The Melbourne CTO Summit - 2014

If you manage engineers, learn from and connect with your peers at the Melbourne CTO summit, organized in conjunction with YOW!. At this full day, single track summit, learn how other companies successfully build and run their engineering teams.

The CTO Summit Series was created to allow CTO’s and engineering leaders to learn from and connect with their peers. It’s not hard to find a gathering of technologists debating front end frameworks, containerization or the relative benefits of Scala, Clojure and Go. Finding a group of geeks talking about the hard parts of building a successful engineering team like hiring, developing an engineering culture and managing (your team and your boss) is more challenging.

We have nineteen senior engineering leaders sharing their experiences from MYOB, SEEK, Carsales.com.au, Amazon, Oracle, Chef, Cogent, Accenture, Canva, Flexera and more. We also have Dave Thomas, the founder of the YOW! conferences giving a special afternoon keynote.

Agenda:

  • 8.30am Registration and Breakfast

  • 9.00am Introduction

  • 9.10am Simon Raik-Allen, Chief Technical Officer, MYOB & John Sullivan, Product Delivery Manager, MYOB - Building software without killing the business

  • 9.30am Michael Ridgway, VP Engineering, carsales.com.au - Why we built our own search platform

  • 9.50am Gaurav Patni, Global Client Advisor, Retail Industry CTO, Oracle - Architecting a technology led Customer Experience (CX) transformation

  • 10.10am Mirco Hering, APAC DevOps & Agile Capability Lead, Accenture - Why is it so bloody hard? Insights from cognitive biases into Agile change journeys

  • 10.30am Break

  • 11.00am Gideon Kowadlo, Co-founder & Director Outware Mobile - Scaling innovation in a busy development team

  • 11.20am Paul Hughes, VP Engineering, Flexera Software - Culture that brings people together

  • 11.40am Ben Beath, Head of Digital, Loud & Clear Creative - How to build a team offshore and get tremendous results

  • 12.00pm Tal Rotbart, CTO, PageUp People, ex-Development Practice Manager, SEEK - Bridging the divide: Creating a common language between business and technical leadership

  • 12.20pm Matt Youill, CTO & Co-Founder, Start Mesh - One of these CTOs is not like the other

  • 12.40pm Lunch

  • 1.30pm Dave Thomas, Founder Bedarra Research Labs, YOW! Conferences, OTI Labs, Nicta Fellow, ACM Distinguished Engineer - CTO? Leadership, vision and execution

  • 1.50pm Josh Johnston, CTO at X-Team - Why remote developers will make your team better

  • 2.10pm Jez Humble, VP, Chef - Measuring and changing culture

  • 2.30pm Parry Gyngell, Founder, InterWeb Visions - Virtual Reality and the dawn of the InterWeb

  • 2.50pm Andy Kelk, ex Technology Lead, Australia Post - How self selecting teams helped us build real ownership

  • 3.10pm Break

  • 3.40pm Josh Graham, Chef de Technology, Canva - Evolving a Late 90's monolith to microservices

  • 4.00pm Peter Stanski, Principal Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services - Amazon Web Services: Pace of innovation, teams & culture

  • 4.20pm Erik Petersen, Technologist, Emprove - Stop the clock - rethinking time

  • 4.40pm Tom Adams, SVP Polyglot Engineering, Cogent - Lessons learned hiring a development team

  • 5.00pm Next steps

  • 5.10pm Open bar

  • 7.00pm Event ends

Sponsors:

Aerospike:

The worlds first flash-optimized, in-memory, NoSQL database. Now open source. http://www.aerospike.com/

Aerospike

NICTA:

NICTA (National ICT Australia Ltd) is Australia’s ICT Research Centre of Excellence , pursing high impact research excellence and through application of this research, to create national benefit and wealth for Australia http://nicta.com.au

NICTA

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