John Carpenter

CTO BlackSquare

Hi, I'm John Carpenter ( No, not that one or that one ) a CTO/CPO, developer and tech enthusiast. I have been active in developing applications for the last 20 years in a variety of capacities from developer to executive and advisory roles. Over my career, I have been lucky enough to work with some of the best engineers, designers and managers in the world and create some great experiences leveraging technology

LEADERSHIP AND MENTORING ARE KEY TO ANY SUCCESSFUL VENTURE As much as technology expands, grows and makes things easier the key to any successful company is with its people. Having a strong culture doesn't means fostering a safe environment where people contribute to projects that have real direction and meaning for them. Having two CTO roles and senior architect roles I have had the opportunity to build out a number of high-performance teams and have seen what motivated and directed teams can accomplish. I would like to think that any senior role requires not only the technical skill but the ability to mentor and lead new developers and team members to become better at what they do.