Today we are talking to Sunil Singh, the CTO of GlobalLogic, and we discuss, the digital transformation and what it means for companies around the world, surrounding yourself with people who will challenge you, and the importance of being open and transparent to gain the trust of your team as a leader.
All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast.
Dr. Sunil K. Singh is a technologist with a distinguished career and hands-on experience in conceptualizing, designing, building, and launching innovative technology products and services. As CTO – Engineering, Sunil over sees GlobalLogic’s overall Delivery Excellence charter, including Horizontal Practices (for driving technical expertise in Delivery and customer engagement around modern technologies) and Global Delivery Assurance.
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality
Will your imagination into reality
How do you spend your day – Pie chart 4 slices, biggest part is meeting customers
Inward focus – meeting with the managers within the company
Organized by Practices – Devops – Analytics and Machine Learning
Work with clients to build out products and platforms
Product and platform engineering is different than IT services
The kind of thinking and discipline it takes to launch a platform
Working backwards from the outcome
In the type of business they are in the CTO has the most pivotal role.
What is the path to global logic look like?
Curiosity Drove Sunil to where he is today
Seeing how you could apply technology
In high school, Joel was planning on becoming a pilot police officer
First time you had opportunity to go from IC to Leader – Started as a professor, helps in leadership
Working with people who will challenge you – LEAD BY EXAMPLE
People will follow you if you convince them you know what you’re doing
Has more than one CTO – Business CTO and Engineering CTO
Unusual for a single product company to have more than one CTO but when you have multiple products and clients it makes sense to have multiple CTO’s
Build tools that serve the market better
Learn to connect the dots
Global Logic builds for other companies and they launch them
GL is like bringing kids to a candy store. So many varieties
Marc Raibert was at Carnegie Melon when he was a grad student
How long til we get to Solar Powered Immortal Robots?
Joel is a fan of Documentaries – Rainforest survives because of diversity
What stands out as HI PO Action
Split leadership in to 2 dimensions – technology and tech leadership – Human Leadership
Problem solving doesn’t always mean you know what the answer is, it’s the approach you take
How fair are you with people around you? Looking to take credit is a red flag. How open and transparent are you? Green flag.
Digital transformation – word being used everywhere
Digital transformation at the most basic form is how is technology going to change your business?
Global Logic has Dedicated people who help with the digital transformation
Would love to do more public speaking if he could find the time
Story about Alex – video editor
the value of dedication and hard work
What are you most excited about at Global Logic – The new technologies – AI Machine learning
Trust your instincts much more and bet on it some more- Advice to previous to self