How PayPal Gets Employees Invested in InnovationCompanies have struggled to crowdsource innovation. The problems they have encountered include a flood of bad or useless ideas. PayPal created a process that addresses this issue. It involves a blockchain-based token system that lets employees place wagers on ideas.
Fostering Innovation at PayPalSri: What is the Innovation Lab at PayPal? Mike: We have Innovation Labs in Chennai, Bangalore, Scottsdale, Singapore, Shanghai, and San Jose where people can gather to learn about the future, brainstorm, talk about emerging technologies, and have “random encounters of the innovation kind”. Now that
Cultivating a community with RandomConnectIn a company with a global footprint like PayPal, it can be hard to connect with other employees across the world – it’s not like you can just go for a cup of coffee. Especially during Covid! But what if there was an easy way to randomly meet colleagues from a different office or function for a casu
3 Ways to Discover Your Authentic Leadership StyleBy Chet Kapoor, Chairman and CEO, DataStax - Everyone has a point of view on leadership. There are tons of books, articles, and case studies with frameworks for becoming a great leader. These resources can absolutely help you find inspiration and hone your perspective, but here is the truth: There is no perfect model.
Why PayPal Has a Bug Bounty Program, and How It WorksPart 1 | Part 2 Sri Shivananda: At PayPal, we are in the business of trust – and trust is built on people feeling secure. We provide peace of mind to our customers by working hard to protect their credentials and their money, so they can be confident when they use our services.
The Results of Ethical Hacker Community CollaborationPart 1 | Part 2 Sri Shivananda: Ray, you mentioned community diversity in part one of our conversations. How diverse is the hacker community? Is there a particular place – or places – in the world these hackers come from? Ray Duran: The hacker community is indeed very diverse both in location and pe
The Secure Path is the Easier Path: 10 Questions with Google CISO Phil Venables I had the opportunity to speak with Phil Venables, CISO of Google Cloud, for the latest episode of Tech Matters. We had an engaging conversation around the current and future state of the cloud security space, and Phil shared some great advice for both companies and individuals on how to reduce secu
How software is eating financial servicesThis article was co-authored with my colleagues Ivy Lau and Usman Ahmed Ten years ago today, Marc Andreessen published his oft-quoted op-ed “Why Software Is Eating the World.” In the ensuing decade, the financial services industry has been transformed by technology.