This week, Brad meets up with the Director of Engineering from Lloyds Banking Group, Simon Bullers. Lloyds is one of the "Big 4" banks in the UK with £800 billion in assets, and the efficiency of the banks' operations is of paramount economic importance.
Simon has spent his time at Lloyds focused on modernizing and improving the user experience of the Lloyds workforce, and a key part of this effort is the Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD). Simon explains how MMD offers evergreen security and productivity setup that impacts the way people work in measurable ways. One example is reducing boot times from 10 minutes to 30 seconds, but there are also considerable benefits like always having your systems patched and updated with the latest security and compliance requirements, or having the productivity tools be so easy to use that workers can go the extra mile to serve a customer with zero workstream friction.
Brad and Simon also examine coats of arms from around the world, and Brad uses Simon's banking expertise to help appraise some unopened safety deposit boxes he bought at auction Other discussion topics: Logo design, CIOs in the 17th century, hamburger consumption, financing the purchase of an obsolete Russian tank, penguin ranches, Sharknadoes, and living with a purpose.
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To learn more about Microsoft Endpoint Manager, visit: https://msft.it/6003T9W2D
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Brad Anderson is the Corporate Vice President of the Commercial Management Experiences team and is responsible for deploying the Microsoft 365 Modern Workplace, as well as engineering/defining/delivering commercial Windows, management, and security of PCs and mobile devices.
Brad’s team prides itself on being customer-focused, data-driven, and operating with a growth mindset. Together, they have built multiple multi-billion dollar businesses that serve more than 200 million monthly active users/devices. Brad hosts the iconic video series, "The Shiproom," which is a staple of the IT industry, and he hosts a weekly livestream from his home called "The Backyard Break." He previously hosted the award-winning “Brad Anderson’s Lunch Break” series on YouTube for nine seasons. Prior to Microsoft, Brad spent 12 years at Novell, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager of the ZENworks product line. Brad graduated Magna Cum Laude in Design Engineering Technology, and later earned an MBA (both with honors), from Brigham Young University. Outside of work, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife, Kim, their five children and three grandchildren.