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Outsourcing Version 1: Advice from a CTO

CTOvision

CTO News Tech AdviceNo offense to software contractors, but given the choice I usually prefer to build software with hired employees. By signing on as employees, engineers demonstrate belief in the mission and commitment to the long-term success of the company. Often I can further align their interests with the company’s through equity as well as the opportunity to “grow […].

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Puppet Names Abby Kearns CTO

DevOps.com

April 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Puppet, the standard for automating the delivery and operation of the software that powers everything around us, today announced Abby Kearns as its CTO. The post Puppet Names Abby Kearns CTO appeared first on DevOps.com. Kearns to Oversee Next Phase of Enterprise Platform Development, Expand Commercial Offerings PORTLAND, Ore.,

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These Cloud Services are CTO Favorites

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Larry is a highly respected CTO delivering consulting services to startups and writes with the credibility that comes from real experience. -bg Advice CTO NewsEditor's note: This post by Larry Cynkin was first published at his Green Bar site. bg In a previous post I looked at how the adoption of not only cloud-based software platforms but ancillary cloud-based services has really taken off, supported […].

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Have you ever thought your product's progress was headed in one direction, and been shocked to see a different story reflected in big picture KPIs like revenue? It can be confusing when customer feedback or metrics like registration or retention are painting a different picture. No matter how sophisticated your analytics are, if you're asking the wrong questions - or looking at the wrong metrics - you're going to have trouble getting answers that can help you. Join Nima Gardideh, CTO of Pearmill, as he demonstrates how to build a strong data culture within your team, so everyone understands which metrics they should actually focus on - and why. Then, he'll explain how you can use your analytics to regularly review progress and successes. Finally, he'll discuss what you should keep in mind when instrumenting your analytics.

OODA Special Report: A CTO’s Perspective on Technology Debt in M&A

CTOvision

CTO News Due Diligence OODA Technical Debt technology due diligenceTechnical due diligence is designed to identify the risks and opportunities of technology, including the technology developed and sold by the firm being evaluated, but also the technology being used […].

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Top CTO Challenges for 2019

SoCal CTO

The LA CTO Forum recently conducted a survey to find out what our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) members saw as their biggest challenges heading into 2019. We received over 250 responses that provides a pretty good insight into the top CTO challenges. Here are the Top CTO Challenges for 2019 sorted based on scaled rating - biggest challenges first

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Everything you need to know about CTO as a service

Cabot Solutions

It is necessary for companies to hire a CTO - a person who is acquainted with the global technological progress and able to address the technical challenges of the company For Startups SMEs operating with low budgets under the pressure of strict timelines CaaS serves as a key to success

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Finding the Route from CTO to CEO

CEO Insider

Making the move from CTO to CEO was a daunting experience for me: after all, I had spent a large part of my career working behind the scenes. Now, I was going to be the face of a company, taking on new responsibilities that encapsulated a whole other realm of leadership than what I had […]. CEO Insider

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Low-Code and RPA With Appian CTO Michael Beckley

DevOps.com

On the eve of the first virtual Appian World, we caught up with Appian founder and CTO Michael Beckley. The post Low-Code and RPA With Appian CTO Michael Beckley appeared first on DevOps.com. Michael spoke to us about low-code and RPA as well as AI and robotics, all being leveraged to help organizations during the COVID-19 crisis. Obviously, given the current situation, developing applications quickly with a minimum of […].

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Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.

CTOvision Named To Top 10 Tech Blogs Every CTO Should Follow

CTOvision

STXNEXT.com has named CTOvision to its list of Top 10 Tech Blogs Every CTO Should Follow. From their write-up: As a CTO, you need to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the tech world. Artificial Intelligence CTO CTOvision Admin NewsFollowing new trends and developments is a must if you don’t want to fall behind the competition. […].

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Information Age Presents A CTO guide: Cyber security best practice tips

CTOvision

CTO Cyber Security NewsLike probably all technologists we keep our own lists of best practices. We have shared them multiple times (but hey here they are again: Crucial Point Cybersecurity Best Practices). But we love staying up with what others think and really enjoyed reading the roundup produced by Information age. They do more than just recap a […].

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Q and A With Dashbird's CTO: Leading and Managing a Developer Team

Dzone - DevOps

Today's interview is with Marek Tihkan, CTO at Dashbird talking all about Dev team leadership and management. devops productivity interview leadership managament serveless ctoHey Marek, so can you tell us how long you’ve been at Dashbird and where you were before?

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CTO-as-a-Service: When your enterprise needs deep technical expertise on demand

CTOvision

CTO CTOvision Admin NewsIn this world of incredible opportunity through digitization but incredibly low unemployment one thing is for sure, your business will have a hard time finding the technology leadership it needs. But in digitization one thing is for sure: Experience Matters! You can put the experienced team of technologists at OODA on your side through our […].

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CTO-as-a-Service: When your enterprise needs deep technical expertise on demand

CTOvision

CTO Cyber Security NewsIn this world of incredible opportunity through digitization but incredibly low unemployment one thing is for sure, your business will have a hard time finding the technology leadership it needs. But in digitization one thing is for sure: Experience Matters! You can put the experienced team of technologists at OODA on your side through our […].

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Outsourcing Version 1: Advice from a CTO

GreenBar

No offense to software contractors, but given the choice I usually prefer to build software with hired employees. By signing on as employees, engineers demonstrate belief in the mission and commitment to the long-term success of the company.

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Startup CTO

SoCal CTO

I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Here are some resources that come from other sources: Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do? Startup Advice: When to Use a Consulting CTO Attracting a CTO to your startup Startup CTO: Could It Work? How I Found a Great CTO We have a CTO, and so can you!

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Coca-Cola Names Alan Boehme CTO, Replacing Jim Scholefield

CTOvision

The Wall Street Journal reported that Coca-Cola has named Alan Boehme as CTO: Mr. Boehme has led Coke’s enterprise architecture, innovation and emerging technologies for the past four years. For more see: Coca-Cola Names Alan Boehme CTO, Replacing Jim Scholefield. It is fantastic seeing The Coca-Cola Company make such a great selection for CTO. The post Coca-Cola Names Alan Boehme CTO, Replacing Jim Scholefield appeared first on CTOvision.com.

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Congrats, And Thanks, To Megan Smith U.S. CTO, Alexander Macgillivray Deputy U.S. CTO

CTOvision

CTO (succeeding Todd Park) and Alexander Macgilliray as Deputy CTO. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) position within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to lead Administration-wide efforts to unleash the power of technology, data, and innovation to help meet our nation’s goals and the needs of our citizens. By Bob Gourley.

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CTO Summit at NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square 18 Dec 2018

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence CTO Cyber Security Events NewsAre you technical and do you manage engineers? Want to learn the latest tips and tricks for building and managing engineering teams from top venture backed CTOs? On Tuesday December 18th, at the Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square, learn from speakers including the CTOs of MongoDB, Meetup, Greenhouse, Grubhub, Mode Analytics and 2U and senior […].

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Cognitio’s Bob Flores, Ex-CIA CTO, Featured in IDG TechWorld Providing Context On the Cyber Threat

CTOvision

Cognitio's Bob Flores, former CTO of the CIA, was just featured in IDG TechWorld providing context on the state of the cyber threat. From the article: The former CTO of America's Central Intelligence Agency , Bob Flores, has said the gravest cyber security threat facing the world is the lack of protection for critical infrastructure and the internet of things – and that it's worth challenging narratives about attacks from nation states that get repeated without criticism.

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Why your CTO Makes or Breaks your Enterprise Mobile Strategy

CTOvision

Why your CTO Makes or Breaks your Enterprise Mobile Strategy. If this is your organization, I have a person to blame – your CTO, and below I’ll explain why. The CTO is the best single most skilled person in the enterprise to make these decisions. There are two scenarios – one where the CTO can use all of the above topics to create fear, uncertainty and doubt in the minds of the enterprise management. You, the CTO are in control of your enterprise mobile strategy.

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What is artificial intelligence? Defining it in business — a CTO guide

CTOvision

Artificial Intelligence CTO NewsIn the dictionary, artificial intelligence is defined as: the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages. In reality, AI is much more complex to understand, leave alone adapting it in your company. It has its benefits and […].

Sponsoring 0111 CTO conference in South Africa

Agile42

The 0111 CTO Conference is on, today 6 February in Johannesburg and Tuesday 12 February in Cape Town We are happy to support an event with 100+ tech & industry leaders on a learning journey with 12+ world class speakers.

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These Cloud Services are CTO Favorites

GreenBar

CTO Favorites and Contenders ​During previous research I conducted a survey of fellow CTOs to quantify their use of cloud services. Also published on CTO Craft.

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VP of Engineering vs CTO, who does what?

BeautifulCode

CTO is the tech guru of the company. VP of Engineering is the Execution machine

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The First Quantum Revolution: Foundational information for the enterprise CTO

CTOvision

Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security News Albert EinsteinBob Gourley. Our report on Naturally Better Security dove deep into ways quantum effects can be leveraged to enhance real world cybersecurity. It was our most popular post in November 2016 and the feedback we received was taken as a signal that we should produce more on what CTOs should know about the quantum world. With this post we are kicking off a series of five pieces that will dive into quantum effects.

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Three attributes a serial technology CEO looks for in a CTO

CTOvision

As a CEO, it can be tough to differentiate between highly-skilled CTO candidates, but viewing potential hires through the lens of these three competencies will […]. Artificial Intelligence Big Data CTO Cyber Security Internet of Things NewsThe Chief Technology Officer is now a core member of any C-suite, and needs to combine the traditional skills of technical know-how with a business-savvy approach and heightened product awareness.

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Startup CTO or Developer

SoCal CTO

I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies. In December 2007, I described how I commonly take on an Acting CTO Role in a Start-up. A good Startup CTO will naturally address these.

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Startup CTO Resources

SoCal CTO

I've posted quite a few things on the topics associated with being a Startup CTO. Here are some resources that come from other sources: Want to Know the Difference Between a CTO and a VP Engineering? Lessons Learned: What does a startup CTO actually do? Startup Advice: When to Use a Consulting CTO Attracting a CTO to your startup Startup CTO: Could It Work? How I Found a Great CTO We have a CTO, and so can you!

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Leon Panetta Warns of Cyber Pearl Harbor: and a CTO gives him a polite earful

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Analysis CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC Computer security Cyberwarfare Hurricane Sandy Leon Panetta Panetta Pearl Harbor Winn Schwartau By Bob Gourley Leon Panetta spoke today at the Symantec government conference in DC. No matter what your politics are, I hope you see this man as a great American who always puts country above himself. I believe that. He has spent his entire adult life proving that. He is a fantastic speaker.

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Former CIA CTO Gus Hunt Joins Venture Capital Firm Artis Ventures’ Board of Advisors

CTOvision

Former CIA CTO Gus Hunt Joins Venture Capital Firm Artis Ventures’ Board of Advisors. former Central Intelligence Agency CTO Gus Hunt made some of the government’s most important technology decisions. By Bob Gourley Editor’s note: Gus is my friend and it is awesome watching his open sharing of ideas create value in the marketplace. The news in the press release below is good for us all. – bg.

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CMO CTO COO Equity and Compensation

SoCal CTO

I know a lot more about CTOs specifically CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011 , Visualization of Startup CTO Equity and Salary Data , Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data , but I've previously written about the issues with Equity for Early Employees in Early Stage Startups. I was just asked about a particular startup situation (seed stage, CMO hire, non-founder) and particularly what compensation and equity is appropriate.

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SaltStack’s CTO on Pandemics, the End of Empires and Software’s Future

The New Stack

How would you explain what’s going on to a CTO, who might have a more general understanding of networks but with less detailed knowledge than an operations manager? The post SaltStack’s CTO on Pandemics, the End of Empires and Software’s Future appeared first on The New Stack. It is too early to determine to what extent our lives will change in the future once the Coronavirus pandemic has run its full course.

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