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The CTO Podcast
The CTO Podcast
Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balancing Technical Strategy, Team Management, & Innovation

The CTO Podcast explores the worlds of Chief Technical officers as they manage the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of technologists in the... more

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Episodes

Aliza Carpio, Director of Product Management Data Platform at JLL Technologies: The Code of Collaboration and Navigating Open Source

Aliza Carpio (Director of Product Management Data Platform at JLL Technologies) discusses with Etienne open source communities, codes of conduct,... more

09 Jul 2024 · 1 hour,
Maria Flynn, Founder and CEO AmbioLogix: Make Opportunity Happen

In this conversation, Etienne interviews Maria Flynn, the Founder and CEO of AmbioLogix, about her new book Make Opportunity Happen.... more

25 Jun 2024 · 56 minutes
Dave Adsit, VP of Engineering SamCart: Coding Roots to C-Suite Insights

In this conversation, Etienne and Dave reminisce about their early experiences with computers and programming. They discuss the different computer... more

18 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Ksenia Palke, Head of AI at Airspace: AI in Time-Critical Shipments

Ksenia Palke, Director of AI at Airspace, discusses the use of AI in time-critical shipments. Airspace builds tech for fast... more

11 Jun 2024 · 58 minutes
Devastate the Competition via Robust Design with Adam Bahret

Etienne sits down with Adam Bahret, whose unique journey has fueled his passion for creating robust product designs that can... more

28 May 2024 · 43 minutes
Going First: Leading with Purpose in an Overthinking World with Nell Derick Debevoise

Etienne is joined in this episode by Nell Derick Debevoise, the founder of Inspiring Capital which helps leaders grow their... more

22 May 2024 · 50 minutes
Joel Beasley, Modern CTO: Mastering the Art of Podcasting

Etienne is so happy to be sitting down with his good friend Joel Beasley for this episode. Joel is the... more

14 May 2024 · 49 minutes
Alex Balazs, CTO Intuit: Generative AI, Vulnerability and Leadership

Etienne sits down this episode with Alex Balazs, the CTO of Intuit, for an eye-opening discussion on vulnerability, leadership, and... more

07 May 2024 · 39 minutes
Exploring RF Communication, Encryption, and AI with Dell Kronewitter

Join Etienne on the latest episode of the CTO Podcast as he dives into the world of RF communication, encryption,... more

30 Apr 2024 · 44 minutes
Crafting Code and Conquering Fear: A Journey Through Middle-Earth and Conway's Law

Join Etienne in this episode as he interviews Allan Stewart, the lead engineer at SynkedUP, a groundbreaking startup focused on... more

16 Apr 2024 · 43 minutes
Crafting Code and Conquering Fear: A Journey Through Middle-Earth and Conway's Law

Join Etienne in this episode as he interviews Allan Stewart, the lead engineer at SynkedUP, a groundbreaking startup focused on... more

16 Apr 2024 · 43 minutes
From Code to Cattle: Parallels Between Technology and Farming with Jennifer Cwagenberg

Etienne is very excited to welcome Jennifer Cwagenberg, Head of Engineering at Protopia AI, to the podcast for an engaging... more

09 Apr 2024 · 29 minutes
The Realities of Fundraising with Sean Nam

Joining Etienne this week on the podcast is Sean Nam, the CTO of Ivy Energy. Etienne engages in a multifaceted... more

02 Apr 2024 · 37 minutes
Navigating the Rollercoaster: From Rapid Growth to Unwinding with Tracie Hlavka

Etienne is thrilled to sit down with Tracie Hlavka, former CTO of Flyhomes, to discuss the tumultuous journey of rapid... more

26 Mar 2024 · 33 minutes
From Pragmatism to Pivot Tables: Navigating Leadership, Philosophy, and Data Mastery with Matt Van Itallie

Etienne is very happy to be sitting down with Matt Van Itallie, founder of Sema, a company that develops software... more

19 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
CTO Leadership: Navigating Startup Realities and Inspiring Teams with Krijn Van der Raadt

Etienne sits down with Krijn van der Raadt, a seasoned CTO with a rich history of steering both startups and... more

12 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
Leadership, Technology, and the “It Depends” Philosophy: Insights from Kevin Goldsmith

Kevin Goldsmith, a seasoned CTO, mentor, and principal at Nimble Autonomy, joins the conversation today as we discuss Kevin's journey... more

05 Mar 2024 · 55 minutes
Just use Flutter - Stephan Schmidt // Amazing CTO

Just use Flutter -- Stephan Schmidt // Amazing CTOThis episode we discuss why you should just use Flutter instead of... more

06 Sep 2023 · 51 minutes
End of Stack Overflow -- Stephan Schmidt // Amazing CTO

The number of posts and votes on Stack Overflow is dropping, perhaps eaten by AI. Do they have an endgame... more

31 Jul 2023 · 38 minutes
Greenest Programming Languages -- Stephan Schmidt // Amazing CTO

What is the greenest programming language? More and more CTOs are getting asked about the CO2 and energy footprint of... more

25 Jul 2023 · 50 minutes
The future of CTOs with AI -- Stephan Schmidt // Amazing CTO

More and more work will go into training models than programming, development teams are going to be leaner, and AI... more

13 Jul 2023 · 16 minutes
Vision, Strategy An Alignment -- Stephan Schmidt // Amazing CTO

There is a business vision and a business strategy, a product vision and a product strategy, and then a tech... more

12 Jul 2023 · 17 minutes
AI replaces programmers - Threads killing Twitter

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11 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Building Organizational Trust in AI -- Ksenia Palke // Airspace

How do you start using AI in your organization? A bad reason to use AI is that you have this... more

04 Jul 2023 · 19 minutes
How to Apply AI at Your Company -- Ksenia Palke // Airspace

As the CTO of your company, it is almost impossible to onlook or resist the urge to deploy AI in... more

03 Jul 2023 · 21 minutes
Solo Projects // Reddit // Imaginary Problems // Estimation // GPT-4 Pitch Decks

Etienne and Stephan are at it again.00:00 Intro and Puppies!00:40 Andreas Kling Receives $100,000 To Build His Ladybird Browser ... more

23 Jun 2023 · 56 minutes
How CTO's Should Rely on Automation Infrastructure -- Rob Hirschfeld // RackN

People should be automating as much as they can, but they don't have a lot of ground rules, benefits, or... more

21 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
The Role of DevOps in Building Startups -- Rob Hirschfeld // RackN

When you're building something that needs to run people's production data centers, or people start depending on your product, they... more

20 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Industry-Specific Applications of AI -- Sanjay Sehgal // MSys

The authentic use of AI in any industry is turning complexity into clarity. Many Ai tools are available, but not... more

16 Jun 2023 · 19 minutes
Ethics & Human-AI Partnerships -- Sanjay Sehgal // MSys

With AI development moving at a fast pace, there are concerns that people are at risk of crossing ethical lines.... more

15 Jun 2023 · 17 minutes
Focusing on Revenue Goals with Cross Functional Teams -- Ole Dallerup // Dreamdata.io

How do you focus on revenue when scaling and developing cross-functional teams? It starts by being able to measure and... more

09 Jun 2023 · 16 minutes
Becoming a Tech Leader of a Fast-Growing Startup -- Ole Dallerup // Dreamdata.io

The path to becoming a tech leader at a fast-growing startup is multifaceted, so you have to be hands-on from... more

08 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
The Performance Boosting Power of Feedback -- Darva Satcher // GitLab Inc.

Feedback can be scary to give and receive, but it doesn't have to be because everyone needs it to improve... more

06 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
Unlocking the Power of the Skip Level Meetings -- Darva Satcher // GitLab Inc.

There's always some hierarchy in every organization, no matter how flat they try to keep things flat. The farther away... more

05 Jun 2023 · 18 minutes
Work on Your Reputation Inside and Outside Your Company! -- Kevin Goldsmith // DistroKid

Brittany Cotton and Etienne de Bruin talk to Kevin Goldsmith and Claudius Mbemba about the importance of building your reputation... more

01 Jun 2023 · 39 minutes
Grooming Engineering Managers -- Dalia Havens // Replicated

Dalia Havens, VPE of Replicated, discusses about grooming engineering managers.Connect With: Dalia Havens: Website // LinkedIn // TwitterThe CTO Podcast: Website // Speaker ApplicationEtienne de Bruin: Website // LinkedIn //  TwitterSee Privacy Policy at... more

29 May 2023 · 34 minutes
Architecture to Manage Data Costs & Complexity -- Adrian Estala // Starburst

The era of hoarding access to data is fast passing because access to data is driving incredible value. But how... more

26 May 2023 · 16 minutes
The Evolution of the CDO Role -- Adrian Estala // Starburst

The Chief Data Officer role is relatively new but has quickly evolved from governance and data capabilities to thinking about... more

25 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Coaching Your Engineers vs. Giving Them Feedback -- Etienne de Bruin // 7CTOs

Etienne spends a bit of one on one time with you talking about the differences between coaching our people vs.... more

22 May 2023 · 18 minutes
The Power of Stillness for the CTO -- Brittany Cotton // 7CTOs

We had a discussion about how the role of CTO is actually fundamentally changing where we have to consider the... more

18 May 2023 · 14 minutes
How to Stop Juggling & Start Shipping Product -- Surya Oruganti // Argonaut

So many small teams start by configuring the bare necessities to get their product going. Then they want to scale... more

16 May 2023 · 11 minutes
No DevOps? No Problem -- Surya Oruganti // Argonaut

Some CTOs want their developers to be well-versed in DevOps others want their SREs to handle that; what if you... more

15 May 2023 · 15 minutes
Struggles in Buy-vs-Build Land -- Blake Messer // Cratejoy

The buy vs. build question is a recurring one engineering leaders have to deal with. You are often worried that... more

12 May 2023 · 16 minutes
How to use ChatGPT to write code -- Blake Messer // Cratejoy

Are you one of those CTOs scared of adopting ChatGPT because of privacy, security, and copyright concerns? Your team members... more

11 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Contribution Analysis for Your Dev Team -- Hezheng Yin // Merico

Development is a continuum, with team after team continuing to improve the code base. How do you handle inherited code... more

10 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Managing International Engineering Teams -- Hezheng Yin // Merico

Leveraging global engineering talent is increasingly impossible to pass off. But how do you manage such a team with diverse... more

09 May 2023 · 20 minutes
Impact of AI on a Digital Company's Carbon Footprint -- Richard Whitehead // Moogsoft Inc.

Digital companies generate tons of data. The problem is no longer the cost of storing extensive data but the carbon... more

05 May 2023 · 19 minutes
Application of AI Techniques to IT Ops -- Richard Whitehead // Moogsoft Inc.

What is the world of artificial intelligence inside IT operations? There is the creation of models based on event data,... more

04 May 2023 · 23 minutes
Optimize Development with Automation -- Calvin Hendryx-Parker // Six Feet Up

As you lay the foundation for software development, it's essential to consider the best framework for achieving excellence and effectiveness.... more

28 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
Build Resilient Systems -- Calvin Hendryx-Parker // Six Feet Up

What is the best framework for laying an excellent and effective Software Development Foundation? How do you build a resilient... more

27 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Solidifying Software Development Foundations -- Calvin Hendryx-Parker // Six Feet Up

What is your team doing to cross-pollinate knowledge or innovate, or keep up to date with the current standards? How... more

26 Apr 2023 · 15 minutes
IOT For The Hot Tub Part 2 -- Jonathan LaCour // Mission

Check out the latest CTO Studio featuring Jonathan LaCour. Jonathan LaCour is the CTO of Mission. Mission is a AWS Premier Consulting... more

21 Apr 2023 · 11 minutes
Designing IOT For The Hot Tub -- Jonathan LaCour // Mission

Check out the latest CTO Studio featuring Jonathan LaCour. Jonathan LaCour is the CTO of Mission. Mission is a AWS Premier Consulting... more

20 Apr 2023 · 13 minutes
Invest In Serverless -- Jonathan LaCour // Mission

Check out the latest CTO Studio featuring Jonathan LaCour. Jonathan LaCour is the CTO of Mission. Mission is a AWS Premier Consulting... more

19 Apr 2023 · 11 minutes
What Is Kubernetes? -- Jonathan LaCour // Mission

Check out the latest CTO Studio featuring Jonathan LaCour. Jonathan LaCour is the CTO of Mission. Mission is a AWS Premier Consulting... more

18 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
CTO'ing Mission Through Pandemic Lockdowns -- Jonathan LaCour // Mission

Check out the latest CTO Studio episode featuring Johnathan LaCour who is the CTO at Mission.Mission is an AWS partner... more

17 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
On Degeneracy -- Aaron Longwell // Serverless

Check out the latest CTO Studio featuring Aaron Longwell. Aaron is building the app that hosts all of the Afghanistan... more

14 Apr 2023 · 24 minutes
Building the Legal Software System in Afghanistan -- Aaron Longwell // Serverless

Check out the latest CTO Studio featuring Aaron Longwell. Aaron is building the app that hosts all of the Afghanistan... more

13 Apr 2023 · 28 minutes
When Simple Concepts Unravel In The C-Suite -- Aaron Longwell // Serverless

Check out the latest CTO Studio featuring Aaron Longwell. Aaron is building the app that hosts all of the Afghanistan... more

12 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
Doing Work As A Means Of Discovery -- Aaron Longwell // Serverless

Check out the latest CTO Studio featuring Aaron Longwell. Aaron is building the app that hosts all of the Afghanistan... more

11 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
Left Brain Right Brain -- Aaron Longwell // Serverless

How does the left and right brain differ in decision-making? In this week’s show, Aaron Longwell, a Software Manager at... more

10 Apr 2023 · 17 minutes
Tips on nurturing your network -- Sri Shivananda // PayPal

Sri Shivananda, CTO and EVP of Product and Platform Engineering at PayPal, wraps up the conversation with Etienne with some... more

06 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
Building influence within your organization -- Sri Shivananda // PayPal

Sri Shivananda, CTO and EVP of Product and Platform Engineering at PayPal, is back with Etienne to discuss authenticity, cultivating... more

05 Apr 2023 · 16 minutes
Why fast communication is key -- Sri Shivananda // PayPal

This week, Etienne is joined by Sri Shivananda, CTO and EVP of Product and Platform Engineering at PayPal. Today, Sri... more

04 Apr 2023 · 12 minutes
Publishing 'CTO Excellence in 100 Days' book -- Benjamin Shapiro // I Hear Everything

The connection between the CEO and the CTO tends to fall apart in the first 100 days. It's not specifically... more

23 Mar 2023 · 12 minutes
Why CTOs care about podcasts -- Benjamin Shapiro // I Hear Everything

Today's reality is that company leaders must constantly learn and gain insights from multiple sources to succeed. CTOs are not... more

22 Mar 2023 · 8 minutes
Etienne on the ABCs of Getting Back on the Same Page

Host Etienne de Bruin shares a powerful way to reframe difficult meetings with developers. In this episode, Etienne will discuss... more

08 Feb 2023 · 9 minutes
Investing in People: A Look into Fleetio's Software Development Strategy with Jorge Valdivia

In this episode of the CTO Studio Podcast, host Etienne de Bruin sits down with Jorge Valdivia, the CTO of... more

01 Feb 2023 · 36 minutes
How to Replace Yourself and Buy Time with Dan Martell

When you're building a business, you shouldn't hire people to add capacity but to buy time out of your calendar.... more

25 Jan 2023 · 48 minutes
[Replay] Build Your Own CTO Peer Group So That You Can Succeed with Brittany Cotton

Team Alliances are a way to create a relationship with others in order to achieve common goals. They help people... more

18 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Myths of CTO Leadership with Mark Hunter

In this episode of the CTO Studio Podcast with host Etienne de Bruin, Mark Hunter discusses the myths of leadership... more

11 Jan 2023 · 52 minutes
[Replay] Doing Curiosity vs. Being Curiosity

Quick, critical thinking is one of the core strengths of a CTO, but unlearning the problem-solving mindset might do them... more

21 Dec 2022 · 11 minutes
[Replay] Curiosity and the Unknown

Curiosity exists in the realm of the unknown, and it cannot be predicted or directed. Joanie Connell of Flexible Work... more

14 Dec 2022 · 12 minutes
[Replay] When Curiosity Leads to Questions, But Not All Questions Represent Curiosity

Asking questions is an outcome of curiosity, and curiosity leads to questions - but not all questions represent curiosity. Joanie... more

07 Dec 2022 · 14 minutes
[Replay] Curiosity vs. Being Curious

Empathy is more than simply putting yourself in someone else's shoes - it begins with curiosity and asking questions. Joanie... more

30 Nov 2022 · 10 minutes
The Role of A CTO is Complicated

Etienne du Bruin goes solo this week as he discusses the complicated nature of a CTO’s role. He talks about... more

23 Nov 2022 · 15 minutes
[Replay] Aaron Longwell in the CTO Studio

How does the left and right brain differ in decision-making? In this week’s show, Aaron Longwell, a Software Manager at... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
[Replay] How to Find The Best Employees in Tech Today, with Casey Kleindienst

Have you interviewed and hired someone only to have it not work out soon after? This week’s show discusses the... more

09 Nov 2022 · 40 minutes
Sleep Tightly Through Your DevOps Woes with Phil Borlin and Ken Cone

Just how easy is DevOps? In this week’s show, Phil Borlin and Ken Cone, co-founders of SleepTight, share the answer.... more

02 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
[Replay] The Importance of Psychology as a CTO with Dr. Dan Stoneman

How do you build and maintain relationships? In this week’s show, Dr. Dan Stoneman, Executive Partner at Gardner and former... more

26 Oct 2022 · 41 minutes
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Quick, critical thinking is one of the core strengths of a CTO, but unlearning the problem-solving mindset might do them good. Jeff... more