Track Host: Cassandra Shum

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Vice President of Field Engineering @RelationalAI, Previously @Thoughtworks

Enterprise Architect | Technologist | Former Member of Tech Advisory Boards at ThoughtWorks | Speaker | Ex-Thoughtworks

Based in New York, Cassie is the VP of Field Engineering of RelationalAI and leads a team to bring a cloud-native knowledge graph data management system to power the next generation of intelligent data applications.  She was the Head and Technical Director for Architecture and Development in North America. As a software engineer and architect, she had spent the last 12+ years at Thoughtworks focusing on building highly scalable and resilient architectures including event driven systems and microservices on cloud based technologies. She had been focused on a wide range of technologies with an emphasis on cloud, mobile and software delivery excellence. She was a member of the ThoughtWorks Technology Advisory Board and contributed to the creation of the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar.

Cassie had also been involved in growing not only organizations in the delivery practices and technical strategy, but also the next generation of technologists. Some of her passions include advocating for women in technology and public speaking. She is also involved in promoting more female speakers in technology.

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Architectures You've Always Wondered About

This track will explore the real-world examples of innovative companies pushing the limits with modern software systems. Speakers will share their stories of how they have scaled their systems to handle massive amounts of traffic, data, and complexity.


Monday Apr 8 / 10:35AM BST