Tuesday, May 9 • 1:00pm - 1:25pm
KEYNOTE: PlanetScale -- How Transparency and Empowerment Can Boost Your Team’s Performance and Resiliency

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Nick Van Wiggeren, PlanetScale, Vice President of Engineering

Engineering teams are under constant pressure to sustain a fast pace of innovation, but uncertainty regarding where and how decisions are made leads to delays and lost productivity. For teams to succeed, leaders must empower everyone to independently make appropriate strategic and tactical decisions. But how can you cultivate an environment of autonomy without sacrificing cohesion and risking misalignment with organizational goals?

In this session, Nick will share the leadership principles he applied, first at GitHub and now at PlanetScale, to empower team members and promote transparency for success. He will demonstrate strategies for fostering a positive environment in which each individual can make meaningful decisions confidently – ultimately resulting in effective actions that accelerate realization of the organization’s goals.

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Nick Van Wiggeren

Vice President of Engineering, PlanetScale
Nick is the Vice President of Engineering at PlanetScale where he is building the next-generation cloud database. Previously he was a Director of Software Engineering at GitHub where he managed many teams, including those that ran GitHub’s Public API. As an Engineering Manager at... Read More →

Tuesday May 9, 2023 1:00pm - 1:25pm PDT
Main Stage