The evolution of data storage and management has seen a significant shift in recent years. Traditional databases like relational and NoSQL have long been the backbone of data-driven industries, but as we enter the era of artificial intelligence, the limitations of these systems are becoming clear. Drawing upon my own experiences at companies like The… Continue reading The Neural Network Revolution: Why AI Will Make Traditional Databases Obsolete
Project Estimation with T-Shirt Sizing & Evidence Based Scheduling Models for Scrum Teams
Introduction Effective project estimation is crucial for successful project management. In the world of Agile software development, the T-shirt sizing model is a popular high-level estimation technique that helps predict project scope and resource allocation. In this blog post, I will discuss the T-shirt sizing model for Scrum teams, its limitations, and how it can… Continue reading Project Estimation with T-Shirt Sizing & Evidence Based Scheduling Models for Scrum Teams
Cloudflare TV: The CTO Show
Cloudflare‘s CTO, John Graham-Cumming, interviewed Rajiv for the The CTO Show on CloudFlare TV. The CTO role varies enormously from company to company. In this series, John speaks with CTOs from across the industry to understand their role and how they ended up in it. (May 24, 2021) This week’s guest is Rajiv Pant, entrepreneur, former CTO… Continue reading Cloudflare TV: The CTO Show
Leadership B.S. by Stanford University Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer (Book Review)
Many books on leadership are like fairy tales: Inspiring, but misleading about leadership that is actually effective in our real world. Real leadership — i.e. leadership based on evidence and science, and thus statistically more likely be effective in practice — is less commonly found in leadership teachings. Instead, what we often hear is “feel good… Continue reading Leadership B.S. by Stanford University Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer (Book Review)
How to be an effective CTO
A CTO’s job combines Culture, Technology, and Operations. Each of the three is necessary; a field of knowledge, experimentation, and learning in itself; and interdependent with the other two. To be successful as a CTO, you need to work on and continually master all three areas. If you’d like to see the responsibilities of a… Continue reading How to be an effective CTO
7 minus 1 reasons why technology/engineering teams should work on projects
Here are 6 reasons that should be used to justify, prioritize and classify projects engineering teams work on. The 7th item is not a valid reason to be used. Deliver products, features and services as driven by business priorities (#product) Improve time to market (#speed) Improve quality of experience (#quality) Improve efficiencies and reduce costs… Continue reading 7 minus 1 reasons why technology/engineering teams should work on projects
Why Data Breaches Don’t Hurt Stock Prices (Harvard Business Review)
If you are a CEO, CFO, corporate board member or investor, the article Why Data Breaches Don’t Hurt Stock Prices published on Harvard Business Review by Elena Kvochko and Rajiv Pant may be of interest to you.
CTO Mind Map: Culture, Technology, Operations
In the role of chief technology officer, you have to be concerned with many topics. Some relate to functions you have direct supervisory responsibility for and some in areas that are managed by others but you still need to share responsibility for. To keep all of a CTO’s concerns organized, I created this mind map using XMind. The items are classified under… Continue reading CTO Mind Map: Culture, Technology, Operations
Cyber Resilience Towards the Quantification of Cyber Security Threats
The World Economic Forum and its partners have developed and shared a way for organizations to calculate the impact of cyber security threats. The framework, called cyber value-at-risk comes at a time when cyberattacks are increasing in velocity and intensity, and when 90% of companies worldwide recognize they are insufficiently prepared to protect themselves against them. Download the… Continue reading Cyber Resilience Towards the Quantification of Cyber Security Threats
9 Reasons Why News Media Web Sites Should Consider Moving to HTTPS in 2015
If you work in news media and are interested in technology, you may enjoy my article listing 9 Reasons Why News Media Web Sites Should Consider Moving to HTTPS in 2015. I co-authored it with Eitan Konigsburg and Elena Kvochko, two colleagues with expertise, deep knowledge and passion for cyber security, privacy and technology.
It is published on the Times Open Blog maintained by the Software Engineering Team at The New York Times.
My personal Web site, rajiv.com is served exclusively on HTTPS thanks to CloudFlare.
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