Episode #10, Kevin Cooney, Global CIO of Xilinx
Cloud Adoption, Innovation, and the Demise of the Datacentre
For Episode #10 of the One Zero One podcast, Ken MacMahon, Head of Technology and Innovation from Version 1 spoke to Kevin Cooney, the Global Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice-President of multinational technology corporation Xilinx.
In this episode of One Zero One, Kevin Cooney shares valuable insights and advice based on his highly successful career as the CIO of a rapidly paced innovative technology company. Xilinx is the global leader in All Programmable semiconductor technologies, employing 4,000 people worldwide. The company’s All Programmable products and related software are enabling smart, connected, and differentiated applications driven by 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT, and Cloud Computing.
With the level of inventiveness and innovation required to lead the heavily engineering and product development-focused IT of a global technology company of this scale, Kevin has many practical lessons learned and words of advice for technology leaders, particularly around Cloud Adoption and Innovation.
In the case of Cloud particularly, Kevin had some valuable advice regarding the huge impact Cloud adoption (and its associated recurring spend) has had on the budgeting process for modern CIOs, the reality of trying to get an on-premise application with innovative functionality today, and why you should be getting ahead of these issues now, before Cloud decisions are made for you!
Listen or download this episode to hear this exclusive podcast with Kevin Cooney, who offered the One Zero One podcast a very candid interview based on his successful career as a Global Chief Technology Officer.