How technology plays into our “new normal”

TBK: Episode 6

Everyone is dealing with COVID-19 differently, but one thing most of us have in common is that we are using technology at home a lot more. In this episode, Wendy Pfeiffer, CIO of Nutanix, discusses how we are using technology to cope with the altered world we are living in and find a “new normal”.

Headshot of Wendy Pfiffer, CIO of Nutanix

About the guest

As the CIO of Nutanix, Wendy’s focus on enterprise adoption of modern technologies fuels the company’s global mission. Wendy also serves on the boards of Qualys (NASDAQ: QLYS) and SADA Systems. A consumer tech enthusiast, Wendy has led technology and operational functions for Robert Half, GoPro, Yahoo!, and Cisco. Wendy’s recent accolades include being named one of Silicon Republic’s Tech Titans, ORBiE Bay Area Enterprise CIO of the Year, the Fisher Center for Data Analytics’ CIO of the Year, and one of HMG’s Top Technology Executives. She was also ranked first on Enterprise Management 360’s list of Top 10 Tech CIOs, named one of Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Women of Influence and listed as one of the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology.


“The future has always been unknown. We know that, but I think the challenge is that we’ve already experienced a shift in our very way of being, whether that’s as companies or as leaders. Our way of being is different. For a while, we were people who work in offices who were temporarily working remotely. We’re not anymore. Now, we are people who work.”

“You just have to keep showing up every day and eventually they have to give it to you. Don’t let anything stop you from showing up every day. Don’t stop. Don’t quit. Don’t get discouraged. Keep showing up every day. Eventually, they have to give it to you.”



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