It's 2012. My software company is working with one of the largest advertising agencies in the world. They have tremendous expertise they can share with their clients. They're so large, though, that they're completely siloed and can't easily share this organizational knowledge quickly. The agency's chief strategic and chief technology officers have a vision to unite their worldwide employees so they can do this at the drop of a hat. And that's where my company comes in. We're hired to work with their CTO to provide instant access to all talent across their organization. We build data bridges to different technologies on different platforms located at different places around the world. It's some pretty fancy stuff, and we really have to roll up our sleeves on this huge undertaking. Nothing like this has been done before. Once our software is in place, the agency can access the intelligence of everyone in their entire global organizational community for the good of their clients in just a couple of clicks. For them, we created a new story where connecting to talent can be quick, efficient, and a game changer in their business. My special guest today, Etienne de Bruin, has spent a career in software development and inside the C-suite. In this episode of The Storytelling School podcast, you'll learn how he drives the vision and execution of multiple stories for various organizations around the world and get answers to questions such as: What role does a chief technology officer (CTO) play in the story of a company? And how does Etienne's company help support the story of CTOs everywhere? What you will learn in this episode: How the common image of a CTO is different than the real story How making connections can change your story How to keep people in a community engaged in sharing stories Who is Etienne? Etienne de Bruin began his career as a software developer in his native South Africa before moving to Germany, where he joined a startup building innovative products in the data encryption space. Then he moved to San Diego, where he managed the supply chain and business intelligence of a biotech startup. From 2005 to 2015, Etienne co-founded a company, where he served as CTO, navigating SaaS product development in a rapidly scaling environment and establishing himself as a highly effective C-level executive. After serving many organizations as advisory board member or CTO, Etienne founded 7CTOs, a peer group and coaching organization supporting CTOs, technical founders, and other executive leaders. Links and Resources: 7CTOs 7CTOs 0111 Conference Etienne de Bruin @etdebruin on Twitter @etdebruin on LinkedIn Storytelling School Website @storytellingschool on Instagram @storytellingSchool on Facebook
Today's interview is with Cathrine (Cathy) Jooste, President of the Business Process Outsourcing Division, and John Samuel, EVP and CTO, at CGS, a global provider of applications, enterprise learning, customer experience and outsourcing services. Cathy and John join me today to talk about how the BPO/outsourcing business has changed over the last 40 years, the current challenges that the space is facing, how things are evolving, what are the tech and talent implications of these developments and if we are moving to a fully automated customer service future. Finally, they offer a perspective on what they think the future of CX outsourcing might look like. This interview follows on from my recent interview – The delusion amongst customer service and experience VPs – Interview with Micah Peterson of ProcedureFlow – and is number 479 in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, providing valuable insights, helping businesses innovate and delivering great service and experience to both their customers and their employees. NOTE: A big thank you goes out to the folks at CGS for sponsoring my podcast for the coming month. Now, CGS is a company you might not have heard of. But, they have been delivering brand-building and customer experiences for 40 years for global brands that you will definitely have heard of. Over that time, they have developed deep expertise in both outsourcing and technology, so you should definitely pay attention to what they have to say. They've recently put together a free ebook and video that I'd like to point you to. It's called The Transformative Power of Generative AI and ChatGPT and has been authored by CGS' Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, John Samuel (one of our interviewees today). It's a really comprehensive guide and is designed to deliver insights, summarize research, and inspire creative problem-solving. Follow this link to check out the free ebook and video.
Description: In this enlightening episode, we dive deep into the world of technology with Brian Childress, a seasoned technologist, software engineering expert, and trusted technical advisor. With over 15 years of hands-on experience in sectors ranging from healthcare and finance to education, Brian has a wealth of knowledge to share. Are you a non-technical founder grappling with the intricacies of software development? Brian sheds light on why simplicity in software is paramount and how you can navigate the development process even without a tech background. For those in the SaaS space, he offers invaluable insights on common pitfalls to avoid and strategies to scale successfully. We also delve into the nitty-gritty of hiring decisions. From freelancers and consultants to offshore developers, Brian provides a clear roadmap on what to consider and the potential risks involved. Plus, for those at the crossroads of ideation, he offers guidance on whether to invest time in building or validating your idea. Lastly, we touch upon the future, discussing the transformative role of AI in the startup ecosystem over the next half-decade. Whether you're a CTO, a technical founder, or just someone intrigued by the tech world, this episode promises a treasure trove of insights. Discover more about Brian, subscribe to his newsletter, and connect with him on his website https://brianchildress.co/ Disclaimer: Not advice. Educational purposes only. Not an endorsement for or against. Results not vetted. Views of the guests do not represent those of the host or show. Do your due diligence. Click here to join PodMatch (the "AirBNB" of Podcasting): https://www.joinpodmatch.com/drchrisloomdphd We couldn't do it without the support of our listeners. To help support the show: CashApp- https://cash.app/$drchrisloomdphd Venmo- https://account.venmo.com/u/Chris-Loo-4 Buy Me a Coffee- https://www.buymeacoffee.com/chrisJx Thank you to our sponsor, CityVest: https://bit.ly/37AOgkp Click here to schedule a 1-on-1 private coaching call: https://www.drchrisloomdphd.com/book-online Click here to purchase my books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PaQn4p Follow our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/chL1357 Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/drchrisloomdphd Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thereal_drchrisloo Follow us on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drchrisloomddphd Follow the podcast on Spotify: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/christopher-loo Thank you to our advertisers on Spotify. Financial Freedom for Physicians, Copyright 2023
Today's guest is Eben Esterhuizen, Co-Founder and CTO at Siftwell Analytics. Founded in 2022, Siftwell uses the power of AI to amplify your company's data-driven decisions. For community health plans who must promote health-improving interventions among their membership, Siftwell provides AI analytics-as-a-service to identify members at risk of development new diagnoses and comorbidities, and prioritize the actions and interventions that they can take to disrupt this emerging risk. Unlike other ‘predictive analytics' tools that tell pop health and quality teams who to focus on via high-level risk stratification, Siftwell is prescriptive analytics—they help you find the needles in the haystack as well as the precise way to move the needle on each of them. Siftwell adds to the existing analytics team and solution set you already have and aligns to the core objectives of your team and organization. In the episode, Eben discusses: The origins and mission of Siftwell Analytics, Early client wins and the company journey thus far, Their potential impact within healthcare savings, Opportunities to join the team, Success stories of the benefits they are bringing to clients, What excites him for the future of the company, Why to consider a career with Siftwell Analytics
Miguel Armaza sits down with Jean-Denis Greze, CTO at Plaid, a data network and one of the foundational fintech companies that works with thousands of firms, including several Fortune 500s and some of largest banks in the world. Founded in 2013 by Zach Perret and William Hockey, Plaid's network covers 12,000+ financial institutions across the US, Canada, UK and Europe. They've raised over $700 million from Felicis, Homebrew, NEA, Spark Capital, Citi, Goldman, AmEx, Ribbit, and a long list of great investors.We discuss:How Plaid stays at the forefront of security and privacyThriving in a competitive market and how the only way to win is to play a different game than your competitorsThe future of Open Finance in the US and some regulatory predictionsHow AI LLMs are revolutionizing user interfaces… and a lot more!Live Recording Alert! Join us for a live Fintech Leaders recording and Happy Hour with Stuart Sopp, CEO & Co-Founder of Current, a multibillion-dollar fintech built in New York City. See you at Barclays Rise New York on Monday, October 16 to kick off New York Tech Week. Register here --> https://bit.ly/3sMaIBjWant more podcast episodes? Join me and follow Fintech Leaders today on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app for weekly conversations with today's global leaders that will dominate the 21st century in fintech, business, and beyond.Do you prefer a written summary, instead? Check out the Fintech Leaders newsletter and join almost 60,000 readers and listeners worldwide!Miguel Armaza is Co-Founder and General Partner of Gilgamesh Ventures, a seed-stage investment fund focused on fintech in the Americas. He also hosts and writes the Fintech Leaders podcast and newsletter.Miguel on LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/3nKha4ZMiguel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2Jb5oBcFintech Leaders Newsletter: bit.ly/3jWIp
Are you ready to dive into the future of privacy, AI, and data risk management?We have Russell Sherman CTO and co-founder of VISO TRUST, an AI-powered solution for third-party risk management. We discuss:Why AI is more than just a buzzword and why Privacy Pros need to adopt and adapt to stay ahead of the game How to leverage AI in third-party risk management to stay competitive The secrets to successfully transition into Privacy and specialise in AI If you want to be ahead of the curve and dominate in this space, this episode is a must listen.Russell Sherman is the CTO and co-founder of VISO TRUST, an AI-powered SaaS solution that scales and automates third-party risk management. He is an accomplished technology executive, security leader, and security product innovator, previously working at highly regulated technology companies, including ASAPP, Varo Money, LendingClub and Dell SecureWorks, with extensive experience in third-party cyber.If you're ready to transform your career and become the go-to GDPR expert, get your copy of 'The Easy Peasy Guide to GDPR' here: https://www.bestgdprbook.com/Follow Jamal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmjahmed/Follow Russ on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neverenoughinfo/Get Exclusive Insights, Secret Expert Tips & Actionable Resources For A Thriving Privacy Career That We Only Share With Email Subscribers► https://newsletter.privacypros.academy/sign-upSubscribe to the Privacy Pros Academy YouTube Channel► https://www.youtube.com/c/PrivacyProsJoin the Privacy Pros Academy Private Facebook Group for:Free LIVE TrainingFree Easy Peasy Data Privacy GuidesData Protection Updates and so much moreApply to join here whilst it's still free: https://www.facebook.com/groups/privacypro
In this Brand Story episode, hosts Marco and Sean have a thought-provoking discussion with Peter Klimek from Imperva about the concept of "shift left" in application security. Have we gone too far?The conversation revolves around the challenges and benefits of identifying vulnerabilities earlier in the software development lifecycle and the need for collaboration between development and security teams. Peter emphasizes the importance of finding a balance between tools and human expertise in addressing vulnerabilities. He highlights the common issue of organizations having a backlog of vulnerabilities that need to be fixed, rather than a problem of finding vulnerabilities—it's "easy" to find them, harder to fix them all.The conversation also touches on the measurement of closure velocity and the significance of development team velocity as a core metric in application security. They discuss the role of APIs, platform engineering, and infrastructure as code in improving collaboration, automation, and trust in systems.Peter draws a parallel between guardrails on a highway and the need for guardrails in application security, emphasizing the importance of providing development teams with time to address critical vulnerabilities. They also explore the challenges of coordinating multiple teams and the role of operations in orchestrating the development and security processes.The need for a defensive mindset and the importance of leveraging the guardrails Peter noted to prevent fatal vulnerabilities is also discussed as they emphasize the significance of collaboration, measurement, and a balance between development and security teams in implementing shift left practices effectively.The episode provides valuable insights into the nuances, challenges, and benefits of integrating shift left practices into application security, while emphasizing the need for collaboration, balance, and the ethical use of tools.Note: This story contains promotional content. Learn more.Guest: Peter Klimek, Director of Technology - Office of the CTO at Imperva [@Imperva]On LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-klimek-37588962/ResourcesLearn more about Imperva and their offering: https://itspm.ag/imperva277117988DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA): https://dora.dev2023 Imperva Bad Bot Report: https://itspm.ag/impervv0sg47.4% of internet traffic wasn't human in 2022! Get the research from @Imperva to learn how bots are taking over the internet.The Impact Of Log4j Since Its Disclosure | Steps Businesses Can Take To Maintain Software Supply Chain Security:Part 1: https://redefining-cybersecurity.simplecast.com/episodes/the-impact-of-log4j-since-its-disclosure-steps-businesses-can-take-to-maintain-software-supply-chain-security-part-1-of-2-an-imperva-story-with-gabi-stapelPart 2: https://redefining-cybersecurity.simplecast.com/episodes/why-protecting-your-business-data-is-more-like-securing-a-museum-than-a-bank-demystifying-data-protection-an-imperva-story-with-terry-ray-07mq5xex-q5rc-fw8From Enrolling In College To Gambling, Traveling, And Shopping, Evasive Bad Bots Are A Major Source Of Online Fraud | The Bad Bot Report 2022 | An Imperva Brand Story With Ryan Windham:Part 1: https://redefining-cybersecurity.simplecast.com/episodes/from-enrolling-in-college-to-gambling-traveling-and-shopping-evasive-bad-bots-are-a-major-source-of-online-fraud-the-bad-bot-report-2022-part-1-an-imperva-story-with-ryan-windhamPart 2: https://redefining-cybersecurity.simplecast.com/episodes/from-enrolling-in-college-to-gambling-traveling-and-shopping-evasive-bad-bots-are-a-major-source-of-online-fraud-the-bad-bot-report-2022-part-2-an-imperva-story-with-ryan-windhamCatch more stories from Imperva at https://www.itspmagazine.com/directory/impervaAre you interested in telling your story?https://www.itspmagazine.com/telling-your-story
Join Andrew Morgans and co-host Matt Watson, Founder, CEO, and CTO of At Capacity, as they talk about Matt's journey in launching his 4th startup! Andrew and Matt discuss why marketing service-based businesses are different than e-commerce. They also talk about what drives Matt to continue launching startup after startup, why great marketing is essential, and why talent is everything. Find Startup Hustle Everywhere: https://gigb.co/l/YEh5 This episode is sponsored by Full Scale: https://fullscale.io Learn more about At Capacity: https://atcapacity.com Learn more about Marknology: https://www.marknology.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are you tired of wrestling with the complexities of banking systems? Imagine if there was a software that could simplify your payment operations and streamline your business' finances. Enter Modern Treasury, the game-changing platform that's transforming the payment operations landscape. Our guest on this episode is Sam Aarons, the CTO and co-founder of Modern Treasury. Sam unravels the intricacies of this unique software, its value proposition and its wide-ranging customer base. Spoiler alert: Modern Treasury does not hold money for their customers but provides a pure software service!Sam Aarons delineates the pain points businesses encounter when scaling up, and how Modern Treasury comes in handy. He articulates how his company's software mitigates the challenges of interacting with a bank's systems, while simplifying banking regulations. He also reveals how businesses can retain their existing banking relationships and fee structures without making any significant modifications. Lastly, we turn our sights to the future of payments, encompassing the impacts of faster payments on various aspects like payroll, consumer experiences, and inter-business transactions. We delve into the future of payment systems in the U.S., touching on the benefits of Fed Now and real-time payments in propelling U.S. payments growth.
AI will impact many areas of IoT, including jobs. Chuck Byers, CTO of the Industry IoT Consortium, joins Ryan Chacon on the IoT For All Podcast to discuss how AI will and is affecting IoT. They talk about the role of AI in IoT, how AI models are trained, how IoT can use generative AI, the impact AI will have on IoT-adjacent technologies such as edge computing, bias in AI models, and the future of AI and IoT together. Charles (Chuck) Byers is CTO of the Industry IoT Consortium. He works on the architecture and implementation of edge computing systems, common platforms, media processing systems, drone delivery infrastructure, and the Internet of Things. Previously, he was CTO of Valqari, a Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Cisco, and a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. The Industry IoT Consortium has over 100 member companies working to deliver transformative business value to industry, organizations, and society by accelerating adoption of a trustworthy Internet of Things. Discover more about AI and IoT at https://www.iotforall.com More about Industry IoT Consortium: https://www.iiconsortium.org (00:00) Intro (00:09) Chuck Byers and the Industry IoT Consortium (01:28) The role of AI in IoT (04:26) How are AI models trained? (07:46) Generative AI and IoT (10:55) How will AI impact IoT-adjacent technologies? (12:41) Bias in AI models (15:52) Future of AI and IoT together (21:01) Learn more and follow up SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL: https://bit.ly/2NlcEwm Join Our Newsletter: https://www.iotforall.com/iot-newsletter Follow Us on Social: https://linktr.ee/iot4all Check out the IoT For All Media Network: https://www.iotforall.com/podcast-overview
With great power comes great responsibility. Now that you've been promoted to a people manager, how do you build a healthy and successful engineering team?Extending our series on the career journey of engineering leader, co-host Conor Bronsdon is joined by Noah Labhart, co-founder & CTO at Veryable, and host of the popular podcast Code Story. Conor and Noah shift the series' focus to the intricacies of building effective engineering teams. Beyond team building, the episode delves into the subtleties of offering and accepting feedback, the importance of hiring developers vs. programmers, and fostering an environment where each individual can flourish.If you haven't listened to the first two episodes of our leadership series featuring NuBank's Thiago Ghisi, you can find them on Dev Interrupted's new website. Show Notes:Download The 2023 Engineering Benchmarks Report: https://linearb.io/resources/software-engineering-benchmarks-reportListen to Code Story at codestory.coLearn more about Noah on his website noahlabhart.comOr find Noah on his LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/noahlabhartRegister for the 2023 Engineering Benchmarks Report Release WebinarSupport the show: Subscribe to our Substack Leave us a review Subscribe on YouTube Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn Offers: Learn about Continuous Merge with gitStream Want to try LinearB? Book a Demo & use discount code "Dev Interrupted Podcast"
September 25, 2023: David Ting, CTO and Founder of Tausight joins Bill for the news. They explore topics ranging from third-party healthcare risks, the complexities of cybersecurity, to the potential impacts of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Does our reliance on third-party systems expose us to risk, and how does this molecular spread of patient data affect us all? Can AI negate the need for intricate, hand-written code and how close are we to AI-powered robotic surgery becoming the norm? These thought-provoking yet grounded discussions not only propel us into pondering the future trajectory of the tech industry but also expound on its influence and potential in our everyday lives.Key Points:Third-party Healthcare RisksData Dispersal ComplicationsAI in CybersecurityCoding AutomationGenerative AI PotentialRobotics in HealthcareNews articles:5 Things CFOs Should Know About Generative AIChatGPT scored 72% in clinical decision accuracy, MGB study showsIBM trains its LLM to read, rewrite COBOL appsJoin us for our webinar "Interoperability Outcomes: A Discussion of What's Possible" on October 5th at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT, discussing challenges in healthcare interoperability. We'll tackle key issues like fragmented technology systems, data privacy, and cost-effectiveness. Engage with top-tier experts to understand the current landscape of healthcare IT, learn data-driven strategies for patient-centered care, and discover best practices for ensuring system security and stakeholder trust. Register HereThis Week Health SubscribeThis Week Health TwitterThis Week Health LinkedinAlex's Lemonade Stand: Foundation for Childhood Cancer Donate
Joel Jackson is co-founder and President of Lifeforce, the first clinically integrated health optimization platform. He is a Canadian entrepreneur and executive who has led technology organizations across healthcare, consumer goods, and wellness. Most recently, Joel was CTO of Upgrade Labs, a personal optimization and recovery company based in Santa Monica, California. Prior to Upgrade Labs, Joel led the engineering team for The Honest Company, a direct-to-consumer company focused on improving the health and sustainability of baby products.How do you manage working with someone who has a larger-than-life personality?Joel Jackson, Co-Founder and President of Lifeforce, has worked with figures like Jessica Alba, Dave Asprey, the biohacker and founder of Bulletproof Coffee, and his new venture Lifeforce was co-founded with self-help guru, Tony Robbins.Joel shared so many valuable insights in this conversation, including what it was like to have to shut down his first startup, how he's able to handle big personalities, and his process to deliver blame-free debriefs on projects. We also talk about how he's learned to take in feedback without getting defensive - a valuable skill for all of us.Learn more about Lifeforce | Websitehttps://www.mylifeforce.com/Connect with Alisa! Follow Alisa Cohn on Instagram: @alisacohn Twitter: @alisacohn Facebook: facebook.com/alisa.cohn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisacohn/ Website: http://www.alisacohn.com Download her 5 scripts for delicate conversations (and 1 to make your life better) Grab a copy of From Start-Up to Grown-Up by Alisa Cohn from AmazonLove the show? Subscribe, Rate, Review, Like, and Share!
"Now the fundamental motivation is customers don't just want to buy a server, right? They want to buy an outcome. They want something to happen. They want to get business value. So, the SSG [Services & Solutions Group] is Lenovo's pivot to meet our customers where they are, and also to lead our company into the future because as they have more sophisticated requirements, they need a simple way to manage and deploy all that I T across their organizations. When they want that holistic view, providing the services via something which is now SSG gives them that integrated offering. In a single contract, they can focus on using their technology in a smarter way. So that's where the SSG is within the context of Lenovo, and as the technology and delivery officer, I'm responsible for helping think about how new technology can make the experience better. It can make the outcomes better for our customers, as well as running the teams that are often because we have managed services that are delivering for customers 24 by 7. All year round. And so the global team of delivery network and experts is also what I run to help bring those outcomes to the customers today." - Arthur Hu Fresh from the studio, Arthur Hu, SVP & Chief Information Officer at Lenovo, discussed the transformative role of the Solutions and Services Group (SSG) in the era of Generative AI. He shared his career journey and Lenovo's mission to assist customers end-to-end in their journey with the Lenovo Solutions & Services Group (SSG). Hu explored SSG's impact and Lenovo's sustainability initiatives in the Asia Pacific. He emphasized the promise of AI for businesses, including Lenovo's approach and shared a glimpse into the future of SSG's contributions to the tech landscape in the Asia Pacific and beyond. Episode Highlights: [0:00] Sponsor Announcement: Esevel [0:50] Quote of the Day from Arthur Hu [2:00] Introduction to Arthur Hu, CIO, Lenovo. [4:46] Arthur Hu shares his lessons on his career journey [7:04] Arthur's thoughts on remote working and how Lenovo is re-imaging the workplace by designing thought interactions between employees [10:02] Introduction of Lenovo and its global vision and mission [12:07] Lenovo Solutions and Services Group (SSG) and its role in Lenovo's enterprise business [14:54] Arthur balancing between two roles in Lenovo: Global CIO and CDTO in SSG [18:10] How does Lenovo SSG approach problem-solving for customers? [22:49] Success customer stories of Lenovo SSG in Asia Pacific [25:19] What is the one thing Arthur knows about Lenovo SSG that very few do? [26:17] Lenovo's focus on ESG [33:37] Challenges & Prospects for Lenovo SSG in the Asia Pacific [37:31] The myth of the talent gap in the Asia Pacific [39:91] Advice for CIOs on digital transformation [43:00] Opportunities for AI in the Enterprise [47:56] Lenovo's Role on AI in the Enterprise [50:03] What does great look like for Lenovo SSG in the next decade? [51:13] Closing Podcast Information: The show is hosted and produced by Bernard Leong (@bernardleong, Linkedin) and Carol Yin (@CarolYujiaYin, LinkedIn). Proper credits for the intro and end music: "Energetic Sports Drive" and the episode is mixed & edited in both video and audio format by G.Thomas Craig (@gthomascraig, LinkedIn).
Kit Colbert has taken an atypical route to becoming the CTO of a large, publicly traded corporation. He started at VMWare 20 years ago as an individual contributor and worked his way up to CTO leading a 2,300 person engineering org. In this fascinating interview, we walk through Kit's progression from junior IC to senior engineering leadership and reflect on some of the lessons learned.
Dmytro Bielievtsov is the CTO and Co-founder of Respeecher. Respeecher focuses on high-fidelity voice cloning and their synthetic speech technology was the first one to be adopted by big Hollywood production studios in 2019. Respeecher's has already shown up in major Feature films, TV projects, and Video Games. Animation studios, Localization and media agencies, in Healthcare, and other areas are using it. Some of their projects include artificially voicing God of War Ragnarok, de-aging Mark Hamill's voice in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, and James Earl Jones's voice for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. They have also been featured in Forbes, The Guardian, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, to name a few.00:00 Introduction00:19 Our Guest01:33 Running a company in the Ukraine04:55 Respeecher07:24 How does Respeecher work?10:37 How did Hollywood find you?12:10 Voice work for Star Wars14:55 Do you keep the voice?16:23 Deep Fake in the Election22:02 Vishing23:25 Luke Skywalkers Voice25:26 De-Aging Mark Hamill's voice26:15 Animal Voices28:02 The Future for Respeecher30:11 Electrolarynx devices ---------------------------------------------------------------------- To learn more about Respeecher visit https://www.respeecher.com/ To learn more about Dark Rhino Security visit https://www.darkrhinosecurity.com ---------------------------------------------------------------------- SOCIAL MEDIA: Stay connected with us on our social media pages where we'll give you snippets, alerts for new podcasts, and even behind the scenes of our studio! Instagram: @securityconfidential and @OfficialDarkRhinoSecurity Facebook: @Dark-Rhino-Security-Inc Twitter: @darkrhinosec LinkedIn: @dark-rhino-security Youtube: @Dark Rhino Security ---------------------------------------------------------------------- #darkrhinosecurity #securityconfidential #cybersecurity #cyberpodcast #ai #artificialintelligence #securitypodcast #cybernews #technews #techsoftware #informationtechnology #infosec #cybersecurityforbeginners #technewstoday
Transmitido diretamente do Instituto Caldeira, em Porto Alegre, o podcast recebe os fundadores da Quando Eu Partir, considerada a primeira end-of-life startup do Brasil. Camila Leães, que também é CEO, e Alexandre da Silveira, CTO, falam sobre a ideia, o desenvolvimento e os desafios da plataforma.
BUSINESS INTERVIEW: Start Up Strategy And Mastery Meet our guest, a seasoned venture capitalist and angel investor, whose passion is turning dreams into thriving businesses. With two decades of experience in the tech and finance world, they've been in the trenches of global corporations, gaining invaluable insights into what makes a business succeed. But they didn't keep this knowledge to themselves. They founded Beyond Formation, a platform that equips founders at any stage with a game-changing blueprint for building robust businesses. It's not just about funding; it's about practical, powerful systems that make ambitious goals attainable. As if that weren't enough, they walk the talk as the co-founder and CTO of Forum360, pioneering an analytics and behavioral science-driven platform for client engagement and sales. Their track record includes key roles at industry giants, shaping the very software that drives investment management today. From the lobster pound back in their coastal Maine hometown to towering offices in Manhattan, their journey has been nothing short of remarkable. But they'll tell you, working with startups is where their heart truly lies. They're here to help you get organized, get traction, get funded, and most importantly, get the most out of your entrepreneurial journey. So, let's roll up our sleeves and start building together. Welcome to the podcast.
On this episode of The Six Five – On The Road, hosts Daniel Newman and Patrick Moorhead welcome Intel's Greg Lavender, CTO, SVP and GM of Intel SATG, and Sandra Rivera, EVP and GM Intel DCAI for a conversation on Intel's AI Portfolio during Intel Innovation in San Jose, California. Their discussion covers: What is unique about Intel's AI strategy, and Intel's focus on democratizing AI How Intel customers are using Intel Gaudi2 accelerators today What Intel is doing to make it easier for developers to build AI solutions that run on Intel hardware What enterprises need to be doing to prepare for this coming wave of AI inferences
Steve Tuck, Co-Founder & CEO of Oxide Computer Company, joins Corey on Screaming in the Cloud to discuss his work to make modern computers cloud-friendly. Steve describes what it was like going through early investment rounds, and the difficult but important decision he and his co-founder made to build their own switch. Corey and Steve discuss the demand for on-prem computers that are built for cloud capability, and Steve reveals how Oxide approaches their product builds to ensure the masses can adopt their technology wherever they are. About SteveSteve is the Co-founder & CEO of Oxide Computer Company. He previously was President & COO of Joyent, a cloud computing company acquired by Samsung. Before that, he spent 10 years at Dell in a number of different roles. Links Referenced: Oxide Computer Company: https://oxide.computer/ On The Metal Podcast: https://oxide.computer/podcasts/on-the-metal TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: This episode is brought to us in part by our friends at RedHat. As your organization grows, so does the complexity of your IT resources. You need a flexible solution that lets you deploy, manage, and scale workloads throughout your entire ecosystem. The Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform simplifies the management of applications and services across your hybrid infrastructure with one platform. Look for it on the AWS Marketplace.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. You know, I often say it—but not usually on the show—that Screaming in the Cloud is a podcast about the business of cloud, which is intentionally overbroad so that I can talk about basically whatever the hell I want to with whoever the hell I'd like. Today's guest is, in some ways of thinking, about as far in the opposite direction from Cloud as it's possible to go and still be involved in the digital world. Steve Tuck is the CEO at Oxide Computer Company. You know, computers, the things we all pretend aren't underpinning those clouds out there that we all use and pay by the hour, gigabyte, second-month-pound or whatever it works out to. Steve, thank you for agreeing to come back on the show after a couple years, and once again suffer my slings and arrows.Steve: Much appreciated. Great to be here. It has been a while. I was looking back, I think three years. This was like, pre-pandemic, pre-interest rates, pre… Twitter going totally sideways.Corey: And I have to ask to start with that, it feels, on some level, like toward the start of the pandemic, when everything was flying high and we'd had low interest rates for a decade, that there was a lot of… well, lunacy lurking around in the industry, my own business saw it, too. It turns out that not giving a shit about the AWS bill is in fact a zero interest rate phenomenon. And with all that money or concentrated capital sloshing around, people decided to do ridiculous things with it. I would have thought, on some level, that, “We're going to start a computer company in the Bay Area making computers,” would have been one of those, but given that we are a year into the correction, and things seem to be heading up into the right for you folks, that take was wrong. How'd I get it wrong?Steve: Well, I mean, first of all, you got part of it right, which is there were just a litany of ridiculous companies and projects and money being thrown in all directions at that time.Corey: An NFT of a computer. We're going to have one of those. That's what you're selling, right? Then you had to actually hard pivot to making the real thing.Steve: That's it. So, we might as well cut right to it, you know. This is—we went through the crypto phase. But you know, our—when we started the company, it was yes, a computer company. It's on the tin. It's definitely kind of the foundation of what we're building. But you know, we think about what a modern computer looks like through the lens of cloud.I was at a cloud computing company for ten years prior to us founding Oxide, so was Bryan Cantrill, CTO, co-founder. And, you know, we are huge, huge fans of cloud computing, which was an interesting kind of dichotomy. Instead of conversations when we were raising for Oxide—because of course, Sand Hill is terrified of hardware. And when we think about what modern computers need to look like, they need to be in support of the characteristics of cloud, and cloud computing being not that you're renting someone else's computers, but that you have fully programmable infrastructure that allows you to slice and dice, you know, compute and storage and networking however software needs. And so, what we set out to go build was a way for the companies that are running on-premises infrastructure—which, by the way, is almost everyone and will continue to be so for a very long time—access to the benefits of cloud computing. And to do that, you need to build a different kind of computing infrastructure and architecture, and you need to plumb the whole thing with software.Corey: There are a number of different ways to view cloud computing. And I think that a lot of the, shall we say, incumbent vendors over in the computer manufacturing world tend to sound kind of like dinosaurs, on some level, where they're always talking in terms of, you're a giant company and you already have a whole bunch of data centers out there. But one of the magical pieces of cloud is you can have a ridiculous idea at nine o'clock tonight and by morning, you'll have a prototype, if you're of that bent. And if it turns out it doesn't work, you're out, you know, 27 cents. And if it does work, you can keep going and not have to stop and rebuild on something enterprise-grade.So, for the small-scale stuff and rapid iteration, cloud providers are terrific. Conversely, when you wind up in the giant fleets of millions of computers, in some cases, there begin to be economic factors that weigh in, and for some on workloads—yes, I know it's true—going to a data center is the economical choice. But my question is, is starting a new company in the direction of building these things, is it purely about economics or is there a capability story tied in there somewhere, too?Steve: Yeah, it's actually economics ends up being a distant third, fourth, in the list of needs and priorities from the companies that we're working with. When we talk about—and just to be clear we're—our demographic, that kind of the part of the market that we are focused on are large enterprises, like, folks that are spending, you know, half a billion, billion dollars a year in IT infrastructure, they, over the last five years, have moved a lot of the use cases that are great for public cloud out to the public cloud, and who still have this very, very large need, be it for latency reasons or cost reasons, security reasons, regulatory reasons, where they need on-premises infrastructure in their own data centers and colo facilities, et cetera. And it is for those workloads in that part of their infrastructure that they are forced to live with enterprise technologies that are 10, 20, 30 years old, you know, that haven't evolved much since I left Dell in 2009. And, you know, when you think about, like, what are the capabilities that are so compelling about cloud computing, one of them is yes, what you mentioned, which is you have an idea at nine o'clock at night and swipe a credit card, and you're off and running. And that is not the case for an idea that someone has who is going to use the on-premises infrastructure of their company. And this is where you get shadow IT and 16 digits to freedom and all the like.Corey: Yeah, everyone with a corporate credit card winds up being a shadow IT source in many cases. If your processes as a company don't make it easier to proceed rather than doing it the wrong way, people are going to be fighting against you every step of the way. Sometimes the only stick you've got is that of regulation, which in some industries, great, but in other cases, no, you get to play Whack-a-Mole. I've talked to too many companies that have specific scanners built into their mail system every month looking for things that look like AWS invoices.Steve: [laugh]. Right, exactly. And so, you know, but if you flip it around, and you say, well, what if the experience for all of my infrastructure that I am running, or that I want to provide to my software development teams, be it rented through AWS, GCP, Azure, or owned for economic reasons or latency reasons, I had a similar set of characteristics where my development team could hit an API endpoint and provision instances in a matter of seconds when they had an idea and only pay for what they use, back to kind of corporate IT. And what if they were able to use the same kind of developer tools they've become accustomed to using, be it Terraform scripts and the kinds of access that they are accustomed to using? How do you make those developers just as productive across the business, instead of just through public cloud infrastructure?At that point, then you are in a much stronger position where you can say, you know, for a portion of things that are, as you pointed out, you know, more unpredictable, and where I want to leverage a bunch of additional services that a particular cloud provider has, I can rent that. And where I've got more persistent workloads or where I want a different economic profile or I need to have something in a very low latency manner to another set of services, I can own it. And that's where I think the real chasm is because today, you just don't—we take for granted the basic plumbing of cloud computing, you know? Elastic Compute, Elastic Storage, you know, networking and security services. And us in the cloud industry end up wanting to talk a lot more about exotic services and, sort of, higher-up stack capabilities. None of that basic plumbing is accessible on-prem.Corey: I also am curious as to where exactly Oxide lives in the stack because I used to build computers for myself in 2000, and it seems like having gone down that path a bit recently, yeah, that process hasn't really improved all that much. The same off-the-shelf components still exist and that's great. We always used to disparagingly call spinning hard drives as spinning rust in racks. You named the company Oxide; you're talking an awful lot about the Rust programming language in public a fair bit of the time, and I'm starting to wonder if maybe words don't mean what I thought they meant anymore. Where do you folks start and stop, exactly?Steve: Yeah, that's a good question. And when we started, we sort of thought the scope of what we were going to do and then what we were going to leverage was smaller than it has turned out to be. And by that I mean, man, over the last three years, we have hit a bunch of forks in the road where we had questions about do we take something off the shelf or do we build it ourselves. And we did not try to build everything ourselves. So, to give you a sense of kind of where the dotted line is, around the Oxide product, what we're delivering to customers is a rack-level computer. So, the minimum size comes in rack form. And I think your listeners are probably pretty familiar with this. But, you know, a rack is—Corey: You would be surprised. It's basically, what are they about seven feet tall?Steve: Yeah, about eight feet tall.Corey: Yeah, yeah. Seven, eight feet, weighs a couple 1000 pounds, you know, make an insulting joke about—Steve: Two feet wide.Corey: —NBA players here. Yeah, all kinds of these things.Steve: Yeah. And big hunk of metal. And in the cases of on-premises infrastructure, it's kind of a big hunk of metal hole, and then a bunch of 1U and 2U boxes crammed into it. What the hyperscalers have done is something very different. They started looking at, you know, at the rack level, how can you get much more dense, power-efficient designs, doing things like using a DC bus bar down the back, instead of having 64 power supplies with cables hanging all over the place in a rack, which I'm sure is what you're more familiar with.Corey: Tremendous amount of weight as well because you have the metal chassis for all of those 1U things, which in some cases, you wind up with, what, 46U in a rack, assuming you can even handle the cooling needs of all that.Steve: That's right.Corey: You have so much duplication, and so much of the weight is just metal separating one thing from the next thing down below it. And there are opportunities for massive improvement, but you need to be at a certain point of scale to get there.Steve: You do. You do. And you also have to be taking on the entire problem. You can't pick at parts of these things. And that's really what we found. So, we started at this sort of—the rack level as sort of the design principle for the product itself and found that that gave us the ability to get to the right geometry, to get as much CPU horsepower and storage and throughput and networking into that kind of chassis for the least amount of wattage required, kind of the most power-efficient design possible.So, it ships at the rack level and it ships complete with both our server sled systems in Oxide, a pair of Oxide switches. This is—when I talk about, like, design decisions, you know, do we build our own switch, it was a big, big, big question early on. We were fortunate even though we were leaning towards thinking we needed to go do that, we had this prospective early investor who was early at AWS and he had asked a very tough question that none of our other investors had asked to this point, which is, “What are you going to do about the switch?”And we knew that the right answer to an investor is like, “No. We're already taking on too much.” We're redesigning a server from scratch in, kind of, the mold of what some of the hyperscalers have learned, doing our own Root of Trust, we're doing our own operating system, hypervisor control plane, et cetera. Taking on the switch could be seen as too much, but we told them, you know, we think that to be able to pull through all of the value of the security benefits and the performance and observability benefits, we can't have then this [laugh], like, obscure third-party switch rammed into this rack.Corey: It's one of those things that people don't think about, but it's the magic of cloud with AWS's network, for example, it's magic. You can get line rate—or damn near it—between any two points, sustained.Steve: That's right.Corey: Try that in the data center, you wind into massive congestion with top-of-rack switches, where, okay, we're going to parallelize this stuff out over, you know, two dozen racks and we're all going to have them seamlessly transfer information between each other at line rate. It's like, “[laugh] no, you're not because those top-of-rack switches will melt and become side-of-rack switches, and then bottom-puddle-of-rack switches. It doesn't work that way.”Steve: That's right.Corey: And you have to put a lot of thought and planning into it. That is something that I've not heard a traditional networking vendor addressing because everyone loves to hand-wave over it.Steve: Well so, and this particular prospective investor, we told him, “We think we have to go build our own switch.” And he said, “Great.” And we said, “You know, we think we're going to lose you as an investor as a result, but this is what we're doing.” And he said, “If you're building your own switch, I want to invest.” And his comment really stuck with us, which is AWS did not stand on their own two feet until they threw out their proprietary switch vendor and built their own.And that really unlocked, like you've just mentioned, like, their ability, both in hardware and software to tune and optimize to deliver that kind of line rate capability. And that is one of the big findings for us as we got into it. Yes, it was really, really hard, but based on a couple of design decisions, P4 being the programming language that we are using as the surround for our silicon, tons of opportunities opened up for us to be able to do similar kinds of optimization and observability. And that has been a big, big win.But to your question of, like, where does it stop? So, we are delivering this complete with a baked-in operating system, hypervisor, control plane. And so, the endpoint of the system, where the customer meets is either hitting an API or a CLI or a console that delivers and kind of gives you the ability to spin up projects. And, you know, if one is familiar with EC2 and EBS and VPC, that VM level of abstraction is where we stop.Corey: That, I think, is a fair way of thinking about it. And a lot of cloud folks are going to pooh-pooh it as far as saying, “Oh well, just virtual machines. That's old cloud. That just treats the cloud like a data center.” And in many cases, yes, it does because there are ways to build modern architectures that are event-driven on top of things like Lambda, and API Gateway, and the rest, but you take a look at what my customers are doing and what drives the spend, it is invariably virtual machines that are largely persistent.Sometimes they scale up, sometimes they scale down, but there's always a baseline level of load that people like to hand-wave away the fact that what they're fundamentally doing in a lot of these cases, is paying the cloud provider to handle the care and feeding of those systems, which can be expensive, yes, but also delivers significant innovation beyond what almost any company is going to be able to deliver in-house. There is no way around it. AWS is better than you are—whoever you happen to—be at replacing failed hard drives. That is a simple fact. They have teams of people who are the best in the world of replacing failed hard drives. You generally do not. They are going to be better at that than you. But that's not the only axis. There's not one calculus that leads to, is cloud a scam or is cloud a great value proposition for us? The answer is always a deeply nuanced, “It depends.”Steve: Yeah, I mean, I think cloud is a great value proposition for most and a growing amount of software that's being developed and deployed and operated. And I think, you know, one of the myths that is out there is, hey, turn over your IT to AWS because we have or you know, a cloud provider—because we have such higher caliber personnel that are really good at swapping hard drives and dealing with networks and operationally keeping this thing running in a highly available manner that delivers good performance. That is certainly true, but a lot of the operational value in an AWS is been delivered via software, the automation, the observability, and not actual people putting hands on things. And it's an important point because that's been a big part of what we're building into the product. You know, just because you're running infrastructure in your own data center, it does not mean that you should have to spend, you know, 1000 hours a month across a big team to maintain and operate it. And so, part of that, kind of, cloud, hyperscaler innovation that we're baking into this product is so that it is easier to operate with much, much, much lower overhead in a highly available, resilient manner.Corey: So, I've worked in a number of data center facilities, but the companies I was working with, were always at a scale where these were co-locations, where they would, in some cases, rent out a rack or two, in other cases, they'd rent out a cage and fill it with their own racks. They didn't own the facilities themselves. Those were always handled by other companies. So, my question for you is, if I want to get a pile of Oxide racks into my environment in a data center, what has to change? What are the expectations?I mean, yes, there's obviously going to be power and requirements at the data center colocation is very conversant with, but Open Compute, for example, had very specific requirements—to my understanding—around things like the airflow construction of the environment that they're placed within. How prescriptive is what you've built, in terms of doing a building retrofit to start using you folks?Steve: Yeah, definitely not. And this was one of the tensions that we had to balance as we were designing the product. For all of the benefits of hyperscaler computing, some of the design center for you know, the kinds of racks that run in Google and Amazon and elsewhere are hyperscaler-focused, which is unlimited power, in some cases, data centers designed around the equipment itself. And where we were headed, which was basically making hyperscaler infrastructure available to, kind of, the masses, the rest of the market, these folks don't have unlimited power and they aren't going to go be able to go redesign data centers. And so no, the experience should be—with exceptions for folks maybe that have very, very limited access to power—that you roll this rack into your existing data center. It's on standard floor tile, that you give it power, and give it networking and go.And we've spent a lot of time thinking about how we can operate in the wide-ranging environmental characteristics that are commonplace in data centers that focus on themselves, colo facilities, and the like. So, that's really on us so that the customer is not having to go to much work at all to kind of prepare and be ready for it.Corey: One of the challenges I have is how to think about what you've done because you are rack-sized. But what that means is that my own experimentation at home recently with on-prem stuff for smart home stuff involves a bunch of Raspberries Pi and a [unintelligible 00:19:42], but I tend to more or less categorize you the same way that I do AWS Outposts, as well as mythical creatures, like unicorns or giraffes, where I don't believe that all these things actually exist because I haven't seen them. And in fact, to get them in my house, all four of those things would theoretically require a loading dock if they existed, and that's a hard thing to fake on a demo signup form, as it turns out. How vaporware is what you've built? Is this all on paper and you're telling amazing stories or do they exist in the wild?Steve: So, last time we were on, it was all vaporware. It was a couple of napkin drawings and a seed round of funding.Corey: I do recall you not using that description at the time, for what it's worth. Good job.Steve: [laugh]. Yeah, well, at least we were transparent where we were going through the race. We had some napkin drawings and we had some good ideas—we thought—and—Corey: You formalize those and that's called Microsoft PowerPoint.Steve: That's it. A hundred percent.Corey: The next generative AI play is take the scrunched-up, stained napkin drawing, take a picture of it, and convert it to a slide.Steve: Google Docs, you know, one of those. But no, it's got a lot of scars from the build and it is real. In fact, next week, we are going to be shipping our first commercial systems. So, we have got a line of racks out in our manufacturing facility in lovely Rochester, Minnesota. Fun fact: Rochester, Minnesota, is where the IBM AS/400s were built.Corey: I used to work in that market, of all things.Steve: Really?Corey: Selling tape drives in the AS/400. I mean, I still maintain there's no real mainframe migration to the cloud play because there's no AWS/400. A joke that tends to sail over an awful lot of people's heads because, you know, most people aren't as miserable in their career choices as I am.Steve: Okay, that reminds me. So, when we were originally pitching Oxide and we were fundraising, we [laugh]—in a particular investor meeting, they asked, you know, “What would be a good comp? Like how should we think about what you are doing?” And fortunately, we had about 20 investor meetings to go through, so burning one on this was probably okay, but we may have used the AS/400 as a comp, talking about how [laugh] mainframe systems did such a good job of building hardware and software together. And as you can imagine, there were some blank stares in that room.But you know, there are some good analogs to historically in the computing industry, when you know, the industry, the major players in the industry, were thinking about how to deliver holistic systems to support end customers. And, you know, we see this in the what Apple has done with the iPhone, and you're seeing this as a lot of stuff in the automotive industry is being pulled in-house. I was listening to a good podcast. Jim Farley from Ford was talking about how the automotive industry historically outsourced all of the software that controls cars, right? So, like, Bosch would write the software for the controls for your seats.And they had all these suppliers that were writing the software, and what it meant was that innovation was not possible because you'd have to go out to suppliers to get software changes for any little change you wanted to make. And in the computing industry, in the 80s, you saw this blow apart where, like, firmware got outsourced. In the IBM and the clones, kind of, race, everyone started outsourcing firmware and outsourcing software. Microsoft started taking over operating systems. And then VMware emerged and was doing a virtualization layer.And this, kind of, fragmented ecosystem is the landscape today that every single on-premises infrastructure operator has to struggle with. It's a kit car. And so, pulling it back together, designing things in a vertically integrated manner is what the hyperscalers have done. And so, you mentioned Outposts. And, like, it's a good example of—I mean, the most public cloud of public cloud companies created a way for folks to get their system on-prem.I mean, if you need anything to underscore the draw and the demand for cloud computing-like, infrastructure on-prem, just the fact that that emerged at all tells you that there is this big need. Because you've got, you know, I don't know, a trillion dollars worth of IT infrastructure out there and you have maybe 10% of it in the public cloud. And that's up from 5% when Jassy was on stage in '21, talking about 95% of stuff living outside of AWS, but there's going to be a giant market of customers that need to own and operate infrastructure. And again, things have not improved much in the last 10 or 20 years for them.Corey: They have taken a tone onstage about how, “Oh, those workloads that aren't in the cloud, yet, yeah, those people are legacy idiots.” And I don't buy that for a second because believe it or not—I know that this cuts against what people commonly believe in public—but company execs are generally not morons, and they make decisions with context and constraints that we don't see. Things are the way they are for a reason. And I promise that 90% of corporate IT workloads that still live on-prem are not being managed or run by people who've never heard of the cloud. There was a decision made when some other things were migrating of, do we move this thing to the cloud or don't we? And the answer at the time was no, we're going to keep this thing on-prem where it is now for a variety of reasons of varying validity. But I don't view that as a bug. I also, frankly, don't want to live in a world where all the computers are basically run by three different companies.Steve: You're spot on, which is, like, it does a total disservice to these smart and forward-thinking teams in every one of the Fortune 1000-plus companies who are taking the constraints that they have—and some of those constraints are not monetary or entirely workload-based. If you want to flip it around, we were talking to a large cloud SaaS company and their reason for wanting to extend it beyond the public cloud is because they want to improve latency for their e-commerce platform. And navigating their way through the complex layers of the networking stack at GCP to get to where the customer assets are that are in colo facilities, adds lag time on the platform that can cost them hundreds of millions of dollars. And so, we need to think behind this notion of, like, “Oh, well, the dark ages are for software that can't run in the cloud, and that's on-prem. And it's just a matter of time until everything moves to the cloud.”In the forward-thinking models of public cloud, it should be both. I mean, you should have a consistent experience, from a certain level of the stack down, everywhere. And then it's like, do I want to rent or do I want to own for this particular use case? In my vast set of infrastructure needs, do I want this to run in a data center that Amazon runs or do I want this to run in a facility that is close to this other provider of mine? And I think that's best for all. And then it's not this kind of false dichotomy of quality infrastructure or ownership.Corey: I find that there are also workloads where people will come to me and say, “Well, we don't think this is going to be economical in the cloud”—because again, I focus on AWS bills. That is the lens I view things through, and—“The AWS sales rep says it will be. What do you think?” And I look at what they're doing and especially if involves high volumes of data transfer, I laugh a good hearty laugh and say, “Yeah, keep that thing in the data center where it is right now. You will thank me for it later.”It's, “Well, can we run this in an economical way in AWS?” As long as you're okay with economical meaning six times what you're paying a year right now for the same thing, yeah, you can. I wouldn't recommend it. And the numbers sort of speak for themselves. But it's not just an economic play.There's also the story of, does this increase their capability? Does it let them move faster toward their business goals? And in a lot of cases, the answer is no, it doesn't. It's one of those business process things that has to exist for a variety of reasons. You don't get to reimagine it for funsies and even if you did, it doesn't advance the company in what they're trying to do any, so focus on something that differentiates as opposed to this thing that you're stuck on.Steve: That's right. And what we see today is, it is easy to be in that mindset of running things on-premises is kind of backwards-facing because the experience of it is today still very, very difficult. I mean, talking to folks and they're sharing with us that it takes a hundred days from the time all the different boxes land in their warehouse to actually having usable infrastructure that developers can use. And our goal and what we intend to go hit with Oxide as you can roll in this complete rack-level system, plug it in, within an hour, you have developers that are accessing cloud-like services out of the infrastructure. And that—God, countless stories of firmware bugs that would send all the fans in the data center nonlinear and soak up 100 kW of power.Corey: Oh, God. And the problems that you had with the out-of-band management systems. For a long time, I thought Drax stood for, “Dell, RMA Another Computer.” It was awful having to deal with those things. There was so much room for innovation in that space, which no one really grabbed onto.Steve: There was a really, really interesting talk at DEFCON that we just stumbled upon yesterday. The NVIDIA folks are giving a talk on BMC exploits… and like, a very, very serious BMC exploit. And again, it's what most people don't know is, like, first of all, the BMC, the Baseboard Management Controller, is like the brainstem of the computer. It has access to—it's a backdoor into all of your infrastructure. It's a computer inside a computer and it's got software and hardware that your server OEM didn't build and doesn't understand very well.And firmware is even worse because you know, firmware written by you know, an American Megatrends or other is a big blob of software that gets loaded into these systems that is very hard to audit and very hard to ascertain what's happening. And it's no surprise when, you know, back when we were running all the data centers at a cloud computing company, that you'd run into these issues, and you'd go to the server OEM and they'd kind of throw their hands up. Well, first they'd gaslight you and say, “We've never seen this problem before,” but when you thought you've root-caused something down to firmware, it was anyone's guess. And this is kind of the current condition today. And back to, like, the journey to get here, we kind of realized that you had to blow away that old extant firmware layer, and we rewrote our own firmware in Rust. Yes [laugh], I've done a lot in Rust.Corey: No, it was in Rust, but, on some level, that's what Nitro is, as best I can tell, on the AWS side. But it turns out that you don't tend to have the same resources as a one-and-a-quarter—at the moment—trillion-dollar company. That keeps [valuing 00:30:53]. At one point, they lost a comma and that was sad and broke all my logic for that and I haven't fixed it since. Unfortunate stuff.Steve: Totally. I think that was another, kind of, question early on from certainly a lot of investors was like, “Hey, how are you going to pull this off with a smaller team and there's a lot of surface area here?” Certainly a reasonable question. Definitely was hard. The one advantage—among others—is, when you are designing something kind of in a vertical holistic manner, those design integration points are narrowed down to just your equipment.And when someone's writing firmware, when AMI is writing firmware, they're trying to do it to cover hundreds and hundreds of components across dozens and dozens of vendors. And we have the advantage of having this, like, purpose-built system, kind of, end-to-end from the lowest level from first boot instruction, all the way up through the control plane and from rack to switch to server. That definitely helped narrow the scope.Corey: This episode has been fake sponsored by our friends at AWS with the following message: Graviton Graviton, Graviton, Graviton, Graviton, Graviton, Graviton, Graviton, Graviton. Thank you for your l-, lack of support for this show. Now, AWS has been talking about Graviton an awful lot, which is their custom in-house ARM processor. Apple moved over to ARM and instead of talking about benchmarks they won't publish and marketing campaigns with words that don't mean anything, they've let the results speak for themselves. In time, I found that almost all of my workloads have moved over to ARM architecture for a variety of reason, and my laptop now gets 15 hours of battery life when all is said and done. You're building these things on top of x86. What is the deal there? I do not accept that if that you hadn't heard of ARM until just now because, as mentioned, Graviton, Graviton, Graviton.Steve: That's right. Well, so why x86, to start? And I say to start because we have just launched our first generation products. And our first-generation or second-generation products that we are now underway working on are going to be x86 as well. We've built this system on AMD Milan silicon; we are going to be launching a Genoa sled.But when you're thinking about what silicon to use, obviously, there's a bunch of parts that go into the decision. You're looking at the kind of applicability to workload, performance, power management, for sure, and if you carve up what you are trying to achieve, x86 is still a terrific fit for the broadest set of workloads that our customers are trying to solve for. And choosing which x86 architecture was certainly an easier choice, come 2019. At this point, AMD had made a bunch of improvements in performance and energy efficiency in the chip itself. We've looked at other architectures and I think as we are incorporating those in the future roadmap, it's just going to be a question of what are you trying to solve for.You mentioned power management, and that is kind of commonly been a, you know, low power systems is where folks have gone beyond x86. Is we're looking forward to hardware acceleration products and future products, we'll certainly look beyond x86, but x86 has a long, long road to go. It still is kind of the foundation for what, again, is a general-purpose cloud infrastructure for being able to slice and dice for a variety of workloads.Corey: True. I have to look around my environment and realize that Intel is not going anywhere. And that's not just an insult to their lack of progress on committed roadmaps that they consistently miss. But—Steve: [sigh].Corey: Enough on that particular topic because we want to keep this, you know, polite.Steve: Intel has definitely had some struggles for sure. They're very public ones, I think. We were really excited and continue to be very excited about their Tofino silicon line. And this came by way of the Barefoot networks acquisition. I don't know how much you had paid attention to Tofino, but what was really, really compelling about Tofino is the focus on both hardware and software and programmability.So, great chip. And P4 is the programming language that surrounds that. And we have gotten very, very deep on P4, and that is some of the best tech to come out of Intel lately. But from a core silicon perspective for the rack, we went with AMD. And again, that was a pretty straightforward decision at the time. And we're planning on having this anchored around AMD silicon for a while now.Corey: One last question I have before we wind up calling it an episode, it seems—at least as of this recording, it's still embargoed, but we're not releasing this until that winds up changing—you folks have just raised another round, which means that your napkin doodles have apparently drawn more folks in, and now that you're shipping, you're also not just bringing in customers, but also additional investor money. Tell me about that.Steve: Yes, we just completed our Series A. So, when we last spoke three years ago, we had just raised our seed and had raised $20 million at the time, and we had expected that it was going to take about that to be able to build the team and build the product and be able to get to market, and [unintelligible 00:36:14] tons of technical risk along the way. I mean, there was technical risk up and down the stack around this [De Novo 00:36:21] server design, this the switch design. And software is still the kind of disproportionate majority of what this product is, from hypervisor up through kind of control plane, the cloud services, et cetera. So—Corey: We just view it as software with a really, really confusing hardware dongle.Steve: [laugh]. Yeah. Yes.Corey: Super heavy. We're talking enterprise and government-grade here.Steve: That's right. There's a lot of software to write. And so, we had a bunch of milestones that as we got through them, one of the big ones was getting Milan silicon booting on our firmware. It was funny it was—this was the thing that clearly, like, the industry was most suspicious of, us doing our own firmware, and you could see it when we demonstrated booting this, like, a year-and-a-half ago, and AMD all of a sudden just lit up, from kind of arm's length to, like, “How can we help? This is amazing.” You know? And they could start to see the benefits of when you can tie low-level silicon intelligence up through a hypervisor there's just—Corey: No I love the existing firmware I have. Looks like it was written in 1984 and winds up having terrible user ergonomics that hasn't been updated at all, and every time something comes through, it's a 50/50 shot as whether it fries the box or not. Yeah. No, I want that.Steve: That's right. And you look at these hyperscale data centers, and it's like, no. I mean, you've got intelligence from that first boot instruction through a Root of Trust, up through the software of the hyperscaler, and up to the user level. And so, as we were going through and kind of knocking down each one of these layers of the stack, doing our own firmware, doing our own hardware Root of Trust, getting that all the way plumbed up into the hypervisor and the control plane, number one on the customer side, folks moved from, “This is really interesting. We need to figure out how we can bring cloud capabilities to our data centers. Talk to us when you have something,” to, “Okay. We actually”—back to the earlier question on vaporware, you know, it was great having customers out here to Emeryville where they can put their hands on the rack and they can, you know, put your hands on software, but being able to, like, look at real running software and that end cloud experience.And that led to getting our first couple of commercial contracts. So, we've got some great first customers, including a large department of the government, of the federal government, and a leading firm on Wall Street that we're going to be shipping systems to in a matter of weeks. And as you can imagine, along with that, that drew a bunch of renewed interest from the investor community. Certainly, a different climate today than it was back in 2019, but what was great to see is, you still have great investors that understand the importance of making bets in the hard tech space and in companies that are looking to reinvent certain industries. And so, we added—our existing investors all participated. We added a bunch of terrific new investors, both strategic and institutional.And you know, this capital is going to be super important now that we are headed into market and we are beginning to scale up the business and make sure that we have a long road to go. And of course, maybe as importantly, this was a real confidence boost for our customers. They're excited to see that Oxide is going to be around for a long time and that they can invest in this technology as an important part of their infrastructure strategy.Corey: I really want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me about, well, how far you've come in a few years. If people want to learn more and have the requisite loading dock, where should they go to find you?Steve: So, we try to put everything up on the site. So, oxidecomputer.com or oxide.computer. We also, if you remember, we did [On the Metal 00:40:07]. So, we had a Tales from the Hardware-Software Interface podcast that we did when we started. We have shifted that to Oxide and Friends, which the shift there is we're spending a little bit more time talking about the guts of what we built and why. So, if folks are interested in, like, why the heck did you build a switch and what does it look like to build a switch, we actually go to depth on that. And you know, what does bring-up on a new server motherboard look like? And it's got some episodes out there that might be worth checking out.Corey: We will definitely include a link to that in the [show notes 00:40:36]. Thank you so much for your time. I really appreciate it.Steve: Yeah, Corey. Thanks for having me on.Corey: Steve Tuck, CEO at Oxide Computer Company. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn, and this is Screaming in the Cloud. If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, whereas if you've hated this episode, please leave a five-star review on your podcast platform of choice, along with an angry ranting comment because you are in fact a zoology major, and you're telling me that some animals do in fact exist. But I'm pretty sure of the two of them, it's the unicorn.Corey: If your AWS bill keeps rising and your blood pressure is doing the same, then you need The Duckbill Group. 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Manick Bhan is the Founder and CEO of LinkGraph, a full-service digital marketing agency that provides SEO services and growth marketing to hundreds of brands. He is also the Founder and CTO of SearchAtlas, the most comprehensive SEO software suite for site owners, digital marketers, and SEO professionals. With over a decade of experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for in-house and agency projects, Manick has taught startups and Fortune 500 companies how to scale with a data-driven SEO strategy to penetrate any market effortlessly and create sustainable growth. He was also the Founder, CTO, and CEO of Rukkus (TickPick acquired the brand). In this episode… Do you wish to become a successful entrepreneur in the technology industry? What can you learn from a flourishing leader who has successfully built more than one SEO firm in the space? Thriving in the tech industry can be a challenging but rewarding experience. According to Manick Bhan, you need a clear understanding of the market, an innovative approach, and a willingness to continuously learn and adapt to changes in the industry. He shares his journey building multiple tech-focused businesses and the challenges he had to overcome to establish a strong reputation in the industry. Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring Manick Bhan, Founder and CEO of LinkGraph. Manick talks about his journey building LinkGraph and SearchAtlas, their ideal client profiles, building Rukkus to its acquisition point, and thoughts about fundraising and bootstrapping.
804: Vijay Sankaran, CTO of Johnson Controls, discusses the future of work, the growing impact of AI, and its downstream effects on real estate. Vijay explains the critical role the digital customer experience plays in real estate, the way workspaces have evolved in recent years, and technology's impact on how companies leverage their physical workspaces. He also reviews the company's acquisitions in recent years and the effort to bring digital capabilities like cyber, data, AI, and more in-house. Finally, Vijay covers the generational differences in perspectives on hybrid and remote work environments, looks ahead at other trends in technology that he has on his radar, and reflects on the major keys to success from across his career.
git checkout the future of software development with Thomas Dohmke, CEO of GitHub. In this broad podcast, we discuss everything from refactoring and scaling to the CTO/CEO role, from open source to AI as a Dev Tool. Every day Thomas delves into the development of software development - so his
¿Por qué muchos emprendedores temen a la IA? ¿Cómo puedes adoptar esta tecnología de manera efectiva en tu empresa? En este episodio de Platzi Podcast, Vicente Guerra Hernández, CTO de Artificial Nerds, te lleva al fascinante mundo de la Inteligencia Artificial (IA) y te cuenta cómo aplicarla para impulsar tu negocio. Descubre cómo superar el miedo a experimentar con nuevas herramientas de IA, aprende a ser un auténtico "nerd" de la tecnología, y comprende por qué es esencial encontrar necesidades reales en tu empresa antes de implementar soluciones de moda. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/platzi-podcast/message
Josh Owen, Chief Technology Officer at Flourish Before he became a two-time CTO in the tech industry, Josh worked at some of the largest banks. He explains what he learned from his time on the business side of software engineering at Citi and Goldman Sachs, including the day-to-day work of developers and technologists on Wall Street. We also explore how the smallest seeming things can be one of the most impactful things you can do for a business and your career. (You won't guess what the software he built does to save traders worldwide 45 minutes every day!) Finally, we explore Josh's transition from finance to the tech industry and how being an executive changes before and after a startup gets acquired by a larger company. http://blindap.onelink.me/ttCg/8fgnkp3k
This episode of Over the Edge features an interview between Bill Pfeifer and Jeff Necciai, CTO of Duos Technologies. Bill and Jeff dive into how Duos's railcar inspection portals collect and process data at the edge, then use AI to quickly detect defects. They discuss how this reduces dwell times when trains are sitting for repair and increases the safety of railway workers. They also cover the other transportation industries that Duos has their eyes on and the challenges they continue to work on in the railway industry.Key Quotes:“Our cornerstone product is the Railcar Inspection Portal, where we take 360 degree views of trains at track speed. And we provide the ability to do a remote visual inspection on those, a very detailed remote visual inspection, and we also provide AI around that to automatically detect defects and anomalies on those rail cars.”“When we're acquiring data from a train that's moving 125 miles an hour, we're capturing over 80 gigabytes of data per second.”--------Show Timestamps:(01:15) Jeff's journey and how he got to Duos Technologies(03:39) Overview of Duos Technologies(05:19) Collecting rail data at the edge (07:21) What do they use the data for? (08:46) How were railcars inspected before Duos's technology? (12:39) Benefits of remote inspection for the workers (15:10) Can improving the rail industry reduce carbon footprint? (17:57) Processing data at the edge railside (20:23) What data is most valuable?(22:23) AI and using human-in-the-loop(25:13) Environmental challenges on the railways (29:05) Applying this technology to cars and planes (33:11) The excitement of the railcar engineers (36:11) The speed challenge (38:39) New tech that Jeff is excited about (41:26) Sharing rail safety data with the industry --------Sponsor:Over the Edge is brought to you by Dell Technologies to unlock the potential of your infrastructure with edge solutions. From hardware and software to data and operations, across your entire multi-cloud environment, we're here to help you simplify your edge so you can generate more value. Learn more by visiting DellTechnologies.com/edge for more information or click on the link in the show notes.--------Links:Follow Bill on LinkedInConnect with Jeff Necciai on LinkedInDuos Technologies Delivers Near Real-Time Defect Identification Automation
In this episode of InTechnology, Camille gets into confidential computing and Intel® Trust Authority with Mark Russinovich, Technical Fellow and CTO of Microsoft Azure, and Anil Rao, VP and GM of Systems Architecture and Engineering in the Office of the CTO at Intel. They talk about the definitions of confidential computing and confidential AI, how Microsoft Azure is using Intel® Trust Authority, data sovereignty, and code transparency. They also discuss the democratization of AI and future concerns about AI as it continues to grow. The views and opinions expressed are those of the guests and author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Intel Corporation.
Jutta Horstmann is an entrepreneur, founder, a leader who thrives at mentoring - scaling organizations, driving change, nurturing culture.A feminist who is passionate about sustainability and an advocate for free software - she has 25 years of experience in the IT sector. After holding various engineering roles, Jutta founded her own software development & consulting company Data in Transit in 2006 and grew it successfully over a decade.Later, 5 years at eyeo saw her in various roles, including COO, CTO and Managing Director. She led the company until the end of 2022, scaling it from 100 to 250 employees. But today she's going to share some of her insights into what will it take for a feminist transformation in the workplace. Support the show
On this episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast – Interview Series, I am joined by Pegasystems' CTO, Don Schuerman, for a conversation on what the autonomous enterprise looks like and why it matters for today's businesses. Our discussion covers: The rise of enterprise AI, and the convergence of technology and industry How Pega has focused on the autonomous enterprise The benefits of a solution that can help to automate workflows and the opportunity for organizations using AI and automation to increasingly become self-optimizing How using AI can transform marketing approaches for personalized customer engagement What Pega is doing to drive growth for their customers, helping them to stay ahead with the skills and technology stack that enables transformation Watch the video below, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, so you never miss an episode.
In this episode, Amir Bormand interviews Joel Dolisy, the CTO of WellSky. They discuss different aspects of organizational design regarding innovation versus transformation, PE versus VC, and different company sizes. Joel also explains how WellSky provides software solutions and analytics capabilities to help healthcare organizations optimize patient care and performance across the acute, post-acute, and community care continuum. 00:03:30 Organizational design requires maximizing collaboration. 00:05:28 Anticipate changes and innovate. 00:10:49 Software as an enabler. 00:16:23 Balancing innovation and risk. 00:23:08 Context is vital for growth. 00:28:56 Design principles guide organizational growth. Guest: In his role as chief technology officer, Joel Dolisy manages both product development and information technology for WellSky. Before joining WellSky as CTO, Joel was CTO of Kinnser Software, leading the company's engineering and product organizations. Before Kinnser, Joel was SVP, CTO, and CIO for SolarWinds, a leading provider of IT management software. With more than 20 years of experience in product strategy and software engineering, Joel is a leader in developing and delivering commercial software products to market. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jdolisy/ --- Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Tech Trek, and we would appreciate it if you would take a minute to rate and review us on your favorite podcast player. Want to learn more about us? Head over at https://www.elevano.com Have questions or want to cover specific topics with our future guests? Please message me at https://www.linkedin.com/in/amirbormand (Amir Bormand)
It's a classic technologist conundrum: Should I build or buy the solution I need to solve a problem? The “Build vs. Buy” conundrum is faced by technology teams worldwide. To help approach this riddle, Chris Cochran speaks to two industry veterans, Slavik Markovich co-founder & CEO of Descope, and Rob Fry, co-founder of AKA Identity. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a CTO, or just tech-curious, this episode offers invaluable insights. Using the identity market as a case study, we'll explore the multifaceted considerations needed to make the best choice for your team and organization. Impactful Moments: 0:00 - Build vs. Buy: The Classic Technologist Conundrum 0:37 - Show Intro 0:57 - Introducing Slavik Markovich and Rob Fry 3:25 - Previous build vs. buy project 6:44 - Decision logic for build vs. buy 15:09 - How does tech sway your decision making? 19:44 - How does data impact decision making? 24:31 - How do processes influence decision making? 29:13 - Maintaining custom tech solutions over time 33:28 - Tenants for building a tech company 41:06 - Build authentication and user journey flows with Descope Links: Learn more about Descope: https://www.descope.com/ Connect with our guest Slavik Markovich: https://www.linkedin.com/in/slavikm/ Connect with our guest Rob Fry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fry-rob-g/ Join our creative mastermind and stand out as a cybersecurity professional: https://www.patreon.com/hackervalleystudio Become a sponsor of the show to amplify your brand: https://hackervalley.com/work-with-us/ Love Hacker Valley Studio? Pick up some swag: https://store.hackervalley.com Continue the conversation by joining our Discord: https://hackervalley.com/discord
Oshri Cohen joins Cam and Otis on today's episode to discuss the role of CTO, what makes hiring a fractional CTO so advantageous, and the future of coding and computing. How can you develop solutions for an ever-changing problem set? Why do you need a CTO for your business? And what can you do to keep up with advancements in technology? Oshri helps answer all of these questions on this very informative episode- you'll want your notebook and pen ready for this one!Thank you to our sponsors Evergood Adventure Wines and Tribe and Purpose!!- Order your lemon wine at https://www.evergoodadventurewines.com/buy-online/ DISCOUNT CODE “CAM-OTIS” for 20% off your order!!- Learn how The Green Beret Leadership Program can help your business: https://findyourpurpose.coach/GBLP/ More About Oshri:Oshri Cohen is an expert technologist in more languages, frameworks, architectures and technologies than he cares to count. He is an ex-executive at multiple startups and ex-founder of his own custom development shop. He is disrupting the popular thought that startups need a full-time CTO and could save on average $400K per year in direct technical leadership costs through the use of a Fractional-CTO, which is his primary business. Oshri is also disrupting the technical recruiting business through the use of recruiters that are also engineers and can evaluate candidates on a deep technical level before recommending candidates to clients and only deal with fixed-cost mandates.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oshricohen/@OshriCohenCTOWebsite: https://www.oshricohen.me/
On today's episode of Found, Dom and Becca talk with Bianca Cefalo, CEO and co-founder of Space DOTS which is a space tech startup that makes testing materials in space cheaper and easier. This may sound a little far out but it is extremely difficult to validate new materials to be used in space. In this episode, Cefalo talks about how difficult it is to bootstrap a deep tech company, the challenges of testing materials in space, and how she leads their growing team.
Today we're talking to Matthew Keemon, co-founder and CTO at Jebbit. We discuss the journey that Matt took to become a founder, a war story in the early days of Jebbit, and what the future of third party cookies looks like. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! For more about Jebbit, check out their website here. Have feedback about the show? Let us know here. Produced by ProSeries Media. For booking inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We brought together escape room industry professionals and enthusiasts from all around the world for a 2-day virtual event in August. If you're still coming down off the high of RECON Remote 23, we've got you covered. In this pre-season special release, we break down all the happenings at RECON, with a special behind-the-scenes look from Brendan Lutz, Room Escape Artist's CTO, and the Head of Technology for RECON. We kick things off by reflecting on mistakes make in previous events and how it helped craft the program for this year's RECON. We touch on the different talks, from the financial talk to decoding the social media marketing puzzle. Puzzle design enthusiasts won't be disappointed either, with deep dives into the creative process. Along the way, we share the challenges faced in ticket sales and staffing predictions, offering a glimpse into what the future might hold. This year's event was further testimony to David and Lisa's dedication to building a kind and thoughtful community in the escape room industry. Stay tuned until the end to witness Peih-Gee's annual quest to make David shed a tear on-air. Show Notes Episode Sponsor Thank you to our sponsor: Morty Morty is a free app for discovering, planning, tracking, and reviewing your escape rooms and other immersive social outings. Special Badge for REPOD listeners: You can learn more at MortyApp.com/REPOD to sign up and get a special badge for our listeners (works for existing users also). Music Credits Our music was created by Ryan Elder. Production Credits Spoilers Club is produced by Lisa Spira and edited by Peih-Gee Law.
On this episode of The Six Five On The Road, hosts Daniel Newman and Patrick Moorhead welcome Intel's Greg Lavender, CTO, SVP and GM of Intel SATG for an inside preview of the upcoming Intel InnovatiON 2023 event happening this week in San Jose, California. Their discussion covers: An inside look at the content Intel has lined up for InnovatiON around their next-gen services, client and edge cloud, with a big focus on AI What Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger meant when he coined the term “Siliconomy” at Intel VisiON last year Why software is not a shift for Intel, even though its most known for its hardware A preview of what to expect at Intel InnovatiON 2023, what trends will be in the spotlight and what the future holds for research and technology at Intel
The role of chief transformation officer (CTO) is often linked with cost-cutting. In this episode, we discuss how this is a misleadingly narrow view and explain why and how CTOs should correct that misconception and redefine the role. Our guests are Kevin Carmody, a senior partner in our Boston office, AD Bhatia, a partner in our New Jersey office, and Emily Rizzi, an associate partner based in our Pittsburgh office. Related insights Meet the newest member of the consumer C-suite: The chief transformation officer How companies can transform with workers' insights Join our LinkedIn community of more than 90,000 members and follow us on X at @McKStrategy. Explore our collection of Inside the Strategy Room episode transcripts on McKinsey.com Join 90,000 other members of our LinkedIn community: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/mckinsey-strategy-&-corporate-finance/See www.mckinsey.com/privacy-policy for privacy information
Guest: David Hunt, CTO at PreludeOn Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-hunt-b72864200/On Twitter | https://twitter.com/privateducky____________________________Host: Sean Martin, Co-Founder at ITSPmagazine [@ITSPmagazine] and Host of Redefining CyberSecurity Podcast [@RedefiningCyber]On ITSPmagazine | https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/sean-martin____________________________This Episode's SponsorsImperva | https://itspm.ag/imperva277117988Pentera | https://itspm.ag/penteri67a___________________________Episode NotesIn this episode of Redefining Cybersecurity, host Sean Martin engages in a thought-provoking conversation with David Hunt, author of the book, Irreducibly Complex Systems: An Introduction to Continuous Security Testing, to explore the topic presented in the book.David introduces the concept of irreducibly complex systems, explaining that continuous security testing requires a system where all the individual components must be functioning correctly for the system to work. He uses the analogy of a mousetrap to illustrate this idea, highlighting that removing even one component renders the entire system useless.The conversation also digs into the challenges of testing in changing environments and the need to understand how defenses perform during specific time frames. They discuss the value of continuous security testing in gaining visibility into the effectiveness of security defenses and shedding light on techniques used by malicious actors.Sean, having been a software quality assurance engineer in previous roles, and David, having held numerous roles in the commercial, public, and non-profit realms, explore the differences between continuous security testing and traditional security testing. They explain that continuous testing focuses on evaluating how defenses respond to attacks, rather than testing offensive capabilities. Moreover, continuous security testing operates at complete scale on production systems, unlike traditional testing which is often limited to development environments.They also discuss the importance of overcoming the dichotomy of skill sets required for continuous security testing. David explains that the offensive skills needed to create effective tests and attacks are often separate from the software skills needed to build a safe, high-assurance command and control center.Throughout the episode, Sean and David provide listeners with valuable insights into the world of continuous security testing and its significance in the evolving cybersecurity landscape. They emphasize the need for organizations to adopt this approach in order to gain better visibility and understanding of their defenses in the face of emerging threats.There's a lot to take from this conversation, including an extreme example of how continuous security testing results have redefined cybersecurity in David's organization.____________________________About the bookContinuous security testing (CST) is a new strategy for validating your cyber defenses. We buy security products that promise to protect us, like EDR, but how do we know they're working? CST takes the stance that endpoints are the center of your infrastructure universe. Whether the operating system verticalizes defense or a third party is bolted on, it is the job of the endpoint to protect itself from within. This new concept dictates testing should occur around the clock, in production and at scale. It provides an open model that others can use to approach testing and finally answer the question: Do you know with certainty that your defenses will protect you against the latest threats?____________________________Watch this and other videos on ITSPmagazine's YouTube ChannelRedefining CyberSecurity Podcast with Sean Martin, CISSP playlist:
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In this episode of InTechnology, Camille gets into the future of client computing with Rob Bruckner, Corporate VP and CTO of Client Platform Architecture and Definition (CPAD) at Intel. They talk about the current evolutions going on with client computing like AI and security, as well as what's next for sustainability and the PC. The views and opinions expressed are those of the guests and author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Intel Corporation.
The next generation of Bitcoin Lightning wallets is here with Phoenix from ACINQ. Rejoining me is CTO of ACINQ, Bastien Teinturier to talk about how the team is innovating a great self custodial experience for bitcoin and lightning users: High Fee environment New Phoenix fee structure Splicing and what it enables Dual Funding Liquidity Ads Building on a smartphone app Can ACINQ steal from users? APO Biggest challenges Reasons to be optimistic Bastien links: Twitter: @realtbast Phoenix Splicing Update post Sponsors: Pacific Bitcoin Festival (code LIVERA) CoinKite.com (code LIVERA) Mempool.space Stephan Livera links: Follow me on Twitter @stephanlivera Subscribe to the podcast
Ham is an active long-time member of the Boston entrepreneurial community, a seasoned board members, a prolific author on the subject of boards/governance and the founder of the Launchpad Venture Group, one of the driving forces behind organized angel investing in the United States. In this episode Ham, we discuss many areas of board practice with someone that for many years has helped and written about how to make boards better. We love our listeners! Drop us a line or give us guest suggestions here. Big Ideas/Thoughts/Quotes: Board questions around AI: What are the strategic objectives of the company, what are the business problems and the opportunities that that company should be going after. Three questions to begin: 1. What specific business problems or opportunities do you plan to address with AI? And how do you anticipate that AI is going to help the company achieve its strategic objectives? It's all great to have tools like AI, but if they're not fundamentally driving the business in a direction that helps you achieve those strategic objectives, why bother? 2. How will you manage the ethical and legal implications of using AI, such as bias, discrimination, and compliance with regulations and industry standards? AI tools where they haven't been trained on a wide enough data sets, they haven't had enough experience, nor have the users of it have enough experience to understand whether they're going down a path that might lead to issues down the road. 3. How will you communicate the use of AI to your stakeholders, and that includes employees, customers, investors, and regulators. And how will you address the concerns about the use of AI? “There's not time for this in every board meeting, but a board should have at least one or two strategic sessions a year that are focused on technology.” “When you think about a financial institution, a healthcare institution, they have a lot of data that is extremely sensitive; personal data, healthcare data, financial data. You don't want that escaping out into the world by using one of these tools that you don't necessarily know what it's going to do with that data.” One of the biggest concerns is that sort of bias and discrimination that can occur with AI tools where they haven't been trained on a wide enough data sets, they haven't had enough experience, nor have the users of it have enough experience to understand whether they're going down a path that might lead to issues down the road. even if you don't get the full effect, it's important to get it right so that as you go forward, you've identified any issues that might exist, whether it's bias, discrimination, or something else before it's everywhere, which will make it more difficult to control at that point. Whether you need to explain that AI is, for example, reading your medical scan, your MRI or your CT, or whether you need to explain to your customers that an AI is either giving you a thumbs up or a thumbs down on we're giving you a mortgage or whatever. I think that's going to be a more challenging question about how you communicate that- I don't think there's necessarily a good answer for that today I do want to say one thing about all three of these questions that I've asked, they are questions that you should be asking of the chief technology people in the organization, not just the CTO because the CTO may or may not be the one who is most expert in these particular areas Raza, what do you think about having an AI board member? I think a copilot, an assistive technology, is definitely a very interesting thing for boards. It can make them more effective. It is possible that you have a large set of materials and going through those, you do miss things as a human, but an automated process and AI could definitely come up with more. This is a really great idea for a startup, and I think somebody will do it. Note: All of the board questions generated by ChatGPT about AI are listed below Board of Cambridge Trust I was brought onto the board specifically to address one of the new strategic areas that Cambridge Trust wanted to go in. Massachusetts has a very high concentration of companies in sort of the innovation economy, startup tech, and life science companies. It was seen by corporate management at Cambridge Trust that this would be a good area for growth within the bank. Most tech startups are losing money and most banks don't like to loan money to organizations that are losing money, so I had to explain what kinds of companies that, even though they might be losing money, would have good solid financials that would make it so that they could be the type of institution that you would give a loan to. Lead Director In our case, the lead director has several key roles. One, the lead director speaks to the CEO at least on a weekly basis. It's sort of a sounding board for the CEO to update on what's going on that may need the board to hear more detail about. I also work closely with the CEO to determine what the agenda for the next board meeting is going to be. During board meetings, the lead director leads executive sessions, whether those executive sessions include CEO or whether they're just the independent directors. Term Limits “Up until last year, we had age-type of term limit and that was the age of 72. That was the mandatory retirement age. There are two shareholder services out there, ISS, Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis, and both of them are not proponents of age-based term limits so we've removed our age-based term limits.” Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution For those who don't know anything about Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution…it is the pre-eminent oceanographic research institute in the world. It's based in Woods Hole, Massachusetts and I spend a lot of time down here in the summer. I was brought on to help the institute with issues around technology transfer, so research institute, lots of great scientists and engineers, sometimes they come up with ideas and products that could potentially be commercialized, so the goal was to figure out what's the best way to do that. Model Startup Board There are three key attributes that I look at for building sort of a model board. First of all, diversity, and we've talked about that a little bit already, but great boards are comprised of individuals with diverse talents, background, instincts, and expertise. Next, you need relevance. Diverse backgrounds and experience are only useful to the company if they're relevant to where the company is going, not where the company was, where it's going. And then aligned, great boards are focused on a common long-term goal, and they ensure that senior management buys into that future.