Sunday, November 26, 2006

Computerworld wants to know what a CTO does

A reporter from Computerworld called me recently to discuss the difference between the CTO and the CIO. It is common to confuse the two positions when discussing IT companies and a number of's. For those, the CTO often fills a position that is like an "Assistant to the CIO". The CTO discussed IT services, deploying capabilities to customers, etc. -- always tied to IT products and services.

However, when you are talking about the CTO of a cellular phone company, the person is more likely to deal with the strategy side of new technology and research related to cell phones.

The Computerworld reporter wanted to focus on the "Assistant to the CIO" role, while I wanted to talk about the non-CIO positions. In my own research on the subject I spent several months confused by the diversity of CTO's. Eventually I settled on "5 Patterns of the CTO", one of which is CIO-like.

It will be interesting to see how my comments on the subject come out in the article.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Sun Microsystems CTO - Greg Papadopoulos

Greg Papadopoulos, the CTO of Sun Microsystems maintains an excellent blog on the latest technical moves at Sun.

Greg Matter

On Disruption - Michael Urlocker

Michael Urlocker has created a very useful blog on the dissruptive impacts of new technologies and new business models on established industries. He has developed a tool to assist organizations in identifying where they stand in the shifting sands of their own industry.

On Disruption