May 14, 2018

The VentureFizz Podcast: Sue Graham Johnston - President of 128 Technology

For this episode of The VentureFizz Podcast, I interviewed Sue Graham Johnston, the President of 128 Technology in Burlington.

I have to admit, one the best things about doing this podcast is the opportunity to dig deep into the background of our guests. When I’m doing research on each person, there’s always something that comes up that helps take the story to the next level.

Well in the case of Sue, as I was doing my research on Google, I was blown away to see a connection to an amazing story that made headlines across the world for a great charity, that being the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sue and her husband were two of the key people that helped grant a wish for a boy named Miles Scott, who ended up being Batkid for the day in San Francisco and fight crime alongside Batman, who was played by Sue’s husband EJ, to rescue the damsel in distress, who was played by (you guessed it) Sue Graham Johnston.

Sue Graham Johnston Batkid

It is truly an amazing and heartwarming story, and we talk about it at length. She also shares the details on how they’ve played a role in crashing the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s website not once, but twice.

We also talk about:

  • Her professional accomplishments, of which there are many.
  • What she learned at Oracle in terms of operational leadership.
  • 128 Technology - why she joined and what the company does. 
  • Her passion for very important issues, like addressing the pipeline issue of women in STEM roles and working to fix the gender pay gap.
You can listen to the podcast in the player below. To make sure you receive future episodes, please subscribe to us on iTunesGoogle Play, or Soundcloud. If you enjoyed our show, please consider writing a 5-star review—it will definitely help us get the word out there!

Keith Cline is the Founder of VentureFizz. Follow him on Twitter: @kcline6.  Images courtesy of Sue Graham Johnston.