14 episodes

Technology leaders making sense of network disruption.

Network Disrupted Network Disrupted

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Technology leaders making sense of network disruption.

    Season 1, Episode 6: "How did they adopt SD-WAN so fast?" with Anshuman Awasthi, Director of Infrastructure, Engineering @ Leading Retailer

    Season 1, Episode 6: "How did they adopt SD-WAN so fast?" with Anshuman Awasthi, Director of Infrastructure, Engineering @ Leading Retailer

    Today, I talk to Anshuman Awasthi, Director of Infrastructure and Engineering at a publicly traded, leading retailer based in CA whose legal team won’t let me say their name... but they do furniture really well. Anshu’s company was an early adopter of SD-WAN before its value was as defined, so we talk about how and why they did that. We'll also discuss:
    - Why his team chose to adopt SD-WAN before its relative popularity- How he leveraged vendor partnerships to tailor emerging solutions - How Anshu’s company determined requirements for the emerging technology - What securing traffic in this new world looked like for Anshu’s team Read his Forbes column here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/people/anshumanawasthi/#53b78c831ec4
    P.S. Know who I should speak to next? Drop me a line at andrew@networkdisrupted.comP.P.S. Short on time? I send episode summaries to my email subscribers. Add yourself to the list if you’d like.

    • 30 min
    Season 2, Episode 1: "Can security & flexibility co-exist?" with Vikas Mahajan, CISO at the American Red Cross

    Season 2, Episode 1: "Can security & flexibility co-exist?" with Vikas Mahajan, CISO at the American Red Cross

    Today, I’m speaking with Vikas Mahajan, who you might know as the CISO at the American Red Cross. For this episode, we’re going to focus on the collision of traditional worlds of networking and network security, the rise and merits of what Gartner has coined as "SASE", and how Vikas approaches leading security in light of the Red Cross’ volunteer-based, highly critical, highly complex context.
    What's great about this interview is we talk both tactics and strategy, and I expect many of you will be pocketing much of Vikas' advice. Let me know what you thought of today’s discussion!
    You can tweet me at @netwkdisrupted + @awertkin, leave a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, or email me at andrew@networkdisrupted.com.
    Read more about Vikas on our blog.

    • 24 min
    Season 2, Episode 6 - "What is my role in the organization?" featuring Rich Penkoski, Principal and Deputy CEO, Markets at Deloitte

    Season 2, Episode 6 - "What is my role in the organization?" featuring Rich Penkoski, Principal and Deputy CEO, Markets at Deloitte

    On the season finale of Network Disrupted, we’re talking to Rich Penkoski, the Deputy CEO of Markets for Deloitte Consulting. We're going to lean on Rich’s unique role speaking to many different finance and technology leaders to discuss the evolution of the highly important CIO-CFO relationship.
    We'll also cover the rapidly changing expectations of technologists, strategies for enabling agile decision making at large organizations, and why intimately trusting your vendors is necessary. Enjoy!
    As always, let me know what you thought of today’s discussion! Tweet me at @netwkdisrupted + @awertkin, leave a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, or email me at andrew@networkdisrupted.com.
    Read more about Rich on our blog.
    With that, I wish you all a happy, safe holiday season. I'll see you in the spring for Season 3.

    • 30 min
    Season 2, Episode 5 - "How do I humanize IT?" with Jason James, CIO at Nethealth

    Season 2, Episode 5 - "How do I humanize IT?" with Jason James, CIO at Nethealth

    Today I’m joined by Jason "JJ" James, a three-time IT VP, and current Chief Information Officer at NetHealth. In this episode, we’re going to focus on IT's ever-expending role in enabling smooth strategic pivoting, aiding efficient teamwork, navigating industry disruption (as always).
    JJ is an award-winning innovator, and a true believer in driving advancement through human connection - as he has coined the "humanization" of technology. Enjoy!
    Let me know what you thought of today’s discussion! Tweet me at @netwkdisrupted + @awertkin, leave a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, or email me at andrew@networkdisrupted.com.
    Read more about Jason on our blog.

    • 31 min
    Season 2, Episode 4 - "How do I foster a culture of innovation?" with Brian Benn, CIO @ Atlanta Housing Authority

    Season 2, Episode 4 - "How do I foster a culture of innovation?" with Brian Benn, CIO @ Atlanta Housing Authority

    Today I’m joined by Brian Benn, a former NASA software engineer and current Chief Information Officer at the Atlanta Housing Authority - a leader in transforming public housing to provide affordable communities for those in need. In this episode, we’re going to focus on how technology leaders - particularly in government, can stoke innovation, create a culture that resists complacency, welcomes vulnerability, and actually empowers agile development.
    Brian is a truly innovative strategist, technologist, and overall thought leader, with an adamant belief in digital literacy driving the betterment of Atlanta. He has some really awesome stories from his time on the final frontier. Enjoy!
    Let me know what you thought of today’s discussion! Tweet me at @netwkdisrupted + @awertkin, leave a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, or email me at andrew@networkdisrupted.com.
    Read more about Brian on our blog.

    • 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 3 - "How do I choose & enable my partners?" with Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor of IT at UC Irvine

    Season 2 Episode 3 - "How do I choose & enable my partners?" with Tom Andriola, Vice Chancellor of IT at UC Irvine

    Today, I’m speaking with Tom Andriola, the Vice Chancellor of Information, Technology, and Data over at the University of California, Irvine - an inovation hub for higher education, public research, and healthcare. On this episode, we explore Tom's unique take on enabling partnerships to promote UC Irvine’s ambitious data strategy, discuss the keys to merging technology and business strategy at organizations at the scale of UC Irvine, and investigate emerging thoughts on what’s to come in healthcare and higher ed.
    Tom is a brilliant technology leader and a true advocate for innovation. His ambitious strategic approach is reason enough to take notes - enjoy!
    Let me know what you thought of today’s discussion! You can tweet me at @netwkdisrupted + @awertkin, leave a review on Spotify or Apple Podcasts, or email me at andrew@networkdisrupted.com.
    Read more about Tom on our blog.

    • 28 min

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Hrivnak ,

Very enlightening

Great podcast! Love hearing how our technology is evolving and changing. I came to listen to JJ’s episode, but there’s a lot of interesting stuff here. Nice job!

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