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Your #1 source for actionable insights, lessons learned, and exclusive interviews with trailblazing CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs.

Released twice weekly. Presented by Salesforce Platform.

Most Recent Episodes

Albert Chou: Year in Review: Top of IT Visionaries

The problem-solving prowess of the IT leaders we meet has inspired and motivated us all year. The guests we’ve featured in 2022 have shared their strategies for cutting costs to their businesses through technology and effective leadership. They’ve shown us new tools, software, and philosophies that make the world a better place. From healthcare and education to business and sustainability, their innovation continues to carve a clear path for future success. These are just a few of our favorite segments from the 100+ interviews we held this past year.

David Heinemeier Hansson: Championing the Prospective Customer with David Heinemeier Hansson

Software itself is constantly being updated, but are some conventional approaches used by tech leaders also in need of an upgrade? David Heinemeier Hansson is the Co-owner & CTO of the software company 37signals, producer of the successful web services Basecamp and HEY. On this episode, David explains the forward-thinking methodologies that his company has successfully implemented, like championing prospective customers rather than current ones, enforcing a short six-week planning cycle, and placing a higher value on intuition over data.

Emma McGuigan: Boosting Business Growth Through Interoperability

New research shows that businesses that invest in interoperability can grow revenue six times faster than competitors. Why, then, are only one out of every three companies making this investment? Emma McGuigan, Global Lead of Enterprise and Industry Technologies at Accenture, joins us to discuss the tech consulting company’s latest report on the benefits of adopting interoperability, and other burgeoning technologies that are driving the growth of her clients.

Phil Dunkleberger: Creating Frictionless Cybersecurity Options

When logging into devices and applications that hold the key to a user's identity, how can that user tell who is at the other end of the line? When it comes to internet safety and securing a user's identity online, Phil Dunkelberger, President and CEO of Nok Nok Labs, shares that the future of online security is cybersecurity that can be simplified through public private key cryptography. On this episode, Phil explains what that means, plus the purpose of FIDO and how it can create frictionless security for users logging into their devices and applications.

David Raissipour: Protect Your Emails from Cyber Attacks with Mimecast

Over 90% of all cyber attacks start with a phishing email to an unsuspecting victim. As cyber criminal techniques become more sophisticated, how can businesses keep their communication channels safe? On this episode, David Raissipour, Chief Technology and Product Officer at the cloud-based cybersecurity company Mimecast, discusses the importance of cyber protection education and shares how his engineering team innovates to give businesses the upper hand over cyber threats.

Vasco Pedro: How Unbabel Is Using AI to Break Language Barriers

For companies seeking to scale globally, overcoming language barriers in foreign markets can be a major challenge. Unbabel is an AI-powered platform that combines machine and human translation to help businesses provide localized, multilingual customer experiences around the world. On this episode, Unbabel’s Co-founder and CEO Vasco Pedro reveals how his lifelong passion for language led to the company’s formation, and why AI technology is transforming the way we communicate across cultures.

Danny Fields: Automated Tax Compliance for Any Business

Are menial workflow tasks keeping cybersecurity teams from reaching their full potential? Tines is a fast-growing, Ireland-based company that’s bringing automation to the security workforce, with no code writing necessary. The company’s Co-founder and CEO Eoin Hinchy joins us to discuss the ingenious automation process that narrows all workflow duties down to a mere seven “action types,” freeing up cyber workers to focus on keeping your data safe.

Eoin Hinchy: Simplified Cybersecurity Workflow Automation

Are menial workflow tasks keeping cybersecurity teams from reaching their full potential? Tines is a fast-growing, Ireland-based company that’s bringing automation to the security workforce, with no code writing necessary. The company’s Co-founder and CEO Eoin Hinchy joins us to discuss the ingenious automation process that narrows all workflow duties down to a mere seven “action types,” freeing up cyber workers to focus on keeping your data safe.

Stephanie Postles / Jeremy Bergeron / Albert Chou: Mission Thanksgiving Roundtable: Is Black Friday Dead?

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, how are businesses handling the busiest commerce period of the year? On this special crossover episode, the hosts from Mission.org podcasts, Up Next in Commerce, Marketing Trends and IT Visionaries join forces for the first time ever to discuss all things retail. Tune in to hear Stephanie, Jeremy, and Albert share their thoughts and expertise about the latest shopping technology, holiday cyber threats, and whether shifting consumer attitudes will make Black Friday a thing of the past.