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The CTO Forum will gather on stage 40+ CTOs, VPs Engineering, open source maintainers & up-and-coming developer tools founders to discuss evolving technical, organization, and employee experience challenges.

Building & scaling a startup is an increasingly complicated endeavor, and engineering leadership is on the front lines for these major challenges. Technical, organization, and team member challenges are evolving.

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Creating Choice: Why Multi Cloud is here to stay.

10:00 - 10:20

Yann Lechelle, CEO at Scaleway

Your code, your choice: deploying to the multi cloud

10:20 - 10:30

Steven Le Roux, CTO at Clever Cloud
Gaspard Plantrou, VP Product Management PaaS at Scaleway

Removing barriers to multi-cloud compatibility

10:30 - 10:40

Meriem Berkane, CTO at Octo
Emmanuelle Demompion, Lead Product Manager at Scaleway

Building the meta Cloud: Qovery Demo

10:40 - 10:45

Romaric Philogène, CEO at Qovery

Intro to Managing & Retaining Top Talent

10:45 - 10:50

Liam Boogar-Azoulay, VP of Marketing at Scaleway

How we recruited engineering managers at Malt

10:50 - 11:05

Benoit Guillon, VP Engineering at Malt

Hiring & retaining engineering talent as you scale

11:05 - 11:25

Romain Kuzniak, CTO at Openclassroom
Evelyne Notton, CTO at Splio
Caroline Therwath-Chavier, CEO at The Allyance

Creating a great candidate experience or engineers: Refty Demo

11:25 - 11:30

Guillaume Gelin, Co-Founder & CTO at Refty

Fighting Complexity: keeping engineering simple as you grow

11:30 - 11:45

Rémi Guyot, CPO at Blablacar

Driving innovation through engineering intrapreneurship

11:45 -11:55

Jean-Baptiste Pringuey, VP of Engineering at Teads

Intro to Building in & on Open Source

13:05 - 13:10

Liam Boogar-Azoulay, VP of Marketing at Scaleway

20+ years of building on open source: The VLC story

13:10 - 13:20

Jean-Baptiste Kempf, President and lead VLC Developer at VLC

Secrets to success for open source startups

13:20 - 13:40

Alexandre Bodin, CTO at Strapi
Benoit Jacquemont, Co-Founder & CTO at Akeneo
Laetitia Avrot, Field CTO at Enterprise DB"

Intro to Scaling responsibly

13:40 - 13:45

Liam Boogar-Azoulay, VP of Marketing at Scaleway

Building responsible software

13:45 - 14:05

Killian Vermersch, Co-Founder & CTO at
Florence Chabanois, Head of engineering at Scaleway
Mohammed Sijelmassi, CTO at Sopra Steria"

How remote engineering teams work smarter

14:05 - 14:15

Aniko Budovics, Director Of Engineering at FreeNow

How to reduce your carbon footprint in the cloud

14:15 - 14:25

Leah Goldfarb, Environmental Impact Officer at

Resilience in a pandemic

14:25 - 14:40

Nicolas de Nayer, Ex-VP of Engineering at Doctolib

Intro to The New Developer Experience

14:40 - 14:45

Liam Boogar-Azoulay, VP of Marketing at Scaleway

The future of developer experience

14:45 - 15:00

Patrick Joubert, Head of developer experience at CircleCI

Empowering developers to make a difference

15:00 - 15:15

Cesar Lugo, Senior Software Engineer at Typeform

From big tech to technical cofounder: how specialists become generalists

15:15 - 15:25

Shana Azria, Co-Founder & CTO at Evy

Intro to Build Vs Run

15:25 - 15:30

Liam Boogar-Azoulay, VP of Marketing at Scaleway

Build a cybersecurity strategy, team and culture “from scratch” in a hyper-growth context

15:30 - 15:45

Fabien Lemarchand, VP of Platform & Security at Manomano

Bootstrapping incident response in a startup

15:45 - 16:00

Eoin Crowley, VP of Engineering at Contentful

Bringing reliability intelligence to your engineering teams: Demo

16:00 - 16:05

José Velez, Founder & CEO at

Maintaining Resilient infrastructure in hypergrowth

16:05 - 16:25

Vianney Foucault, Platform Staff Engineer / Team Lead at Contentsquare
Nicolas Buquet, SVP Platform Engineering at Scaleway
Julien Tanay, Engineering Manager at Doctolib"

The future of Kubernetes

16:25 - 16:40

Nigel Poulton, Kubernetes Guru

Tech-business collaboration in the era of AI

16:40 - 16:50

Laurent Ach, CTO at Qwant

Intro to Software has eaten the world. What's next?

16:50 - 16:55

Liam Boogar-Azoulay, VP of Marketing at Scaleway

From co-founding Eventbrite in the Valley to backing ambitious European engineers

16:55 - 17:05

Renaud Visage, Co-Founder at Eventbrite, Board Director, Venture Partner & Angel Investor, Eventbrite etc.

How far AI has come and how far it has left to go

17:05 - 17:25

David Durrleman, Co-Founder & CTO at Shift
Céline Bayer, CTO at Veesion
Magali Beffy, CTO at Aqemia

Lessons learned from talking to 100s of Engineering Managers

17:25 - 17:40

Eiso Kant, CEO & Founder at Athenian

Verticals - key topics:

The Era of Multi-Cloud is here

Almost every tool that your development team is using today to build, deploy & scale applications is multi-cloud or cloud agnostic by design – except your cloud infrastructure. Why are software companies increasingly choosing multi-cloud?

Managing & Retaining Top Talent

Hiring top development talent has always been a core challenge for engineering leaders; now top talent is increasingly choosing remote, freelance contracts & asynchronous work cultures. How do you manage & retain top talent in today’s workplace?

Building in & on Open Source

Great engineering teams depend on, contribute to, and often release open source software. For some it is a business model, or others a means of making an otherwise proprietary innovation accessible to all. How do engineering teams interact with open source?

Scaling… responsibly

Scalability is core to engineering’s mission – global redundancy, high availability, low latency – however, scaling at all costs is no longer an option. How are engineering leaders balancing the ambition of scalability with the increasing ask to keep costs under control, reduce our carbon footprint, and create a sustainable ecosystem?

The new Developer Experience

A company’s ability to provide an excellent experience to users & customers is limited by the ability of its development team to engineer that experience. With engineers who are remote, working asynchronously, on freelance contracts, how do you ensure an excellent developer experience for your team?

Build Vs Run

Engineering teams are pulled between a desire to build the future and the need to ensure that the present runs smoothly. No matter how great a new product or feature is, every customer notices when your product stops running. How do we set service level objectives, implement incident response processes, and enable site reliability engineers to carry burden of Build vs. Run?

Driving Research & Development

Real innovation takes time & money; startups rarely have as much headcount and budget as the incumbents they disrupt. How do great innovations come out of relatively small teams and how does engineering leadership enable or prevent this from happening?

Software has eaten the world. What’s next?

The last decade saw software innovation predominantly built on the back of cloud computing that unlocked disruption in every industry, superior customer experience and unprecedented access to customer data. What’s coming on the horizon that threatens to replace, surpass, or eliminate the cloud-based software ecosystem we’ve come to expect?


David Durrleman

Co-Founder & CTO, Shift Technology

Jean-Baptiste Pringuey

VP of Engineering, Teads

Renaud Visage

Co-Founder & CTO, Eventbrite

Romaric Philogène

CEO, Qovery

Patrick Joubert

Head of Developer Experience, CircleCI

Alexandre Bodin

CTO, Strapi

Rémi Guyot

CPO, Blablacar

Jean-Baptiste Kempf

President & Lead Developer, VLC

Vianney Foucault

Platform Staff Engineer/ Team Lead, Contentsquare

Benoit Guillon

VP of Engineering, Malt

Evelyne Notton

CTO, Splio

Yann Lechelle

CEO, Scaleway

Meriem Berkane

CTO, Octo

Gaspard Plantrou

VP Product Management PaaS, Scaleway

Steven Le Roux

CTO, Clever Cloud

Romain Kuzniak

CTO, Openclassrooms

Caroline Therwath-Chavier

The Allyance, CEO

Liam Boogar-Azoulay

VP Marketing, Scaleway

Nicolas de Nayer

VP of Engineering, Doctolib

Eoin Crowley

VP of Engineering, Contentful

Emmanuelle Demompion

Lead Product Manager, Scaleway

Guillaume Gelin

Co-Founder & CTO, Refty

Benoit Jacquemont

Co-Founder & CTO, Akeneo

Laetitia Avrot

Field CTO, Enterprise DB

Killian Vermersch

Co-Founder & CTO,

Florence Chabanois

Head of engineering, Scaleway

Mohammed Sijelmassi

CTO, Sopra Steria

Aniko Budovics

Director Of Engineering, FreeNow

Leah Goldfarb

Environmental Impact Officer,

Cesar Lugo

Senior Software Engineer, Typeform

Shana Azria

Co-Founder & CTO, Evy

Fabien Lemarchand

VP of Platform & Security, Manomano

José Velez

Founder & CEO,

Nicolas Buquet

SVP Platform Engineering, Scaleway

Julien Tanay

Engineering Manager, Doctolib

Nigel Poulton

Kubernetes Guru

Laurent Ach

CTO, Qwant

Céline Bayer

CTO, Veesion

Eiso Kant

CEO & Founder, Athenian

Magali Beffy

CTO, Aqemia

Practical information

The event will be online and offline. Registration is free but highly recommended also if you are able to join physically during Vivatech.

By registering online, you’ll be able to get a replay of all the content and be sure not to miss out any insightful information.

The entire event will be live-streamed by Scaleway, you’ll receive a link to access the live the day of the event.

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