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Download On Tech
Information Technology Industry Council
Download On Tech is the official podcast of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).
Aug 3, 2020
ServiceNow's Jonathan Alboum on Ensuring a Safe Return to Workplaces
Jonathan Alboum, Principal Digital Strategist for the Federal Government at ServiceNow, joins the podcast to talk with host Jason Oxman about ServiceNow's transition to remote work, the unique challenges facing governments and businesses operating in a remote work environment, how organizations can prepare for a safe return to the workplace, and more.
Jul 7, 2020
McAfee’s Chief Scientist on Cybersecurity and Misinformation During COVID-19
Raj Samani, Chief Scientist at McAfee and a leading cybersecurity expert, joins the Download On Tech podcast to share his perspective on the new—and old—cyber threats being faced by organizations in the pandemic, how McAfee is helping its partners around the world combat these threats, and why there’s still cause for optimism.
Jun 17, 2020
Visa’s Bobby Thomson on the COVID-19 Response and Shifting Payment Trends
Bobby Thomson, the Senior Vice President, Head of US Government Engagement at Visa, recently sat down for a conversation with ITI CEO Jason Oxman. On the episode, the two discuss what it means to be a “tech-enabled” company, the steps Visa has taken to ensure stability for its employees and customers through the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting trends for small businesses and consumers, and much more. Publisher’s Note: This podcast episode was recorded on May 15, prior to many U.S. states beginning phases for reopening their economy and civil unrest related to racial injustices. Visa recently announced five actions it is taking to help stop discrimination and racial injustice in America.
Jun 10, 2020
Cognizant’s Bret Greenstein & Tobi Young on the Interplay Between COVID-19 and Technology
Jason Oxman is joined on the Download On Tech podcast by Cognizant’s Global SVP Head of Artificial Intelligence Bret Greenstein and Vice President of Government Affairs & Legal Tobi Young. Bret and Tobi cover how Cognizant is responding to the COVID-19 crisis for their employees and for their customers, as well as the ways that technology is being utilized to combat the effects of COVID-19 and ways that the use of technology by individuals, companies, and governments might be different moving forward.
May 28, 2020
Roger Park of EY on Remote Work and Preparing for a Return to Offices
Roger Park, the Head of Americas Innovation at EY, joins Jason Oxman on the Download On Tech podcast to share insights from EY's rapid shift to remote work for its global workforce, how the company is preparing for a safe return to offices, and the importance of keeping a sense of optimism.
May 26, 2020
Oracle's Jason Mahler on How Oracle Helps Ensure Critical Services Can Continue
Jason Mahler, Oracle's Vice President of Government Affairs, joins ITI CEO Jason Oxman on this episode of Download On Tech to talk about Oracle's work to identify drugs that could be effective in treating or preventing COVID-19, what Oracle is doing to help ensure continuity for its customers, communities, and government partners, and more.
May 18, 2020
Twilio’s Sandy Reback Shares How Twilio Helps Organizations Communicate With Their Customers
Sandy Reback, Vice President of Global Public Policy and Government Affairs at Twilio, joins the Download On Tech podcast to share some of the ways that Twilio is helping healthcare organizations and other customers continue to communicate effectively through the COVID-19 pandemic. Reback also discusses accelerating technology trends and important policy implications moving forward.
May 12, 2020
Intel’s Lisa Malloy on Intel’s COVID-19 Response, AI in Healthcare, and Other Global Tech Policy Priorities
Lisa Malloy, Intel’s Head of Global Government Communication, joins the Download On Tech podcast to talk about how Intel identified the areas in which it is uniquely positioned to make a difference in its response to COVID-19. Malloy also expands on the role that Artificial Intelligence is playing in healthcare, what Intel is doing to ensure business continuity for its customers, and touches on other key global policy priorities for the company.
May 1, 2020
VMware’s Lynn Martin on Digital Transformations in a Time of Crisis
Lynn Martin, Vice President of Government, Education, and Healthcare at VMware, joins Jason Oxman on the podcast to talk through VMware’s efforts to help customers and partners respond to COVID-19 by speeding up large-scale digital transformations, enabling business continuity in a remote work environment, and more. Martin also draws from past experience as a government procurement official to share insights on how the pandemic could affect the way governments think about IT infrastructure investment moving forward.
Apr 30, 2020
HPE’s Maria Cino Shares Insights on Managing Through Crisis and How Tech Is Aiding the Response to COVID-19
Maria Cino, Vice President, Americas and U.S. Government Relations at HPE, joins Jason Oxman for an insightful conversation on how governments, communities, and industry can work together in times of crisis, the ways that the tech sector is aiding in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the policy issues that will take on elevated importance after this outbreak has been quelled.
Apr 24, 2020
eBay's Mike Dabbs on How Tech Can Help Small Businesses Through COVID-19
eBay's Senior Director, Americas Government Relations Mike Dabbs joins Jason Oxman on the Download On Tech podcast to share some details about how eBay is helping small businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, including through eBay's new Up & Running program. The two also touch on the importance of a robust postal service, expanding access to broadband, and more.
Apr 17, 2020
Akamai's Lauren Van Wazer on Keeping the Internet Running, Cybersecurity Challenges, and More
Lauren Van Wazer, Vice President of Global Public Policy at Akamai Technologies, joins the Download On Tech podcast to talk about Akamai's role in helping to ensure continued access to online services and content with more people online during the COVID-19 pandemic, the cybersecurity challenges posed by the shift to remote work and learning, and what all of this means for how people use the internet moving forward.
Apr 8, 2020
IBM's Chris Padilla on The Role of Supercomputing in COVID-19 Response Efforts
Chris Padilla, IBM's Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs, joins ITI CEO Jason Oxman on the Download On Tech podcast to dive into IBM's efforts to fight COVID-19, the role supercomputing can play in finding a cure, how IBM is helping students and families adapt, and much more.
Apr 7, 2020
Salesforce's Niki Christoff on COVID-19, STEM Training, Working From Home, and More
Niki Christoff, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Government Relations at Salesforce, joins Jason Oxman on the podcast to talk about Salesforce's early response to COVID-19, tech policy issues in focus, STEM training, and tips for adjusting to remote work.
Mar 9, 2020
Samsung’s John Godfrey on 5G and Health Tech
On the latest episode of Download On Tech, ITI CEO Jason Oxman is joined by John Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Samsung. The two start with a discussion of 5G and what it means for innovation, then dive into Samsung’s work on health technology.
Mar 6, 2020
Guido Lobrano on ITI's European Policy Recommendations
ITI’s Guido Lobrano, VP of Policy for Europe at ITI, joins Jason Oxman on the Download On Tech podcast to talk about ITI’s European Policy Recommendations and the importance of having a presence in Brussels.
Feb 21, 2020
Download On Tech: Nichole Jordan of Grant Thornton on Tech Transformations
In the latest episode of Download On Tech, Nichole Jordan, Regional Managing Partner, Central Region at Grant Thornton joins Jason Oxman for an in-depth conversation about technology in the corporate space. The two discuss the factors which make Grant Thornton a technology company and the policy and workforce issues that business leaders identify as top-of-mind. Nichole also shares her experiences working with corporate boards on technology transformations, and some of the innovative ways that major companies are utilizing new technology. Download On Tech is a tech policy podcast featuring leaders at the most innovative technology companies, as well as policymakers and influencers from around the world. Guests share their perspective on the intersection of innovation and public policy. Download On Tech is produced by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global trade association for the technology industry.
Jan 31, 2020
Microsoft's Fred Humphries on Trust in Tech, Election Security, Top Policy Issues, and More
Fred Humphries, Corporate Vice President of U.S. Government Affairs at Microsoft, joins ITI’s Jason Oxman for a conversation that explores how the tech industry—and tech advocacy—has evolved over the last 20 years. The two delve into the concept of trust in tech, election security, Microsoft’s efforts to become carbon negative, and the top policy issues to look out for in the 2020s. Download On Tech is a tech policy podcast featuring leaders at the most innovative technology companies, as well as policymakers and influencers from around the world. Guests share their perspective on the intersection of innovation and public policy. Download On Tech is published by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the global trade association for the technology industry.
Jan 21, 2020
Palo Alto Networks' John Davis on the Evolution of Cybersecurity, the Big Cyber Challenges Facing Organizations, Zero Trust Security, and More
John Davis, Vice President, Public Sector at Palo Alto Networks, joins ITI CEO Jason Oxman on the Download On Tech podcast to talk about his early experience working on cybersecurity issues in the U.S. military and government, his transition to the private sector, the concept of "zero trust" security, and the big challenges facing large organizations in 2020.
Dec 20, 2019
Danish Tech Ambassador Casper Klynge Talks "Techplomacy," the Importance of a Global Focus, and More
On the latest episode of ITI’s Download On Tech podcast, hear from Casper Klynge, Denmark’s and the world’s first Tech Ambassador. Casper and host Jason Oxman discuss how the Tech Ambassador role differs from more traditional ambassadorships, the importance of taking a global focus to tech, adapting to emerging technologies, ways tech companies and governments can work together toward shared goals such as multilateral efforts on digital taxation, and much more.
Dec 3, 2019
CHCI's Marco Davis on addressing the tech skills gap, the impact of industry partnerships, and Tech Summit 2.0
In Episode three of Download On Tech, ITI's President and CEO Jason Oxman is joined by Marco Davis, the President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). The two discuss CHCI's upcoming Tech Summit 2.0 conference, the impact of industry partnerships, addressing the tech skills gap in the workforce, and more.
Nov 24, 2019
James Hayes of Tenable talks election security, cyber threats, and closing the IT education gap
In Episode 2 of Download On Tech, ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman talks with James Hayes, Vice President of Global Government Affairs at Tenable, about U.S. election security, cybersecurity challenges that organizations face, and how we can address the current cyber education shortfall.
Nov 6, 2019
Adobe's Jace Johnson on digital accessibility, the importance of tech education, and how to make it easier for citizens to interact with government
In this inaugural episode of Download On Tech, ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman interviews Jace Johnson, Vice President of Public Policy at Adobe, about the impact of public service on his career path, how Adobe's shift in business model impacted its policy priorities, "digital accessibility" and its impact on product development, what's missing from many tech policy conversations today, government modernization and how we can make it easier for citizens to interact with government, and how Adobe Spark came to fruition as the side project of a few Adobe engineers.