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.