What goals do you have as CTO and for B-Secur? What are the most useful metrics and KPIs for measuring success? As CTO, I need to regularly set goals for myself and our team to deliver on. As a company we continue to stretch the boundaries of innovation and a recent example is the achievement of FDA Clearance for HeartKey®! When goal setting there are a few things I like to do:
I try to be honest with what I/we are trying to achieve. Starting with who are we doing this for and what is the desired outcome?
I am always keen to have the input of my team and customers, where relevant, as this can shape the priority and the demand.
I use the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable Relevant and Time-based) approach to ensure we hold ourselves accountable in whether we achieve the goal or not and what learning and progression is happening.
What is the one piece of advice you’d give to someone looking to move into data and technology? No matter what the field, find something you are passionate about and the work you do will not feel like it is work at all! Accept that this may take some time to find as you explore how your skills can be used and areas you can apply them. Know that change is inevitable and your passions may change over time – embrace that. I am a big believer in no regrets, keep trying and learn from your mistakes and disappointments, that’s how you will progress at anything.