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Every week, I cover a different topic for CTOs, from working with (remote) developers, technology, vision & strategy, cyber security, team culture to finance. These are my learnings from 20 years of Tech Leadership.

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About the author: Mark Wormgoor

👋 Hi there! I'm Mark - and I'm obsessed with leadership in technology. I have over 25 years of experience in tech, as an entrepreneur and business leader with a proven track record in consulting, start-ups/scale-ups and large enterprises. Throughout my career, I have built extensive experience in various industries, specializing in tech, leadership, coaching, operations, cyber security, and programme/project management.

Throughout my career, I have had the privilege to collaborate with renowned organizations including: CRH | Jacobs Douwe Egberts | Accenture | Shell | ING | ABN Amro | Van Lanschot | KLM Air France and many more.

As the founder of Tairi, I am dedicated to helping startups and scale-ups supercharge their tech utilizing cost-effective, tailor-made remote development teams. This venture stems from my passion for supporting organizations and individuals in accelerating their growth and success. I take a lot of pride in my ability to deliver exceptional results and drive positive change.

Before Tairi, as the Head of IT Operations at Jacobs Douwe Egberts, I led a global IT team of approximately 100 employees, overseeing all IT services for a workforce of 16,000+ individuals. This included the management and optimization of several large international outsourcing contracts. Before that, at Accenture, I drove multiple impactful transformations in IT Service Management, Software Asset Management, and Identity Management.

The Best Articles from our Past

Hiring Developers

  1. Hiring the Right Candidate

  2. Hiring the Right Candidate (2)

  3. Hiring for Skills

  4. Hiring for Diversity

  5. Onboarding Remote Freelancers

  6. Onboarding Magic

Developer Productivity

  1. The DORA Framework

  2. The SPACE Framework

Remote Work

  1. Outsourcing vs Offshoring vs Remote Work

  2. The “Head of Remote”

  3. The Remote Handbook + Five tools

  4. Why Remote Work is here to stay

  5. Async Comms

  6. Fun with Async Comms

  7. Remote Replacements for the Watercooler

  8. Transitioning to Remote Work

HR for CTO’s

  1. Learning & Development - Stretch Zones

  2. Learning & Development - 70:20:10

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