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Future of IT
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Jan 18, 2022 | 23 mins
Episode 1: Steering the future of IT ft. Elizabeth M. Adams and Joe Weinman
CEO Elizabeth M. Adams and author Joe Weinman talk about what the future of IT can (and should) look like. From AI bias to unreliable algorithms and the working harmony between humans and machines, learn what’s most pressing as our IT-enabled future fast approaches.
Director, Corporate Communications
Elizabeth M. Adams (she/her/hers) is a global AI Ethics Advisor helping executives, governments and organizations gain familiarity with AI Ethics guidance and standards. She passionately teaches, advises, consults, and speaks on the critical subjects within and across Tech Inclusion, Humane Tech and Social Influence in AI. Elizabeth is an Affiliate Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute of Human-Centered AI and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Business Administration at Pepperdine University, with a research focus on Leadership of Responsible AI. Over the past 20 years, she has refined her leadership acumen in tech design by leading a variety of large-scale technology initiatives for the government and Fortune 500 companies as a tech equity champion.
Joe Weinman was most recently SVP at Telx (now Digital Realty) and has held executive positions at Bell Labs, AT&T, and HP, in areas such as corporate strategy, R&D and innovation management, partner and business development, product management, operations, and sales and marketing. He currently serves on the advisory boards of Syntropy Networks, EDJX, RampRate, the Pace University Lubin School of Business, and the Pacific Telecommunications Council. He’s been awarded 27 patents.
He’s a global keynoter and digital strategist recognized for his insights at the intersection of business, technology, and academia who has spoken at hundreds of events and is the author of the Amazon #1 New Release Digital Disciplines: Attaining Market Leadership via the Cloud, Big Data, Social, Mobile, and the Internet of Things (Wiley CIO, 2015), also available in Chinese: 新动能 新法则 (PTPress, 2016); Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing (Wiley, 2012), also translated as 云经济学 (PTPress, 2014) and 云端时代 (PTPress, 2015); co-editor of Fog and Fogonomics: Challenges and Practices of Fog Computing, Communication, Networking, Strategy, and Economics (Wiley ICT Series); and a contributor to Regulating the Cloud: Policy for Computing Infrastructure (MIT Press, 2014) and Guide to Big Data Applications (Springer Studies in Big Data, 2018).
His business and technical articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CIO, InformationWeek, The New York Times, Business Week, Entrepreneur, Wired, CNN Money, and elsewhere; he has appeared on satellite, broadcast, and online channels of ViacomCBS, Sky, TVB Pearl, Channel NewsAsia, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal; and he was the contributing editor of the cloud economics column for IEEE Cloud Computing magazine for five years.
He has a BS and MS in Computer Science from Cornell University and UW-Madison and has completed executive education at the International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Harvard Business School, and MIT Sloan School of Management.
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People developer. Value creator. Business operator. Driver of transformation. Dog lover. Beekeeper.
Alex looks after the SAP business and go-to-market framework for Technology Transformation in Asia-Pacific.
Prior to working in EY, he has spent 27 years working for clients embarking on transformation programs driven either by a value-driven approach or a full renewal and update across the application landscape. Alex has worked across Asia Pacific – primarily Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Singapore. The last 15 years of Alex’s career was spent on large consumer goods and services organizations with direct responsibility for the deployment of their ERP of choice. The outcome and resulting digitized business processes allowed these organizations to become more agile and closer to the customers across 42 countries and with over 40,000 users.
He recently completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Design Thinking from MIT Sloan Executive Education and Columbia Business School. Alex obtained his Arts and Business degree from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela.
With a strategic IT background, Ralph specialises in partnering with multinational companies and agencies to shape, secure funding, launch and successfully deliver transformative IT strategy, architecture, governance, Cloud, Digital, Service Management, sustainability, and resilience outcomes for clients. He has worked across industries serving clients in Europe, the US, Asia, and Oceania. and currently focuses on Cloud in APAC. He constantly drives to achieve real, sustainable value-creating change enabled by technology. Graduated from the University of Maryland and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, his current passions are Technology, tennis, and economics.