Ksenia Palke, Head of AI at Airspace: AI in Time-Critical Shipments
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by CTO Podcast
22h ago
Ksenia Palke, Director of AI at Airspace, discusses the use of AI in time-critical shipments. Airspace builds tech for fast automated solutions in shipping critical items such as organs, medical devices, and industrial parts. The goal is to remove unnecessary manual steps and optimize the delivery process. Ksenia explains how AI is used to predict delivery times, optimize routes, and automate interactions with drivers and customers. She also discusses the use of large language models (LLMs) in their AI initiatives and the importance of prompt engineering and ragging. Ksenia emphasizes the need ..read more
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Devastate the Competition via Robust Design with Adam Bahret
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balancing Technical Strategy, Team Management, & Innovation
2w ago
Etienne sits down with Adam Bahret, whose unique journey has fueled his passion for creating robust product designs that can outperform the competition. The conversation reveals how prioritizing reliability can significantly impact a product's success and why reliability often trumps marketing. Tune is as Adam introduces his innovative R-Three blueprint which balances cost, features, and risk to ensure successful product launches without regrets. He also discusses the often overlooked issue of technical debt in software development, emphasizing the importance of early risk assessment. With his ..read more
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Going First: Leading with Purpose in an Overthinking World with Nell Derick Debevoise
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by Jason and Nell Derick Debevoise
3w ago
Etienne is joined in this episode by Nell Derick Debevoise, the founder of Inspiring Capital which helps leaders grow their business with purpose and build impactful legacies. Nell has advised leaders at American Express, Cisco, Google and more, and she focuses on expanding impact, growing businesses and building legacies that are inclusive, anti-racist and sustainable.  Etienne and Nell discuss East Coast vs. West Coast cultures, with Nell reflecting on her experiences in New England and California, and how these cultural differences shape leadership styles and priorities. They also disc ..read more
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Joel Beasley, Modern CTO: Mastering the Art of Podcasting
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by Joel Beasley and CTO Podcast
1M ago
Etienne is so happy to be sitting down with his good friend Joel Beasley for this episode. Joel is the mastermind behind the Modern CTO Podcast and founder of Pro Series Media, and he is here for an enlightening conversation on the ins and outs of podcasting. With years of experience under his belt, Joel shares invaluable insights on starting, cultivating, managing, and scaling a successful podcast. From the importance of in-person interviews to the art of crafting compelling questions, Joel breaks down the key elements that make a podcast stand out, emphasizing the significance of building ge ..read more
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Leadership, Vulnerability, and Generative AI with Alex Balazs
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by Jason
1M ago
Etienne sits down this episode with Alex Balazs, the CTO of Intuit, for an eye-opening discussion on vulnerability, leadership, and the cutting-edge realm of generative AI. Alex shares insights from his journey, from TurboTax's chief architect to leading technology at Intuit. He delves into the pivotal role vulnerability plays in effective leadership, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and humanity in fostering collaboration and innovation. Alex sheds light on the transformative potential of generative AI and its applications in revolutionizing customer experiences. From enhancing emai ..read more
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Leadership, Vulnerability, and Generative AI with Alex Balazs
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balancing Technical Strategy, Team Management, & Innovation
1M ago
Etienne sits down this episode with Alex Balazs, the CTO of Intuit, for an eye-opening discussion on vulnerability, leadership, and the cutting-edge realm of generative AI. Alex shares insights from his journey, from TurboTax's chief architect to leading technology at Intuit. He delves into the pivotal role vulnerability plays in effective leadership, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and humanity in fostering collaboration and innovation. Alex sheds light on the transformative potential of generative AI and its applications in revolutionizing customer experiences. From enhancing emai ..read more
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Exploring RF Communication, Encryption, and AI with Dell Kronewitter
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by Etienne
1M ago
Join Etienne on the latest episode of the CTO Podcast as he dives into the world of RF communication, encryption, and AI with Dell Kronewitter, Director of Technology at Fuze Integration! Dell provides insights into encryption concepts like red and black sides and how they relate to secure communication. He and Etienne explore the fascinating world of satellite communications and the role of AI in a hybrid, highly regulated environment. From discussing the challenges of maintaining communication integrity amidst atmospheric interference to the intricacies of managing a hybrid engineering team ..read more
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Insights into AI and Beyond with Mourad Zerroug
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by CTO Podcast
1M ago
Etienne is excited to be sitting down with Mourad Zerroug, CTO of Splash, for a captivating conversation about their experiences as immigrants in the United States, diving into their respective backgrounds from Algeria and South Africa. From there, the two explore Mourad's journey as a technology leader for nearly three decades, spanning various industries such as robotics, e-commerce, and event technology. With a PhD in computer science from the University of Southern California, Mourad shares some great insights into the evolving landscape of AI and its profound impact on developer teams. Mo ..read more
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From Code to Cattle: Parallels Between Technology and Farming with Jennifer Cwagenberg
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by CTO Podcast
1M ago
Etienne is very excited to welcome Jennifer Cwagenberg, Head of Engineering at Protopia AI, to the podcast for an engaging discussion spanning technology, farming, and even the intersection of the two. Jennifer shares insights into her unique lifestyle as a technologist and baroness of Texas, where she navigates the balance between rural tranquility and technological challenges. Their conversation delves into Jennifer's engineering journey, from her telecom beginnings to her diverse roles at companies like Match.com and Toyota, ultimately leading to her current role at Protopia AI. Jennifer pr ..read more
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The Realities of Fundraising with Sean Nam
CTO Podcast – Insights & Strategies for Chief Technology Officers Navigating the C-Suite while Balan
by CTO Podcast
1M ago
Joining Etienne this week on the podcast is Sean Nam, the CTO of Ivy Energy. Etienne engages in a multifaceted conversation with Sean, and they touch upon the intricacies of supporting founders during fundraising to reflections on technology giants like Apple and Uber. Sean provides insights into IV Energy's mission to revolutionize shared energy usage through solar platforms, shedding light on the challenges and innovations in the field, and as the conversation delves deeper, Sean and Etienne explore the dynamics of team management, fundraising endeavors, and the evolving role of a CTO. Sean ..read more
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