Speaker: Zofia Ciechowska

Director Strategy & Operations @Etsy
QCon

Zofia Ciechowska is the Director of Strategy & Operations at Etsy, where she manages the strategic planning and operations rhythm for the executive and senior management teams there.

Previously, Zofia was manager of the Strategy & Operations team at Spotify, where her mission was to design and run the company's strategic planning and execution model, Spotify Rhythm.

Zofia has a passion for managing and encapsulating organizational complexity. She does this by designing and running scalable agile systems for strategic planning and execution, and by coaching teams in responsive ways of working. In all that she does, she optimizes for continuous improvement, people over process, iterative decision-making, fairness and generosity.

In her spare time, you can find Zofia writing articles about music and art, dancing to techno, learning languages, stalking dogs on the NYC subway, eating bread, subverting the patriarchy, wearing glitter, or snorting at bad puns.

As a speaker, Zofia’s expertise includes:

Industries: org design, future of work, people operations, tech, apparel & fashion, social impact, media, music & entertainment

Topics: coaching agile teams, agile operations at scale, strategic planning, strategy and product development, customer experience, learning and development programs

Find Zofia Ciechowska at

Tracks

  • Devex & Teams

    Explore how to reduce developer friction between teams and stakeholders.

  • Blameless Culture

    Absorb the lessons learned from failures and outages in a human-centric process.

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Learn how companies are applying recent CS research to tackle concurrency, distributed data, and coordination.

  • Architectures You’ve Always Wondered About

    Next-gen architectures from the most admired companies in software.

  • Bare Knuckle Performance

    Learn from practitioners on the challenges and benefits of architecting for performance and much more.

  • Java - The Interesting Bits

    Learn the new features in the recent and near-future releases of Java and the JVM and what they offer.

  • Ethical Considerations in Consciously Designed Software

    Design considerations for various contexts, locations, security and privacy requirements.

  • Operating Microservices

    Learn from practitioners operating and evolving systems in performance demanding environments.

  • Security

    Learn how to make security an inherent part of the software development process.

  • Native Compilation Is Back (A Look at Non-Vm Compilation Targets)

    Issues with native compilation for in browser-based and server-side environments

  • Trouble-Shooting in Production

    Learn debugging strategies for complex and high stakes environments where standard debuggers and profilers fail.

  • Predictive Architectures and ML

    Explore the systems and designs covering the full loop from machine learning to inferencing.

  • Data Engineering on the Bleeding Edge

    Explore the latest trends in data engineering that help improve the life of the developer

  • Production Readiness

    Observability, emergency response, capacity planning, release processes, and SLOs for availability and latency.

  • Humane Leadership

    A look at leadership with an emphasis on empathy, taking chances and building other leaders within organizations and teams