Building and Operationalizing Culture by Eric Yuan, Li Fan

Culture is a word we hear time and time again, and is often difficult to define and codify. As Engineering Leaders we play a critical role in defining the culture of our teams, but how? Eric Yuan leads a rapidly growing team of over 2,500 people at Zoom and "culture" is an intentional and deliberate part of his leadership. Join Eric Yuan and Li Fan in a discussion of how you intentionally build and operationalize culture into every facet of your operations so it is more than "just a word"

about the speakers

Eric Yuan

Founder & CEO @ Zoom

Eric S. Yuan founded Zoom in 2011. Prior to starting Zoom, Eric was Corporate Vice President of Engineering at Cisco, where he was responsible for Cisco's collaboration software development. As one of the founding engineers and Vice President of Engineering at WebEx, Eric was the heart and soul of the WebEx product from 1997 to 2011. Eric proudly grew the WebEx team from 10 engineers to more than 800 worldwide, and contributed to revenue growth from $0 to more than $800M. Eric is a named inventor on 11 issued and 20 pending patents in real time collaboration. In 2017, Eric was added to the Business Insider list of the 52 Most Powerful People in Enterprise Tech. Eric is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program. Eric holds a bachelor of science in applied mathematics from Shandong University of Science and Technology, China.


Li Fan

Former SVP Engineering @ Pinterest

Li Fan is former CTO at Lime, an innovative technology company that connect and empower urban living through mobility. Before Lime, Li is SVP of engineering in Pinterest, led all 600+ engineers to execute technology strategy and deliver company priorities (2016-2018) Li was a Senior Director of Engineering in Google Inc before Pinterest, accountable for Google’s popular image search (2014-2016). From 2012 to 2014, she’s Vice President of Engineer in Baidu, China.


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