Tuesday, May 22, 2018 | 05:00 AM - 05:00 PM PDT
San Francisco, San Francisco, California
The 2018 SF CTO Summit
Connect with, and learn from your peers at the San Francisco CTO Summit
*Participation is limited to CTOs, CDOs, and Directors/VPs of Software, Platform and Data/Analytics in product companies (not dev shops) with at least 200 full time employees in product/engineering
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO CTO SUMMIT
WHY ATTEND?
Keep up to date with trends
Identify good practices
Strengthen your network
Get inspired and motivated
SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Kickoff by host

Peter Bell

Founder & CTO, CTO Connection

How to run your development team like you only have a year to live

Drew Batshaw

CoFounder and CTO, Waggl

So it turns out you do need product managers

Cathy Polinsky

CTO, Stitch Fix

My experiments with Conway’s law

Laks Srini

CTO, Zenefits

Lessons from our doomed pull requests

Bryan Helmkamp

Founder/CEO, Code Climate

Making Your Dream (Team) Come True

Ron Lichty

Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting

Toughest words a CTO says - Hold on the code

Cherise Esparza-gutierrez

Co-Founder and CTO, SecurityGate

Cheat Codes for Managing Application Performance

Kwame Thomison

Principal, Magnetic Management Consulting

Seventeen things that have bitten us but shouldn’t have

Bjorn Freeman-benson

CTO, Fresnel Research

Words Matter - Ubiquitous Language & Throughput

Rob Zuber

CTO, Circle CI

What I Learned from 4 Years of Researching the Crap out of devOps!

Jez Humble

CTO, DevOps Research and Assessment

The wrong way to feature flag

Edith Harbaugh

CEO/Cofounder, LaunchDarkly

Angst Aikido - The Art of Making Scary Engineering Culture Change

Tara Hernandez

, Engineering Manager

10 Lessons Learned from Building Engineering Teams Under Pressure

Julia Grace

Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering, Slack

RPC - Remote People Call - Managing Globally Distributed Teams

Johnny ray Austin

Head of Navigation Data , Mapbox

Quality vs. QA

Russell Smith

CTO, Rainforest

Diversity Is the Bar

Beth Andres-beck

Software Engineering Manager, The Long-Term Stock Exchange

Lessons from the Black Box

Heather Rivers

CTO, Mode Analytics

A tale of two companies

Robert Stewart

CTO, Castlight Health

Moving fast at scale

Randy Shoup

VP Engineering, WeWork

Matching product validation strategy to company stage

Ellen Chisa

CEO/Cofounder, Dark

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Summit agenda

8:00 AM

Registration/Breakfast

9:00 AM

Kickoff by host

Peter Bell, Founder & CTO, CTO Connection

9:10 AM

How to run your development team like you only have a year to live

Drew Batshaw, CoFounder and CTO, Waggl

9:30 AM

So it turns out you do need product managers

Cathy Polinsky, CTO, Stitch Fix

9:50 AM

My experiments with Conway’s law

Laks Srini, CTO, Zenefits

10:10 AM

Making Your Dream (Team) Come True

Ron Lichty, Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting

10:30 AM

Break

11:10 AM

Lessons from our doomed pull requests

Bryan Helmkamp, Founder/CEO, Code Climate

11:30 AM

Cheat Codes for Managing Application Performance

Kwame Thomison, Principal, Magnetic Management Consulting

11:50 AM

Toughest words a CTO says - Hold on the code

Cherise Esparza-gutierrez, Co-Founder and CTO, SecurityGate

12:10 PM

Seventeen things that have bitten us but shouldn’t have

Bjorn Freeman-benson, CTO, Fresnel Research

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM

Words Matter - Ubiquitous Language & Throughput

Rob Zuber, CTO, Circle CI

1:50 PM

The wrong way to feature flag

Edith Harbaugh, CEO/Cofounder, LaunchDarkly

2:10 PM

What I Learned from 4 Years of Researching the Crap out of devOps!

Jez Humble, CTO, DevOps Research and Assessment

2:30 PM

Angst Aikido - The Art of Making Scary Engineering Culture Change

Tara Hernandez, , Engineering Manager

2:50 PM

Break

3:10 PM

10 Lessons Learned from Building Engineering Teams Under Pressure

Julia Grace, Senior Director of Infrastructure Engineering, Slack

3:30 PM

RPC - Remote People Call - Managing Globally Distributed Teams

Johnny ray Austin, Head of Navigation Data , Mapbox

3:50 PM

Quality vs. QA

Russell Smith, CTO, Rainforest

4:10 PM

Diversity Is the Bar

Beth Andres-beck, Software Engineering Manager, The Long-Term Stock Exchange

4:30 PM

Break

5:10 PM

Lessons from the Black Box

Heather Rivers, CTO, Mode Analytics

5:30 PM

A tale of two companies

Robert Stewart, CTO, Castlight Health

5:50 PM

Matching product validation strategy to company stage

Ellen Chisa, CEO/Cofounder, Dark

6:10 PM

Moving fast at scale

Randy Shoup, VP Engineering, WeWork

6:30 PM

Closing

6:40 PM

Networking & Drinks

"The sessions were high caliber and had a lasting impact on my work this year. As a single-day event in my hometown, it was easy to work into my schedule."


Jennifer Farver
CEO at 8th Light
“The summits bring together industry leaders who are passionate about sharing high-quality, practical knowledge in an environment that fosters valuable networking, learning, and growth.”


Nick Caldwell
former GM of Core Tech @ Twitter
“IT'S JUST SO RARE TO GET SUCH A DISTINGUISHED GROUP OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING LEADERS TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES COMMON TO US ALL. IT'S A MUST ATTEND FOR ANYONE IN TECHNICAL LEADERSHIP.”


Robert Conrad
CTO at Crunchbase
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