Thank you Japan

Thank you Japan

Thank you Japan April 26, 2022 by Lance It was the Summer of 1987. I was sitting in my living room drinking Jack Daniels and listening to the Grateful Dead while trying to figure out what I was going to do next.  I had just spent seven years on the M.I.T. faculty,...
Silicon Valley melting pot

Silicon Valley melting pot

Silicon Valley melting pot April 26, 2022 by Lance Like many in Silicon Valley high tech, I have faced the question of how we take advantage of globalization in technology development.  Last year, as CTO and as part of pulling together my thoughts on this topic, I...
You can have it all: 3 business imperative

You can have it all: 3 business imperative

You can have it all: 3 business imperative April 26, 2022 by Lance   Most high-tech businesses have three business imperatives.  One is continued leveraging of global resources in order to have access to the best people world-wide and to save costs.  Another is...
But thinking makes it so: business strategy

But thinking makes it so: business strategy

But thinking makes it so: business strategy April 26, 2022 by Lance So we have been through the first phase of our strategic planning process.  We did the situational analysis: “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Followed up by strategic questions: “To be,...
What does a CTO do?

What does a CTO do?

What does a CTO do? April 26, 2022 by Lance The CTO is the Chief Technology Officer. What does a CTO do in a high-tech company? It is the most ill-defined of the CxO jobs. The trick is figuring out what activities can make a difference and which are merely motions....