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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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Juniper Networks

Juniper CTO Dishes Edge Cloud Strategy

Juniper, through its partnership with StackPath, has amassed a “cloud agnostic” edge cloud platform that can connect to any of the public clouds, he said. Juniper is the largest investor in the 5-year-old startup, which supports virtual machines (VMs), containers, serverless, content delivery networks (CDNs), web application firewalls, managed domain name systems (DNS), service monitoring, and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection.

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CTO Alan Nichol

Alan Nichol CTO and Co-founder of Rasa

CTOs develop architecture, launch experimental trials, build new devices, test program integrity and ferret out systemic problems. These are not largely social interactions. To be done properly, they often require lots of time spent alone or in a small team, head down, coding, wiring or titrating. Far less talking happens in the day of a CTO than in that of a CEO, and little of it must be persuasive. On the contrary—it is largely skeptical and searching.

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9 Cutting-Edge Technology Startups To Watch In 2020

Amidst the many possible challenges, the number of tech startups continues to increase, and we can say that access to funds has played a significant role in this. However, some of these startups are beginning to stand out from the rest with their quality products and meteoric rise. There are going to be many more of these startups in 2020. According to numerous essay writing reviews, the following cutting edge technology startups are worth keeping an eye upon in 2020.

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When Startup CTOs Lose Clout

CTOs develop architecture, launch experimental trials, build new devices, test program integrity and ferret out systemic problems. These are not largely social interactions. To be done properly, they often require lots of time spent alone or in a small team, head down, coding, wiring or titrating. Far less talking happens in the day of a CTO than in that of a CEO, and little of it must be persuasive. On the contrary—it is largely skeptical and searching.

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