CTO Roundtable #9

Developer experience and key learnings from a year of remote work. Are you ready for the future?

  • 11.05.2021
  • 15:00
  • What can we do to improve Developer Experience further after one year of remote work?
  • War for talent: how to keep talent and attract new developers in the pandemic?
  • How to introduce an efficient hybrid model of working from home and the office?
  • What is the role of CTO in improving Developer Experience?

What we discussed?

It’s been a year since we all had to adjust to the new reality of the pandemic world. Remote day-to-day work introduced in a vast majority of technology companies led to some significant changes in internal processes and in daily cooperation between development teams but also between companies and their clients.

The developers are the biggest assets, and if companies want them to stay (but also attract new people) developers need good reasons for that. The first step in doing this is fixing their daily grind and improving the Developer Experience.

During this CTO Roundtable, we talked about what CTOs of successful tech companies have already considered to prepare themselves for the future of the software development and the tech industry? Do developers really want to come back to the office? What are the thoughts of Swapfiets’ CTO over an efficient hybrid model of working from home and the office?

Gerbert Oude Velthuis

CTO at Travelia and General Manager at The Software House NL

Chahna Gosrani

CTO at Swapfiets

Marek Gajda

CTO at The Software House

Jago Philippens

Head of Product Development at TicketSwap

What topics we will discuss?

  1. 01
    What have we learned after one year of remote software development?
  2. 02
    What can we do to assure internal support between developers?
  3. 03
    What can you do as CTO to make people feel united when working remotely?
  4. 04
    What has changed in hiring and motivating your teams?
  5. 05
    Is optimization of Developer Experience directly connected to reducing employee churn?
  6. 06
    How remote working changed the war for talent in the tech industry?

Who are the speakers?

Gerbert Oude Velthuis

CTO at Travelia and General Manager at The Software House NL

Over 25 years of experience in several leadership positions. After working for an international IT company, where he built up several teams around the globe, Gerbert started his own software ventures.

Chahna Gosrani

CTO at Swapfiets

Chahna has been a cycling enthusiast since moving to Zurich and discovering the freedom of safe streets. She is a growth-led technology leader, having led the build of a new B2B marketplace at eBay, a new customer platform at Gerson Lehrman Group and now helping Swapfiets to create more liveable cities through micromobility subscriptions.

Marek Gajda

CTO at The Software House

With over 12 years of experience in IT, he manages a team of more than 100 developers at The Software House – the company recognized by Clutch as the no. 1 Polish software agency.

Jago Philippens

Head of Product Development at TicketSwap

With a background in HR, linguistics, and Artificial Intelligence, he focuses on strategic and tactical transformation management, as well as people management. He has worked with start-ups, scale-ups, as well as grown-ups, and strongly believes in bottom-up and middle-out ownership.

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