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Oct 28, 2016

My guest for this episode is David Bray, named one of the 24 Americans Changing the World under 40 by Business Insider.

Dr. David A. Bray, who I believe to be the most innovative CIO in Washington, shares his secrets in this episode. He has been leading the FCC’s IT transformation since 2013 through the efforts of a team of positive “change agents.” He has transformed the FCC’s IT legacy from more than 207 different systems to award-winning technology in less than two years.

He also was selected to be one of the "Fedscoop 50" for Leadership in 2014.

FCW's "Fed 100" winners in 2015, and the recipient of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association's Outstanding Achievement Award for Civilian Government in 2015.

David began working for the U.S. government at age 15 on computer simulations at a Department of Energy facility. In later roles he designed new telemedicine interfaces and space-based forest fire forecasting prototypes for the Department of Defense.

He then joined as IT Chief for the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, leading the program's technology response to during 9/11, anthrax in 2001, Severe Acute Respiratory System in 2003, and other international public health emergencies.

He later completed a PhD in Information Systems from Emory University and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.

David volunteered in 2009 to deploy to Afghanistan to help "think differently" on military and humanitarian issues and in 2010 became a Senior National Intelligence Service Executive advocating for increased information interoperability, cybersecurity, and protection of civil liberties.

He received both the Arthur S. Flemming Award and Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership in 2013. He also was chosen to be an Eisenhower Fellow to meet with leaders in Taiwan and Australia on multisector cyber strategies for the "Internet of Everything" in 2015.

He also has been named the "Most Social CIO" globally in 2015 by both Forbes Magazine and the Huffington-Post, tweeting as @fcc_cio.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  1. David's unique perspective on leadership;
  2. His approach to experiments and risk;
  3. How he curates ideas in his organization (portfolio effect);
  4. How he brings outside innovative (silicon valley-esque) thinking into the organization;
  5. His approach to being a VC internal venture capitalist;
  6. His reading recommendations.

Read the full transcript here.

How to get in touch with David Bray

Publications:

David's Reading Recommendations:

David's Leadership Mentors:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Scoreboard, a powerful tool that helps you communicate the status of your IT Security program visually in just a few minutes.

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Oct 22, 2016

There was literally too much ground to cover with Peter Singer. He was one of these interviews where you just have to let him run because he has so much to say. His knowledge and experience are too wide to cover in a short hour, but here are some key takeaways that you will learn when you listen.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

He is not a doomsday figure, but one that seeks to find alternatives, explain, and develop context to the changes that are impacting our lives.

He was on a research project that asked 60 people what are the 5 trends that are of the same magnitude the release of computer in 1980:

  1. Hardware – Robots, autonomous vehicles
  2. Software – IoT, Big Data, AI
  3. Waveware – Energy Sources, solar, lasers
  4. Hardware – Additive printing and manufacturing, 3d, bits to atoms
  5. Wetware – human performance enhancing technology

Bio science is impacting technological breakthroughs faster than Moore’s law on the computer side. These breakthroughs are coming in endurance, cognition, concentration and will impact everything from classrooms to high performance executive functioning.

The Biological Metaphor for Security is huge. I have been using it for a while to compare tech security to how nature secures herself from threats. What can we learn from nature in order to defend our systems:

  • Nature has designed resilient systems;
  • Nature has natural defenses all working in unison;
  • Public and private sector interaction;
  • No one action can do it all;
  • Attitude of The British =  “Keep Calm and Carry On”

I have linked up all the show notes on redzonetech.net/podcast where you can get access to Peter Singer’s books and publications.

About Peter W. Singer:

Peter Warren Singer is a Strategist and Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, the author of multiple award-winning books, and a contributing editor at Popular Science. He has been named by the Smithsonian Institution-National Portrait Gallery as one of the 100 "leading innovators in the nation," by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Onalytica social media data analysis as one of the ten most influential voices in the world on cybersecurity, and by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, of the people whose ideas most influenced the world that year.

Described in the Wall Street Journal as "the premier futurist in the national-security environment," Dr. Singer is considered one of the world's leading experts on changes in 21st century warfare. He has consulted for the US Military, Defense Intelligence Agency, and FBI, as well as advised a range of entertainment programs, including for Warner Brothers, Dreamworks, Universal, HBO, Discovery, History Channel, and the video game series Call of Duty, the best-selling entertainment project in history. He served as coordinator of the Obama-08 campaign's defense policy task force and was named by the President to the US Military's Transformation Advisory Group. He has provided commentary on security issues for nearly every major TV and radio outlet, including ABC, Al Jazeera, BBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NPR, and the NBC Today Show. In addition to his work on conflict issues, Singer is a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. In the entertainment sector, he has received awards/support from the Tribeca Film Institute, Sloan Filmmakers Fund, Film Independent, and FAST Track at the L.A. Film Festival.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Peter W. Singer:

Website:

Books:

Publications:

Other Resources:

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Scoreboard, a powerful tool that helps you communicate the status of your IT Security program visually in just a few minutes.

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