WorldFestival 2022 WorldFestival 2022

Startup Pavilion

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

- PDT
Building Scalable Operations for Rapidly Growing Tech Startups
Join on Hopin
Selby Cary
Selby Cary
Cary Consulting, Building operational systems that survive accelerated growth

Rapidly growing a tech startup is all about system design - building repeatable processes that are effective, automated and value-driven. Once you have achieved ‘product-market fit’ and raised a few rounds of funding, your next hurdle is maintaining your growth trajectory whilst balancing regulatory, technical, commercial and quality-related challenges along the way.

In this annual live session, I will share my experience building a scaleable Technical Operations (TechOps) machine that uses integrated software systems, automated workflows and an accessibility-by-design methodology to accelerate organisational growth. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

- PDT
Building Successful Remote Teams for Business Launches
Join on Hopin
Kimberly Hall
Kimberly Hall
Toptal, Head of New Business Launches

We will dive into building and sustaining a strong remote team, how to create a strong culture, working in an asynchronous workplace, productivity and how to measure outcomes - everything you need to know to ensure your remote teams can launch new businesses, new products or into new markets successfully! 

- PDT
Lessons in Innovation Leadership: How I Built a Scrappy Dream Team Inside of Big Tech
Join on Hopin
Elizabeth Bieniek
Elizabeth Bieniek
Cisco, Internal Startup Founder

Coming up with ideas is hard. Leading teams through uncharted waters to build and deliver something amazing is even harder. In this talk, Elizabeth shares how she led the team that delivered Webex Hologram from concept through customer beta. In her own words: "When I received sponsorship to prove out a concept and build a prototype of a cutting edge, disruptive technology, I was ecstatic. But when I was given a limited budget and only 4 months to demonstrate the initial proof of concept, I got creative." Join Elizabeth as she retells the early days of Webex Hologram and outlines the 5 key strategies she employed to build an amazing team and empower them to create an innovative new product.