Mar 8, 2024
11:00am - 12:00pm

DisrupTV is a weekly podcast with hosts R "Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar. The show airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. The audience can expect A-list guests, the latest enterprise news, hot startups, insight from influencers, and much more. Tweet questions to #DisrupTV or @DisrupTVShow. We broadcast live on StreamYard. 

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Featured Guests:


Dr. David Bray
Distinguished Fellow - Stimson Center and Business Executives for National Security

Dr. David A. Bray is a Distinguished Fellow with the Stimson Center as well as a non-resident Distinguished Fellow with the Business Executives for National Security. He is Principal at LeadDoAdapt Ventures and has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including bioterrorism preparedness and response from 2000-2005, Executive Director for a bipartisan National Commission on R&D, providing non-partisan leadership as a federal agency Senior Executive, work with the U.S. Navy and Marines on improving organizational adaptability, and with U.S. Special Operation Command’s J5 Directorate on the challenges of countering disinformation online. He has received both the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award and the National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal. David accepted a leadership role in December 2019 to direct the successful bipartisan Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data that included Senator Mark Warner, Senator Rob Portman, Rep. Suzan DelBene, and Rep. Michael McCaul. From 2017 to the start of 2020, David also served as Executive Director for the People-Centered Internet coalition Chaired by Internet co-originator Vint Cerf and was named a Senior Fellow with the Institute for Human-Machine Cognition starting in 2018. Business Insider named him one of the top “24 Americans Who Are Changing the World” under 40 and he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. For twelve different startups, he has served as President, Chief Strategy Officer, and Strategic Advisor roles.


Rhonda Vetere
Advisor, Global C Suite Technology Executive, STEM Global Ambassador, 2x Author, All World Athlete Ironman 70.3

A Global C Suite Executive and athlete herself, she applies this mental model in & out of the office, guiding how she leads her life with others around her- known as a Corporate Athlete. Rhonda is an active leader — whether she’s spearheading corporate initiatives around the world, competing in another IRONMAN 70.3 mile triathlon, Racing Across America or mentoring students & athletes globally. She is passionate about people, technology, growing Companies while bringing people along the journey and elevating others.

Rhonda has worked across industries as a CIO, CTO, global executive, and digital transformation change agent at Herbalife Nutrition, Santander Bank, Estée Lauder Companies, AIG, HP Enterprise Services, Barclays / Lehman, Bank One / JPMorgan Chase, CompuServe, UUNET, MCI, and Worldcom. She serves on Boards and is a Global Strategic Advisor to Companies around the world. Fun fact: She has spoken at Davos during the World Economic Forum 2019, 2023 and 2024.

She has lived and worked internationally – in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Mumbai, and across India – and has managed teams of up to 20,000 people. In October 2022, she was inducted in India as the Global STEM Ambassador by Meghalaya Chief Minister along with other dignitaries and the Chancellor of the University of Science & Technology Meghalaya (USTM).

In addition, USTM named a new Rhonda Vetere Biodiversity Park for her sustainability work around the globe, and she commissioned the ground breaking ceremony for the USTM I Can I Will Academy in Meghalaya, India.

Vetere is the author of Grit & Grind and co-author of an HP special edition book, Enterprise Service Management for Dummies.

With an ability to support mergers, create synergies across lines of business, and leverage her onshore/offshore experience, Rhonda is a results-oriented, client-focused executive and delivers value by driving technology improvements for cost and performance to drive the right business outcomes.

From her experience as Chief Technology Officer at Estée Lauder Companies, Rhonda has deep domain expertise in technology and data. Her role included global leadership across 162 countries and running the technology & operations team. She spearheaded the transformation of the IT capabilities foundation into a digital environment at record industry pace, without business disruption, around the world – while saving $28 million a year.

2023, Rhonda completed the NYU Law Board of Directors Academy.


Teresa Carlson,
General Catalyst Advisor, Finch AI Board Member/Investor, Commure and Karat Board Member,
Non-Executive Chair KnightSwan, Vice-Chair White House Historical Association and Investor

Teresa Carlson has spent over 20 years helping governments around the world drive digital transformation, leading Amazon Web Services’ worldwide public sector business and Microsoft’s federal business prior.  Teresa founded AWS’ worldwide public sector business in 2010 and led its growth to include over 5,000 government agencies, 10,000 education institutions, and 28,000 nonprofit organizations as its clients.  In 2020, her role expanded to financial services, energy services, telecommunications, and aerospace and satellite industry business units.  Teresa is currently president and chief commercial officer of Flexport, a leader in supply chain management and logistics, and prior, president of Splunk.  She is also Non-Executive Chair of KnightSwan, an industry disruptor and catalyst for emerging tech in cyber, cloud and mission intelligence.  Teresa has been a strong advocate for empowering women in the technology field and has taken many leadership roles in support of the global community. 


Chirag Mehta
Vice President and Principal Analyst
Constellation Research

Chirag Mehta is Vice President and Principal Analyst focusing on cybersecurity, next-gen application development, and product-led growth.

With over 25 years of experience, he has built, shipped, marketed, and sold successful enterprise SaaS products and solutions across startups, mid-size, and large companies. As a product leader overseeing engineering, product management, and design, he has consistently driven revenue growth and product innovation. He also held key leadership roles in product marketing, corporate strategy, ecosystem partnerships, and business development, leveraging his expertise to make a significant impact on various aspects of product success.

His holistic research approach on cybersecurity is grounded in reality that as sophisticated AI-led attacks become increasingly prevalent and as organizations aspire to empower their workforce—to work from anywhere with access to all their data and applications on their preferred devices—CISO and CIO are facing challenges to reimagine a cybersecurity landscape in the hybrid computing world. His aim is to help technology leaders navigate the complex cybersecurity landscape and mitigate risks while empowering business leaders to get work done.

Through his extensive hands-on experience as a technology practitioner—in designing, building, and running SaaS applications used by billions of users—his research on next-gen application development platforms focuses on challenges organizations face in delivering highly performant innovative products at rapid pace and scale. He helps Chief Product Officers and Chief Technology Officers strike a delicate balance where they can continue to solve critical problems and delight their customers, while effectively managing technology debt.

Twitter: @Chirag_Mehta