Today we’re talking to Keynote Speaker and International Bestselling Author, Jim Harris. We discuss the need to deconstruct jobs amidst the advent of disruptive new technologies; why choosing between AI and people is a false choice; and why curiosity is the trait that will allow you to prevail in 2023.

All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast! 

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About Jim Harris:

Jim Harris is one of North America’s foremost thinkers on disruption, innovation, digital transformation & AI.

He is one of the world’s leading keynote speakers presenting internationally at more than 70 in-person and virtual conferences a year. Association magazine ranked him as one of North America’s top ten speakers.

His clients include American Express, Barclays Bank, Canon, GM, IBM, SAP, Munich Re, the Top 200 CIOs of India, the UK Cabinet Office, Swiss Re, Walmart, and Zurich Insurance.

Jim also leads strategic planning sessions with executive teams. He recently facilitated a two day session at the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security working with the CTOs & CIOs of the largest hyperscalers and tech firms in Canada focusing on cyber security.

Follow Jim on Twitter at @JimHarris. At CES in Las Vegas in January 2023, his account was the most influential personal account in the world for the Consumer Electronics Show. People follow him to discover the latest tech trends and how they’ll impact business.

Jim’s last book, Blindsided!, is published in 80 countries worldwide and is a #1 international bestseller. Soundview Executive Summaries selected Blindsided! as one of the best business books of the year sending a summary to 80,000 executives globally. The Miami Herald calls Blindsided! “Brilliant stuff!”

From 1990 to 1996 he represented Dr. Stephen Covey teaching The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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