Many leading technologists agree that people problems are harder than technical problems. The CTO Summit is an opportunity to share the challenge and experience of engineering leadership with your peers. Join fellow CTO’s and Engineering Leaders as they present their experiences and discuss solutions to culture, leadership, product and technology strategy and its role in the business.

YOW! CTO Summit Brisbane - 2 December 2019

Registration is now open!

You will spend the day listening and talking to peers and will take away important lessons which you can use in your management of engineering talent. No matter how experienced you are, it can be lonely at the top. It is invaluable to learn from peers and get a fresh perspective which can strengthen or challenge your own views.

2018 Keynotes:

Simon Raik-Allen

Founder & CEO at The Big Crunch

Simon is a hands-on technology professional. He has worked across a varied array of industries and technologies such as trading exchanges, instant messaging, e-commerce, and IPTV with companies such as Sony, eBay, and AOL. Recently he was CTO at MYOB for 7 years and has since founded a startup called The Big Crunch. He also likes to dabble in the future.

Dave Thomas

Chief Scientist at CSO Kx Systems

Dave Thomas, Chief Scientist/CSO, Kx Systems, Co-Founder and past Chairman of Bedarra Research Labs (BRL), Founder of the Agile Alliance and ACM Distinguished Engineer. Founder and past CEO of Object Technology International (OTI), becoming CEO of IBM OTI Labs after its sale to IBM.

Virginia Wheway

Manager, Data Science and Analytics

Virginia is an expert in analytics, data mining and developing business strategies for data and analytics functions. She has over twenty years’ experience across many industry sectors, including aviation, transport, mining, manufacturing, medicine and futures trading. 

Limited attendance ensures that it's easier to facilitate open dialogue with peers. Attendance is limited to senior engineering leaders, although we are not hung up on titles; CEO and Product Managers, etc are also welcome. It is your technical management leadership that matters. YOW! reserves the right to deny admission to attendees who the independent program committee feels are not members of the peer group.

Thanks to all those who participated in YOW! CTO Summit Brisbane in 2018. The event was a fantastic success; Photos are now available...!