SINC USA is a national resource for senior IT executives, and SINC: The Conversation podcast offers a digital window into the unique engagement experience that is the SINC community. In this podcast, you’ll hear directly from IT industry experts, leaders, and thinkers, and learn firsthand about the key insights, strategies, and relationships reimagining the future. Welcome to The Conversation.
S2 Ep5 - Burnout in IT - The Conversation with Darrell Bilbrey
Working from home and taking once in-person meetings online has seen a rise in fatigue and burnout in the workforce.
Darrell Bilbrey, Principal, and Founder of Vantage To You Consulting offers some insight on how to avoid burnout and gives us a glimpse into how his company helps others by building strong management and leadership and the importance of checking in.
S2 Ep4 - The Perfect Blend – Healthcare Interoperability: TEFCA, FHIR API’s and Blockchain (Oh My!) - The Conversation with Michael Marchant
This episode will give a brief history of legacy interoperability to current day, highlighting the interoperability challenges as we migrate through different methodologies, standards and industry norms including the 21st Century Cures Act/TEFCA and how health information exchange could be drastically impacted by the implementation of a few blockchain concepts in the areas of identity, track and trace and consent to create a wholesale health data marketplace that puts the patient at the center of the equation and allows them to own, manage and profit from their health information.
S2 Ep3 - "Paradigm Shift Bringing Your People with You on Your Digital Transformation Journey" - The Conversation with Gina Bennett
Gina Bennett, Sr. Director of Advancement Technology, Business Intelligence & Analytics at Morehouse College, and Sean Navarro, Director of Partnerships at SINC USA sit down and talk about why People are at the heart of the business and the technologies behind them. The conversation dives into lessons learned from the pandemic and Gina’s newest venture at Construction Check.
S2 Ep2 - "Who’s looking out for you?" - The Conversation with Robert Field, Pete Cafarchio and Rick Diana
You’re a hard-working leader responsible for protecting and improving the backbone of your organization. It’s a never-ending job that takes energy, vigilance, constant improvement and keeping up with all the latest industry trends.
But as you’re giving your best to your organization who’s looking out for you? What about your own personal development? Who can you trust to have no agenda other than your own success?
This session will be unlike any others in the conference. Using an interactive, fireside chat format you’ll hear about how one tech leader took his life and career to the next level by partnering with both an agent and a coach. He’ll tell you about his challenges, what the engagements were like, and the results that he got.
S2 Ep1 - "Lessons in Leadership and the New Management Style" - The Conversation with Dr. Jason Edwards
Season 2 of SINC: The Conversation kicks off with Dr. Jason Edwards, Strategy Principal of Information Security at USAA. A former US Army Calvary officer, Dr. Edwards also serves as the Cybersecurity Learning Facilitator for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology xPro Cybersecurity Program, and is a teaching professor at the University of Miami, the University of Central Florida, and NYU.
In this episode, Dr. Edwards shares insights on leadership culture shifts and the new management style he envisions under remote work, what industry can learn from the military workplace, and leadership culture highlights from his 20-year green-to-gold military career— a journey from enlisted to decorated calvary officer and Brigade CIO/CISO.
Benefits of the new management/assessment style, for both employees and employersReevaluating the 4-year degree: adaptive hiring objectives, vocational educationCulture, training, and a people-first ethos—industry takeaways from military best practicesTop-of-mind concerns in risk managementWhy you might not retain talent forever, and why that's OK
Engage with Dr. Jason Edwards at our 2022 TOLA Leaders Forum, March 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines outside Austin, TX.
S1 Ep 6 - "Tech for Good: Diversity & Nonprofit Digital Transformation" - The Conversation with Helen Knight
Over 30% of all charitable giving happens in December—but how often do we think about the impact of technology on charities and nonprofits? What does digital transformation look like when the change beneficiaries are not the funders?
For this episode, we sat down with Helen Knight of Helen Knight Consulting, a DEI speaker and digital transformation consultant specializing in the nonprofit sector. Simply put, Helen fights poverty with technology. You'll hear specifically how digital transformation impacts mission delivery, how private industry can be a better neighbor to nonprofit, and why innovation isn't always the answer.
Later, Helen establishes diversity as practically necessary for collective business intelligence, explores the neurobiological data supporting gender diversity in tech, and makes a fascinating case for the ways in which diversity gaps actually map directly onto technology gaps.
And finally, Helen shares several key observations and top-of-mind concerns regarding data governance, leadership, and the current ecosystem.
Helen Knight is a visionary strategist leading award-winning technology transformations at non-profits across Canada, providing strategic IT consulting and also speaking on IT transformation, diversity and inclusion.
Helen runs the nonprofit support hub TechforSocialGood.ca, is a Governing Board Member of the not-for-profit technical agency Cybera Inc., and also serves as (the first female) President of the CIO Association of Canada’s Calgary chapter.