CXOTalk offers conversations with the most innovative and thoughtful business leaders in the world. The show's opening episode began in March 2013 with Guy Kawasaki. Since then, CXOTalk has set the standard for thought-provoking enterprise thought leadership. No other enterprise analysis and discussion site possesses the depth of our video library.

Michael Krigsman, Industry Analyst and Host

Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman is recognized internationally as an industry analyst and host of CXOTALK.

As a columnist for ZDNet, Michael has written over 1,000 articles on topics related to innovation, digital transformation, and leadership. His work has been mentioned more than 1,000 times in major newspapers, television, radio, trade publications, presentations, academic dissertations, blogs, and other media. Michael has been quoted in about 50 books, published in the Wall Street Journal, and is syndicated on important technology websites.

Michael is often a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine), IBM Bluewolf CX, and others. He has presented to groups such as Harvard University, MIT CIO Symposium, CIO Symposium (Cleveland), Digital Enterprise Show (Madrid), Digital Enterprise Congress (Madrid) - CIO track chair, CIO Summit (Boston), D-Summit (Stockholm), Babson College, Seton Hill University, University College London, CIO Summit (Scottsdale), CT Executive Symposium, Federal Home Loan Banks, Boston University, Suffolk University, SAP Sapphire, NetSuite SuiteWorld, Oracle OpenWorld, Educause, CRM Evolution, SXSW, Cloud CIO, Minn. HR Tech Expo, CIO Mobility Innovation Summit, Enterasys Partner Advisory Council, Dynatrace Perform, SaaStr Annual, Center for Digital Strategies (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth), Chief Digital Officer Summit (NYC), IPsoft Digital Workforce Summit, and others.

Additional facts:

  • Michael is an Executive Fellow at Center for Digital Strategies, Tuck School, at Dartmouth
  • #1 CIO influencer among all industry analysts (Apollo research, 2016)
  • #2 on Klout list of 13,000 IT influencers (as of November, 2016)
  • #4 most mentioned globally by IT leaders on Twitter (research by Robert Half) (2016)
  • Committee Co-Chair: IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems (2016)

Michael is also a photographer whose work has been published by the Wall Street Journal, MIT, CNET News, the National Park Service, Inc. Magazine, and others. Michael is on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

Lisbeth Shaw, Director of Content

Lisbeth is responsible for CXOTALK content related to topical areas such as innovation and transformation. She has over 20 years' experience working as a consultant and advisor companies ranging from venture-funded startups to global 500 companies. As a consulting company co-founder, she was a major contributor on a new approach to creating a crisis-resilient organizations. Lisbeth has worked as an independent analyst contributor to IDC and Asuret, particularly in areas related to social business and the impact on process.


Evangelos Simoudis is a seasoned venture investor and senior advisor to global corporations. His investing career started 15 years ago at Apax Partners and continued with Trident Capital. Today Evangelos invests in early and growth-stage companies focusing on the enterprise in the areas of data and analytics, SaaS applications, and mobility. His current directorships include eXelate, Extole, and Host Analytics. Prior directorships include Brightroll (acquired by Yahoo!), Bristol Technology (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), Composite Software (acquired by Cisco), Confluent Software (acquired by Oracle Corporation), and Princeton Softech (acquired by IBM). Evangelos is a senior advisor to several multinational corporations which he advises on innovation and information technology.

Duane Harris is CEO of VMS Software, Inc. He brings over 15 years of top management and entrepreneurial experience. Prior to this position, Duane was the CEO of Nemonix Engineering, Inc. Nemonix, founded in 1985, is a manufacturer of custom engineering solutions for enterprise OpenVMS hardware customers. Prior to Duane's appointment as CEO of Nemonix, in December 2012, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Nemonix, where he was responsible for revamping sales/operational processes, and overseeing marketing and finances. Duane joined Nemonix in 2009. Before Nemonix, Duane served as vice president of operations for BAP Global Solutions, LTD, a London-based enterprise solutions company with offerings that optimize enterprise governance. He was also: vice president of operations of Cambridge Publications, Inc., a New England firm specializing in business process training; vice president of operations of ek Real Estate, a Seattle-based high-end real estate firm; and president of ScreamDesign, Inc., a successful investor-funded portal for web developers. Duane's diverse operational, sales and financial expertise enhances VMS Software's emphasis on offering innovative, technological solutions to meet the unique requirements of the mission-critical enterprise market. Duane received a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Harvard University.

Chirag MehtaChirag Mehta is a Silicon Valley product executive and a general manager with 17 years of experience in building and shipping multiple releases of world-class enterprise software—applications, platform, middleware and infrastructure components—for the #1 and #2 enterprise software companies in the world.

He has had several roles in his career at Oracle and SAP. In his last role at SAP, he had P&L responsibilities—engineering, design, product management, product marketing, and business development—for the Strategic Customer Engagement team which is a part accelerator and a part incubator inside SAP with a mission to build data-first SaaS products and solutions across different functions and industries where SAP has significant “10x" opportunities but no current offerings. These are the next generation solutions that will bring in sustainable revenue growth in coming years.

He is also an independent blogger on enterprise software with focus on Big Data, Cloud, and Machine Learning and an adjunct faculty at the School of Engineering at Santa Clara University. He also advises many entrepreneurs.

His detailed profile can be found at https://linkedin.com/in/mehtachirag. He blogs at https://cloudcomputing.blogspot.com. You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/chirag_mehta.