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info_outline Episode 83: Alan Cohen of DCVC on Investing in Deep Tech For Humanity 10/22/2021
Episode 83: Alan Cohen of DCVC on Investing in Deep Tech For Humanity Alan Cohen is a partner at DCVC, a highly regarded venture capital firm who pioneered the concept of investing in Deep Tech.
info_outline Episode 82: Digital Self Sovereignty and Avoiding the Long Night with John Robb 10/07/2021
Episode 82: Digital Self Sovereignty and Avoiding the Long Night with John Robb John is one of the most disruptive thinkers of our time and is capable of drilling down on critical issues like security, society, and technology with deep authority and insights. In this conversation we cover a lot of topics, including John's concept of OODA Shear, data and digital self sovereignty, Afghanistan, AI, Bitcoin, and the role networked tribes play in modern life. We also dig into the idea of Long Night.
info_outline Episode 81: Inman's Rules: The Enduring Principles of Operational Intelligence 09/24/2021
Episode 81: Inman's Rules: The Enduring Principles of Operational Intelligence In this OODAcast we ask retired Admiral Bobby Ray Inman for insights into his approach to analyzing complex situation and managing intelligence efforts. Admiral Inman served in the Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, retiring with the rank of four star admiral, the first military intelligence officer to ever reach that rank. On active duty, he served as director of naval intelligence, then later director of the National Security Agency and as deputy director of Central Intelligence.
info_outline Episode 80: The Man Who Protects Our Secrets: Bob Bigman on Mitigating Enterprise Risks 09/10/2021
Episode 80: The Man Who Protects Our Secrets: Bob Bigman on Mitigating Enterprise Risks Bob Bigman spent a career in the intelligence community. He was the CISO of the CIA where he was tasked with leading efforts to protect the nation's most sensitive secrets. He remains a practitioner. Since 2012 he has provided direct consulting services to CISOs, CIOs, CTOs and CEOs seeking to reduce risk and improve security programs and has built a reputation for rapidly assessing the state of enterprise security programs and then working to build action plans to drive continuous improvement.
info_outline Episode 79: Randall Fort on The Future of the Metaverse And Its Cybersecurity and Intelligence Implications 08/26/2021
Episode 79: Randall Fort on The Future of the Metaverse And Its Cybersecurity and Intelligence Implications Randall Fort is a seasoned security, intelligence and technology leader known for his grasp of enterprise mission needs and his ability to track the rapid advancing capabilities of technology to meet those needs. His background includes time as the director of global security for Goldman Sachs. He also led one of the most highly regarded teams of analysts in the world, the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Randy later worked at Raytheon and is now now the COO of QWERX.
info_outline Episode 78: Amr Awadallah On The Biggest Challenges And Opportunities in Enterprise IT Today 08/20/2021
Episode 78: Amr Awadallah On The Biggest Challenges And Opportunities in Enterprise IT Today Amr Awadallah is widely known as a founder of Cloudera. Prior to that he was working on extreme scale data solutions for Yahoo. Most recently he was VP for Developer Relations at Google Cloud. Amr has a BS in EE from Cairo University, an MS in Computer Engineering from Cairo University, and a PhD EE from Stanford University. His experiences in tech and company leadership put him in the perfect position to help bring actionable insights to decision-makers today.
info_outline Episode 77: Sir David Omand on Leveraging How Spies Think In Our Business and Personal Lives 08/12/2021
Episode 77: Sir David Omand on Leveraging How Spies Think In Our Business and Personal Lives Sir David Omand is one of the most respected intelligence professionals in the world and author of the book How Spies Think: Ten lessons in intelligence.
info_outline Episode 76: Jessica Gulick: An accomplished cybersecurity practitioner turned CEO on future focused leadership 08/05/2021
Episode 76: Jessica Gulick: An accomplished cybersecurity practitioner turned CEO on future focused leadership Jessica Gulick is widely known for her leadership of the successful growth strategy and marketing firm Katzcy. She is also the Commissioner of the US Cyber Games, a multi-phased cybersecurity program recruiting a US Cyber Team for international competition. She is also the founder of PlayCyber, a new business line promoting cyber games and tournaments. Jessica is also the president of the board at the Woman's Society of Cyberjutsu and a driving force behind their Wicked6 cyber games.
info_outline Episode 75: Lance Mortlock On Scenario Planning to Drive Strategic Decisions 07/30/2021
Episode 75: Lance Mortlock On Scenario Planning to Drive Strategic Decisions Lance Mortlock is a Senior EY Strategy Partner. He is author of the book Disaster Proof: Scenario Planning for Post Pandemic Future, which explores ways scenario planning can help organizations be more resilient. This is a must-read book for anyone in the Risk Management field. It provides practical advice for strategists, planners, executives and board members on how to ask better questions related to the future, uncertainty, risk and strategy.
info_outline Episode 74: Jer Thorp on Living in Data and Creating Better Futures 07/22/2021
Episode 74: Jer Thorp on Living in Data and Creating Better Futures Jer Thorp is an artist, writer and teacher living in New York City. He is best known for designing the algorithm to place the nearly 3,000 names on the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. Jer was the New York Times' first Data Artist in Residence, is a National Geographic Explorer, and in 2017 and 2018 served as the Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress. Jer is one of the world's foremost data artists, and is a leading voice for the ethical use of big data.
info_outline Episode 73: Tony Tether On Technology Leadership and Lessons Learned From DARPA 07/16/2021
Episode 73: Tony Tether On Technology Leadership and Lessons Learned From DARPA Dr. Tony Tether was the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, from 2001 till his retirement in 2009. In this OODAcast we examine some of Dr. Tether's formative experiences, including a very unique job he held while awaiting entry to Stanford. He was a door to door salesman and while doing that learned the importance of quickly assessing challenges that were not being addressed and then forming an ability to express what needs to be done and how to do it quickly.
info_outline Episode 72: Cofer Black on Leadership Lessons Learned and Speaking Truth to Power 07/02/2021
Episode 72: Cofer Black on Leadership Lessons Learned and Speaking Truth to Power In this OODAcast, we talk with renowned counter-terrorism expert and career clandestine services professional Cofer Black. Cofer is best known for having been the Director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center on 9/11 and having been part of the intelligence community warning about the near-term threat of terrorism in the United States prior to the attacks. However, his pedigree in counterterrorism issues was well established with a distinguished career in the field in high-risk areas and operations.
info_outline Episode 71: Gaurav Banga On Mitigating Cyber Threats Through Deep Insight Into Things That Matter Most 06/25/2021
Episode 71: Gaurav Banga On Mitigating Cyber Threats Through Deep Insight Into Things That Matter Most Gaurav Banga is the Founder and CEO of Balbix, and serves on the boards of several companies. Before Balbix, Gaurav was the Co-founder & CEO of Bromium and led the company from inception for over 5 years. Earlier in his career, he served in various executive roles at Phoenix Technologies and Intellisync Corporation, and was Co-founder and CEO of PDAapps, acquired by Intellisync in 2005.
info_outline Episode 70: Kim Zetter on Understanding the Realities of Cyberthreats and How Code Has a Story to Tell 06/18/2021
Episode 70: Kim Zetter on Understanding the Realities of Cyberthreats and How Code Has a Story to Tell This week's OODAcast is with Kim Zetter, an incredibly well respected journalist who has been covering cybersecurity related issues for two decades. Matt Devost talks with Kim about a wide variety of cyber-related issues including a deep dive into Stuxnet and the implications for today's security environment. Kim also shares details as to how she got into the field and how she developed relationships with the hacker community via her longstanding attendance at Def Con.
info_outline Episode 69: Junaid Islam on Zero Trust Architecture 06/04/2021
Episode 69: Junaid Islam on Zero Trust Architecture Junaid is a senior partner at OODA. He has over 30 years of experience in secure communications and the design and operations of highly functional enterprise architectures. He founded Bivio Networks, maker of the first gigabyte speed general purpose networking device in history, and Vidder, a pioneer in the concept of Software Defined Networking. Recently Junaid developed the first interference-aware routing algorithm for NASA’s upcoming Lunar mission.
info_outline Episode 68: Scythe CEO Bryson Bort on Enhancing Security with Realistic Adversary Emulation 05/28/2021
Episode 68: Scythe CEO Bryson Bort on Enhancing Security with Realistic Adversary Emulation Bryson Bort is the Founder of SCYTHE, a start-up building a next generation attack emulation platform, and GRIMM, a boutique cybersecurity consultancy. He is widely known in the cybersecurity community for helping advance concepts of defense across multiple critical domains.
info_outline Episode 67: Trond Undheim on the Future of Technology and a Framework for Analyzing Forces of Disruption 05/21/2021
Episode 67: Trond Undheim on the Future of Technology and a Framework for Analyzing Forces of Disruption Trond Undheim is a futurist, investor, consultant, executive, speaker, entrepreneur and podcaster.
info_outline Episode 66: Jeremy King on the greatest leaders he has ever seen (and how we can all keep learning leadership) 05/14/2021
Episode 66: Jeremy King on the greatest leaders he has ever seen (and how we can all keep learning leadership) Jeremy King is a trusted advisor to corporate boards and some of the nation’s most elite business leaders. He is also a serial connector helping move business information on opportunities at the intersection of talent, capital, entrepreneurs and business development. Jeremy is an entrepreneur himself, creating successful executive search firms and also a game-changing non-profit we will talk a bit about later called MissionLink.
info_outline Episode 65: Ben Ford, Founder of Commando Development, on the OODA Loop and Tech Leadership 05/07/2021
Episode 65: Ben Ford, Founder of Commando Development, on the OODA Loop and Tech Leadership Ben Ford is the founder of Commando Development, a firm which leverages his deep background and experience in enterprise IT as well as his years in service as a Royal Marine to the benefit of technology teams in startups and large enterprises.
info_outline Episode 64: Matt Devost on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Succeeding in Competitive Environments 04/29/2021
Episode 64: Matt Devost on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Succeeding in Competitive Environments OODA CEO Matt Devost has a track record of executing on innovation via entrepreneurship. He has extensive past performance in cybersecurity, counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, intelligence, and risk management issues, and deep experience in delivering value in those domains via entrepreneurship.
info_outline Episode 63: Max de Groen of Bain Capital PE on the Megatrends Driving Future Tech Enabled Investments 04/23/2021
Episode 63: Max de Groen of Bain Capital PE on the Megatrends Driving Future Tech Enabled Investments Max de Groen is a managing director at Bain Capital Private Equity (one of the world's leading PE firms with over $130 billion of assets under management), where he focuses on investments in infrastructure, cybersecurity, and application software as well as internet and digital media. This means is is well positioned to help us understand more about the future of technology enabled businesses.
info_outline Episode 62: Jim Clapper Shares Wisdom From A Career in Operational Intelligence 04/15/2021
Episode 62: Jim Clapper Shares Wisdom From A Career in Operational Intelligence General Clapper had a long and distinguished career in the US Air Force, which included leadership spanning the Vietnam era all the way to the end of the Cold War.By the time he retired he was a three star General, leading the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. In 2007 he came out of retirement and was named the Pentagon’s top intelligence official (USDI), serving as an appointee in both the Bush and Obama administrations before President Obama appointed him DNI.
info_outline Episode 61: Ray Wang, CEO and Founder of Constellation Research, On The Business Impact of Technology 04/09/2021
Episode 61: Ray Wang, CEO and Founder of Constellation Research, On The Business Impact of Technology R “Ray” Wang is the Founder, Chairman and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research Inc., a research and advisory firm which studies disruptive business and exponential technology trends.
info_outline Episode 60: Lisa Porter On Innovation, Technology, Security and Lessons in Leadership 04/02/2021
Episode 60: Lisa Porter On Innovation, Technology, Security and Lessons in Leadership Lisa J. Porter has successfully lead some of the world's largest and most critical technology efforts. Her career started with a focus on academic rigor in pursuit of some of the toughest degrees, a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from MIT and a PhD in Applied Physics from Stanford.
info_outline Episode 59: Nate Fick on Dynamic Leadership and Adapting to Change 03/25/2021
Episode 59: Nate Fick on Dynamic Leadership and Adapting to Change Nate Fick's career has been eclectic, but with a common element of demonstrating superior leadership abilities in a diverse array of successful opportunities. Nate is currently a General Manager at Elastic, having joined the firm with their acquisition of Endgame where he served as CEO.
info_outline Episode 58: Lessons In Leadership, Intelligence Analysis, and Geopolitical Trends From Retired LTG Robert Ashley, former Director of DIA 03/19/2021
Episode 58: Lessons In Leadership, Intelligence Analysis, and Geopolitical Trends From Retired LTG Robert Ashley, former Director of DIA Lieutenant General Robert Ashley, USA (ret) was the 21st Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). He retired in November 2020 after over 36 years of active-duty service as an intelligence officer. He had previously served as the Army’s lead for all intelligence (the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2), where he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff for all aspects of intelligence, counterintelligence and security.
info_outline Episode 57: Lessons In Leadership From Ellen McCarthy and Her Journey From Junior Analyst To The Most Senior Echelons of the Intelligence Community 03/10/2021
Episode 57: Lessons In Leadership From Ellen McCarthy and Her Journey From Junior Analyst To The Most Senior Echelons of the Intelligence Community Ellen McCarthy is a highly accomplished and distinguished executive whose career started as a junior analyst and ended up reaching to the very highest echelons of the US intelligence community. In this OODAcast we explore lessons learned from her journey, capturing insights that can inform actions for those at any stage of a career.
info_outline Episode 56: Robert Wallace on a Career in Intelligence and The Spy Sites Series and Spy Craft 03/05/2021
Episode 56: Robert Wallace on a Career in Intelligence and The Spy Sites Series and Spy Craft Robert Wallace spent a 33 year career with the Central Intelligence Agency and is widely known for the very well done books he and co-author Keith Melton have produced on the history, culture and tradecraft of intelligence (including the SpyCraft book which was turned into a Netflix series and the Spy Sites series of books documenting the intelligence history of Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia).
info_outline Episode 55: Blake Bartlett, CEO of Janes, On Leadership and Decision Making In The Modern Age 02/26/2021
Episode 55: Blake Bartlett, CEO of Janes, On Leadership and Decision Making In The Modern Age Blake Bartlett is the CEO of Janes, the well known and trusted provider of open source defense intelligence. In this OODAcast we examine lessons learned from Blake's career and path from a young student with a desire for a career in sports to success in the domain of sales.
info_outline Episode 54: Michele Wucker on Identifying and Confronting the Obvious Risks of Gray Rhinos 02/19/2021
Episode 54: Michele Wucker on Identifying and Confronting the Obvious Risks of Gray Rhinos Michele Wucker is specialist in risk management and crisis anticipation and is author of the book "The Gray Rhino: How to Recognize and Act on the Obvious Dangers We Ignore". While we've all become familiar with Taleb's concept of Black Swans, we must equally become intimately aquatinted with Wucker's Gray Rhinos as they provide more obvious opportunities for actually anticipating and managing risk.