Mon/Tue May 15th/16th, 2023
465 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104
The 2023 Spring West Coast CTO Summit - in San Francisco
Connect with, and learn from your peers at the San Francisco CTO Summit
Event starts in 56 days
Free for qualified attendees*
*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
If you’re a CTO, CDO or Director/VP of Software, Platform or Data/Analytics at a company with 200+ FTEs in product/engineering, join other Geeks Who Lead at Scale at the 2023 West Coast CTO Summit in San Francisco on May 15th-16th. Entrance is free (and limited) to qualified applicants, so you know you’ll be in a room with your peers, and you don’t have the hassle of expensing the admittance fee. The event is comprised of six separate events, so whether you want a full day of participation, presentations and discussions with your peers or just to drop in for the CTOs as Scale breakfast or the Data or Platform/Tooling evening reception, you can keep up to date as an engineering leader and will have an opportunity to share and get peer input on your most pressing business challenges. Whether you’re looking to improve the effectiveness of your engineering org, handle a reorg with grace, manage difficult conversations with business stakeholders, improve your data infrastructure or just think about how to improve your impact or quality of life as an engineering leader, join us in San Francisco to connect with and learn from your peers.
Summit schedule
you can apply to attend any or all of the events
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Summit agenda

Monday, May 15, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Future of Data Reception is a chance to connect with and learn from your peers while discussing what might be next for effectively building and managing data orgs at scale. There will be presentations from practitioners on key trends in building and managing effective data teams, and lightning talks from partners sharing their visions for the future. There will also be passed hors d'oeuvres, drinks and time to discuss practicalities of managing data orgs with your peers.
Free for qualified attendees*
5:30 PM

Registration opens

6:00 PM

Introduction / exercise

6:05 PM

Partner lightning talk

6:10 PM

Keynote

6:25 PM

Partner lightning talk

6:30 PM

Keynote

6:45 PM

Partner lightning talk

6:50 PM

Participation

7:00 PM

Networking

7:30 PM

End of event


Monday, May 15, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Future of Data Dinner is a chance to continue the conversation from the reception. We’ll have a panel of three industry experts discussing trends in building and managing data orgs while enjoying a plated, three course sit-down dinner with our peers.
Free for qualified attendees*
7:00 PM

REGISTRATION

7:30 PM

Welcome and Introductions

7:30 PM

PLATED DINNER

7:35 PM

The Future of Data panel discussion

8:15 PM

PROMPTED TABLE CONVERSATIONS

9:00 PM

Networking

9:30 PM

END OF EVENT


Tuesday, May 16, 8:00am - 9:45am
The CTOs at Scale breakfast is an exclusive chance for the most senior engineering leader in larger companies to discuss the challenges of building and managing software engineering teams at scale (200+ full time employees).
Free for qualified attendees*
8:00 AM

REGISTRATION

8:30 AM

Introductions

8:35 AM

Panel Discussion

9:15 AM

PROMPTED TABLE CONVERSATIONS

10:00 AM

END OF EVENT


Tuesday, May 16, 9:30am - 6:00pm
CTO summit is a chance for a range of senior engineering leaders working at larger companies to connect with and learn from their peers with a full day of presentations, participation and networking. The summit is comprised of two keynotes, three short “hot takes” on the future of engineering leadership, and three in-depth topics where we take 90 minutes to do a deep dive into a key challenge common to most engineering leaders. We kick off each topic with three short fifteen minute presentations from practitioners sharing their experiences and then spend the last 45 minutes in peer discussions and exercises designed so we can leave the summit with a specific, actionable plan tailored to our circumstances ready for implementing when we get back to work.
Free for qualified attendees*
9:30 AM

REGISTRATION

10:00 AM

SUMMIT KICKOFF / EXERCISE

10:10 AM

KEYNOTE

10:30 AM

TOPIC: Driving difficult conversations

12:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM

HOT TAKES (3 x 10 minute talks)

1:30 PM

TOPIC: Managing culture in uncertain times

3:00 PM

BREAK

3:30 PM

TOPIC: Investing in innovation

5:00 PM

KEYNOTE

5:20 PM

WHAT WE LEARNED

5:30 PM

NETWORKING

6:00 PM

END OF EVENT


Tuesday, May 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Platform/tooling Reception is a chance to connect with and learn from your peers while discussing what might be next for effectively building and managing platform orgs at scale. There will be presentations from practitioners on key trends in building and managing effective platform orgs, and lightning talks from partners sharing their visions for the future. There will also be passed hors d'oeuvres, drinks and time to discuss practicalities of managing platform orgs with your peers.
Free for qualified attendees*
5:30 PM

REGISTRATION Opens

6:00 PM

Introduction / Exercise

6:05 PM

Partner lightning talk

6:10 PM

Keynote

6:25 PM

Partner lightning talk

6:30 PM

Keynote

6:45 PM

Partner lightning talk

6:50 PM

Participation

7:00 PM

Networking

7:30 PM

End of event


Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Platform/Tooling Dinner is a chance to continue the conversation from the reception. We’ll have a panel of three industry experts discussing trends in building and managing platform orgs while enjoying a plated, three course sit-down dinner with our peers.
Free for qualified attendees*
7:00 PM

REGISTRATION

7:30 PM

Welcome and introductions

7:30 PM

PLATED DINNER

7:35 PM

The Platform panel discussion

8:15 PM

Prompted table conversations

9:00 PM

Networking

9:30 PM

WRAP

"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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