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Eat Sleep Work Repeat
The Future Office

Eat Sleep Work Repeat

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 51:16


Get Cushman & Wakefield's Return to the Office reportRead more of the C&W Futures postsSign up for the podcast's newsletter - Make Work BetterWhat can we learn about what is going to happen next with work by chatting to the leaders of the sector that supplies our workplaces? You might think very little. There's certainly no shortage of people in the commercial property sector who have been intent on suggesting that we need to go back to the rat race of all office/all the time.But in that space there are some visionaries who are helping us seeing what is staring us in the face. Last year we've spoken to Antony Slumbers, on the newsletter I've shared links to the Work Bold podcast by Caleb Parker.Today I add Richard Pickering to that list. I was delighted to hear Richard, someone whose writing I've been following for a couple of years, speak at an event I was presenting at.We had such a stimulating discussion on the sidelines that I was desperate to persuade Richard to come on here to talk. Richard is the Chief Strategy Officer at Cushman & Wakefield, one of the largest commercial real estate services companies in the world. His job is to make sense of the changes happening in the demand for property and to advise clients where we're going.He's straight talking - both about what the office needs to adapt and how this is going to have ripple effects for companies and cities.We talk about: How we've only just started understanding different modalities of workHow firms might start including commuting time in the working dayHow cities might start offering public transport for freeHow cities will become younger See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Learnings from Leaders: the P&G Alumni Podcast
Bob Gilbreath, Hearty CEO & Co-founder

Learnings from Leaders: the P&G Alumni Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 57:30


“Being an entrepreneur gives you life and business experiences you don't see on the corporate side. Those can make you a better business leader.” Bob Gilbreath is an accomplished entrepreneur - currently the CEO & Co-founder of Hearty - a professional recommendation network where great people and companies find each other. Bob was previously the Co-Founder and CEO of Ahalogy, a leading influencer marketing company with clients such as P&G, Coca-Cola and Kroger - ultimately acquired by Quotient technologies. And before jumping into startups, Bob was a partner at Bridge Worldwide, a leading digital agency acquired by WPP to become POSSIBLE, where Bob served as Chief Strategy Officer. Bob literallywrote the book on ‘Marketing with Meaning' (McGraw-Hill). Bob also worked at P&G on big brands like Tide but also launching new innovations like Fit Fruit & Vegetable Wash, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Mr. Clean Auto Dry. - for which he was named an AdAge Top 50 Marketer. Bob has an MBA in Marketing from NYU/Stern and a BA in Economics from Duke University. A husband, father, mentor, avid reader and writer, Bob also may or may not be able to play the guitar. You'll enjoy this candid conversation about what it really means to be an entrepreneur, and the real dividend that comes from challenging yourself every day.

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More
The Virtual Shift: Purva Rawel, PhD Chief Strategy Officer CMS Innovation Center

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 28:02


Host Tom Foley invites Purva Rawal, Chief Strategy Officer for the CMS Innovation Center to discuss the newly released white paper on CMS Innovation Center's Strategy: Driving Health System Transformation - A Strategy for the CMS Innovation Center's Second Decade. The Center, having taken stock of lessons learned from its first decade and 50+ models, is charting a path for the next ten years of value-based care -- one that will improve the health system for all patients. To stream our Station live 24/7 visit www.HealthcareNOWRadio.com or ask your Smart Device to “….Play HealthcareNOW Radio”. Find all of our network podcasts on your favorite podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe and like us. Learn more at www.healthcarenowradio.com/listen

DGTL Voices with Ed Marx
Public Health Quality Measures - What Needs to Change (ft. Dale Sanders)

DGTL Voices with Ed Marx

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 34:27


In this episode, Ed interviews Chief Strategy Officer at Intelligent Medical Objects, Dale Sanders. They discuss the life journey Dale has taken to get where he is today and the changes that need to be made in public health quality measures. 

Clothing Coulture
INSPR x Clothing Coulture | Meet the Creators | Ruta Zake (@rutaenroute)

Clothing Coulture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 16:07


Ruta Zake (@rutaenroute) is known for her sporty chic style and love of blazers, jackets and coats. She believes outerwear is the perfect way to elevate a basic outfit.  In this episode, Ruta shares how her background in fashion led her to blogging and eventually becoming an influencer.  She also discusses her family history in clothing manufacturing and how growing up in the industry impacted the development and production of her collection.  Hosted by: Bret Schnitker, CEO of Stars Design Group and Emily Lane, Chief Strategy Officer of Stars Design Group  Shop the collection: insprny.com Learn more about us: www.StarsDesignGroup.com Connect:Ruta Zake @rutaenroute | @enroute_newyork Stars Design Group @starsdesigndroup Clothing Coulture @clothingcoulture

Clothing Coulture
INSPR x Clothing Coulture | Meet the Creators | Caroline Vazzana (@CVazzana)

Clothing Coulture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 23:15


Caroline Vazzana is referred to as the modern-day Carrie Bradshaw. She is a fashion editor, stylist and author who is known for pairing bold colors and prints.  In this episode, Caroline shares how she worked her way up the ranks of fashion magazines, earned a seat at NYFW runway shows and why she decided to share her inside knowledge of the fashion industry with others in her book.  She also Caroline discusses why she decided to create a clothing brand and shares tips for other influencers interested in the same business model.  Hosted by: Bret Schnitker, CEO of Stars Design Group & Emily Lane, Chief Strategy Officer of Stars Design Group  Shop the collection: insprny.com Learn more about us: www.StarsDesignGroup.com Connect: Caroline Vazzana @cvazzana | @carolinevazzana Stars Design Group @starsdesigndroup Clothing Coulture @clothingcoulture

Clothing Coulture
INSPR x Clothing Coulture | Meet the Creators | Tina Lee (@ofleatherandlace)

Clothing Coulture

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 15:43


Tina Lee (@ofleatherandlace) quit her job as a lingerie designer to put all her efforts into becoming an influencer.  Tina taught herself photography, video and social media skills, growing her following to 10-thousand in six months. Now she trains others on her techniques through her Full Time Influencer program.  In this episode Tina discusses the vision for her INSPR capsule collection, how Covid shifted and in many ways inspired her creativity for content creation and tips for other influencers.  Hosted by: Bret Schnitker, CEO of Stars Design Group & Emily Lane, Chief Strategy Officer of Stars Design Group    Shop the collection: insprny.com Learn more about us: www.StarsDesignGroup.com Learn more about Tina's classes: www.fulltimeinfluencer.co Connect:Tina Lee @ofleatherandlace | @tinaleecreations Stars Design Group @starsdesigndroup Clothing Coulture @clothingcoulture

Mitchell Levy Presents AHA Moments
Viveka von Rosen, Tim Steele & Athol Foden on Thought Leader Life Credibility Specials (MLP 146)

Mitchell Levy Presents AHA Moments

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 27:51


Get to know these successful thought leaders and find out how they present themselves and their crafts as experts in their fields. Viveka von Rosen is the Co-Founder and Chief Visibility Officer at Vengreso. She is internationally known as the LinkedIn Expert. She is also a LinkedIn Learning author, speaker, and trainer. Viveka, together with Vengreso, facilitates LinkedIn Learning training programs for B2B teams, sales professionals, and small business owners. They provide digital sales strategies, tactics, and tools, including personal branding, social selling training, and content for sales enablement. She is passionate about helping her clients win more business for their company through social selling strategies. If your sales organization is using LinkedIn but you're not seeing relationships, the building of the brand, or increase of the business over time, you should reach out to Vengreso and Viveka von Rosen via https://vengreso.com/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/LinkedInExpert/. Tim Steele is the Chief Strategy Officer and Fractional CMO at The Cort Group. Tim conducts marketing consulting for mid-sized companies that struggle to sustain top-line growth. He helps his clients capture the voice of their customers to build a successful go-to-market strategy to drive revenue to their business. If you own a mid-sized company and are only selling the “how” and not the “what” and the “why,” consider reaching out to Tim Steele to help you with your #MarketStrategy. Visit his website at https://www.cortgrp.com or https://www.linkedin.com/in/TimSteele1. Athol Foden is the President of Brighter Naming. He believes in the power of meaning all day, every day, local, national and international. Half of his team is in Europe and they help in establishing a systematic naming process for various fields that include consumer and reports. His fascination for names and word patterns allows him to help many companies in coming up with their own, the systematic way. If you've got a product or service, and you don't want to make a mistake on naming, you will want to reach out to Athol Foden by going to his website at https://www.brighternaming.com/ or visiting his profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/atholfoden/. Global Credibility Expert, Mitchell Levy is a TEDx speaker and international bestselling author of over 60 books. As The AHA Guy at AHAthat (https://ahathat.com), he helps to extract the genius from your head in a two-three hour interview so that his team can ghost write your book, publish it, distribute it, and make you an Amazon bestselling author in four months or less. He is an accomplished Entrepreneur who has created twenty businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 800 books. He's provided strategic consulting to over one hundred companies, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company. Mitchell has been happily married for thirty years and regularly spends four weeks in Europe with family and friends. Visit https://mitchelllevy.com/mitchelllevypresents/ for an archive of all the podcast episodes. Connect to Mitchell Levy on: Credibility Nation YouTube Channel: https://bit.ly/3kGA1LI Credibility Nation LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/credibilitynation/ Mitchell Levy Present AHA Moments: https://mitchelllevy.com/mitchelllevypresents/ Thought Leader Life: https://thoughtleaderlife.com Twitter: @Credtabulous Instagram: @credibilitynation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Become a Provider
#71 Ian Shakil On Leveraging Eureka Moments

Become a Provider

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 33:18


Ian Shakil is the Founder, Director, and Chief Strategy Officer at Augmedix (Nasdaq: AUGX). Ian has a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Before all of this, he and I spent a college summer internship together at a start-up incubator where I witnessed his focus and drive first hand. This conversation highlights how Ian never lets a great idea go to waste and uses his super power skill of focus and obsession, to bless others in his work. Enjoy this conversation and connect with Ian on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ishakil/ and also on Twitter @ianshakil.

Founder Real Talk
Sarika Garg, Co-founder & CEO of Cacheflow, on Rethinking SaaS Buying and Following Your Curiosity

Founder Real Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 16:07


In this 15 minute salon episode, Sarika Garg, Co-founder & CEO of Cacheflow, shares why she and her Co-founder, Brian Zotter, decided to tackle the traditional SaaS buying experience with buy-now-pay-later. Cacheflow's innovative approach has the potential to impact the way software is bought and sold across the global enterprise SaaS market, which is set to reach $400 billion in annual sales worldwide by 2025. Sarika was previously Chief Strategy Officer at procurement financing unicorn Tradeshift, where she helped build an invoice factoring business for suppliers and an AP automation platform for buyers. She spent the previous 13 years working at SAP, most recently running SAP Ariba, where she drove over $200M in sell-side revenue for Ariba cloud.

Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders
The Retailers are Coming (Part 3): Walmart's Chief Medical Officer

Healthcare is Hard: A Podcast for Insiders

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 39:49


Walmart is the world's largest retailer with revenues surpassing $120 billion and more than 10,000 locations across the globe. With nearly 5,000 locations in the United States, 90% of Americans live within 10 miles of a Walmart store.No conversation about the role retailers are playing in healthcare disruption would be complete without including Walmart. So to close a thee part series of retail interviews that also included the Chief Medical Officer at Walgreens and Chief Strategy Officer at CVS Health, Keith Figlioli spoke with Walmart's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. John Wigneswaran, for this episode of Healthcare is Hard.Dr. Wig, as he‘s known, says he never expected to be working at Walmart when he was in medical school. And in fact, even though his father was a pediatrician, a career in medicine seemed to be a remote possibility early in life when he was following his passion for music and signing a record deal. But since then, Dr. Wig has led an impactful career with a variety of roles in the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare services industries, after more than a decade of clinical experience as a practicing nephrologist.Before joining Walmart this year, Dr. Wig was CMO at Express Scripts. He also served as CMO at DaVita Rx, VP of Market Development at Fresenius Medical Care, and Medical Director in medical affairs at Johnson & Johnson (Scios Inc.), among other roles.Dr. Wig's conversation with Keith Figlioli about Walmart's growing role in healthcare covered a number of topics including:Meeting people where they are. Dr. Wig says that finding ways to fit health care into peoples' day to day activities is a core focus for Walmart. This allows people to avoid rearranging their lives around traditional healthcare structures, and also expands the type of care available to them. Walmart's omnichannel capabilities can provide the flexibility that people need – especially when it comes to complex and costly interventions around chronic diseases. For example, this could include a person with diabetes being educated about healthy foods or a telepharmacy encounter for someone with an educational need.Building community trust. Most retail settings are about more than just shopping, according to Dr. Wig. People go to their local Walmart store for many reasons, some to simply walk indoors for the exercise, but overall for a sense of community. Dr. Wig says trust is becoming much more local and recognizes the opportunity and responsibility Walmart has to be a place where people can turn for their healthcare needs.The power of data. Walmart has long been known as a pioneer in the way it uses data to improve operations and better serve customers. The company can apply that same know-how and discipline to using data in way that can improve healthcare. Dr. Wig says the company is very focused on the privacy and security aspects of healthcare data and determining how to bring its many sources of data to bear in a safe and responsible way.To hear Dr. Wig and Keith talk about these topics and more, listen to this episode of Healthcare is Hard.

FreightCasts
Maximize Efficiencies by Utilizing Technology - F3 Virtual Experience

FreightCasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 13:09


Join Melissa Forman, Chief Strategy Officer at TriumphPay, and Erin Van Zeeland, Group Senior Vice President/General Manager of Logistics Services at Schneider, as they discuss the importance of embracing technology to maximize efficiencies that keep freight moving.Follow FreightWaves on Apple PodcastsFollow FreightWaves on SpotifyMore FreightWaves PodcastsJoin the F3 Virtual Experience

The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers
The Strategy Behind Sports Business w/Florida Panthers' Sam Doerr

The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 29:37


Preparation is everything in life. At WorkInSports, we approach finding a job in the sports industry through the lens of developing a specific strategy to give you the best chance of landing the job you are after. Even if you aren't a list person, chances are you have a plan in the back of your mind laying out how to achieve a goal. A higher-level strategy actively or passively influences how you search for a job in the sports industry. Everything from the college courses you enroll in, the organizations you sign up for, and the internships you take fits into a strategy of building up the right set of skills, constructing a network of contacts, creating a resume that employers, and polishing your interviewing skills. Our guest on the WorkInSports Podcast is the Florida Panthers' Sam Doerr, who serves as the team's Chief Strategy Officer. Doerr's role is to search for strategic revenue opportunities and evaluate whether they make sense for the organization to adopt. We talk about NIL, NFTs, esports and other market trends. Enjoy!

You, Me, and Your Top Three
The Future of Work (a Solocast)

You, Me, and Your Top Three

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 18:16


The Future of Work | Join Gregg Garrett, host and CGS Advisors CEO, during this solocast as he discusses the future of work. Gregg explores three basic pieces: thinking of how automated work might be for you in the future, deciding if you're going to have a freelance or W2 automated workforce, and just how satisfied will your workers and non-workers be in this future era. About Gregg Garrett Greggory R. Garrett is the CEO and Managing Director of CGS Advisors, a boutique strategy and innovation advisory firm that works with senior leaders at public companies and select private organizations. He is a dynamic and experienced international keynote speaker, an adjunct professor of business and engineering, the host of the “You, Me, and Your Top Three” podcast, and author of the best-selling business leadership book, Competing in the Connecting World. Having addressed audiences from 20 to upwards of 1500 people in public and private/corporate events, Gregg is at his best when he can focus on industry shaping & transformational topics. Prior to launching CGS Advisors, Gregg was the Chief Strategy Officer for IT & Innovation at Volkswagen Group of America. Before his time with VW, Gregg led corporate strategy & marketing for a division of Deutsche Telekom and was part of Ernst & Young's Management Consulting practice. He is a visionary leader who prides himself in recognizing commonsense solutions for complex problems and supports “Corporate Bravery” by motivating teams to reach well beyond the typical boundaries to achieve greatness. Show Highlights The future of work: the essence of what work is and how humans will take part in work [0:43] The tension between labor markets and the availability and adoption of technologies [3:09] What will workforces look like over the next decade? [6:06] What will robotics/autonomation be the freelancer or the employee? [11:43] What will satisfaction of employees look like? [14:22] Additional Information I4.0 & Labor Market Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RX3VFZ3 Contact Gregg Garrett: Gregg's LinkedIn Gregg's Twitter Gregg's Bio Contact CGS Advisors: Website LinkedIn Twitter

upside
[Lay of The Land] #15: Justin Bibb (Mayor-Elect of Cleveland)

upside

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 50:33


Lay of the Land's fifteenth conversation is with Justin Bibb, the new Mayor-elect of Cleveland.This conversation originally aired on March 18, 2021 and covers a lot — through a lens of technology, entrepreneurship, and equity, we explore Justin's vision for the city of Cleveland. Really enjoyed this conversation and hope you do too!————Justin Bibb is a proud Cleveland native who grew up in Mt. Pleasant on the southeast side of the city. He has dedicated his career to rebuilding neighborhoods and making cities safer, healthier, and more resilient. Justin currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of Urbanova, a start-up focused on solving the unique challenges faced by mid-sized cities.Over the last 15 years, Justin has worked at the intersection of government, business, and the nonprofit sector as an executive and nonprofit leader. He interned for President Barack Obama when he was in the U.S. Senate and has served as Special Assistant for Cuyahoga County, Head of the Global Cities Practice at Gallup, and most recently, Vice President for KeyBank.He co-founded Hack Cleveland in 2014 following the death of Tamir Rice and launched Cleveland Can't-Wait in 2019, a nonprofit focused on advancing racial equity and economic opportunity in underserved neighborhoods across the city. Justin also serves on the boards of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Teach for America – Ohio, Destination Cleveland, and LAND Studio Inc.————Learn more about Justin's Candidacy: https://www.bibbforcle.com/Follow Justin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustinMBibbFollow Justin's Campaign on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BibbForCLE————Subscribe on Apple PodcastsConnect with Jeffrey on Linkedin or on TwitterFollow Lay of The Land on Twitter 

Town Hall Seattle Science Series
151. Dr. Nir Barzilai with Dr. Lee Hood: Health Span, Life Span, and the New Science of Longevity

Town Hall Seattle Science Series

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 67:40


Methuselah lived to 969 years old, according to the Bible. In our recent age, Jeanne Calmet holds the title of the oldest person who ever lived. She lived to be 122 years and 164 days old. There's a woman in Japan, Kane Tanaka, who is currently 118. Jiroemon Kimuri, also from Japan, is the oldest man of all time, living to 116 years and 54 days. How did they do it? How do some people avoid the deterioration and weakness that plagues many of their peers decades early? Is it luck, or something else? Is it possible to grow older without getting sicker? Could a 90-year-old not look a day over 50? In Age Later, Dr. Nir Barzilai, a pioneer in aging research, looked both at the four age-related diseases that take most of us (diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer's) and at SuperAgers (people who have maintained active lives well into their 90s who've never experienced any of those diseases). What can we learn from these subjects, who have not only reached a ripe old age but have further ripened the older they get? Dr. Barzilai revealed the secrets of these SuperAgers and the scientific discoveries so that we can mimic some of their natural resistance to the aging process. This isn't to say we'll live to 969, but there's still plenty of life yet to live for all of us. Dr. Nir Barzilai is the founding Director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and is Director of the Nathan Shock Center for Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the Einstein Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging. He is also the Scientific Director of the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). Lee Hood, MD, PhD is a world-renowned scientist who co-founded Seattle's Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in 2000 and served as its first President from 2000-2017. When ISB affiliated with Providence in 2016, Dr. Hood became Providence's Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer. He is also Chief Strategy Officer and Professor at ISB. Buy the Book: Age Later: Health Span, Life Span, and the New Science of Longevity (Hardcover) Third Place Books  Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Institute for Systems Biology. 

No Limits Selling
Tim Riesterer, Chief Strategy Officer at Corporate Visions

No Limits Selling

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 29:57


Tim Riesterer (@TRiesterer) helps companies develop, deploy and deliver customer conversations that win! Organizations work with Corporate Visions when they want to develop more compelling messages that break through the status quo and differentiate their organization from the competitors; deploy those messages in powerful self-service and sales-directed customer conversation tools that are more remarkable and memorable than everyone else's content; and finally, enable your salespeople to deliver this content with skills training for creating, elevating and capturing more value in your customer conversations.     Podcast Highlights: It's your job to make sense of the marketplace It's your job to make your message understandable and memorable It's your job to create and elevate value in your prospect's mind   Contact Tim: LinkedIn Website Free Resources

Targeted Lead Generation - Helping you discover and find the best lead generation tools and techniques for your business

Great interview with Jeff Coyle, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer for MarketMuse. A team of SEOs, content strategists, marketers, engineers and data scientists on a mission to improve content across the internet. Content is king and these guys do an amazing job.  Please join me.  

Spot On Insurance
Ep. 243: Tim Metzner: Agents! Meet a Simplified Tool For the Rise of Small Businesses

Spot On Insurance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 47:43


Apple Podcasts Rate and Review for SpotOn Tim Metzner is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Coterie, a company that promises to help insurance agents quote and issue policies in minutes. They have a tech-based approach to business insurance that utilizes data-driven automation which helps provide accurate and affordable coverage without the hassle. Tim has over 20 years of experience working with various startups, wearing the shoes of a director, vice president, as well as a startup investor.  Tim joins us to discuss how entrepreneurship can be a force for good and why he believes we will coexist with technology instead of technology replacing humanity. He explains the problem in small commercial insurance and how Coterie solves this issue. He highlights ways an agent might use the platform and the type of data it can automate. Tim also shares the importance of building a strong team culture and the value of listening to your front office teams to improve your business. "Technology can enable us to be more efficient, more effective, and have more time in other areas of our lives." - Tim Metzner Today on Spot On Insurance: Why Tim didn't like working in the corporate world How entrepreneurship can be a force for good Tim's views on co-existing with technology The problems Tim believes are an issue in the commercial insurance space Why we sold ILSA to ResourcePro Why small commercial insurance can be a complex industry Tim's sources of data and how an agent can use them The culture Tim created at Differential and Coterie Listening to your team members to improve your business systems Key Takeaways: You can make your own path in this technological world. Listening to your frontline is vital to a business. Connect with Tim Metzner: Coterie Insurance Tim Metzner on LinkedIn Tim Meztner on Twitter Email: tim@coterieinsurance.com This episode was brought to you by….. Insurance Licensing Services of America (ILSA), America's Premier Insurance Compliance and Licensing experts. To learn more about ILSA and their services, visit ILSAinc.com. Connect, Learn, Share Thank you for joining us on this week's episode of Spot On Insurance. For more resources and episodes, visit SpotOnInsurance.com. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Love what you're learning, Spot Light your review on Apple Podcasts Rate and Review For SpotOn and share your favorite episodes with friends and colleagues!

CleanTech Talk
CleanTech Talk with Convergent's Mariko McDonagh-Meier, Part 2

CleanTech Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 44:05


Convergent Energy + Storage is a North American firm installing electricity storage in front of and behind the meter for commercial and industrial clients, for utilities and for municipalities. A long conversation between the CEO and Mariko McDonagah-Meier finally found fertile ground for her to join the firm as Chief Strategy Officer due to, of all things, COVID. Mariko talks about pockets of the future where storage is already valuable and valued, and the interesting models under which Convergent shares risk and revenue with its clients.

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Thomas Arquilla, Chief Strategy Officer at ThedaCare

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 16:42


This episode features Thomas Arquilla, Chief Strategy Officer at ThedaCare. Here, he discusses his pride in ThedaCare, his thoughts on strategy, what makes a leader successful, and more.

Cleantech Talk
CleanTech Talk with Convergent's Mariko McDonagh-Meier, Part 2

Cleantech Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 44:05


Convergent Energy + Storage is a North American firm installing electricity storage in front of and behind the meter for commercial and industrial clients, for utilities and for municipalities. A long conversation between the CEO and Mariko McDonagah-Meier finally found fertile ground for her to join the firm as Chief Strategy Officer due to, of all things, COVID. Mariko talks about pockets of the future where storage is already valuable and valued, and the interesting models under which Convergent shares risk and revenue with its clients.

Pharmacy Podcast Network
Drug Shortage Management and Supply Chain Solutions | Pharmacy Talk with IBM Watson Health

Pharmacy Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 49:35


Join the Pharmacy Podcast Network and IBM Watson Health for another podcast episode focused on how to improve efficiencies across your organizations' drug shortage management and supply chain. Listen to three experts discuss: -                Drug shortage management and prevention – from classification and communication to key stakeholders to how COVID-19 has impacted hospital drug shortages -                The role of technology & data in assisting pharmacists in solving these inventory and management challenges  -                How automation and emerging technology can help pharmacists provide the best care for their patients   OrbitalRX, now with IBM Micromedex, combines real-time inventory awareness and clinical decision support capabilities to help hospital pharmacies proactively manage drug shortages and efficiently identify effective alternatives. View the latest evidence-based treatment information, check your hospital's current drug inventory status, and provide purchasers with a consolidated view of procurement options – all within a single solution. Learn more here: https://www.ibm.com/products/orbitalrx   Guests:  -                Nate Peaty, PharmD, MS, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder | OrbitalRX   -                Brian Spoelhof, PharmD, Assistant Manager of Pharmacy - Medication Utilization Strategy | University of Virginia -                Chris Virgilio, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Program Director, Micromedex | IBM Watson Health Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Entrepreneur Way
2015: Putting Your Money to Work So You Do Not Have to with Samson Jagoras Investor and Owner of The Growth Vue

The Entrepreneur Way

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 47:20


Samson Jagoras is an entrepreneur, RE/MAX commercial real estate broker. President, and founder of Growth Vue Properties. Over his 12+ year career in business, executive leadership & entrepreneurship, he has served as a professional Futures & Commodities broker, actively invested in real estate, and acted as the Chief Strategy Officer for Madwire, an INC 500 marketing, and technology company located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Samson currently puts together large commercial apartment investments throughout the United States, opportunistic land development, fix n flip and buy/hold deals in Northern Colorado; and sits on the executive leadership team at Madwire, where he helped grow revenue from 7 million to over 100 million & grown the employed base from 35 employees to 600 employees in ten years. Having built 5 departments, consulted thousands of businesses on marketing and business operations, hiring north of 400 employees, and coaching countless business/marketing professionals, Samson now uses those skill sets to structure, negotiate and manage multifamily projects for active and passive investors, business consulting and commercial real estate. Samson graduated from the University of Colorado and holds a master's degree from Logan University. “Make sure that you are building a business that accommodates your lifestyle design. I see a lot of people build businesses that don't actually support their ultimate life goals and they find themselves years later not entirely happy in their business or maybe not able to maximise the business to the greatest level because they aren't ultimately not loving what they are doing”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to https://wp.me/p6Tf4b-m7T

CleanTech Talk
CleanTech Talk with Convergent Chief Strategy Officer Mariko McDonagh-Meier

CleanTech Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 43:45


Convergent Energy + Storage is a North American firm installing electricity storage in front of and behind the meter for commercial and industrial clients, for utilities and for municipalities. A long conversation between the CEO and Mariko McDonagah-Meier finally found fertile ground for her to join the firm as Chief Strategy Officer due to, of all things, COVID. Mariko talks about pockets of the future where storage is already valuable and valued, and the interesting models under which Convergent shares risk and revenue with its clients.

Cleantech Talk
CleanTech Talk with Convergent Chief Strategy Officer Mariko McDonagh-Meier

Cleantech Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 43:45


Convergent Energy + Storage is a North American firm installing electricity storage in front of and behind the meter for commercial and industrial clients, for utilities and for municipalities. A long conversation between the CEO and Mariko McDonagah-Meier finally found fertile ground for her to join the firm as Chief Strategy Officer due to, of all things, COVID. Mariko talks about pockets of the future where storage is already valuable and valued, and the interesting models under which Convergent shares risk and revenue with its clients.

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever
JF2621: Current Commercial Real Estate Trends with Eli Randel

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 23:05


Growing up in real estate, Eli Randel has always been engulfed in the industry. Now, he's the Chief Strategy Officer for the industry's fastest growing marketplace. Today, Eli is talking with us about short and long term strategy, current commercial real estate trends, and how to determine your next investment strategy.    Eli Randel Real Estate Background:  Chief Strategy Officer at Crexi, the commercial real estate industry's fastest-growing marketplace, data, and technology platform 10+ years experience in residential and commercial real estate at Blackstone and other top networks Based in Raleigh, North Carolina Say hi to him at: https://www.crexi.com/  Best Ever Book: Shoe Dog Click here to know more about our sponsors: Deal Maker Mentoring | PassiveInvesting.com | FollowUp Boss

The EdUp Experience
342: Crystallizing A Brand - with Bev Ryan, Founder, & Bill Faust, Senior Partner & Chief Strategy Officer, Ologie

The EdUp Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 45:43


We welcome YOU back to America's leading higher education podcast, The EdUp Experience! In this episode, YOUR guests are Bev Ryan, Founder, & Bill Faust, Senior Partner & Chief Strategy Officer at Ologie, YOUR guest is Dr. Joe Sallustio, & YOUR sponsor is Claremont Lincoln University! Joe talks with Bev & Bill about the state of higher education competition. The importance of crystallizing a brand, communicating a defined value proposition, & having the right data systems in place to understand trends are simply non-negotiable in the ever-increasing battle for students. As a woman-owned business helping higher education for decades, Bev discusses why having a great partner like Ologie can make the difference between success & failure. Recently recognized as one of Columbus's 30 most influential women by Business First, Bev continues to be engaged in the community, particularly in helping aspiring women leaders become successful. Prior to Ologie, Bill spent 12 years at global branding agency Fitch Worldwide, ultimately as North American CEO, where he oversaw more than 300 consultants in offices from Boston to Seattle. Thank YOU so much for tuning in. Join us on the next episode for YOUR time to EdUp! Connect with YOUR EdUp Team - Elvin Freytes & Dr. Joe Sallustio ● Learn more about what others are saying about their EdUp experience ● Join YOUR EdUp community at The EdUp Experience! ● YOU can follow us on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube Thank YOU for listening! We make education YOUR business!

During the Break
From Kenya to America! Rugby - Business - Life with Hodgen Mainda

During the Break

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 32:20


It was great having Hodgen Mainda on DTB. Hodgen is the Chief Strategy Officer with Paladin Freight Solutions - former college rugby standout - father and husband. We talked rugby - we talked our supply line issues and solutions - business - AND how he got from Kenya to America! === THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Granite Garage Floors of Chattanooga: https://granitegaragefloors.com/location/chattanooga Vascular Institute of Chattanooga: https://www.vascularinstituteofchattanooga.com/ MedicareMisty: https://medicaremisty.com/ The Barn Nursery: https://www.barnnursery.com/ Guardian Investment Advisors: https://giaplantoday.com/ Please consider supporting the podast by becoming a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/duringthebreakpodcast This podcast is powered by ZenCast.fm

Banking Transformed with Jim Marous
How Data, Speed and Simplicity Can Drive Loan Growth

Banking Transformed with Jim Marous

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 34:37


In lending, the best offer usually wins. While some consumers still make the decision based on rate, an increasing number base their borrowing decision on the speed and simplicity of the process. S&P Global Market Intelligence expects U.S. digital lender origination volumes to grow at a compound annual rate of 26% between 2021 and 2025. This is driven mostly by fintech lenders that make borrowing fast and easy. We are joined on the Banking Transformed podcast by Deepak Polamarasetty, Co-Founder and CEO of CreditSnap and Tom Allman, Chief Strategy Officer of NASA Federal Credit Union. We discuss how the advances in the latest technologies, coupled with strategic deployment of the latest techniques has disrupted the lending marketplace. This episode of Banking Transformed is sponsored by Creditsnap CreditSnap is on a mission to enable Credit Unions, Banks and Digital Lenders to accelerate their digital enablement. Our next generation Lending and Account Opening customer journeys enable 100% digitization while integrating into your current solutions. Features include 1) Lending with "No Credit Impact", 2) Instant Lending and Deposit Account Offers, 3) Instant Account Opening, and 4) Personalized Cross-Sell Offers. For more information visit creditsnap.com

Evolving for the Next Billion by GGV Capital
Ralf Wenzel of JOKR: Return of Lifetime is much more important than Return of Investment

Evolving for the Next Billion by GGV Capital

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 62:14


Today on the show, we have Ralf Wenzel, founder and CEO of JOKR. JOKR is a global platform for instant grocery and retail delivery at a hyperlocal scale. It delivers all sorts of product within 15 minutes of purchase, including groceries, drugs, pharmaceuticals, and exclusive local products that are not available in regular supermarkets. JOKR is a GGV portfolio. Previously, Ralf was a managing partner for SoftBank Group, where he spent a lot of time in LatAM. Before that, Ralf was the Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member at Delivery Hero, one of the leading global online food delivery and ordering platform across more than 30 countries. Ralf sold his last startup, Foodpanda to Delivery Hero. He was the founder and CEO of Foodpanda, which contributes to the book of food delivery businesses globally today. Furthermore, Ralf built out Skrill or Paysafe, which is one of the leading global online payment companies in Europe and served as the Chief Operating Officer before. Lastly, Ralf has been supporting the other founders over the last 15 years and has been an active angel investor through his own vehicle, Tocororo ventures. For the full transcript of the show, go to nextbn.ggvc.com Join our listeners' community, go to nextbn.ggvc.com/community

Living Sport Podcast
#46: Finding Your Niche in the Sport Industry | Nick Davies, International Mixed Martial Arts Federation

Living Sport Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 38:06


The sport industry is certainly robust. With so many paths to take, as a sport management major when I was in college, I remember that I too didn't even know where to start when choosing what direction I wanted to go in. I just wanted to work in sport. Today's focus is a really helpful hint for any young professional. It is about trying everything to help find your niche in the sport industry. We are going to discuss this with a sport business professional that knows a thing or two about that. Nick Davies, the Chief Strategy Officer at the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation discusses his role in the world's fastest growing sport while offering a ton of advice that you can apply to the sport niche you desire. Here is a little pro tip I also want to mention... You may hear the term “CV” used throughout the podcast. In Europe, a CV is just another name for the traditional resume. Listen in to learn more about MMA, the Olympic Games, and how to get a job in sport.

Build The Future
#70 — Sam Bhagwat: Gatsby.js & Open Source

Build The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 39:33


Today, we're talking with Sam Bhagwat, the Cofounder and Chief Strategy Officer at Gatsby. Gatsby's an open source web firmware that enables developers to create websites optimized for the modern web. In doing so, they're ensuring that this digital web infrastructure, that we all take for granted, keeps improving and getting better.To listen to more episodes and to stay connected, follow along athttps://www.buildthefuturepodcast.com/https://twitter.com/camwieseDon't forget to leave a review and subscribe.Have a great week and until next time, go build!

The Quiet Light Podcast
How to Create an Effective Content Development Plan

The Quiet Light Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 49:29


Jeff Coyle is the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer at MarketMuse, an AI content planning and optimization platform. Jeff is a cross-disciplined, data-driven inbound marketing executive with over 20 years of experience managing products and website networks. Through MarketMuse, he's helping companies grow by improving content quality and strategy.  In addition to this, Jeff is the Co-founder of Silver Bluff Brewing Co., an advisor for SelectHub, and a consultant and advisor for Overlay Gaming Corporation. In this episode… How do you create quality content that is relevant and accessible to a wide audience? What goes into a brand-building content strategy? Jeff Coyle founded a software to help companies put together content plans, understand their competitive advantage, and use data to boost their performance. According to Jeff, you want to make sure every content page represents your brand's expertise. This means updating old content to add value, optimizing internal and external links, and building a repeatable model for maximum efficiency.     In this episode of the Quiet Light Podcast, Joe Valley is joined by Jeff Coyle, the Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of MarketMuse, to talk about creating a powerful content strategy. Jeff discusses the common mistakes many content creators make, the tools needed to build a successful (and cost-effective) content model, and MarketMuse's process for differentiating your brand and drawing traffic to your site.

Spot On Insurance
Ep. 241: Sanjeev Kumar Chaudhry and Kevin May: Using a Distributed Ledger Platform for Subrogation

Spot On Insurance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 49:56


Apple Podcasts Rate and Review for SpotOn Sanjeev Kumar Chaudhry is the Founder & CEO of Gigaforce, a company that provides a SaaS-based platform focused on expediting subrogation, salvage processing, and recovery for insurance. Sanjeev has over 30 years of entrepreneurial and advising/mentoring experience in the tech industry. Kevin May is the company's Chief Strategy Officer, responsible for providing innovative solutions to existing processes. Prior to joining the Gigaforce leadership team, Kevin served as the VP of Product Innovation - Subrogation at Verisk Claims, the President of Amali Solutions Group, and the CEO of Recclaim Software Solutions and Acclaim Resource Partners respectively. Sanjeev and Kevin join us to discuss what a distributed ledger platform is (DLT) and how blockchain technology can revitalize the way the industry transacts with clients. Sanjeev shares what it was like to grow up in India, the time he moved to the US, and how he became a serial entrepreneur. Kevin describes his extensive experience in subrogation and what made him focus on such a niche industry. They explain how much automation a DLT can provide a business and what happens when DLT is applied to a company that already runs a complex AI-platform. They also discuss how Gigaforce helps its clients and what we can expect from them in the future. "Distributed Ledger Technology is going to be what the internet is to us today." - Kevin May Today on Spot On Insurance: Where we met Kevin and how long it's been since we last saw each other Who Sanjeev is, his life in India, and how his career in the US began How ‘niche' subrogation is in the insurance industry Kevin's longtime experience in subrogation and why he never left this type of work What Sanjeev thinks of blockchain What a distributed ledger is and how cryptocurrency plays into it Why we should understand what subrogation means Kevin's thoughts on how blockchain changes the way we communicate How DLT can improve the efficiency of a business with an AI system How safe DLT is when it comes to data security What companies need to do to determine if DLT is worth the investment What Gigaforce does and how they significantly impact their clients' businesses What the future looks like for Gigaforce Key Takeaways: Distributed Ledger platforms can automate 70% of a subrogation claim. Connect with Sanjeev Kumar Chaudhry: Sanjeev Kumar on LinkedIn Phone: (408) 314-2210 Email: info@gigaforce.io Connect with Kevin May: Gigaforce Kevin May on LinkedIn Email: kevin.may@gigaforce.io This episode was brought to you by….. Insurance Licensing Services of America (ILSA), America's Premier Insurance Compliance and Licensing experts. To learn more about ILSA and their services, visit ILSAinc.com. Connect, Learn, Share Thank you for joining us on this week's episode of Spot On Insurance. For more resources and episodes, visit SpotOnInsurance.com. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. Love what you're learning, Spot Light your review on Apple Podcasts Rate and Review For SpotOn and share your favorite episodes with friends and colleagues!

The Health Design Podcast
Gunnar Esiason, patient leader.

The Health Design Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 27:45


Gunnar Esiason is a cystic fibrosis and rare disease patient leader, who is passionate about early stage drug development, patient empowerment and health policy. He is a Master of Public Health candidate at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Gunnar holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BA from Boston College. Gunnar worked on an enteral feeding product at a medical nutrition company, was appointed to the board of directors at the Boomer Esiason Foundation, and was the head coach of his high school alma mater's varsity hockey team. Gunnar maintains the Chief Strategy Officer & Director of Advocacy at the Boomer Esiason Foundation where he manages the organization's strategic philanthropy fund. He also serves on the board of No Patient Left Behind, a non-profit organization whose goal is to lower out of pocket costs for patients. He has consulted on clinical trial development, population health studies, and a cystic fibrosis-specific mental health and wellness screening tool. In 2019, Gunnar delivered the pre-commencement address at the St. Louis University School of Medicine commencement exercises. He has also been featured as a keynote speaker at more than two-dozen top medical centers, biotech conferences, and health industry events across the United States. His health policy opinions have been featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, STAT News, Newsweek, The Hill, RealClear Politics and Morning Consult. Gunnar also recently published a white paper documenting the antibiotic market dysfunction as a barrier to future drug development with the Pioneer Institute in Boston, MA. Gunnar lives in Hanover, NH. Follow him on Twitter @G17Esiason or check out his blog at www.GunnarEsiason.com

Roads Taken
Creating Connection: Soraya O'Brien Jollon on celebrating life and starting new adventures

Roads Taken

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 28:10


Guest Soraya O'Brien Jollon started her career in management consulting but realized that there were elements of corporate life that didn't suit her. She also realized that she wanted to do something that made people happy and she was also a bit of a control freak. Enter event planning.She found she liked all the things that make most people panic, dealing with other people's emotions and with the stress around planning stemming from such uncomfortable topics as family, religion or money (or all three). She started her own company in New York City where she planned cross-cultural and interfaith weddings, same-sex weddings, and more—all events for people with interesting stories and challenges figuring out how to navigate who they are as individuals and in partnership and with families. Yes, she was picking out napkin colors, but it was really all about building connection and negotiating inter-personal dynamics in service of celebrating life's highlights. At a certain point, she took a look at her own family situation and asked out loud how she wanted to be celebrating life with the one's she loved most deeply. The answer led her to an unexpected place.In this episode, find out from Soraya how listening to what people need can create connection and lead to new adventures…on ROADS TAKEN...with Leslie Jennings Rowley. About This Episode's GuestSoraya O'Brien Jollon is currently Chief Strategy Officer for Wedsly, a digital wedding planning start-up, where she can use her industry experience and not have to attend an event every weekend. For more than a decade, she ran the New York-based SORAYA weddings, gatherings and destinations. You can stiil find her work on her beautiful website. She now lives in Stockholm, Sweden with her husband and four children. Executive Producer/Host: Leslie Jennings RowleyMusic: Brian Burrows Find more episodes at https://roadstakenshow.comEmail the show at RoadsTakenShow@gmail.com

Chasing What Matters
CWM - Henry Ho

Chasing What Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 70:22


Henry Ho is the Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder of Field Agent.  As the company's customer and technology strategist, he leads the innovation and strategic partnership development process, global customer development and International expansion for Field Agent.  Henry worked 19 years with Procter & Gamble, with a broad array of assignments across the U.S. and Asia.  Henry was a founding member of P&G's Global Walmart Customer Team in 1988 and has worked with Walmart for over 33 years.  Henry's international experience includes Walmart Asia Team Leader, Country Manager of Procter & Gamble Hong Kong, and Asia Region Category Management and Shopper Insights Leader. After leaving P&G, Henry has been a part of multiple start-ups, including the Northstar Partnering Group, CORE4 Research, JOYN, LLC and most recently Field Agent, Inc..  Henry is also a member of the global Endeavor Entrepreneur network.  He serves on the Boards of The Stony Brook School, The Excellerate Foundation, and JoyCorps.  One of Henry's main passions is investing time, energy, and resources in redemptive ventures and entrepreneurial leaders in his local community and around the world.   Henry has a B.S. degree in Computer Science/Business from Furman University.Field AgentChasing What Matters InstagramChasing What Matters Website 

Action and Ambition
Yaniv Spielberg Has a Cutting-Edge B2B Online Gaming Platform That Provides a Comprehensive Solution For Retail, Internet, And Mobile Gaming

Action and Ambition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 17:59


Welcome to another episode of The Action and Ambition Podcast. We have Yaniv Spielberg, Bragg Gaming Group Inc.'s Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer. Bragg Gaming Group is a rapidly expanding worldwide gaming technology and content company that owns several prominent B2B companies in the iGaming market. Bragg has developed into a multinational force in the global online gaming business since its establishment in 2018, with operations in Europe, North America, and Latin America. Bragg distributes exclusive and aggregated casino content through its wholly-owned subsidiary ORYX Gaming via its in-house remote gaming server (RGS) and ORYX Hub distribution network. ORYX provides a complete turnkey iGaming solution, including its Player Account Management (PAM) platform and managed operational and marketing services. Nevada-based Bragg's entirely owned premium US game content studio is Wild Streak Gaming. Wild Streak features an overall portfolio of casino games available through land-based, online, and social casino operators in worldwide regions such as the United States and the United Kingdom. Tune in to this episode! You are going to love it.

The MindShare Podcast
Your X Factor in Marketing for the Real Estate Industry with Special Guest, Chief Strategy Officer & EVP of Marketing for EPM – Jason Frazier

The MindShare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 67:05


He is a strategist, a highly sought-after public speaker, and an award-winning marketer with more than 20 years of C-Level experience. He currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer & EVP of Marketing for EPM. He is also a marketing coach for Next Level Loan Officers, podcast producer/host, serves as an advisor to PitchHub, and Lender Price, along with serving on the Board of Governors for NAHREP.This week on the show I am joined by Chief Strategy Officer & EVP of Marketing for EPM – Jason Frazier as we talk "Your X Factor in Marketing for the Real Estate Industry".This Episode is sponsored by KiTS Keep-in-Touch Systems and Equity Prime Mortgage.Equity Prime Mortgage, also knows as EPM is a great mortgage lender based out of Atlanta Georgia, where their mission is simply - Empowering People More. And in fact we at #MindShare101 have just signed an exclusive partnership with EPM to offer MindShare X on behalf of their group, for the real estate industry across the United States of America. And my good friend Jason Frazier is at the helm helping the entire EPM crew build a whole lot of mindshare, Make sure you follow them on Instagram at EPMPLUS.KiTS is always with us. KiTS offers a fully loaded cross channel marketing suite including Loop CRM, Websites, the most personalized Newsletters in Real Estate, Follow up tools, curated social content, WOW Calendars and so much more. All to help you manage your business, build MindShare and drive even more sales. You can learn more on my site mindshare101.com by clicking on Marketing.This show is a Founding Member of the Industry Syndicate Media Network.Please subscribe, rate the show, and leave a review. You can also get more #MindShare on Facebook @MindShare101 and Instagram @davidgreenspan101. Check out YouTube #MindShare101, and https://mindshare101.com/While on my site, be sure to download your FREE copy of The Ultimate Marketing Bundle for Realtors. It's 31 pages of marketing tips and tricks, and includes a 90 day content calendar!AND if you want to be part of our Private MindShare Community where we meet every month live to share ideas, tips, tricks, and to motivate each other, where our MindShare Masters get access to our private VIP Q&A with our Special PodCast Guests each week, and where you get daily marketing & sales tips delivered right to you, plus the opportunity to motivate, learn, and network with a whole bunch of people just like you, just click here to join - https://mindshare101.com/plans/group-coaching/ If you would like to be a guest on the show, or know someone that should be a guest on the show, or if you would like to Sponsor the show, send us a message to info@mindshare101.com

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Chris Rucker, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff at Valley Health System

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 20:04


This episode features Chris Rucker, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief of Staff at Valley Health System. HEre he joined the podcast to talk about how rural healthcare delivery is changing and what Valley Health System is doing to combat provider burnout.

The Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast
Utility, Meaningfulness, and Relevancy . . . Aha!

The Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 33:13


Leeann Leahy is CEO at VIA, a full-service advertising agency/communications company and winner of AdAge's 2019 Small Agency of the year. Via‘s 100 or so employees work their creative magic to unleash growth for such name brands as Arm & Hammer, Unilever (ice cream novelties Klondike, Good Humor, Popsicle), Perdue Chicken, and CarGurus. The agency has a few clients in Maine . . . a lot more nationally . . . and even some that are global.  Leeann says the agency makes small budgets work “much bigger and harder than they should” and runs on a critical balance of head and heart. In this interview, Leeann outlines the agency's 5 responsive principles: “be curious,” “think like the audience,” “be on time,” “be on budget,” and “create respect,” and 5 artistic principles: “figure it out,” “find the magic,” “believe,” “do work that makes you proud,” and “honor the process.” It's a formula that succeeds . . . as evidenced by the agency's 28 years in the business.  In this interview, Leeann talks about VIA's strategy for building two-way brand/consumer conversations and the magic of the “Aha! Moment,” when the mind jumps from “facts” to understanding. The process? Dig deep with clients to get beyond the facts and gain meaningful insights;  Understand who a brand's customers are, their experience with the brand, and their “journey  Analyze insights to reveal and unlock a pathway to connect consumers with the brand Bring real emotion to the table  Present the brand in a way that's useful, practical, and meaningful at a personal level . . . and not just talking at the customer. Leeann says, “It's not just selling attributes, but selling utility and meaningfulness and relevancy.” Six years ago, in order to streamline operations, the agency eliminated departmental siloes and set up interdisciplinary pods which are led by four equal partners:  A client strategy lead (who elicits from the client what is to be done and why),  A planning lead (who aligns work with client needs, market trends/ opportunities, and strategies),  A creative lead (who invents new products, generates advertising promotion, or “produces the show”), and  A project management lead (who oversees resourcing, time management, budgets, and scopes – how the work is done and when).  Then, three years ago, the agency established VIAlocity, a remote pool of diverse (culturally, ethnically, life-stage-wise, and ability-wise) freelance consultants (who may or may not be in advertising). These journalists, painters, photographers, or stay-at-home moms, who are kept on retainer, can be tapped for projects for an additional fee to collaborate on VIA's offerings. The program recently expanded to include some full-time remote workers. Leeann can be found on her agency's website at: https://theviaagency.com/. Transcript Follows: ROB: Welcome to the Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast. I'm your host, Rob Kischuk, and I'm joined today by Leeann Leahy, CEO at VIA based in Portland, Maine. Welcome to the podcast, Leeann. LEEANN: Hi. Thank you for having me. ROB: Excellent to have you here. Why don't you kick us off by telling us about VIA and what the agency's superpowers are? LEEANN: VIA is a magical place that operates out of Portland, Maine. We are a full-service advertising agency, although advertising is a narrow term. We're really a communications company that helps unleash the growth potential of our clients' brands. We're about 100 people. I say we operate from Portland, Maine because that's where we're headquartered, but our clients actually are all over the country and indeed the globe. I used to say we don't have any clients in Maine, but we do work with a couple now. We're on a quest to bring the fun back into our industry. I think our superpower is that we believe in magic. We believe in the power of magic. We have 10 principles, and they range from “be curious,” “think like the audience,” “be on time,” “be on budget,” and “create respect,” which are the responsive ones, to “figure it out,” “find the magic,” “believe,” “do work that makes you proud,” which are the artistic ones. There's a really great balance between the head and the heart in those principles. The heart side of it I think is our superpower because we do believe in magic. We believe that it can be found if you have a smart enough strategy, or indeed, the strategy itself could be magic if you can dig deep enough and find some insights that are revealing and unlocking a pathway to connect a consumer and a brand. We believe that creatively, the choices you make and the craft you construct and the way you engage consumers – there's a lot of magic in that. And we believe all of this works to grow brands. We've seen it over and over again. I guess the last thing I would say is in our own culture, we believe that joy and happiness and fearlessness lead to better creative work. That's not just in the creative department; that's across the whole agency. So we find the magic and we believe it's possible. That's our superpower. I think it sets us apart from other agencies, because as I said, we're having fun where very few are. ROB: Right, a little bit of magic, a little bit of joy, and just this pervasive sense of optimism over pure execution. The head and the heart, as you said. Pull us a little deeper and give us a picture. A typical client is not in Maine, apparently, for the most part, but what does a common client look like for you all? What size, what stage, what type of brand? LEEANN: It really ranges. We've worked with Perdue Farms chicken for the last 10 years, and we're their agency of record and the lead of their integrated agency team. We set all the strategy for them. We help them understand their brand portfolio, architecture. We dig deep on consumer insights. We help them manage their branded versus private label conundrum that they're in in the marketplace. We create all the communications, whether it's broadcast-based or digital. We generate lots of social assets. And then we work with all of their other agencies – shopper, marketing, promotional, etc. – to make sure everyone's operating off the same strategy. That's one kind of relationship. Another one is we work with the ice cream novelties portfolio of North America for Unilever, so Klondike, Good Humor, Popsicle. In that instance, we're really unleashing a lot of work the client has done strategically and we're setting it free creatively. We come back with creative solutions that take what are sometimes considered small budgets competitively, and we make them work much bigger and harder than they should. They punch above their weight. We work with Church & Dwight. Arm & Hammer is one of our clients. They exist, believe it or not, in about 17 categories in the grocery store. You think of it as baking soda, but actually it's everything from baking soda to laundry detergent to kitty litter to toothpaste to deodorant to licensing agreements with Hefty and other garbage bags and things like that. It is a really wide range. For them, again, we're thinking through everything, from the customer experience on those brands and where we can hit touchpoints to creating the advertising itself to putting it in the market to doing the analytics. So we really have varied relationships with our different clients, and that's what I think keeps it fun for us. I've always loved being in advertising and on the agency side because we go deep, deep, deep on very different categories. I can be talking about baking soda for hours one day, and the next day I'm talking about people buying cars online with CarGurus, or I'm talking about modern commerce with another client, or I'm talking about financial services. We really run the gamut. Check into financial services. You can't get bored. ROB: You're talking about digging into that customer experience, and it seems like that's where some of the magic can come from. When you're talking about novelty ice cream, you're not selling features. For a lot of people, you are thinking through to an experience, an emotional attachment, a different season in their life, even, perhaps. You just can't get there if you're sitting up in an ivory tower, thinking creatively by yourself. LEEANN: Absolutely. We do a lot of deep digging and consumer research and ethnographies and anthropological digging into our consumers and our prospects, and we try to talk about them as if they're family members or friends. We don't describe targets as 18- to 24-year-old white men who play these following sports and believe these five things. That's not going to help us. We really need to think of them as maybe people who seriously don't take life that seriously. That would be a way you want to talk about the target. We try to get to the mindset, because that's where the magic happens. It's not that there's not a lot of rigor to get to that mindset; there is. But there's a difference between a fact and an insight, and too often, I think people confuse them, or companies confuse them. They do the research, they get the answers, they have a bunch of facts, and then they say, “This is what we need to talk to.” Facts are important, but they are really just stimulus from which you can find and articulate the insight, because the insight has to be much deeper and more meaningful. The way I like to think about it, you know you have an insight when somebody says it when you're describing a consumer or their mindset or their need state or something, and you go, “Oh my God, that is so smart and also so completely obvious.” It's like, “Why didn't I see that before?” That to me is an insight. I think we spend a lot of time differentiating between facts and insights, and that helps us to get to a richer understanding of who we're talking to. Once you have that richer understanding, you can create work that really hits that nerve dead-on. And when it hits that nerve, it becomes an engaging two-way conversation because now you've filled into my life as a brand in a way that's useful, practical, and meaningful to me, not just talking at me. ROB: That's really grounded, really human. Leeann, if we rewind a little bit, talk about the origin story of VIA. How did the agency come to be in the first place? LEEANN: The agency was founded 28 years ago by John Coleman and a couple of other founders and partners. Specifically, John Coleman and Rich Rico were working at a big software company together. Rich was in charge of the design of marketing materials and John was a salesman. As any good salesman does in an internal marketing organization, they call up and complain about the materials they're given and have rich conversations about how they can be better, which I'm sure came very, very happily across the phone lines. [laughs] But the two struck up a relationship where they really could trust each other and rely on each other and understand how they could make materials even to sell these multimillion dollar programs in a more meaningful way. It was, again, by digging into those insights and being different strategically and not just selling attributes, but selling utility and meaningfulness and relevancy. The two of them spun out and started with one division of that company, which was called ABB. By the end of that year, they had 12 divisions of ABB as clients. So the agency was born doing B2B work to support sales teams. Over the years, it evolved many, many times. We have a saying at VIA: Born in 1993, reborn every year since. Because John was an engineer by education, they were very at the forefront of the digital era and did a lot of big technology website strategy as the internet emerged in the late '90s, early 2000s. Then pivoted again after the dot-com bust of the early 2000s. Pivoted again to do a lot of design and corporate work, really built on the strategic consultancy background they had. They were doing really deep strategic projects for clients, and then also design components and nomenclature and visual vocabularies for clients. All sorts of things. Then evolved again to be more focused on some B2C, direct-to-consumer work, but on a more regional basis, and then evolved again to be nationally recognized, national brands targeting primarily towards consumers. Now, I would say we're the best of all of those bits because we understand the digital landscape in a way that many don't, which is why we work with Chick-fil-A as their social and digital AOR. We understand big business and complications, which is why we work with some B2B clients and we take very, very complicated stories and make them very simple and digestible and important, and why we have these very, very powerful consumer brands like a Perdue or a Popsicle or Golden Corral. These are clients that have real meaning and bring real emotion to the table with consumers. We get to do all of those things every day, and that's, as I say, the best bits of all parts of our history. ROB: It's quite a path to navigate, too, because a lot of people crashed on the rocks. They got fat and happy from the late '90s, the era of the million-dollar website. I'm sure some things were almost like shooting fish in a barrel for people who were digitally savvy. We kind of went through that again with social for a season, where people were splashing similar budgets. But it's kind of matured in. It doesn't feel like there's as much of that splash, and now it has to be substance. Go ahead, it sounds like you've got something to drop in. LEEANN: I agree with you. I think what people were doing was saying, “Ooh, I have to be on social because that's where my consumer is” – again, a fact but not necessarily an insight. Just because they're there, doesn't mean you have to be there. They would just create content and, as we say, “spray and pray.” Just throw it out on the social channels and figure, “Oh, that's good. People will want to engage with me.” And that busted. I think what we're seeing is now the brands that are most successful in the social sphere are the ones who are understanding their place in the conversation and maintaining that place in the consumer's heart and mind and being respectful of the conversation they're entering, but also offering and being additive to it. Maybe it's utilitarian. Maybe it's something that is a little bit of shared brand custody, as we call it, when you want the consumer to take ownership of some of the brand elements. I think it requires deep strategy and a lot of thoughtfulness. It's not just, “I had a television ad and I made a shorter version of it and threw it all over Facebook and Instagram,” because that's not how those platforms work. ROB: Let's look at the intersection of VIA and its origin story with you. How did you come into the business and then end up in such a position of ultimate trust? What did that journey look like? LEEANN: I started in the business as a planner, at the time called an account planner. In my days as a planner, I was an account planner, a brand planner, a strategic planner. I wore every single version of that title. But I grew up in this world of consumer insights and understanding that the agency role could be to be the conscience or the therapist, really, between the consumer and the brand – connecting and listening to both and connecting the dots: being the conscience of the brand so they didn't overstep, and being the conscience of the consumer so they didn't turn away or block out the brand. So I grew up in planning. I was Chief Strategy Officer on a global level at an agency, and then at a more local level at an agency, I worked on blue chip brands like JPMorgan Chase, the NFL, AT&T, and Johnson & Johnson, all those good things. Then I transitioned in about 2012 to general agency management. That was because I had a relationship with someone who ran an agency called Translation in New York, and he was looking to make it go from just a project-based consultancy to a full-service agency. He and I had a friendship and relationship and really respected one another's intellects and points of view on how to turn brands on. So I joined him and I was there for a couple of years. The agency was exploding. We were doing great things. But in that time, I actually met John Coleman, our founder, and we had a lunch that struck me because we shared a lot of the same values. We talked a lot about what the business could be and what we wanted it to be and the kind of work we wanted to do. Honestly, again, it goes back to we find magic and we believe, and that's that optimism. We felt like we could do work that would not only move people, but maybe even leave the world a better place. We had a great talk, a couple hours, and we walked away friends. It occurred to me after that conversation that I was laughing a lot, and I realized – thanks to my husband actually pointing it out – that in my role as president of that other agency, I was having a lot of success, but I wasn't really having any fun. I went into this business because I thought it would be fun and magical and creative, and that was the part that was being stifled. Over the course of like six months, John and I became friends; he offered me the opportunity to come up to Maine. I was like, “I can't believe we're moving from New York.” I was born and raised in the New York area. But we moved ourselves to Maine, and I have not looked back once. I absolutely love it, and we do feel like we tend to put people before profits. We tend to have a lot of fun. We enjoy each other. John has since stepped out of the day-to-day of the business, but the management team and the associates – everybody here, really – we strive to create an environment where people enjoy each other because it creates a baseline of collaboration and inspiration that leads us to better work. Kind of a roundabout answer to your question, but I started out on the insight side. I've always really been invested in the creative aspect of what we do. I think the culture in which we do that really feeds the creative, so VIA gives an opportunity to do all of those things: really, really smart strategic consultancy background, really important focus on culture, and now we've also brought in a Chief Creative Officer who has fabulous expertise in crafting. His name's Bobby Hershfield, and he's amazing at crafting ideas so that the way they're presented and put out into the world really engages the consumer in a very intimate way. ROB: What a journey. You've mentioned a couple of times this AOR, agency of record designation. You've probably seen that phrase change meaning a few times. What does it mean now versus what it used to mean, and how should ambitious agencies that are chasing that designation think about it? LEEANN: There was a time when all we wanted was to be AOR. We couldn't be bothered with projects. Not VIA “we”; I mean “we,” the industry. We kind of shunned the idea that we could pop in and be experts on a project, or consultants. I think that's not true anymore. There are lots of amazing, interesting projects out there that you can work with really interesting partner agencies on, and partner clients. We do a combination of AOR and project work. But I think when you are AOR, it is a lot more than just “we set the campaign and everybody else executes it.” That is not what it is at all. I think it really is about understanding deeply the business that the client has, how it sits within the competitive marketplace, what their operational realities are, what the political realities are, how that business can grow, identifying that growth opportunity, and then unleashing creative to optimize it and to really go out and get that growth. That means thinking through everything, understanding the consumer experience and the customer journey and where the brand can plug into it and where it shouldn't, and then concepting ideas that go through that journey with the customer. That means way more than “I'm making an advertising campaign around a single idea and then everyone's executing it.” Now it's “I'm understanding the business. I'm understanding the consumer. I'm bringing those two together in a thoughtful way, and I'm going to create an idea that hits at different points in different ways so that the effect is not redundant, but it is in fact cumulative. ROB: That would seem probably more channel-specific, which is why some of the AOR designations have gone more channel, do you think? LEEANN: Yeah, possibly. But I think it's also because we're in a business now where we're competing not just with other people who do the same thing we're doing, but we're competing with agencies that do different things than we do. You might have a client who goes, “I have a traditional agency of record and then I have a digital agency of record.” But in fact, that's just false silos. If you have somebody who truly understands your business, they're thinking of it as how the consumer is experiencing this, not just what channel it's going to be on. The channels are very secondary to the story you're trying to tell and how you want the consumer to experience that story. ROB: Right. The brand still has to live somewhere. You can't just have a bunch of fractured brands. LEEANN: Yeah, exactly. ROB: Leeann, as you reflect on your time in leading VIA, and even before that maybe, in the industry, what are some things you've learned along the way that you might do a little bit differently if you were going back and giving yourself some advice? LEEANN: I kind of had a feeling a long time ago, well before I was even in a managerial role in an agency at large – I was in a managerial role in my discipline of planning, but not at the agency at large, and as a planner, I didn't have to know the business of our business. That's one piece of advice. I don't care what level you are or what discipline you are; you should understand how this industry makes money. I got away with living in la-la land as a planner for a good portion of my career, not really ever even understanding how we billed clients. You can get bogged down by it, but I think it's also important to understand. There's a balance. But I had this intuitive sense that there was a lot of waste in agencies. A lot of wasted hours, a lot of wasted discussion, a lot of wasted time, and we weren't getting to the meat. We were passing a baton around the agency in the hopes that somebody would stop and hold the baton and be like, “Okay, now I'm going to work on this.” I refer to it as the “See below” email. You may have gotten one of these from someone once upon a time. I consider these evil. Someone gets an email from someone else requesting something, and they just pass it along to someone who works with them and say, “See below” – which they might as well have said, “I didn't bother to read this. I'm making it your problem.” The person under them very often sends it to a person under them, and it just continues from there. That's what I mean by passing the baton and not really stopping and thinking. About six years ago at VIA, we got rid of all of the department silos within the agency and got rid of the gatekeeper mentality that perpetuated that baton passing. We rebuilt the agency from the bottom up to be much more agile, to be much more collaborative, and to have much more fun together. We created these interdisciplinary pods that work around clients, and each pod is led by four equal partners and leaders. There's a client strategy lead who's responsible for understanding what's being asked of us and, more importantly, why. There's a planning lead who helps us to honor insights and market trends and opportunities to have a strategic pathway. So they're responsible for the way. We have a creative lead who's responsible for the “wow,” whatever that means, whether it's inventing a new product or doing an advertisement or producing a show. It's all under the “wow.” Then we have the project management lead, who's responsible for the how and the when, which is really about resourcing, time management, budgets, scopes, all of that. When we put them all on equal footing, something really wonderful happened. They started acting like real partners. They started understanding that they were mutually accountable for this client's growth and that they were all part of the same sentence. Longer than a sentence; it would be a run-on. But you get what I'm saying. [laughs] You couldn't just have a client call one of them and ask a question and necessarily get the “Yes, you can have that Tuesday at 3:00,” because they're not responsible for that. They have to go, “Wait, are you asking the right question? Why are you asking that? Let's think about that strategically. Let's see if there's a different creative response. And oh, by the way, I have to go check with somebody else to see how our resources go.” It became honestly faster, which is sort of counterintuitive, but it's faster to get things done. It's inherently more collaborative. And as a result of it being more collaborative, everybody feels included and they can see their fingerprints on the work, and that makes it more fun. I would've done that a lot sooner. I kind of had that specced out in my brain I want to say almost 20 years ago, and we wrote it up and then I didn't do anything with it. It took a long time, but six years ago we did it, and it has helped shape our agency. It's helped get to better work. It gets to better insights. We have deeper client relationships. As I said, we have a happier populace all around because everyone feels included. And frankly, as everyone else is complaining that procurement is out there squeezing the profitability out of agencies, I feel like we regained our ability to be profitable because we eliminated the fat. So I would've done that sooner. ROB: Certainly less layers. Some of that seems to also come along with the evolution of communication channels that are available. Maybe this is more relevant to – it sounds like your org is largely in Portland, even if your clients are elsewhere. But even on distributed teams, you almost get stuck in the “See below” thing; when your choices are “Am I going to call someone, am I going to text them, or am I going to email them?”, you fall into email. But now we have some tighter lines on messaging. People will hop in a quick chat now, even online, even on a Zoom or a Slack group chat. LEEANN: Absolutely. Listen, dispersed teams are the reality of the future. We at VIA do believe that we are better when we are together in person as much as possible, so we really do try to do that, and we're being very thoughtful about how to do that safely. We did go back to the office in July. But we also really appreciate that some people have certain tasks or certain roles that are just more productive when they're working as individuals and remotely. So we have a hybrid model, and it really boils down to what task you have and what role you're playing on a given day. But you're right. We've retrained everyone, because now I know I have to consider others as thoughts pop into my head. I can't just sit there and do my own work. Even if I am remote, I've got to reach out to my partners. So I'm going to jump on Slack, I'm going to jump on Zoom, I'm going to pick up the phone, I'm going to even shoot them a text. But the conversation is much more free-flowing, and I think it gets to better solutions. Then to your other point, the channels that are available to us are changing so much. We took that model that we used at the top of every piece of business and we then applied it in the creative department. Like, why do we always just have our directors and copywriters concepting? That doesn't make sense. Maybe there's a product design person or maybe a technologist or a promotional person who should be in those concepting phases. So we actually work in creative roundtables where it's not just a two-person team; we assemble the right team for each assignment and we draw from all different areas of expertise, and it's the same kind of collaboration. You're all mutually responsible for the concept, so whatever concept we have is born able to fit all those different places. ROB: There's a lot to pull on there as well, but I want to be mindful of our time here. What is coming up, Leeann? What's coming up for VIA and the industry as a whole that you're excited about? LEEANN: I think it's a great time to be in advertising, honestly. I'm excited that our competitive set changes every day. I'm excited that sometimes we're competing with media companies and other times with creative boutiques and other times with consultants. I think that's really interesting. I'm excited that the smartest and best agencies can get deeper in with the C-suite and not just the marketing department or the CMO. I'm excited for how we utilize remote workforces and invite more diverse populations into our agencies and into our industry as a result of that opportunity, because we can reach further afield. I think that fundamentally changes the experiences and thoughts that come to the table. Of course, if you want to really have a great brainstorm and great creative, bring together two completely disparate things and throw them into a room and see what explodes out of it. People who are together, people who are dispersed, people of different backgrounds, people at different life stages – it's all an opportunity for us to think more broadly. And because clients are starting to see that they need more partners in helping them think – even in-house agencies. I don't see that as a threat. I see that as an opportunity, because we can get in there and help them think through things strategically and stop them from navel-gazing, but also leverage them for their expertise that we don't have from being in the four walls. So I think the most exciting thing is how our competitive sets are changing and how that opens up creative opportunities for us. And in order to get there, I think we need to – well, I know, and we all know, but we're actively working to diversify our workforce so we can come to the table with different ideas that catapult businesses forward. ROB: That's a whole other area where distributed helps tremendously. LEEANN: It definitely does. ROB: Different circumstances, different places. You can tap a lot broader pool of people to come together. LEEANN: Yeah, we have a program called VIAlocity that we started three years ago, before COVID, if there was a before COVID. [laughs] We hired talent from all over the world who were different from us, whether they were different culturally, ethnically, life stage-wise, ability-wise. We hired them into this collective and put them on a retainer. They were mostly freelancers who worked in different fields all around, or people who weren't traditionally in advertising. They were journalists or painters or photographers or stay-at-home moms. We put them in this collective so that we could tap into them. The retainer bought us the right to have them engaged in our email system and assigned to a pod so they knew what was going on, and then when we activate them on a project, we pay them a project fee on top of that. They're able to work for other people as well, but it gave us access to a much bigger pool. And that was fully remote, with the idea that we asked VIAlocity participants to be in Maine five days out of each quarter. They didn't have to be five consecutive days, but five days, just so that we could get that chemistry and get to know each other. Now, post-COVID, we've actually expanded VIAlocity to not just be our fractional workers who are on retainer and get project fees, but we have a couple of full-time remote workers who are part of VIAlocity also. If you're full-time remote, you have to be at the headquarters for 10 days out of each quarter. Obviously, the health situation, dependent on that. But so far, so good. ROB: Assuming they can get back into their home country. We have a guy who's out of country and he hasn't been able to come see us because he's not sure he can get back in. He's a U.S. citizen living elsewhere. It makes it interesting. But I think we're getting closer, is what I can say. LEEANN: I think so. We're getting better at working together in different ways, and that's great. I still think there's nothing like a good old-fashioned collaboration when you're in person because you just can't interrupt each other or build on each other's ideas on Zoom the way you can naturally in a room. The energy's just not there the way it is physically. But if you can combine the best of the physical togetherness with the best of the remote work and what it gives you, then there's magic to be found. ROB: Magic. Right back where we started with the magic. Magic here at VIA. Thank you so much for coming on the podcast, Leeann. LEEANN: My pleasure. Thank you for having me. ROB: And for sharing your experience, your wisdom. You've got it very well-formed and very well-communicated. Glad to have you. LEEANN: Thank you. Sometimes I just nerd out on it, though, so that's a little weird too. [laughs] ROB: [laughs] All good. Wonderful, Leeann. Be well. Bye. LEEANN: Great. Thank you, Rob. ROB: Thank you for listening. The Marketing Agency Leadership Podcast is presented by Converge. Converge helps digital marketing agencies and brands automate their reporting so they can be more profitable, accurate, and responsive. To learn more about how Converge can automate your marketing reporting, email info@convergehq.com, or visit us on the web at convergehq.com.

The Crypto Conversation
Ride the Wave - Building the first NFT Fund

The Crypto Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 41:44


Les Borsai is the Chief Strategy Officer at Wave Financial Group. Les began his career as a rave promoter in the Southern California underground scene of the late 1980s. Earlier this year Wave launched the world's first-ever traditional NFT fund. Why you should listen: Les held positions at Avalon Attractions (now Live Nation Entertainment|Live Nation), MCA Records, and Bill Silva Entertainment before starting the musician management company Modern Artist Management. His client list includes country singer Wynonna Judd. After being an early investor in cryptocurrency platform Ethereum, he served as an advisor to blockchain companies and in 2018 co-founded Wave Financial, a digital asset management firm. Wave Financial offers early-stage VC investment, asset management, treasury management, and strategic consulting in the blockchain ecosystem. It has a number of funds including Index funds, a Whisky fund, and an NFT fund. The NFT fund takes an analytical approach including analysis based on the rarity of traits, focusing on unique content and scarcity in properties as value drivers. Supporting links: Wave Financial Group Andy on Twitter  Brave New Coin on Twitter Brave New Coin If you enjoyed the show please subscribe to the Crypto Conversation and give us a 5-star rating and a positive review in whatever podcast app you are using.

Growth
Starting Your Own Growth Marketing Agency (with Annie Mosbacher, Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Decoded Strategies)

Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 24:42


Annie Mosbacher was a practitioner of customer retention and growth for 15 years, but in 2021, she decided it was time for a change and went out to start her own growth marketing agency. That move has turned this year into one of her happiest professional years.In this episode, Annie explains why she knew it was time to start her own growth marketing agency, how her practitioner experience influences prioritization, and how she and her co-founder balance in-the-weeds versus high-strategy work. Like this episode? Be sure to subscribe, leave a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review, and share the pod with your friends! You can connect with Matt Bilotti, Annie Mosbacher on Twitter at @MattBilotti, @AnnieMosbacher, and @DriftPodcasts.

Center Stage: The Voice of The Project Economy
Helping Organizations to Change Faster

Center Stage: The Voice of The Project Economy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 29:43


How good is your company at change management? How can we combine technology and change to improve performance? How can organizations create more effective environments of learning? How do we find the hidden talent within our organization? This Center Stage podcast is with professor and entrepreneur Dr. Nabeel Ahmad about the disruptive effects of change, automation and data on talent development. Dr. Ahmad is Chief Strategy Officer of Changeforce.AI, a software platform for helping organizations to change faster. This discussion is focused on keeping up with the rapid pace of change though technology that helps people focus on critical strategy outcomes and finding the hidden talent within an organization.

Crypto Voices
Show 115: Alex Gladstein - Human Rights & Bitcoin

Crypto Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 85:45


Show support appreciated: https://donations.cryptovoices.com Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Matthew, Alec, and Michel interview Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation and Oslo Freedom Forum. We begin with the Human Rights Foundation's efforts to help the people of Eastern Europe living under the dictatorships in Russia and Belarus. Mirroring the educational efforts Alex has been working on for quite a while now concerning the parallels between human rights and Bitcoin, HRF has indeed helped in relaying the benefits of Bitcoin to locals in Eastern Europe (https://hrf.org/belarus). With the help of their solidarity fund, and instead of the traditional payment channels, Bitcoin really did allow capital relief to flow into Belarus and support protestors and unemployed workers, avoiding bank restrictions in the locked down country. Alex elucidates on some of the challenges involved in educating and calling to action those who enjoy basic rights and liberties in the Western world. We discuss how the lockdowns have paradoxically compelled some freedom lovers in the West to declare that places like Belarus (due to their lack of restrictions) are actually "more free." (And this has been occurring long before the virus, due to lack of understanding, the cool dictator factor, etc.). He gives some thoughts on the Magnitsky Act and the modern idea of Western smart sanctions on visas and financial assets of corrupt dictators and cronies from the East, who hold assets, live, and educate their children in the West. And of course, how does Bitcoin fit into this picture? What are the marketing benefits of Bitcoin... and what are the marketing challenges against Bitcoin... vis-a-vis those who support the Magnitsky Act? We discuss the El Salvador story in light of this as well. Alex explains why peaceful protesting really does have a better track record historically, compared to taking up violence and civil war. We talk important privacy questions for those living in tenuous Human Rights' circumstances, touching on capital controls and surveillance in areas from Afghanistan to Sudan to China. Listen on to learn more. Links for more info: https://twitter.com/gladstein https://alexgladstein.com/ https://hrf.org/ https://hrf.org/belarus https://hrf.org/devfund https://oslofreedomforum.com/ Show Sponsor: https://hodlhodl.com/join/cryptovoices Hosts: Matthew Mežinskis, Michel, Alec Harris Music: New Friend Music newfriendmusic.com/ Site: cryptovoices.com/ Podcast & information Bitcoin, privacy, cryptoeconomics & liberty Thanks for listening! Show content is not investment advice in any way.

Untold Stories
The Last Fiat Domino with Mauricio di Bartolomeo

Untold Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 51:47


My guest today is Mauricio di Bartolomeo, the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Ledn.io. Ledn provides financial products with a mission to help clients across the globe unlock the power of digital assets to build wealth for the long term. Operating in over 100 countries, Ledn offers interest-bearing savings accounts and Bitcoin-backed loans, enabling clients to access dollars or additional Bitcoin without needing to sell any of their existing holdings. Ledn has active clients in 105 countries, and has exceeded $1 billion in assets on its platform. Since the start of 2021, Ledn has tripled its team while growing its total lending book by over 800% and savings products by 280%. Ledn remains an industry leader when it comes to transparency and accountability standards, being the first-ever lending platform to undergo a formal proof-of-reserves attestation by Armanino LLP, a top public accounting and consulting firm and a recognized global leader in digital asset assurance solutions. Mauricio grew up in Venezuela where he and his family learned about Bitcoin. Now based in Canada, Mauricio holds HBA and MBA degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario in Canada. Mauricio is also the author of Why Proof of Reserves is Important to Bitcoin published in Bitcoin Magazine. Mauricio provides a wealth of knowledge about the current financial situation facing the west and how anyone can build Bitcoin wealth. In our discussion, we cover Ledn and Bitcoin-backed loans, Latin America and Bitcoin, hyperinflation, Proof-of-Reserves, and much more. We begin our conversation by discussing Mauricio's personal bitcoin journey and what led him to start Ledn. Our conversation transitions into Ledn and how Ledn empowers Bitcoiners with a variety of financial services to easily manage their Bitcoin wealth. We go on to discuss the best way to orange-pill family members and what it means to live on the Bitcoin standard. A great conversation topic was Mauricio's detailing the living conditions of living through hyperinflation and why the West should be wary. We also discuss the current nihilism within the system and the feeling from large swaths of the population that are being left behind. We finish our conversation by discussing the dangers of CBDCs and the importance of Proof-of-Reserves. Please enjoy my conversation with Mauricio di Bartolomeo. -- ParaSwap: If you want to make a swap at the best price across the DeFi market, check out https://untoldstories.link/paraswap. ParaSwap's state-of-the-art algorithm beats the market price across all major DEXs and brings you the most optimized swaps with the best prices, and lowest slippage. --- This podcast is powered by Blockworks. For exclusive content and events that provide insights into the crypto and blockchain space, visit them at https://blockworks.co

AR Show with Jason McDowall
Guido Groet (Luxexcel) on Solving Prescription for Fashionable AR Smartglasses

AR Show with Jason McDowall

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 62:27


Guido Groet is the Chief Strategy Officer of Luxexcel, a company that's able to 3D print optical-quality lenses for smart eyewear. Earlier in his career, Guido worked for many years in both Europe and the USA for technology giant ASML, which is a world leader in semiconductor equipment. He's held VP positions in Finance, Business development, M&A, and Strategy development. He was also CFO and then CEO of a venture-back company in disruptive high tech manufacturing technologies. Now at Luxexcel Guido is in charge of all commercial and strategic aspects of 3D printing of smart eyewear lenses. Luxexcel has been in the news recently for their partnerships with Lumus and WaveOptics where together they're able to encase the waveguides within 3D-printed prescription lenses.In this conversation, Guido's talks about the challenges of finding product-market fit, particularly for technologies that don't perfectly fit industry's pre-conceived notion of how things have been done...or should be done.We get into the meat of the technology and where it goes from here. He also shares his perspective on how and where smartglasses will find early success. Here he believes smartglasses will find success when we're able to make fashionable glasses with some functionality, rather than focusing on field of view or functionality to the detriment of fashion.You can find all of the show notes at thearshow.com.

DataFramed
#73 Scaling AI Adoption in Financial Services with Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Financial Services at TruEra Shameek Kundu

DataFramed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 60:52


In this episode of DataFramed, we speak with Shameek Kundu, former group CDO at Standard Chartered Bank, and Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Financial Services at TruEra Inc about Scaling AI Adoption throughout financial services.Throughout the episode, Shameek discusses his background, the state of data transformation in financial services, the depth vs breadth of machine learning operationalization in financial services today, the challenges standing in the way of scalable AI adoption in the industry, the importance of data literacy, the trust and responsibility challenge of AI, the future of data science in financial services, and more.Relevant links from the interview:We'd love your feedback! Let us know which topics you'd like us to cover and what you think of DataFramed by answering this 30-second surveyCheck out TruEra in actionBank of England Report: The impact of Covid on machine learning and data science in UK BankingMIT Tech Review — Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped

Lex Fridman Podcast
#231 – Alex Gladstein: Bitcoin, Authoritarianism, and Human Rights

Lex Fridman Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 160:35


Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Stripe: https://stripe.com – Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get $15 credit – Codecademy: https://codecademy.com and use code LEX to get 15% off – NI: https://www.ni.com/perspectives – Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/lex and use code LEX to get special savings EPISODE LINKS: Alex's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gladstein The Little Bitcoin Book: https://littlebitcoinbook.com/ Human Rights Foundation: https://hrf.org/ PODCAST INFO: Podcast website: https://lexfridman.com/podcast Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2lwqZIr Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2nEwCF8 RSS: https://lexfridman.com/feed/podcast/ YouTube Full Episodes: https://youtube.com/lexfridman YouTube Clips: https://youtube.com/lexclips SUPPORT & CONNECT: – Check