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Lisa Reeves           

Member of the Board of Directors

March 16, 2020

I hope that everyone is staying healthy and safe in these unusual times. This is the 67th Edition of the Open Tech Officer roles [and latest appointments] newsletter. This newsletter covers open technology officer roles as of March 13th, 2020 and technology appointments for past 46 days ending March 13th, 2020.

Titles for Technology Officers have been evolving and multiplying

  • Heads of IT and Digital Organizations: they usually have titles, such as CIOs, CTOs or Chief Digital Officers (or combinations of these titles)
  • Head of Tech Vendor Tech organizations: CTOs and/or SVP, Engineering.Occasionally, the Chief Product Officer title is a CTO and Product role.
  • Other tech roles at the executive level: Information Security Officers, Chief Data / Analytics Officers, and many others.

One new trend we are seeing are Chief Product Officers, with product management backgrounds, that manage both technology and product.

 

 

Monday, 24 February 2020 22:11

69 Tech CEO Appointments and 49 Open Tech CEO Roles

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February 18th, 2020

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter for December 2019 -February 2020.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 2/10) and also the latest appointments for December 16th- February 17th. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

January 30th, 2020

Welcome to the 66th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. This newsletter covers open technology roles as of January 27th, 2020 and technology appointments for past 52 days ending January 27th, 2020.

Titles for Technology Officers have been evolving and multiplying

  • Heads of IT and Digital Organizations: they usually have titles, such as CIOs, CTOs or Chief Digital Officers (or combinations of these titles)
  • Head of Tech Vendor Tech organizations: CTOs and/or SVP, Engineering.Occasionally, the Chief Product Officer title is a CTO and Product role.
  • Other tech roles at the executive level: Information Security Officers, Chief Data / Analytics Officers, and many others.

January 19th, 2020

Happy New Year and welcome to our Annual Technology CFO Newsletter, summarizing the 2019 appointments and open roles as of the end of the year.

We are now working on trends for 2019 Board changes in tech companies.

Summary Trends

There are currently 36 Open Tech CFO Roles in US & Canada after all the shuffles last year. There have been 231 CFO appointments in the technology domain in US & Canada in 2019.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019 02:32

55 Open Tech CEO Roles and 67 Tech CEO Appointments

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December 16, 2019

Happy Holidays!

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter for November-December 2019.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 12/15) and also the latest appointments for October 30th - December 15th. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

Summary Trends

There are 55 Open Tech CEO Roles and 67 Appointments.

Here is their geographic distribution:

December 8th, 2019

Welcome to the 65th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. This newsletter covers open technology roles as of December 6th, 2019 and technology appointments for past 71 days ending December 6th, 2019.

Titles are evolving and are specializing:

  • The head of technology (IT) role has different titles, historically a CIO, is now either CIO, CTO or Engineering (including CIO role) and a Chief Digital Officer titles (or combinations thereof). Note: sometimes the head of IT is the EVP Tech & Ops with CIO type roots.
  • The CTO role has multiple contexts and meanings: (1) CTOs that manage IT (where the CIO reports in); (2) CTOs that manage the tech infrastructure (a more traditional definition); (3) CTOs - Products/ Tech Strategy. They are essentially tech vendor CTOs and typically manage IT as well, but it is not their primary role or orientation.
Tuesday, 05 November 2019 11:33

49 Open Tech CEO Roles and 63 Tech CEO Appointments

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November 4, 2019

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter for September-October 2019.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 10/29) and also the latest appointments for August 31st – October 29th. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

Summary Trends

There are 49 Open Tech CEO Roles and 63 Appointments.

Here is their geographic distribution:

September 27th, 2019

Welcome to the 64th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. This newsletter covers open technology roles as of September 26th, 2019 and technology appointments for past 69 days ending September 26th, 2019.

Titles are evolving and are specializing:

  • The head of technology (IT) role has different titles, historically a CIO, is now either CIO, CTO or Engineering (including CIO role) and a Chief Digital Officer titles (or combinations thereof). Note: sometimes the head of IT is the EVP Tech & Ops with CIO type roots.
  • The CTO role has multiple contexts and meanings: (1) CTOs that manage IT (where the CIO reports in); (2) CTOs that manage the tech infrastructure (a more traditional definition); (3) CTOs - Products/ Tech Strategy. They are essentially tech vendor CTOs and typically manage IT as well, but it is not their primary role or orientation.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:11

24 Open Tech CEO Roles and 37 Tech CEO Appointments

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September 6, 2019

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter for July-August 2019.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 8/30) and also the latest appointments for July 26th - August 30th. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

Summary Trends

There are 24 Open Tech CEO Roles and 37 Appointments.

Here is their geographic distribution: