Welcome back to the show everyone. This is Bill Murphy, your host of the RedZone Podcast. Many of you know, in the previous episode #104 we talked about Sparta and the Spartans with historian Paul Rahe. The irony of it was that I had recorded that introduction on a Friday night, Saturday morning I was getting started in a Spartan race – a super on one of the mountains in Pennsylvania. It’s now Saturday afternoon and I’m recovering from that great experience.
I'm very excited about my guest for today, for you. It's Barry Libenson, Global CIO for Experian. He was responsible for, 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 CIO and VP of Land O' Lakes. He has a continuous track record of huge success in the CIO capacity. This is his number two episode with me and with the RedZone Podcast.
This is the kind of stuff you're going to get out of this episode with Barry today:
I recently had a wonderful talk with Pascal Finette. I am really excited to share our conversation on the exponential technologies with you. Pascal is the head of Singularity University's SU Labs, where he leverages most intractable problems with cutting-edge technologies. One of the concepts we have delved into during our discussion was the concept of innovating organization at the edge instead of the core and how to approach growth through the lens of this concept. A lot of us are familiar with innovation when it comes to processes. How is it done with a product that is a business unit?
Listen to more about the question to ask about open-sourcing, concept of “crow funding”, and the importance of moonshot thinking and exploring more at the edge.
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About Pascal Finette
Pascal heads up Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, including the Startup Accelerator, Venture Fund and the Entrepreneurship Track where he inspires, educates and empowers entrepreneurs tackling the world’s most intractable problems leveraging exponential technologies. Pascal has spent his career pushing the boundaries of technology and passionately believes the Internet can deeply impact mankind.
He founded the non-profit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the ‘GyShiDo’ (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publishes the opinionated newsletter, ‘The Heretic’, which is read by ten of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe.
Pascal frequently speaks and writes about the interaction of entrepreneurship, technology, and global impact. Pascal coaches clients on leadership potential and loves to work with entrepreneurs who are making things better and go from zero to one.
How to get in touch with Pascal:
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In this show I discuss High Performance teams, Accountability, Hybrid Cloud Multipliers, IT Audit & Risk Management Tools, Forced Delegation, Toxic Employee and Team Building, Incentivizing Right Behaviours, Consensus Building, Rapid Acceptance. We touch on products from HP, Microsoft, Briggs, Azure, Abriska, Myers and Varonis.
I recently caught up with Jason and we discussed several topics related to IT Security, DR, and Infrastructure. You can stream this podcast to your phone using the links below to Soundcloud on your PC or get the app on your phone. Jason is a world class technologist, businessman, and CIO. He also has a seat at the table (Board). I know this because I have sat next to him in the board room and have observed Jason who brings a unique and diverse perspective to business. He works directly with the CFO regarding finance and with Sales and Marketing as well. He is the glue for many parts of the business. In our discussion we covered the following areas: Structural has 4000 employees, 30 locations and 2000 mobile users. Tactics and Strategy related to: File Synch, DR, Pilots vs Free, Data Governance, CEO and Board Level Communication, Data Access vs App Delivery BYOD, Dropbox Replacement, Private Filesynch, workflow, collaboration, high availability, and privacy. ‘Webifying’ his corporate file systems to have 1 instance of data being able to be delivered to any desktop and device in his network. The podcast can be streamed via Soundcloud. You can watch it via your PC or you can stream to your phone by getting the Soundcloud app. I will also be launching this podcast on Stitcher and ITunes as well. Product Discussions: VMware Horizon, Nasuni, DATAnywhere BOOKS: Michael Crichton's Prey, Jack Reacher Series by Lee Child, Business at the Speed of Thought by Bill Gates