Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow

Many organizations are trying to evolve how they deliver technology to keep up with the competition, drive innovation and remain relevant. If organizations are not focused on flow of value to their customer (internal or external), results will be inconsistent and often unsustainable. Flow can be a tough concept to introduce into an organization and leaders often need to unlearn practices that defined success in the past (e.g., waterfall methodology, command & control decision-making, monolithic architecture).

This track will focus on patterns enabling fast flow and rapid delivery of software, including decision-making techniques, team dynamics, cultural & technical practices. Speakers will share practical guidance and experience leading teams optimized for fast flow.

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How to Win as a Tech Team in a New Reality That Feels Like a Mad Max Movie?

Tuesday Oct 25 / 10:35AM PDT

In the last 2 years, most of us don’t recognize the ways of working before the pandemic hit us. In the old days, I remember planning my day to catch a train to get to work every day at Nike’s European headquarters in Hilversum, Netherlands.

Mehnaaz Abidi

Vice President Product, Runtastic @adidas


Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow Presentation 2

Tuesday Oct 25 / 11:50AM PDT

Details coming soon.

Collette Tauscher

Director of Supply Chain Strategy @Columbia1938


Modeling Patterns for Digital Transformation

Tuesday Oct 25 / 01:40PM PDT

In this presentation, we'll cover these main takeaways:

Asif Iqbal

Global Director, Digital & Experience Design @Alimentation Couche-Tard


Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow Presentation 4

Tuesday Oct 25 / 02:55PM PDT

Details coming soon.

Jennifer Davis

Engineering Manager @Google


Optimizing Teams for Fast Flow Panel

Tuesday Oct 25 / 04:10PM PDT

Details coming soon.


Tuesday Oct 25 / 10:35AM PDT



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Track Host

Courtney Kissler

CTO @zulily

Courtney Kissler joined Zulily in January 2021 as CTO and SVP of Technology. Previously she was Vice President Global Technology at Nike accountable for building a re-usable seamless platform to power Nike Direct to Consumer experiences, core commerce services, user services, consumer data engineering and global retail solutions. She also led the Global Supply Chain, Fulfillment and Logistics teams worldwide and was driving transformation across the supply chain ecosystem. Prior to that, Courtney was the VP of Retail Technology at Starbucks where she led global POS and retail store technology experiences. Courtney spent 14 years at Nordstrom, starting in infrastructure and security, moving into delivery leadership roles with her last role being the Vice President of E-Commerce and Store technologies where she drove a technological transformation essential for outpacing the demands of today’s Omnichannel consumers. In all 3 organizations, Courtney drove transformation in ways of working, moving to more outcome-based delivery of technology using modern practices, including DevOps. Courtney brings diverse technology experience from startups, CyberSafe and WorldStream Communications, to beloved global brands.

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