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.

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Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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