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Tech Leaders: Ofir Chakon, Co-Founder, Datagen

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Welcome to my Tech Leaders Interview Series, where I interview impactful leaders and ask them to share tips and techniques that have benefited them, both in their personal and professional lives.

This interview is with Ofir Chakon, Co-Founder & CEO of Datagen.

About Ofir:

Ofir started programming at the age of 7 with a 600-page HTML book. He was always interested in building products with code that delivered value to the people using them. Ofir received his B.Sc and M.Sc from the Technion with thesis research in Robotics and Dynamics under the Brakim elite program. Before founding Datagen, Ofir was the founder and CTO of ClickFrauds. For the last six years, he gained extensive experience in both deep algorithms and computer vision. He lives in Tel Aviv with his wife, Oriya, and their dog, Jason.

Q: What are your main productivity tips?

My top tip is to hire people you trust and give them room to run and do what they do best. When you can step back and focus on the truly important things, your productivity will increase. But, on a day-to-day basis, I make sure to schedule “focused work” times for myself proactively – these are blocks on my calendar when other meetings aren’t scheduled when I can guarantee an extended period of time to tackle my top priorities (instead of 20-minute blocks between meetings). I like to keep running agendas for our one-on-one meetings; we add to the list of topics over the week as things arrive. This allows us to be efficient and focused when we actually sit down together. Finally, I like to do important........

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