Leslie Miley is a Silicon Valley native who has held engineering leadership roles at Slack, Twitter, Apple, and executive roles at Google and The Obama Foundation. He has been featured in USA Today, TechCrunch Disrupt, and Wired’s 2017 Next List. He advises several startups founded by women and minorities and is an investor in a fund dedicated to diverse entrepreneurs. You can reach him @shaft on Twitter.
Dr. Nicole Forsgren is the VP of Research & Strategy at GitHub. She is author of the Shingo Publication Award-winning book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps, and is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been an entrepreneur (with an exit to Google), professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and is a Research Affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.