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With 1,300 members and growing, join one of the biggest communities of CTOs and Technology Leaders, to learn, share and network with others through our Slack group or at our regular roundtables and events. The community is 100% free to join for CTOs and Aspiring CTOs, whether you're based in London or beyond.

A 12 year old community & resource hub for modern CTOs

Joining the London CTOs is a great way to meet and build connections with many of the brightest CTOs in the industry to make sure you keep in touch with the latest market trends.

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What Is The London CTOs?

The London CTOs is a community founded in 2010, organised by RecWorks. We organise regular events across a variety of formats including virtual and fully catered in-person events. We also have a Slack group and YouTube channel and operate a free CTO mentor introduction service.

Why Join London CTOs?

There are many reasons that our members join and get involved with the London CTOs. The most common one is to meet other CTOs to share stories and challenges with, we all know how lonely it is at the top. 

But you can also learn about technologies and market trends from our presentations. Share your own stories and opinions in our roundtables or engage with a mentor. All free as part of joining the community.


Crafting Teams with Balanced Skills for Tomorrow’s Tech Challenges

In 2024, with the tech landscape changing faster than ever, it's important for all tech teams to be thinking about what skills they need both today and tomorrow. Join us for this in-person panel event hosted by Steve Lydford and featuring special guest CTOs and engineering leaders. The event will be catered. This event will focus on the evolving skills required in the tech industry, highlighting insights from leading CTOs and engineering leaders. Hosted by Steve Lydford, the panel will discuss strategies for anticipating future skill needs, adapting to rapid changes, and preparing tech teams for ongoing innovation. Key themes include: Future Skills Needs: Identifying skills required for AI, ML, and other emerging technologies. Team Building: Balancing immediate and future skill requirements. Skill Development: Deciding who gains new skills and keeping the team motivated. Communication & Collaboration: Enhancing team interaction and cooperation. Adaptability & Continuous Learning: Promoting flexibility and ongoing education. Diversity: Fostering diverse thoughts and intersectionality. Leadership: Effective leadership strategies. Growth Mindset: Encouraging a growth mindset over a fixed mindset. Talent Strategies: Balancing hiring, training, and augmenting. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with industry experts, share their experiences, and gain valuable insights into managing and developing tech teams for the future. Feel free to join the discussion, ask questions, and contribute your thoughts. Panelists: Steve Lydford, COO at Codurance (Event Host) Mal Minhas, CTO at Checktrade Lee Provoost, CTO at Flagstone Steve Westgarth, Global Head of Engineering and Architecture at Haleon - Vicky Smalley, CTO at FundamentalVR Mashooq Badar, Founder, UK Managing Director, and Global Head of Product Development at Codurance About Codurance: Codurance is a global software consultancy that helps businesses build a better, sustainable technical capability that supports growth and innovation. With offices in the UK, Spain, Portugal, USA and Brazil we provide services across software delivery, strategic advice, cloud platforms and learning & development. Find out more at This event is organised by RecWorks on behalf of the London CTOs. RecWorks are the creators of many groups and communities including Meet-a-Mentor a free slack group that introduces aspiring CTOs to experienced CTOs, as well as more junior developers - 3000 introductions made and counting! They also founded one of the largest Java User Groups in Europe - the 8000+ strong London Java Community. They are a community-driven recruitment agency focussing on tech placements in London. London CTOs are a 10-year old London based CTO community with over 1200 members.









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