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Welcome to IT Visionaries, your #1 source for actionable insights, lessons learned, and exclusive interviews with trailblazing IT leaders.

When you subscribe to IT Visionaries, you’ll get two weekly episodes.

Each is packed with value, stories, and trends - all directly from leaders on the frontlines of technological innovation.
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About IT Visionaries

2018-08-2001:25

Welcome to IT Visionaries, your #1 source for actionable insights, lessons learned, and exclusive interviews with trailblazing IT leaders. When you subscribe to IT Visionaries, you’ll get two weekly episodes. Each is packed with value, stories, and trends - all directly from leaders on the frontlines of technological innovation. William Gibson famously said that, “The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.” IT Visionaries is on a mission to discover the technological future at the frontiers of every industry, and then bring that information to you in a way that’s easy to implement. Whether our guest is a Fortune 50 CEO/CTO/CIO, or a founder of a venture-backed technical startup.. you’ll hear stories that you won’t find anywhere else... You’ll also learn how these leaders are driving innovation inside their own organization, and how you can implement similar strategies… all from the brightest visionaries in the world. We’re honored to have you join us on this adventure. Now sit back - subscribe to IT Visionaries - and prepare to start living in the future.   IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps. The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at: TheMission.co/subscribe You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ
If a company hopes to last in today’s quick-paced, data-driven world, then the CIO and IT department must function at the forefront of innovation. On this episode of IT Visionaries, we have Craig Walker, VP and Global CIO of Shell, join us to discuss how established companies can encourage innovation, incorporate new tech, and utilize the massive amounts of data they are privy to. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildmobileapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ
Alvina Antar is the CIO of Zuora and known as ‘The Subscription Economy CIO.’ She previously spent 17 years at Dell focused on Digital Transformation, Global Delivery, and Mergers and Acquisitions. We had Alvina on IT Visionaries to discuss her road to becoming CIO, the challenges that CIOs face as they transition to this subscription economy, the changing role of IT, and how CIOs need to be visionary. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildmobileapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ  
Cindy Breshears is the Chief Transformational Officer (CTO) at Bluewolf, an IBM Company. In this role, Cindy is responsible for providing digital transformation leadership for Bluewolf and IBM strategic accounts. She has been a CIO for multiple organizations over the last 16 years and recently sat down with us on IT Visionaries to discuss one trend, in particular, that is taking over the IT landscape: customer experience. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildmobileapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ
Neil Kumar is the CTO at Karat. As one of the first 12 employees at Yelp, Neil grew the engineering team from himself as an individual contributor to over 200 engineers. In this episode, we discuss best practices for how both tech and non-tech companies can hire technical talent, including how to speed up the hiring process, eliminate bias, and improve the candidate experience. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildmobileapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ
In this episode, we are joined by Alex Wright-Gladstein, CEO and co-founder of Ayar Labs. Ayar Labs has developed new electronic-photonic integrated circuits that move data using light instead of electricity. Alex shares exciting insights around the future of computing with light, and how the technology she’s building at Ayar labs is revolutionizing data transfer. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildmobileapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ  
Dr. Nersi Nazari is the CEO of Vital Connect. He is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in medical device technology and venture funding.  Prior to VitalConnect, Nersi served as CEO of Teranetics which was later acquired by PLX Technology. On this episode, Nersi joins us to discuss innovations in healthcare. We talk about the impact biosensors have on the patient experience and opportunities for other industries to pursue ‘miniaturization.’ IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildmobileapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ  
Jo-Ann Olsovsky has been involved with technology since she first stepped out of school and into the working world. At age 19, she worked at AT&T as a technician repairing network gear and modems. She progressed through the ranks becoming an engineer, project manager, and then a manager. After that, she became Director of Enterprise Network Services and Technology Support Services at GTE Verizon before moving to Telecom where she continued her track record of achievement. First as Assistant Vice President, then becoming VP and CIO, and finally SVP. By this point in time, the energy of the Salesforce community was becoming contagious, so Jo-Ann left Telecom to become the Executive Vice President and CIO of Salesforce. Jo-Ann joins us today to discuss aligning business strategy with IT strategy, empowering citizen developers, and how to select new technologies for your business. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps. Salesforce and Harvard Business Review recently teamed up to create a study showing how you can use the latest technologies and leadership practices to close the customer experience gap in your business. Read: How IT and Business Can Work Together to Close the Customer Experience Gap The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at: www.TheMission.co/subscribe You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ  
On today’s episode, we are joined by not one, but two guests from JP Morgan Chase - Munish Kumar and Sandra Nudelman. Munish is Vice President of Technology and Sandra is the Chief Data and Analytics Officer. In this episode, Munish and Sandra share insights about the relationship between data, customers, privacy, legacy systems, and agile innovation. They also discuss the impacts of GDPR and CCPA, and share a few predictions for the future of technology and how it will impact businesses. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps. Salesforce and Harvard Business Review recently teamed up to create a study showing how you can use the latest technologies and leadership practices to close the customer experience gap in your business. Read: How IT and Business Can Work Together to Close the Customer Experience Gap The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at: www.TheMission.co/subscribe You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ  
On today’s episode of IT Visionaries, we are joined by Japjit Tulsi, the CTO of Carta. In his 20 year career, Japjit has led engineering teams at Google, Microsoft, and eBay. He’s helped build products like Google Analytics and, most recently, ShopBot, eBay’s AI tool which combines artificial intelligence and commerce to create a highly personalized shopping experience. In this episode, we discuss the future of AI, Japjit's favorite chatbots, how cloud computing is becoming a commodity, and what Carta is doing to change cap table management. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at: www.TheMission.co/subscribe You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ  
In this episode, Ian sits down with Amber Baldet, the CEO and co-founder of Clovyr, a start-up that helps new companies break into blockchain development. Before founding Clovyr, Amber led JP Morgan Chase's blockchain department. Together, they're going to talk about blockchain, bitcoin and what Amber believes the future holds for information sharing technologies. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at: www.TheMission.co/subscribe You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ  
Alpna Doshi is the CIO of Philips. Philips is a major player in healthcare, with an audacious goal to improve the lives of 3.5 billion people by 2025. As CIO, Alpna has driven transformational initiatives like transitioning to cloud-based IT. She has a laser focus on aligning IT with business to drive groundbreaking innovations around things like mobile, internet of things, and Robotics. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at: www.TheMission.co/subscribe You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ
On today's episode of IT Visionaries, we are joined by Frédéric Chanfrau, the CIO of Citizens Bank. With extensive CIO and executive experience at companies like Schneider and Ernst and Young, Fredric now heads IT and drives digital initiatives at Citizens Bank. His new charter is to innovate the core IT at Citizens and lead them through the massive fintech disruptions that the industry is currently experiencing. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at: www.TheMission.co/subscribe You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ  
In this episode, Ian sat down with Kamran Ziaee and Cindy Breshears to discuss the changing role of IT in the business world. Kamran leads the global IT team at Centurylink. Cindy Breshears is the Chief Transformation Officer at Bluewolf, an IBM Company, where she provides advisory digital transformation thought leadership for IBM and Bluewolf. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps. Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning each day on Monday through Friday. Join hundreds of thousands of subscribers at: www.TheMission.co/subscribe You can follow us on Twitter or Instagram @TheMissionHQ
In this episode, Ian sat down with Sudheer Sura at Dreamforce 2018 to discuss SaaS, solution architecture and software development. Sudheer is the IT Director at BMC and has been in the IT field for more than 20 years. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper Thank you for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to IT Visionaries and rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning. Join our community of hundreds of thousands at themission.co/subscribe
On this episode of IT Visionaries, Ian sat down with David Kung, former Disney Imagineer and Vice President of Product Strategy at Oblong. David shares with us the future of collaboration, how art intersects with technology, and how Oblong is taking the cutting edge of science fiction into the business world. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps.Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper Thank you for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to IT Visionaries and rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning. Join our community of hundreds of thousands at themission.co/subscribe  
In this episode, we sat down with Chief Information Officer of Okta, Mark Settle. Mark is a seven-time CIO and shares his playbook for how he approached taking the role of CIO.  He gives tactical tips for new CIOs and explores the new wave of authentication software on the horizon. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps  Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper Thank you for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to IT Visionaries and rate and review us on Apple Podcasts. The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning. Join our community of hundreds of thousands at themission.co/subscribe  
On this episode of IT Visionaries, we welcome Zach Gray, Chief Technical Officer of MS Companies, an organization that provides workforce solutions to manufacturing companies to help increase their efficiency.  Zach shares with us how he scaled innovation and application development at MS Companies through Citizen Development, and what the future looks like where everyone, not just IT, builds apps.  IT Visionaries is brought to you by the Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization!  Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps  Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM Read AI meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper Thank you for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to IT Visionaries and rate and review us on Apple Podcasts.  The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning. Join our community of hundreds and thousands at themission.co/subscribe
On this episode of IT Visionaries, Ian sits down with Sophia Cui, Chief Technology Officer of Jobscan. Jobscan gives job seekers an instant analysis of how well their resume is tailored for a particular job and how to better optimize their resume. In this conversation, they talk about start-up mentality, how to attract the best and brightest talent, and how GDPR is influencing the future of cybersecurity. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps.  Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM.Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning. Join our community of hundreds of thousands at themission.co/subscribe
Ian Faison sat down with Brian Hoyt, Chief Information Officer of Unity Technologies. Together they talked about how research and development drive Unity’s business model, why the best innovations aren’t noticeable at first glance, and why you should be looking outside the traditional recruiting areas for IT talent. IT Visionaries is brought to you by The Lightning Platform by Salesforce. The Lightning Platform is a leading cloud platform that makes building AI-powered apps faster and easier. With Salesforce, now everyone is empowered to build apps for their organization! Learn more at salesforce.com/buildapps.  Salesforce and MIT recently teamed up to create a whitepaper exploring what happens when AI meets CRM. Read: AI Meets CRM: An MIT Tech Review Whitepaper The Mission publishes the #1 newsletter for accelerated learning. Join our community of hundreds of thousands at themission.co/subscribe
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Brandon Frazier

This interviewee cuts off the interviewer and doesn't answer his questions quite a bit. That or she answers questions that weren't asked. It's distracting at points where I'd like to have the answers to questions. Edit: on the creating a 360 customer experience episode.

Aug 22nd
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