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Intelligent Automation Radio

78 EpisodesProduced by Guy NadiviWebsite

Hosted by Guy Nadivi, Intelligent Automation Radio is the #1 podcast for IT executives seeking insights on the impact & opportunities for innovation that automation is delivering to businesses around the world. Featuring thought leaders in Automation, AI, Machine Learning, Orchestration, Digital Tr… read more

78 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Travis Greene - Director of Strategy for IT Operations Products at Micro Focus

March 1st, 2022


The IT industry, not unlike biology, evolves at a measured pace.  Innovations perceived as great leaps forward are more often usually just novel …

Neil Sahota - AI Advisor to the United Nations, IBM Master Inventor, & Chief Innovation Officer at UC Irvine

February 1st, 2022


AI’s impact on people, organizations, and countries is now so far-reaching there soon won’t be any aspect of our lives left untouched by it.  To even begin understanding how wide-ranging the effect of artificial …

Jay McBain - Principal Analyst Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems at Forrester

January 1st, 2022


We've all heard the term "growing the pie" in the context of enlarging an economic opportunity to enrich more people.  That kind of pie growth is visible today in the automation & AI space, where swelling revenue …

Isaac Sacolick - President & Founder of StarCIO

December 1st, 2021


When it comes to digital transformation, as the saying goes, we may all be in the same storm, but we're not all in the same boat.  Just ask any 2 people and you'll get 3 different testimonials reflecting an incredibly …

Sandeep Parikh - Partner and Leader for Intelligent Automation at EY

November 1st, 2021


Whether undertaken by individuals, departments, or entire organizations, the automation journey is virtually certain to include a hearty mix of progress and pitfalls.  Ambitious objectives often go unrealized, but …

Steven Hall - President of ISG

October 1st, 2021


It's been often remarked that the Chinese symbol for "crisis" is comprised of two other characters representing danger and opportunity.  The …

Chetan Dube - President, CEO and Founder of Amelia, an IPsoft company (PART II)

September 1st, 2021


In Part II of this 2-part episode, we continue our conversation with Chetan Dube, who for over 2 decades has been haunted by the seminal question Alan Turing posed in 1950 - "Can Machines Think?"  Chetan's years-long …

Chetan Dube - President, CEO and Founder of Amelia, an IPsoft company (PART I)

August 15th, 2021


Progress, in just about any endeavor, is often driven by pioneers who see pathways where others only see dead ends.  In the field of AI, one such trailblazer is Chetan Dube, whose quest to make machine intelligence …

Sagi Eliyahu - CEO and Co-Founder of Tonkean

August 1st, 2021


By 2023, Gartner projects that citizen developers will outnumber professional developers more than 4-to-1 at large enterprises.  This astonishing development reflects the emergence of employees with "digital dexterity", …

Steven Umbrello - Managing Director at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

July 15th, 2021


Had the great modernist poet D. H. Lawrence lived in our time, perhaps he would've alternatively phrased this famous quote as follows - "Ethics and …

Slater Victoroff - Founder and CTO of Indico

July 1st, 2021


People of a certain age will fondly remember an American TV game show called "Name That Tune", where contestants won prizes for correctly identifying a song with as few notes as possible played by an orchestra.  Name …

Shan Haq - Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development at Transcepta

June 15th, 2021


Build or Buy?  It’s a question both IT & business operations have grappled with ever since John W. Tukey first coined the term "software" in 1957.  As automation & artificial intelligence quickly permeate nearly …

Oded Karev - General Manager of Robotics Process Automation at NICE Ltd.

June 1st, 2021


Who among us hasn't called a contact center at some point for customer service, tech support, or some other matter?  Usually those interactions are …

Susie Wee - Senior Vice-President & CTO of DevNet Ecosystem Success at Cisco

May 15th, 2021


Prior to their acquisition by Oracle, Sun Microsystems operated under a memorable tagline - "The network is the computer".  Their slogan illustrated the maxim that tapping into the combined computational power of an …

William Falcon - Founder and CEO of

May 1st, 2021


Failing fast is one of Agile development’s conceptual pillars. Embracing the principle of failing fast leads to lower cost of failure, accelerated …

Gaurav Dhillon - Chairman and CEO of SnapLogic

April 15th, 2021


The trenches of technology's marketplace battlefield are strewn with the remains of high-tech leaders, undercut by adversaries marching in with the …

Krishna Gade - Co-Founder and CEO of Fiddler

April 1st, 2021


There's a quote circulating on the internet that "trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair".  Its author was almost …

Mariesa Coughanour - Head of Automation Advisory at Cognizant

March 15th, 2021


As women bridge the diversity gap in the technology industry, female executives like Cognizant’s Mariesa Coughanour, have advanced their careers to …

Robert Hutter - Founder and CEO of FireStart

March 1st, 2021


"If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing." That quote was coined by William Edwards Deming, the …

Bob Friday - Vice President, CTO, and Co-Founder of Mist Systems, a Juniper Company

February 15th, 2021


If a parallel could be drawn between the history of Artificial Intelligence and a professional star athlete who rehabilitated his career, it might go …

Michael Heric - Senior Partner at Bain & Company

February 1st, 2021


Bain & Company, one of the world's three largest strategy consulting firms, has been at the forefront of digital transformation for many years …

Dave Wright - Chief Innovation Officer at ServiceNow

January 15th, 2021


Longtime Harvard professor Theodore Levitt once said “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things”.  By that measure, ServiceNow must be among the most creative AND innovative organizations in …

Pascal Bornet - Author & former Head of AI, Automation, and Digital Innovation at McKinsey & Company

January 1st, 2021


If you've already started & led the intelligent automation practice for McKinsey & Company, one of the world's three largest strategy …

Chaz Perera - Co-Founder & CEO of Roots Automation

December 15th, 2020


Bots.  They're everywhere, proliferating fast, and evolving their capabilities.  Most of us are familiar with them in the form of chatbots, crawlers, …

Kieran Gilmurray - Global Automation Lead, and Internationally Recognized Intelligent Automation Expert

December 1st, 2020


The Great British Bake Off is a popular BBC reality TV series showcasing contestants' baking skills as they advance through a series of challenge …

Balaji Uppili - Chief Customer Success Officer for GAVS Technologies

November 15th, 2020


Wikipedia defines Customer success as "...the business method ensuring customers achieve success, their desired outcomes while using your product or service."  If automation is your product/service, what are the keys to …

Kevin Collins - CEO & Founder of

November 1st, 2020


Is conversational AI all it's cracked up to be, or is hype eclipsing hope when it comes to deliverables?  Has the gap between expectations and reality grown so wide that disappointment is inevitable, both for end-users …

Peter Voss - Founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist at

October 15th, 2020


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has divided AI's evolution into 3 distinct waves.  Currently, we find ourselves in the 2nd …

Dwayne White - Vice President of Technology Automation at LPL Financial Services

October 1st, 2020


Some of you were introduced to automation in school, or at work, or perhaps even by a family member or friend.  Our guest on this episode began his …

Yousuf Khan - Partner at Ridge Ventures

September 15th, 2020


Perhaps you've heard the famous African Proverb "If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go with others". Our guest on this episode has gone far, but he's also gone pretty fast. Yousuf Khan has been …

Charles Lamanna - Corporate Vice President, Low Code Application Platform at Microsoft

September 1st, 2020


"To me, Microsoft is about empowerment... we are the original democratizing force, putting a PC in every home and every desk." That quote by CEO Satya Nadella, of course, reflects the ubiquity achieved by the Windows …

Mark Settle - Author & former CIO of Oxy, BMC Software, & Okta

August 15th, 2020


HBO’s emmy-nominated comedy series Silicon Valley offers a humorous behind-the-scenes take on the trials and tribulations of technology startups.  …

Beerud Sheth - Co-Founder and CEO of Gupshup

August 1st, 2020


The Millennial generation is still retail's most coveted demographic, but Generation Z isn't far behind.  Both cohorts grew up as "digital natives" …

Matt Sanchez - Founder & CTO at CognitiveScale, and Former Leader of IBM Watson Labs

July 15th, 2020


"First is the worst, second is the best, third is the one with the treasure chest." Some of you may recognize this old children's poem, variations of …

John Gentry - Chief Technology Officer & Senior VP at Virtana

July 1st, 2020


In ancient times the task of threshing, sifting edible grains of wheat from chaff, was performed with an agricultural tool called a flail. Modern …

Himadri Das - Head of Automation at TietoEVRY

June 15th, 2020


When you think of Scandinavia, what comes to mind? If you're like most, then fjords, saunas, ABBA, the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and LEGO's are probably among your first thoughts. What about Skype, Linux, Spotify, …

Rebecca Clyde - CEO & Co-Founder of

June 1st, 2020


Fans of "Westworld", HBO's dystopian science fiction drama, recognize the understated yet outsized role of Lee Sizemore's character as crucial to the …

Toby Buckalew - CIO of OneShare Health

May 15th, 2020


Much of the world was caught off-guard when the COVID-19 pandemic erupted. As governments began issuing stay-at-home orders in an effort to slow transmission of the virus that causes the disease, the corporate world …

Danilo McGarry – Global Head of Automation for Alter Domus

May 1st, 2020


Every moonshot needs a rocket. For many enterprises around the world, digital transformation is their moonshot, and automation + artificial intelligence is their rocket. In order for those digital transformations to …

Joe Garber – VP & Global Head of Strategy and Solutions for Micro Focus

April 15th, 2020


Worldwide spending on digital transformation services is expected to reach nearly $2 Trillion by 2022. However, anecdotal evidence suggests the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating digital transformation initiatives ahead …

Taly Dunevich - Vice President of Global Business Development and Alliances at Ayehu

April 1st, 2020


According to MarketsAndMarkets, “The managed services market is expected to grow from over $180 billion in 2018 to $282.0 billion by 2023, a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 9.3%.” Yet despite the rosy forecast, Gartner …

Tomasz Jamroz - VP Consulting and Head of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at CGI

March 15th, 2020


Societal transformations are often epoch-defining milestones in mankind’s history. The transition from Stone Age to Bronze Age. The changeover from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. The overthrow of Communism in favor …

Dr. Michael Quinn - Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Seattle University

March 1st, 2020


As artificial intelligence opens up new possibilities that make the unimaginable routine, it also raises unasked ethical questions whose answers will determine if humanity reaps the benefits of AI equitably. …

Troy DuMoulin - VP Research & Development at Pink Elephant

February 15th, 2020


In response to the growing balkanization of IT management practices among its various government branches in the 1980's, the United Kingdom developed a set of standardized practices that all their agencies & vendors …

Will Christensen - Co-Founder of DataAutomation

February 1st, 2020


The renowned business management guru Tom Peters once wrote that "Business is about people. It's about passion. It's about bold ideas, bold small …

Lee Coulter - CEO of transformAI (Part II)

January 15th, 2020


Automation in the enterprise has proven efficient, cost effective, & mature enough that early adopters have begun scaling up their deployments to increase returns & amplify their competitive advantage. The …

Lee Coulter – CEO of transformAI (Part I)

January 1st, 2020


Automation in the enterprise has proven efficient, cost effective, & mature enough that early adopters have begun scaling up their deployments to increase returns & amplify their competitive advantage. The …

Caroline Styr – Senior Executive at Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work

December 15th, 2019


Traditionally, learning & work have been viewed as mutually exclusive domains in our lives. Each took place in its own chronologically segregated …

Gabby Menachem – CEO of Loom Systems

December 1st, 2019


In just about every data center worldwide, there's a lot of experience, expertise, and instinct stored in the brains of the people keeping that data center running. However, the surge in demand for data center services, …

Bret Greenstein – VP and Global Head of AI for Cognizant Technology Solutions

November 15th, 2019


Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution has long been applied outside biology, to domains such as medicine and psychology. Evolutionary principles have …

Gadi Oren - Vice President of Technology Evangelism for LogicMonitor

November 1st, 2019


It’s been said that the enemy of execution is complexity. Nowhere has this rung truer than corporate data centers, where growing systems complexity threatens the execution of digital transformation strategies. How can …

Max Cheprasov – Chief Automation Officer at Dentsu Aegis Network

October 15th, 2019


The ground-shifting digital transformations underway at many enterprises are beginning to transform the executive C-suite as well. Traditional IT …

Tony Saldanha - President of Transformant & former VP, Global Business Services for Procter & Gamble

October 1st, 2019


The failure rate for digital transformations range anywhere from 70% to as high 84%, depending on which global management consulting firm you …

Robert H. Brown - Vice President of the Center for the Future of Work

September 15th, 2019


How do you envision the future of work? More utopian or more dystopian? Are we destined for a scenario where robots do all the work, leaving our biggest challenge to be deciding what to do with our abundance of leisure …

Karen Hao – Artificial Intelligence Reporter for MIT Technology Review

September 1st, 2019


The legendary Yogi Berra once said "The future ain't what it used to be." Considering the surprising ways advances in AI & Machine Learning are …

Mark Gray – Digital Transformation Director at Crown Prosecution Service

August 15th, 2019


The haggard lawyer toting a disheveled box full of paper evidence, before plunking it down on a cluttered desk to carefully examine its contents is a …

Anik Bose – General Partner of Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV)

August 1st, 2019


Wayne Gretzky, the greatest player in the history of professional hockey, was once asked how he had such an uncanny ability during games to be at the right place at the right time. He responded, "I skate to where the …

Philippe Vié – Group Leader Energy, Utilities and Chemicals at Capgemini

July 15th, 2019


The Energy, Utilities and Chemicals industries are vital to our everyday lives today, & the digital world of tomorrow. Futurists envision amazing …

Mark Campbell – Chief Innovation Officer of Trace3

July 1st, 2019


Over two millennia ago, the famous ancient Greek historian Thucydides wrote about how best to dispense with Spartans. He could not have known that …

Andy Nallappan – Vice President and CIO of the Global Information Services Division at Broadcom

June 15th, 2019


Increasing value while driving down costs can be an elusive objective for many IT executives, but not for Andy Nallappan. As VP & CIO of Broadcom, he's delivered disruptive innovation to his company's 18,000 …

Andy Dalton – CIO of IVM

June 1st, 2019


According to a recent report, 57% of organizations plan to use some form of IT automation by 2020, and 40% of IT decision makers foresee automation …

Manish Kothari – President of SRI International

May 15th, 2019


What do you think of when you hear the phrase “artificial intelligence”? Do your thoughts veer more towards Terminator or Robby the Robot (Will Robinson's guardian from "Lost in Space")? Do you envision future machines …

Tom Ivory – Head of Intelligent Automation, Digital Operations, North America for Capgemini

April 30th, 2019


Thomas Preston-Werner, the American billionaire founder and former CEO of GitHub, once famously said "You're either the one that creates the automation or you're getting automated." Corporations around the globe are …

Theresa Kushner – Partner in Business Data Leadership, & former Sr. VP of Dell

April 23rd, 2019


The famous management consultant W. Edwards Deming once said “In God we trust, all others bring data.” Enterprises embracing digital transformation …

Naor Penso – Founder of Toast, & former CTO of Cyber Security at AMDOCS

April 1st, 2019


Cyber security is an issue keeping an awful lot of IT executives up at night. And rightly so. Today's threat landscape is increasingly hostile, the …

Matt Smith – Conversational AI Practice Leader & AVP of Cognizant

March 15th, 2019


Less than 10 years ago, having intelligent conversations with a voice-enabled computing device was a familiar feature of Sci-Fi movies, but an uncommon sight in everyday life. A decade onward all that's changed because …

Dr. Ahmed El Adl – Principal Director of AI Consulting & Intelligent Solutions for Accenture

February 28th, 2019


"May you live in interesting times" (a 19th-century English expression often mistaken as being of Chinese provenance), aptly describes today's …

Dave Robbins – former CIO of Ellie Mae & former CTO of NetApp

February 14th, 2019


Automating IT operations is mainstream today, and in fact a strategic priority for many enterprises, but this wasn't always so. In an earlier era, …

Ritu Jyoti – Program Vice President, Systems Infrastructure Research Portfolio for IDC

February 1st, 2019


What does the speed of eye blinking have to do with detecting credit card fraud, and how is that relevant to the average lifespan of companies on the S&P 500 dropping from 61 to 18 years? The answer in both cases is …

Andrew Brill – Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Services, and RPA/IA for Change Healthcare

January 15th, 2019


How can automation in the highly regulated, fiercely competitive field of healthcare give an organization a leg up on its rivals? What are the …

Ron Schmelzer – Managing Partner and Principal Analyst for Cognilytica

January 1st, 2019


Artificial intelligence frightens some, excites others, and captivates just about everyone. Inflated expectations about AI’s potential for good & bad have accompanied its narrative since antiquity, when as American …

Lee Coulter – Chair of the IEEE Working Group on Standards in Intelligent Process Automation

December 14th, 2018


Should automation projects be a business activity or an IT activity? What differentiates Bot 1.0 from 2.0 & 3.0? What is task harvesting? Why do …

Gene Chao, Global Vice President and General Manager - IBM Automation

December 3rd, 2018


Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning are disrupting work environments in nearly every major industry and job function around the globe. This tectonic shift in how work gets done is almost as …

Marisa Slatter – Managing Consultant, Capgemini Research Institute

November 13th, 2018


Digital Masters, those organizations demonstrating a high mastery of both digital and leadership capabilities, are on average 26% more profitable than their industry competitors. Investors have taken note, as evidenced …

Alessandro Perilli – General Manager, Management Strategy at Red Hat

October 29th, 2018


How can senior IT executives best deal with the increasingly complicated nature of managing IT operations? The ever-growing demand for computing resources, the expanding complexity of computing environments, and the …

Ian Barkin – Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Symphony Ventures

August 27th, 2018


"Disruptive Innovation", a term coined in 1995 by Harvard scholar Clayton M. Christensen, can wreak havoc and displacement upon markets, …

Ola Chowning – Partner at ISG (Information Services Group)

August 27th, 2018


“Agile” has been a highly successful approach to software development since the start of the 21st century, though its conceptual roots can be traced …

Robert H. Brown - AVP, Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions

August 22nd, 2018


Throughout the world, in just about every industry imaginable, automation is eliminating more and more manual labor from processes that traditionally …

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