Today we’re talking to Corey Bertram, the CTO at Rokt. And we discuss how he helped create what is now a small industry around chaos engineering. How Rokt is integrating personalized recommendations into transactions, and how to create a space where people feel comfortable admitting they don’t know something. 

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

To learn more about Rokt, check them out at https://rokt.com

About Corey Bertram:

As CTO, Corey leads the strategy & execution for Rokt’s engineering team and technical vision.

Corey has over 15 years of experience as a digital entrepreneur and technical lead. Prior to Rokt, Corey oversaw Datadog’s Infrastructure & SRE teams through its extensive multi-cloud growth in its lead-up to IPO. Corey also led the engineering division of Timshel, building the underlying platform technology for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. In his time at Netflix, Bertram oversaw the expansion of the company’s Chaos Engineering functionality as its customer base grew globally to over 75 million customers.

Corey is based out of NYC.

About Rokt:

Rokt is the global leader in ecommerce technology, powering the Transaction Moment™ of best-in-class companies including Live Nation, Groupon, Staples, Lands’ End, Fanatics, GoDaddy, Vistaprint, and HelloFresh. Rokt’s mission: To make ecommerce smarter, faster, and better.

Through its proprietary technology, Rokt enables its ecommerce clients to increase brand engagement and unlock new revenues in the Transaction Moment™, allowing them to stay ahead of their competition while delivering a superior and individualized experience for each customer.

Founded in Sydney, the company now operates in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Japan. Learn more at rokt.com.

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 LeaderBits.io. 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 BeasleyFoundation.org 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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