CTOs have traditionally been key positions for research-driven software and technology companies. As colocation companies increasingly move beyond merely serving space and power, the role of the CTO becomes more important.  

Holland Barry, Field CTO for Cyxtera, discusses the role of the CTO and Field CTO at the company, the key skills required, and some of the interesting projects the company is working on.

We also discuss the wider skills market and the shift from ‘dumb colo’ to service provider, and get a boots-on-the-ground view of Cyxtera’s journey to becoming a public company via a SPAC merger.