Atlanta Business Impact Radio with Veanne Smith

Veanne Smith is the co-founder of SOLTECH, Inc. - a long established software and staffing firm in Atlanta, GA. In this podcast series, Veanne interviews local technology executives to see how technology is shaping business and industry today.
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Nov 30, 2016
In this episode, Justin Orcutt, a Strategic Account Manager, and Keyaan Williams, a Senior Consultant for the Risk Management and Governance department, both at NCC Group, discuss all things IT Security. They dive in to cyber security and its rapid growth as a career, what it takes to be successful in the field, as well as insight on how to protect your data from both a professional and consumer perspective.
Justin has worked with Fortune 500 companies to help design, implement, and validate IT security systems. He has assisted numerous investment advisors, brokers, and dealers navigate the new SEC guideline on cyber security. With these firms, he has helped apply risk management processes to drive process improvements and greater security.
Keyaan has dedicated two decades to the information security profession as a leader, educator, and mentor. He has experience developing programs and strategies for critical infrastructure, high-security systems, large enterprises, and small businesses. Prior to joining NCC as a Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) leader, he directed and managed security for two large divisions of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 15, 2016

In Episode 9, Prakash Muthukrishnan, CIO at Purchasing Power, discusses the traits and characteristics of successful leaders in his experience, the importance of storytelling and being a good listener, as well as transparency and communication in the workplace.

At Purchasing Power, Prakash manages the E-Commerce and Oracle E-Business development, Project Management, Business Analysis, Architecture, Quality Assurance, Information Security and Infrastructure teams – a “jack of all trades” if you will.
Prakash has always worked with industry influencers where he has learned first-hand what leadership qualities support success in this industry. He is eager to inspire others, and encourages folks to take control of their destiny by positioning themselves to be thoughtful and iterative in their approach to leadership.
Nov 2, 2016

In Episode 8 we interview Steve Seidner of Yancey Bros. Before becoming the CIO for Yancey Brothers, the Caterpillar dealership for the state of Georgia, he started his career working as a consultant and was placed at Georgia-Pacific Corporation as a software developer. After being promoted several times within 12 years, including moving to corporate roles, Steve held the responsibility for the company’s Technology Planning Process and ultimately, as GP’s Chief Technologist. In this episode Seidner will discuss the personality traits of a good manager, what it takes to be a CTO/CIO and his journey from going from entry level to C-Suite.