Thursday, Apr 21, 2022 | 09:00 AM - 07:30 PM CDT
800 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas
The 2022 Austin CTO Summit
Connect with, and learn from your peers at the Austin CTO Summit

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ABOUT THE AUSTIN CTO SUMMIT
If you are technical and manage engineers, share problems and get answers at The 2022 Austin CTO Summit. Whether you want to figure out how to return to the office in a sustainable way, avoid the "great resignation", think through the practicalities of hiring and managing international teams or just learn how to improve your engineering effectiveness using approaches such as DORA metrics, 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 day (9:00 AM -> 7:00 PM), single track summit with 15+ presentations along with plenty of breaks for networking!
WHY ATTEND?
Keep up to date with trends
Identify best practice
Strengthen your network
Get inspired and motivated
FEATURED SPEAKERS

All the world’s a staging server: the lifecycle of a feature

Edith Harbaugh

CEO & Cofounder, LaunchDarkly

Fulfilling the promise of continuous delivery

Charity Majors

CTO, Honeycomb

Transforming your engineering culture

Vivek Sagi

CTO, Eventbrite

GSD

Colin Bodell

VP of Commercial R&D, Shopify

Lessons learned from 7 layoffs in 7 days

Claudius Mbemba

CTO, Spritz (formerly Neu)

The secret to CEO and CTO alignment

Bryan Helmkamp

Founder and CEO, Code Climate

Office schmoffice - why distributed engineering teams are the future

Dalia Havens

VP Engineering, Replicated

R.A.M.P.

Anupama Sharma

VP of Engineering, ALICE - Hospitality Operations Platform

Criminal background = kickass developer

Jonathan Moore

Founder & CEO, RowdyOrb.it

Lessons learned in engineering

Carolyn Vo

Partner, Head of Engineering, Oliver Wyman

How to make product and engineering work together effectively

David Subar

Managing Director, Interna

Disrupting power

Jeff Casimir

Executive Director, Turing School of Software & Design

Technical due diligence, what investors really care about

Jason Mongue

Founder & Tech Diligence Principal, The Clover Group

Synthesizing failure: simplicity in modeling

Aaron Bedra

Global Head of Engineering, Cumberland DRW

The future of the engineering org

Peter Bell

CTO & Founder, CTOconnection

Accessing talent in a remote first world

Dinesh Balasubramaniyan

AVP of Digital Transformation, Turing.com

COVID PROTOCOLS
After surveying potential attendees, we have decided to require proof of vaccination for all upcoming in-person events. We shall also be following all local health authority guidance and working with the venues so that we can have an enjoyable experience while also protecting the health of our attendees and those they interact with. We will provide detailed covid protocols to all registrants for each event.
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 Cardwell
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
The summit is a single track, full day (9am -> 7pm) summit with 16 presentations along with plenty of breaks for networking.
08:00 AM

Registration opens

08:50 AM

Opening remarks

09:00 AM

The future of the engineering org

Peter Bell, CTO & Founder, CTOconnection

09:20 AM

Office schmoffice - why distributed engineering teams are the future

Dalia Havens, VP Engineering, Replicated

09:40 AM

Lessons learned in engineering

Carolyn Vo, Partner, Head of Engineering, Oliver Wyman

10:00 AM

Transforming your engineering culture

Vivek Sagi, CTO, Eventbrite

10:20 AM

Facilitated session

10:30 AM

Break (30 mins)

11:00 AM

The secret to CEO and CTO alignment

Bryan Helmkamp, Founder and CEO, Code Climate

11:20 AM

How to make product and engineering work together effectively

David Subar, Managing Director, Interna

11:40 AM

Fulfilling the promise of continuous delivery

Charity Majors, CTO, Honeycomb

12:00 PM

Lunch (1 hour)

01:00 PM

Technical due diligence, what investors really care about

Jason Mongue, Founder & Tech Diligence Principal, The Clover Group

01:20 PM

Criminal background = kickass developer

Jonathan Moore, Founder & CEO, RowdyOrb.it

01:40 PM

Synthesizing failure: simplicity in modeling

Aaron Bedra, Global Head of Engineering, Cumberland DRW

02:00 PM

Facilitated session

02:20 PM

Break (30 mins)

02:40 PM

Accessing talent in a remote first world

Dinesh Balasubramaniyan, AVP of Digital Transformation, Turing.com

03:00 PM

Lessons learned from 7 layoffs in 7 days

Claudius Mbemba, CTO, Spritz (formerly Neu)

03:20 PM

All the world’s a staging server: the lifecycle of a feature

Edith Harbaugh, CEO & Cofounder, LaunchDarkly

03:40 PM

Facilitated Session

03:50 PM

Break (30 mins)

04:20 PM

GSD

Colin Bodell, VP of Commercial R&D, Shopify

04:40 PM

R.A.M.P.

Anupama Sharma, VP of Engineering, ALICE - Hospitality Operations Platform

05:00 PM

Disrupting power

Jeff Casimir, Executive Director, Turing School of Software & Design

05:20 PM

Closing remarks

05:30 PM

Evening reception

07:00 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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