Tag Archives: IT Influencers

Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory And Stephen Gillett Create Chronicle To Revolutionize CyberSecurity

Peter High interviews Stephen Gillett, Co-Founder and CEO of Chronicle. Among the topics they discuss include:

  • Stephen’s transition from Symantec to Google/Alphabet, including how his original role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at GV led to his work with their moonshot factory, X
  • X’s process for identifying which moonshots to pursue, which include (1) addressing a huge problem, (2) employing a radical solution, and (3) using relatively feasible technology
  • Stephen’s ambition to work on an ambitious enterprise security project, and how that led to a cybersecurity project within X that resulted in Chronicle
  • A high level overview of Chronicle, which will offer an intelligence and analytics platform to help enterprises manage their own security-related data, and a malware intelligence service
  • The benefits of being an Alphabet company, including the ability to leverage Google’s infrastructure and machine learning expertise, their ability to attract talent, and the credibility they have with potential customers
  • Stephen’s diverse career and how that prepared him to be a CEO, such as honing the ability to see things from a holistic perspective, which is one of the advantages IT has over many other functions within an organization
  • Stephen’s perspective on digital, having been one of the first executive to carry the digital title, such as how digital can be applied to internal operations as well as to the customer experience

IT Influencers Series Summary in Forbes

This page is the hub to the ongoing IT Influencers series in Forbes
Peter High discusses innovation and the driving forces in the backgrounds of some of the most influential members in the IT space.

Yoshua Bengio, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Montreal, Co-Founder of Element AI

In this interview, Yoshua Bengio, discusses World Class IT Principle One, People, and World Class Principle Five, External Partnerships. Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Supervised verses unsupervised deep learning
  • The heart of deep learning: disentangled representations
  • The genesis and mission of Element AI
  • Exploratory AI research verses applied AI research
  • The development of the Montreal Institute of Learning Algorithms (MILA)
  • The significance Yoshua places on supportive and collaborative cultures
  • The evolution of AI in Montreal
  • Yoshua’s concerns bout lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs)

A Conversation With The Most Influential Cybersecurity Guru To The U.S. Government

Ron Ross, Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Peter High interviews Ron Ross, a leading expert in security technology for the federal government about cybersecurity, the evolving threats of today’s technology, how the industry has changed, and advice on how to help solve security problems today, as well as a variety of other topics.

Parsing The Biggest Tech Break Up Of All Time With HP CEO Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman, Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard
Peter High interviews the CEO of HP about the impending breakup of HP to its constituent organizations, her career path that brought her to this point, her thoughts on women in technology, and a variety of other topics

Jet.com Takes Off Offering Lowest Prices On The Internet

Marc Lore, CEO and Founder of Jet
Peter High interviews the CEO and Founder of Jet, an online e-commerce venture, launching July 13th, 2015. They discuss Marc’s previous online retail experience, how he plans on taking advantage of inefficiencies in current online marketplaces, as well as 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.

The Vision Of HP Inc.’s Future CEO: 3-D Printing, Immersive Computing And Mobile

Dion Weisler, Executive Vice President of HP’s Printing and Personal Systems Organization
Peter High interviews the future CEO of HP Inc. as Hewlett Packard goes through the process of dividing its organization. They discuss the future of the organization, opportunities in the pipeline, and the future of innovation at HP Inc.

CIO Changes IT Into Driver of Innovation, by Peter High in CIO Insight Article

Ananthan Thandri, CIO of Mentor Graphics, talks about his role as Chief Information Officer
Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, speaks with Ananthan Thnandri about how he converted the IT organization into an engine of innovation, and how his team engages customers, among other topics.

CIO Makes a Statement With Mobile Solutions, by Peter High in CIO Insight Article

Dan Holohan, CIO of Advisory Board Company, talks about his role as Chief Information Officer
Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, speaks with Dan Holohan, about his organization, how he has worked towards mobile solutions, facilitation of stronger analytics, and improved collaboration technology, among other topics.