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Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence. With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: deve ...
 
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Today we’re talking to Meetesh Karia, CTO and CDO at The Zebra. And we discuss the benefits and practicality of having a full-blown data function in an organization. How Meetesh has utilized Andela to build internationally distributed engineering teams, and why it’s important to create a culture where nobody gets in trouble for an honest mistake. A…
 
Today I talk with Ernie Miller. Ernie is the head of engineering at Monograph. (They are hiring!) This is the second part of my interview with Ernie. We talk about the four-day work week, fragility of culture and the importance of taking care of it, and the differentiation of culture and values. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 Auth0 i…
 
Today I talk with Ernie Miller. Ernie is the head of engineering at Monograph. (They are hiring!) We talk about the four-day work week, fragility of culture and the importance of taking care of it, and the differentiation of culture and values. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 Auth0 is here to solve your login problems, for good. Auth0…
 
Today we’re talking to Rich Caralli, the Cybersecurity Advisor at Axio. And we discuss how risk quantification is the missing link between business decision makers and cybersecurity professionals. Recognizing that cybersecurity and business resilience are two sides of the same coin, and why companies need to get back to basics with their security p…
 
Today we’re talking to Setrag Khoshafian, the author of the book, How to Alleviate Digital Transformation Debt: Post-COVID-19. And we discuss why pursuit of technology must always be goal-focused. What the decentralized Web 3.0 world will look like, and why Setrag believes every organization should be flattening its hierarchy. All of this right her…
 
The focus is the work. When anyone asks how they can be more productive, I give them the exercise I talk about in this episode. It's extremely simple, but not easy. What are you focused on, right now? If you can answer this question at all times, you will be productive. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Square Square has APIs for almost every…
 
Bugs are inevitable, but individually unpredictable. Trying to use a single strategy for dealing with these events will miss a huge number of the events, while requiring massive efforts. Instead, we should focus on building a balanced approach to dealing with problems like this. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: LaunchDarkly This episode is b…
 
Today we’re talking to Amit Sinha, the CTO and President of R&D, Operations, & Customer Service of Zscaler. And we discuss why security should follow users wherever they go. How 5G technology is pushing data and security to the edge, and the 3 P’s of attracting top talent: People, Purpose, and Pay. All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCT…
 
Today we’re talking to Ed Walton, the CEO of StepCG. And we discuss how StepCG and Cradlepoint are utilizing private cellular networks to provide internet access to underserved communities. Interesting use cases where private cellular networks are improving user experience, and how to encourage your employees to get out of their comfort zones and t…
 
Today we’re talking to Mark Herschberg, an MIT Instructor, Fractional CTO, and the author of the book, The Career Toolkit. And we discuss how to ask the right questions to generate the most value in your role. The value of peer learning groups for leadership development, and how to train recruiters on what to look for when hiring technical roles. A…
 
Substitute with better questions, and you'll have more insightful answers. Questions are a major contributing factor to behavior, and the way you ask questions is a habit that can have a high-leverage cascading effect on the rest of your life. Find better questions. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: LaunchDarkly This episode is brought to you…
 
Today we’re talking to Mohit Saxena, the Co-Founder and CTO of InMobi. And we discuss how InMobi has continuously evolved with the times since its founding. How to encourage your employees to think big and come out of their shell, and why it’s important to celebrate failures as well as the victories. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern…
 
Today we’re talking to Rashmi Kumar, the CIO of HPE. And we discuss the different challenges presented by leading teams vs. leading teams of teams. Why it’s important for technologists to be business outcome focused, and how Rashmi trains her leaders to go far rather than go fast. All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! To lear…
 
Focusing on fundamentals may seem boring, or like a sports catchphrase used to motivate people to practice. The truth is, these fundamentals are still going to be the most important value-making activities of your career. But as you continue participating in them, if you engage with intention, you will not simply be repeating the same thing over an…
 
Today we’re talking to Kevin McGrath, the CTO at Spot. And we discuss how Spot saves their clients 80-90% on their cloud compute bills. The concept of data gravity and how to conquer it, and how to design career paths that include growth without necessarily moving into management. All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! To lear…
 
Today we’re talking to Tony Davis, the Chief Strategic Advisor on AIOps at Broadcom. And we discuss how the real value of AIOps is the observations on how IT is impacting your customers. The 6 critical inputs to analyze what part of the stack is most impacting customer experience, and why technical leaders have to be motivated by growing the people…
 
Metamodeling is creating a model of models. Confused yet? When we use models, we often assume they are complete. But what characteristics could make all of our models better? That's the concept of metamodeling. We talk about creating metamodels and using steering feedback to derive value from one model to another. 📮 Ask a Question If you enjoyed th…
 
Today we’re talking to Matt Johnson, the Developer Advocate Lead at Bridgecrew. And we discuss the challenges of providing a secure cloud experience for every use case. Lessons learned from working in both startups and large enterprises, and how maintaining company culture requires effort from everyone that’s a part of it. All of this right here, r…
 
Today we’re talking to Simen Skogsrud, the CTO of Sanity.io. And we discuss how having a powerful content management system enables developers to think creatively. How the right partners can help customers realize the full value of a product, and lessons learned from being a career entrepreneur. All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO P…
 
Today we’re talking to Tanya Blinova, the VP Engineering at AppNeta. And we discuss why companies of all sizes can benefit from network monitoring. What makes a great VP of Engineering, and tips for conducting interviews when hiring for the first time. All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! To learn more about AppNeta, check t…
 
Stress often comes from pressure. When we experience pressure, we usually respond by trying to relieve it - often to the detriment of our work. In today's episode, we talk about the dangers of pressure, and some strategies to employ in the face of pressure. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Square Try out Square’s CPOS APIs today for a chance…
 
Today we’re talking to Kipp Jones, the Chief Technology Evangelist at Skyhook. And we discuss the technical challenges of combining different types of location technology to achieve accurate location solutions for any use case. How critical location technology can be in emergency situations, and what individual contributors should expect when they …
 
Today we’re talking to Edward Kmett, the Head of Software Engineering at Groq. And we discuss how Edward came to be one of the most prominent members of the Haskell community. How Groq’s chips are able to provide incredible processing capabilities for AI models, and how Category Theory gives us a different way to think about mathematics. All of thi…
 
Confidence is often used as an artificial bluff, to help us feel less dread of failure. But this is problematic; when we put blinders on, we don't prepare adequately, often leading to blame-shifting and other techniques to maintain an inflated sense of confidence. Instead, choose bravery - the willingness to act in the face of uncertainty. 🙏 Today'…
 
Today we’re talking to John Bell, the Co-Founder of Base2 Data Analytics (recently rebranded to DataMovement.cloud). And we discuss how having a great culture at your company can influence partnerships with other organizations. How Base2 is working with Helpsystems to provide an unprecedented level of control over your data, and the evolution of ho…
 
Aaron Suzuki returns! Today we’re talking to Aaron Suzuki, the Founder and CEO of SmartDeploy. And we discuss how companies have to provide the right compensation and mission in order to attract top talent. How old tools are getting replaced by better, simpler tech in every industry, and Joel makes a special promise: the first listener to try Smart…
 
What do you want to change? The things you do repeatedly have the most impact on your life. Focus on the systems that produce repeated behaviors. We talk about these as "engines" of behavior in today's episode, and help you figure out which ones to focus on the most. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: LaunchDarkly This episode is brought to yo…
 
Today we’re talking to Wes Hackett and Paul Schaeflein, the CTO and the Technical Architect of Addin365. And we discuss why providing clear career roadmaps and being radically transparent are key for retaining top talent. How Addin365 helps businesses get the most out of the Microsoft Suite, and how difficult and rewarding it is to be confronted wi…
 
Today we’re talking to Arun “Rak” Ramchandran, the CVP Global Market Leader at Hexaware. And we discuss Rak’s hiring strategy and Hexaware’s program for training talented leaders. Why and how we need to be building explainability into AI, and how to establish yourself as a leader when entering a new organization. All of this right here, right now, …
 
Today we’re talking to Jay Mehra, the Co-founder and CTO at Odessa. And we discuss what it was like starting the company out of a dorm room in the late 90s. How to avoid building monolithic tech and stay nimble long-term, and why it’s important for entrepreneurs to think first about increasing revenue rather than cutting costs. All of this right he…
 
We continue talking about conducting a mindful job search in today's episode. The truth is, that next application you put in is probably not going to end in an accepted offer. Whether by your decision or theirs, most job applications go nowhere. In this episode we'll talk about how to deal with this reality, as well as some other myths of interview…
 
Today we’re talking to Corey Bertram, the CTO at Rokt. And we discuss how he helped create what is now a small industry around chaos engineering. How Rokt is integrating personalized recommendations into transactions, and how to create a space where people feel comfortable admitting they don’t know something. All of this right here, right now, on t…
 
If you've ever felt bad about looking for a job, or you're wondering if now is the right time because a bunch of coworkers or friends are on the move, this episode is for you. We talk about approaching making a career change decision mindfully, and considering how it will affect your internal happiness. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0…
 
Today we’re talking to Manish Tiwari, the Senior Vice President at Cradlepoint. And we discuss the benefits of establishing a private cellular network for enterprise network connections. Why it’s important to accept the fluidity of culture at a company, and how to establish yourself as a leader when joining a new organization. All of this right her…
 
Today we’re talking to Bhawna Singh, the SVP of Engineering at Auth0. And we discuss how to create a culture of sharing information openly at a company. How Auth0 simplifies implementing frictionless and secure user authentication, and why “move fast and break things” isn’t always the best strategy. All of this right here, right now, on the ModernC…
 
Pick the right tool for the job. But who is picking? What tools can they choose from? And what is the actual job, anyway? This advice is important because it gives you a starting framework to answer some of the most important clarifying questions in any task of significance. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Compiler Compiler is a brand new p…
 
Today we’re talking to John Balsavage, the Founder and President at A&I Solutions. And we discuss how network performance monitoring is critical in today’s online-first environment. Why it’s important to celebrate the victories with your team, and how no form of marketing can come close to word of mouth referrals. All of this right here, right now,…
 
Today we’re talking to Jim Walsh, the CIO of Right Networks. And we discuss how to make sure your security strategy is always evolving and up to date. How Jim’s company has utilized ITProTV to upskill their workforce, and what digital transformation looks like for accounting functions All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! To …
 
You are much more likely to succeed with iteration than you are with a perfect first attempt. This is purely a function of probability, and is even more supported by the idea of progressive improvement. When you can iterate, it is a better route to higher confidence of success than perfect preparation. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 …
 
Today we’re talking to David Williams, the VP of Product Strategy at Quali. And we discuss what it looks like to have strategy as a business function. How Quali is able to automate your tech infrastructure, and why it’s beneficial to trust your teams with a higher degree of autonomy and accountability. All of this right here, right now, on the Mode…
 
When you have to predict, you're likely to have error in your prediction. Sometimes that error is easily handled - other times, it can be catastrophic in effect. The next time you have the urge to predict into the future, ask yourself - what benefit do you gain from predicting this now? Can you avoid unnecessary prediction all together with a diffe…
 
Today we’re talking to Stephen Fisher, the COO at Allstream. And we discuss interesting use cases enabled by fiber optic technology. What it means to be big enough to deliver and small enough to care, and how to bring up leaders at every level of an organization. All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! To learn more about Allst…
 
Random choice may actually be your best bet. At the very least, starting with random is a good exercise in self control, and will help reveal information more easily than intuitive guessing might. Give random a chance! 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 Auth0 is here to solve your login problems, for good. Auth0 provides simple, secure, …
 
Today we’re talking to Gerald Kane, Professor at Boston College, and the Co-Author of “The Transformation Myth.” And we discuss how digital transformation is a never-ending journey, not a destination. How handling extreme disruption has changed the workplace, and what the future of hybrid workplaces could look like. All of this right here, right no…
 
Today we’re talking to Matt Spitz, the Head of Engineering at Vanta. And we discuss the benefits of having continuous security monitoring. Why it’s important to think about security before you have to get compliance, and why trying to make a product perfect is often worse than releasing and iterating. All of this right here, right now, on the Moder…
 
It's easy to believe that everyone you get along with agrees with you about anything and everything. The truth is harder to confront, but often, this illusion can cause problems - especially when you actually want diverse perspectives. In this episode, we talk about two types of illusion of agreement, and how you might combat them. 🙏 Today's Episod…
 
Today we’re talking to Gal Shaul, the Co-Founder and CTO at Augury. And we discuss how Augury’s machine health AI is able to prevent 80% of unexpected downtime. How COVID has accelerated years of innovation down to a matter of months, and how to make space for different ways of thinking to get the best ideas possible out of your team. All of this r…
 
Today we’re talking to Trevor Hinesley, the Co-Founder and CTO at Soundstripe. And we discuss his journey from touring musician to CTO. How Soundstripe enables musicians to make a steady income creating music, and how to know when to trust your gut for big decisions. All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast! To learn more about S…
 
The number of things you have to choose to do in a day is constantly being fought over. Your calendar, if it's like most calendars, has very little to do with how you want to spend your time. Limit your options. Focus on fewer things. Eliminate your obligations. 🙏 Today's Episode is Brought To you by: Auth0 Auth0 is here to solve your login problem…
 
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