Technovation with Peter High - 371 Interviews and Podcasts

Welcome to the Technovation with Peter High, a collection of exclusive interviews with Chief Information Officers and other IT industry thought leaders. Learn from the experts on how best to establish a truly World Class IT organization.

Podcast tags Archives: Cyber Security

Bill Chang, Executive Vice President of the Business Group of SingTel

In this interview, Bill Chang discusses principles one, People, two, Infrastructure, four, IT-Business Partnerships, and five, External Partnerships, of World Class IT with Metis Strategy.
Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Best-in-class information communication technology
  • The networked world
  • IT financial management
  • The importance of the Value Chain
  • Cloud computing security
  • Eye on the trends: The inevitability of cloud computing adoption, the scalability of mobile computing, the potential of a networked “M to M” mobile world, the power of analytics, and the challenges that the consumerization of IT creates for a CIO

Ron Ross, Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

In this interview, Ron Ross, Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, discusses World Class IT Principle Two, Infrastructure and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • His organization, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and his role within it
  • The paradigm shift in the complexity of technology and our ability to protect it
  • How the Internet of Things complicates the security problems already in place
  • NIST’s publication – Systems Security Engineering: An Integrated Approach to Building Trustworthy Resilient Systems
  • Who NIST engages for their publications and how they engage with their partners
  • TACIT Security – Threats, Assets, Complexity, Integration, and Trustworthiness
  • How people-centric security problems can be better addressed
  • The role that business continuity and disaster recovery plans play in security
  • Building security into systems to increase the level of confidence in systems

Rick Hopfer, CIO of Molina Healthcare

In this interview, Rick Hopfer, CIO of Molina Healthcare, discusses World Class IT Principle Two, Infrastructure; Principle Three, Project and Portfolio Management; and Principle 5, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Strategic planning for dramatic projected growth
  • Leveraging infrastructure
  • Smart sourcing
  • Nurturing innovation
  • Striking a balance on employee security issues
  • Eye on the Trends: Social, Mobile, and Cloud Analytics; DNA/ Genomics; IoT connectivity in healthcare in real time

Ben Fried, Chief Information Officer of Google

In this interview, Ben Fried, Chief Information Officer of Google discusses principle two, Infrastructure, principle three, Project and Portfolio Management, and principle four, IT-Business Partnerships of World Class IT with Metis Strategy. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Role of IT at Google
  • Ben’s priorities for IT
  • Google’s “20% Time” and Open Source openness
  • The “corporatization of consumer technologies” (or the consumerization of IT)
  • Cloud computing’s benefits and impact on IT
  • The future IT worker
  • Eye on the trends: The criticality of browser security and how it should not be an afterthought for CIOs, the rise of Android and tablets in the enterprise and the need for CIOs to proactively manage, rather than react to the change, and the emergence and potential of the Chrome Operating System to solve many of the challenges brought on by personal computing

Jim Fowler, CIO of General Electric

In this interview, Jim Fowler, Chief Information Officer at General Electric, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and Principle Two, Infrastructure, with Metis Strategy. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • How he has transitioned to the role of GE’s CIO, having come from GE Capital
  • His area of responsibility
  • The financial acumen required for the job, and how he associates with those that have a deeper financial background.
  • Digital, and his vision for it within the company, including the Predix platform
  • Succession and career planning within GE
  • How he has organized his first few months within the role of CIO
  • Security and how data is secured within GE

Michael Baresich, CIO of Ally Financial Inc

This is one in a series of interviews with financial services CIOs conducted in collaboration with CIO Straight Talk magazine. Read additional articles by other technology executives at www.straighttalkonline.com.

    In this interview, Michael Baresich, CIO of Ally Financial Inc, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People; Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships; and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • Importance of cross-functional team work to figure out product offerings
    • Keeping an eye out at various human interface platforms to integrate
    • Being involved with external partners to understand technology landscape
    • Incorporating technologies that serve the 21st century consumer
    • Glimpse into the importance of how IT affects decisions requiring acquisitions of companies
    • Strategic importance of being involved in Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley
    • Eye on the Trends: Human Machine Interface; Blockchain; Digital Assistants

    Dennis Self, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Electronic Arts

    In this interview, Dennis Self, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Electronic Arts discusses principle one, People, principle two, Infrastructure, and principle four, IT-Business Partnerships, of World Class IT with Metis Strategy. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • The evolution of the role of IT at Electronic Arts
    • The digital disruption happening in the media and entertainment industry
    • Mobile gaming, social gaming, and the management of gamer communities
    • Risk management and the importance of security within EA
    • How the tech savviness of employees throughout EA affects IT
    • The importance of advanced analytics
    • How the proximity to Silicon Valley influences IT
    • Eye on the trends: Cloud computing, SaaS, virtualization offerings, advanced analytics, collaboration technologies, security and risk management technologies, mobile technologies, the consumerization of IT

    Mike Rhodin, SVP of IBM Watson

    In this interview, Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President of IBM Watson, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT & Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • • Whether Watson was always planned as a business line, and how things evolved within the Watson idea
    • • The mechanics of Watson, and who is involved with the creation of knowledge for Watson to pull from
    • • The three service offerings, Watson Discovery Advisor, Watson Analytics, and Watson Explorer
    • • Some of the common threads across industries that make them ripe for usage of Watson
    • • Whether there is a traditional functional head who utilizes and procures Watson
    • • The balance between Artificial Intelligence and the safety needed with Artificial Intelligence
    • • The divide between those who are leveraging the Watson platform and those who are/will not
    • • How he sees Watson developing over the next five and ten years

    Norm Fjeldheim, CIO and Head of Global Facilities of Illumina

    In this interview, Norm Fjeldheim, CIO and Head of Global Facilities at Illumina, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People; Principle Two, Infrastructure; and Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • Illumina’s role in improving health
    • Multiple management and organizational roles for CIOs
    • Importance of technology to drive strategic decisions
    • Cyber security
    • Marriage of technology and facilities
    • Collaboration between employees and divisions
    • Eye on the Trends: DevOps Model

    Ken Venner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, and Chief Information Officer of Broadcom

    In this interview, Ken Venner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer of Broadcom, a designer and developer of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, discusses principle four, IT-Business Partnerships, of World Class IT with Metis Strategy. Some of the topics discussed include:

    • Making IT “like air”- there and ready to use in plenty, without the need to think about it
    • The challenge and blessing of working with such a large percentage of technically savvy stakeholders
    • Ken’s “walk-crawl-run” approach to collaboratively prototyping solutions to demonstrate value
    • Being “stractical”: maintain the balance between strategic and tactical
    • Broadcom’s acquisitive nature and how IT enables successful transactions
    • Eye on the trends: Consumerization of IT relevance for CIOs, video for content delivery and collaboration, IT professionals getting out of the infrastructure business, and how IT security is under-emphasized