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CIO aan het woord: Sjoerd Blüm
The only assignment I have is to ensure that my teams get the job done. It is an illusion that I can or should be hooked one-on-one. My task is to put a point on the horizon where all those people move with their knowledge and skills and then ensure that there is an optimal setting where they can function.
Leadership  AMS  CIOs  interviews  links  via:Workflow 
19 days ago by cote
Interview: Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian on open source, AWS, and working with the military
So for us to grow, the primary thing is to scale our go-to-market organization. And we’re very committed to doing that. We just need to hire and train and enable a world class sales team at scale.

Today we have a great sales team, but we are far fewer in number than the other players. We just need to expand that. And as I talked to customers, they asked us to, one: expand our sales organization and our go-to-market teams. Second: specialize (that sales team) with deep expertise in technology and in industry. And third: make it easy to contract and do business with us. We are extremely committed to doing all three of them.
Google  cloud  sales  interviews  links  via:Workflow 
april 2019 by cote
Q&A on the Book Evidence-Based Management
The most important issue in organizational data quality is whether you have the data you need to test whether your beliefs about the organization are really true. So if I believe my organization has a reliable backoffice in terms of transactions, do I have the data that show how many errors are made a day or a month for a given volume of transactions.? Counts tell us almost nothing; we need rates, like errors/daily volume. If I am relying on my impressions, I am talking to myself.
Management  data  rca  errors  monitoring  books  interviews  links  via:Workflow 
march 2019 by cote
bol.com CIO interview
> The strength of our IT department is that IT is fully integrated in our organization. About 400 IT people or engineers work at bol.com, and they are organized as much as possible in about 70 small, multidisciplinary and self-managing teams. We see that that works best. These teams build features for our customers or partners. These innovation teams are supported by an IT ecosystem that facilitates them in the flexible and fast construction and running of software. Our IT engineers are therefore not together in one department, but spread over the entire company. The IT is thus integrated into the business. In fact, we strive that there is no difference between business and IT.

In Dutch, translated by Google above.

Also:

> If you work in a start-up, you will see more quickly what you contribute to the result. If you work at a large company, the danger is that you become a cog in a larger whole and no longer see what impact you are making.
netherlands  leadership  metrics  retail  interviews  cio 
february 2019 by cote
Q&A on the Book Future Ethics
> When we create, we put forward a case for how we should interact with tech in future, and by extension how we should interact with each other. At the same time, we’re discarding thousands of alternative futures.
design  books  techethics  interviews 
january 2019 by cote
Avoiding worrying
> What you see and how you perceive yourself is not really how anybody else sees you. There are people whose natural state is to worry about things. My natural state is to try not to let things worry me, because I don’t like the feeling of being worried. I don’t like confrontation, because I find that I don’t actually want to upset somebody by being as firm as I want to be. So I do sometimes hold back, but I’m much more stubborn than people think.
celeberties  anxiety  interviews 
january 2019 by cote
OpenStack 2018: Mark Shuttleworth chats to The Reg about 10-year support plans, Linus Torvalds and Russian rockets
> While he would obviously be very happy to welcome new customers to the Canonical fold, he points out that IBM is a "smart company" and says that "the guy who led the acquisition is the guy who engineered machines to beat Gary Kasparov. You might hope that there's a good chess game going on there behind the scenes."
interviews  linux  openstack  m&a  shuttleworth 
november 2018 by cote
Penn Jillette, In Conversation
“The things I worry about the most is that I’m completely uneducated. You couldn’t even really give me credit with a high-school education. That troubles me a lot. If we had to discuss trigonometry I would have to go and actually do homework before I could talk about it. I also just don’t have a solid liberal education. People who are very well-educated always tell me that education means nothing. But that’s because they have it. I also know, because I keep a very elaborate journal, that I am unreliable in terms of what I’m talking about. These are all things which come down to my worrying about not knowing what I’m talking about, and that’s the worst kind of bullshit. Also, like anyone who’s had success, I tend to give lip service to luck.”

And:

“Then I went on Celebrity Apprentice, where I had cameras on me for 15 to 18 hours a day. And if you have a camera on you for that long, you are unable to fake it. What blew my mind was that things went okay when I committed to being totally myself. After that, in interviews, I started talking more like I was talking to a friend. And in the past four or five years, when Teller and I have been writing, I do this thing that I never did: I try to see the audience as friends who I can level with. Consequently there’s been a huge change in my tone onstage. I used to think honesty had to be screaming and aggressive. I didn’t think honesty could be gentle. I haven’t addressed your question.”
interviews 
august 2018 by cote
Can IT finally deliver innovation without busting its own budget? Docker's CEO says yes.
“What we’re seeing at companies like MetLife or Northern Trust is they’re taking their app and infrastructure management cost, and cutting it in half. Let’s say that you can cut 15 million dollars out of your app and infrastructure management cost, which by the way, some of our customers are at. That’s 50 million dollars you can go spend on innovation. That’s not going to the CEO and saying look, I need another hundred million dollars in my budget. That’s freeing up 50-100 million dollars of your existing budget.”

I assume that jump from $15m to $50m is a typo, or something.
cloudnative  docker  containers  cases  interviews 
may 2018 by cote
Narrowing questions
“What is the thing I made most confusing today?”
questions  interviews  management 
may 2018 by cote
Q&A on the Book Agile Management
“Most of the available maturity models measure the degree to which the agile techniques and tools are deployed. I prefer to look at it from a different angle. First, define what your most important performance indicators are with respect to agility. For instance, time-to-market, employee satisfaction, customer satisfaction, and so on. Then benchmark these, if possible. And also follow their development over time, to determine whether they are improving or not.”
books  agile  metrics  interviews 
april 2018 by cote
Serverless at Bustle
‘Probably the biggest is: how do you deal with the migration of legacy things? At Bustle we ended up mostly re-architecting our entire platform around serverless, and so that’s one option, but certainly not available to everybody. But even then, the first time we launched a serverless service, we brought down all of our Redis instances — because Lambda spun up all these containers and we hit connection limits that you would never expect to hit in a normal app.

‘So if you’ve got something sitting on a mainframe somewhere that is used to only having 20 connections and then you moved over some upstream service to Lambda and suddenly it has 10,000 connections instead of 20. You’ve got a problem. If you’ve bought into service-oriented architecture as a whole over the last four or five years, then you might have a better time, because you can say “Well, all these things do is talk to each other via an API, so we can replace a single service with serverless functions.”’
cases  interviews  serverless  legacy 
march 2018 by cote
IBM’s Cloud CTO: We Needed a Developer-First Mindset
“Governance from an operations and runtime perspective becomes critical. The real-time load balancing, where do I run stuff, who has access to it: All that makes it easier for teams to deploy stuff. That’s the point of Istio: how do we provide a framework so if I am the CTO of an enterprise with 20000 engineers working across 1000 applications at my financial institution, I have to make sure I maintain some level of governance as to how this comes together.
istio  microservices  enterprisearchitecture  cloudnative  IBM  interviews 
july 2017 by cote
Increasing your Agility: An interview with Dave Thomas
"I like to express it like this. Every team that develops with agility follows these steps: 1. Know where you are; 2. Take a small step towards where you want to be; 3. Evaluate what happened; 4. Repeat."
agile  interviews 
july 2015 by cote
Barton George & Michael Cote - DellWorld 2012 - theCUBE - YouTube
Talking to The Cube guys at DellWorld 2012, when I was employed at Dell. Barton George and I talk about developers, cloud, and Project Sputnik.
via:ifttt  from:tumblr  Dell  CoteSpeaking  DellWorld  DellWorld2012  BartonGeorge  TheCube  SiliconAngle  interviews  tumblr:video  video 
march 2014 by cote
Q&A: Continuous Deployment is a reality at kaChing
"For instance, one of our customers contacted Jonathan, one of our business guys, and told us that something didn’t make sense in our workflow and it felt like we needed to change it now. He called the customers after 15 minutes or half an hour and asked them how it looks like right now. We can immediately change things and deploy them and check how the market reacts or the customers react."
devops  interviews  cloud  cases  agile  dtosolutions  wealthfront  kaching  continuousdeployment  continuousintegration 
october 2011 by cote
Balsamiq Mockups: An uncommon interview with the founder of Balsamiq Mockups
"I realize that telling people to go work at a large tech company for 7 years before going solo is not what they want to hear, but it has so many other benefits that I really recommend it." My old high school friend Jason Cohen's really doing an excellent job at his advice for startup coverage here here. We got ourselves a regular Paul Graham of Austin ;)
startups  interviews  via:Twitter  balsamiq  mockups  business  tk  Austin  AustinTechScene 
september 2009 by cote
Radio-Television-Film - Master Class
These need to be in a podcast, dude.
film  interviews  UT  via:kut 
august 2009 by cote
Inspiration: David Lynch Interviews
"Beginning June 1st this year legendary movie-maker David Lynch started the Interview Project, a 121-part documentary series featuring 3-5 minute portraits of a ordinary (and sometimes extraordinary) Americans from all over the country. Commissioned by Lynch, and compiled by a team of filmmakers who criss-crossed the states gathering dozens of personal histories, the series — one every three days for a year."
usa  video  interviews  DavidLynch 
august 2009 by cote
Podcast: Gary Barnett on An Analyst View of Analyst Relations | Delusions of Adequacy
Another nice interview about hi-tech analyst relations: "I sat down with Gary Barnett of the Bathwick Group to discuss the state of Analyst relations. Gary confirmed some things that I believe to be true such as the relationship is key to working with analysts. Further, he confirms that analysts have great value to the sales cycle and that it is in the best interest of A/R to use them as a best practice."
IBM  GaryBarnett  analysts  AR  interviews  podcasts 
june 2009 by cote
Interview with Matt Ray - Zenoss Community Manager - LinuxQuestions.org
"I was fortunate enough to work with good friends along the way, so when I started looking for a job I always had good suggestions and recommendations. I told one of my friends who knew a lot of startups, Michael Cote' of Red Monk, that I wanted to work with an Open Source company and he introduced me to Zenoss, based out of Annapolis, Maryland. Initially I was going to be a developer working from home, but after seeing the description of the Community Manager position, I decided I'd rather engage more with users. Zenoss hired me and several of my former coworkers and we started the Austin office."
zenoss  interviews  communitymanagement  ego  redmonkreferences 
june 2009 by cote
Catching up with GroundWork's new CEO, Peter Jackson
"I see open source radically changing the software market in the next 24 months. Customers of traditional enterprise products and services have way overpaid for years. As companies analyze their capital expenditures more deeply, they suddenly find huge value gaps between their historical IT management purchases and open-source alternatives. With this in mind, if the stock market recovers in a couple of years, there should be many IPOs in this sector."
interviews  groundwork  redmonkclients  itmanagement  itmanagementguys  opensource  ipo 
march 2009 by cote
Ballmer, Kawasaki go barb-for-barb on MacBook Air - Network World
"Ballmer said Microsoft developed Silverlight, its browser plug-in to support rich applications, in part so developers would not have to choose between basic Web applications or rich desktop programs."
web  silverlight  mix08  msft  redmonkclients  execs  interviews  Ballmer  ria  riaweekly  php 
march 2008 by cote
i-CAUGHT TV: Tom Green
Check out the dozen camera he has. Whao. Also, note the small bit about people watching the videos long after the initial video broadcast: the traditional idea of a "TV schedule is going out the window."
via:twitter  video  diy  interviews  via:dberlind 
september 2007 by cote
The Good Interview
Several tips on questions for interviewing.
questions  interviews  journalism  tips  interviewing 
april 2007 by cote
The Question Man
A narrative approach to explaining some Sawatsky methods. Asking open ended questions.
Sawatsky  questions  interviewing  rhetoric  via:bwhichard  interviews 
august 2006 by cote

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