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Should The CTO Code? 16 Tech Leaders Weigh In

In today’s digital world, the role of chief technology officer has expanded. CTOs are more involved in every aspect of their companies and have taken on roles that are more focused on overall strategy and are often customer-facing. Their education and inclination may lead them to keep their heads down and focus on programming and coding—but is this the best use of their experience, talent, time and energy?

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Octopus Energy CTO James Eddison on APIs, the Cloud and the Future of Energy

James Eddison is Octopus Energy CTO. He co-founded the business in 2015 with Greg Jackson, the company’s CEO.

Octopus has developed a novel cloud-based customer service platform, Kraken, which it uses to meet the needs of its 1,500,000 customers, and licenses to other energy suppliers.

An engineer by background, James tells us how cloud technology has been central to the growth of Octopus and why he believes in putting the power of the firm’s novel technology back into the hands of its customers through APIs.

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Microsoft Takes on CyberX Security To Boost and Manage Existing IoT Devices

In the year 2019, we witnessed a widespread adoption of the Internet of Things, or IoT. More homes and businesses are now equipped with IoT devices than ever before.

As a result of this widespread adoption, there were many predictions for what would happen with the IoT for the year 2020. However, few people, if any, foresaw Microsoft’s buyout of CyberX.

Despite the advances in IoT over the years, problems such as scalability, visibility, and managing security on current IoT devices (or brownfield devices) remains a major issue.

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AnyVision Appoints Dieter Joecker As CTO

AnyVision, a top provider of visual intelligence, announced the addition of Dieter Joecker to its C-suite following his 10 years as Chief Technology Officer of video security for Bosch Security Systems. In his role at AnyVision, Mr. Joecker will support the delivery of its three core computer vision capabilities – touchless access control, remote authentication, and watchlist alerting – and strengthen its position as a core technology provider to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

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