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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/

 

The Truth about AIIn Episode 42 of InterVision’s StatusGo podcast, I sit down with Ananth Gopalakrishnan and Harsha Gopianandan, Co-Founders of SeyVu (recently acquired by InterVision) authorities in the field of AI and ML, and contributors to my Forbes article A Skeptic’s Guide to Assessing Artificial Intelligence. We dive a little deeper into demystifying AI: what constitutes true AI, how AI is changing business models, detecting AI washing and much, much more.

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/

 

Security and Compliance: A Shared Responsibility In Episode 41 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast, I speak with Gopal Bhat, CIO and CISO at Rakuten Rewards, about responsibilities the individual must take ownership of as well as what good corporate citizenship entails.  We live in an increasingly connected world, which allows for convenience, efficiency and new opportunities; however, it also represents security challenges at both the consumer and corporate level.

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/

 

Eliminating ITIn Episode 40 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast, we welcome Medallia SVP and CIO, Dr. Ashwin Ballal. Ashwin details how he is effectively eliminating IT, or at least IT as we currently know it, by taking the concept of customer experience and focusing it internally. He also discusses Medallia’s bot they call Jarvis, proper brand building, employing empathy and how to measure success.

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/

 

What it Means to be Cloud FirstIn Episode 39 of InterVision’s Status Go podcast, we discuss “Cloud-First” – one of the many overused and over-hyped phrases in the tech industry.  But what does it mean…what does it really mean?  Furthermore, how does this concept translate to your business or department?  As we know, every organization has different needs, different challenges and is at a different stage of their cloud journey. In this episode, John Gray, CTO at InterVision, and Co-Founder of Infiniti (which, InterVision acquired in September 2018) breaks down the term Cloud First: what it really means, what the hype is all about, when it is right for your business and when it is 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/