The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer

Harvard Business Review

These three change accelerators are what lie behind today''s avalanche of business transformation, and they are directly affecting the roles of CIO and CTO. And, just as the CIO''s role needs to change, so too does the CTO''s—from Chief Technology Officer to Chief Transformation Officer.

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Elon Musk Isn’t Known For His Leadership, But That’s Okay

Linked 2 Leadership

For the CTO and CEO at SpaceX, the CEO […]. Elon Musk is moving the ground underneath our feet. He has visions that are creating a new reality for us all. The post Elon Musk Isn’t Known For His Leadership, But That’s Okay appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership. EntrepreLeadership Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Technology & Leadership decision making elon musk Inspiration leadership tesla

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Have a Question for Procter & Gamble CTO Bruce Brown?

Harvard Business Review

Next Monday I am going to be facilitating a panel discussion in Singapore on "Asia Fuelling Global Innovation."

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3 ways to self-promote without self-promoting

Career Advancement

The CTO wrote back, “Thanks for pointing this out and congratulations to the team. The CTO recognized that sometimes work that goes well goes unnoticed, yet, he said, “It is important we educate the business on the value we bring.”. “Heroes must see to their own fame.

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The Benefits Of Mobile Apps For Your Brand

Strategy Driven

You’ll also want to make sure your company’s CTO takes a look at the infographic below. Lots of the most successful companies have mobile apps for their customers and clients at the moment. However, many small business owners are yet to take the step.

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Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone

Lead Change Blog

In December 2011, I was selected as CTO ? All of us recognize that to develop in our careers we must push out of our comfort zone. The willingness to swim upstream must be strong, as it requires taking risk. I was in the same role for over three years and was not happy with the status quo. In the past, some of my own preconceived opinions had limited me from seeking challenging assignments. This time, with a strong show of courage, I raised my hand for a job that looked challenging.

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How I Became A Leader Without Any Formal Training

Lead Change Blog

It took Lynch twenty-four years to reach the position of CTO for the world’s largest company. I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Apple’s Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch.

How To Disrupt the Tech World

Mills Scofield

The stories, including one by America’s new CTO and former VP at Google[X] Megan Smith , are the authentic voices of women who have persevered, overcome, created, and innovated their careers and accomplishments. What is your image of an inventor or innovator? A man alone in a lab?

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May 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Everyone knows the roles and responsibilities for a CEO, CFO and CTO but change the wording and a different picture emerges. Welcome to the May 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!

How to Encourage Employee Loyalty & Retain Good Workers

Chart Your Course

Hubspot founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah noted certain qualities that characterize a loyal employee. A recent Gallup poll found that more than three-quarters of workers around the world are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” while at work.

What Makes Six Disciplines for Excellence A Different Kind Of Business Book

Six Disciplines

Skip Angel, Random Thoughts of a CTO). ” (Skip Angel, Random Thoughts of a CTO). What makes Six Disciplines for Excellence different from other business improvement books? “Six Disciplines for Excellence is what the E-Myth Revisited wants to be when it grows up.” ” (David Rothacker, Rothacker Reviews). ”We interrupt our coverage of meaningless business books to review a book that made the cut: Six Disciplines for Excellence by Gary Harpst.”

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Learning The Keys To Exceptional Execution

Tanveer Naseer

Guibert Englebienne, co-founder and CTO of Globant told me, “When you find unique talent, recruit it. The following is a guest piece by best-selling author Kevin Kelly. Launching and leading an “xceptional” business is simpler than you’ve ever imagined. Not easier. Not less time consuming.

The Key to Building a Culture of Innovation

leaderCommunicator

Hill co-authored the recently released book, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, with fellow researchers Greg Brandeau, former CTO of Pixar and Disney; Emily Truelove, a doctoral candidate at MIT; and former executive Kent Lineback, a best-selling author and coach.

Team Building Agenda: Kick-off Program for IT Leadership Team

Create Learning

Chief-Technology-Officer CTO, and Human Resources Business Partners within the IT Team and Mike will serve as the Accountability-Team to check-in and coach the directors for completion of the 100 day action plans. CTO – Why are we here? CTO has some parting words.

Space-O Team Wins Hackathon at AppFest 2013

Utpal Writes

Photo Courtesy: Atit Purani, apart from being my business partner and CTO of our company, who’s a great friend too! It feels so good to be a part of a team that has exhibited great teamwork and won the Hackathon. Photo Courtesy: Kavita Vaishnav, my better half from her iPhone.

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Joe Stump on Lens.ly, a project by Mokriya

Rajesh Setty

Most recently, Joe served as the CTO of SimpleGeo and now he is dedicating his time to Sprint.ly. Mokriya , a company that I am very close to recently released a photo app for iPad called Lens.ly.

11 Ideas for Economic Recovery

Strategy Driven

One retail CTO summed it up well at a recent SAS event when he said, “We don’t want to just struggle through and be hanging by our fingertips when the economy recovers. StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K. Juliano Howard T. Dickens Jr. Lucas D. Ives Sharon Drew Morgen Hank Moore Jamie P.

Whose Job Is It to Manage Freelancers?

Harvard Business Review

One approach that 10X has recommended is creating a roving CTO or project managers. In this sense it is similar to the roving CTO but focused more on the depth and effectiveness of the agile talent network. Business reliance on the freelancer economy continues to grow.

What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

C-Level Strategies

There came a time when the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) was named the CIO (Chief Information Officer) and a new CTO was recruited and hired. I won’t bore you with the politics of this maneuver, but within a few weeks the new CTO brought in his own administrative assistant.

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What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

C-Level Strategies

There came a time when the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) was named the CIO (Chief Information Officer) and a new CTO was recruited and hired. I won’t bore you with the politics of this maneuver, but within a few weeks the new CTO brought in his own administrative assistant.

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How to Support Employees’ Learning Goals While Getting Day-to-Day Stuff Done

Harvard Business Review

When I launched my first company in 2008 (CarZen, acquired by Liberty Mutual), one of my first hires was a CTO. I made him the CTO’s protégé, and had the CTO spend time teaching and evaluating him. It meant giving up between one-quarter and one-third of the CTO’s productivity, but this time was being used as an investment in my future talent. Eventually, the CTO moved on and the protégé took over as the lead developer.

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What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

C-Level Strategies

There came a time when the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) was named the CIO (Chief Information Officer) and a new CTO was recruited and hired. I won’t bore you with the politics of this maneuver, but within a few weeks the new CTO brought in his own administrative assistant.

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How to Tell If You’re Delegating Too Much — and What to Do About It

Harvard Business Review

One CTO I coached realized he’d been delegating too much because he no longer had proper visibility into what his teams were working on. SCOTT WEBB/Unsplash. Everyone knows leaders should delegate to ensure that they are working on the right projects and deliverables.

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The C-Suite Needs a Chief Entrepreneur

Harvard Business Review

This is not a CTO role or a role that reports to the CEO. You do not work for the CEO, or alongside the CTO, CIO, and CFO. The best CEOs are excellent at growing and running a company within a known business model. What they don’t do well enough is reinvent and innovate.

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What's Your Medal Tally? – Behind the Scenes of myPicks | Rajesh Setty

Rajesh Setty

Here’s what I found out from Pramati’s Co-founder & CTO Vijay Prasanna Pullur. HELLO THERE AND WELCOME. You are a new visitor to this blog. Here you’ll find more than 1500 articles and mini-sagas on entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity and simply how to distinguish yourself.

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Too Many Executives Are Missing the Most Important Part of CRM

Harvard Business Review

This isn’t the fault of the technology or the CTO, who usually manages it. Because it involves software, many companies make it the CTO’s responsibility.

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When Your Best Customers Really Aren't

Harvard Business Review

After an intense innovation workshop, the CTO of a globally-successful Chinese electronics supplier approached, unhappily. The CTO grimaced. As we talked, the CTO mentioned that one of these firms was a subsidiary of one of his company's biggest customers. You emphasize the importance of collaborating with your customers to innovate," he moaned, "but our best customers don't want to collaborate.

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Which U.S. Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India?

Harvard Business Review

Starting a global engineering operation “essentially doubles the expense for 6-12 months,” says former Informatica CTO, James Markarian. Over 200 publicly listed American companies have R&D budgets that exceed $100 million annually.

Grieving for a Colleague: Deep, Silent, and Solitary

Harvard Business Review

The news had just hit that Danny Lewin — the co-founder of Akamai Technologies, its charismatic CTO, a former commando in the Israeli Special Forces, and MIT mathematics genius who led the company from a math class to an IPO and a market cap of $30 billion — had suddenly died. For all of us, Danny was our CTO and visionary. I walked fast to my cube that morning, excited to see news of our latest deal, and get on to the next. Then I noticed the silence.

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How Self-Managed Teams Can Resolve Conflict

Harvard Business Review

As Etsy CTO John Allspaw says , people are “the most expert in their own error. In a traditional team structure, conflicts can be escalated to the boss to resolve. Can’t agree on how to prioritize projects, or on which deadlines need to shift? Ask the team leader to step in and make a call. Think a coworker is acting snarky, or that their work is too sloppy? Advise the manager to give them some feedback. But for flat or self-managed teams, that’s not an option.

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Continuous Development Will Change Organizations as Much as Agile Did

Harvard Business Review

When new CTO Prakash Khot arrived from Salesforce, he shifted the company towards continuous delivery, testing changes more frequently and on smaller audiences. aleksandarvelasevic/Getty Images. In 2001, a new approach to technology development was created by a daring group of developers. Called Agile, the process put customers at the center of product development, encouraged rapid prototyping, and dramatically increased corporate speed and agility.

Procter & Gamble and Innovation in Asia

Harvard Business Review

As promised , I asked Bruce Brown , P&G's CTO, one of the questions readers submitted last week: "As you look forward into the future what do you see as P&G's largest challenges, as seen through your eyes as CTO?" "Asia Fueling Global Innovation." That was the theme of the 2-hour panel discussion I moderated as part of a full-day ceremony celebrating the groundbreaking of Procter & Gamble's SGD 250m Innovation Centre in Singapore.

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Research Shows Immigrants Help Businesses Grow. Here’s Why.

Harvard Business Review

Dharmesh Shah, founder and CTO at HubSpot and an immigrant to the United States, writes about many of the changes he made on an ongoing basis in order to fit in, from getting rid of his accent, to changing his appearance, and even temporarily changing his name to David.

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To Come Up with a Good Idea, Start by Imagining the Worst Idea Possible

Harvard Business Review

He had her sit next to the CEO, and enabled her to wander around and ask questions to everyone, including the CEO and the CTO. There are many creative tools a designer uses to think differently, but none is more counter-intuitive than “wrong thinking,” also called reverse thinking.

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What to Do If Your Parents Are Causing You Career Angst

Harvard Business Review

This in turn generated a sense of calm that helped him better manage the intense demands of his role as a high-powered CTO.

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To Be Number One, Get the Right Number Two

Harvard Business Review

Picking a number two is among the most important decisions any leader makes. Getting it right shapes a leader's direction, effectiveness, and legacy. In U.S.

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How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

Harvard Business Review

For example, if a CRO or CTO leaves a young company, it can cripple the organization. When we think about startup cultures, we imagine ping pong tables, kegerators, and Nerf guns. More importantly, we envision an esprit de corps that drives employees to happily burn the midnight oil to build the next big thing. However, this startup cultural utopia invariably hits a rough patch for about 70% of startups in years three to four, regardless of how happy the team was before.

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

Harvard Business Review

” This research had two advantages: One, it made the hiring process go more smoothly and, two, it has helped Emily manage Heather, her new CTO. The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you?

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Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

Harvard Business Review

Because Modernist Cuisine founder Nathan Myhrvold was a former Microsoftee (their first CTO and the founder of Microsoft Research), Heimendinger immediately reduced the perceived risk of hiring him by speaking their shared Microsoft language.

You May Hate Planning, But You Should Do It Anyway

Harvard Business Review

For example, Camille Fournier, former CTO of Rent the Runway, described the pain and reward of planning. Some of the smartest people that I have ever met struggle with convincing themselves to do one thing: plan their work. They’re off the charts in terms of analyzing all sorts of things from manufacturing processes to stocks to nuclear particles. But when it comes to their own time management or laying out a plan to get a big project done, they balk.

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Don't Just Serve — Enable: A New Model for IT Organizations

Harvard Business Review

The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer. The classic model of an IT organization as a central point of control over all things data was never ideal, and today it simply doesn''t work. Business users need increasingly fast, broad, and flexible access to data.

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CIOs: Scenario Planning Can Save Your Job

Harvard Business Review

The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer. It''s the rare CIO who applies scenario planning to the business of IT.

IT Governance is Killing Innovation

Harvard Business Review

The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer. Recent CEB research shows that work has become much more interdependent — employees increasingly need to tap a broader array of internal and external colleagues and partners to be successful in their jobs.

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