#61 Managing Technology With Humanitarian and Environmental Impact In Mind with Eric White, Chief Technology Officer at the Clinton Foundation


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This episode of The Workflow Show is joined by Eric White, Chief Technology Officer at the Clinton Foundation. Ben and Jason ask Eric about his background in tech, beginning with his childhood and school experiences, and burgeoning technologies of the time. Eric covers his journey from Microsoft to founding Utopia Systems Inc., focusing on web hosting and cloud services, and eventually to the Clinton Foundation. Eric also speaks on the role of CTO in an organization the size of the Clinton Foundation and how it differs, based on the mission of the foundation, from the needs of other technology companies.

Episode Highlights:

  • Eric discusses the transition to Technology from Agricultural and Economics businesses
  • Ben and Jason ask Eric about the founding of Utopia Systems Inc. and how the company participated in the changes in internet hosting, using cloud services
  • Eric highlights how the goals of the Clinton Foundation in public service and civic engagement affect the needs of the systems and workflows within the company
  • Eric further defines Data governance and the importance of utilizing data governance for security and streamlining work for their users

About Eric White, Chief Technology Officer at Clinton Foundation:

Eric White is the CTO at the Clinton Foundation. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, starting his career with Microsoft. Eric has served as the founder and CEO of Utopia Systems Inc., a pioneering cloud-hosting service provider. Most recently, he was the chief technology officer of Cloudscale365, a hybrid cloud, and managed services provider. Eric has a deep understanding of cloud architecture, networks, and software development with a focus on the strategic use of innovative technology to create impact and improve the organization’s ability to perform its work.

About Utopia Systems Inc.:

Utopia Systems Inc. was established by a group of professionals from different engineering fields driven by a common goal to provide sustainable end-to-end solutions to diverse engineering challenges. They provide fully integrated analytical, scientific, and testing solutions to support environmental, energy, and process sustainability.

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Episode 61 Transcript

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