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#141 Michael Concannon - VP of Technology at American Express
Dec 11 • 56 min
Today we are talking to Michael Concannon, the Vice President of Technology at American Express. And we discuss the benefits of connecting your team to the customer, understanding that time management doesn’t just happen, and ways to get your team to ask…
#140 Rob Eleveld - CEO at Ekata
Dec 4 • 48 min
Today we are talking to Rob, the CEO of Ekata. And we discuss autonomous teams that operate within their own envelope, advice for CTOs making the transition to CEO, and actionable steps you can take to sell your ideas to an executive team. All of this,…
#139 Christopher Gerg - CISO at Gilware
Nov 27 • 52 min
Today we are talking to Christopher, the Chief Information Security Officer at Gillware. And we discuss the rise of ransomware. Taking a proactive approach to protecting your assets and why it’s critical to educate your team to avoid getting attacked. All…
#138 James Lloyd - Co-Founder & CTO at Redox
Nov 20 • 43 min
Today we are talking to James Lloyd, the Co-Founder and CTO at Redox. And we discuss the advantages of reasoning from first principles, surrounding yourself with people who are passionate about overcoming challenges and understanding the problem before…
#137 Christian Reilly - CTO at Citrix
Nov 13 • 42 min
Today we are talking to Christain Reilly, the CTO at Citrix. And we discuss becoming an agent for positive change, learning to ask the right questions by practicing active listening and the importance of putting your team in the roles and positions where…
#136 Aneesh Chopra - First CTO of the USA
Nov 6 • 53 min
Today we are talking to Aneesh Chopra, the First CTO of the United States of America. And we discuss what it was like to report directly to the president, how he helped lead the open data revolution in government, and his 3 philosophies on leadership and…
#135 Ashley Goodall - SVP - Leadership & Team Intelligence at Cisco
Oct 30 • 48 min
Today we are talking to Ashley Goodall, the SVP of Leadership and Team Intelligence at Cisco. And we discuss topics from his new book Nine Lies About Work, the link between technology and human interaction, and the role the leader plays in the…
#134 Ilan Twig - Co-Founder & CTO at TripActions
Oct 23 • 55 min
Today we are talking to Ilan Twig, the Co-Founder and CTO at Trip Actions. And we discuss the challenge in scaling culture during hyper growth, how he uses methods from the Israeli Air Force to strengthen his team, and why those that can scale themselves…
#133 Marcelo Lopez - Co-Founder & CEO at UruIT
Oct 18 • 44 min
Today we are talking to Marcelo Lopez, the Founder and CEO of UruIT. And we discuss Ways to beat attrition and retain top talent, benefits of working with a near shore team and creating better relationships by treating your vendors as key partners. All of…
#132 - Tim Dickson VP, Digital Business Platform at Laureate
Oct 16 • 47 min
Today we are talking to Tim Dickson, the VP of Digital Business Platform at Laureate International Universities. And we discuss the 3 lenses of Innovation, the 4 quadrants of leadership, and the exact skills necessary to make digital transformation…
#131 Lei Yang - VP of Engineering at Quora
Oct 9 • 31 min
Today we are talking to Lei the VP of Engineering at Quora. And we discuss ways to evaluate and track developer velocity, why there’s no substitute for experience when it comes to learning, and the benefits of quarterly hack weeks to drive collaboration…
#130 Prakash Kota - CIO at Autodesk
Oct 2 • 36 min
Today we are talking to Prakash, the CIO at AutoDesk. And we discuss the ratio between being bold and being reckless, tips for having an MVP Mindset to keep things simple, and ways to break down walls between teams to build a culture of collaboration. All…
#129 Bill Murphy - CTO at Blackstone
Sep 25 • 53 min
Today we are talking to Bill Murphy, the CTO at Blackstone. And we discuss instigating positive change, pushing past your own hypothetical limits, and how having a journalistic mindset can help you ask better questions. All of this right here, right now,…
#128 David DeWolf & Jessica Hall - CEO and VP of Product Strategy at 3Pillar Global
Sep 18 • 48 min
Today we are talking to David DeWolf and Jessica Hall, the CEO and VP of Product Strategy at 3Pillar Global. And we discuss topics from their forthcoming book The Product Mindset, changes you can make to function at maximum capacity and why leadership is…
#127 Keith Davies - CTO at AGDATA
Sep 11 • 48 min
Today we are talking to Keith Davies, the CTO of AGDATA. And we discuss building company culture from the ground up, obsessing on the customer not on the competition, and solving problems that have a multiplier effect for your team. All of this, right…
#126 Mohak Shroff - VP of Engineering at Linkedin
Sep 4 • 38 min
Today we are talking to Mohak Shroff, the VP of Engineering at Linkedin. And we discuss the biggest unspoken secret about developers, the evolution of the CIO role, and one single change you can make to achieve what you want in life. All of this, right…
#125 Rob Zuber - CTO at CircleCI
Aug 28 • 69 min
Today we are talking to Rob Zuber, the CTO at CircleCI. And we discuss how to leverage peer groups as you experience different stages of growth, solving the challenges of a distributed organization, and how to amplify your culture by aligning praise with…
#124 Hans Buwalda - CTO at LogiGear
Aug 28 • 36 min
Today we are talking to Hans, the CTO of LogiGear. And we discuss the benefits of testing and getting people excited for it, becoming a change agent to drive innovation, and listening to the market to provide value to the customer. All of this, right…
#123 Mads Mihailescu - CTO & Partner at Georgian Partners
Aug 21 • 49 min
Today we are talking to Mads, the CTO at Georgian Partners. And we discuss ways to build trust with your customers and partners, what it means to focus on high leverage activities, and two key ways to supercharge the productivity of your team. All of…
#122 Chris Slowe - CTO at Reddit
Aug 14 • 49 min
Today we are talking to Chris Slowe, the CTO at Reddit. And we discuss ways to ensure you always hire the right person, empowering your brightest minds to make decisions, and important tips for getting the most out of your one - on - ones All of this,…
#121 Kevin Goldsmith- CTO at Onfido
Aug 7 • 52 min
Today we are talking to Kevin Goldsmith, the CTO at Onfido. And we discuss how to coach people as your company scales, building accountability through a continuum of understanding and the most important thing you must do to get focused work done. All of…
#120 Harry Moseley - CIO at Zoom Video Communications
Jul 31 • 54 min
Today we are talking to Harry Moseley, the CIO at Zoom Communications. And we discuss the number 1 most important thing you can do as a leader, the advantages of having an entrepreneurial culture, and what you can gain by taking time to reflect at the end…
#119 Sri Viswanath - CTO at Atlassian
Jul 24 • 48 min
Today we are talking to Sri, the CTO at Atlassian. And we discuss Atlassian’s open company no nonsense culture, How to unleash massive potential within your team, and why you can only be successful if the people you lead are successful. All of this, right…
#118 Bryson Koehler - CTO at Equifax
Jul 17 • 41 min
Today we are talking to Bryson Koehler, the CTO at Equifax. And we discuss how you can become more valuable professionally, the unique advantage of inquisitive engineers, the culture of security being built in versus bolted on. All of this, right here,…
#117 Michael Smith - CIO at Estée Lauder
Jul 10 • 40 min
Today we are talking to Michael Smith, the CIO of Estée Lauder. And we discuss innovation within your brand, How to get the most out of your executive team, and what you can learn from a reverse mentor relationship. All of this, right here, right now on…
#116 Ankit Kumar - CTO at Ubiquity6
Jul 3 • 44 min
Today we are talking to Ankit Kumar, the CTO at Ubiquity6 and we discuss the advancements made in augmented reality, how the CTO role changes at various stages of growth, and tips to create a more productive working environment. All of this, right here,…
#115 Brad Sousa - CTO at AVI Systems
Jun 26 • 55 min
Today we are talking to Brad Sousa, the CTO at AVI systems. And we discuss how different generations consume technology, the most important factor in selling your team on change, and the promise and perils of early adopters. All of this, right here, right…
#114 Archana Rao - CIO at Atlassian
Jun 19 • 49 min
Today we are talking to Archana Rao, the CIO at Atlassian. And we discuss why tension can make healthy teams, 3 tips to up your communication skills, and we keep it classy by drinking our own champagne instead of eating our own dog food. All of this,…
#113 Mike Anderson - Founder & CTO at Tealium
Jun 12 • 58 min
Today we are talking to Mike Anderson, the CTO and Founder at Tealium. And we discuss how tribal knowledge is vital in engineering, tips for having candid conversations with your team members, and how to achieve bigger goals than you ever thought…
#112 Jeff Haynie - CEO & Co-Founder at Pinpoint
Jun 7 • 53 min
Today we are talking to Jeff Haynie, the Co-Founder and CEO at Pinpoint. And we discuss how to communicate the value of engineering inside of your company, the most important aspect of a co-founder relationship, and how engineering performance management…
#111 Darin Grant - CTO at Animal Logic
Jun 5 • 61 min
Today we are talking to Darin Grant, the CTO at Animal Logic. And we discuss what it took to bring The Matrix, Happy Feet and The Lego Movie to the big screen, the difference between partners and vendors, and we even get a few unexpected tips that will…
#110 Anand Thaker - CTO & Co-Founder at Pulse Q&A
May 31 • 54 min
Today we are talking to Anand Thaker, the CTO and Co-Founder at Pulse Q&A. And we discuss the keys to a great relationship with your co-founder, benefits of passionate problem solvers, and how you can leverage the compounding nature of time to propel your…
#109 Frank DeGeorge - CTO at Impact Networking
May 29 • 46 min
Today we are talking to Frank DeGeorge, the CTO of Impact Networking. And we discuss providing support to your first time leaders, solving business challenges by partnering with the customer, and leveraging targets to get everyone pushing in the same…
#108 Nitay Joffe - CTO and Co-Founder at ActionIQ
May 22 • 45 min
Today we are talking to Nitay, the Co-founder and CTO of ActionIQ. And we discuss activating the next generation of data, the binary nature of most decisions, and how making small incremental improvements over time is the key to long term success. All of…
#107 Parker Harris - CTO & Co-Founder at Salesforce
May 15 • 61 min
Today we are talking to Parker Harris, the CTO and Co-Founder of Salesforce. And we discuss the value of real relationships with your customers, key indicators of a successful acquisition, and how to scale your culture as the company grows. All of this,…
#106 Don Schuerman - CTO at Pegasystems
May 14 • 57 min
Hello my friends. Today we are talking to Don, the CTO of Pegasystems. And we discuss the different aspects of Digital Transformation, finding employees who are relentlessly curious about the customer, and how doing improv may be the secret weapon to…
#105 Eric Schrock - CTO at Delphix
May 8 • 44 min
Today we are talking to Eric Schrock, the CTO at Delphix. And we discuss challenging yourself by exploring new dimensions of a business, how managing people is much different than managing a system and how Eric might just be the David Hasselhoff of…
#104 Mok Oh - CTO at Mercari
May 1 • 52 min
Today we are talking to Mok Oh, the CTO at Mercari. And we discuss going beyond engineering to understand the “Why”, optimizing your relationship with your Venture Capital partners and the differences between a good engineer and a great engineer. All of…
#103 Craig Kaes - SVP of Engineering at SendGrid
Apr 24 • 49 min
Today we are talking to Craig, the SVP of Engineering at SendGrid. And we discuss advice to CTOs going through a merger or acquisition, winning over the team by solving the problems that really matter, and why as a leader, the most important thing you can…
#102 Travis Kimmel - CEO and Founder at GitPrime
Apr 17 • 65 min
Today we are talking to Travis Kimmel, the Founder and CEO of GitPrime. And we discuss the difference in leadership for sales and engineering, recognizing patterns of success, and the importance of having an established culture as you begin to scale the…
#101 John Callahan - CTO at Veridium
Apr 10 • 57 min
Today we are talking to John Callahan, the CTO of Veridium. And we discuss ubiquitous computing and what that means for personal devices, why biometrics are the bridge to making the computer invisible and the efforts to put control of data back in the…
#100 Jason Warner - SVP of Technology at GitHub
Apr 3 • 48 min
Today we are talking to Jason Warner, the SVP of Technology for GitHub. And we discuss The different flavors of Mergers and Acquisitions, stepping out of your comfort zone in order to grow, and why it’s so important to take ownership over the things you…
#99 Raghavendra Prabhu - VP of Engineering at Thumbtack
Mar 27 • 52 min
Today we are talking to RVP, the VP of engineering at Thumbtack. And we discus advice to CTOs experiencing hyper growth, tips on delivering critical feedback and the importance of setting goals and having a vision for the future. All of this, right here,…
#98 Matt Walker - CTO & Co-Founder at Simon Data
Mar 20 • 54 min
Today we are talking to Matt Walker, the CTO and Co-Founder of Simon Data. And we discuss connecting the engineering team back to the customer, building a strong remote culture and removing emotion from mistakes to grow and learn from them. All of this,…
#97 Bill Tingle - CTO at PODS
Mar 13 • 78 min
Today we are talking to Bill Tingle, the CTO at PODS. And we discuss the importance of communicating your value, When to lead and when to follow and why holding on to certainties is limiting and dangerous All of this, right here, right now on the Modern…
#96 Jeremy King - CTO at Walmart
Mar 6 • 50 min
Today we are talking to Jeremy King, the CTO at Walmart. And we discuss building trust with your stakeholders by being open and transparent, their approach to hiring over 4000 technologists in under two years and what metrics Jeremy finds most useful to…
#95 Dave Wagstaff - CTO at Bsquare
Feb 27 • 58 min
Today we are talking to Dave Wagstaff, the CTO at Bsquare. And we discuss innovation in the IoT and machine to machine space, the importance of effective team communication, and solving a business problem before getting enamoured with the technology. All…
#94 Joe Kinsella - CTO of CloudHealth at VMware
Feb 20 • 45 min
Today we are talking to Joe Kinsella, the CTO of CloudHealth by VMware, and we discuss key takeaways from scaling a company, the entrepreneurial mindset of having the will to make it happen, and establishing a culture of goal setting to get everyone…
#93 Ed Kuzemchak - CTO at Software Design Solutions
Feb 13 • 42 min
Today we are talking to Ed Kuzemchak, the CTO of Software Design Solutions. And we discuss finding people strong enough to tell you to step away, lessons learned going through the acquisitions process and creating an inviting culture where people want to…
#92 Doug Brent - VP Technology Innovation at Trimble
Feb 6 • 60 min
Today we are talking to Doug Brent, the VP of Technology Innovation at Trimble. And we discuss deploying a strategy throughout the organization, Insight on where to apply yourself as a CTO and the importance of setting a culture of technical excellence.…
#91 Mary Beth Westmoreland - CTO at Blackbaud
Jan 30 • 60 min
Today we are talking to Mary Beth, the CTO of Blackbaud. And we discuss gaining respect as a new leader, managing quality by hiring A players, and why you should never shop hungry for engineers All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast
#90 Guillaume Clement CTO at Dailymotion
Jan 23 • 40 min
Today we are talking to Guillaume Clement, the CTO of Daily Motion. And we discuss creating a vision for your team to follow, the concept of autonomous leadership, and hiring A players to create an atmosphere of trust All of this, right here, right now,…
#89 JR Hayward - VP of Software at TopDown Systems
Jan 16 • 53 min
Today we are talking to JR Hayward, the VP of Software Development at TopDown Systems. And we discuss how a feature isn’t done until it’s shippable, tapping the next generation to drive innovation and the importance of asking the question “How could I be…
#88 Slater Victoroff CTO at Indico Data
Jan 9 • 47 min
Today we are talking to Slater Victoroff, the CTO of Indico Data. And we discuss the global race for AI dominance, how they are working to to put AI in to the hands of non technical users and why Slater made the transition from CEO to CTO. All of this,…
#87 Darlene Solomon - CTO at Agilent Technologies
Jan 2 • 43 min
Today we are talking to Darlene Solomon the CTO of Agilent Technologies. And we discuss the acceleration of innovation happening in biology, how to keep your skills sharp by surrounding yourself with A players and the next generation of breakthrough…
#86 Michael Montero - Co-Founder & CTO at Resy
Dec 26, 2018 • 53 min
Today we are talking to Mike Montero, the Co-Founder and CTO of Resy. And we discuss how a company’s culture reflects that of it’s leadership, the benefits of in house development„ and how developers aren’t paid to write code, they are paid to ship code.…
#85 Dan Hebda - Chief Strategy Officer at Mega
Dec 19, 2018 • 49 min
Today we are talking to Dan Hebda, the Chief Strategy Officer at Mega. And we discuss how to become useful, trusted and influential. The importance of consistently delivering tangible value, and avoiding complexity when cleaning up simple problems. All of…
#84 Richard Billington - CTO at MatsSoft
Dec 12, 2018 • 53 min
Today we are talking to Richard Billington, the CTO of MatsSoft. And we discuss Advice for CTOs going through the acquisition process, hiring people who are better than you, and the importance of retaining home-grown talent. All of this, right here, right…
#83 Sam Babic - VP & Chief Software Architect at Hyland
Dec 5, 2018 • 46 min
Today we are talking to Sam Babic, the Chief Software Architect at Hyland. And we discuss how to break introverted habits, learning through osmosis and the formula for earning respect. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
#82 Maarten Wensveen - CTO at Cimpress
Nov 28, 2018 • 45 min
Today we are talking to Maarten Wensveen, the CTO at Cimpress. And we discuss creating an atmosphere where an individual can make an impact, learning new areas of the business when you transition in to the CTO role, and how to get your point across…
#81 Nick Veenhof - CTO at Dropsolid
Nov 21, 2018 • 36 min
Today we are talking to Nick Veenhof, the CTO of Dropsolid. And we discuss making the transition from startup to enterprise, organizing your teams around people rather than projects and connecting the dots between business processes as a CTO. All of this,…
#80 Mitch VanDuyn - CTO of CatPrint
Nov 14, 2018 • 51 min
Today we are talking to Mitch VanDuyn the Founder and CTO at CatPrint. And we discuss creating a community environment at work, bringing up developers from within your company, and Mitch’s claim to fame with a contribution to modern computing. All of…
#79 Mark Goldin - CTO of Cornerstone OnDemand
Nov 7, 2018 • 43 min
Today we are talking to Mark Goldin, the CTO of Cornerstone on Demand. And we discuss, communicating value effectively, bouncing ideas off of your peers, and optimizing your people by finding out what makes them tick. All of this, right here, right now on…
#78 - Cathy Polinsky CTO of Stitch Fix
Oct 30, 2018 • 41 min
Today we are talking to Cathy Polinsky, the CTO of Stitchfix. And we discuss solving problems by seeing the bigger picture, staying humble with a team first mentality and how delivering results in small situations leads to delivering in larger situations…
#77 Douglas Terrier - CTO of NASA
Oct 25, 2018 • 57 min
Today we are talking to Douglas Terrier, the CTO of NASA and we discuss making products when there is no room for error, creating a feedback loop with your team, and how innovation at NASA is impacting our everyday lives. All of this, right here, right…
#76 - Sheila Jordan CIO at Symantec
Oct 23, 2018 • 35 min
Today we are talking to Sheila Jordan, the CIO of Symantec. And we discuss their recent transformation by insourcing their IT department, locking in on strategic and critical decisions and creating an environment where people feel aligned to the mission…
#75 Ryan Aylward - CTO of Glassdoor
Oct 17, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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, 2018 • 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…