Reducing IT Complexity

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“Of all of the leaders out there in all of our industries a full 85% don’t get beyond the self authoring stage.” – Ron West

Episode 74: Reducing IT Complexity

Dawn Armstrong, Vice President, Information Technology at Virgin Hyperloop, and her team are part of revolutionizing transportation; they work in a zero margin for error situation and under some extraordinary conditions.  For these reasons, the IT team cannot be bogged down by an overly complex network, they must be streamlined, agile and have the ability to evolve and mature as they grow. Listen now as Dawn sits down with Frank Loulourgas, InterVison’s own Vice President of Professional Services, to discuss how they reduced complexity without sacrificing capabilities.

Time Stamped Table of Contents

1:55 Dawn’s Background 2:57 What is Virgin Hyperloop? 3:55 Defining zero margin for error 5:32 The state of the architecture prior to simplification 7:12 The biggest challenges 9:55 Core fundamentals 14:17 Continuing to evolve 17:06 Team building 18:27 Action items
Dawn Armstrong, Vice President, Information Technology at Virgin Hyperloop, combines her technical and leadership experience in the development of an innovative, robust and secure IT environment in support of Virgin Hyperloop’s mission.  Dawn Armstrong sets the strategic direction for all information systems and drives optimization and efficiency across the enterprise. The things that get Dawn up every morning include: solving the unique technical challenges that building a Hyperloop presents, OT/IT convergence, and keeping one step ahead of the bad actors.  When she’s not traversing up and down the OSI model she’s busy doing various charity work and training her dog to be an agility champion.

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