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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.

Interview With The Leading Investor In Self-Driving Tech

Peter High Interviews Mike Volpi, General Partner at Index Ventures. They discuss the benefits of open-source software, how the role of IT has evolved as every department within the business is becoming more fluent in technology, how Mike focuses on the founding team and individual entrepreneurs, rather than the sector, when making an investment, among other topics.

Okta’s Co-Founder And COO On His Path To Success And What’s Next For The Company

Peter High interviews Frederic Kerrest, Chief Operating Officer of Okta. They discuss his entrepreneurial journey, the evolving challenges for CIO’s, the increasing issue of identity within organizations, among other topics.

Taavi Kotka, former Chief Information Officer of Estonia

In this interview, Taavi Kotka discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, World Class IT Principle Two, Infrastructure, and World Class IT Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • The conditions that enabled Estonia’s transformation into the world’s most advanced digital society
  • Taavi’s transition from CEO of one of the largest software development companies in the Baltic states to Estonian Government CIO, as well as some of the early projects he led
  • How blockchain technology can provide an extra layer of data security
  • How Estonia reduces friction for citizens by using regulation to encourage data sharing between government entities
  • The ways in which digital technology improves efficiency and simplifies life for Estonian citizens in areas such as healthcare, banking, taxes, education, voting, law enforcement, among others
  • How giving citizens control over their data creates a self-enforcing mechanism that protects privacy and provides security
  • The genesis of Estonia’s e-Residency program, and how it allows Estonia to grow its economy without relying on increased birth rates or immigration
  • Taavi’s view on the disruption of government and the future of digital society

What Are Microservices? – Part 2: An Interview With Confluent CEO Jay Kreps

What are microservices? In the first part in this series, I interviewed Matt Miller of Sequoia Capital. In this, the second part of the series, I interview Jay Kreps, the founder and CEO of Confluent, an open-source streaming platform based on Apache Kafka. Kreps developed Kafka while he was the Principal Staff Engineer at LinkedIn. Three years ago, he left that social media giant to develop his own company to develop real-time data streams leveraging microservices.
In this interview, he describes his entrepreneurial journey, highlights the opportunity that microservices offer to large and small companies alike, and offers advice on how best to harness the power of this trend.

David Steinberg Has His Second Unicorn With Zeta Global

Zeta Global, recently announced a $140 million funding round led by GPI Capital and Blackstone’s GSO Capital, elevating the company to “unicorn” status as a venture funded company with a valuation above $1 billion. In this interview, Steinberg talks about the evolution of the company, the role that machine learning will play in the future, the value in having developed a 20 year partnership with one of the leading marketers in the world, as well as a variety of other topics.

Rob Nail, Chief Executive Officer of Singularity University

Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University
Peter High interviews Rob Nail, CEO of Singularity University. They discuss the accelerating pace of technology progress, why current frameworks are insufficient for keeping pace with these changes and the need for creative, long-term thinking, how corporations can take advantage of new technologies and shift to an abundance mindset, among a variety of other topics.

Peter Diamandis, Co-Founder of XPRIZE and Singularity University

Peter Diamandis, Co-FOunder of XPRIZE and Singularity University
Peter High interviews Peter Diamandis, Co-FOunder of XPRIZE and Singularity University. They discuss Peter’s journey as an entrepreneur and innovator, and his lifelong interest in space, accelerating pace of technology progress and the opportunities and threats they this poses for companies, best practices for accelerating innovation, Peter’s views on artificial intelligence, among a variety of other topics.

Steve Case Offers Advice For Entrepreneurs Of The Third Wave

Steve Case, Former CEO of AOL
Peter High interviews Steve Case, Co-Founder and former CEO of AOL. They discuss the future of technology start-ups, the distribution of venture capital, and a variety of other topics.

An Interview With The President Of The University That Turned Israel Into Start-up Nation

Peretz Lavie, President of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Peter High interviews the President of one of the most prestigious educational organizations in Israel. They discuss the culture of entrepreneurship within the college, as well as trends within technology that are particularly exciting.