Veronica Peterson

Software Engineer and Manager

IMC Trading

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Speaker Bio

Veronica grew up in Chicago and studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois. After interning with IMC, she joined as a Software Engineer in 2017, working with traders and other engineers on developing, testing, and improving trading strategies. In September 2020, Veronica transferred to the IMC Amsterdam office to help build and lead a new engineering team there, doing Java and frontend development. Recently, she returned to the Chicago office to help start a team focused on Python development and back-testing. She has been involved in the growth of IMC as an intern mentor, engineering manager, and trainer at IMC’s global new-hire traineeship. She loves the fast-paced, challenging work of being an engineer at a top trading firm.

Fun Fact: Outside of work, Veronica loves exploring cafes in search of the best matcha latte, spending time with her dachshund Lucy, and hiking (although she has to travel pretty far from Amsterdam or Chicago to find any mountains).  

Speaker Sessions


Lessons For Cultivating Successful New Teams

30 mins
  • Track - Implement
  • Workforce
  • Veronica Peterson

    Software Engineer and Manager

    IMC Trading

As companies grow or shift, effectively shaping new teams is key to the success of the entire organisation. Whether they are new hires or internal transfers, experienced or entry-level employees, individual contributors or aspiring leads, they all need support to grow in their careers while seamlessly collaborating with teammates.

To build strong teams from the ground-up, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind: navigating different backgrounds and experiences, establishing positive relationships within the group and with stakeholders, and creating a team culture that motivates members towards common goals.

In this talk, we’ll explore best practices for cultivating efficient teams and cover potential challenges you may encounter. Whether you’re a current or aspiring people manager, or just a member of a growing organisation, this presentation will provide valuable lessons and ideas that will help set your team up for long-term success.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Lessons you can apply to build new teams in an established organisation
  • How to leverage the unique strengths, skills and workflows of engineers from all backgrounds
  • How to develop and mentor future leaders

This session is for you if…

  • You are a current or aspiring manager or lead at a growing organisation
  • You are an individual contributor looking to learn how to support your team’s growth and success

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