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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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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How Much do Software Developers Make in 2019?

Strategy Driven

The starting salary of cyber security engineers is also misleading. 30% of surveyed cyber security engineer jobs actually begin at the $83,000 to $108,499 range. in Computer Engineering from UVA.

Learning The Keys To Exceptional Execution

Tanveer Naseer

He offered to update my uninspiring site at zero cost and designed a website that has consistently maintained a page one search engine ranking in many key phrases. Guibert Englebienne, co-founder and CTO of Globant told me, “When you find unique talent, recruit it.

To Drive Digital Transformation, Focus on People

Strategy Driven

Beyond these “soft” skills, we need to encourage what Toyota calls “Towering Technical Competence”: certainly in the technical areas of data, networks, development processes and such, but also in customer understanding, testing, process engineering, and partner negotiations.

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

Harvard Business

You’re not cut out for engineering. 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. Or perhaps they want to jump from engineering to sales.

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Continuous Development Will Change Organizations as Much as Agile Did

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Maximize engineering productivity. Engineers love continuous delivery environments because they can immediately see how their work adds value to the organization. As Inessa Lurye, former head of product at Maxwell Health, points out “Continuous delivery is one of the more contemporary engineering practices that attracts high quality engineers.” aleksandarvelasevic/Getty Images.

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

Harvard Business

Suddenly the victim is the superhero and the designers and engineers are the sidekick, collaborating together to find the best solutions. 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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Which U.S. Companies Are Doing the Most R&D in China and India?

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Which companies allocate the highest proportion of that budget to engineering in China and India, specifically? And what drives their success with these global engineering initiatives? They consider global engineering to be strategic.

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.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

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The book, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation , was written by Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, with Greg Brandeau, former CTO of The Walt Disney Studios and current COO/president of Media Maker; Emily Truelove, a PhD candidate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management; and Kent Lineback, Hill’s cowriter on, Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Good Leader.

Leading Innovation Is the Art of Creating “Collective Genius” - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

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Collective Genius shows how Bill Coughran, Google’s then senior vice president of engineering, created an environment where engineers could figure out on their own how to best address the company’s massive storage challenges in 2006.

A 5-Part Process for Using Technology to Improve Your Talent Management

Harvard Business

Much has been made of the scarcity of AI engineers, along with the fact that the precious few are quickly snapped up at huge salaries by the usual suspects — Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook. One CTO we spoke to tells a story about an AI project that “hit the wall” despite a sequence of green lights. Walker and Walker/Getty Images.

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 produce growth engines with calculated bets, not “wild-ass gambles.” You do not work for the CEO, or alongside the CTO, CIO, and CFO.

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Why Agile Goes Awry — and How to Fix It

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These companies have become agile in name only, as the process they’ve put in place often ends up hurting engineering motivation and productivity. These requirements were put into a ticket queue as tasks for the next available engineer to start working on.

Reversing the Curse of Dominant Logic

Harvard Business Review

Increase R&D spending in emerging markets and focus it on local needs: Harman's core competency is engineering, and Paliwal shifted the engineering function's center of gravity from Germany and the United States to key emerging markets. Leverage global resources: Paliwal recruited several of the more open-minded members of the legacy engineering culture to join the India LGT. Paliwal not only thwarted the coup, he supported Lawande's leadership and even made him the new CTO.

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Make Your Innovative Idea Seem Less Terrifying

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But as she began to consider her future at the company, she realized that all of the people above her were white, male engineers or accountants.

How IBM, Intuit, and Rich Products Became More Customer-Centric

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In response to the rapid advance of cloud computing, IBM’s software engineering groups embraced the Agile development method – with teams focused on incremental delivery of new capabilities every few weeks or months. How well do you know your customers?

Is Your Organization Ready for Total Digitization?

Harvard Business Review

At Boeing, all enterprise technology (including digital) investments are managed by the CTO, which enables significant synergies.

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How Sephora Reorganized to Become a More Digital Brand

Harvard Business Review

We’re lucky to have an amazing CTO with a deep knowledge of e-commerce and strong desire to partner with the business, and a strong team behind him. Sephora, the cosmetics retailer, has been widely recognized as a leader in integrating its digital marketing efforts into its overall strategy.

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How IT Professionals Can Embrace the Serendipity Economy

Harvard Business Review

In collaborations systems, for instance, don''t overly engineer processes so that they constrain a system''s ability to adapt. The New CTO: Chief Transformation Officer.

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