CIO Talk Network Podcast

CIO Talk Network Podcast

At CIO Talk Network (formerly CIO Talk Radio), our goal is to bring to you the latest conversations in technology and leadership by top leaders from Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 Companies. These riveting talks will provide you with a quick glimpse into the mind of today’s leader. Each show of CIO Talk Network is uniquely designed to unravel each technology, leadership or business topic in depth for you to derive maximum insights from it.

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May 12, 2022 40 min

In a world with increasing complexity, uncertainty and conflict, it's not surprising that many people feel unable or unwilling to take action. So, playing the role of a simplifier, how are the CIOs finding ways of cutting through argumentative speech with precise solutions for their employees and engaging them in productive work instead of being disengaged by hostility?

Guest: Piyush Chowhan, Group Chief Information Officer, Lu...

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Massive changes in the business climate and customer expectations have forced companies to rethink everything they do. As a result, there is a need to innovate consistently and implement changes quickly to realize the value in a much shorter timeframe. So what is the recipe to enable such time compression for increasingly higher value creation?

Guest: Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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A Chief Data Officer (CDO) is expected to use data to continually improve internal operations and create a competitive advantage while aligning with partners, vendors, and customers. But complexities related to data quality, availability, visibility, governance, and security hinder the effort in the currently challenging business environment. So what are CDOs doing to deliver sustained value today and prepare for the times ahead?

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April 26, 2022 61 min

A CIO's ability to deliver on business demands is only as good as its people. But what if they start quitting or demanding unaffordable wages, as they are doing now during the Great Attrition? How are IT, HR, and business leaders joining hands to handle this unprecedented situation and maintain sustained growth and profitability?

Guest: Shahrin Oli-Mohammed, Chief Information and Digital Officer, Global LNG Trading & Market...

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The answer to the question, "Would you recommend our company to your friends?" depends on whether your customers feel cared for and have a remarkable experience, not just satisfactory, and can see how experiences dealing with your company improved their lives? What mix of team inspiration, process and technology innovation, and caring leadership would it take to get an increasingly enthusiastic positive response from your c...

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With increasing demand on IT to support business growth and sustainability, lack of leadership support, skill gaps, work overload, and budget are among the top reported challenges. And, the demand curve is only going up. How should we reimagine IT to make it always available, scalable, and relevant?

Guest: Daragh Mahon, EVP & Chief Information Officer, Werner Enterprises

Guest Bio: https://www.ciotalknetwork.com/contributor/dar...

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March 18, 2022 55 min

Today's CEO wants to drive growth through digital innovations that have practical applications and are relevant to market conditions and customer preferences—driving significant positive ROI. So what are CIOs doing to support the CEO agenda to help achieve the desired outcome?

Guest 1: Minori Hara, Chief Digital and Information Officer, Santen Pharmaceutical

Guest Bio: https://www.ciotalknetwork.com/contributor/minori-hara/

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There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to organizational culture. Some companies have found success in digital transformation by adapting their traditional and long-established cultures. In contrast, others struggle with the transition because they cannot change what’s familiar enough around them – even if this means losing out on opportunities for growth or business model innovation! So how should organizational lead...

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February 11, 2022 51 min

How well is your business unlocking data-driven capabilities, enterprise-wide analytics, and using it to scale across multiple dimensions? While you may have already started implementing targeted advanced analytics and artificial intelligence use cases, what IT and data architectures, people and processes alignment, and data governance must be established to make data your most significant asset?

Guest 1: Karl Hightower, Chief Data...

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January 19, 2022 39 min

What is on the CIO agenda for 2022 that will help enable and shape business aspirations for the best outcome? Coming out of pandemic, as we enter the new year, how are the CIOs planning to align their strategies and resources to launch digital projects faster, integrate systems quickly, and allow seamless and secure access to applications and data? Guest: Tanya Hannah, Chief Information Officer, King County

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Leaders recognize the need for employees to learn new skills to stay relevant and profitable in the future. But the inability to maintain an inventory of current skills, identify required and critical future skills, and proactively fill the gap hinders such efforts. So how are business and IT leaders collaborating to ensure proper investment in this strategic and long-term capability-building effort? Guest: Ruth Thorpe, Senior Vic...

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Many small and mid-sized companies rely on a dynamic mix of full, part-time, and contracted employees to run their business across corporate and personal-owned devices.

With employees' expectations of an ongoing hybrid work environment and the organization's need to maintain security and compliance protocols, it is critical to implement a solution that balances security and user productivity without adding complexity and co...

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December 8, 2021 46 min

Organizations want their security investments to achieve intended results and drive significant positive ROI like any business function. For such clarity, how much security organizations need and how much they should pay must be calculated based on operations and technology costs, risks mitigated, and benefits realized. Also, explicit metrics must drive security effort evaluation, performance, and the required adjustments. So how c...

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Business typically views security programs as inducing caution, restrictions, and restraints. As a security leader, how do you change perception, create alignment, engage constituents, and demonstrably catalyze innovation to transform such programs into practical digital business enablers? Guest: Dee Young, Chief Information Security Officer, UNC Health Care

Guest Bio: https://www.ciotalknetwork.com/contributor/dee-young/

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Spreading the same controls across all business areas hasn’t proven to be effective for security management. Neither has planting people, whether your own or a managed service provider, and passively waiting for the alarm to go off. How can you as a CISO be surgical in your approach to security operations to proactively safeguard the crown jewels? Guest 1: Jerich Beason, Chief Information Security Officer, Epiq

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October 11, 2021 38 min

Circularity, aka circular economy, refers to a closed-loop system where we can keep reusing, repairing, refurbishing, remanufacturing, and recycling resources, minimizing resource consumption and waste. It also can help improve resource productivity since we can keep using products, equipment, and infrastructure longer. Since we are using digital to maximize business and user outcomes, can we extend it to enable a circular economy ...

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October 8, 2021 48 min

Amidst the current chaotic environment, we could be fighting daily fires and embrace stagnation. But, instead, organizations must focus on sustainability, cultivating talent, and operating with purpose while using technology to transform and accelerate growth to create a lasting impact and bring positive change. So, how well are the organizations doing what matters most today? Guest 1: Tressa Springmann, Chief Information Officer,...

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There is a rapid change in customer expectations, business models, and how work gets done. Yet, from planning demand to building operational capability to establishing a robust partner ecosystem support, many businesses still depend on principles enshrined as best practices decades ago. How can we rethink and shift our business planning and delivery efforts to more realistic scenario-driven models that are continually refined based...

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Supporting the scaling and accelerating digitalization efforts requires rethinking and converging business and IT teams. From cross-training workers for homogenization, integrating workflows, learning and adopting emerging technologies, to navigating through uncertainties together. Where are organizations in this journey? What are the related challenges and remedies that are helping build one cohesive force to deliver Digital? Gue...

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An emerging trend may be missed or shunned as speculation when it emanates weak signals or looks like an anomaly. But, waiting for it to become a conspicuous trend could cost you the race with your proactive competitors. So, how can organizations build heightened sensing capabilities to discern promising trends even if the signals are weak and stay ready to execute timely to gain a significant competitive advantage?

Guest 1: Nashir...

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