The Nonconformist Innovation Podcast was created to help you push boundaries, ask the difficult questions and differentiate your business in a hyper competitive marketplace.
Privacy Tech & Compliance with Vaibhav Mehrotra, Founder and CEO of Secuvy
On this episode Steve has a conversation with Vaibhav Mehrotra (Founder and CEO of Secuvy) about his start-up experience, some of the trends he is seeing in privacy tech, the challenges of managing and scaling data security and privacy programs, and his company's approach using AI and robotic process automation to address this global problem. We also talk about going beyond complying with regulatory requirements and the need to build trust with customers through strong data privacy and governance practices.
Provoke, How Leaders Shape The Future with Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach
In this episode of the podcast Steve has a conversation with authors of the national bestseller Detonate, Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach, to discuss their new book Provoke, How Leaders Shape The Future by Overcoming Fatal Human Flaws. If there was ever a blueprint for Nonconformist Innovation, this would be it. It contains the principles, patterns, mindsets and stories to educate readers on principles of provocation, and makes nonconformist innovation accessible to leaders who are willing to do the work.
A Path to Business Innovation with Paul Chapman
In this epic episode Steve reconnects with former VMware colleague, Paul Chapman, to discuss the role that innovation played during VMware's rapid growth years. We take a look at Paul's illustrious career in IT leadership positions including his current role as the CIO at Cisco. We also revisit Nicholas Carr's question: Does IT Matter? and explore Paul's advice for healthy CIO-CISO relationships. During this episode, Paul reminds listeners that change is the only constant in business, and encourages us not to fall in love with technology. Finally, we discuss Paul's most provocative advice of all: technology is an implementation detail and innovative leaders are responsible for curating customer experiences.
Privacy and Identity Innovation with Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Steve Wilson
On this episode of the podcast I have the honor to have a lengthy conversation with two respected heroes and leading thinkers in the privacy and identity space, Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Steve Wilson. During our conversation we explore the need for greater cooperation among businesses and governments to recognize and respect data minimization. We explore the question do federal governments actually need a new national ID for citizen verification, or do they need a modern digital identity framework that protects the privacy and autonomy of its citizens? We discuss aspects of Apple's latest privacy policies designed to combat the spread of child sexual abuse materials on its mobile operating system; we have conversations on the use of decentralization for enforcing data privacy, and both Ann and Steve weigh in on the use of Blockchain technologies for federal identification.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation with Balaji Parimi, CEO of CloudKnox
In this episode Steve talks to founder and CEO Balaji Parimi about the launch of his company Cloud Knox Security, about his experience defining an entirely new category, about being named a pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and about his recent exit to Microsoft in July of this year. We conclude the conversation with his thoughts and advice for aspiring founders and start-up CEOS on building a team that can drive towards success, and his vision for the future of cloud security.
Ethical IT Innovation with Sarah Spiekermann
On this episode Steve has a conversation with Sarah Spiekermann about the cultural implications for privacy and ethics by design, an IEEE project she is working on called the Draft Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design, as well as her monumental book Ethical IT Innovation, A Value-Based System Design Approach. Towards the end of the conversation, we spend some time talking about the ethics of AI, ethical machines, wise leadership and how to protect against unintended consequences of innovations in artificial intelligence.
Always a pleasure to hear Steve Herrod speak about disruptive innovation. Thought provoking content; well worth a listen.