Software Executive Summit 2017-1

The Most Valuable Executive Event of the Year

The Construx Software Executive Summit will be held November 15-17, 2017, in Seattle. The Summit provides a unique forum for Top Software Executives to benchmark and improve your Software Development experiences and strategies at the enterprise level.

Through motivating keynote addresses and moderated, nuts-and-bolts small group discussions with your executive peers, you will take away countless insights into your software organization. Attendees often report that the event pays for itself by lunch time the first day.

Save $750 off the list price of the Summit ($3999) plus get 5 All Access Passes for your staff (a $2995 value!) by registering now!

"Great opportunity to meet and share ideas with others who have encountered similar problems."

- Roger Retke, VP Application Development, ProQuest

We're in the process of lining up this year's speakers. Here is a look at last year's keynotes.

Last Year's Keynotes

The 2016 Summit keynotes included:

Steve McConnell – Lessons Learned in Agile Transformation
Jeff Sutherland – Disruptive Leadership: Delivering Twice the Work in Half the Time
Jeff Atwood – Lessons Learned from Stack Overflow and Discourse: How to Stop Sucking and be Awesome Instead
Dave Story – Supporting Hypergrowth at Tableau Through a Focus on Quality
Mary Poppendieck – Software Engineering in the Cloud
Gifford Pinchot III – Intrapreneuring 

Practical, Insightful Discussions

Executive Summit attendees often report that in-depth discussions with their executive peers provide even more value than the keynote presentations.

  • Improving Software Productivity
  • Advances, Challenges, and Opportunities in Agile Development
  • Job Market 2017
  • Designing the Software Organization
  • Leading for Quality: Overcoming Technical Debt
  • Keys to Successful Measurement
  • Supporting Innovation
  • Driving Improved Technical Practices   

"As always the summit was awesome. It is by far the most educational and rejuvenating professional event of the year for me. The discussions with peers are invaluable."

- John Belbute, Sr. Director, eBay

Unparalleled Networking with Executive Peers

Summit participants are top technical executives from companies including Apple,, Boeing, Costco, Disney, EMC, Facebook, GE, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Intel, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Pixar, Shell, Starbucks, and many other top technology-intensive companies. Reserve your spot today!

For the past five years, 98.5% of attendees said they would attend again within two years, and 100% said they would recommend the event to others. more >

Benefits of Attending

You will share and compare experiences with your software executive peers. You will discuss challenges in-depth via peer-to-peer discussions. You can explore issues with industry thought leaders and other Summit attendees. And you will have the additional opportunity to participate in dial-in meetings for two years following the Summit. Register Now!

Who Should Attend

At past Summits, 95% of participants have held titles of VP, Director, CTO, or higher. All participants should have multi-project responsibility for software development at the organization or enterprise level. In most organizations, executives at this level will have staffs of 50-100 or more. (In smaller organizations the total staff can be slightly smaller.) Attendees will be assigned to discussion groups based on profiles submitted prior to the Summit. Construx reserves the right to limit participation to attendees who meet this description.


The Summit will be held in downtown Seattle, November 15-17, 2017. Participation fee is $3999. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your spot today!