CIO Exchange

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.

The Future of Leaderhsip - 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.

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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 beyond being just a service provider for technology integration. The only way to make that happen is for the CIO to really have a deep understanding of the finance needs and then understand and be able to figure out the intersection points.”
  • The CIO is continuously asked to innovate, be a driver of innovation, and at the same time keep costs contained, cut costs. This means the CIO needs to be thinking out of the box
  • “If the CFO is focused not just on being a bean counter, but really focused on, ‘How do we enable innovation inside the organization from a funding, from an investment standpoint?’ The most innovative CIOs recognize that this innovation piece is essential to the future of the business.”
  • “You also have the capability for the CIO to either be a technologist or to be able to transcend the technology and be a business leader. Because they're not the same.
  • “If you're a CIO, your stock and trade is understanding the needs of your business stakeholders so that you can serve the company as a whole, not just with technology, but from a business perspective. And so, the hard truth is, if it's beyond your experience and your organization is growing and is vibrant, you better learn, because if you don't, you will devolve into CIO irrelevancy, and that's a bad place to be.”
  • “There needs to be a consensus-driven response inside any organization, and we need to be part of that because we need the best minds in the company, the best leaders in the company, to put our heads together and think this through. So, the strategy for the CIO is, yeah, you want to be the hero, but you have to also know when to be a team player.”

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Time stamps:

02:00 The role of CIO as a business leader

04:20 Using IT to support the business

07:30 Getting what we need from technology

09:00 Innovating for the future as CIO

14:45 The secret power of IT

16:45 Developing crucial CIO skills

19:30 How the pandemic shifted the CIO’s reputation

21:00 Creating consensus within your organization

23:00 Preparing for a period of uncertainty

25:00 How to work effectively with boards

28:00 Getting on the same page as stakeholders

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Links:

Michael Krigsman on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mkrigsman/
CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange
Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

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Keywords: 

cio, cio exchange, VMware, innovation, technology, business, CFO, leadership

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 so important to the success of a business. 

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Key Quotes:

“It's not just whether or not somebody has a cloud certification, right? It's the context in which they're doing their work and it's the skills of the CISO organization, it's the skill of the risk management organization, et cetera, in understanding the cloud context and how all those things are changing and have to be measured differently as well.”

“Make sure that public cloud is an appropriate landing place even for the most sensitive data.  It is possible to take this security and compliance and put it into structured programs and ways of protecting things on the cloud. So that all of these inherent barriers to adoption can be overcome.”

“When the metric is too narrow, and placed only on the IT organization for the outcomes of a cloud migration, you miss the opportunity to be talking about end to end value creation… When you're doing that, then everyone understands that the cloud migration and digital transformation is in service of a higher level objective, and it's not just trying to save money on the HR system or something else like that.”

“When you make a public cloud choice, industry cloud contextualizes the requirements of that industry. It includes things like security and compliance, and enables the public cloud to be a safe enough and compliant enough place for you to grab other content that lives there. It also allows you to move your data there and trust that you are still upholding your responsibilities.”

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Time stamps:

2:00 Barriers to cloud adoption

3:00 Managing security and controls

4:50 Cloud migration pitfalls

5:20 Cloud adoption can be transformative

7:30 Committees can lead a successful cloud deployment

9:50 Creating an objective for cloud adoption

11:20 Making the cloud a safe space for data

13:20 Dealing with disruptors

15:15 Exploring what’s available in cloud

17:00 Establishing trust in the industry

19:40 Taking it to the board

20:40 Future opportunities for cloud

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Links:

Hillery Hunter on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hillery-hunter-97962a14/

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange
Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

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Keywords: 

cio, cio exchange, VMware, innovation, leadership, DevOps, Developer, operations, IT, information technology, business, technology, cto, cloud, public cloud, privacy, security, cloud adoption

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

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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.

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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

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[2] Supercloud 22 – “Supercloud” – Real or hype? - Speaker panel with theCUBE hosts, Confluent CTO, Hashicorp CEO and the Cross Cloud VMware VP.

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[1] Supercloud 22 – What is the “supercloud” opportunity - Speakers: theCUBE hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier, with Vittorio Viarengo, VP of Cross Cloud at VMware

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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. 

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Key Quotes

“When you think about the infrastructure by which the foundation you are deploying your applications, the developers are really having to think about that differently, have more immersive conversations around what that architecture looks like, what the risks in that architecture are, or the assumptions that have really changed in their development aspects of that.”

“Developers are so much more closer to the impact of the experience, whether it's consumer, partner, customer, or even end user inside like an employee experience. And, it just is becoming so much more blended and immersive.”

“We are still going through that transformation of really what is DevOps? We've been trained on the traditional or the more longstanding DevOps methods and agile taxonomy. But, I do think that it's still early given the new environmentals of hybrid and just the pure consumption demand over more wavelength and 5G types of experiences, versus hard line experiences or fiber to the house. Not everybody has that.”

“I think that the definition of DevOps is expanding and getting bigger and we're seeing where those edges are blending, and we have to think about some of those experiences in that and they have to develop differently.”

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Time stamps:

01:15 Shift in Technological Acceleration and Application Performance

04:45 Breaking down Bandwidth

07:30 Developer Redevelopment of Approach

10:15 Evolution and Reskilling of DevOps

14:15 DevSecOps Considerations with User Experience

10:15 Future Developers Understanding Legacy

25:45 Producing New Ideas Without Old Constraints

29:15 DevOps and Cloud

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Links:

Ginna Raahaug on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginna-raahauge-9b4275/

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange
Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

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Keywords: 

cio, cio exchange, VMware, innovation, leadership, DevOps, Developer, Developers, ops, operations, IT, information technology, business, technology, cto, devsecops, security, cloud, multi-cloud, hyperscaling, hyperscalers

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 successfully taking advantage of all the best tools of each cloud while ensuring that security and customer experience are not compromised. 

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Links:

Jeffrey Shaw's Profile: https://www.employers.com/management-team/jeffrey-shaw

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange
Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

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Keywords: 

cio, cio exchange, VMware, innovation, leadership, DevOps, Multi-Cloud, Cross-Cloud, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure, AWS, VMC, Developers, ops, operations, IT, information technology, business 

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, experimentation, and scaling for companies, in an effort to help them find continuous success.

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Key Quotes:

“If you are a technology company, you're focusing your innovation on technology. One of the most important things that you can think about is speed of development, and how fast you can get new products or changes out in the market, into the hands of the customers. And, what matters there is the people who are creating that code, who are creating that content; their ability to do so quickly, their ability to do so reliably and to be able to troubleshoot, test, engage, and monitor how the customers are working with what's out there.”

“Software, writing code, it's a craft. You develop your own jargon, and you need to engage with people who are creating, who are craft people, who are creating this valuable thing. You need to really study and understand and appreciate what they do and what's needed for them to be successful in that craft.”

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Time stamps:

01:30 Importance of the Developer Experience

04:00 Evolution of the Developer Lifestyle

11:30 Building Companies that Support Developer Lifestyle and Culture 

17:30 The DevOps Relationship, Culture, and Working Environment

24:00 Budget Authority and Responsibility

25:15 Innovation at LTSE

30:15 Developer Flexibility and Success

34:00 Developer Value

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Links:

Tihomir Bajic on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tihomirbajic/

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange
Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

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Keywords: 

cio, cio exchange, VMware, innovation, leadership, DevOps, Developer, Developers, ops, operations, IT, information technology, business, technology, cto, entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, investment

Innovating at the Speed of DevOps - Guest: Ashish Kakran, Principle 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, Principle 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.

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Time stamps:

01:00 Convergence of Security

05:15 View of the Market as an Investor

07:51 Multi-cloud Expansion and Usage

12:00 Multi-cloud logistics and security

15:30 Future dominance and structure of multi-cloud

18:00 AI and ML Impact on Customer Experience

23:00 Impact of Culture, Team Structure, and Tech on Customers

30:00 CIO and CSO Realignment Reservations

32:00 Transform or Die

34:00 CSOs with a Seat at the Table

36:00 Security Economics

37:00 What Companies are Doing Right and Wrong

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Links:

Ashish Kakran on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kakran/

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange
Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

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Keywords: 

cio, cio exchange, VMware, innovation, leadership, IT, information technology, business, technology, cto, entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, investment, cloud, multi-cloud, security, devops, devsecops, artificial intelligence, machine learning

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 shifting.

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Key Quotes:

“If we are all in a company whose products and services are more and more dependent on software and on data, and we all are, that means we all need to be a little bit IT, a little bit data, a little bit business. We all have to be these cyborgs who can be our own data analysts, who can be our own technologists. So the dramatic shift that I'm seeing is CIOs recognizing that they need to get out of the business of delivering data and software unto their users who then consume it and they need to design an organization that democratizes IT and democratizes data.” - Martha Heller

“For a CIO to be considered a highly qualified candidate, they need to be a really good communicator. They need to demonstrate that they're not an order taker, executing on somebody else's strategy that they themselves are strategic thinkers, but it's not my way or the highway. They're really good collaborators, so that business partnership relationship piece is extremely important. They understand how to run a high performing IT organization, and they can prove that through metrics. That's what companies are looking for.” - Martha Heller

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Time stamps:

01:15 Approach to Executive Recruiting

04:45 Difference Between Prospects and Clients

07:45 Approach to Candidate Market

11:15 Impact of the Pandemic on Retention and Recruiting

13:45 Shifts in Technology Roles

17:45 Approaching Problems from a Technology Perspective

23:15 Eliminating the Distinction between Inside and Outside of IT

26:45 How Technology Leaders Should Look at their Careers

28:45 How to have an Impact as a CIO

35:15 Best Ways to use a Recruiter

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Martha Heller on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marthaheller/
CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange
Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

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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.  

 

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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 great talent is everywhere, how diversity creates a greater product, and what a difference it would make if every company had a strong social mission.

 

Wendy Gonzalez on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendy-gonzalez-a319788/

Nicola Acutt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolaacutt/

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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/

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Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

 

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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 future.

Curt Carlson on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/curtisrcarlson/

Karen Worstell on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenworstell/
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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 people to do their best work.

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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.

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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/vmwcioexchange
Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

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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 this new virus in the years to come.

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Stéphane Bancel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbancel

Sumit Dhawan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sumit_dhawan

CIO Exchange on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vmwcioexchange

Yadin Porter de León on Twitter: https://twitter.com/porterdeleon 

 

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