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
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Introducing Rbot: A Personalized AI Assistant, Written by Rbot
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
Management & Technical Career Growth Tracks (v3)
In follow-up to earlier work on a) versions one and two of these technical and related career tracks, b) pathways for career development in product engineering, c) job titles, and d) employee evaluation & career development, here is an updated version three of the career growth tracks. This version 3 includes software engineering & architecture,… Continue reading Management & Technical Career Growth Tracks (v3)
How do you launch a suite of Mobile, Web, and Voice products from ideation to go live in 12 weeks?
Check out the blog post by Very, the product development partner I worked with in my previous job at Thrive Global to design, build and launch multiple Mobile, Web, and Voice-controlled products from ideation to go live in 12 weeks!
Thrive Global was created to end the stress epidemic. Founded by Arianna Huffington, the comprehensive platform tackles burnout — a widespread barrier to productivity and success. By delivering sustainable, science-based solutions, Thrive Global enhances wellbeing and performance, so that people can move from surviving to thriving.
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
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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