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The Role of CTO Camille Fournier, CTO, Rent the Runway @skamille
Are you a vestigial appendage?
Your job is always changing, your company is always evolving
Grow and evolve with this opportunity
The best engineer in the company
The natural conclusion of a successful engineering career
The same thing at every company
So then, what IS a CTO?
A strategic role
An executive role
A technical leadership role
How do I keep up?
Don’t give up the management stuff too quickly!
Learn about the business your business is in
Focus on collaborating with people outside of engineering
We are more than “just programmers”
Show up for what is needed.
People … grow according to the demands they make on themselves. They grow according to what they consider to be achievement and attainment. If they demand little of themselves, they will remain stunted. If they demand a good deal of themselves, they will grow to giant stature—without any more effort than is expended by the nonachievers.Peter Drucker, “The Effective Executive”