Today we are talking to Doug Brent, the VP of Technology Innovation at Trimble. And we discuss deploying a strategy throughout the organization, Insight on where to apply yourself as a CTO and the importance of setting a culture of technical excellence.

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

Doug Brent joined Trimble as Vice President of Technology Innovation in July 2011. In this role, he is a leader for Trimble technology strategy, catalyzes cross-company technology collaboration, and works to enhance Trimble-wide engineering and innovation culture. Active projects at Trimble include augmented reality (particularly HoloLens-based), software re-platforming and autonomy components and solutions.

Doug has a thirty-plus year record of management and leadership in high technology companies in Silicon Valley – as VP of Engineering of several startups including Whistle Communications and Packet Design, as a general manager at IBM and in product development at Apple. Doug also served as Chief Operating Officer at the international Internet governance organization ICANN from 2006 to 2010.

Doug also serves on the advisory board of Piaggio Fast Forward (focusing on new forms of transportation) and is on the Board of Student Mentor.


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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