Saturday 20th August, 2016
3:40pm to 4:40pm
UPDATE: Sides available at http://www.slideshare.net/Christ...
Software Philharmonic Orchestra - 8 Ways Conductors Lead
Development is like a symphony: Every moving part is essential. Each team member must be highly technical in his/her area of expertise; Each team member must be highly motivated for the success of the team, the project and the organization; The team should be harmoniously integrated to form the “dream team.” Each member should be adaptive to the others and to the continually changing requirements; The team must have constructive communication to share lessons learned and to remove obstacles to make the project better. Learn 8 ways conductors lead and tech companies who got it right.
Coach, Author, Speaker & Finder of Unicorns
Heather has programmed microcontrollers for the Navy, worked on NASA projects, been a Flight Attendant, designed and managed online games for some major licenses, run HR departments for small business and 5000+ employee companies, and designed and managed the support infrastructure at Evernote from its very early days through its milestone of 100 million users.
She is currently the CTO of ROCeteer, a Las Vegas company that provides Coaching and support services to ecosystems globally. In tandem to this role, she enjoys performing as an advisor to startups and coaching their entrepreneurs, and sits on the Board of Directors for Walls360, Ungrounded Games, and UGO Smoothies. She also serves as a Mentor for both the Food-X and Women's Startup Lab Accelerators, and supports initiatives at the International Gaming Institute at UNLV.
Heather also serves on the IT Sector Council of Nevada to help create and expand initiatives statewide in STEM Education and job growth, and volunteers her time with Girls in Tech, a 501(c)3 that encourages diversity and inclusiveness in the STEM sector and with the NeverGiveUp Foundation on their Board of Directors.
A dynamic speaker, she has booked appearances around the world spreading her message of positivity and diversity. She has appeared on Huffpost Live, and has been quoted in both Huffington Post and in the Wall Street Journal as well as many other industry publications. Heather is also the author of the upcoming book “The Birth of a Unicorn: Six Basic Steps to Success”, which gives a unique perspective of the early days of a successful startup.
TEDx Speaker and Entrepreninja
Christina Aldan is a highly successful media maven, with a decade of experience in the digital advertising realm. She is regarded for her skills in web design, social media and creative content for small and micro businesses. In addition to operating her own digital advertising business, Christina also teaches a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from utilizing the full potential of a personal computer and applications to building web pages and social media campaigns.
Christina is constantly in demand as a public speaker by corporations, small businesses and specialty groups. She has been invited to present various aspects of her expertise at such prestigious events as: TEDxFremontEastWomen, CataylstCreativ, The AT&T DevSummit, Geek Girl Conference, DevUp, 1 Million Cups, The Sage Summit, Bloomberg Radio, Lotus Broadcasting, BCN Talk, PR Connections, The Crown Me Queen Conference, The Downtown Podcast and several live local news shows. She also makes time to serve local community organizations, including Project AngelFaces, Never Give Up Foundation, OCA Las Vegas, A-Tech High School and Southwest Career and Technical Academy.
To find out more about her and her business, LG Designs, check out LGDesigns.co. You can also visit her Facebook page, Twitter profile and her band of powerful women in tech at ChristinaAldan.com.
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