Today we are talking to Michael Concannon, the Vice President of Technology at American Express. And we discuss the benefits of connecting your team to the customer, understanding that time management doesn’t just happen, and ways to get your team to ask better questions that lead to better results.

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

Michael Concannon is Vice President of Technology at American Express, where he oversees Blockchain and Robotics Process Automation. A technologist at heart, Michael has a history in digital media, e-commerce, and emerging tech. Before American Express, he served as CTO with the video-sharing website Vimeo and the Amazon subsidiary, Quidsi. He developed the e-commerce systems for Barnes & Noble during the company’s growth and expansion into digital books and the web and commerce platform for over 500 artist websites at Sony Music Entertainment. Michael holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. Outside of programming, Michael’s interests include fatherhood, rugby, Arduinos, 3D modelling, woodworking, and scuba diving.

ABOUT American Express:

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with exceptional access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success.

Each day, American Express makes it easier, safer and more rewarding for consumers and businesses to purchase the things they need and for merchants to sell their goods and services. An engine of commerce, American Express provides innovative payment, travel and expense management solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Most of all, we help our customers realize their dreams and aspirations through industry-leading benefits, access to unique experiences, business-building insights, and global customer care. We enable our customers to do and achieve more.

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 LeaderBits.io. 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 BeasleyFoundation.org 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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