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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.

Read full transcript here.

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.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Greg Satell:

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.

Read full transcript here.

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.

Read full transcript here.

Other Resources:

Ways to connect with Barry Libenson:

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Jun 30, 2017

My guest this week is the Global VP of IT of Seacret Direct, Stephanie Nelson. If you are a young IT Leader or the one that doesn’t want your clock cleaned by young talent, you need to listen to my conversation with Stephanie to see how someone, working with a rapidly growing worldwide company as a VP of IT, is executing.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode: 

Stephanie and I discuss how she has been able to achieve so much so young and we get into a lot of fun details and big ideas, such as:

  • The importance of self- learning
  • The importance of ‘White Boarding” your ideas
  • Best lesson she learned about how to convey technical information to the business
  • Lessons she has learned about working with the ‘C’ Suite, and the importance of being able to answer their question of ‘why’
  • How she uses questions in meetings
  • How she has found mentors and how to find the best ones
  • Innovation mindset, big egos, and how she solves this problem
  • How to partner with business analysts to get things done
  • CIO and CMO - Marketing - predictive behavior, analytics, content marketing, targeted marketing, influencer marketing…
  • Tools she uses for marketing analytics
  • How she is going to deploy V/R online

About Stephanie Nelson:

Stephanie Nelson is a senior IT Technical Lead, Senior Developer, and Technical Manager with 10+ years of experience and success with web-based software, database, virtual and cloud solutions, and client applications. She has extensive experience helping private sector, non-profit, and government organizations and teams transform and achieve success. Stephanie is a highly effective leader and communicator, who is able to collaborate and work with all levels of an organization. She achieved success developing and guiding on site, off site and off shore teams that design, build and deploy mission critical solutions, across a wide range of industries, in revenue generating production environments.

Read full transcript here.

Company Website:

Other Resources:

Ways to connect with Stephanie Nelson:

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Jun 30, 2017

My guest this week is the Global VP of IT of Seacret Direct, Stephanie Nelson. If you are a young IT Leader or the one that doesn’t want your clock cleaned by young talent, you need to listen to my conversation with Stephanie to see how someone, working with a rapidly growing worldwide company as a VP of IT, is executing.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode: 

Stephanie and I discuss how she has been able to achieve so much so young and we get into a lot of fun details and big ideas, such as:

  • The importance of self- learning
  • The importance of ‘White Boarding” your ideas
  • Best lesson she learned about how to convey technical information to the business
  • Lessons she has learned about working with the ‘C’ Suite, and the importance of being able to answer their question of ‘why’
  • How she uses questions in meetings
  • How she has found mentors and how to find the best ones
  • Innovation mindset, big egos, and how she solves this problem
  • How to partner with business analysts to get things done
  • CIO and CMO - Marketing - predictive behavior, analytics, content marketing, targeted marketing, influencer marketing…
  • Tools she uses for marketing analytics
  • How she is going to deploy V/R online

About Stephanie Nelson:

Stephanie Nelson is a senior IT Technical Lead, Senior Developer, and Technical Manager with 10+ years of experience and success with web-based software, database, virtual and cloud solutions, and client applications. She has extensive experience helping private sector, non-profit, and government organizations and teams transform and achieve success. Stephanie is a highly effective leader and communicator, who is able to collaborate and work with all levels of an organization. She achieved success developing and guiding on site, off site and off shore teams that design, build and deploy mission critical solutions, across a wide range of industries, in revenue generating production environments.

Read full transcript here.

Company Website:

Other Resources:

Ways to connect with Stephanie Nelson:

 

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Feb 25, 2017

My conversation with Bill Granger, CTO of Walker & Dunlop, continues down my path of exploring superpowers, skills, strategies and tactics that make top A+ Chief Information Officers succeed.

As I reviewed the transcript of my conversation with Bill, I was reminded that as you progress in your career, the truly successful transition is from I/me success, to we/us, to helping others succeed.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • How to influence and lead positively as one of the core foundation skills
  • The role of exercise for busy, successful leaders
  • Paying attention to experimental and disruptive technologies
  • The huge impact of finding a mentor and being a mentor
  • The importance of continuous learning
  • Unique project management skills I loved
  • How to pitch solutions using strong financial literacy
  • Fun story of the flea at 42:00

About Bill Granger:

Bill Granger, chief technology officer, joined Walker & Dunlop in 2010. Mr. Granger is responsible for managing and expanding the company’s information technology infrastructure. Before joining Walker & Dunlop, Mr. Granger was director of Information Technology at Beers & Cutler, a Virginia-based accounting firm recently acquired by Baker Tilly, LLC. At Beers & Cutler, Mr. Granger successfully upgraded the firm’s infrastructure to position the firm for expansion prior to the company’s acquisition. Previous to Beers & Cutler, Mr. Granger led the application group for the Mills Corporation and the technology infrastructure group at Charles E. Smith Commercial Realty before it was acquired by Vornado Realty Trust. Mr. Granger served in the U.S. Air Force from 1986 – 1992, when he was honorably discharged with Air Force Commendation Medals. Mr. Granger received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University in 1994 and is a licensed CPA in Virginia.

Company Website:

Other Resources:

Ways to connect with Bill Granger:

Read full transcript here.

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Feb 4, 2017

My guest for this episode is Bob Fecteau who is the CIO of SAIC. SAIC is a 15000 employee, $4.0 billion publicly-traded company.
He is one of the four top people who travel to Wall Street to report on the company performance along with the CEO, CFO and COO. He signs off on the SOX control documents for his publicly traded company.

From my perspective of working with and interviewing hundreds of CIOs, he is a visionary, and is one of the best in the profession. He is a giver who wants to elevate the whole profession and share his wisdom.

I think every early, mid and late career CIO with gas in the tank will benefit from listening to Bob's perspective as it rang true for me. Here are the quick wins for you. I warn you that you will want to take notes on this one because as I read through the show notes I had a difficult time choosing which points to put in this list because there were so many. I encourage you to go to the show notes page at www.redzonetech.net to see the show transcript and see the links to vendors and programs we discussed.

Here are the highlights from the conversation:

  • Painting the visionary picture of what is the “art of the possible”.
  • His perspective of the role of the CIO and Finance.
  • His perspective of how he uses labor and time savings that has made a big difference for ROI and TCO calculations for technology investments.
  • What it means to be a “state of art” versus ‘State of Market” with technology investments.
  • We discuss his role with Compliance.
  • We discuss his belief of the role of the CIO and innovation.
  • The top 3 skills a CIO must have: Analytical, Financial, and Communication.
  • What it means to own the problem.
  • Important CIO Tools he uses that I thought were right on.
  • His approach to Total Cost Accounting or an ERPC for CIOs and the tools he is using and testing; Apptio.com.
  • Portfolio Management Software called Troux.com.
  • What it means to have consistent artifacts as a CIO.

About Bob Fecteau

Bob Fecteau is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for SAIC. In this role, Bob is responsible for guiding technology investments and delivering operational services in direct support of the business. As the CIO, Bob focuses on the efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise IT operations in support of both internal business needs and customer support processes.

Prior to joining SAIC, Bob served as the CIO of BAE Systems’ Intelligence and Security sector and as Chief Information Officer, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM). In 2001, he was selected for the Department of Defense’s Chief Information Officer Award for Outstanding Achievement in Information Management.

As an Army officer he served a variety of roles with the intelligence branch including, Army System Integration Management Officer (SIMO) for Army Intelligence; Intelligence Systems Architect for automated systems; Tactical Intelligence Officer; Human Intelligence Officer; and Company Commander. While assigned to Army headquarters as the Army SIMO, he received the National Intelligence Meritorious Citation for support to the Army’s and National Intelligence Community’s Y2K mission as well as serving as the Army’s Intelligence Year 2000 Program Manager.

Bob also serves the technical community as an executive board member of CIO Magazine’s CIO Executive Council and a judge for their annual One’s To Watch program. He also works as a mentor within the Pathways Program and teaches Enterprise Architecture and IT Leadership at Carnegie Mellon University’s Executive Education Program.

Bob's technical and leadership acumen has also been recognized by industry peers. In 2009 he was selected as one of the top 100 IT Leaders by Computerworld Magazine and in 2004, he received Government Executive Magazine’s Grace Hopper Government Technology Leadership Award for his efforts in breaking down barriers between government and industry through the use of the Army Contractor Automated Verification System (ACAVS). The ACAVS system has continued to deliver outstanding savings for the U.S. Army and contract companies in support of intelligence missions.

Bob received a Bachelor of Science degree from Corpus Christi State University and completed Syracuse University’s masters of information studies in Washington, D.C. He also received a Chief Information Officer certificate from the National Defense University.

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Bob Fecteau:

Key Resources:

Where to Develop Additional Learning:

  • Syracuse University -  Information Management at the iSchool
  • Duke University - Office of Information Technology
  • Stanford University -  Information Science and Technology
  • Carnegie Mellon – Institute for Software Research, Executive & Professional Education Programs
  • Penn State – Information Sciences and Technology Programs which have an integrated Enterprise Architecture component that was built by CIOs and business leaders in response to a need to teach students how to align IT to the business.  Undergraduate, Graduate and Executive Certification Programs
  • National Defense University – Information Resource College’s, Chief Information Officer Program
  • Harvard Sponsored Program in their Center For Management Research: Programs on Leadership for Senior Executives as well as the Kennedy School of Government
  • CIO Executive Council – CIO Pathways – provides a broad range of CIO Level leadership programs

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Jan 27, 2017

I am excited to share with you my conversation with Eric Haller as this is the first time I have had someone on the show that is in charge of a major innovation lab so our conversation will give you a window of visibility into several areas.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • Why he believes that “Ruthless Competency Wins”.
  • Innovation is more powerful when linked to a higher purpose.
  • Managing an innovation portfolio and the development of the Intellectual property comes out of these efforts.
  • The organizational structure he reports to.
  • The culture of Experian from the types of people Eric hires as well as the culture of the Experian business as it supports the development efforts of the Innovation Lab.
  • LDA – Machine Learning Techniques.
  • Latent Dirichlet Allocation.
  • Unsupervised and supervised Machine Learning.
    • Unsupervised is based on recognizing patterns.
    • Supervised – modelling known outcomes.

About Eric Haller

Eric Haller is the Executive Vice President of Experian DataLabs. Experian DataLabs is responsible for developing innovative products generated from break-through experimentation leveraging machine learning and data assets from a variety of sources.  He led the creation of labs in the US, UK & Brazil that support research & development initiatives across the Experian enterprise.  New products developed in the labs cover mobile, payments, consumer & commercial credit, fraud, targeted marketing & healthcare.   Prior to Experian, Eric was responsible for new products with Sequoia Capital backed Green Dot where he created and brought to market the first credit card a consumer could purchase off of a j-hook in a retailer.  Eric also co-founded identity fraud detection business iDawg which was later renamed ID Analytics.  ID Analytics was acquired by LifeLock which is now part of Symantec.  Other roles held by Eric includes Chief Marketing Officer of the first publicly traded machine learning company, HNC Software (acquired by FICO) and executive roles with Visa & MasterCard. 

Read full transcript here.

How to get in touch with Eric Haller:

Key Resources:

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Jan 20, 2017

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My guest for this episode is Lisa Kay Solomon. If you are into Design Thinking, expanding you leadership skills, innovation, want to learn how to be agile, flexible, nimble and execute both personally and collaboratively with your teams as an IT Business leader, this conversation is for you.

The reason that I asked Lisa onto the show is that she is one of the foremost experts in Design Thinking.

We discuss:

  • Why the study of Design Thinking is so important moving forward?
  • The importance of the unique human ability to tell stories.
  • MBA is now called the “Masters in Business Ambiguity”.
  • The definition of Design Thinking. How do you answer the question, "Is it just drawing pictures?"
  • Resistance, Hero's Journey, Corporate Anti-bodies:How to generate ideas and protect yourself against naysayers.
  • What is the definition of a strategic conversation?
  • When is the last time you felt comfortable not knowing the answers?
  • Leading with Curiosity.
  • Best Question on All: If things have gone well, what has happened?
  • What makes for a great day? If you had a perfect ending to your day, what would it look like?
  • Overcoming “yeah butts…”

About Lisa Kay Solomon

Lisa Kay Solomon is a well-known thought leader in design innovation with a focus on building the leadership skills required to ignite change and create lasting impact. Lisa is Principal Faculty and Managing Director of Transformational Practices at Singularity University a global community of smart, passionate, action-oriented leaders who want to use exponential technologies to positively impact the world.
Lisa coauthored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change (Simon & Schuster), which Publisher's Weekly called a guide every frustrated meeting-goer should read, with advice they should all implement. In it, she provides leaders the tools and frameworks to create strategic conversations and design team meetings that shape the future of their organizations.
Her new book, Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation, was just released with Wiley Publishing. She and her co-authors provide a full set of design tools, strategies and practices that allow individuals and organizations to be more flexible and resilient in the face of constant change.
Lisa is a frequent keynote speaker on innovation, design thinking and leadership at global conferences. She has taught at the revolutionary Design MBA program at California College of the Arts and has developed and led popular classes for Stanford d. School such as Networking By Design and Design With the Brain in Mind.
A passionate educator, Lisa works extensively with K12 educators and school leaders. She is the Executive Producer of the annual Inspired4Schools conference, a design leadership program for educators, and is on the planning committee for The Nueva School's Innovative Learning Conference, a biennial gathering for trends related to the future of education.
Her articles and ideas have appeared in Forbes, Business Week, Medium, Inc., WSJ and the Huffington Post.
Lisa earned a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University - Stern School of Business. She resides in Menlo Park with her husband and two daughters. Join her and the conversation about leading innovation at LisaKaySolomon.com.

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Jan 6, 2017

My guest for this episode is Shola Oyewole, CIO of United Therapeutics.

As a member of the Senior Executive Leadership of United Therapeutics Corporation, Shola provides technology, vision, and leadership in the development and implementation of the global information technology (IT) program. In that role he supports the Finance, HR, R&D, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, and various business units in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support both distributed and centralized business operations, and achieve more effective and cost beneficial enterprise-wide IT operations.

Additionally, Shola provides strategic and tactical planning, budget development, evaluation, and coordination of the information and technology systems for the corporation. He facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within (and outside) of the organization.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

1. In our discussion we highlighted the importance of continuous learning in not just tech domain but all elements leadership, innovation and team building for example.
2. The Importance of mentors.
3. Innovation and help desk ideas that will spark your imagination
4. Branding and marketing an IT Dpt. Click here see an example of the logo below for his team that was developed related to the marketing and branding of the IT department.
5. Stories of how Shola said 'Yes' to requests his CEO made that lead to major new sources of revenue for the company.

Ways to connect with SholaPrabhash Shrestha:
LinkedIn
Twitter

Other Resources:
United Therapeutics Website
Advanced Therapies For Patients Suffering with PAH, CIO Review
Harvard Business School Classes
Singularity University

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