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      September 10, 2013

      Tuesday   7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

      101 Broadway
      Santa Monica, California 90401

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      How to Turbo Charge Your CTO

      How to Turbo Charge Your CTO

      Are you getting the most from your CTO? How do you know that things are working...or not working? What can you do to feel confidant and make your business more robust? John Shiple of FreelanceCTO presents to CEOs, Founders, and Board Members a comprehensive overview of strategies and tactics for assessing the performance and the long-term viability of your technology leadership. We will also discuss how to protect your company in the event that this precious resource gets run over by a truck (or worse!).

      The basic format is a presentation followed by discussion and Q&A. Topics to be covered include:

      • What to expect from your CTO
      • How to support your CTO
      • How to maximize your CTO’s value
      • How to handle your CTO’s departure/replacement

      Instructor: John Shiple

      John Shiple ( is an acclaimed technology consultant to CEOs throughout the U.S. John does one of 3 things:

      1. Triage badly broken products
      2. Unstick stuck companies
      3. Launch new businesses

      John creates success for his clients by building companies and products for businesses and investors. John’s work brings forth new products, optimizes business processes, lowers operating costs, and enables operational scalability. He has a special expertise in working with emerging and disruptive technologies.

      John has founded, raised capital for, and launched multiple companies and products, including

      • Redesigning GeoCities, the 4th largest site on the Internet, to increase ad inventory by more than 10,000 times and enable a purchase by Yahoo! for $3.57 billion in stock
      • Enabling to sign 50+ co-branded partnerships including AOL Time Warner, Compaq, NBCi, and Office Depot
      • Launching as the leading community engagement platform for cities and local governments. MindMixer recently secured $4M in funding and works with over 500 cities (including 8 of the top 10 cities by population size)
      • Rebuilding to become the leading next generation site for offering and sourcing intern talent

      John’s clients have included Hilton, GeoCities,, Mota Motors, MindMixer, HotWired/Wired Digital, and many, many more.

      About Coloft Academy

      Coloft Academy offers classes, workshops and courses for tech entrepreneurs in Los Angeles. Topics offered include web/mobile development, user experience, marketing, finance, legal and more. For a list of upcoming classes, visit To automatically get updates, join the mailing list.

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