29: How to succeed in the evolving role of a CTO – Greg Swimer, City Football Group

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What are the key qualities that make a CTO? In this podcast, Greg Swimer, Chief Technology Officer at City Football Group shares how technology and the role of a CTO has changed as a result of the pandemic, and how CTO’s can effectively adapt to the ever-changing demands. You can read the full transcript here: https://social.hays.com/2021/05/10/podcast-29-how-to-succeed-in-the-evolving-role-of-a-cto/ Timestamps: (01:00) Please could you introduce yourself to our listeners and tell us a little bit more about your career journey to CTO? (03:45) Have your key strategic priorities shifted due to COVID-19? (06:19) In what ways do you think the pandemic has spurred on technological change and innovation and what impact is this having on teams and organisations? (09:42) Looking back to the beginning of the pandemic, how did you ensure you were operating in an agile and flexible way when initially responding to the crisis? (13:42) And were there any other ways in which you have continued to adapt and continued to be adaptable to the changing demands throughout the last year or so? (15:14) What do you think are the top tech challenges that will impact the future world of work and how can tech leaders and their teams work to overcome these? (19:20) What have you learned about yourself both personally and professionally over the course of the crisis so far? (21:50) For those who have perhaps just started out in their first tech leadership role, how would you recommend they make a strong initial impact? (25:18) What advice would you give to any tech professional who one day aspires to work at the CTO level? (27:13) Which soft and technical skills do you think IT teams will really need to thrive in the future? (31:02) What do you think are the three qualities that make a good leader and crucially, do you think these qualities have changed because of the pandemic?

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