Welcome to Walk The Tech Talk—a podcast with host Anna Frazzetto, Chief Digital Technology Officer & President of Technology Solutions at Harvey Nash, a global professional services company. On Walk the Tech Talk, Anna interviews technology leaders from across the globe and discusses how and where they are making big impacts on their industries.
EP 24: Erika Jefferson, Founder + President BWISE
On this episode of Walk The Tech Talk, Anna interviews the accomplished Erika Jefferson, President and Founder of BWISE (Black Women in Science and Engineering) and Mid-Term Coordinator of Refining Supply and Optimization at BP. Erika and Anna discuss her early interest in chemistry, her ongoing passion for diversity in STEM that led her to start the BWISE organization, and why spending a lot of time in hard hats and steel-toed boots has given her a great understanding of how things get made. Join Anna and learn from the strategies and accomplishments of this episode’s tech trailblazer.
EP 23: Shaun Tomson, Surf Icon and Bestselling Author
As we all face unique challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode of Walk The Tech Talk takes a decidedly different approach. Instead of discussing tech trends or IT leadership advice, Anna interviews Shaun Tomson, a man of myriad talents. Not only is Shaun an inspiring athlete, entrepreneur AND philanthropist, he is also a best-selling author and keynote speaker with a focus on how we can find small ways to make a positive impact on the world we live in.
Shaun and Anna discuss his career as a professional surfer, how and why he created “The Code,” his committed and positive leadership philosophy, and how you can apply these principles to make the most out of this unexpected time.
Whether you’re a tech professional, Harvey Nash client or colleague, or a friend or family member, this special e
EP 22: Mary N. Chaney, Cyber Security Attorney
On this episode of Walk The Tech Talk, Anna interviews Mary N. Chaney, a multi-talented attorney and cybersecurity expert. A former FBI agent, she brings unique experience and perspective as a highly sought-after legal and security consultant at her own firm, The Cyber Security Law Firm of Texas. Mary shares her insights into some of today’s most pressing technology issues, including everything from data privacy and protection, to business continuity, to incident threat and response. Join Anna and learn from the strategies and accomplishments of this episode’s tech trailblazer.
EP 21: Camille Tate, Manager of Talent Acquisition at The Beck Group
On this episode of Walk The Tech Talk, Anna interviews Camille Tate, a talent acquisition visionary and recruiting expert with a passion for diversity in the technology industry. As Manager of Talent Acquisition at the Beck Group in Dallas, Camille is on the front lines of many of the issues facing women in tech today, including the salary gap, representation in leadership and more. Camille and Anna discuss a number of diversity and inclusion challenges evident in today’s workplaces, including why it’s critical for women to overcome their fear of failure, why confidence is so important in risk taking, and how the #MeToo movement has heightened awareness of the need for equality. Camille also shares her take on how companies can truly embrace diversity and inclusion, and not just use it as a buzzword. Join Anna and learn from the strategies and accomplishments of this episode’s tech trailblazer.
EP 20: John Higginson, CTO at Groupon
On this episode of Walk The Tech Talk, Anna interviews John Higginson, a technology leader who wears many hats: CTO of Groupon (formerly CTO of Chicago-based Enova), inventor, entrepreneur and last but certainly not least, advocate for tech diversity. Specifically, Anna and John discuss their mutual dedication to gender equity in tech, including their work with ARA Mentors, a national organization that seeks to attract, retain and advance women in technology. John also shares his take on why men need to be talking about gender equity in the workplace, and why they need to not just join in on the conversation, but also lead it. Join Anna and learn from the strategies and accomplishments of this episode’s tech trailblazer.
EP 19: Christine Stone, Technology Change Leader
On this episode of Walk The Tech Talk, Anna interviews Christine Stone, a technology leader whose career has spanned powerhouse global firms like McDonald’s and Volkswagen, with her most recent role as VP, IT Chief of Staff at Brookfield Properties Retail. Not only do Anna and Christine’s professional pursuits often cross paths, but they are both passionate advocates for promoting greater diversity in technology. Christine shares personal examples and advice on how to create clear goals within your team, why it’s necessary to set measurements for your D&I program, and how to stay motivated. Join Anna and learn from the strategies and accomplishments of this episode’s tech trailblazer.