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FutureMakers Talks: Management Lessons from Leading Tech Teams

September 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Come out and join us for an evening of networking, refreshments, and thought-provoking discussions on how to manage high performing tech teams.

This edition of FutureMakers Talks will cover the tools and knowledge for managing all types of tech teams found at a large organization to a startup. The speakers will share their candid stories and lessons learned.

The evening will feature talk from Various Toronto Tech experts:

Key Note by Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale, Best-Selling Author and Co-Founders of Raw Signal Group

Talk: How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership

Presentation by Catherine Sawatzky, Lead Developer – Shopify

Talk: Lessons Learned on the Path to Leadership

The path to leadership informs the manner in which we lead and manage, and the transition from a senior development role to leading a team of developers is not a bright line. This talk will examine the experience we gain as developers that helps and influences leadership, and the lessons learned from the experience.

Presentation by Yang Hang, co-founder & CTO – StackAdapt

Talk: Lessons learned: Growing Your Tech Team during Startup Hyper-Growth

Yang will discuss his role at StackAdapt and how it has evolved from being the only technical person on the team to leading a team of various engineers, PMs, and data scientists. He will touch on lessons learned on how to effectively build an effective team that keeps innovation up at a fast pace as it grows.

Presentation by Geoffrey Peart, Director, Journey Tech Lead, Omni – RBC

Talk: Get Out of the Way: Empowering the team you manage

Realizing that the last thing your team needs is you is humbling and requires you to realize the value proposition, you as a leader, bring to an agile team is not a top-down supervision and micromanagement, but vision positioning to set the expectations, and roadblock removal so that the team can meet them, and the best job you can do is predicting and smoothing the path before your squads have to ask.

Limited Supply: Get an exclusive tour of one of RBC’s Toronto Innovation Labs!

Located in the office tower at WaterPark Place, see first-hand RBC’s Innovation Lab and hear about their initiatives.

Select the “Ticket + RBC Innovation Tour” ticket to secure your spot.


September 18, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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RBC Waterpark Place Auditorium
88 Queen's Quay West
Toronto , Canada
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