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Dec 7, 2018

Chris brings a passion for driving disruptive change and innovation, a proven business and people leader of large functional teams in very dynamic enterprise environments. Skilled in strategic Partnerships with leading business schools such as INSEAD, and learning related technology and service providers.

Chris has launched The Learning Futures Group to help organizations rethink their Learning and Development strategy in the face of historic disruption and change in the workplace. He was formerly a Partner-Level General Manager at Microsoft and VP of eLearning at Oracle. 

He built deep expertise in, the digital transformation of workplace learning and technology; including B2C product management, product marketing, enterprise software sales, channel partnerships, sales and technical field enablement, digital transformation, marketing and award winning large scale global talent development programs such as PitchPerfect, Microsoft Business School, Oracle Learning Network, and Microsoft Certifications.

Oct 26, 2018

My guest today, Chris Pittenturf, is a Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Analytics at the Detroit Pistons organization.


With nearly 20 years of IT experience, the last 12 leading data initiatives at Palace Sports & Entertainment, Chris Pittenturf has accumulated extensive knowledge in applying cutting edge technology to business objectives. In early 2012 he was tapped by new ownership to lead a newly formed department, Data & Analytics, which centralizes PS&E's CRM, Market Research and Business Intelligence efforts.


Since that time Palace Sports & Entertainment has become an industry leader in applying a sophisticated CRM platform to sales and service operations, using market research to drive marketing decisions and assist with partnership sales, and leveraging analytics to make informed business decisions with an emphasis on real time information and mobility.

What You Will Learn from this Interview:

  • Lessons he has learned over 10+ years
  • How to listen to what customers say they want, in context and what their behaviors tell you they want
  • Importance of creating custom customer experiences
  • Decisions around Salesforce CRM, Data warehousing, using MicroStrategy as a BI platform
  • Data Decisions that support or contradict cognitive biases
  • Learn from past decisions he wishes he had made sooner


Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • Hear a success story beginning with Chris' love of the game of basketball and a dream career that went from being fizzled to sizzling as they married into a career that's better than he could ever have dreamed.
  • Expect change. After Chris' company, PAL Sports & Entertainment radically changed its business model he was glad to be able to continue supporting the Pistons as well as the entertainment business from a data and analytics perspective.
  • How being attentive to everything the customer says directly through survey responses, and indirectly through their behaviors and activities, is essential to understanding what they really want.
  • Chris talks about being able to differentiate between the B2B and B2C customer, and the importance of understanding how each customer relates to the business through a different lens.
  • The importance of having the pulse of the customer - understanding what they're thinking and where you may be coming up short or where you're doing well.
  • The customer relationship is dynamic and today's environment A different customer relationship has that the that the relationship with the fans has become much more complicated than it was in the past - including a maturity curve ranging from 0 100%.
  • Why choosing Salesforce was a win, after some challenges and time spent working to develop their own CRM.
  • In a small team environment, staffing with people that understand a lot of the discipline, like with data warehousing the structure, the design and the integration and how to move the information, is more effective than hiring highly-specialized individuals.
  • Business trusting data. Support from the top down can help gain acceptance and partner with different business verticals.
  • Business is more accepting of data when it supports someone's bias, when you're providing information to somebody that fits what they know.
  • Business supports the data quickly when it clearly meets a company goal and objective; we have information that can inform whether our success or failure there would be one area.
  • Learning how to determine what information derived from the data is most valuable to the business objective.
  • An interesting fact that machine learning is being used to produce algorithms or data sets that can be used to drive decisions on the basketball side.
  • There are BI platforms that are being developed that are changing the landscape of how we even structure and use our data.
  • Being involved in different peer groups, within your industry and outside of it, helps you to be more well-rounded as professional in understanding best practices at the enterprise level right down to the small business level.


Chris Pittenturf is Vice President of Data & Analytics for Palace Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the Detroit Pistons, the Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadowbrook Music Festival, and Freedom Hill Amphitheatre.

Chris and his team in the Data & Analytics department are responsible for Business Intelligence, CRM, and Market Research. The Business Intelligence sub-department has developed many innovative dashboards and mobile applications focused on real-time reporting using Microstrategy for data visualizations that leverage an enterprise customer data warehouse.

Ways to connect with Chris Pittenturf:

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This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

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Sep 24, 2018

My guest this week is Naveen Jain, an entrepreneur and philanthropist with a passion to solve the world's biggest challenges with innovative technologies.

Naveen is also on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity's grand challenges through innovative technologies.

I recently met him at the Singularity University Global Summit and was impressed with his new venture, Viome. Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of making illness elective by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and to adjust the microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition.

I invited Naveen to be on my podcast so he could share his vision for exponential technologies and talk about the entrepreneurial mindset you, as a leader, need to have in order to affect your business with innovative efforts.

You will like this episode for three reasons:
1. Naveen and I talk about cutting edge health and wellness
2. If you are an entrepreneur, you will like to be a fly on the wall to learn how a billionaire thinks
3. Learn about "possibility thinking" and how to take advantage of the innovation opportunities when they present themselves
Listen to the interview for Naveen's insight on benefiting humanity and his philosophy on disrupting major industries.

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Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • Naveen’s vision for innovation and exponential technologies @00:51
  • Why is the next set of superpowers are going to be entrepreneurs solving global grand challenges, and the nation states in the long run will continue to become irrelevant?
  • Learn about how innovation in space is starting to come from private sector.
  • Why you need to change your mindset from scarcity to abundance in order to think exponentially?
  • How can the abundance-focused mindset free up a plethora of innovative ideas and resources?
  • When you have an abundance of things, what would you do?
  • When you give people hope, then people go out do amazing things.
  • With more people getting access to information, it is for the first time that their ideas could now be heard. They are not just consumers anymore, but producers of services.
  • Learn how Naveen changed his thinking from scarcity to abundance @12:15
  • Why Naveen believes that “once you become good at something, you really become useless at it” @12:35
  • Naveen’s entrepreneurial philosophy: by going into a completely different industry you know nothing about, you are able to rethink, reimagine, and challenge the foundation of it.
  • Viome’s global grand challenge: use biodefense technology to benefit humanity and ultimately make illness an option.
  • How today’s exponential technologies are allowing to really understand gut health as an extension of the brain.
  • Naveen’s entrepreneurial advice:
    • “Dream so big that people think you are crazy, and never be afraid to fail.”
    • Surround yourself with people that are making you better. Get rid of every single person who brings you down and tells you why you can’t achieve it.
  • Why should we invest in ongoing learning: intellectual curiosity is what really keeps us going.
  • On mentors:
    • Surround yourself with people that dream big.
    • Life is your biggest mentor, it never stops teaching.

Read full transcript here.

About Naveen Jain

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, iNome, Bluedot, TalentWise, Intelius and InfoSpace.

Moon Express is the only company in the world to have the permission to leave earth orbit and land on the moon with the goal to harvest planetary resources and to develop infrastructure to make humanity a multi-planetary society.

Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare with the goal of “making illness elective” by identifying microbial biomarkers that are predictive of chronic diseases and to adjust the microbial imbalance through personalized nutrition.

Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on using incentive prizes to find solution to many of the societal challenges. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world.

Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University where he is focused on educating and inspiring leaders to address humanity’s grand challenges through innovative technologies.

Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, Recipient of “Ellis Island Medal of Honor”, Most creative person” by Fast Company, “Top 50 philanthropists of 2018” by Town & Country magazine, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership by Red Herring.

How to get in touch with Naveen Jain

Key Resources:

  • More information about Naveen Jain can be found at his website: http://www.naveenjain.com/
  • Moon Express - On-going expeditions to the Moon with robotic explorers that aim at collapsing the cost of lunar access and enable new markets and opportunities to arise.
  • Viome – Viome uses an advanced form of testing to analyze gut health and provide personalized recommendation.

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

Credits:
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About Bill Murphy
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Sep 14, 2018

My guest this week is Chetan Raval, an accomplished Information Technology Leader and huge proponent of AI and automation. His broad areas of expertise include IT security, technology, regulatory affairs, business acumen, finance, and business processes. Throughout his career, Chetan has held various leadership positions with organizations including Mannatech Inc., Analysts International, Cap Gemini, Sony Corporation, and Systems Plus.

Chetan has a strong background in AI, and in the interview, we discuss his success in deploying chatbots and his obsession with automation. We also talk about how to leverage partners for proof of concepts, and different ways to find and develop expertise.

I think that one of the things that makes this interview unique is Chetan’s perspective on how an IT Leader can help his CEO grow the business. I believe this is the question that CIOs of the future should be constantly asking themselves.

I encourage you to listen to the interview with Chetan and hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

The items we cover in this interview are:

  • Hyper growth and slow down curve and the role of the CIO
  • Innovative ways to keep the business profitable
  • The power of experience plus technical knowledge of programming language
  • AI, machine learning, chatbots
  • Success in deploying chatbots
  • Using partners for proof-of-concept
  • Ways to find expertise (slack channels, partners, Meetup.com)
  • Examples of Automation that saved human labor
  • Develop internal skills for Incentive Modelling and predictive analysis
  • How to partner with sales and marketing to provide deeper meaning for insight.

About Chetan Raval

Chetan Raval is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 25 years of success across the telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and retail industries. Leveraging extensive experience in IT solutions for companies of any size, he is a valuable asset for businesses ready to implement new technology to help scale for growth and/or enhance security for sensitive data. His broad areas of expertise include IT security, technology, regulatory affairs, business acumen, finance, and business processes.
Throughout his career, Chetan has held various leadership positions with organizations including Mannatech Inc., Analysts International, Cap Gemini, Sony Corporation, and Systems Plus. In 2015 he took on the role of Vice President and Global Head of Information and Technology at Nerium International where he continues to work today. Chetan has had tremendous success over the years and has served as a key contributor to numerous organizational achievements. He was responsible for the development of Mannatech's business intelligence and disaster recovery initiative, leading the ERP implementation, and for launching operations in 26 countries. Since joining Nerium International, Chetan has renegotiated software and hardware contracts that cut costs by more than $8M, invested in the customized development of the company's software system that now saves the company $2M annually, and increased efficiency, saving the company $4M, by implementing new software solutions. He is continuously working to keep the company current in technology by running pilot programs for advanced programs such as artificial intelligence chat-bots and data collection programs.
Chetan received his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai and his Master of Science in Electronics and Computer Technology from Indiana State University. He also has a wealth of knowledge in the roles and responsibilities of a board member having worked alongside board leadership on various projects throughout his career.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Chetan Raval

Interviews:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

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About Bill Murphy
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Aug 31, 2018

My guest this week is Neil Goodrich, Director of IT at M. Holland Company. With a background in accounting, project management, and investigation, Neil's IT work has recently been focused on building technology teams around cultures of creativity. 

At my CIO Innovation Insider events, I constantly talk to CIOs about innovation and transformation. I recently asked the group this thought-provoking question:

"How do you get your IT team to engage with the business at a higher level?"

Neil has created some amazing ways to do it through storytelling and developing empathy within the business. I also love his practical approach to finding pain points of the end user by doing ride alongs with the sales team members.

I think you will enjoy some practical ideas that Neil and I discuss in this interview. As you develop your own vision of innovation and transformation within your organization, this could be one of the puzzle pieces that you will find very useful!

What You Will Learn:

  • Neil's story on gamifying a launch of SharePoint @ 0:35min
  • Learn practical ways to turn your IT teams into service providers
  • Storytelling – marry quantitative analysis with storytelling
  • What is your role in your organization? What is your perceived role?
  • Human relationships trump everything – train you team to build relationships in your company.
  • Train your technical team by doing ride alongs and go yourself on ride alongs
  • Build products (design and projects) with empathy and respect user experience
  • Ground level design
  • Leverage the natural problem solving skills of your team by building confidence working with the business
  • Develop a culture of having fun.

About Neil Goodrich

As the technology leader at the M. Holland Company, Neil is responsible for establishing information technology strategies, digital organization change, and outstanding user experiences. His multi-disciplinary background includes previous lives in accounting, project management, and investigation while his recent work has focused on building technology teams around cultures of creativity. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Business Administration in Operations Management from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business. He continues to have strong ties to the UIC campus, where he mentors a cohort of high performing students as part of the Business Scholars program.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Neil Goodrich

Key Resources:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

Credits:
* Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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About Bill Murphy
Bill Murphy is a world renowned IT Security Expert dedicated to your success as an IT business leader. Follow Bill on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Aug 24, 2018

My guest this week is Tim Crothers, a journalism professor and a freelance sportswriter. He has written three books on leadership from a coaching perspective.

I became interested in his book The Man Watching after my interview with Tom Chaby when he mentioned his favorite book Top Dog by Ashley Merryman. I loved that book, and in it there are several pages dedicated to Tim Crothers and his work on the dynasty of women’s soccer created by the coach Anson Dorrance at the University of North Carolina.

I decided to ask Tim Crothers to come on to the show. I encourage you to listen to this interview, as you will learn so much about how to lead you millennials and work new ideas and approaches into your leadership style. I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did!

In this interview we discuss:

  • Leading with stats and numbers that don’t lie
  • Coaching adaptability
  • Recruiting outstanding talent
  • Power of creating an emotional connection
  • Competitive cauldron
  • Giving girls permission to compete
  • The Man Watching, poem by Rainer Maria Rilke that is behind the name of the book
  • Mia Hamm’s story
  • Gift of fury is discussed @41:11
  • Queen of Katwe movie trailer
  • Offense versus defense mindset
  • Make practice harder than games
  • Make mistakes and work out a unique formula for your team in order to create your own competitive cauldron
  • A part of being a leader is to understand that you can’t lead everybody the same way.

About Tim Crothers

Tim Crothers is a former senior writer at Sports Illustrated who is currently a journalism professor and a freelance sportswriter. He is the author of The Man Watching, a biography of Anson Dorrance, the legendary coach of the University of North Carolina women's soccer team, co-author of Hard Work, the autobiography of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams, and author of The Queen of Katwe, the story of a 16-year-old female chess champion from the slums of Kampala, Uganda.

Crothers lives with his wife and two children in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

How to get in touch with Tim Crothers

Published Books:

Important Links and Resources:

  • Queen of Katwe movie trailer
  • The Great Santini (1979) movie trailer
  • Tim Crothers talks about his transition from his days at Chapel Hill to writing about Africa: VIDEO
  • Tim Crothers speaking at UNC about Queen of Katwe book: VIDEO

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council.

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About Bill Murphy
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Aug 13, 2018

My guest this week is Riz Jan, the Vice President, Chief Information Officer at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) For the Advancement of Military Medicine.

Riz is a dynamic technology and security executive leading an extensive strategic digital transformation to simplify and modernize the technology architecture within HJF.

In this interview, Riz and I focus on what it takes to be a great IT leader and the crucial investments you need to make in yourself.

What I love about Riz's leadership philosophy that stems from his immigrant background is his no fear approach in taking risks. Listen to this episode to learn more about the role of legacy and making a positive impact as an IT leader.

What you will learn from this is:

  • The impact of fearlessness and stepping into the edge of your comfort zone in Riz’s ascendance from CISO to CIO.
  • Ongoing learning and resilience as a leader.
  • The role of having a vision of what your personal legacy will be and the imprint you will leave on people when you die.
  • The power of Networking.
  • The incredible role of mentors and surrounding yourself with great people.
  • How application security can be your gateway to understanding the business and delivering tremendous value to it.
  • How to work for strong leaders like 2 star generals.
  • Important leadership skills like empathy, ‘water cooler’ and EQ skills.
  • Stress management.

Here are some other points of interest you will like from:

  • What Riz learned as an immigrant and what formed him as a human being and as a leader.
  • Why is it important to have “no fear” and taking risks as a leader?
  • The importance of networking “the hell out of everyone” he learned in college @13:35
  • The ongoing learning: why you should be curious to learn about other people? @14:15
  • How being on application side of the house helped Riz learn and engage with “the business portion” of his organization @ 19:05
  • Why IT Leaders need to break out of the bubble of being an IT guru and engage with organization’s stakeholders and educate them on security @19:45
  • Ways application security helped Riz engage with the business:
    • How to build a product solution for the business?
    • What is the business trying to accomplish?
    • What are you doing with the collected data and what do you want to get out of it?
    • What is your end goal result?
    • How are you going to improve the business by specific application or tool?
  • Riz’s take on the mentors that “raised” him and why continuous mentor – mentee relationship is extremely important @ 22:20
  • Learn about Riz’s “Water cooler approach” to leadership @23:40
  • What does it take to be an IT leader under a two-star general? @27:58
  • Great advice from a two-star general on reporting about an issue: “I want to know 30% of why it happened and 70% of why it won’t happen” @29:10
  • How do you focus and deliver for a demanding leader? @31:55
  • Why a Project Manager is “kew to everything” when interacting with the business and what it takes to have a successful PM to implement a culture change@ 33:05
  • What Riz loves about the job and why he takes the time to re-invest and re-invigorate his team members @34:55
  • Retaining your IT talent with empathy, soft skills, and EQ skills @37:13
  • Leadership stress management : lifting, running, meditation, and Insight Timer App
  • How to move IT security at the pace of your Business: IT Security has to be “baked” into the business @45:30
  • How to leave a legacy as an IT Leader: “Do something you really, really like and kickass in it at the end of the day.”@47:15 

About Riz Jan

Rizwan A. Jan, CISSP, PCIP, CTPRP, is the Vice President, Chief Information Officer at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) For the Advancement of Military Medicine.

Jan is a dynamic technology and security executive leading an extensive strategic digital transformation to simplify and modernize the technology architecture within HJF. He has developed an IT roadmap with a healthy investment strategy focusing on technology issues such as governance and policy, resource allocation, information technology protocols, and HJF’s technology organization.

Jan has held several leadership roles in the healthcare industry and has spent close to two decades in the planning, development, delivery and monitoring of technical solutions that address the needs of Fortune 500 companies and not-for-profit organizations. Most recently, as the Chief Information Security Officer for HJF, Jan erected a robust Global Information Security Office to protect HJF’s information according to Federal cybersecurity regulations. The office ensures the stability and security of HJF’s information assets and infrastructure.

Jan takes an active role in providing his professional perspective to industry challenges in community forums such as Gartner, a research and advisory company, (ISC)², an international nonprofit association for leading information security leaders and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) CSX Working Group. He also serves on the Enterprise Mobility Advisory Board.

Jan is a thought leader whose insight and knowledge are featured in industry media outlets and speaking engagements. Sync-Magazine highlighted Jan for his leadership in building strategic relationships that create a culture that fuels ownership, accountability, responsiveness and innovation.

Read full transcript here: www.redzonetech.net/podcast/riz-jan

How to get in touch with Riz Jan

Key Resources:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

Credits:
* Outro music provided by Ben’s Sound

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About Bill Murphy
Bill Murphy is a world renowned IT Security Expert dedicated to your success as an IT business leader. Follow Bill on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Jul 20, 2018

My guest this week is Reggie Wilkerson, Director of Enterprise Data Management at the State Department Federal Credit Union. Reggie's one of the few guys that is really dominating data.

While running my CIO Innovation Insider series, I noticed that a lot of recent conversations have been around data analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, and data visualization.

That is why I invited Reggie to discuss how to get your Power BI project started from the ground up and what would your first hundred days looked like. You are going to hear about the approaches and tools Reggie is using, how to shift perception and opinions within your organization and a lot more.

I believe that the skills within this domain are very important and hope you enjoy listening to my interview with Reggie Wilkerson.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. Key tools:
    1. Tableau - BI platform that helps you gain insights into data.
    2. SAP Business Objects – single centralized BI platform for reporting and visualization.
    3. Cognos - IBM’s analytics solution.
    4. Alteryx tool  - ETL / data integration tool
    5. Good Data  - data visualization tool
    6. Looker analytics platform.
  2. Art of the Possible: Shift Perception + Opinion.
  3. When to ask for forgiveness vs. permission?
  4. How to know whether to move to the cloud vs. staying on premise?
  5. What are the roles of the end user and data architect?
  6. How to create momentum and “snowball effect”?
  7. How do you work with a CEO to build impact?
  8. How do you manage data quality and integrity with a BI, Data Warehousing, Data Visualization project?
  9. How do you know the data that you are governing that you have integrity with your data?
  10. How do you create the right SOW to have a quick win with your organization’s BI project.

About Reggie Wilkerson

Reginald Wilkerson is the Director of Enterprise Data Management at the State Department Federal Credit Union. Reginald Wilkerson is an Analytics leader with experience in all aspects of Information Management including building out cloud based (AWS) target state solutions which streamline and automate the data sourcing, data management, data quality and enterprise reporting components. He is adept at reducing friction and increasing efficiencies by bridging silos, and he is also adept at designing analytics platforms which provide enterprises with actionable insights. In his free time, he enjoys reading tech blogs, listening to podcasts and finding a good pickup basketball games around the DC area.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Reggie Wilkerson

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Council, dedicated to Business Digital Leaders who want to be a part of 20% of the planet and help their businesses win with innovation and transformation.

Credits:
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About Bill Murphy
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Jul 13, 2018

Warning: This episode contains sensitive content.

My guest this week is Dan Peña.

From his beginnings as an East LA barrio bad boy to Laird of (15th Century) Guthrie Castle, Dan Peña is now recognized as the Founder of Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA), the revolutionary method for super success with over 25 years of proven track record that has produced over $50 Billion of equity/value, since 1993 – thus making him known as the 50 Billion Dollar Man!

Peña, through his mentees and devotees, has created an unprecedented level of super successful mentees/devotees that have produced from 7 figures to 11 figures wealth creation in various industries around the world! Peña’s principle instrument of success is his free QLA Mentor Program used in conjunction with the step by step QLA Methodology that he personally used to create  $450 Million from $820 in 8 years!

Together with laser beam focus, Peña has mentored and coached countless to achieve their dreams, making him the best high performance business success coach, measured by equity/value created.

I want you to listen to this conversation because I believe that you as a leader need to find mentors who are significantly better than you. Mentors that will make you get out of your comfort zone while setting you up to achieve those big goals.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • What is Quantum Leap Advantage system?
  • What is the difference between a high performance coach and personal development?
  • How is staying on the cutting edge driving High Performance?
  • Why is it harder for older people to achieve high performance results?
  • “Show me your friends and I show you your future,” @10:00 min
  • How Dan gets you to do what you don’t want to do to be what you want to be.
  • How do you instill fearlessness? You have to do things that scare you.
  • The success story of Klaus Kleinfeld @24:00 min
  • What is the impact of Neom?
  • Having a mentor does not mean you are not self-motivated?
  • If you need some motivation or somebody to motivate you, you have to get out of your comfort zone.
  • “We lack leadership, we don’t lack direction” @ 43:10 min
  • Dan’s “Snowflake test” @ 01:01:30min; Take the Snowflake Test here
  • Dan's website where you can find free resources
  • Tough-Minded Management  and Tough-Minded Leadership by Joe Batten

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How to get in touch with Dan Peña

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May 4, 2018

My guest today is Adam Shostack. Adam is a consultant, entrepreneur, technologist, game designer, and author of the book Threat Modelling: Designing for Security.

I invited Adam to talk security and discuss a concept he designed that is called threat modelling. I love thee simplicity of the concept and appreciate the fact that Adam understands the complexity of security and was able to distill it into an actionable security program.

Our conversation is versatile, covering technical areas and goes up to the board level. If you have an interest in making security simple, and if your instinct tells you that defense is the new offence, you will enjoy listening to this podcast episode.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • What is Threat Modelling and why CIOs need to do it?
  • The definition of STRIDE Concept.
  • What are the common traps associated with STRIDE?
  • How does Threat Modelling differ from the similar government-style programs?
  • What questions you need to ask when you threat model?
  • Why is it important for CIOs to threat model and how does it help with communication at the board level?

About Adam Shostack

Adam is a consultant, entrepreneur, technologist, author and game designer. He's a member of the BlackHat Review Board, and helped found the CVE and many other things. He's currently helping a variety of organizations improve their security, and advising startups as a Mach37 Star Mentor. While at Microsoft, he drove the Autorun fix into Windows Update, was the lead designer of the SDL Threat Modeling Tool v3 and created the "Elevation of Privilege" game. Adam is the author of Threat Modeling: Designing for Security, and the co-author of The New School of Information Security.

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How to get in touch with Adam Shostack

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Apr 27, 2018

This week my guest is Professor Stephen Hicks, a Canadian-American philosopher.

I have invited Professor Hicks on the show to walk me through important cultural themes that are happening today and why they matter for you and your business. Aside from that, with my daughter going off to university/college next year, I wanted to understand what is being bred in the Universities on a cultural level.

During the interview, Professor Hicks and I take a deep dive into history to trace the rise of post-modernism, and discuss the issue of offense as a weapon in the current social environment. We also talk about business ethics, hiring young talent and structuring your group dynamics as a leader in order to maximize individual thinking in current environment.

I hope you will find this interview fascinating and educational as much as I did. With that, enjoy my wide-ranging conversation with Professor Stephen Hicks!

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. Learn about the University shift from tradition of classical liberal education with focus on individual and his uniqueness to a post-modern outlook with focus on groups that are fundamental to a person’s identity than their individuality.
  2. If you are an entrepreneur/ business leader who has scaled up your business, you are also the chief culture officer and are able to work with people of all different personality types.
  3. Walk through the major epochs and find out what brought us to a post-modern era.
  4. When you are hiring young people out of college that have dramatically different backgrounds, how do you socially manage them working closely with each other?
  5. Post-modernism views involve philosophical argumentation that individuals are either secondary, or ultimately not real.
  6. As a leader, how do you structure your group dynamics to maximize the individual thinking?
  7. Why Professor Hicks’ take on ethics in business is a “minority position”?
  8. What is equality of outcomes perspective and why is that an issue?
  9. What are the ways to embrace the new generation that is constantly being offended coming into the workforce and integrate them into society?
  10. Why should you should expect to be offended on a regular basis and develop a thick skin?
  11. Why you should be aware that the broader culture is everything?

About Professor Stephen Hicks

Stephen R. C. Hicks is Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University, Illinois, USA, where he also directs the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship. He has published four books and his writings have been translated into fourteen languages: Portuguese, Spanish, German, Korean, Persian, Serbo-Croatian, Polish, Swedish, Hindi, Russian, Ukrainian, Cantonese, French, and Arabic.

He has published in academic journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Teaching Philosophy, and Review of Metaphysics, as well as other publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Cato Unbound, and The Baltimore Sun.

In 2010, he won his university’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He has been Visiting Professor of Business Ethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., a Visiting Fellow at the Social Philosophy & Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio, Senior Fellow at The Objectivist Center in New York, and in 2018 he will be Visiting Professor at the University of Kasimir the Great, Poland.

He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Guelph, Canada, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington.

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How to get in touch with Professor Stephen Hicks

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Apr 20, 2018

This week my guest is Sunny Gupta, CEO of Apptio. I looked into Apptio software used by a previous podcast guest Bob Fecteau, CIO of SAIC. I had to check it out because I got to see what Bob was dealing with and why Apptio added such a tremendous value for his business.

During our interview, Sunny shares the story of Apptio's genesis and I think every CIO can learn from it. It is fascinating how Sunny was able to take a problem of one CIO and reconstitute it into a solution set that ultimately addresses all today's CIOs and their challenges.

I thought, many of you are constantly solving problems for other departments within your business, but what about yourselves? How are you, the CIO, solving your own enterprise resource planning?

You will find this interview useful if you want to learn how to build transparency, trust and confidence and have a seat at the table. Sunny and I also talk about defense and offense, comprehensive IT, vendor, cloud spending. I believe that this type of approach to bringing IT together would only work today. Many of you, CIOs, are at that point where you are looking to up level your skills as leaders, as Sunny put it, CIOs are technologists wanting to be business people without going to business school.

Listen to this interview to get practical advice on how to gain visibility into your IT cost management and find out how Apptio is collaborating with IT leaders today to achieve that.

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Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. Story of Apptio
    • System of Record for IT that came out of the need to manage business, analytics and decision-making for CIOs.
    • Listening to the customers and morphing, changing execution plan based on hearing from CIOs, gave Apptio its start and growth.
    • Apptio as an “ERP for CIO” helps IT Leaders become more business-oriented.
  2. Technology Business Management System as a Market
    • Apptio’s standardization function is explained.
    • Apptio as a framework of language and transparency.
    • Technology Business Management Council is a non-profit organization created by Apptio and dedicated to industry standards and an operating model for CIOs.
    • What role does Apptio play with the speed of change? How Apptio helps CIOs innovate and dive into transformation projects?
  3. How is Apptio helping CIOs win with their business? Practical advice for CIOs on how to get started.
    • Apptio solution helps to get granular transparency into CIO services and products spending and uses it to create an offense dialogue with the business.
    • Automating your existing budget, planning, financial management discipline.
    • Categorizing the vendor's spending fine optimizations.
    • Getting control of your Cloud spending.

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How to get in touch with Sunny Gupta

Key Resources:

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Mar 30, 2018

This week my guest is Capitan Tom Chaby. Tom has been an active duty US Navy SEAL for 26 years and was a task force commander of 400 men in Iraq and Afghanistan. Retired a few years ago, he now specializes in leadership performance optimization. Tom works with sports teams and corporations that are looking to learn from his experience and his circle of influence.

In this interview, we discuss leadership and team culture from Navy SEAL’s perspective. What I find extraordinary about Tom is that most things we talk about are so transferable to you: leadership style, the way you lead and perform under pressure, and how to be a high performance leader.

For those leaders in innovation, transformation, entrepreneurship and leadership of any sort, you will love my interview with Captain Tom Chaby. I hope you receive as much benefit and value from it as I did.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

1. The importance of good mentors in leadership.

2. Leadership styles discussed building a team does not
happen by accident.

3. Why it is important to scrutinize every angle.

4. Look for consistent best practices that work within the
organization.

5. Why leadership is not a title: modifying your team’s
behavior to change the trajectory of their outcomes.

6. What is a concept of kaizen – “continual improvement”?

7. Learn about the way you perform and lead under pressure.

8. Concept of “hot wash” explained: why should you put your
rank on the table and speak openly with your team.

9. The four-point process of looking at team excellence:

a. Shared values; b. Buy in; c. Consistency; d. Performing
under pressure.

10. Why you should use negative experience to your advantage.

11. How to lead the younger generation and stay relevant?

12. How do you embrace discomfort as a leader?

13. How to lead a high performance culture.

14. How do you get feedback from your teams

 

About Tom Chaby

Captain Tom Chaby has been an active duty US Navy SEAL for 26 years. Throughout his career, Tom has led special operations at every level in over 70 countries around the world. Shortly after 9/11, Captain Chaby deployed to Afghanistan leading a Task Unit of 50 SEALs and support personnel conducting special operations in support of the initial stages of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. During the latter part of the most critical fight in Fallujah, Tom led a Task Force of over 400 personnel conducting full spectrum special operations in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Earlier in his career, Tom lived in South America leading Counter Drug Operations throughout Colombia and the region. Captain Chaby's operational experience has been extensive, diverse and extremely effective.
Outside of the operational realm, Tom has worked relentlessly with developing and ensuring performance optimization for the SEAL community and developing holistic resiliency for the entire 67,000 members that comprise the Special Operations community. During five years of being the Deputy Commanding Officer of the SEAL Training Command and a SEAL Instructor, Tom was integral in creating the current generation of SEAL operators. While directing the Preservation of the Force and Family effort, Tom helped shape programs, authorities and resources to help the entire Special Operations community build and sustain resiliency in four domains: physical, psychological, social and spiritual. His efforts have significantly improved operational readiness and the well-being of his teammates.
Over the past four years, Captain Chaby has been collaborating with dozens of corporate leadership and sports teams, providing value to organizations by bringing his extensive experience and insights through speaking engagements and full spectrum consulting. Some of Captain Chaby's talks include: Leadership in Chaos, Embracing Disruption; The Art of Relevance; Handling Pressure, the most important SKILL when it matters most; Failure is not an option; Setting the Conditions for Success, creating a culture of change; and Full Spectrum Resiliency and how it improves your bottom line. Tom has spoken to Bill Gates, Dennis Washington, CBRE leadership, American Medical Association, Intuit leadership, Coach Saban and the University of Alabama Football Team, Coach Garrett and the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Yankees coaching staff and dozens of other high performance organizations.

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How to get in touch with Tom Chaby:

Email: tom@tomchaby.com

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Mar 16, 2018

This week my guest is Ann Cavoukian, Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University.

Ann and I talk about privacy, GDPR and the concept of privacy by design, which Ann created. Privacy by design was recognized by the International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection and it is a core part of the European Union GDPR regulations.

It is really interesting that GDPR is the next thing, from a privacy prospective, that is hitting security. I like GDPR, the privacy it promotes and freedom it will bring to the individual in a long run. It will ultimately force security to respect the individual right.

Listen to the interview and learn more on how to win GDPR with Privacy by Design, Positive Sum Mindset and how to embed privacy and security in your operations.

If you have any questions about preparing for GDPR or need help facilitating this process, email privacy@redzonetech.net

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. Privacy is not about secrecy. Privacy breathes freedom, innovation, and prosperity.
  2. Privacy by Design could be embedded into the design of your technologies, policies, procedures and data architecture.
  3. How to get rid of "zero-sum mindset": embed both privacy and security in your operations.
  4. The importance of asking how much "baking privacy and security" is going to save you in a long run, not what is it going to cost you.
  5. Privacy (and Data Protection) by design and by default ( Article 25 of the EU GDPR) and transparency are the biggest game-changers with preparing for GDPR.
  6. Great resource to learn about Privacy by Design is International Council on Global Privacy and Security, By Design that highlights the importance of global privacy and security by design.
  7. Practical application of GDPR. How to show that you are serious about abiding by GDPR law?
  8. Positive-Sum Mentality in relation to the concept of “Global Privacy and Security by Design”: Positive Sum for Privacy + Security or for Privacy + Business

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About Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world's leading privacy experts. She is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence at Ryerson University. Dr. Cavoukian is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages.
Dr. Cavoukian has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, named among the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, named as one of the Power 50' by Canadian Business, named as one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity, she was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders, (November, 2017), and most recently, was named among the Top Women in Tech.

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How to get in touch with Ann Cavoukian

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Feb 9, 2018

This week my guests are Mark Mandel and Francesc Campoy Flores who run the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Podcast. They produce a weekly podcast discussing everything on Google Cloud Platform that would benefit your business. As you look at alternatives like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, you should also look at Google Cloud Platform.

Our conversation is super techy, but very informative. Listen to the interview and learn more about Google Cloud Platform

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • The GCP Podcast interviews Google product managers and engineers who answer questions from listeners.
  • Google’s philosophy of Open Cloud is explained.
  • Google App Engine and managed services explained.
  • Kubernetes and Container Orchestration (Google Container Engine) at scale - @ 16:00
  • Google Cloud is open as it is the best place to run Open Source technologies. No vendor lock-in; minimizing all operations that are not a part of your business.
  • The concept of “Lift and Shift”.
  • “On Demand” managed services - Helping customers orchestrate their projects in the Cloud and available to everyone.
  • Open source product, Spinnaker – automated launcher for common things; Container builder – sets up steps of a workflow.
  • Why you need a better observability of your system?
  • Difference between Go Programming”, “Python”, and “C++ @ 27:00.
  • Who is Go Programming Language for? Code that is easy to learn for decision-makers.
  • The direction the future programming talent is heading to.

Other key resources:

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About Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Hailing from Australia, Mark built his career developing backend web applications which included several widely adopted open source projects, and running an international conference in Melbourne for several years. Since then he has focused on becoming a polyglot developer, building systems in Go, JRuby and Clojure on a variety of infrastructures. In his spare time he plays with his dog, trains martial arts and reads too much fantasy literature.

About Francesc Campoy Flores

Francesc Campoy Flores is a Developer Advocate for Go and the Cloud at Google. He joined the Go team in 2012 and since then he has written some considerable didactic resources and traveled the world attending conferences, organizing live courses, and meeting fellow gophers. He joined Google in 2011 as a backend software engineer working mostly in C++ and Python, but it was with Go that he rediscovered how fun programming can be.

Where to Find Google Cloud Platform Podcast

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Feb 2, 2018

My guest this week is James Crifasi, Vice President and CTO of RedZone Technologies.

In this interview we discuss the importance of password security. Implementing a strong password policy and educating users is vital to your organization’s IT Security Immune System.

Listen to the interview to learn about how to create a strong password in order to protect your company from hackers and fishing attacks

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

• A lot of customer calls about hacks in reality are a lost password issue (because someone lost their password and someone else used it).
• Password cracking systems use dictionaries that include not only a word dictionary, but also movie and book titles.
• The main issues of easy-cracked passwords: habitual passwords and poor password policy.
• Passwords that work best are phrases intermixed with numbers or symbols.
• Two-factor authentication prevents someone from using your password against you.
• Make your password interesting, not more complicated!
Once malware starts cracking your passwords, it is capable of doing anything.
• The nature of the advanced fishing attacks is the ability to say, “If your silly enough to lose your password and don’t have two-factor authentication, your password could be cracked.”
• Two-factor authentication solves 90% of the problems for remote access.

About James Crifasi

James Crifasi is Vice President and CTO of RedZone Technologies in Annapolis, Maryland. The firm provides Managed IT and Security solutions to businesses based in the Mid-Atlantic and supports client locations nationwide. Currently, James leads the RedZone teams that support clients in their efforts to [protect against hackers, as well as successfully and repeatedly pass any and all security examinations and regulatory audits. He is a member of InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. InfraGard is dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S. James is also a frequent speaker on security issues and the expanding threat landscape.

Prior to joining RedZone in 2005, James built IT infrastructures, improved organizational performance, lead IT initiatives, and lowered costs in the Retail and Biotechnology industry. He has also consulted with Banking and Finance institutions to implement network security and high performance business systems.

James holds several degrees from the University of Maryland: a B.S in Computer Science and Algorithmic Theory, a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a M.S. in Interdisciplinary Management. He has over 20 years of IT security, architecture and integration experience. His varied education and experience, plus his broad knowledge of assessments and audit regulations, enables him and his team to deliver on the security needs of RedZone clients. Under his leadership, RedZone has successfully developed into a world-class IT service organization

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How to get in touch with James Crifasi

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  • For password or any security questions, email defenseinnovation@redzonetech.net
  • www.redzonetech.net - RedZone Technologies Website

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Jan 26, 2018

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Offense and Defense Community.

My guest this week is Scott Berinato, author of Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations, and Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review.

In this interview we discuss bridging the world of data science and the art of data visualization. Scott and I focus on how we make good use of Data Visualization skills that I believe are critical for CIOs to have.

Listen to the interview to learn more on how to be a better data visualization guy and methods of being a good data storyteller.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • Why to avoid “click+vis”
  • The importance of incorporating prototyping, sketching, and charting your data visualizations
  • The key to presenting data is not the data or the perfect design, it is the design thinking process
  • Automatic output of data tools is not enough to convey your ideas
  • How to overcome obstacles with conveying ideas + concepts; How to avoid being intimidated
  • Tools Landscape: plot.ly and exploratory
  • The idea of “the power of a beautiful constraint”
  • What you barely need is data; you need to know what the data is telling you (@23:00)
  • When are you putting yourself at a disadvantage with DOT plots
  • It isn’t the slide quota that is important for your presentation, it is the amount of information on a slide that is important
  • Best Methods for Visual Storytelling:
  1. Maximum one or two ideas per slide
  2. Wrong Metric: The number of slides
  3. Correct Metric: Ideas per visual field/ slide

About Scott Berinato

Scott Berinato is the author of Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations. Even though he's a writer, he's also a self-described "dataviz geek" who loves the challenge of finding visual solutions to communications and data challenges. He speaks frequently on the topic of data visualization and leads workshops to help others improve their chart skills.

Scott is a Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review, where he created successful visual storytelling formats. He writes and edits regularly for HBR and HBR.org, focused mostly on stories about data, science, and technology. When HBR redesigned in 2010, Scott created the front section of the magazine, Idea Watch, launching successful features such as "Defend Your Research." He led a team that launched HBR's iPad app, and more recently led the creation of HBR's Big Idea, a bi-monthly digital longform event.

Prior to joining HBR, Scott was executive editor at IDG where he wrote and edited for CIO magazine and helped create and launch CSO magazine. In addition to writing and editing feature articles, he was a columnist writing about security in a post-9/11 world. He is a six-time winner of the Jesse H. Neal award (the "Pulitzers of the business press") for best feature article of the year and two-time winner of the Grand Neal Award for the year's best overall contribution to the business press. Scott was awarded the McAllister Fellowship for his contributions to the business press and, through it, was able to return to his alma mater, Medill, to teach writing.

Prior to IDG, Scott was a beat reporter at PC Week, where he covered the Microsoft anti-trust trial and the rise of the Internet, among other major tech events.

Scott holds a Masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He's currently at work on his next project, The Good Charts Workbook.

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How to get in touch with Scott Berinato

Website:

Key Resources:

Books:

Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualizations, Scott Berinato

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Jan 19, 2018

One of the A-caliber CIOs I know recently asked me this amazing question:

'Bill, do you realize how much it is costing me to secure my systems?'  

I decided to ask this question during my interview with Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow at McAfee.  How DO YOU scale your security defenses when it is very difficult to get people to scale?

In this week's interview Raj shares his passion for the Security Industry and his ways of diving deep into his craft. We talk about the power of learning and the need for an IT leader to be an articulate communicator. LIsten to Raj and I discuss how we can solve Enterprise Security challenges across the globe.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • Being Innovative does not mean we should ignore privacy or care.
  • Power of choice and making a decision.
  • Power of ongoing learning.
  • The importance of developing communication skills.
  • Key questions to ask about improving your skills for future: Are you willing to learn? Do you have aptitude + ability to learn? Do you have enthusiasm and passion to learn?
  • How to teach kids to sell their ideas? How to teach kids not to take “no” for an answer?
  • Great industry collaboration = Solving a question of an A-caliber CIO I know.
  • The necessity of taking security, privacy and managing our personal data seriously.

About Raj Samani

Raj Samani is Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow for cybersecurity firm McAfee. He has assisted multiple law enforcement agencies in cybercrime cases, and is a special advisor to the European Cybercrime Centre in The Hague. Samani has been recognized for his contribution to the computer security industry through numerous awards, including the Infosecurity Europe hall of Fame, Peter Szor award, and Intel Achievement Award, among others. He is the coauthor of the book "Applied Cyber Security and the Smart Grid" and the "CSA Guide to Cloud Computing," as well as technical editor for numerous other publications. He can be found on twitter @Raj_Samani.

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How to get in touch with Raj Samani

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Jan 12, 2018

My guest this week is David Cross and it is my second discussion with him. I loved talking to David when he was on the Microsoft side of the fence. Two years later, he is on the Google side of the fence as a Cloud Security Engineering Director, and I decided to bring him back on for another fun conversation.
We discuss Google's on-premises Solutions, Data Custodian Model (SAP), the story behind BeyondCorp, Google's beta product called Identity-Aware Proxy and much more. Our conversation is a deep dive into IT Security and highly technical... Regardless of your title within IT Security realm, you will benefit from this conversation.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. Google’s beta product - Identity-Aware Proxy,
  2. BeyondCorp Model at Google and Anti-Phishing,
  3. Importance of two-factor authentication; U2F Security Keys, FIDO U2F Protocol, OAuth,
  4. YubiKeys – security keys for two-factor authentication,
  5. Gsuites - Gmail, Docs, Drive and Calendar for business, everything in one package,
  6. Building trust in cloud service provider,
  7. Data Custodian Model at Google
    • access transparency
    • identity and protection 
  8. Google Cloud Blog article about Google’s custom chip Titan.

About David Cross
David is the Cloud Security Engineering Director in the Google Security and Privacy organization. David is a long time innovator of security technology stemming back to US Navy service with the aviation electronic warfare community and his previous 18 years spent with Microsoft in numerous security product and engineering leadership roles. In addition, David has been a contributing author on a number of whitepapers and Microsoft Press books regarding security and PKI. David holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems as well as an MBA in MIS.

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Jan 5, 2018

My guest this week is Matthew Markus, co-founder and CEO of Pembient.

We discuss digital biology, cellular agriculture, 3D printing, security of species, big visions, entrepreneurship and envisioning a world without wildlife poaching and the destruction of species.

What does it take to disrupt the illegal trade of animals and envision a world that has an increasing population of rhinos?

Pembient is leveraging advances in biotechnology to fabricate wildlife products, such as rhino horn and elephant ivory, at prices below the levels that induce poaching. Their goal is to replace the illegal wildlife trade, a $20B black market, and the fourth largest after drug, arms, and human trafficking, with sustainable commerce.

About Matthew Markus

Matthew is Co-founder and CEO of Pembient, a company biofabricating wildlife products. A serial entrepreneur, Matthew has 15 years of startup experience. His past ventures include PrivacyBank.com, an internet company that was acquired by InfoSpace (now NASDAQ: BCOR). Matthew’s passion presently lies with the emerging animal replacement industry, of which Pembient is a part. Pembient seeks to stop the poaching of, and prevent the farming of, iconic species. Chief among these is the rhinoceros, whose horn is prized as a carving material. Pembient uses the tools of biotechnology to create biofabricated horn that has the same molecular structure as horn produced by a rhinoceros. The company has been featured on CNN, TechCrunch, and The Guardian. Via Pembient, Matthew is a graduate of IndieBio, the world’s first biotech accelerator. Additionally, he holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Masters of Engineering Management, as well as an M.S. in Genetic Epidemiology, from Washington University in St. Louis.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. The source and cause of poaching is not what you think.
  2. How to use Design thinking approach to prototyping.
  3. Recently launched ICO for pre-paid private contracts.
  4. The concept of de-risking
  5. Cellular Agriculture
  6. Acellular Agriculture
  7. Companies printing meat: Memphis Meat, Modern Meadow, Hampton Creek Foods
  8. Indie Bio Accelerator

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How to get in touch with Matthew Markus

Website:

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Aug 28, 2017

My guest this week is Seth Familian, who specializes in connecting powerful web-based tools and services to create highly customized marketing + analytics experiences for product and content marketing teams. He is the founder and principal of Familian&1, a visual insights and automation consultancy whose work has benefitted companies including Cisco, RingCentral, Adorama and Cloud9. Seth is also an avid educator with experience teaching over 800 students in 40+ workshops on Visual Design with Data, Working with Big Data, Digital Tools for Business and Affordable Web Design. He has lectured at General Assembly, Galvanize, Impact HUB SF, Presidio Graduate School, the Haas School of Business and KQED. 

Seth received his MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business in 2007 and his BA from Harvard University in 2001. He is based in Boulder, CO and works from Galvanize Boulder.

If you are a CIO, CMO, an entrepreneur, a CIO who is expected to also be a CMO or a CISO who wants to better present data…Regardless of your situation all will benefit from this conversation.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. Why it is important to build visual design skills into your team?
  2. What are the big errors in data visualization and storytelling
  3. Seth’s favorite tools you have to look at:
    • Concept of Scrollytelling
    • Mixpanel -  Most advanced analytics platform for mobile and web
    • Intercom - Customer messaging platform
    • Segment - Customer data platform
    • Google TAG manager - Free tool that makes it easy for marketers to add and update website tags
    •  Skitch  - Evernote application that tries to make information as easy to relay virtually as it is in real life, by capturing screenshots and annotating them 
  4. Time-saving tactics with creating effective visual presentations of data
  5. His presentations on Slideshare are great. One of them - Visual Design with data got 500k + views
  6. Visualization Strategies for IT Execs, Tools, Ideas on how they can be more successful
  7. Ways to leverage cloud apps + infrastructure to shorten implementation times
  8. Different trends I'm noticing in data viz and storytelling (like Scrollytelling). Check out the Guardian Newspaper article about Hollman Square to see an example of Scrollytelling. In a world of high complexity, business IT leaders need ways to visualize data and, more importantly, context in data in the ways that engage business leaders

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Seth Familian

Websites:

Useful Resources:

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Jul 28, 2017

My guest this week is Jeff Williams, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Contrast Security.

The reason that I wanted Jeff on the program is that his technology was massively interesting to me, given that application attacks are the single biggest vector for security breaches. In 2017 There will be 111 billion new lines of code produced resulting in endless complexity.

His product was an Innovation Sandbox Finalist at RSA this year. So I wanted to understand more.

I have tried to integrate application level firewalls and experienced working through real & hard human challenges of coders and network security people trying to defend and deploy at the same time I wanted to understand his technology better AND because iterative application development is going to be even more important for companies for their security to move at the pace of the business innovation and applications development and testing becoming more and more iterative and agile. So how do we do this?

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • Planes, Cars, for example, are instrumented to security events via a dashboard and panel
  • Instrument your software and turn it into self protecting software (like an internal robot helper) … always-on protection of an entire application portfolio
  • Weave sensors into your application without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts
  • Continuous Application Security at Scale & the Future of Dev Sec Ops
  • Named a "Visionary" by Gartner
  • The only "Transformational" tool in the entire category in the latest Gartner Hype Cycle Report.

About Jeff Williams

Jeff is co-founder and CTO of Contrast Security. He’s been working in application security for over 20 years and has found thousands of serious vulnerabilities in critical applications in hundreds of leading companies. He's extremely active in both open source and security communities and helped start OWASP where he created many open source tools and projects. Jeff pioneered the use of software instrumentation for application security and founded Contrast Security to bring this revolutionary technology to market. Jeff has spoken at conferences including JavaOne (Java Rockstar), BlackHat, QCon, RSA, and OWASP.  Jeff has degrees from UVA, George Mason, and Georgetown University Law Center.

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How to get in touch with Jeff Williams

Key Resources:

Interviews:

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Jul 21, 2017

My guest this week is the Greg Satell.

Greg is a popular writer, speaker and innovation advisor, whose work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, and Forbes.

I met Greg through the two gentlemen at Experian who have been on the show recently, Eric Haller, Executive Vice President of Experian’s DataLabs, and Barry Libenson, CIO of Experian. Birds of a feather flock together, as they say. As Greg and I were setting up the conversation, he just released his first book called Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a disruptive age.   It was published in May of 2017.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • My conversation with Greg is a refreshing perspective on innovation largely because of his concept of an innovation matrix. This is a framework that he created to help companies frame problems so that they can find the approach that will most likely solve them.
  • I love the concept of “looking for problems to solve” versus just generating ideas. I always appreciate the “mental judo” that innovative thinking offers and my conversation with Greg does that. It sort of breaks off the mental cobwebs.
  • Innovation Labs - While reviewing the episode transcript, I liked what Greg said about innovation labs:

    "When an innovation lab is targeted at finding new problems for solutions that exist within the organization, they tend to do pretty well.”

  • We discuss two contrasts: Apple CEO Tim Cook’s vision for corporate innovation contrasted with Google's, for example.
  • It will make you wonder what is right for your organization.
  • Destructive innovation myths. Innovation just doesn’t happen because someone comes up with one big idea.
  • Digital Age innovation is different than previous generations. We need to learn how to use new tools properly.
  • In the resource links you can find a free chapter download Greg has made available along with a video about the book and the Amazon link to buy it.

About Greg Satell

Greg Satell is a popular writer, speaker and innovation advisor, whose work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Forbes and other A-list publications.

Previously, he served as Senior Vice President Strategy & Innovation at Moxie Interactive, a division of Publicis Groupe, one of the world's leading marketing services organizations as well as Co-CEO of KP Media, a leading publisher of magazines and websites in Ukraine, including the newsmagazine Korrespondent and the web portal, Bigmir.

You can find Greg's blog at DigitalTonto.com and on Twitter @DigitalTonto. His first book, Mapping Innovation, has been published by McGraw-Hill in May.

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Books / Publications:

Speaker's Profile:

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Jul 14, 2017

My guest this week is Jim Linn, Managing Director of Information Technology of American Gas Association. In an association, this simply means he is the “top dog” with IT.

What is fascinating about my guest today is that he built his own ISAC (information Sharing and Analysis Center) from scratch to service his industry - Natural Gas, which is part of the critical infrastructure of the US. He is the Executive Director for the Downstream Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DNG-ISAC).

By Far Jim has the most industry certification I have ever seen:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Systems Management from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University
  • He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified Association Executive
  •  Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Jim is quiet spoken but as I talked with him the word WISDOM kept popping up for me.

Lessons and wins for you as you listen are:

  1. Learn what an ISAC is and what it does.
  2. Why it is hard to upgrade critical infrastructure components
  3. What is DHS – AIS automated Indicator Sharing
  4. Learn about ISAO - Information Sharing Analysis Organization
  5. Emphasis of the value of ‘Service’ as a CIO
  6. Being a mentor and Finding a mentor
  7. Volunteering in your community to develop leadership skills
  8. Building Communications skills, e.g. via toastmasters, etc.
  9. Relationships: The importance of an IT Leader to build relationships
  10. The importance of recognizing how hard critical infrastructure (Gas and Electric) personnel is working their tails off to be secure
  11. Be cautious but proud of the work you do
  12. How current information sharing (such as ISAC) works and his vision for the future with DoE, DoD, NIST, DHS, etc.

About Jim Linn:

Jim has spent the past 30 years of his career in Information Technology and Cybersecurity management with several non-profit organizations in the Washington, DC area. He is presently Managing Director, Information Technology for the American Gas Association,and has been for the past nineteen years.  Prior to that he spent eight years as IT Director for the Chemical Manufacturers Association.  He planned IT projects and set technical direction for both of these organizations.  In addition, he is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Association Executive, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and holds many other industry certifications.

In recent years Jim has split his time between internal IT responsibilities and industry responsibilities. Jim is the information technology cybersecurity subject matter expert for AGA’s cybersecurity Strategy Task Force.  In this capacity he has administered cybersecurity reviews with a number of natural gas utilities and also serves as Executive Director for the Downstream Natural Gas ISAC (https://www.dngisac.com/). He is the staff executive for AGA’s Customer Service Committee and Technology Advisory Council.  In these capacities he serves senior leaders in the fields of Customer Service and Information Technology within the natural gas distribution industry.  The Customer Service area includes an annual benchmarking effort, two workshops and a large conference.  The Information Technology area includes two council meetings annually.

Jim has a B.S. degree in Computer Systems Management from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

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How to get in touch with Jim Linn

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Jul 7, 2017

My guest this week is Barry Libenson, Global Chief Information Officer of Experian. During our interview Barry and I discuss what Experian is doing with innovation and his role in it. 

Some of the big ideas we discuss:

    • The shifts Barry sees of customers requiring access at the API layer to micro services so they can consume only what they want
    • How to build a micro services environment for internal and external use
    • How IoT is shifting what customers are asking for
    • Taking costs and complexity out of the business
    • Speeding up innovation
    • Better experience for customers
    • Agile performance to respond to organizational threats
    • Smart Hubs
    • The API Economy
    • Tools for Microservices: Red Hat OpenShift, Pivotal Labs, Mirantis 
    • The importance of portability and use of portable containers for Azure and AWS using Cassandra, PostgreSQL, or MySQL or one of the more portable container.

About Barry Libenson: 

Barry Libenson is Chief Information Officer (CIO), with responsibility for the design and delivery of Experian’s global technology strategy. Prior to joining Experian in June 2015, he was CIO of Safeway in North America. Earlier in his career, Barry held CIO positions at Land O’Lakes and Ingersoll Rand. Barry has a BA in Computer Science from Colgate University, and a MBA from Duke University. He was also one of the first employees at Oracle when they were only a $19 million dollar company.

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