Tech leaders: what’s one thing you wish your non-technical colleagues would understand?

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Director of IT in Education, 501 - 1,000 employees
lowcode no code and cybersecurity awareness
CIO in Education, 201 - 500 employees
The simplest security issue: phishing and how it works.
Sr Analytics Lead in Consumer Goods, 10,001+ employees
Data Privacy and Security 
CIO in Energy and Utilities, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Cybersecurity and its implication on business
Principle Consultant in IT Services, Self-employed
Everybody has a role in security the enterprise.
Founder & Technical Coach in IT Services, 2 - 10 employees
The pace of software engineering can NOT be sustained without good technical practices.
Chief Data Officer in Insurance (except health), 51 - 200 employees
They own the priority of the backlog...not the engineers
CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
That changes to an application we’re developing will impact the time it will take us, no matter if the scope hasn’t changed at all.
Fractional CTO/CIO/CPO in Travel and Hospitality, 51 - 200 employees
Be a true partner and not undermine the contributions of a technical colleague
Chief Data Officer in Media, 2 - 10 employees
You can bring me business challenges vs. fully formed ideas. We can build a solution for an abstract business problem. You don't need to see the big picture or complete solution on your own. Data's a different paradigm and sometimes product version 1 helps fully define the problem so version 2 can solve it.

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Enabling GenerativeAI in our detect product.
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CTO in Software, 201 - 500 employees
Without a doubt - Technical Debt! It's a ball and chain that creates an ever increasing drag on any organization, stifles innovation, and prevents transformation.
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