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Mapping Innovation: A Playbook For Navigating a Disruptive Age – with Greg Satell

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My guest this week is the Greg Satell.

Greg is a popular writer, speaker and innovation advisor, whose work has appeared in Harvard Business Review, and Forbes.

I met Greg through the two gentlemen at Experian who have been on the show recently, Eric Haller, Executive Vice President of Experian’s DataLabs, and Barry Libenson, CIO of Experian. Birds of a feather flock together, as they say. As Greg and I were setting up the conversation, he just released his first book called Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a disruptive age.   It was published in May of 2017. Continue reading

Critical Infrastructure Protection – with Jim Linn, Managing IT Director of American Gas Association

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My guest this week is Jim Linn, Managing Director of Information Technology of American Gas Association. In an association, this simply means he is the “top dog” with IT.

What is fascinating about my guest today is that he built his own ISAC (information Sharing and Analysis Center) from scratch to service his industry – Natural Gas, which is part of the critical infrastructure of the US. He is the Executive Director for the Downstream Natural Gas Information Sharing and Analysis Center (DNG-ISAC).

By Far Jim has the most industry certification I have ever seen:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Systems Management from Drexel University and an M.B.A. from Drexel University
  • He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Certified Association Executive
  •  Certified Information Systems Auditor.

Jim is quiet spoken but as I talked with him the word WISDOM kept popping up for me. Continue reading

How Do the Most Innovative CIOs and Companies Deliver Transformation? SmartHubs, Micro-Services, APIs, Portability + Eliminating Complexity – with Barry Libenson, CIO of Experian

 

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My guest this week is Barry Libenson, Global Chief Information Officer of Experian. During our interview Barry and I discuss what Experian is doing with innovation and his role in it.  Continue reading

What are Success Traits to Achieve Greatness as a Young CIO Today? – with Stephanie Nelson, VP of IT of Seacret Direct

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My guest this week is the Global VP of IT of Seacret Direct, Stephanie Nelson. If you are a young IT Leader or the one that doesn’t want your clock cleaned by young talent, you need to listen to my conversation with Stephanie to see how someone, working with a rapidly growing worldwide company as a VP of IT, is executing. Continue reading

Exploring CIO Superpowers, Skills, Tactics, and Strategies with Bill Granger

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My conversation with Bill Granger, CTO of Walker & Dunlop, continues down my path of exploring superpowers, skills, strategies and tactics that make top A+ Chief Information Officers succeed.

As I reviewed the transcript of my conversation with Bill, I was reminded that as you progress in your career, the truly successful transition is from I/me success, to we/us, to helping others succeed.

Major Take-Aways From This Episode:

  • How to influence and lead positively as one of the core foundation skills
  • The role of exercise for busy, successful leaders
  • Paying attention to experimental and disruptive technologies
  • The huge impact of finding a mentor and being a mentor
  • The importance of continuous learning
  • Unique project management skills I loved
  • How to pitch solutions using strong financial literacy
  • Fun story of the flea at [42:00]

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