A CTO is a visionary and stands for 'Chief Technology Officer'. Experts in modern development technologies are always thinking about innovation to ensure that any technology serves the business. In practice, a large overlap with my previous role as a lead architect for a FTSE top 20 company. However, a start-up CTO also tends to combine many roles as there are more roles than people there to fulfil them.
My first day at Wyser started with some good news:
This was immediately followed with some bad news:
That’s when I realised that how my time is spent is closely linked to how quickly we grow:
This means that an early-stage start-up CTO must adhere to the primary goals of a CTO:
And depending on business growth and development, wear some other hats:
So, balancing the desire to get stuck in, with the need to be more managerial, is admittedly proving tricky. Right now, I’m enjoying being an individual contributor and writing code while I hire the right talent at the right time.
Did I also mention that I need to stand in front of potential clients and help grow the business? More on that another day…
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