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What is the role of the CTO?

I was recently interviewed by Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes on the role of the CTO and how it balances the near term needs of the organization while also making sure that there is a robust pipeline of ideas to meet the future needs of customers.  Rich also gets me to talk about what devices […

Phil McKinney
Phil McKinney
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I was recently interviewed by Rich Karlgaard, Publisher of Forbes on the role of the CTO and how it balances the near term needs of the organization while also making sure that there is a robust pipeline of ideas to meet the future needs of customers.  Rich also gets me to talk about what devices we will see in 5 years.

Update: We recently posted an episode of the Killer Innovations Show, CTO Advice for the Innovator, where Tony G. Werner, Comcast President of Technology and Product, and I talk about our respective views of what it means to be the CTO in large organizations. The role of the CTO is changing and that includes expanded responsibilities beyond just setting the long-range vision.

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Phil McKinney is an innovator, podcaster, author, and speaker. He is the retired CTO of HP. Phil's book, Beyond The Obvious, shares his expertise and lessons learned on innovation and creativity.

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