Status Go – Episode 76

Avid followers of my posts may recognize my guest’s name from a Leadership Spotlight I wrote a couple of months ago. Melvin Velazques Feliciano is a hero in my book. When many of us would be fleeing disaster Melvin heads into them. No, he is not a medic or a doctor. He is an IT professional. Melvin heads into disasters to help restore a vital service: communication. As he loves to say, “Without communication, there is no coordination!” In other words, without communication and computer systems relief efforts cannot be coordinated. 

I am honored to count Melvin among my friends. He and others on the island of Puerto Rico face danger yet look for ways to help! I encourage you to listen to this episode. It WILL inspire you!  

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 – Episode 75

The CIOs first 30 days can be a blur. Mix in a relocation and a global pandemic and it can be more than just a blur, it can be chaotic. After having been a bank CIO for over a decade, an acquisition forced Gary Kern into a job search, a job search that ended successfully as he became a CIO at a different bank, in a different city, with different patrons. 

When Gary and I sat down for this conversation, he was days away from wrapping up his first 30 days. In fact, Gary and his wife were closing on their new home that very afternoon. Our conversation covered a wide variety of topics and some great insights for navigating the first 30 days. Lessons and insights that are valuable whether you are facing a pandemic or not! 

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/

The Future of Work. A tantalizing topic technologists have pontificated about for years. In this episode of Status Go, I have a chance to chat with Neil Miller. Neil is the host of The Digital Workplace podcast. For those of you thinking this is about some future society…spoiler alert…the future is now and the digital workplace is happening before our eyes. 

We cover a lot of ground in this conversation, but what really stands out for me is the insight into the skills of a leader when the office is no longer the center of gravity. In the digital workplace, the role of the leader changes from one of management to one of humanity. Neil makes the great corollary, that this concept applies to teachers in the digital, virtual classroom environment. 

Want to gain an understanding of the changes happening around us? Listen to this conversation! 

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 – Episode 72

#RaceinTechOK, I am a white host of a podcast, representing a predominately white company (InterVision) in an essentially white industry (tech). The last several weeks have forced me to confront my own inaction. In this episode, I sit down with Lamont Hatcher, CIO, and Wayne Patrick, CRO, both of AIS, an IT Managed Service company. We get honest and we get raw about their experience of being black in tech, being black in America, and being leaders of change. 

If you are like me and want to learn and want to grow, you will want to listen. We cover aspects of their careers, how they persevered, and how they grew to be the leaders they are today. Lamont and Wayne also share some great insights for what we as tech leaders, as business leaders, and as human beings can do to turn the tide and make a difference. 

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/

Robin Fleming, ANVLRobin Fleming, CEO of Anvl, has the “distinct honor” of asking me the greatest question I have ever been asked while participating in a panel discussion. To know what that question was, you will have to listen to this episode. Of COURSE, there are more important reasons to listen to this episode. 

Robin shares her amazing story of blue-collar beginnings in Arkansas, to tech roles, tech leadership, and now CEO of a SaaS company. Her story is guaranteed to give you goosebumps! 

We discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on her business and her business’ customers. Anvl is a platform that enables companies to dramatically improve their safety programs and thus keep their team’s safer. Very applicable in today’s new world! 

Our conversation also covers what it has been like for her in male-dominated industries (wood products, technology, safety) and the influence her mother had on her to go into a technology career. 

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 – Episode 69

#StatusGo #AmplifyYourLeadershipIn our series on “What’s Next? Returning to the new normal”, Melanie Buergler and I discuss the challenges IT leaders are facing as we move from work-from-home orders back into our offices. Leaders must be considering four dimensions: customer, supply chain, employees, and self. In this episode, we focus on employees. How do you balance the needs of your employees with the needs of your business? 

Our conversation covers work-life balance in a work-from-home world; fear of flying in today’s reality; those that are anxious to return to the office…and those that are not. You will find the conversation to be lively, insightful, and full of great actionable strategies to help any leader in these chaotic 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/

Judd WilliamsStatus Go – Episode 68

Judd Williams has one of the coolest jobs in all of Information Technology. He is the CIO for the NCAA. Not only does he get to talk tech, he gets to do it while talking about sports! Earlier this year, I sat down to talk with Judd about the journey he and his team have been on over the last seven years and some of the cool apps they have developed for college sports. 

As Judd describes it, the state of the IT department of the NCAA when he arrived was “aimless”. They were missing some key positions and were order-takers only. Now, seven years later they are an award winning IT department: Computer World’s Best Places to Work in IT three years running; Information Week’s Elite 100 and IDG’s Digital Edge 50. 

Throughout our discussion, Judd shares his insights into leadership, technology, and business. 

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 #AmplifyYourLeadershipStatus Go – Episode 67

I recently had the opportunity to interview a panel of amazing women who spend their days delivering AI, real world AI to their businesses and clients. These Superwomen of AI included: 

Author, speaker and human capital advisor from USI, Lauren Grey Flanagan. Lauren is the author of 1001 Watts…and the person responsible for bringing this amazing group together. 

Jana Fuelberth is the president of analytic.li, a company at the intersection of data-driven businesses and HR. 

Nayeli Hernandez is a data analyst focused on human capital management for CarDon, owner and operator of senior living facilities throughout the midwest. 

Allyson Jacobsen is the Global Marketing Director of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Solutions at GE Healthcare. 

Together we discussed their stories and the use cases they have implemented for AI. This discussion is packed with real world advice on how to get started with driving results through AI in your business. 

We also addressed the elephant in the room…women in tech…what drew them to this career and what advice they would give to other women on this journey. Case in point. Weeks later I had the opportunity to meet a grad student who was interested in a career that combines healthcare, analytics and AI. I reached out to this group to ask if they would meet with her. The responses came back within hours. YES! Each one a yes! That is putting action behind their words! 

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 #AmplifyYourLeadershipStatus Go – Episode 65

I’ve known Andy for a number of years and had countless conversations. This one was one of the best. In this episode we talk, not only of Andy’s first six weeks as CIO of a non-profit, but also, his decision to relocate from Indianapolis to Austin to take the position. As he states “where we grow the most is where we are uncomfortable”. 

During his recent job search, he reached out to over 200 CIOs and senior IT leaders. Of these, over ⅓ accepted his connection request. That is a great example of building a powerful professional network. 

Once he arrived in Austin, the work began. Take a listen to this episode. Andy will take you on his journey and share some of the lessons learned along the way! 

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/

WorkMinusHost Neil Miller and I go deep on why IT departments can no longer be known as the department of “No”.  Technology is now at the center of most businesses. In face, very few industries can survive without technology. IT leaders must be seeking ways to drive the business forward, create new revenue streams, interact with the customer…and the customer’s customer. IT is core to the future of work! Listen to the episode here!

WorkMinus is an organization founded on the future of work. The focus on six key workplace concepts for the future: Leadership, Productivity, Diversity & Inclusion, Workspaces, Technology and Culture.