March 9-11, 2011
Montreal, Canada

Do you have what it takes to be a CTO?

Do you have what it takes to become a CTO in a Startup? Can you stomach the politics? Heard about Minimum Viable Product? Is it your job to raise a new round of financing with Angels and VCs? You can ship alone, can you ship as a team?

This session is constructed as a howto for senior developers thinking about what's next for their career.

I will recap the lessons learned in the last 10 years as CTO/CEO of a few internet startups and provide advice on how to "level up" to CTO and what it entails.

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Sylvain Carle

Praized Media

Sylvain is Praized Media’s CTO. He has been on the bleeding edge of new media and networked applications for more than 15 years (and has scars to prove it). He is a frequent speaker at technology events and has been blogging since 2000. You can read his thoughts at and follow his stream at

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