The OKR Podcast

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The Fast Competitive Advantage of Alignment, with Woody Talcove, CEO at LexisNexis

LexisNexis Special Services & Risk Solutions Government CEO Woody Talcove talks about creating rapid competitive advantage with alignment and focus — creating customer value faster than competitors. He shares the fast wins and culture building experience OKRs enabled and how he got great outcomes in tough conditions.

About Woody Talcove
Haywood “Woody” Talcove is Chief Executive Officer, Government, LexisNexis Risk Solutions. In this capacity, he oversees strategic business activities concerning all customer operations, sales, marketing, communications, consulting, corporate development and ecosystem activities. He also serves as CEO for LexisNexis Special Services Inc. (LNSSI), a separate subsidiary.

During Talcove’s 12-year tenure with the company, he has transformed the LexisNexis Risk Solutions government business from location services to one focused on identity to prevent fraud and allow citizens faster access to services, maintain program integrity, reduce risk, and fight crime.

Talcove earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public administration from the University of Maine. He also attended Executive Education Programs in Leadership and Strategy from Harvard and Wharton.

About Deidre Paknad
Deidre Paknad has founded and led three tech startups, acquired companies and been acquired, and led a high-growth business as an executive at IBM for several years; this affords her a unique perspective on using both speed and scale to drive growth. In her role as CEO at WorkBoard, she works with senior leadership teams at some of the world’s largest companies to clarify, align, and drive strategic priorities with greater speed and agility. She is a frequent speaker on outcome mindset and tapping into ambition.

Deidre has over a dozen patents and has twice been inducted into the Smithsonian Institution for innovation. Goldman Sachs named her one of the 100 most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019. Deidre hosts The OKR Podcast, which focuses on accelerating outcomes and fostering an outcomes culture.

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