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The Conversations with Leaders podcast, brought to you by AWS (Amazon Web Services), focuses on personal lessons of leadership, vision, culture, and people development. Our series features executive level discussions - intended to harness, elevate, and share insights from cloud leaders across top enterprise companies. Amazon Enterprise Strategists who are former CIO, CTO, and CISOs, interview business executives, in a dialogue about their personal insights on the AWS cloud transformation journey, inspiring innovation, and leading teams. Our goal is to share peer-to-peer perspectives in a way that is both personal and inspiring for others in the cloud leadership community. Learn more about AWS Executive Insights at aws.amazon.com/executive-insights/

The Conversations with Leaders podcast, brought to you by AWS (Amazon Web Services), focuses on personal lessons of leadership, vision, culture, and people development. Our series features executive level discussions - intended to harness, elevate, and share insights from cloud leaders across top enterprise companies. Amazon Enterprise Strategists who are former CIO, CTO, and CISOs, interview business executives, in a dialogue about their personal insights on the AWS cloud transformation journey, inspiring innovation, and leading teams. Our goal is to share peer-to-peer perspectives in a way that is both personal and inspiring for others in the cloud leadership community. Learn more about AWS Executive Insights at aws.amazon.com/executive-insights/

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The Conversations with Leaders podcast, brought to you by AWS (Amazon Web Services), focuses on personal lessons of leadership, vision, culture, and people development. Our series features executive level discussions - intended to harness, elevate, and share insights from cloud leaders across top enterprise companies. Amazon Enterprise Strategists who are former CIO, CTO, and CISOs, interview business executives, in a dialogue about their personal insights on the AWS cloud transformation journey, inspiring innovation, and leading teams. Our goal is to share peer-to-peer perspectives in a way that is both personal and inspiring for others in the cloud leadership community. Learn more about AWS Executive Insights at aws.amazon.com/executive-insights/

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English


Episodes

#107: Reframing Security as a Strategic Advantage | Merritt Baer, Principal in the Office of the CISO at AWS

8/16/2022
While some may see security as a stumbling block to digital transformation, Merritt Baer sees it as a business enabler. As a Principal in the AWS Office of the CISO, Merritt knows security isn’t just about how an organization secures itself, but also how it delivers secure products and services for customers. She helps leaders see the value of security in their organizations and helps reinforce our own culture of security here at AWS.

Duration:00:25:10

#106: Extending Security Ownership Across Your Organization | Megan O’Neil, Principal Security Solutions Architect at AWS

8/2/2022
As a Principal Solutions Architect specializing in security, identity, and compliance at AWS, Megan O’Neil is passionate about helping customers refine their cloud security strategy. She provides education and advice to help customers build their security foundation, set appropriate guardrails, implement security controls, and define their best operating model for cloud.

Duration:00:24:18

#105: Understanding and Protecting Data | Jack Berkowitz, Chief Data Officer, ADP

6/16/2022
In this Spotlight, Jack Berkowitz, the Chief Data Officer at ADP discusses the importance of unlocking data silos to share and understand information while still protecting the client’s privacy. We will then shift gears to share the secrets of how ADP evaluates data to know if a company is genuinely seeking diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will conclude with a section devoted to why the pivot to the cloud added the pace and framework to accelerate their business.

Duration:00:09:23

#104: HSBC Wealth and Personal Banking’s Agile Transformation Journey | Gavin Munroe, WPB Global CIO, HSBC

5/24/2022
Companies that lack the necessary support for change from leadership can sometimes fail in their digital transformations. Collaboration between the CIO and other business leaders is critical to the development of a successful business strategy powered by technology. Leaders need to look for opportunities to support and accelerate digital literacy across the organization and to work cross-functionally with business partners to define what digital means for their organizations. Hear from Gavin...

Duration:00:24:55

#103: Science & Cloud Technology | Robyne Teslich, Deputy CIO for Cloud Transformation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

5/5/2022
Robyne Teslich, the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cloud Transformation at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, sits down with us to talk about the complexities of migrating to the cloud and the added complexity of contracts with the public sector. Hear Robyne talk about why leaders should embrace cloud transformation and her approach to changes at a massive scale.

Duration:00:17:39

#102: Designing a Cloud-Enabled Workforce | Prakash Kota, CIO, Autodesk

4/5/2022
Digital transformation is challenging how business leaders need to think about the future of work, the design of organizational structures, and the new skills and competencies required to win in the digital future. If we design organizations today, how might new roles such as data scientists or AI/ML experts mesh with business operations? How might teams be formed and collaborate to unleash new skills to innovate product, service, and support offerings? Digital transformation alters the...

Duration:00:21:38

#101: Scaling Sustainability Innovation | Ruth Gratzke, President of Siemens Smart Infrastructure U.S. and CEO of Siemens Industry Inc.

3/22/2022
Companies across all industries have set ambitious goals to reduce the environmental impact of their operations and work towards a net zero carbon future. Achieving these goals requires collaboration across an organization, from senior executives to leaders who execute sustainability initiatives relevant to their area of the business. To accelerate progress, leaders need to align business and technical teams and build the scalable solutions required to accurately measure and report on...

Duration:00:23:36

#100: Rapidly Scaling Business Transformation | Rita Fisher, CIO & EVP of Supply Chain, Reynolds Consumer Products

3/15/2022
Companies on the path to digital business transformation often lack an agile platform to enable this process or require a compelling event to force acceleration. Reynolds Consumer Products had the platform and the compelling event to accelerate their transformation within a year. The company fully migrated to AWS, implementing a brand-new instance of SAP on AWS, an entire data center exit, and modernization of their factory floor. Join this session to learn how Rita Fisher, CIO and EVP of...

Duration:00:27:46

#99: Combining Cloud and Culture Change for Company Sustainability | Bryson Koehler, CTO, Equifax

3/14/2022
*Recorded in 2021* Bryson Koehler, the CTO of Equifax, sits down with AWS Enterprise Strategist Miriam McLemore to talk about Equifax’s decision to go cloud-native. He discusses “baking security in” rather than “bolting it on at the end” of the process, building trust with customers and working with them to leverage the changes, and the incredible increase in the speed of innovation and launching of new products the cloud has enabled.

Duration:00:20:01

#98: Driving Cloud Transformation and Customer Trust | Julia Houston, CMO, Equifax

3/14/2022
*Recorded in 2021* Julia Houston, the CMO of Equifax, shares what she learned in her journey, from managing the response to Equifax’s 2017 data breach, getting all stakeholders on board with the cloud investment, and earning customer trust through built-in data security.

Duration:00:12:05

#97: Using the Cloud to Become a Security Leader | Mark Begor, CEO, Equifax

3/14/2022
*Recorded in 2021* Mark Begor was appointed CEO as the 2017 data breach crisis was unfolding and was tasked with spearheading a recovery. In this interview with AWS Enterprise Strategist Miriam McLemore, he discusses the company’s decision to move its operations to the cloud, which strengthened security while simultaneously lowering costs and accelerating product delivery.

Duration:00:14:08

#96: Innovation Strategies for Growth & Product Development | Barbara Salami, VP of Digital, Moderna

3/8/2022
Despite massive investments, building and maintaining the capacity to innovate remains a frustrating pursuit for many. Many organizations rely on previously successful ideas, processes, and business models. However, those strategies may not consider necessary business changes due to digital technologies. The future of product development and business model reinvention requires a new focus—re-envisioning products and processes, working backwards from the customer, and questioning established...

Duration:00:26:08

#95: Beyond Transformation | Mark Mathewson, SVP - CIO of Retail Bank Tech, Capital One

2/22/2022
What’s next for your organization once you’re operating in the cloud? How do you maximize the benefits of the cloud and what does that mean for your IT department? Like many organizations, Capital One made the decision to maximize agility and innovation through digital transformation, but scaling from their initial pilot into organization wide change posed an operational challenge. Join Mark Mathewson, CIO for Retail Bank from Capital One for a view into their journey from launching an...

Duration:00:17:06

#94: Innovation and the Art of Reinvention | David Cohen, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Greenway Health

2/16/2022
Events in 2020-2021 have challenged C-Suite and business leaders in every sector to think urgently about their industries' future shape and, more specifically, how their companies need to reinvent to survive and thrive in the future. The leadership challenge involves thinking systematically about future opportunities and threats so executives can successfully guide their companies through continued disruption. Join this candid conversation with David Cohen, Chief Product and Technology...

Duration:00:18:54

#93: The Power of Partnership | Brandon Pulsipher, Vice President of Cloud Operations at Adobe

2/8/2022
Brandon Pulsipher, the VP of Cloud Operations at Adobe, sits down with Enterprise Strategist Jake Burns to talk about their organization’s transformation. Listen in to hear how about Adobe's cloud transformation, how they have leveraged failure, and why partnerships are important to success.

Duration:00:27:25

#92: Betting on Technology for Transformation | Frank Tarsillo, SVP and Chief Architect at IHS Markit

1/25/2022
“We had to make a longer-term bet on technology and how we operate that technology, which triggered the transformation.” Frank Tarsillo, the SVP and Chief Architect at IHS Markit, shares how transforming their technology has impacted their business.

Duration:00:23:25

#91: Taking Risks without Being Reckless | Amy Bunszel, EVP of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Design Solutions, Autodesk

1/24/2022
"Risk isn’t about being reckless. It’s about innovation, exploration, experimentation and thinking of different ways to learn and develop.” Amy Bunszel, the Executive Vice President of Architecture, Engineering and Construction Design Solutions at Autodesk talks to us about Digital Twins, their culture of experimentation and how Autodesk solves complex problems.

Duration:00:27:36

#90: Standard Chartered's Journey as a Cloud-First Bank | Dr. Michael Gorriz, Group CIO, Standard Chartered

12/20/2021
Banking has undergone a massive digital transformation and the global pandemic has set the stage for this to accelerate. Cloud adoption is crucial to serving Standard Chartered’s customers across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, improving efficiencies and embracing new business opportunities in the digital economy. Hear how the bank has built a cloud-first strategy and how this has empowered the bank to become globally resilient while delivering market first propositions like Mox, its new...

Duration:00:22:16

#89: Education is Personal | Kathy Vieira, Chief Strategy, Portfolio and Marketing Officer, Blackboard

12/7/2021
What happens when your solution becomes essential overnight? Kathy Vieira, Chief Strategy, Portfolio, and Marketing Officer at Blackboard shares her insights on what it takes to prepare to scale at a rate of 9000% in a year and how data is redefining educational opportunities, making it more personal, engaging, and successful for all students.

Duration:00:19:46

#88: The Value of Shared Purpose | Stewart Butterfield, CEO, Slack

11/23/2021
Slack, known for its multi-channel communication product, experienced astounding growth in the past year. Miriam McLemore sat down with Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield to discuss how a shared purpose can drive teams to accomplish extraordinary things and how creating a culture that rewards quick and decisive action will pay off in the end.

Duration:00:22:44