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If you are looking for fresh ideas and inspiration on how to propel your tech career to the next level this is the show for you. TTT is conversations with IT leaders. Hear about the challenges they face and how they overcome them. Learn how IT leaders build their teams and help them grow to the next level. Learn about leadership in the IT space and how you can advance your career in IT. Your host is Jodi Kulek Mayer, President of Clearmont Technologies. She has 25+ years in IT Staffing and Search.

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If you are looking for fresh ideas and inspiration on how to propel your tech career to the next level this is the show for you. TTT is conversations with IT leaders. Hear about the challenges they face and how they overcome them. Learn how IT leaders build their teams and help them grow to the next level. Learn about leadership in the IT space and how you can advance your career in IT. Your host is Jodi Kulek Mayer, President of Clearmont Technologies. She has 25+ years in IT Staffing and Search.

    DevOps - It’s about people, with Jerry Gentry

    DevOps - It’s about people, with Jerry Gentry

    I’m excited to be joined on this episode of Tech Talent Today by Jerry Gentry, Senior Director of Enterprise Architecture and Engineering for a public utility. Jerry is a proven leader who’s a catalyst for transformation. He has a history of problem solving and innovation while maintaining stability and achieving business outcomes. I know you’ll learn a lot from his experience.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Jerry’s experience with DevOps [01:49] It’s about people, not technology [09:33] Constantly reflecting and improving [14:12] Jerry’s hiring philosophy [20:44] Connecting with people remotely [27:05] Running, cycling, and music [32:59] Writing “Syn:Fin” [37:22] Resources & People Mentioned What is a CI/CD pipeline? The Toyota Way, Second Edition SYSTEMANTICS. THE SYSTEMS BIBLE Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond Syn:Fin Connect with Jerry Gentry On Linkedin Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn Subscribe to Tech Talent Today on
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    • 42 min
    Increasing productivity through Agile scaling, with Angus Muir

    Increasing productivity through Agile scaling, with Angus Muir

    In this episode, I’m delighted to be joined by Angus Muir, a Senior Leader in Application Delivery at an international insurance firm. As an Agile practitioner and Agile coach for twenty years, Angus has drawn on his broad experience to guide organizations through the journey to implement and scale Agile. He has focused on building beyond team-level success, working with corporate leaders to solve complex issues of merging Agile principles into existing corporate cultures. You’ll learn a lot from his experience merging the theory with the needs of the work team and the organization.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Angus’ beginning career [01:55] The broad uses for Agile [03:03] Focusing principles [07:27] Getting leaders onboard with Agile [12:38] The benefit of an outside coach [16:46] The unwritten rule of Agile [20:43] Finding Agile practitioners [23:04] The future of Agile [29:18] Resources & People Mentioned Toyota Production System The Problem with Agile - It's not the team, it's you - Toronto Agile Conference 2019 Ken Akai, SPC, PSM - Director, Technology Connect with Angus Muir By email On Linkedin Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn Subscribe to Tech Talent Today on
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    • 32 min
    Defending Data and the Future of Storage with Steve Watts

    Defending Data and the Future of Storage with Steve Watts

    In this episode of Tech Talent Today, I’m excited to be joined by Steve Watts. Steve is a manager of storage, data protection, and automation services for a super-regional insurance carrier. He rose through the ranks from network engineer to storage engineer to storage & data protection architect to manager. With the increased prevalence of ransomware attacks, data protection, storage, and backup are essential topics. Listen to Steve’s perspective to learn what companies can do to protect sensitive information.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... What can you do about ransomware? [02:53] How did Steve gain an interest in computers? [10:47] Automation’s influence on storage [12:53] Desirable attributes for new team members [15:32] The pandemic’s effect on hiring [20:30] Managing work/life balance while working from home [27:15] Resources & People Mentioned Pure Storage: A Modern Data Experience | Data Storage Company Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes Connect with Steve Watts On LinkedIn Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn  
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    • 37 min
    Successful Business Transformation through Putting People First, with Arthur Phidd

    Successful Business Transformation through Putting People First, with Arthur Phidd

    In this episode of Tech Talent Today, I’m delighted to be speaking with Arthur Phidd, CIO. Art has more than 25 years of executive-level experience leading information technology and corporate-wide business transformation programs. He’s worked in multiple industries, including retail, financial, gaming, eCommerce, government, and more. An award-winning leader, Art is also a faculty member at the University Of The West Indies graduate schools of business, where he lectures on contemporary topics impacting organizational change, technology management, and transformation HR management strategies. You’ll want to hear what Art has to share from the transformation he’s led across the globe.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... The biggest challenge in corporate transformation [02:24] How to encourage change in internal structure [06:40] Having a teaching mentality [10:01] Art’s journey to technology [13:58] Combating complacency [20:35] Resources & People Mentioned The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli; CHAPTER VI Page 2 Arthur Phidd, CIO of REEDS, Best CIOs of 2020 Connect with Arthur Phidd On LinkedIn Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn Subscribe to Tech Talent Today on
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    • 27 min
    How One Woman Overcame Extreme Obstacles on the Path to CIO, with Juliette W. Samson

    How One Woman Overcame Extreme Obstacles on the Path to CIO, with Juliette W. Samson

    In this episode of Tech Talent Today, I’m thrilled to be joined by Juliette W. Samson, CIO and VP of Supply Chain at CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) - Food and Beverage. She’s responsible for implementing new technologies and optimizing the supply chain process to increase speed, service, and profitability. Juliette is a graduate of Cornell and Columbia Universities and speaks four languages. She is a determined mom who left no stone unturned when she had to find her daughter a kidney. You won’t want to miss Juliette’s amazing story of her journey of balancing her role as a mother with her journey into leadership in the technical world.
    You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Juliette W. Samson’s journey to CIO [01:45] Life as a female engineer in the 80s [07:07] The importance of mentors [10:32] Juliette’s move into the financial world [14:56] Raising a family as a businesswoman [19:48] Managing difficult times and a career [22:55] Career advice for those in IT [30:33] Resources & People Mentioned The gap at the top - Korn Ferry Lafayette student receives a kidney from a stranger Renewal.org Connect with Juliette W. Samson On LinkedIn Connect With Jodi Kulek Mayer https://clearmonttech.com/about/meet-the-team/  Follow Jodi on LinkedIn Subscribe to Tech Talent Today on
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    • 35 min

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