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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!

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Status Go – Episode 57

In a recent newsletter, I highlighted a couple of LinkedIn posts from Dave Linn the Gratitude Dude. I was delighted to have Dave as a guest on Status Go. Our world has changed in the blink of an eye. It is easy to get lost in the panic and uncertainty. Dave’s posts encouraged all of us to show each other grace and compassion and to look for ways to help others (after ensuring we, ourselves, are safe). 

Our conversation was inspirational. Dave is involved in many different endeavors…all of them in the vein of giving back. His challenge to all of us is to show a little gratitude every day, especially in these uncertain times. I would love to hear your thoughts after listening to this 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/

 

Status Go – Episode 56

As 2020 dawned, Jared Nichols of The New Futurist and I sat down to discuss the future. The conversation was so insightful, we decided to sit down again and dive deeper. We also wanted to do a progress check as we reach the end of the first quarter – to challenge you to think about how you viewed the first quarter three months ago and how you view things today.  A lot has changed in those three months. 

You may recall from the first episode that we also talked about scenario development as a part of strategic foresight. In this conversation, Jared explains his three step process for spotting early signs of change. These episodes are guaranteed to change the way you think about the 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/

Status Go – Episode 55

As I mention in my intro to this episode, Pete Williams – CIO of Butler University – is a CIO who has “done it”. He has taken his department on a journey. They have become a profit generator, able to create revenue that feeds back into the IT department. 

In our conversation, we cover a lot of ground. There are important lessons to IT leaders in every industry about how to lead in a dynamic environment. Higher Ed is changing dramatically. Pete talks to us about how to ensure IT is aligned with the past, present and future of their business, their students (and the parents), and their staff. 

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/

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Status Go – Episode 53

Parking – not an industry that screams digital. In Episode 53, Matt Belanger, the senior vice president of Service Delivery for Denison Parking teaches me a thing or two about preconceived notions and how wrong they can be! In this hyper-connected world the technology “behind the scenes” will surprise you. 

The leadership of Denison Parking felt good about the next three to four years: solid revenue; stable market. But then what? Disruption, autonomous vehicles, advanced apps. Realizing they need to be ready to stay ahead, they brought in Matt as their first CIO. Together, they embarked on a transformation of the company from back-office systems to the way they interact with their clients and customers (you will have to listen to the show to understand the 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/

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 Academy 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/