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Twice-weekly conversations with top executives and thought leaders at the intersection of business, technology, and innovation. Each episode of Technovation explores the technology trends that are transforming business, and the leaders driving digital change inside their organizations. Produced by Metis Strategy and hosted by firm President Peter High, Technovation is the premier podcast for IT and technology professionals with the largest collection of interviews with elite CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs.

Technovation with Peter High (CIO, CTO, CDO, CXO Interviews‪)‬ Metis Strategy

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Twice-weekly conversations with top executives and thought leaders at the intersection of business, technology, and innovation. Each episode of Technovation explores the technology trends that are transforming business, and the leaders driving digital change inside their organizations. Produced by Metis Strategy and hosted by firm President Peter High, Technovation is the premier podcast for IT and technology professionals with the largest collection of interviews with elite CIOs, CTOs, and CDOs.

    How A.I. Drives Business Outcomes with Digital.ai CEO Ashok Reddy

    How A.I. Drives Business Outcomes with Digital.ai CEO Ashok Reddy

    570: In this interview, Ashok Reddy, CEO of Digital.ai discusses the intersection of digital and AI, why only 8-10 percent of companies are truly transforming digitally. We also cover why IT teams who are successful in truly transforming work jointly with the broader business to define value. Further, we discuss why IT should work with the rest of the business to run agile, why value streams are best derived by collaboration across the typical silos of the enterprise, how Ashok believes innovation is done best, and a variety of other topics.



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    This episode is sponsored by Apptio and Tanium.



       

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    How Digital Technologies are Changing HSBC, Comerica and the Financial Industry

    How Digital Technologies are Changing HSBC, Comerica and the Financial Industry

    569: In this interview, Catherine Zhou, Global Head of Ventures for Digital Innovation and Partnerships at HSBC, and Megan Crespi, Chief Operations and Technology Officer for Comerica Bank, discuss how barriers to digital adoption are dissolving out of necessity, how Comerica has transformed to enhance the customer experience, and how Comerica is using the pandemic as an opportunity to break down barriers and reach new demographics as work becomes more remote. We also discuss three areas HSBC looks at regarding innovation and profit pools: big tech, the Eastern hemisphere, and FinTech, why it's every person's job to innovate at HSBC, not just the innovation team's job, and a variety of other topics. 



     



    Also available on YouTube:



    https://youtu.be/wfIBKApb5Lg



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    This episode is sponsored by Apptio and Tanium.



       

    • 22 min
    How COVID Accelerated the Digital Transformation at Viatris

    How COVID Accelerated the Digital Transformation at Viatris

    568: In this interview, Ramkumar Rayapureddy, Global CIO of Viatris, discusses how the IT team came together over one weekend and transitioned the entire company to virtual work with no business disruption, how COVID accelerated the pace of change for the entire organization, and steps Viatris has taken to keep its employees engaged throughout the pandemic. Ramkumar highlights some of the technologies the company adopted that it likely would not have had it not been for the pandemic as well as the improvements Viatris has made to its preventive maintenance program as it adopts new technologies. Lastly, we discuss how IT is becoming a bigger part of the initial strategic discussion within the company, why Ramkumar likes to hire people from the business into IT, and a variety of other topics.



     



    Also available on YouTube:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiOZfY0ul9o&ab_channel=MetisStrategy



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    This episode is sponsored by Apptio and Tanium.



       

    • 22 min
    How Yasir Anwar Helped Williams Sonoma Become a Digital-First Retailer

    How Yasir Anwar Helped Williams Sonoma Become a Digital-First Retailer

    567: In this interview, we discuss Williams-Sonoma’s digital transformation and how Yasir helped build a future-proof business model for the company that was able to not only withstand, but grow during the pandemic. He talks about the merging responsibilities of the CTO and CDO and what it means for the company to be “digital-first”. Yasir details how the company is focused on creating a frictionless customer experience, how digital and technology play a role in in-house design, and how Williams-Sonoma balances centralization with independence between their brands. Finally, we discuss what Yasir sees as the most salient trends in technology and digital coming out of the pandemic.



    Also available on YouTube:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcPOEo7loq0&ab_channel=MetisStrategy



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    This episode is sponsored by Apptio and Tanium.



       

    • 35 min
    Dr. Francis Fukuyama on How Technology is Shaping American Democracy

    Dr. Francis Fukuyama on How Technology is Shaping American Democracy

    566: In this interview, we discuss the state of American politics and the role that technology plays. Dr. Fukuyama describes what he sees as the rise of populism in the U.S., the deepening polarization between voters, and how platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Google have facilitated this polarization. He proposes the application of middleware to these platforms and provides possible benefits to such applications as well as criticisms that it has received. Additionally, Dr. Fukuyama gives his perspective on challenges arising from both Russia and China and provides an analysis of the current Biden Administration.



    Also available on YouTube:



    https://youtu.be/GpHGvsmdpuo



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    This episode is sponsored by Apptio and Tanium.



       

    • 49 min
    Verizon and Stanley Black & Decker CIOs on Customer Experience Innovation

    Verizon and Stanley Black & Decker CIOs on Customer Experience Innovation

    565: In this interview, Rhonda discusses the four key focus areas for IT at Stanley Black & Decker once the pandemic struck and how COVID has given Stanley Black & Decker the permission to change and accelerate. Shankar discusses the stakeholder prioritization framework Verizon adopted during the pandemic in which it puts its employees first, customers second, society third, and its shareholders fourth, some of the innovative ideas Verizon has adopted during the pandemic, how Verizon has accelerated its digital transformation during the pandemic, among a variety of other topics.



     



    Also available on YouTube:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CRMWsGFBtg&ab_channel=MetisStrategy



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    This episode is sponsored by Apptio and Tanium.



       

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57 Ratings

57 Ratings

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Great show!

The host of the Technovation highlights all aspects of business, tech and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Awesome Podcast!!!

Peter, host of the Technovation podcast, highlights all aspects of technology and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as a technology innovator, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Peter does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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