Today we’re talking to Scott Smeester, Founder of CIO Mastermind. Scott shares with us his experience of feeling isolated as a technology leader, and how he learned sales skills to expand his leadership skill set. By journeying through life with other leaders, progress is made and skills are sharpened.

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

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About Scott Smeester

Scott Smeester has over 25-years of experience in web-based application development, earned a degree in civil engineering, and has invested two decades in building companies. He has the creativity of a developer, the engineer’s love for infrastructure and the pragmatic “CEO’s focus” on strategy and ROI. His unique combination makes him an ideal partner (CIO/CTO) to translate between the executive suite and the IT group, to find technology solutions and to navigate digital transformation.

CIO Mastermind began in 2018 when Scott became driven to end the isolation technology leaders often experience, and to provide a more robust community than the vendor-sponsored options of which he had attended.

Working with his coach, Joe Woodruff, they both designed CIO Mastermind as a learning community in which members would be able to bring real-time needs to the table, receive unbiased input on their situations, and develop customized solutions for the sake of their teams and stakeholders.

Today, CIO Mastermind provides peer groups, coaching, team development, and IT transformation leadership to CIOs and their companies.

About CIO Mastermind

CIO Mastermind serves to enhance effectiveness of technology in organizations through the valuable insight gained from trusted advisors working together to educate other leaders.

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.



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