The CIO exchange podcast features technology and business leaders from around the world, discussing what's working, what's not, and what's next. Through stories of failure, success, passion, and struggle, we explore the ways in which these tech executives have moved both their companies and their careers forward. Each episode is a conversation focusing on a unique topic intended to provide the insight and perspective needed to help others make progress. This podcast is produced by VMware, a Silicon Valley-based technology company. Visit vmware.com/cio for more details.
Removing Silos: Why The Developer Experience Matters - Guest: Tihomir Bajic, CEO of LTSE Software
This conversation is part of our Lead/Forward series, where we talk with technology leaders about the real stories behind the themes of innovation, talent, and experience. In this episode, we interview Tihomir Bajic, CEO of LTSE Software to find out more about the evolution of DevOps, and his vision for overcoming siloed developer, ops and security teams for fast, consistent and scalable operations across environments.
Innovating at the Speed of DevOps - Guest: Ashish Kakran, Principal of Thomvest Ventures
This conversation is part of our Lead/Forward series, where we talk with technology leaders about the real stories behind the themes of innovation, talent, and experience. In this episode, we interview Ashish Kakran, Principal of Thomvest Ventures to find out how his organization nurtures the future of technology and advancement by investing in companies to help them become leaders in their fields.
Having a Thick Skin in Executive Search is Critical - Guest: Martha Heller, CEO of Heller Search Associates
Heller Search Associates is an executive search firm that places technology leaders in the right opportunity for them, nationwide, and across all industries. In this episode we speak with their CEO, Martha Heller, to find out how her team excels at navigating the IT talent market while engaging with high level candidates. She describes what is required of technology leaders to be impactful, how they need to look at their career development, and how roles in technology are shifting.
Investing One Step Ahead - Guest: Cindy Padnos, Founder & Managing Partner at Illuminate Ventures
Illuminate Ventures focuses on finding, funding, and accelerating great founders in the B2B, Enterprise cloud, and mobile computing spaces - BUT, without a crystal ball into the future, how do they determine what are the right trends and technologies to back? In this episode, I speak with Cindy Padnos, Founder and Managing partner at Illuminate Ventures, to find out how they’re leveraging data to make the best investing decisions.
From artificial intelligence and machine learning to hybrid cloud and human capital, we go over all the tools that go into building a platform that excels at serving customers and setting companies up for success. Cindy delves into how these can help siphon through the overlays of technologies and tailwinds to determine what is really needed in the market, what are the next best great ideas, and help identify which companies are most likely to prosper.
Technology Solving the “Prosperity Paradox” - Guest: Wendy Gonzalez, CEO of Sama
Talent is evenly distributed, but opportunity is not. This big idea is driving innovative technology entrepreneurs to create new markets in impoverished areas where opportunity did not previously exist. Clayton Christensen, and his coauthors Karen Dillon and Efosa Ojomo, lay this out in their book "The Prosperity Paradox" and highlight the role of innovators in developing prosperity in emerging economies. The best of altruistic intentions — and billions of dollars in aid — haven’t lifted many countries out of poverty. Instead, Christensen advocates market-creating innovation as the key. One such innovative entrepreneur is Wendy Gonzalez, CEO of Sama, who leads a company founded on this powerful idea.
In this episode, originally recorded during the October 2021 VMworld event, Wendy shares how Sama, an AI training data company, has helped over 56,000 people lift themselves out of poverty while creating tremendous value for their clients. In this conversation, she explains how great talent is everywhere, how diversity creates a greater product, and what a difference it would make if every company had a strong social mission.
CxO Conversations with Jason Conyard: The Relationship between CIOs and CSOs - Guest: Alex Tosheff, VP & CSO, VMware
This episode of CIO Exchange is a part of our CIO Unplugged series where Jason Conyard, VMware’s CIO, has candid hallway-style conversations with other technology leaders about what’s at the top of his mind right now. In this episode, Jason speaks with Alex Tosheff, the Chief Security Officer at VMware, about the relationship between the CIO and CSO. During the conversation they cover the classic tensions between technology and security teams, the strategic importance of those roles and the relationship, as well as some critical components of their own leadership principles and management styles.
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