December 6, 2023 – Emmy Winning Survivor Producer Maria Baltazzi and Wiring for Wins Gene Kim

December 6, 2023 – Emmy Winning Survivor Producer Maria Baltazzi and Wiring for Wins Gene Kim

Maria Baltazzi – Emmy-winning TV ‘Survivor’ Producer and Author of Take a Shot at Happiness: How to Write, Direct & Produce the Life You Want 

There is a large body of research that supports how gratitude helps your
overall happiness. Realize what you have and be grateful for that.

Maria Baltazzi

Maria Baltazzi is a Happiness Explorer. Her experience as an Emmy-winning TV producer, wellbeing teacher, world traveler, and luxury travel designer specializing in transformative adventures has given her a unique lens into conscious living. Maria has developed and produced shows throughout the world. She was one of the original supervising producers of the mega TV hit, Survivor. She is a member of both the Producers and Directors Guilds of America, a Fellow National Member of The Explorers Club, and an Advisor for the Transformational Travel Council. Maria holds an MFA in film from ArtCenter College of Design and a PhD in Conscious-Centered Living from the University of Sedona. Additional studies include Mindfulness Meditation Teaching Training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher Training from The Chopra Center, Happiness Studies with Tal Ben-Shahar, Positive Neuroplasticity Training with Rick Hanson, Spiritual Psychology with Ron and Mary Hulnick at the University of Santa Monica, Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the Science of Happiness at the University of Berkley, and an Inner MBA from MindfulNYU.

Gene Kim – Founder and CTO of Tripwire, Founder of IT Revolution and Author of Wiring the Winning Organization: Liberating Our Collective Greatness through Slowification, Simplification, and Amplification

Common principles span all great companies. It all comes down to
leaders wire their organizations. In high performing organizations,
create systems that fully liberate everyone’s creativity and
problem-solving capabilities.

Gene Kim

Gene Kim is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, researcher, and multiple award-winning CTO. He has been studying high-performing technology organizations since 1999 and was the founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He is the author of six books, The Unicorn Project (2019), and co-author of the Shingo Publication Award winning Accelerate (2018), The DevOps Handbook (2016), and The Phoenix Project (2013). His latest book is Wiring the Winning Organization (Nov. 21, 2023). Since 2014, he has been the founder and organizer of DevOps Enterprise Summit, studying the technology transformations of large, complex organizations. In 1999, Kim started his work studying IT organizations, capturing and codifying how high performing organizations have IT operations, security, audit, management, and governance working together to solve common business objectives. Kim co-wrote the “The Visible Ops Handbook: Implementing ITIL in 4 Practical and Auditable Steps” in 2004, and “Visible Ops Security: Achieving Common Security and IT Operations Objectives in 4 Practical Steps” in 2008. Kim was named as a Computer Science Outstanding Alumni in 2007 for “exceptional professional achievements and their success in advancing world technology with the application of computer science”, and as one of Computerworld’s “Forty Technology Innovators Under Forty” in 2007. After Spafford and Kim co-authored Tripwire at Purdue University, Kim co-founded Tripwire, Inc in 1997 with Wyatt Starnes in Portland, Oregon. He served as the CTO there for thirteen years, leaving in July 2010 to become a full-time author and researcher. The company grew from 17 to 75 employees in 1999, and reached over 260 employees and $74 million in revenue by 2009.