Ilan Rabinovitch (Scale Conference, formerly Datadog)

Episode 93 · September 21st, 2023 · 49 mins

About this Episode

In this episode, Kendall, rachel, and Ilan talk about:

  • Moving from the IT to the Ops side of the house
  • Being on both sides of "the wall"
  • Wearing All The Hats at Datadog
  • The nature of "glue work"
  • How org size affects leadership roles
  • Stretching and doing new things vs "fake it 'til you make it"
  • How product management roles change as you move up the ladder
  • The relationship between domain expertise and authority
  • How sometimes it's not a democracy
  • Taking a break to find out what's next
  • The pressure of prior successes
  • Learning how to chill out a bit :)

You can find Ilan at

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3