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      Power of People and Culture: Achieving Long-Term Business Goals by Developing People


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      About the Talk

      The people component may be the most challenging and rewarding part of your business — your employees are your brand. As you plan for growth, start building a people strategy and company culture that helps your business succeed in the long run.

      What You’ll Learn

      • How to build a framework for people strategy
      • The importance of developing people, not just product and customers
      • How to help ensure your company culture is designed to support your long-term business goals

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      About the Presenter

      As Chief People Officer, Matt Norman leads the global people team and is responsible for building DigitalOcean’s people strategy to support the company’s continued growth, culture, innovation, and profitability. In this role, he oversees talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, diversity and inclusion, facilities, and employee engagement programs.

      Matt has broad experience leading multiple functions across vast global locations, with his most recent role as EVP, Human Resources at Denihan Hospitality Group where he was responsible for creating and executing global human resources administration, integration, and strategy over the course of seven years. Matt has transformed people teams, injecting a business mindset into structure, processes, and systems, continually looking to find alternatives to improve, reach further, and drive success. Prior to joining Denihan, Matt held senior human resources positions at Gilt Group, Conde Nast, Universal McCann, DoubleClick (a division of Google, Inc.), and Honeywell. In addition to his extensive human resources expertise, Matt has been an owner and partner in numerous restaurants in New York City and Indianapolis for over two decades.
      Matt received his Master’s degree from Columbia University, and his Bachelor’s degree from Wabash College.



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      Developing for Developers – Path to Fame, Money, and Happiness


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      About the Talk

      As more people learn how to code, and as more developer platforms enable the creation of software applications, there’s a need for guidance, tools, and services that serve software engineers and technologists, a market segment that is slated to grow to nearly 100 million users by 2025.

      What part will you play? How can you help underserved developers?

      This talk is a call for technologists everywhere to consider creating developer-focused businesses, plus a plug on the advantages to building them on DigitalOcean.

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      About the Presenter

      Raman Sharma is the Head of Product and Programs at DigitalOcean. He has focused on developer tools and services throughout his career — from being a C/C++ developer at Adobe and Veritas, to Product Manager for Visual Studio at Microsoft, to Product Marketer for Microsoft Azure — never straying too far from technology.



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