Episode 3: Interview with Gene Fojtik

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Gene Fojtik is someone I have been fortunate enough to know for the past several years. Introduced by Jack McElaney and Sanjay Nasta, Gene is someone who you immediately want to learn more about. Aside from being a proven entrepreneur, futurist and engineering leader. He is introspective, curious and likes to talk about things that matter. In this episode, we are lucky to have Gene open up in a very casual conversation about work, life, relationships and struggles. He is engaging, genuine and someone who is very relatable.

In Our Discussion

He talks about the “whispers” we may all hear, but not heed as we look to build a life of meaning and purpose. So singularly focused on his work and carving a successful path, he didn’t listen to those whispers quite as earnestly as he thinks he could have. Enjoy this interview as we all get to learn how he is listening intently today and encouraging others to do the same.


Throughout his career, Gene has acquired experiences in technology and resource management, defining and implementing architectural governance, as well as building and managing highly efficient disparate global development teams responsible for delivering complex global mission-critical systems.

Through visionary leadership, Gene strives to turn ideas into realities. He has a commitment to ensuring that every stage of program delivery is carefully and strategically laid out while tasks are executed with precision. His past experiences with international management and conflict resolution are reflective of his determination and dedication to finding solutions to problems that demand high levels of technical acumen.


  • Real-Time Hyper-Scale Architecture, patterns and delivery for HTAP
  • Very large systems of systems engineering
  • Systems Characterization and Optimization
  • Knowledge Engineering, Representation & Ontologies
  • Strategic Planning, International Management & Program Management
  • Business & Practice Development
  • Software engineering and development
  • Enterprise & Solution Architecture
  • AI, Machine learning

I’m excited to get your feedback on this interview.



Allen Plunkett

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