Importance of Mentorship Article by Yujin Kim, CTO of WorkMarket

In his recent article about the importance of mentorship, Yujin Kim, Chief Technology Officer at WorkMarket (an ADP company) talks about what he learned from his mentors and how they helped shape his career and life.

My New Job at News Corp (Parent Company of The Wall Street Journal)

Dear Family and Friends, I’m moving into an exciting new job at News Corp, the parent company of my current employer, The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones. Below are the announcements from Matt Murray, Editor-In-Chief of The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones Newswires; and from Ramin Beheshti, Group Chief Product & Technology Officer… Continue reading My New Job at News Corp (Parent Company of The Wall Street Journal)

Talk at Applause: Fighting Fake News with AI and Crowdsourcing at The Wall Street Journal

In this showcase session at Applause, the Wall Street Journal’s CTO & CPO, Rajiv Pant, will explain how the media organization is using advanced technologies to combat fake news. You’ll hear about ultra-realistic voice and video cloning technologies that will make you question the legitimacy of recordings. You’ll also hear how machine learning, artificial intelligence… Continue reading Talk at Applause: Fighting Fake News with AI and Crowdsourcing at The Wall Street Journal

90 Day Plan for a CTO in a New Job

This is a checklist for a new CTO, head of Product, or leader in a similar role starting in a new job. It is meant to kickstart continuous improvement in your product engineering organization. I encourage you to take a scientific test and learn approach to everything you do. You should customize this template based… Continue reading 90 Day Plan for a CTO in a New Job

Maker’s Schedule (For Managers Too)

The following memo from a department head to staff is an example of how to implement a productive maker’s schedule at your workplace. This approach recommends starting with baby steps, evaluating results and making changes accordingly. Dear Colleagues in the Technology, Project Management and Product Teams, Executive Summary:1 We are implementing a maker’s schedule starting… Continue reading Maker’s Schedule (For Managers Too)

Organizing a Digital Technology Department in a Media Company By Functional Areas

This article presents a system to organize your digital technology department in a media company. It is written for a CTO, CIO or EVP Technology looking for suggestions on organizing or reorganizing your Digital (Web, Mobile) technology department. It is best suited for you if your organization has the following characteristics: You manage all aspects… Continue reading Organizing a Digital Technology Department in a Media Company By Functional Areas

Organizing a Digital Technology Department of Medium Size in a Media Company

There are many good ways to organize your technology department. This article presents some of them. It is written for a CTO or VP Technology leading a medium size department looking for suggestions on organizing or reorganizing your Digital (Web, Mobile) technology department. It is best suited for you if your organization has the following… Continue reading Organizing a Digital Technology Department of Medium Size in a Media Company

Management & Technical Career Growth Tracks

Described here is one way to enable technologists to grow their careers in your organization while still allowing them to focus on the type of work they are best at and enjoy most. The typical management career growth path does not suit some technical people. These information workers need to grow in their careers (gain… Continue reading Management & Technical Career Growth Tracks