Learnings from Building and Scaling Gilt

Learnings from Building and Scaling Gilt

Friday, 3:00pm - 3:50pm

We built and scaled Gilt by building an environment where great engineers can create amazing things.

  This talk is a reflection on what we have learned along the journey from startup to one of the leading ecommerce companies. We start with a baseline of behavioral psychology - and reflect on the decisions we made and tradeoffs we considered as we scaled.

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Michael is the CTO and co-founder of Gilt Groupe [www.gilt.com], an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise, culinary offerings, and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; artisanal ingredients; hotels and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired. Michael has built Gilt's technology platform to support massive bursts of traffic as sales start every day at noon. He holds a BSc and Masters in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. @mbryzek