CIO Podcasts

  • Growing the Nationwide Development Center
    In this podcast, Srini Koushik, SVP and CTO at Nationwide Insurance, describes the driving factors behind the Nationwide Development Center, an innovative project that eliminates the need to outsource for application development as well as improves the IT experience for Nationwide associates and customers.
  • Glenn Schneider, CIO, Discover Financial on the Role of Technology in the Business
    Glenn Schneider, CIO, Discover Financial, Business Technology and Customer Advocacy, provides a rare glimpse behind the familiar Discover credit card to reveal a close alignment between business and technology to better serve customers.
  • Thought-leadership Series: Interview with Hal Zesch, SVP and CIO, Valero Energy
    Hal Zesch, a 30 year veteran at Valero Energy, kicks off ITO America’s Thought-leadership Series discussing BPM, ROI and getting through the recession. Valero Energy Corporation is based in San Antonio, and is North America’s largest independent petroleum refiner and marketer.
  • How CIOs Drive Innovation with Mykolas Rambus, Forbes
    Spend 10 minutes with Forbes' top IT executive and discover why IT Governance has moved way beyond a must-have compliance tool. Learn the details on how the transparency gained through comprehensive IT Governance gives IT a unique vantage point that reveals opportunities to eliminate operational weaknesses, cut costs, boost productivity, and enhance how your business serves its customers.
  • Performance Analytics in the Enterprise: Royce Bell, CEO, Information Management Strategies, Accenture Q&A
    Royce Bell, CEO, Accenture Information Management Services, discusses the role of performance analytics and how organizations are implementing successful information strategies to drive business in tough times.
  • Cathy Brune
    Catherine Brune, SVP & CIO, Allstate Insurance: Discusses IT Innovation within the Business.
  • Dick LeFave
    Dick LeFave, CIO, Sprint/Nextel Group: Talks About the Impact of IT on M & A Activity.
  • Patricia Morrison
    Patricia Morrison, VP & CIO, Motorola: Discusses Key Business Priorities in Developing an Enterprise Mobility Strategy
  • Jimmy Wales
    Glenn Willis, Publisher-in-Chief, ITO America, speaks with Jimmy Wales, founder, Wikipedia about Wikia, Search 2.0 and Web Innovation
  • Accelerating Secure Business Applications
    Download this podcast and listen to Bob Gilbert who discusses with Mark Day, Riverbed's Chief Scientist, the details involving SSL encryption, SSL's impact on WAN optimization, and new WAN acceleration techniques that result in dramatic performance gains of SSL-encrypted applications.



Big Data for Big Industries There is a new universe of data being created by smart meters, mobile devices, social media, RFID, web logs, and other sources. Meanwhile, many industries have only begun exiting the paper-based documentation era. It’s no longer the case that all possible insights about an organization come only from a structured data warehouse full of vetted data developed inside one’s own four walls. Embracing big data means accepting that you can gain valuable insights about your organization, your customers, and the world at large from external sources, and by looking at data in a new way.

Don’t Let Your Shoppers Drop; 5 Rules for Today’s Ecommerce The definition of ecommerce has dramatically expanded to include non-retail environments, with all smart businesses tailoring and marketing their products and services at the individual customer level. Meeting the increasing demands of customer-facing line-of-business applications greatly depends on the databases supporting them. This paper discusses the five key rules of great ecommerce and the changes they require in your database infrastructure.

Wrangling Actionable Insights from Organizational Data- Koverse Eases Big Data Analytics for Those with Strong Security Requirements Wrangling Actionable Insights from Organizational Data - The amount of data created and stored by organizations around the world is doubling in size every two years, and is expected to grow from 800,000 petabytes in 2010 to a predicted 35 Zetabytes (35 million Petabytes) according to research from IDC. Needless to say, flourishing data growth challenges organizations as they struggle to find ways to derive meaning from all of the information generated.

Resolving the Big Data Dilemma Resolving the Big Data Dilemma - Explore for Hidden Insights or Execute Based on Pre-determined ROI? This white paper talks about ways to resolve organizational tension which may exist between big data opportunity management and financial investment concerns.

Dealing with Big Data Every day, trillions of bytes of data are generated by organizations and individuals around the world. Companies know there are valuable insights buried within those mountains of bits—and are looking to their CIOs to find ways to use them. This paper shares Pythian’s practical perspective on how to approach the big data challenge organizationally and technically, and now to sift information of value out of the ever-growing background of digital noise.

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