Understanding Technical Leadership


  • Adam Bergstein

Great technical people often come up through the ranks and assume more responsibilities that go beyond just delivering technical work. This talk reflects on my journey from an engineer to technical leadership. I present on topics like business awareness, servant leadership, failing fast, taking calculated risks, data-driven decision making, promoting pragmatism, and sharing a vision. I reflect on the balance between technical innovation and practical problem solving. And, lastly, I share some pro tips that I think all leaders need, including empathy, listening, limiting ego, and teaching. Attendees should learn how technical leaders can empower technical teams to meet the needs of people.

Who Should Attend

  • Everyone