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7CTOs Zoom Call: How Does Your Tech Organization Measure Up?

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How Does Your Tech Organization Measure Up?

CTOs wear many hats at work. You have to provide technical leadership but also run the team day-to-day and often, operational excellence gets left behind. Meet Agustin Lebron and Paul Johnson, who created Essilen Research, a consulting firm that helps CTOs and companies improve their technical operational efficiency. In this AMA, Paul and Agustin will share their stories and answer your questions about running tech teams efficiently and enabling their growth.

About Agustin Lebron

Agustin started his career as an IC design engineer. He then transitioned to a career as a quant trader and researcher on Wall Street and in London England. He has created, developed and implemented numerous trading strategies, including some of the first deep neural-network-based strategies. His new book The Laws Of Trading teachers readers how to use trading concepts to improve their decision-making.

About Paul Johnson

Paul started a career in software engineering in 1999 at Qualcomm Inc. In his 20 years of experience, he has worked from an individual contributor to a senior director overseeing a worldwide team of hundreds of engineers. Paul has experienced the entire tech company lifecycle: from the super fast growth of a young team through the challenges of downsizing and financial pressure. He offers this perspective to his clients and helps them navigate every stage.

Experts

Agustin Lebron

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Essilen Research

Paul Johnson

Co-Founder, Essilen Research

The 9th CTO Colloquium: Austin 9/19/19

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On 9/19/2019, in Austin TX, technology leaders will lead a discussion among peers with presentations on:

How to build fully functioning MVPs like RoomSteals.com in days

How to get a group of people to agree on priorities without saying a word

Better marketing, better products: How to integrate marketing into your tech stack

Agenda

  • 7:05 pm: Eat, Drink, Mingle
  • 7:15 pm: Nate Ritter
  • 7:50 pm: Alan Stickler
  • 8:25 pm: Bill Vieux

On How to build fully functioning MVPs like RoomSteals.com in days: We’ve all heard of customer development. However, building the product can sometimes be the fastest way to learn about the market you’re interested in. I’m going to share my mental models, optimized for speed, as well as how I build new products like RoomSteals.com in a weekend.

On How to get a group of people to agree on priorities without saying a word: There are huge advantages to group decision making compared to letting one individual making all the decisions. While many of us have experienced this phenomenon, we rarely have the time or patience to facilitate this type of activity. In reality, we avoid minimize using large groups to make decisions because it is time consuming to get alignment and we know that an influential subset of people can steer the group, or worse it feels like the group can talk itself in circles without reaching an actionable conclusion. During this discussion, I will describe a technique for helping a group of people utilize their combined knowledge to align on priorities, and most of it is done without speaking.

On Better marketing, better products: We’re going to talk about the marketing, tracking, and personalization. Giving some thought to your marketing funnel and integrating customer lifecycle events into your SaaS product will allow you complement your marketing tech stack, not fight it.

What is the CTO Colloquium?

The CTO Colloquium is a series of meetings held in various cities, at which specialists address Chief Technology Officers in presentations on relevant topics.  Afterwards, they answer questions pertaining to these topics as well as take part in discussions with  smaller groups of attendees.

Who is it for?

The meetings are exclusive to the head of all technology in a company, typically the CTO.  We prefer to keep the meetings small in order to maximize engagement with the presenters and therefor we keep it invite-only.

Please contact us if you’re interested in attending. Just a heads up that these are invite-only events, but we are always interested in meeting new people. 

Speakers

Nate Ritter

CTO, Hotels for Hope

Alan Stickler

CTO, Digital Pharmacy

Bill Vieux

CTO, Casual Fridays

The 8th CTO Colloquium: Carlsbad 9/10/19

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On 9/10/2019, in Carlsbad, CA, in partnership with Proven Recruiting, 7CTOs presents:

Tackling Scalability & Microservices – A Case Study

Led by technology leaders and fellow 7CTOs members Anup Marwadi and Benji Koltai.

Scaling systems requires out-of-the-box thinking. Many of the traditional rules of programming do not apply when it comes to building systems that scale.

Over the past 5 years, Anup has built distributed systems that need to scale up to perform thousands of transactions a second. In this open forum, we would like to focus some of the techniques that were applied to achieve scale and also chat about how so many of these techniques are now being replaced by micro-services oriented serverless architectures such as Lambda functions.

Bring your questions and be ready to contribute. The goal of this discussion is to setup a forum to exchange ideas and discuss pros and cons of some of the approaches used

Agenda

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Eat, Drink, Chat, Geek Out

What is the CTO Colloquium?

The CTO Colloquium is a series of meetings held in various cities, at which specialists address Chief Technology Officers in presentations on relevant topics.  Afterwards, they answer questions pertaining to these topics as well as take part in discussions with  smaller groups of attendees.

Who is it for?

The meetings are exclusive to the head of all technology in a company, typically the CTO.  We prefer to keep the meetings small in order to maximize engagement with the presenters and therefor we keep it invite-only.

Please contact us if you’re interested in attending. Just a heads up that these are invite-only events, but we are always interested in meeting new people. 

Moderators

Anup Marwadi

CEO, HyperTrends Global

Benji Koltai

Co-founder & CTO, Galley

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7CTOs Zoom Call: Key Components of the SaaS Analytics Platform with Sergey Sundukovskiy

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Join us on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 on Zoom for a call with Sergey Sundukovskiy, Ph. D. – Co-Founder, CTO/CPO for Certemy, and ask him any questions you may have about SaaS Analytics.

Please Slack or Email your questions to: [email protected] ahead of time.

How to participate
Join here: 7ctos.com/zoom

The way 7CTOs does AMA’s is like a video conference call. We would like for everyone to have their video turned on and muted. Etienne will run the AMA and when you have a question you’d like to ask please either post your question in the chat window or unmute yourself.

About the topic

Capturing and reporting on data provides critical insights that ultimately drives the business. However numerous data points, tools, technologies and stage of the business makes choosing an approach for the SaaS Business Analytics a complex question. In this AMA, Dr. Sundukovskiy Explore how you can collect and analyze key product and business SaaS metrics. Consider different technical approaches for capturing, integrating and reporting on various data points. Examine the framework for selecting your own stack from the project inception, through the evaluation process and the eventual implementation. Consider how these choices likely will vary based on the stage of the business and the particular business needs

About Sergey Sundukovskiy

Before Co-Founding Certemy, Dr. Sergey Sundukovskiy served in capacities of Chief Technology Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer. Sergey is a serial entrepreneur co-founding multiple successful Startups focused on SaaS B2B products. Last Startup co-founded by Sergey was acquired by Capital One in 2014.

Sergey often mentors first-time founders and advises early stage Startups with emphasis on Product Development, Product Market Testing, Public Relations, Product Marketing, Team Building, Customer Success and Organizational Management.

Sergey specializes in implementation of subscription based high volume SaaS platforms, with strong emphasis on early stage product development, product marketing and customer acquisition. Specific areas of expertise include User Testing, A/B Testing, Marketing, Big Data, Video Management, eCommerce, RTB platforms and Cloud Computing.

About Certemy

Certemy is a cloud-based certification platform. It provides workflow automation and tracking for certification, licensing, CE management and compliance. Certemy’s customers include boards, associations, professionals, CE providers and employers.