Today we are talking to Brendan Kohler, the CTO of Sentenai. And we discuss having a diverse set of viewpoints within your company, building a recruitment process that is self sustaining and saving time by keeping your development processes in house.
All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!
1:10 What do you think of slack?
2:16 Scandinavian black metal
3:50 Data science query engine
5:07 Automation of manual jobs
6:02 The value of data
6:30 Speaking to data scientists
7:03 Worrying about the failure of data science teams
7:59 Making enterprises data science ready
8:47 What are you most excited about right now?
10:15 Geeking out over the website
11:50 IoT Cloud
13:00 Commenting on CTO of NYC – introduced to ibm
14:00 Talking to microsoft and hololens
15:25 Only so many people you can manage leading a product
16:30 Talla is spanish for size
17:05 The story of Talla
18:40 The reason to have capital
19:19 Investment firms become more conservative after time
20:20 Saving time by keeping the processes in house
21:36 Advising startups – Part of a research startup at yale
22:00 Harvard innovation, tech stars, lab as a way to pass the time
23:25 Tempted to buy a flamethrower – Buying a house instead
30:39 What are you excited about at the organization
31:33 Building a highly skilled team of functional programmers
32:12 How Sentenai makes the decision to pull people on – Using the team to recruit co-workers
33:38 Going where the programmers are to recruit them
35:44 Doesn’t hire fast, keep the team small and lean
36:57 Getting the people who wants to be there for work
37:50 Building a recruitment process that is self sustaining
38:14 Having a diverse set of viewpoints in the company
39:30 Try to find the one thing that someone knows more than you
43:10 Optimize for how quickly you can personally learn
44:20 Filter for Brendan is “would I ever bet against you?”
46:37 Deep personal questions when writing the book?
49:00 Left college for a year to start a software company
50:31 Meeting Steve Wozniak
51:30 riding robots home
52:30 gita robot
55:20 Robo Madness Xconomy