How Do You Define Your Role As a Senior Technology Executive?
Leading the development of high-quality products with strong margins and superior value
It's fundamentally about building the deep and broad customer relationships
necessary to fully understand their needs, translating those needs into rigorous
product definitions, and delivering product solutions -- on time and on
budget. To do that, my primary focus is the triad of
It requires being a business leader as well as a technology leader. Regardless of how well
products hit the mark in terms of quality and functionality, great products aren't great
products unless they're profitable. That can only happen when Engineering works seamlessly
with all other functions: Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing, Supply, HR, Finance -- the
whole business. The responsibility of the senior technology executive is to drive enterprise-wide
cooperation on the management team and through all levels of the business.