Growing up in a cloud native org

Cloud Native DC

Nov 4, 2021, 5:45 – 6:20 PM

Virtual event

About this event

NOTE: This talk is part of Kubernetes Community Days DC

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Elisa Hebert, VP Engineering Operations @ Fairwinds

Cloud native technologies give us exciting opportunities to modernize, accelerate, and grow. But new technologies can introduce massive change, and startups or small teams aren’t always ready for it. The go-to-market strategy, tech stack, leadership team, funding, M&A positioning are all BIG CHANGES that require an antifragile approach and emotionally elastic team. As your organization undergoes change, how can you position yourself for success? What’s the best organizational structure to drive the outcomes you want - for your team and your customers - today AND tomorrow? How can you be antifragile and emotionally elastic to continue to drive innovation, enjoy your work and the humans you work with daily, and create a robust business? This talk offers insights into how to embrace change instead of fear it as your business evolves, so we can embrace change and evolve together.


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