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The Tech Leader Talk podcast brings together successful technology company leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts from around the technology industry to share successes, challenges, and examples of what’s working now to build strong tech companies.

Tune-in each week as Steve Sponseller interviews a new leader in the tech world.

Tech Leader Talk Steve Sponseller

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

The Tech Leader Talk podcast brings together successful technology company leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts from around the technology industry to share successes, challenges, and examples of what’s working now to build strong tech companies.

Tune-in each week as Steve Sponseller interviews a new leader in the tech world.

    Cybersecurity Compliance that is Unique to your Organization – Justin Beals

    Cybersecurity Compliance that is Unique to your Organization – Justin Beals

    Justin Beals is the Co-Founder and CEO of Strike Graph, which is a security compliance company. He’s a serial entrepreneur with expertise in Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, and governance.
    Justin started Strike Graph to eliminate the confusion related to cybersecurity audits and certification processes. He enjoys making arcane cybersecurity standards plain and straightforward to achieve.
    In his role as CEO, Justin organizes strategic innovations at the crossroads of cybersecurity and compliance. He focuses on helping customers get significant value from Strike Graph.
    Justin has a BA in English and Theater from Fort Lewis College and lives in the Seattle area.
    “70% of data breaches are coming from third parties. So, it’s important to ask deep questions about your vendors and their security.” – Justin Beals
    Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:
    - The importance of cybersecurity audits and certification processes
    - A first step for companies to strengthen their cybersecurity
    - How a BA in English and Theater is helpful in the tech world
    - Establishing a culture of employee growth
    - The value of Improv to your sales team
    Resources
    Book: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann - https://www.amazon.com/1491-Revelations-Americas-Before-Columbus/dp/1400032059
    Connect with Justin Beals:



    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jubeals/
    Website: https://www.strikegraph.com/
    Thanks for listening!
    Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

    • 36 min
    Leading in the IT World – James Fair

    Leading in the IT World – James Fair

    James Fair has more than 35 years of experience in IT (information technology) and leadership. Today, he combines his love of IT and cybersecurity with his passion for Leadership development.
    James started as an entry-level technician and worked his way through many positions to become a Senior Vice President. During that time, he gained significant experience in all aspects of IT.
    Now, James teaches other IT professionals and IT leaders how to create high-performance teams through people-first focused leadership. He teaches these principles to corporate teams as well as individuals.
    “Transformative and inspirational leaders aren’t born, they’re made.” – James Fair
    Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:
    - James’ unique perspective on IT issues after working in many IT roles
    - How companies can keep up with the constantly changing cybersecurity landscape
    - The biggest cybersecurity mistake made by small companies
    - The point at which a company should consider outsourced IT services
    - A discussion of people-first leadership
    Resources
    Book: Dare to Lead by Brene Brown – https://brenebrown.com/book/dare-to-lead/
    Connect with James Fair:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmfair/
    Website: https://executech.com



    Thanks for listening!
    Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

    • 33 min
    Cybersecurity in a world of ever-changing risks – Corey White

    Cybersecurity in a world of ever-changing risks – Corey White

    Corey has worked in the security industry for more than 25 years and has successfully built and implemented security strategies and led consulting teams. He has worked with almost every industry, including government, high tech, hospitality, critical infrastructure, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing.
    Today, Corey is disrupting the modern approach to cybersecurity with the company he co-founded, Cyvatar.ai. Cyvatar is making cybersecurity effortless for businesses with fully managed customer-centric solutions that are mapped to business outcomes.
    Corey’s mission for Cyvatar is to transform the way the security industry builds, sells, and supports cyber solutions.
    “Even with Web 3.0, you still need to implement Web 1.0 & 2.0 security measures.” – Corey White
    Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:
    - Why cybersecurity is so important to the future of business
    - How Cybersecurity-as-a-Service benefits companies
    - Remote workers and the impact of cyber attacks
    - The biggest mistake that increases the likelihood of a cyber attack
    - A first step to strengthen your cybersecurity
    Resources
    Book: Bold by Peter Diamandis (https://www.diamandis.com/bold)
    Connect with Eric Daimler:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coreydwhite/


    Website: https://cyvatar.ai/
    Thanks for listening!
    Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

    • 32 min
    Fail but never give up – Alina Timofeeva

    Fail but never give up – Alina Timofeeva

    Alina is an award-winning professional working with Financial Services organizations in the areas of cloud-based systems, data, and digital technologies. She was recently recognized in the “Who’s Who in Cloud?” report as an influencer and keynote speaker.
    Outside of work, Alina gives back to her community by mentoring immigrants and women of diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
    Alina presented a TEDx Talk titled “Fail But Never Give Up.” Her presentation had more than 280,000 views in 3 months. She discusses her TEDx Talk on this episode and explains how the stories in that presentation have changed her life.

    “Let your failures be your catalyst that motivates you to adapt.” – Alina Timofeeva
    Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:
    - How have failures motivated you
    - The real value of using cloud technologies
    - What changes may be coming to cloud technologies
    - Mentoring immigrants and women of diverse cultural and social backgrounds
    - Is it time to remediate cloud
    Resources
    Alina’s TEDx Talk: Fail But Never Give Up - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPZYSBBpRwU
    Connect with Alina Timofeeva:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atimofeeva/



    Thanks for listening!
    Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

    • 31 min
    Leveraging AI for a more sustainable, secure, and prosperous future – Eric Daimler

    Leveraging AI for a more sustainable, secure, and prosperous future – Eric Daimler

    Eric is an authority in Artificial Intelligence with over 20 years of experience in the field as an entrepreneur, executive, investor, technologist, and policy advisor. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Conexus, which provides solutions that analyze and integrate large amounts of data from multiple sources.
    Eric is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and commentator. He works to empower communities and citizens to leverage AI for a more sustainable, secure, and prosperous future.
    Eric studied at Stanford University, the University of Washington-Seattle, and Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his PhD in its School of Computer Science.
    “Every company is going to become an Artificial Intelligence company.” – Eric Daimler
    Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:
    - Why Artificial Intelligence is the economic engine of the future
    - The important relationship between Data Infrastructure and AI
    - Policies and regulation related to AI
    - Tasks that are best handled by AI today
    - What’s coming next for AI
    Resources
    Book: ReCulturing by Melissa Daimler - https://www.amazon.com/ReCulturing-Company-Culture-Connect-Strategy/dp/1264278608
    Connect with Eric Daimler:

    Website: https://conexus.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericdaimler/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ead
    Thanks for listening!
    Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

    • 37 min
    Amazon leadership principles from a former Amazon executive – John Rossman

    Amazon leadership principles from a former Amazon executive – John Rossman

    John is a thought leader on the topics of digital strategies and innovation strategies. He is an advisor to companies and leaders who want to innovate and compete with more agility and effectiveness. John is also a keynote speaker on leadership for the digital era.
    John is a former Amazon executive who was a leader in launching and scaling the Amazon Marketplace business and ran the enterprise services business at Amazon.
    He is the author of three books, including The Amazon Way: Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles.
    John is an expert at leveraging the Amazon leadership principles to help people innovate, compete, and win in the digital world.
    “Continually transform your business by making small tangible changes, learn from those changes, and continue with more changes.” – John Rossman
    Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:
    - How companies can improve their Digital Transformation effectiveness
    - What inspired John to write “The Amazon Way”
    - What tech leaders can learn from the Amazon leadership principles
    - Why “Customer Obsession” is the first principle discussed in John’s book
    - What is the “diving deep” principle
    Resources
    John’s Book: The Amazon Way - https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Way-Amazons-Leadership-Principles/dp/173497916X
    John’s Newsletter: The Digital Leader Newsletter - https://thedigitalleader.substack.com/
    Book: The Founders by Jimmy Soni - https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Paypal-Entrepreneurs-Shaped-Silicon/dp/1501197266



    Connect with John Rossman:
    Website: http://rossmanpartners.com
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-rossman/
    Thanks for listening!
    Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

    • 34 min

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