Today we are talking to Nick Called well the Chief Product Officer at Looker. And we discuss the great work he is doing with Dev/Color, ways to communicate complex ideas effectively, and why the most important thing a leader can do is create new leaders.

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

Nick is Looker’s Chief Product Officer, leading the company’s Engineering and Product Management and Design teams. Prior to Looker, he was VP of Engineering at Reddit and the General Manager of Power BI for Microsoft. Nick holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT, an M.B.A. from U.C. Berkeley Haas, and holds 10 patents related to natural language processing.

He is a board member for /dev/color, a non-profit whose mission is to maximize the impact of Black software engineers. He is also founder of Color Code, a scholarship fund dedicated to future leaders of color in technology fields.

ABOUT Looker:

The Looker Platform for Data delivers insights to user workflows, allowing organizations to extract value from their data. Over 1,600 industry-leading and innovative companies such as Sony, Amazon, The Economist, IBM, Spotify, Etsy, Lyft and Kickstarter have trusted Looker to power their data-driven cultures.

The company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Boulder, London, Dublin, and Tokyo, Japan. Investors include CapitalG, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Meritech Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, First Round Capital, Sapphire Ventures and Goldman Sachs. 

Looker aspires to be a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective, and background lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users. We encourage you to join us in changing the way businesses use data.

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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