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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How Does CTO Academy Compare With The Berkeley CTO Program?

CTO Academy

Why would you choose a CTO Program? The CTO role has emerged in recent years to become a crucial element of the c-suite ensemble. The post How Does CTO Academy Compare With The Berkeley CTO Program? appeared first on CTO Academy. What does a CTO do

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Fractional CTO

SoCal CTO

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A CTO’s Guide to DevOps and its Services

Daffodil Software

As a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of an organization, who is either driving the technology team of a startup or leading IT operations in a megacorp; continuously innovating is the goal.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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Cognos to Power BI Paginated Reports Migration

Deliver insightful, data-driven information across your enterprise with Power BI paginated reports. Explore the advantages that Power BI offers over Cognos and learn how migrating to Power BI can be beneficial to your organization.

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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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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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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Decoding Code Review and Pull Requests - a handbook for Software Engineers and Tech Leads

A complete handbook on implementing a code review culture in your organization. Written by Elaine Watanabe, it's a practical e-book with useful examples and references, and a must-read for all tech teams.

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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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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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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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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E-book: 5 Strategies to Boost Software Deliveries

In this e-book written in partnership with Wesley Zapellini, he shared his vast in Managing Agile Teams. Finally, someone summarized in 5 practical strategies on how to improve any software development workflow. Real-life examples, charts, and graphs!

What If You Don't Want To Be a Developer Anymore? w/ CTO Connection's Peter Bell

Dzone - DevOps

community podcast career advice career advancement tech talks engineering management career change career path cto optionsIt used to be that in order to make your parents proud you had to go into management. Then along came the self-contained IC career path.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Top Engineering Leaders Build High-Performance Teams That Deliver Results

The primary responsibilities of Engineering Leadership - essentially, VPs of Engineering and CTOs - are building high-performance teams and delivering high-quality products on time, which together drive business results.

Fractional CTO for a Startup: How It Works

Mobilunity

CTO stands for the Chief Technology Officer, a C-level business executive. However, not every company can or needs to have a full-time CTO, and fractional CTO services are on the rise. Who Is a Fractional CTO. Cases When a Company Needs Fractional CTO/CPO.

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How to Find and Hire Interim CTO for Your Company

Mobilunity

CTO services can help you here. Yet, you cannot do without the CTO if you require the introduction of exceptional technologies that fully represent the spirit of your organization. But don’t worry: businesses have an excellent option to hire an interim 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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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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More Effective Agile Leadership

Speaker: Steve McConnell, CEO, Construx Software

In this talk, Steve McConnell, CEO of Construx Software, distills hundreds of companies’-worth of real-world experience into the proven Agile leadership practices that work best. Steve will seamlessly thread together traditional approaches, early Agile approaches, modern Agile approaches, and the principles and context that underlie them all—creating an invaluable resource for Agile leaders, their teams, and their organizations.