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Ep 30 - Idea Harbor - Balancing Speed and Security in Software Development

Nov 14, 2023

Balancing Speed and Security in Software Development: Navigating the Software Supply Chain

Alexander Kalinowsky and Paul Karsten, Founders of Idea Harbor, navigate the complexities of the software supply chain in a world where speed and security are paramount.

With their rich backgrounds in IT consultancy and DevOps, they join host Elias Voelker to dissect the balancing act between rapid software development and robust security. They delve into the intricacies of the software supply chain, exploring its vulnerabilities and the art of managing risks, and cover the global variations in security cultures and how these affect IT strategies across different industries. 

You'll learn:

  1. The intricacies of the software supply chain and effective management strategies
  2. Identifying and mitigating key risks in software development processes
  3. Strategies to balance the need for speed in development with stringent security measures
  4. How security practices differ across industries and global regions


About Paul

Paul has a proven track record in shaping IT strategies and architectures in order to drive the use of emerging technologies to solve business problems. Paul’s diverse background across a variety of industries from manufacturing, mining, banking, and telecommunications, and from creating a wide range of solutions from order management to machine control creates a unique set of skills and experience.

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About Alex

Alex is a technology and business leader with over 20 years of diverse industry and consulting experience transforming organizations with measurable growth and business outcomes. Alex’s passions are helping organizations with the faster realization of business value and building teams that share these same passions.

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About Idea Harbor

Idea Harbor's objective is to help clients achieve business agility - faster realization of business value through the application of lean approaches to end-to-end delivery of products and solutions - from product management to team organization to architecture to lean engineering practices and the use of cloud.



About the host

Elias is the VP for North America at Checkmk. He comes from a strategy consulting background but has been an entrepreneur for the better part of the last 10 years. In his spare time, he likes to do triathlons.

Get in touch with Elias via LinkedIn or email



Music by Ströme, used by permission 

‚Panta Rhei‘ written by Mario Schoenhofer 

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