Combining content creation and a career in tech, business insight from a startup CTO – Andrea Cavalieri

In this episode, Andy Davis talks to Andrea Cavalieri, the CTO at Newsflare. In the show, Andrea discusses combining his tech background with content creation and his role in the media. They also chat about his leadership style as a CTO and they look at some of the lessons Andrea learned when running his startup.   

Andrea specialise in content creation, capturing viral content and news events that are either; too breaking, too remote or too local for traditional news networks to cover.

Show Notes:

1.22 Andrea’s background in technology and media.

2.21 Making and distributing content.

4.18 From a technical perspective what are the desirable skills you’d need to be productive in that industry.

6.41 How do you ensure you’re always using the most appropriate technology and how do you recruit for them.

9.19 Finding people who have a fundamental skill set that can be applied to broader technical challenges.

11.04 Has content creation always been something that’s interested you?

13.10 Striking a balance between disruption and working as a business.

14.31 Do you wish there was more substance to content now.

15.50 Battling fake news as a startup.

17.10 We need a validation system to monitor news.

17.53 As a CTO are you as hands-on as you used to be?

19.04 Morale and culture an important part of being a CTO.

19.51 Is it important for you to be hands-on with your tech.

21.28 Are you used to the startup dynamic.

22.24 Taking ownership of a lot more of your workload when working in a startup.

23.39  Watching your team structure evolve as your team grows.

24.48  Do you think it’s important to be transparent to your team about your failings.

26.03 Transparency in business as a tool to drive your team’s innovations.