What’s your advice for a first time CTO?

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CTO & CPO, 201 - 500 employees
My mantra is all about being outside-in. Start with customers and work backwards. The technology will take on a lot of the work that you have to do. Technology is certainly important, but you've gotta be partnered closely with customers, with your head of sales, and with your head of marketing so that what you're building is going to be sold.
Senior Information Security Manager in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
Forget about the technology.

Understand the business needs, technical needs, and any other requirements.

Created a detailed design document to drive your needs.

One you understand all that, then you can start engaging vendors.
CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
Read, learn, apply & teach. Find a mentor. Be humble and provide business-find solutions.

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