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General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), Managing Partner at McChrystal Group and Former Commander Joint Special Operations Command

In this interview, General Stan McChyrstal (Ret.) Managing Partner at McChrystal Group and Former Commander Joint Special Operations Command , discusses World Class IT Principle One, People. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The connections between the speed of change, agility, and decision making
  • Recognizing that you can be technically and tactically correct, and still be functionally incorrect
  • The benefits gained from decentralization, pumping information down the organization, and harnessing insights from younger, less experienced team members
  • Building an organizational structure of organically connected small cohesive teams
  • Creating a mandate for necessary change in organizations that are comfortable with their status quo
  • The General’s upcoming book on leadership which explores the metrics of leadership

Kumud Kalia, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer of Akamai Technologies

In this interview, Kumud Kalia, Chief Information Officer at Akamai Technologies, discusses World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The challenges and advantages of being a CIO in a tech company
  • Agility in a fast-growing, evolving organization verses agility in a mature organization
  • The partnership between Akamai’s IT and product teams in developing and testing new solutions
  • Adding higher value as a CIO: developing internal solutions that can be adopted by the end- customer
  • Driving enterprise strategy by leveraging a culture of expansive thinking
  • Eye on the trends: disrupting infrastructure paradigms

Chris Corrado, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Information Officer at London Stock Exchange Group

In this interview, Chris Corrado, Chief Information Officer & Chief Operating Officer at London Stock Exchange Group, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships, and Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The importance and evolution of the role of information for CIOs
  • The CIO as strategist
  • The significance of a technologist being able to understand and respond to the culture of an organization
  • The state of technology in the U.K. compared to the U.S.
  • Mitigating risk
  • Implications of Brexit for financial information companies
  • Eye on the trends: augmented intelligence

Security Advice From The CEO Of The World’s Newest Unicorn – CrowdStrike

Last week, CrowdStrike, a cloud-based security company raised $100MM in a series D, led by Accel Partners. With this injection of funds, the company has reached “unicorn” status as a venture funded company with a valuation over $1 billion. At a recent interview on stage at the Forbes CIO Summit at Half Moon Bay, California, Metis Strategy President Peter High asked CrowdeStrike CEO George Kurtz for recommendations on how executives can safeguard their enterprises.

Yvonne Wassenaar, CIO at New Relic

In this interview, Yvonne Wassenaar, CIO of New Relic, discusses World Class IT Principle Two, Infrastructure and World Class IT Principle Four, IT and Business Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

• Being a CIO in a cloud based company
• Taking intelligent risks
• IT departments as integrators and collaborators
• The role of CIOs on corporate boards
• The internal and external functions of a modern CIO
• Diversity in STEM fields
• Eye on the trends: cloud technology, fast innovation, cybersecurity, machine learning, block chain

Understanding The Top 10 Technology Trends For 2017

Last week, I noted Gartner’s picks for the top-ten technology trends for 2017. This list differed from the lists for 2016, 2015, and 2014 inasmuch as there are more trends that are not yet implemented by even leading CIOs than in years passed. My informal polling of CIOs suggested that most have roughly half of these […]

Deep Learning Pioneer Geoff Hinton Helps Shape Google’s Drive To Put AI Everywhere

Geoff Hinton, Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Toronto
Peter High interviews Geoff Hinton, Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Toronto, and part-time Google employee. They discuss how he splits his time between the University of Toronto and Google, his breadth of education, and his thoughts on the future and risks with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Chair At Singularity University On How AI Will Augment Human Capability

Neil Jacobstein, Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University
Peter High interviews Neil Jacobstein, Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University. They discuss how AI can be used to augment current human capabilities, the potential dangers of artificial intelligence, and a variety of other topics.

The Serial Entrepreneur Who Leads Paul Allen’s AI Institute

Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
Peter High interviews Oren Etzioni, Chief Executive Officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. They discuss the potential job displacement factor of artificial intelligence, the significance of Alpha Go and similar contests, as well as a variety of other topics

David Thompson, EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO of Western Union, EVP, Global Operations and Technology, CIO of Western Union

Peter High interviews David Thompson, the Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Technology and the Chief Information Officer at The Western Union Company. They discuss approaches to safeguarding company data, building partnerships to facilitate innovation, among many other topics.