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By Scott E. Donaldson, Stanley G. Siegel, Gary Donaldson

Scott Donaldson, Stanley Siegel and Gary Donaldson interview a number of the world's so much influential leader know-how officials in CTOs at Work, supplying a brand-new better half quantity to the highly acclaimed elite At Work books including Coders at WorkCIOS at Work and Venture Capitalists at Work. As the phrases “at paintings” suggest, the authors focus on how their interviewees take on the daily paintings of the CTO whereas revealing a lot more: how they bought there, how they deal with and allocate tasks, and the way they interact with enterprise devices and confirm that their businesses reap the benefits of applied sciences, teamwork, and software program improvement practices to respond to organizational needs and improve employee productivity. Surveying various targeted corporations, CTOs at Work deals insights into the current and way forward for CTOs in agencies round the world.

different books within the Apress At Work Series: 

Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4
Venture Capitalists at Work, Shah & Shah, 978-1-4302-3837-9
CIOs at Work, Yourdon, 978-1-4302-3554-5
Founders at Work, Livingston,  978-1-4302-1078-8
European Founders at Work, Santos, 978-1-4302-3906-2
Women Leaders at Work, Ghaffari, 978-1-4302-3729-7
Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7
Gamers at Work, Ramsay. 978-1-4302-3351-0

What you’ll learn

  • How many chief technical officials from the world's best companies do their activity, and the talents they think about such a lot crucial for conducting their paintings successfully
  • Interesting purposes of expertise and software program development used to extend productiveness or profitability in trendy major businesses
  • The expertise and business-related demanding situations and possibilities that CTOs foresee in years yet to come

Who this booklet is for

somebody drawn to how a CTO perspectives using applied sciences in an organization and leads its software program improvement initiatives. This ebook is principally useful for managers, builders, and IT group of workers charged with utilizing automation to extend productiveness. certainly, it isn't only for aspiring CTOs, but in addition for undertaking managers, software program engineers, and alertness builders who desire a higher figuring out of the suggestions their senior IT executives hire to make their companies as efficient and aggressive as attainable.

Table of Contents

  1. SAIC
  2. CA Technologies  
  3. Johns Hopkins collage utilized Physics Laboratory
  4. Polar megastar Consulting
  5. BPL international
  6. NPR
  7. Mind Over Machines
  8. Gartner, Inc.
  9. Springer
  10. TinEye/Idée
  11. MAPA staff
  12. Johnson & Johnson, Vertex prescribed drugs
  13. Gerson Lehrman team

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What’s the interface, what’s the structure? Ferguson: Well, the thing that you have to remember is, unlike a bank, which has a CTO, we are a company that builds software. So, the CTO/CIO relationship here is slightly different than the relationship in other industries. You know, CTO and the CIO in a bank or in a pharmaceutical company, they work together to make better drugs. Here we make software. Now having said that, we have a CIO now, who joined us about a couple of months ago, and he’s great.

It’s very hard to describe what I do, what our company does, because most people are consumers of technology. It’s not like they work for the CIO. So people keep probing me. ” And they say, “Yes,” and I go, “You’re welcome. ” There are very few pure IT management/security companies and we are one of them. So that’s one thing that I think is kind of unique about us. The second one is we decided about a year and a half ago to change the world in terms of how IT works. And not a lot of companies do that.

Ten people rated me 5 and 10 people rated me 1, and the guy who was coaching it said, “I’ve never seen anything like this. ” [Both laughing] I went out to dinner with my family, and we were sitting down at the table and there was a box where you could take questions out to stimulate conversations, which I actually thought was kind of pathetic, that you would need a box with your family to stimulate conversation. Using a box to 29 30 Chapter 2 | Don Ferguson: CA Technologies stimulate conversation is solving the wrong problem.

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