Fractional CTO

SoCal CTO

Almost all software-enabled startups do not require a full-time CTO, and their CEO should be using a fractional CTO and/or technical advisors. I get at least one email each week from startup CEOs who are looking for a CTO. A full-time CTO in an early-stage company?

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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.

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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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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?

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Build Product Progress with a Strong Data Culture

Speaker: Nima Gardideh, CTO, Pearmill

Stories From KubeCon With Jason McGee, CTO, IBM Cloud Platform

Dzone - DevOps

Jason McGee, IBM Cloud Platform CTO. First an apology, it has taken me months to get these KubeCon interviews published. Life, as it always does, got in the way. Each is likely to be two parts, a general interview, then a dive into a tool mentioned.

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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

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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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?

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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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Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

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!

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Cloud Foundry’s CTO on What Partnerships Mean Today for Open Source

The New Stack

To wit, during a podcast hosted by The New Stack’s Joab Jackson, managing editor, at the Cloud Foundry Summit North America last week in Philadelphia Cloud Foundry CTO Chip Childers had a lot to say. Cloud Foundry sponsored this podcast.

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.

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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!

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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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CTO Salary and Equity Trends 2009-2011

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners - a go to resource here in LA for recruiting C-level positions at startups - was nice enough to compile some data again this year (see last year's Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data ). CTO salaries are escalating quickly.

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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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Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on Start CTO Salary and Equity at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. You can find a public Google Spreadsheet with the data: CTO Equity Compensation Google Spreadsheet.

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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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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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Los Angeles CTO / VP Engineering Job Searches

SoCal CTO

As the organizer of the LA CTO Forum , I get lots of inquiries by job seekers and people looking for CTO / VP Engineering talent. What I’ve not written as much about is what to do if you are a CTO looking for your next opportunity – especially in Los Angeles.

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Great Managers Empower Through Intrinsic Motivation – A Conversation With the Founder of CTO Connection

Gitprime

But successfully managing engineers doesn’t require reinventing the wheel, says Peter Bell, Senior Director at the Flatiron School / WeWork and Founder of CTO Connection (the organization that hosts the CTO Summits ). The post Great Managers Empower Through Intrinsic Motivation – A Conversation With the Founder of CTO Connection appeared first on Gitprime. GitPrime elevates engineering leadership with objective data.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. I've organized the LA CTO Forum (a private group of 150+ CTOs in Los Angeles) for 10+ years.

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Startup CTO Speaking

SoCal CTO

So, here goes: Dr. Tony Karrer Over the past 15 years, Tony has been a part-time CTO for more than 30 startups. Most notably, he was the original CTO for eHarmony for its first four years making him partly responsible for more than 4% of the marriages every year. Select Startup CTO Speaking Topics Ten Lessons from Working on 30+ Startups Over the Past 15 Years Tony looks back over his experience working with startups and extracts elements that have led to success or failure.

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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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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. By Bob Gourley.

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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. For more see: Ex-CIA CTO: don’t believe everything you hear about hacking. Bob Gourley.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services. In talking with a colleague who also does Acting CTO work, he said that he also does this kind of free consulting sessions and offered to help me if I didn't have enough time - which sometimes happens. So, I wanted to use this post to make it official - we are offering free startup CTO consulting sessions.

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Portworx CTO Gou Rao: PX-Enterprise 2.0 Followed the ‘Big Shift’ to the Cloud

The New Stack

The post Portworx CTO Gou Rao: PX-Enterprise 2.0 Portworx sponsored this podcast.

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Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions

SoCal CTO

I talk to roughly 2 or 3 new startups every week who need advice from an experienced CTO. Of course, I provide part-time CTO services. In talking with a colleague who also does Acting CTO work, he said that he also does this kind of free consulting sessions and offered to help me if I didn't have enough time - which sometimes happens. So, I wanted to use this post to make it official - we are offering free startup CTO consulting sessions.

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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. Sunil Thomas.

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Hiring a CTO for Your Startup

SoCal CTO

Several people have recently come to me to help them source and/or hire full-time CTOs for their startup having found me through my post that looks at: Startup CTO Salary and Equity Data. I've organized the LA CTO Forum (a private group of 150+ CTOs in Los Angeles) for 10+ years.

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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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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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Lead Developer to CTO at a Startup

SoCal CTO

I seem to encounter a lot of people who want to attach a CTO label to me as I'm the only programmer on the founding team of three. While I do fill that role at the moment, I'm a little hesitant to refer to myself as a CTO as we still haven't launched a product, acquired a single user, or turned or a penny in profit. I've previously addressed the role of a CTO in early-stages in my post Startup CTO or Developer. Result => "We need to bring in a CTO."

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CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies

SoCal CTO

Todd Gitlin of Safire Partners was nice enough to compile some data on CTO Equity and Compensation at Venture Backed Companies for the LA CTO Forum and present last year. You can find a public Google Spreadsheet with the data: CTO Equity Compensation Google Spreadsheet.

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