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Steve White's path from the housing projects to president of Comcast was punctuated by defining, and often heart-wrenching, moments. Moments that lead him to associating uncompromising with never giving up, always looking to learn and improve, investing in yourself, and maintaining a positive attitude through it all.
Guest Zach Servideo is an entrepreneur and the founder of Value Creation Labs® (VCL), a brand studio-growth accelerator. The 15-year consulting veteran has spent time in Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Known for his boundless energy and storytelling prowess, Servideo is a sought out chief brand officer of sorts for companies looking to elevate their public presence and stoke growth. In 2021, he created VCL as a means to one day realize his vision to own and operate a venture studio. He's currently building toward that goal helping provide flexible consulting services to a range of companies. He also has an investor network betting on those same companies. Servideo nurtures a dynamic VCL talent consortium ranging from artists and writers to patent attorneys and bankers. He's currently working with a group of Boston-based tech journalists on a series of custom analyst reports for Silicon Valley Bank, New England Venture Capital Association, Glasswing Ventures and Accomplice. With Servideo serving as publisher, the reports shed light on innovations from Boston that are hiding in plain sight and yet driving global economic growth. VCL recently released its latest report on cybersecurity. Of course, he's also the founder and host of Boston Speaks Up (BSU), an innovation podcast visiting with inspiring people from all walks of life that is sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank. Founded in 2018, BSU helped catapult Servideo back into the Boston innovation community he spent much of the 2000s and early 2010s in, before a five year stint in Los Angeles. He began his career at Schwartz Communications in the mid 2000s before transitioning to a role at fama PR in 2009 which found him embedded in the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) community at One Broadway, Kendall Square. It was at fama/CIC where Servideo began honing the craft of developing brands and taking startups to market – Opower (acquired by Oracle in 2016), Suniva, TweetMyJobs, CloudLock, to name a few. By 2012, he took the entrepreneurial plunge, created his first LLC and developed a business plan to bring his abilities to Los Angeles at a time when ‘Silicon Beach' was just taking off. He spent 5 years between LA and San Francisco bringing companies to market and helping them reach successful exits – Klutch to eBay (2015), Epoxy to Vemba (2016), Watchwith to Comcast (2017), Beachfront Media to PSP Capital (2017), Whosay to Viacom (2018), Downstream to Jungle Scout/Summit Partners (2021) along with several more. For those listeners less familiar with Servideo's work behind the scenes, he's an active business development specialist working on an array of initiatives to support first time founders. For example, he serves as entrepreneur-in-residence at Endicott College's Angle Center for Entrepreneurship where he's a major catalyst behind the school's startup incubator and annual Spark Tank startup competition. He somehow manages to play soccer a couple times a week, coach his daughter's youth soccer team and train/compete in triathlons (with one 70.3 Ironman under his belt).
Holyoke Media, en asociación con WHMP radio, emiten diariamente la Síntesis informativa en español a través del 101.5 FM y en el 1240 / 1400 AM. Esta es la síntesis informativa del martes 10 de mayo de 2022: - La administración Biden dice que se asociará con proveedores de Internet para reducir el costo de los planes de Internet de alta velocidad para los estadounidenses de bajos ingresos, anunció la Casa Blanca el lunes. El Programa de Conectividad Asequible (ACP por sus siglas en inglés) proporcionará planes de al menos 100 Megabits por segundo de velocidad por no más de $30. Se estima que 48 millones de estadounidenses calificarán. “El servicio de Internet de alta velocidad ya no es un lujo, es una necesidad”, dijo la Casa Blanca. "Pero demasiadas familias se quedan sin Internet de alta velocidad debido al costo o tienen que reducir otros elementos esenciales para hacer los pagos mensuales del servicio de Internet". Veinte proveedores de Internet, incluidas empresas nacionales como AT&T, Comcast y Verizon, así como empresas regionales, se han comprometido con el programa. Los estadounidenses pronto podrán visitar www.getinternet.gov para determinar su elegibilidad e inscribirse en el programa. Aquellos que reciben beneficios, como Pell Grant, Medicaid o SNAP, pueden calificar. Las agencias que supervisan estos programas se comunicarán con los beneficiarios de estos beneficios para ver qué hogares califican para el ACP. Los hogares elegibles también pueden recibir notificaciones de agencias de la ciudad o del estado. FUENTE: WBUR, NPR - Washington buscó retratar un frente unido contra la invasión rusa de Ucrania el lunes cuando el presidente Joe Biden firmó una medida bipartidista para reiniciar el programa de "préstamo y arriendo" de la era de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, que ayudó a derrotar a la Alemania nazi, para reforzar a los aliados de Kiev y Europa del Este. La firma se produce cuando el Congreso de EEUU está listo para liberar miles de millones más para luchar en la guerra contra Rusia, con los demócratas preparando $ 40 mil millones en ayuda militar y humanitaria, más grande que el paquete de $ 33 mil millones que Biden ha solicitado. Todo sirve como una réplica al presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, quien aprovechó el Día de la Victoria en Europa, el aniversario de la rendición incondicional de Alemania en 1945 y la fiesta patriótica más grande de Rusia, para unir a su pueblo detrás de la invasión. Biden dijo que era urgente que el Congreso aprobara el próximo paquete de asistencia a Ucrania para evitar cualquier interrupción en el envío de suministros militares para ayudar a luchar en la guerra, con un plazo crucial de 10 días. La Cámara podría votar tan pronto como esta semana sobre el paquete reforzado de ayuda a Ucrania, enviando la legislación al Senado, que está trabajando para confirmar a la candidata de Biden, Bridget Brink, como la nueva embajadora de Ucrania. Antes de firmar el proyecto de ley, Biden dijo que “la guerra de Putin” estaba “trayendo una vez más la destrucción desenfrenada de Europa”, haciendo referencia al significado del día. FUENTE: AP
Over the last half-decade, there's been an explosion in interest in virtual assistants. Entrepreneurs of all kinds have hired remote support staff to do all sorts of tasks: making travel arrangements, managing calendars, briefing team members before conferences or engagements, and even assisting with content creation and social media. This is as true of cannabis as it is with other industries, but it comes with its own hurdles and challenges. To learn more, we're talking to Tajanna Mallory, Founder, and CEO at CannAssistants. CannAssistants is a virtual assistant agency that provides administrative support to mid-size cannabis companies, founders, and business executives. She has over a decade of experience providing administrative support, H.R., and talent recruiting services for large teams and C-level executives in the for-profit and not-for-profit space. She's worked with Fortune 500 companies, including Deloitte & Touche, the NFL, Pfizer, Comcast, Chick-Fil-A, and Oliver Wyman, to name just a few. In this episode, Tajanna shares the story of her journey from corporate America to the cannabis industry, how she helps entrepreneurs take administrative tasks off their plate, and how CannAssistants empowers virtual assistants as business owners themselves. KEY TAKEAWAYS Why virtual assistants are a versatile and affordable way to scale a company. The unique issues facing cannabis entrepreneurs (and the virtual assistants working with them) as they grow their businesses. How Tajanna finds the right assistants for her clients and creates opportunities for them to convert to full-time when an employer is interested. How Tajanna sees diversity in the cannabis industry and within her own businesses. What makes the career trajectory for assistants so unique–and how Tajanna helps her assistants achieve their goals just as much as her entrepreneurs'. Why Tajanna doesn't think full federal legalization will happen in the next four years. Show Notes For complete show notes, including transcripts, takeaways, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit SoHoExp.com/51 To learn more about the podcast and get access to all episodes, visit: SoHoExp.com/GreenRepeal
Today we cover New York lawmakers pushing for abortion funds, President Biden signing a bill expediting the process to send military aid, and the severe fire risk for the southwestern United States. Lastly, AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon have agreed to provide high-speed internet service at a discount to low-income consumers. Resources/Articles mentioned this episode: NY Times: New York lawmakers Push for Abortion Fund to Establish 'Safe Harbor' WaPo: Biden signs Ukraine lend-lease act into law, expediting military aid Axios: Southwest faces "extremely critical" wildfire threat as record heat hits Plains WaPo: Low-wage earners to get high-speed Internet for $30 in Biden program
The Career Couch with Dr. Carole & Friends had a diverse and amazing group of subject matters experts this season from various locations around the world. The listeners were privileged to hear from many who were authors and had completed a lot of research to support their discussion. The topics were rich and engaging. The listeners commented and sent feedback to me from every continent. I want thank my listeners for being interested and finding value in these topics and guests. I also want to thank my guests in season four: Mark Bobbitt and Chris Edmonds, consultants and co-authors of “Good Comes First: How Today's Leaders Create an Uncompromising Company Culture that Doesn't Suck” Dr. Barbara Dallay Pezee, international leadership coach and consultantJamie Flinchbaugh, advisor and author of "People Solve Problems: The Power of Every Person, Every Day, Every Problem"Michael Timms, author of “How Leaders Can Inspire Accountability"Steve White, president and special counsel to the CEO of Comcast and author of "Uncompromising" Michael Chang Wenderoth, executive coach and author of “Get promoted: What You are Really Missing at Work that's Holding You Back” and, Sonya Barnes, brand expert of Sonya Barnes InternationalI appreciate each and everyone of you for your commitment to helping others reach their full potential. Thank you, Dr. Carole Isom-Barnes, podcast host and business consultantXperience Leadership, LLCwww.XperienceLeadership.com
Macro: [OIL PRODUCTION] Oil Prices Top $100, Yet Some Big U.S. Frackers Let Their Production Fall - WSJ [BIG PORTS PROBLEM?] Port Labor Talks Pose New Complication for Supply Chain - WSJ Crypto: [CRYPTO PRICES FALL] Crypto Prices Slump Over the Weekend - WSJ [TVL HITS LOWS] DeFi Locked Value Falls to Yearly Low, $27B Lost Over the Weekend - CoinDesk Business: [PALANTIR TUMBLES] Palantir Earnings, Revenue Guidance Miss as Stock Falls - Yahoo [LOW-INCOME BROADBAND] AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Others Commit to Low-Income Broadband Program - WSJ [UBER COST CUTTING] Uber CEO Tells Staff Company Will Cut Down on Costs - CNBC Earnings Today AM: Palantir, BioNTech, Duke Energy Today PM: Upstart, AMC, Plug Power, Novavax, Tattooed Chef, Blink, Lemonade Tomorrow AM: Peloton, Sysco, Builders FirstSource --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/acouplecents/message
This week we breakdown the key numbers you need to know from Q1 earrings reports including updated subscriber and ARPU numbers from Paramount+, Roku, Peacock TV and cord cutting numbers from Charter, Comcast and Verizon. We also detail the revenue growth rate, GAAP net loss/gain from cloud vendors and streaming vendors including Akamai, Alphabet, Brightcove, Fastly, Limelight, Microsoft, Vimeo. Come up to speed on important Q1 earnings you should know about, all in 30-minutes.Companies, and services mentioned: Comcast, Peacock TV, Paramount+, Roku, Amazon, Fastly, Limelight, Akamai, Brightcove, WicketLabs, Microsoft, Amazon Prime Video, NFL, Alphabet, YouTube TV, Vimeo, Charter, Verizon. Questions or feedback? Contact: email@example.com
Thousands of local kids will benefit from the opportunity to play youth sports free of charge through at least 2026, thanks to a program created by Olympic City USA. The biggest boost to the effort, which began as a pilot program in 2021, is a $225,000 grant over three years from the Daniels Fund and $50,000 from the Dakota Foundation. Additional funding for the initiative includes donations from Boeing, the Chapman Foundations, Children's Hospital Colorado, Comcast, Gazette Charities Foundation and the Schuck Foundation.
"NFTs May Seem Like Frivolous Fads. They Should Be the Future of Music," argues Rolling Stone magazine. "How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies: A Guide for New Crypto Investors," advises TIME magazine. "'I had $10 in my bank account': This 36-year-old went from living paycheck to paycheck to making over $109,000 selling NFTs," proclaims CNBC. Over the past couple of years, U.S. media have been breathlessly hyping a new economy of digital "investment opportunities" and asset speculation. From cryptocurrency to NFTs, sports betting to online streaming casinos, business rags and legacy papers alike extol the virtues of a financial climate in which seemingly anyone with an internet connection, a smartphone, and a few bucks stands a chance of striking it rich. It's what we're calling "The Last $100 In Your Bank Account Economy." Somewhere, somebody thinks there's too much idle money sitting in working and Middle Class people's bank accounts that isn't being properly exploited. This, to them, is a crime, and increasingly sleazy verticals are emerging to make sure it doesn't stay there for too long. After all: Don't you want to make your money work for you? Don't let it sit there and collect dust. Get in on the action, fortune favors the brave, the next frontier, you can hit a 10 way parlay, don't be an idle beta, get in on the action!! Since the onset of the pandemic and the evaporation of government aid like unemployment and child tax credits, new gambling markets have exploded, filling the financial voids suffered by working people. Meanwhile, news outlets and sports networks have been at the ready, using the same old aspirational advertising tactics for lotteries, betting, and casinos. And it's not just about paid ads, the media companies themselves––from Disney to Fox to Comcast are in the sportsbook business, and every outlet from Rolling Stone to the Associated Press are hawking NFTs, creating new frontiers of conflicts of interests. On this episode, we detail the history of media's water-carrying for lotteries and other forms of gambling; how the press primes the public, especially the poor, to accept new forms of gambling and speculation tools like NFTs and cryptocurrency as normal, inevitable, and full of promise; and the ways in which they are cashing in on this cynical, infinitely regressive universe of extracting the last dollar out of your bank account. Our guest is Motherboard's Edward Ongweso, Jr.
Steven Hansen specializes in working for nonprofit organizations and community projects around the U.S. His clients include NBCUniversal Publishing, Comcast, MetroBeat TV, Anythink Libraries, Open Library, The City of Denver, National Audubon Society, The Center for Digital Archeology, and Starbucks.He has also freelanced as a greeting card illustrator, an exhibition designer, and a user-experience reviewer for retail websites. Steve is also the creator of The Happiness Archive; which is a collection of stories, hacks and odd facts that make us happy. Get happy at www.happinessarchive.com
Die Aktien im asiatisch-pazifischen Raum legten am Donnerstagmorgen zu, da die Anleger in der Region auf die Reaktion der Märkte auf die jüngste geldpolitische Entscheidung der Bank of Japan warteten.Der Dow Jones Industrial schloss mit einem Plus von 0,2 Prozent bei 33 302 Punkten. Der marktbreite S&P 500 gewann letztlich 0,2 Prozent auf 4184 Zähler. Der technologielastige Nasdaq 100 drehte im späten Geschäft gar ins Minus und verlor am Ende 0,1 Prozent auf 13 003 Punkte.Der Dax stieg um 0,3 Prozent auf 13 794 Punkte. Der MDax der mittelgroßen Börsenunternehmen ging 0,3 Prozent fester mit 29 816 Punkten aus dem Handel. Heute wird der Dax wieder im Plus bei 17 854 Punkten erwartet.Neben dem Geschäftsklimaindex für die Eurozone steht heute eine erste Schätzung für die Inflationsrate im April an. Im März war die Teuerung mit 7,3% auf den höchsten Stand seit mehr als 40 Jahren gestiegen.In den USA werden neben den wöchentlichen Erstanträgen auf Arbeitslosenhilfe die persönlichen Konsumausgaben und Zahlen zum Bruttoinlandsprodukt im ersten Quartal veröffentlicht.Die Münchener Rück und RWE halten heute ihre Hauptversammlung ab.Geschäftszahlen kommen von HelloFresh, Linde, Kion Group, Nemetschek, Wacker Chemie, Drägerwerk, Fielmann, Takkt, Sanofi, TotalEnergies, Nokia, Altria, Amazon, Apple, Baidu, Caterpillar, Church & Dwight, Comcast, Domino's Pizza, Eli Lilly, Gilead Sciences, Intel, Mastercard, McDonald's, Merck & Co., Southwest Airlines, Stryker, Thermo Fisher, Twitter, Verisign und Western Digital.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kommponisten)
As far back as he can remember Travis Scott has always called himself a plant nerd. Growing up in a small town in Indiana, he loved spending time outside in nature and in the public library where he would pour through books about plants and science. Travis thought he would pursue a career in landscape architecture but in college, he decided to major in environmental science. Travis' career has been anything but linear. He has taken several diverse turns along the way into environmental consulting with the Department of Defense, sales and account management, corporate recruitment, and, for the past decade-plus, marketing - specifically marketing and sales operations. The kinds of companies Travis has worked at are equally diverse including startups (Jobster), Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, Comcast, and Booking.com), and private companies (technology, steel, hospitality, supply chain and distribution). Today, Travis is the Founder of RainierDigital, a consultancy helping companies solve interesting operational problems in marketing and sales. In this week's Work From The Inside Out podcast, learn more about Travis' journey: Travis is currently enrolled in Washington State University's Master Gardener Program. He is the author of Think Differently: How Recruitment Marketing Gets You Noticed Over the Noise. Learn more and connect with Travis here: https://www.facebook.com/rainierdigital https://linkedin.com/in/travisscott24 https://www.facebook.com/milehighguy https://twitter.com/509marketer www.rainierdigital.com
This week's Network Break podcast discusses Nokia deal to sell switch hardware to Microsoft running the SONiC network OS. We also cover Dell's 4.0 release of its Enterprise SONiC distribution, a test of hollowcore fiber optics by Comcast, the British government making rules about watching TV in self-driving cars, and more tech news. The post Network Break 379: Nokia Goes SONiC For Microsoft Data Centers: Comcast Tests Hollowcore Fiber appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week's Network Break podcast discusses Nokia deal to sell switch hardware to Microsoft running the SONiC network OS. We also cover Dell's 4.0 release of its Enterprise SONiC distribution, a test of hollowcore fiber optics by Comcast, the British government making rules about watching TV in self-driving cars, and more tech news. The post Network Break 379: Nokia Goes SONiC For Microsoft Data Centers: Comcast Tests Hollowcore Fiber appeared first on Packet Pushers.
This week's Network Break podcast discusses Nokia deal to sell switch hardware to Microsoft running the SONiC network OS. We also cover Dell's 4.0 release of its Enterprise SONiC distribution, a test of hollowcore fiber optics by Comcast, the British government making rules about watching TV in self-driving cars, and more tech news. The post Network Break 379: Nokia Goes SONiC For Microsoft Data Centers: Comcast Tests Hollowcore Fiber appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Many of us didn't realize how essential good internet access was until the pandemic required so many of us to take our work, schooling, shopping and even healthcare into the virtual world. That experience also highlighted dramatic inequities among households and communities, in access to strong, stable internet service. A new government initiative, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), is taking on those inequities, working closely with internet providers throughout the United States. Passed by Congress as part of the 2021 Infrastructure bill and launched in January of this year through the FCC, this program makes connectivity affordable to most households – or even free, when combined with assistance already offered by local providers. In this episode of Mom Enough, Marti and Erin talk with Karly Baraga-Werner, a graduate of Georgetown Law School and Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Comcast Twin Cities Region. Karly explains all the ins and outs of who is eligible, how to apply, and what, if anything, ACP participants will need to pay. Written material with all the details you need also are posted for free downloading on the Mom Enough website (www.momenough.com). If you don't need the benefits of this program yourself, please spread the word among people you know! If you wish to provide printed information to people in your school, faith community or neighborhood, there also is a link on the Mom Enough site for ordering larger quantities of printed information in large quantities. WHY IS AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY SO IMPORTANT? Think of the ways people of all ages are dependent on having access to the internet today. In what ways does access facilitate learning, access to healthcare, and a wide range of useful information and age-appropriate entertainment to the individuals in your family, whatever their ages? Who do you know who might benefit from ACP and perhaps also a local program, such as Comcast's Internet Essentials, that can combine with ACP to make connectivity even less expensive or free? WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GETTING ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE INTERNET? ❉ Xfinity ACP. Check this link to see if you are eligible and learn how to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program, where you can get affordable (or even free) internet with Xfinity Internet or Comcast Internet Essentials. ❉ INTERNET ESSENTIALS. Learn if you qualify for Comcast's Internet Essentials program and how to sign up, if you do. You can also call 855-8INTERNET to speak with someone about Internet Essentials. ❉ AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM. The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program that helps low-income households pay for broadband and internet connected devices. You can also call 833-511-0311. ❉ INTERNET ESSENTIALS PARTNER PORTAL. Become a partner join the movement to close the digital divide. Access materials and resources that you can distribute. Help bring the internet to families in your community.
Today, I'm going to be joined by my amazing friend and business consultant, Linsey Levine! Linsey is going to be covering the ins and outs of protecting your business - including: Business formation (LLCs and Corporations) Contracts + Agreements Streamlining Contracts Website Policies Trademarks Linsey Levine has spent over a decade working in corporate America, including Comcast and the Miami Heat. She has extensive knowledge in contract law, compliance, and creating a strong foundation - no matter the size of the company. Linsey is passionate about educating female business owners and providing them with the tools to create a strong foundation to protect their businesses from legal trouble. Whether you're a new business owner, or you've been in business for a short period of time, we talk about common mistakes that so many of them make and places you should be covering yourself better legally. If you are not already protected, please go grab your templates from Linsey and use code 'nicole10' to get 10% off services and templates >>https://www.linseyshaeconsulting.com/ https://www.healthystepswithnicole.com/nextlevel
Highlights: [7:05] Outcomes and control [20:00] 2081 Days of Streaking [31:50] Laughably simple Meet Jeffery Downs: Jeffery is a highly sought after corporate consultant and coach, He's a dynamic keynote speaker, author, and in my opinion is one of the world's foremost authorities on human behavior and how we can all create REAL Change in our lives. His clients include Intel, CISCO, Boston Scientific, Comcast, Staples, Wal-Mart, and many more His book, “Streaking" is a powerful framework and handbook that opens the door to all of us on exactly how we can unlock our true potential in all areas of business and life. He also has a free app by the same name that supports thousands of people bridge the gap between their goals and the habits they need to reach them. He and his wife Jami also host the weekly podcast Streaking: Become who You Want to Be What I love about Jeffery is that he has cracked the code to creating the life of your dreams. His method is one that is so profound that it encapsulates the wisdom of the ages. Yet it is SO simple that literally ANYONE can start using it today. So regardless of whether you have goals to improve your health, your finances, your relationships or your life overall, you are about to see that there is one thing that lives between where you are now and where you want to be. So buckle up, this is going to be a good one! Connect with Jeffery: Instagram: @streakingmastery Facebook: Streaking Mastery Linkedin: @streakingmaster Website: https://www.streakingmastery.com/ ... If you're interested in learning more about challenges and how you can use them to maximize your reach, increase your impact and grow your coaching business just click here: http://mychallengecreator.com/
Russ and Bob react to the Sixers' performance thus far ahead of Game 3, who will need to step up in Matisse Thybulle's absence, whether Joe Girardi is on the hot seat, the Phillies' struggles, and whether they'd rather get Deebo Samuel or Tyran Mathieu. Plus, the guys talk about the Flyers trainers suing Comcast, as well as the Philadelphia Union?! Send us your feedback on Facebook, Twitter, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Watch the full episode on the Crossing Broad YouTube channel HERE. Please subscribe to the show ([Apple Podcasts] [Spotify] [Amazon Music] [Google Play] [Stitcher] [iHeartRadio] [RSS]), leave a 5 star review, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @JoyOnBroad @BobWankelCB @CrossingBcast Check out the other shows on the Crossing Broad Podcast Network including: Crossed Up: A Phillies Podcast, Snow the Goalie: A Flyers Podcast, and It's Always Soccer in Philadelphia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How does a poor kid from the housing projects make it to the corporate boardroom? For Steve White, it's the result of an uncompromising attitude and work ethic. President of Comcast's West Division for eleven years, Steve launched his career in 1996 as Regional Vice President. A commitment to his why and the influence of mentors enabled him to demonstrate consistent growth for his teams and divisions, which led to increasing leadership responsibilities. Driven by continuous learning, radical responsibility, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Comcast's West Division became a pacesetter by delivering industry-leading results. Steve White was responsible for all Comcast Cable operations in the Western U.S., leading nearly thirty thousand employees, serving almost eleven million customers, and driving annual revenue of nearly $18 billion. If the West Division was a stand-alone company, it would be one of the top 150 companies in America. Today, Steve serves the role of Special Counsel to the CEO of Comcast Cable, the largest division of Comcast Corporation and one of the top 20 companies in the U.S. Giving back and paying it forward are two of Steve White's life values. He has lived in Denver for more than ten years and champions causes related to family and education, such as the Denver Scholarship Fund. He serves on the board of directors for New Leaders, which focuses on the development of public school principals. Steve recently published his masterpiece of a book, Uncompromising: How an Unwavering Commitment to Your Why Leads to an Impactful Life and a Lasting Legacy. Inspired by the lessons from every stage of life, and the people who influenced him along the way, form the basis of his overarching message: An uncompromising life is one where you stay true to what is important to you, what you believe in, and what you love. An uncompromising approach to life means you are fiercely independent, radically responsible, scrappy, and possess an undistracted mindset. It also means you have an unwavering commitment to your fight, which is defined by your core values, passion, and purpose. You uphold the courage of your convictions, stay locked in on your goals, get up when you fall and continue to forge ahead. What you'll learn in this episode: Why finding your purpose is so important How Steve's hardships influenced his life and business core How positive influence and reinforcement are essential to unleash potential How setting the bar of expectations right can be a powerful driver for growth How to best support your team during leadership development Why defining success is key before developing a plan What the “7 Pathways” to success are Additional Resources: Website: https://www.stevewhitespeaks.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevewhiteinc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteveWhiteInc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SteveWhiteInc Steve's Podcast Appearances: https://www.stevewhitespeaks.com/appearances/ New Leaders Organization: https://www.newleaders.org/members/steve-white Uncompromising Book: Buy on Website Buy on Amazon
A new industry study claims the five largest producers of original content in the United States also happen to be some of the biggest streamers in the world. Nearly half the content offered by Discovery, Disney, Paramount, the former WarnerMedia and Comcast are original productions which increasingly premiere on their subscription streaming services. Turns out […] The post Showbiz Sandbox 581: Streamers Double Down On Original Programming appeared first on Showbiz Sandbox.
Customer support is sometimes an afterthought for tech product companies, but it can be one of the most important parts of user experience. Mark and Adam discuss using support as a type of user interview; how to balance long-term product vision with listening to customers; and support reputations of companies like Zappos, IBM, and Comcast. Plus: the value of transparency vs why airlines conceal flight delays. @MuseAppHQ email@example.com Show notes Safe mode Zappos: Deliver WOW Through Service Front Zendesk triage IBM's legendary customer service First Republic Speakeasy Comcast cares traceroute, line test credit card authorization and capture Flighty Heroku incident reponse and status page pager rotation Oren Teich ARPU, Google’s ARPU
In any organization, but especially in one that spans across the globe, being able to cultivate and maintain personal relationships centered around a driving mission focus is a critical puzzle piece to success. Sophia Marshall, Vice President of Public Relations at Comcast, connects with Life University Vice President of University Advancement and Enrollment Dr. Gilles LaMarche on this episode of “Today's Conversations on Leadership.” She expands on the pitfalls of what happens when leaders fail to make meaningful connections and to acknowledge the humanity of their team members.
79. Fred Maahs - Universal Design for Leadership “My utopia is someday, we're not going to be having this conversation. Access - just is. People with disabilities - just are, and everything is normalized…People with disabilities aren't, “the others”. We're not just a slice of the demographic. We're just part of society and not thought of differently.” Guest Info: Fred Maahs, Jr. is a passionate and recognized leader in the international disability community and in corporate America. He is also a renowned champion for diversity and inclusion. After more than 30 years as a corporate executive, Fred founded FJM Solutions, LLC in 2019 and Maahs Travels in 2021. As a consultant, Fred is focused on underserved and underrepresented populations, especially people with disabilities. He is an accessibility travel and tourism expert and internationally recognized keynote speaker who finds solutions for “Fostering Inclusion Universally.” Also, in 2019, Fred joined Tarita Davenock and Travel for All as a partner and Chief Operating Officer. Travel for All is headquartered in Canada and provides global, accessible and inclusive travel experiences tailored to the unique needs of each traveler. In 2020, Fred was named Editor of a new digital magazine, Melange Accessibility for All, and he served on President Joe Biden's Campaign ‘s Disability Policy committee. In addition, he is currently working with individuals throughout Central America and the Caribbean to plan and present at the 5th Continental CBR Congress of the Americas and the Caribbean. Fred is a Board Director and a Past Chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities, was a Director and Past Vice Chair on the National Easterseals Board of Directors where he led the Marketing and Development Committees, served on the Board Development Committee for The Arc of the United States and was chosen to lead the Corporate Sponsor Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He serves on the Advisory Committee for 360-Access, and he also serves on the Disability:IN (formerly known as the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®)) Disability Equality Index Advisory Committee and its Honorary Advisory Board for the America's Disability Rights Museum on Wheels. He also serves on the Advisory of the Board Committee for Voiceitt, and the Advisory of the Board Committee for GesturesUp, both are Israeli-based IT startups focused on helping people with disabilities to communicate more effectively and to live more independently. Fred has served on three panels at the White House regarding issues that impact the lives of people with disabilities. He has presented on the issues faced by people with disabilities when traveling by air to the United States Department of Transportation. Invited by the King Foundation, Fred delivered a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 2013, along with Presidents Obama, Clinton, and Carter, as well as a number of renowned celebrities and civil rights leaders. On that day, Fred represented the nation's disability population during the "Let Freedom Ring" Celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. This was the first time that the disability population was included in the anniversary events. Fred has been the subject of many publications and articles for his accomplishments as a person with a disability and for being a devoted champion for the disability population. Fred has shared his personal and professional journey with countless audiences around the world during events that include the inaugural Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit in 2019, the New Jersey Conference on Disability and Employment, the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, D.C., the Annual National Convention for The Arc, the Ruderman Foundation Summit for Inclusion, the Digital Arts Festival for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Center for Corporate Citizenship Leadership Series and Annual Conferences, and in numerous worldwide publications. He has delivered keynote speeches and participated in Town Hall and panel discussions on numerous topics that impact people with disabilities. In 2019, he represented Travel for All during the inaugural Dubai Accessible Tourism International Summit in Dubai, sharing the stage with accessible tourism experts from around the world. In early 2020, he traveled to Israel and worked with Israel's Ministry of Tourism to assess and promote accessible tourism in Israel on behalf of Travel for All. Late in 2020, Fred was invited back to Dubai to assess and report on accessibility for hotels, resorts, museums, parks, and historic sites. In 2019, Fred received the “Belief in the Power of Young People Award” from City Year, presented to him for “extraordinary leadership and unwavering commitment to ensuring all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and building the next generation of leaders.” In March of 2019, Comcast NBCUniversal announced the Fred J. Maahs, Jr. Assistive Technology Grant Fund. The fund, named in Fred's honor for building the partnership with Easterseals and for his service on the Easterseals National Board of Directors, supports a variety of technology programs and services, from braille-equipped handheld computers to augmentative communication devices. In May of 2019, Fred was recognized by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America as a “Defender of Youth” for his unparalleled commitment to youth in America, to ensure all kids have a path forward. Fred was selected as the “2015 Humanitarian of the Year” by the The Buoniconti Fund - the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, for all of his work and advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities across the country. He was chosen by the Governor of Delaware as Employee of the Year in 2002 and was the first recipient of the John Jefferson Memorial Courage Award in 2002. He has also received numerous marketing and communications awards throughout the Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey area. He has been involved in many community-based volunteer efforts for Easterseals, served as Vice Chairperson for the Mayor of Wilmington's Access Wilmington Committee, and served on the Winterthur Museum and Gardens Access Advisory Board. Fred has worked for some of the country's largest Fortune 50, 100, and 500 companies. He joined Comcast in December of 2007 and until April, 2019 was the Senior Director, Community Impact, Comcast Corporation, and Vice President, Comcast Foundation. He was responsible for the strategic leadership of Comcast's national strategic partnerships with organizations including City Year, Easterseals, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, The Arc, numerous relationships with Native American organizations, and a variety of diverse partnerships at the corporate and regional level. In addition, he helped to create and then served on Comcast's Joint Diversity Council and was an Executive Champion of the MyAbilities Network – one of Comcast's Employee Resource Groups. Fred began his career at Comcast responsible for the company's national signature employee engagement programs - Comcast Cares Day, a world-wide annual day of community service, and the annual United Way Employee Giving campaign, as well as the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. From 2004 to 2007, Fred worked for ARAMARK where he assumed the newly created role of Director of Community Relations with a focus on developing and implementing the company's Star Teams initiative - a strategic, company-wide employee engagement program. This initiative encompassed more than 12,000 managers across North America and the UK and focused on strategic Star Team activities with an overarching goal to build business and enhance company image. His strategic leadership and successful teambuilding abilities led to millions of dollars in new business, stronger relationships with clients and local national and international communities, new career opportunities for employees, as well as increased employee participation in community service activities. Prior to joining ARAMARK, Fred was the Director of Communications for Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland's Eastern Shore from 1998 to 2003, where he was responsible for all media, public and government relations, as well as internal and external communications for 13 locations throughout Delaware and Maryland. He also served on the National Easter Seals Communications Committee. During his career in financial services for some of the nation's largest and oldest financial institutions, Fred served as Vice President of Marketing for CoreStates Bank of Delaware. While there, he was responsible for internal and external communications to customers and employees, event marketing and promotional programs for new national account acquisition, and marketing programs for 610 regional bank branches. Prior to that, he worked for Bank of New York (Delaware). He also served as one of the founding members of the National Advisory Council for the Arts for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He served on the Community Involvement Roundtable at the Center for Corporate Citizenship, Boston College's Carroll School of Management. He served on United Way Worldwide's Global Corporate Leadership Advisory Council, is a former member of United Way of Southern New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia's Employee Campaign Cabinet, and served as the first Co-Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Corporate Volunteer Council. In addition, he served as a WICT mentor and as a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Beyond School Walls program in Philadelphia. He received his B.S. in Business Management from West Chester University, an A.S. in Business from Widener University, is certified in Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership from the Center for Corporate Citizenship at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, and resides in Wilmington, Delaware. Favorite Quote: “Never let anyone tell you that you can't” — Fred Maahs, Jr. R.O.G. Takeaway Tips: Four Ways to Think Differently: Use your lived experience to recognize the needs and engage to ensure others are included. Expand your definition of “we”. Become a “For All” leader. Challenge your beliefs about people with Disabilities. Recognize the toxicity of ableism. Don't let anyone tell you can't. Including you. Resources: Travel-For-All.com ReadMelange.com/accessibility MaahsTravels.com Coming Next: Episode 80: We will be joined by Sharon Browning, Founder - JUST Listening. Credits: Fred Maahs, Sheep Jam Productions, Host Shannon Cassidy, Bridge Between, Inc.
Name: Steve White Current Title: President, Special Counsel to CEO, Cable Division - Comcast Cable Location: Greenwood Village, CO About Steve: As President of Comcast's West Division for 11 years, Steve White created a culture defined by Working Together To Win Together. Driven by continuous learning, radical responsibility, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, Comcast's West Division became a pacesetter by delivering industry-leading results. Steve White was responsible for all Comcast Cable operations in the Western U.S., leading nearly thirty thousand employees, serving almost ten million customers, and driving annual revenue of nearly $18 billion. Steve launched his Comcast career in 1996 as Regional Vice President, invigorated by a successful tenure at Colgate-Palmolive where he managed the overall toothbrush business to register a 430% net sales increase. A commitment to his why and the influence of mentors enabled him to demonstrate consistent growth for his teams and divisions, which led to increasing leadership responsibilities. Today, Steve applies that same winning philosophy to his new post as President, Special Counsel to the CEO of Comcast. Steve is the author of Uncompromising: How an Unwavering Commitment to Your Why Leads to an Impactful Life and Lasting Legacy. DURING THIS EPISODE YOU'LL LEARN: How to "live life as a learning lab" and embrace life's lessons Why understanding your purpose is important to success How to surround yourself with people leading impactful lives How to realize the American dream despite the obstacles How to navigate uncertainty For complete show notes and resources mentioned for this episode go to: blacktobusiness.com/90 Thank you so much for listening! Please support us by simply rating and reviewing our podcast!
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Johnyne Hoyes is the Director of Marketing for Comcast's Keystone Region. She has worked in the telecommunications industry for 24 years and with Comcast since 2008. In this episode, Hoyes discusses the rocketing number of devices connecting to WiFi along with affordable connectivity programs. Comcast's 2021 WiFi Trends Report has some interesting findings related to the number of connected devices in Americans' homes and how they're being used, including: The number of devices connected to WiFi has increased 12X since 2018. Smartphones account for almost one-third of all devices, a 23X increase from 2018. “Health” was the fastest rising device category with more than 49 million smartwatches and fitness trackers connected in Xfinity households. Internet of Things devices have increased 31X since 2018. Streaming and gaming devices increased 14X and 15X since 2018. Americans invested in their home networks, improving WiFi, upgrading equipment of increasing speeds, citing WiFi as “more important to their daily lives than reliable transportation.” Comcast released the 2021 WiFi Trends Report on the heels of announcing its newest gateway, the next generation xFi Advanced Gateway, capable of multi-Gig speeds, with more capacity to connect hundreds of devices simultaneously. With WiFi more important than ever, here are some of the steps Comcast is taking to help connect people to the transformative power of the Internet: The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is the successor to the Federal Government's Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program designed to help low-income households connect and stay connected to the Internet. Comcast had been participating in the EBB program since its inception in May 2021 and is proud to continue participating in ACP. Like we have from day one with EBB, we will continue to make the benefit available for all tiers of Xfinity Internet service and Internet Essentials for those customers who qualify. Internet Essentials customers are generally eligible for the benefit based on the ACP criteria. Visit xfinity.com/acp for more info, to determine eligibility and sign up. Eligible households that enroll in the program can receive a maximum monthly credit of $30/month toward their Internet and mobile service. This new offer is particularly useful for our Internet Essentials customers. At $9.95/month, Internet Essentials customers can receive their broadband service at no cost with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Customers can use their ACP credit to get home Internet service and a line of unlimited 5G cellular data ($45) for as little as $24.95/month after the ACP benefit is applied. Comcast has a longstanding commitment to helping people connect, and stay connected, to the Internet and this transition from the EBB program to ACP is a continuation of that commitment.
The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT Montreal's SACO Technologies doesn't have anywhere near the mindshare of the largest LED display manufacturers in the pro AV industry, but it's nonetheless the supplier behind some of the biggest and most interesting display jobs lighting up these days. That is SACO's LED light stick technology cladding the world's tallest building - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - and turning it into a colossal media display that can do everything from mood lighting and still images to motion ads for movies, like this recent spot for the new Batman blockbuster. While the other major players in big direct view LED displays work with pro AV consultants and integrators, and media owners, SACO engages with architects and building engineers to fully integrate active, addressable LED lighting into the facades of buildings and, in some cases, the overall structure of the building. For example, the home grounds of the new MLS team in Cincinnati designed active, changeable lighting into the entire stadium exterior, as opposed to bolting a big conventional display to its side. That huge low rez LED display on the top of SoFi Stadium in LA - where the Super Bowl was just held - that's SACO, too. The back-story of SACO is super-interesting and super-different. The company's roots are in supplying the blinking indicator lights you'd see in old school control rooms, like the walls in power plants. Back in the mid-90s, one of SACO's founders wondered if the colored LEDs could be put together and controlled to create a video display. A small reference design proved the concept, and within a couple of years, SACO was providing a massive version as a digital backdrop for U2's PopMart tour. That led to more concert tours, and by the mid-2000s, the company was also a major player for large format stadium and arena displays. These days, much of SACO's work is custom and specialized, and not the kind of work suited to the more mainstream, high-volume LED guys. I had a really interesting chat about SACO with Co-CEO Jonathan Labbee. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes * Google Play * RSS TRANSCRIPT Jonathan, thank you for joining me. Can you describe what SACO as a company does and how long has the company been at it? Jonathan Labbee: Yes, absolutely. SACO was founded 1987 by the Jalbout brothers, Fred and Bassam Jalbout, and originally started off as a company that specialized in nuclear controlled room equipment. So SACO actually stands for Systems Automation Control, a very far cry from what we're doing today, but essentially if you've watched a Steven Seagal movie and you see these big control room panels on these oil rigs and all that kind of stuff, that's the type of stuff that SACO used to do. And in those panels are a lot of little tiny blinking indicator lights, and some other control equipment that SACO used to manufacture, and eventually they started experimenting with LED technology, and one of the brothers, Bassam, came up with the idea of creating a display using these solid state lights. At the time it was only red and green and eventually was working with one of the premier LED manufacturers still to this day, and when they invented the blue LED, they provided that to the team back in Montreal, and essentially created the very first video display on earth. It was a small little sample. It was maybe like a one foot by two foot sample. It was quite small, but it was able to demonstrate the capabilities of putting up an image and eventually a moving image, and this caught the eye of certain advertising companies and more importantly at the time a rock band, and we got a challenge from the band U2 to create this 50 foot by 150 foot wide video stage, a backdrop to replace Sony jumbotron that they were planning on putting on PopMart. And we took up the challenge, designed and built this thing and deployed it with success on the PopMart tour, started in Las Vegas, and then we toured with U2, essentially showing off these new capabilities. This was in 1997. Wow. So that first reference design that you talked about, was that 97 or a little bit before then obviously? Jonathan Labbee: The reference design was in 93, that's when the blue LED was invented. We had, at that time, already created a red, green display as a prototype. But then eventually we did build a red, green and blue version. So an RGB version, a full color version and I think we met the band maybe like the end of 1994. That's quite a transition from doing a control room to working with Bono. Jonathan Labbee: It completely changed the company. At the time we called the technology, smart vision. We did a tour with success and picked up a bunch of other bands and then eventually started doing permanent installations, like the Baltimore Ravens stadium and Washington Arena and so on. And then if we fast forward a little bit, we end up in 1999 when we built the very first NASDAQ screen in Times Square. So the sort of curved one with the knockouts for all the windows, that's you guys? Jonathan Labbee: That's us, and that's actually a really interesting story. Already making a curve was going to be a big deal, no one had ever seen a curved video screen of that magnitude, and then we had gotten the project. It was a full display at the time, and then the client, NASDAQ came to us and told us that the main tenant in the building was no longer willing to have their windows covered. So we created his knockouts and everybody was worried about how it would look, I guess it would look odd with these holes in it. With a little bit of convincing, everybody went with it, and the very first piece of content that we put on there for testing was Pac-Man. Which makes sense, because it would work around the hole. Jonathan Labbee: Exactly. Interesting. So you started out doing, I guess, almost like mesh LED curtains, and then the NASDAQ's display was quasi conventional LED cabinets, although albeit a little bit curved and all that, and in the past seven years, really, all these other LED companies have come on the market with their own cabinets on all that and you guys haven't really stayed in the conventional LED cabinet business. You've gone in other directions, right? Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, that's correct. We still have some “standard” type products. Although they're really more there to support some of the iconic projects that we're doing, and some of the more complex projects that we're doing. So for example, if we have a client that wants to do this kind of nighttime identity thing on their building, that highlights the architecture, and so on, like some of the projects like FC Cincinnati, in some cases, they may require some video screens down at the bottom on the marquee or inside and stuff like that and so we do have offerings to be able to support them with it. So is a lot of what you do custom then? Jonathan Labbee: Yeah. I would say most of what we're doing today is highly customized, not full custom, but highly customized, and there's a difference there, in the sense that our product is really the technology itself and then how we package it is the customized portion of it for the client. A lot of the reason that you get attention, I gather at least, is that unlike the vast majority of the companies who are selling “conventional LED products”, they're working with AV integrators, whereas you guys, by the looks of it, at least tend to work with architects. Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, that's a very good observation. So our main drive is really with architects. We have seven architects on staff here at SACO. We have mechanical engineers, of course, electronics engineers, but also structural engineers. So when we go into a project and usually the earlier, the better, because we're able to detail down to the level of the building and at the same time, we're able to influence how things get integrated, because we know how we can make things. We're able to work with the architects to integrate the product in the building facade or wherever it's supposed to go where it looks integrated and not bolted on, and that subtle difference makes all the difference in the world. It also makes a difference in terms of the engineering, right? Because even though the individual light rods probably aren't all that heavy, if you have thousands of them, it adds weight to a building, right? Jonathan Labbee: It does, and so if we were to come on, say after a building's already up, we would normally be adding not just a product but we'll be adding, like the bracketing and whatever else that we're doing. If we're there early enough in the early stage, maybe the extrusion for the window will be designed differently to accommodate the product. So there's some savings in terms of weight and potential costs, but also the final look is very different. Going back in the past decade or so, you started to see signature buildings in a landscape that would be lit at night for different purposes. They might have a certain kind of baseline set of colors that they use. But if like right now there would be buildings that are in blue and yellow because of the situation Ukraine has. That seemed to be the way things were being done for quite some time now, but with the Burj in Dubai, that's more than just a sort of ambient lighting. It's a media facade. Was there a moment when it changed and you're able to do that or has that always been possible and it just hadn't been done? Jonathan Labbee: We've always been able to do that. I think that the market and the clients, as they evolve and they see things and they have ideas and then we start exploring ideas with the clients, then I think that's truly when things get revealed, right? So we may have the capability to do something, but then you also need to get the client that has a vision that allows that to happen. Okay. So with the Burj, the world's tallest building, at least I think it still is, but with that one, you've got your product on at least one side of the building. Is it just on the one side kind of facing the mall and all that, and that goes from top to bottom, was it built in or was it added after the fact? Jonathan Labbee: So this was added after the fact, and actually what happened there is that the client had tried something, they had acquired some products, I don't know exactly where and had put it up. So they had this idea of wanting to do this. I believe it was a DMX based system. It did what it was supposed to do, but the problem is that I don't believe that it lasted as long as they needed it to. So a year and a half in or something, we connected with them and then we designed for them a system that would fully integrate with the fin, we have these really beautiful stainless steel fins on the building. That's what gives it shine during the day. So we wanted to respect that, but it was also the perfect area to attach these things. So we designed this kind of fin, like a nose piece for the fin that integrated the product, all the cabling and everything, and then we installed that at the end of 2007. Okay. So with that building, as huge as it is, you can actually do a full motion ad, like the recent one for the new Batman movie from street level, all the way to the top, right? Jonathan Labbee: Oh, absolutely. Everything that we do is basically either a full video screen or a deconstructed video screen, and in the case of Burj Khalifa, it is what we would refer to as a deconstructed video screen. So it has a twenty five millimeter pixel on the height, but then a meter and a half on the width. So it goes in between the windows and obviously with distance and so on, your brain is able to put the image together. It's interesting, in the past four or five years with LED marketing, it's all been about finding pitch pixel pitch, and it's 0.9 versus 1.2, and oh my God, 1.2 is awful by comparison, and you're talking about a meter and a half pixel pitch. Jonathan Labbee: Yeah. Everything has to do with distance and contrast, at the end of the day it can be broken down as that. It's in the distance and contrast. So what's involved in putting up something like that? God knows, I wouldn't want to be one of the technicians who told me to go up to the 110th floor and go outside and put this on. Jonathan Labbee: It's a really interesting process and much like other projects that we've done, it was the first time that we were doing something. Like this and by like this, I mean, at that height with no cranes and difficult to access and so on, the building itself is almost a kilometer tall. Everything is done with rope access people. And then the other complexity that comes into play is time. So between when we got the contract and we turned the screen on, It was seven months. So that's not a lot of time to design a new product. We actually had to design a new product for this project, did the engineering, the testing validation, certifications. So essentially what we did is, we had our factory in Montreal. We design and manufacture everything in Montreal by the way, and then we replicated a portion of our factory in Dubai, and we did a lot of final assembly and insulation within the extrusion pieces and so on, and the cabling, everything we did there in Dubai. The client was very instrumental in helping us set up all of that capability there, and then we just staged everything everywhere that we could in every empty space of the building, and then started deploying these via rope access team, and obviously part of it is a hotel, part of it is are residences. So you are very limited in the amount of time that you can spend. At night, you can't be in front of the hotel portion, during the day, you can't be in front of the residences. So we needed to plan across a whole building how to get these things in place. And is it set up in such a way that if you're in one of these residences, you don't see the light emitting from these fins that it's just pointing out? Jonathan Labbee: Correct, so you have no idea if you're inside the residence that there's actually lighting on the building. Which is a problem for some of the media facades I've seen that are just mesh LEDs because you're now looking through this grid system to see outside. You've still got your view, but it's compromised. Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, exactly, and that's actually one of the reasons why the horizontal pixel pitch had to remain at one and a half meters was because we didn't want, nor our client, didn't want anything in front of the windows. These media facades on buildings seem to be a thing certainly in China, but I'm starting to wonder when we'll start to see more of them in North America. Are you seeing the demand there to do this? Jonathan Labbee: Yes, absolutely. Although things have shifted, I think that with the introduction of the Burj, FC Cincinnati, SoFi Stadium on the roof, I think clients and architects are realizing that a media facade doesn't need to be just a rectangular or square video that takes up all their front real estate. They're starting to look at it more as a way to enhance the architecture that can also do media, and being able to prove that you don't have to have the same pixel pitch on the vertical and horizontal. You can do different things and it just makes it more unique and interesting to the building while you're still communicating the message that you want to from the advertiser or from whatever you're trying to communicate. Is it your control system as well for the software that's driving it? Jonathan Labbee: So we do everything up to the video processor. So the video processor, what takes a signal and then we work with a variety of companies like Disguise or Seventh Sense depending on the type of project. But anything that has a very complex geometry, we usually work with this Disguise. Yeah, you're not going to get a setting out of the box for a client or a building. Jonathan Labbee: No, not all, however, our team does produce all of the 3d coordinates for the software to understand it. So you don't have to have a human sitting there trying to figure out the map, because we already have the map created with a tool set that allows us to take the map and turn it into the coordinates for the systems that we work with. So mapping a building is actually fairly simple, and if you were to change something or you had to adjust something in your final drawing sets, you can just re-upload that file to the server, and the server will change the pathways for the video image. image. Now, when you're working with a giant scale surface like that, because the pixels are a meter and a half apart, at least in that job, does that limit the amount of light that's coming out? One of the things I wonder about with city bylaws and all that is, if you tried to do something like this on a building in New York or Montreal, what would be the citizen reaction? Would they say, “We can't tolerate this. It's going to blind us. It's going to feel like a tanning salon in our house”? Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, actually a very valid point. We went through that exercise just recently with a client, and that really becomes more about being a responsible corporate citizen. That onus falls on the client, but also on us to provide the tool set to their client for that. But again, if you remember what I was talking about contrast earlier, if something's too bright anyway, then I'm sure you've driven on the highway and seen digital signs for where their brightness wasn't turned down at night and it hurts your eyes. So I bet you don't remember the ad that was on that screen because your brain was too busy hurting. So in any case, to be able to show off the very best of that building and what you're trying to show, you have to have the right level of contrast. So if it's very bright outside, obviously it could be just light pollution, then you'd want to pump up the power, but if you don't have a lot of competing lights, you would want to j, drop the power down and then the brightness. So we can do it in a few ways. Obviously we can set levels based on time of day and with light sensors and so on which we do for several clients, or there's just just bypass where the client can select it or at night it's just that level. The Burj is a special case, but if there were other tall buildings in major cities that wanted to do this sort of thing, would they be looking to do it as a media model or do they see it as a way to distinguish their building with ambient lighting that's interesting to look at? Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, that really depends on the client. I think that some clients go in with the idea of wanting to create a media building. So if you look at the Hard Rock hotel, for example, like the Guitar hotel in Hollywood, Florida, their intent was clear of what you want it to do. It is media focused from the very beginning. Some of our other clients, I'm thinking of one of the embassies that we did in New York, for example, originally started off as a way to highlight the building. So there was more kind of a highlight on the edge of the building. But when they saw us testing, they realized, wow, I think there's more capability here, and I think that each client goes through a level of evolution on how to utilize the product. And I guess there's a delicate balance that they have to reach as well that you were saying earlier, you can be good corporate citizens and do something visually interesting with your building, but then you can cross the line and start selling mortgage broker services Jonathan Labbee: You could do that or you could strobe and there's a lot of things that you could do that you wouldn't necessarily want to do and some of the clients, obviously we have some very sophisticated clients that have a media strategy for that, and they have a team, but some of the other clients just want to do something beautiful, and when that happens, we have a division inside of SACO called the Media Collective, with a Creative Director and so on, and we usually put together a base package for them, just to be able to kinda understand how to utilize your building. Is the Media Collective in-house designers, or is it a collective of people who have the skill sets and experience to work with your technology? Jonathan Labbee: So we have some animators in-house but the whole reason we have a media collective is really to build a collective of external firms that we work with because we actually get a lot of work through design firms. So we don't want to end up competing with them so if we do end up having a project that requires some content, Burj was a perfect example. In the beginning, we built a bunch of content for them. So we directed the whole thing, but we had, I think, six firms that worked with us to provide different flavors. When you have a specialized project, somebody like another Montreal company, Moment Factory might come to you guys and say, “Hey, we need to do something on this monumental surface. Can you help us?” Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, correct. Actually Moment Factory, there are several projects where we've collaborated together. One of them being the AT&T project in Texas. We have our product inside of the A looking thing. Yeah, that kind of a spherical walkway thing that kind of leads you to the building? That's a very cool project. So when you are working with these different companies, are they coming to you directly or does it tend to come through an architect? Jonathan Labbee: No, when we're working with these with design firms, they'll usually either contact us or again, vice versa, if we have a media request, we'll contact them. There are any number I would imagine of companies out there that have LED light sticks that can do kind of mood lighting for a building. Do you compete with them or their control systems really meant to like, change this block to blue and change this block to yellow so we can have the Ukrainian flag? Jonathan Labbee: I would say that in certain times, we'll see them on projects, but those companies are usually DMX based, whereas we're video based and there's a really big difference there in the overall approach and also in the ability to display color and bitrate and stuff like that. So just coming from a video background, the type of clients that usually seek us out, or that we seek out have a vision for media, not just for lighting. Do they also come to you because of the scale that you've done these ginormous projects? Jonathan Labbee: Absolutely, because you also have to be game to do this. These challenges are filled with unknowns, and I think that the team at SACO thrive on them. Yeah, I'm sure there are all kinds of companies who, if they were approached to do some of these large scale projects, they'd go, sure, and then they'd go back to the engineering team and look at each other and go, okay, now what? Jonathan Labbee: Yeah. We've had a few instances where, let's call them competitors, in certain spaces that got a project and had no idea how to do it and they came to us and we worked with them. It's a small industry, so we're friendly with everybody, You mentioned earlier the idea of shape and you worked with FC Cincinnati on this new MLS stadium, right? Could you describe that? Jonathan Labbee: The working part or the project part? The stadium is a curved kind of bowl thing, and the whole outside of it is a bit like the Bayern Munich stadium in that you could eliminate the whole thing. Jonathan Labbee: Yes, exactly. Here the architect is Populous, a company with whom we worked with in the past, and we have a very good working relationship there. So when they took over that project, I believe it was with a different architect prior, and they came up with this kind of vision of these angled fins where you could see through the building and so on, they created this very light structure which at night needed to be highlighted. So when they brought us on board to start taking a look at the designs and giving our ideas and stuff like that, obviously it made a lot of sense to highlight the edge of that. The product is very much recessed inside of the fin. So it's completely invisible during the day or when it's not on, and I guess there were several ideas there, but I guess one of the guiding principles there is that it needs to be integrated and needed to highlight the architecture at night and keep that sense of emotion like that whole stadium has this static motion to it. So based on that, we ended up designing a solution for it, and also created the base content for the client and it's been highly efficient for the client. Is it actually less costly to do it the way you're describing as opposed to doing like a full LED mesh curtain and all that, just because there's less hardware, fewer LED diodes and so on, or it does balance out because this is custom engineering? Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, I think I think maybe it balances out. It's probably overall it's maybe a little cheaper because you're integrating early but that only happens if you're integrating early, if you're retrofitting, it's usually it usually balances. But the big thing that it does though, is that it does become unique to that property. When you just start adding video screens, and again, I'm a big fan of video screens. That's what we do for a living. But video screens, like what we refer to as traditional video screens, have their place. But on a building, it just ends up looking like advertising, if you just put it up a building, right? So if you really want to enhance the building and kind of blend art and media, I think that's a highly effective way of getting your message across because then there's no mistake in if someone takes their Instagram shot or whatever, there's no mistake in where that is. And I'm sure that you spend the time with the clients, for them to understand, look, this is low resolution. This is in a lot of cases meant to be seen from a hundred meters away or further away. If you want to put pricing propositions on the screen, that's probably not going to work, but logos and things like that's going to work well. Jonathan Labbee: Yep. Exactly. And again and as you approach the building or as you approach a property or as you're walking through a property, your experience is going to change. So that video element will now become more of a lighting interesting kind of ambient element, but then you'll have something else in the Causeway or whatever with maybe that has a tighter pixel pitch or something to just continue that whole experience as you walk through the property. Do you strictly work with outdoor products or are you doing anything indoor? Jonathan Labbee: Oh no, we do lots of indoor stuff. Is that more conventional, like LED modules, cabinets, that sort of thing? Jonathan Labbee: Yes, actually, in its construction, I would say yes but in its deployment oftentimes it's different. We did this art piece, which is actually a media piece with Jenny Holzer, which sits inside of the Comcast headquarters in Philadelphia, and there are custom tiles that are 6.32 millimeter pixel pitch at the exact 8 inches wide, and they needed to fit in between these wood slabs on the ceiling and the entire ceiling has video strips going right through it, right through the escalator and everything. Oh, so is this tied in with the big LED wall it's already in the lobby there? Jonathan Labbee: The LED wall is in the other building. Gotcha. The other building is fantastic, what they've done there. Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, exactly. So we'll also deploy, like we have a project right now going on, I can't really say what it is yet, but it has a bunch of really high res stuff, and these kinds of monuments in a curved fashion, all interactive. So high res video screen type stuff that we do a lot, and we do a lot of touring also. All tier one, so the Paul McCartney's of the world and Lady Gaga's utilize a lot of SACO equipment on their tours. And these again, would be stuff that you can put up and take down pretty quickly. They're lightweight and there's a pastor, so you can see it and behind it, all that? Jonathan Labbee: Yeah, exactly. So what we do for touring is actually use our frames called Fast Frames and they're very fast to set up and rugged. And, in touring speed is extremely important because time is money there, as you're loading and unloading, others are waiting on you. So we came up with this system that's very fast. I'll give you an example. When we came up with this new product called the S series. One of our very first clients was Bruno Mars, and this is obviously through some partners, rental partners, and it was a 50 foot wide video screen by 20 feet tall and that took 13 minutes and 13 seconds to set up, from the carts to image on. We actually made t-shirts that said 13:13. Yeah. That's a good thing. Cause somebody's going to ask, what does that mean? And then you're immediately pitching, Jonathan Labbee: Well, exactly, and also touring does allow us to have a customer base there that is always hungry for the latest in things. Although we have more standard products there that can do their main elements, we'll build a lot of custom stuff for touring as well, and so on the Taylor Swift tour, for example, we had a bunch of 12 millimeters and some 9 millimeters, but because the thing went up like a half pipe in certain areas. We designed these custom triangular tiles to fill in the gap to provide a monolithic look and so on. So we have clients that are willing to try new things there, and then we take all of that knowledge and then we apply it to our more permanent projects afterwards. You're obviously pretty well known in the live events community and I guess in architectural design, not really in the digital signage or LED display community or at least the conventional side of that. Does that matter, or are you quite happy with just stealthily building up your business? Jonathan Labbee: Very good question. I would say that in the beginning more, more on like the 2000s stuff, we were doing a lot of arenas and stadiums, like the traditional center hongs or ribbon boards, we were heavily heavily involved there. But when so many companies came out with offerings, there were some differentiators of course, between what we offered and what other people offer, but the cost just kept getting driven down and down, and all of a sudden, you're now operating in a commodity based business. That's not where we necessarily like to be, we're innovators at heart, so we like to focus on areas where our talents can be fully exploited, and so as soon as you introduce a little bit of complexity and there's a lot of clients that want something complex and context could be something as simple as a curve, an angle, a shape, an installation, we ended up finding ourselves almost alone. Yeah. Interesting. I know there's a big project that you're not able to talk about yet but I'm sure maybe we'll get back together in a year or so when you're allowed to talk about this thing running and it's amazing, and unfortunately we can't talk about it at the moment. Jonathan Labbee: No, but I'll be happy to speak with you when we can. Absolutely. All right. Thank you very much for spending some time with me. That was terrific. Jonathan Labbee: It was a pleasure.
On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Stefen A. White, President and Special Counsel to the CEO of Comcast, and author of Uncompromising: How an Unwavering Commitment to Your Why Leads to an Impactful Life and a Lasting Legacy.
Also in the news: A 72-year old woman was show while walking along the 31-hundred block of North Broadway Thursday afternoon; The city of Chicago plans to give away five-thousand free bicycles, helmets, locks and lights; Cable TV and internet service provider Comcast is planning a switch toward solar over the next few years; A boys' sports team at a North Shore high school is on probation; and much more.
Steve White went from humble beginnings in the midwest to the C suite of Comcast's West Division. The journey was littered with hard won lessons on leadership and the habits required to create massive success. After driving revenue of nearly $18 billion, he's learned what it takes to achieve organizational success and personal significance. He unveils how he achieved his vision and how you can too. Behind His Brilliance: Effort and Attitude Say hi to Steve on Twitter: @stevewhiteinc
How does a kid from the housing projects make it to the corporate boardroom? For Steve White, the climb from the housing projects to the corporate boardroom was the result of an uncompromising attitude and work ethic. As president of Comcast's West Division for eleven years, Steve was responsible for all Comcast operations in the Western U.S., leading nearly thirty thousand employees, serving almost eleven million customers, and driving annual revenue of nearly $18 billion. Today, Steve serves the role of special counsel to the CEO of Comcast Cable—the largest division of Comcast Corporation and one of the top 20 companies in the U.S. He is the author of the book, Uncompromising: How an Unwavering Commitment to Your Why Leads to an Impactful Life and a Lasting Legacy. Today we're going to discuss Steve's journey and what it REALLY takes to rise beyond your circumstances and live a life of impact, purpose and success. What We Discuss with Steve White in This Episode Learning the value of hard work, family, and teamwork Living your life with purpose The American Dream is available Finding your WHY The gift of adversity Radical responsibility Be careful who you surround yourself with The 7 pathways to success and impact The mindset of You Inc. Navigating the Great Resignation as an employee and as a leader Daily habits for success Compete against yourself not others Episode Show Notes: https://leadersoftransformation.com/podcast/leadership/419-uncompromising-success-with-steve-white
Data science is transforming business and generating new value across the organization. However, for large organizations they need a centralized group that centers on a discipline's vision, governance, technique, and framework. In this episode of the AI Today podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer Venkat Gunnu who is Senior Director, Data Science & Innovation at Comcast. Continue reading AI Today Podcast: Interview with Venkat Gunnu, Senior Director, Data Science & Innovation at Comcast at Cognilytica.
095 Imran Khan is the founder and CEO/Core Contributor of Alliance DAO, a top accelerator for Web3 companies. He formerly served as the General Partner at Token Daily Capital. Prior to that Imran worked at Microsoft, where he helped launch One Note for Education, Surface, and HoloLens. He was also a Partner at zk Capital and led investments into Dharma and Namebase. Prior to that, he worked at Comcast leading strategy for its enterprise unit. Check out our brand new YouTube Video Podcast! https://www.SmartVenturePod.com IG/Twitter/FB @GraceGongGG LinkedIn:@GraceGong YouTube: https://bit.ly/gracegongyoutube Join the SVP fam with your host Grace Gong. In each episode, we are going to have conversations with some of the top investors, super star founders, as well as well known tech executives in the silicon valley. We will have a coffee chat with them to learn their ways of thinking and actionable tips on how to build or invest in a successful company. ======================= https://www.pair.com/grace Use Promo Code GRACE https://ftx.us/home/#a=24319970 =======================
Comcast President and Special Counsel to the CEO, Steve White, continues with part two of "Navigating a Promotion and Organizational Success." In episode 2, Steve, discusses employee growth from an organizational and employee perspective. Organizationally, he shares how leaders can and should ensure their teams are experiencing growth, fair promotions, and healthy cultures. He candidly discusses the need for termination of those leaders who disrespect employees or are not living the organization's values. He also lays out a process to build systems that break down walls of communication for the overall organizational good.At the employee level, he offers honest thoughts about work-life balance, referring to it as "work-life integration." He suggests focusing on the long-game and self-reflecting, especially if you failed to receive a deserved promotion. And, for those of you who aspire to be the next President or CEO of a company, he provides realistic feedback - "You won't become president working 100% remotely or 9-5; growth requires an adjustment." As President of Comcast's West Division for eleven years, launching his career in 1996 as Regional Vice President, Steve's insight is rich in wisdom. He was responsible for all of Comcast Cable operations in the Western U.S., leading nearly thirty thousand employees, serving almost ten million customers, and driving annual revenue of nearly $18 billion. His new book Uncompromising: How an Unwavering Commitment to Your Why Leads to an Impactful Life and a Lasting Legacy , is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and SteveWhiteSpeaks.com.
How to make difficult changes, especially regarding your culture, beliefs, and assumptions? Learn to negotiate. Both with yourself and with others. Listen to this episode and learn from Reut Schwartz-Hebron, an immigrant from Israel who initially worked as an HR director and was blindsided by the non-verbal cues she received at work and more. She is currently the author of two books: Outswim the sharks and The art and science of changing people who don't want to change and the certifying Partner with KCI. Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when new episodes air: https://mehrans.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=6dfc4750bd3f20b3caae4503f&id=0329b857f8 List of episodes: https://www.mehrans.com/empowering-conversationz Contact Mehran: Mehran@MehranS.com Reut Schwartz-Hebron Bio: In her role as Certifying Partner with KCI, Reut has trained and certified hundreds of HR leaders, coaches, consultants, and other change professionals to use powerful Neuroscience-based models for guiding people through difficult change. She started her career at the rank of a Lieutenant Commander working with elite training teams in the Israeli military, and was the first woman consultant to be offered a prestigious field position with a combat unit. She has a BA in Psychology, an MBA in Business and Organizational Development, and has been collaborating with Neuroscientists for the last 17 years to develop a neuroscience-based Unlearning Model. While she supports coaches and change leaders to use a wide range of Neuroscience-based models, she is internationally renowned as one of the top experts in this specific field of guiding people to unlearn and relearn as part of making transitions and transformations. For the past 25 years Reut coached and consulted in organizations that range from Fortune 500s such as NIKE, Avaya, GSK, Comcast, and Philips Medical to medium sized companies in a large variety of industries including financial, high-tech, telecom, universities, hospitals and other health organizations, retail, manufacturing, and government agencies. She is a published author of books and numerous articles, but perhaps most importantly, she is a mother, a wife, a sister, and an avid supporter of human rights. To learn more about Reut's work and the Certification in Applied Neuroscience, please visit: www.KCIcertification.com
Recorded on Pi Day, we start off with some math talk before getting into the week's tech news. We've also got some great tips and picks throughout, all to help you get out there and tech better! Followup: Russia/Ukraine (02:40) New iOS, etc. (03:15) Apple TV+ rolling out on Comcast (05:30) Amazon Luna launches for anyone in the US (06:40) Trump's Truth Social not doing so great (12:25) Dave's Pro Tip of the Week: On Mac, you can do Command-t then 1-6 for tap back. (13:50) Takes: The Cloud now has a greater carbon footprint than the airline industry (19:30) Amazon shutting 68 retail stores - Washington DC Whole Foods equipped with cashier-less technology (23:00) Fraud is flourishing on Zelle (25:05) Browser makers teaming up for interoperability (26:15) Epic Games buying Bandcamp (28:00) Bonus Odd Take: https://www.heardle.app/ (30:15) Picks of the Week: Dave: Spigen ArcHybrid Mag for Magnetic Battery Pack, 5000mAh Magnetic Charging Power Bank, Fast Wireless Charge Portable Charger for iPhone 12 Pro Max 12 Mini 12 Pro 12 [USB C Cable Included / No Adapter] (33:20) Nate: PopSockets PopGrip for MagSafe: Grip and Stand for Phones and Cases, Remove and Reposition, Swappable Top, Black (39:00) Find us elsewhere: https://www.notnerd.com https://www.youtube.com/c/Notnerd https://ratethispodcast.com/notnerd https://www.tiktok.com/@notnerdpod https://www.twitter.com/n0tnerd/ https://www.instagram.com/n0tnerd https://www.facebook.com/n0tnerd/ info@Notnerd.com Call or text 608.618.NERD(6373) If you would like to help support Notnerd financially, mentally, or physically, please contact us via any of the methods above. Consider any product/app links to be affiliate links.
It's nice (among other things) to see that even investing legends like Warren Buffett face skepticism from shareholders. (0:20) Jason Moser discusses: - A Berkshire-Hathaway shareholder proposal to have Buffett be replaced as chairman - Focusing on numbers instead of a company's story - Comcast getting into live sports in a bigger way - The "sports media rights" bubble remaining firmly intact (16:25) Entrepreneur and investor Moiz Ali understands Shopify both as a shareholder and a customer. He talks with Motley Fool senior analyst Yasser El-Shimy about Shopify's data insights and subscription platform, the bull case for the company, and more. Stocks discussed: BRK, TDOC, DOCU, AAPL, CMCSA, SHOP Host: Chris Hill Guests: Jason Moser, Yasser El-Shimy, Moiz Ali Producer: Ricky Mulvey Engineers: Rick Engdahl, Tim Sparks
Biography James is the CEO of Shufflrr. Shufflrr is presentation management. Presentations are critical communications to the enterprise and Shufflrr adds strategy to presentation workflow -- from creation, to use and re-use, distributing, updating, sharing, presenting, broadcasting, tracking and reporting of presentations. Shufflrr makes each stage of the presentation process more efficient. Presentations are important communications, but on the enterprise level, they are one and done. Shufflrr makes every stage of the presentation process more efficient for global organizations. Much time is wasted during every stage of the presentation life cycle - during the creation, to use, re-use, updating, sharing, broadcasting, tracking and analyzing of presentations. Shufflrr solves this. Shufflrr is Presentation Management. Shufflrr is communication strategy. Share, Shuffle and Show presentation slides and files using any device, anywhere. Shufflrr is the culmination of 20 years managing digital presentations. All the web is a presentation. Through the years, his clients have included a diverse group of highly recognizable companies. They include ABC TV Stations, Alliance Atlantis, Apple, BASF, BET, Bloomberg, CBS Interactive, Cisco, Comcast, Dell, Disney Epcot Center, DHL, EMC, ESPN, Experian, Food Network, Fox Broadcasting, Genentech, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Hertz, HGTV, Intercontinental Hotel Group, John Deere Water, Kodak, Mercedes Benz, Millennium Takada, NBC Olympics, National Institute of Health, Novartis, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Reuters, Showtime, Telemundo, Towers Perrin, Warner Bros. Domestic Television, Weather Channel, Yahoo! Canada. What we Discussed: - Shufflrr Presentation Management - Tips on Presentations - Adjusting to New Technologies - Working with a Family member - Ensuring your Team Understands Your Goals - Different Types of Marketing - His Book - Cleaning your Room is similar to Cleaning your Presentations and more How to Contact James: https://shufflrr.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesontra/ More About Speaking Podcast: All Episodes can be found at www.speakingpodcast.com All Social Media + Donations link https://bio.link/podcaster Sponsor : http://coolabulla.com Use Discount Code Speaking for a 20% Discount Our Facebook Group can be found at www.facebook.com/speakingpodcast All my 5 Podcast can be found at http://roycoughlan.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/roy-coughlan/message
About the guestKimberly Vasquez (ella/she/her), a daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle and Baltimore City College. Since her freshman year, Kimberly has been a powerful leader within SOMOS (Students Organizing a Multicultural and Open Society), a student-led advocacy organization that tackles injustice in schools, Baltimore, and across the nation. During her 4-year tenure at SOMOS, Kimberly successfully championed fights for fair academic opportunities for ESOL students, a safe reopening of schools, a moratorium on standardized testing, and more.Throughout the pandemic, Kimberly worked relentlessly to close the digital divide. In Baltimore, one out of every two Black and Latinx households lacks basic high speed internet access and poses a barrier to children's' education.In April 2020, Kimberly gave public testimony that resulted in 3 million dollars being transferred to Baltimore Schools for devices and internet access. That May, she began a campaign of demands for Comcast, a monopolistic internet provider in Baltimore, to provide adequate internet service for families. Kimberly worked with organizations, City Councilmembers, and School Board members from across the country, as well as FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel, and more. In March 2021, her efforts successfully pressured Comcast to double their Internet Essentials speeds for low income subscribers, impacting over 1 million people nationwide.Kimberly's work during this unprecedented crisis has been nationally recognized in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Reuters, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and beyond.The Truth In This ArtThe Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore & beyond's arts and culture.Mentioned in this episode:SOMOS To find more amazing stories from the artist and entrepreneurial scenes in & around Baltimore, check out my episode directory.Stay in TouchNewsletter sign-upSupport my podcastShareable link to episode★ Support this podcast ★
On the Groundsmen Conversations this week, we are joined by one of the most influential television executives & British businessmen - Jeremy Darroch. Jeremy was CEO of Sky TV from 2007 to 2018 culminating in Comcast's successful $31 billion takeover. His influence in sport was immense. Premier League, Cricket, F1, Rugby Union and Darts were all huge beneficiaries of Sky investment. A proud Newcastle United fan and a true titan of modern broadcasting. It is a pleasure to welcome Jeremy to the show. Brought to you by Sportsdigita.
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