Today we’re talking to Jesse Dowdle, CTO and Head of Product at Motivosity; and we discuss how Motivosity is creating a watercooler for positive energy at work, tools for improving the quality of your 1on1’s, and how to leverage the power of gratitude to make a self-sustaining company culture. 

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

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About Jesse Dowdle:

Great products are the result of innovative design and the engineering magic that brings them to life. Jesse sits at the intersection of these disciplines, equally comfortable with highly technical concepts and customer interaction. To ship software at lightning speed, Jesse drives thought leadership on continuous delivery, development best practice, and process evolution. Jesse is happiest when he’s building great products, and sees technology, process and people as equally important prerequisites for success.

About Motivosity:

Motivosity is the company intent on helping people be happier at work. Motivosity provides a best-in-class employee recognition software platform used by companies like DuPont, Instructure, Hitachi Chemical, Western Governors University, Cotopaxi, and others to improve employee engagement and build company culture. Motivosity customers experience a 95%+ user engagement rate. Our software drives amazing results by connecting employees to each other and to the business and makes visible all the great work your team members are doing. Take a closer look at

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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