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The CTO’s Challenge Of Picking The Right Tools For The Job

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I had the best time ever with these three gentlemen discussing the role of the CTO in picking tools and the biases we fight in order to be the best we can be to our C-Suite.

Some highlights from this episode:

  • Jonathan talks about a progression when it comes to evaluating tools that goes beyond just a quick glance at marketing websites.  For instance they decided to go with Terraform over Cloud Formation because the tool better suited their needs.  But that realization only comes after some deep learning which equips the CTO and their team to make the right decisions.
  • Aaron,  who in a past live was the technical advisor to Bill Gates, talks about the need for CTOs to put aside the science bias in which we dig into the smallest details about our tools and rather look at how we can help our companies get to market quicker.
  • Casey talks about the PDSA method for combating the paralysis analysis situation that many CTOs find themselves in when having to make decisions.  He challenges us to rely on our intuition more.

This is such an important aspect to being a CTO, the ability to bring tools to the table.  If you’re reading this before March 2020 you should consider joining our Global CTO Colloquium which focuses on the right tools for the job.

Register for the March 2020 Global Colloquium

Casey talks about getting out of our heads here with the PDSA method:

  • Plan
  • Do
  • Study
  • Act

The more you can repeat that, the more confidence you’ll get!

Jonathan LaCour

CTO, Mission

Aaron Contorer

Founder, FP Complete

Casey Kleindienst

Professor, Cal State Fullerton

7CTOs Zoom Call: Key Components of the SaaS Analytics Platform with Sergey Sundukovskiy

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Join us on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 on Zoom for a call with Sergey Sundukovskiy, Ph. D. – Co-Founder, CTO/CPO for Certemy, and ask him any questions you may have about SaaS Analytics.

Please Slack or Email your questions to: etienne@7ctos.com ahead of time.

How to participate
Join here: 7ctos.com/zoom

The way 7CTOs does AMA’s is like a video conference call. We would like for everyone to have their video turned on and muted. Etienne will run the AMA and when you have a question you’d like to ask please either post your question in the chat window or unmute yourself.

About the topic

Capturing and reporting on data provides critical insights that ultimately drives the business. However numerous data points, tools, technologies and stage of the business makes choosing an approach for the SaaS Business Analytics a complex question. In this AMA, Dr. Sundukovskiy Explore how you can collect and analyze key product and business SaaS metrics. Consider different technical approaches for capturing, integrating and reporting on various data points. Examine the framework for selecting your own stack from the project inception, through the evaluation process and the eventual implementation. Consider how these choices likely will vary based on the stage of the business and the particular business needs

About Sergey Sundukovskiy

Before Co-Founding Certemy, Dr. Sergey Sundukovskiy served in capacities of Chief Technology Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer. Sergey is a serial entrepreneur co-founding multiple successful Startups focused on SaaS B2B products. Last Startup co-founded by Sergey was acquired by Capital One in 2014.

Sergey often mentors first-time founders and advises early stage Startups with emphasis on Product Development, Product Market Testing, Public Relations, Product Marketing, Team Building, Customer Success and Organizational Management.

Sergey specializes in implementation of subscription based high volume SaaS platforms, with strong emphasis on early stage product development, product marketing and customer acquisition. Specific areas of expertise include User Testing, A/B Testing, Marketing, Big Data, Video Management, eCommerce, RTB platforms and Cloud Computing.

About Certemy

Certemy is a cloud-based certification platform. It provides workflow automation and tracking for certification, licensing, CE management and compliance. Certemy’s customers include boards, associations, professionals, CE providers and employers.