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

By Carlsbad, Colloquium, Meeting

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

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

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 a future Colloquium.  Just a heads up that these are invite-only events, but we are always interested in meeting new people. 

Check out the video recap:


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

By AMA, Uncategorized

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:

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.

0111 Member Retreat: October 2019, San Diego, CA

By 0111 CTO Conference, Meeting, San Diego

What is 0111?

0111 provides you with endless opportunities to learn and grow with your fellow attendees through:

Innovative Processes: multiple opportunities to work and learn in diverse groups, experimenting with new ways of working together

Real-world Learning: we have lined up a suite of timely, relevant topics delivered by in-the-trenches CTOs using multiple learning modalities

Unexpected Connections: build authentic relationships that will bring meaning and life-long value to your world

Our 0111 San Diego 2019 Speakers

It's no easy feat to keep 70+ CTOs engaged for two days, but the mix of presentations, discussions, and introspection, combined with opportunities to meet new people were the right fuel for an amazing conference!

Irwin RodriguesOrolia, Chief Product Officer

Another amazing event! 7CTOs outdoes themselves year after year. Great speakers and a wonderful group of friendly people.

Jonathan DownCTO @ Proposify

I've never seen a conference with such an air of humility. All the tech leaders I spoke with were willing to get curious and engage in wonderful, authentic conversations. I learned my challenges aren't unique and there's a group of empathetic CTOs willing to listen and share their thoughts, regardless of org size.

Eric LawlerSilversheet. Senior Engineer

7CTOs is a must-have for the successful technology leader.

Lu SaenzFlock Freight (formerly AuptiX), VP Engineering & Product

0111 is a not only a gathering of some of the smartest people but also some of the best humans I’ve been to. This will make you come out of this as a better individual and leader

Jerome BonhommeCTO, American Specialty Health

Attending the 0111 event was refreshing, invigorating and thought-provoking. Can't wait for next year's!

Julia DuranSouth Geeks, CEO

This is a very special conference that brings together relevant topics for technology leaders of companies of all sizes. The speakers are amazing and the venues are fun. Being able to share experiences with peers from all over the globe is both enjoyable and valuable.

Sigalit TsadokCo-Founder PermitDocs

7CTOs is an awesome place to refine the craft of being a manager in a group of dedicated, thoughtful people. Very focussed on goals but still fun and engaging. Definitely recommended for any manager looking for a place to learn

Daniel CroftGitLab - Engineering Manager, Package

I'm constantly guided by the principle of surrounding oneself with those who you would like to be like. 7CTOs is a community likely to change the career trajectory of any young technical leader

Valeed MalikSaRA Health, CoFounder & CTO

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