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

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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.

Fashion Metric Builds a Strong Data Science Team in Austin

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In January, the company raised $1 million in financing, bringing to $1.4 million its total funds raised to date. And Fashion Metric has moved into 1,500 square feet of office space downtown at the IBC Bank Building and it has hired seven employees and has two job openings.

And recently, Fashion Metric hired two senior heavy hitters in the Austin data science community: Andy Terrel as chief technology officer and Travis Brady, director of data science, to build out its products.

7CTOs congratulates Andy Terrel on his new role as CTO at Fashion Metric!