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CXOTalk Michael Krigsman

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Executive CXO conversations on leadership, AI, and the digital economy with the world's top business innovators. Hosted by well-known Industry Analyst Michael Krigsman.

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    The AI Imperative: New Rules of Leadership

    The AI Imperative: New Rules of Leadership

    Join CXOTalk episode 843 to explore how AI is transforming leadership. Anthony Scriffignano (former Chief Data Scientist of Dun and Bradstreet) and Inderpal Bhandari (former Global Chief Data Officer of IBM), share their expertise on the evolving role of AI in business, the challenges of integrating new technologies, and the importance of cultural shifts within organizations. Don't miss this engaging discussion on the future of work and leadership.
    AI #Leadership #DigitalEconomy #CxOTalk #Technology #Innovation #BusinessTransformation #FutureOfWork #DataScience #aileadership 
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    • 53 min
    Social Impact: The Philosophy of Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu

    Social Impact: The Philosophy of Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu

    🌟 Welcome to Episode 842 of CXOTalk! 🌟
    Join us for an insightful conversation with Sridhar Vembu, CEO and Founder of Zoho, a global leader in cloud-based business software. In this episode, we explore innovative strategies for business growth and sustainability, focusing on leveraging rural talent and fostering innovation outside traditional urban centers.
    👨‍💼 Guest: Sridhar Vembu, CEO and Founder of Zoho 🗣️ Host: Michael Krigsman, Industry Analyst and Publisher of CXOTalk
    🎯 *Key Highlights:*
    *Embrace Rural Development:* Discover how Zoho taps into untapped talent pools by establishing offices in rural areas, implementing digital infrastructure, and developing technology-based solutions to address specific local challenges.
    *Long-Term Thinking:* Learn about Zoho's commitment to long-term strategies over short-term gains, fostering a company culture that values patience, continuous improvement, and a long-term vision.
    Vertical Integration: Understand the benefits of developing in-house capabilities to reduce dependencies on external vendors, while balancing flexibility and external partnerships.
    *Practical Skills and Hands-On Learning:* Explore Zoho's emphasis on apprenticeship programs and on-the-job training to develop employees' skills, encouraging continuous learning and experimentation.
    *Adapting to Local Markets:* Zoho's approach to tailoring products and services to meet specific regional needs while maintaining global standards ensures brand integrity across all markets.
    🎓 *Zoho Schools:*
    Learn about Zoho Schools' innovative approach to education, providing practical skills training and debt-free learning opportunities, empowering students and contributing to local economies.
    📈 *Key Takeaways:*
    *Sustaining Innovation:* Zoho remains private and bootstrapped, allowing freedom from external pressures and enabling long-term investments in R&D and employees.
    *Transnational Localism:* Zoho's model of creating high-value jobs in rural areas balances economic development across regions.
    *Building Culture:* Zoho's culture and philosophy are organically transmitted through leadership example and employee empowerment.
    🌍 *Episode Participants:*
    *Sridhar Vembu:* Co-founder and CEO of Zoho Corp, known for his unconventional choices and commitment to rural development and social impact.
    *Michael Krigsman:* Industry analyst and publisher of CXOTalk, with extensive experience in advising enterprise technology companies.
    📣 *Join the Conversation:*
    Don't miss this engaging discussion on driving innovation, building resilient organizations, and instilling positive social impact in today's ever-changing business landscape.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    VC Insights: Vital Lessons from AI Investing

    VC Insights: Vital Lessons from AI Investing

    In CXOTalk episode 841, host Michael Krigsman sits down with Yousuf Khan, Partner at Ridge Ventures and former multi-time CIO, to explore the transformative impact of AI on venture capital, startups, and enterprise AI.
    Key topics include:
    • Separating AI hype from reality in VC investing
    • Evaluating AI startups and their long-term potential
    • The challenges and opportunities AI presents for enterprises
    • Balancing innovation with risk management in AI deployment
    • Strategies for CIOs and boards navigating the AI landscape
    Khan shares insights from his unique perspective as both a seasoned CIO and current VC investor. Learn how to identify promising AI ventures, understand the "blast radius" of AI implementations, and develop the critical skills needed to lead successful AI initiatives in your organization.
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    #AI #VentureCapital #CIO #Innovation #TechLeadership #cxotalk

    • 54 min
    Why Enterprise AI Fails and How to Fix It

    Why Enterprise AI Fails and How to Fix It

    Artificial intelligence holds immense promise, but why do so many AI projects fail? In Episode 840 of CXOTalk, we uncover the common pitfalls that plague AI implementations and explore practical strategies for achieving real-world success.
    Our guest, Sol Rashidi, author of "Your AI Survival Guide" and seasoned technology executive (Sony Music, Estée Lauder), shares invaluable insights from her extensive experience leading data and analytics initiatives.
    This episode is a must-watch for business and technology leaders seeking to navigate the complexities of AI.
    We discuss critical factors that determine AI success, including:
    -- Establishing a Clear AI Strategy: Defining your organization's AI ambition (AI-centric or embedded workflows) to guide resource allocation and overall direction.
    -- Considering Projects’ Criticality and Complexity: Prioritizing projects based on strategic importance and feasibility, rather than just potential business value, to avoid "pilot purgatory."
    -- Engaging Leadership and Managing Change: Securing top-down support to overcome resistance and fostering a culture that embraces AI's transformative potential.
    -- Leveraging Existing Data Investments: Maximizing the use of existing data assets to uncover new insights and accelerate AI solution deployment.
    -- Avoiding the “Shiny Object” Syndrome: Ensuring AI solutions align with specific business needs and starting small to test viability before scaling up.
    Critical Takeaways:
    -- Rethink Use-Case Selection: Sol challenges traditional selection criteria, advocating for a criticality and complexity-focused approach to maximize successful deployment and scaling.
    -- The Importance of Continuous Monitoring: AI is not a "set it and forget it" technology. Sol emphasizes the need for ongoing monitoring and human involvement to ensure data accuracy and adapt to evolving needs.
    -- Overcoming Organizational Resistance: Sol provides strategies for addressing fears and misconceptions surrounding AI, highlighting the importance of strong leadership and clear communication.
    About Our Guest:
    Sol Rashidi holds 7 patents, with 21 filed, in the Data & Analytics space. A sought-after keynote speaker, she shares her expertise on Machine Learning, Data & Analytics, and emerging operating models for organizations undergoing digital transformation.  Her impressive career includes leadership roles at Estée Lauder, Merck, Sony Music, and Royal Caribbean.
    Join us for this insightful conversation on CXOTalk Episode 840!
    #ArtificialIntelligence #AI #BusinessStrategy #CXOTalk #SolRashidi #DataAnalytics #Leadership #DigitalTransformation #enterpriseai #aifails 
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    • 50 min
    CISO Insights: Why Use an Enterprise Browser?

    CISO Insights: Why Use an Enterprise Browser?

    Explore the world of digital healthcare security and the Island enterprise browser with Bill Dougherty, CISO of Omada Health, on episode 839 of CXOTalk. Learn how Omada leverages technology to manage sensitive health data securely and efficiently, all through a virtual-first approach. Bill shares insights on the unique challenges of securing digital health information and the innovative solutions that help protect patient data. Don't miss this in-depth discussion on the intersection of healthcare, security, and technology!

    #DigitalHealthcare #Cybersecurity #CISO #HealthTech #VirtualHealth #cxotalk

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    • 26 min
    AI in Education: A Conversation with McGraw Hill CEO

    AI in Education: A Conversation with McGraw Hill CEO

    Join this discussion with Simon Allen, CEO of McGraw Hill, as he dives deep into the transformative impact of AI and technology on education. With over 130 years of experience, McGraw Hill offers a unique perspective on navigating the digital shift while preserving the essential teacher-student connection.
    #AI #Education #EdTech #McGrawHill #cxotalk 

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    • 56 min

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