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Michael Marano

Michael Marano

Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google

 LinkedIn profile

Seniority

18 Years

Hierarchy

C-Suite

Management Experience

Sharing the vision
Roadmap
Career Path

I'm Michael Marano and am currenlty Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google working with large and complex companies on cloud adoption. Prior to Google, I was VP of Engineering at Kabam. I've managed engineers for about 10 years, done consulting, run distributed teams, built products and teams from scratch, run engineering, product, and operations. Building great products is a social endeavor.

Hey, I'm available every Thursday at 5:00 PM (GMT)

Next time slot available
  December 3, 2020
  5:00 PM (GMT)

Stories

Maintaining Direct, Clear Engineering Feedback While Becoming Less Hands On
2 August

Michael Marano is the technical director in the office of the CTO at Google. He offers two alternatives to the inevitable absence of thorough feedback that comes as a manger begins to relinquish control over the day to day responsibilities of teams.

Feedback
New Manager of Manager
Underperformance
PM
EM
Michael Marano

Michael Marano

Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google

Coordinating Capabilities for Improved Processes and Practices
28 November

Michael Marano describes the importance of processes and practices so that they are advantageous for the individual and the company.

Productivity
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Motivation
Career Path
Team processes
Sharing the vision
Collaboration
PM
EM
Michael Marano

Michael Marano

Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google

Collaborating Through Process Change to Achieve Positive Team and Business Outcomes
28 November

Michael Marano stresses the importance of collaboration and partnership during change management processes.

Collaboration
Productivity
Sharing the vision
Team processes
PM
EM
Michael Marano

Michael Marano

Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google

Managing a team of engineers who are not technically aligned
6 December

Michael had to enforce a technical decision when only half of his engineers were convinced.

Team reaction
Deadlines
Dev Processes
Productivity
Convincing
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
PM
EM
Michael Marano

Michael Marano

Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google

A good performer who lost passion for his company
6 December

Michael relates how one of his best engineers progressively lost passion for his company and their product, and the negative effect the engineer had on his team.

Sharing the vision
Roadmap
Motivation
Career Path
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Internal Communication
Toxic atmospheres
PM
EM
Michael Marano

Michael Marano

Technical Director, Office of the CTO at Google

Experience

Technical Director, Office of the CTO

Google

Aug 2017 - current

VP of Engineering

Kabam

Jan 2012 - Jun 2017

Senior Software Developer

M23, LLC

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005

Software Developer

2RAD Technologies, Inc.

Jan 1999 - May 2001

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