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/

Leading through ChaosStatus Go – Episode 81

2020 certainly has been the year of chaos. However, it is not the first time organizations have faced chaotic times. Leadership development expert, Sean Murray, discusses the advice he has given to some of the most iconic brands in the world. He dissects 2020 and provides his advice to leaders today. 

In this conversation, we discuss a corporate brand versus a personal brand and how those two need to intersect for us to feel engaged. We then bring these lessons to the IT leader and how they can help their teams focus on the company’s mission. 

Sean and I (along with Jared Nichols and Matt Walker) are developing a leadership development experience based on Lewis and Clark, so of course, I have to slip in a surprise question about our heroes! 

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 - Four CIOs Get RealStatus Go – Episode 80

In May I had the honor of hosting a webinar with four amazing CIOs. Mark Grimse vice president of IT for Robert Half, Mike Hineline, chief information officer at Indiana Public Retirement Systems, Mandy Huth, vice president of cybersecurity at Kohler, and Fleming Meng, chief information officer for Human Good. The reaction from the attendees was outstanding, so we decided to release the audio in three parts on Status Go. 

This series follows these four leaders chronologically. In the first episode, we discuss their immediate reactions, personally and professionally. If you haven’t listened to the first segment be sure and check it out AND look out for episode 3! 

In the second episode, we discuss their plans for the immediate future: returning to the office, the challenges and benefits of remote work, and the privacy and security concerns over contract tracing.

In this third, and final installment we take a more distant look into the future. What plans were changed? What lessons were learned? How has 2020 altered their thoughts for the future? Join us as we learn from these four leaders! 

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 - Four CIOs Get RealStatus Go – Episode 79

In May I had the honor of hosting a webinar with four amazing CIOs. Mark Grimse vice president of IT for Robert Half, Mike Hineline, chief information officer at Indiana Public Retirement Systems, Mandy Huth, vice president of cybersecurity at Kohler, and Fleming Meng, chief information officer for Human Good. The reaction from the attendees was outstanding, so we decided to release the audio in three parts on Status Go. 

This series follows these four leaders chronologically. In the first episode, we discuss their immediate reactions, personally and professionally. If you haven’t listened to the first segment be sure and check it out AND look out for episode 3! 

In this episode, we discuss their plans for the immediate future: returning to the office, the challenges and benefits of remote work, and the privacy and security concerns over contract tracing. Listen in to this lively discussion! 

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 - Four CIOs Get RealStatus Go – Episode 78

In May, I had the honor of hosting a webinar with four amazing CIOs. Mark Grimse vice president of IT for Robert Half, Mike Hineline, chief information officer at Indiana Public Retirement Systems, Mandy Huth, vice president of cybersecurity at Kohler, and Fleming Meng, chief information officer for Human Good. The reaction from the attendees was outstanding, so we decided to release the audio in three parts on Status Go. 

In this episode, the panelists discuss their own personal reaction to the pandemic as well as their organization’s response. You will hear it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly! Be sure to listen to all three episodes, you are sure to come away with nuggets of wisdom from these amazing leaders! 

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/

#AmplifyYourLeadership Status Go – Episode 77

From the outset, this conversation was personal, deeply personal. Terry Morris, director of global services and digital solutions for Eli Lilly and Company and serves as the national president for BDPA (Black Data Professionals Associates) takes us on the journey of being a black leader in tech. 

After explaining his comment of “as a black leader, I have been conditioned not be a black leader”, he describes his personal approach to assessing situations and how much of the real Terry Morris he will let people see. We also dive into the recent attack he suffered will riding his bike. 

Always positive, Terry provides insight into the BDPA and how all of us (including old white dudes, like me) can get involved, either through a local chapter or by attending the upcoming virtual summit (www.BDPA2020.com). He leaves us with a call to action: a call to lean in! 

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 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/