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World Trade Center Two

25 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

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  • Friday
    May 10 2019
    0111 Portland CTO Conference

    World Trade Center Two

    Come spend a day with fellow CTOs based in Portland for a single track, one day conference touching on product management, leadership and technology.


    8:00 am Check In/Registration

    8:45 am Welcome!

    Etienne de Bruin, Founder 7CTOs

    9:00 – 9:45 am Keynote: Making the Product Engineering Marriage Thrive

    Vidya Dinamani, Founder & Partner Product Rebels Heather Samarin, Co-Founder/Principal Product Rebels What makes a great product family work is having the product parents, Product & Engineering, in a great relationship. So, what goes into making this work? This talk explores the root causes of most dysfunctions and provides the product perspective in not just identifying and overcoming, but put you on the path to thriving.

    10:00 – 10:30 am Distributed team: Benefits and Challenges

    Oleg Pashigorev, CTO Promomash How to assemble team on a small budget, without sacrificing speed or quality? We usually hear 2 type of answers: it’s impossible or go hire dev shop from India and we all know what to expect from it. But sometimes we do hear a story that somebody managed to build a great product with offshore team. How did they do it? In this talk I will share with you what it took to create a successful distributed development team. We will go over benefits and challenges as well as restrictions that we had to put in order to work with people from countries that are at WAR. We will also discuss specifics in the hiring process and practices that help us create the culture we all desperately seek and want.

    10:45 – 11:15 am Degeneracy, Code, and Innovation, or: How to Fail By Succeeding

    Aaron Longwell, Lead Technical Advisor U.S. Department of State When we write software, we are “encoding” our observations about the present for use in the future. But we don’t know much about the future, and our observations about the present are often incomplete and biased. Every organism on the planet faces this problem, and Evolutionary Biology is the study of how organisms have attempted to solve it. In this talk, we’ll explore how we can take inspiration from the natural world and apply it to software and organizational design.

    11:30 am – 12:00 pm Design Thinking and Agile for Family Life

    Alex Zub, CTO Handsome Many of us use the Agile methodologies and the Design Thinking approach in design and development activities at work. What if we could apply things that make our work so effective and efficient to family life? This talk will discuss the value of leveraging professional methodologies in our everyday life.

    12:00 pm Break for Lunch

    1:30 – 3:00 pm Workshop: Building Products that Customers (and your team) Love

    Heather Samarin, Co-Founder/Principal Product Rebels Vidya Dinamani, Founder & Partner Product Rebels Building products that customers love is the goal of every product team. In this workshop, we work through three core components that every leader can take back to their teams to sharpen product focus, improve team collaboration, and raise overall engagement. This highly interactive workshop is fun, immediately applicable and will help you develop a better rapport and partnership with your product leader.

    3:15 – 3:45 pm

    Jerome Bonhomme, CTO American Specialty Health

    4:00 – 4:30 pm

    Sergey Sundukovskiy, Co-Founder, CTO and Chief Product Officer at Raken, Inc.

    4:45 – 5:15 pm Mechanical Confidence

    Adam Cuppy, COO ZEAL More often then not “confidence” is taught as a practice of positive self-talk; that confidence is the result of belief and time. While this appears to be true, it isn’t. Confidence can be developed, mechanically. We can be more confident without having to solely believe we’re confident. Confidence, in fact, is the result of engrained habit. This talks looks at how you can develop a process to instill what so many of us wish we had more of.

    5:15 pm Closing & Thank you

    5:30 pm Break for Cocktails

  • Tuesday
    Jul 22 2014
    Computers with Wheels: Business Opportunities in Vehicle Software and Connected Cars

    World Trade Center Two

    Who Should Attend? If you're engaged in the following industries are encouraged to attend: •Software developers •Mobile app developers •Transportation industry suppliers •Electric vehicle industry members •Hardware and embedded system developers •Anyone interested in the future of automotive software and systems

    P.S. Want a deeper dive into the electric vehicle industry? Attend the EV Roadmap 7 Conference on July 24-25, and your registration for this supply chain event is included free of charge!

    Did you know... •The Chevy Volt uses more lines of computer code than a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. •Most cars produced today have 70 microprocessors connected to hundreds of sensors and actuators. •Approximately 17% of US households already own a vehicle with a connected communication and safety system.

    Software and the data connectivity are rapidly transforming the automotive industry, with sophisticated electric vehicles serving as the initial test bed for many technologies that will soon be widespread.

    Major auto manufacturers as well as technology companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Intel are all actively engaged in this space - shouldn't you be, too?

    Workshop Overview Our workshop, held in conjunction with EV Roadmap 7, will provide an inside look at the vehicle software industry, from the perspective of both leading and emerging firms in the space. Speakers will: •Illustrate how the demand for increased vehicle connectivity has opened up new opportunities for them and explain their approach to their market •Share their thoughts on the implications of this technology on the supply chain •Highlight potential business opportunities for attending firms, by discussing challenges still faced by the market

    In addition to the panels, attendees will be able to network with speakers and attendees during organized networking periods throughout the workshop. Our goal is that you walk away with at least five new connections to support your business!