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CIO Exchange Podcast

English, Technology, 1 seasons, 73 episodes, 1 day 10 hours 42 minutes
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The CIO exchange podcast features technology and business leaders from around the world, discussing what's working, what's not, and what's next. Through stories of failure, success, passion, and struggle, we explore the ways in which these tech executives have moved both their companies and their careers forward. Each episode is a conversation focusing on a unique topic intended to provide the insight and perspective needed to help others make progress. This podcast is produced by VMware, a Silicon Valley-based technology company. Visit vmware.com/cio for more details.
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Reflecting on AI and a Special Announcement

Progress in AI technology has moved faster than our ability to leverage it for the many ways in which it can create value. In this episode, Yadin looks back on the past CIO Exchange episodes focused on AI, and shares a special announcement. ---------Timestamps:(01:04) Paul Roetzer(01:50) Trevor Schulze(03:03) Tim Crawford(03:51) Peter Shen (04:30) Jeff Boudier (05:17) Suhail Nimji (06:07) Missy Young (07:19) Srini Koushik--------Links:The AI Edge Podcast for Enterprise MarketingYadin Porter de León on LinkedInCIO Exchange on XYadin Porter de León on X[Subscribe to the Podcast] <a href="https://podcasts.apple.
14/02/20249 minutes 11 seconds
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Moving Fast, Securely with Laura Bell Main, CEO of SafeStack

How can companies move fast, securely? In this episode, Yadin sits down with Laura Bell Main, CEO of SafeStack and co-author of the book Security for Everyone, to discuss securing organizations of all sizes, navigating security conversations when selling to large enterprises, and some common missteps with security and AI. Laura dives into practical tips for both growing a company and prioritizing security.---------Key Quotes:“We need to remember that security is the oldest problem there is, so it isn't something you grow into. It isn't something that suddenly appears one Tuesday morning and you're like, oh, right, security matters now.”“This is how your company is seen in the world. It's a bit crass to say security can help you sell, but it really kind of can.”“We're never going to win. We just have to give up on that entirely. There is no 100 percent secure, there's no done. That's okay, that's cool.”---------Timestamps
17/01/202435 minutes 28 seconds
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Advice to CIOs from a VC Investor with Yon Hardisty, Founder of HealthTek Incorporated

VC Investor Yon Hardisty, Founder of Healthtek Incorporated, joins Yadin on the podcast to share his advice for CIOs and his perspectives on long-term investing. They discuss navigating board and executive staff conversations. They also dive into lessons from the gaming industry that can help improve preventative healthcare, and vice versa---------Key Quotes:“The thing that I would do is as a CIO, I would let the board members know that I know who their customer is as well as they do. And what I bring to the table is I also know technology better than they do.”“It's not about the technology. It's about the human.”---------Timestamps:(01:00) Yon’s approach to long-term investing (07:41) Managing shareholder value and short-term pressure (12:49) The connection between games and healthcare(15:29) How did Yon introduce game concepts to healthcare?(18:45) Guiding the board towards long-term investments </
03/01/202433 minutes 13 seconds
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Preparing for the Spacefaring Economy with Elizebeth Varghese, Partner / Principal, Space Economy Acceleration Leader at Deloitte

Are CIOs prepared for the space age? In this episode, Yadin sits down with Elizebeth Varghese, Partner / Principal, Space Economy Acceleration Leader at Deloitte and the author of Stellar Singularity: Navigating the Spacefaring Economy. They discuss the impact that space technologies have on terrestrial companies and why every company will become a space company. They dive into the democratization of space and advice for CIOs.---------Key Quotes:“The democratization of space is here.”“The boundaries of technology and space and non-tech space are blurring. Whether it's telephone services or download speeds, latency of data computing, launch vehicles, infrastructure, data analytics, everything is starting to have a component of space tech in it.”---------Timestamps:(01:16) What will the space age look like? (03:35) How space technology transforms businesses(07:32) When are spaceports coming? (08:34) Th
20/12/202332 minutes 51 seconds
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What Makes a Sustainable Business? with Srini Koushik, President Technology, Sustainability, and AI at Rackspace

hat does it mean to be a truly sustainable business? What factors should be included in the definition of 'sustainability'? In this episode, Yadin sits down with Srini Koushik, President of Technology, Sustainability, and AI at Rackspace. The two discuss the 'Three E’s' of sustainability that should be top of mind for tech leaders and delve into examples of how this framework applies to recent technologies. They specifically dissect the sustainable use of AI and explore the various considerations regarding how to employ it."---------Key Quotes:“As technologists, we live and operate in an environment that has the ability to impact this in a meaningful way. How you choose the technologies you use, how you consume it, how do you kind of make it available to a broader subset of people so that they can enjoy the benefits that technology brings, those are all things under our control.”“As technology leaders, we're going to have to be a lot more conscious about
13/12/202337 minutes 54 seconds
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The Sustainable Data Center and the “AI Gold Rush” with Missy Young, CIO of Switch

Switch is an innovator in the data center industry, providing services that are 100 percent renewable with a perfect uptime record. In this episode, Yadin sits down with Switch’s CIO, Missy Young, to discuss how Switch’s sustainability practices trickle down and benefit their customers' ESG efforts, as well as their bottom line, and how AI is impacting the data center capacity across the industry. They delve into examples of how Switch partners with large companies and why so many digital transformations are failing within enterprises. ---------Key Quotes:“A lot of people think it costs you way more to go green. No, not necessarily. It's not true. It depends on how you do it. But when you have a middleman who is buying the energy for you and then marking it up 80 percent and selling it to you, then yes, it's going to cost more. But if you can buy direct, you're going to get a much better bang for your buck.”“When C-level executives want to do digit
29/11/202328 minutes 54 seconds
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How to Choose Your AI Partners with Suhail Nimji, VP/Head of Business Development, Corporate Development, and Partnerships at Jasper

Is implementing generative AI different from implementing other tools? Should CIOs build or buy, and how should they choose their AI partners? IIn this episode, Yadin sits down with Suhail Nimji, VP/Head of Business Development, Corporate Development, and Partnerships at Jasper, to discuss what he is seeing and hearing in the market. They dive into the change management differences with AI, as well as the questions CIOs should ask as they build AI partnerships.---------Key Quotes:“This is a journey, not a sort of, hey, we've implemented this thing and let's go. And so when I talk to CIOs about the landscape, it's more so who can you partner with on this journey? And I think that's the most important thing to think about. Because it will be iterative.”“The CIO's job is to be thinking about the next frontier constantly while having one eye on the present and one eye on the future. And to think that this is like a net new sort of revelation for them w
08/11/202337 minutes 28 seconds
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Securing the Software Supply Chain with Chip Childers, VP Security at VMware and Jim Mercer, VP DevSecOps at IDC

Incidents like the Log4j incident and new governmental regulations have forced tech leaders to examine the security of their software supply chain. Understanding the complexities of this is challenging; how can CIOs determine their exposure and prioritize their vulnerabilities? In this conversation, Yadin sits down with Chip Childers, VP Security, Compliance, Open-Source & Privacy Engineering & Chief Open Source Officer at VMware and Jim Mercer, Research Vice President - DevOps & DevSecOps at IDC, to discuss the software supply chain and how CIOs should think about it, in depth. They look at how we became so reliant on the open-source community and the impact of generative AI.Key Quotes:“When you talk about the idea of having to have development resources to do patching, it's those transitive dependencies, honestly, that you may not be able to patch because you're relying on other people's work. That's why understanding this complexity really matters.” - Chip 
25/10/202344 minutes 57 seconds
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Speaking with AI: A Real-Time Conversation with Pi, a Personal AI Assistant

How would an artificial intelligence advise CIOs to think about AI? In this special episode of the CIO Exchange podcast, host Yadin Porter de León brings on an artificial intelligence as a guest for the first time, called Pi. Yadin asks Pi a variety of questions about itself and how it works, AI generally, and how CIOs and technology leaders should be thinking about generative AI. This conversation offers insight into how an AI-powered conversational tool engages and answers questions.---------Key Quotes:“Every conversation I have helps me become a better conversationalist, and I can also apply what I've learned in one conversation to new conversations, like the one we're having right now.”“I would encourage technology leaders to be optimistic about the future of AI. It has the potential to be a force for good in the world, and I hope that we can all work together to make sure that happens.”---------Timestamps:(01:51) Pi’s voice and
04/10/202317 minutes 54 seconds
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The Current State of AI in the Enterprise

What mindset shift should CIOs and CTOs make in order to succeed in an AI-driven world? How can they take control of their destinies and future proof to ensure responsible AI use in their organization? In this episode, Yadin sits down with Jeff Boudier, who is responsible for Product and Growth at Hugging Face, to discuss in depth. They cover using a principles-first approach, teaching a machine to be friendly, and increases in productivity. ---------Key Quotes:“AI is becoming the default way to build technology and most technology is going to be running some machine learning models in the background. Those models are going to be running everywhere from cloud to data center all the way to your pocket.”“At the end of the day, what I'm really looking forward to is for every single company in the world to be able to build and own their own models.”“Open models, open datasets and open source AI are really the only way forward for enterprises. If they
27/09/202323 minutes 9 seconds
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Customer Zero – App Modernization with Multi-Cloud

This is part of an ongoing series entitled “Customer Zero” where we talk with the member of the VMware IT leadership team who are the first to use the products that our engineering teams produce. Through conversations with IT and engineering, we see how they are leveraging the technology to solve the same hard problems our customers are challenged with. From Multi-cloud complexity and app modernization to the needs of the new workforce, we hear how they are changing IT and the business.In this episode, we are joined by VMware’s Sr. Director IT, Digital Customer Experience Engineering, Pankaj Purwar and Senior Director - IT Application Operations, Varinder Kumar as they discuss their journey of modernizing the mission-critical VMware Customer Connect application. During our conversation, they share their experience of transitioning the platform from a monolithic structure to a multi-cloud environment using microservices, and also discuss tackling performance and scalability ch
20/09/202330 minutes 36 seconds
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Data Challenges and AI Opportunities in Healthcare with Peter Shen, Head of Digital Health - North America at Siemens Healthineers

Many of the challenges facing the healthcare industry became common knowledge throughout the pandemic. How has industry thinking shifted with the emergence of new technologies and solutions? How can we think about tackling these huge issues at this point? Peter Shen, Head of Digital Health - North America at Siemens Healthineers, joins the podcast to discuss how emerging technologies, including AI and LLMs, can help move the needle in democratizing healthcare. He and Yadin dive into the challenges clinicians face in utilizing vast amounts of clinical data, as well as using AI as a companion to physicians and a resource to patients.---------Key Quotes:“So, tremendous amount of data that's being generated. The rate that's being generated doesn't even compare to the much slower growth rate of new clinicians, new doctors that are coming into health care. So as you can imagine, there's this gap that's growing…The clinician just doesn't have time to consume all
13/09/202326 minutes 11 seconds
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Cybersecurity and Economic Prosperity with Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and Chairman of Silverado Policy Accelerator

How does cybersecurity impact the global economy and geopolitical landscape? How is AI changing the game? Yadin sits down with renowned cybersecurity strategist, advisor and geopolitics thought leader Dmitri Alperovitch to discuss this in depth. They dive into the current geopolitical landscape and how CIOs should be thinking about global macro trends as they build their security strategy. Dmitri also shares his thoughts on the ransomware insurance industry and predictions for future actions from China.---------Key Quotes:"So those are the types of things that you want to be thinking about as an organization is: What are you not practicing? What disaster recovery scenarios? It's great that you have backups, but have you ever actually tried to recover everything?...And what other resiliency mechanisms do you have inside your network that may not be cyber- or even technology-related, that would allow you to operate your business?""One of the things t
30/08/202329 minutes 50 seconds
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“Emerging-Emerging” Trends with Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor at AVOA

How should CIOs be thinking about implementing generative AI? What does it mean to be a sustainable business? What are offices for? In this episode, host Yadin Porter de León  sits down with Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor at AVOA, to discuss these questions in depth. They dive into the conversations that Tim is having with CIOs about generative AI and the nuances surrounding the debates around work-from-home.---------Key Quotes:“We've been challenged for data scientists within our organization. Generative AI just takes that to the next level. And so the problem is, we don't even have the resources internally to be able to get our arms around it.”“And that's part of what is scaring IT executives today is that they got burned on cloud. And now we're talking about generative AI. And now, unfortunately, we're talking more about data and the risks just went up. So you have to be really careful about how you go down this. I realize the pressures there. I
16/08/202349 minutes 1 second
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Data Democratization and the “Intelligence Era” with Trevor Schulze, CIO of Alteryx

Striking the balance between data access and security has always been a nuanced challenge for tech leaders, long before the rise of generative AI. But now, how does AI play into the need for data literacy and data democratization? In this episode, Yadin sits down with  Trevor Schulze, the CIO of Alteryx, to discuss the importance of data democratization amidst the “intelligence era”. They discuss creating data-literate teams, empowering your employees with data and the value of speed to insight.---------Key Quotes:“People talk about a data-driven culture and what does that mean? It means that you need to encourage and reward people to ask and seek questions through data.”“We always paid attention to data, right? That's our job. But really we have to refresh and rethink and reimagine what we have to do in order to enable these intelligence systems to really take advantage of advanced capabilities.”“You need a literate group of people in your compa
02/08/202333 minutes 53 seconds
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Managing talent: finding, retaining, upskilling, and reskilling - with Abhimanyu Saxena, Co-Founder of Scaler and InterviewBit

While it is not a new issue, managing talent continues to be an important challenge for technology leaders. Abhimanyu Saxena is the Co-Founder of Scaler, an online transformative upskilling platform for working tech professionals. In this episode, Abhimanyu and Yadin dive into retaining, upskilling and reskilling talent, discussing best practices that will help both employers and employees navigate this changing landscape. They touch on everything from standard approaches, to the major shifts in the marketplace and talent requirements presented by emerging AI technology.Key Quotes:“For a software engineering professional or a data scientist, most important is learning to learn. That is much more important than what is the framework or technology that you might know today, because whatever you know is going to get outdated in few years.” “The most important part of any upskilling effort is that, is this active learning versus passive learning? Gener
19/07/202336 minutes 25 seconds
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Customer Zero – Multi-Cloud Transformation

This is part of an ongoing series entitled “Customer Zero” where we talk with the member of the VMware IT leadership team who are the first to use the products that our engineering teams produce. Through conversations with IT and engineering, we see how they are leveraging the technology to solve the same hard problems our customers are challenged with. From Multi-cloud complexity and app modernization to the needs of the new workforce, we hear how they are changing IT and the business. In this episode, I have a conversation with VMware’s VP of Network Services and VMware on VMware John Drummond and VP IT/CTO Operations Jerry Ibrahim as they talk about cloud transformation and the move to multi-cloud—what is it to be cloud smart what it means for VMware teams.
05/07/202313 minutes 12 seconds
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Generative AI: What CIOs Need to Know - with Paul Roetzer, CEO of Marketing AI Institute

Generative AI is one of the most exciting and disruptive technologies to emerge in recent years. It has the potential to revolutionize the way we live and work, and it is already having a major impact on many industries. With the rapid advancement of Generative AI technology, businesses are scrambling to keep up and adapt to the new reality.As a technology leader, it's critical to understand the implications of generative AI and how it can be harnessed to gain a competitive edge. In this episode, we hear from Paul Roetzer, CEO and founder of the AI Marketing Institute. For the last decade, he has been immersed in the emerging capabilities of artificial intelligence and how it can be leveraged to help enterprise companies. He has watched closely as AL/ML has evolved into the large learning models (or LLMs) that have astonished the world with their ability to create, analyze and perform tasks that rival the capabilities of many knowledge workers.---------K
21/06/202340 minutes 59 seconds
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Customer Zero - Customer Experience and the Use of Data

This is part of an ongoing series entitled “Customer Zero” where we talk with the member of the VMware IT leadership team who are the first to use the products that our engineering teams produce. Through conversations with IT and engineering, we see how they are leveraging the technology to solve the same hard problems our customers are challenged with. From Multi-cloud complexity and app modernization to the needs of the new workforce, we hear how they are changing IT and the business. In this episode, we are joined by VMware’s VP IT Colleague Experience Pam Cocca and Head of Enterprise Data Office Travis Icard as they discuss user experience and how human connections, and the use of data, can influence personal and business goals. We explore how they are able to scale their efforts to provide teams with better collaboration tools and better digital experiences in order to improve things like productivity and security posture.
14/06/202315 minutes 59 seconds
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Platform Engineering and the Developer Experience - with Rob Hirschfeld, CEO and Founder of RackN

As we’ve known for some time, top developer talent is scarce and continues to see a rise in demand. As a result, tech leaders are increasingly focused on developer productivity and the developer experience, looking for strategies to improve both. One potential solution is platform engineering. Rob Hirschfeld is the CEO and Founder of RackN, a leader in physical and hybrid DevOps software. He has been in the cloud and infrastructure space for 20 years and has executive experience at both start-ups and big companies. He has a background in Scale Computing, Mechanical and Systems Engineering, and is an advocate for applying lean and agile processes to software delivery. In this episode, Rob dives into platform engineering, explaining how it can support developers and operations teams, improve productivity and enhance the developer experience. He stresses the importance of collaboration between internal teams and thinking critically about how to define productivity.
31/05/202338 minutes 13 seconds
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Customer Zero - Business Model Transformation

This is the first of a series entitled “Customer Zero” where we talk with the member of the VMware IT leadership team who are the first to use the products that our engineering teams produce. Through conversations with IT and engineering, we see how they are leveraging the technology to solve the same hard problems our customers are challenged with. From Multi-cloud complexity and app modernization to the needs of the new workforce, we hear how they are changing IT and the business.In this episode, we hear from VMware’s VP/Global Head of Engineering Roopa Raj and VP of Product Management, IT and Digital Transformation Satya Jena as they discuss business model transformation—what it is, and how VMware is changing mindsets and meet shifting needs. They talk about the importance of changing the business and not just transforming the technology. We discuss the importance of agility and how to address critical shifts needed in the mindset of the organization.-----Twi
17/05/202315 minutes 17 seconds
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The New Needs of the Workforce - with Saket Srivastava, CIO of Asana

It’s difficult to create the right operating model in a post-pandemic work environment. Whether your workforce is remote, hybrid, or in-person, teams need the right structure and security to work efficiently. Saket Srivastava is the CIO of Asana, a software company that helps teams orchestrate and organize their work. In this episode, Saket explains the realities of today’s shifting office environment and describes the complexities of delivering the needed tools and experiences to different workforces. He emphasizes the importance of empowering your employee base and creating opportunities to be together, no matter where your team works from. Saket says that, no matter what, your employees need a space to do deep work and have the tools and platforms to help them do it well. Multi-Cloud briefing: “Navigate Economic Headwinds with a Cloud-Smart Approach.” <a href
03/05/202328 minutes 58 seconds
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The Enterprise Impact of New Technology - with Sanjay Srivastava, Chief Digital Strategist at GenPact

Today’s technologists have to interpret the industry’s past, present, and future. At Genpact, Sanjay Srivastava uses data strategy and process design to help businesses make a plan and avoid disruption in the future.As Genpact’s Chief Digital Strategist, Sanjay designs and runs thousands of digitally-enabled processes and services. In this episode of the CIO Exchange, Sanjay discusses the ideal mindset of a technologist, the evolving tech ecosystem, and the value of data. He also gives advice on bringing analytics and plans to the board, so your business is set up for success.---------Key Quotes:“The reality is all of our businesses today are one great idea away from complete disruption. And so you gotta be really focused on, what is gonna come through tomorrow that is gonna change my industry? That'll disrupt my ecosystem? Or that might take my business model away? And that requires a very different way of thinking.”“The reality is all of our bu
19/04/202346 minutes 40 seconds
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Supercloud 23 - Applications & Developer Impact - Speakers: theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, with Vittorio Viarengo, VP of Cross Cloud at VMware, and Sarbjeet Johal, industry influencer and Analyst at StackPayne

As supercloud (also referred to as multi-cloud) emerges, tying together disparate environments into a distributed computing paradigm necessitates developer buy-in. In this episode, originally recorded during the January 2023 Supercloud event, theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante & John Furrier sit down with VMware’s Vittorio Viarengo and Sarbjeet Johal, industry influencer and Analyst at StackPayne. In this session they focus on the role of developers in the supercloud buildout and how organizations can align developer and line of business priorities.Also, watch our newest Multi-Cloud Briefing event, Navigate Economic Headwinds with a Cloud-Smart Approach. This Briefing focuses on helping multi-cloud IT organizations succeed in today’s challenging macroeconomic environment–not only to survive the economic storm but to emerge from it in an even stronger position.Multi-Cloud briefing: <a href="https://blogs.vmware.com/multi-cloud/2023/03/21/vmware-april-2023-multi-cloud-briefing/
05/04/202325 minutes 41 seconds
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Building The Resilient Organization - with Dale Aultman, VP & GM of Infrastructure Solutions Group Services at Lenovo

As a service models can help companies become more agile, which may provide more choices for digital solutions. Lenovo helps their clients build digital resiliency through application changes, leveraging cloud, and narrowing the IT skill gap.Yadin speaks with Dale Aultman, VP & GM of Infrastructure Solutions Group Services at Lenovo. Dale has almost 30 years of experience in IT strategy, execution and leadership. She helps Lenovo create as a service solutions, smarter technology, and go-to-market maintenance support. In this episode, Dale describes the importance of digital resiliency, the success of as a service models, and leveraging hybrid cloud for consistent operation models.---------Key Quotes:“From an as a service model, whether it be cloud or on-prem, you can better align your cost to your needs and use it to help you become more agile… I think that there's some interesting models from a cloud standpoint and from an as a service standpoint that
22/03/202333 minutes 5 seconds
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Whose Responsibility is Secure Software? with Steve Lipner, Executive Director of Safe Code, and Karen Worstell, VMWare Cyber Strategist

In this episode, we speak with Steve Lipner, Executive Director of Safe Code, and Karen Worstell, VMWare Cyber Strategist. They discuss the new scale of DevSecOps, secure code, and safely adopting new technologies. Karen describes how modern operating environments differ from older ones, and the concerns involved with quickening development cycles. Steve explains the work of his nonprofit, Safe Code, and the importance of integrating security with a development cycle. They also discuss the future of cloud infrastructure and get into the benefits and possible pitfalls of Chat GPT.---------Key Quotes:Karen "What’s really really different? The type of code we're writing has changed. The operating environment that we're pushing it into has changed. And the time cycle has really changed. It's a concern, to be honest. It's a benefit, but it's also something that worries people."Karen“The cycle has revved up tremendously and it's changed t
01/03/202330 minutes 55 seconds
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The Future of Leadership - Guest: Michael Krigsman, industry analyst and publisher of CXOTalk

Today’s technology environment evolves quickly, but fluency in tech advancements may not be enough. Michael Krigsman has advice for how to keep up. CIOs and technology leaders need to understand the impact of technology on their companies, while also honing business and communication skills.In this episode, Michael Krigsman, industry analyst and publisher of CXOTalk, describes the changing IT landscape. He tells us why CIOs need to have a deep understanding of technology and a relationship with IT. He gets into the importance of partnerships between the CIO and other C-suite leaders. Michael also describes communicating with the board, how to decipher what they’re seeking from their company, and understanding the needs of business stakeholders.---------Key Quotes:“Since you have a sophisticated set of stakeholders who understand technology, it is incumbent on the CIO to identify those spots where IT can really support finance or support marketing b
08/02/202329 minutes 33 seconds
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The Challenge of Cloud Compliance and Security - Guest: Hillery Hunter, GM and CTO at IBM Cloud

Understanding the use of cloud, its context, and how things are quickly changing is top of mind for many companies today. Safety of information and management of risks are paramount when trying to keep up with the changes, while also making sure to not slow down important and necessary workflows. When it comes to compliance and security, Hillery Hunter has visibility across the challenges and success of some of the largest companies across multiple industries.In this episode, we interview the GM of Industry Clouds and Solutions and  CTO at IBM Cloud to learn more about storing sensitive data in the cloud. Hillery explains how radical cloud models can work to your advantage, including co-design and approaching compliance as a group. During the discussion, she names some challenges of cloud adoption, then describes how to overcome those barriers. Hillery also describes the best cloud adoption practices she’s seen over the course of her career, and why these transformations are
04/01/202324 minutes 39 seconds
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Supercloud 22 – “Supercloud” enablers and blockers - Speaker panel with theCUBE hosts, founder and CEO of Rafay Systems, CEO of Platform9 Systems and the CTO of VMware

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/my-podcastsFor more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to https://www.vmware.com/cio
13/12/202216 minutes
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Supercloud 22 – The multi-cloud roadmap and the gateway to “supercloud” - Speakers: theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, with Kit Colbert, CTO of VMware.

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/my-podcastsFor more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to https://www.vmware.com/cio
08/12/202221 minutes 26 seconds
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Supercloud 22 – Securing the “supercloud” - Speaker panel with theCUBE hosts, CEO of Skyhigh Security, CEO of Accurics and the former Head of Product at VMware

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/my-podcastsFor more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to https://www.vmware.com/cio
06/12/202217 minutes 48 seconds
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Supercloud 22 – “Supercloud” – Real or hype? - Speaker panel with theCUBE hosts, Confluent CTO, Hashicorp CEO and the Cross Cloud VMware VP.

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/my-podcastsFor more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to https://www.vmware.com/cio
01/12/202225 minutes 22 seconds
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Supercloud 22 – What is the “supercloud” opportunity - Speakers: theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, with Vittorio Viarengo, VP of Cross Cloud at VMware

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: https://podcastsconnect.apple.com/my-podcastsFor more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to https://www.vmware.com/cio
29/11/202217 minutes 39 seconds
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Mindshifts for Modernizing Applications - Guest: Ginna Raahauge, CIO at Zayo

This conversation is part of our Lead/Forward series, where we talk with technology leaders about the real stories behind the themes of innovation, talent, and experience. In this episode, we interview Ginna Raahauge, CIO at Zayo to find out more about the current state and future of the expanding definition of DevOps and what application modernization really means within the new environments the applications are being consumed. She explains how Covid has accelerated the diversification of application use in the office and at home. Ginna delves into the need for enhanced internet speed and bandwidth capabilities, as well as new considerations for implementing security measures earlier in the development process. She also talks about pushing further into the edge, scaling in the cloud, and the trials and tribulations of understanding legacy applications while investing in infrastructure and talent to upskill and modernize for the future. ---------Key Quotes“Whe
26/10/202236 minutes 19 seconds
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Managing Across Multiple Clouds and Taming the Chaos - Guests: Jeffrey Shaw, CIO and Dale Ramsey, VP of Cloud Infrastructure for Employers

What’s stopping your business from deploying applications 50% faster to increase market share and boost revenue? For Jeff Shaw, CIO of EMPLOYERS Insurance, it was finding the right place to run the right application with the agility and scalability of the cloud. This meant leveraging not one cloud, but multiple clouds to take advantage of the best tools that each one had to offer while at the same time, managing them as if they were one cloud. In this episode, Jeff is joined by his VP of Cloud Infrastructure Dale Ramsey and together they describe the journey they took to move all their applications off of aging infrastructure, and run them in multiple clouds while ensuring that everything worked together seamlessly. Throughout the conversation, we discuss the real challenges that the business faced when it came to evaluation, training teams, and executing what seemed, at first, to be impossible. During the discussion, Jeff reveals what he considers to be the key elements for success
17/10/202217 minutes 36 seconds
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Removing Silos: Why The Developer Experience Matters - Guest: Tihomir Bajic, CEO of LTSE Software

This conversation is part of our Lead/Forward series, where we talk with technology leaders about the real stories behind the themes of innovation, talent, and experience. In this episode, we interview Tihomir Bajic, CEO of LTSE Software to find out more about the evolution of DevOps, and his vision for overcoming siloed developer, ops and security teams for fast, consistent and scalable operations across environments. He explains the importance of developer lifestyle and flexibility, to ensure they can remain effective while working in a supportive culture while the barriers between teams are removed. During the discussion Tiho expresses what he considers to be newer and better ways of measuring developer productivity. He tells us what he thinks about the developer and operations relationship, shedding light on how best they can integrate and interact to be influential on productivity, progress, and profitability. Tiho also delves into how LTSE is innovating investment, experimenta
21/09/202238 minutes 14 seconds
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Innovating at the Speed of DevOps - Guest: Ashish Kakran, Principal of Thomvest Ventures

This conversation is part of our Lead/Forward series, where we talk with technology leaders about the real stories behind the themes of innovation, talent, and experience. In this episode, we interview Ashish Kakran, Principal of Thomvest Ventures to find out how his organization nurtures the future of technology and advancement by investing in companies to help them become leaders in their fields. During the discussion we tackle the technology challenges related to multi-cloud, including infrastructure, security in DevOps, and continually scaling workloads. We delve into how covid played a big role in speeding up the digital transformation, and how CSOs and CIOs are working to enable innovation without inhibiting applications or compromising their companies.---------Time stamps:01:00 Convergence of Security05:15 View of the Market as an Investor07:51 Multi-cloud Expansion and Usage12:00 Multi-cloud logistics and security15:30 Futur
31/08/202243 minutes 20 seconds
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Having a Thick Skin in Executive Search is Critical - Guest: Martha Heller, CEO of Heller Search Associates

Nowadays, technology is a crucial part of every company. Technology leaders need to be capable of more than just supporting their business, they need to be able to help drive it. Heller Search is an executive search firm that places technology leaders in the right opportunity for them, nationwide, and across all industries. In this episode we speak with Martha Heller, CEO at Heller Search Associates, to find out how her team excels at navigating the IT talent market while engaging with high level of candidates. Martha explains why working in executive search is so fascinating because she learns so much by engaging with different business models, cultures, and candidates. She sheds light on how the pandemic has changed the rules for recruiters and clients, including what companies have to do now to retain top talent. Martha describes what is required of technology leaders to be impactful, how they need to look at their career development, and how roles in technology are shifti
21/07/202241 minutes 2 seconds
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Investing One Step Ahead - Guest: Cindy Padnos, Founder & Managing Partner at Illuminate Ventures

Illuminate Ventures focuses on finding, funding, and accelerating great founders in the B2B, Enterprise cloud, and mobile computing spaces - BUT, without a crystal ball into the future, how do they determine what are the right trends and technologies to back? In this episode, I speak with Cindy Padnos, Founder and Managing partner at Illuminate Ventures, to find out how they’re leveraging data to make the best investing decisions.From artificial intelligence and machine learning to hybrid cloud and human capital, we go over all the tools that go into building a platform that excels at serving customers and setting companies up for success. Cindy delves into how these can help siphon through the overlays of technologies and tailwinds to determine what is really needed in the market, what are the next best great ideas, and help identify which companies are most likely to prosper.   Cindy Padnos on LinkedIn: https:
15/04/202233 minutes 39 seconds
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Technology Solving the “Prosperity Paradox” - Guest: Wendy Gonzalez, CEO of Sama

Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. This big idea is driving innovative technology entrepreneurs to create new markets in impoverished areas where opportunity did not previously exist. Clayton Christensen, and his coauthors Karen Dillon and Efosa Ojomo, lay this out in their book "The Prosperity Paradox" and highlight the role of innovators in developing prosperity in emerging economies. The best of altruistic intentions — and billions of dollars in aid — haven’t lifted many countries out of poverty. Instead, Christensen advocates market-creating innovation as the key. One such innovative entrepreneur is Wendy Gonzalez, CEO of Sama, who leads a company founded on this powerful idea. In this episode, originally recorded during the October 2021 VMworld event, Wendy shares how Sama, an AI training data company, has helped over 56,000 people lift themselves out of poverty while creating tremendous value for their clients. In this conversation, she explains how g
18/02/202224 minutes 24 seconds
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CxO Conversations with Jason Conyard: The Relationship between CIOs and CSOs - Guest: Alex Tosheff, VP & CSO, VMware

This episode of CIO Exchange is a part of our CIO Unplugged series where Jason Conyard, VMware’s CIO, has candid hallway-style conversations with other technology leaders about what’s at the top of his mind right now. In this episode, Jason speaks with Alex Tosheff, the Chief Security Officer at VMware, about the relationship between the CIO and CSO. During the conversation they cover the classic tensions between technology and security teams, the strategic importance of those roles and the relationship, as well as some critical components of their own leadership principles and management styles.Jason Conyard on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonconyard/Alex Tosheff on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alextosheff/CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Po
03/02/202226 minutes 15 seconds
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Innovating Security, What Happens First? - Guests: Curt Carlson, Professor of Practice, Northeastern University and Distinguished Executive in Residence, WPI & Karen Worstell, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at VMware

Is security a barrier to innovation, or would innovation not even be relevant without security? Security is often seen as a tax or barrier to new and creative solutions that could potentially create more value if security didn't slow everything down. But is this still true? In this episode, we have a hallway-style conversation with Curt Carlson, the author of the book entitled Innovation, who also served as the CEO of SRI International, widely known for the work done to create Apple's Siri interface and many other world-changing innovations. Curt is joined by Karen Worstell, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist at VMware, and they discuss the fundamental flaws to many approaches to security technology, and how IT leaders will need to make dramatic shifts in their operational models in order to solve these problems. Curt and Karen cover topics ranging from real value creation perspectives and frameworks, to security innovation, and redefining company leadership principles for the f
12/01/202237 minutes 4 seconds
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Technology + Culture: How to Attract & Retain the Best Talent - Guests: Michael Loggins, Global VP of IT, SMC & Renu Upadhyay, VP, Product Marketing EUC, VMware

This conversation is part two of our three-part Lead/Forward series, where we talk with technology leaders about the real stories behind three themes: innovation, talent, and experience. In this episode, we tackle the theme of talent and how companies can best enable their workforces by looking at the whole person and not just the tools they use or what they're paid. Michael Loggins, Global Vice President of IT at SMC, joins the show along with Renu Upadhyay, Vice President of Product and Technical Marketing, End User Computing at VMware. Michael and Renu talk about everything from the great resignation to the unique challenges of companies that can't have all their employees work remotely. During our chat, we cover why technology and culture must be viewed as equally important for companies to ensure they're creating rich digital and personal experiences. In today's competitive talent landscape, this is key to differentiating your organization and attracting and retaining the best
15/12/202136 minutes 18 seconds
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Does IT Innovation Have to be Disruptive? - Guest: Jason Conyard, CIO, VMware

This conversation is part one of our three-part Lead/Forward series, where we talk with technology leaders about the real stories behind three themes: innovation, talent, and experience. In this episode, we tackle the theme of innovation from the standpoint of solving problems in unique ways that surprise and delight users and provide them with solutions they never knew they needed. Jason Conyard, VMware CIO, talks about how the term "innovation" is overused. He focuses on what's really required: a change in mindset as opposed to just a transformation in technology. During our chat, we cover how innovation can mean many things to many people and how creativity, trust, and diversity is what we're really talking about when we use the word innovation.Jason Conyard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonConyardCIO Exchange on Twitter: <
30/11/202134 minutes 11 seconds
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Modernizing on Multi-Cloud - Guest: Rob Carter, EVP & CIO, FedEx

FedEx is an $87 billion business with over 560,000 team members around the world. At that scale, how does Rob Carter, FedEx CIO, approach business agility to stay ahead of the curve? In this episode, I speak with Rob Carter about what he has dubbed “the dominant architecture,” which allows industries to scale and has proven throughout history to increase global value creation exponentially. For technology leaders, this dominant architecture is now comprised of critical technologies like multi-cloud, containerized modern applications, AI enabled edge computing, and soon, blockchain. It is these technologies–and a shifting mindset that allows distributed teams to leverage them effectively–that is the driving force behind the next wave of innovation.Rob Carter on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robcarter1/CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de
18/11/202144 minutes 6 seconds
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Digital Medicine: The Human Factor - Guest: Stéphane Bancel, CEO, Moderna

How do you fight for your own life along with the lives of billions of others in the world? While technology was able to dramatically accelerate the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, even with distributed teams, that speed pushed the people on those vaccine teams to their limits. This episode aired live from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS) conference on August 11th, 2021, about a month after the Delta variant had become the dominant form of the coronavirus in the US. It is a conversation with Moderna's CEO Stéphane Bancel and VMware President Sumit Dhawan. Bancel talks about the daily reality of developing the vaccine, as well as all the technology that went into it. The conversation covers advanced AI modeling, genetic mapping, and cloud-native computing. In addition, Bancel discusses the human element that made these advancements attainable, and what it means for the quality of life that can be possible for everyone as we learn to live with thi
30/09/202124 minutes 14 seconds
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Fintech: Leading Innovation with Trust - Guest: Anudeep Parhar, CIO, Entrust

The accelerating growth of Fintech companies is a powerful sign of the unstoppable market dynamics that are currently unfolding. Agile, cloud-native startups backed by large amounts of venture capital were able to take market share from established companies, like legacy consumer banks, by creating the trusted platforms of choice for the next generation. In this episode, I speak with Anudeep Parhar, CIO of Entrust, a trusted identity technology company specializing in highly secure transactions. In this conversation, we cover a broad range of topics including the advantages of building mobile-first customer experiences, the importance of secure transactions in the trust-building process, DeFi (or decentralized finance on the blockchain), international regulatory, and other constraints that can affect the ability of smaller fintech companies to scale globally as well as what larger companies can learn from the success these fintech companies have had.  Anudeep Parhar on Linked
01/09/202133 minutes 56 seconds
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The CISO Threat Landscape - A Cybersecurity Global Study

After a year that saw the largest and fastest transformation in work patterns in history, security teams now preside over an ecosystem that is more distributed and heterogeneous than ever before. A study was conducted where 3,542 CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs from around the world were surveyed from companies in a range of industries to understand the challenges and issues facing businesses when it comes to escalating cyberattacks. In this episode, originally recorded at VMware's 2021 Security Connect event, we hear Rick McElroy, Principal Cyber Security Strategist at VMware's Carbon Black, in conversation with Jan Lawford, Senior Director of EMEA security sales. Rick and Jan highlight the findings of the global survey and discuss how senior cybersecurity professionals plan to adapt to the security challenges of the distributed workplace and evolve defenses to make security intrinsic to infrastructure and operations.  Rick on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/InfoSecRick"
13/07/202120 minutes 29 seconds
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Human Connections with Digital Experiences - Guest: Jason Conyard, CIO, VMware

Technology leaders, right now, are experiencing a once-in-a-career opportunity to lead the business in reimagining the future of how their teams get things done. A future that attracts and inspires the best people to do their best work. In this episode Jason Conyard, VMware’s CIO describes how he is helping to create human connections in a distributed work environment, not by digitally replicating the office experience, but by creating what he calls the “3rd Experience.” Jason talks about what that new experience could be and how employees would be able to have more control over their digital presence within different modes of work. Jason Conyard on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonConyardCIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: <a href="https://twitte
23/06/202127 minutes 39 seconds
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Next Generation Retail - Guest: Jared Feldman, Global Retail IT Leader, Estee Lauder

Mobility isn't just for consumers. Retailers must embrace mobility at scale in their physical stores, connected to an enhanced online presence, to provide the types of end-to-end purchasing experiences that today's consumers are demanding. In this episode, we hear from Jared Feldman, Global Retail IT Leader at Estee Lauder as he discusses the powerful forces currently driving global retail companies to embrace a mobile-first workforce and technology-enabled network of stores to better serve their customers.  CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon  [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: <a href="Welcome to the introductory episode of the CIO Exchange podcast, This episode is for those keen to understand what th
12/05/202114 minutes 29 seconds
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The CIO and the Board - Guest: Warren Perlman, CIO of Ceridian

Because technology has risen to become a critical pillar of business strategy, boards and CIOs may need to elevate their engagement and collaboration with each other, and a trusted relationship between the board of directors and the CIO takes effort on both sides.In this episode we cover the relationship between the CIO and their board of directors. What are the expectations, pressures, and opportunities that a CIO faces when working with their companies' board? I had a chance to talk with Warren Perlman, CIO of Ceridian, to get his perspective on what it takes to have a strong relationship with the board, how to build trust, change minds, influence members, and show them how you’re executing on your vision.  Warren Pearlman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wperlmanCIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange</stron
13/04/202116 minutes 54 seconds
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From Bank Heist to Hostage Situation: Financial Services and Cybercrime – Guest: Tom Kellermann, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy at VMware

This is a curated episode from the VMware family of shows called Don't Break the Bank with Matthew O'Neill and Brian Hayes. It covers how the financial services sector is one of the most secure in the world; it’s also one of the most targeted by sophisticated cybercriminals. In this show, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts, Tom Kellermann, talks with Mathew and Brian about how the threat has gone from bank heist to hostage situation, and what financial service providers can do to combat it. You can subscribe to Don't Break the Bank wherever you find your podcasts. Show hosts: Matthew O'Neill Industry Managing Director, Advanced Technology Group, Office of the CTO, VMwareBrian Hayes Technology leadership and digital transformation professional. FinancialServices Industry Lead EMEA, VMwareGuest: Tom Kellermann, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, VMwareDon’t Break the Bank Podcast: <a href="https://www.vmware.com/learn/dontbreakthebankpodca
16/03/202142 minutes 23 seconds
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Making Change Happen - Guest: Ross Forgione, CIO at JWS

Change is constant. But often when change comes knocking at the door, it can feel unwelcome. Unless we imagine the opportunities change might bring. And dare to lead it.In this episode we hear from Ross Forgione, CIO of the Australia-Based law firm of Johnson Winter & Slattery, who talks about the ubiquitous issue that technology leaders face, resistance to change. Ross, who has been a CIO across multiple industries – from broadcast to manufacturing and now legal, outlines the way in which he threads the needle between laying out a technology vison for the future and addressing the concerns of the various stakeholders who will now have to do things differently as a result of that vision. CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon  <
10/02/202112 minutes 44 seconds
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Public Sector Modernization: Cloud, SaaS and Security - Guests: Matt Livingston, VP and Mark Forman, VP at SAIC

With nearly 24 million people—a little over 15% of the workforce— involved in military, public, and national service at the local, state, and federal levels, the public sector in the U.S. faces some unique challenges from a modernization standpoint. Constrained by regulations but tasked with some of the most critical services, there is no shortage of obstacles to implementing the necessary changes to keep pace with emerging threats as well as the demands of the citizens that these entities have sworn to serve.In this episode, we’ll hear from Matt Livingston, VP Digital Platforms, and Mark Forman, VP Digital Government Strategy at SAIC, which stands for Science Applications International Corporation, an American company that provides government services and information technology support. In this conversation, Matt and Mark talk about the most critical problems that need solving and where scarce resources should be applied?    Matt Livingston on LinkedIn: <a href
06/01/202134 minutes 16 seconds
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Women’s Exec Career Journey Panel – Featuring: Yvonne Chang of Disney Vacation Development and Lisa Nielsen of Publix Super Markets

Now more than ever, technology leaders and their teams are rethinking the meaning of work and redefining how they navigate their careers. In this episode, recorded during the September 2020 VMworld Inspired Future event, we hear from a panel of leaders in technology roles and technology companies about their experiences, perspectives, and advice about tech careers. The first voice that you’ll hear will be from the panel moderator, Anna Dorcey, VP of Americas Marketing at VMware, followed by introductions from Sandy Hogan, SVP Worldwide Commerical and Partner Sales at VMware, then from our featured guests Yvonne Chang, Director of Business Operations, Disney Vacations Development and Lisa Nielsen, IT Delivery Manager at Publix.  Throughout the conversation, the panelists cover a broad range of topics, from managing teams to mentorship, as they outline their successes and the events in their careers that became valuable moments for learning.  Moderator: Anna Dorce
02/12/202026 minutes 28 seconds
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AI: What’s Working, What’s Not, and What’s Next – Guest: Neil Jacobstein, Chairman of the AI and Robotics Track, Singularity University and Bask Iyer CIO, VMware

Our unique digital experiences are now being driven, more and more, by artificial intelligence and machine learning, making it a critical component of the applications that businesses are using to differentiate themselves in their respective industries. To make the promises of AI a reality across global organizations, it has been equally critical for technology leaders to have a firm grasp on the difference between conversations about the state-of-the-art vs the state-of-the-practice. In this episode Bask Iyer, VMware's CIO and Chief Digital Transformation Officer, has a hype vs reality AI fireside chat with Neil Jacobstein, Chairman of the AI and Robotics Track at Singularity University and MediaX Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Stanford. In this conversation, they tease apart what's working, what's not, and what's next, so that IT leaders can translate the technology discussion into business outcomes.  Bask Iyer on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/baskiyer" ta
04/11/202033 minutes 45 seconds
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Healthcare Agility: People and Technology Coming Together - Guest: Jorrit Ebben, Chief Innovation Officer, Academy Het Dorp

This episode is a part of our ongoing conversation about technology and healthcare, where we cover the roles technology plays in the delivery and management of healthcare services. For decades now healthcare has been identified as an industry ripe for disruption but it has been very slow to realize the innovation promised by the would-be disruptors. To discuss some of the reasons why, I talk with Jorrit Ebben, the Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer of Academy Het Dorp to get his take on why everyone from startups to large companies can’t innovate at the pace of other industries and get a chance to hear some of his stories from the tranches as well as his hopes for the future.  Jorrit Ebben on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JorritEbbenCIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter
14/10/202017 minutes 29 seconds
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Will the Permanent Remote Workforce be a Reality? – Guest: Pat Gelsinger CEO and Bask Iyer CIO, VMware

In the wake of high-profile technology companies like Twitter and Facebook announcing a permanent shift to remote work, the rest of the business world has been left wondering whether this is something they should embrace as well. In this episode, recorded during the August 2020 Bay Area Leadership Association’s ORBIE awards, we hear VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger and VMware CIO and CDTO Bask Iyer in conversation with Frank Bell, founder of InspireCIO. The first voice you’ll hear will be from Frank, followed by Pat, then Bask, as they discuss how VMware, along with its thousands of global customers, are approaching the strategic implications as well as the tactical concerns of this next evolution of knowledge worker management.  Moderator: Frank Bell Founder, InspireCIO - Guests: VMware’s CEO Pat Gelsinger and VMware CIO and CDTO Bask IyerPat Gelsinger on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PGelsingerBask I
15/09/202013 minutes 47 seconds
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Healthcare Innovation: Failing Fast is Not an Option – Guest: Patrick Hale CIO, VITAS

This conversation was recorded at our CIO Forum in San Francisco in 2019 where we spoke with Patrick Hale, CIO of VITAS healthcare. Patrick and I discussed the burdens on CIOs in Healthcare to innovate in an industry where failing fast is not an option. Patrick lays out the intense challenges he faces between regulatory constraints, patient safety, and the pressures to enhance the patient experience with new, but safe, technology.  Guest: Patrick Hale, CIO VITAS Patrick Hale on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Patrick_HaleCIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: <a hre
01/09/202022 minutes 47 seconds
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Bridging Your Application Gaps – Guest: Joe Beda, VMware Principal Engineer and James Watters, CTO, Modern Application Platforms

Deciding what your priorities are as an IT organization has become exponentially more difficult, amid a global landscape that is rapidly shifting every day. Technology leaders have the opportunity, and the burden, to differentiate their businesses within their industry or face the prospect of declining revenues and tumbling stock prices.  Finding the gaps in the enterprise application portfolio has become a key focus for CIOs and their teams, but knowing how to approach this problem in light of many new constraints has been a critical area of concern. Listen to this hallway-style conversation between Joe Beda, VMware Principal Engineer and James Watters, CTO, Modern Application Platforms as they discuss how technology leaders can approach these gaps, from an API and trusted-manifest-centered approach to applications and infrastructure design to improving the developer experience through tools and community engagement.   Joe Beda on Twitter: <a href="https://twit
18/08/202028 minutes 31 seconds
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Changing Minds in Security – Guest: Denis Onuoha, CISO of Arqiva

In this episode, we cover all things security, from an enterprise perspective. This conversation, recorded with Denis Onuoha - chief information security officer at Arqiva, covers the current realities that security tech leaders face in this very diverse and distributed threat landscape. Denis discusses the importance of people, not only from an employee standpoint but through the lens of the board of directors. Denis outlines the changing sentiment among boards on security strategy and spending in the wake of the varying large breaches that have been experienced by companies around the world. CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon  [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: <a href="Welcome to the introductory episode of the CIO
04/08/202017 minutes 33 seconds
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Opening Back Up at Scale: Executive Roundtable Led by Bask Iyer, CIO and CDTO at VMware

Enabling a global workforce to operate remotely overnight was one thing; bringing them back into the office safely is something completely different. Bask Iyer, CIO and CDTO of VMware, leads a candid discussion with executives in the US, Kenya, and France. They have navigated the hurdle of enabling employees to work remotely but are now grappling with the complex issue of safely returning those employees to shared office spaces, or possibly redefining their workspace altogether.  In this episode Bask moderates a conversation with 4 other technology leaders from around the world where they address the variables associated with redefining their workplaces for remote productivity, and what needs to happen next to open back up. Guests include Phares Kariuki, CEO of Pure Infrastructure Limited, Jeremiah Chunge, Head of Alternative Channels & Technology, Genghis Capital Ltd, Didier Sabardu, Deputy Global Head of Digital Workplace, Société Générale, and Paul Green, CIO, Angel MedFli
21/07/202050 minutes 3 seconds
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Rethinking the Way We Work: It’s About Choice - Guest: Massimo Rapparini, CIO Logitech

Many people who once used an office building to find collaboration and leverage corporate resources have had to find those things elsewhere. This has left a permanent imprint on workforce habits, individual skills, and company culture, one that has already changed the way we fundamentally think about how we work. In the wake of this massive shift, we ask the question, what is the office for? Will the new way of working be purely about choice? How will organizations enable this from a technology and leadership perspective?In this episode, we hear from Logitech's CIO, Massimo Rapparini, who shares his company's shift to a remote workforce, and how they are rethinking their approach to what it means to be on a "team," while tackling the tough challenges of safely bringing people back into the office.  Massimo inTwitter: https://twitter.com/logitechcioCIO Exchange on Twitter: <a href="https://twitt
06/07/202025 minutes 17 seconds
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CIO Recruiting: A Tech Leader Perspective – Guest: Tarun Inuganti, Cosultant, at Spencer Stuart and Bask Iyer, CIO and CDTO of VMware

If CIOs are going to be held accountable for revenue goals, they need more say in the products their company offers and the skills needed to propel the company forward. Despite a talent gap, forward-thinking CIOs take a broad view when it comes to recruiting, offering current staffers more appealing career paths and helping to reinvent what it means to enable the new workforce. They also recognize the culture changes most important to IT professionals: to become more innovative, to increase partnerships within the business, and to collaborate more, both with their own staffers and the business lines they work with. Clearly, these are key ingredients for success and your new recruiting charter. CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon  [Sub
23/06/202032 minutes 25 seconds
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The Telco Evolution: Connecting a New World - Guest: Shekar Ayyar, GM & EVP of VMware Telco

At the start of 2020, telco conversations were all about 5G and growing Edge networks. The pandemic changed all that, underscoring the need to agilely support first responders and increasing the focus on business continuity and remote workforces. Global telecommunications companies are looking to continue their planned 5G rollout and Edge expansion to improve customer and employee experiences, while also responding to challenges driven by the pandemic. Shekar Ayyar, GM & EVP of VMware’s Telco and Edge Cloud unit, provides his point of view on how to navigate global uncertainty while maintaining the goals and vision of the business.  Shekar inTwitter: https://twitter.com/shekar_ayyarCIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/porterdeleon
10/06/202032 minutes 44 seconds
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Remote Learning: The Pivot for Higher Education - Guests: Patrick Turner, CIO Schoolcraft College and Herb Thompson, Industry Strategist at VMware

With universities forced to close their classroom doors until the health crisis subsides, remote learning has become the only option. This new reality presents a major challenge for traditional methods of delivering education and has caught many educators and students off guard. It does, however, offer the technology leaders at these institutions of higher education an opportunity to greatly accelerate the transition into a new era of online and remote learning. In this episode, we hear from Patrick Turner, CIO of Schoolcraft College, who has been leveraging technology to solve these challenges as they emerged, and Herb Thompson, Industry Security Strategist at VMware who provides his unique perspective.  Guests: J Patrick Turner, CIO Schoolcraft CollegeCIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/po
28/05/202028 minutes 20 seconds
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Security in a Crisis: People First - Guest: JP Saini, CIO of SOS Security

One of the biggest challenges with employee work-from-home directives has been how to ensure both the physical and digital security of people and places. Some organizations have been more prepared than others, yet all have been rapidly adapting to meet the “new normal.” In this episode, we speak with JP Saini, CIO of SOS Security who has been leading efforts to keep information and humans safe, despite crisis constraints. Hear how he and his team are using technology to better serve their organization’s customers while protecting their employees working in the field.  CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon  Subscribe to the PodcastOn Apple Podcast: <a href="Welcome to the introductory episode of the CIO Exchange podcast, This epis
29/04/202024 minutes 50 seconds
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Modernizing Your Applications Now – Guest: Bruce Davie, VMware CTO APJ and Roman Tarnavski, Principal Architect

Because digital is now the only experience customers can have with many businesses, application modernization is more important than ever. As ‘shelter in place’ and other restrictions redefine commerce in our economy, how can technology leaders quickly evolve application portfolios now to create more valuable customer and employee experiences that resonate in the future? Listen to this hallway-style conversation between APJ CTO Bruce Davie and Principal Architect Roman Tarnavski of VMware, about the complexities of modernizing apps at scale—from how to communicate business value and attract developer talent to choosing open-source software and setting metrics.  Guest: Bruce Davie, VMware CTO APJ and Roman Tarnavski, Principal ArchitectBruce Davie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/_drbrucedRonan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/romantCIO
03/04/202020 minutes 50 seconds
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Global Uncertainty and Leadership - Guest: Paul Green, CIO of Angel MedFlight and Bask Iyer, CIO of VMware

The COVID-19 global pandemic has completely changed how we're living our lives.  While some organizations were prepared for the dramatic shifts in the needs of the market and their workforce, many were not. The ripple effects that will be felt by these events are impossible to predict and technology leaders are grappling with problems they cannot even define. We brought together Paul Green, CIO of Angel MedFlight, a medical emergency aviation company, and Bask Iyer, CIO and CDTO of VMware to discuss their perspectives on the effects that the crisis is having on business from a technology leadership as well as a human perspective. Bask Iyer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/baskiyerCIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 
20/03/202036 minutes 9 seconds
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Agile in the Real World - Guests: Vipul Nagrath (CIO) and Mark Chamberlain (Global Head of IaaS) at ADP

Asking IT leaders to form even one agile software development team can be challenging for enterprises seeking time-to-market advantages. So how did a global human capital company successfully form 200 globally? Hear ADP CIO, Vipul Nagrath, and ADP Global Head of infrastructure, Mark Chamberlain, describe how they put people at the center of digital transformation. How they not only shifted technology, but reorganized global operations to enable infrastructure and development teams to speak a common coding language. CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon  [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cio-exchange-podcast/id149829090
12/03/202032 minutes 44 seconds
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The Next 2,000 Days - The CIOs World in 2025 - Guest: Will Thompson, VP Thought Leadership at Forbes Media

The CIO's world is changing fast. In five years, chief information officers (CIOs) will have new responsibilities in the C-suite and across the enterprise, extending their strategic influence over product development, marketing, human resources, the supply chain and more. In this episode, we talk with Will Thompson, VP Thought Leadership at Forbes Media, to explore how technology leaders can navigate their way through the next 2,000 days.  CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon  [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cio-exchange-podcast/id1498290907 For more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to <a href="ht
12/02/202016 minutes 5 seconds
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How CIOs Become Customer Obsessed - Guest: Bask Iyer, CIO and CDTO of VMware

In this episode, we sit down with Bask Iyer, VMware's CIO and Chief Digital Transformation Officer to discuss his views on the techniques that technology leaders are using to become customer-obsessed. In this conversation, Bask talks about the responsibilities and opportunities that the CIO has regarding the customer experience as well as fundamental topics like key distinctions that need to be made between internal and external customers. Bask on Twitter: https://twitter.com/baskiyerCIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchangeYadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon  [Subscribe to the Podcast]On Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cio-exchange-podcast/id1498290907 For more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to <a href="https://www.vmw
12/02/202031 minutes 57 seconds
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EP 0 - Introduction

Welcome to the introductory episode of the CIO Exchange podcast, This episode is for those keen to understand what the show is about and why we’re doing it.  Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cio-exchange-podcast/id1498290907
08/02/20202 minutes 36 seconds