On today’s episode, the Datanauts probe the Executive Quadrant, a region populated by CTOs, CIOs, CISOs, and other lofty titles. The Executive Quadrant can unsettle or irritate engineers and technical professionals with its odd culture, shiny shoes, and incessant devotion to ROI, TCO, quarterly reports, and spreadsheets.
But like engineers, executives have a job to do, and we’ll all be better off if we can understand the executive mind–particularly if you’re interested in joining their ranks.
Our guide for this voyage is Keith Townsend, an IT architect and consultant who can speak both tech and business. Keith is the founder of The CTO Advisor where he writes and hosts a podcast about the tech industry. You can also follow him on Twitter.
Chris Wahl is on a top-secret away mission, but don’t worry–his shirt isn’t red, so he’ll back for the next episode.
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