David emcee'ing Elevate

Run of Schedule
Start (PT)
End (PT)
Prep doc
Link to join
Main Stage
​8:45 AM
​9:00 AM
Join Green Room of Main Stage
​9:05 AM
​9:15 AM
You kick off the conference

How to navigate this multi-track event
Push to ask questions during talks
Use the breaks to attend lounges: sponsor booths, community partners, and live mentoring sessions with Plato mentors
For Premium ticket holders, you’ll be prompted to join breakout rooms with speakers during the breaks

Exciting News Highlight
Elevate was a week of Community-led Events: Virtual dinners for speakers, video testimonials on LinkedIn, workshops happening on Friday
Live Mentoring sessions during the summit itself to experience Plato mentorship
We are launching a Community-led Job board
We will soon publish a State of Engineering Leadership report in partnership with Lohika to talk about the biggest challenges faced by engineering leaders this past yet

Thank you to our sponsors
Platinum Sponsors: Lohika and Jellyfish
Gold: BCG Platinion, WeWork, HelloPrint, Retool, WeWeb, Coda

Introduce JB: Let’s now hear from Plato’s Cofounder JB
David Murray
​9:15 AM
​9:20 AM
JB’s video - you don’t need to do anything
​9:20 AM
​9:40 AM
Cappy does Mentor Award Ceremony - you don’t need to do anything
​9:45 AM
​10:15 AM
You introduce Kent Beck
Kent is an American
and the creator of the
and Test Driven Development software development methodologies, also named agile software development. Beck was one of the 17 original signatories of the Agile Manifesto in 2001.
Then Kent does his keynote alone
Then you join him on stage for Q&A
At the end, thank Kent and tell everyone to join a track
Personal Growth: The Key to Effective Coaching
Kent Beck
Track 2
​10:15 AM
Cappy will be waiting for you there in the Green Room
​10:15 AM
​10:45 AM
You introduce Tamar Bercovici:
Tamar Bercovici is a VP of Engineering at Box where she leads the Core Team in scaling the Box Content Management Platform. Tamar also runs the annual Box Hackathon, and is a frequent invited speaker at leading technology conferences like Velocity, @Scale, and Grace Hopper. Tamar was named one of Forbes Top 50 Women in Tech 2018, and #1 on Okta and Business Insider's Tech Up and Comers list 2019. Prior to Box, Tamar was an early-stage employee at XMPie (now a Xerox company). Tamar holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Then Tamar does her keynote alone
Then you join her on stage for Q&A
At the end, thank Tamar and tell everyone there’s a break: they can join lounges
Leading High-Stakes Infra Programs at Scale
Tamar Bercovici
​10:45 AM
​11:00 AM
​11:15 AM
​11:45 AM
Fostering a High-Performance Culture
Marian Kamenistak
Bruce Wang
Catherine Miller
[ELEVATE] Track 2 - Panel at 11:15AM (PT)
​11:45 AM
​12:00 PM
​12:15 PM
​12:45 PM
Fireside chat with Sue
How to React to and Overcome Failures
Sushma Nallapeta
[ELEVATE] Track 2 - Fireside 12:15PM (PT)
​12:45 PM
​1:00 PM
Main Stage - closing
​1:00 PM
Join Green Room of Main Stage
​1:15 PM
​2:00 PM
You introduce Marty
Marty Cagan is a Silicon Valley-based product executive with more than 20 years of experience with industry leaders including eBay, AOL, Netscape Communications and Hewlett-Packard. Marty is the author of the book “Inspired: How to Create Products Customers Love” which presents techniques for creating winning products. Before founding the Silicon Valley Product Group to pursue his interests in helping others create successful products through his writing, speaking, and advising, Martin was most recently the original leader of Product and Design for eBay, where he was responsible for defining products and services for the company’s global e-commerce trading site. Marty now works with technology companies from across the globe on improving both innovation and velocity.
Then Marty does his keynote alone
Then you join him on stage for Q&A
Product Teams: The Best vs. The Rest
Marty Cagan
​2:00 PM
Closing words: Thank everyone for attending
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