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#75 Ryan Aylward - CTO of Glassdoor
Oct 17 • 37 min
Today we are talking to Ryan, the CTO of Glassdoor. And we discuss learning other dimensions outside of technology. Why trust is one of the most important things at the senior level, and how Ryan spends his day empowering people, gathering information,…
#74 Nic Di Iorio - CTO of XO Group
Oct 10 • 43 min
Today we are talking to Nic Di Iorio, the CTO of XO Group. And we discuss the transition from Individual Contributor to Leader, Making the most out of the resources you have. And getting people to follow you by sharing as much as you can and empowering at…
#73 Andy Sen - CTO of AppDirect
Oct 3 • 46 min
Today we are talking to Andy Sen, the CTO of AppDirect, and we discuss Being accountable to yourself, AppDirect’s platform for innovation and why individual ownership is one of the core values at their company. All of this right here, right now, on the…
#72 Prashant Pandey - Head of Engineering at Asana
Sep 27 • 49 min
Today we are talking to Prashant, the Head of Engineering at Asana. And we discuss the importance of setting context as a leader, Structuring engineering teams to ensure speed with a high degree of quality, and how Asana’s all hands events help shape…
#71 Peter Zornio - CTO of Emerson Automation Solutions
Sep 24 • 56 min
Today we are talking to Peter Zornio, the CTO of Emerson Automation Solutions. And we discuss the connection between Information technology and Operational Technology, The future of Automation, and why software developers are not ditch diggers. All of…
#70 Leonid Movsesyan - VP of Engineering at Cadre
Sep 19 • 40 min
Today we are talking to Leonid Movsesyan, the VP of Engineering at Cadre. And we discuss Data driven approaches to decision making, why speed is key when having tough conversations and how practicing great calendar habits can help you to avoid losing a…
#69 Art Hu - CIO of Lenovo
Sep 14 • 57 min
Today we are talking to Art Hu the CIO of Lenovo and we discuss Lenovo’s transition from product centric to customer centric, creating an environment where your people are empowered, and redefining what hands on means as you progress into leadership All…
#68 Bob Worrall - CIO of Juniper Networks
Sep 5 • 43 min
Today we are talking to Bob Worrall, the CIO of Juniper Networks. And we discuss articulating the bare essentials to sell your vision, being energized by hard problems, and embracing the unknown to grow as a leader. All of this, right here, right now, on…
#67 Pat Wilbur - CTO of Hologram.io
Sep 5 • 40 min
Today we are talking to Pat Wilbur the cto of Hologram.io and we discuss the future of 5g what it means for the consumer market, the importance of bringing an in house designer as quickly as possible, and what steps are needed to address IoT security. All…
#66 Andy Fang - CTO of DoorDash
Aug 29 • 48 min
Today we are talking to Andy Fang, the CTO of Door Dash and we discuss how they took a small startup at Stanford and grew it to a company valued at 1.4 billion dollars. Having an open mind to be aware of what you don’t know. And how to celebrate the…
#65 Dzenis Softic - CTO of Clickbooth
Aug 29 • 52 min
Today we are talking to Dzenis Softic, the CTO of Clickbooth and we discuss creating an ecosystem to promote growth, challenges many companies are facing with the implementation of GDPR, and the reasons he believes we are still a ways off with Self…
#64 - Sunil Singh CTO of GlobalLogic
Aug 22 • 59 min
Today we are talking to Sunil Singh, the CTO of GlobalLogic, and we discuss, the digital transformation and what it means for companies around the world, surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you, and why it’s important to be open and…
#63 Rob Dufalo - CTO of defi SOLUTIONS
Aug 22 • 53 min
Today we are talking to Rob Dufalo, the CTO of defi SOLUTIONS, and we discuss investing in yourself and the people around you, creating a successful remote culture that works, and how empowering your team keeps morale high and promotes growth. All of…
#62 Kyle Malady CTO of Verizon
Aug 15 • 35 min
Today we are talking to Kyle, the CTO of Verizon, and we discuss what it takes to motivate your team, Verizon’s push to deploy 5g, and how they are using Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics to enhance the customer experience. All of this, right…
#61 Lachlan MacDonald - CEO of MOVA Project
Aug 15 • 35 min
Today we are talking to Lachlan, the CEO of Mova Project. And we discuss the disruptive nature of blockchain, Gaining trust and credibility through leading by example, and how focusing on people can be the key to success All of this, right here, right now…
#60 Yasir Anwar - CTO of William Sonoma Inc
Aug 8 • 36 min
Today we are talking to Yasir Anwar, the CTO of Williams Sonoma. And we discuss their exciting developments with AR and VR, creating an outcome based culture , and making sure your investments align with your passion to achieve success
#59 Dennis Amorosano SVP & GM at Canon
Aug 1 • 53 min
Today we are talking to Dennis Amorosano, the Senior Vice President and General Manager at Canon Information & Imaging Solutions. And we discuss their role in creating the office of the future, How Canon is doing so much more than creating cameras and…
#58 Niklas Helgesson - CTO of NA-KD
Aug 1 • 41 min
Today we are talking to Niklas the CTO of NA-KD and we discuss setting core values for your team to work and live by, sticking up for your team so that they don’t get micromanaged by another department, and learning from your experience and mistakes to…
#57 Trey Connell - CTO of ePublishing
Jul 23 • 39 min
Today we are talking to Trey Connell, the CTO of ePublishing. And we discuss chasing a business model rather than chasing the money, overcoming failure, and creating a remote culture where everyone feels part of the family. All of this, right here, right…
#56 Fred Sadaghiani CTO of Sift Science
Jul 13 • 56 min
Today we are talking to Fred, the CTO of Sift Science. And we discuss scaling a business through the engineering lens, Advice for companies going through an acquisition, and why embracing failure can be the key to success. All of this, right here, right…
# 55 Ben O’Donnell CTO of BIMobject
Jul 4 • 57 min
Today we are talking to Ben O’Donnell, the CTO of BIMobject. And we discuss his journey from Architect to CTO, the need for innovation and disruption in the construction industry, and his experience using LeaderBits to grow his people All of this, right…
#54 Nir Eyal - Best Selling Author and UX Expert
Jun 27 • 39 min
Today we are talking to Near the best selling author of Hooked: how to build habit forming products. And we discuss: what it takes to make a habit forming products, how it’s not always the best technology that wins in the end, and acts of traction vs…
#53 Kevin Scott CTO of Microsoft
Jun 21 • 47 min
Today we are talking to Kevin Scott, the CTO of Microsoft. And we discuss the resurgence in computer architecture, his optimism when it comes to the future of AI and Microsoft’s intelligent edge and intelligent cloud initiative. All of this , right here,…
#52 Dave Isbitski Chief Evangelist - Amazon Alexa
Jun 15 • 72 min
Today we are talking to Dave Isbitski, the Chief Evangelist for Alexa at Amazon, and we discuss leading through influence rather than authority, using technology to make a meaningful impact and how to stay curious by being passionate about learning All of…
#51 Marco Sylvestre CTO of Venzee
Jun 5 • 53 min
Today we are talking to Marco the CTO and Co-Founder of Venzee. And we discuss making the transition from Startup to Enterprise, how to avoid getting caught up by the newest shiny object, and if it’s the CTOs responsibility to maintain the quality of the…
#50 Cody Sanford CIO at T-Mobile
Jun 1 • 37 min
Today we are talking to Cody Sanford, the CIO of T-Mobile. And we discuss the future of 5g, how T-mobile is using Alexa, and why it’s all about the people when building a technology product. All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast
#49 Chad Fowler - CTO at Microsoft’s Startup Advocacy
May 30 • 50 min
Today we are talking to Chad Fowler, the CTO of Microsoft’s Startup Advocacy. And we discuss what it means to be venture funded, common mistakes founders make and how to avoid them, and how you can become an expert on a subject through the process of…
#48 Kit Colbert - CTO of VMware’s Cloud Platform
May 25 • 56 min
Today we are talking to Kit Colbert, the CTO of VMware’s Cloud Platform Business Unit. And we discuss the difference between invention and innovation, changing your mindset when you transition from engineer to leader, and when it’s okay to take on…
#47 Michael Waters CTO of Duuzra
May 23 • 57 min
Today we are talking to Michael Waters, the CTO of Duuzra and we discuss, when to be afraid of Artificial intelligence, how blockchain is being used in government elections and the blurred line between public and private data. All of this right here,…
#46 Eddie Satterly CEO of DataNexus
May 16 • 39 min
Today we are talking to Eddie Satterly, the CEO of Data Nexus. And we discuss the importance of hiring developers who interested in the technology you are creating, surrounding yourself with people who always want to learn more, and the funny story of how…
#45 Jon Bach Founder and CTO of Puget Systems
May 8 • 44 min
Today we are talking to Jon Bach, the Founder and CTO of Puget Systems. And we discuss Crafting Company Culture, why they are a computer company with no computers on their homepage, and Jon gives some advice to young entrepreneurs looking to break in to…
#44 Andy Budd Founder of ClearLeft
May 3 • 37 min
Today we are talking to Andy Budd, the founder of ClearLeft. And we discuss bridging the gap between designers and technologists, the rise of DesignOps and its comparisons to DevOps, and how great design can take your product to the next level. All of…
#43 Brendan Kohler CTO of Sentenai
Apr 25 • 49 min
Today we are talking to Brendan, the CTO of Sentenai. And we discuss having a diverse set of viewpoints within your company, building a recruitment process that is self sustaining and saving time by keeping your development processes in house. All of…
#42 Miguel Gamino CTO of New York City
Apr 20 • 24 min
Today we are talking to Miguel Gamino, the CTO of New York City. And we discuss taking a people centric approach to technology, how New York’s Smart City aims to set an example for the rest of the world, and the importance of having a free and open…
#41 Chris Ridenour CTO of Cladwell
Apr 4 • 35 min
Today we are talking to Chris Ridenour, the CTO of Cladwell. And we discuss the differences between a lead developer and CTO, his journey and experience on the Startup Bus, and the importance of having the entire company work towards a common goal. All of…
#40 Brad Brown CTO of Onemata
Mar 30 • 30 min
Today we are talking to Brad Brown, the CTO of Onemata (oh-nee-mah-tah). And we discuss using data to find your tribe, How Brad was ahead of his time with Independent Nation, and why it’s better to get money from customers over investors. All of this,…
#39 Elan Feingold CTO of Plex TV
Mar 26 • 39 min
Today we are talking to Elan Feingold, the CTO and Co-Founder of Plex TV. And we discuss delegating responsibilities to the team while still remaining involved, how hiring a product manager is like sending your kid off to school, and cultivating an…
#38 Rich Palmer CTO of Gravyty
Mar 23 • 46 min
Today we are talking to Rich Palmer, the CTO and Co-Founder of Gravyty. And we discuss using artificial intelligence for philanthropic purposes, how the quest for AI dominance is the new space race, and the humanization of technology versus the…
#37 Neil Patel Co-founder of Kissmetrics
Mar 21 • 19 min
Today we are talking to Neil Patel, The Co-founder of Kissmetrics and New York Times best selling author, and we discuss how frustration led him to establish a marketing empire, the importance of leveraging in person relationships to grow your brand, and…
#36 Robert Rose Founder of The Content Advisory
Mar 19 • 37 min
Today we are talking to Robert Rose, Founder of The Content Advisory. And we discuss, cutting through the noise when everyone is fighting for attention , delivering content that builds trust, and the importance of patience when running on a lean budget.…
#35 Anthony Delgado CTO of Fownders
Mar 16 • 44 min
Today we are talking to Anthony Delgado, the CTO of Fownders. And we discuss learning to code as a result of entrepreneurial ambitions, how Fownders grew from an accelerator to an online community with over 3000 active companies, and how Anthony went…
#34 Levi Nunnink CTO of Droplr
Mar 14 • 52 min
Today we are talking to Levi, the Founder and CTO of Droplr. And we discuss the journey from team member to company leader, the importance of soft skills when managing diverse teams, and speaking up to combat depression in the Startup community. All of…
#33 Desi McAdam CTO of Nanno
Mar 12 • 30 min
Today we are talking to Desi McAdam, the CTO of Nanno. And we discuss the importance of staying lean during the early stages of product development, managing the co-founder relationship, and the dangers of building a product too fast. All of this, right…
#32 Sam Silverstein Accountability Expert & Leadership Speaker
Mar 8 • 40 min
Today we are talking to Sam Silverstein, an Accountability Expert & Leadership Speaker. We discuss the origin of the Accountability Movement, the three pieces of information team members need to stay motivated, and structuring teams to create momentum All…
#31 Brian Balfour CEO and Founder of Reforge
Mar 6 • 51 min
Today we are talking to Brian Balfour, the CEO and Co-Founder of Reforge. And we discuss what it means to develop a frontier skillset, how positive customer feedback fuels our fire, and what not to do when growing a business. All of this, right here,…
#30 Noah Labhart CTO of Veryable
Mar 2 • 39 min
Today we are talking to Noah, the CTO of Veryable. And we discuss the CTOs role in product growth, representing your brand by plugging yourself in as a thought leader, and we provide the answer to the question everyone is dying to know: Will Elon Musk…
#29 Brian Powell Director of Engineering at Tangram Flex
Feb 28 • 37 min
Today we are talking to Brian Powell, The Director Of Engineering at Tangram Flex and we discuss - lessons learned from previous startups, cutting through the noise when launching a product and the core principles of prototyping for production. All of…
#28 Mike Wang CTO of Bowtie
Feb 26 • 37 min
Today we are talking to Mike Wang, the CTO of Bowtie and we discuss the evolution of AI chat systems, involving customers in product development and our plan to defeat future AI Overlords All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast.
#27 David Houle World Renowned Futurist and Speaker
Feb 21 • 45 min
Today we are talking to David Houle, a renowned futurist and speaker and we discuss Machine learning, The future of programming and the Integration of technology with humanity. All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast.
#26 Jacob Boudreau CTO and CoFounder of STORD
Feb 20 • 59 min
Today we are talking to Jacob, the CTO and Co-Founder of STORD. We discuss Jacob being Featured in INC and Forbes 30 under 30, How to position yourself as an authority, and keeping your customers close to the product. All of this right here, right now on…
#25 Patrick Turner CTO of Small Footprint
Feb 19 • 38 min
Today we are talking to Patrick Turner, the CTO at Small Footprint. And we discuss DevOps, Culture Hacks, Product Strategy and how he geeks out over home automation. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast.
#24 Abram Isola CTO of Inkit
Feb 16 • 43 min
Today we are talking to Abram, the CTO and Co-Founder of Inkit. And we discuss the sexy parts of Direct Mail, being a young entrepreneur, and owning mistakes. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast.
#23 Arnie Kuenn CEO of Vertical Measures
Feb 15 • 51 min
Today we are talking to Arnie Kuenn, the CEO of Vertical Measures. We brought Arnie in to bring marketing value to our CTO’s. We discuss his Hub and Spoke Model to drive customers where you want them. The importance of looking active and execution of a…
#22 Peter Cooper of Cooper Press
Feb 9 • 61 min
Today we are talking to Peter Cooper the Founder of Cooper Press. We discuss how he went from a simple blog to the largest developer publication on earth, How Microsoft is creating developer content to dominate the next generation, and how every company…
#21 Ben CTO of Obsidian Security
Feb 8 • 46 min
Today we are talking to Ben Johnson the CTO of Obsidian Security. We discuss the Equifax and Target data breech, The art of picking a cofounder, and how Ben sells the company vision as the CTO. All of this Right here, Right now on the Modern CTO Podcast.
#20 Rand Fishkin CoFounder of Moz
Feb 7 • 36 min
Today we are talking to Rand Fishkin the Co Founder of Moz. We discuss how he got his nickname “Wizard of Moz”, the future of SEO, and his new book Lost and Founder. All of this Right here, Right now on the Modern CTO Podcast.
#19 Miles CTO of InKind Capital
Feb 2 • 52 min
Today we are talking to Miles CTO of InKind Capital. We talk about how technology is changing your restaurant experience, how he communicates with his CEO and how Miles is giving back to the startup community. All of this right here right now on the…
#18 Mike Anderson CTO of PTR Group
Feb 1 • 64 min
Capcom - Today we are talking to Mike Anderson CTO PTR Group. We talk about how he puts objects into space, we talk robots, Elon musk, Linus, embedded systems and the next generation of roboticist. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO…
#17 Christian CTO of Equibit
Jan 31 • 74 min
Today we are talking to Christian Saucier CTO of Equibit, We talk about how John McAfee is entering the Crypto space. Why he’s scared of Alexa, and how blockchain is killing the middle man. All of this right here right now on the Modern CTO Podcast.
# 16 Coding Influencers - Ms Brandy Morgan
Jan 30 • 36 min
Today we are talking to @MsBrandyMorgan from instagram. This episode is a part of a special series when we went out and found the most influential developers around. She’s one of the most motivated engineers I have met, a Google keynote speaker, and she’s…
#15 Coding Influencers - Coding Blonde
Jan 26 • 36 min
Today we are talking to Masha or as she’s known on instagram, @codingblonde. In this episode is a part of a special series when we went out and found the most influential developers on Instagram. We talk about women in tech, her time working at YouTube…
#14 Roger Obando CTO of Baker Technologies
Jan 25 • 50 min
Today we are talking to Roger CTO of Baker Technologies. We discuss acting fast in an emerging market, advancements in cannabis tech and much more. Catch Roger at Tech on Broadway this Saturday in Los Angeles. All of this right here right now on the…
#13 Stefan Poulsen CTO of iPaper
Jan 19 • 49 min
Today we are talking to Stefan, the CTO of iPaper. We talk about hijacking high end electric cars, security issues with your tea kettle, and how to let someone go gracefully. {tea kettle noise} Jake the episode is ready! Right here, right now on the…
#12 Giannis CTO / CoFounder of PollFish
Jan 17 • 40 min
Today we are talking to Giannis CTO and Co-Founder of PollFish. We discuss how his company predicted Brexit, their play for SDK dominance in the gaming industry, and dealing with hyper growth inside their engineering and sales teams. All of this, right…
#11 Mark Flood CTO / Founder of Origin.gg
Jan 17 • 59 min
Today we are talking to Mark Flood, CTO and Founder of Origin a company in the Esports space. We discuss identifying and bringing value into a market, the billion dollar growth of video games as a spectators sport, and how Gary V is sometimes my spirit…
#10 Brunno Attorre CTO/CoFounder At Uru
Jan 12 • 54 min
Today we are talking to Brunno the CTO at Uru. You won’t believe what they are doing with machine learning. We talk about the struggles of learning to manage people and speak up when going from developer to CTO. We got a question from the FB livestream…
#9 Marty Cagan - Best Selling Author - Inspired - How To Create Products Customers Love
Jan 12 • 60 min
Today we are talking to Marty Cagan THE most influential tech product leader of our time. HP, Netscape, Ebay, Adobe - Best selling author of Inspired - How to create products customers love. Marty started as a developer CTO and then full on product god.…
#8 Karl Hughes CTO The Graide Network
Jan 10 • 43 min
Today we are talking to Karl Hughes, CTO of The Graide Network. We discuss the next generation of coding influencers. His upcoming talk this week at code smash and his responsibilities as CTO. Karl was a fantastic interview packed with value. Right here…
#7 Ryan Singer Head of Strategy at Basecamp
Jan 10 • 51 min
Today we have on the show Ryan Singer, the head of strategy at Basecamp. We discuss UI/UX and how to make sure that product provides value directly to the customer. We also get inside SCOOP on how basecamp runs their six week development cycle. Ryan and I…
Weekly Update 1 - Basecamp’s Ryan Singer live stream coming soon watch now on fb page
Jan 5 • 2 min
While recording the first weekly update, the power went out. Watch the video on our FB page. Basecamp’s Ryan Singer was on We talked to Kyle Hughes speaking at codemash next week. First ever live streamed, and how we saved money doing it. Posted first…
#6 Andrew Ward CTO MODL
Jan 5 • 70 min
Today we talk to Andrew Ward the CTO of MODL. We talk about What makes great leaders, machine learning, asking for feedback and much more.
#5 Derek Johnson CTO Lawlytics
Jan 2 • 48 min
Todays episode of Modern CTO we talk with Derek Johnson. Derek is the CTO and Co Founder of LawLytics, a legal software company. They are absolutely knocking it out of the park. Let me break this down for you. Derek and his co-founder self funded and…
#4 Doug Woodrow CTO Knightspeed Moving
Dec 20, 2017 • 73 min
Today’s episode of the Modern CTO Podcast, Joel talks to Doug Woodrow. He’s early in his CTO career but looks to be one of the most promising CTO’s to look out for. He is the CTO of Knightspeed which is a company that is looking to change the moving game.…
#3 Don Pawlowski CTO of University Tees
Dec 20, 2017 • 48 min
This episode of the Modern CTO Podcast felt like I was chatting to a long lost friend. Don Pawlowski is the CTO University Tees who are the industry leaders to providing custom t-shirts to college students. We discuss hiring the right people, our wives,…
#2 Ellin Tolstov CTO of level.travel
Dec 14, 2017 • 35 min
Today’s episode is with Ellin Tolstov – the CTO of Level.Travel – the Expedia of Russia. A wide array of topics covered in this discussion with everything from Artificial Intelligence and momentum, Electricity, Failure, Cryptocurrency and React Native…
#1 Adrian Djura CTO of Eipix Entertainment
Dec 9, 2017 • 28 min
Today’s episode is with Adrian Djura who is the CTO of Eipix Entertainment. Adrian went in with no venture money and began as a co-founder of Eipix Entertainment. He then used the money from their first contract making their video game to bootstrap their…