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Cesar Tavares is a leading technologist and futurologist with a passion for innovation. With a deep understanding of current technology trends and more than 21 years of experience in both the federal and commercial space, Cesar is driven by the opportunity to bring innovation to the federal government. As a Senior Director leading the Emerging Technology Center of Excellence, Cesar lives by Octo’s mantra of helping our customers “jump the curve,” which means positioning our customers to reap the benefits of transformative technologies such as AI, machine learning, Blockchain, robotic process automation, and DevSecOps.
I enjoy learning about what it takes for an organization to succeed in the digital era. Having worked in every aspect of the software development process (from development to management to digital transformation coaching), I am driven by the opportunity to leverage my experience to implement innovative solutions. Combining a hands-on methodology with an academic approach, I believe that ingenuity arises from an open-communication environment where every idea counts. As a technologist with an entrepreneurial spirit, I infuse a vision that empowers teams to deliver resounding solutions to tough problems and rewards hard work—steering a focused campaign to win business through trust and cutting-edge innovation.
What does it take to jump the curve? Old patterns of thinking and doing must be broken. If we keep doing things the same way, we will get the same results. To get different outcomes, we must be willing to transform the way we do things. It is for this reason that Octo built oLabs. oLabs provides a home for individuals to innovate by giving them resources, the freedom to experiment, and a supportive leadership structure.
As a leader supporting oLabs, I have the pleasure of leading skilled teams, helping individuals grow, and giving them the psychological safety needed to experiment. oLabs is a powerhouse of ideas, products, skills, and technology with some of the most skilled professionals in the industry.