Host Dan Turchin, PeopleReign CEO, explores how AI is changing the workplace. He interviews thought leaders and technologists from industry and academia who share their experiences and insights about artificial intelligence and what it means to be human in the era of AI-driven automation. Learn more about PeopleReign, the system of intelligence for IT and HR employee service: http://www.peoplereign.com.
Binny Gill, Founder and CEO of Kognitos, discusses how LLMs like ChatGPT are making us all programmers
Binny Gill started his career as a programmer after studying CS and Engineering at IIT Kanpur and later UIUC, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He then had an impressive eight-year run as a technology leader at Nutanix, the hyper converged infrastructure company, eventually becoming its CTO for cloud services. In January 2021, Binny left Nutanix to start Kognitos based on a bold vision to make everyone a programmer. In this discussion, we learn about his journey and how generative AI just may change everything.
Thanks to Steve Kaplan for the intro to Binny.
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Binny's inspiration for starting Kognitos: "...why should humans need to think like machines... when machines can now think like humans?"What makes programming so hard.Why the future of programming is using natural language to describe the features you want.How computing interfaces restrict us from communicating like humans when programming.Why Binny says "generative AI is the new electricity."The most important leadership lesson Binny learned working alongside iconic leaders at IBM.References in this episode:
How Petals just became the BitTorrent of LLMsPhil McKinney, former HP CTO, on AI and the Future of WorkThe Kognitos blog
Daphne Jones, best-selling author of "Win When They Say You Won't" and serial CIO, shares advice for anyone who has ever experienced imposter syndrome
Today’s guest belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of amazing female leaders we've interviewed on this podcast. Daphne and I met in November while co-presenting at the HMG Strategy event in New York City. Daphne’s energy is infectious. Her passion for inspiring leaders was obvious on stage and even more obvious when we met afterward. Daphne’s new book Win When They Say You Won’t: Break Through Barriers and Keep Leveling Up Your Success became an instant best seller. Listen to this one and you’ll understand why.
Before becoming an author, Daphne started The Board Curators to help others prepare for serving as paid company directors. She serves on numerous boards including AMN Healthcare and Masonite International. Earlier in her career, Daphne was a serial CIO serving in IT leadership roles at companies including IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and GE Healthcare.
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Daphne's remarkable path from poor kid in rural Illinois to global CIOHow to overcome racial bias as a black femaleThe subtle ways bias infiltrates organizationsWhere imposter syndrome originates... and how to conquer itHow to "version your life" to adopt a growth mindsetHow to use Daphne's EDIT process to achieve your goalsWhy DEI "won't be a thing any more" in a decadeReferences in today's episode...
Daphne's book: Win When They Say You Won'tCharlene Li on AI and the Future of WorkGiselle Mota on AI and the Future of WorkKai Nunez on AI and the Future of WorkDaphne's websiteFun facts about AI adoption in 2023
Special episode: Dave Kellogg, serial CEO, investor, and SaaS pioneer, shares his (provocative) tech predictions for 2023
This is one of my favorite episodes of the year. It’s our third annual long, strange trip into the mind of a Silicon Valley legend.
Dave Kellogg is one of the best marketers, CEOs, tech provocateurs, and board whisperers around. He was an executive at iconic companies like SAP, MarkLogic, and Salesforce turned investor and board director who is now an executive in residence at Balderton Capital.
In this episode, we discuss, well, just about everything that matters for the tech economy… startup growth metrics, generative AI, how to get funded in 2023, and of course our favorite jam band.
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What Dave got right… and not so right… in his 2022 predictions How startups can survive downturns How to fix the problems at Salesforce, Amazon, and Facebook What single theme will characterize 2023 in Silicon Valley What will happen to startups that raised massive rounds in 2021 Why virtual companies won’t outperform companies built around hubs in tech centers What’s ahead for consumption-based pricing and PLG Why generative AI poses an existential threat to Google References in this episode:
Dave’s (excellent) blog Peter Fishman, Mozart Data CEO, on AI and the Future of Work Derek Steer, Mode co-founder, on AI and the Future of WorkHow ChatGPT can detect Alzheimer's disease
Carter Busse, CIO of future of work unicorn Workato, shares why it's hard to own technology... at a technology company
Carter Busse has been leading IT organizations for more than two decades. He has been an IT leader at successful, high-growth organizations ranging from Salesforce to MobileIron to 8x8 to Cohesity Among his many accolades, he was recently named a 2022 ORBIE Bay Area CIO of the year and was also the first IT leader hired at Salesforce back in 2000.
Carter understands the challenges of managing tech infrastructure for high-growth tech companies where there’s zero margin for error because everyone thinks they know tech better than you. CIOs are like plumbing: nobody appreciates them when everything’s working but they’re the first to get blamed when there’s a blockage.
He's now the CIO of rising star Workato, the integration automation platform that has raised more than $400M, was most recently valued at nearly $6B, and has about 1,000 employees in 13 offices around the world.
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What a CIO does.Why CIOs have the shortest tenure in the C-suite.The role of AI to improve employee experiences.How to recreate the Apple Genius Bar at work... for at-home employees.How generative AI will be used in the enterprise.Key questions to ask when evaluating new uses of AI.How CIOs deliver strategic value and avoid being "technology traffic cops".References in this episode:
What happens when ChatGPT is wrong?Mark Settle, seven-time CIO, on AI and the Future of WorkWorkato
Darren Murph, Head of Remote at GitLab and Guinness world record holder, discusses what's required to make remote-first work cultures succeed
Darren Murph has been Head of Remote at GitLab for 3.5 years and has been a part of its rise to prominence. His leadership helped shape GitLab’s remote-first culture. GitLab went public in 2021 and has about a $7B market cap. It’s one of the leading DevOps platforms and has grown its team to more than 2k employees.
Before GitLab Darren has been an entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Oh, and by the way, he holds one of the most awesome records in the Guinness Book of World Records.
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How to make work an organizational principle instead of a perk or policyWhat a Head of Remote does... and why every company will soon hire oneWhy there's no such thing as "hybrid" workThe number one mistake organizations make when transitioning to remote workHow remote-first teams make the most of in person teamHow GitLab uses the personal "readme" to help remote employees get to know each otherHow to Zoom happy hours with "community service hours"How Darren earned his place in the Guinness Book of World RecordsReferences in this episode...
Matt K. Parker on AI and the Future of WorkDarren Murph on TwitterChase Warrington, Head of Remote at DoistHow voice assistants are helping the elderly age in placeElliQ, the voice assistant from Intuition Robotics
AI wins and losses in 2022... and predictions for 2023 with two AI legends: tech futurists Peter Scott and David Wood
Today's episode first appeared on Peter Scott's (excellent!) AI and You podcast.
Peter Scott and David Wood are two of the most recognized AI futurists. Both are respected authors, speakers, and visionaries. Peter is a popular TEDx speaker and long-time NASA engineer. David was recently named one of the "top 100 most influential people in technology".
Today's discussion is a must-listen in which we discuss the future of technology, the future of work, and the future of humanity. In this one, Peter hosted and the three of us had a round table discussion about everything from generative AI to sentience. Let us know what you think after listening. Our DMs are open on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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Where AI won and lost in 2022Our predictions for AI in 2023What will the impact of ChatGPT be on the future of technologyWhat tasks are best-suited for generative AIHow we'll regulate generative AI when it spews nonsenseWhat is artificial general intelligence (AGI) and when we'll achieve itWhat is sentience and are today's bots sentient?How and where the US AI Bill of Rights falls short vs. AI regulation in the EUWhat we should be doing to systematize the practice of responsible AIReferences in the episode:
Peter Scott on AI and the Future of WorkEric Olson from Consensus on AI and the Future of WorkMichael Osterrieder from vAIsual on AI and the Future of WorkJim Lawton from Zebra on AI and the Future of WorkGary Bolles on AI and the Future of WorkMeta's Galactica bot failure
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