IT Visionaries
IT Visionaries
Sep 13, 2019
The Ironman of Splunk: Tim Tully, Splunk’s CTO, Discusses Building for The Future
Play • 40 min

Inspiration comes from all over. For Tim Tully, the CTO of Splunk, much of the inspiration for his work can be found in science fiction, TV shows and even the world of superheroes. Tim sees himself as a sort of Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) because he’s helping build the tech of the future. In fact, he’s been building forward-looking tech since the early days of the Internet.

On this episode of IT Visionaries hosted by Mission CEO Chad Grills, Tim discusses how you can be aspirational in your design while still delivering exceptional usability. And he touches on the future of technology, including with mobile and where we’re going with AR and VR.

Key Takeaways:

  • How Tim got his start
  • Learning to be a CTO
  • Recruiting talent
  • Why mobile is the future


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Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper

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