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Delta Dental Digital Transformation With Custom Atlassian Solution

ABOUT DELTA DENTAL Delta Dental is the largest dental insurance company in the country. This organization offers national dental coverage to more than one-third of the estimated 212 million Americans with dental insurance. It’s a not-for-profit organization that includes some for-profit affiliates as member companies. Additionally, it administers program and reporting systems that give

December 17, 2019

Tech Talent Management In Agile Software Development Company

As published on Forbes.com, December 4, 2019. By Leon Ginsburg, CEO at Sphere Software and Forbes Technology Council Member Cloud computing, cybersecurity, blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence — tech talent resources to drive these critical areas of advancement are in incredibly short supply. In fact, technology talent in these and many other areas is threatening

December 16, 2019

Driving Technology Innovation by Greg Flay, CTO at Austin Energy

Small technology start-ups are nimble and highly innovative. But what can we learn from established organizations that are in the throes of technology innovation transformation? There’s no better person to talk to than Greg Flay, Chief Technology Officer at Austin Energy. Austin Energy is excelling as it modernizes its 124-year-old utility and works to prepare

November 14, 2019

Is Elixir the Best of Both Worlds? Why to use it?

What is Elixir, and why is it generating increasing amounts of interest among developers?  Elixir is a newcomer on the programming scene, but it’s gaining traction. Elixir is a functional programming language developed by José Valim and released in 2012. José chose to build Elixir on top of the Erlang Virtual Machine called BEAM to

November 11, 2019

Scaling technical startups journey and challenges Sphere Partner

How do you balance the demands of scaling technology startups? Resources are scarce in the beginning, the founder is likely wildly talented, but does not have all the expertise needed to guide the company, and missteps can be extraordinarily costly. Lou Senko, CIO/SVP at Q2ebanking, has some excellent insights on this topic, and I talked

November 5, 2019

Agile technology development to embrace risk management strategies

Make sure you register for the upcoming Tech debates at the Capital Factory on 5 November in Austin. Learn how to build an engineering team from scratch: Survival tactics for CTOs, technical leaders, and those that aspire to lead technology departments   The following are a list of resources recommended by some of the

October 26, 2019

Adaptive Talent Management for an Emerging Technology Company

Blockchain has excited the financial world, now OpenLaw is bringing this energy to the legal community. OpenLaw is an open-source protocol utilizing blockchain technology to arrange the world's commercial relationships. They’re building the first decentralized peer-to-peer protocol for creating legal agreements. But, how can an emerging technology company, like OpenLaw, use adaptive talent management as

October 22, 2019

Is the CTO’s Role Still Relevant?

Technology companies are challenged to be adaptive and agile. But, is a traditional technology organization structure, with the CTO role at the helm, the best way to achieve these goals?  I had the opportunity to talk with René Pfitzner, one of the founders of the startup Experify.io discuss his thoughts on this question. Are you

October 14, 2019

Perform Quality Assurance Without Requirements – Implementation hack

In software development, quite often quality assurance engineers must perform quality assurance without precisely described requirements. Verifying the outcome without an outline of requirements is not the easiest thing to do, particularly for inexperienced developers. So, what's the best way to handle this challenge? First, remember the most important rule of testing and software quality

October 8, 2019

The biggest challenge CTO’s Balancing Act

Today’s CTOs must balance innovation with return on investment. They must find the exquisite harmony between customer satisfaction and effective allocation of internal resources. As founder and CTO of Assaia International AG, Nikolay Kobyshev is intimately familiar with these challenges. Nikolay will be one of the panelists for the October 17, 2019, TechDebates edition in

October 2, 2019