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Beyond Predictable Webinar – Engineering Leadership: Growth Challenges in Global Organizations

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Language

English

We'll have simultaneous translation to Portuguese

Who's participating

Paulo Monçores

Director of Engineering at VTEX

Akshaya Aradhya

Director of Engineering, Data Platform Edge at Netflix

Eric Richmond

Director of Engineering at Shopify

Eric Tchokonte

Engineering Director at Google

What drives global companies to achieve sustainable rapid growth?

That’s a question that crosses the minds of leaders in the most varied sectors. When talking about technology companies where nurturing innovation and constantly searching for the best talents factor can be decisive to build relevancy, finding the answers to these challenges can be vital to their long-term strategies.

In this talk led by Paulo Monçôres, Director of Engineering at VTEX, we invited Akshaya Aradhya, Director Of Engineering, Data Platform Edge at Netflix, Eric Richmond, Director of Engineering at Shopify, and Eric Tchokonte, Engineering Director at Google to discuss their experiences leading engineering teams to sustain hyper-growth.

Paulo wrote about this in this LinkedIn post:

As leaders, we should commit very hard to make people feel three things:

Inspired: As leaders, we need to make sure people in our organizations are connected with something bigger. We need to be able to show the work they are doing is connected with something bigger. They need to know the reason you wake up in the morning to do what you do.

Valued: They need to know the work they are doing matters. We need to show care and appreciation for what is being done.

Emancipated: I don’t like the word empowerment because it brings me the feeling of a leader-follower approach. I believe in the leader-leader approach to create a successful organization. I ask myself every week how can I emancipate people in my organization?

 

So, sign up and join our conversation about how engineering leadership is an essential part of driving growth in tech companies.

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Meet the speakers

Paulo Monçores

Director of Engineering at VTEX

Paulo Monçôres is currently the Director of Engineering in the Curitiba operation at VTEX. He is senior engineer leader with 10+ years of experience in all phases of project design, development and deployment cycle.

Passionate about people interaction and behavior, he developed mentorship and hiring skills, and is always remembering people of their power to transform their futures.

Akshaya Aradhya

Director of Engineering, Data Platform Edge at Netflix

Akshaya is currently the Director of Engineering in the Data Platform Group at Netflix. She is passionate about building high-performing teams and working directly with the stakeholders. She has managed teams in Asia, Europe, and the USA. She will be securing her MBA from Wharton.

She has extensive experience in cross-functional team management, incubating new businesses and technology partnerships, software development, and thought leadership. She has served on the leadership committee for the IEEE WIE ILC and on the content committee for Anita Borg’s Grace Hopper Conference. She is currently serving on the advisory board for two non-profit organizations.

She is a successful tech speaker and thought leader. She has spoken at several conferences and meet-ups around the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of the US.

Eric Richmond

Director of Engineering at Shopify

Eric is currently Director of Engineering for Pricing and Products at Shopify. In previous lives, he’s been a 3xCTO and a co-founder of a startup back in the mid-2000s. In his personal time, he loves functional languages, music history, and chess.

Eric Tchokonte

Engineering Director at Google

Eric is one of the newest Directors at Google Canada, with teams spanning from California to Waterloo. He is an engaging executive with deep expertise in engineering and leadership in both small and large organizations. With over 20 years in technology, Eric’s career has taken him from Africa, France, the USA, and Canada. Currently, as Engineering Director for Alphabet Cloud within Google Cloud, he’s on a mission to help drive first-party customers’ success on Cloud.

He is a master problem-solver, innovator, entrepreneur, and thrives on building strategy and teams in a rapidly changing environment. Eric is passionate about advocating for STEM career choices among underrepresented groups.

In his last role at Constellation Software, he led product and engineering teams working on ERP software for multiple industries, such as travel, marine, agriculture and construction. Prior to that, he spent seven years at ADP leading development teams working on intricate Payroll systems.

Eric received his MBA in Administration and Management from Schulich and his BSc of Computer Science Applied to Management at Paris XII.

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