Improving Communication between CEOs and CTOs with David Subar

Released Thursday, 6th August 2020
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In any industry, communication is a key factor in a team’s success. For CTOs navigating complex problems, effective communication between all stakeholders is paramount. David Subar is both a Chief Product Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Interna Consulting. He joined Peter to discuss common patterns that result in communication breakdowns.
David shares some of the clashes that can happen when a CEO’s vision is not in alignment with the metrics or working style of the team. He also discusses why having a hybrid position for a CTO and Product Officer eases workflow. Listen for his advice on diffusing these communication issues.
  • (01:25) - David's first jobs out of college
  • (03:27) - Transitioning to management
  • (07:14) - Interna Consulting
  • (09:43) - Common CEO failure patterns
  • (12:13) - Relative strengths of C-level executives
  • (16:26) - Building credibility and communication paths
  • (18:41) - Helping the CEO focus on what matters
  • (25:53) - Patterns in failing CTOs
  • (28:35) - First time at bat
  • (31:45) - Off-handed comments

Special thanks to our global partner – Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers a broad set of global cloud-based products to equip technology leaders to build better and more powerful solutions, reach out to aws-cto-program@amazon.com if you’re interested to learn more about their offerings.
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34m 46s
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98
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