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Wednesday, June 15 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Borderless engineering: Leveraging proximity and talent 

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Whether you are building complex enterprise applications or a sexy mobile app startup, attracting the right talent into the team is challenging no matter if you are an entrepreneur or IT executive.

Join us for a chat on how Playboy and Spark Compass have leveraged the power of regional team collaboration comprised of engineers, tech leads, architects, developers and testers working together to bring to market game changing solutions. 

About the panel

Eduardo Hidalgo, Director of Software Development
Playboy Enterprises. 

After 62 years Playboy has gotten rid of its nudes and is transforming into a digital enterprise, while continuing to challenge the status-quo, changing history and innovating lifestyle. 



Brian Spracklen, SVP of Operations
Spark Compass 

Spark Compass a cloud beacon and mobile hot startup ranked 4th in the list of the world’s most innovative BLE beacon networks by ABI research report. Recent patent issued for contextual intelligence on mobile devices.


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Marco Barraza

Enterprise Consultant, Arkus
Marco Barraza is a bi-cultural marketing and sales professional with an enriched background in software solution projects. Deep understanding of the full software solution sales life-cycle.

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Eduardo Hidalgo

Director of Software Development , Playboy Enterprises
Software professional with 15 years experience in programming and design of computer applications. Has extensive experience in the development of object-oriented enterprise level Web and Windows applications. Solid technical knowledge and experience in coordinating and managing teams... Read More →
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Brian Spracklen

Senior Vice President of Operations, Spark Compass
Brian Spracklen is a seasoned operations and business development executive specializing in start-ups and new business unit creation within existing organizations. His 20-year career spans multiple industries including Maritime, Fire and Safety Protection and Real Estate Finance... Read More →

Wednesday June 15, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
501 West Broadway Bay View Room