Becoming a CTO

Puppies, Flowers, Rainbows and Kittens

They are a director of engineering at a midsize startup and just got their first headhunter inquiry for a CTO role. My goal is to provide some insight and advice for those interested in someday becoming a CTO. I’ve been a CTO for five and a half years.

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Transposit Survey Shows DevOps’ Impact on CIO, CTO Relationship

DevOps.com

As a C-level role, ‘CTO’ first gained traction in the wake of the dot com […]. The post Transposit Survey Shows DevOps’ Impact on CIO, CTO Relationship appeared first on DevOps.com.

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A CTO’s Perspective on Finding, Evaluating and Mitigating Technology Debt during Due Diligence Assessments

CTOvision

In this presentation, OODA CTO Bob Gourley provides insights on technology debt in due diligence based on a career spent evaluating the business impact of technology. CTO News Due Diligence OODA

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What E-Commerce Performance Metrics Are CTOs Monitoring?

In this eBook, Danny Miles, CTO of Dollar Shave Club, reveals an efficient framework for thinking about and prioritizing the performance metrics that matter most to him, providing a blueprint for fellow e-commerce CTOs to follow as they evaluate their own business.

Top CIO and CTO Trends to Watch in 2022

Radixweb

In the Chinese language, there’s … Continue reading Top CIO and CTO Trends to Watch in 2022 → Emerging Technologies ArticlePhew!! The 2021 year has been a watershed moment for the software industry.

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CTO Leadership, In So Many Words ………… #1 Curiosity

CTO Academy

The post CTO Leadership, In So Many Words ………… #1 Curiosity appeared first on CTO Academy. CTO CTO skills CTO Training How to become a CTO How to be a CTOWhat makes the difference in leaders?

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The CTO and The MBA … a history of coming together!

CTO Academy

Whilst a traditional MBA was historically of little interest to the CTO that has changed as the world becomes ever more consumed by automation and tech leaders need to broaden their skill set. The post The CTO and The MBA … a history of coming together!

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What is the average CTO salary in India?

CTO Academy

India is an economic powerhouse and the CTO is at the heart of their growth. But what is the average CTO salary in India? How do you improve your market value as CTO? The post What is the average CTO salary in India? appeared first on CTO Academy.

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CTO Leadership, In So Many Words … #2 Self

CTO Academy

Being a CTO is much easier (or at least less challenging) when working on something you love rather than a motivation driven by less intrinsic factors, pressures or rewards. The post CTO Leadership, In So Many Words … #2 Self appeared first on CTO Academy.

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How To Design Your Next Roadmap with Data-Driven Pit Stops Masterclass

Speaker: Sonia Singhal, Product Manager at eBay

These days, a simple A/B test can seem to incorporate the whole alphabet, making the data you worked so hard for impossible to incorporate and creating a nightmare for the CTO in charge. Sonia Singhal, Product Manager at eBay, has seen this all too often and knows just how to help you generate value from your information by developing the perfect data-driven roadmap.

4 Reasons You Won’t Get That CTO Job …

CTO Academy

What will stop you getting that dream CTO job? The post 4 Reasons You Won’t Get That CTO Job … appeared first on CTO Academy. CTO Career Path CTO Interview CTO career path CTO interview CTO jobsOur Head of Careers has some ideas.

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Vinay Sridhara, CTO of Balbix, on Invisible Battles and Hidden Figures

CTOvision

Read Vinay Sridhara, CTO of Balbix explain why it is important to keep track of cybersecurity trends and how Balbix is developing new-age cybersecurity tools on Security Boulevard: If you […].

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7 Steps to Become an Effective CTO

CTO Academy

The post 7 Steps to Become an Effective CTO appeared first on CTO Academy. CTO skills CTO academy Leadership trainingDefine vision for your future by goal setting When it comes to setting goals, many people fall victim to the “goal-setting paradox.”

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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.

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How Can We Stop Under Utilizing a Key User Experience Champion?

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

As the CTO, it is your job to determine how to implement these important features. Join Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant as he discusses how to pivot to a customer-first culture through planning and execution.

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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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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Accidental CTO, Reflections on Before and Since

CTO Academy

I have tried to detail in this blog specific changes in my role as I took on this new status as CTO and the challenges I personally faced. The post Accidental CTO, Reflections on Before and Since appeared first on CTO Academy. Accidental CTO

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Accidental CTO, Reflections on Before and After

CTO Academy

I have tried to detail in this blog specific changes in my role as I took on this new status as CTO and the challenges I personally faced. The post Accidental CTO, Reflections on Before and After appeared first on CTO Academy. Accidental CTO

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Your Team's Pragmatic Guide to Security

Speaker: Naresh Soni, CTO, Tsunami XR

The pandemic has led to new data vulnerabilities, and therefore new cybersecurity threats. As technology leaders, it's time to rethink some of your product security strategies. Whether you need to rework your security architecture, improve performance, and/or deal with new threats, this webinar has you covered.

What does a Startup CTO do anyway?

CTO Academy

CTO jobs are pretty nebulous at best, what a CTO does is ill defined and never well understood, we're lots of different things to lots of different people. The post What does a Startup CTO do anyway? appeared first on CTO Academy. Startup CTO

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These Cloud Services are CTO Favorites

CTOvision

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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Diary of an Accidental CTO, Part 4

CTO Academy

“Identify your daily radar” Another diary instalment from our great friend Mostafa Khattab, based in Dubai and experiencing at first hand the challenges faced by someone dropped into a CTO role ahead of their planned schedule aka The Accidental CTO. Accidental CTO

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Diary of An Accidental CTO … Team Member to Team Manager

CTO Academy

The post Diary of An Accidental CTO … Team Member to Team Manager appeared first on CTO Academy. Accidental CTOSuddenly as I stepped into a tech leadership role i was facing unknowns where my decisions would impact directly on my team and how effective they and I could be.

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Success Story: Swiss Insurtech Company Hires a Remote CTO from Ukraine

Read a story of a Swiss Insurtech startup which successfully extended their remote development team in Ukraine to 15 people and found their perfect CTO to manage their software development team.

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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Why the CTO must emerge as the Connective Tissue Officer

Dots and Bridges

He discusses the traits, skills, and passion that every CTO should have to succeed – whether as an enabler for a smart city, protecting critical infrastructure security, or solving the digital workplace puzzle.

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The New York CTO Connection/Nasdaq Startup CTO Summit is back! Use CTOvision discount code

CTOvision

On Tuesday November 1st at Nasdaq Marketsite in Times Square CTO Connection is hosting the New York Startup CTO Summit (15th event globally in the last 2 years). Much more info available at https://www.ticketbase.com/ events/2016-new-york-nasdaq- cto-summit - use discount code of ctovision to get 40% off any tickets! As a reminder, the CTO summits are single day day, single track events where engineering leaders come to connect with and learn from their peers.

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10 Steps for CTO`s to Improve Their Critical Thinking Skills

CTO Academy

A CTO needs to be able to reason, understand and solve […]. The post 10 Steps for CTO`s to Improve Their Critical Thinking Skills appeared first on CTO Academy. CTO skills CTO academy CTO leadership

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The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek and Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you as a CTO can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

Diary of an Accidental CTO: The Art of Context Switching

CTO Academy

As a CTO there's multiple projects to juggle with on a day-to-day basis so you need to master the art of context switching. The post Diary of an Accidental CTO: The Art of Context Switching appeared first on CTO Academy. Accidental CTO

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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.

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Former Google Energy CTO Joins AI Startup Olea Edge Analytics

DevOps.com

The post Former Google Energy CTO Joins AI Startup Olea Edge Analytics appeared first on DevOps.com. AUSTIN, Texas—May 4, 2021—Olea Edge Analytics, an intelligent edge computing platform for the water utility industry, today announced the addition of Ben Wilson as Chief Operating Officer.

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10 CTO Tools Every Tech Leader Should Be Using (Updated 2021)

CloudZero

Managing technology isn't your only responsibility as a CTO. You could be the CIO, Digital Enabler, Data Officer, and Engineering Leader all rolled up into one, whether you work at a startup, scaleup, or enterprise.

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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.

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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Swiss-Based Company’s Remote CTO from Ukraine Celebrates His Anniversary

Mobilunity

Less than a year after that, after he proved to be a perfect match to the client’s needs, mentality, and expectations, he got a promotion to the Client’s company CTO role. Building any teams, both onsite and offshore, I myself put processes into the basis of the foundation.

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HIT Infrastructure: Perspective from a Field Sales CTO

Nutanix

After spending almost a decade working in Healthcare IT with my sleeves rolled up as a CTO, I witnessed firsthand the intensity of the challenges that face HIT

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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Product Transformation: Adapting Your Solutions for Cloud Models

Speaker: Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant

In order to maintain a competitive advantage, CTOs and product managers are shifting their products to the cloud. Many do this by simply replicating their current architectures in the cloud. Those previous architectures, which were optimized for transactional systems, aren't well-suited for the new age of AI. Whether you're a seasoned CTO or an industry trailblazer, this webinar will help make your product ready to meet the competition by adopting an architecture that is optimized for AI innovation. Join Ahmad Jubran, Cloud Product Innovation Consultant, and learn how to adapt your solutions for cloud models the right way.