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Are enterprises ready to harness the full potential of generative AI in application modernization? In today’s episode of Tech Talks Daily, we dive deep with Kyle Charlet, IBM Fellow and CTO for IBM Z Software, exploring the transformative impact of AI on hybrid cloud strategies and legacy systems.

Kyle provides expert insights into how application modernization is crucial for executing successful hybrid cloud strategies, with generative AI playing a critical role in this evolution. He discusses the benefits of AI in translating outdated code from languages like COBOL to more contemporary languages such as Java, enhancing developer productivity, and ensuring business agility. With IBM’s comprehensive lifecycle approach, Kyle outlines how organizations are not just rewriting, but intelligently enhancing their existing assets for future-proof platforms.

We also cover the significant challenges that come with modernization, such as understanding complex, monolithic legacy applications developed over decades. Kyle explains how generative AI serves as a tool to demystify these systems, assisting in generating test cases, synthetic data, and highlighting potential security vulnerabilities that need addressing from the outset.

The conversation shifts to the impact on IT roles and skills, emphasizing the increasing importance of testing, security, and integration competencies. Kyle points out that developers will need to adapt rapidly to interpret AI-generated code and focus more on application architecture and less on building from scratch.

Looking ahead, Kyle speaks on the expectations for faster innovation cycles and more interconnected systems across hybrid environments. He stresses the need for Ops teams to prepare for managing this complexity and the optimization of DevSecOps pipelines to stay competitive.

Join us as we explore how generative AI is reshaping the landscape of application modernization and what this means for the future of enterprise IT. After the episode, we invite you to share your thoughts: How do you see generative AI influencing your industry’s approach to modernization and hybrid cloud strategies?

Are we witnessing a tech evolution or merely chasing the latest shiny object? Today on Tech Talks Daily, we’re thrilled to welcome Evan Goldberg, EVP and Founder of Oracle NetSuite, as we explore the journey and future of cloud computing and AI integration within business software. We’re broadcasting from SuiteConnect in London, where Evan shares his excitement about connecting with industry professionals beyond the digital realm.

Evan recounts the inception of NetSuite 25 years ago, following a pivotal five-minute conversation with Oracle’s Larry Ellison. This story not only marks the birth of the world’s first cloud software company but also encapsulates a moment that defined an era of internet and business software revolution.

As we discuss the flashy allure of AI in today’s tech landscape, Evan draws parallels to early challenges at NetSuite, emphasizing the importance of not getting sidetracked by allure without substance. With Oracle recently unveiling plans to infuse AI across NetSuite, Evan explains how “Text Enhance” and broader AI applications are set to transform user experiences and operational efficiency, aligning with the core needs of CEOs across industries.

Addressing the economic uncertainties of our time, Evan reflects on lessons from the dot-com bubble and the resilience shown during the COVID-19 pandemic, offering sage advice for navigating recessional periods. He also touches on learning from setbacks, underscoring how past failures pave the way for future successes.

In a world increasingly driven by ESG goals and social consciousness, Evan discusses how businesses can achieve success while genuinely contributing to societal good—an ethos deeply ingrained in NetSuite’s operations.

Looking ahead, Evan reveals the tech trends that energize him each morning and previews what’s on the horizon for NetSuite’s customers. Lastly, for those feeling overwhelmed by the rapid pace of technological change, Evan shares his strategies for continuous learning and keeping abreast of industry evolution.

Join us for this enlightening discussion and share your thoughts: How do you stay current and balanced in the face of incessant tech advancements?

Are software and platform companies poised to conquer the next wave of innovation, or are internal obstacles derailing their trajectory? In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, we sit down with Kevan Yalowitz, the global lead for Software & Platforms at Accenture, who brings over 15 years of experience at the nexus of business and technology.

Kevan unpacks the rapid evolution within the software and platforms industry, which has dramatically reshaped our daily interactions from shopping to socializing. Despite the industry’s drive towards constant hypergrowth, there lurks a series of internal challenges—organizational siloes, complex processes, and unfocused engineering talent—that could stall future advancements.

In our conversation, Kevan outlines a strategic roadmap designed for these companies to navigate through these hurdles. He highlights four critical pillars: leveraging generative AI for new growth opportunities, crafting compelling user experiences, enhancing employee engagement, and unlocking internal value. Each component plays a pivotal role in not only overcoming existing challenges but also in solidifying a foundation for sustained innovation.

As we explore these themes, we ponder a crucial question: How can software and platform companies recalibrate their strategies to thrive amidst these evolving challenges? Join us as we delve into this topic, and after listening, we invite you to share your views on whether your favorite tech brands are truly ready for the next chapter of growth.

 

Has the longstanding belief in Apple’s invulnerability to cyber threats finally been shattered? In today’s episode of Tech Talks Daily, we’re joined by Jaron Bradley, Director of Threat Labs at Jamf, to dissect this evolving narrative. As Apple devices have become commonplace in professional environments, they’ve also become hot targets for sophisticated cyber threats, including trojans, ransomware, and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

Jaron will unpack the seismic shift in the threat landscape for Apple’s ecosystem, highlighting the transition from nuisance adware to more menacing malware varieties that now plague Mac environments. We’ll explore why the myth of Apple’s security invincibility is dissipating and discuss the strategic importance of acknowledging and addressing these vulnerabilities within organizational cyber frameworks.

Moreover, Jaron will shed light on the dire state of cyber hygiene, particularly on mobile devices, and provide actionable insights on how organizations can bolster their defenses against this new wave of threats. With Jamf’s cutting-edge solutions at the forefront, we’ll delve into practical measures for enhancing security protocols and ensuring robust protection for Apple devices.

As we navigate through these complex challenges, one question remains: Are we doing enough to adapt our security strategies to keep pace with these sophisticated threats? After listening, share your thoughts on how prepared you think organizations really are to tackle this new era of Apple vulnerabilities.

How do you build a thriving tech company that supports tradespeople while revolutionizing an industry rooted in tradition? In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, I sit down with Sam Pillar, the co-founder and CEO of Jobber, to uncover the remarkable journey of transforming how small home service businesses operate.

Sam shares his inspirational story of meeting his co-founder, Forest, in a coffee shop and how their shared vision led to the creation of a powerful platform that makes everyday tasks easier for home service providers like HVAC technicians, painters, and landscapers. Jobber helps these tradespeople move from pen-and-paper inefficiency to streamlined, profitable operations, allowing them to focus on their craft and create “blue-collar millionaires.”

We discuss the challenges of convincing small businesses to trust cloud software, the critical importance of consistency, and the unique opportunities that exist in traditional industries ripe for disruption. Sam also reveals how emerging AI technologies will further streamline back-office processes and enhance customer service.

As you listen, consider the untapped potential within your industry or community. How can technology improve lives and foster business growth in ways that have yet to be explored? Please share your thoughts with us after the episode!

On this week’s show, Matt and Julia are joined by enough.store founder Paul Keaveny to talk about his design-led mission to reduce plastic waste in retail. You’ll be able to find out more soon at enough.store Matt mentioned two books – Wasteland and Material World.

On this week’s show, Matt and Julia are joined by Georgina Shute to talk about her business KindTwo and how she is helping leaders with ADHD to avoid burnout.

On this week’s show Chris and Michelle are joined by BillionMinds‘ Paul Slater to talk about organisations, leadership and delivering change.

On this week’s show, Lisa and Matt are joined by author Alice Sherwood to talk about what “In Real Life” means in 2024. Alice’s book Authenticity was published in 2022. You can read more about the Vice closures here.

On this week’s show Michelle and Chris talk with Paula Brockwell on her approach to helping organisations to better cultivate their own cultures. You can find out more about Paula’s business at https://theexproject.com/

Will you be bunching your bills in the future? Elliott Herrod-Taylor certainly hopes so! Having started his business whilst studying at Leeds University, Bunch now has customers, a clear data-driven strategy and aims to reach over 200,000 households. So what lessons has Elliott learnt along the way and what's happening next for Bunch?

Tech Talks is powered by Nash Squared, the leading global provider of technology and talent solutions. Find out more about our solutions at ⁠www.nashsquared.com⁠

The music on Tech Talks is created by London artist Lemzi: ⁠www.lemzi.com

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Daniel Pell is the Country Manager (UKI) for Workday. Workday help customers manage their people and their money across a number of solutions and work with some household names in the UK market, who in turn employing thousands of people. Given the opportunities to leverage AI and data to enhance decision making, skills development, and customer satisfaction, how are they ensuring the data can be trusted and it's ethical?

Tech Talks is powered by Nash Squared, the leading global provider of technology and talent solutions. Find out more about our solutions at ⁠www.nashsquared.com⁠

The music on Tech Talks is created by London artist Lemzi: ⁠www.lemzi.com

Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/david-savage0/message

On today's show we're talking to co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing, David Meltzer. David has been hugely successful throughout his career and is now an internationally renowned speaker. His life's mission is to make over one billion happy, so we find out how and ask how he manages his workload to succeed in work and life. What leadership lessons will you take from David?

Tech Talks is powered by Nash Squared, the leading global provider of technology and talent solutions. Find out more about our solutions at ⁠www.nashsquared.com⁠

The music on Tech Talks is created by London artist Lemzi: ⁠www.lemzi.co

Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/david-savage0/message

Jake Ward has been working with developer communities and companies since 2010, and he was inspired to build Data Protocol after witnessing the disconnect between the information needs and preferences of developers and the way companies deliver that information. So, what do developers want and need, and how do you meet that challenge?

As mentioned on the show, we'd love you to watch the screening of the next 'Tech Flix' film: https://www.linkedin.com/events/aiandrobotics-anearfutureyou-re7189499647973838848/theater/

Tech Talks is powered by Nash Squared, the leading global provider of technology and talent solutions. Find out more about our solutions at ⁠www.nashsquared.com⁠

The music on Tech Talks is created by London artist Lemzi: ⁠www.lemzi.com

Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/david-savage0/message

Andrew Harrington is CIO of Ripe, a UK insurtech business. In today's interview we explore the impact of AI on the industry, and discuss how organisations are scaling effectively and the consequences of dealing with legacy technology. How will these changes impact the customer?

Tech Talks is powered by Nash Squared, the leading global provider of technology and talent solutions. Find out more about our solutions at ⁠www.nashsquared.com⁠

The music on Tech Talks is created by London artist Lemzi: ⁠www.lemzi.com

Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/david-savage0/message

Continuing the six-part series CISO Voices, where Jenny talks to CISOs about how they view their role, the industry and the threat landscape, in partnership with Proofpoint, we welcome Proofpoint’s VP and Global Resident CISO Lucia Milică.

Lucia discusses new research based on a survey of 1,400 global security leaders. Listen now to learn how CISOs are adapting after two transformational years.

To follow Lucia on LinkedIn, please click this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you to Proofpoint for sponsoring the CISO Voices series. 

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

On this episode of the Human Factor Security Show, Jenny speaks to Founder of Layer8 Sarah Janes about culture, champions and why being an eternal optimist is good for productivity.  Thanks for a great interview Sarah!

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To follow Sarah on Twitter, click this link.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, MetaCompliance, for supporting the show. Don’t forget, check out the FREE ebook ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies’, written by Robbie O’Brien the CEO of MetaCompliance, by clicking this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

In this episode Jenny chats to professional  gambler Gina Fiore. They discuss  Gina’s  awesome career and the similarities it has with social engineering as well  as  evasion tactics, disguises and the pressures of undercover work. 
 
Thanks to Gina for an awesome  interview.
 
To find out more about Gina, click here for her website
 
To follow Gina on Twitter, click the link here

Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, MetaCompliance, for supporting the show. Don’t forget, check out the FREE ebook ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies’, written by Robbie O’Brien the CEO of MetaCompliance, by clicking this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

On this episode Jenny chats with Lauren Zink who will be familiar to many in the security industry as an authority on security awareness and communications. They chat about Lauren’s background in education and hear her recommendations for getting your training to land across the business. 

This was a great interview with a real expert in the field, thanks to Lauren for being an awesome guest.

To follow Lauren on Twitter, click the link here

For Lauren’s LinkedIn profile, click here for the link

Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, MetaCompliance, for supporting the show. Don’t forget, check out the FREE ebook ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies’, written by Robbie O’Brien the CEO of MetaCompliance, by clicking this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

In this  episode Jenny chats with Sam Humphries of Exabeam.   They talk about  Sam’s career in cyber via doubting headmasters and travel agency politics, as well as her involvement in Bsides Newcastle.  
 
Thanks to Sam for an awesome interview!

To follow Sam on Twitter, click here for the link

To follow Sam on LinkedIn, click this link here

Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, MetaCompliance, for supporting the show. Don’t forget, check out the FREE ebook ‘Cyber Security Awareness for Dummies’, written by Robbie O’Brien the CEO of MetaCompliance, by clicking this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba