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The Conversations with Leaders podcast, brought to you by AWS (Amazon Web Services), features peer-to-peer conversations between business executives on innovating for growth, building resiliency, and shaping the future of their organizations. Learn more at AWS Executive Insights and follow us on LinkedIn. For video versions of these and other conversations, subscribe to our YouTube playlist.

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The Conversations with Leaders podcast, brought to you by AWS (Amazon Web Services), features peer-to-peer conversations between business executives on innovating for growth, building resiliency, and shaping the future of their organizations. Learn more at AWS Executive Insights and follow us on LinkedIn. For video versions of these and other conversations, subscribe to our YouTube playlist.

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Episodes

Bypassing Bureaucracy to Innovate Through Digital Transformation: CDTO of Singapore

4/9/2024
In this episode, Cheow Hoe Chan, Chief Digital Technology Officer of Singapore’s SNDGG, shares his experience spearheading digital transformation in government, emphasizing the importance of building a culture of constant innovation, embracing diversity, and encouraging a "think big, start small, move fast" mindset. He also highlights the critical role of cloud computing in enabling rapid response during the pandemic, and the evolution of Singapore's cloud strategy as a mechanism for better serving their citizens.

Duration:00:24:45

Identifying and Fixing the Internet’s Security Flaws

4/2/2024
In this episode, we're bringing you a fireside chat with Paul Vixie, AWS Deputy CISO, Vice President, and Distinguished Engineer and Clarke Rodgers, Director of Enterprise Strategy. As an early influencer in the evolution of the Internet, Paul knows a lot about the Internet's inner workings, including its vulnerabilities. Join us as our experts discuss how AWS is working to address these security flaws and make the Internet a safer place to communicate.

Duration:00:22:23

The Role of Generative AI in State and Local Governments

3/26/2024
In this episode, dive deep into generative AI and its potential impact on state and local governments and educational institutions. AWS Enterprise Strategist Tom Soderstrom and AWS Executive Government Advisor Jayson Dunn explore real-world use cases, challenges, and strategies for embracing this transformative technology to drive efficiency, productivity, and enhanced services for citizens and students alike. Resources: AWS PartyRock: https://partyrock.aws/ Amazon Bedrock: https://aws.amazon.com/bedrock/ AWS Generative AI Innovation Center: https://aws.amazon.com/generative-ai/innovation-center/

Duration:00:20:27

How to be an Effective CISO in 2024: Thoughts on Successful Security Leadership

3/19/2024
What qualities do CISOs need in order to be successful leaders in 2024? Today's guest can help us answer that question. We're pleased to Welcome Chris Betz, CISO of AWS to the show. Join us as Chris sits down for a conversation with Clarke Rodgers, Director of AWS Enterprise Strategy, to share his thoughts on everything from establishing a culture of security, to hiring for diversity, to mentoring the next generation of great security leaders.

Duration:00:23:26

From Analog to Digital: Elevating Emotional Well-being with Cloud Innovation

3/14/2024
The PeaceLove Foundation uses creativity as the catalyst for giving people from all backgrounds permission to talk about their mental health. Join Matt Kaplan, CEO, and Eric Rice, Chief Creative Officer, as they discuss "working backwards" with AWS, and embracing the journey from being an analog company to one offering digital products in service of their goal of helping 1 million people improve their mental wellbeing through creativity and storytelling.

Duration:00:20:49

How AI is Transforming the Customer Experience

3/12/2024
Dana Aonofriesei, VP of Engineering at leading online reviews platform Trustpilot, dives deep into how the customer trust model has evolved as technology has advanced, and the effects machine learning and AI will have on how customers interact with businesses. She outlines the vital importance of "drastic, novel, open-minded ideas," and advises leaders on how to align technical teams with overall company strategy without leading them down a path to burnout. Resources: Learn more about Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale gen AI applications, and Amazon Q, a gen AI-powered assistant that can be tailored to your busines

Duration:00:20:02

Growth Through Acquisitions, Diversity and Adaptability: Getir, Fresh Direct

3/8/2024
Join Tanuja Randery, Managing Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for AWS and Hatice Evren, US Group CEO of Getir/FreshDirect, as they discuss Getir's culture of diversity, attracting tech talent, leveraging data and AI for operational efficiency, and the importance of adaptability in leadership. Evren reflects on managing her company's hyper-growth phases, and how leaders should think about growth during economic downturns. Resources: Learn more about Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale gen AI applications, and Amazon Q, a gen AI-powered assistant that can be tailored to your business.

Duration:00:21:54

Considering the CEO’s Role in Security Leadership with AWS CEO Adam Selipsky

3/5/2024
We say security is the first priority at AWS, but how does that play out in everyday practice? Join us today as Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS offers his unique perspective on top-down security leadership at AWS. In this conversation with Clarke Rodgers, Director of AWS Enterprise Strategy, Adam discusses his thoughts on company-wide security culture, CEO/CISO communication strategies and mechanisms, and how the CEO can support security initiatives from the top. Resources: Learn more about Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale gen AI applications, and Amazon Q, a gen AI-powered assistant that can be tailored to your business.

Duration:00:20:04

Navigating the Leadership Challenges of the Telco/Space Industry

2/29/2024
Join Tom Soderstrom, Enterprise Strategist at AWS, and Manjula Sriram, CIO of Iridium, in an in-depth conversation about the challenges of leading a global team on the cutting edge of the telco/space industry. They touch on empowering teams through allowing mistakes, cultivating a culture of constant learning, and how leaders across all industries can connect with their teams across the world. Resources: Learn more about Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale gen AI applications, and Amazon Q, a gen AI-powered assistant that can be tailored to your business.

Duration:00:23:58

The Value (and Threat) of Generative AI for Security Teams

2/27/2024
In this episode, AWS Director of Enterprise Strategy Phil LeBrun speaks with Nicole Eagan, Chief Strategy and AI Officer, and Michael Beck, Global CISO at Darktrace about how artificial intelligence is transforming cybersecurity. They discuss the evolution of cyber threats, the impact of generative AI on security, and best practices for implementing robust defenses including operationalizing AI as part of a holistic people, process, and technology approach. Resources: Learn more about Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale gen AI applications, and Amazon Q, a gen AI-powered assistant that can be tailored to your business.

Duration:00:19:35

Prioritizing Trust and Safety in Tech: Anthropic’s Commitment to Responsible AI

2/20/2024
Join host Phil Le-Brun, AWS Director of Enterprise Strategy, and Neerav Kingsland, Head of Global Accounts for Anthropic, in a conversation about Anthropic's journey to create the safest and most capable AI model in the world. Learn about the company's relentless focus on safety, their groundbreaking large language model Claude, and how they ensure ethical outputs through Constitutional AI, which draws from varied sources like the UN Declaration of Human Rights and technology trust and safety documents. Gain insights into the partnership between AWS and Anthropic, and learn exactly what differentiates Claude from other generative AI models. Learn more about Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale gen AI applications, and Amazon Q, a gen AI-powered assistant that can be tailored to your business.

Duration:00:27:53

Elevating the Patient Experience with Generative AI: Deloitte and Elevance Health

2/13/2024
Join Jake Burns, AWS Enterprise Strategist; Amish Patel, CTO of Elevance Health; and Tejas Desai, Principal at Deloitte, in a conversation about how generative AI is shaping the future of the health care industry. They discuss the importance of speed with small use cases, how gen AI can evolve to help providers anticipate health needs of their patients, and how the technology is poised to revolutionize the industry. Learn more about Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale gen AI applications, and Amazon Q, a gen AI-powered assistant that can be tailored to your business.

Duration:00:26:38

The State of Generative AI

2/6/2024
Generative AI: where have we come from, where are we now, and where are we going? Join AWS Enterprise Strategist Tom Godden and McKinsey Senior Partner Aamer Baig as they delve into the $2.6 to $4.4 trillion economic impact that generative AI can bring, focusing on key areas such as sales, marketing, R&D, software engineering, and customer operations. They explore the challenges, opportunities, and areas of concern around gen AI, emphasizing the need for organizations to move beyond simply speeding up existing processes and instead reimagining entire workflows. The discussion touches on building a responsible AI program and the essential role of data quality and management in unlocking the full potential of this generational technology. Read the full report from QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey and Co., here. Learn more about Amazon Bedrock, the easiest way to build and scale gen AI applications, and Amazon Q, a gen AI-powered assistant that can be tailored to your business.

Duration:00:24:05

Leading Government Teams through Digital Transformation

1/23/2024
In today's episode, Sarah Ryle of AWS Institute is joined by Aesha Zafar, Head of Strategic Capability for the UK Department for Work and Pensions Digital. Aesha shares insights on attracting and retaining talent in the public sector, including strategies for successful recruitment, ongoing skill development in a rapidly changing landscape, and how to manage teams when there is no blueprint for your organization's digital transformation. Learn more on our LinkedIn page, AWS Executive Connection

Duration:00:13:40

Generative AI and the Future of Global Identity Verification

1/12/2024
Join Phil LeBrun, Director of Enterprise Strategy at Amazon Web Services, and Yuelin Li, Chief Product Officer at the global identity verification company Onfido, to explore the pivotal role of AI, machine learning, and generative AI in fraud prevention and security in the industry. The conversation delves into responsible AI practices, Onfido's innovative MLOps approach, and offers insights into the future of biometrics, as well as the importance of creating a culture of continuous learning. Follow us on LinkedIn, and learn more at AWS Executive Insights

Duration:00:22:08

Encore: Training and Certification at AWS with Maureen Lonergan, AWS VP of Training and Certification

1/3/2024
In this encore episode, we revisit a conversation between AWS Enterprise Strategist Jake Burns and Maureen Lonergan, AWS VP of Training and Certification, as they dive deep into the importance of intentional upskilling of your workforce, providing educational experiences for every type of learning style, and AWS's best practices for training. Learn more at aws.com/training

Duration:00:24:49

#155 Generative AI, Upskilling, and Mental Health: Leading in Cybersecurity with Marc van Zadelhoff, CEO of Devo

12/19/2023
In this episode, Tanuja Randery, Managing Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for AWS is joined by Marc van Zadelhoff, CEO of Devo, as they explore how Devo is leveraging data, generative AI, and technology to enhance security operations, address the digital skills gap, and build a high-performing global team. Marc also shares his personal insights into leadership, mental health in the security space, and the opportunties and challenges presented by generative AI.

Duration:00:26:13

#154: Elevate Your Marketing Strategies with AI: Joan Jenkins, CMO of Blueshift

12/12/2023
In this episode, Miriam McLemore, AWS Enterprise Strategist, sits down with Joan Jenkins, Chief Marketing Officer of Blueshift, to delve into how Blueshift is empowering marketers with cutting-edge AI technology. From personalized customer experiences to strategic automation, Joan shares valuable insights into the pivotal role of data and AI in shaping the future of marketing, and offers personal advice for new and tenured CMOs alike.

Duration:00:25:40

#153: Empowering SMBs to Combat the Climate Crisis

12/7/2023
In this episode, we explore the intersection of sustainability and technology with guests Elisa Moscolin and George Sandilands from Sage Earth. Elisa and George share their personal motivations for dedicating their careers to sustainability and discuss how Sage Earth's digital solutions simplify carbon footprint measurement for small and medium businesses. The conversation highlights the challenges SMBs face in operationalizing sustainability, and how technology, including AI, can advance their sustainability goals ethically.

Duration:00:25:26

#152: CISO or CSO? Which Role Defines Today’s Security Leaders Best?

11/21/2023
In today’s episode, we welcome Darren Kane, Chief Security Officer at Australia's National Broadband Network to share his thoughts on the evolving role of security in the C-suite. Join us as Darren sits down with Clarke Rodgers, Director of AWS Enterprise Strategy to discuss the differences between the CISO and CSO roles and why “dropping the I” may be the next step in the evolution of security leadership.

Duration:00:24:16