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/

 

2020 Predictions: Media & Entertainment Will Thrive With Cloud SolutionsEpisode 46 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast is the third installment in the 2020 Predictions Series and focuses on the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry.  Ray Panahon, Head of Technology – Media & Entertainment discusses how the M&E industry has been embracing cloud solutions. We dissect some of the driving forces behind the shift, the different approaches to utilizing the cloud and what is holding back some of the late adopters.  As always, this episode rounds out with specific action items if cloud utilization is part of your strategy for 2020.

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/

2020 Predictions: Hybrid Multi-Cloud Will Become a RealityIn Episode 45 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast and the second episode of our 2020 Predictions series, I meet with John Gray, Chief Technology Officer, to tackle cloud predictions. We discuss the main reasons enterprise businesses are getting on board with the hybrid multi-cloud strategy, why it is to their advantage, and what benefits organizations are realizing with more upfront planning and strategizing as it relates to cloud migration.

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/

Everything CodeIn Episode 44 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast and the first episode of our 2020 predictions series, Derek Brost, InterVision’s Director of Professional Services joins us to dicuss the push toward “Everything As Code.” We dive into the why behind this transformation in the technology community and how embracing this idea is shaping IT teams, whether that be from a workflow standpoint, a shift in the talent acquisition process or even the overall culture. While this shift brings about a distinct learning curve, an advantage Derek points out, is that “this is another way to break that wall down between developer groups and operations groups.”

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/

 

Disaster RecoveryIn Episode 43 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast, I’m joined by Ben Miller, InterVision Senior Solutions Architect, to discuss some of the most interesting disaster recovery situations we have been involved in and how to avoid them, even with a lean IT team. Some IT departments are strapped for resources and may be tempted to take shortcuts in implementing and managing their IT disaster recovery (DR) plans – which puts companies at major risk. To prevent making these mistakes, it’s important to learn from others’ failures.  To that end, we put together a guide, 6 Worst Practices for IT Disaster Recovery (and what to do instead).

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/