Category Archives: Forbes Technovation Column

Thoughts On The AI Superpowers From The Person Who Understands Them Best

Peter High interviews Kai-Fu Lee, Founder of Sinovation Ventures. They discuss how China is well positioned to surpass the US in AI prowess, the stunning, government-supported progress China’s technology sector has made in recent years, among other topics.

CEO Of King On The Introduction Of Candy Crush Friends Saga

Peter High interviews Riccardo Zacconi, CEO of King. They discuss the strategy behind the new candy crush game, why the original game saw such tremendous success, the future of King, among other topics.

Kimberly Johnson’s Path From Chief Credit Officer To Chief Operating Officer Of Fannie Mae

Peter High interviews Kimberly Johnson, COO of Fannie Mae. They discuss Kimberly’s path to the COO role, Kimberly’s take on green financing, the similarities between risk and operations, among other topics.

BNY Mellon Names Sabet Elias As New CTO

Sabet Elias has joined $15 billion BNY Melon as their new Chief Technology Officer. Most recently, Sabet was the Sales and Trading CTO for Global Banking & Markets at Bank of America.

FINRA Manages 50 Billion Daily Transactions Using The Public Cloud

Peter High interviews Steve Randich, CIO of FINRA. They discuss Steve’s view on the future of robotics and automation, Washington, D.C.’s market for technology skills, how the best IT teams serve as a trusted advisor to the business, among other topics.

Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter Continues To Influence Clean Energy

Peter High interviews Bill Ritter, the 41st Governor of Colorado. They discuss the new technologies that will assist in managing energy portfolios, why it is more effective to work with the states and the private sector to achieve the energy transformation than it is to partner with the Federal Government, Bill’s work as strategy partner at Blackhorn Ventures, among other topics.

Why CRM Solutions Fail And New Sales Strategies For The Future

Peter High interviews Byron Matthews, Chief Executive Officer of the Miller Heiman Group. They discuss how the buyer-seller relationship has changed, dearth of sales talent, why CRM does not add value for customers, among other topics.

Lenovo And NetApp Will Partner To Help Customers Drive Intelligent Transformation

Peter High interviews the CEO of Lenovo, Yang Yanqing and the CEO of NetApp, George Kurian. They discussed the global multi-faceted partnership between the companies, which is designed to bring innovative technology and a simplified experience to help customers modernize IT and accelerate their digital transformation.

Former CIO Of CVS Joins Hudson’s Bay Company As CTO And Chief Digital Operations Officer

Stephen Gold has joined $11 billion Hudson’s Bay Company as their new Chief Technology and Chief Digital Operations Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the technology and digital strategy for the company, with a focus on aligning the end-to-end customer experience through data and digital innovation across the enterprise and HBC’s brands in North America. Most recently, Stephen served as the CIO and EVP, Technology, Operations, and Innovation.

How Blackstone CTO Bill Murphy Drives Innovation

Peter High interviews Bill Murphy, Chief Technology Officer of Blackstone. They discuss the evolution of the CTO role, how Blackstone develops partnerships to aid strategic ventures, organization’s burning need to clean up technical debt, among other topics.