CTO Fundamentals
Season 2

These webinars target both current and aspiring CTOs, including technical directors and managers, to provide them with the technical and leadership skills required for the CTO role.

Hosted by

Corneliu Fatulescu

Corneliu Fatulescu
Chief Platform Officer, Pentalog

Sorin Dumitrescu

Sorin Dumitrescu
VP of Engineering, Bunnyshell


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Very few CTOs who took over their predecessors' legacy claim to be satisfied with what they discovered. And when they declare satisfaction, it's because they believe that nobody should expect anything better.

This season will concentrate on CTO legacy, whereas the previous one aimed to give structure to the CTO function, important responsibilities, activities, and skills. Since the CTO position is temporary, we firmly think that something needs to be left behind so that the incoming leadership and their teams can continue the journey further, quicker, and better.

About the host

Cornel Fatulescu is Chief Platform Officer at Pentalog. He joined the company in 2005 as an Architecture Developer, then continuously challenged his skills by taking on roles such as CTO, Project Director and Head of CTOs.

With over 23 years of experience in SaaS, two-sided markets, user-generated content and media products, he is currently leading a team of 60 engineers working on defining the technology strategy and vision at group level.

Experienced Agile Coach & Trainer, he is also a firm advocate of non-formal education and the co-founder of AgileHub, one of the most dynamic IT communities in Romania.

About Pentalog

Pentalog powers digital transformation across the product life cycle by providing companies access to world-class talent to accelerate delivery, innovation and growth.

Pentalog helps clients launch and extend digital teams. Our sweet spot is providing agile teams to digital native companies drive innovation and power growth.

We solve business problems with engineers who know their stuff and care about their work.

  • A global reputation for quality, evidenced by an +80% satisfaction rate, 90% renewal rate and a 97% recommendation rate from our current clients.
  • A rigorous, 6-point assessment process that combines our proprietary technical assessment platform with in-depth evaluation of inter-personal skills.
  • Fast staffing, very often within 2 weeks to find a developer and 4 weeks to launch a project, drawing on more than 300,000 profiles assessed by our platform.
  • Better collaboration practices that let us ramp up developers and teams without friction, optimize value delivery and pivot when needed.


CTO and The Technical Debt


In the first webinar, we will provide a more wholesome definition of technical debt that will enable CTOs to work more effectively with product teams and accomplish business objectives.

CTO Decision-Making


Join this episode to explore the challenges CTOs face when making decisions for the organization's benefit in a technology landscape heavily influenced by culture and shared beliefs.

CTO Legacy

APR 6 | 9 AM PDT / 7 PM EEST

This episode is for CTOs who have taken on the legacy of another CTO and it will address the challenges of inheriting a legacy, and provide actionable strategies for enhancing technology over the long-term.

CTO Deception or Illusion

MAY 9 | 9 AM PDT / 7 PM EEST

In this session, we will discuss the challenges faced by CTOs and the importance of understanding the distinction between reality and illusion in decision-making and managing technological debt.