CTO Craft Con

We’re back! Well almost. Our next CTO Craft Conference is scheduled for 23-24 May 2023, and we think you’ll like it. And if we do say so ourselves, we’re going large this time because the conference is in-person in London and we have a full agenda packed with amazing speakers. 

70 passes were sold in the first week and it’s set to be a sell out, so find out more and get your tickets now.

Here’s what’s coming in just a few weeks.

Stop Firefighting, Start Leading

This May our conference is all about strategy. We aim to share with you topics, themes, insights, and expert opinions and the chance to ask many questions around strategy so you can stop firefighting and start leading.

THE dates and location to remember

We’ll be in-person for two days in London, 23-24 May. Two days full of expert speakers, fireside chats, interesting panels, fascinating presentations and loads of networking opportunities (including lunches and a drinks reception).

The venue is the wonderful Tobacco Dock, a Grade I listed warehouse that has developed a reputation as being THE event destination venue in London. The venue is located in the heart of East London’s thriving enterprise zone, between Wapping (Overground) and Shadwell (Overground and DLR) stations.

What’s in it for you?

Plenty and more! CTO Craft Con will bring together 200 senior technology leaders from various start-ups, scale-ups, unicorns and big tech companies to help you elevate your tech strategy.

  • 40 amazing speakers
  • 24 sessions
  • 16 hours of insight

Although you can network at online conferences, in-person is an entirely different atmosphere. It allows you to make new connections, have informal chats and knowledge sharing with like-minded tech leaders and give you access to expert speakers to develop your expertise and strategic thinking.

Over two days, you’ll have endless opportunities to tackle your most pertinent issues with tech leaders so that you can return to your leadership role with fresh ideas, new perspectives, and connections that will enable you to move beyond reactive firefighting and achieve your long-term strategic goals.

What will I learn?

Or maybe the question should be, what won’t you learn about tech leadership strategy? The schedule is full of thought-provoking topics, conversation-inducing themes and brilliant speakers from many different tech backgrounds.

There are so many sessions to cover but to give you a flavour, we’ll discuss the following:

  • Ways to instill harmony between product and engineering strategies 
  • Building successful teams
  • Managing the technology lifecycle
  • How to build organisations that are resilient to change

And much more.

A myriad of amazing speakers

It’s no exaggeration, we have so many fantastic speakers that we can’t do them justice by listing them here. Head to our speaker page to see the full lineup and photos so you can start to plot who you’re most looking forward to hearing.

We’ll welcome CTOs from Trainline, Cazoo, Pleo, CloudCall, Which and Mindgym, amongst others and senior tech leaders from the FT, Coding Black Females, Moo, YouTube, and many more.

What about tickets?

Tickets for CTO Craft Con are on sale now! We have tickets available for CTO Craft members and non-members. You can check out what the tickets include and the prices here.

It can be lonely at the C-suite level, so connect with hundreds of other senior tech leaders and discover who else has navigated the challenges you’re facing.

Book now and start planning how CTO Craft Con will help you build your networks and boost your tech strategy.

We look forward to seeing you in May in actual person!


If you or your CTO / technology lead would benefit from any of the services offered by the CTO Craft community, use the Contact Us button at the top or email us here and we’ll be in touch!

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