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Pragmatism in Practice
38 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Technology proficiency: the new imperative for business growth
A recent study shows there is a close correlation between technology proficiency and business growth. How does your organization’s level of digital proficiency compare to competitor brands in your market? How can you build technology as a culture into your organization at all levels? In this podcast, we discuss the advantages that lie in technology proficiency existing beyond the office of CIO and the impacts in business growth across regions.
21 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
ABCD Model for Leadership: Drive
The last episode in this four-part series explores the final prong of the ABCD framework to help leaders thrive in today’s ambiguous climate – drive. To thrive in ambiguity, requires purpose-driven drive. Based on practices from the New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks, this episode will help leaders translate drive into building resilient and high-performing teams.
31 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
ABCD Model for Leadership: Curiosity
Dr. Anita Sands takes lessons from champion sports teams in times of ambiguity and applies it to the business world, through the ABCD framework. The third part of the framework explores curiosity – the ability to step into new situations with a mindset underpinned by curiosity. This episode in the four-part series will help leaders create a mindset for curiosity and create an environment that gives teams the capacity to be authentically curious.
26 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
ABCD Model for Leadership: Belonging
Dr. Anita Sands shares the ABCD framework to help leaders thrive in today’s ambiguous climate. The second part in the four-part framework explores belonging – the sense of belonging, the clarity of purpose, the shared frame of reference and how it drives people. This podcast helps authentic leaders to apply effective leadership principles in building a culture of belonging. https://www.thoughtworks.com/podcasts/pragmatism-in-practice
25 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
ABCD Model for Leadership: Awareness
As we slowly emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, this four-part series with Dr. Anita Sands, a global technology and business leader, shares the ABCD framework to help leaders thrive in today’s ambiguous climate. The first principle is awareness – how do you deal with changing environments as each day unfolds. This podcast will help guide authentic leaders to feel more resourceful and better equipped to deal with other forms of ambiguity and to be yourself, skillfully.
35 minutes | May 27, 2021
CX: Building a Customer Engagement Framework
In today’s environment, a brand is defined not by what the organization does, but how their customers feel. In this episode, Joe Murray, Chief Digital Officer, North America at Thoughtworks, discusses the keys to a customer centric framework, examples of excellence and best practices to solve for your customer journey. Tune in to hear how customer-driven product strategies, innovation and platform will build brand equity and add to your shareholder value.
37 minutes | May 13, 2021
Data-Driven with Data Mesh
Modern companies have audacious goals and initiatives to become data-driven, but many still suffer a disconnect. Despite increased investment, expanded commitment and more tools at their disposal, how can companies translate gathering tons of data into becoming a data-driven business? In this episode, Zhamak Dehghani, Director of Emerging Technologies, North America explains how Data Mesh brings people closer to data and insights.
39 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Green cloud optimization: Reduce your digital footprint, increase your bottom line
Sustainability has become a business imperative. Emerging practices like green cloud optimization can produce real-world improvements to energy usage, efficiency and your balance sheet. We speak with ThoughtWorkers – Dan Lewis-Toakley, Green Cloud Lead for North America and Elise Zelechowski, Global Head of DEI, Sustainability & Social Change about the wide-ranging business implications of reducing your cloud carbon footprint, how to champion these efforts and measure your impact.
35 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Looking Glass report: Tech trends and advice for your enterprise
Executives who want to proactively source technology to support their business strategy – look to the Looking Glass report. Leveraging insights from a global community of 8,000 technologists, ThoughtWorks’ Office of the CTO identifies the technology trends that are forward-looking and business relevant. In this episode, Rebecca Parsons, CTO and Ken Mugrage, Principal Technologist, share the highlights with a business lens that will draw actionable advice to benefit your business strategy.
30 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
The journey to enterprise modernization starts with value
With attention turning to our systems and technology for remote working, funding for modernization projects has surged. Beyond costs, there are important considerations for enterprise modernization for the journey to success. This podcast episode discusses what executives should have top of mind as they tackle enterprise modernization projects and how technology leaders can enable these efforts by first and foremost focusing on and communicating value to the organization.
29 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Driving Innovation with Connected Devices
With more and more people working remotely, organizations are increasingly looking to connected technologies as the foundation for innovation and productivity in their workplace. Igor Bergman, VP of Software and Cloud at the Advanced Innovation Center at Lenovo, explores how to leverage insights from connected devices to enable better customer and employee experiences. If you are a business leader, wanting to drive customer-driven innovation in your organization, this is the podcast for you.
41 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Evolving the culture for an agile workforce
As companies adapt to flexible working environments, what other areas will need to evolve to create a healthy organization? Johanna Jackman, Chief People Officer at Pure Storage, shares her experience leading workforce planning with speed and compassion during the pandemic, and efforts to further evolve company culture. Tune in to get a better understanding of the global implications expected on workplace culture, leadership models and the employee experience.
36 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Moving the needle in technology leadership: Focusing on customer success
The post-Covid digital era brings to the forefront increasing expectations for company productivity, employee experiences and customer interactions. In this third episode of a four-part series takeover, Anita Sands speaks to Lara Caimi with ServiceNow, about how leadership can drive customer-oriented ecosystems through digital transformation. Lara shares the philosophy of re-tooling processes and systems to ensure customer success across all business functions, how they’ve enabled digital transformations to help clients navigate during Covid, and what the future landscape looks like for leaders and clients in the technology space.
56 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
No-code platforms and the art of the possible
The low-code, no-code movement is swiftly transforming the future of enterprise technology, in ways that could never have been predicted. In the second of a four-part series takeover, Anita Sands speaks to Gary Hoberman, CEO and Founder of Unqork, about his journey to create a no-code application platform that helps large enterprises deliver business value at speed. If you are a bold business leader, wanting to learn more about this latest iteration of software development, this is the podcast for you
52 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Resilience, curiosity and belonging: The drivers of successful change.
In a world fraught with uncertainty, many leaders struggle to drive ambitious change agendas within their organizations. In the first of a four-part series takeover, Anita Sands speaks to Alia Bojilova, to explore how creating a culture of belonging, resilience and curiosity can help overcome the fear of transformation. If you are a business or tech leader, leading your teams through change, this is the podcast for you.
42 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Building a strong data foundation to power tomorrow’s public healthcare services
As the recent COVID-19 pandemic has revealed, having the right data available to drive decisions is critical to scaling an effective healthcare system. Martin Warden, Programme Director for Digital Transformation in General Practice at NHS Digital, whom ThoughtWorks has partnered with since 2018 for the GP IT Futures programme, shares how the NHS is overcoming the barriers to innovation in Primary Care, and how critical data is to the overall strategy. If you are a business or tech leader, seeking practical approaches to leveraging your organization’s data, this is the podcast for you.
36 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Tech Concepts Every Exec Should Know
To thrive in the digital landscape, all organizations, even the traditional ones, must become technology companies, to some degree. But what does that mean for the business leader of today? Mike Mason and Gary O Brien from ThoughtWorks, share the key tech concepts that every executive needs to know to achieve their business goals. If you are a business executive wanting to understand how to bring technology into your business strategy, this is the podcast for you.
39 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
Building business resilience in the cloud era
If businesses needed a reminder of how critical it is to be able to act quickly amid volatile conditions, the coronavirus pandemic has certainly provided it. Principal Consultant, Kief Morris shares how leaders can use their cloud strategy to prepare for disruption. If you are a business or tech leader, seeking guidance on the best cloud approach, this is the podcast for you.
27 minutes | Jul 7, 2020
Bridging the Gap: Bringing Technology into the Boardroom
Today, technology is a powerful force for driving long-term organizational growth. Former Goldman Sachs Partner; and ThoughtWorks Board Member, Jane Chwick, explores why many corporate boards are re-thinking the role of technology in their business strategy, and the benefits of a tech-savvy boardroom. If you are a leader, trying to bridge the gap between the boardroom and technology, this is the podcast for you.
32 minutes | May 22, 2020
Risk Management for Building Robust Organizations
As many leaders have discovered the hard way, having the right risk management strategies in place can be the difference between success and disaster. Anthony O'Connell, Principal Consultant at ThoughtWorks, discusses how risk identification and mitigation allows organizations to build resilience into their business. If you are a digital leader, wanting to create more robust services for your customers, this is the podcast for you.
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