In this enlightening episode of CTO Confessions, Alessio Garofalo, the CIO/CTO of Oxagon at NEOM, delves deep into his multifaceted journey from the NATO military fields to the forefront of tech innovation. Drawing from his rich experiences in defense, tech giants like Amazon, and his entrepreneurial ventures, Alessio shares invaluable insights on leadership, adaptability, and the rapid evolution of technology.


I think leaders need to be like water, you need to be flexible, you need to adapt to different people that are working with you and, and being humble in a way to adapt yourself to the environment that you have around.  

Alessio Garofalo

  • Hands-On Leadership – Delving one level deeper and understanding the intricacies of tasks can foster better decision-making and team understanding. 
  • Focus on What Matters – In the whirlwind of innovation and tasks, prioritizing core objectives and reducing dependencies can lead to more impactful results. 
  • Complementary Team Dynamics – Instead of seeking like-minded individuals, finding team members with diverse skills and perspectives can lead to a more holistic and effective team. 

TLDR: Straight to the point

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