Go Tanium Tech Stories Podcast

Go Tanium Tech Stories Podcast

Every technology has a story behind it. These are stories from the people behind the innovation. They reveal the challenges the technology set out to solve and how it solves them. The Go Tanium Tech Stories Podcast was created to bring these stories to life by interviewing thought leaders from inside and outside of Tanium. There is no #techsplaining here, only proven insight for everyone on their digital transformation journey. The host of the Go Tanium Tech Stories Podcast, Doug Thompson, is relatively new to Tanium but not the industry nor storytelling. In addition to being a Technical Solutions Engineer he is also a TEDx speaker, hosts his own personal podcast, and is a two-time Ironman Triathlon finisher.


June 7, 2022 11 min
In this Episode I discuss traits of companies that are successful in transforming the way they approach digital transformation. It is not the technology so much as the change the organization must go through to maximize the capabilities of any technology investment.
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In this episode, I interview Tanium CMO Steve Daheb.

Like just every great story, we begin by meeting the protagonist. In business, the person responsible for a company's brand is often the Chief Marketing Officer, and our hero is Steve.

We discussed his backstory and the possibilities he saw in Tanium from the outside. He's now using that outsider's lens to create a new twist in the Tanium story arc.

One of the biggest ...
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April 19, 2022 27 min
In this episode I interview Payal and talk about how she, and Tanium, think about Risk & Compliance and how her love of data and what it can do to help people led her to Tanium.

Payal is a Senior Director of Product Management, responsible for Tanium's Risk and Compliance Portfolio. For more than 18 years, she has been building products that help companies secure their networks. She has worked with Fortune 500 to hyper growt...
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April 5, 2022 31 min
When the CEO of your company is asked who in the company we should try to be more like, you go find that person. You want to learn more about them and watch what they do. Well I had the chance to interview that person, Jeff Stokes.

In this episode we discuss how Jeff became Jeff, some of the adventures we had at a previous company, and most importantly, how to partner with other individuals and companies to make the customer suc...
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March 22, 2022 25 min
My guest this episode is Steven Blankenship from Salisbury University. He takes his role of security to heart and when he had challenges getting the information he needed, and in a timely manner, he knew he had to transform the way things were getting done.

He used Tanium to change the story of how his organization thought about, managed, and ultimately transformed to a modern, flexible, and adaptable team running at the speed of...
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In this episode of the podcast, I get to interview a couple of my peers who host a biweekly Twitch stream for Tanium call Endpoint Explorers. It was a great conversation, and you can hear a lot of what makes Tanium a great place to work.

Cameron McLaws experience in Enterprise Operations - Healthcare, Higher Education, and Manufacturing. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors, boating, and learning how to not get tapped out in Braz...
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February 15, 2022 33 min
In this episode of the GO Tanium Tech Stories Podcast I get to interview a relatively new team member Colonel Ed J. Debish (Ret.)

After retirement from the US Marines as Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group, he brought his expertise to our Customer Success team.

We discuss how Tanium helped keep the communications of the MCCOG safe, secure, and fluid. (You'll have to listen to decipher that acronym. :-)...
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February 1, 2022 24 min
There are few stories that mean more to me than those where someone takes something that you made/created and used it to make something useful to others. Today's guest Andrew Thornton works for a Tanium partner Cylitic Security, and they have taken Tanium and done some really interesting things with Tanium for their customers to gain insight into their exposure to Log4j vulnerabilities. Andrew also shares some great insight ...
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January 18, 2022 32 min
In this episode I interview someone so amazing she goes by her initials. (That and her name kind of takes a half a day to type.)

More importantly she has a great story of success with Tanium as a customer and was so impressed she came to work for Tanium because she wanted to help others solve the same problems that have plagued IT for years.

Jennifer Pittman-Leeper, JPL, is a Tanium Customer Engagement Manager for SLED customers. ...
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January 4, 2022 30 min
In this episode I discuss value engineering.

What is that you ask? I had the same question and Roy explain's it beautifully.

Roy Schuster leads the Value Engineering team for Tanium, assisting customers with defining the economic value of our industry-leading endpoint management and security platform. Roy joined Tanium in January 2020. Prior to Tanium, Roy spent 16 years with Cisco Systems. At Cisco, he primarily led large-scale...
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December 21, 2021 17 min
Welcome to Episode 9.

This week I interview Julia Grunewald who comes to product management from a different angle but one that totally makes since once she talks about it.

We talk about how the successful product manager checks their ego at the door and leans on the customer to tell them what they need.

How using the language of the customer can unlock some really interesting discoveries and the key is to listen for what the customer...
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December 7, 2021 24 min
In this Episode I talk with Kimberely about her career and how she got into cyber security, even with only 3 months of college. We also discuss how she managed to become one of the top women in the field and how show jumping keeps her grounded. She also has advice on how we can get more women into technology.

Kimberley is our Director of Strategic Accounts for Tanium, based in Vancouver supporting the Western Canadian territory. ...
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In this special episode of the Go Tanium Podcast, Ashley McGlone and Oliver Cronk join me to discuss the keynotes and sessions that were the Tanium Converge 2021 highlights for us.

If you missed a session, or want to watch one again, Converge 2021 keynotes and breakouts are now available to view on-demand! Check out the content for FREE here https://converge.tanium.com/converge2021/home

Want more Go Tanium content? Check out all t...
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November 23, 2021 24 min
Oliver Cronk is the Chief IT Architect for EMEA at Tanium and leader of Architect Tomorrow. Oliver is an IT architecture and DevOps leader with over 20 years experience in a variety of IT roles across energy, government, telecommunications, banking and professional services. Oliver joined Tanium from Deloitte where he spent 3 years as the Chief Architect for Risk Advisory – responsible for driving innovation, digital transformation...
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In this special episode, I speak to Tim Bremm of Honeywell. We discuss what you will learn in his session and it really thinks differently about automation. Below is the description of his session as well as a link to it on the Teanium Converge website.
Previous to using Tanium there was no automation in place to allow end users to configure their own patching options. By using ServiceNow as the front end, we built out a set of va...
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November 9, 2021 28 min
Chris Cruz | Vertical CIO, SLED

Chris Cruz serves as Tanium’s Vertical CIO for SLED (State, Local, Education), bringing over 30 years of government and public sector leadership to the role, including tenure as the Director and CIO for the County of San Joaquin in Stockton, California. Prior to this position, he served as the State of California’s Deputy CIO, and was the CIO for the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the ...
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October 26, 2021 24 min
In this episode of the Go Tanium Tech Stories Podcast I interview Aylwyn Ribeiro .

We discuss how he made the jump from hospitality to education and how the focus on the customer experience helped him lead a transformation change at his school district. We also discussed his philosophy on transformational change and how he shared that vision to lead his teams to travel down this path. We also discussed how the Tanium solutions hel...
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In this Episode of the Go Tanium Tech Stories podcast I talk with Sam Rajachudamani where we discuss the story behind our recently introduced Risk and Compliance solution.

Listen to learn about the stories our customer told us about how managing risk and compliance was one of their biggest challenges and how we created our solution to help solve those challenges and allow our customers to sleep better at night because they had inc...
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September 28, 2021 33 min
It is a rarity when you get to talk to employee #10 at any company with over 1000 people, but in this episode of the Go Tanium Tech Stories podcast, I get to do just that.

Come hear some stories of why he chose Tanium when he was a security analyst and decided to come to work for us as one of 2 Technical Account Managers here and how things have changed as he takes on the role of Global Technology Expert.

Hear why he believes that th...
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September 14, 2021 26 min
Tim Morris | Financial Services Strategist

Tim joined Tanium in May 2021, after retiring from Wells Fargo, where he spent 21 years. He led the Cyber Threat Engineering and Research teams within Information & Cyber Security for the bank.

Tim has worked with almost every facet of computer and network technologies. Concentration has been with endpoint detection & response, systems & patch management, and vulnerability ...
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