Today we are talking to Eddie Satterly, the CEO of DataNexus. And we discuss the importance of hiring developers who interested in the technology you are creating, surrounding yourself with people who always want to learn more, and the funny story of how we both ended up as accidental speakers.

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

Show Notes

2:44 Analysis of data from drones
4:55 Grew up on a ranch as a kid
5:14 Eddie had first open source software at 12
5:40 Sold his first company in 1991
8:20 Talking about Australian terrain
9:20 What took eddie down to Australia
12:15 What is IAG
14:47 If you’re not learning you’re doing it wrong
16:14 Looking for people who looking to learn
17:30 Take a job running coffee for a CTO
18:55 Hire the people who want to work with you and for you
20:15 85 – 95% the people just trying to get by, 5% want to try new things
21:52 How did Eddie get in to speaking – Accidental Speaker
24:00 Joel speaking accidentally
25:15 Eddie spoke at a financial software company
27:00 Use to get in to the hardware side of technology – Restoring old video games
28:40 Eddie got in to technology because of his dad
30:30 Joel first got in to apple products at 18
31:33 Eddie has 3 kids
33:00 Eddie worked on security and systems for Xbox live
35:00 Working on DataNexus – New Company
37:22 Taking new angles on technology gets eddie excited
38:30 Ttalked to the healthcare company about tying DataNexus in to it
40:44 Always keep the main thing the main thing

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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