Today we are talking to Derek Knudsen, the CTO at Alterx. And we discuss the future of making machine learning more accessible, optimizing engineering teams to be successful, and a unique take on the skills necessary to navigate your way to the top of an organization.

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

Derek is the chief technology officer of Alteryx, responsible for all technology and technology initiatives at the company, including Engineering and IT. Derek brings more than 20 years of experience helping companies leverage technology for strategic advantage, as well as leading technology organizations as they scale for growth.

Before joining Alteryx, Derek was a partner with Credera, focused on technology and business strategy. Derek also worked at Irvine Company where he was a divisional CIO, responsible for the technology and digital transformation of their largest business, Irvine Company Apartments. Derek has also held a variety of roles at Avanade, including chief technology officer, vice president of corporate strategy and director of engineering. Derek also served as solution architect at Accenture, focused on architecting digital transformation solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Derek holds a MBA from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona.

ABOUT Alteryx:

Revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, Alteryx offers an end-to-end analytics platform, which empowers data analysts and scientists alike to break data barriers, deliver insights, and experience the thrill of getting to the answer faster. Organizations all over the world rely on Alteryx daily to deliver actionable insights. For more information visit

Alteryx, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine (CA), and has 13 additional global offices: San Mateo (CA), Broomfield (CO), Dallas (TX), and Chicago (IL), Toronto (CAN), London (UK), Copenhagen (DK), Paris, Munich (DE), Prague (CZ), Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney (AU).

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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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