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As a CTO, keeping up with the latest trends and best practices in technology can be daunting. Fortunately for you, there are dozens of excellent podcasts to help you stay informed and up-to-date. CTO podcasts often feature experienced technology leaders who share their experiences and lessons learned, offering a wealth of knowledge for aspiring and current CTOs to improve their leadership and technical skills

I'll introduce you to 8 of the best podcasts if you're an active or aspiring CTO. Let's enhance your strategic thinking in technology leadership.

8 Best CTO Podcasts of 2024

  1. The CTO Advisor - Hosted by Keith Townsend, this podcast features interviews with technology executives and provides insights into technology trends, best practices, and leadership strategies. Connect with Keith on LinkedIn or Twitter.
  2. Joel Beasley | Modern CTO - Hosted by Joel Beasley, the CEO of ProSeries Media, this podcast features interviews with top technology leaders. Listeners can expect to learn about emerging trends, leadership strategies, and effective ways to manage technical teams. Connect with Joel on LinkedIn.

3. Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott – Hosted by Kevin Scott, the CTO of Microsoft, this podcast explores the stories behind some of the biggest technology innovations of our time. Listeners can expect to learn about emerging trends, leadership strategies, and effective ways to manage technical teams. Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn or Twitter.

4. CTO Confessions by IT Labs - Hosted by TC Gill, the Transformation Lead at IT Labs, CTO Confessions is a podcast that features interviews with CTOs and technology leaders. Listeners can expect to learn about software development, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. Connect with TC on LinkedIn.

5. CXOTalk - Hosted by Michael Krigsman, a well-known analyst and industry expert, CXOTalk features interviews with top technology executives. Listeners can expect to learn about emerging trends, leadership strategies, and effective ways to manage technical teams. Connect with Michael on LinkedIn or Twitter.

6. Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews) - Hosted by Peter High, a renowned author and speaker in the field of technology and digital transformation, this podcast features interviews with top technology executives. Listeners can expect to learn about emerging trends, leadership strategies, and effective ways to manage technical teams. Connect with Peter on LinkedIn or Twitter.

7. Code Story - Hosted by Noah Labhart, the CTO and co-founder of Veryable, this podcast features interviews with startup founders and explores the technology behind their products. Listeners can expect to learn about emerging trends, technical challenges, and effective ways to build successful software companies. Connect with Noah on LinkedIn.

8. alphalist.CTO Podcast - For CTOs and Technical Leaders - Hosted by Ray Toler, the CTO of the software development company Cognitect, this podcast explores the intersection of technology and leadership. Listeners can expect to learn about topics such as team management, career development, and emerging trends in technology. Connect with Ray on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Stay Informed

These leaders have built innovative products, led successful teams, and contributed significantly to their organizations. To learn more about the challenges CTOs face, endless resources are available, including podcasts about tech leadership, tech conferences, leadership books, and more.

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Paulo Gardini Miguel
By Paulo Gardini Miguel

Paulo is the Director of Technology at the rapidly growing media tech company BWZ. Prior to that, he worked as a Software Engineering Manager and then Head Of Technology at Navegg, Latin America’s largest data marketplace, and as Full Stack Engineer at MapLink, which provides geolocation APIs as a service. Paulo draws insight from years of experience serving as an infrastructure architect, team leader, and product developer in rapidly scaling web environments. He’s driven to share his expertise with other technology leaders to help them build great teams, improve performance, optimize resources, and create foundations for scalability.