Join Us at Elevate 2020, The Largest Virtual Summit for Product and Engineering Leaders

September 17, 2020

Elevate 2020 is the largest virtual summit for product and engineering leaders. The summit is hosted by Plato, a mentorship platform for engineering managers with a community of 500 senior engineering leaders.

The event takes place September 23-24, 2020. The Lohika team is excited to be a Platinum sponsor of the event! To date, over 5,000 product and engineering leaders have registered for the summit. The event features presenters from Twitter, Airbnb, Slack, Robinhood, Stripe, Twilio, Shopify, Asana, GitHub and more.

Free registration is open until September 22, 2020. Visit our event listing to register (you’ll find the registration form at the bottom of the page).

Here are a few things about Elevate 2020 that we’d like you to know about.

Sponsor room

We’ll have a sponsor room in the virtual environment. During breaks on September 23, 2020, visit our sponsor room and chat with members of our team. The first 500 visitors will receive a complimentary coffee card. In addition, we’re raffling off $500 in Amazon gift certificates.

Live Q&A with Vijaya Kaza

At 12:10pm PT on September 23, 2020, we’re co-hosting a Live Q&A with our client Vijaya Kaza. Vijaya is Head of Engineering and Data Science for Trust & Safety at Airbnb. She’ll answer questions on how to scale engineering teams.

Register (on or before September 22, 2020) and join us then!

Paid workshop with Vasundhara Chetluru

On September 24, 2020, Plato will provide a number of paid workshops. Our client Vasundhara (Vasu) Chetluru, Principal AI Engineer at Bond is hosting a workshop titled “Service ownership and empowered autonomy for scaling teams.”

Vasu provided this brief description of her workshop:

“Empowering teams with ownership helps build efficiency and drives good culture. Scaling teams is a challenge in fast-growing startups. In this session we will discuss the pros and cons of service ownership and how it can affect scaling teams.”

The workshop lasts one hour. To attend a workshop, you’ll need to purchase a Day 2 Premium Ticket. Visit the Elevate 2020 page and look for the “Register” widget at the bottom of the page.

Q&A with Vasu Chetluru

I had a chance to ask Vasu questions about her workshop, as well as her role at Bond. The interview was conducted via email.

Tell us about your background?  

I began my career as a postdoctoral research scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab. I worked on the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment (i.e., one of the world’s largest scientific collaborations), which led to the discovery of Higgs boson, an elementary particle in the Standard Model of particle physics.

I contributed to the publication of more than 300 research articles. Following my time in Switzerland, I spent the next five years in financial services as a quantitative researcher creating alpha for securities investment. 

During that period, I worked on cutting edge AI initiatives for various investment and infrastructure solutions. I have a Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Tell us about Bond?

Bond logo

We empower brands with the platform to accelerate the pace of financial innovation and inclusion.

The future of financial services will be highly customized and deeply integrated products that meet people where they are. 

By connecting best-in-class brands with best-in-class banks, we bring money into the context of modern life and make banking personal again.

Note: Visit the Bond website to learn more about the company and read an interview with Vasu to learn more about her!

Your workshop is about the service ownership model. Does this model help when working with a vendor like Lohika?

Yes it does.

Since we design our engineering with service ownership in mind, it’s easy to scale our engineering. Various teams own various services. Each team is supported by standardized deployment practices and platform teams. 

So a team like Lohika can come in and pick up a service and run with it easily. 

What does an engineering team look like in the year 2030?

Engineering teams in 2030 will almost be like plug-and-play modules in AWS.