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, Oracle Modern CX, AI World Government, 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.

Advisory Board

The CXOTalk Advisory Board consists of former guests on the show. These extraordinary individuals represent a range of industries and domains of expertise.

CXOTalk Advisory Board

Despite their varied backgrounds, three traits stand out among every one of the unique people:

  • Intelligence
  • Trail-blazing leadership
  • Integrity

Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

Anthony Scriffignano in an internationally recognized data scientist with experience spanning over 35 years, in multiple industries and enterprise domains. Dr. Scriffignano has extensive background in linguistics and advanced algorithms, leveraging that background as primary inventor on multiple patents worldwide. Scriffignano was recently recognized as the U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year 2018 by the CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders. He is routinely invited to provide thought leadership for senior executives and high-level government officials globally.

Recently, he briefed the US National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and contributed to three separate reports to the President, on Big Data Analytics, Emerging Technologies Strategic Vision, and Internet and Communications Resilience. Additionally, provided expert advice on private sector data officers to a group of state Chief Data Officers and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He recently provided similar counsel to members of the Canadian Government.

He also served as a forum panelist and keynote speaker at the World Internet Conference in China hosted by President Xi Jinping and the China Development Forum, as well as other major world events. He was recently published or quoted in various publications including CIO.com, Forbes Insights, Huffington Post, Business Insider, InformationWeek, China Daily, Xinhua, PCWeek Russia, Taiwan News, Bangkok Post, Mint (India), The Hill, and others. He was profiled by InformationWeek and by BizCloud, and is a recurring CXOTalk and Churchill Club speaker. Scriffignano serves on various advisory committees in government, private sector, and academia. He is considered an expert on emerging trends in advanced analytics, the “Big Data” explosion, artificial intelligence, multilingual challenges in business identity and malfeasance in commercial and public-sector contexts. He is Chief Data Officer at Dun & Bradstreet.

Michael Fauscette, Chief Research Officer, G2 Crowd

Mike Fauscette is an experienced technology executive with a diverse software background that includes experience as a software company executive and leading a premier software market research team. Prior to joining G2 Crowd, Michael spent ten years as an executive and senior analyst at technology market research firm IDC, where he led worldwide business application software research. He also held senior / executive roles with seven software vendors including large companies like Autodesk, Inc. and PeopleSoft, Inc.; and three silicon valley startups. Michael is a published author, blogger, photographer and accomplished public speaker on emerging trends in business software, digital transformation and customer experience strategies.

Dr. David A. Bray, Faculty, Singularity University

David Bray has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including bioterrorism preparedness and response from 2000-2005, time on the ground in Afghanistan in 2009, serving as the non-partisan Executive Director for a bipartisan National Commission on R&D, and providing leadership as a non-partisan federal agency Senior Executive. He was named one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” under 40 by Business Insider. He was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. Since 2017, David has served as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition co-founded by Vint Cerf and focused on providing support and expertise for community-focused projects that measurably improve people’s lives using the Internet. He also is Chief Strategy Officer for the advanced geospatial company MapLarge and serves as President of the non-profit startup Hu-manity.org focused on ensuring individuals have continuous choice and consent about their personal data. His work with Singularity University focuses on impact and disruption. 

David currently serves on advisory Boards and provides strategy to start-ups espousing human-centric principles regarding collaboration, technology, and decision-making in turbulent, challenging environments. He also serves on Oxford Social Data Science Advisory Board at the University of Oxford and is a Senior Fellow with the Institute for Human-Machine Cognition. He has two book chapters coming out in 2018, one focused on the future of Augmented Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence and another on the Unfinished Work of the Internet co-authored with Vint Cerf. He is also involved with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Evangelos Simoudis, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Synapse Partners

With over 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley, Evangelos Simoudis is a seasoned venture investor, senior advisor to global corporations, and a recognized thought leader in big data, digital platforms, and corporate innovation. Prior to his 20 year investing work, Evangelos had 20 years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales, and engineering. He is also author of the book, The Big Data Opportunity In Our Driverless Future. He is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of venture capital firm Synapse Partners.

Anurag Harsh, Chief Digital Officer, IPsoft

Anurag Harsh is a globally acknowledged executive and operator chosen as LinkedIn’s #1 Voice in Technology. Currently the Chief Digital Officer of IPsoft, a leader in Artificial Intelligence with over 2000 employees, helping the world's largest conglomerates transform themselves using digital and AI technologies.

Previously employee #1 and global head of strategic development for digital behemoth Ziff Davis, transforming the company from a $25MM privately held publisher into the world’s largest publicly traded ($4+ Billion) tech, health, gaming & entertainment digital media company. Author of 500+ biz-tech blogs for Forbes, HuffPost etc and 7 bestselling books. Awarded the Alfred Sloan Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Moore Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, resulting in MS & MBA from the Wharton School and the MIT Sloan School. Winner of the Outstanding Asian Americans in Business award. Followed by 300k+ professionals online. Three-time guest on the online interview show CXOTalk. Delivered YouTube’s most viewed keynote to Wall Street on the topic of Digital and the Future and recent keynote on the Business of Artificial Intelligence. Performed two solo concerts at the Carnegie Hall. Active supporter of the arts and education. Serve on the Board of Directors at the Indo-American Arts Council in NY and Board Trustee at the Elisabeth Morrow School, one of the top ranked private schools in the NY metropolitan area.