The 7 roles of a CTO

#96 – July 04, 2022


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This post is about me figuring out what a CTO does. I tried to be methodical and deep about it, and broke it down to a few different aspects. It gave me some structure and helped talking about my responsibility, I hope it will be useful for more people

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