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How to hire an internet-era CTO

(This is part 2 of a series. If you haven't seen it already, start with part 1: Why hire an Internet-era CTO?) There’s a pretty important step between recognising your need for an internet-era CTO and reaping the benefits: finding and hiring that person. It’s no secret that technology skills are in high demand around the world, and particularly the combination of leadership, management and technological expertise that you need in this role. You’ve also got more constraints than you might...
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Why hire an internet-era CTO? What will they actually do?

This post is part 1 of a series. At the start of the summer, we published a reading list for Internet-era CTOs. A lot of my work at Public Digital is about helping our clients understand what an internet-era CTO is, what skills and experience they should have, and how to hire one. I decided to write down some of the essentials, which we're going to publish over the next few weeks as a series of blog posts. — James Stewart James...
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A summer reading list for Internet-era CTOs

While guest editing last week’s issue of our newsletter, I posted a summer reading list for Internet-era CTOs. It seemed to go down well with newsletter readers, so we thought it might be nice to re-post it on the blog today. Things were a little quieter in the PD office this week, now that the school summer holidays have started. On the assumption that you’ll have some time to sit somewhere comfortable and read a book this summer, here’s the reading list. Books (There’s...