Episode 53 - InterVision Status GoIn this episode, I have the chance to sit down with Chris Daily, the managing director of BeLithe. Chris and his team take a holistic approach to teaching organizations about Agile development, project management and modern leadership. 

Throughout our conversation, Chris highlights their people-first approach. Implementing Agile is all about change. They assess the team with which they are working. What skills do they have, what is their emotional intelligence quotient (EQ), do they understand servant leadership? In short, are they ready for the major change in thinking that is in front of them? 

The conversation with Chris is lively and thought-provoking. Give it a listen! 

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/

Are You Ready for 5g?

Status Go – Episode 52

In Episode 52 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast, I speak with Bill Soards, President of AT&T, Indiana and a leading voice at the advent of 5G.

We discuss what this 5th generation of wireless networks is, and more importantly, what it is not.  We also take a look at what kind of impact 5G will have on businesses, gaming and our lives in general.

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 podcast #51Gather a group of CIOs or senior IT leaders together and invariably the conversation will turn to the challenge of attracting and retaining talent. Linda Calvin joined us for this episode. Linda is on the front lines of this battle. She is the VP of the School of Information Technology for Ivy Tech Community College. 

Linda brings a diverse background, including earning her Juris Doctor and performing a stint as a prosecutor, to bear on this problem. Solving problems, helping to solve the problem we all face: how do I find the talent we need to drive our organizations forward. 

Linda sits at the intersection of educators, employers, and tech companies. Having conversations across all those disciplines to ensure Ivy Tech’s curriculum can meet the needs of business today and tomorrow. 

An obvious – but oftentimes overlooked – approach to the skills gap is driving diversity in our organizations. This approach has to go beyond the metrics and focus on creating an inclusive environment. As Linda says, “it’s not about how you look, it is how you operate”.  Diversity fuels innovation. 

Linda’s challenge to all of us is to question the status quo. Review our job requirements. Does that role really need a four-year degree, or can it be filled by someone with a two-year degree from a community college or some who attended a coding academy in lieu of traditional education? Instead of saying “culture fit” is important, describe what you mean: collaborative, teamwork, energy. Don’t use cliches that will not resonate with everyone: “We are looking for someone who can come in and score a touchdown.” 

Take a listen to this thought-provoking episode! 

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/

In this episode, I sit down with Michael Smith, CIO of the American Association of Family Physicians, headquartered in Kansas City. Michael and his team are nearing the end of a three-year transformation journey, moving from a traditional on-premises model to a hybrid cloud architecture. 

Michael spent much of his career in the world of consulting. He was able to leverage the experience of serving a variety of industries to dive into the unfamiliar space of associations and make an impact. 

The story of his arrival in October of 2015, learning the complexities of associations, and being willing to adjust his initial expectations is a great lesson for leaders in all sectors, not just technology. 

I was particularly drawn to our discussion of negotiation and the way he was able to educate and increase the size of the pie. A technique we could all use to advance our cause and create a win for everyone involved. 

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/

Creating the FutureIn Episode 48 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast, we discuss how to proactively move in the direction of our goals. Jared Nichols, The New Futurist, talks about how to “be an active participant rather than a passive recipient” of your own future and that of your organization and how to build agency over the outcome.  He shares what is needed with his “three Cs” (Conscious, Curious, Creative), how to get started and how to improve and what is wrong with most organization’s strategic planning process.

To me, one of the most valuable points Jared made was in the discussion of the difference between strategic planning and strategic foresight. Think of it as scenario planning. There a many possible futures. What future is in the best interest of you and your organization? What steps to do you need to take today to make that future a reality. Begin with the end of mind and be an active participant in creating the future instead of a passive recipient of a future someone else created.

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/

Episode 1! We at InterVision are excited to be launching our podcast, Status Go! I am honored to be one of the primary hosts of Status Go. In this initial episode, I get a chance to reconnect with a former boss, a mentor and a friend, Ron West. Ron is now and executive coach and I could think of no one better to kick off our podcast. In this episode we discuss strategies IT leaders can employ to not only survive the frenetic pace of change but to thrive in this environment, to innovate faster, and provide a clear vision.

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/

 

In this episode of Status Go, the tables are turned. Our executive producer, Meaghan Shaffer, interviews me about the changing face of IT. We have a great time discussing the shift I see happening in businesses of all types and what this shift means to the IT leader, soft skills that are becoming hard skills, and, what the IT leader should do in 2020 to prepare for this future.

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/

A great conversation with host, John Rouda! Together we geeked out on technology leadership, Commodore 64s, rock and roll, Lewis and Clark and a whole lot more!

On A Geek Leader, John Rouda talks to leaders in all types of arenas as a way to inspire and grow IT Leaders where ever he can. He wants to leave the tech community in a better place than he found it. Listen to more episodes of A Geek Leader here: https://www.ageekleader.com/

In March, I was honored to be a guest on the Leaders of Transformation podcast with host Nicole Jansen. In the conversation, I explain how the role of the CIO has evolved and why it’s necessary to build strategic partnerships with your IT vendors. He also describes several examples of traditionally non-tech industries that are being transformed through innovative technology and foresight. Don’t be left behind! Listen in and discover how you can drive differentiation in your industry using strategic planning and technology.

Our world needs more people who will step up and be a Leader of Transformation. Leaders who elevate others, empower them, give them a hand up, and encourage them to be their best. Who replace fear, doubt and judgement with faith, hope and love. Who take the lead and encourage new habits that support the health of our planet, our relationships and our life experience. It starts with leading ourselves first. Listen to more episodes here:

http://leadersoftransformation.com/podcasts/

 

As part of DoubleHorn’s C-Level Chats, I sit down to discuss preventing disasters and the misconceptions behind data security.

Double Horn is an independent, unbiased cloud services brokerage company based in Austin, TX delivering public cloud infrastructure solutions. In their C-Level Chat series the discuss business strategy and thought leadership, guiding through C-suite executive experiences.