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—$4495 Now $3495!

"It has truly been an honor to be in the presence of so many great minds in the field of software. This includes both the “famous” authors as well as the peers. Thank you!"

- Casey Chamberlain, Director of Product Development, Meridian Systems


This Year's Keynotes

The 2018 Summit keynotes will include:

Steve McConnell – Succeeding with Software in a Complex, Chaotic World
Joakim Sundén – Evolution of Lean/Agile Scaling at Spotify
Dave Copeland – Growing and Managing Distributed Teams
Olwen M. Morgan – Rockets to Mars, Past, Present and Future
Jez Humble – Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

This 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 this year's discussion topics.

  • Software Development at Scale: Developing Large Agile and Non-Agile Systems
  • Tuning The Dev Organization’s Organizational Structure, Especially for Agile and DevOps
  • Cloud Development Strategies
  • Lessons Learned In Multi-Site, Distributed, and Global Development
  • Advances In Software Testing and Quality
  • Creating The Ideal Software Environment
  • What’s Ahead? Data!
  • Keys To Excelling as a Software Leader — And What Not to Do   

"I am returning home with so much information to reflect upon. I will be driving an improvement plan for my department. The entire experience was valuable for me to identify the spectrum of practices, techniques and tools that work for various organizations."

- Heather Brown, VP of Technology Management, Heartflow

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, October 24-26, 2018. Participation fee, with early bird pricing, is $3495 (a $1000 savings). Spots are limited. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve your spot today!