Talking Cloud with an emphasis on Cloud Security
33-Talking Cloud with special guest, Robin Smith CISO, Head of Cyber and Information Security at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

33-Talking Cloud with special guest, Robin Smith CISO, Head of Cyber and Information Security at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

August 3, 2021

If you've ever heard of Aston Martin and know, even a little, about cars you know, Aston Martin is not a typical automobile. The same could be said about their CISO; Robin is anything but typical. In our thirty-third episode, we travel across the pond (again) to the UK to talk with Robin Smith, Head of Cyber and Information Security. Hear why Robin quotes Einstein ("We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.") and believes the problems and challenges we face in the cloud will take a new way of thinking...what he calls liquid thinking.

32-Talking Cloud with special guest, Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer at Cloudflare, Inc.

32-Talking Cloud with special guest, Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer at Cloudflare, Inc.

July 16, 2021

In episode 32, we speak with Mr. Joe Sullivan, and while you may not know or recognize his name, I'm betting every penny I have, you know one or more of his previous employers where he led cybersecurity. Ever heard of eBay, PayPal, Uber, or Facebook?

Now at Cloudflare, Inc., Joe and I have a fun and engaging conversation covering numerous topics including zero trust, the good and bad of the internet, and the challenges securing today's hyper-connected computing environment.

31-Talking Cloud with special guest, Sean McDermott, President & CEO, Founder RedMonocle | Windward Consulting Group

31-Talking Cloud with special guest, Sean McDermott, President & CEO, Founder RedMonocle | Windward Consulting Group

June 9, 2021

In this episode, my conversation is with Sean Mcdermott, President & CEO, Founder RedMonocle | Windward Consulting Group. This recording of Talking Cloud is sure to not disappoint! With +24 years as a consultant, Sean offers several keen insights and considerations. You can learn more about Sean and his company, RedMonocle here: https://www.redmonocle.com/

30-Talking Cloud with special guest, Dustin Milberg, Field CTO Cloud Services at InterVision Systems

30-Talking Cloud with special guest, Dustin Milberg, Field CTO Cloud Services at InterVision Systems

May 4, 2021

For our 30th episode, we have a highly experienced cloud executive as our guest.  Mr. Dustin Milberg has nearly as many years in the industry as TalkingCloud has episodes. As the Field CTO, Dustin engages with executives every day discussing their journey to the cloud. Hear Dustin share his thoughts, insights, and recommendations and why he says migrating to the cloud is all about the journey, not the destination.  You'll also hear Dustin subtly remind me not everyone is familiar with an Etch-a-Sketch!

29-Talking Cloud with special guest, John McClure Senior Information Security Executive | Certified CISO | Strategic Planning | Risk Management | CCISO, CISSP, CISM, PMP | Veteran

29-Talking Cloud with special guest, John McClure Senior Information Security Executive | Certified CISO | Strategic Planning | Risk Management | CCISO, CISSP, CISM, PMP | Veteran

April 7, 2021

In episode 29 we have our first discussion with an executive from the university industry. John McClure is the Chief Information Security Officer at Laureate International Universities. As the CISO for an organization with tens of thousands of employees and hundreds of thousands of university students, John offers some interesting insights and considerations about our changing cyber-security landscape and the benefits realized as a result of the 'forced' digital transformation we've all been through.

28-Talking Cloud with special guest Jeffrey S. Ton, Experienced CIO, Founder of Indy CIO Network, Speaker, Author and Explorer

28-Talking Cloud with special guest Jeffrey S. Ton, Experienced CIO, Founder of Indy CIO Network, Speaker, Author and Explorer

March 24, 2021

March 2021 has been an outstanding month for TalkingCloud. So far, we've had outstanding special guests and we are finishing the month strong. In this episode, we get to hear the views and perspectives of a CIO.

Jeff Ton is a highly seasoned and experienced technologist starting his illustrious career first as a 'programmer' and then on to management. He decided he wanted to be a CIO and reached his goal decades ago. Now, among other things, Jeff is an author, speaker, and explorer. You can connect with Jeff on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtonindy/

27–Talking Cloud with special guest Brendan Staveley, America’s Sales Leader - AWS Security at Amazon

27–Talking Cloud with special guest Brendan Staveley, America’s Sales Leader - AWS Security at Amazon

March 14, 2021

A few months ago, I noticed a post on LinkedIn featuring one of my contacts and his recent promotion to America's Sales Leader for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security at Amazon. I was pleasantly surprised when I read it was Brendan Staveley. I worked with Brendan at Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd. Point Software; it was his first job after graduating college. Fast-forward a little more than two decades and experiences at Fortinet and Cisco, Brendan now leads a lean team of AWS Security specialists covering the western hemisphere. I had a great time catching up with Brendan and hearing his comments and thoughts about the cloud. Hear Brendan discuss "empathy" and why it's a priority when assisting customers in their migration of workloads to the public cloud.

26-Talking Cloud with special guest Mike Morrato, Service Director - Security Architecture and Engineering at Trace3

26-Talking Cloud with special guest Mike Morrato, Service Director - Security Architecture and Engineering at Trace3

March 4, 2021

In this episode(what ended up to be our longest yet) we talk with Mike Morrato, Service Director-Security Architecture, and Engineering at Trace3. Mike and I have both been working with technology for many years and subsequently, we cover a huge swath of topics and technologies and discuss the interesting similarities and key differences between past and current technologies offerings. Hear what Mike suggests you need to do before, and after you begin using the cloud.

25-Talking Cloud with special guest Michael Litschin, Director of Technical Strategy Group and Field CTO at Cohesity

25-Talking Cloud with special guest Michael Litschin, Director of Technical Strategy Group and Field CTO at Cohesity

February 22, 2021

In our 25th episode are we shifting the conversation to data management and data back-up with Michael Litschin from Cohesity.  As Director of Technical Strategy and Field CTO, Mike is accustomed to explaining the complex in simple terms. Mike explains how the cloud has influenced data management, data backup, and data archival.

24-Talking Cloud with special guest TJ (Tsion) Gonen, Head of Cloud Security Products at Check Point Software

24-Talking Cloud with special guest TJ (Tsion) Gonen, Head of Cloud Security Products at Check Point Software

February 14, 2021

I absolutely love hosting TalkingCloud!

I get to meet and speak with brilliant executives and entrepreneurs about the most exciting segment of the technology industry today...Cloud computing. And, this is an episode you'll not want to miss because I'm talking with the Head of Cloud Security Products for Check Point Software Technologies, TJ (Tsion) Gonen. TJ came to Check Point through the acquisition of Protego Labs and has had (and continues to have) a significant influence on what once was a single product and is now the CloudGuard security platform. Hear TJ discuss his views of Cloud and how current technology trends are influencing development, family, and the future of computing overall.

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