Exclusive Interviews with top-level executives and thought leaders bring you insightful conversations on the latest trends and challenges facing the tech industry. Join host Brad Sousa, as he takes you behind the curtain of tech and spec, from the revolutionary changes that have impacted various industries, to the human stories behind those changes. Witness the Impact of technology, humanity and industry transformation today.
Ep. 8 - Sean Sadler - Digital Transformation Starts with People
How can technology leaders spearhead true digital transformation? Sean Sadler of CGI explains to Brad Sousa why people must be the focus. They delve into trends like generative AI, which could drastically reshape jobs, and discuss pivotal ethical considerations as this technology advances. Sean also shares his vision for IT leaders driving sustainability through cloud migration, hardware lifecycle extensions, and more.
Ep. 7 - Rhonda Holt - Curiosity and Courage for Innovation
How do technology leaders like Brad Sousa and Rhonda Holt, CTO of PBS, spark innovation and communicate its value to stakeholders? In this episode, they stress keeping the human impact at the forefront and cultivating curiosity and courage on their teams. With new technologies like generative AI raising ethical questions, they emphasize the importance of transparency and managing risk in early adoption. Rhonda also tells her origin story of catching the technology "bug" as a kid.
Ep. 6 - Chuck Scharnagle - Embracing Heritage and Progress
Leading tech at a company started by an American founding father brings unique challenges. Chuck Sharnagle, CIO of Revere Copper, shares his expertise on aligning tech with business goals, avoiding "IT neglect," honoring tradition while pioneering new solutions, and how to recognize and grow top tech talent within your organization.
Ep. 5 - Rachel Lockett - Stepping Up to the Plate: A CIO’s Playbook for Success
In this episode, Rachel Lockett, CIO of Pohlad Companies, and host Brad Sousa share an in-depth conversation about leadership, communication (and the communication gap that exists between business leaders and technology leaders), and the impact technology has on people. If you aspire to be, or currently serve as, a CIO you must understand your technology skill is not the greatest value you provide to the business. Your personal and professional development needs to shift to focus on leadership development. Rachel and Brad also address topics from Rachel’s new book, “The Technology Doesn’t Matter,” including how to prioritize people and process and still achieve IT business alignment every organization requires.
Ep. 4 - Kay Sargent - Rethinking the Modern Workplace
Get back to the office or you're fired. No? How about: Work remotely as much as you want, that's fine with us. There's a right way and a wrong way to address workplace and remote work situations we now find ourselves in. What if the real impact on your organization, good or bad, depends on how you respond to this? We can create a workplace that's actually worth returning to, where organizations don't mandate people to go back. Your workforce wants to come to the office. How you design that space and the technology you use in that space makes all the difference between success and failure. In this episode Kay Sargent and Brad Sousa unpack the topic of Return to Work. Better yet, they discuss how to create a workplace worth returning to. They also discuss how to design an office that is commute worthy, something that creates human impact for organizations. And, they talk about how the workplace is now an ecosystem, not just a place that people go.
Ep. 3 - Jonathan Reichental - Smart Cities and the Evolution of Urban Life
In this episode, host Brad Sousa speaks with Dr. Jonathan Reichental, the CEO of Human Future and Professor at the University of San Francisco. Join us as Jonathan discusses how to rethink the relationship between workers and the workplace; designing smart cities focused on human progress, and the growing importance of responsible innovation and tech ethics for 21st century leaders.
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Great Insight’s on building a office enviroment where employees want to come to work.