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CTO Sessions: Simon Wilson, Aruba

How do you align your technology use to meet business goals? “First you have to understand the business goals and that means listening to the different parts of the business and their daily challenges.”

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CTO Sessions: James Lloyd, Redox

What has been your greatest career achievement? “Building a fully-remote, digital company when it wasn’t popular or generally thought feasible.”

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CTO Sessions: Andres Rodriguez, Nasuni Corporation

Explain your career path. Did you take any detours? “Oh, yes. Absolutely. After I finished my undergraduate degree, I spent a year in a small village in Spain, working both as a shepherd and as an apprentice to a butcher.”

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CTO Sessions: Ashwath Nagaraj, Aryaka

How do you align your technology use to meet business goals? “The most important thing for a customer from our perspective is user experience and productivity. Our products need to be orientated towards creating great customer...

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CTO Sessions: Jim Radzicki, TELUS International

What is one unique initiative that you’ve employed over the last 12 months that you’re really proud of? “2020 was not the year anyone planned, I am most proud of our people and their resilience, creativity, flexibility and positive...

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CTO Sessions: Will Keegan, Lynx Software Technologies

What makes an effective tech strategy?" Boldly press into technical novelty, assure tech solves a valuable problem and reduce risk with early customer validation."

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CTO Sessions: Yoav Landman, JFrog

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “Everything that has to do with edge computing.”

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CTO Sessions: Adam Spearing, Salesforce

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? "I think that the term “Digital Transformation” is somewhat overhyped. If you’re just focusing on doing what you do better, you’re not transforming."

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What’s at the top of the CTO’s to-do list?

CTOs have a key role; when tech goes down then businesses stop, full stop. So – what key items are on the agenda for the office of the CTO?

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CTO Sessions: Frances Sneddon, Simul8

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? "While I think AI and machine learning are great technologies, I do feel they are often seen as the answer to everything, which they are not!"

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CTO Sessions: Simon Bennett, Rackspace Technology

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “The next one that’s not been invented! We work in a fast faced industry, developing new things and ideas all the time.”

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CTO Sessions: Matt Watts, NetApp

Do you have any trouble matching product/service strategy with tech strategy? “Not really, as you always have to start with the pain point, the product or service is then tailored to meet it.”

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CTO Sessions: Ryan Donovan, Hootsuite

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “We’re starting to see cross platform UI frameworks really mature so you’re getting closer to the ability to write once and deploy everywhere across all devices and...

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CTO Sessions: Anatoli Gorchet, Neurala

What type of CTO are you? "I am the type of CTO who likes to challenge the norm, coming up with my own version of a solution."

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CTO Sessions: Darren Anstee, NETSCOUT

What type of CTO are you? "I’d describe myself as a technologist burdened with a fairly high level of pragmatism. "

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CTO Sessions: Thomas Rødseth, Puzzel

What type of CTO are you? “Having worked in strategic planning and marketing, I am very focused on the value of the technology we are creating, selling and using.”

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Vietnam - in pole position to be tech outsourcing leader

With new trade deals in place and big investments in education, CIOs and CTOs may want to consider Vietnam for digital development.

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CTO Sessions: Will Warren, Searchspring

What is the biggest issue that you’re helping customers with at the moment? "Ecommerce is shifting rapidly and growing at an immense rate. We make sure our clients are in a position to scale their business by offering a cohesive and...

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