Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 | 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM CST
16 West Adams, Chicago, IL
The Fall 2019 Chicago CTO Summit
Connect with, and learn from your peers at the Chicago 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 CHICAGO CTO SUMMIT
If you are technical and manage engineers, learn from and connect with your peers at The Fall 2019 Chicago CTO Summit. Whether you want to hire smarter, refine your culture, improve your processes, manage more effectively or adopt better engineering practices or architectures, the CTO Summits are designed to help you to learn from top practitioners and to share experiences with your peers. The summit is a single track, full day (9am -> 7pm) summit with. 20 presentations along with plenty of breaks for networking.
WHY ATTEND?
Keep up to date with trends
Identify good practices
Strengthen your network
Get inspired and motivated
SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Microservices: The Dark Side

Premanand Chandrasekaran

Principal, ThoughtWorks

Navigating Power Dynamics as a Leader

Zach Beer

Manager of DevOps, InRule Technology

Empathy and Compassion in Communication: Learnings From an Engineer

Francois Toubol

CTO, Livly

Making a distributed working environment work well

Michael Stahnke

VP Platform, CircleCI

From microservices to serverless

Phil Calçado

Senior Director Engineering, SeatGeek

Startup vs. Enterprise - Different Symptoms, Same problems

Thulasi Kethini

CTO, Shiftgig

Crossing The Chasm - Building and Scaling AI-Driven Engineering Teams

Helen Sun

CTO, Stats Perform

Managing Business Risk as a Chief Technologist

Jonathan Graham

CTO, Transaction Assurance Group

Agile is not the answer

Danielle Pollard

Senior Managing Advisor, Responsive Advisors

A tale of two re-architecture efforts

Jan Chong

Senior director of engineering, Twitter

3 Hacks to Communicate Tech Value to Stakeholders

Josef De castelnau

Chief Data Officer & Founder, Syncresia

Engineers Are People Too (How to get the most from those around you)

Claudius Mbemba

CTO, neu

Individualizing your management style

Mercedes Bernard

Engineering Manager, Tandem

Hiring in hyper-growth: Tools for survival

Cat Miller

Director of Engineering, Flatiron Health

MARKETING to your engineering team

Jenny Farver

CTO, LightStream

Data Science at a Startup is Actually Useful! (sometimes)

Chas Jhin

VP Engineering, Cameo

Kickoff by host

Peter Bell

Founder, CTO Connection

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Chelsea Troy

Engineering Consultant, RigorWorks

Under pressure: 20 dead startups in 2 years and 13 more in flight now

Rc Johnson

Director of Engineering, Indeed

Don’t fund a Godzilla: the pragmatic approach to funding nimble teams

Aurimas Adomavicius

President, Devbridge group

How to Grow a Learning Culture: A Learning and Development Case Study

Kwame Thomison

Founder, Magnetic

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Summit agenda

8:00 AM

Registration/Breakfast

9:00 AM

Kickoff by host

Peter Bell, Founder, CTO Connection

9:10 AM

Under pressure: 20 dead startups in 2 years and 13 more in flight now

Rc Johnson, Director of Engineering, Indeed

9:30 AM

Making a distributed working environment work well

Michael Stahnke, VP Platform, CircleCI

9:50 AM

Crossing The Chasm - Building and Scaling AI-Driven Engineering Teams

Helen Sun, CTO, Stats Perform

10:10 AM

Empathy and Compassion in Communication: Learnings From an Engineer

Francois Toubol, CTO, Livly

10:30 AM

Break (40 mins)

11:10 AM

Don’t fund a Godzilla: the pragmatic approach to funding nimble teams

Aurimas Adomavicius, President, Devbridge group

11:30 AM

Managing Business Risk as a Chief Technologist

Jonathan Graham, CTO, Transaction Assurance Group

11:50 AM

Engineers Are People Too (How to get the most from those around you)

Claudius Mbemba, CTO, neu

12:10 PM

MARKETING to your engineering team

Jenny Farver, CTO, LightStream

12:30 PM

Lunch (1 hr)

1:30 PM

Agile is not the answer

Danielle Pollard, Senior Managing Advisor, Responsive Advisors

1:50 PM

From microservices to serverless

Phil Calçado, Senior Director Engineering, SeatGeek

2:10 PM

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Chelsea Troy, Engineering Consultant, RigorWorks

2:30 PM

A tale of two re-architecture efforts

Jan Chong, Senior director of engineering, Twitter

2:50 PM

Break (20 mins)

3:10 PM

3 Hacks to Communicate Tech Value to Stakeholders

Josef De castelnau, Chief Data Officer & Founder, Syncresia

3:30 PM

Individualizing your management style

Mercedes Bernard, Engineering Manager, Tandem

3:50 PM

Microservices: The Dark Side

Premanand Chandrasekaran, Principal, ThoughtWorks

4:10 PM

Hiring in hyper-growth: Tools for survival

Cat Miller, Director of Engineering, Flatiron Health

4:30 PM

Break (40 mins)

5:10 PM

Startup vs. Enterprise - Different Symptoms, Same problems

Thulasi Kethini, CTO, Shiftgig

5:30 PM

Data Science at a Startup is Actually Useful! (sometimes)

Chas Jhin, VP Engineering, Cameo

5:50 PM

Navigating Power Dynamics as a Leader

Zach Beer, Manager of DevOps, InRule Technology

6:10 PM

How to Grow a Learning Culture: A Learning and Development Case Study

Kwame Thomison, Founder, Magnetic

6:30 PM

Closing

6:40 PM

Networking & Drinks

8:00 PM

End of Event

"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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