Category Archives: Blog

CISO to CIO: Personal Vision, Legacy, and How to Leave a Positive Impact as the Top IT Leader


My guest this week is Riz Jan, the Vice President, Chief Information Officer at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) For the Advancement of Military Medicine.

Riz is a dynamic technology and security executive leading an extensive strategic digital transformation to simplify and modernize the technology architecture within HJF.

In this interview, Riz and I focus on what it takes to be a great IT leader and the crucial investments you need to make in yourself.

What I love about Riz’s leadership philosophy that stems from his immigrant background is his no fear approach in taking risks. Listen to this episode to learn more about the role of legacy and making a positive impact as an IT leader. Continue reading

RedZone Technologies Expands to Raleigh, NC

In response to ever-changing industry standards, government regulations and worldwide threats, RedZone continuously innovates their solutions and assessment methodologies.

July 18, 2018, Annapolis, Md. – RedZone Technologies announced the expansion of our existing enterprise to Raleigh, North Carolina to support company growth and address the increasing demand for RedZone’s security solutions. “This expansion represents a clear investment in continuing RedZone’s momentum, demonstrating our commitment to the region and consistent with our vision to ‘Deliver on promises and customers for life.’

“As our Company continues to grow and expand into new markets, we must add accomplished members to our team in order to help us achieve our mission,” commented RedZone CEO, Bill Murphy. “We’re thrilled to have Scott Granai,, join the RedZone team as Business Development Director in our new location!”
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Your First 100 Days to a Quick Win BI Project – with Reggie Wilkerson

My guest this week is Reggie Wilkerson, Director of Enterprise Data Management at the State Department Federal Credit Union. Reggie’s one of the few guys that is really dominating data.

While running my CIO Innovation Insider series recently, I noticed that a lot of conversations have been around data analytics, business intelligence, data warehousing, and data visualization. Continue reading

Stop Playing to Lose…Play to Win: High Performance Leadership Tactics From the 50 Billion Dollar Man – with Dan Peña

Warning: This episode contains sensitive content.

My guest this week is Dan Peña.

From his beginnings as an East LA barrio bad boy to Laird of (15th Century) Guthrie Castle, Dan Peña is now recognized as the Founder of Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA), the revolutionary method for super success with over 25 years of proven track record that has produced over $50 Billion of equity/value, since 1993 – thus making him known as the 50 Billion Dollar Man!

Peña, through his mentees and devotees, has created an unprecedented level of super successful mentees/devotees that have produced from 7 figures to 11 figures wealth creation in various industries around the world! Peña’s principle instrument of success is his free QLA Mentor Program used in conjunction with the step by step QLA Methodology that he personally used to create  $450 Million from $820 in 8 years! Continue reading

Do Your Team Members Compliment You as a Leader? | Tools to Define Your Team’s Unique Strengths and Weaknesses

How do you ensure exponential growth of your team? Leaders can’t blindly look for the talent to take their organization to the next level.

I have been using a number of tools within my company to ensure the proper distribution of talent within my organization. Watch the video to learn about some of my favorite tools that can make your teams more effective.

Team Building Tools

I have a big vision at RedZone to secure the lives of a billion people around the world, and that has to be done with team development. I’m involved in an entrepreneurial group that essentially coaches us on how to build self-managed companies, and a culture of self-management within the organization. This group has been teaching these skills for 35 years, and I listen closely because this is not about a natural skillset.

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