Why CTO Craft Community Membership?

  • Join a private Slack group with hundreds of experienced and emerging CTOs
  • Regular breakfast and evening events
  • Panels, roundtables, fireside chats and more
  • Online mentoring and webinars
  • Ad hoc mentoring and support
  • Discounts on workshops and training
  • Regular guided discussions and interviews with CTOs
  • Exclusive events and networking dinners
  • Coming soon: boot camps for CTOs, engineering managers and tech leads

Community Membership Plans

Free Membership

Join the network
£ Free / mo

Free Membership Includes

  • Access an exclusive Slack group
  • Free events and webinars
  • Newsletter - Tech Manager Weekly
  • Free resources

Circle Membership

Monthly Mentoring Circles
£ 175 / mo or £1995 if billed Annually

Circle Membership Includes

  • All Free Community Membership benefits plus:
  • Access to a Monthly Mentoring Circle, online or in your city
  • Join a pool of other CTOs and an experienced CTO Craft Coach
  • A trusted network of CTOs in your position, talking about the subjects that matter to you
  • An experienced CTO Craft coach available on Slack
  • Exclusive events and content, offers and dinners, visiting coaches and experts

Community Manifesto

We want to provide a safe space for CTOs and Technology Leaders to meet and network, share their challenges and solutions, hear from more experienced leaders and engage in online and in-person events to help accelerate their learning in the art of leading technology teams. We take care to only invite those leading teams of engineers, and will never allow recruiters or service providers to join and use the online community as a sales channel.

We'll never tolerate harassment, threats, abuse or intimidation of any kind. While discussions may include disagreement and questioning, we will never condone escalation into argument or victimisation - the community exists as a learning and support resource, and negative behaviour will never be allowed.

See our Code of Conduct for more information.

Community Manifesto

Feedback from Circle Members

We love hearing from our Community and Circle members - see how CTO Craft has helped them below

Claire Donald, VP Engineering at MOO.com

"Being part of a Mentoring Circle has been a very valuable learning experience. I'm able to connect with other leaders outside of my own industry, where we can share knowledge and give advice on our own individual challenges"

Jon Topper, CTO at The Scale Factory

"The Mentoring Circle was extremely valuable - it was useful to be able to talk openly about our challenges, gain insights and new perspectives from other attendees, and to learn new tools and techniques useful to the CTO role."

Sarah Hale, Director of Engineering at Unity

"The Mentoring Circles in particular have been a highlight - having an experienced coach facilitating discussions between engineering leaders from different backgrounds who are facing similar challenges has been incredibly valuable."

Emanuele Blanco, CTO at Moneyfarm

"I heard about the great CTO Craft community from a fellow CTO and was glad to join. There's lots of different experiences and points of view, and I felt I could both get and give back to the community."

Marcus Lambert, CTO at Omobono

"The Mentoring Circle has been outstanding - it has helped me to reflect on my leadership style, identifying areas for improvement and helped me communicate clearly with my teams. As I direct result of an idea/perspective we had in the circle, I have made 50k cost-saving at Omobono, highly recommended."

Tom Watson, CTO at Hubble

"The Circle was an amazing experience. Not only was the coach great but hearing from other CTOs with similar challenges at different stages was equally as valuable. I feel a lot more equipped to manage as the company grows and changes."

Charaka Goonatilake, CTO at Panaseer

"A truly unique coaching experience – providing sorely needed support for technical leaders. It's a hugely effective concept to bring together individuals leading technical organisations together with a seasoned CTO to discuss problems and actionable solutions."

Guy Farley, CTO at Bought By Many

"The CTO Craft Mentoring Circle was a great learning experience and huge fun. Our Coach had a model to share for every conceivable management situation and it was great just to share experiences, and frustrations, with other CTOs."

John Plummer, Head of Development at Reevoo

"What I have appreciated most is being able to ask very specific questions about real situations and getting actionable feedback and also recommendations on tools and reading that would be useful in similar future situations."

Arif Shanji, Head of Development at Kano

"I think the sessions are brilliant and I'm learning a lot. There's a good mix of participants at different levels. We're going at a good pace with bite-sized material."

Allistair Crossley, CTO at Coconut

"Taking part in a Circle whilst also launching a FinTech business was especially useful to me as I was able to raise a bunch of real-time challenges and get the group's take every week, practice and report back the week after on results (CI with people!). By the end of the Circle I felt more confident, capable and equipped to discharge the role of CTO."

Dr Ole Moeller-Nilsson, CTO at Pivigo

"The CTO Craft mentoring group was fantastic; the various open discussions in a small group around a wide variety of topics really helped me build my confidence as first time CTO."

Matt Varughese, CTO at Drover

"It was a great way to find new and practical solutions to various real challenges I have faced. Overall a fantastic opportunity to learn from others, who have been through similar experiences and can share their thoughts and advice."

Nayur Khan, Global Head of Technical Delivery at QuantumBlack

"The workshop was incredibly insightful and very well run. It aimed to brainstorm through unconscious biases and fears around recruiting junior talent, and provide useful and practical tips to overcome them."

WHO ARE THE COACHES?

Circles and One-to-One Coaching Programmes are facilitated by experienced former CTOs from businesses like Made.com, Secret Sales, MyDeco, Photobox, Graze and more.

Andy Skipper

CTO Coach, former CTO at Comic Relief and Made.com

Jeffrey Fredrick

CTO and Head of Product & Marketing at TIM Group

Dan Smith

Consulting CTO and Leadership Coach, ex-IBM, Rabobank

“It’s always about the people not the technology”

Alex Hudson

Former CTO at Iron Group, Qinec, Mydeco

Hywel Carver

Former CTO at Bridge-U

“Every department of a modern company runs on technology and requires technology to function, so technology leadership is company leadership.”

Douglas Squirrel

Consulting CTO, former CTO Osper and Secret Sales

“Scaling up would be so easy if only we didn’t have to talk to each other!

Edoardo Turelli

Former VP Engineering at Adbrain