Host: Crystal Hirschorn

VP Engineering, Global Strategy & Operations @CondeNast
Crystal Hirschorn is currently VP Engineering, Global Strategy & Operations at Condé Nast which is best known for its portfolio of global brands Vogue, Wired, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and many more. She oversees a globally distributed engineering organisation and leading the technical strategy for building unified technology platforms deployed across the globe to meet the demands of more than 450 million monthly users. She led the teams at Condé Nast which built and deployed a Kubernetes platform that now operates globally.
 
She has nearly two decades in the Technology industry spending the majority of her career in the Media, Technology and Publishing sectors.  The majority of her career has been as a hands-on software engineer with more than 15 years experience tackling the challenges of building complex system architectures, scaling software and infrastructures. She’s a resilience engineering advocate and long-time practitioner and advocate of Lean, XP and DevOps practices to create a successful engineering culture.  

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