February 20th, 2019

Welcome to the 59th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. We have been tracking open technology roles and latest appointments, but have not published it as we have been looking at the breadth of technology executive roles. This newsletter covers open technology roles as of February 11th, 2019 and technology appointments for past 37 days ending February 11th, 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.
  • More exec titles in Tech: Data Science, Data Protection, CISOs, Chief Data Officers
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 08:41

55 Tech CEO Appointments and 30 Open Tech CEO Roles

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January 21st, 2019

Welcome to our first Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter for 2019.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 1/19) and also the latest appointments for December 1st to January 19th. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

Summary Trends

There are 30 Open Tech CEO Roles and 55 Appointments.

January 7, 2019

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the 58th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. We have been tracking open technology roles and latest appointments, but have not published it as we have been looking at the breadth of technology executive roles. This newsletter only covers open technology roles as of  January 4th, 2018.

Titles are evolving and are specializing:

  • The head of technology (IT) role has different titles, historically a CIO, is now either CIO, CTO (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.
  • More exec titles in Tech: Data Science, Data Protection, CISOs, Chief Data Officers
Wednesday, 05 December 2018 02:15

46 Tech CEO Appointments and 42 Open Tech CEO Roles

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December 1st, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 11/30) and also the latest appointments for November. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions.

Summary Trends

There are 42 Open Tech CEO Roles and 46 Appointments.

November 20, 2018

Welcome to the 57th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. We have been tracking open technology roles and latest appointments, but have not published it as we have been looking at the breadth of technology executive roles. This newsletter only covers open technology roles as of November 12th, 2018.

Titles are evolving and are specializing:

  • The head of technology (IT) role has different titles, historically a CIO, is now either CIO, CTO (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.
  • More exec titles in Tech: Data Science, Data Protection, CISOs, Chief Data Officers
Tuesday, 06 November 2018 23:30

43 Tech CEO Appointments and 43 Open Tech CEO Roles

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November 6th, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

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

Summary Trends

There are 43 Open Tech CEO Roles and 43 Appointments.

Monday, 08 October 2018 03:56

47 Open Tech CEO Roles and 34 Tech CEO Appointments

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October 7, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 9/30) and also the latest appointments for September. We use Capital IQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions. 

Summary Trends

There are 47 Open Tech CEO Roles and 34 Appointments.

Instagram Co-Founders Leave Facebook after Six Years; Tensions over Product Direction

Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom, 34, and Mike Krieger, 32, have resigned, amidst growing tensions over product direction with Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. They co-founded the photo-sharing mobile phone app company in 2010. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion. 

September 9th, 2018

Welcome to the 56th Edition of the Open Tech Roles newsletter. We have been tracking open technology roles and latest appointments, but have not published it as we have been looking at the breadth of technology executive roles. We plan to publish this newsletter again soon, with the appointments from May 16th to mid-September, which number in the hundreds. This newsletter only covers open technology roles as of September 7th, 2018.

Some of the patterns we have seen in our projects are reflected here as well:

Wednesday, 05 September 2018 01:55

59 Open Tech CEO Roles and 124 Tech CEO Appointments

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September 3, 2018

Welcome to our Technology CEO Transitions Newsletter.

We research and catalog all open technology CEO roles we can find (as of 8/31) and also the latest appointments for the month of July and August. We use CapitalIQ industry classifications and US census geographic regions. 

Summary Trends

There are 59 Open Tech CEO Roles and 124 Appointments.