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Innovation in the Enterprise Done Right image

Technology in it of itself is not a cure all to innovation. Technology needs to map to business objectives which in turn are derived from the changing market landscape. In this post, we highlight one impressive example of corporate innovation done right: namely Target’s efforts in leveraging its mid-market consumer brand to take advantage of the trends happening in the Internet of Things (IoT) technology space.

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Agile for SMEs image

Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) as well as larger, established, companies are augmenting their brick and mortar presence with an online presence. Concurrently, Agile Software Development Methodology (“Agile”) has been almost universally adopted by venture-backed software companies. In the following, SVSG offers a primer to SMEs on how to get started with Agile: what must be done right at the onset, and what to avoid.

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CTO Panel Reflection: Farhad Farzaneh image

A few nights ago I attended a SVSG panel discussion, which focused on the attributes of a successful startup CTO. Broadly speaking, there was agreement that the CTO has to have business sensibility, understand the product, and take a primary role in the development. However, based upon some of the questions that followed, it seems there may be some value to further elaborate on what the role entails and how it co-exists or overlaps with the roles of product management, VP engineering, lead developer and software architect.

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CTO Panel Series: Finding Your CTO (WeWork) image

Everyone knows that finding great engineers is difficult, but even more challenging is finding a great technology leader. For a technology company, there are many important software decisions to be made. Getting them wrong can cost you big down the road. Thus, finding the right senior, strategic-level technology expert is critical to the success of your company. In this ...

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