CTOs at Work

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Scott Donaldson, Stanley Siegel and Gary Donaldson interview many of the world's most influential chief technology officers in CTOs at Work, offering a brand-new companion volume to the highly acclaimed elite At Work books including Coders at Work, CIOS at Work and Venture Capitalists at Work. As the words “at work” suggest, the authors focus on how their interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of the CTO while revealing much more: how they got there, how they manage and allocate projects, and how they interact ...

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Overview

Scott Donaldson, Stanley Siegel and Gary Donaldson interview many of the world's most influential chief technology officers in CTOs at Work, offering a brand-new companion volume to the highly acclaimed elite At Work books including Coders at Work, CIOS at Work and Venture Capitalists at Work. As the words “at work” suggest, the authors focus on how their interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of the CTO while revealing much more: how they got there, how they manage and allocate projects, and how they interact with business units and ensure that their companies take advantage of technologies, teamwork, and software development practices to respond to organizational needs and improve employee productivity. Surveying a variety of unique corporations, CTOs at Work offers insights into the present and future of CTOs in organizations around the world.

Other books in the Apress At Work Series:

Coders at Work, Seibel, 978-1-4302-1948-4

Venture Capitalists at Work, Shah & Shah, 978-1-4302-3837-9

CIOs at Work, Yourdon, 978-1-4302-3554-5

Founders at Work, Livingston, 978-1-4302-1078-8

European Founders at Work, Santos, 978-1-4302-3906-2

Women Leaders at Work, Ghaffari, 978-1-4302-3729-7

Advertisers at Work, Tuten, 978-1-4302-3828-7

Gamers at Work, Ramsay. 978-1-4302-3351-0

What you’ll learn

  • How many chief technical officers from the world's leading corporations do their job, and the skills they consider most essential for carrying out their work effectively
  • Interesting applications of technology and software development used to increase productivity or profitability in today's leading organizations
  • The technology and business-related challenges and opportunities that CTOs foresee in years to come


Who this book is for

Anyone interested in how a CTO views the use of technologies in an organization and leads its software development initiatives. This book is especially useful for managers, developers, and IT personnel charged with using automation to increase productivity. Indeed, it's not just for aspiring CTOs, but also for project managers, software engineers, and application developers who want a better understanding of the strategies their senior IT executives employ to make their organizations as productive and competitive as possible.

Table of Contents

  1. SAIC
  2. CA Technologies
  3. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  4. Polar Star Consulting
  5. BPL Global
  6. NPR
  7. Mind Over Machines
  8. Gartner, Inc.
  9. Springer
  10. TinEye/Idée
  11. MAPA Group
  12. Johnson & Johnson, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  13. Gerson Lehrman Group


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430235934
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott E. Donaldson has more than 30 years of experience managing complex programs (ranging from 10 s of millions to 100 s of millions); expertise in systems development, process improvement, and technical cultural change. He is a Senior Vice President for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for its multi-billion dollar Health, Energy and Civilian Solutions Group. He teaches graduate courses in software engineering, software process improvement, and information technology at Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering. He has a B.S., Operations Research from the United States Naval Academy and a M.S., Systems Management from the University of Southern California. Mr. Donaldson co-authored the software engineering books Successful Software Development: Making It Happen, Prentice Hall PTR, 2nd Edition; Successful Software Development: Study Guide, Prentice Hall PTR; and Cultivating Successful Software Development: A Practitioner s View, Prentice Hall PTR. He has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering: Project Management Success Factors, CRC Press and the Handbook of Software Quality Assurance: Software Configuration Management A Practical Look, 3rd Edition.

Dr. Stanley G. Siegel has more than 35 years of progressive experience as a systems engineer, mathematician and computer specialist. He started his career with the U.S. Government in the Department of Commerce and then the Department of Defense. After his government service, he was with Grumman for 15 years and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) for 19 years. He helped SAIC grow to a $10 Billion leader in scientific, engineering and technical solutions by helping win hundreds of millions of dollars of new business. He earned a nuclear physics doctorate from Rutgers University. Physicists solve problems. He has served as a senior technical advisor and director on a wide spectrum of projects in areas such as software engineering methodology assessment, software requirements analysis, software testing and quality assurance, mathematical support for software-algorithm development, and technology assessment. He has taught graduate courses for 20 years. He teaches both in-class and online software systems engineering courses at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Johns Hopkins honored him in 2009 with an Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Siegel has co-authored four software engineering books including the seminal software engineering textbook Software Configuration Management: An Investment in Product Integrity, Prentice Hall PTR. He has contributed to a number of books including the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering: Project Management Success Factors, CRC Press and the Handbook of Software Quality Assurance: Software Configuration Management A Practical Look.

Gary Donaldson has more than 35 years experience in executive, program, project and consultant leadership positions across federal, state, DoD, commercial, university-affiliated, health care, non-profit, and technology sectors, including 10 years with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). His expertise is strategic organizational change, user-adoption, and workforce performance improvement. Mr. Donaldson served as graduate faculty at Johns Hopkins University, School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, and consultant faculty to numerous universities throughout the United States. He holds masters degrees from Boston College and American University with a combined focus in organizational behavior, workplace learning, and performance improvement.

Mr. Donaldson is author of "Creating and Adding Value: Redefining the Organization", in Quality Performance in Human Services: Leadership, Values and Vision (G. Gardner & S. Nudler, eds.), Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing; Work Programs for Enhancing Cognitive Performance Components, in Work Practice: International Perspectives (Jacobs & Pratt, eds.), Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann; and Toward Supported Employment: A Process Guide for Planned Change (Gardner, J., Chapman, M., Donaldson, G., Jacobson, S), Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing. His most recent co-authored book CTOs at Work, Apress is a collection of interviews with some of the world s leading CTOs.

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