Author: Andrew Weaver

  • Toxic Jobs, Time To Say Go

    Toxic Jobs, Time To Say Go

    Toxic cultures are tough to change. Focus your energy instead on what really matters to you, then plan your escape.

  • Diversity = Profitability = Sorting Your Recruitment Strategy

    Diversity = Profitability = Sorting Your Recruitment Strategy

    Despite some progress, lack of diversity in tech recruitment remains an issue. Here in the UK, the number of women working in technology is significantly lower than most other work sectors, with just 17% of those working in technology being female. Story in the US appears to be better but the overall tech industry remains…

  • CTO Academy Close Seed Funding Round

    CTO Academy Close Seed Funding Round

    We are delighted to announce that CTO Academy have just closed a seed funding round. What does this mean?  Well, it’s all guns blazing as we roll out an exciting and expansive range of products, courses and support to our growing global tribe of developers, scrum masters, team leaders, CTOs and CIOs.

  • What is the Average CTO Salary in the UK?

    What is the Average CTO Salary in the UK?

    The very best tech leaders are certainly in demand lately, but what is the median CTO salary in UK and what does it involve? In this post, we are examining the median salaries of chief technology officers in the United Kingdom with and without compensation packages, and comparing the national average with a few selected…

  • From Business Analyst to Tech Leader

    From Business Analyst to Tech Leader

    Business analysts are responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the business using data analytics.

  • 8 Reasons Why Refresher Training Is A Good Idea

    8 Reasons Why Refresher Training Is A Good Idea

    Knowledge fades over time. Our brains are very efficient at dumping information we don’t need, and the best way we have of showing our brain that the information is still useful is by using it. “Use it or lose it”

  • What is an Accidental CTO?

    What is an Accidental CTO?

    An Accidental CTO is someone typically working within an early stage, fast growth company and who has arrived in the senior tech role way ahead of schedule. They face a unique set of leadership challenges.

  • Project Manager & The Route To Leadership

    Project Manager & The Route To Leadership

    the project manager is communicating with engineers, designers, programmers, stakeholders, executive leaders, and decision makers. The whole gamut of people inside a high- tech company.

  • Are you an Accidental CTO?

    Are you an Accidental CTO?

    if this were a term included in the Oxford Dictionary of Terms, it might read something like … We coined this phrase in the early days of CTO Academy as we worked with many individuals who fell into one or both of these categories. So this article looks at what we define as an ‘Accidental…

  • Managing a Team (and their external pressures)

    Managing a Team (and their external pressures)

    Managing a team is not only about managing people, but understanding that some reactions in work, are all to do with pressures away from work. This article looks at our experience of some unusual external factors and why it’s important to manage with empathy

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