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CTO Sessions: Rex Cooper, eConsult

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? “Augmented reality. I think it holds the potential to disrupt society in the same way that social media did.”

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CTO Sessions: Thomas Benjamin, NI

Do you have any trouble matching product/service strategy with tech strategy? “I believe in this simple formula: Customer Value =(blend) People + Process + Reusable Services (Platform) + Applications.”

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CTO Sessions: Venkat Rangan, Clari

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “CTOs will need to adapt to the needs of “digital-native” people coming into the workforce in large numbers. This generation of workers demand digital agility,...

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CTO Sessions: Chris Wade, Itential

What has been your greatest career achievement? “Realising the network needed to be treated as software, I was able to help build Itential into a company that would prioritise such unique innovation within a legacy market.”

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CTO Sessions: Gal Shaul, Augury

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “With the increasing pace of innovation, CTOs will need to get better at disrupting their own products.”

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CTO Sessions: Andy Kish, TenantBase

Which emerging technology are you most excited about? “Modern data analytics and business intelligence are going through a revolution right now.”

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CTO Sessions: Andrew Hampshire, Gresham House

What type of CTO are you? “I take an entrepreneurial, commercial and practical approach to technology in my role…”

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CTO Sessions: Kim Anstett, Iron Mountain

What is one unique initiative that you’ve employed over the last 12 months that you’re really proud of? “One initiative that we rolled out last year was bringing 25,000 Iron Mountain employees onto Google workspace as our new office...

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CTO Sessions: Zeki Turedi, CrowdStrike

What is the biggest issue that you're helping customers with at the moment? “Fundamentally, our customers come to us to stop breaches, which will always be our core focus.”

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CTO Sessions: Jason Hart, Trustonic

What type of CTO are you? “I am very much driven by the technology and enjoy the conceptualising and strategising on how to release its potential along with disrupting and creating new markets.”

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CTO Sessions: Victor Palau, Ebury

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “I would love to see the CTO and VPE role separation disappearing. The industry must wake up to the fact that people, culture, and organisation shape software – not...

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CTO Sessions: Marc Linster, EDB

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “Agility, curiosity, leadership, and communication skills will become even more important. Technology cycles are accelerating…”

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CTO Sessions: Paul Kohler, Strategic Security Solutions (S3)

Do you have any trouble matching product/service strategy with tech strategy? “If you view technology as an enabler and not as the objective, matching the product/service strategy to tech strategy becomes seamless.”

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CTO Sessions: Narek Verdian, Glovo

What makes an effective tech strategy? “Keeping the company’s impact at the heart of everything you do. The ability to experiment, fail, learn, measure impact, reduce wasteful activities and effectively streamline.”

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CTO Sessions: Tzury Yochay, Reblaze

Are there any technologies which you think are overhyped? “… I can hardly remember coming across a ‘real-world’ platform that switched to or was built on blockchain.”

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CTO Sessions: Adam Sypniewski, Deepgram

What predictions do you have for the role of the CTO in the future? “I think the CTO role will become more focused on using the right tools for the job, and less focused on picking the right off-the-shelf solution.”

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CTO Sessions: Joe Waller, Finder

What is the biggest issue that you’re helping customers with at the moment? “Spotting when they spend more on a financial product or service than they need to and helping them save significant sums of money.”

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CTO Sessions: Adam Dossa, Polymath

Which emerging technology are you most excited about the prospect of? "This one is easy for me. Since falling down the blockchain rabbit hole around 2016, I haven’t looked back."

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