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Technology Committee Director

Contextual assessment to reduce unconscious bias - frictionless realtime - quick decision making on candidates


Erica Summer



Roland H

Values - my assessment of the candidate's abilities
1. Strategic Thinking

You have the ability to see the big picture and translate technological advancements into long-term strategic advantages for the company.

2. Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving

You have some ability to effectively analyze complex technological challenges and proposing innovative solutions. ability to see the big picture and translate technological advancements into long-term strategic advantages for the company.

3. Communication (written & verbal)

You have the ability to clearly and concisely convey technical information to board members, executives, and other stakeholders with varying levels of technical understanding.

4. Business Judgment

You have some ability to make sound business decisions that balance technological advancement with financial responsibility and ethical considerations.

5. Collaboration

You have the ability to work effectively with the CEO, CTO, and other board members to ensure alignment between technology strategy and overall business goals.

6. Active Listening

You have the ability to attentively listening to diverse viewpoints and fostering an environment where all voices are heard, especially regarding potential technological risks or opportunities.

Situational Behavioral Questions - Values - my assessment of the candidate's abilities
Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving
You are the CEO of company X. What new products would you launch and why? Explain your methodology and thought process

"As CEO of Company X, a company specializing in cloud-based productivity software, I see a growing demand for integrated collaboration tools. We excel in project management, but competitors offer communication features we lack.

Through market research, we identified a need for a unified platform that seamlessly integrates project management, communication, and document sharing. This aligns with our strengths in cloud solutions and caters to the growing trend of remote work.

We would leverage our existing development team and adopt an agile approach with a focus on a user-friendly and secure MVP. The product would target remote teams and businesses seeking a centralized platform for collaboration. We would launch with targeted online marketing campaigns and explore partnerships with communication software companies.

Success would be measured by user sign-ups, active collaboration within the platform, and customer satisfaction surveys. This new product would expand our market reach, increase customer value, and position Company X as a leader in integrated collaboration solutions."

Skills - my assessment of the candidate's abilities
1. Technology and Systems

You have a track record of experience in leveraging software technology to solve customer issues, proficiency in commercializing disruptive innovations and developing innovative business models, and knowledge of digitization, mobility, cybersecurity, data management and analysis, and integrated software/hardware.

2. Risk Management and Cybersecurity

You have a track record of experience in overseeing, managing, and mitigating risks, including cybersecurity, regulatory compliance. intellectual property, and customer management; and an understanding of how to assess and develop strategies to address environmental and social issues.

3. Government and Public Policy

You do not have a track record of experience in understanding geo political and macro economic indicators of geographies and countries. Limited exposure to key drivers of economic growth affecting the industry. Public Policy and liaison with the Government in shaping industry and technology direction.

4. Business Ethics and Compliance

You somewhat have a track record of experience in corporate integrity, conflict of interest, confidentiality and data protection, prevention of bribery, ethical marketing and fair competition, corporate social responsibility — health and safety and fair labour.

Situational Behavioral Questions - Skills - my assessment of the candidate's abilities

Modeling Includes knowledge of: tools and methodologies (UML, BPMN, etc.); systems and business architecture modeling; and modeling abilities for applications, IT systems, business systems, system integration, and data. Tell me about a time you created [case diagrams/case sequence diagrams/class diagrams/state chart diagrams/sequence diagrams]. What did you do? Why? What was the outcome?

"In my previous role as Technology Director at [Company Name], we were implementing a new e-commerce platform. To ensure a clear understanding of user interactions and functionalities, I created a case diagram using UML (Unified Modeling Language). The diagram identified various actors like customers, administrators, and payment gateways. It also mapped the use cases for browsing products, adding items to carts, processing payments, and order management. This visual representation helped stakeholders from different departments (development, marketing, customer service) understand system functionalities and potential interactions."

"During the development of a new customer relationship management (CRM) system, I created a class diagram to define the system's core elements. The diagram included classes like 'Customer,' 'Contact Information,' 'Sales Opportunity,' and 'Support Ticket,' along with their attributes and relationships. For instance, a 'Customer' class could have attributes like name, email, and phone number. It could also have an association with the 'Sales Opportunity' class, indicating a customer can have multiple sales opportunities. This class diagram provided a blueprint for developers, ensuring a consistent and well-structured object-oriented design."

"While leading a project to improve the online order fulfillment process, I utilized sequence diagrams. These diagrams visually depicted the message flow between the e-commerce platform, inventory management system, and shipping provider when a customer places an order. The sequence diagram helped identify potential bottlenecks in the communication flow, like delays in inventory updates or order confirmation emails. By visualizing these interactions, we were able to optimize the process and ensure a smooth order fulfillment experience for customers."

"During the development of a mobile application for a fitness tracker, I used state chart diagrams. These diagrams modeled the different states of the user interface, like 'active workout,' 'paused workout,' and 'idle.' The diagrams also illustrated the transitions between these states based on user actions (e.g., starting a workout, pausing it, or ending the session). This visual representation ensured the user interface behaved consistently and responded appropriately to user inputs."


30 / 55

Overall Recommendation

3.5 - 4.25 = Potential hire - proceed to next step

Erica was able to demonstrate the tech chops required for the role. I would however, like to talk to one other potential fit before finally deciding on her for the role

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