Keynote: Ignite the Fire - How Managers Can Spark New Leaders

Location: Broadway Ballroom, 6th fl.

Duration: 9:00am - 10:10am

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How do you inspire non-manager leaders to emerge? How to do build leadership in your teams and yourself? Nick Caldwell, Chief of Product for Looker, discusses the three ingredients for inspiring your non-manager leaders to emerge and provides simple techniques any team member can apply. This talk uses stories to help illustrate how to inspire leadership at many levels in the org. Look for real-world advice for managers, individual contributors, and architects in inspiring leadership and igniting the fire.

Speaker: Nick Caldwell

Chief Product Officer @LookerData, previously VP of Engineering @Reddit

Nick Caldwell is the Chief Product Officer at Looker (recently acquired by Google), creating a powerful platform for building modern data experiences. Prior to joining Looker he spent 2 years at Reddit as VP of Engineering, helping quintuple the engineering team while working on a bottoms-up revamp of every part of the world's 4th most popular website. He also spent 13 years at Microsoft, culminating in a role as General Manager of the Power BI product family where he rapidly transformed the company's business intelligence suite. Nick holds a degree in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT and an MBA from UC Berkeley. He's also a board member of /dev/color, a non-profit whose mission is to maximize the impact of Black software engineers. Nick is a native of P.G. County Maryland, but is happy to call San Francisco home.

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