Engineering Mentorship, Culture, and Personal Growth

Oct 10, 2019


With a focus on solving pressing engineering problems, it is easy to take for granted the wealth of knowledge and experience that the executives in your company have.

Pablo Calamera is the CTO for JW Player. In his role, he oversees all aspects of technology development and technical operations. His prior technology executive roles range from startups to public companies including iconic enterprises like Vonage, iHeartRadio, and Apple.

Recently, he sat down to chat with Change Wave’s (by Treehouse) Tim Nicklas . In this podcast, Pablo offers insights about:

  • Mentorship
  • JW Player’s background
  • Diversity and culture within a company
  • Role evolution as an entrepreneur

He touches upon viewing your company as a script that requires fault mechanisms to prevent repeated errors. He also shares a Men in Black moment from earlier in his career.

Take a few moments from your day to listen to the advice of a seasoned technology professional.

Suggested reading

At the end of the podcast, Pablo mentions the following books:

The Power of Customer Misbehavior: Drive Growth and Innovation by Learning from Your Customers by Michael Fisher, Martin Abbott, and Kalle Lyytinen

Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman