The 2018 NY Nasdaq CTO Summit

If you are technical and manage engineers, learn from and connect with your peers at The 2018 NY Nasdaq 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.


Tuesday, December 18th 2018

The speakers

Speakers include the CTOs of MongoDB, Meetup, Greenhouse, Grubhub, and 2U and senior engineering leaders from WeWork, CircleCI, Flatiron Health, Mapbox, LaunchDarkly and more.


The schedule

As always, the summit is a single track, full day (8am-7.30pm) event which will be comprised of 20 presentations by senior engineering leaders - each 20 minutes in length - along with plenty of breaks for networking.

  • 08:00 AM Registration/Breakfast
  • 08:25 AM Kickoff by host Peter Bell, founder CTO Connection
  • 08:30 AM Welcome to the Nasdaq Mike O'Rourke, SVP Nasdaq
  • 08:40 AM The Right Amount of Process to Scale Your Engineering Team Eliot Horowitz, CTO & Co-Founder MongoDB
  • 09:00 AM Building Highly Distributed Teams Maria Belousova, CTO Grubhub
  • 09:20 AM Establishing a Management Cadence Michael Boufford, CTO Greenhouse
  • 09:40 AM Seventeen things that have bitten us but shouldn’t have Bjorn Freeman-Benson, CTO Fresnel Research
  • 10:00 AM Break (40 mins)
  • 10:40 AM Engineering Leadership Through High Growth and High Change Yvette Pasqua, CTO Meetup
  • 11:00 AM The Nasdaq Financial Framework transformation Angie Ruan, SVP Technology Nasdaq
  • 11:20 AM Refactoring Trust on Your Team Rebecca Miller-Webster, CTO DevMynd
  • 11:40 AM Setting Your Team Up For Failure Johnny Austin, Head of Directions Mapbox
  • 12:00 PM Lunch (1 hr)
  • 01:00 PM Is your team built to be effective? Mona Soni, Senior Director Dow Jones
  • 01:20 PM What I learned From Not Running 100 Miles Edith Harbaugh, CEO LaunchDarkly
  • 01:40 PM Better Communication for Stronger Teams Lena Reinhard, Director of Engineering CircleCI
  • 02:00 PM Improving Diversity in Tech by Transforming CS Education at Colleges Michael Ellison, CEO
  • 02:20 PM Break (20 mins)
  • 02:40 PM Growing a Platform Team Stacy Gorelik, Director of Engineering Flatiron
  • 03:00 PM How to Receive Feedback Jean Barmash, VP Engineering Komodo Health
  • 03:20 PM Run Engineering Meetings Using Improv Skills Ushashi Chakraborty, Director of Engineering, Backend Mode Analytics
  • 03:40 PM Your Hiring Pipeline is a Product Kwame Thomison, Engineering Leader Coach and Consultant Magnetic Inc.
  • 04:00 PM Break (30 mins)
  • 04:30 PM How to Retain Developers. And When To Let Them Go. Debbie Madden, Founder & CEO Stride Consulting
  • 04:50 PM Standing on the Shoulder of Giants - Adapting Existing Technologies for Speed and Credibility James Kenigsberg, CTO 2U
  • 05:10 PM Fully Distributed & Asynchronous: Building Eventually-Coordinated Teams That Ship Andrew Montalenti, CTO
  • 05:30 PM Breaking Codes, Designing Jets, and Building Teams Randy Shoup, VP Engineering WeWork
  • 05:50 PM Closing
  • 06:00 PM Networking & Drinks

The sponsors

The venue

Nasdaq Marketsite 4 Times Sq,
New York NY, United States 10036