Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 | 09:00 AM - 08:00 PM MST
101 W Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado
The 2019 Denver CTO Summit
Connect with, and learn from your peers at the Denver CTO Summit
ABOUT THE DENVER CTO SUMMIT
If you are technical and manage engineers, learn from and connect with your peers at The 2019 Denver 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 -> 8pm) summit with. 19+ 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
THE SPEAKERS

Sorry I ruined your industry

Jeff Casimir

Executive Director, Turing School

Future proofing - architecture for explosive growth

Sha Ma

VP Software Engineering, GitHub

Let's talk about tech burnout

James Spivey

Director of Engineering, Shutterstock

Building microservices without abandoning your monolith

Robert Zubert

CTO, CircleCI

Engineering greatness: a data-driven approach to scaling your engineering team

Michelle Xue

Director of Engineering, Checkr

When can we launch? OnDeck’s journey to scaled agile

Will Gambling

Senior Director, OnDeck

Leading fully distributed teams and what metrics can do for you

Dalia Havens

Senior Director of Engineering, Netlify

Fear of being average: why we should all master continuous learning

Kathy Keating

CTO & Co-Founder, Apostrophe

The daughter | mother-in-law challenge: a case for progressive delivery

Adam Zimman

VP of Product & Platform, LaunchDarkly

Debugging your recruiting process

David Fischer

Founder, GoodFolk

Engineers are people too

Claudius Mbemba

CTO, neu

It's spelled 'accessibility', not 'disability'

Scott Davis

WebArchitect, ThoughtWorks

Durable decisions

Douglas Ferguson

Founder, Voltage Control

What I learned from six years of team structures

Matt Holford

CTO, DoSomething

Engineering the technical interview

Zach Van schouwen

VP Engineering, Karat

A metric for everyone, 1 deploy per hour

Abraham Kuri vargas

CTO, Icalia Labs

Kickoff by host

Peter Bell

Founder, CTO Connection

How to grow a learning culture: a learning and development case study

Kwame Thomison

Founder, Magnetic

Communication debt

Andrea Goulet

CEO, Corgibytes

Managing engineering challenges with startup scaling

Rohini Pradeep

Head of Benefits Engineering, Gusto


MEET ENGINEERING LEADERS FROM
What CTO’s say about CTO Summits
The CTO Summit series produces some of the highest-quality content, available for engineering leaders. The speaker lineup is always diverse and passionate about their areas of expertise. I'm not aware of any other event which packs this much talent and high-quality content into a single day!
Johnny Austin
CTO Till
The CTO Summit gave me a great opportunity to step back from the daily challenges and think about broader opportunities to help my team evolve and accelerate.
Ann Funai
SVP Engineering, Under Armour
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
Chief Product Officer, Looker
Almost by definition, most senior engineering leaders don't have peers at their company that they can share with and learn from. I always look forward to participating in the CTO Summit events because they offer one of those rare opportunities to learn from peers, as well as to make and renew connections with colleagues. They are well-run, collegial, and always worthwhile. I recommend them highly to any senior engineering leader.
Randy Shoup
VP Engineering eBay
The CTO Summit was the rare event where every talk felt applicable to me as an engineering leader. The topics ranged from managing remote teams (pre-Covid!) to methods of coordinating a technical re-platforming. Talks were high quality, succinct, and always had useful takeaways.
Cat Miller
VP Engineering Flatiron Health
Agenda
08:00 AM

Registration/Breakfast

09:00 AM

Kickoff by host

Peter Bell, Founder, CTO Connection

09:10 AM

Future proofing - architecture for explosive growth

Sha Ma, VP Software Engineering, GitHub

09:30 AM

The daughter | mother-in-law challenge: a case for progressive delivery

Adam Zimman, VP of Product & Platform, LaunchDarkly

09:50 AM

Fear of being average: why we should all master continuous learning

Kathy Keating, CTO & Co-Founder, Apostrophe

10:10 AM

Debugging your recruiting process

David Fischer, Founder, GoodFolk

10:30 AM

Break (40 mins)

11:10 AM

Building microservices without abandoning your monolith

Robert Zubert, CTO, CircleCI

11:30 AM

Engineers are people too

Claudius Mbemba, CTO, neu

11:50 AM

When can we launch? OnDeck’s journey to scaled agile

Will Gambling, Senior Director, OnDeck

12:10 PM

Engineering greatness: a data-driven approach to scaling your engineering team

Michelle Xue, Director of Engineering, Checkr

12:30 PM

Lunch (1 hr)

01:30 PM

Durable decisions

Douglas Ferguson, Founder, Voltage Control

01:50 PM

Managing engineering challenges with startup scaling

Rohini Pradeep, Head of Benefits Engineering, Gusto

02:10 PM

It's spelled 'accessibility', not 'disability'

Scott Davis, WebArchitect, ThoughtWorks

02:30 PM

How to grow a learning culture: a learning and development case study

Kwame Thomison, Founder, Magnetic

02:50 PM

Break (40 mins)

03:30 PM

What I learned from six years of team structures

Matt Holford, CTO, DoSomething

03:50 PM

Communication debt

Andrea Goulet, CEO, Corgibytes

04:10 PM

Engineering the technical interview

Zach Van schouwen, VP Engineering, Karat

04:30 PM

Break (40 mins)

05:10 PM

A metric for everyone, 1 deploy per hour

Abraham Kuri vargas, CTO, Icalia Labs

05:30 PM

Let's talk about tech burnout

James Spivey, Director of Engineering, Shutterstock

05:50 PM

Leading fully distributed teams and what metrics can do for you

Dalia Havens, Senior Director of Engineering, Netlify

06:10 PM

Sorry I ruined your industry

Jeff Casimir, Executive Director, Turing School

06:30 PM

Closing

06:40 PM

Networking & Drinks

08:00 PM

End of Event

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 Crunchbase
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.

Jenny Farver Co-CEO 8th Light
For the second year in a row this conference delivers so many great talks in a tiny package. A great return on investment and so many great connections all in one day.

RC Johnson Senior Director of Engineering Indeed.com
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