The higher you ascend professionally, the less time you have to code and interact with your company’s product or technology. Hector Aguilar, President of Technology at Okta, believes that all managers should make time to stay immersed in coding. On today’s episode, Hector talks to Peter about how he prioritizes coding and personal projects that relate back to his work.
Infrastructure dictates scalability. No one understands this better than Adam Miller, Vice President of Engineering at Roblox. On today’s episode, Adam sat down with Peter to discuss the unique challenges of setting up infrastructure to scale for a game platform with a lot of moving parts.
Scott Parker has seen a lot over his 15 year career having transitioned from engineer to manager to executive. In this episode of the CTO Connection podcast, Peter and Scott discuss Scott’s approach to people management, differences in building teams at small companies vs. large companies as well as how to demonstrate the value of personal growth to engineers.
This week Peter speaks with Stacy Gorelik, Director of Engineering at Flatiron Health, about her career progression from individual contributor to a director role, what she looks for when hiring and her experiences as a CTO Summit Speaker.
In this episode of CTO Connection, host Peter Bell sits down with Johnny Austin, Engineering Director of Navigation at Mapbox, to discuss the best and most challenging aspects of engineering leadership, practical tips for creating a solid onboarding program and ways to maintain a sense of connection within a distributed team.
This week, Peter Bell is joined by SVP of Engineering at Upwork, Han Yuan. Han and Peter dive into what it’s like to run an engineering team that spans countries, building a good engineering culture for a remote team and how he brings on new engineers to the team.
In this episode of CTO Connection, host Peter Bell sits down with Rebecca Parsons, CTO of Thoughtworks, to discuss managing a large, truly global engineering team, the implications for current advancements in architecture and the importance of supporting diversity and inclusion.
Colin Bodell, CTO of Groupon, joins Peter Bell to discuss how to balance being open to unexpected opportunities while still delivering on today’s commitments, encouraging idea-sharing from all levels of an engineering organization and what differentiates leaders from managers.
Scaling Leadership in a Growing Tech Organization with Nick Caldwell, Chief Product Officer @ Looker
Nick Caldwell, Chief Product Officer of Looker, joins CTO Connection host Peter Bell to discuss the challenges of scaling leadership in a growing tech organization, moving from a 15-year career at Microsoft into the world of Bay area startups, and some of the hard lessons he learned early in his management career.
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