Fresh from the Female Founders Alliance Champion Awards, Sonia chats with Sage Ke’alohilani Quiamno of Ladies Get Paid about the takeaways from her Salary Negotiation 101 workshop. Then, Colleen interviews Microsoft Commercial Marketing Director for the UK market, Helen Tupper, who talks about managing “squiggly” careers and pursuing passion projects. Our hosts wrap it up with a look at Google’s 3D exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture launched in conjunction with Black History Month. Be sure to listen to the end of the show for your mission.
 
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Today Brad drives around Redmond with his new boss – Terry Myerson, the EVP of the Windows & Devices Group.

Brad asks about the path he took to end up at Microsoft – in particular, what it was like to go from running a startup to having it bought by Bill Gates – followed by a game of “90s Band or 90s Startup.”

Terry also talks about how the leadership at Microsoft evolved to develop Microsoft’s culture in a way that has so successfully changed the company.

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Next week, Brad and Terry talk about how Microsoft arrived at it’s cloud-first philosophy, as well as what its like to build such a fundamental part of how most companies on earth work.

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With innovative technology such as artificial intelligence and mixed reality, we have more power at our fingertips than entire generations that came before us. Yet, technology is just a tool, and a tool is only as useful as the person who wields it. We’re celebrating individuals and organizations using Microsoft technology to change lives, inspiring us all to see the possibility within emerging technologies.

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Brad and Raja Ukil (CIO/SVP, Wipro) wrap up their conversation by talking about how IT can lead the way for the entire organization when regulatory or compliance mandates are looming, and they discuss the similarities between teaching a dog calculus and explaining the rules of cricket.

Raja also talks about why he urges his peers to adopt cloud-based services, and Brad asks about Wipro’s famous commitment to sustainability, ethical business practice, and diversity/disability hiring – and how these things impact the way the business operates and performs.

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Next week, Brad rides around campus with his new boss, Terry Myerson, the EVP of the Windows & Devices Group at Microsoft.

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How does this 132-year-old Wisconsin company survive and thrive in today’s rapidly changing world? Johnson Controls reinvented itself on a global scale with digital technology. Learn more about the transformation here: https://blogs.microsoft.com/today-in-tech/resilience-johnson-controls-and-the-spirit-of-innovation/. Find more Today in Technology articles from Microsoft President Brad Smith and Director of Executive Communications Carol Ann Browne here: https://aka.ms/todayintech.


The Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) is a global partnership between major research universities and innovative corporations focused on developing leaders in innovation who work collaboratively on solving global challenges. The first two academic partners are Tsinghua University and the University of Washington, with foundational support from Microsoft.


Prepare to be inspired! Colleen sits down with Kal Viswanathan, a HoloLens Principal Software Engineer by day, and a philanthropist at her very own Kal Academy by…weekend. But before that interview, Sonia talks to Emily d’Andrea to learn about Women Think Next and the organization’s upcoming programs that our listeners can join. Finally, in Cutting Edge, Colleen and Sonia discuss an article about this year’s Consumer Electronic Show and the event’s lack of female keynote speakers. You can’t be what you can’t see!
 
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This week Brad hits the road with Raja Ukil, the SVP and CIO of the massive IT services company, Wipro.

They discuss the key terms every aspiring cricket fan needs to know (the “Duckworth-Lewis?”), and Raja explains how he approaches multi-layered security in a way that doesn’t negatively impacting the end-user experience of his global workforce.

Raja also discusses how he uses Windows 10 and Office 365 – and what he expects from them in the future as his organization continues growing, diversifying, and becomes even more mobile.

To learn more about how top CIO’s stay secure + productive, check out this new report:
https://info.microsoft.com/protecting-and-empowering-your-connected-organization.html?ls=social

Next week, Raja talks about how his organization was able to innovate rapidly to comply with regulations, and he considers whether it is easier to teach someone the rules of cricket or teach a dog calculus.

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Marcel will be an industry-first platform to connect Publicis Groupe’s 80,000 employees, powered by Microsoft’s unparalleled artificial intelligence capabilities


At the NRF Big Show in New York City earlier this month, Microsoft shared innovative technology solutions for both online and brick-and-mortar retailers.


A good strategy is essential to win a game. Before a game, Real Madrid along with the latest technology from Microsoft, analyzes their next rival to optimize their strengths not only on match day but also during training. If you want to know more about how Microsoft’s technology is helping Real Madrid to transform the club visit https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/real-madrid
Discover how Microsoft Cloud technology help other companies to transform their business digitally at: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftservices/industry/sports-solutions


In the second half of their conversation, Brad and Rhonda Vetere (CTO, Estée Lauder Co.) talk about the practical steps everyone in tech can take to stay relevant and remain on the cutting edge of their own career – a topic Rhonda learned first-hand while working at MCI and WorldCom during their respective collapses.

Rhonda also talks about how moving to the cloud has positively impacted the morale of her IT organization – and the work she did to lead this transition from initial “despair” to real success.

Brad also explains the art and science of telling your boss “No,” and he shares the interview question he asks every potential senior leader.

To Learn more about Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/ems.

Next week, Brad hits the road with Raja Ukil, the SVP and CIO of the massive IT consulting firm Wipro.

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As wars extend beyond the battlefield into cyberspace, a new generation of weapons is creating the need for a new generation of arms control negotiators. In this Today in Technology story, Microsoft President Brad Smith and Director of Executive Communications Carol Ann Browne look for potential solutions by heading to Geneva, Switzerland to learn about a famous chapter in the history of diplomacy known as the “walk in the woods.” Learn more about the Walk in the Woods here: https://blogs.microsoft.com/today-in-tech/american-russian-took-walk-woods/. Find more Today in Technology articles here: https://aka.ms/todayintech.


Looking for more “badassery” in your life? If your answer is yes, then you will love this episode! Colleen and the #PodSquad attended the inaugural Lady Bosses Gala and learned their goal is to promote women’s empowerment and unapologetic badassery. Later in the episode, Sonia meets another badass, Megan McNally, a serial entrepreneur who is creating almost faster than we can record. Then in Cutting Edge, we discuss whether AI can improve the human condition or could it potentially sustain cultural bias? Find out in Episode 12 of Women in Business & Technology! Please subscribe, rate, and share the episode. Send any and all feedback to WIBT@microsoft.com or tweet @MicrosoftWomen.


Season 8 kicks off with one of “Lunch Break’s” most entertaining guests – Rhonda Vetere, the CTO at Estée Lauder Companies.

Brad and Rhonda talk about the market factors she looked for when modernizing her infrastructure, and how IT leaders can proactively take their place at the table.

They also discuss how to be more supportive of women in the workplace and leadership, as well as triathlons.

To learn more about how top CIO’s stay secure + productive, check out this new report:
https://info.microsoft.com/protecting-and-empowering-your-connected-organization.html?ls=social

Next week, Brad and Rhonda wrap up their conversation by discussing how IT impacts company morale and why IT managers need to find the courage to say “No.”

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