Status Go - Kari's LawStatus Go – Episode 86

It is not often CIOs are faced with life or death decisions. However, decisions about something as benign as your phone system can have life-threatening impacts. In 2013, Kari Hunt was being attacked by her estranged husband. Her daughter tried to call 911 four times, not knowing she had to dial 9 to get an outside line at the hotel where they were staying. This led to federal legislation known as Kari’s Law requiring phone systems to be configured to eliminate the need to dial 9 before dialing 911. 

Whether you are a CIO, CEO, COO, or an employee, does the phone system you use at the office require dialing 9? Do you know for sure? You may be in violation of federal law and it may cost someone their life. 

Listen to this episode of Status Go with Otto Sanchez, director of professional services – collaboration at InterVision to learn the details of this requirement and Ray Baum’s Act which requires detailed location information to be embedded in your caller id record. Otto provides insights into this problem, what can be done to alleviate it, and what actions you should take today! 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

IT Career EnergizerTo energize your career in IT you must do two things. First, those skills we used to call soft skills are actually essential skills. You must work to master them! Second, marry your career with your passion! Work for a company, work in an industry, that fuels your passion!

On the podcast, IT Career Energizer, host Phil Burgess and I dig into those two truths and much more. We discuss my worst career moment and my best, the best and worst advice I’ve ever received, and what gets me excited about today’s tech landscape.

Best Pandemic Ever - Virtual InsightsHosts Jared Nichols and Paul Toolan have created an irreverent, hysterically funny, and very insightful podcast about life in 2020, life in dealing with the pandemic. The Best Pandemic Ever looks at life beyond what you may be seeing in the media. They talk to real people about their real experiences, away from the lights and the cameras.

In this episode, our focus is supposed to be on technology. But, as you will hear, we cover non-technology topics like being a grandparent, the return of wildlife, and Sasquatch. Tired of being tied to Zoom calls all day? Take a break and give this a listen!

Ton - Your Working LifeYour Working Life, the podcast of the author and speaker Caroline Dowd-Higgins draws listeners from around the world.  Caroline’s own story of her career transformation led her to dedicate her career to helping other women transform their careers. I had the honor of being introduced to Caroline recently. In this episode of her podcast, we sit down to discuss my book Amplify Your Job Search.  Together, we dive into strategies that can guide professionals in their search.

 

Status Go "Proactive Leadership" with Steve JohnsStatus Go – Episode 86

2020 has been a year of chaos…to say the least. A global pandemic, rising racial tensions, economic devastation, and more. Leaders have been challenged unlike never before. Steve Johns is leading his organization through this quagmire. Steve is the CEO of OneCause, a fundraising platform for non-profits. 

Steve takes us on the journey of 2020, the problems they were facing, the decisions he and his leadership team made, and the resulting future they have built. The organization is stronger, more united, and positioned to grow. Listen to one of the greatest leadership stories of 2020 (and maybe of our times)!  

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Status Go: Race in Tech | Culture ChangeStatus Go – Episode 84

In this episode of Status Go, we continue our series Race in Tech. In this series, our focus is on amplifying the voices of our black colleagues, learning how to create inclusive environments, and taking action against systemic racism in tech. My guest on this episode is Dr. Natoshia Anderson, a self-described recovering mechanical engineer who now focuses her time on education in STEM. She is the host of STEMming in Stilletos (GREAT name for a podcast!). 

We discuss a lot of topics, but we focus on the intersection of being black, being female, and being a mother. Dr. Anderson shares deeply about the heaviness in her heart and soul in light of, yet another incident of violence against a black man by police. She talks candidly about sending her son out into the world with fear…every day. 

Give it a listen and while you are at it, check out STEMming in Stilletos! 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

Amplify Your Job SearchThe tables are turned once again and the host becomes the guest! Senior vice president of Marketing at InterVision, Alica Gaba, interviews me about my new book Amplify Your Job Search – Strategies for Finding Your Dream Job.  We cover a lot of ground in the conversation, including some specific strategies for IT professionals in this aftermath of COVID related layoffs.

We get personal, as I share my own story of transition and dig into the mental and emotional side of being in transition. I also share a few thoughts on what NOT to do in a job search!

 

 

 

Status Go - “Race in Tech | Reducing Isolation” with Cynthia BillopsStatus Go – Episode 82

Cynthia Billops is the director of programs for the organization /dev/color. /dev/color is an organization whose mission is to provide black software engineers the support they need to grow into industry leaders. Cynthia is passionate about that mission. Her passion comes through loud and clear as we talk about the organization. 

I came away with two powerful insights into the heart of being a black engineer in tech. I am not going to tell you what those two takeaways are, I want you to listen to the episode and tell me your takeaways!. 

Status Go is the weekly podcast from InterVision. We provide actionable insights from technology leaders to technology leaders who want to break out of the status quo and lead their businesses into the new future. Listen to more of our episodes here: https://www.intervision.com/statusgo-podcasts/

IT Visionaries

Host Ian Faison and I have a great time philosophizing about the role of CIO…what it was and what it has become. In this episode of IT Visionaries, I share my own story of the moment that launched my career in IT, the purchase of a Commodore 64!

As the conversation unfolds, we cover three of the keys to success for the CIO of today: embed yourself in the business; diversify your talent; and, have a plan, but be open and flexible to change!

 

 

Moments to MomentumMoments to Momentum is the brand new podcast from Scott Abbott and Fabian Rodriquez. Part talk show, part podcast, Scott and Fabian have created a fun and entertaining format. The focus of the conversation is that moment in time that propelled you forward in your career.

Our conversation covered a LOT of ground, including Batman (old school Batman, as my grandson calls the 1960’s TV show with Adam West and Burt Ward), my crush on Jennifer Aniston, hip-hop music and my alter ego Papa Real, and, of course, my moment…the moment that changed my life and changed my career. Hey, you have to listen to the show to know the moment!