infrastructure Engineering. 

Head of Financial Infrastructure @ Stripe

Amber was one of Stripe's early engineers, and worked on the first versions of many of their products. Over the last eight years, she helped the company scale over 200x, forming and leading the Product and Financial Infrastructure engineering orgs. Amber currently leads a few of Stripe's newest businesses, including the corporate card product ( that launched last week.

CEO & Co-Founder @ Tandem

Rajiv Ayyangar is the founder of Tandem (, a virtual office for remote teams, backed by Y Combinator. Previously he was a data scientist at Aviate (acquired by Yahoo) and a program manager at Fairchild.

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Managing Distributed/Remote Teams Fireside Chat

Musaab At-Taras, Vijaya Kaza
5:30 PM - 6:20 PM PDT
Check-in, food, networking
6:20 PM - 6:30 PM PDT
Opening remarks
Vijaya Kaza
Chief Security Officer, Head of Trust Eng & Data Science @ Airbnb
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Breakout sessions and networking
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September 17, 2019
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Eatrium, 1st floor, 888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA
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Organized by
Jerry Li
Celeste Salazar
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