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Presentation: Scaling Distributed Teams Around the Globe

Track: Leading Distributed Teams

Location: Mountbatten, 6th flr.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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In this session, you'll hear about how one distributed organization (with bases in two Indian cities, and in Australia) has applied distributed systems patterns to scaling distributed teams' processes and further improved them by paying attention to human parts like trust, cultural differences, communication, and many others.  

You'll hear examples of what went right, what went wrong, and what we've learned as we've built a network of effective distributed teams across multiple countries, in multiple timezones.

Speaker: Ranganathan Balashanmugam

CTO @EverestEngineering

Ranganathan Balashanmugam has worked with globally distributed teams for the last fourteen years, and was recently named as one of the top 10 CTOs in India by ceo insights magazine. He was a developer for nearly eleven years when he was working on using distributed technologies to scale software. Later he picked up operations and engineering management at Aconex, where there were teams distributed in four different time zones. He is currently CTO of EverestEngineering, which he scaled to 70+ people in the last one year, in three different regions. He is passionate about scaling and leading distributed teams.  

  • Microsoft MVP for Data Platform - 2016, 2017.
  • Experience in building two startups.
  • Speaker at many international conferences and meetups
  • https://www.slideshare.net/techmaddy
  • Experience in building distributed high-performance teams and offices.
  • Organizer of one of the top technology meetups - Hyderabad Scalability Meetup.

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