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Candid conversations with leading CIOs about their most pressing challenges and how they solve them. 

CIO Classified is a show for CIOs, decision-makers, and tech leaders that want to push their business forward and stay on the cutting edge.

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CIO Classified brings together the world’s leading CIOs to discuss the most pressing issues facing senior technology leaders today and how they’re addressing them. 

The podcast offers listeners a front-row view of the real-life challenges of the modern CIO, providing a forum for IT leaders to share their secrets, strategies and tactics that accelerate their digital agenda and have earned them a seat at the table.

Each week, we sit down with two top CIOs for a candid conversation about a series of topics. These CIOs come from different industries and company sizes but they share one similarity: 

They are driving their companies’ digital agenda and building the infrastructure for the future of work.

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Episode 22
Paolo Negri, Co-founder and CTO of Contentful and Martin Paton, CTO of Kin + Carta Europe discuss the importance of no code and low code tools, the benefits of headless CMS, and the future of digital experiences.
Episode 21
Alex Hood, Chief Product Officer at Asana, and Abhinav Asthana, Co-founder and CEO at Postman, discuss how to scale hypergrowth products, build community at your company, and stop bottlenecks from happening.
Episode 20
Rathi Murthy, CTO at Verizon Media, and Leyla Seka, Partner at Operator Collective, discuss building diversity, the future of 5G, and fostering innovation.
Episode 19
Gary Sorrentino, Global Deputy CIO at Zoom, and Charles Bonomo, Global CIO at MSC Industrial Supply, discuss the nuances of a hybrid workforce, digital transformation amidst the pandemic, and how to be a collaborative CIO.
Episode 18
Diana McKenzie, four time board member and previous CIO at Workday and Yousuf Khan, Partner at Ridge Ventures, discuss what board members do, the value of a CIO on a board and how to get a board seat.
Episode 17
Fleming Shi, CTO at Barracuda Networks and Raffael Marty, previous Chief Research and Intelligence Officer at Forcepoint, discuss how you can work against hackers, the nuances of cybersecurity and how to empower your employees against cyber threats.
Episode 16
Arvind KC, VP of Engineering at Google, and Prakash Kota, CIO at Autodesk, discuss how to better your employee experience, drive innovation, and create a frictionless environment.
Episode 15
Srini Tanikella, Vice President of IT at SMART Global Holdings and Vipin Arora, previous Head of IT at Hilmar Cheese Company discuss how to personalize your company’s IT, how to keep your IT competitive, and what CIOs need to know going into 2021.
Episode 14
Sasha Siddhartha, Co-founder and CTO of Thrive Market and Nick Rockwell, Senior VP of Engineering and Infrastructure at Fastly discuss the importance of goal setting, cross-functional relationships, and how your IT can enhance your customer’s experience.
Episode 13
Uzi Dvir, Global CIO of WalkMe and Hitendra Mishra, VP Information Technology at Stitch Fix discuss how digital adoption impacts all of us, the importance of human connection, and how they’re applying AI to push their companies forward.
Episode 12
Sharon Mandell, SVP Chief Information Officer of Juniper Networks and Alvina Antar, CIO of Okta, discuss the importance of mentorship on the road to becoming a CIO. They also unpack how a strong network of industry peers can help you not only do your best work, but help you decide what work is worth focusing on.
Episode 11
John Stecher, CTO of Blackstone, and Anisha Vaswani, the CIO of Toast and previous CIO of Box discuss everything from what it takes to be a good CIO or CTO, to which details really, really matter when you’re working remotely.
Season 1 Recap
On this episode of CIO Classified, we revisit our favorite moments from Season 1.
Welcome to CIO Classified Season 2
Episode 10
Avon Puri, Global Chief Digital Officer at Sequoia Capital, and Karl Mosgofian, CIO of Gainsight, discuss the future of MultiCloud and how CIOs can build with it in mind.
Episode 9
George Llado, SVP & CIO at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, and Phil Fasano, CEO of Gigster, discuss the essential role CIOs play in this moment, and trace their influence in digital transformation.
Episode 8
Mark Kuhr, CTO and Co-Founder of Synack, and Tim Campos, CEO of Woven, discuss how to build rock-solid security architecture with intuitive UX.
Episode 7
Robert Dixon, Former CIO of PepsiCo, and Rick Rioboli, EVP and CIO of Comcast Cable, discuss how the role of the CIO has evolved and how modern CIOs drive customer impact across their organization.
Episode 6
This week, we turn our attention to the hosts of CIO Classified as they recap their favorite moments from the show so far, and share the lessons they’ve learned from top CIOs.
Episode 5
Julie Cullivan, CTO and Chief People Officer at ForeScout Technologies, and Atticus Tysen, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer, and Chief Information Officer of Intuit, discuss where security infrastructure and social infrastructure intersect, and why it’s so important for CIOs to keep culture in mind when building for remote teams.
Episode 4
Sandeep Chellani, CIO of Teach for America, and Grant Ingersoll, CTO of Wikimedia Foundation, discuss how they build systems that scale for billions of users, but maintain their personal touch.
Episode 3
Earl Newsome, Chief Information Officer, Americas IT at Linde, and Jonathan Reichental, Founder and CEO of Human Future, discuss what the future of smart cities might look like and what makes an effective CIO.
Episode 2
Lev Gonick, CIO of Arizona State University, and Eric Tan, CIO of Coupa, talk about managing tech spend, connecting remote teams securely, and much more.
Episode 1
Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO of Nutanix, and Tony Saldanha, President of Transformant talk about the future of remote work, why digital transformations fail, and much more.
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