Fairfax Radio 1-16-2024

CIO of Park My Fleet, Kristin Slanina, Discusses the State of Electric Vehicle Technology

Kristin SlaninaOur first guest is Kristin Slanina, Leader, Expert, Visionary, and CIO of Park My Fleet, which builds staffed mobility hubs for fleet vehicles. The state of electric vehicle (EV) technology and its relationship with consumers require data points no one had. She orchestrated and led five teams to compete in driving electric vehicles from NY to LA for a 10-day televised production. Kristin, at the wheel of a Tesla, traveled alongside various teams, each equipped with a distinct electric vehicle, covering a total distance of 3300 miles. She takes the story and “EV 101” on the road, speaking to audiences from CFOs to dealers and resellers. This past summer, Kristin traveled Europe, encountering many EV charging issues.  So, she investigated and explored the benefits of super apps, a type of software that is all about efficiency.

Just imagine landing anywhere and immediately being able to pull up an app that can give you all of the related electric vehicle charging information and route information you could possibly need. Her stint as COO of TrueCar, an online portal for car-buying for consumers and a network of over 10K certified dealers, developed during a highly competitive recruiting process, where she was referred to as the “purple squirrel” for her unique pedigree as a core engine engineer. Her “future-of-mobility” expertise, consumer-fulfillment strategies, and savvy business leadership made her an ideal experiment for TrueCar.  For more information go to: kristinslanina.com.


Steve Tcherchian of XYPRO discusses Cybersecurity

Our second guest today is Steve Tcherchian of XYPRO, Chief Product Officer & CISO, a Technology Transformer, Public Speaker. Steve has over 25 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, he is a seasoned executive who leads the global sales, product and Go to Market strategy at XYPRO, a leading provider of security solutions for mission-critical systems. As the Chief Product Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, he oversees the engineering, support, product management, sales and professional services of XYPRO’s cybersecurity product line, ensuring that they deliver cutting-edge and reliable solutions to our customers across various sectors and regions. Today on Lets Just talk, Steve discusses how to protect individuals and companies from emerging threats from Hackers and Cyper Criminals.

Steve is always seeking out opportunities to expand his knowledge and network, and share his insights and best practices with the security community. He has  been a board member of the CISO Advisory Council at the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), where he helped set the content and theme for the quarterly CISO Executive Forum, and is a public speaker at various security events and conferences. Remember it is important to protect yourself from potential security threats before you have a breach of your privacy. For more information on how to protect your information visit, xypro.com.


Meaghan B Murphy Lifestyle Expert discusses Snow Vacation Deals

Meaghan Murphy, Life Style Expert and author of Your Fully Charged LifeOur last guest is Meaghan B Murphy Lifestyle Expert. Today on Lets Just Talk,  Meaghan will share her top tips for visiting Western Massachusetts. She gives  us suggestions on how to find the best snow vacation deals on every budget, and the fun area attractions for all ages. She will also talk about how to get your family started at skiing and snowboarding.  Lifestyle expert Meaghan B Murphy is an author, on-air personality, lifestyle and health expert, a home-hack master and certified trainer. In her best-selling book, “Your Fully Charged Life,” now available in three languages, she shares the secret to finding the “yay” in every day.

Meaghan is also a longtime magazine editor at places like Good Housekeeping, Cosmo, and SELF. Along with guiding Woman’s Day creative vision, which reaches 18 million total audience each month, Meaghan promotes WD in the media as a regular guest expert on “Live with Kelly & Ryan,” “Today,” and many more. In addition, Meaghan shot a year-long series for NBC News titled “A Better Way,” where she shared MacGyver-style home hacks and shortcuts. She joined the fourth season of “Small Business Revolution” (Hulu) as an expert in building community spirit — something she effectively did as Chief Spirit Officer of her own suburban town of Westfield, New Jersey.  For more information on Meaghan visit her website, meaghanbmurphy.com.


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