Software Leadership Summit

The Most Valuable Executive Event of the Year

The Construx Software Leadership Summit will be held October 24-26, 2018, 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.

Register now at our early bird rate—$3995 Now $3245!

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

- Roger Retke, VP Application Development, ProQuest

Last Year's Summit


Last Year's Keynotes

The 2017 Summit keynotes included:

Steve McConnell – Secrets of the Agile Scaling Gurus
Dantar Oosterwal – How Harley-Davidson Drove Top-Line Growth and Profitability with Lean Product Development
April Mills – Conquering Change: How to Lead Your Organization to Higher Results
Scott Berkun – Dance of the Possible: Supporting Creativity in Software
Gary McLean Hall – Optimizing Agile Development with Agile Software Architecture

Last Year's Discussions

Summit attendees often report that in-depth discussions with their executive peers provide even more value than the keynote presentations. Here's a look at last year's discussion topics. We are in the process of finalizing the topics for 2018.

  • 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, 2018. Participation fee, with early bird pricing, is $3245 (a $750 savings). Spots are limited. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your spot today!