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Tech Leadership in Times of Uncertainty

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Tech Leadership in Times of Uncertainty

The recent few months have impacted tech companies of all sizes, from seed to post-IPO. Within these companies, tech leaders have had to readjust their processes and practices to work more effectively, and align with their companies' changing priorities. Which new technologies do these leaders look for and prioritize? How do they handle scaling / downsizing / process challenges while their employees are working remotely? Overall, how do these leaders best juggle those priorities that are tugging them from all directions? Our panel will address these topics and others in this open discussion.


Gil Ben-Artzy, Founding Partner, UpWest

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, UpWest is the only Seed fund that's purposefully designed to help Israeli startups break into the US market, with its portfolio companies raising well over $1B in follow-on funding from top US VCs. Previously, Gil was part of the Corp Dev team at Yahoo! and worked as a consultant for BCG advising Fortune 500 companies.

Peter Secor, VP Engineering, Slack 

Peter has been a tech developer, operator, and executive for more than twenty years focused on enterprise infrastructure software and services. His background includes executive engineering, and strategy roles at Facebook, Omniture (acquired by Adobe), Micromuse (acquired by IBM), as well as security integration at SAIC and more.

Tamar Bercovici, VP Engineering, Box

Tamar leads the Content, Enterprise and Database teams in scaling Box's Content Platform. Tamar is a frequent speaker on database architecture as well as tech leadership in various conferences and was also named one of Business Insider’s 22 most powerful women engineers in tech.

Nadav Leshem, Co-Founder & CTO, Jolt
Jolt is an Ed-Tech company offering a flexible business school alternative, through a network of learning spaces curated for people in the workforce seeking to gain a competitive business edge. Nadav leads the development team and is in charge of product delivery.


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