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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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Episodes

#114: Future-Proofing is a Flawed Concept

12/6/2022
Can enterprises ever truly "future-proof" their organization? Predictions have become less and less reliable, and five year plans less realistic. How can leaders keep their organizations nimble and responsive to whatever comes, while also being intentional about growth and resource allocation? Join two AWS leaders as they discuss how to think about "future-readiness" as an alternative framework. Presenters: Jake Burns, Enterprise Strategist, AWS and Gregor Hohpe, Enterprise Strategist, AWS

Duration:00:17:38

#113: Weathering Disruptions with a Culture of Trust

11/15/2022
Economic downturns, supply chain issues, global pandemics, disruptive geo-politics: there are innumerable crises your organization will face throughout its lifetime. These crises can be a forcing function for transformation, but how to you motivate your talent to get (and stay) onboard? Hear from three AWS leaders as they discuss how to build a culture of trust that will weather-proof your organization from future, unknowable storms. Presenters: Mark Schwartz, Director, Enterprise Strategy,...

Duration:00:27:07

#112: Leading Your Enterprise in an Economic Downturn

11/1/2022
Economic downturns, like many crises, can present a false dichotomy for leaders wanting to undergo a digital transformation: cut costs, or invest in becoming an agile organization that can weather future disruption? Hear from three seasoned AWS Executives who have successfully built and led technology teams as they share their strategies for navigating a cloud transformation journey in rough economic headwinds and beyond. Presenters: Mark Schwartz, Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS Jake...

Duration:00:21:41

#111: Creative Workforce Solutions to Close the Gap in Tech Talent

10/18/2022
Cutting-edge tools and technology without the right talent have little value. The engineer skillset must change as rapidly as the technology in order to remain relevant. Building a culture of innovation and creating an environment that provides growth for individuals and teams is crucial to successful transformation. Hear from three seasoned AWS executives who have successfully built and led technology teams as they share their experiences and strategies to help organizations navigate their...

Duration:00:17:05

#110: C-Suite Strategies for Leading Significant Change

10/4/2022
While cloud adoption may bring speed and agility into the business growth equation, there are also numerous risks and challenges that must be addressed. Balancing momentum and disruption is an ongoing struggle for executives attempting to transform their companies. Hear from three seasoned AWS enterprise strategists who have successfully led organizations through change as they share their experiences and strategies to help organizations navigate their cloud transformation journeys....

Duration:00:22:56

#109: Leading a Full Enterprise Digital Transformation | Shaun Braun, the SVP of Digital Transformation at 3M

9/20/2022
In this Spotlight, Shaun Braun, 3M’s senior vice president of digital transformation shares the framework used to drive decision-making across the entire enterprise in leading the 120-year-old company into the digital era.

Duration:00:17:05

#108: Rethinking Security and Compliance Operations at AWS | Chad Woolf, VP of AWS Security

8/30/2022
Hear from Chad Woolf, VP of AWS Security, on how AWS is constantly reinventing its security and compliance teams and processes to meet the demands of such a fast-growing and ever-changing world.

Duration:00:31:08

#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