Project Description

First Stop, Cleveland!

Cleveland, officially the City of Cleveland, is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. It is located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.S. maritime border with Canada and approximately 60 miles west of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state border.

Week 1 Videos

CTOA Road Trip Interview:

Akron, OH vs. China

Keith and Melissa Townsend visits Akron, OH manufacturing company Excelsior Marker as part of the CTO Advisor Road Trip #CTOARoadTrip. Excelsior President and Co-President answers the question on how their small company competes with the manufacturing might of China and how they decide on what technology investments to make and when to make those investments.

CTOA Road Trip in a Tesla Model S:

Edge to Core to Cloud

In this sponsored conversation NetApp Director, Greg Knieriemen and CTO Advisor Principal, Keith Townsend talk about what Tesla does with all the data it collects at the edge and how enterprise Chief Technology Officers and Architects can use the example to selectively centralize and process data collection at the edge.

CTOA Road Trip in a Tesla Model S:

Enterprise AI

In this sponsored conversation NetApp Director, Greg Knieriemen and CTO Advisor Principal, Keith Townsend talk about Telsa’s approach to artificial intelligence and machine learning. What can enterprise IT Chief Data Officers (CDO) and architects learn from Tesla? This series is part of the CTO Advisor Road Trip #CTOARoadTrip.

Travel Log

WHERE: Cleveland, OH
WHEN: June 2nd – June 4th, 2021
HOW: The CTO Advisor Flying Cloud

From Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH

DEPART  8:40 am ⇒ ARRIVE  2:25 pm

June 2nd, 2021

The CTO Advisor Road Trip 2020 kicks off by doing exactly what we wanted to do which was to connect with some good friends! We said good pay to Tinley Park, IL and hello to the KOA Holiday in Streetboro, OH.

It was our first day setting up camp site. There were a couple of other Airstreams. We are discovering traveling in an Aistream is kind of a big deal in the RV community either when motor coaches are much bigger and more expensive (well maybe not all when you take the F250 in to count).

June 3rd, 2021

We got the attend the grand re-opening of Foskett Services LLC (the Tech Field Day offices). The crew is a be eclectic. We haven’t seen Shannon and Stephen since the Tech Field Day 10th’ anniversary party back in San Jose in 2019! It was great re-connecting with some of our favorite people in the industry.

June 4th, 2021

Content day! We recorded all 3 of our scheduled videos for the region. We learned that Akron, OH and Cleveland aren’t the same place. We interviewed the great folks at Excelsior Marker in Akron. They are competing against the manufacturing might of China.

We also met with Platinum Sponsor NetApp and recorded to Telsa car video interviews. Rumor has it, Keith and Greg have a rather embarrassing John Denver inspired carpool karaoke.

June 5th, 2021

So long Cleveland. We didn’t spend nearly enough time with this beautiful part of the country. We could definitely see ourselves living here, if it weren’t for the fact it gets just as cold as Chicago!

We make it official and add the Sticker Mule greated CTO Advisor Road Trip diecast sticker. Check out their Custom Coasters.

Travel Log

WHERE: Cleveland, OH
WHEN: June 2nd – June 4th, 2021
HOW: The CTO Advisor Flying Cloud

From Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH

DEPART  8:40 am ⇒ ARRIVE  2:25 pm

June 2nd, 2021

The CTO Advisor Road Trip 2020 kicks off by doing exactly what we wanted to do which was to connect with some good friends! We said good pay to Tinley Park, IL and hello to the KOA Holiday in Streetboro, OH.

It was our first day setting up camp site. There were a couple of other Airstreams. We are discovering traveling in an Aistream is kind of a big deal in the RV community either when motor coaches are much bigger and more expensive (well maybe not all when you take the F250 in to count).

June 3rd, 2021

We got the attend the grand re-opening of Foskett Services LLC (the Tech Field Day offices). The crew is a be eclectic. We haven’t seen Shannon and Stephen since the Tech Field Day 10th’ anniversary party back in San Jose in 2019! It was great re-connecting with some of our favorite people in the industry.

June 4th, 2021

Content day! We recorded all 3 of our scheduled videos for the region. We learned that Akron, OH and Cleveland aren’t the same place. We interviewed the great folks at Excelsior Marker in Akron. They are competing against the manufacturing might of China.

We also met with Platinum Sponsor NetApp and recorded to Telsa car video interviews. Rumor has it, Keith and Greg have a rather embarrassing John Denver inspired carpool karaoke.

June 5th, 2021

So long Cleveland. We didn’t spend nearly enough time with this beautiful part of the country. We could definitely see ourselves living here, if it weren’t for the fact it gets just as cold as Chicago!

We make it official and add the Sticker Mule greated CTO Advisor Road Trip diecast sticker. Check out their Custom Coasters.

Travel Log

WHERE: Cleveland, OH
WHEN: June 2nd – June 4th, 2021
HOW: The CTO Advisor Flying Cloud

From Chicago, IL to Cleveland, OH

DEPART  8:40 am ⇒
ARRIVE  2:25 pm

June 2nd, 2021

The CTO Advisor Road Trip 2020 kicks off by doing exactly what we wanted to do which was to connect with some good friends! We said good bye to Tinley Park, IL and hello to the KOA Holiday in Streetboro, OH.

It was our first day setting up the camp site. There were a couple of other Airstreams. We are discovering traveling in an Aistream is kind of a big deal in the RV community either when motor coaches are much bigger and more expensive (well maybe not all when you take the F250 in to count).

June 3rd, 2021

We were able to attend the grand re-opening of Foskett Services LLC (the Tech Field Day offices) and the crew was eclectic. We haven’t seen Shannon and Stephen since the Tech Field Day 10th’ anniversary party back in San Jose in 2019! It was great re-connecting with some of our favorite people in the industry.

June 4th, 2021

Content day! We recorded all 3 of our scheduled videos for the region. We learned that Akron, OH and Cleveland aren’t the same place. We interviewed the great folks at Excelsior Marker in Akron. They are competing against the manufacturing might of China.

We also met with Platinum Sponsor NetApp and recorded to Telsa car video interviews. Rumor has it, Keith and Greg have a rather embarrassing John Denver inspired carpool karaoke.

June 5th, 2021

So long Cleveland. We didn’t spend nearly enough time with this beautiful part of the country. We could definitely see ourselves living here, if it weren’t for the fact it gets just as cold as Chicago!

We make it official and add the Sticker Mule greated CTO Advisor Road Trip diecast sticker. Check out their Custom Coasters.

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