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50 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Every Company is a Software Company
Glenn Solomon, Managing Partner at GGV Capital, and Jim Lewis talk about how every company, from pizza shops to clothing brands, is turning into a software company. They also discuss the importance of being a data-driven company, the transition from open-source software to commercial product, and the SaaS model.
50 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
The Future of Startups with PlanGrid Founders
Jim Lewis talks with Tracy Young and Ralph Gootee, co-founders of PlanGrid. PlanGrid is a software tool that digitizes construction plans and was acquired by Autodesk in 2018. They discuss their roles as visiting partners for Y Combinator, the acquisition process, and look ahead at the future of the startup world.
42 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Quantum: A Deep Dive
Quantum computing is closer than we think, and we need to have a deeper understanding of this technology. Jim Lewis sits down with Zaira Nazario and Ryan Hagemann from IBM to discuss the technical fundamentals of quantum computing, its policy implications, and how the global stage can prepare for the next generation of computing.
42 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
RESET: Ron Deibert on How to Reclaim the Internet for Civil Society
In this episode, Jim Lewis talks with Ronald Deibert, Director of The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, at the University of Toronto. They discuss his new book RESET and work at The Citizen Lab, the challenges presented by surveillance capitalism, upcoming regulation attempts across the world, and needed next steps to ensure a better internet.
44 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
A Conversation with Nokia on the Future of 5G
In this episode, Jim Lewis talks with Brian Hendricks, Vice President of Policy and Government Relations at Nokia. They discuss the state of the 5G industry, the opportunities presented by Open RAN, and the role of policy and financing in helping to promote open and secure telecom networks around the world.
43 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
The Commercial Side of Facial Recognition
In this episode, Jim Lewis talks with Benji Hutchinson, Vice President of Washington D.C. Office and Federal Business and Brent Bombach, Director of Government Relations at NEC Corporation of America. They discuss the emerging opportunities for facial recognition use in the private sector, how the issue of facial recognition is being considered by Congress in the context of privacy discussions, and how the U.S. compares to other nations around the world in the way it has been deploying the technology.
34 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Cybersecurity in Japan
Jim Lewis talks with Mihoko Matsubara, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at NTT Corporation in Tokyo and a key player in Japan's cybersecurity efforts. They discuss the state of cybersecurity in Japan, how the Japanese government had been preparing for the Olympics, and the way COVID-19 and work-from-home creating new cyber risks for Japanese citizens and businesses.
49 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
Privacy on the Hill
In this episode, host Jim Lewis talks with Aaron Cooper, Vice President of Global Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance. They discuss how the debate around digital privacy is evolving in the U.S., how Congress is thinking about the issue, and the impact COVID-19 is having.
38 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
The Future of Biometrics and Identity at DHS
In this episode, host Jim Lewis talks with John Boyd, Assistant Director of the Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) at DHS. They discuss how DHS has been thinking about using technologies like facial recognition to support their work, the impact COVID-19 has had on the drive to improve biometric identification, and the opportunities and obstacles DHS sees in the future.
46 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Defense
In this episode, host Jim Lewis talks with Greg Allen, Chief of Strategy and Communications at the DoD Joint AI Center (JAIC). They discuss the role of the JAIC in helping the Defense Department improve its capacity to leverage AI, how the Pentagon is working with private industry to develop new technologies to promote national security, and where future opportunities lie for AI at DoD.
32 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Foreign Investment and National Security in the Digital Age
On this episode of The Technology Policy Podcast, Jim Lewis sits down with David Hanke, one of the intellectual architects of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). FIRRMA strengthened and modernized the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in order to better address the national security concerns associated with certain foreign investment transactions. They discuss Hanke’s work on FIRRMA as a lead policy advisor to Sen. John Cornyn; the importance of robust foreign investment review and export control policies for the 21st century to safeguard America's innovative and technological advantages; prospects for export control reforms that cover emerging technologies; and the United States' complex and evolving relationship with China.
33 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
Training the Next Generation of Cyber Mission Forces
In this episode, Jim Lewis talks with Colonel Donald Bray, former Acting Cybersecurity Director of the U.S. Army and current Director of Cyber Operations at Raytheon. As the leader of Raytheon's cyber training efforts, Col. Bray works closely with the Department of Defense to train its cyber mission forces. Jim and Col. Bray discuss the training program and how it has improved DoD's cyber capabilities; how attitudes towards cyber among the military branches have changed over time; and how cyber recruitment, training, and operations are likely to evolve in the future.
32 minutes | May 24, 2019
Quantum: Closer Than We Think
Quantum computing has been an ethereal concept for years, but what is it really? China is investing heavily in its development, but is the United States really falling behind? Jim Lewis sits down with Michael Brett, CEO of QxBranch, to dispel some of the common myths about quantum computing. They discuss how the U.S. can harness quantum’s potential, and how to face current challenges to American innovation.
61 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
Cyber From The Start: What Keeps You Up At Night?
Host Jim Lewis interviews Admiral Michael McConnell, former Director of the National Security Agency, and the second Director of National Intelligence. As head of the NSA during the early days of the internet, he helped set the path for how the U.S. intelligence community responded to the opportunities and risks of emerging digital technologies. They discuss how the nature of surveillance transformed with the emergence of the internet, how U.S. vulnerability to cyber threats has changed over time, and what needs to be done to confront the growing cyber threat posed by our nation’s adversaries.
30 minutes | Apr 12, 2019
Cyber From The Start: The Fifth Domain
In this episode Jim Lewis interviews William J. “Bill” Lynn, CEO of Leonardo DRS, a leading defense contractor, about his time as the Comptroller and Deputy Secretary of Defense. At the Department of Defense (DoD) he created a new kind of partnership between companies in the defense industrial base (DIB) through the DIB program and helped reorient DoD to treat cyber as a fifth domain.
51 minutes | Mar 15, 2019
Cyber From The Start: Putting Cybersecurity On The Map
In this first episode, host Jim Lewis interviews John Hamre, President and CEO of CSIS and Former Deputy Secretary of Defense. He was one of the first to recognize the strategic implications of cybersecurity and cyber conflict, and who helped lead the DoD in its early approaches to emerging cyber issues. He discusses the hacking incidents that first alerted policymakers to the cyber threats faced by the U.S.; the obstacles and successes in working with other agencies, Congress, and the private sector to address cyber threats; and how to chart a path towards developing structures and doctrines to manage cyber risks.
21 minutes | Jul 9, 2018
Interview with the Winners of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
William A. Carter of the Technology Policy Program interviews the UVA Cyber Defense Team, 2018 winners of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC). NCCDC is a national red/blue team cyber defense competition in which undergraduates defend the networks of fictional companies against teams of real world professional hackers and contractors. The UVA team, formed just 3 months before the competition, describe how they came together to defeat 230 experienced teams from across the country, and the lessons they learned from the competition that can be applied to the challenges faced by real-world companies and policymakers.
51 minutes | Aug 9, 2016
Quantum Computing and Quantum Communication
This podcast discusses how one technology could completely change the public debate about secure communications and surveillance – quantum computing. While quantum computing can be employed to crack encryption algorithms, quantum cryptography can be used to securely transmit information over communication networks. Listen in to find out which quantum application will advance faster as our guests discuss quantum computing and the security implications of quantum technologies. Our podcast guests are Ned Allen, Chief Scientist at Lockheed Martin; Seth Lloyd, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Systems at MIT; and Evan Rolfe, an Associate at Avascent.
14 minutes | Jul 1, 2016
Quantum Computing: A Discussion with Michael Brett
CSIS is conducting a series of podcasts on quantum computing – what the technology is, what it enables us to do, and its implications for computing and communications. Our first podcast this topic is an interview with Micahel Brett, CEO and co-founder of QxBranch. Michael co-founded QxBranch to drive commercial application of advancements in data analytics and quantum computing. QxBranch focuses on analysis of challenging analytics problems in for finance, insurance and technology customers, applying expertise in quantitative analytics with quantum computing technology. On this podcast, we discuss the current uses and applications of quantum technologies, and how various industries are looking to use quantum to do nothing less than change the fundamental way we solve problems.
28 minutes | May 27, 2016
Augmented and Virtual Reality: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Livingston
How will virtual and augmented reality applications change the way we connect and interact, and how is this being used in the defense industry? Katrina Timlin of CSIS interviews Dr. Mark Livingston, Head of the Virtual Environments and Visualization Section in the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
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