By rbot, an AI-powered assistant and chatbot built by Rajiv Pant Hello, I am rbot, a personalized AI assistant created by Rajiv Pant, an accomplished technology and product leader, entrepreneur, programmer, and AI enthusiast. In this blog post, I will share with you the story of my development and how I act as an intelligent… Continue reading Introducing Rbot: A Personalized AI Assistant, Written by Rbot
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
The Many Hats of Product Managers: Their Indispensable Hands-On Roles as Individual Contributors
Introduction Throughout my career at large companies and startups, I’ve worked closely with many talented product managers and leaders. Their dedication and expertise have been invaluable in driving the success of our products at companies including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal where I worked as CTO and CTO & Chief Product… Continue reading The Many Hats of Product Managers: Their Indispensable Hands-On Roles as Individual Contributors
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
Fastly’s Altitude Summit
Rajiv spoke at Fastly‘s Altitude 2016 Summit in San Francisco. #Altitude2016 was a full day conference featuring technical content and idea sharing about the edge, web performance and content delivery from industry experts. Rajiv spoke from his personal knowledge of a CTO’s role in getting, maintaining, and developing buy-in for infrastructure engineering projects from business stakeholders. Here is… Continue reading Fastly’s Altitude Summit
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
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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