Success & failure stories, and the epiphany moments behind them
Raylene leads the payments engineering team at Stripe. She oversees the engineering work underpinning Stripe’s products for multi-sided platforms (Connect), fraud prevention (Radar), and core payment acceptance (Elements). Raylene’s teams also handle the technical integrations with Stripe’s global banking and financial partners, as well as internal tooling for billing and treasury functions. Prior to Stripe, Raylene was an Engineering Director at Facebook, where she led initiatives around privacy, content creation, and the Facebook news feed.
Krishna is currently GM @ Amazon leading Alexa reminders program. Prior to Amazon, he has held Director of Engineering roles at Eventbrite and Yelp. His career has spanned hands-on, startup founder, and engineering leadership roles across a wide variety of products.
Jocelyn Goldfein is a Managing Director at Zetta Venture Partners where she invests in the intelligent enterprise - early stage startups applying AI to solve business problems. She's particularly excited about the potential of AI to optimize infrastructure, security, supply chains, and worker productivity. Jocelyn is a widely recognized industry expert on product strategy, infrastructure, and organizational scale. Her career as an engineering leader spans from early-stage startups to high-growth.
Michael White leads engineering for Caviar, Square’s food ordering platform. Prior to Caviar, he managed engineering teams building Square's payments, point of sale, and hardware products. Michael has a passion for building high-performing teams, helping small businesses grow, and enjoying craft cocktails.
Mike Riccio is a Director at Google on an unannounced project. Prior to joining Google, Mike was the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Zoosk, where he led a migration from a monolithic application hosted in private data centers to a containerized set of cloud services, enabling continuous self-service code deployment for engineers. Prior to joining Zoosk, Mike served as the Vice President of Engineering and Architecture at the global interactive entertainment company Electronic Arts (EA). During his time at EA, Mike helped spearhead a radical shift in how EA’s customers accessed video games—the evolution from packaged goods to an always-on, cross-platform, social system. Before his time at EA, Mike provided architecture vision and leadership to various enterprises and co-founded Pogo.com, the top-ranked online casual game destination worldwide that was later acquired by EA. He has an MS in Information Networking and a BS in Applied Math and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Outside the office, Mike likes to tinker with home automation, play poker, and do all things Disney with his family.