Connected Futures: A Cisco podcast exploring business innovation insights

Connected Futures: A Cisco podcast exploring business innovation insights
The Connected Futures podcast program explores business trends, technology innovations, and best practices fueling an increasingly digitized landscape.

Making the Business Case for Rural 5G
Jun 25 • 23 min
In this podcast, Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney speaks with some of the key players in the 5G RuralFirst consortium. Featuring: Nick Chrissos Shona Croy Greig Paul Stephen Speirs Greg Whitton
Cracking the Digital Transformation Code
Jun 4 • 43 min
Author James Macaulay shares winning strategies for executing business transformation We all talk about being agile, adaptable, and comfortable with change. But in an age when disruption is relentless and the need for transformation seemingly…
Revolutionizing the Live Concert Experience
Apr 9 • 36 min
If you’ve have an unforgettable experience at a big concert or music festival this year, there’s a pretty good chance that Matt Clair helped to make it happen. In this podcast Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney chats with Matt Clair about…
The Perfect Meeting: It’s Not Just a Myth
Feb 27 • 29 min
In this podcast, Kevin Delaney, executive editor of Connected Futures, speaks with Steven Rogelberg, author of The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance. Rogelberg has some serious answers: as to why meetings are…
Integrate, Prepare, and Measure: Thwarting Cyberattacks in 2019
Dec 19, 2018 • 25 min
Cisco’s Chief Security Officer shares his top-of-mind concerns for the coming year. In this podcast, John Stewart speaks with Kevin Delaney, Connected Futures’ executive editor. It’s a free-ranging, year-end discussion about the complex technical,…
From Megacities to Remote Villages, Africa Shows How Public WiFi Can Serve as a Cornerstone for Developing Nations.
Dec 13, 2018 • 18 min
In this podcast, Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney speaks with a number of experts with hands-on experience connecting the unconnected in Africa, particularly through WiFi.
‘A Low-Level, Perpetual’ State of Cyberwar
Nov 5, 2018 • 28 min
Author David Sanger believes cyberweapons demand a wide range of new solutions - spanning businesses, governments, and innovators. In this podcast, Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney chats with David about the often misunderstood potential…
A Strategic CIO, on Culture and Talent
Oct 24, 2018 • 36 min
Recently, Cisco CIO Guillermo Diaz Jr. shared his enthusiasm for culture change - and deep knowledge of IT - before a packed hall at Gartner Symposium ITXPO in Orlando. Then, he met with Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney for a free-ranging…
Driving Cybersecurity, from the CEO’s Office
Oct 19, 2018 • 40 min
For Steve Durbin, cybersecurity isn’t just a tech issue. It’s a business issue, a culture issue, and above all, a leadership issue. In this podcast Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney chats with Steve Durbin, the managing director of the…
Disrupting Education, for the Augmented Age
Aug 30, 2018 • 26 min
At a time when AI and machine learning stand poised to replace many rote human tasks, are schools and colleges preparing the workers of tomorrow? In this podcast, Heather McGowan, a thought leader at the intersection of education, business, and…
Driving Your Own Disruption in a Dog-Eat-Dog Digital Market
Jul 27, 2018 • 49 min
A lot of talk about disruption is on the assumption that it’s about negating negative forces where actually, quite often it’s about leveraging the power of the newly possible to do things, which genuinely create game-changing results.” So says Tom…
Cyber Experts on the Ever-Expanding Cyberwar
Jun 26, 2018 • 20 min
In this podcast, Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney speaks with some leading luminaries in the security space. For some great insights on how to prepare for today’s cyberthreats - as well as tomorrow’s.
Estonia’s ‘E-Ambassador’ on Smart Solutions for Citizens
Jun 6, 2018 • 37 min
Estonians are looking pretty smart these days. With 88 percent fast broadband penetration helping to fuel smart lighting, smart traffic, smart buildings and smart just about everything - they are setting what Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo called the…
A Futurist’s-Eye View on How Work Is Changing
May 7, 2018 • 35 min
“I don’t think that the end of routine means the end of jobs,” the futurist Gerd Leonhard stressed. “I think it just means the end of routine.” Kevin Delaney, Connected Futures executive editor, chatted with Gerd about a world in which machines replace…
How NASA’s Mission Control Keeps Cool in a Crisis
Apr 16, 2018 • 29 min
At Mission Control, Failure — and Panic — Are Not Options As a NASA flight director and director of mission operations, Paul Sean Hill managed some pretty dicey situations. Like the time in 1991 when a cooling-system failure imperiled the shuttle…
In the Future of Work, Machines Just Keep Getting Chattier
Mar 16, 2018 • 35 min
Siri, Alexa and those ever-chattier bots on retail sites are interacting with us in all-new ways. But as smart as they are, sometimes it still seems as if we may as well be speaking another language. In this podcast, Connected Futures executive editor…
Digital Solutions for a Thirsty Planet
Mar 6, 2018 • 21 min
Experts weigh in on how digital transformation is creating clean water in some of the world’s most challenging places. In this podcast, Connected Futures’ executive editor Kevin Delaney speaks with: Amir Peleg, founder and CEO, TaKaDu Annie Feighery, CEO,…
Managing Through Disruption, the Army Way
Feb 23, 2018 • 30 min
In this podcast, Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney speaks with Col. Scott Snook, an expert on leadership at Harvard Business school. Col. Snook has led soldiers in combat, taught at West Point, and is the author of Friendly Fire: The…
7 Tips for Making Partners Part of Your IoT Success
Feb 15, 2018 • 20 min
The Internet of Things promises unheard of efficiency and opportunities. But no one said it would be easy. And few companies possess all the skill sets to go it alone. In a Cisco survey, partners proved to be a critical factor among the only 26 percent of…
The Digital City, and How To Get There
Jan 29, 2018 • 12 min
Imagine a city that’s clean, safe, and economically vibrant? Not to mention, fun, creative, and smart. Who wouldn’t want to live there? In this podcast, Kevin Delaney, co-author of the paper Digital Cities: Building the New Public Infrastructure, seeks…
Expert Insights for IoT Success
Jan 17, 2018 • 15 min
In this podcast, Kevin Delaney, co-author of the Cisco research report Internet of Things: Challenges, Breakthroughs, and Best Practices, speaks with some leading lights in the technology world about their IoT successes and challenges.
Leading Technology Change at The Times
Jan 3, 2018 • 34 min
Few industries were more impacted by digital disruption than print media. And few newspapers were more rooted in tradition than The New York Times. In this podcast, Connected Futures executive editor Kevin Delaney chats with The Times’ chief technology…
2 Airport CIOs Are Cutting Turbulence – on the Ground
Apr 28, 2017 • 10 min
Ray Charles once said, “they don’t pay me to play music, I do that for free. They pay me to get stuck in airports.” Touring musicians or not, we can all relate to the frustration of lost luggage, flight delays, and missed connections while flying….
The Future of IT
Apr 10, 2017 • 12 min
Let’s face it, life isn’t easy for IT leaders. Cloud mobility, shadow IT, and relentless cyber attacks all drive mounting complexity to the point where simply keeping the lights on is a bigger challenge than ever. Today’s CIO must deliver so much…
Win or Lose, Fans Demand a Connected Stadium Experience
Mar 31, 2017 • 14 min
Whether your heroes throw googlies or touchdown passes, nothing beats a live sports event. But win or lose, even die-hard fans demand a great experience at the stadium. And that means a lot more than peanuts, popcorn, and crackerjacks. To satisfy…
Digital Transformation At Vancouver International Airport
Jan 12, 2017 • 13 min
Digital transformation is hard enough in any industry. But consider the challenges in one of the most complex ecosystems today: a major airport. Multiple stakeholders — including airlines, vendors, retailers, and, of course, tens of millions of…
Ethics in AI
Dec 23, 2016 • 37 min
The Luddites are often portrayed as comical contrarians, on the wrong side of history. In fact, they had real-life fears about how machinery would impact their textile jobs in 19th century England. Today, artificial intelligence is…
Bruce Watson on how Digital Technologies Are Saving the Rhino
Dec 12, 2016 • 17 min
Cisco and Dimension Data are known for connecting manufacturing plants, sports arenas, hospitals, you name it. But in the South African bush, the companies are partnering on another kind of challenge: saving the rhino. These magnificent animals…
White Hat Hackers
Nov 8, 2016 • 18 min
Cybercriminals are brilliant, relentless, and ruthless. So how can organizations hope to fight them? One way is to hire people just like them (minus the ruthless part). A growing wave of companies are using hackers to foil hackers. They unleash…
The Neuroscience Of Decisions
Oct 21, 2016 • 32 min
The business world gets more complex every year, if not every week. Yet we’re essentially making important decisions with brains that evolved tens of thousands of years ago. And while we’re no longer fighting for survival on the African Savannah,…
Smart Machines- Helping Humans or Killing Jobs
Oct 21, 2016 • 19 min
$506 billion dollars. In the retail industry, this is the Digital Value at Stake globally over the next three years. It’s a big opportunity. And yet, less than one quarter of retailers are actively doing something to secure those dollars. This…
Paving the Way for the Future of Retail, Part 1
Jul 28, 2016 • 11 min
Shaun Kirby, Cisco and Jason Goldberg, Razorfish
The Digital Manufacturer – Resolving the Service Dilemma
Jun 27, 2016 • 28 min
Scott Lapcewich, Rockwell Automation & Douglas Bellin, Cisco
Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity: Part 2
Jun 6, 2016 • 14 min
Steve Durbin (Information Security Forum) and James Mobley (Cisco)
Why the CFO is the Ideal Champion for Cybersecurity
May 19, 2016 • 10 min
James Mobley (Cisco) and Steve Durbin (Information Security Forum)
Going Digital: Secrets of the Successful C-suite, Part 2
Feb 19, 2016 • 34 min
Peter High, President of Metis Strategy, Author, Speaker & Ted Colbert, Chief Information Officer, The Boeing Company
Going Digital: Secrets of the Successful C-Suite, Part 1
Feb 5, 2016 • 24 min
Peter High, Metis Strategy President, Author and Keynote Speaker and Gus Shahin, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of IT at Flex
The Trust Cliff and the Importance of Data Privacy
Jan 26, 2016 • 25 min
Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer at Cisco and Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)
Digital Predator or Digital Prey: Steps for Energizing Digital Business
Sep 20, 2015 • 21 min
Nigel Fenwick (VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research), and Mike Riegel (VP Internet of Everything, Cloud, and Services Marketing at Cisco)
Digital Transformation- Closing the Gap Between Now and the Future
Aug 21, 2015 • 24 min
Michael Wade (Professor of Innovation and Strategic Information Management at IMD; Chair of IMD/Cisco Global Center for Digital Business Transformation) and Glen Hiemstra (Founder and Owner of
Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation: Part 2
Aug 7, 2015 • 15 min
Ade McCormack, Digital Strategist, Author and Thornton May, Futurist, Educator, and Author
Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation: Why a Digital Strategy is Critical
Jul 17, 2015 • 17 min
Ade McCormack, Digital Strategist, Author and Thornton May, Futurist, Educator, and Author
Leading Innovation from Within: Why ACI, Why Now
Apr 14, 2015 • 35 min
Soni Jiandani, Cisco and Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research
The Last Product Recall
Apr 1, 2015 • 23 min
Joseph M. Bradley, Cisco and Matthew Littlefield, LNS Research
Navigating Dark Data To Find Hidden Value in a Digital Era
Mar 20, 2015 • 28 min
Joseph M. Bradley, Cisco and Isaac Sacolick, Greenwich Associates
The CIO Agenda
Mar 5, 2015 • 19 min
Bob Laliberte, Enterprise Strategy Group; Dr. George Westerman, MIT’s Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy; and Zeus Kerravala, ZK Research
The Last Checkout Line
Feb 23, 2015 • 24 min
Lisa Fretwell, Cisco and Leslie Hand, IDC
Unleash True Mobility with an Innovative IT Infrastructure
Jan 28, 2015 • 32 min
Chris Spain, Cisco and Craig Mathias, Farpoint Group
Becoming Cyber Resilient in Today’s Internet of Everything Landscape
Jan 19, 2015 • 24 min
Jason Brvenik, Cisco and Mike Spanbauer, NSS Labs
The Last Traffic Jam
Jan 13, 2015 • 19 min
Joseph Bradley, Cisco and Doug Newcomb, C3 Group and Connected Car Council
The Future of Work: The Partnership between HR and IT
Dec 11, 2014 • 18 min
Lance Perry, Cisco and Brigette McInnis-Day, SAP
Privacy v. Productivity: The CIO’s Role in Shaping Future of Work Policies
Dec 4, 2014 • 20 min
Rowan Trollope, Cisco and Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research
Connected Contact Centers in the Era of the Internet of Everything
Nov 17, 2014 • 19 min
Hans Hwang, Cisco and Paul Stockford, Saddletree Research
The Future of Work and Collaboration
Nov 4, 2014 • 20 min
Rowan Trollope, Cisco and Maribel Lopez, Lopez Research
Top IoT Trends and their impact on the Internet of Everything
Oct 21, 2014 • 23 min
Jim Grubb, Vice President of Emerging Technologies at Cisco and Steve Hilton, Co-founder and Managing Director at MachNation
What Mobile Cloud Means for Service Providers and Enterprises
Aug 22, 2014 • 18 min
Joe Cozzolino (Cisco) and Sujai Hajela (Cisco)
Latin America Insights: Keeping Your Organization Safe in a Mobile World. Available in Spanish and Portuguese.
Jul 31, 2014 • 2 min
Ghassan Dreibi, Cisco and Bruno Tasco, Frost & Suillvan
The Converging IT Landscape
Jul 9, 2014 • 26 min
Carlos Dominguez, Cisco and Patrick Moorhead, Moor Insights & Strategy
A Holistic Approach to Secure Enterprise Mobility
Jun 25, 2014 • 21 min
Gordon Thomson, Head of Enterprise Networks, Cisco EMEAR and Stefaan Hinderyckx, Director of Network Integration and Security for Dimension Data Europe
What do predictions about 5G mean for the Future of Mobility?
Jun 3, 2014 • 25 min
Stuart Taylor, Managing Director, Cisco’s Service Provider Transformation Group and Peter Jarich, Vice President, Current Analysis Consumer and Infrastructure services
How Mobility is Unifying the Physical and DIgital Retail Experience
May 16, 2014 • 16 min
Rachael McBrearty, Chief Creative and group leader of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) Experience and IT Transformation Practice and Doug Stephens, Retail Prophet
Top Five Mobility Trends CXOs Should Watch
May 5, 2014 • 20 min
Doug Webster, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing, Cisco and Chris Nicoll, head of Analysys Mason’s Network Technologies and Enterprise and M2M research practices