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CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balancing Technical Strategy, Team Management, & Innovation
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balancing Technical Strategy, Team Management, & Innovation
Etienne de Bruin (7CTOs)

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

Insights into AI and Beyond with Mourad Zerroug

Etienne is excited to be sitting down with Mourad Zerroug, CTO of Splash, for a captivating conversation about their experiences... more

23 Apr 2024 · 47 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

Jennifer shares insights into her unique lifestyle as a technologist and baroness of Texas, where she navigates the balance between... 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 for mobile development

06 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
End of Stack Overflow -- Stephan Schmidt // Amazing CTO

Stephan Schmidt, CTO Coach at Amazing CTO, discusses the end of Stackoverflow

31 Jul 2023 · 37 minutes
Greenest Programming Languages -- Stephan Schmidt // Amazing CTO

Stephan Schmidt, CTO Coach at Amazing CTO, discusses developer performance and the greenest programming language.

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

Stephan Schmidt, CTO Coach at Amazing CTO, discusses the future of CTOs with AI.

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

Stephan Schmidt, CTO Coach at Amazing CTO, discusses vision, strategy, and alignment.

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

Threads passes 30M sign-ups in less than 24 hours

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

Ksenia Palke, Director of AI at Airspace, discusses building organizational trust in AI.

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

Ksenia Palke, Director of AI at Airspace, discusses applying Ai in your company

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

Etienne and Stephan go gang busters on topics of the weeks.

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

Rob Hirschfeld, CEO and Founder of RackN, as he discusses how CTOs should rely on automation infrastructure.

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

Rob Hirschfeld, CEO and Founder of RackN discusses the role of DevOps in building startups.

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

Sanjay Sehgal, CEO of MSys Technologies discusses industry-specific applications of AI.

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

Sanjay Sehgal, CEO of MSys Technologies discusses ethics and human AI partnerships.

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

Ole Dallerup, CTO and Co-founder of Dreamdata.io, discusses how to focus on revenue goals and manage cross-functional teams.

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

Ole Dallerup, CTO and Co-founder of Dreamdata.io, as he discusses becoming a tech leader at a fast-growing startup.

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

Darva Satcher, Director of Engineering of GitLab Inc., discusses the performance-boosting power of feedback.

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

Darva Satcher, Director of Engineering of GitLab Inc., discusses how to unlock the power of skip-level meetings.

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 //  Twitter See Privacy Policy at... more

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

Adrian Estala, VP, Field Chief Data Officer of Starburst, discusses architectures and ways to manage data costs and complexity.

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

Adrian Estala, VP, Field Chief Data Officer of Starburst, discusses the evolution of the CDO role.

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

Etienne de Bruin, Founder at 7CTOs, discusses about coaching your engineers vs. giving them feedback.

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

Brittany Cotton, Head of Coaching at 7CTOs, discusses the power of stillness for the CTO.

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

Surya Oruganti, Founder & CEO at Argonaut, discusses how to stop juggling and start shipping products.

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

Surya Oruganti, Founder & CEO at Argonaut discusses DevOps, no-Ops, and what you can do without either.

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

Blake Messer, VP of Engineering at Cratejoy, discusses answering the buy vs. build question and how to avoid struggles.

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

Blake Messer, VP of Engineering at Cratejoy, discusses how to use ChatGPT to write code and more.

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

Hezheng Yin, Cofounder & CTO at Merico, discusses contribution analysis for dev teams.

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

Hezheng Yin, Cofounder & CTO at Merico, discusses strategies to manage international engineering teams.

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

Richard Whitehead, CTO at Moogsoft Inc., talks about the impact of AI on digital companies' carbon footprints.

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

Richard Whitehead, CTO at Moogsoft Inc., talks about how artificial intelligence will transform the IT industry by applying AI techniques... more

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

Calvin Hendryx-Parker, CTO and Co-Founder at Six Feet Up, discussing optimizing development with automation.

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

Calvin Hendryx-Parker, CTO and Co-Founder at Six Feet Up, discusses the execute and iterate stage of building resilient systems.

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

Calvin Hendryx-Parker, CTO and Co-Founder at Six Feet Up, discusses solidifying software development foundations.

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... 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... 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... 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... 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

Today, Sri explains why he makes fast email response times a top priority.

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

Benjamin Shapiro, Founder of I Hear Everything, and Etienne de Bruin, Founder of 7CTOs, talk about Etienne's book, CTO excellence... more

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

Benjamin Shapiro, Founder and CEO of I Hear Everything, as he discusses why CTOs love podcasts and 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.

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
Trunk-Based Development And Feature Flags With EJ & TJ

What must exist for a community to be vibrant and healthy? In this week’s show, EJ Allen and TJ Taylor,... more

19 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Change is Evolutionary with Dave Mangot

Is iterative growth more substantial than revolutionary growth? In this week’s show, Dave Mangot, Principal and founder of Mangoteque, explores... more

05 Oct 2022 · 44 minutes
Getting Involved with Open Source Communities with Jesse White

“Large open source projects with many developers can sometimes feel like chaotic construction zones.” This week’s show is all about... more

28 Sep 2022 · 44 minutes
Feature Flags with Split.io CTO Patricio Echague

Do you dream of more harmony between product and engineering teams when releasing features? This week’s show dives deep into... more

21 Sep 2022 · 45 minutes
The CTO & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Kathy Keating, Aaron Pina and Erik Enge

DEI isn’t just an organizational to-do; it’s about the day-to-day behavior in a company. Inclusion and Equity are the things... more

14 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
A Conversation With PayPal CTO, Sri Shivananda

“When your name is mentioned, what are the characteristics that people implicitly jump to in a millisecond?” This week’s show... more

07 Sep 2022 · 39 minutes
Extracting Value From Your Network with Erin Fusaro, Wayne Haber and Brent Thumlert

“If you spend a ton of time cultivating your network, how are you leveraging that work in your current role?”... more

31 Aug 2022 · 36 minutes
How to Make the Horizon Model Better with Visibility Planning with Brant Cooper

Brant Cooper is an author, disruptor, and lean innovation expert. He is CEO and founder of Moves the Needle and... more

24 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
What Evolutionary Biology Can Tell Us About Software Development - Part 2

Aaron Longwell, Scott Graves and Judah McAuley are back for the final installment of this two-part episode of the 7CTO... more

17 Aug 2022 · 44 minutes
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balancing Technical Strategy, Team Management, & Innovation
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Is iterative growth more substantial than revolutionary growth? In this week’s show, Dave Mangot, Principal and founder of Mangoteque, explores this idea... more