The most exciting and rewarding career paths in the world are now online.
In this article, we interview CTOs of global supply chain management companies, which have emerged as the leaders of the field in recent years.
With so many options and opportunities available, it’s no wonder that many have turned to freelancing to gain the edge.
But the truth is that you don’t have to go to the best schools to be successful in the workplace.
We spoke with five experts who have successfully transitioned from a job in the supply chain to one in the software and services industry.
What makes these workers tick?
How do they manage the constant pressure to meet deadlines?
And what do they learn along the way?
This article covers everything you need to know about how to become a digital-career juggernaut.
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We asked the most interesting questions in the field and got answers from industry experts from around the world, including CTO John Hockings, chief digital officer of Pinnacle, and cofounder of the digital-marketing platform Upfront.
We also talked with the CEOs of several global supply chains, including S&P Global, which offers consulting, investment banking, and accounting services; the company behind the world’s most popular video-sharing platform, YouTube; and the largest online retailer in the U.S. We asked them how they managed to grow their companies while still balancing work and family.
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We spoke to CTO of a global supply Chain Management Company, John Hocks, who transitioned from an assistant engineer at a large company to a CTO.
How did he decide to start a career in supply chain technology?
When I was a student at Carnegie Mellon University, I started as an assistant engineering assistant, but after graduating I moved to the company I was hired to run as a senior engineer, which at that time was a major company.
That was a big shift, because I was originally working as a mechanical engineer.
We were the only ones that did that, and it was pretty grueling.
I started working as an engineer and started to get some good experience.
And then I went back to my assistant degree, which was my B.S., and I was looking at graduate school and getting a bachelor’s degree, so I was hoping to be an engineer.
But then I thought, Well, why don’t I try to get a Ph.
D. in supply-chain management?
So I took the opportunity to do a masters program at Columbia Business School, which is the same institution where I got my bachelor’s.
So I was thinking, Oh, I want to be a supply chain manager.
So, that was it.
I was working in my field and then I decided to move back to the U, where I had a lot of experience and I wanted to be able to do more of the grunt work that engineers do, like getting software and hardware up and running.
I didn’t want to have to be on the road for three months at a time.
I also had a very good relationship with the engineering community, so that’s a big part of my motivation.
How do you think your career evolved as a result of your choice to start your own company?
It’s a combination of things.
It started off as a side-project, and then the idea of doing something with my own money, and being able to invest in the company itself.
And it was also a really great opportunity to learn how to do things that I was really passionate about.
I think I did learn a lot.
I spent a lot more time learning about my industry and trying to understand the challenges that we face in the industry.
And I was able to take those lessons and apply them to my own business.
And that really helped me in that I really became a better engineer, and a better person, and an engineer in the best sense of the word.
I did a bachelor of science in supply chains engineering.
I got a masters degree in supply marketing.
When I got that, I got an MBA from Columbia Business and applied that to my new company.
It was a really good experience for me.
I learned a lot about supply chain engineering.
And as I did my MBA, I learned some things that were really important to me.
It made me want to stay in the workforce.
And, also, because of that, as I got out, I thought I would go into consulting.
But I ended up in finance, so now I’m just doing consulting, doing what I love.
And so that was a real stepping stone for me and a lot has happened since then.
How do you manage the pressure to perform all those tasks at the same time?
The pressure to do that job is very intense, because you’re working at the speed of the Internet.
I mean, it has become