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The role of the chief information officer is becoming ever more important as they drive organizations toward success with both business and technology in mind. We’ve rounded up some of the best CIO podcasts that talk about everything from digital transformation to cloud security to measuring the impact of IT. 

No. 1: Measuring the impact of IT

Recorded live at MuleSoft CONNECT Atlanta, Pilot Flying J chief strategy and information officer, Mike Rodgers, and MuleSoft CMO, Vidya Peters discuss the important role IT has to enable businesses. Mike says that it’s important to find balance in the resources that you pour into an IT project and the return a business expects to gain from that investment, including adoption and employee advocacy.  

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No. 2: CIO: The transformational chief information officer

Quikrete CIO, Jay Ferro and industry analyst, Micheal Krigsman discuss the next evolution of the CIO role in the current digital age. In this episode of CXO Talks, Jay explains how the CIO must be a business leader first and a technology expert second. 

Discover their perspective on this changing role. 

No. 3: Cloud security as a shared responsibility

As more technology infrastructures move into the cloud, it’s important that they consider cloud security. Micheal Welch, chief information security officer at OSI Group, talks about recent security breaches that have been partially blamed on cloud adoption. He discusses some of the ways businesses can effectively manage their cloud security to prevent similar situations from happening to them. 

Learn more about cloud security by listening to this episode on the CIO Talk Network. 

No. 4: The frontlines of digital transformation with Salesforce CIO Jo-ann Olsovsky

As Salesforce continues to grow worldwide, its CIO, Jo-ann Olsovsky, is working on digitally transforming the company. She and MuleSoft’s CMO, Vidya Peters, discuss ways the CIO role has changed and ways she’s working to drive innovation and efficiency within the Salesforce organization. 

Hear more on what she’s doing to digitally transform Salesforce.

No. 5: The API economy — the why, what, and how 

In this episode of the a16z Podcast, industry experts discuss the API economy and why it is so integral for business to be both successful and connected. They talk about how companies across the board can scale and compete with the market leaders because they have access to data and can innovate faster thanks to APIs. 

Listen in on what they have to say about the API economy

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