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info_outline Episode 50: Will Hurd on Skills For Success In The Modern Age 01/21/2021
Episode 50: Will Hurd on Skills For Success In The Modern Age Former Congressman Will Hurd joins us on this episode of OODACast to discuss what he has learned about business and entrepreneurship from a diverse career in the intelligence community, elected office and the private sector. Will has successfully leveraged the skills of a CIA operations officer in a variety of contexts. Will most recently served in Congress as the representative for Texas' 23rd district from 2015 to 2021.
info_outline Episode 49: Kathy and Randy Pherson, Authors of Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence 01/15/2021
Episode 49: Kathy and Randy Pherson, Authors of Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence Kathy and Randy Pherson both had successful careers in the US Intelligence Community, where they pioneered new analytical methods and would later help bring those methods to widespread adoption in the community. Both are also successful business leaders who created companies that build value for others.
info_outline Episode 48: Ric Prado on Intelligence Operations and a Legendary Career in the CIA 01/05/2021
Episode 48: Ric Prado on Intelligence Operations and a Legendary Career in the CIA Ric Prado has been described by CIA leadership as the closest thing to 007 that the United States has ever had. Ric's life is packed with more adventure and operations than your favorite spy novel series. Coming out of the shadows, this is Ric's first video interview and covers his career, operational decision-making lessons learned, why we need a next generation of CIA agents, and we even dive into some more obscure topics like CIA knife fighting and how he came to train the King of Jordan.
info_outline Episode 47: The Top 10 Security, Technology, and Business Books of 2020 12/22/2020
Episode 47: The Top 10 Security, Technology, and Business Books of 2020 In this OODAcast, Bob Gourley and Matt Devost discuss Matt's picks for the Top 10 Security, Technology, and Business Books of the year. Now in its 5th year, Matt's top ten book list is one of the most popular posts of the year and we look forward to interviewing several of the authors on OODAcast in 2021.
info_outline Episode 46: Mischel Kwon, Founder and CEO of W@tchTower 12/17/2020
Episode 46: Mischel Kwon, Founder and CEO of W@tchTower In this OODAcast we interview Michel Kwon, the founder and CEO of W@tchTower. She is a leader who has proven herself through an ability to success in three different career fields, first as a developer and programmer creating enterprise grade solutions, then as a government executive who would eventually lead the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)during a critical period in its transformation, and now as an entrepreneur and CEO.
info_outline Episode 45: Juan Enriquez On Technology, Ethics and the Future 12/11/2020
Episode 45: Juan Enriquez On Technology, Ethics and the Future Juan Enriquez has succeeded as a businessman, academic, author and lecturer. For those who might not have met him via any of his many appearances and presentations, he can be succinctly described as an authority on the economic and political impacts of life sciences and a thinker able to help frame the much needed discussions we all need to have on ethics.
info_outline Episode 44: Masha Sedova, Co-Founder Elevate Security on Human Risk Management 12/04/2020
Episode 44: Masha Sedova, Co-Founder Elevate Security on Human Risk Management Masha Sedova is an award-winning people-security expert, speaker, and entrepreneur focused on helping companies transform employees from a risk into a key element of defense.
info_outline Episode 43: Bob Gourley on Operational Intelligence for Strategic Decision-making 11/20/2020
Episode 43: Bob Gourley on Operational Intelligence for Strategic Decision-making In this OODAcast, OODA Network Expert Jen Hoar interviews noted cybersecurity and intelligence professional Bob Gourley, CTO of OODA LLC, diving deep into what makes him tick.
info_outline Episode 42: CEO of Women's Society of Cyberjutsu and Cybersecurity Leader Mari Galloway 11/13/2020
Episode 42: CEO of Women's Society of Cyberjutsu and Cybersecurity Leader Mari Galloway Mari is the CEO and a founding board member for the Women's Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC), one of the fastest growing 501c3 non-profit cybersecurity communities. WSC is dedicated to bringing more women and girls to cyber and does so by providing its members with the resources and support required to enter and advance as a cybersecurity professional.
info_outline Episode 41: Technology Risk Executive and former NASA CISO and CIO Jerry Davis 11/06/2020
Episode 41: Technology Risk Executive and former NASA CISO and CIO Jerry Davis Jerry Davis has spent decades succeeding in hard jobs supporting critically important missions. He is a decorated combat Veteran who served in he US Marines for 11 years including in Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield. He also served in the Central Intelligence Agency. Jerry would later become the first CISO at the US Department of Education, then the CISO for NASA and later the CISO for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
info_outline Episode 40: Paul Kurtz, Iconic Cybersecurity Leader and Founder of TruSTAR 10/30/2020
Episode 40: Paul Kurtz, Iconic Cybersecurity Leader and Founder of TruSTAR In this OODAcast we dive into Paul's views on the cybersecurity landscape today and learn more about his approach to decision-making. We discuss a new concept he has been shepherding in the community regarding how cyber intelligence can be optimized for the benefit of any organization. We also extract lessons relevant for any leader who wants to make better, more accurate and actionable decisions in competitive environments.
info_outline Episode 39: Rear Admiral Paul Becker, USN (ret) on leadership in the modern age 10/23/2020
Episode 39: Rear Admiral Paul Becker, USN (ret) on leadership in the modern age Rear Admiral Paul Becker, USN (Retired), is an author, speaker and board member with extensive experience in intelligence operations. During his 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer he lead major operational intelligence efforts, rising to the position of Director of Intelligence (J2) for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Upon retirement from the Navy he formed a consultancy delivering solutions and lessons learned around intelligence to corporate America.
info_outline Episode 38: Dr. Melissa Flagg of the Center for Security and Emerging Technology 10/16/2020
Episode 38: Dr. Melissa Flagg of the Center for Security and Emerging Technology Dr. Melissa Flagg is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET) at Georgetown University. Previously she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research, responsible for policy and oversight Defense Department science and technology programs including basic research through advanced technology development and the DoD laboratory enterprise.
info_outline Episode 37: Mark Weatherford On Leading Change As a CISO 10/12/2020
Episode 37: Mark Weatherford On Leading Change As a CISO Our OODAcast with Mark focused on his insights for the cybersecurity community, including views on how to stay informed in dynamic environments, how to approach the position of CISO, how to optimize your career planning, and how to work with corporate boards as a CISO. He also provides advice for board members and CEOs on interacting with their CISO and security team.
info_outline Episode 36: Matt Devost on Hacking Entrepreneurship and Identifying Threats and Opportunities 10/01/2020
Episode 36: Matt Devost on Hacking Entrepreneurship and Identifying Threats and Opportunities In this OODAcast, the tables are turned as OODA Network Expert Jen Hoar interviews CEO Matt Devost and they discuss how Matt consistently identified new threats and opportunities by blending eccentric interests into a career as a serial entrepreneur and become an established expert on cybersecurity, counterterrorism, and technology issues.
info_outline Episode 35: Kevin Roberts on Leadership, Decision-making, and Focused Action 09/24/2020
Episode 35: Kevin Roberts on Leadership, Decision-making, and Focused Action Kevin Roberts has had an illustrious career spanning many industries over numerous continents including serving as Chairman and CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world’s leading creative organizations, where he had responsibility for the effectiveness of several of the world’s leading advertising budgets including for clients Toyota and Procter & Gamble. He is also the author of 64 Shots: Leadership in a Crazy World
info_outline Episode 34: Gary Harrington on Leadership Lessons from Delta Force to the CIA 09/18/2020
Episode 34: Gary Harrington on Leadership Lessons from Delta Force to the CIA Gary Harrington had a distinguished career of national service that included over three decades in top tier special operations groups including Delta Force and then transitioning into the CIA. Gary was one of the first to deploy into Afghanistan after 9/11 and was at the tip of the spear in many locations including as a solo operator in high risk venues like Yemen. Today Gary advises private clients on approaches to maintaining security and safety in a volatile and unpredictable world.
info_outline Episode 33: Michael Kanaan, Author of T-Minus AI Discusses Artificial Intelligence and Global Power 09/11/2020
Episode 33: Michael Kanaan, Author of T-Minus AI Discusses Artificial Intelligence and Global Power Michael Kanaan has helped a wide swath of decision-makers better grasp the nature of AI. He has a knack for expressing complex topics in clear, accurate and succinct ways.
info_outline Episode 32: Jim Miller on Managing Policy in an Age of Constant Disruption and Dynamic Threats 09/03/2020
Episode 32: Jim Miller on Managing Policy in an Age of Constant Disruption and Dynamic Threats Jim Miller has worked for four decades on a combination of private and public sector initiatives focused on addressing a wide variety of national security threats. He has held numerous positions within the Department of Defense including serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and has been awarded the DoD's highest civilian award four times.
info_outline Episode 31: Chet Richards on John Boyd and applying OODA principles to the business world 08/28/2020
Episode 31: Chet Richards on John Boyd and applying OODA principles to the business world Chet Richards was a close associate of the late US Air Force Colonel John Boyd. He was there as the concept of the OODA Loop was being developed and constructed the first graphics of the OODA Loop from sketches Boyd drew. Chet is the author of the widely read business book "Certain to Win" which was the first book to describe Boyd's strategy in terms familiar to business leaders and show how the OODA Loop and associated Boyd concepts apply to today's business problems.
info_outline Episode 30: Courtney Bowman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineer, Palantir Technologies 08/19/2020
Episode 30: Courtney Bowman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineer, Palantir Technologies Courtney Bowman leads Palantir's Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineering Team. In this capacity he works extensively with local, state and international governments and philanthropic partners to develop technology-driven solutions to information sharing needs that respect applicable privacy, security and data integrity requirements.
info_outline Episode 29: Kevin DeSanto On Due Diligence and M&A Transactions and Trust Based Networking 08/13/2020
Episode 29: Kevin DeSanto On Due Diligence and M&A Transactions and Trust Based Networking Kevin DeSanto is an investment banker delivering advice and execution assistance to high growth businesses preparing for M&A and financial transactions. His company, KippsDeSanto, has developed a reputation for trusted execution support for companies in government contracting, aerospace, defense and cybersecurity. He leads teams that advise senior management, boards of directors and shareholders.
info_outline Episode 28: Bradley Rotter On The Future Of Work, CryptoCurrencies, Quantum Computing and Leadership 08/06/2020
Episode 28: Bradley Rotter On The Future Of Work, CryptoCurrencies, Quantum Computing and Leadership Bradley Rotter is a visionary investor who has pioneered investments in many new alternative investments classes including having been an early backer of hedge funds in 1982 while speculating on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He was also an early investor in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency ecosystems and at a dinner with OODA CEO Matt Devost in 2012 predicted Bitcoin would exceed the price of gold.
info_outline Episode 27: Andy Lustig On Legal and Due Diligence Support In The High Tech Era 07/30/2020
Episode 27: Andy Lustig On Legal and Due Diligence Support In The High Tech Era Andrew (Andy) Lustig is a partner at the high tech law firm Cooley, where he focuses on private equity investments, mergers and acquisitions and the general corporate representation of high-growth technology companies in both the commercial and government marketplace. His practice includes a wide range of industry sectors including information technology, national security, cybersecurity, data analytics, software and telecommunications.
info_outline Episode 26: Paul Pagnato, CEO and Founder at PagnatoKarp and Author of The Transparency Wave 07/23/2020
Episode 26: Paul Pagnato, CEO and Founder at PagnatoKarp and Author of The Transparency Wave Paul Pagnato migrated from a career as a scientist looking for life in outer space to one of the top financial advisors in the U.S. with a keen eye for tracking innovation, exponential change, and other emerging global issues. He is also the author of the recent book, The Transparency Wave, which highlights the essential role that transparency plays in future innovation and entrepreneurial success.
info_outline Episode 25: Alsop-Louie Partner and Famed Tech Executive Bill Crowell on Technology Due Diligence 07/16/2020
Episode 25: Alsop-Louie Partner and Famed Tech Executive Bill Crowell on Technology Due Diligence Bill Crowell is a senior executive with extensive experience in government (rose to the level of Deputy Director of the National Security Agency) and in industry. He has been a CEO of leading companies like Cylink, taking them through growth to acquisition. He continues to serve on corporate boards while also helping steer successful operations at one of the most famed Venture Capital firms in the nation, Alsop-Louie.
info_outline Episode 24: Mark Weatherford On Leading Change As a CISO 07/09/2020
Episode 24: Mark Weatherford On Leading Change As a CISO Mark Weatherford is an icon in the cybersecurity field. He is widely known as a mission focused leader who builds teams and gets hard things done. His career included success in the US Navy as a cryptologist, CISO for two states (Colorado and California), CISO of the nation's regulatory organization for our power grid (the NERC), head of security efforts for the newly formed DHS, and CISO at multi-billion dollar corporations.
info_outline Episode 23: Brad Meltzer, Bestselling Novelist With Insights To Inform Your Business Strategy 06/26/2020
Episode 23: Brad Meltzer, Bestselling Novelist With Insights To Inform Your Business Strategy Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Culper Ring Trilogy (The Inner Circle, The Fifth Assassin, The President's Shadow), The Escape Artist, The Book of Lies and many other thrillers loved by millions for their realism and well researched fact based themes and drama filled plots. He is also widely known for his non-fiction history including The First Conspiracy.
info_outline Episode 22: John Robb on Global Guerrillas and Frameworks to Drive Decision Making 06/15/2020
Episode 22: John Robb on Global Guerrillas and Frameworks to Drive Decision Making There is hardly a person more suited to speak with the OODA team on OODA Loops that former Air Force pilot John Robb. John has worked successfully in a variety of domains to include the special operations community, as an industry analyst, successful start-up founder, and national security expert.
info_outline Episode 21: Bobbie Stempfley of Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute 06/12/2020
Episode 21: Bobbie Stempfley of Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute The leadership team at OODA have had the pleasure of working with and learning from Bobbie Stempfley since her leadership of the Department of Defense Computer Emergency Response Team (DoD CERT) after she established it in the late 1990's. This OODAcast captures insights from Bobbie that can inform the action of leadership of corporate and government leaders alike.