What Makes A Good CTO Great? 8 Qualities To Hire For

At 7CTOs we resonate deeply with this article as we strive to make good CTOs great.  The article is a great read and we'll summarize the 8 points for you here:

  1. Strong engineering discipline
  2. Experience
  3. A large, quality network
  4. Knowledge of the full stack of the technology you're working with
  5. A practical approach
  6. Good communication skills
  7. Strategic thinking
  8. Knowledge of the landscape of tools

I remember when I was a boy, my Dad would take me to the hardware store with him and after a few minutes I would realize we're not really there to buy anything, we're just there to scope out the tools.  It's had a profound impact on every part of my life as I learn to scope out the technology landscape for the new tools that popup.