C.T.O. – T stands for Technology.I am always curious about what makes a CTO and what’s the feeling of being a CTO, and tonight I got a good chance to catch eBay’s new CTO Matt to ask these questions on the ship Baiyulan on the Ferry of River Avenue. Below is the short dialog between Matt and me.Mira: What’s the feeling of being a CTO?Matt: Responsibility…for the growing of the career for people in eBay…(My understanding is that it also means the company development…)Mira: How many technologies and experiences should a CTO prepare well before becoming a CTO?Matt: I’ve many experiences – all of them. Keep reading and learning every day.(My understanding is that with a solid foundation, we should still keep reading and learning new technologies every day…)Matt continued to say: the foundation is always simple…the basic is the same. Then Matt took out one BIG mobile handset from his pocket, saying the operation system inside it is the same with the…and then Matt again took out another slim PDA and said…the operation system is the same…OK, then I got it!Mira: Do you have any pressure of being a CTO?Matt: Yes, all kinds of pressure.Mira: How to deal with them?Matt: Keep listening to people and then make decisions.Here I didn’t write down all the words that I asked and Matt answered, but all in all, a CTO, such as Matt, gave me such an impression that a CTO is a tech leader and also a business one, covering his people, thinking of his people, listening to his people, and also making right decisions, heading for the correct direction, while keeping studying new stuff besides many obtained experiences, under all kinds of pressures, …yup, I like the keyword "responsibility"!Just like when I am driving, I always have the same feeling: you are the driver, and you must be responsible for your passengers and yourself!Well, technology changes life. Let us just do it and make it happen.