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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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