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"chief technology officer" Discussed on Risky Business with the Coverage Queens
"Hey everybody welcome to risky business. My name is cathy kayla. And i'm bliss landon and we have a great show for you guys today. Yes we do really believe. It's been a week already done. I feel like it's been like five weeks. I know much is going on. I'm flies. I know your little under the weather feeling. I'm feeling great. My my voice is a little more more coming into the sexy. A little more sexy than i choose to be but i'll roll with it day. I'm usually not the sexy. I'll i'll go with it you know. We'll let everyone else be the judge of that but anyway other than that. Good things are good. Things are great. Yeah just been busy busy busy busy. I was trying to even remember. We went to an estate sale last weekend. We can't we went to a few. We did right with zero four. We did we hit. We hit a bunch. Yeah yeah yeah. Good stuff really could sponsor rug a really high. We had to wait for it. we do. It's so interesting because we've talked about this but we haven't really talked about the actual process of how some of these work and that was a new experience. I okay everybody out and we're gonna discount another twenty five percent. Were like okay i said. Can i just get the discount now. 'cause i go. I have another sale to go to nope so we had to go. Go outside wait go back in get twenty five percents Yeah but what i also purchased. You got the rug. I got the mercedes benz of ironing board. I've already used it. i use it. I was founded this morning. So something i learned about kathy on the way to our sale where she said. You probably don't know this about me. But i love to iron mike. Wow that is weird because an and what's even stranger about it is. I can't iron anything. If it has a big crease down the middle iron spray irony. I'll pull it up and there's the crease right down the middle again so i get. I gave up on ironing a longtime could be the board. This is what i'm figuring out. This is this is just amazing. And guess what five dollars. Yeah and you gotta has a rack. Oh has on both sides. It's why you can do all fifth role in. I did on my linens fabulous. Okay we could talk for hours anyway. We have got to get to our guest. Were very very excited to have this gentleman joining us today. i know you guys have have had a relationship and friendship business After a awhile. I'm excited to learn so much about our guest but let's not wait any longer. I'd love to introduce david smith. He is the chief technology officer at the tustin. school district. david welcome. Hi david ensor. Having me on your show on lemon it's already above report back and for is a new seat belt on pulling it is great. That's that's great. Well welcome and there's so much that we're going to cover obviously with your position in what you're doing. We have been talking about that as we started. Risky business And you your word title chief. Technology officer keeps coming up. And i didn't even know that that that position existed and clearly this is something now districts everywhere Have you and probably have many To deal with this New life that we have of kids using technology so share share a little bit. How high you got started in and What what your what your connection is with tustin. And and you've got a very busy office. It looks incredible wall this year first show You talked about Bless you thirty years in industry in staff thirty years in industry and i got excited because that's my number which means i'm talking to brown shirts which is really nice. When we were ten right right was a little different for for knee. But i'll just speak for myself. But i've been in. It all of my life from the astonishment. Seventy seven with a ship to and i fell in love with technology I spent the first twenty years of my career in the private sector Just enjoying life working. For a number of large companies. On infrastructure departments everything from finance vacuums. You support the as design applications support and design and everything i worked for some video game companies coming up which made me the king on the far as kids in southern built spoils redan. Were on your having twenty inch projector and play a game on you know Coaching change. I decided to move into education during a time where education was just starting to branch digital by. We were at the time. It we ran infrastructure to arts within an educational environment Apple in a box of oranges or is probably one way a banana and of amounts oranges and somebody was looking for an app fantasy and as time on the title and be responsibility. Change no longer. Am i the person.
Microsoft Warns Thousands of Cloud Customers of Exposed Databases
"Is warning thousands of its cloud customers that their data basis may have been exposed to intruders. Reuter says. The vulnerability, which could allow hackers to read, change or delete data was discovered by cybersecurity company Wiz, whose chief technology officer used to be CTO for Microsoft Cloud Security unit.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Salad: The Advertising Podcast
"For the assuming to something that wows stocks to fire off a i. Guess the the closing gombe's us we touched on. The industry is very mature right now but the speed that we see it growing up between nasional compared to this it will end up being a multi-million dollar initially and hopefully a billion dollar industry i think if you look at the way the rewarded video exploded and on the streets become and you look at the breadth of titles on the size of playa basis thing. This industry could be a billion dollar industry. I can only imagine the science of the deals that four nights doing to get ferrari in their stalled news etc. That will be in all honesty. I think other games will start to follow suit. And hopefully they'll deal with us and i think the industry's in ruining exciting place to to explode on push on You heard it here first. A billion dollar industry in ten years will probably all be designing ads for video games for video games. How that doesn't come out to hold me here instead of billion dollars some man well for an thank you so much. This was very insightful. We said at the beginning. I'm gonna reiterated again We think what you guys are doing is just awesome We just touched on the potential in. We completely agree with you. And that's where we are so excited to sit down and talk with you and so thank you so much for sharing which you guys do and sharing your perspective on the industry and were were really excited about this whole. Thank you so much of me. It's been a pleasure. I love hearing this right. Take us out coal all right. Well thanks everybody for listening. Thank you again. Fran and hope everyone has an ad tastic week..
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Salad: The Advertising Podcast
"With Okay how does this compare it to you. Know running just an out of home campaign or any other sort of traditional advertising segment. do you do you. Kind of have a ineffectiveness graph there. Or how do you. we've done and you know. It's we've done the effectiveness effectiveness on savings. We've done it competit- too much full match. You know we've you know the ones that we don't try and comparisons to unless that being told brown basis we don't go up against fullness because it's not what we do we do talk about time on screen. We talk about how we build an impression. And i think one of the things that when i when i first started this business. Wanna give the bronze much which ends possible. And so you know. Let's say we have a race. We have fifty billboards that race. We could sell each impression as a bill but what we actually do. Is we count. The whole race is one impression. You're effectively getting fifty three seconds. All i think the average is thirty seconds of onscreen time for the price of one impression in the cpn model and that backs out as a law. A lot of onscreen time compared with any other form out. Because we've built that way we've really built a tomato brunza getting and i. I don't think i'm not sure. What all competitors. But i think much to count more than one impression rice. We've really gone with a giving them. Maximum return the branson. The industry might go to sign that in the future where it says a racist was going to be three impressions. Four impressions will have the choose account the for now. I think we very much folks giving the bronze as much time exposure possible because we want them to come back and spend more definitely and i mean it seems like in comparison to any other sort of again especially anything else that you could get a programmatic or by that's really that's really valuable And i mean again to. It's like you know what. What constitutes an impression. Is it a race is you know. Is that three impressions. And then that's so much dependent on the game as well So there's so many variables there but it's really cool to see this market really maturing in that way. I think we had a race. I was looking at some stocks in the damian some races that we lost him. What ten fifty minutes and the onscreen. Tom was astronomical and that the fan was not that high on on that specific compay and so the races were costing much absolutely nothing but we can eat huge amount of brian exposure and on top of that a lot of the people claiming with streaming and so gate not secondary exposure as well. And so i think you know as we educate these brands the potential the mock in the central. We've was ridic right place to show how we would differentiate differentiated from the other things that we will programmatic we as you said yourself very cool very cool. Yeah it's like a gold mine. It seems like waiting to be discovered. Honestly so i'm going to school..
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Salad: The Advertising Podcast
"That tool and it's up to the players will only choose if they want to rent to that and so often we will suggests placements we sing work but at the end of the day we we let the gangster side. We would never be like you have to do this. We provide like a consultant service. Say this guy's this would this would work. How about we look to build a bridge here. Whatever it happens to be and if they wanna do they do it and we tend to try and give them a To say listen we expect to twenty percent and if you do this and so we tie into a into a revenue metric for them sue they're enticed to make commercially sound decisions. Don't affect the game play with the game Very cool very cool. So i guess just kind of getting a little bit more into the nitty gritty than of really working with you. Know both the whether the agency the developer or the brand themselves. So let's say you know there's a new game coming out you know and you guys are looking to kind of get skins for are you then working on both sides to kind of pull in. Okay these are some brands that we think would be interested based on this game or visit. Really i'll start with developers then kinda going from there to find advertisers. It kind of started develop was. So i'm gonna i'm gonna describe what the process triple eight platform ashra blade title We would effectively if triple a. And it's a major platform and that wasn't the pandemic. I would fly over that. We would have face to face meetings. We would go through the design mockups of the game because usually between out prelaunch they would say these features we're bringing in. This is where we won't advertising going. I would say. Can you give me a break down of everything you're plan to do. Then we can. This is wealth this much. This is well this much which we usually do as usually a commotion discussion around. Which is they actually want to build on the choi familiar. If you're not most games pushes always chasing the tail. Which behind the just trying to. Yeah trying to catch deadlines and so it's very much about fitting in with a nine deadlines won't sets agreed When we have the placements and we know roughly with light we have smart. Look around and we start in the water with some of the agency groups and be like you have brands. we we think these Would work do you have of the brands that you'd suggest and we start to kind of warm up the market before the talk was released and then once the talks was released we sink all up and make sure that the game is connected to the to the brand no. Sometimes there isn't synergy that sometimes it's a triple a. They'll got we will not brand. But most of the time we found brands that complemented detachment in some way. And sometimes it was the way obviously. There's some brands that just still don't wanna be in shooter games..
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Salad: The Advertising Podcast
"What's up. Everybody welcome back to another episode of salad I am here with coal this morning. It's actually a tuesday morning here in the united states and it is a tuesday evening in the uk. The reason we're recording on tuesdays because this is not a traditional episode. it's a special episode and we have a very special guest. As i said i'm here with coal. What's up good morning. Good morning to use that hopewell's well in phoenix. It is and we also have with us. Francesco petra. zoe. I knew i was going to mess it up. I totally did. Who is the chief technology officer at a company based in the uk called bid stack And i'm gonna let him talk a little bit about what he does and the company but to simplify it and to totally oversimplify it Their company that helps put advertisements into video games. So we're very excited to sit down with him this morning and sort of pick his brain and learn about his journey and what bid stack stands for. And i mean that fran. When when cohen i i got approach to interview. We are so excited. Because you know we really think that there's such potential in the gaming space and so we were so eager to hear your perspective on this. Obviously you're doing it every day. You're living and working in it every day and we can't wait to hear what you've got to share with us today so without further ado. Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself. And maybe your journey to bid stack and then also a little bit about what bid stack is in what you guys do. Actually thanks for having me on. Yeah so i'll give you a little background about the journey. I'm big flexing gaming now and it's not like started on the origins of the business We actually started in the real world of digital billboards in cities. Think time squad But as we were building that product we started not journey and we were approached by aiming studio the virtual intrigue on the virtual time squat..
Outhacking the Hackers: The Future of Cybersecurity
"Hey alva janet. Tell us more about this attack. It's my understanding. It had a cascade effect and the breach ended up affecting between eight hundred and fifteen hundred businesses and like a dozen countries. Yeah and not only did it. Impact hundreds of businesses. One of the most shocking. Things about this story is that kosei knew it was vulnerable a dutch cybersecurity group warned kosei about their weaknesses nearly three months before the attack. We contacted them on the sixth of april. This cybersecurity researcher victor gevers. He helps lead. The dutch institute for vulnerability disclosure. That's a group of volunteers who are software engineers data journalists and students by day and so called ethical hackers by nights we have a mission under the to make the digital ward safer by reporting on this we find in online and digital systems gevers in his colleagues scan the internet looking for weaknesses and software. That could be potentially exploited by cybercriminals when the dutch team found seven potentially dangerous weaknesses in cassia software. Back in april they made recommendations for how the company could and should tighten up their cyber security and action. The dutch team recommended. That kosei affixed the seven vulnerabilities. Within three months the goal was to beat cybercriminals to the punch. Here's dan timpson casillas chief technology officer one of the things that we could ask a lot is. Will you gotta heads up like why. Didn't you fix it faster. But i'm sure that you can appreciate some. Bugs are more difficult to fix than others. Cassia was almost done. I july second. The company says it had fixed four of the original seven bugs and had started patching the final three. But they weren't fast enough. Timpson says that just a few days before the internal deadline. The bad guys noticed an open door and they entered.
Blockchain: What Is It Good For?
"Thanks the perfect storm of slain. You saw big marketing budgets and elon musk's tweets blockchain has been hyped beyond belief. And it's also been made more complicated than it leads to be. More i could up angolan go. My name's ingram go. I'm senior vice. President and chief technology officer for a special intelligence at hewlett packard enterprise. So first question. What exactly is a blockchain. Let's start with a public blockchain first. Let's use an example of a analogy of a of a ring binder. You've got this notebook with many blank pages bound by a ring ring binder on page one the record number of transactions. You know. maybe. Jim pays john two bitcoins and sarah pays jim ten bitcoins and so on and so on then on the next page You have the same again. Set of transactions being written down on it and the knicks page and then expansion so on so if if you imagine each page is a block and all the pages of bound by the ring bind up being the chain. You actually have a a blockchain there right. So that's what blockchain is except for the fact that in a public blockchain this ledger or this record. Write this chain of pages. Chain of blocks is digital and is distributed to everyone publicly equally publicly with no central custodian. Why you want to use a blockchain. There are two major reasons. Why you want us a blockchain right first and foremost this when you wanna keep record of an entire sequence of transactions especially if you want to go all the way to genesis the beginning and secondly you won that record to be transparent that is you want the decentralize it by distributing copies of the same sequence records to everyone equally with no central custodian
The M.T.A. Is Breached by Hackers as Cyberattacks Surge
"Nyc transportation authority heck using pulse. Secure zero day back in april chinese beck threat. Actors breached. the network of new york city's metropolitan transportation authority by exploiting a pulse. Secure zero day vulnerability. According to mta's chief technology officer rafael portnoy while the attacker successfully hacked into mta computer systems. They were not able to gain access to employees or customer information which portnoy attributed to. Mta's layered security controls. Mta mitigated the vulnerability on april twenty first one day. After poll secure issued an advisory cybercriminals contest defined new crypto currency exploits april twentieth prevalent russian-speaking underground forum initiated a contest calling for its community to submit new methods of attacking crypto currency and offering a one hundred fifteen thousand dollar prize to the winner according to intel four seventy one's senior vice president of global intelligence. Michael d bolt some of the top ideas so far are generating a fake blockchain front end website to steal info such as private keys and balances creating a new crypto currency blockchain from scratch increasing the hash rate speed of mining firms and botnets and building custom tools to parse cryptocurrency logs from victim machines the contest which is expected to run through september first is a reminder that criminals continue to collaborate and explore cutting edge techniques to help further their motives. Fbi confirms revival as jbs ransomware attacker. The fbi confirmed on that russian cybercriminals group revival is responsible for the ongoing ransomware attack targeting gb s. The world's largest meatpacking company the fbi issued a statement indicating they are quote working diligently to bring the threat actors to justice and quote. Rievaulx is notorious for pushing. The boundaries of the ransomware is a service industry and targeting high-profile victims including former president donald trump and lady gaga with attempted extortion schemes.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Risky Business with the Coverage Queens
"Ideally in. So starting with the lie And i managed Data on the right path Back on spotting with the wide means everything for as the end before the first meetings. I have heater when my network manager came up and says remaining license starved. The why so. Here's the wire were doing just one more heart and it truly is disseminated department but the district as a whole. I didn't bring this mess. Aim at but i embraced it and Without being a major factor while we do what we do here in mexico. that's amazing. Well we have definitely called upon tustin for references for other districts who are looking to implement one to one program. Or you know they're floundering. They're having some issues some trouble And so they're just a a great resource for anybody out there who has questions or needs help and i know david you guys have been amazing helping other districts With you know any issues or what have you. But how would they find you. How would somebody get in touch with you if they have questions about what you're doing or or they have a particular issue that they want to see if you can solve for them Because i know you guys are so great about reaching out to other districts to help them as well so a website is just testing bucket. Twelve garcia dot. Us on that will tell you everything. You need to know about what we do that. Even testing to u. s. t. I m. k. Twelve dot c. a. u. us so. That's the testing unified school district website apartments in our staff and our administrative team Have to mention. Our superintendent is just amazing man to work with and for and his vision is rear reverberates throughout the district and the evidence but supports him We're all just kind of linked you know according to unify beijing. You know if you if you imagine you know laying out on a on a summer breeze Get pitcher us behind you cathy. If you look up and you see the flock abdus lion and they're all you know wine once in direction but one sat down and had a meeting before him. Right there was no sharing and google maps or anything like that they just having a sense of where to go following the leader and so We're we're letting that sense and again. Not mindless robotic manner. But we all met same plight. Reveal so testified. We support our superintendent revival workflow. You always reach out to me. By means david smith mind when she get miles the officer in me and my team low to show off where we do do such an amazing job. You talked about why i want to know. When is your podcasts. Because you also have a podcast test. It has nothing to do with sides You know as part testified on the administrator on also parents i'm also a community member. I live across the street. And so in everything i do. A mali's interested in what's happening mark community and what's going on from a social Engagement level this is just an amazing year in this country. I say amazing. We've seen some incredible things. We've also seen some awful things happen. And this friend and i created a platform will we can talk about it. We can bring in new members and people who are affected and people who wanted to change and teachers and owners and politicians it becomes just a platform for social relief in social change and social justice from getting unified but the community decided he says if i can make life better in my house than i can make life better for the street online command. The let's see apps that's amazing. Well we would. We would love to be a guest on your show. 'cause your fun to talk to you here. He's tough though. He asked him tough questions. So we're ready. We're tough girls but my title is is real raw relevant right one. Whoever comes on show. Hey anything that was said. It makes you uncomfortable. Let me know. Because i'm not interested on. Ubs on my show. I'm interested in wanting combined pays is. This is an opportunity for you to express yourself in your true feelings without being attacked with our own. Shame without feeling like you know you being set up for failure or anything like that in light. You know like you is. I really just to expand the knowledge of the possibilities. That can happen when you can. Just sit down and have a conversation. So industrial starting with With school device coverage and number of our preferred partners the no longer vendors because i can buy insurance from india. I can buy device from anywhere at go. Collect all administrators. Since they put on our students go to the big box store that's nearby and we're gonna shuffle them all until we are germans. It's not that hard to see cheers malady. But to get someone's i am to your vision. Now they to be part of what you're doing and that's where i think we find success in a lot of ways because i can give you a list of fifteen partridge that will stop doing. Take my call. Is they want to be part of what's that we must not. Because we're spending money as part exactly well. We appreciate your partnership so much david. It's been wonderful to talk to you. And i'm sure we'll be talking to you at me all. You doesn't do a great job. I think de-subscribe so we'll be engaging first listener maybe take. We appreciate it so much. All right you take care and have a good day. Bye-bye fun i know isn't a grazing. The they're just the the kindest people the best people to work with. I mean just an incredible. Yeah so we. We've been fortunate to you. Know get in touch with them and them you know we kind of learn off each other and it was just. It was amazing to to come across them. And just form this partnership in this relationship and we we just played golf with them the other day so with garrett so anyway it's it's funny. That's i think i've said this before that. The best part of business is is meeting. Incredible people like him. And who you get to work with exactly if you would like more information I know he spelled out the website. But it's tustin to us cnn dot k. Twelve dot ca dot us. So that's if you have more questions about how they're doing it with their school district and He didn't get to say his podcast. But i am brothers from the eight. One dot com very good kathy. Great right And always have questions about our show or or other ideas about what we can cover a reach us at risky business coverage queens dot com and we have our website newly up newly live so a couple aren't previous shows but it's coverage queens dot com and we really appreciate you stopping in hanging out with us today and and visiting with our guest david smith and had a good time. It was great right. Had a great time. When i'm ready for some hot tea now for my soul go all right. Thanks so.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Risky Business with the Coverage Queens
"It right. It's a it's a different mentality when you feel like it's yours on salt works amazed we have. That's a great strategy for the kids. You know to really teach them that. Where do you see things going. You know with one to one where do you. Where do you see education going. Do you think we'll ever go back to one hundred percent normal again or deer. See you know we. We did an article. We haven't really set that Podcast yet but we'd talked about an article where they see education really changing because of all this Technology is kind of been forced down our throats a little bit with the pandemic. We all had to give it to one hundred percent technology right so now. We're now transitioning back. How do you see things changing the what it. What is next year. Look like do you think too you just you know wonder was. Technology is such a strange term for us. This is why the ride on testing a march. Twelve to twenty twenty. I believe it was a thursday We decided that. You know like other school districts The their government designed for us that we're going to shut down schools or we start having the option That was the offspring rake started. We had the wind rally and things to deal right end school starting back for us. We missed the first day of instruction by monday after spring break. Now students were back on tuesday so we know one bale instruction your school district missed anywhere from three weeks to three months trying to figure out and get going best. We already saw technology as a vital tool increase in our learning right so when you when one goes away at the same time exists highly finished. You have one shot to immediately what you need is everyone's going after simple at the that you're doing in line with what vice infrastructure we already had worked from home than taliban already had the processes in place and we implement them with a hundred percent successful about a hundred percent students to continue engaging learning enduring. Tom also built up. Additional processes will be came back in full hybrid environment august and since then again established extreme success in learning. david went. Were this week. This past monday we stand we in it so whereas our high students were two days a week now than four days a week. That's credit all around so we'll look at me and say hey. What are your kids going back. An account look at him and say actually may never of a kept learning. So what does it look like for us. It was like a continuation of process. But what i will tell. You is that iran. It department and so we have rules him as much as people don't like it. There are rules. Aid goes to be for reason in own way. You gotta get to see is by going through and i can't flex on that because again. We're protecting our students through this. Kobe maintain process pandemic through. The flexibility. is that we've had put in place of learned how to argue over. Were necessary to get to see on our under the ansi idiot necessary in move things around and we've actually found that works in a number of instances getting back to normal. We absolutely will get back to normal. That normal will not look like a much march level. Edison new normal saline normal and honestly believe it will be better because it will be more flexible. It'll be more understanding. Definitely get comedy students censure rain it will be. It will be a very similar environment where you know In education they call the individualized education plan. Almost iep to everyone might Special education especially legal round. They'll come out in your mind saying what i'm saying is that That students are learning at their best mode of learning right which just works better for everyone. And i think our testing connect initiative due the league engaging on social technologies staff and so forth and everything we've implemented. We've just made it. An operative. An optimal learning environment for a student population vail succeed. You'll have chances of success for wonderful. I mean that's kind of what we what we were talking about was how the the curriculum may be changing towards. It's more individualized for every student and in because they'll have that ability because of technology to individualize the curriculum which is really exciting. I think for for students. I wish i had that growing up where i could focus more on things that i was really truly interested in and maybe a living on when i graduated high school you know is instead of taking classes that i really will never use again. So maybe maybe you know Customization custody a- an foster. You know what that particular student is interested in. I mean how great would that be so in what they're good at and what they're good at and what they're interested in and what they really succeed in so i i'm i'm with you. That's exactly what i think is going to happen and i'm excited for students. In the future you know with technology and how this is all gonna play out Or just continue to play. I guess so anyway. Dave talked a lot about what you're saying. You know the testing connection that just testing connect you know initiative. The word that comes to me with that is that it defines commitment your industry and and district committed themselves and that's a true example of what that allowed to happen. You're ready because you committed full on. And i think that's something that you know in a lot of things we hesitate a little bit. You know we question. We wonder and i think we get more out of things when we fully just dive in like you said even like the menu. I'm going to get what i want to figure it out later. you know. that's a lot to jobs. Is i might not know how to do this now. But i'm gonna just do it anyway and figure it out on the way rate also thought on that advertising for him all those definitely allow retirement but thing testified we start with the. Why right and it's it's we can talk about the how they long. We know how we can talk about the what. We're educators what we can do that but if you can you can get people to buy into the why the may own there is a so everyone from you know a staff school. The lunchtime staff to insoles to the teachers to my tech staff to knows everyone is tapped into the why we do what we do to mazen. Sure i would say bringing on the day when school students come back and it just lists throughout the district. We did the see what we did to see. Exactly why we do what we do. And it makes everyone back much more engaged in the success not creating robots. They're doing step after step of people have understanding. This is why i did..
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Risky Business with the Coverage Queens
"Rises. Giving is a fifth grade pam. Need you to take care of this into your in eighth grade. Ninety percent are just doing back and when happening were able to get the vice out. Gator repair give that person made whole and they continuing pace that place without being unity when alcan vilnai now. I have to carry less standard device. You know we want everyone to have that same happy standard. So that's my next question. How do you decide what device to pick for students. I mean i know that's a loaded question but just go through. You know some of the things that you look for or the criteria for a device for your students. So i'll i'll answer really quickly anonymous planning. Don't that's great was guidelines the is. This is the minimum but we have and what i gave the case again. I believe in. I believe in. What do here when i came here are to ownership of the tustin. Principle is the the the brought my children from what we words where we are and i say we want to do this and when it came time to look for new devices contacted every vendor out there that i knew and some i didn't know and says hey did you look. Testing unified has a bomb. Magbon is coming up. I'm about the spend millions of dollars on you. Give me what you have lately when i did that. You know fourteen fifteen. Th manufacturers all gave us their best right and we went through was calling internal ryan. We looked at on the recall. The government sees the assess ability. Usable needed repair them of the Every lifted all those things we look at visit are designed for wifi for For processor a speed Hard-drive size and how much ram and we supp- we took it down from forty devices to thirteen original filter. Those thirteen devices narrowed to fi- when contacted each vendor. Just reminding pay potentially be spending this right now and forty. We give a very Pilot with a series of devices and our students on a rotation group. And how long did that pilot take. I would stay two center to really at a down to three weeks and it was a lot was a lot of data points. A lot of host teachers were involved as well and And you know one rose to the top swimmingly and it wasn't even close right. And so one. Second was the shocker. For it all we why we know you guys would be that high they were and so when that device came through right when we i showed its. We had our naysayers out there bitter. You're showing us estes. You'll never give us. Advice amid vice zimmer hands today million he my smile metality has never been in education mindset of well this is all we have so let's see will be combined right. I don't look at it that way. I go to when i go to restaurant. Immediate read the menu left to right. Let's see what i want to pay for it by students an offering list and and be fixed. You know hands down because the standard you know we have will be wildly program as well but you have to have a standard so if your devise once they did and we secured the finding every may happen and so. We won the first districts in southern california If not elsewhere To engage with those devices at bat level Celestial so they invented a warranty porous get can't buy that we couldn't let it once sound into again our relationship in before too far you know. There was malaysia hand. And he's still in. The district is different capacity. But you know. He was solely instrumental by jesse and and michelle. A wish told it hadn't hit because we were all starting to make plans to hang out in all nine. Now i will again well again amazing team and i think you y'all can't from the same mindset of how we make this iran's successful not for testing and not i live coverage before our students ryan rate has have there been any Hurdles are obstacles that you've had to overcome since implementing a one to one program. Absolutely you know. Definitely fung a About the parents. Some hands. On what this device i want in a paper was a struggle that mex plan on a lot of times. We hold our own tech reservations over our children. When you know wasn't company not included. Most children will run around us right because this is the error they grew up in and so forth and so on every once in a while. I'll play a modem sound in home just in iraq market brains. I love the other part of it is and this is where you come into Into the picture as a partner is that you. If you want to start a project you should always had the means to finish it. And a lot of school districts not throwing shade or anything like that but a lot of school district started down a half of one to one and then realized down the line over. We ran into some problems. We change it. We do this. Why didn't invent this program Time that they measured in remeasured invested in and been bought a new measure and say. Let's make this way. And that way that way. So by the time we went back and started cutting. We cut an ideal program. Friday not only involve the device involved. The teachers involved the administration eum involved community involvement board. We were all on board with one goal of expanding educational opportunities for our children and we were able to do better testing connect initiative as been writing. You know superstrong two thousand twelve. Were almost in our ninth year on back and you know and there's no slowing down. It's just amazing program and the device is just a piece of but what we've also been able to do is through our testing. We were one to one fifth grade up three to one in four but one the one with our luckily community pto with federal dollars and so forth. We were able to extend that programs. And our t. k. Twelve one to one right. So every student has their own device days back and forth with them and so forth. now go into the pride of ownership right. This is my ideas using idea to abuse.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Risky Business with the Coverage Queens
"What i'd like to get into. David is You know what what can we you know. How can we educate parents and other tech staff out there on what. The best practices are for participation in this program because the parents are you know relied upon to purchase the insurance correct. And so you know you can. You can lead to water. But you can't make him drink right so so you guys have done a phenomenal job in really getting the word out there and figuring out what the best practices are to educate your parents and then to get them to actually purchase the insurance which provides protection on the devices. So can you go through. Some of those best practices with us absolutely absolutely. Thank you for that opportunity in the first thing that we realized here in testing is that we are all engaged and invested in the success of our students. So i had two children in this district as well and for anyone to tell me. I'm as vested as you say i'm busting or a engaged in the The outcomes that were trying to do yes we can all have a higher level of involvement of that so any parent. I speak to even understand my interest. Is your interest making sure your charter successful. Reuss entire process what you often see in this digital era is you know and i was back back. Date myself doesn't wanna jump on his band wagon wheel textbook or two. That may have been you know. No one was charging you for paying paper and things like that but at the end of my high school career. I just saw some receipts lately. I think had any forty two dollars for a list of my twelve items at the library. Never returns always the library right. They always bill you at the end as that list is of little difference right so i have to charge district. They both five thousand dollars the rices how and this is something. They carry back and forth with them. It's in their back. Get homeless sling back across the floor sliding report but we know that so reality we also that the kids are aim for them right ryan onset neither are the parents and when i say that they're not paying for them at all is something we we provided for instruction so therefore there's no charge to the families but we do want to create an investment opportunity. Mindset you ever pride of ownership on anything you tend to take care of her little Try to do In maximizing our investment is extremely device. It's worthy of carrying. were you destined. It's on devices that we have in testing unified or what we call high end devices their ipads and high pads their computers a high end computers and were not just looking for the cheapest option but the option is actually to allow students in tustin unified to go to the next level and testified on the biggest thing we can possibly do get out of the way and allow our students to grow and we allow them to do that through the technology. So it's not. This is looking through light. So i'm looking directly at you on a screen images around me that are capturing on doing allows me to see you and you to see me a we want to the reality for our students so that killing those types of devices and what we remind the penance on his. Hey you don't have an don't have to invest in this but this is something that we are entrusted to you and your family to take care and forth and we offer An insurance policy. Right so Unfortunate happens you are covered in. This is not something that comes burden to your family right now. You and i both know. That's a hard pill because of amateur even twenty dollars for something and all you have is five of situa fail right so we offer grade options. We grew offer creative opportunities to make sure people understand the need for insurance and if the unfortunate does happen i helped to remind people as we say in the beginning. We are not here. We did for the same reason successive child which names you. Can't you look the a collection issued out on that here to hold back with fine here to stop anything. This different funding plan. What i do decide is yet. Here's another opportunity for the speech. You heard me say in how we can do it. Learn how we can making a partnership partnerships. How the them understanding as one of your previous guests said the difference between a warranty which we investing devices and unfortunate miss out of the best of how responsible you are no matter how way you take care of. Your things will be give fender bender. There will be a day where you just missed your pocket. It will be a day where something you're tearing something that you might put your purse down. And it may fall over. The contents fallout on something breaks and so we advise people. If unfortunate happens we wanna work with you as others like hits vice. Averages worked with us. She may sure of david usa. Chew things that i really. I i love and i hope really can get across to people you said pride of ownership and then insurance and we're looking at kids who are in elementary school and junior high word insurance really doesn't even fall into someone's ears as a even when they get their driver's license. They're so concerned about the driver's license. And quite frankly some of these kids don't even want driver's license. Now you know it's even later so the word insurance it is just it is is unknown and then what it does is even unknown but when you tie those two things together pride of ownership and teach kids. How important is to. Even if they're not paying for it. You know what that means to to own something and take care of it and have responsibility to get that. Education is extraordinary into that in you know we have to recognize their part of that pride of ownership balls person's right if we're gonna vote personalization. Let's talk about casing just on to talk about his time. Secure not only the right device but the right case and things along those lines added to that factor. Because of i can lynch have a device that was still have a return on investment for us it will have a resale value at some point allowing you to customize it to a degree where we call it. The sexy factor. You guys mentioned word before as students see that device something they want to carry. Then they're gonna take care. And i'll tell you as i sit here Right outside my windows courtyard messy students. And it had their devices in their out in in around shown to their friends and so forth. I go to the marketplace in their around. Just it just wants. My heart has a mowing wants to carry their textbook the vice as detect smoke and now especially since because again of our relationship. We don't have to collective.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Risky Business with the Coverage Queens
"Hey everybody welcome to risky business. My name is kathy. Keller and i'm bliss landon and we have a great show for you guys today. yes we do. We really believe it's been a week already again. I feel like it's been like five weeks. So much is going on flies. I really don't i know i know your little under the weather feeling. I'm feeling great. My voice is a little more coming into the sexy. Many a little more sexy than i choose to be. But i'll roll with it okay. I'm usually not the sexy. I'll i'll go with it you know. We'll let everyone else be the judge of that But anyway other than that. Good things are good. Yeah thinks are great. Yeah spent busy busy busy busy. I was trying to even remember. We went to an estate sale last weekend. we did. i can't we went to a few. We did right like four. we did. We hit we hit a bunch. Yeah yeah yeah. Good stuff really could start. I got him right. Rug wait for it. we do. It's so interesting because you know we've talked about this but we haven't really talked about the actual process of how some of these work and that was a new experience. Okay everybody out. And we're going to discount another toll. One five percent were like okay. i said. Can i just get the discount now. Because i have another sale to go nope so we had to go go outside. Wait go back in the twenty five percent discount and then beyond. Yeah yeah but what i also purchased you got the rug. I got the mercedes benz of irony board. I've already used it. i used. I was founded this morning. Something i learned about kathy on the way to our to sale where she said. You probably don't know this about me. But i love to iron like wow. That is weird because an what's even stranger about it is that i can't iron anything. If it has a big crease down the middle iron survey iron it up. Pull it up on juicer. And there's the crease right down the middle again so i. I gave up on earning a long time ago. It could be the board. This is what i'm figuring out. This is this is just amazing. And guess what five dollars. Yeah and you've gotta has a rack. Oh has on both sides. It's wide you can do. All people and i did on my linens of fabulous. We could talk for hours anyway. We have got to get to our guest. Were very very excited to have this gentleman joining us today. i know you guys have have had a relationship and friendship business After a while. I'm excited to learn so much about our guest but let's not wait any longer. I'd love to introduce david smith. He is the chief technology officer at the tustin. school district. david welcome. Hi david oh me on the show. Monday and it's already seventy reporter back and forth as a new seatbelt on pulling it on rave for cooking. Great that's so great will welcome and i. There's so much that we're going to cover obviously with your position in what you're doing a we have been talking about that as we started. Risky business And you your title chief. Technology officer keeps coming up. And i didn't even know that that that position existed and clearly. This is something now districts everywhere have you and probably have many To deal with this New life that we have of kids using technology so cher cher little bit how high got started. And and what your what your connection is with tustin and and you've got a very busy office. It looks incredible Let me just say this. Your first show You talked about Bless you thirty years of industry and staff either years news industry in a gun sight because that's mine member which means on talking to grow shorts which is really nice right. We all started when we were ten right enter. It was a little different for that for me. But i'll speak for myself by i've been in. It all of my life from the astara and seventy seven with a field trip to hide the nfl him with technology I spent the first twenty years of my career in the private sector Just enjoying my. For conform number large companies on the structure departments everything from finance vacuums. You support is designed applications support and design and everything i worked for some video game companies coming up which may need king on the rotten's for as my kids are all goods. Y'all redan were on twenty inch projector and play a game all day. Culture change at decided to move into education during a time where education was you know just starting to branch digital by. We were at the time. It directives we read and infrastructure departments within educational environment worthy apple in a box of oranges or probably one way a banana in a box of oranges and somebody who's looking for an app and as time moved on the title and be responsibility. Change no longer. Am i the person to lead team. Who's just responsible for. How do we connect aid to be the most efficient manner robo. So how do we incorporate ourselves into an educational process and so became symptomology options such a day. Our position is really about an integration of infrastructure. And classroom information. Pedagogy matt so much what to us by how to use it and how it's used between Or four major stakeholders you consider an school district this size. Twenty four thousand students two thousand employees that makes over ninety percent of your us a stakeholders under the age of eighteen different perspective. Kathleen mitee and i really. I inherited amazing. it's enemies and him but What we've been able to to do within the district. Even the last four years is just amazing. Phenomenal implicity mls Sir the amish published with you re an so. We've been partners with teston and providing the insurance for their district on. Initially i think we dealt with garrett krenz and then david came onto the scene about a year later i think it was and we were an auction and david you know really took our partnership to the next level and it's just been phenomenal and They really they were really are kinda poster child for this product because it was a very new product for us in our space and we were both kinda learning. I would say we learned a lot from tustin to do things the right way and they just have a stellar program and they they definitely do things the right way. So.
Interview With David Smith, Chief Technology Officer
"David welcome. Hi david oh me on the show. Monday and it's already seventy reporter back and forth as a new seatbelt on pulling it on rave for cooking. Great that's so great will welcome and i. There's so much that we're going to cover obviously with your position in what you're doing a we have been talking about that as we started. Risky business And you your title chief. Technology officer keeps coming up. And i didn't even know that that that position existed and clearly. This is something now districts everywhere have you and probably have many To deal with this New life that we have of kids using technology so cher cher little bit how high got started. And and what your what your connection is with tustin and and you've got a very busy office. It looks incredible Let me just say this. Your first show You talked about Bless you thirty years of industry and staff either years news industry in a gun sight because that's mine member which means on talking to grow shorts which is really nice right. We all started when we were ten right enter. It was a little different for that for me. But i'll speak for myself by i've been in. It all of my life from the astara and seventy seven with a field trip to hide the nfl him with technology I spent the first twenty years of my career in the private sector Just enjoying my. For conform number large companies on the structure departments everything from finance vacuums. You support is designed applications support and design and everything i worked for some video game companies coming up which may need king on the rotten's for as my kids are
Georgia-Based Innovation Lab Works to Speed the Transition to Clean Transportation
"Curiosity lab and peachtree corners. Georgia companies are testing new transportation technologies. For example. you can summon an electric scooter and it will roll up riderless and ready for you to hop on. Think uber but for an scooter. You pull up. You call it. The east cooter drives to you. Brandon brandon is chief technology officer for the city of peachtree corners which owns curiosity lap. The lab is located within technology park and allows companies free of charge to see how their products perform a real world setting. The property includes a one and a half mile stretch of road. That's used at the test. Track for technologies like the scooters and self driving electric shuttles and now part of the track is a solar road it's embedded with solar panels. That people can walk in drive on and they've here right on top of the roadway. So you don't have to bust up. The asphalt random says the manufacturer is evaluating. How the solar road performed with pedestrians bikes and cars and changing weather. Conditions can hold up on a roadway. What happens when it gets really hot. What happens when it rains. The data that companies gather at curiosity lab can help improve emerging technologies and that can help speed the transition to cleaner transportation
Karen Hao on Hate, Lies, and AI at Facebook
"Joaquin was really unique in that she was literally the person that turned facebook into an air. Power house Bring out this responsibility stuff. Tell me a little bit about walking wooded build that would show consequential for facebook. Joaquin came into the company in twenty twelve at the time. Facebook had very little happening end when watching game he arrived at facebook as one of the few people in industry at the time who was already sword of applying ai to products he'd made ad targeting models for microsoft and he did something similar facebook his machine learning models could take abc click data and learned that say women between surname ages would click on ads for yoga pants and then they could target them even more precisely the better. The targeting the higher the chances of click and so on and then other people the company that will rebound news feed were like hey the the machine learning algorithms that you built to target users had we could do that to target users with the posts that they like and the groups that they like and the pages that they like. Let's try to do that here. So then he liked didn't for newsday and that's when zuckerberg and the chief technology officer. Michael ner was like. Oh hey there's something happening here. We should invest in this technology. All of this started around two thousand thirteen and the more facebook invested the better. The algorithms got in newsfeed for example the models could be trained to predict who would lake or a particular pieces of content then intern users would be shown the kind of content they were more likely to engage with. The concept was wildly popular within the company. One thing that's pretty well known about facebook is it's focus on earth and that growth comes from engagement. How do those. Two things intersect both with each other and then with these machine learning models humidity. Really important distinction in your question. That engagement of growth are actually two separate. Things and people often conflict but I love was growth and if his second love was engagement because engagement helps foster that growth if they can very precisely figure out what. Each individual user is most likely to engage in personalized tailor. Their news feed their ads their recommendations to their preferences. They're just much more likely going to comment like share that stuff. What's interesting is this was happening. Before i was introduced to the organization. They were already using different design tactics to try amp up engagement end when machine learning in. They didn't just have designed tricks at their disposal anymore. The machine learning algorithms learned that you just feed it all the students say like here are all users here. All the pages they liked. Hear all the words that they've posted an image that they've liked in friends that they have. And now you machine learning our that figure out what the patterns are so that you can show this person the content that they will engage in or the ad that they will most likely to click on or the group that they will most likely join. And that's how it's sort of like cranked up engagement more and more and more of the years but there is a problem with this equation. The more controversial something is on facebook. The more people click on it simply put outrage drives engagement. It's something mark zuckerberg himself wrote about in a post in twenty eighteen. And he has this chart that very clearly shows that the more that particular content gets close to being violated content so content that facebook does not allow on its platform which includes misinformation but also includes hate speech nudity. All of these other things the closer it gets to that line the more engagement has it's not zip a facebook. It's more just like people like outrageous staff. They will see stuff they will click on. Share that outrageous so they admitted that there was this like pretty stark clear relationship between like if something is misinformation or if it's getting close to being misinformation people are going to just start like liking sharing way more at the same time they still tell these teams to maximize engagement. So there's this like very weird perverse incentives that happens where you can serve the engagement monster but you cannot at the same time then tamp down and get rid of all misinformation. All of this seems like the kind of thing. I would assume a team called responsible. Ai joaquin kinnear's team would be tackling. I think so too because the way that the responsible. Ai team was described to me early on in my interview process was this is the team that we created to be a centralized hub of expertise within facebook for understanding and studying the implications of our algorithms admitting any harmful unintended consequences that come out of those algorithms for me the way the algorithms amplify misinformation increased polarization. Amplify violence. Speech hate speech. That is a bullet point under that bigger mandate that they told me that the response i team was going after. But that's not what they were going after.
Washington D.C. coronavirus vaccine registration website falters again, despite assurances
"Hour, D C is once again explaining why it's online vaccination registration system for Cove. It continues to have issues which are frustrating eligible residents. DC's office of the chief Technology officer says there was a six minute delay and activating the website this morning because peak traffic was more than three times higher than last Friday, D C is now working with Microsoft on a pre registration system. Alleviate the problem. Ward six council member Charles Allen telling W. T O p. They need to move to this new Methodist quickly as possible. The headaches of having this weekly competition where the website and call center and frankly just been unreliable. Just makes the case why we've got to move to this pre registration system. Asked if anyone might lose their job over the constant issues, Mayor Bowser chief of staff telling W. T O P in part that they have a demand issue, which is double edged. People want the vaccine. But supplying technology are not meeting it and that D C needs. More
Creating Faster, More Efficient Feedback Loops in Real-Time with UserTesting CTO, Kaj Van De Loo
"Welcome to another episode of it visionaries today. We have the chief technology officer of user testing. Kyw vande liu kai welcome to the show thank you. I'll right right to it user testing. The name seems obvious what it's four but tell us what is user testing the company. What do they offer what you guys do as you might guess. We have. Companies tests experiences wade uses with there could be karen customers. Potential customers partners employees at people have never heard of them. What have you so essentially anybody. Who's creating an experience can use our platform to get feedback integration process whether it's an early sketch one feedback on or design before you can start developing if it's throughout the development of the experience and of course experiences that already are out in the wild and being used anything in all of that that you want experience anything that you've created any experience you've created whether digital or physical that you want feedback. So that's what i want to dive into. Because that's what's fascinating because this isn't just a product that test software. You mentioned the physical in fact on your homepage. The user testing homepage. There is a woman clearly or to me clearly providing some type of feedback on a makeup product in. You just said it. Physical as well tells the big difference between because i think a lot of people here user testing and they started thinking of software centric application inside of my software. So imagine i. I am a software maker. I install another software inside of my software in attracts users. Attracts what they do. It gives me feedback loops of how they're interacting with software but user. Testing is a little bit different tells how your unique approach to testing both software has well as physical products and we compliment all these other forms of getting insights into how your product or how your experiences used by giving you heal human insights into what people actually think while they're doing this. So tha other tools. You can get insights into what people click on and how long they dwell on a particular page or whatever it is but we connect you die wick out to your customers or your users and they tell you they think out loud. They give you their personal feedback. We court everything they do record the face as well. It's almost like you're sitting there talking to someone when they try out experience you have created whether it's a website or mobile app or visit gates periods. So did this is like being. Would someone in their home wine. they about may be tried on and they talk to you they are. They're fantastic self. It's a vaguely human connection that you build their this week. They have spilled empathy in a way that will this data that we collect another ways can never do so. How does your role in back this experience. Your customer so use your testing. It sounds like you know if i if i were to start listening to podcasts. When ray beginning not too much idea in front of it it's now starting to sound like a marketplace. It sounds like if i bring you my product you have users that will play with intest the product. They're going to be willing to record themselves. It sounds like how does the technology of what user testing provide help narrow the gap for a. Let's say when your clients for them to collect feedback. How do you guys make their lives easier. Oh there's a lot of technology involved in this whole process of you getting to the interesting moments that matter to you understand how you can improve the experience you're providing it starts with the different ways that we can define audiences so you can bring your own test participants if you want if you have. Maybe your most loyal polled listeners. If you wanna hear from them what they think if you want to hear from people who have never heard of you we have a panel of many. Many people signed up who frequently take these tests and they check in and received or something available for them to to to test that you can relatively easily cover defined people who've never heard of us. We cannot support the south spectrum of your most loyal people out to people who've never heard of you and in all of this. This quite some sophistication in how we distribute tests out to potential participants at we try to target these tests as as we can so that the participants who are most interested and most likely to be good testers that we most likely to give good feedback that we target them with a particular test. So there's a lot of technology already in just how these how you find your audience. There's a lot of interesting technology and we're doing a lot of exciting work this area. At the moment how the experience gets a coded and then perhaps the most technology intensive area is around the analysis of the results. You get just five fifteen minute videos back. That's auto time for you to sit and listen and watch all of those but that's where we have a lot of machine. Learning we transcribe everything that people say. We analyzed the transcripts for strom emotions. We count entrusting moments. We analyzed if it's a web sized we can analyze the flow through the side. We can see where people have been clicking all of this than complements what they actually said any attempts guide you towards the highlights and we can automatically highlight wheels for you and so that you as yen user who's trying to produce a better experience that through get feedback nicely packaged.
Washington DC council member wants emergency hearing over vaccination website tech issues
"D C Council member is requesting an emergency hearing to review what happened as technical issues kept many from registering for vaccine appointments. After three days of technical issues at large, council member Kristina Henderson says something needs to change. It's important for us to get this right. The D. C Department of Health made 3500 appointments available on Saturday after two days of technical problems before third day in a row tech issues made registering difficult. Henderson requested that the Committee on Health and the Committee on Government Opera Rations hold emergency oversight hearings with D C health and the Office of the Chief technology officer to review what happened. What are the fixes? And what are the assurances that we can provide? The residents of this will not happen
Washington DC vaccine website issues frustrate residents
"Overloaded the D. C. Health covert vaccine appointment system for a second day in a row, the city says this morning. It's working with Microsoft to address these technical issues. But one council member who used to be the mayor want s'more of an explanation than that. Council member Vince Gray wants answers after a second day of technical issues on the D C health vaccination. Ointment portal. He's calling for a hearing with Mayor Bouncers Administration on March 4th tweeting quote. We must have a more orderly appointment process that doesn't add needless anxiety and frustration. We have more than 36,000 people visiting our appointment portal at the same time, Chief technology officer for the city, Lyndsey Parker says it's working with Microsoft to improve the system. Dozens on social media report time out errors and an inability to get past the step of entering the randomized capture code. Mayor Bowser reminded residents in a statement that more appointments will become available, but it's unclear if the site issues will be fixed. Megan Cloherty. W T. O
Intel Pops, VMWare Drops (For The Same Reason)
"We're going to start with some surprising news from intel. Ceo bob swan is stepping down. In mid february in june of twenty eighteen he was appointed interim ceo of intel in late january of twenty. Nine thousand nine. The interim tag was removed but suffice to say swan has faced a number of challenges over the ensuing two years and he is on his way out. Moving into the corner. Office is pat gelsinger. Who is currently the ceo of vm. Ware and for anyone wondering what. The investing world thinks of all of these moves. Shares of vm. Ware down six percent this morning and shares of intel up eight percent. Yeah so you've got gelsinger who previously had been at intel As the chief technology officer and of course swan came up and was promoted interim and then permanency. Oh having been the cfo. So i think one of the Takeaways that one can take here is that this is perceived to be a technology issue And the solution comes into Comes from technology Not from financial expertise I don't think there's any accusations that that's one wasn't getting the job done from you. Know the numbers point. It's day are falling behind on the technology and it's time to make a change. Yeah i mean you think about everything. That's happened with them. Over the last couple of years we've talked on this show about. Amd continuing to eat into intel's market share. You know apple though. The longtime partnership that intel apple ended after fifteen years. So i understand why shares of intel would be up on bob swan leaving. That said i d. Do you think there's maybe a little like when you take these two together when you take the let's just call it. Fifteen percent difference between the rise in intel and the drop vm. Where do you think it's a little overstated. And the reason. I ask that is because guessing was. Ceo of vm. Ware for eight. Plus years the stock up about thirty percent over the entire. Let's call it eight and a quarter span of his tenure as ceo. So it's not like vm. Ware shares were setting the world on fire under the tenure of pat gelsinger. Yeah i don't know that The world is looking at vm. Ware and saying how they ever replicate What they've been able to accomplish with with anybody else in that role But it may be a look. He's a commodity value enough that intel which despite going not not going nowhere as a stock for twenty years but going down and then most of the way back up. But that's that's what you're talking about twenty years of long-term buy and hold nothingness if you got in sort of at the top back in two thousand and i think that it's fair. Question to ask. Is whether vm. Ware is losing nearly as much as intel is hopefully gaining here I think that they change is being made at all is going to be. Maybe the lion's share of the stock movement today on intel if i had to just wildly guests Through the markets actions. You've got third point having been pushing for changes From intel intel says. It's got nothing to do with that nothing to do with you. Know the pressure. We've been getting from third point. This is this is all independent of that pressure. I don't think that's the case. And i think that Any change is going to going to explain a bump in intel at this point
Intel Ousts Chief Executive Bob Swan
"Big changes for Intel, which will have special importance to a lot of folks out in Folsom. Bob Swan stepping down as CEO and Pat Gell singer who is currently the CEO Of'em, where we'll be taking over. Hat not only very successful CEO of bm where, but he also was the former chief technology officer at Intel worked there for many years, so he knows the company. He is a tech guy. Bob Swan was World finance guy, and it just didn't work out for bomb on a number of different fronts.
Intel, Under Pressure to Rethink Its Business, Ousts Its Chief Executive
"Good morning to you. Big news for Intel. Today. It looks like Bob Swan eyes just realizing that it's time for him to step aside. I mean, he's been getting a lot of pressure and they've had a few hits on Intel over the last few years, but He is going to step down, according to CNBC. Nothing official yet. But according to CNBC, he's going to step down February 15th and the CEO of the EM where Pat Gell singer is going to replace him. Mr Gilson are not only a successful CEO of GM, where he was also the former chief technology officer at Intel, So he knows intel well and they know him and they want this person to be the new CEO. This news has vm We're down about 4.5% this morning. Intel is up nearly 8% on this
Interview With Joe Petro CTO and EVP of R&D at Nuance
"Joe. Petro welcome to the voice podcast. Thanks to be here. Glad to have you really cited for me to get someone from nuance particularly. Who's been there as long as you have. a dominant name and the voice of the i industry over decades and things are a little different. Now because there's also other big names in this space i think there was a long time when nuance only big name. And the voice. Today i space but we we have some other household names that creep into the conversation from time to time. So i've been looking forward to this for a long time. Why don't you tell people just to get started a little bit about who you are what you do on a regular basis day-to-day basis in nuance. Sure so on the chief technology officer of nuance and i've been here for about twelve twelve years or so. When i came in joined the organization. I was coming criminal Medical record bender company. And and i joined a nuance to basically run research and development for healthcare and i think that division at that point in time with something like i want to say two hundred two hundred twenty million or something like that in revenue you know after the last twelve years on that now be close to a billion dollars in five hundred hundred dollar enterprise organization as as well which show. We'll talk about but see. Te'o i'm responsible for all of the products and all the technology and all the research you know that. That nuance does both amana prized healthcare side. And really over the course of the last two years i transitioned from healthcare. Are the svp to the cto a. We pulled it everything our company together and when we When we did that a lot of it's kind magic started to happen. You know we made a lot of progress. You know both Both in the market as well as you from an innovation point of view. So it's been a super exciting a couple years you know as a cto. I basically lead the entire organization. So we worry about you. know how. Innovate and wood products. Bring to market in you. Know how talking to the market our creating messages around the product. How the products connect with you know the value propositions we spend our money as well at the at the same time so this kind of operational responsibility as well. It's been a good ride less twelve years. Yeah i think about it as as looking at your background you are you as an iraqi i think originally and there's not a lot of people i mean in your role. Who have mechanical background. Usually it's doubly computer science something related to that occasionally linguists So so that was low surprising. So how did you get from a mechanical engineer earlier. In your career. What you're doing back into that like full software into eclipses. Emr like a graduated from chemical engineering in the early nineties and And i was graduating in boston. It's kinda distress market at that moment. A moment in time in i was really fascinated with computer aided engineering so the application of computers to really hard engineering problems time. A company called electron data systems was was hiring. It was ross perot company. They had they had a program called c. Four technologies and basically what they did is they. They lived with general motors a michigan in all over the world and they did all of their it but they also did all of the computer aided engineering finding element. Analysis computers factor. It was a it was very much like an inflection. Point because compute was just getting to the point where it's becoming super powerful. So cad system solid modeling So i immediately kind of went out of school in directly directly into that and i was using computers to solve really hard mechanical engineering problems. In really what happened was i got a. I finally got involved in software companies involved with the application engineering. Some leaders in those companies realized. I could talk to clients so i spent a lot of time to doing that. And then you know it's just it feels like it's been a twenty five year journey journey. is kind of really really quickly. I just kind of progressed and kinda migrated up through you know. Increasing levels of responsibility you know had the lucky app stance of running some really really big organizations which eventually position me for you know for roles like this kind of interested in your your time and eclipses to media bars evolved for certain since since you were there obviously was in it was a really dynamic time when you were there to fifteen years ago You know what are your thoughts about how that space has evolved electronic medical records for those who are listening or ernest space. How that's evolved over time because we've got a couple of big players spent some really big concentration of some players but then there's all these satellite systems of engagement and specialty assistance. Which what are your thoughts. On that general. I think in some ways things have come a long way in in some ways. They're very kind of the same I got to be honest with you that that role that i took there when they called me i was actually in a in a distress. Kinda startup company that we we were turning around. And you know when i got the call was an odd call because i didn't know anything about healthcare at the time and they convinced me co executives. They are in the board of directors. Convince me oh you don't need to know much about healthcare. We need some the deliver good product. And i didn't know this at the time but it was. The a lot of people were kind of recycling their way through like healthcare's small community and yes it basically convinced me like we've interviewed everybody. We know who's out there. We need some of outside the industry. We'll teach you healthcare.
Joe Petro CTO and EVP of R&D at Nuance talks about his role at the company
"Why don't you tell people just to get started a little bit about who you are what you do on a regular basis day-to-day basis in nuance. Sure so on the chief technology officer of nuance and i've been here for about twelve twelve years or so. When i came in joined the organization. I was coming criminal Medical record bender company. And and i joined a nuance to basically run research and development for healthcare and i think that division at that point in time with something like i want to say two hundred two hundred twenty million or something like that in revenue you know after the last twelve years on that now be close to a billion dollars in five hundred hundred dollar enterprise organization as as well which show. We'll talk about but see. Te'o i'm responsible for all of the products and all the technology and all the research you know that. That nuance does both amana prized healthcare side. And really over the course of the last two years i transitioned from healthcare. Are the svp to the cto a. We pulled it everything our company together and when we When we did that a lot of it's kind magic started to happen. You know we made a lot of progress. You know both Both in the market as well as you from an innovation point of view. So it's been a super exciting a couple years you know as a cto. I basically lead the entire organization. So we worry about you. know how. Innovate and wood products. Bring to market in you. Know how talking to the market our creating messages around the product. How the products connect with you know the value propositions we spend our money as well at the at the same time so this kind of operational responsibility as well. It's been a good ride less twelve years. Yeah i think about it as as looking at your background you are you as an iraqi i think originally and there's not a lot of people i mean in your role. Who have mechanical background. Usually it's doubly computer science something related to that occasionally linguists So so that was low surprising. So how did you get from a mechanical engineer earlier. In your career. What you're doing back into that like full software into eclipses. Emr like a graduated from chemical engineering in the early nineties and And i was graduating in boston. It's kinda distress market at that moment. A moment in time in i was really fascinated with computer aided engineering so the application of computers to really hard engineering problems time. A company called electron data systems was was hiring. It was ross perot company. They had they had a program called c. Four technologies and basically what they did is they. They lived with general motors a michigan in all over the world and they did all of their it but they also did all of the computer aided engineering finding element. Analysis computers factor. It was a it was very much like an inflection. Point because compute was just getting to the point where it's becoming super powerful. So cad system solid modeling So i immediately kind of went out of school in directly directly into that and i was using computers to solve really hard mechanical engineering problems. In really what happened was i got a. I finally got involved in software companies involved with the application engineering. Some leaders in those companies realized. I could talk to clients so i spent a lot of time to doing that. And then you know it's just it feels like it's been a twenty five year journey journey. is kind of really really quickly. I just kind of progressed and kinda migrated up through you know. Increasing levels of responsibility you know had the lucky app stance of running some really really big organizations which eventually position me for you know for roles like this
"chief technology officer" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Time for damn radio. Yes, indeed. Your host Eric Cavanaugh. Here was an all star cast. I'm very excited folks to have several guests can talk all about Ai. Artificial intelligence or narrow a eyes. We call him narrow Ai and the incremental optimization of business. Doesn't that sound exciting? It's you're not someone to hear from several guests today. Robin Grasset from mine Bridge AI out of up in Canada Large Johnson from a company called Stem and Rajiv Shah from one of my favorite company's data robot. Those folks have done amazing work in really taking machine learning out too much, much broader audience and making it a lot easier to do, which means it's a lot more fun. That's going to be the theme for our show today is having fun with a I So oftentimes you'll hear me say that the narrative is usually wrong or it's almost always wrong in the media, And that's because the media's telling stories, right? I think the media largely the mass media, at least really misunderstands what AI is and what it's all about. First of all, we tend to group AI machine learning together, but there are some significant differences between these different things. Machine learning is everywhere these days. It's under the covers and all sorts of technologies and truly optimizing. What Do when we talk about narrow AI ever really talk, talking about highly focused artificial intelligence is trying to improve one particular part of a process so we'll hear from our guests about all of that. But I'm very bullish on the power of a I in general in machine learning to help us really tackle all the unpleasant, hard, tedious Work, right? This lots of stuff out there that day. I can do for us that people really don't want to do a very simple things like you've got 100,000 invoices. You want to know which 87 of them are suspect. Well, you could hire someone to look at this woman. Look at the next one. And look at the next one. Like they're counting votes. And in 2008 presidential election of the U. S, which was bizarre. Quite a bizarre is this one, of course. But, yeah, you don't wanna do that. It's not a very It's not a good use of someone's time. So I think that what we're going to see what they I machine learning in general is that they're really gonna help us. Get to the meat. Do the fun stuff that people want to do. And let those algorithms crank through all the unpleasant, really tedious work that we don't want to do. So with that, Robin Grasset of mine Bridge start a I welcome back to D M radio. Tell us a bit about yourself and how you folks are using AI. Sure. Thanks. Eric's great to be back. Um, So, um, my name's Robin Gross it I'm a chief technology officer at mine Bridge. Ai, Um we've were relatively small startup company We've been going for sort of for five years now, Um, we we build artificial intelligence technology that Analyzes financial data. Financial transactions activity in order to find irregularities, not liars. S O largely were our product is used by auditors on duh financial advisors to understand in a moment, what's going on in the business to look for? Where are the risky areas to understand what's actually going on on? But we, you know the way that we do. That is not by sampling the data, which is a very common practice in audit, but by looking at 100% of the data, ingesting it into our platform, running a whole bunch of different algorithms on it and then producing a kind of a risk based view of what's going on in that business. Yeah, This is explain to our audience what the AI actually does so one of the covers here is basically scanning all these different kinds of transactions. And one thing that AI is very good at is noticing anomalies. So you sense a pattern of behavior. 10,000 voices have gone through. They all look roughly the same. But there are 21 that looked different. That sort of anomaly. Detection is very, very compelling In terms of the EU's case for a I right, Can you explain how that works? Sure s O s. Oh, an example of so will our platform runs something like 28 different. Um, um, different. We call control points on every every line of every transaction in the ledger, so you can imagine how much data that is going to be a man. It's an inhuman amount of data. That's how I like to characterize it. As a person or a human being. You wouldn't want to look through all of that data yourself. It would be very monotonous and kind of boring, which speaks to your unpleasant tasks that would not be a pleasant task has been like tempting all the nails in a warehouse full of nails. Um, So what are algorithms do is I'll give you an example of one of them. We look for what we call rare monetary flows. So in a ledger in a financial ledger, all the transactions they basically captured business processes or financial flows. So, for example, um, you raise an invoice on Ben. Someone pays your invoice money arrives on bunny goes into your bank chant right as an example of a business process. So, um, all of those processes air captured in the transactions in the ledger. What Arey I does is it looks at all of the kind of endpoints of the transaction, which account is exchanging values with which other accounts on it builds a picture of what that business looks like from a financial flows perspective, and it looks for those financial flows that look out of place or unusual. The ones that are rarer are the ones that are typically the ones that are Um more irregular, more likely to be unusual Esso and again. We look at all of the financial flows in a in a business to do this, so we can characterize the activity that's going on. And we can detect those unusual circumstances. Those rare scenarios on then highlight them to, uh, the auditor, the person who's Who's looking at that data and say, Hey, rather than looking at a random sample, which is largely going to find you normal, normal activity. Why don't you look over here? Where there's actually something that's quite interesting. There's a there's an unusual transaction over here on the sort of things that we can detect her very subtle as well, not just the exchange of values between different accounts, but also does this transaction happen on a kind of on the right time? Interval? Right. So I'll give you example of that. So let's say, Let's say you have a telephone and you pay your phone bill monthly right? Like most of us do. Um there's gonna be a certain patent patron in your payments to the telephone company on they're gonna happen likely on the same day on a monthly cadence. So what the.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Special presentation of Silicon Valley insider now back to Silicon Valley insider Once again, your host Kiku. Insiders. Welcome back. Look around, Insider I'm his chief to today. My special guest is being incident. Colonel JJ Snow, who the chief technology officer afterwards, the Air Force's the innovation arm. Welcome back changing. Thanks, Keith. This is so much fun. I'm having a blast. Yeah. Great show. We talked about the health easier do business. The government. We talked about the Incubator that athletes runs and now I wanted to talk about, and we also talked about the public private partnership. But I want to talk about the future. I mean, you're a futurist. You're well known in the industry of again private for being a thought leader. We talked a lot about technology. They went Do you see happening in the near horizon? There are a lot of interesting things happening, but the one that's been on my mind, most recently has to deal with machine learning, artificial intelligence and quantum. The reason being. These areas are game changers and whoever masters these areas first. At some point, we'll have a first mover only advantage, which means they will then conquer that vertical or multiple verticals that they control. So understanding where exactly those capabilities are today here, as well as overseas and understanding who owns them because Not all of these technologies are owned by nations. Some of them are owned by corporations. And that could really make some interesting things happen. As far as regulatory and policy discussions go. We haven't had to discuss what does the future of governance technology governance look like? When you consider that an entire vertical or a group of verticals might now be can Controlled and you know, the future of those verticals are now dictated by a corporate entity. What does that look like? So there are a lot of interesting discussions that I start having with some of my friends and I got to tell you, it's exciting, and it's a little terrifying. At the same time. I feel like it's time that we have Ah, the next to still Amar for quantum AI machine learning and we sit down and we talk about Okay. What does this look like? And if one nation or one corporation comes out as the leader, you know, what does that mean for everybody else? Because at some point that AI is going to out think everybody else is a I and that quantum processor is going to out compete Everybody else's quantum processors. Which means you're constantly going to do that, because you're continuing to evolve it at a pace a rate that's faster than everybody else's. We saw this with Alfa Star which Google had and I blew me away. I mean, you now have an artificial intelligence capability that's beating some of the best in the world in a very fluid dynamic. Uncertain environment where it can play multiple different races with different types of aircraft and vehicles and villages. And it's got an economic component. It's got a diplomatic component. It's got a a warfare component, and it's making decisions on diets doing them very, very smartly. This makes me look at AI and quantum writ large and say, Hey, we probably need to sit down and talk about what the world looks like. When this does happen on day. We probably want to make sure that we're all in agreement on what that means, and that not just one group is benefiting, but everybody is getting the benefit of that. So I feel like that's where the discussion needs to go next. So how do you facilitate that? I mean it Zoe's secret that a lot of people feel like China. Leads in a impossible and so how do you actually talk about? You know, I'll talk more from a competitive reverses an enemy standpoint, but in competing market forces competing market players how do you have that conversation? Great is a great question. So what we've been doing Ah, lot of is actually talking with our academic partners talking with experts that are deep in this area because in the government, you are not going to be deep in an area like that, especially in the military unless that's your job full time. So we have to rely on outside experts. We have to rely on on companies that are working these faces to come in and best advise and give us insights. Give us that ground Truth. The public private partnerships are even Maurin important here because we're building consortiums. We're building teams with bright minds around the toughest problems and that's where we get after the right solution. So when you're talking about You know a competition with another nation state or you're talking about competition between corporations understanding what that looks like. And if you take it from a game theory perspective, you know what game is being played? And where does it make sense to be collaborative and where does it make sense to be competitive? And you know what? What? What approach do we want to take with that? And I think I'm always when you're considering tough problems like this. The right place to start is by having an open discussion, sitting down and talking about Where's the technology today? Where do we think it's going to be in the next year in the next three years? And what does that mean? Not just for a single nation or single company, but for everybody? What are the implications there and my understanding that I think we can come to the best decision for everybody to benefit from it. Excuse me. I mean, I think that's a great way to end. Today's show. Is that what people think and what they're stuck in? In terms of current mindsets and current models? Technology has a position change that for Good or bad, and so having the proper way of thinking about it early is putting people in right frame of mind because that helps open up that we have a discussion. The current Tense, but it's the future to step that was somebody's kitchen space surprise. So thanks again for sharing all that insight with us, and I definitely want you back on time. I would love to keep this has been a lot of fun, and there's so much that I'd love to share again. Big fan and, you know, I've got so many wonderful partners that have come from Silicon Valley that had been advisors that have been teammates that have come in on our challenges. And we're just so grateful because they're mentorship. Their advice they're teaming has been.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Is the chief technology officer afterwards that is the Air Force's innovation arm. Welcome again, JJ. Thanks, Keith. This is so much fun. We're just keeping out and in the in between moments there and so much tech to talk about so much tech, So I have a question for you. Burning question for me is We talked earlier in the show about the public private partnership, and there is this. Obviously there's this stereotype that's difficult to do business with the government. What is it like to actually as a technology, startup or technology company? What's it like to actually get your foot in the door with the air Force Help Difficult is that So this is where I'm so excited because before coming into the innovation side of the house with the Air Force, I was skeptical. I was very skeptical and secretary Girds whose assistant secretary of the Navy He actually brought me in. When I was at special operations Commander work. It's Softworks, which is their innovation Branch. And he said, Hey, we're innovating in government. I said, no, I'm not buying it, but he was doing it. And so I I got on board and I've got to tell you with the outworks my model. We've taken innovation on acquisitions, agility to the next level. This is what gets me so excited. Hired to this it would take, you know a year 18 months to get the money to accompany a small business can't wait that long. They don't have that much time They need to start bringing in profits right away. Start growing scaling in this case, if they come in, they apply for a small business innovation research or a scientific tech transfer sitters or simmers program with us. When they're picked up. They get 50 k right off the bat, and that happens in 45 days or less. And then they get a list of forks. Air Force customers to talk to Those customers will sign a memorandum of understanding which allows them to go direct to a phase two agreement with the United States Air Force. This means that they can directly take that letter and say, Look, I have an air force customer that wants to work with me for the next 18 to 24 months. I'm ready for Phase two. That face to award will happen in another 45 days, so they get their 1st 50 k to shop around to different air Force customers right up front that gives them a year. Then they get their next amount and the next amount of money Berries because they're a couple things that can happen in a face to You can actually have the command that sponsors them put money towards them. And then the work sabers or sitters Program will match that. And so say, For example, you have a command that puts forward 300,000. We will match that 300,000. And then this is where it gets really interesting. If there's a private sector partner through ventures that sees that this is a technology of interest that could be commercialized and used outside of the department defense, they may choose to put an additional 300,000 or 600,000 towards that. That all goes towards that company for the next two years to work with that specific customer to build out the capability. That is unprecedented. We have not seen acquisitions moving this fast before. Eh? So I'm really really pleased to see that we're continuing to tighten the time lines and look at opportunities to get small businesses in the door. And also to take them through a dual path where it's not just a Defense Department customer, But they're also getting access to private sector customers as well. That creates a more stable foundation for their business and makes them more profitable and it keeps him Very agile on competitive, too. You think that that makes a lot of sense of thanks for the answer. Following up on that way, haven't talked too much about my past where I was doing technology deals for couples like Cisco and G. Also owning what we call a third party vendor risk so Is there a risk qualification because you sound military sells like it's much faster than a vendor trying to get through a bank, for instance, so there's a risk assessments. That That's a good question. So we do a lot of the vetting up front. And then that 50 K. That's our initial investment and our one year timeline to see Is that technology going to solve the problem that the customer wants? That's our risk assessment period. That's where we're really betting and testing it. So in many cases, myself or another team member Well, look at the technology's initially And get them to make sure that yes, they can actually do what they say they can do. And yes, they meet a specific need a requirement put forth by the Air Force, then that next one year period where they're being put against a specific project is proving it out. A great case in point. We had a tool that was being used for sub voice Analytics brand new. Everybody said it's not gonna work. You can't do that, and it's very exciting. They're actually able to detect light Cove it If you're sick, they can tell even just your breathing. That's lazy. Right and and I think my tea came out with an article on a similar version of this, too, But the AI is just is profound. It's absolutely profound. In this case we're looking at Can we use it as a way to detect risk? For you know potential insider threats. Or is it something for partisan forces down range that you could use to detect insider threats? And in fact, it does because people even if they're answering yes or no, their voice will inflict a certain way. Everybody said Oh, we're not sure about this actually did some work with a bunch of universities, the research labs, and it turns out that yo. In fact, this is actually a really good tool for that, too, so this could be used and Variety of situations as far as understanding what a potential threat might be. Even if you don't know the people that you're working with, and you're in a foreign country, you still could pick up on that potential threat risk, So it's interesting and then, with the health perspective, you can pick up on the CO big risk. So these are the types of technologies that will run through that one. Your program and it gets really exciting to see how they're solving the problems during that time period. Not if they don't They've still got the 50 k right off the bat, and if they're not a good fit, then they don't get a memorandum of understanding. They don't move on to phase two. And that's OK. Not every company will But it's a great way for them to start off and also to get familiar with what the government requirements are..
Customer Experience in the Digital Age
"Talk a little bit about this. This idea of towards an ai. I operating model. Obviously a lot of people are familiar with it's on the minds and lips of so many different executives and certainly especially technology executives. But why this topic and why ranted around the operating model aspect of his as well. yes sure. so it's been clear for a while. Now that many organizations are at somewhat of an inflection point in the realm of digital transformation with here are our clients talking about this amongst their leadership teams and we hear captains of industry like tom. Siebel another recent guests on the podcast characterizing the last twenty years as an era of mass corporate extinction for those companies that failed acknowledged that the shifting digital landscape he says something like fifty two percent of companies in the fortune. Five hundred have fallen off the list since two thousand So at the center that's inflection. Point in the surrounding discussions are a lot of digital technologies The one that we've found to be most prominent is artificial intelligence undoubtedly a trend. We've been monitoring and witnessing for some time now however Leading up to our Digital symposium in july. We noticed the the conversation around a it was a evolving Specifically it was shifting from promising use cases in functions and business units to grander scale transformations so companies. Were rethinking as you said. The entire operating model in the name of ai redefining the seems the structure of the organization to break down data silos and standing up in a lot of cases entire Auctions dedicated to identify piloting and scaling. Those use cases that were most promising Symposium in july we survey about one hundred global cio hypothesis and found that. Two-thirds had already spun up dedicated teams or entire functions to focus on identification pilot than scaling of a i use cases and for those who more yet to do so sixty sixty percents that it was actually on the roadmap so this trend originally coined as shifting to a i i buy. Google was getting legs and we wanted to capture some characteristics of organizations that are effectively navigating the shift. You're very interesting. Talk a bit about the two executives that you you interviewed palo arbor from ten healthcare. Chris gates from all states a a leader in the in the health. Space a leader in the insurance space. Talk a bit of balance. Why them and why their stories were compelling sure. While starting in the aggregate healthcare and insurance or two of the most data heavy industries and generally where there's data there's opportunities to make products and experiences more intelligent and more automated in the case of gala the cio tenant healthcare there there's an ocean of clinical and claims data available from speaking with her in the past i know they're laser focused on synthesizing that data combining it with voice of the customer analytics to help improve the patient experience and enduring the panel. She shares some really interesting nuances on how to pursue without undermining the importance of the the human side of the patient physician interaction and then just recently under the pressures of covid nineteen. She has truly demonstrated her ability to lead in a crisis and spin up new data driven solutions in near real time to help manage these most unusual circumstances and then chris gates Chief technology officer at allstate is representing a company. That is no stranger to doing innovative things with data in the space of insurance The drive wise program for example that monitors driver dilemma tree data and offers rebates to those that exhibit behaviors on the road or the similar but different mile wise program that provides a pay as you go metered billing model for auto insurance both truly examples of creating new business models on the platform data in a i and outside allstate Chris just a truly dynamic leader that brings insights and experience colored by his leadership posts at other formidable companies such as a i g under armor and various business units general electric
Ransomware epidemic during the pandemic
"This week's warnings about hospitals in ransomware continued to move organizations to higher levels of alert and to be born out in reported attacks. US public and private organizations. CISA. The FBI and the Department of Health and Human Services on the federal side. and. Fire is Mandy Unit on the private side have warned that organizations in the healthcare and public health sector are under an increasing threat from ransomware strains deployed are usually conti and especially riot. The perpetrators are russophone gangsters not spies. These particular gangsters get even worse press than such gun IFS usually ATTRAC- brazen ars technica calls them others say despicable conscienceless loathesome you get the picture. It's clear why they've attracted so much deserved odium attacks on the availability of healthcare are hateful and the best of times and with the covid nineteen pandemic. These aren't the best of times. It's equally clear why the hoods are interested in hospitals, data availability and privacy are at a premium and the healthcare sector is under unusual pressure to knuckle under extortion. They can't always shrug off a successful attack when patients safety and privacy are at stake. Security Affairs says, the hospitals in new. York Vermont have been the latest riot victims. Both the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn and the University of Vermont. Health Network have disclosed that they've sustained and are recovering from ransomware attacks. They're not alone wired puts the number of ransomware attack against hospitals in the dozens and the Wall Street Journal quotes Charles Carmichael. Chief Technology Officer at fire is Mandy in cybersecurity firm is saying quote most threat actors. They're explicitly not looking to hit hospitals. This group in particular has explicitly stated that they're going to hit hospitals and they've proven it. He adds this is the most significant cyber threat that I've seen in the United States in my career and quote. While, US hospitals have been notably affected by CYBERCRIME. It's not solely a US problem. The Montreal Gazette reports that various targets in Quebec have been hit including non healthcare targets and the transportation and law enforcement sectors. Montreal's Jewish General Hospital has been hit with cyber attack. The hospital's administrators says wasn't ransomware, but his conclusion was based on the fact that no extortion demand had yet been received.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Who's the chief technology officer of Air Night, a company out of Melbourne, Florida doing commercial drones as a service. Alex. Thanks for being here again. Keith Happy to be here. Thank you so love. Earlier in the show. We talked about the state of commercial drones on the work that we're doing, and industry is doing to make sure that we have safe skies in that drugs could be identified that we're talking about a lot of the commercial use cases. I wanted to talk about the future. And I know in the early brother should we talked about Even perhaps flying cars. So what's your fusion of the future relations of drones? My vision for the future. Is that what we are experiencing today? These small commercial drone systems they're truly paving the way for The next transportation infrastructure that we will become reliant on for centuries to come. We are entering very quickly into the three dimensional transportation network for the masses. I'm not talking, you know private airplanes or commercial airplanes or helicopters, who only accessible to a certain class of people. Flying cars from the technology standpoint, are getting a lot closer. And that means the development of propulsion systems onboard computing evolved very quickly mirror effect. I believe that we have the tools, the knowledge and certain technologies that exist today that we just have not combined properly to make this work. But When we talk about flying cars, we also have to simultaneously consider the architecture er off the buildings in the cities and the towns. Dads we live in. If you look around the car that you drive today really shaped the way The world was built on the streets that we drive on the parking garage is the entrances and the exits. That will change as our transportation methods evolve. I really look forward to seeing it is through my door. My years. I really look forward to seeing the evolution ofthe building's personal habitats and, ah Vertical takeoff and landing infrastructure that will I believe is already positioned on to take over the rooftops ofthe majority of the buildings that we see today, but that's fascinating. I had The blessing to travel the world. And I know that car culture started. United States cars prevented United States and so you could see how A lot of our infrastructure was guided by that. So when you think about Europe and Asia I don't see populations and all that goes into that. I really like what you're saying. So tell me more about what you're thinking, envisioning what will look like one particular thing, And this is something that I'm very passionate about. I have been passionate. About this since my Days in the Navy as a combat medic. Medevac, you know As I lifted my days and I walked through the streets and I hear the sirens of an ambulance. Nothing can stop me from wanting to put all ambulances in the world in the air. And specifically ambulances, you know, elevating automobiles into the third dimension is definitely a challenge. However, one thing that I see disrupting My day whether I'm a driver or a pedestrian, or, um, just a resident in a high rise building. The siren off the ambulance. The disruption of traffic low that these lifesaving machines cause And Also the accidents that happen when emergency responders are in a rush and really are trying to save somebody's life. So Before building a flying car or a solution for flying car managed fleet management. I really wants to, um Honestly meet first meet the right partners who actually see that vision and who would agree with me? That that is the first piece off? Mobility infrastructure that we have today that needs to be elevated. What's with some ambulances in there? Making a lot more affordable than the very few helicopters using? You know, I heard, um, used case run out in South Korea. Where Law enforcement's using drones for personal emergency notification. You heard about that? Yes. Absolutely. I'm I'm a big believer in that and also a great supporter of that. I would use that service myself and I would love that service to be available for my Children and my future wife, my future Children and their Children for safety. Imagine you are Walking from school or walking from work or control. Clark, Um and you would like to have supervision or you're scared for your life, but you have no other option other than walked through this alley or worked in this area. Budds, You have a service available three mobile device where you can request a guardian. Let's call it a guardian drone to escort you to your destination. Providing a life T to your relatives and if necessary, also to one first one personnel. That's Can be there. If you truly need them. I'm looking forward to hearing more about that. I know will definitely be looking more into that, Alex. Thanks again for being here today. I can't leave her out of time so quickly, so we'll definitely have that more conversation. Absolutely thank you again. I look forward to being back and sharing whether you guys all right. So what's again especially stays? Alex billows, chief technology officer of Paranoid Alex is very involved with the work we're doing in The FAA, the lance programmed.
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Artificial Intelligence in Industry
"This is Dan Fidel and you're listening to AI and business podcast as most of your aware our work here to merge artificial intelligence research is primarily with large private sector clients onto that is in financial services. You hear US talk about insurance and banking a lot because those happened to be the industries that hire us for our AI. Opportunity landscape work but one of the more fun. Parts of the job is being able to bring to bear knowledge about the Roi in various sectors to the public sector into intergovernmental organizations. We've been honored to speak at the United Nations about deep fakes to speak about the future of a cybersecurity and surveillance at Interpol and for this particular event for this interview this week at the OECD's headquarters in Paris for their opening of their CD A. I. Policy Observatory which is a fascinating. Project will cover in more depth in future interviews our guest this week our honored guest this week. I should say a proper government. Role is Lyn Parker. Lyn Parker is a PhD from MIT in Computer Science. Who teaches at the University of Tennessee and she is the deputy chief technology officer of the United States of America. No INSIGNIFICANT ROLE. Lindh sat down to talk about what the United States is doing about. Ai At a national level. There's a lot of interesting work if you go to a Ai Dot Gov you can actually learn more about what? The United States is doing with artificial intelligence but Lynn soda boils down. What are the national priorities here? What are the directions? Were moving in. What's the progress we've made as a nation And what does that mean for? The future of artificial intelligence in the investments there in a fascinating interview and it was excellent to be able to sit down with Lynn. And really get the details in. This interview is made all the more relevant by the fact that the private sector is freezing up in many industries. So we know that many of our audience members our AI vendors or service providers whether they're consultants or strategists Who Work with organizations and the private sector is having a tough time producing budget for new deals new sales. We've recently produced a report in fact as four to five months in the making with one of our research fellows Ryan Smith right called the US public sector Ai. Opportunity record this is to say where is the United States spending money on a worthy opportunities for vendors and service providers to engage with the US government to help with some of their initiatives when the private sector is frozen? Believe you me. The public sector is still spending money. They're spending money on basic research spending money on adopting this technology. We've actually distilled. The United States is core priorities as well as their budgets in this report which you can see at e. m. e. R. J. Dot Com Slash G. O. v. One that's GOP like government so emerged dot com slash. Go V. One. Check out that report if you're looking to sell. Ai Related Products or services. And you want to know wear within the. Us government is their budget. And what are the key goals and priorities the you can latch onto to start conversations or even what parts of what departments of the government to connect with. This is the report to check out. Yemi R. J. Dot Com Slash G. O. V. One without further ADO. Let's hop into this excellent episode with Lyn
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Marketing Upheaval
"Put your ego on the line and right but thing build the thing pain to thing cook thing and put it in front of another human being and then say hey. What do you think may great? And and if you and are able to recognize the pattern of how you've got to that right answer and apply that moving forward and if the answer was nay you can do the same you say. Oh okay. I shouldn't think things that way. I should add a little more solve the next time. Okay got it. The more information the more feedback about how your meeting things in the world. All the feedback matters so failure is just a different type of feedback even when per earlier part of this conversation even when decisions are made empowered by algorithms that are empowered by data and context. Sometimes it's still a crap shoot but it's a crapshoot worth playing because you don't know the end result until you try it. I know that's hard. That's putting yourself out on the line like that all day everyday is really challenging. And it's and it's exhausting but I simply don't know how else anybody has ever created anything. Yeah a well as someone who crates and make stuff for living. It's been a career of you know about ninety nine out of one hundred things you do get they die and the one thing it's changed and you don't know those ninety nine are going to be until told the ninety nine exists have to keep putting it out and putting it out and putting it out when we're talking about artistic war we're talking about. I mean for decisions and we're talking about creative work and brand work you have to get hands paper or your medium of choice in and get ideas out of your head and out the door but you also have to keep in mind. Does this failure hurt me? Does this failure hurt me and multiple people. And what's the level of that hurt because at a certain point? So you're clear a certain point you wanna Kinda back and say wait a second. Let me actually rethink making this thing. But not all the time is rare in fact that the risk that you take going to be the worst thing to ever happen who is going to cause lasting damage to a thing mostly. We're talking about the things you make for a living and we can't make those things for a living without being willing to are eager to deal with with a pencil. Failure of US putting work in the world. Is there point where you know that? It's just a setback or time to bail. I think you know what did you think when you're laying in bed at night and two o'clock in the morning here staring feeling you might not ever say it out loud and your gut no and I think the trick these. I think because I haven't quite figured this out myself win. Is it your gut speaking or is it your fear speaking? And you know the difference. It's hard sometimes with the difference for Yourself. That love that is speaking. Or is it your fear speaking at the forefront of change in our business which ones do you think will have the biggest impact coming up here in the next year or two? I love the fact that what we've talked about in this conversation about being cross-disciplinary diverse people working together to solve a problem. You know I've I've been shouting. This is the rooftops for years and years and years and years and years but as as people from outside the industry came in people who were in start up environments and then came over its advertising or people who were out of technology schools art schools and I would give them my whole spiel on the break down silos. They look at me and they'd say what are you talking about? That's a thing. How do you people even get any work done? That made me feel so good. It made me realize okay. We've got this amazing fresh talent. Fresh blood fresh brains coming into this industry and they are going to continue to look at us. The people have been around for a while and say why. Are you doing it like that? Do it like this. And if we're smart we will continue to listen and I am so thrilled at as to what that that means for us as an industry for our clients and for consumers people get the message out in the world. The Clayton to me. The strength of your message is not. You should have diverse groups because it's the right thing to do or even it's the smart thing to do. I think the message is if you don't. You're not going to succeed. You're not going to exist in a few years. That's right did the right thing to do. And but it it beyond a Karma level business. And if you don't eat your finished this is twenty twenty. We know we've known the ferber longtime and eventually if you haven't gotten this deep down in your DNA like everything else should be you. You can't effective. What are the changes you see happening that excite you the most and which ones concern you the most concern and this also may sound strange a technologist? I built this work in this industry because I love storytelling. I remember being a kid and I can tell you the three TV spots that aired between eighty five and ninety two. That made me think. Oh wait a second. I want to at least be in the environment where that work as me. But that's amazing to me and it's GonNa be there so I've always kept strong brand strong creative solid storytelling at the core of what I personally do and care about on the other. Hand data driven dynamic creative performance. Marketing data numbers driven. Work is critical. I am scared when I have conversations with other people and other various places in this industry who think that it has to be one or the other. The power is telling strong stories with a foot in Brillian creative and a foot in data driven insights performance. Marketing combining those two is. What excites me? Separating those two is what frightens me but the more people separated the more. I think there's an opportunity for the shop. Not that we're doing right. Yeah any patterns. You see happening that that you think you hoping excite you future. It excites me when when fresh blood comes in a lot of that fresh blood is not coming in a lot of the fresh love going to other places because they look at our industry and they think for life fit in there. Do I belong there. Yes you will fit in yes you do fit in and you can have an impact directly on work sooner in your career. Then perhaps you can a large platform certainly as a creative as a developer. You can you can get your hands dirty. On real worked. Real human beings will see really quickly and it makes me really happy when I see and convince people from the outside to come on in the water's fine. I find it so enjoyable on exciting. Yeah that's that is pretty cool and thought about that. Thank you so much. This has been such a pleasure..
"chief technology officer" Discussed on Marketing Upheaval
"Is Rudy Fernandez some creative outhouse this episode with Hassani Oakley Really answered some nagging questions in my mind about how to structure teams. You know there are skill sets from the past. They're still valuable in trying to solve client problems but also a lot of times. They're not enough. Who Sanni has created teams for the twenty first century by going outside of our industry to create something that feels absolutely right for our modern world. I learned a lot from talking to him. And I think you'll to it out. Welcome to marketing up. People listening to marketing. Welcome to marketing people. My guest is Su Sanni Oakley.