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Cybersecurity in a world of ever-changing risks – Corey White

Corey has worked in the security industry for more than 25 years and has successfully built and implemented security strategies and led consulting teams. He has worked with almost every industry, including government, high tech, hospitality, critical infrastructure, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing.

Today, Corey is disrupting the modern approach to cybersecurity with the company he co-founded, Cyvatar.ai. Cyvatar is making cybersecurity effortless for businesses with fully managed customer-centric solutions that are mapped to business outcomes.

Corey’s mission for Cyvatar is to transform the way the security industry builds, sells, and supports cyber solutions.

Even with Web 3.0, you still need to implement Web 1.0 & 2.0 security measures.” – Corey White

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

Why cybersecurity is so important to the future of business

How Cybersecurity-as-a-Service benefits companies

Remote workers and the impact of cyber attacks

The biggest mistake that increases the likelihood of a cyber attack

A first step to strengthen your cybersecurity

Resources
Book: Bold by Peter Diamandis (https://www.diamandis.com/bold)

Connect with Eric Daimler:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coreydwhite/

Website: https://cyvatar.ai/

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Fail but never give up – Alina Timofeeva


Alina is an award-winning professional working with Financial Services organizations in the areas of cloud-based systems, data, and digital technologies. She was recently recognized in the “Who’s Who in Cloud?” report as an influencer and keynote speaker.

Outside of work, Alina gives back to her community by mentoring immigrants and women of diverse cultural and social backgrounds.

Alina presented a TEDx Talk titled “Fail But Never Give Up.” Her presentation had more than 280,000 views in 3 months. She discusses her TEDx Talk on this episode and explains how the stories in that presentation have changed her life.

“Let your failures be your catalyst that motivates you to adapt.” – Alina Timofeeva

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:
– How have failures motivated you
– The real value of using cloud technologies
– What changes may be coming to cloud technologies
– Mentoring immigrants and women of diverse cultural and social backgrounds
– Is it time to remediate cloud

Resources
Alina’s TEDx Talk: Fail But Never Give Up – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPZYSBBpRwU

Connect with Alina Timofeeva:
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atimofeeva/

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Leveraging AI for a more sustainable, secure, and prosperous future – Eric Daimler


Eric is an authority in Artificial Intelligence with over 20 years of experience in the field as an entrepreneur, executive, investor, technologist, and policy advisor. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Conexus, which provides solutions that analyze and integrate large amounts of data from multiple sources.

Eric is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and commentator. He works to empower communities and citizens to leverage AI for a more sustainable, secure, and prosperous future.

Eric studied at Stanford University, the University of Washington-Seattle, and Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned his PhD in its School of Computer Science.

“Every company is going to become an Artificial Intelligence company.” – Eric Daimler

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– Why Artificial Intelligence is the economic engine of the future

– The important relationship between Data Infrastructure and AI

– Policies and regulation related to AI

– Tasks that are best handled by AI today

– What’s coming next for AI

Resources
Book: ReCulturing by Melissa Daimler – https://www.amazon.com/ReCulturing-Company-Culture-Connect-Strategy/dp/1264278608

Connect with Eric Daimler:

Website: https://conexus.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericdaimler/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ead

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Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Amazon leadership principles from a former Amazon executive – John Rossman


John is a thought leader on the topics of digital strategies and innovation strategies. He is an advisor to companies and leaders who want to innovate and compete with more agility and effectiveness. John is also a keynote speaker on leadership for the digital era.

John is a former Amazon executive who was a leader in launching and scaling the Amazon Marketplace business and ran the enterprise services business at Amazon.

He is the author of three books, including The Amazon Way: Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles.

John is an expert at leveraging the Amazon leadership principles to help people innovate, compete, and win in the digital world.

“Continually transform your business by making small tangible changes, learn from those changes, and continue with more changes.” – John Rossman

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– How companies can improve their Digital Transformation effectiveness

– What inspired John to write “The Amazon Way”

– What tech leaders can learn from the Amazon leadership principles

– Why “Customer Obsession” is the first principle discussed in John’s book

– What is the “diving deep” principle

Resources

John’s Book: The Amazon Way – https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Way-Amazons-Leadership-Principles/dp/173497916X

John’s Newsletter: The Digital Leader Newsletter – https://thedigitalleader.substack.com/

Book: The Founders by Jimmy Soni – https://www.amazon.com/Founders-Paypal-Entrepreneurs-Shaped-Silicon/dp/1501197266

Connect with John Rossman:

Website: http://rossmanpartners.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-rossman/

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

The value of building diverse teams – William Adams


William is an award-winning Diversity & Inclusion innovator, an engineering trailblazer, and a philanthropist. He is also a busy husband and father of three children.

William was named the first Technical Advisor to the CTO at Microsoft after helping develop critical code for many of Microsoft’s core products. William is also the co-founder of the LEAP apprenticeship program, which was named Microsoft’s Diversity & Inclusion program of the year in 2020.

Early in William’s software engineering career, he was one of the first black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. He is also the philanthropic founder of The EV3NT, which is a collaborative, community-based hackathon designed to use technology to address critical needs for people of color.

“Company leaders must understand the value in creating a diverse team of people with different perspectives.” – William Adams

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– The best way for tech companies to hire more people of color

– Why it is important for people of color to have an ownership stake in technology development

– Trends that are impacting DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives

– How The EV3NT is positively impacting communities

Connect with William Adams:

Website: https://www.william-a-adams.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thewilliamaadams/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeapToTech

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Bringing predictability to innovation – Tony Ulwick


On this episode, Tony Ulwick and I discuss his innovation process that’s been used by companies around the world.

Tony is the inventor of the Outcome-Driven Innovation® (ODI) process and founder of strategy and innovation consulting firm, Strategyn. He has applied his ODI process at some of the world’s leading companies and across nearly all industries to create breakthrough innovations – achieving a success rate that is five times better than the industry average.

Tony has been credited with bringing predictability to innovation. He has been published in the Harvard Business Review and the MIT Sloan Management Review.

Tony is the author of two best sellers: What Customers Want and Jobs-to-be-Done: Theory to Practice. Tony is also an inventor with 12 patents granted on his inventions.

“First discover unmet needs, then create solutions for those unmet needs.” – Tony Ulwick

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– How companies can improve their innovation success rate

– The Jobs-to-be-Done process

– IBM’s billion dollar mistake

– How the ODI process is different from other innovation systems

– Yes, you can bring predictability to innovation

Resources:

Free book: https://jobs-to-be-done-book.com/
Tony’s blog: https://jobs-to-be-done.com/

Connect with Tony Ulwick:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyulwick/
Website: https://strategyn.com/

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Product design through end user collaboration and innovation – Kelli Lucas


On this episode, Kelli Lucas and I discuss her experience as a UX (user experience) designer. Kelli has 12 years of experience creating beautiful, engaging products for startups and enterprise clients alike. She has designed mobile and web products for FinTech, healthcare, publishing, sports, social media, advertising, education, logistics, and more.

Kelli is a co-founder and Chief Design Officer at Lunar Lab, a UX Design and Product Strategy firm. Lunar Lab empowers dreamers to create meaningful, impactful products through collaboration and innovation.

“Design decisions need to be aligned with your business decisions.” – Kelli Lucas

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– Why you should involve end users in the design process
– How to design ethical products
– Creating meaningful, impactful products through collaboration and innovation
– Aligning design decisions with business decisions
– How to make technology more human

Resources:

Book: Ruined by Design (Mike Monteiro) – Available at: https://www.ruinedby.design/
Book: Mismatch (Kat Holmes) – Available at: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/mismatch

Connect with Kelli Lucas:

Website: https://lunarlab.io
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelliklucas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LunarLab_IO

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Are you Protecting the Right Inventions? – Steve Sponseller

In this solo episode, I discuss the importance of building a portfolio of patents that provides strong protection, a competitive advantage, and increases your company’s valuation.

This episode covers Step 3 of my 3-step system to identify and protect your most valuable inventions (described in my book, Cracking the Patent Code):

Step 1: Identify All Inventions

Step 2: Evaluate and Prioritize Inventions

Step 3: Protect the Right Inventions

Listen to this episode so you understand how to build a valuable portfolio of patents that provide broad protection for your business.

“Create ‘future inventions’ based on today’s industry trends and technology trends.” – Steve Sponseller

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast, I discuss the four categories of patents you want to include in your patent portfolio:

– Core Technology

– Critical Must-Have Features

– Future Inventions

– Defensive Patents

Questions?

If you have any questions about building a strong portfolio of patents, contact me to schedule a Free Introductory Call so I can help you with your next steps.

Contact me via email: Steve@SteveSponseller.com

Or visit my website: https://www.SteveSponseller.com

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of my latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover my proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Bootstrapping and lead generation strategies for tech companies – Miguel Heinonen


On today’s episode, Miguel Heinonen and I discuss his experience as a tech entrepreneur who has worked in the startup community across the United States and the United Kingdom. He grew up in a variety of countries, including: Peru, Switzerland, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, UK, and the US.

Miguel is the Founder and CEO of Heirizon, which is a global employment platform that he bootstrapped and built from the ground up.

He is also an advisor to multiple tech companies located in Europe and the United States. As an advisor, he helps tech companies accelerate their lead generation and marketing processes into a hyper-growth mode.

“Today you can build an MVP for about $500.” – Miguel Heinonen

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– Developing your MVP (minimum viable product)
– Experiences with bootstrapping a company
– Lead generation strategies
– How to protect your company’s domain name from being flagged as a spammer

Connect with Miguel Heinonen:

Website1: https://www.heirizon.com/
Website2: https://www.miguelheinonen.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguelheinonen/

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

How to identify inventions worth protecting – Steve Sponseller

In this solo episode, I discuss the importance of evaluating inventions created throughout your organization. Some inventions are not worth protecting. To avoid patenting inventions with minimal value, it’s important to evaluate each invention based on the needs of your organization.

This episode covers Step 2 of my 3-step system to identify and protect your most valuable inventions (described in my book, Cracking the Patent Code):

Step 1: Identify All Inventions

Step 2: Evaluate and Prioritize Inventions

Step 3: Protect the Right Inventions

Listen to this episode so you understand how to properly evaluate all of the inventions created by your team.

“You can’t afford to protect every invention, so you must evaluate and prioritize.” – Steve Sponseller

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– How to identify inventions worth protecting

– Defining evaluation criteria that’s unique to your company

– Prioritizing inventions based on your evaluation criteria

– How to create a diverse invention evaluation committee

– Identifying inventions with high ROI (return on investment)

Questions?

If you have any questions about evaluating and prioritizing your critical inventions, contact me to schedule a Free Introductory Call so an important invention doesn’t fall through the cracks.

Contact me via email: Steve@SteveSponseller.com

Or visit my website: https://www.SteveSponseller.com

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of my latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover my proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.