Behind all the innovations at Microsoft are teams of incredibly talented people - over 100,000 incredibly talented people to be exact - spread across 100 countries. With such a large workforce, it was no small feat for Microsoft to pivot into remote work when the pandemic began. Following the transition, discussions have examined how these changes impacted the business and affected the bottom line, but at the forefront of many conversations is the focus on the human element. In this episode, host Bret Arsenault is joined by Amy Coleman, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Human Resources & Corporate Functions. Amy talks with Bret about her unique perspective of the corporate landscape, how she’s been able to foster success for the hundreds of thousands of employees she oversees, and what she’s learned by being a member of Microsoft’s Covid Response Team.
Lululemon has been on the forefront of athleisure wear since its founding in 1998, but while many of its customers look at it exclusively as a fashion brand, at a deeper level this fashion empire is bolstered by a well thought-out and maintained digital infrastructure that relies on a hard working team to run it. On today’s episode, Microsoft CISO Bret Arsenault sits down with Venki Krishnababu, SVP of Global Technology Services at Lululemon, to discuss the ways in which technology plays into the brand. Venki explains how he led a seamless transition into the remote work landscape caused by the pandemic, and how he’s using the experiences of the past year to influence future growth in the company.
Something special can happen when you bring brilliant people together for a conversation, and over the course of this limited series we’re bringing you six incredible discussions between the top minds in the tech industry to prove it. For our inaugural episode of Security Unlocked: CISO Series with Bret Arsenault, Bret sits down with Microsoft’s Mark Russinovich to have a conversation as colleagues and friends. What ensued was an in-depth conversation about the intricacies of digital information security and the vital role of the cloud. As the Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft’s Azure, Mark has a unique perspective on cloud technologies and offers insight into the changes that have occurred over the past few years due to advancing technology and the unique challenges brought about during the coronavirus pandemic.