The Future is Decentralized by Michael Montano, Preeti Kaur

The future of work is decentralized. With no one single point of failure, companies have the opportunity to unlock the full potential of anyone, anywhere. One company who is taking decentralization seriously is Twitter. As the company works to grow its global workforce to reflect the diverse voices who use the service daily, they're also looking at ways to enable anyone, anywhere to work at Twitter. Join Twitter's head of engineering, Michael Montano, as he shares more about his thoughts on building Twitter's engineering organization for the future, enabling asynchronous collaboration, and hiring diverse, specialized talent faster.

about the speakers

Michael Montano

VP Engineering @ Twitter

Michael Montano leads Twitter’s global engineering team. Before joining Twitter, he co-founded BackType to focus on organizing online conversations and helping people follow what was being talked about. The company created and open-sourced the Apache Storm project, a distributed realtime computation system. BackType was acquired by Twitter in 2011. Since joining Twitter, Michael has led teams across the platform, advertiser products and the consumer product. Michael grew up in Canada and studied Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto


Preeti Kaur

VP of Engineering @ Carta

Preeti Kaur is VP of Engineering, at Carta, leading engineering for the Corporations business unit. Her teams build products to revolutionize how both Private and Public companies manage their equity and ownership. Prior to Carta, Preeti has led engineers at various companies building products for various industries like Premise, Climate Corp. Adobe and Rakuten. As a leader, Preeti has believed in the motto “If you don't have a passion for people, you have no business leading them!”. Leading by example in every aspect of the job be it collaboration, iterative development, agility towards new ideas and pivots. She is passionate about the career growth of women in technology and leadership, always trying to break the stereotypes in tech.


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