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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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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.

    CIO to Founding CEO with ProntoForms' Alvaro Pombo

    CIO to Founding CEO with ProntoForms' Alvaro Pombo

    459: ProntoForms Corporation CEO Alvaro Pombo gives valuable advice to other CIOs who would wish to follow in his footsteps to become a CEO. First, he notes that technologists can become too enamored with technology. He notes that since businesses ultimately care most about outcomes, he advises focusing on transformations that impact the broader business. He also underscores the importance of being proximate to customers, noting that they care most about outcomes that are scalable. We also discuss the genesis story of ProntoForms, how the company managed through the 2008 financial crisis, and other advice for CIOs who wish to rise above the role, among other topics.

    • 18 min
    Innovation Strategy with TD Ameritrade’s CIO

    Innovation Strategy with TD Ameritrade’s CIO

    458: TD Ameritrade CIO Vijay Sankaran discusses how TD Ameritrade approaches innovation. The company looks to apply a systematic design thinking process to innovation and seeks to understand the problem it is trying to solve. It then determines  what the internal or external consumers pain points are , apply a disciplined discovery approach to understanding those pain points, experiment with what the best possible solution is for that pain point, and then experiment through a set of tests, develop a minimum viable product, and generate feedback to cultivate a solution that best addresses those pain points for the consumer. We also discuss the Discotech incubator, how Vijay used his experiences at a complex organization such as Ford to be successful in his new post at TD Ameritrade, how the company uses artificial intelligence, among other topics.

    • 30 min
    Oshkosh CIO Anupam Khare

    Oshkosh CIO Anupam Khare

    457: Oshkosh CIO Anupam Khare outlines the company’s five strategic pillars, which are being people-first; running digital technology as a business; modernizing and innovating; building advanced capabilities in analytics and process automation, among other areas; and securing the organization in a way that reduces friction and makes experiences better for its employees, customers, and partners. We also discuss how the company has been able to recruit new employees, how the team has mixed retraining with bringing in new people externally, how the Information Technology function has rebranded to “Digital Technology” to change its perception internally and externally, among other topics.

    • 34 min
    Equinix CEO Charles Meyers

    Equinix CEO Charles Meyers

    456: Equinix CEO Charles Meyers discusses the trend for organizations to get out of the data center business, which puts Equinix in a solid position to support CIOs in their digital transformation journey. Charles cites that companies are noticing that building, operating, maintaining, and ensuring that data centers are equipped to meet their go-forward needs is not in line with their differentiation and their capability nor is it the best use of their capital. Instead, they have looked for highly distributed IT infrastructure to meet a variety of needs, and the cloud is playing a large role. We also discuss the benefits Equinix gains from being an internal first user, how the CIO role has evolved to be more customer-facing and strategic, Charles’ takes on AI, IoT, the Digital Edge, and 5G, among other topics.

    • 23 min
    From CIO to CEO with Commvault's Sanjay Mirchandani

    From CIO to CEO with Commvault's Sanjay Mirchandani

    455: Commvault CEO Sanjay Mirchandani covers a variety of topics, including the company’s strategic plan, which focuses on simplification, execution, and innovation, how his time as CIO of EMC prepared him for the CEO role,  how data has gone from something companies only use when they absolutely need it to being at the forefront of the business, the tech landscape in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, his take on AI/ML, automation, and DevOps, among other topics.

    • 20 min
    Unity Technologies CIO Brian Hoyt

    Unity Technologies CIO Brian Hoyt

    454: Unity Technologies CIO Brian Hoyt discusses how as enterprise becomes more consumerized, employees gain autonomy and the nature of IT work changes. He cites his and his team’s focus on employee productivity. We also discuss the merging of business operations and IT, what it’s like being in a CIO within a tech-centric business, how to manage a fast-growing organization, among other topics.

    • 20 min

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