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Oct 11, 2019

Today, I have a special guest, Dr. David Murphy. David is one of the world's leaders in working with children, young adults and families and helping them with their struggles, utilizing time management and organization. He consults with families and addresses the needs of students at all grade levels have been diagnosed with challenges like Asperger's, non-verbal learning disabilities, social emotional disabilities, ADHD, and all types of challenges related to this time management organization.

Dr. Murphy received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Connecticut and is nearing completion of his second Master's degree in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University. He earned his Doctorate in Education at Northeastern University.

In our conversation, we get into all sorts of details related to the issues that are facing children, from young children through middle school, and high school. These are things that I have been personally trying to become an expert on with my family. if you have a child at any one of these stages, stay tuned because some of the things that David brings up completely rock my world and they will yours as well.

We discuss topics like, How do you not coddle the emotions of your kids?', What does that mean with child rearing and growing kids that are emotionally resilient?', How do you, as a parent, not be afraid of your children failing?', and How do you underpin family values and a lot of the strategies you deploy as a parent.?' We also go into how you unhinge limiting beliefs with kids, how you establish a thinking about your thinking; and how you develop the patterns of emotional behavior so that they can be resilient in the face of uncertainty, in the face of doubt, in the face of failure and failing? And, finally, what is the effect of the digital generation on how you help your kids navigate and help families navigate FOMO, the fear of missing out' effect - with the phone and other digital distractions.

Dr. Murphy shares techniques, strategies and tactics of how you can deploy the right type of approaches to support your family values as it relates to this digital age and how to raise resilient, emotionally very, very strong and powerful children.

Here are some Important TakeAways from this Interview:

What are some of the big mistakes parents make today?

1. Way to much attention to towards coddling the emotions. There is a visceral fear of doing anything uncomfortable.
2. Parents outsource parenting. Parents work hard and come home exhausted. It's easier to ignore than it is to engage, discuss, punish, etc. Too many fathers want to be friends with their child. They give up their role as the alpha male and therefore loose valuable opportunities to guide, mentor, and discipline.
3. Parents are afraid to see their children fail. At an early age, children need to celebrate failure, celebrate risk taking, celebrate mistakes. We live in a culture that fosters perfection.
4. Justifying excuses and fostering family values. Parenting is hard. Doing it right takes time and attention, and the willingness to take risks and make mistakes.

As early as we can, we need to help our children to see through limited beliefs and excuses and practice and demonstrate "family values". In my family, my kids know that the word "can't" is not allowed. Try to connect with them on eye level and use phrases like this to foster family values, "In this family we work together and help each other", "In this family, we don't give up", "In this family we make mistakes and learn from them".

Too many children love their excuses and turn their excuses into beliefs. "I hate to read", "I am not a morning person", "I hate broccoli", "I can't do math", "I can't do it".

For parents of teenagers, how do you break through their Snowflake mindset?

Teach them to:

1. Start making their own decisions.
2. Stop making excuses. Get up each morning, take a cold shower, and face the fears of the day.
3. Set some goals that scare you.
4. Look people in the eye.
5. Give firm handshakes.
6. Tell their parents, "Thank you".
7. Take on the burden of greater responsibility. At the age of 4 your child can do more than you imagine. Give them the chance. Chores are the most amazing opportunity to foster grit, family values, and a strong connection to a greater self.

Parents need to know that it's going to be okay and kids need to hear that. Just because you fail at something doesn't mean you're a failure!

Dr. David Murphy became attuned to the challenges many students face through his twenty years of work in the field of special education supporting the needs of students with a wide range of disabilities. He taught for more than a decade before becoming a school administrator, ultimately running private specialized schools for children with Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders, Learning Disabilities and Social Anxiety Disorders.

Dr. Murphy received his bachelor's and Master's degrees in Special Education from the University of Connecticut. He earned a second Master's degree in Special Education Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. He completed his studies at Northeastern University where he earned a Doctoral degree in Education.

After completing his doctorate, Dr. Murphy combined his extensive experience within schools with his advanced degree training and began consulting directly to families, students and adults. He consults with families and addresses the needs of students in all grade levels who have been diagnosed with such challenges as Asperger's Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD), Social/Emotional Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disabilities (LD) and students who simply struggle with time management and organization.

He currently lives in Duxbury, Massachusetts with his wife and two young children. He is an avid runner and loves spending time with his family and friends.

Sep 30, 2019

Why did I go down this path with this type of episode? I recently read an article by Chris Peterson, Principal at Vector Firm, where he outlined ways for a salesperson to differentiate themselves from every other salesperson. I was impressed and it made me think hard about the role of a salesperson and the notable transformation within today’s selling environment.

Beginning in 2006, Chris recognized a growing chasm between the way organizations purchased security technology and the way it was being sold. He recognized that this was creating a sales force of amazing security account managers – who had little or no time to HUNT for new business.  

Do you think the role of a salesperson is dead? People are afraid of even using the word salesperson today. You rarely see this title on a business card. You see titles like Business Development, Account Manager, Account Executive and the list goes on and on.

Is the role of a commission based sales rep dead?

Now I believe that sales is one of the highest and noblest professions of service. Essentially, the more you serve, the more you make. In the past, sales reps exchanged the risk of a low-to-no salary for the reward of a higher than normal income solely as a result of the fruits of their efforts. Ultimately, every role in the business thrives with more revenue coming in and the resulting increase in profits.  

Sales is so different from 10 to 20 years ago, yet continues to be the oxygen for business. Some of these changes have exposed deep-seeded issues that won’t translate into successful sales today. It's extremely important for business leaders to understand the shifts that are happening now by understanding how they came about and determine how we can help modern salespeople be more successful.

Who is this episode for today? If you are a buyer of security technologies and services, a salesperson in today’s modern world, an entrepreneur building a sales organization, are in a sales leadership role, a marketing leader in a company, or a CIO supporting a sales organization, you will enjoy listening to my conversation with Chris Peterson founder of Vector Firm.  

Aug 15, 2019

Today, my guest is Shannon Emmons, Senior Product Manager at SonicWall.

It was great having Shannon talk with our CIO and Lieutenant community. She is the top person for managing the product development of the Cloud App Security line with SonicWall

From a security strategy perspective, the importance of a platform for security threat management, blocking, detection and response, as it relates to SaaS apps and your data, has never been more important. This can't be understated as more and more of your business applications are moved to the cloud and Securing Office 365, OneDrive, G Suite, Box, Dropbox, and other SaaS apps take on a higher and higher priority.

I was eager to talk with Shannon and I was lucky to catch up with her after our Cloud and Email Kill Chain Defense Innovation lunch event. Here are some of the key questions we discussed:

Key Questions We Discussed:

  • Why should you care about multiple log-ins?
  • What is your strategy when you have multiple users who are not based at headquarters?
  • What about Machine Learning?
  • If we want a single-pane-of-glass, should we disable Microsoft? – And, why is layered security key?
  • Can you guarantee that files are only scanned in the USA? (for export control)
  • Can you pick your databases?
  • Does CASB track successful and unsuccessful logins?
  • Do you need to have other SonicWall products to use SWCAS?
  • If you use Azure AD for permission, can you apply PIM for elevated access?
  • For data compliance, what protection do you use for secured data?

Cloud App Security | What you will learn from this interview

  • Data Stored in the Cloud is the Customer’s Responsibility and not the cloud vendor.
  • Why default SaaS app security controls are not enough?
  • What’s in your cloud?
  • How to regain visibility and control of your SaaS email, apps and data with a holistic approach.
  • How does the security actually work with Office365, Box, Dropbox and G Suite?
  • How to protect against account takeovers (ATO), insider threats, and compromised credentials theft.
  • The importance of API based security.
  • The difference between a CASB and CAS.

For CIOs, I believe that choosing the correct security platform vendor has never been more important!

About Shannon Emmons

Shannon Emmons is a Senior Product Manager at SonicWall, the global, network security leader delivering automated real-time breach detection and prevention that keeps small and medium-sized businesses, enterprises and governments safe from cyber threats.

Shannon focuses on protecting SaaS email with data compiled from more than one million sensors around the globe to defend against today’s most sophisticated cyber threats. She is a customer focused, product leader who previously spent 14 years at McAfee where she concentrated on cyber threat visibility and remediation through management platforms. Emmons is a 16-year cybersecurity veteran, and 13-year CISSP.

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How to connect with Shannon Emmons

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Earlier this year, I interviewed Shannon’s colleague, Dmitriy Ayrapetov, Executive Director of Product Management at SonicWall. In this episode, we discuss cutting-edge strategies with security: sandboxing, block until verdict, remediation and roll back.

You can listen to my podcast with Dmitriy here.

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Forum, 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.

I hope you enjoyed this program and my interview with Shannon Emmons.

You can go to the show notes to get more information about Shannon and what we discussed in this episode. You’ll find the show notes at redzonetech.net/podcasts.

Until next time. I’m signing off. Thank you and have a great day! 

If you are interested in learning more about RedZone and our security expertise in particular related to Cloud and Email Security Kill Chain Strategy, Techniques and Tactics you can email cloudkill@redzonetech.net.

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Aug 9, 2019

I’m very excited about my guest for you today. It’s Barry Libenson, Global CIO for Experian. He is responsible for the design and delivery of global technology strategy. Prior to joining Experian in 2015, he was Senior Vice President and CIO of Safeway in North America. Before that, he was the CIO and VP of Land O’Lakes. He has a continuous track record of huge success in the CIO capacity.

I am excited to bring Barry back for "Round 2" - his second episode with me and the RedZone Podcast. You will get the following out of this show as it relates to CIO Offensive and Defensive Strategy for a World Class company:

  • Why you must understand strategies around Micro Services and APIs, how Barry’s topflight team is a key component to this strategy, how he approaches legacy and ‘build new’, and rapid iteration and testing in his environment.
  • Idea Incubation and 3 Innovation Labs at Experian coupled with M&A
  • Nurturing a mindset that can’t be disrupted or blindsided by tech disruption
  • Why moving to the cloud is a debatable strategy and more of a tactic
  • Barry’s approach to building portability using Micro Services with legacy apps
  • His relentless pursuit of security excellence. He dives into his layered defense and ‘hunting approach’
  • The role of AI and Machine Learning at Experian in developing products of the future
  • The mistakes some CIOs make with security and how to avoid them
  • When to look at the Macro vs. Micro perspective to keep yourself in top leadership form

I hope you enjoyed this program interview with Barry Libenson. If you liked this episode, I want you to forward it on your LinkedIn page to your community. I also want you to like and leave comments about the episode on iTunes, and for my droid listeners on Stitcher.

If you are interested in learning more about RedZone and our security expertise in particular related to Cloud and Email Security Kill Chain Strategy, Techniques, and Tactics you can email cloudkill@redzonetech.net.

You can go to the show notes to get more information about Barry and what we discussed in this episode. You’ll find the show notes at https://www.redzonetech.net/blog/barry-libenson/.

Until next time. I’m signing off. Thank you and have a great day! 

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

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About Barry Libenson

Barry Libenson is Experian’s Global 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 Senior Vice President and CIO of Safeway Inc. in North America. Before that, he served as the Chief Information Officer and Vice President at Land O Lakes Inc. Barry joined Ingersoll-Rand as Vice President of e-Business in May 2001 and served as its Chief Information Officer beginning in 2003. There he was responsible for defining and implementing Ingersoll-Rand’s global electronic and internet business strategies, with a focus on customer relationship and supply chain management.

Early in his career, he served as Executive Vice President of Surety Inc., a data-integrity services company; as Chief Executive Officer for Visix, a software publisher; and held management positions with Phoenix Technologies and Oracle Corporation. He served as a Director at Tavant Technologies, a software firm with offices in California and Bangalore India.

Barry holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Colgate University and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

How to get in touch with Barry Libenson

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Jul 26, 2019

First, an interesting coincidence I want to share. It’s middle-evening on Friday here in the Poconos, Pennsylvania where I’m getting ready to participate in a race tomorrow morning at 7:30 am. From the starting line, I’m going to race down the mountain in a Spartan race. It’s an obstacle course Spartan race that I’ve done several times. It’s my big challenge of the year.

The irony is that I have on my Podcast today, an expert in ancient Greece. His name is Paul Rahe. Paul has written a trilogy of books on Sparta and the Spartans. The third volume being released in a few weeks. You’ll find a link to it on the podcast notes page along with the other two books in this trilogy. I’ve read these books, which are fantastic, and I’m endlessly fascinated with Spartans for a couple of reasons. I’ve always been fascinated with the Samurai, the Comanche, the Mongols, the Knights, etc. I just love these classic cultures and I think it’s because there’s a heroic myth. There’s a heroic part in all of us that’s symbolized by these cultures. The Spartans stand out for this and I really wanted to get into:

 

  • What is the history and what does a true historian say about Sparta and the Spartans?
  • What is the research that’s been going on? Why have the legends of the Spartans persisted for 1,500 years?
  • What can we learn from them – as people, as a culture?

We are 250 years into this great American experiment, and the Spartans lasted about 400 years. What made them so dominant, and then, why did they fail?

Paul and I talk about the strengths of the Spartans, their innovation on the battlefield and how they actually fought using certain formations and such. The discomfort of how they raised their boys and forced them to become these fearsome warriors and leaders of the world and why they failed. How did the innovation that the Spartans were known for on the battlefield decline as they were innovated around and out maneuvered?

Now, we’re in the nuclear age, but how did Spartan’s battle differ from the Civil War, WWI and WWII and differ from other warriors in the classic age as well. Paul and I discuss that.

I find it interesting talking to scholars about their deep interests because I think there are lessons that we can all learn as leaders. If you take a step back and peer into the past, there are lessons there that we can learn.

I’m very excited about this episode, it’s very appropriate for me, and I know you’re going to find this very, very interesting.

With that, I want to introduce you to my great conversation with historian, Paul Rahe.

If you are a leader today you will like this Podcast for the following reasons:

  1. It will dispel myths surrounding the Spartans
  2. You will learn about the role discomfort played in raising Spartan boys
  3. How the Spartans were disrupted by battlefield innovation
  4. Why no one develops movies or books about Athens, but instead focus on Spartans
  5. How warriors were killed in classic-period warfare
  6. Four Main Strengths that made Spartans so fearsome: Endurance, Strength, Mobility, and Prestige (or I would say, reputation)

Paul A. Rahe holds The Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage at Hillsdale College, where he is Professor of History. He majored in History, the Arts and Letters at Yale University, read Litterae Humaniores at Oxford University’s Wadham College on a Rhodes Scholarship, and then returned to Yale to do his PhD in ancient Greek history under the direction of Donald Kagan.

He has been awarded fellowships by the Center for Hellenic Studies, The National Humanities Center, the Institute of Current World Affairs, the John M. Olin Foundation, the Center for the History of Freedom at Washington University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Clair Hall at Cambridge University, All Souls College at Oxford University, The American Academy in Berlin, the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green University, and the Hoover Institution. In 2006, the French Historical Society awarded him the Koren Prize for the Best Article Published in French History in 2005.

He is very excited about his newest book, Sparta’s First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C., a companion volume to The Spartan Regime: It’s Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy; and The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge, that explores the collapse of the Spartan Athenian alliance, is due to be released on August 6, 2019.

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Books:

New:   Sparta’s First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C., a companion volume to The Spartan Regime and The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, Paul A. Rahe, Yale University Press, due to be released August 6, 2019.

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Jul 5, 2019

Today my conversation is with David Smith. He’s the CEO and Founder of Croquet Studios

David Smith is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who has focused on interactive 3D and using 3D as a basis for new user environments and entertainment for over thirty years. His specialty is system design and advanced user interfaces. He is a pioneer in 3D graphics, robotics, telepresence, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR). He creates world-class teams and ships impossible products.

In 1987, Smith created The Colony, the very first real-time 3D adventure game/shooter and the precursor to today's first-person shooters. The game was developed for the Apple Macintosh and won the "Best Adventure Game of the Year" award from MacWorld Magazine.

In 1990, Smith founded Virtus Corporation and developed Virtus Walkthrough, the first real-time 3D design application for personal computers. Virtus Walkthrough won the very first MacWorld/MacUser Breakthrough Product of the Year.

David was Chief Innovation Officer at Lockheed Martin and a Senior Fellow at Lockheed Martin MST, focused on next-generation, human centric computing and collaboration platforms. Here he developed a number of key technologies and won the Lockheed Martin TLS Inventor of the Year for the last four years (every year he has been eligible).

What’s really, really interesting is that he worked closely with authors Tom Clancy (Rainbow Six, Hunt for Red October) and Michael Crichton (Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park) to develop games.

But that’s only the beginning. . . .

David believes that the year 1968 was the most critical year in computer science. In this one year, three key individuals launched what he considers, and what he’s continuing to build upon, is this goal of enhancing humans’ ability to solve hard problems using computers to think in a different way. Again, enhancing humans’ ability to solve hard problems using computers to think in a different way.

He’s building upon the work of, really the pioneers in the internet: Doug Engelbart, Alan Kay, and Ivan Sutherland’s work - all focused on working with the Xerox Alto Project from a long time ago – close to 50-years ago. Some of these breakthroughs - that even amazed Steve Jobs, as you can see on some of his YouTube videos from years’ ago when he was stunned as he looked at the Xerox Alto project. At that time, what really stuck out for Steve Jobs was the gooey interface. This was really that first interface between a computer and a human.

David’s passion is to continue to use his skills and his competencies and capabilities in 3D and 3D engineering and design. His goal is to develop these applications and systems and platforms that are really going to transform how we use computers and solve big problems in the coming years. He’s exploring the  use of 3D and graphical situations that we can’t even imagine right now, and problem solving and using computers to solve interesting challenges and complex problems moving forward.

So, with that, I wanted to introduce you to my conversation and wonderful interview with David Smith.

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Major Take-Aways from This Episode:

  • What is an Augmented Conversation?
  • The future of turning a computer into a vehicle to exchange ideas in real-time and sophisticated areas.
  • How a fusion of ideas reinvents and redefines the vision of what computing is.

How to get in touch with David A. Smith:

Resources Referenced

 

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Forum, 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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Jun 28, 2019

I am super excited to bring to you my conversation with Safi Bahcall. I haven't been this excited in a long time because Safi has just written this book called Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries.

His use of language and his use of innovation principals is second to none in this book especially because I think he comes at this from being an innovator for years and being an entrepreneur, and he comes at this from a very powerful perspective. It really impacted me and the people I've been sharing this book with.

He received his BA summa cum laude from Harvard and his PhD from Stanford. After working for three years as a consultant for McKinsey, he co-founded a biotechnology company developing new drugs for cancer (which led him to be profiled by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker). He led its IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years. In 2008, he was named E&Y New England Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he worked with the president's council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research.

So, in this book, Safi explains how the past and what we learn from the past, has equal implications in the future. So we get into, what are the most common conversations he gets into with CEOs these days. CEOs and senior leaders that have read his book, they are calling him daily and they are asking: "How do we nurture loonshots?"

What You Will Learn From This Interview

  • Why we won, and how we won WWII?”  
  • The role Vannevar Bush played as he was the first CIO in the United States.  
  • How China, India and Islam lost their world domination and supremacy – which had lasted 1,000 years. How did they lose it? 
  • Why good ideas die in organizations. 
  • The difference between artists, soldiers and champions within organizations. 
  • Inside a business – why you must separate artists and soldiers 
  • Why do franchise business models (protecting your core business) often fail, and what you can do about it. 
  • Why culture fixing is hard, but fixing structure is easier. 
  • Why the word ‘Culture’ is such a limp amorphous word these days. 
  • Why structure eats culture for lunch. 
  • Understand what phase transitions and dynamic equilibrium are. 
  • What is a Loonshot vs. a Moonshot? 
  • How do you nurture Loonshots? 
  • How do you lead an organization through Loonshot development as a manager and a gardener using balance and touch between groups. 

As I mentioned, I’m very excited about this interview and I hope you’ll enjoy my conversation with Safi Bahcall.

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About Safi Bahcall

Safi Bahcall is a second-generation physicist (the son of two astrophysicists), a biotech entrepreneur, and the author of recently published, Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries  

He received his BA summa cum laude from Harvard and his PhD from Stanford. After working for three years as a consultant for McKinsey, he co-founded a biotechnology company developing new drugs for cancer (which led him to be profiled by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker). He led its IPO and served as its CEO for 13 years.  

In 2008, he was named E&Y New England Biotechnology Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2011, he worked with the president's council of science advisors (PCAST) on the future of national research.  

He lives with his wife and two children in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Loonshots is his first book.

 

Ways to connect with Safi Bahcall

 

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This episode is sponsored by the CIO Innovation Insider Forum, 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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Jan 25, 2019

If you enjoy listening to my podcast, please take a minute to leave a review here!

Today you will hear a power-packed Episode with a world-class CIO. My guest today is David DiLeo, the Chief Information Officer at Industrial Scientific.

If you aspire and dream of a big job as a CIO and then land there, what would you do next? Well, 5-1/2 years ago, David landed at Industrial Scientific. What he and his team have achieved during that time has been remarkable.

As CIO, David is responsible for the information technology needs of Industrial Scientific which includes leading a large and diverse technical team comprised of ERP, business applications, application development, business intelligence, IT security, global infrastructure, and support functions. This team represents a world-class IT organization with capabilities that deliver high quality and data-driven solutions to both internal and external customers.

If you want to hear about good old-fashioned project management delivered at a world-class level, this Podcast is for you.

Here are some areas we cover:

  • Changing the Brand of IT.
  • How to create a scalable IT organization to support a business.
  • Changing IT from “Reactive” to “Proactive” – This is impressive since it was delivered in the midst of tremendous complexity and scale – not just lip service or words that everyone in business wants to hear from top CIO’s.
  • Project management can give you the broadest understanding of business. See why the path to David’s CIO role – a progression of technical, project management, middle management, and then senior management roles – was significant.
  • The powerful impact of IoT in his world.
  • How he integrated top-notch security into his environment following risk-based and security-by-design principles.
  • How people (good people) joined him on the journey to transform the business.
  • How he remains grounded and balanced.
  • His vision for himself and the business over the next few years.

This is only a small subsection of what you will learn from listening, enjoy!

Major Take-Aways from This Episode:

  • How to focus on delivering value first by partnering as a consultant with the business.
  • Benefits of segmenting types of project management depending on risk, Agile/lean vs. Waterfall tactics and techniques.
  • How to strategically use 3rd-party vendors to outsource low-value commodity work and retain high-skill, high-value skills in-house.
  • How to use security to add offense capabilities and remove latency in the sales process.

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About David DiLeo:

David DiLeo joined Industrial Scientific in 2013 as the Global Director of Information Technology and was promoted to Chief Information Officer in September 2015. Now as CIO, David is responsible for the information technology needs of this leading gas detection, safety analytics, and connected device (IoT) company.

Previously, David was the VP & Director of Quality Assurance, Strategic Information & Risk Technology, at PNC Financial Services Group. He also served as the IT Group Manager of Integrated Service Solutions at Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., where he was responsible for managing the development and operations of Pratt & Whitney’s real-time advanced diagnostic engine monitoring solution.

He earned his MBA from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Connecticut State University. He also holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute, and a certification in quality and process improvement (ACE Associate) from United Technologies Corp. He is a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma, International Honor Society.

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Jan 18, 2019

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I found my guest today, Dr. Joyce Benenson, through a book I read called Top Dog, recommended to me by one of my recent guests, Navy Seal, Captain Tom Chaby.

Joyce is a professor of Psychology at Emmanuel College in Boston and an Associate Member of the Human Evolutionary Biology department at Harvard University. She is an author of a fascinating book called Warriors and Worriers: The Survival of the Sexes. The book explores the evolutionary differences between men and women and how they survive through competitiveness. Drawing on an interesting array of studies and stories that explore the ways boys and men deter their enemies, while girls and women find assistants to aid them in coping with vulnerable children and elders, Benenson turns upside down the familiar wisdom that women are more sociable than men and that men are more competitive than women.

As much as I love to interview guests on leadership and high performance topics on my podcast, in this interview, Joyce and I discuss what IT business leaders could learn from her studies on gender differences to get the most out of their high performance teams.

Key Points of Interest in This Episode:

I think self-awareness is the key to being a high-performance leader. You will need to draw your own conclusions from my discussion with Joyce Benenson. In an age of political correctness and non-brave communications, I love reading and listening to experts who explore topics worth considering in our political environment.

As you explore your own process of developing as a leader in business and in your life, learn unique biological attributes of man and women that will help you be a better more “self-aware” leader.

With this, I’d like to welcome you to my interview with Joyce Benenson.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode

  • Men can recover and make up after a head-on conflict while women cannot.
  • What happens when you place eight 4-year old’s in a room and ask them to decide who is going to be the leader?
  • Differences with men and women in competition and sports
  • Being aware of the feminization of men/boys so you can call into question your beliefs on this topic.
  • Why is it so hard for women to “reconcile” after a fight?
  • Women, Power, and Hierarchies – How sports can be a positive framework for competition, power, and hierarchy
  • Tips on helping women in competitive environments
  • The roles of respect for men

Read the Full Transcript Here

About Joyce Benenson

Dr. Joyce Benenson is currently a professor of Psychology at Emmanuel College in Boston and an Associate Member of the Human Evolutionary Biology department at Harvard University. She has studied children’s interactions since she was 19 as an undergraduate at Duke University.

After obtaining her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1988, she was a post-doc at Radcliffe College, an assistant professor at the University of Hartford, an assistant/associate professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a reader in Ethology at the University of Plymouth in England before her current positions.

How to get in touch with Joyce Benenson

Books | Articles | Links

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Jan 11, 2019

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As many of you know, I like to choose podcast topics that are at the forefront in the minds of my audience. I also like to interview leaders who inspire me. When I was looking for a new podcast guest for my show, I asked my CTO at RedZone, James Crifasi, if there was someone he knew in security that he really respected – that stood out for him as a leader in the industry.

James recommended Dmitriy Ayrapetov, Executive Director of Product Management at SonicWall. Since RedZone has been a SonicWall partner for many years, I knew Dmitriy, and I knew that he represented most of the network security products that we work with. Luckily, he agreed to come on the show.

My conversation with Dmitriy ranges from philosophical to tactical and technical especially with his positions on Machine Learning and AI with security. We discuss a variety of topics including, who are his mentors and what does a product manager do at a high-profile security company like SonicWall?

One interesting discussion centered around the thought that, “Humans will always make mistakes – human mistakes are one of the main issues with security. Knowing that we will never fix 100% of the problems of security today, and that we have a massive likelihood of a security breach happening,” – I asked Dmitriy “How can you approach this problem?”

Key Points of Interest in This Episode:

  • How Dmitriy researches and keeps on the pulse of security
  • How his mind works when he is thinking of how his customers will be impacted by security
  • Who are his mentors?
  • What would he focus on if he was a startup founder?
  • How would I want to react if I was a customer?

Are your security vendors as concerned about business continuity as you are?

I think you will really appreciate Dmitriy’s philosophy for CIOs and CISOs – in particular, his thoughts on human mistakes. He believes that since human mistakes can’t be prevented, that you must realize the need for continuity of the business and be prepared for them.

With this, I want to welcome you to my interview with Dmitriy Ayrapetov.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

In this podcast we discuss cutting edge strategies with security: sandboxing, block until verdict, remediation and roll back.

  • What does a product manager do at a high-profile security company like SonicWall?

o Find people’s problems and bring these engineered solutions to market

  • Evolution of Security – Block first, then ask questions later.
  • Staying current with security is imperative with a current approach centered on business continuation.
  • New ways of thinking – Prevention vs. Continuity, continuous operations like auto-rollback functions.
  • Supply Chain Attacks – Next Gen behavior analytics which led us into an industry education on old fashioned heuristics vs. machine learning and AI.

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About Dmitriy Ayrapetov:

Dmitriy Ayrapetov has been with SonicWall for over 13 years. He is currently the Executive Director of Product Management at SonicWall, in charge of product security. Prior to this position, Dmitriy held product management and engineering roles at SonicWall and at enKoo Inc., an SSL VPN startup acquired by SonicWall in 2005.

As a cybersecurity expert, he speaks at industry conferences including, RSA, Gartner Security Summit, Dell World and is a regular presence at SonicWall’s annual partner conference Peak Performance. Dmitriy holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and a BA in Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley.

You can see all the SonicWall products Dmitriy has had his hand on since the beginning.
• Network Security
• Firewalls
• FTDMI – Automation and Security
• SonicWall ips Series
• Client Capture – rollback
• Email Security

How to get in touch with Dmitriy Ayrapetov

Key Resources + Links

Link to Dmitriy’s SonicWall blog page:  https://blog.sonicwall.com/authors/dmitriy-ayrapetov/
• Blog, pub. 9/12/2018: Botnets Targeting Obsolete Software
• Blog, pub. 2/13/2017: Practical Defense for Cyber Attacks + Lessons from 2017 SonicWall Annual Threat Report

Other SonicWall blog pages that cover suggested topics of discussion listed above:
• Sonic Wall Threat Intelligence blog page: https://blog.sonicwall.com/categories/threat-intelligence/
• Annual and mid-year cyber threat reports: https://brandfolder.com/s/pix4u8-fllsa0-f5587c

Other presentations and videos by Dmitriy Ayrapetov:

Other resources mentioned in the Podcast, provided by Dmitriy Ayrapetov:

There are two people that Dmitriy mentioned as thought leaders in the field: one of them is well known, Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist; while the other is less known, Dan Geer, CISO at In-Q-Tel. Bruce provides a lot of industry as well as practical advice on his website: https://www.schneier.com/. Dan’s keynote at Black Hat 2014 was, in my opinion, direction setting. It was one of the highest signal to noise ratio keynotes that I’ve ever heard and I still come back to it from time to time. It’s very dense, and is based on an essay that he authored.

The book that Dmitriy mentioned early in the podcast is Hacking Exposed –they’re on the 7th edition now. I’m not “recommending” the book, I just referenced it as something that piqued my curiosity in security early on.

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Jan 4, 2019

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My guest today, Jeff Tippett is a Raleigh, North Carolina-based public speaker, and owner of the public affairs firm, Targeted Persuasion.

Known by audiences and fans as Mr. Persuasion, Jeff Tippett is a subject matter expert in persuasive communications. Jeff has impacted thousands of lives through over 500 presentations, including keynotes and seminars. He helps people increase their effectiveness, gives them powerful tools for attaining goals and dreams, and helps them positively impact their organization – all as they learn techniques for communicating persuasively with others.

The heart and soul of Jeff’s presentations is the emotional story he tells of adopting his youngest daughter from Haiti while the country’s government was collapsing. Through this near death experience of navigating civil unrest and institutional bureaucracy in a third world nation, Jeff learned valuable lessons on how to persuade others without ever manipulating. Jeff unpacks these secrets of the superpower of persuasion in every presentation.

What You Will Learn About in this Interview:

  • Focusing on Your Brand: We personify our brand. What is your brand saying about you? I think all of us have a responsibility to sell what we believe, sell ourselves, or sell our message. Learn how to communicate the right message – one that will get noticed.
  • Communications in the Workplace: Millennials Are Changing the Game: Unlike previous generations, millennials’ expectations of open communications, deeper connections and authenticity are presenting a communication challenge within the workplace.
  • The Benefits of Telling the Full Story – in Bite-sized Pieces: Shorter attention spans require short messages – not an explosion of information. You want to capture people’s attention with one word that makes them wonder what the second word is – and makes them ask you for the next level.
  • Understanding How People Respond and Positioning Your Message: You know that people primarily respond out of emotion and not logic. Find what is emotional in the story you’re trying to tell around the information. Lead with that, work in the logic and you’ll have your best chance of persuading and moving your audience with you.
  • The Process of Debriefing and Drilling Down to the Simple Message:
    • Let the information all spill out – get it out of your head.
    • Ask, “What problem am I solving with this that I’m trying to convey?”
    • Strike out everything that isn’t crucial – keep only the main words that convey your message.

With this, I want to welcome you to my interview with Jeff Tippett.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • Jeff Tippett’s Big, Bold Statement: “We all live or die based upon our ability to persuade.” What’s the difference between persuasive communications and manipulating people? How does understanding this difference help you rise to the top?
  • Jeff’s Audience Take-Aways: As a keynote speaker, presenter and author, Jeff believes that conveying his energy, making an emotional connection, and creating a common ground with his audience is key to their taking away actionable content.
  • Verbal Imagery: Clear the playing field using the word “imagine”. By freeing any barriers of reality, it sets your audience up to listen and allows them to picture the world, the situation, or the environment the way that you want to describe it to them.
  • Get Out of Your Own Head: It’s a challenge. What’s the message that you’re trying to convey to the person you’re talking to? What’s in it for them? Do you care? Your willingness to listen and to make a connection with them – on their terms, will define your success.
  • Communicate with Humor: Humor is one of the best approaches we can use for people to drop down the barriers and walls. We can use things like humor, compassion, empathy, and storytelling as well and authenticity to help us make that connection with our audience.
    • This is about being kind to other people and finding ways that we can connect with other people, to whatever degree, and willingness they are willing to connect.

Many of the topics discussed in this interview are also included in Jeff’s second book, slated for an early 2019 release, titled: Unleashing Your Superpower: Why Persuasive Communication Is The Only Force You Will Ever Need.

Read the Full Transcript Here

About Jeff Tippett:

In 2014, Jeff founded Targeted Persuasion, an award-winning public affairs + communications firm. He has worked with renowned brands like Airbnb, The National Restaurant Association, The League of Women Voters, The League of Conservation Voters, plus others. Other industry experts have validated Jeff’s work with numerous awards including the prestigious The American Advertising Award.

His first book: Pixels Are the New Ink: 3 Steps to Digital Domination in Your Industry, gives business leaders, activists, political leaders, and anyone desiring to build their brand online the tools needed to grow their network and influence. The easy 3-step process makes implementing the strategies attainable for online novices to pros.

Jeff’s highly anticipated second book, slated for an early 2019 release, is titled: Unleashing Your Superpower: Why Persuasive Communication Is The Only Force You Will Ever Need. The book is designed for CEOs responsible for leading an organization – often navigating significant changes, a manager with direct responsibility for the performance of those you lead, a salesperson whose income is directly related to your ability to close the sale, or simply an individual hoping to live life with the company of a significant other – Jeff unmasks the secrets of persuasive communication.

His bold statement is that, “We all live or die based on our ability to persuade”; and his goal is to help people understand how to persuasively communicate better without ever manipulating people around them – and to help them rise to the top.

You can learn more about Jeff Tippett on his website: https://jefftippett.com

How to get in touch with Jeff Tippett

Key Resources:

Articles:

Book:

Podcasts and Videos:

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Dec 7, 2018

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My guest this week is Chris Pirie, who until recently, was General Manager in Microsoft’s SMGSR organization. Chris led the training and readiness for all Microsoft’s sales, marketing, and technical field employees worldwide.

Chris joined Microsoft in September 2004 as Senior Director of Learning Product Development, and subsequently he held global sales and marketing responsibility for Microsoft Learning, the organization’s customer training business. Chris has launched The Learning Futures Group which helps organizations rethink their Learning and Development strategy in the face of historic disruption and change in the workplace.

What You Will Learn from this Interview:

  • The most agile companies win: How does learning support this strategy?
  • Bold experiments in learning: How do organizations, companies and networks create the right environment to foster individual agility and fitness to become a better learner?
  • Companies relaxing with learning: It’s not micromanaging the process, but creating an environment that encourages a learning culture and putting some scaffolding around it.
  • Old frameworks and top-down modules of learning are dying: Today the expertise isn’t always at the top of the network or the organization. Things are moving too quickly for old structured processes.
  • The power of the metaphor with learning: Giving companies the ability to take on new ideas and develop new intellectual property, like patents, by their ability to ingest new ideas from outside their four walls.
  • Advanced research in learning using neuroscience: Offering better ways to understand how to move information into long-term memory. Discovering which social and physical conditions can accelerate or throttle the learning process.

With this, I want to welcome you to my interview with Chris Pirie.

Major Take-Aways from this Episode are:

  • There are about 170 documented cognitive biases, which are a fundamental part of how the brain operates. Research coded into workable models will help learning experience designers to leverage brain chemistry and biases.
  • Collapse expertise’s from Edge to Core of the business.
  • How to use hackathons to build learning cultures. Organizations are creating open opportunities for learning where people teach each other and learn together – using all the resources of the company to do things that they’re passionate about.
  • Scaffolding learning strategies. Organizations not just voicing the importance of a learning culture, but showing their commitment by creating the “scaffolding” to support building one.
  • People organizing their own learning vs. being told what, when, and how to learn. New models are proving that it’s much more useful to give people the skills to organize their own world rather than structuring everything for them.
  • Leaders viewing learning as a source of growth and a source of competitive advantage. Organizations make space for people to bring their natural ability to learn, to be curious and teach each other.

Read the Full Transcript Here

About Chris Pirie

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.

Ways to Connect with Chris Pirie

Resources + Links

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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:

Resources and Links:

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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.

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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.

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How to get in touch with Chetan Raval

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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.

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How to get in touch with Neil Goodrich

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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

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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.

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How to get in touch with Riz Jan

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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.

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How to get in touch with Reggie Wilkerson

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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.

Read full transcript here.

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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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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About Bill Murphy
Bill Murphy is a world renowned Innovation and Transformation (Offense and Defense) Expert dedicated to your success as an IT business leader. Follow Bill on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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