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How to be a better CIO (IV): Lead an orchestra

In December we usually have a general gathering with the entire company in Barcelona. We like to do a different activity each year: archery, kart racing, touring the old city competing to see who is first to find a series of historical keys (which is called a gymkhana here), things like that. And after that, go out to eat, of course. Continue reading

20 years and two days


On November 15th, 1991, we received the first order for a software product developed by Tango/04 Computing Group. The local electricity company, Hidroelectrica de Catalunya, was keen on going forward with VISUAL debugger, which I had been coding alone during most of that summer.

I’ve just seen the date trying to rescue the large bins full of old invoices from destruction. It’s good to see those familiar pages again. I’ve also noticed that we had sent a couple of faxes to Antonio Ariño, our first customer (thanks for the confidence, Sir!), with information on completely unrelated matters that he was interested in. Hey, we were always trying to add value.

20 years and two days from the first order, and I have nothing but appreciation for all the people that made Tango/04: teammates, ex-teammates, customers, partners, suppliers, fans, everybody.

Thanks and congratulations to you all.

How to be a great CISO?


While I am on my way to Italy for the Tango/04 Monitoring Symposium in Torino, a quick question: What does Dilbert’s creator have to say about how to be an irreplaceable CIO? Or CISO? Or Technical Manager? Or whatever position you have today? Well, a lot. Juicy advice from Scott Adams, soon. And free! (Which means, I am NOT paying Scott Adams for it). See you!