Today we are talking to Peter High, the president of Metis Strategy. And we discuss the importance of building a network of people and finding interesting ways to connect with them, common traits that stick out amongst great leaders, and benefits you can gain from writing to articulate your thoughts.

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


I am the president of Metis Strategy, a business and IT strategy firm that I founded in 2001. I have advised many of the best chief information officers at multi-billion dollar corporations in the United States and abroad. I’ve written for the Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, CIO Insight, Information Week and several other periodicals.

I am also the author of Implementing World Class IT Strategy: How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation (Wiley Press, September 2014) and of World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs (Wiley Press, December 2009), a book on leading IT practices that has sold over 16,000 copies around the world. Since 2008, I have moderated a widely listened to podcast entitled “The Forum on World Class IT,” which features a wide array of IT thought-leaders, and is available at www.forumonworldclassit.com on a weekly basis.

I have been the keynote speaker at a host of corporate conferences and universities in the US, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Czech Republic, Spain, China, India, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. You can reach me at peter.high [at] metisstrategy.com or on Twitter @PeterAHigh

ABOUT Metis Strategy:

Metis Strategy is a band of perpetually curious tech-savvy business strategists. As a boutique strategy and management consulting firm serving mainly Fortune 500 companies, we help our clients solve their toughest problems from strategic planning through execution. 

We work across industries as our clients’​ trusted strategic advisors in the areas of business strategy, digital transformation, information technology strategy and operations, international growth strategy, and how to navigate organizational changes. We help determine new products or services that our clients should develop, design how to improve the customer experience through digital technology, and advise on how technology organizations can run more efficiently and effectively.

With headquarters in the Washington, DC area and an office in the San Francisco Bay Area, the firm’s presence from coast to coast allows us to serve clients throughout the United States and abroad. With technology at the forefront of innovation, there is no better time to join our firm.

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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