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13 go-to podcasts that inspire IT industry leaders today

by Linda Rosencrance

From the most up-to-date tech and cybersecurity news to interviews with top female technology leaders, these podcasts offer a wealth of insights and practical knowledge to help tech leaders in their roles.

In today’s ever-changing technology landscape, it’s important for IT leaders of every stripe to not only keep abreast of current events and trends affecting the industry, but also know about focus areas and challenges of their upper management peers since the tech function is increasingly viewed as a strategic business partner to the C-suite. One of the best ways for CIOs and IT leaders to absorb information is by tuning in to tech and leadership podcasts. Here, 13 CIOs and heads of IT in a variety of industries speak about the programs they listen to and why.

Risky Business

Risky Business is a weekly cybersecurity news and current events podcast hosted by Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau. I listen to it because they do an excellent job curating the most relevant news and events in cybersecurity that occurred in the previous week. Gray is a journalist with deep cybersecurity knowledge and Boileau is an executive director at a cybersecurity firm, so the presentation is professional and includes insights on threat actors and motivations. Additionally, they have a sense of humor that keeps the show entertaining. Being a midmarket IT leader without a strong background in cybersecurity, this podcast has helped me to better understand and stay current with the threat landscape. – Kevin Hoople, CIO of Lawson Products

Intelligence Matters

This podcast is hosted by former acting director of the CIA Michael Morell, who paints a global picture of the threat landscape with a focus on incidents impacting data privacy and security. He speaks with top leaders in US intelligence who provide further insight into their careers and the roles they’ve played in shaping the national security policies guiding us today. – Kelvin Franklin, field CTO at Illumio

CIO Leadership Live

There’s some personal bias choosing CIO.com’s own podcast, and one that I was on as a guest. Each episode offers a personal CIO point of view on the issues, tech, and business challenges people in this role face. I learn a lot..

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