Every other week, we will bring you conversations with top IT executives sharing their stories, lessons learned, and insights about co-creating with startups.
Paolo Negri, Contentful Co-founder and CTO
Paolo walks us through his early career at startups across Europe, how he built a company solving a problem he faced at those very startups, why he encourages a culture based on experimentation at Contentful, and much more.
Aaron Rankin, Sprout Social Co-founder and CTO
Aaron shares an open and honest reflection on how growing up in humble circumstances shaped him into the person he is today.
Zane Lackey, Signal Sciences Co-founder and CSO
Zane is a Co-founder and Chief Security Officer at Signal Sciences, a web-application security company acquired by Fastly. Zane shares what his career has taught him about security, founding teams, and what the future holds for digital transformations.
Chris Pesola, Plex Systems CIO
Chris Pesola is CIO at Plex Systems, a Rockwell Automation company. Chris talks with us about how his diverse career informs how and why he loves to mentor people.
Shivani Govil, CCC Intelligent Solutions CPO
Innovation has been a central focus in Shivani Govil's career, including during her time at Silicon Valley Startups, SAP, and in her current role as Chief Product Officer at CCC Intelligent Solutions, a modern insurance solutions company. We dove into how she thinks innovation works at different scales, business units, industries, and more.
Greg Tacchetti, State Auto Insurance CIO
Atolio's co-founder Mark Matta interviews Greg Tacchetti, CIO at State Auto Insurance. Greg shares his story, what he learned from his previous experience as a co-founder, which tech he's most excited about these days, and more.
Alex Solomon, PagerDuty CTO
Alex Solomon (CTO & Co-founder at PagerDuty) joins us to talk about the early days at PD and some critical decisions about transparency, documentation, employee experience, and more.
Karl Mosgofian, Gainsight CIO
Gainsight is building innovative customer-centric technology, so we sat down with their CIO, Karl Mosgofian, to hear about how he understands and supports the internal customer.
Andrew Sopko, Twitter Head of IT
Andrew shares his experience translating the artistic process to IT.
Steve Zerby, Owens Corning CIO
Fortune 500 CIO Steve Zerby talks with us about the culture of urgency that he is helping foster at Owens Corning and how it relates to ego, transparency, service, and more.
Brad Pollard, Tenable CIO
Brad thrived in the punk-rock atmosphere of startups. Check out the full interview to hear some of the highlights (and struggles) from his exciting career.
Jim Chilton, Cengage CIO
Jim shares stories about going from night-school student to five-time CIO, updating a 150 year-old data model, what technologies he thinks need to exist, and more.
Dan Krantz, Keysight Technologies CIO
Dan talks leadership and startups, while also managing to bring up nuclear launch codes, 6G, and much more.
Andrew Campbell, Terex CIO
Andrew talks with us about a number of topics, including the concept of purposeful innovation at Terex, the drawbacks to single-vendor environments, his reasons for being a servant leader, and more.
Julie Cullivan, Former Forescout CIO
Julie (Board Director at Axon, HeartFlow, and AaDya) joins us to share how she handled leading both technology & people at Forescout, why she took the leap to become a first-time CIO at FireEye, what she learned from her go-to-market roles at McAfee & Autodesk, and more.
Ramin Beheshti, Dow Jones CPTO
Ramin is the Chief Product & Technology Officer at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Marketwatch, and more. He talks leadership lessons, the value of curiosity, his approach to working with startups, and more.
Yousuf Khan, former 5x CIO
Our first guest is Yousuf Khan, who discusses what he learned on his journey from accidental CIO at companies like Automation Anywhere, Moveworks, and Pure Storage to unconventional VC at Ridge Ventures.