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Nonconformist Innovation Podcast
The Nonconformist Innovation Podcast was created to help you push boundaries, ask the difficult questions and differentiate your business in a hyper competitive marketplace.
Nov 17, 2022
Cybersecurity Leadership with Jamil Farshchi & Timothy Held
In this episode Steve has a conversation with Jamil Farshchi and Timothy Held about top cyber risks, leadership, innovation in cybersecurity, standards, regulations, and thoughts on the threat landscape for 2023. Jamil joined Equifax in 2018 and led an unprecedented transformation of the company’s security and technology capabilities. Today, Equifax is regarded as having one of the most advanced, effective, and transparent cybersecurity programs in business. Prior to Equifax, he was Chief Information Security Officer at The Home Depot, where he led the security turnaround for the Fortune 50 company following a high-profile data breach. Jamil serves as a Strategic Engagement Advisor for the FBI and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Technology Security Coalition. Tim joined US Bank in 2005 and leads a multidisciplinary information security team operating across the United States, Europe, and Asia, focusing on prevention, detection, and response. Tim is responsible for U.S. Bank’s cybersecurity architecture, engineering, security operations, incident response, data loss prevention, vulnerability assessment services, online fraud detection, security monitoring, insider threat, and cyber threat intelligence. Tim sits on several external committees and is recognized by the Security 50 Organization as one of the top 50 CISOs in the world. CISOs are not only responsible for the security posture of their organization, they are guardians of the teams, employees, customers, and stakeholders they serve. They have a difficult job to perform, and I do not envy them one bit. But I am grateful for their contributions to society, and I am grateful for Jamil and Tim taking the time to talk with me for this epic episode on cybersecurity leadership.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 1, 2022
Cyberwar, National Security & Leadership with Richard Clarke
In this episode of the podcast, Steve has a conversation with Richard Clarke about how the threat of cyber war has evolved over the past decade, the politics of cybersecurity, and the need for accountable leaders in the face of evolving threats and emerging technology such as ransomware and artificial intelligence. Richard is one of the world's leading experts in security, cyberspace, and terrorism. He served in the Whitehouse for Reagan, both Bushes, and Clinton - appointed by Clinton as the National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism. To listen to more episodes or join our periodic mailing list, visit https://www.nonconformistinnovation.com Thanks to our Season 4 sponsors: BetterCloud and Secuvy
Jul 8, 2022
Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Leadership with Andre Durand
In this episode Steve has the good fortune and rare opportunity to sit down with Andre Durand for a conversation about his founder's journey, his early experiences as an entrepreneur, scrounging dumpsters for bike frames that he could improve, and resell. Andre talks about what motivated him to start a company, how his best ideas came about, his thoughts about building teams, questions he asks of new hires, the legacy he hopes will endure, and how he fights entropy. Steve also asks Andre about his favorite music and the next concert he is planning to attend. Andre is the co-founder and CEO of Ping Identity, an identity security company he started in 2002. He has founded multiple companies including the instant messaging company Jabber, and earned a bachelor's degree in biology and economics from the University of California at Stanta Barbara. Andre was named CEO of the year by Vista Equity Partners in 2017 and led the company to IPO in 2019. To listen to more episodes or join our periodic mailing list, visit https://www.nonconformistinnovation.com Thanks to our Season 4 sponsors: BetterCloud and Secuvy
Jun 22, 2022
Trustworthy AI with Beena Ammanath
In the first episode of Season 4, Steve has a conversation with Beena Ammanath about her new book Trustworthy AI, ways that AI can be exploited, and considerations for chief security officers, data protection officers, security professionals, and others. We will also spend time looking at implications for ethics, trust, and privacy when working with AI, and how businesses can make sure AI is more inclusive and works for everyone. In this episode, Beena shares insights from a 6 dimension framework she put together to help us better understand and leverage AI in our work and lives. Beena is Executive Director of the Global Deloitte AI Institute and leads Trustworthy AI & Ethical Tech at Deloitte. She is the Founder & CEO of Humans For AI, a nonprofit organization focused on increasing diversity in AI. And in addition to being a self-proclaimed foodie, Beena is the author of the new Trustworthy AI which helps businesses navigate trust and ethics in AI. To listen to more episodes or join our periodic mailing list, visit https://www.nonconformistinnovation.com Thanks to our Season 4 sponsors: BetterCloud and Secuvy
Feb 20, 2022
Nonconformist Innovation: Season 4 Trailer
Welcome to Season 4 of the Nonconformist Innovation Podcast with Steve Tout. Subscribe and listen to episodes from the first three seasons at NonconformistInnovation.com or wherever you play podcasts. Thanks to Season 4 sponsors, BetterCloud and Secuvy.
Dec 31, 2021
Leadership Unhinged with Manfred Kets de Vries
On this bonus episode, I have the honor of having Manfred Kets de Vries as my guest, one of the most prolific and provocative management thinkers of our time. Over the next hour we discuss topics such as how ethics education begins in the home, leadership in politics, discovery and acceptance of the shadow self, Manfred's new book Leadership Unhinged, Essays on the Ugly, The Bad, and The Weird. We explore the question are we are greatest worst enemy? How is it possible that incompetent authoritarian leadership exists in democratic societies, and wrap with Manfred's thoughts on wise leadership.
1 hr 12 min
Oct 19, 2021
Privacy Tech & Compliance with Vaibhav Mehrotra, Founder and CEO of Secuvy
On this episode Steve has a conversation with Vaibhav Mehrotra (Founder and CEO of Secuvy) about his start-up experience, some of the trends he is seeing in privacy tech, the challenges of managing and scaling data security and privacy programs, and his company's approach using AI and robotic process automation to address this global problem. We also talk about going beyond complying with regulatory requirements and the need to build trust with customers through strong data privacy and governance practices.
Sep 15, 2021
Provoke, How Leaders Shape The Future with Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach
In this episode of the podcast Steve has a conversation with authors of the national bestseller Detonate, Geoff Tuff and Steven Goldbach, to discuss their new book Provoke, How Leaders Shape The Future by Overcoming Fatal Human Flaws. If there was ever a blueprint for Nonconformist Innovation, this would be it. It contains the principles, patterns, mindsets and stories to educate readers on principles of provocation, and makes nonconformist innovation accessible to leaders who are willing to do the work.
Sep 9, 2021
A Path to Business Innovation with Paul Chapman
In this epic episode Steve reconnects with former VMware colleague, Paul Chapman, to discuss the role that innovation played during VMware's rapid growth years. We take a look at Paul's illustrious career in IT leadership positions including his current role as the CIO at Cisco. We also revisit Nicholas Carr's question: Does IT Matter? and explore Paul's advice for healthy CIO-CISO relationships. During this episode, Paul reminds listeners that change is the only constant in business, and encourages us not to fall in love with technology. Finally, we discuss Paul's most provocative advice of all: technology is an implementation detail and innovative leaders are responsible for curating customer experiences.
1 hr 24 min
Sep 4, 2021
Privacy and Identity Innovation with Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Steve Wilson
On this episode of the podcast I have the honor to have a lengthy conversation with two respected heroes and leading thinkers in the privacy and identity space, Dr. Ann Cavoukian and Steve Wilson. During our conversation we explore the need for greater cooperation among businesses and governments to recognize and respect data minimization. We explore the question do federal governments actually need a new national ID for citizen verification, or do they need a modern digital identity framework that protects the privacy and autonomy of its citizens? We discuss aspects of Apple's latest privacy policies designed to combat the spread of child sexual abuse materials on its mobile operating system; we have conversations on the use of decentralization for enforcing data privacy, and both Ann and Steve weigh in on the use of Blockchain technologies for federal identification.
1 hr 4 min
Aug 27, 2021
Entrepreneurship & Innovation with Balaji Parimi, CEO of CloudKnox
In this episode Steve talks to founder and CEO Balaji Parimi about the launch of his company Cloud Knox Security, about his experience defining an entirely new category, about being named a pioneer by the World Economic Forum, and about his recent exit to Microsoft in July of this year. We conclude the conversation with his thoughts and advice for aspiring founders and start-up CEOS on building a team that can drive towards success, and his vision for the future of cloud security.
1 hr 1 min
Aug 19, 2021
Ethical IT Innovation with Sarah Spiekermann
On this episode Steve has a conversation with Sarah Spiekermann about the cultural implications for privacy and ethics by design, an IEEE project she is working on called the Draft Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design, as well as her monumental book Ethical IT Innovation, A Value-Based System Design Approach. Towards the end of the conversation, we spend some time talking about the ethics of AI, ethical machines, wise leadership and how to protect against unintended consequences of innovations in artificial intelligence.
Aug 17, 2021
Intentional Integrity with Rob Chesnut
On this episode of the podcast Steve chats with Rob Chesnut, the former Chief Ethics Officer and general counsel of Airbnb where he oversaw 125 legal professionals in over 20 offices around the world. During this conversation we take a look at intentional integrity and the mindset needed to put integrity into practice and transform workplace culture. We also discuss some of the practices that he teaches leaders about being proactive, inspiring their workforce, and staying ahead of the ethical revolution.
Aug 5, 2021
Data Breaches & Credential Threat Protection with Stan Bounev and John Donovan
On World Password Day I had a chance to sit down for a chat with co-founder and CEO of VeriClouds, Stan Bounev, and the Chief Information Security Officer of Malwarebytes, John Donovan, to talk about the state of password insecurity. On this episode Steve takes a look at innovation in breach detection and response -- in a post Solar Winds world. Cyber criminals have access to billions of stolen credentials, have budgets for innovation, and explore why your company should, too. We will also discuss how companies can take advantage of credential centric threat intelligence in their IT systems.
Aug 4, 2021
Zero Trust with Jerry Chapman and Jason Garbis
We are living in times when cyber security is no longer just a looming threat; it is our daily reality. Shortly after the Solar Winds incident, Satya Nadella said that he sees the cyber attack as a "wake-up call for all companies to take security as a first-class priority" going forward. On this first episode I invited a former colleague Jerry Chapman, and his co-author Jason Garbis to talk about their new book Zero Trust Security: An Enterprise Guide, dispel some of the myths around zero trust, talk about best practices and discuss the compelling business case for this strategic approach.
1 hr 5 min
Aug 4, 2021
Authentic Leadership with Sabrina Horn
In a world that is dominated by shareholder capitalism, practicing authentic leadership is not only good for business, it is one of the most effective ways to distinguish yourself and your career. It might not always be the natural thing to do in the moment, but authenticity pays dividends in ways you might not think. On this episode Steve has a conversation with a leading thinker on authentic leadership, Sabrina Horn, who recently published her first book, Make It, Don't Fake It - Leading With Authenticity For Real Business Success. Sabrina is a C-Suite advisor, professional speaker, communications expert and the CEO of HORN Strategy Group.
1 hr 3 min
May 2, 2021
Season 3 Intro
What about Nonconformist Innovation, and how does it fit into business, leadership and technology today? That's where we pick up on Season 3. Ethics matter now more than ever in business. It is no longer acceptable to make a profit at any cost. Stakeholder capitalism and nonconformist innovation sets a business and its leaders up for long-term success and to uphold their duty to society. I am grateful for your interest in nonconformist innovation. My way of giving back is by hosting and moderating a community that I call CONNECT that is free for you to join. This is where you can network with fellow podcast listeners and post questions regarding episodes to guest from all three seasons. Together we can create the future with nonconformist innovation. To get started, visit www.nonconformistInnovation.com and click CONNECT to join. I am super excited that Season 3 is underway. If you want to reach out to me, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions…
Nov 2, 2020
Self-Care with Dushka Zapata
On this episode Steve has a conversation with Dushka Zapata, a communications professional and author about the importance of self care, empathy, rest and recovery in the COVID-19 era.
Sep 14, 2020
Data Ethics & Innovation with Davi Ottenheimer
On this episode, Davi Ottenheimer delivers a clear and compelling argument that Ethics is security, that Facebook should not only broken up, but dissolved and that keeping markets free means removing things that harm the marketplace. And the most provocative question of all: is the US still in a civil war?
Jul 23, 2020
Managing Decentralized Identity with Mike Vesey, Founder and President of IdRamp
On this episode of the podcast Steve talks with Mike Vesey, Founder and President of IdRamp about his entrepreneurial journey to launching a company focused on easing integration and management challenges of next-gen decentralized identity, how decentralized identity gives people power back over their own identities and enables organizations with continuous business model innovation. On a more practical note, this is the podcast episode you will want to listen to if you are trying to imagine how decentralized identity will be adopted and managed in the real world. How moving from centralized point-to-point architectures to a decentralized identity trust fabric will reduce the threat surface and help make fundamental business practices more secure and streamlined. Also on this podcast, consultants and advisory practice leaders will get a better understanding of how IdRamp's decentralized identity platform can give service delivery super powers by removing the system and inte…
Jun 28, 2020
Nonconformist Careers for Women in Privacy & Security
Steve has a candid conversation with Dr. Ann Cavoukian (Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre), Danielle Funston (Sentinel) and Michelle Dennedy (DrumWave) on career challenges and opportunities for women in privacy and security.
May 2, 2020
Self Sovereign Identity with Drummond Reed, CTO at Evernym
On this episode Steve explores what's broken with the Internet today, self-sovereign identity and how distributed governance will work in the future. Also in this episode, Drummond Reed demystifies verifiable credentials, zero knowledge proofs, the implications for Trust over IP and talks about how we can scale not only the technical aspects of SSI, but the business models and alliances that will be needed for SSI to achieve major milestones and critical success. Visit www.nonconformistinnovation.com to get a full text transcript of this episode and a discount code for Drummond's book.
Sep 15, 2019
Dr. Phil Windley - Chairman of the Sovrin Foundation
On this episode, Phil Windley discusses the compelling business case for distributed and self-soverign ID systems and the traction he is seeing through his work with the Sovrin Foundation. The Nonconformist Innovation Podcast is sponsored by our good friends at ForgeRock, a leading provider of digital identity solutions transforming how businesses interact securely with their customers and employees with its modern API-enabled Identity & Access Management platform.
Jul 4, 2019
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Executive Director, The Global Privacy By Design Center
On this milestone episode Steve talks with Dr. Ann Cavoukian about Privacy by Design, recent trends in data privacy, her work with the EU and its impact on the GDPR and the launch of The Global Privacy By Design Center.
Jul 3, 2019
Kip Boyle, CEO and Author of Fire Doesn’t Innovate
Kip Boyle discusses the role that innovation plays in cybersecurity and risk management strategy and talks about his new book, Fire Doesn’t Innovate, The Executive’s Practical Guide to Thriving in the Face of Evolving Cyber Risks.
Jul 2, 2019
Richard Bird, Chief Customer Information Officer, Ping Identity
In this episode Richard Bird talks about his journey to Chief Customer Information Officer at Ping Identity, identity-centric security, Zero Trust, frictionless authentication and identity intelligence.
Jun 28, 2019
Eve Maler, VP of Innovation and Emerging Technology
On this episode Eve talks about her experience with disruptive innovation, strategic commoditization of standards, digital privacy and consumer consent.
Jun 24, 2019
Dr. Steve Herrod, Managing Director at General Catalyst VC
In this episode, Dr. Steve Herrod talks about how nonconformist innovation was used during his time as CTO of VMware (taking VMware from obscurity to massive success during his 12 years with the company) how start-ups should be thinking about innovation and how they must think scale and growth to be successful, and his thoughts on modern application security and Zero Trust security.
May 28, 2019
Tom Kemp, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Centrify
Tom Kemp shares his thoughts on start-up lessons learned, entrepreneurship, innovation, and tips for leaders to be more impactful in this episode.