Today we are talking to Keith Davies, the CTO of AGDATA. And we discuss building company culture from the ground up, obsessing on the customer not on the competition, and solving problems that have a multiplier effect for your team.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

Keith Davies serves as Chief Technology Officer for AGDATA and is responsible for leading the engineering organization and determining the technology direction for our products. Keith joined AGDATA in 2018 and has over 20 years’ experience leading multi-geographically distributed teams in the production of high-quality, mission-critical software for customers in a variety of industries.

Prior to joining AGDATA, Keith was an executive at General Electric where he held several positions including Chief Technology Officer of GE’s Intelligent Platform group. At GE, Keith played a critical role in the establishment of a data platform as well as GE’s transition to SaaS-based solutions.

Keith started his career as a software engineer at Digital System Resources building software products for tier-1 telecommunication carriers. After spending multiple years in the design and development of commercial software products, Keith has most recently served on the executive leadership team for multiple companies including GE, ABB and Ventyx.


AGDATA is the premier provider of data collection and management, marketing program management, and analytical solutions for clients in the Crop and Animal Health industries.

For more than 30 years, the talent at AGDATA has enhanced the technology and services that input manufacturers in the Agriculture world rely upon. Our clients trust us because of our data integrity, marketing program reliability, and our ability to optimize the analytics that inform their sales and marketing decisions.

Backed by an entrepreneurial, creative and energetic work force, AGDATA is pushing the boundaries of technology to enhance our relationship with the leaders in Crop and Animal Heath.

Joel Beasley

Joel began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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