Code of conduct

Code of Conduct for CTO Summit

For Organizers

As CTO Summit organizers, we seek to provide a respectful, friendly, professional experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, age, race or religion. We do not tolerate any behavior that is degrading to any gender, race, sexual orientation, or disability, or any behavior that would be deemed harassment or discrimination. Individuals are responsible for knowing and abiding by our standards and we encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment. Please report any concerns, suspicious or disruptive activity or behavior to the organizing team, so that we can address the issue immediately. Please contact us by e-mail at


Our values

Throughout each interaction, we aspire to embody and champion the below values:

  • Be friendly and welcoming.
  • Be patient.
  • Be thoughtful. Think about how others will interpret your words.
  • Be respectful and inclusive. Respect differences of opinion.
  • Be open and curious. Assume good intent and interpret others’ statements or questions in good faith.
  • Focus on continuous learning – get better at the things you already know, tackle completely new things, and ask others about their expertise to deepen yours.

In summary: 

  • Treat everyone with respect, kindness, and empathy.
  • Use welcoming and inclusive language.
  • Be thoughtful in how you communicate in person and online.
  • Don’t be destructive or inflammatory.
  • Gracefully accept constructive criticism.
  • Listen with purpose, create space for others’ communication preferences.
  • Reach out to the organizers if you need anything at all.

We share you examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or advances of any kind.
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks.
  • Public or private harassment.
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as an email address, without their explicit permission.

This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and also applies when an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces. 

Examples  of representing our community include using an official e-mail address, posting via an official social media account or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. 

In case you need it, please contact us by e-mail at