2021 has been a breakthrough year for the crypto industry, reaching 100 million+ global users and a multi-trillion dollar market cap. In this session, Lewis will discuss what it takes to lead engineering teams building blockchain-powered products to keep up with skyrocketing mainstream demand. From implementing effective hiring methods to strategizing team roles and responsibilities, Lewis will share how technical leaders can hire and inspire high-impact teams to build industry-leading products. He will integrate key lessons learned while scaling the engineering team at Blockchain.com, increasing technical headcount over 1000% and helping the company achieve a $5 billion-plus valuation.
KEYNOTE: Blockchain.com -- Leading Engineering Teams During The Trillion-Dollar Crypto Boom
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Lewis is the Vice President of Engineering at Blockchain.com where he is responsible for the technology underpinning Blockchain.com’s services. As the 2nd engineering hire at Revolut, he scaled the team to 50+ and spearheaded the initiative to bring cryptocurrencies to Revolut. He built the first of its kind crypto offering within a challenger bank over the course of a couple of months and was responsible for bringing $300M+ trading revenue in due course. In March 2018 Lewis joined Blockchain.com as an engineering lead to be part of one of the most important companies in crypto infrastructure, rising to the Head of Platform Engineering as the company and industry grew. That same year he was included on Business Insider’s “35 under 35” in fintech. Lewis began his career building trading and risk technology systems at Goldman Sachs and UBS.