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A chief technology officer's conference

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


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

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


A Selection of talks from our 2017 0111 CTO Conference in San Diego


Conference schedule


October 24, 2018 (evening reception)

The Sandbox 3770 Tansy Street, San Diego, CA 92121


Lean Innovation practices -- Empathy, Experiments, Evidence
Brant Cooper, CEO Moves the Needle

October 25, 2018 (Speaker Day)

Corporate Alliance 9540 Towne Centre Dr Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92121

7:30am - 8:45am

Registration & Coffee & Pastries

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9am - 9:45am

Keynote: From 60 to Microsoft
Lessons about team dynamics, personal ambition, and technical leadership when acquired by one of the largest software companies on the planet.
Duncan Davidson, CTO Microsoft For Startups in Berlin


Leadership TRACK

10am - 10:30am

Diversity in Team & Thought
Meetesh Karia, CTO TheZebra.com

10:40am - 11:10am

Hiring & Managing Remote Workers
Evaldas Alexander, CTO RankPay

11:20am 11:50am

A CEO/CTO Relationship Set Up For Success
Vladimir Baranov, CTO AdvisorEngine

12pm - 1pm


1:20pm - 1:50pm

How To Make The Product & Engineering Marriage Thrive - A Product Person's Perspective
Vidya Dinamani, Co Founder Product Rebels

2pm - 2:30pm

Abandon the Assembly Line - Adopting True Agile Development Principles
Eric Weiss, Virtual CTO

2:40pm - 3:10pm

Reflections on Over One Year with Mob Programming
Matt Ferguson, CTO Zeeto

3:20pm - 3:50pm

Mechanically Confident: Recognize & design habits, routines, and practices that embed confidence into the body
Adam Cuppy, COO CodingZeal

4pm - 4:30pm

Adaptability in Software Systems: What Can Evolutionary Biology Teach Us About Our Architecture?
Aaron Longwell, CTO CultureFoundry

Technology TRACK

10am - 10:30am

Building an Augmented Reality app
Mick Hermiz, Fractional CTO

10:40am - 11:10am

Lessons from the Trenches about Migrating towards a Serverless Architecture
Steve Bjorg, CTO MindTouch

11:20am - 11:50am

Why Your Dev Team is Looking at Kubernetes Behind Your Back
Carlisia Pinto, Sr. Software Engineer

12pm - 1pm


1:20pm - 1:50pm

Serverless Location Tracking with Lambda, S3, and Athena
Jonathan LaCour, CTO Mission

2pm - 2:30pm

E2E: Fewer Tests, More Value
Ryan Vice, Founder Vice Software

2:40pm - 3:10pm

Automation Approaches for Machine Learning
Igor Mameshin, CTO Agile Stacks 

3:20pm - 3:50pm

Let's Lose The Password
Jaco Botha, Sr. Product Manager Etion Industries

4pm - 4:30pm

Augmented: Hybrid Human-AI Applications
Alex Bates, CTO Mtell

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4:40pm - 5:20pm

The Neuroscience of Personal Branding
Timothy Maurice Webster, Author in Brain and Brand Science


Evening Reception
Embassy Suites La Jolla, 4550 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122


October 26, 2018 (Forum Day)

Corporate Alliance 9540 Towne Centre Dr Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92121

7:30am - 8:15am


8:30am - 9:15am
7CTOs Forums:
CTO Health Check
Michael Saul, Co-Founder 7CTOs

9:30am - 12:30pm
7CTOs Forums:
From AI Thinking to AI Doing: A strategy workshop
Douglas Ferguson, Fractional CTO

1pm - 2pm


2:30pm - 4pm

Closing Keynote: The Religion of Innovation
Changing the World Through Audacious Speculation

Greg Horowitt, Co-Founder T2 Venture Capital


Closing Reception
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar, 4301 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122





This year we extended the conference by an extra day to offer you several new experiential learning opportunities and maximum opportunity to build lasting relationships.

  • Expand your community

  • Tackle your biggest challenges

  • Heighten your capabilities

  • Sharpen your skills


Save your spot today. We expect 2018 to be a sell-out event. 
Get your tickets before they're gone!

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All sessions that I attended were awesome and very relevant. Thank you very much for organizing the conference. Let's make it a tradition.

Sergiy Zubatiy

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Too many key take aways to list! I used almost half a notebook! Event was very useful.

Ken Cone

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Pace was brisk and never got boring. Loved the variety of topics as well. I wish it were 2 days. It went by so fast.

Eric Weiss


0111 CTO Conference Room Block

We have reserved a special room rate at the
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla for 0111 attendees, just a few blocks from the conference venue.

Click here to book now


Thank you to our sponsors
& media partners

Platinum sponsor: Mission

We are Mission. An AWS managed services partner with deep know-how in launching and harnessing the power of the cloud. We passionately believe that cloud technology is the greatest business transformation tool. Not only can we architect, migrate, manage and optimize your cloud environments, but we also immerse ourselves in understanding your company’s mission, help you seize control of your cloud, and accelerate your business.