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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 (formerly the Forum on World Class IT) is the premier podcast for IT and technology professionals.

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

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    • 4.9, 46 Ratings

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 (formerly the Forum on World Class IT) is the premier podcast for IT and technology professionals.

    P&G CIO Vittorio Cretella

    P&G CIO Vittorio Cretella

    In this interview, we discuss 



    Vittorio’s purview as CIO

    The three principles that are guiding the company through COVID-19

    How COVID-19 has accelerated the company’s technology plans

    Vittorio’s first 100 days as CIO

    The two-pronged approach to P&G’s digital transformation

    The importance of building and maintaining internal expertise

    The evolution of the CIO role

    Vittorio’s take on deep learning and machine learning



    Among a variety of other topics.

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    This episode is sponsored by Zoho.

    • 26 min
    Zoho Founder & CEO Sridhar Vembu

    Zoho Founder & CEO Sridhar Vembu

    In this episode, we discuss:



    An overview of Zoho’s business

    The company’s focus on treating people well, innovation, and engineering 

    Why Shidhar was not interested in taking the company public 

    An overview of Zoho’s participatory and informal culture

    How Zoho has established nap and play rooms for its employees

    An overview of Zoho Schools of Learning

    Why the company does not take out debt 

    How the company is looking to expand its presence in rural US cities

    The importance of being prudent during bubble times  

    Why we need to question the role of central banks 

    The company’s response to COVID-19 

    The home school care Sridhar started during the pandemic 

    Sridhar’s view on the future of mobile workforces



    Among a variety of other topics.

    • 45 min
    SAIC CIO Nathan Rogers

    SAIC CIO Nathan Rogers

    In this interview, we discuss



    An overview of SAIC’s business 

    Nathan’s purview as CIO

    The interesting complexities of being a CIO of a B2G company

    Nathan’s first few months as CIO and Nathan’s role in that 

    SAIC’s acquisition of Engility 

    SAIC’s goal to make IT customer zero 

    How the company looks to innovate 

    Why the cultural element of the future of work is a challenge



    and a variety of other topics.

    • 20 min
    Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott

    Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott

    In this interview, we discuss Kevin’s upbringing in rural Virginia and why he felt he had to leave his hometown to pursue opportunity, how people can have successful careers by using sophisticated technological tools without having to move to technology hubs like Silicon Valley, Kevin’s thoughts on improving technology knowledge and expertise, the importance of teaching kids technology, how COVID-19 will make distance learning and working more prevalent, how AI and ML can be used for positive benefit with healthcare applications, such as disease detection, why everyone must play a role in shaping technologies future, not just a select privileged few, Scott’s take on synthetic biology, among other topics.

    • 38 min
    Project to Product Author Mik Kersten

    Project to Product Author Mik Kersten

    In this interview, we discuss



    Insight from Mik’s book, Project to Product

    The IT productivity discrepancies between digitally native organizations and legacy enterprises 

    The economic impact of technological revolutions, 

    The value of product orientation over project orientation

    Why IT must measure the value they create and not simply if they deliver on time and on budget 

    The importance and shortcomings of traditional project management

    What legacy enterprises can learn from both startups and tech giants

    Among other topics

    • 34 min
    Insurtech with Travelers CTO/COO

    Insurtech with Travelers CTO/COO

    In this episode, Mojgan discusses the company’s commitment to making innovation part of its DNA and the strategic pillars the company has put in place, which are focused on evolving the way the company works to drive integrated teams to push the blurring of lines between business and technology. First, the company leverages design thinking methodologies and always starts with the customer and works backward, and it has small multifunctional teams of technologists and business experts. Second, the company has developed a strategic architecture, driving modernization and simplification where appropriate. Lastly, but most importantly is talent, which the company considers its advantage multiplier.  Mojgan cites that Travelers drives new skill sets and engineering talent in a variety of ways. We also discuss Mojgan’s view on the future of women in technology, and the revolution she sees happening in that regard, how Mojgan looks at the company’s 160-year old history as a position of extreme strength, how Mojgan’s diverse career path has colored her experience at Travelers, and a variety of other topics.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

46 Ratings

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Technovation hits the mark!

Peter is a great host and interviewer. His Exec guests are leading the way for real change in the IT arena and value to the business and how they are doing it. Every session has some great nuggets of relevant knowledge and I thoroughly enjoy each weekly session.

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Some of the best IT interviews around. I look forward to every episode.

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