Picture of me, Coté

Hello! I’m Coté. I spend most of my time studying and writing about how large organizations use their own software to run their business. Much of that is how they’re improving and modernizing their approach to software. I work at VMware (Tanzu), and I’ve worked at RedMonk, Dell doing M&A, 451 Research, and a few programming jobs long ago.

My Stuff

📺 How to Survive & Thrive in a BigCo - my new course on managing your career, your daily work, and your sanity in a large organization.

📨 Newsletter – several times I week I empty out my notebook in the newsletter, adding in an article here and there about computer stuff and culture.

🎙️ Podcasts: Software Defined Talk, Tanzu Talk, more.

📚 Books: Escaping the Legacy Trap, Monolithic Transformation, The Business Bottleneck, Changing Mindsets, Digital WTF, more.

👨🏻‍🏫 I speak at conferences a lot, here’s a selection of recordings.

🖨️ More of my writing is in my newsletter now-a-days, but you can see articles I’ve written for other sites over the years and some of the older things I’ve published on my blog. Here’s a longer list.

#️⃣ I am @cote in Twitter, in Mastodon, in Bluesky, @bushwald in Threads, and my job stuff in LinkedIn.

📷 Pictures in Instagram, in my blog,, flickr.

📹 Videos: my videos in YouTube, and videos I make for work.

🐲 If you’re interested in D&D stuff, I keep a page of my stuff on that too.

I live in Amsterdam. Texas Forever!,, @cote,,