Calling all 7CTOs Members & GUESTS...
We're excited to announce our upcoming annual 0111 retreat - this year we're back to in-person!

Come join us to hear stories about where others have been, and dare to dream about where we can go. We're in the process of organizing an incredible lineup of guest speakers and members who have agreed to contribute to this week. Check out the schedule below!

Once you're ready, please register with us for the conference. Make sure it is an email that you will be checking, as we will be sending exciting announcements leading up to the week.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with some more information & links. In the confirmation email, there will be a calendar link where you will be able to add the event to your calendar.

We can't wait to see you soon!

Location
Date & Time
November 3, 2021 5:00 pm - November 6, 2021 12:00 pm
CHECK it OUT
Check out our 7CTOs 0111 Retreat event video from 2019. Join us in November 2021 to be a part of it!
Schedule
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2021

12:00 - 5:00 PM

Check-in / Registration - Hotel lobby
Event staff will be available to help you get checked in and pick up your retreat goodies.

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Opening Reception - Parterre Lawn
Please join us as we kick off our 2021 retreat with a delicious beverage and some catching up to do.
Keynote: Brant Cooper

7:00 PM -
Dinner on your own
A list of recommended restaurants both on and off the resort will be provided.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2021

8:30 AM
Morning Coffee

9:00 AM- 10:15 AM
Opening Session
State of 7CTOs: Beth Rehberg
Keynote: Kathy Keating
Logistics/Announcements

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Track 1:

Technology:
Nelly Spieler
Anup Marwadi

Network:
Joanie Connell

11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Lunch and Unstructured Networking

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Track 2:
Leadership:
Chris Clark
Jerome Bonhomme

Technology:
Dave Mangot

Network:
Kelly Abbott

3:00PM - 3:15 PM
Break

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Track 3:
Leadership:
Kimeshan Naidoo
Scott Rusnak (*panel)

Technology:
Calvin Hendryx-Parker
Phil Borlin

Network:
Matt Ferguson
Michael Roberts

4:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Choose your own adventure: Group Activities

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Morning Coffee

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sessions: Forum Members and Elevate Community
Forum Workshop / Breakouts
Keynote: Brittany Cotton

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Catered Lunch and Unstructured Networking

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Track 2: Panel Discussion
Challenge processing inside and outside your forum experience
Patty Leeper

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Closing Session
CTO Awards: Etienne de Bruin
Keynote: Noel Musicha

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2021
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
Poolside Day

Whether you're bringing your family to enjoy the week/end, or excited to spend more time with your 7CTOs fam, join us for a low key day poolside.

Speakers
 We've organized a wide array of topics with well-known speakers, so you can make the most of your time sharing and learning together with us. Here are just a few to look forward to.
See full bios and speaker info here.
Noel Musicha
CEO, The Chisomo Idea

New Technical Fund: The Flower
Jerome Bonhomme
CTO, American Specialty Health
Digital transformation - a story from the trenches
Kimeshan Naidoo
CTO & Co- FOUNDER, Unibuddy
Building Psychological Safety in Engineering Teams
Kelly
Abbott
CTO, TABLECLOTH
Writing Well For Clarity & Culture
Brant
Cooper
FOUNDER, MOVES THE NEEDLE
RAD Leadership and Endless Disruption
Kathy Keating
VP ENGINEERING AT AD HOC 
The Growth Mode Playbook for CTOs
Michael
Roberts
 
Founder & CEO at CreatingCodingCareers
.Org
Apprenticeship Models
Scott
Rusnak
KD Productions
/TheEntrepreneursFieldGuide.com


How Technology Firms can gain Traction by leveraging the power of EOS®
Nelly
Spieler
 
Executive Partner at Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP
SOC2 Compliance
Dave
Mangot
Principal, Mangoteque
DevOps your Sec
Phil
Borlin
Director of Engineering, Riser Tech
Infrastructure: Scaling Dev Organizations
Anup
Marwadi
CEO, HYPERTRENDS GLOBAL INC.

Don’t Die On Your Microservices Journey

Calvin Hendryx-Parker
CTO & Co-Founder, Six Feet Up
It Takes a Village to Raise a Developer: Growing Teams with the Community
Chris
Clark
CO-FOUNDER & CTO, GROVE COLLABORATIVE

Hiring a VP of Engineering
Matt
Ferguson
 
Managing a Distributed team via Minimum Engineering Design Artifacts
Joanie
Connell
President, Flexible Work Solutions
Publishing a Book: The Inside Scoop
Beth
Reberg
CEO of 7CTOs .

State of 7CTOs

Brittany
Cotton
Founder at BeRadical & 7CTOs Head of Coaching
Being Seen and Seeing Others: CTO 2.0

Patty
Leeper
Management Consultant & CTOs Facilitator

Challenge Processing Inside and Out
Etienne de Bruin
 
Founder at 7CTOs

Closing Remarks & Awards
Hotel Details

The Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines is the conference hotel. Conference registrants may book their hotel room at the special rate of $239 plus tax and optional resort fee, online. Please visit the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines website and book before October 4, 2021 in order to secure your special group rate. As there will be high demand for hotels in La Jolla at the time of our Retreat, we recommend you book without delay. Please note that this special room block is reserved for 0111 Retreat attendees; reservations not associated with a conference registration are subject to cancellation.

Book your hotel now!

When calling the hotel's toll free reservation line, please refer to your group code: 7CTO21

The toll free number to make your reservation is: 1-877-414-8020

After October 4, 2021, please use this website for hotel information: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/santphh-hilton-la-jolla-torrey-pines/
Or please contact [email protected] directly for assistance with booking any rooms still available.
Covid-19 Safety Procedures
Our first priority is the health and safety of our staff and members.
And while our 2020 Virtual Retreat was an awesome opportunity to gather online, it wasn't the same. We elected to move forward with a smaller in-person event this year with the help of Hilton Resorts and an awesome event planning team.
We are following the CA Department of Public Health and local county guidance that recommends everyone wear a face covering in indoor public settings, whether you've been vaccinated or not.
All registered attendees are required to complete a pre-event questionnaire with any non-vaccinated individuals will be required to submit proof of a negative Covid test within 72 hours prior to arrival.
Our opening reception will take place in an outdoor setting and we've reduced the overall size of the event to maintain less than 50% of room occupancy during all sessions.
Hilton was selected as our host property in part due to their elevated cleaning standards and sanitation policies. Below are details on their initiatives for ensuring a safe stay for overnight guests as well as their food & beverage service.
Hilton CleanStay with EventReady

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