Author: Igor K

  • CTO Bonus Structure Overview w/ Influencing Factors

    CTO Bonus Structure Overview w/ Influencing Factors

    In this article, we explained a typical CTO bonus structure and types in different company sizes with the detailed overview of influencing factors.

  • How to Set Up and Run a Productive Meeting

    How to Set Up and Run a Productive Meeting

    Meetings can easily become an onerous element of any leader. When they’re scheduled back-to-back, they a) consume more time than you thought they would and b) don’t solve a thing. With this article, we want to ensure that, if a meeting is needed, you have the exact tools to make it productive, engaging and, finally,…

  • Mastering Technology Management: Complete Guide for Technology Leaders

    Mastering Technology Management: Complete Guide for Technology Leaders

    To be effective, technology management must converge three factors: technological, human and organisational. Only a perfect convergence enables technology leaders to turn challenges into advantages, disrupt industries and implement strategic organisational changes to create a competitive advantage. This guide caters to both professionals seeking to refine their skills and aspiring individuals exploring educational paths in this dynamic field. Split into four…

  • Responsibilities, Strategies and Necessary Skills of an Effective Technical Leader

    Responsibilities, Strategies and Necessary Skills of an Effective Technical Leader

    A technical leader bridges the gap between technical teams and business objectives. Unlike general managers, they possess strong technical expertise and can therefore guide engineers and developers. In contrast to tech specialists, however, they have strong leadership and communication skills. The role comes with the long list of responsibilities that we are explaining in this article.

  • Why and How to Switch to Design Thinking Leadership Model

    Why and How to Switch to Design Thinking Leadership Model

    Constantly evolving user needs and expectations are challenging traditional leadership styles. That’s why technology leaders are switching to a design thinking model which is, basically, a human-centred approach to problem-solving. Design thinking focuses on understanding user needs and experiences to create innovative solutions. Such products and services resonate with their target audience.  This article explores…

  • Beyond Technical Expertise: Mastering the Art of Tech Leadership

    Beyond Technical Expertise: Mastering the Art of Tech Leadership

    Strong tech leadership provides a compelling vision and roadmap, improving team focus and motivation. Combined with a culture of trust and open communication, it creates a high level of psychological safety for the team. In turn, such a team is more open to risk-taking, innovation and honest discussion of challenges. Here, we explain how to…

  • Field CTO Job Description w/ Salary Breakdown & Career Prospects

    Field CTO Job Description w/ Salary Breakdown & Career Prospects

    In this post, we explain the relatively new Field CTO role and how it differs from a more traditional Chief Technology Officer role. We will see how a Field CTO job description determines the type of person suitable for the job. We will take a look at the job prospects and, of course, the average…

  • IT Manager: Role, Responsibilities, Required Skills and Average Salary

    IT Manager: Role, Responsibilities, Required Skills and Average Salary

    An IT Manager (a.k.a Information Technology Manager) oversees and manages IT operations, systems and infrastructure. Additionally, they serve as a connection between technology strategies and the broader goals of the organisation. As such, they a) ensure the efficient, secure operation of IT resources and b) nurture the overarching objectives of the business. Common types of…

  • CTO Job Description with Responsibilities, Qualifications and Salary Breakdown

    CTO Job Description with Responsibilities, Qualifications and Salary Breakdown

    In this post, we explain a CTO job description on four levels of engagement: start-up, fast-growth company, enterprise and, finally, a Group Chief Technology Officer. You will learn responsibilities on each level, understand desired qualifications and, ultimately, find out what kind of salary you can expect considering the size of your company and industry. TABLE…

  • CTO KPIs with Templates and Tracking Procedures – Explained by a Seasoned Chief Technology Officer

    CTO KPIs with Templates and Tracking Procedures – Explained by a Seasoned Chief Technology Officer

    In this post, Jason Noble, Academy’s Chief Technology Officer, explains the design of highly relevant CTO KPIs and shows you how to a) track them and, more importantly, b) use them to improve performance. Now, the odds are that you’re either a CTO in a start-up or fast-growing company or soon to become one. That…

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