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Episode 042 – Scott Swanson, Regional President of Illinois, PNC Bank On this episode of The Executives' Exchange, we are honored to welcome Regional President at PNC Bank, and Exec Club Board Chair, Scott Swanson! Swanson shares how he fell in love with the City of Chicago, his passion for banking, and how those two things intersect in the best ways at PNC Bank. Join us as we dive into his story. 00:00 – Intro 01:25 – Swanson details his childhood and who influenced him growing up 06:45 – Swanson discusses the process of raising his kids in the city 09:15 – Swanson discusses his hobby 11:00 – Swanson's very first job 13:10 – How he went into banking 16:00 – What Swanson loves about banking in general and in Chicago 17:15 – Banking in Chicago 21:50 – Shares his journey to PNC Bank 25:15 – Message from our sponsor, Shure 25:40 – PNC partnership with Chicago Bears 28:50 – The relationship with sports and business in Chicago 30:46 – Grow Up Great program 32:25 – Balancing family and work 37:40 – Mentorship and developing soft skills 41:30 – What he would like Chicago to focus on in the future 43:25 – Rapid Fire Questions 44:45 – What he would say to his younger self 45:15 – Outro Episode Link: PNC Host: Margaret Mueller, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Shure Incorporated. For nearly 100 years, Shure Incorporated has developed best-in-class audio products that provide high-quality performance, reliability and value. Headquartered in Niles, Illinois, our history of innovation and expertise in acoustics, wireless technology, and more enables us to deliver seamless, transparent audio experiences to a global audience. Our diverse product line includes world-class wired and wireless microphones, networked audio systems and signal processors, conferencing and discussion systems, software, a loudspeaker, and award-winning earphones and headphones. Find Shure on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
Colin Chow is a highly experienced strategic leader with a background in brand strategy, marketing, consumer insights, and innovation. He has a strong track record working with global Fortune 100 brands and high-growth startups across various industries, including tech, media & entertainment, retail, fintech, and sports. Colin is a dynamic verbal and written communicator, equally at home with C-suite executives and real-world customers. He is an inspiring team builder who thrives on collaboration and is always ready to roll up his sleeves. Colin was born in Montreal, raised in LA, and has been forged in NY and tempered in SF. He has led the strategy for global icons such as Airbnb, Disney, HBO, Nike, and Walmart, as well as the next generation of ambitious brands like Everlane, Headspace, and Instacart. Colin's love for the intersection of strategy and creativity has inspired a career that spans management consultancy at McKinsey to CEO at Redscout. Colin holds degrees from Yale in Art History and Law, which he finds useful when arguing the true meaning of beauty. When not working, he loves to snowboard, swim, and share his love for early 90's hip-hop with his kids. Colin serves as the Global Managing Partner at 21st Century Brand; a strategic branding and design agency that specializes in building brands for the modern era. The company was founded on the belief that traditional branding practices are no longer sufficient in a world that is rapidly changing, and that modern brands must be built to adapt and thrive in a constantly evolving landscape. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, 21st Century Brand has built a reputation for working with some of the world's most innovative and successful brands. The agency's clients span a wide range of industries, from technology and finance to entertainment and hospitality. 21st Century Brand's team is made up of branding experts, designers, strategists, and creatives who bring a diverse range of skills and perspectives to every project. The company's approach to branding is rooted in research, data analysis, and strategic thinking, and is designed to help clients create a cohesive and compelling brand identity that resonates with their target audience. Whether working with established brands looking to refresh their image, or startups seeking to build a brand from scratch, 21st Century Brand has a proven track record of delivering results. The company's services include brand strategy, brand identity development, visual design, messaging, and brand activation. In this episode of the AdCast, Colin and I discuss: acting on diversity & harmony, how to discuss the undiscussable, the employee(s) who naturally exudes the essence of your brand, the heightened awareness of the average consumer, helping brands understand their public perception, correcting mistakes as a brand, making your brand a community, and much more! Connect w/ Colin Chow: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colin-chow1/ Website: https://twentyfirstcenturybrand.com/ Connect w/ Eric Elliott: Website: https://ericelliott.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ericelliottspeaker LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamericelliott/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericmelliott/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricMElliott Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ericmelliott Email: Eric@EricElliott.com Text: 843-279-5843
This week our guest is Jana Mosley, President of ENMAX Power. Headquartered in Calgary with operations across Alberta and Maine, ENMAX Corporation is a leading provider of electricity services, products and solutions. Jana is responsible for ENMAX's regulated transmission and distribution business in Calgary. She also directs ENMAX's power infrastructure, engineering and maintenance services. Here are some of the questions Jackie and Peter asked Jana: Why did ENMAX purchase the business in Maine? What is ENMAX doing to help customers with affordability and adoption of clean energy? Is net-zero electricity possible by 2035 for ENMAX? What are you doing to prepare for a growing number of electric vehicles (EVs), trucks and medium duty fleet vehicles? Besides EVs do you expect other electricity load growth? Will Calgarians be able to use their EVs in their homes for battery back-up and for sending electricity back to the grid? Do you expect that there will be a need to build new wires and equipment to people's homes to support EVs and other load growth? Content referenced in this podcast: Jackie's tweet about the peak energy load in Alberta for natural gas and electricity using ATCO data: https://twitter.com/JackieForrest/status/1605331565151924224 Please review our disclaimer at: https://www.arcenergyinstitute.com/disclaimer/
On this episode of the Executives' Exchange, we welcome Richard Edelman, CEO of Edelman! He will discuss his journey working alongside family to leading an award-winning global public relations firm. We will also explore the findings of this year's Trust Barometer, his insights on for business leaders navigating the polarized world we live in, and how the Midwest ranks for trust. 00:00 – Intro 00:52 – Edelman details his Childhood01:33 – Richard discusses how he joined his family business02:32 – How it's like working with family04:37 – Edelman legacy as a company07:20 – How the Trust Barometer got started09:50 – Why business is the only trusted institution 14:23 – New leadership traits in business18:25 – First force of polarization: Economic Anxieties 19:24 – Second force of polarization: Mass Class Divide 22:04 – Message from our sponsors, Shure22:34 – Third force of polarization: Institution of Imbalances24:57 – Fourth polarization the battle for truth26:26 – What media sources are trusted27:40 – How the Midwest is the least trusting region29:30 – What is the path forward 34:17 – Surprises with the Trust Barometer 36:34 – Rapid fire questions 38:01 – Outro Episode Link: Edelman | 2023 Trust Barometer Host: Margaret Mueller, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Shure Incorporated. For nearly 100 years, Shure Incorporated has developed best-in-class audio products that provide high-quality performance, reliability and value. Headquartered in Niles, Illinois, our history of innovation and expertise in acoustics, wireless technology, and more enables us to deliver seamless, transparent audio experiences to a global audience. Our diverse product line includes world-class wired and wireless microphones, networked audio systems and signal processors, conferencing and discussion systems, software, a loudspeaker, and award-winning earphones and headphones. Find Shure on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
NEDAS Live! Where Wireline and Wireless Meet
This episode features a conversation with Rob Williams, VP of Product Marketing at FirstLight. Headquartered in Albany, New York, FirstLight provides fiber-optic data, internet, data center, cloud, unified communications, and managed services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Discover the top 3 problems that FirstLight is solving for their customers and FirstLight's approach to the convergence problem.
In this episode, Henry interviews Cormac Kinney, Founder and CEO at Diamond Standard. Diamond Standard is the producer of the world's first diamond commodities. They are developing a technology, becoming a diamond market-maker, and a commodity producer. Headquartered in New York City, DSC is helping investors add diamonds to their portfolios.In this episode, Cormac speaks about:How DSC solves the “different diamond quality” issue.The factors that are making diamonds more valuable.The solutions the company offers and their plans for the future.How you can use diamonds to diversify your portfolio.The low correlation diamonds have to other assets.And more!
Welcome to "Secrets of Scale," a new pod storm series hosted by Matt Brown. In this first series of 2023, Matt dives deep into the world of "scaleups" companies, speaking with founders and CEOs who have successfully reached scale, raised millions of dollars, and have valuable insights to share on scaling their businesses on a global stage. Join Matt as he uncovers the secrets to success in the world of scaling a business. Series: Secrets of Scale Season Episode: #010Adwanted Group was founded to provide the advertising sector with the best tech and information. Headquartered in New York, with offices in Paris, Lille and London we are a fast-growing ambitious business that has grown through both acquisition and organic development.Get an interview on the Matt Brown Show: www.mattbrownshow.comSupport the show
It all began with the intention of buying a sailboat and traveling the world, many endeavors later Steve Trombley began his entrepreneurial journey as a young man, and never looked back. His collective experience not only paved the way for him to grow Trombley Painting Company, but also strengthen his relationship with God and his family! Headquartered in Paso Robles, he has been doing business for over 30 years and knows what it takes to thrive and strive!
Stability AI is the company behind Stable Diffusion, a powerful, free and open-source text-to-image generator that launched in August 2022. Since launching, Stable Diffusion has been downloaded and licensed by more than 200,000 developers globally. Stability AI's consumer-facing product DreamStudio quickly grew to well over a million registered users from more than 50 countries who collectively have created more than 170 million images. Headquartered in London with developers distributed across the globe, Stability AI was founded by Emad Mostaque as the first open-source, artificial intelligence (AI) company developing breakthrough technologies for the benefit of humanity and the world. In this Podcast, Creative Director for Stability AI Bill Cusick talks about the creative vision behind Stable Diffusion and its potential application in art and filmmaking, the meaning of AI in the history of humanity; and why artists should get excited about the existence of AI art (instead of viewing it as competition)! For more show notes, visit www.allanmckay.com/390.* *This interview was recorded in November 2022.
"We really take it seriously that the person with the most information is making the decision, so we don't have a whole lot of ‘Oh let me go ask my boss'", says Sean. The self-confessed nerd and entrepreneur shares how his background as a management consultant exposed him to a lot of business problems and gain the confidence in solving them.Sean talks through his journey of co-founding Kin, a fully-licensed home insurance technology company that provides affordable coverage to homeowners in catastrophe-prone regions.Headquartered in Chicago, he shares the core values that Kin offers its growing team and emphasises that the hard things are where the value is created. “We give people an opportunity to practise their craft”Sean encourages us to maintain a ‘beginner's mind'. “Take nothing for granted, think about every problem from a blank sheet of paper.”Connect with Sean on LinkedIn or find out more about KinThis episode of the Insurance Coffee House Podcast was first published on 5 October 2021Podcast hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO, Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses across the globe.To discuss identifying & attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via firstname.lastname@example.org or connect on LinkedInCopyright Insurance Search 2023 – All Rights Reserved.
Episode 040 – Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS Today's episode of the Executives' Exchange features PBS' President and CEO, Paula Kerger. Paula is joined by guest host, Bill Kurtis, acclaimed television documentary producer and host. Paula talks about the vital role of public broadcasting and what it means to her to be the first woman leading PBS. Listen in to hear the challenges she's faced, the values PBS lives by, and the future of public media. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience. 00:00 – Intro 01:40 – Kerger details her childhood and her relationship to public broadcasting 04:00 – Kerger discusses her early career 08:32 – The role of mentor relationships 09:30 – Kerger details meeting hero and mentor Newt Minnow 13:40 – How public broadcasting is local, yet national 16:55 – How PBS lives its values and evolves 19:00 – How PBS will help solve climate change 21:58 – Message from our sponsor, Shure 22:26 – Importance of diversity in media 25:10 – How COVID-19 was the biggest challenge Kerger has faced 34:15 – Distribution of funding for public broadcast 39:05 – Kerger's favorite PBS program 40:55 – What PBS will look like in the next three years 43:30 – Outro Episode Link: PBS | NPR Guest Host: Bill Kurtis, Acclaimed Television Documentary Producer and Host Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Shure Incorporated. For nearly 100 years, Shure Incorporated has developed best-in-class audio products that provide high-quality performance, reliability and value. Headquartered in Niles, Illinois, our history of innovation and expertise in acoustics, wireless technology, and more enables us to deliver seamless, transparent audio experiences to a global audience. Our diverse product line includes world-class wired and wireless microphones, networked audio systems and signal processors, conferencing and discussion systems, software, a loudspeaker, and award-winning earphones and headphones. Find Shure on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
Small Changes Big Shifts with Dr. Michelle Robin
“A new level of presence came to me, and I don't want to lose what I learned from her.” - Brett Blair Our lives take us through turbulent seasons. Most of us wait for a page to turn – a new chapter to begin – and sometimes, it feels like we've finally reached happiness and the life we were born to live. But what happens when that newfound happiness is shattered with a shocking diagnosis – especially if it's the love of your life? In today's episode, Dr. Michelle Robin invites Brett Blair to share his story about love, loss, and what it means to flourish in the hardest season of all. Shortly after meeting his soulmate Kim, Brett shares how their time together was cut short when his healthy, vibrant wife was unexpectedly diagnosed with ALS and passed away just 12 months after the news was delivered. Brett will share the most impactful lessons he learned from Kim as she battled the disease, such as how to love other people in a way that he didn't know was possible. Through his journey, he's compiling his next book about these lessons and explains how he's learned to tune into his heart to heal and flourish again – taking with him this time everything Kim taught him. About Today's Guest: Brett Blair is the founder and president of Best Life Global, LLC. Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Best Life Global is an executive coaching and consulting company, providing personalized business growth, executive and life coaching, training, and organizational consulting services. He's published two books, From Autopilot to Authentic and Living at the Summit, and is currently working on his next book called Born-Love-Die. He is a keynote speaker on a variety of subjects relative to peak performance, and the founder of the Best Life Movement, a nonprofit organization that aims to help people live their unique best lives. Brett lives in Durham, North Carolina, and is active with his church and nonprofit organizations. He also enjoys long-distance running, snow skiing, and travel. Mentioned in the Episode: From Autopilot to Authentic by Brett Blair Living at the Summit by Brett Blair Flourish by Martin Seligman Brett Blair's LinkedIn
OmegaBall Founder Anthony Dittmann sits down with Derek Spartz to discuss what it takes to create a whole new sport, how to market and monetize it and how they're raising capital. Sam and Derek catch up and discuss their experiences at an OmegaBall event as well as what potential they see in this very early investment opportunity in the sports industry. About Anthony Dittmann: Anthony Dittmann began his career working for the San Diego Chargers until 1998. After the NFL, he worked for ESPN in several capacities; all involving the design, construction and management of ESPN-owned events including the ESPY Awards and culminating as the Director of Operations as well as Event Director for X Games in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Aspen and Tignes, France. Since the X Games, Dittmann has produced events for NBC Sports and The Enthusiast Network before ultimately starting Kilowatt Events with several colleagues. Kilowatt specializes in designing and executing major events in music, sports and entertainment that are typically televised. Major clients include ESPN, NetJets, C3 Presents, Pepsi, The LA Times and the NFL. In 2018, Dittmann patented (with his colleague Rafael Munaro), a foldable (to 2” wide) dual stream event recycle/trash bin that is poised to rid the industry of the ubiquitous, but ineffective cardboard event trash can. Cerobins have since been bought by major events and facilities including Sofi Stadium and Climate Pledge Arena. In 2020, Anthony invented a new sport called OmegaBall. Reimagining and revolutionizing the game of soccer with three teams, three goals, no offsides, and no throw-ins (cornerkicks only) in a circular field. All packed into a one-hour match in a field that is half the size of a traditional soccer field. Headquartered in San Diego, OmegaBall has already appeared on the Fox and ESPN networks with semi-professional players on the pitch. OmegaBall is also expanding into competitive youth and recreational opportunities through a new partnership with USSSA. OmegaBall is…. Chaos on the Pitch! Anthony also spent several years as an adjunct professor in the sport business graduate program at California State University, Long Beach and the University of San Francisco. He is also a helicopter pilot. DISCLOSURE: Sam Marks is related to Anthony Dittmann and, as of this episode's release, has not invested any capital into OmegaBall. Discussed: OmegaBall.com @Omegaball_ on TikTok Omegaball YouTube Email Anthony for OmegaBall Investment Deck at email@example.com Where we are: Johnny FD – Ukraine / IG @johnnyfdj Sam Marks – Barcelona / IG @imsammarks Derek Spartz – Los Angeles / IG @DerekRadio Like these investments? Try them with these special ILAB links: ArtofFX – Start with just a $10,000 account (reduced from $25,000) Fundrise – Start with only $1,000 into their REIT funds (non-accredited investors OK)*Johnny and Sam use all of the above services personally. Time Stamp: 00:20 – Sam/Derek catchup California Rain & Traffic 03:06 - About OmegaBall and our guest 06:33 - Anthony Dittmann Interview Starts 10:20 - Basics of OmegaBall Rules 19:25 - Derek's Attendance at an OmegaBall Event 32:28 - Wagering on OmegaBall 34:50 - How to Invest in OmegaBall 37:10 - Sam & Derek's Thoughts on OmegaBall If you enjoyed this episode, do us a favor and share it! If you haven't already, please take a minute to leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
JEFF WILKINSContractor Development Manager ~ West ~ Based in San Diego ~ #timberwolfpack ~ connecting, educating, and growing with deck builders. Find a Pro at this link>>> www.timbertech.com/contractorsAzekCo.comhttps://www.instagram.com/timbertechjeff/https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-wilkins-8ba90a28/ The AZEK STORYThe AZEK Company is committed to innovating, inspiring, reinventing, revolutionizing and leading our industry to create a more sustainable future. We offer low-maintenance, beautiful outdoor living products leveraging innovations in material science to offer our customers world-class, environmentally sustainable solutions.Headquartered in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood, The AZEK Company is nestled in the same thriving business district that houses other leading corporations such as Google, Dyson, and Glassdoor. The AZEK Company also operates highly automated manufacturing and recycling facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota, and recently announced a new facility will open in Boise, Idaho.
The Influencer Marketing Factory Podcast
This week, Zeev Farbman, Co-Founder and CEO of Lightricks, joins Alessandro Bogliari, CEO and Co-Founder of The Influencer Marketing Factory and podcast host, to discuss the shifting nature of the creator ecosystem, how he established an award-winning app development company, and much more!
On this episode of the Executives' Exchange, we hear from Melissa Urban, Co-Founder of Whole30 and author of The Book of Boundaries. Urban tells the story of how hitting rock bottom with her addiction led her to build the Whole30 brand and mission. Her journey taught her to honor her limits in all situations, a lesson she shares in her recent book. Enjoy this conversation with Melissa! 00:00 – Introduction 00:55 – Urban details her upbringing 03:31 – Urban talks about her hobby of rucking 05:45 – Mission of Whole30 08:30 – Urban discusses struggle with drug addiction, beginning of health and fitness journey 11:06 – Urban's self-work practices 13:15 – Urban's decision to hire a president for Whole30 17:25 – Championing DEI; how to adapt when you know more 20:50 – Sponsor message from Shure 21:33 – Why Urban is known as “the boundary lady” 23:45 – Summary of The Book of Boundaries 27:35 – How saying no is a kindness 29:15 – Workplace boundaries 33:15 – Personal life boundaries 36:25 – Clear expectations of favors 42:30 – Holding boundaries; not taking on others' emotions 44:22 – Saying no and relearning healthy communication habits 46:10 – How to navigate allyship, boundaries, and family 49:47 – What Urban hopes readers remember 50:30 – Rapid fire questions 51:25 – Outro Episode Link: Whole30 | Book of Boundaries Host: Margaret Mueller, CEO & President, The Executives' Club of Chicago Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Shure Incorporated. For nearly 100 years, Shure Incorporated has developed best-in-class audio products that provide high-quality performance, reliability and value. Headquartered in Niles, Illinois, our history of innovation and expertise in acoustics, wireless technology, and more enables us to deliver seamless, transparent audio experiences to a global audience. Our diverse product line includes world-class wired and wireless microphones, networked audio systems and signal processors, conferencing and discussion systems, software, a loudspeaker, and award-winning earphones and headphones. Find Shure on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
This Much I Know - The Seedcamp Podcast
In this Seedcamp Deep Dive, Carlos is joined by Virgile Raingeard, co-founder and CEO of Figures, a Seedcamp-backed company providing the only compensation benchmark product for European start-ups and scale-ups. Carlos and Virgile discuss the current trends in hiring, talent retention and development, local vs. global pay, as well as compensation transparency. Virgile emphasizes the factors that lead to more compensation transparency in the tech industry. Furthermore, he shares why early adopters have a first-mover advantage from an employer branding perspective. Show notes: Virgile Raingeard - twitter.com/vrraingeard Carlos Espinal - twitter.com/cee Figures - figures.hr Seedcamp - seedcamp.com This episode is brought to you by Stripe. Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world's largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Headquartered in San Francisco and Dublin, the company aims to increase the GDP of the internet. Contact their team to learn more: https://bit.ly/39TVMrT
The Business of You with Rachel Gogos
Before Dirk Doebler, there was no such thing as paid parental leave insurance. Now, Dirk is changing the lives of millions by offering a unique program that is changing the way Americans live and work. Dirk Doebler is the founder and CEO of Parento. Parento is employers' all-in-one solution for working families. With its insurance-based parental leave & support program, Parento enables companies to retain and elevate working parents, particularly working mothers. This unprecedented brand is transforming the landscape for employers and making increased retention and engagement of parents a reality. Parento is proving that investing in working parents is good for business. Headquartered in New York, Parento recently completed the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator and its policies are backed by A-rated reinsurers. Dirk is committed to helping businesses capture the missing $12 trillion in global growth (McKinsey) by reducing the 43% of highly-skilled women who leave the workforce after becoming a mother. Prior to founding Parento, Dirk held roles in the finance and the consumer wellness industries, serving as CFO at the women-founded Dame Products. During his time at Dame, he played a key role in strategy development and execution to grow annual revenue 10x and achieve profitability with minimal outside equity. Prior to Dame Products, Dirk worked at Barclays and in Analytics at Sikorsky. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in Economics and Finance. Build the world you want to live in Dirk Doebler was working at Dame Products when he noticed a disturbing trend: Their ads were constantly being rejected because their products are marketed towards women. In stark contrast, male-focused brands such as Trojan, Viagra and Roman were flying past ad censorship. Dirk realized that there was an undiscussed societal bias against companies created for and by women. He began digging into inequalities in the world of finance and marketing and investigated a major gap in the industry: Paid Family Leave. Realizing that a lack of paid family leave is keeping women out of the workforce or permanently stalling their careers, he identified a need for an unprecedented new company. Look to the future, not the present When founding Parento, Dirk did not use other insurance companies as an example. After all, they didn't provide the type of insurance he was working to create - and constantly disappointed their consumers. Instead, Dirk focused on reforming the entire experience of paid parental leave. He interviewed finance experts, collected data to prove that paid parental leave helps both families and companies, and discussed issues with both human resources and company finance departments. He even evaluated luxury brands and the type of customer experiences they offer their clients. An unprecedented brand requires visionary leadership While approaching the issue of paid parental leave, Dirk encountered cultural challenges, archaic ideas and technical obstacles. But none of that slowed him down. Currently, most companies do not offer paid parental leave at all - much less a plan that entices top talent. Employees were feeling unappreciated and even disrespected by the companies they were working for, which often expected them to act like nothing had changed after their leave had passed. He also found that paid parental leave is usually only offered to women who are giving birth - leaving out fathers, adoptive parents and foster families. This leaves ample room for inequity in households. Women therefore become significantly more likely to leave the workforce or experience career plateaus. Dirk sought to build a plan that offered more than just basic insurance - it provided ongoing support and coaching on work-life integration. By caring for employees and eliminating sources of inequity and stress, Parento helps parents return to work feeling inspired and motivated. Quotes “Ignore the negative things people say about starting a company. Sure, you have to work hard and it takes a lot of time. But don't let that sway you. Only really listen to what your users and customers are saying.” “This is a program that did not exist. No one had paid parental leave insurance. We had to create it from the ground up.” “I was trying to offer paid parental leave to my employees. Being in finance, I understood the challenges of trying to budget for that - How to mitigate the risk, and how to make sure employees are coming back after you pay them not to work for three or four months because that's a concern for a lot of organizations. That led me to talk to dozens of finance leaders and I discovered that they don't know how to budget for parental leave. They don't know what the ROI is, if there's going to be one.” “The most important thing is, it's gender-neutral. It's going to cover parents whether they're giving birth, adopting or fostering. We actually don't really care about the parent's gender or how that child gains a home, we just want to know that the employee is bonding with a new child.” “We provide a support system. Employees have access to unlimited emotional support, and even parenting advice before, during, and after leave. Most employees use 12-14 hours of support with our coaches during their leave. There's someone helping them manage their anxiety, stress, how to get their baby to sleep, and then work-life integration. We help them manage their calendar, and make sure that they are adjusting back to work.” “We can build analysis for companies. We can determine how many women they have likely lost over the years due to parenthood. We can put a price tag on that for organizations. We make it transparent to companies, not just intended to sell. The ability to bridge the divide between HR and finance is huge.” Links mentioned in this episode: Learn all about Parento, the world's only paid parental leave insurance company at https://www.parentoleave.com/ Follow Parento on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ParentoLeave Connect with Dirk Doebler on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddoebler/ Read Medium's article interviewing Dirk Doebler on their website at https://medium.com/authority-magazine/working-well-dirk-doebler-of-parento-on-how-companies-are-creating-cultures-that-support-sustain-75f78d6ee56a
David Mercer is the Chief Executive Officer of LMAX Group, the leading operator of institutional FX and crypto currency execution venues. Following a successful management buyout, David has built LMAX Group into a key player in both the traditional capital markets and the crypto trading industry. Headquartered in the UK, the Group operates 6 exchanges globally and trades in excess of $25billion a day. In 2021, LMAX Group sold a minority stake to J.C. Flowers & Co.About LMAX GroupHeadquartered in London, LMAX Group is a global financial technology company and the leading independent operator of multiple institutional execution venues for FX and crypto currency trading. The Group's portfolio includes LMAX Exchange, LMAX Global and LMAX Digital. Servicing funds, banks, asset managers and retail brokerages, LMAX Group builds and runs its own high performance, ultra-low latency global exchange infrastructure. Uniquely positioned to offer both FX and crypto trading, LMAX Group is shaping the future of capital markets and is driving the industry transformation to an open, transparent marketplace with fair, precise and consistent execution, based on robust trading technology LMAX Group has a global client base spanning 100 countries and 11 offices worldwide. To find out more, visit www.LMAX.com
Journeys 旅途: Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission is on view at the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) through July 2023. This exhibition honors the 150th anniversary of the Chinese Educational Mission (CEM), a cultural and educational exchange program from 1872 – 1881. Headquartered in Hartford, the CEM enabled 120 Chinese boys, most of whom were barely teenagers, to study in New England with the goal of modernizing China by educating its future leaders abroad. It is a story of hopes, dreams, sacrifice, and the life-changing experience of international exchange. In this episode of Grating the Nutmeg, Museum Educator Natalie Belanger talks to Karen Li Miller and Henry Qu about their work on Journeys. The CEM collection at the CHS was a well-known resource, but contained Chinese-language materials that had never been translated....until Henry Qu, himself an international student, made an unexpected stop at CHS on his way from New Jersey to Massachusetts. Three years later, Henry's detour resulted in a fresh telling of the Mission's story, using the boys' newly-translated first-person accounts of their experience in Connecticut. What was it like to be uprooted as a teenager to live in a place that your language didn't even have a word for? What did these teens in the 1870s have in common with teenagers today? And what motivated Henry Qu to make that serendipitous stop at CHS? Listen to find out! The Exhibition Journeys: Boys of the Chinese Educational Mission will be on view at the Connecticut Historical Society through July, or you can take a 3D tour online at chs.org. Keep an eye on upcoming programming related to this topic at the CHS in spring of 2023! Read more about the CEM in Connecticut Explored magazine here: https://www.ctexplored.org/chinese-exchange-students-in-1880s-connecticut/ https://www.ctexplored.org/wong-kai-kah-comes-of-age-in-connecticut/ Fresh episodes of Grating the Nutmeg are brought to you every two weeks with support from our listeners. We've just launched our Facebook and Instagram pages-please follow us on social media to get the scoop on new episodes, behind the scenes photos and information on upcoming programs. https://www.facebook.com/GratingTheNutmegPod This episode of Grating the Nutmeg was produced by Natalie Belanger, Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society and engineered by Patrick O'Sullivan of High Wattage Media at https://www.highwattagemedia.com/ Please join us in two weeks for a new episode on Grating the Nutmeg.
Since their inception in 1995, Bridge Nine Records has turned from a hobby to one of the most well known heavy music brands in the world. Headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts with affiliates and distributors worldwide. They've put out defining releases for American Nightmare, Terror, and Champion. Today, Bridge Nine is a recognized brand worldwide as one of the the best in underground music with a roster boasting over a dozen full-time, active bands. With over 300 releases to date, Their back catalog includes some of the biggest and best names in underground music (H2O, Defeater, Ceremony, Agnostic Front, Have Heart and many more) and it continues to get stronger. There's a lot of pops in the beginning on Chris' vocal track but we fix that pretty quickly. His new record store Sharing a space with Big Wheel, Hydra Head and Doghouse Designing his merchandise Well hidden cash Being friends with the dude who created the dialer what went wrong in the early years Being part of the Yankees Sucks crew that was on 30 for 30 His relationship with Victory Johnny Cupcakes Polar Bear Club New Found Glory Would he break out of the labels genre when signing new bands The $500 fist fight And a ton more Check out his new record store in Beverly, MA at 282 Rantoul Street. Get your Realtor Instagram Stickers by clicking here. Check out my new book The Couples' Checklist for my webcomic dailyBred. It's a great gift for Valentine's Day. I also have an Instagram for it. If you market aggressively on Instagram Stories and want custom stickers then go here to get custom stickers or just email firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you samples. These are great for B2C companies and Realtors. Feel free to support the podcast for as little as $1 a month through Patreon Or go to thiswasthescene.com to possibly buy some merch. Get your Realtor Instagram Stickers by clicking here. Check out my new book The Couples' Checklist for my webcomic dailyBred. It's a great gift for Valentine's Day. I also have an Instagram for it. If you market aggressively on Instagram Stories and want custom stickers then go here to get custom stickers or just email email@example.com and I can send you samples. These are great for B2C companies and Realtors. Feel free to support the podcast for as little as $1 a month through Patreon Or go to thiswasthescene.com to possibly buy some merch.
Welcome to another week of COBT! Today we had the pleasure of visiting with Josh Freed, Senior Vice President of the Climate and Energy Program at Third Way. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Third Way is a public policy think tank with a global presence focused on advocating for policies that represent modern center-left ideas. Josh is the founder of the organization's clean energy and climate program, which launched in 2009, and oversees strategy to accelerate policy in the US and Europe to create energy that is clean, affordable, secure and reliable. To help frame the discussion, Josh first provides background on the Energy and Climate team at Third Way and their focus on ensuring the conversation around clean energy includes every technology that could help with decarbonization. From there, we touch on the organization's presence in Washington, their centrist ideology, the current state of pragmatism in Washington and areas for bipartisan support, permitting reform and the importance of a can-do spirit. We also discussed technologies that Josh and his team are working on including sustainable aviation fuel and carbon management technologies, Josh's view on the future of natural gas, addressing transmission issues, Josh's view on the biggest areas of opportunity for classic energy companies and what he says is the transformative challenge of the 21st century, and more. We wrap with Josh's view on the energy mix in ten years. We greatly enjoyed the fulsome discussion! The Veriten team kicked off the show: Mike Bradley shared his thoughts around Thursday's December CPI print and key themes from the recent Goldman Sachs Global Energy and Clean Technology Conference. He also highlighted the Fed's statement on climate change, proposals in New York to ban natural gas heating and appliances in the state, and flagged the upcoming World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos as well as OFS earnings kicking off in two weeks. Brett Rampal shared interesting data from the Energy Information Agency on their predictions for 2024 and noted we can expect lots of regulatory engagement in 2023 for nuclear projects around the world. Thanks to Josh for a fantastic discussion and thanks to you all for your support and friendship!
The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Doug Waggoner and Joe Lynch discuss the year ahead. Doug is the CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. About Doug Waggoner Doug Waggoner has served as Chief Executive Officer of Echo Global Logistics since December 2006 and was a Board member from 2008-2021. Waggoner served as Chairman of the Board from 2015 until 2021. Prior to joining Echo, Waggoner founded SelecTrans, LLC, a freight management software provider based in Chicago, Illinois. From April 2004 to December 2005, Waggoner served as Chief Executive Officer of USF Bestway, and from January 2002 to April 2004 he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing for USF Corporation. Waggoner served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Daylight Transport from April 1999 to January 2002, Executive Vice President from October 1998 to April 1999, and Chief Information Officer from January 1998 to October 1998. From 1986 to 1998, Waggoner held a variety of positions in sales, operations, marketing, and engineering at Yellow Transportation before becoming Vice President of Customer Service. Waggoner holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from San Diego State University. About Echo Global Logistics Echo Global Logistics, Inc. is a leading Fortune 1000 provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Headquartered in Chicago with more than 30 offices around the country, Echo offers freight brokerage and Managed Transportation solutions for all major modes, including truckload, partial truckload, LTL, intermodal, and expedited. Echo maintains a proprietary, web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from its network of over 50,000 transportation providers to serve 35,000 clients across a wide range of industries and simplify the critical tasks involved in transportation management. For more information on Echo Global Logistics, visit: www.echo.com. Key Takeaways: The Year Ahead Doug Waggoner is the CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a leading Fortune 1000 provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. In the podcast interview Joe and Doug discussed the year ahead. The Covid hangover, inflation, and higher interest rates are causing softer volumes for shippers and carriers, which is driving cost per mile lower. Doug believes we are already in a recession, and we should expect higher unemployment, layoffs, lower valuations for venture backed tech companies, and softening of volumes and pricing. Expect some owner operators will leave the market. Technology will continue to be important and logistics providers will continue to invest. Large companies like Echo will invest in their own proprietary systems while smaller companies will leverage SaaS offerings. Over the years, Echo has made substantial investment in its technology platforms. Its industry-leading, proprietary technology supports clients by addressing a lack of visibility into their supply chain and provides a more robust, data-driven means of reporting. Echo's innovations also support freight carriers by providing more flexibility, transparency, and control. These solutions (and their on-going evolutions) ultimately result in a more streamlined and efficient process as well as increased carrier and client satisfaction. Learn more about Echo's branded technology offerings: EchoAccelerator - A flexible and robust proprietary architecture that supports over 16,000 shipments a day and powers Echo's shipper, carrier, and managed transportation systems. EchoShip - A self-service shipping platform giving shippers the ability to quote, book, ship, and track, as well as manage invoices, all online. The easy-to-use portal consolidates and simplifies shipping by enabling customers to build loads, store frequently used shipment information, and track shipments in real time. With consistent updates and new location management features, clients have more control over managing their location details, making the booking process faster and more efficient than ever. EchoDrive - A web portal and mobile app giving carriers real-time access to search, bid, book, manage, track, and get paid on freight hauled for Echo. EchoDrive's load management tool and document upload capabilities streamline operations, keep dispatchers organized, and help drivers get back on the road faster. EchoDrive also provides the opportunity to book loads digitally anytime, anywhere with the Book Now feature, greatly reducing the time it takes to book a load. Users can set up real-time email notifications for new loads that become available for any desired lane in EchoDrive and save preferred lanes to reduce time spent searching for loads. Learn More About The Year Ahead Doug on LinkedIn Echo Global Logistics on LinkedIn Echo Global Logistics Echo Resource Center The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
From the archivesI had this conversation with the CEO Carly back in January 2022. I hope if you haven't heard it before it raises some issues that you should be aware of :)Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) is a nonprofit organization that rescues children from sexual abuse by building technology for law enforcement, free of charge, to track, arrest and prosecute child predators. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, we developed powerful technology, which has been a significant tool for law enforcement agencies around the globe. Our technology has improved the success rates of investigators and policing operations in the ongoing pursuit to identify, apprehend and convict individuals and networks associated with child sexual exploitation.As a nonprofit, our mission is made possible through the generous support of individuals and from partnerships with private corporations. This allows us to integrate our CRC Technology into law enforcement agencies in all 50 U.S. States and 97 countries for free. Our technology has been pivotal in identifying and indexing millions of IP addresses linked to the sharing of child sexual abuse material. Our catalog of known abusers helps identify new and potential offenders while ranking the severity of predators to prevent real-time abuse. Get bonus content on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Today's episode of Executives' Exchange spotlights Lynn Osmond, President and CEO of Choose Chicago. She is joined by guest host, Teresa Wilton Harmon, Chicago Office Managing Partner at Sidley Austin LLP. Osmond tells us her tale of going from music to architecture to champion of all things Chicago. She details her mentorship experience, her 25 years with Chicago Architecture Center, and why she's passionate about Chicago's future. Sit back and enjoy this conversation with Lynn! 00:00—Introduction 02:00—Lynn details her journey growing up in Canada, moving to the US, and finding a passion for architecture 04:28—Lynn discusses taking over the Chicago Architecture Foundation and building its programming, eventually founding the Chicago Architecture Center 07:25—Developing Open House Chicago and the Chicago city model 09:24—Expanding CAF, her priorities, and growth mindset 11:10—Lynn discusses engaging young people, developing architecture curriculum in CPS, and programming specifically for girls 14:30—Lynn discusses role as President Emeritus, future of CAF; equitable programming 16:08—Shure sponsor message 17:20—Transitioning to Choose Chicago; rebuilding staff, audiences, and funding post-pandemic 24:45—Lynn discusses being first woman in her role; mentorship, supporting other women in the industry; work-life balance 29:45—Tourism disruption; opportunities for people in hospitality, including training and advancement 31:34—Lynn discusses which awards mean most to her; CAC Lynn Osmond award, which will live on; recognized with honorary AIA 32:50—Rapid fire questions 36:21—Outro Episode Links: Choose Chicago | Chicago Architecture Center | Sidley Austin LLP Guest Host: Teresa Wilton Harmon, Chicago Office Managing Partner at Sidley Austin LLP Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Shure Incorporated. For nearly 100 years, Shure Incorporated has developed best-in-class audio products that provide high-quality performance, reliability and value. Headquartered in Niles, Illinois, our history of innovation and expertise in acoustics, wireless technology, and more enables us to deliver seamless, transparent audio experiences to a global audience. Our diverse product line includes world-class wired and wireless microphones, networked audio systems and signal processors, conferencing and discussion systems, software, a loudspeaker, and award-winning earphones and headphones. Find Shure on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
The Stop Down Photography Podcast
Happy 2023! I use a lot of photo software for my photography - Lightroom, Photoshop, ON1 Effects, ON1 Resize, Topaz Sharpen AI, Luminar Neo, Radiant Photo… I admit it, I like software tools. I don't use every tool every day, some are more specialized or niche than others. My core processing tools are Lightroom and ON1 Effects. These are my bread and butter. These days, subscriptions are common place. Like it or not - subscriptions are here to stay. Adobe was the first to make the pivot to the subscription model, leaving perpetual licenses in the rear view mirror. Other vendors have waded into the subscription waters, and I think it's a matter of time before perpetual licenses become the exception and not the rule. I have been a subscriber to Adobe's Photography Plan for several years now. I got curious if the Adobe subscription has been worth the money for me and my photography. I took a look at the features Adobe has delivered since November 2019 and asked a simple question about each feature - would I pay to upgrade for that feature? Listen to the episode for my thoughts and my more complete analysis is below. For me, the subscription pencils out and I'm getting value for my yearly outlay to Adobe.2023 Photo WorkshopsIt is the start of a new year and a great time to think about where you want to take your photography in 2023. I wholeheartedly endorse attending a photo workshop - not a photo tour, a photo workshop - to improve your photography and spark your creativity. This was one of the very first topics I talked about, way back in Episode #3 of the Stop Down Photography Podcast. If you are new to the podcast, you may have missed this episode. Have a listen.I am hosting workshops in 2023. All of the workshops for 2023 are listed on my workshops page. Some workshops are sold out. There is space open in my two Oregon workshops in November of 2023.The Oregon Coastal Adventure, Nov 7-10, 2023: Headquartered in the heart of old town Florence, Oregon on the Siuslaw River, this workshop concentrates on the central Oregon coastline. Locations include Heceta Head, Heceta Beach, Yachats, and the breathtaking Cape Perpetua. We'll also venture inland to Sweet Creek for an excellent forested hike along a picturesque creek.Bandon Beach & Beyond, Nov 13-16, 2023: Based in Bandon, Oregon with its amazing sea stacks, this workshop explores Bandon and the southern coastline of Oregon. Locations include Shore Acres in Coos Bay, Port Orford, Lone Ranch Beach, Sisters Rock, and the endless pockets of rugged coast between Bandon and Brookings at the southern border of Oregon.Whether you join me on a workshop or sign up with another photographer, make 2023 the year you immerse yourself in several days of photography. You'll be glad you did.My Lightroom Subscription AnalysisThe context for my examination of my Lightroom subscription has two primary constraints: I care about Lightroom Classic, the desktop-centric applicationI am the type of person that historically upgrades my software every yearSo, how did I judge the Adobe Lightroom releases? I reviewed the Adobe Lightroom release notes for the versions released from November 2019 through October 2022 and looked at each feature in each release. The question I ask about each feature is simple: If Lightroom were a traditional, perpetual license, would I pay to upgrade to have that feature?The summary of my analysis is yes, for me, the Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop subscription is worth the money. The features that Adobe has put into Lightroom have been compelling enough to Adobe released four major versions of Lightroom in the last three yearsVersions 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, and most recently 12.0I would have paid for three of themThe 9.x, 11.x, and 12.x releases have features that are compelling to me and I'd pay to get themAssuming a perpetual license for a Lightroom upgrade would be in the $100-$120 range:3 paid upgrades would be about $300-$360My subscription plan costs $120/year, or $360If it were Lightroom alone, the subscription (probably) costs a bit more than yearly paid upgrades. However, the subscription also provides a license for Photoshop which I also use, has also gotten feature updates, and back in the day costs hundreds of dollars for a single license.Rate & ReviewIf you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review it on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Podchaser.com. Fresh, current ratings help other photographers find out about the show.Supporters Of The Show - Thank You!Thanks to everyone that supports this show, through comments, reviews, and shares. Sharing this podcast with your photo friends and camera clubs is one of the many zero-cost ways you can support the show. If you wish to support the show financially, you can also make a one-time donation.Affiliate LinksProduct links in this post may contain affiliate tags. Depending on the purchase, Scott Davenport Photography may receive compensation if you purchase a product via one of those links. There is no additional cost to you. The use of affiliate links never influences the content or opinions of the episodes.
Frankie Darcell Has A Big Mouth
This episode of the Frankie Darcell Has A Big Mouth, Frankie Darcell talks with Sen. Gary Peters from Michigan about Democrat big wins in 2022, passing the Inflation Reduction Act into law, affordable health care, and prescription drugs provisions.Known for her authentic, credible and trusting voice, veteran award-winning broadcast journalist Frankie Darcell is known for elevating every platform she graces. With a rich background in radio, Frankie's responsibilities in music and radio include iHeartMedia and the iHeartMedia Radio Network. Frankie can be heard in 22 markets including Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Memphis, and Norfolk Virginia.Headquartered in Detroit, Real Times Media is the parent company to five of the country's most respected Black-owned local news organizations, the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, the Chicago Defender, the Michigan Chronicle, and the New Pittsburgh Courier, which enables it to maintain the heartbeat of the Black experience.Check out RTMPodcastNetwork.com to find all episodes of the 'Frankie Darcell Has A Big Mouth' podcast.
Irish Tech News Audio Articles
HCS, a leading business IT, security and telecoms company, has announced that it has acquired Waterford-based Fixaphone, a leading provider of business telephone systems. Following the acquisition, HCS forecasts that its telecoms turnover will reach €1 million in the next three years. The acquisition will add 750 Fixaphone business telecoms customers to HCS' portfolio, which will increase by 125% following the deal. In business for more than 20 years, Fixaphone specialises in on-premise PBX telephony sales and maintenance for small businesses. Combining this deep industry knowledge with HCS' modern cloud-hosted telecoms solutions will provide both customer bases with an enhanced service offering as the move to the cloud continues in earnest. HCS provides secure integrated IT, telecoms and productivity solutions to enable better business performance for Irish organisations. The company uses secure by design principles to ensure that it significantly reduces risk for customers with security built in. Headquartered in Waterford and with a base in Dublin, the company recently opened a third location in Cork. Fixaphone will integrate into HCS and trade under the HCS brand with immediate effect. The acquisition will enhance HCS' telecom sales team and allow it to cross-sell to each customer base, driving value and enabling them to grow and innovate. Fixaphone customers include Brothers of Charity Services, Keeling's, Fitzgerald Power Chartered Accountants, and Mount Congreve Estate. Mick Foley, Managing Director, Fixaphone: “HCS are leaders in the hosted telecoms sphere, so I'm delighted that we are joining forces. By combining our skillsets, we can provide an enhanced level of services and support to our existing and prospective clients. “Though technologies and platforms are changing, the telecoms knowledge and experience built up with Fixaphone over the last 20 years will be invaluable on the next stage of the journey. We have the golden opportunity to leverage each other's expertise to accelerate our shared growth.” Sean Hegarty, Head of Operations, HCS: “We are thrilled to announce this acquisition and welcome Fixaphone to our team. Merging the pool of knowledge and experience that Fixaphone brings with our modern telecommunications solutions will give us a powerful edge. We look forward to building on this as we continue on our upward growth trajectory. “In today's hybrid work environment, effective business communication is paramount. We feel we are well placed as the move from on-premise to cloud accelerates and traditional non-digital telephony becomes obsolete. This acquisition will bolster our telecoms services offerings, so we can provide our customers with best-in-class solutions to allow them greater flexibility and enable them to grow.” See more stories here. More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and often Ireland's No.1 Tech Podcast too. You can find hundreds of fantastic previous episodes and subscribe using whatever platform you like via our Anchor.fm page here: If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Podcast email us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie now to discuss. Irish Tech News have a range of services available to help promote your business. Why not drop us a line at Info@IrishTechNews.ie now to find out more about how we can help you reach our audience. You can also find and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.
Frankie Darcell Has A Big Mouth
This episode, Frankie talks with Tony Award Winning Icon Melba Moore and Award Winning Playwright/Director Nolbert Brown Jr. about their storied careers on Broadway, and how things are coming full circle with their new 'Imitation Of Life' stage play opening February 15, 2023 in Philadelphia.Known for her authentic, credible and trusting voice, veteran award-winning broadcast journalist Frankie Darcell is known for elevating every platform she graces. With a rich background in radio, Frankie's responsibilities in music and radio include iHeartMedia and the iHeartMedia Radio Network. Frankie can be heard in 22 markets including Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Memphis, and Norfolk Virginia.Headquartered in Detroit, Real Times Media is the parent company to five of the country's most respected Black-owned local news organizations, the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, the Chicago Defender, the Michigan Chronicle, and the New Pittsburgh Courier, which enables it to maintain the heartbeat of the Black experience.
Stigall is away but if you haven't heard some of the great conversations coming your way - they're all new to you! Be sure to follow him for updates and any breaking news at The Harrumph Society. Jennifer Sey is the former brand president at Levis. Headquartered in the most liberal city in America, San Fransisco is where Jennifer called home and sent her kids to public school. A committed liberal Democrat, when Sey became a vocal critic of school lockdowns during COVID - her company turned on her and attempted to buy her off with a million dollar payoff. She refused, moved to Colorado and wrote her story "Levi's Unbottoned."
Today's guest is Jerry Dolak, Principal at RSM US LLP. Headquartered in Chicago, RSM brings an unmatched personalized focus to every interaction, meeting people where they are to help them reach their goals. They build rich, enduring relationships based on a profound understanding of their clients, colleagues and communities, as well as their goals and aspirations. They also bring diverse ideas and insights to help them reach greater heights. Jerry is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the ServiceNow practice at RSM US LLP. He utilizes his extensive experience and expertise in ServiceNow to consult with current and prospective clients to understand their business needs, identify requirements and develop applications to meet those needs. In his career, Jerry has led business-critical initiatives across a variety of industries such as Healthcare, Supply Chain, Financial Services and Higher Education. In the episode, Jerry will chat about: His background and current role with RSM, Interesting work they do with Strategic Portfolio Management (SPM), Use cases of their impact within ESG solutions, The impact of their new ServiceNow Workhub solution, The importance of leadership and change management, and Challenges they needed to overcome to achieve success
What do Ryan Reynolds, Blues Clues, and Sustainable Shipping have in common- well, not much until 2022, when Maximum Effort and Flock Freight launched a tongue-in-cheek ad campaign to talk about what they are doing- and using our old friend Steve Burns from Blues Clues to do it. So, pull up your thinking chair, and grab your handy dandy notebook, cause we are talking with Bob Wolfley, Director of Social Media and Partnerships at Flock about how this campaign came about! Founded in 2015, Flock Freight roared onto the tech startup scene in 2021 winning Start Up San Diego's Startup of the Year award, CNBC's top 50 disruptors award, and a host of supply chain awards. Headquartered in Encinitas, Flock Freight is looking for brand awareness and a way to improve the freight industry- their software pools freight in the most efficient way possible, helping carriers keep their trucks full. They reimagine existing freight processes by relentlessly eliminating inefficiency and waste through shared truckload shipping. But shipping isn't flashy or sexy- so how do you build brand awareness? Alan and Sara sit down for a lively conversation about building brand awareness, working with Ryan Reynolds's marketing company, and how the campaign has been received despite its racy vocabulary. Learn more at Flock Freight | Freight Shipping, Logistics & Technology and view their viral campaign on Youtube Here. Producers for Tech San Diego Spotlight are Kevin Carroll and Sara Spiva. TSD Spotlight is recorded remotely and edited by Hypable Impact If you enjoyed this podcast episode, like, follow, and share! music by ikoliks
The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
Bill Vitti and Joe Lynch discuss the connected ecosystem, which is one of the best ways to describe Transflo. Bill is the President and CRO of Transflo, the trusted industry leader in mobile, telematics, and business process automation solutions to the transportation industry. About Bill Vitti Bill Vitti joined Transflo as President in early 2022, with more than 25 years' experience in the transportation industry. Most notably, he served as Chief Commercial Officer for Truckstop.com, where he helped drive the company to unicorn status with a valuation of over $1 billion. Bill was also President of Swift Logistics, a leading brokerage and 3PL provider, and head of marketing and strategy for Swift Transportation. Bill has experience working on the carrier, shipper, and broker side, as well as in 3PL and freight software, giving him 360-degrees of visibility of the marketplace. Bill received his MBA from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University and his BBA from Saginaw Valley State University. About Transflo Transflo®, a Pegasus TransTech company, is a trusted industry leader in mobile, telematics, and business process automation solutions to the transportation industry in North America. Transflo's customer-focused mobile and cloud-based technologies deliver real-time communications to fleets, brokers, factors, shippers, and commercial vehicle drivers, and digitize 800 million shipping documents a year, representing approximately $115 billion in freight bills and 3.2 million downloads of the Mobile+ app. Organizations throughout Transflo's neutral ecosystem use the end-to-end solution suite and digital platform to increase efficiency, improve cash flow, and reduce costs. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, Transflo has set the pace for innovation in transportation software for over 30 years. For more information, visit www.transflo.com. Key Takeaways: The Connected Ecosystem Bill Vitti is the President and CRO of Transflo, a freight tech company that has developed an ecosystem that connects carriers, brokers, shippers, and factoring companies – and that ecosystem streamlines the freight procurement and payment processes. In the podcast interview, Bill and Joe discuss the connected ecosystem, which is how Transflo describes the connected supply chain that they enable with their technology and marketplace. Transflo links the entire supply chain together in one digital ecosystem, creating visibility, security, and customization for every freight professional. Transflo offer a suite of mobile, telematics, data, scanning, and document management all in one integrated experience. Transflo delivers real-time communications to thousands of fleets, brokers, and commercial vehicle drivers who represent over $100 billion in freight bills each year. The Transflo Mobile+ app has been built from the ground up to simplify the business of trucking. Mobile+ is an end-to-end, cloud-based platform designed around removing friction from the supply chain. Transflo technologies like Mobile+ capture and process over 800 million transportation documents every year, helping drivers get their jobs done — and get loads delivered — faster than ever. Learn More About The Connected Ecosystem Bill on LinkedIn Transflo on LinkedIn Transflo Transflo's Intelligent Automation Transflo Mobile+ Transflo Synergize The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube
Frankie Darcell Has A Big Mouth
This episode, Frankie talks with Public Affairs Strategist Jamaine Dickens, Communications Director Dex Stuckey, Political Strategist Duron Marshall, and Journalist Adell Henderson about the backlash Deion Sanders is receiving for leaving Jackson State University, why Herschel Walker was able to get so far in the Senate race, and the difference between PWIs and HBCUs. Known for her authentic, credible and trusting voice, veteran award-winning broadcast journalist Frankie Darcell is known for elevating every platform she graces. With a rich background in radio, Frankie's responsibilities in music and radio include iHeartMedia and the iHeartMedia Radio Network. Frankie can be heard in 22 markets including Miami, New Orleans, Chicago, Memphis, and Norfolk Virginia.Headquartered in Detroit, RTM is the parent company to five of the country's most respected Black-owned local news organizations, the Atlanta Daily World, Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine, the Chicago Defender, the Michigan Chronicle, and the New Pittsburgh Courier, which enables it to maintain the heartbeat of the Black experience.
Our conversation for The Valley Business Today with Edison Emmons from Luray/Page Chamber of Commerce featured Joyce Krech, Director of Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center. Joyce explained the concept of small business development centers and gave us an overview of the no-fee services they provide to current and budding small business owners. Headquartered in Harrisonburg, VA at James Madison University, the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center serves the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia region which includes the counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, and Rockingham, and the cities therein. They maintain offices in Harrisonburg and Verona, but also meet with clients in Monterey, Lexington, and Luray. The Shenandoah Valley SBDC is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration as well as funding from the localities they serve. The mission of the Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center is to advise, train, and inform small businesses to help them achieve success. They do this with a three-prong approach providing one-on-one consulting/advising, access to resources, and various trainings and webinars. They are one of 27 centers across Virginia. We talked about the types of questions they are frequently asked, the types of business situations they guide clients through, and whether you can access a center outside of your own locality. For more information about Shenandoah Valley Small Business Development Center, visit their website: https://www.valleysbdc.org/ and follow them on Facebook. To find a Virginia Small Business Development Center near you, visit: https://www.virginiasbdc.org/ or nationwide: https://americassbdc.org/
My guest today is Lance Stier, CEO of NC Custom (a division of Nassau Candy) Nassau Candy is one of the largest US wholesale manufacturers of specialty and private label confections, supplying many national retailers and independent stores across the country. Headquartered in Hicksville, New York, they create millions of pounds of confections every year — including chocolate-covered raisins, Jordan almonds, fudge, fruit slices, chocolate pretzels, and hand-dipped cherries. Nassau Candy isn’t just candy. They are a parent company to NC Custom, the promotional products arm of the business, and home to industry-leading brands including Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant (edibles), Lanco (promotional hard goods), and SPD Shoreline (apparel and soft goods). You’ll hear how Lance is proud to work with his family at Nassau Candy including his dad, uncle, and four brothers. From his early start on Wall Street to deciding to join the family business in 2009, Lance brought his talent and interest in making deals and creating businesses to Nassau Candy, helping to build it into a multi-disciplinary distribution, customization, and manufacturing juggernaut. Lance is an experienced and entrepreneurial family business builder across food, confectionery, promotional products, travel + resort, and short-run manufacturing and customization (apparel, hard goods, health and beauty, edible and other categories). His skill set includes M&A, Management, Private Equity, Manufacturing, Specialty Printing, Food/Confectionery/OTC, and Product/ Business Development. This podcast is brought to you by Axial, (www.axial.net), a trusted online platform for business owners & their M&A advisors to use to safely and intelligently explore and execute capital raises, acquisitions, and exits with strategic buyers or professional financial sponsors. I am your host, Peter Lehrman, Founder and CEO of Axial. In every episode, we will explore the vast world of small business M&A. We will interview both the proven and emerging owners, operators, investors, and advisors whose strategies and methods have been put to the test. If you have enjoyed this episode, check out Axial.com for more. There are recorded Axial member roundtables, downloadable tools for dealmakers, quarterly lead-table rankings, and other useful information. To join Axial as an acquirer, an owner considering an exit, or a sales-side M&A advisor, you can get started for free at Axial.com. Feel free to reach out to me directly at Peter@axial.net with questions, suggestions, or show topic ideas. Discussion points: Nassau’s origin story - all the way back to 1918 Lance’s journey from Wall Street to Nassau Candy in 2009 Taking a step back - it’s a family dynamic The decision to add a promotional products business Building the custom products business arm
Today's guest is Ric Mims, ServiceNow Solutions Director at SDI Presence. Headquartered in Chicago, SDI Presence is an IT consultancy and Managed Services Provider (MSP) that leverages its strong team presence to advance their clients to a secure digital enterprise. They offer end-to-end technology services, driving performance, continuous improvement and cost controls to better serve their constituents. For over 25 years, SDI Presence has earned the role of trusted IT advisor to a portfolio of clients that includes utilities, airports, mass transits and government agencies throughout the United States. The firm has built a core expertise in guiding our clients through legacy IT modernization, delivering on the higher technical and security requirements of these critical, high-value environments. In the episode, Ric will discuss: How he got into the world of ServiceNow His current role with SDI Presence The importance of infrastructure change management How companies can overcome challenges in implementing ServiceNow Case studies of the success they bring to customers What the future holds for ServiceNow
“I've had people tell me, ‘Oh I've heard it's unlimited vacation and you get to work from wherever you want. The tip is ‘Have a good why!”, says Matthew. Matthew describes his journey from a successful State Farm agency to joining the team at Obie, satisfying his entrepreneurial desires. Headquartered in Chicago, the property insurtech caters for time poor landlords, entrepreneurs or small business owners, offering a flagship product in the 1-4 unit rental space. In the midst of a Series B funding round, Matthew explains, “We're doing it out of the want to grow and not out of the need to survive, which I think is key.”Matthew highlights the ambitious growth plans for 2023 and discusses the challenges of inflation, rising interest rates on the property rental market and the plans for building its customer base in tough times. Sharing his interview tips for candidates looking to join an insurtech, Matthew says, “I love when someone asks for the role and tells me, ‘You'd be disappointed if you don't bring me on.'”He explains the family culture at Obie and the team's desire for people to connect on that level as the business seeks to add up to 50 roles in the next 12 months. Matthew concludes by sharing the other insurtechs he admires, “I don't have a poor word about any of them, they're pioneers. Whether you're insurtech 1.0 with Lemonade and Hippo, we wouldn't probably be here without them.”Connect with Matthew on LinkedIn or find out more about Obie The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO, Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses across the globe.To discuss identifying & attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via firstname.lastname@example.org or connect on LinkedInCopyright Insurance Search 2022 – All Rights Reserved.
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A German-based robotics company is building a new manufacturing facility to Canton, expected to create 137 new jobs in Cherokee County, Governor Brian Kemp announced. Becker Robotic Equipment, a global cable and robotic machinery manufacturer specializing in individualized robotic equipment, will invest over $30 million in the facility, which will house its North American headquarters. Headquartered in Dülmen, Germany, Becker was founded in 1993 with the aim of supplying accessories and integrated automated systems, mainly for the automotive industry. Becker's new North American headquarters and manufacturing facility will be located at The Bluffs at Technology Park in Canton. The facility is expected to consist of three adjacent buildings and will be designed with clean energy solutions, such as solar panels, according to the governor's office. The company is looking to hire for sales and applications engineers, automotive project managers, non-automotive project managers, inside sales support staff, project engineers, office administrators, HR generalists, manufacturing technicians, and customer and service technicians. A six-episode series was recently filmed in Cherokee County, using the backdrop of local buildings, businesses and areas to help tell its story. “These Stones” is a Christian faith-based series written and produced by Woodstock resident Cheryl McKay Price. The series tells the story of a wayward daughter who, after her mother is killed, takes over a supernatural program to help others, according to its synopsis on IMDb.. Though she struggles to believe in God, she finds herself matching mysterious visitors from the past to those facing challenges today. The series was shot from September 19 to October 21 in various locations throughout Woodstock including the downtown area, Rootstock, Circle of Friends and a farmhouse in Canton. Scenes were also shot in Marietta. Price said she is hopeful for a release by the end of next year. The show features a cast of actors, most of whom are from Georgia. Several of the crew members and production team are from Cherokee County as well, Price said. Circle of Friends, a Woodstock coffee shop which employs people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was part of the set in an episode about a boy with Down syndrome and his mother. At first, the mother is afraid to let her son integrate into society because he has been bullied, Price said. The boy wants to make friends, so the mom eventually lets him get a job at Circle of Friends and interact with other people. Price said she hopes there could be more seasons to the show, though the show's first season is structured to tell a complete story. The screenwriter and producer said she enjoyed the process, and added that the Cherokee Office of Economic Development's film office, led by Molly Mercer, was very easy to work with in helping her achieve her vision. The Cherokee County school board has won state honors for its communications initiatives. For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia School Boards Association has awarded the Cherokee school board its Leading Edge Award, Cherokee County School District announced. The past three years, the honor earned has been in the Culture, Climate and Organizational Efficacy category, and this year's award is in the Communication category. The awards, presented in seven categories, recognize innovative practices by school boards and school districts that make a significant and positive impact on students. School Board Chair Kyla Cromer accepted the award on the board's behalf at a Georgia School Boards Association ceremony Friday morning. CCSD's strategic communications plan outlines how communications efforts will help achieve the goals of the district's overall blueprint strategic five-year plan for continuous improvement. Key to this plan is reporting success stories, which are shared daily across numerous district and school platforms, including websites, social media, newsletters and publications and also are shared with traditional local media outlets. The district's communications team annually trains staff from schools and district departments and divisions on best communications practices including how to share their successes stories. School board members also receive communications training and guidance throughout their time in office. The Cherokee boys' basketball team kept its undefeated record intact with its 74-64 win at Sequoyah on Friday night. With a nice lift from Lawrence Sanford, the Warriors pulled ahead in the second quarter and never looked back. Both teams were scoring well to start the night, with the Chiefs taking a 19-16 lead after the first period. Cherokee made adjustments going into the second quarter, though, and built a 28-21 lead in just over three minutes. Sanford was a big part of Cherokee's run, scoring its first eight points of the second quarter. He connected on three 3-pointers in the frame and finished the night with a game-high 22 points. Offense has been the Warriors' strength through the first five games, as expected, though its defense took major strides. It was tested against Sequoyah's high-powered offense and passed with flying colors. About one in six Cherokee County voters had cast a ballot ahead of the December 6 runoff contest between Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and his Republican challenger Herschel Walker, according to numbers from the Georgia Secretary of State's website. As of Friday morning, 33,008 Cherokee County voters had cast a ballot, according to the state website, about 17% of the county's registered voters. The state reported 28,110 of those votes were cast in person. Turnout for Georgians returning to the polls this week to vote in the December 6 runoff election surpassed 1 million ballots cast ahead of Election Day. Cherokee County was showing 4,895 absentee ballots had been accepted by the close of polls Thursday, and there were another 2,711 ballots were still outstanding. The state numbers showed that Cherokee's in-person early voting increased as the week went on. The county began early voting at one location Sunday and saw 1,127 ballots cast in person that day. When voters returned to polls Monday, 5,319 voted early in Cherokee, and Thursday, that number was 7,651. Cherokee's Toni Warren erupted for a game-high 32 points in the 72-49 win over Sequoyah at the War lodge on Friday night. Warren tallied 10 points in the third quarter alone, helping the Lady Warriors secure their second victory in a row. It was back-and-forth in the first quarter, with Cherokee holding a slim 16-14 lead at the break. Warren made her presence felt early, hitting a 3-pointer and then earning three free throws on the next possession. She hit four of five free throws in the period. Warren opened the second quarter with a tough mid-range fadeaway and nailed another two possessions later to push the Lady Warriors' lead to 23-19. Behind Warren's 32 points, Hannah Harris was the lone other Cherokee player in double figures with 11 points. Riley Simmons pitched in eight points, including two 3-pointers in the second quarter. The Lady Warriors connected on 11 3-pointers in Friday's win. For Sequoyah, Elle Blatchford led the way with 16 points as she continues to ramp up after returning from injury. She had nine points in the fourth quarter. 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Episode 037 – Brendan Whitworth, CEO, Anheuser-Busch On this episode of the Executives' Exchange, we welcome Brendan Whitworth, CEO of Anheuser-Busch. Brendan sits down with guest host Doug Glanville, Baseball Analyst for Marquee Sports Network to discuss his career journey and the importance of innovation to keep your business growing. Tune in to hear Whitworth's perspective on sustainability, the beverage industry during COVID and the importance of partnerships. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Chicago's Wrigley Field. 0:00 - Intro 01:28 - Whitworth's new role and Anheuser Bush's future 06:33 - The power of partnerships 12:12 - About sustainability 14:59 - How Anheuser-Busch builds communities 16:00 - The expansion of DEI 18:41 - Message from our sponsor Shure. 19:24 - The three major rules that have been adopted for 2023 24:00 - Artificial Intelligence within the company 26:14 - Responsible drinking & Anheuser-Busch 28:13 - Memorable stories for Whitworth 30:23 - Thank you & remarks 30:45 - Outro Episode Link: Anheuser-Busch Guest Host: Doug Glanville, Baseball Analyst, Marquee Sports Network Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Shure Incorporated. For nearly 100 years, Shure Incorporated has developed best-in-class audio products that provide high-quality performance, reliability and value. Headquartered in Niles, Illinois, our history of innovation and expertise in acoustics, wireless technology, and more enables us to deliver seamless, transparent audio experiences to a global audience. Our diverse product line includes world-class wired and wireless microphones, networked audio systems and signal processors, conferencing and discussion systems, software, a loudspeaker, and award-winning earphones and headphones. Find Shure on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
In this conversation we catch up with Shawn Deegan, Head of Cloud at Presidio, to get his take on the latest trends in technology and cloud based solutions Shawn Deegan, Head of Cloud at Presidio Shawn joined Presidio in 2021 and is responsible for Presidio's Cloud Solutions Group in EMEA. He has over 20 years' experience helping customers get the most out their IT investments. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Shawn moved his family to the UK in 2017 after stints in the US over the previous 10 years. He has been working with Cloud technologies since 2008 and is passionate about supporting customers accelerate their digital innovation initiatives utilizing the most powerful cloud solutions on the market. When not working, Shawn loves to travel and explore new places and cultures with his family. About Presidio Presidio is a global digital services and solutions provider accelerating business transformation through secured technology modernisation. Highly skilled teams of engineers and solutions architects with deep expertise across cloud, security, networking and modern data centre infrastructure help customers acquire, deploy and operate technology that delivers impactful business outcomes. Presidio is a trusted strategic advisor with a flexible full life cycle model of professional, managed, support and staffing services to help execute, secure, operationalise and maintain technology solutions. Presidio has an unrivalled network of partnership accreditations with leading global IT vendors and is an AWS Gold and consulting partner, Microsoft Gold, Cisco Gold, Citrix Platinum, Dell Technologies Titanium, HP and Lenovo Platinum and an IBM Gold partner. Presidio is a global scale Apple Authorised Enterprise Reseller. In Ireland, Presidio employs over 300 people and generates revenues of over €260m. Headquartered in New York, USA, Presidio serves approximately 7,300 middle-market large and government organisations across a diverse range of industries. Presidio employs approximately 3,200 professionals including 1,600 technical engineers and drives revenues of over $3.1 billion. https://www.presidio.com/europe
Arizona Sonoran Copper Company Inc.'s (“ASCU”) principal business objectives are the identification, acquisition, exploration, development and sustainable production of base metal properties in geographic regions known to have low geopolitical risk. The Company's principal asset is a 100% interest in the Cactus Project, which is situated on private land and which the Company acquired from ASARCO Trust in July 2020.Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the Company's Cactus Mine is located 70 km south of Phoenix International Airport and just outside of the city of Casa Grande. Geologically, the project is situated at the convergence of three major porphyry copper belts and benefits from excellent nearby access to a skilled workforce and local infrastructure (including water, onsite power, highways and rail networks).
Roz Brewer Podcast Episode 036 – Roz Brewer, CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance On this episode of the Executives' Exchange, we welcome Roz Brewer, CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance and guest host, Dean Harrison, Immediate Past Chair of the Exec Club Board of Directors and CEO of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare. Roz and Dean discuss the future of Walgreens and their mission to reduce healthcare inequalities and the key role technology plays. Tune in to hear Brewer's vision for accessible healthcare in the United States. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at the Ivy Room in Chicago. 00:00 - Intro 01:45 - Brewer's experience in education and her role today. 03:20 - The impact of COVID 06:00 - New Clinical trials at Walgreens 06:55 - How did the pandemic affect how to get your workforce rearranged? 09:20 - New lessons to carry forward. 11:00 - After the lessons, how does Brewer see the future? 13:16 - Would there be hospital and patient services? 18:10 - The biggest risk 18:50 - Health and Equity 22:10 - The BBA as a way of creating jobs 23:20 - Word from our sponsor, Shure. 24:00 - About innovation 25:30 - Three things to improve equity in healthcare within Chicago. 28:20 - Who were Brewer's mentors? 29:50 - Who does Brewer seek for advice? 31:00 - How do you balance your professional and personal life? 33:00 - Retail expertise as a tool for healthcare 34:10 - Brewer's perspective on pharmacists evolving. 36:45 - Best career advice from Brewer 37:00 - Last questions 38:43 - Outro Episode Link: Walgreens Boots Alliance Guest Host: Dean Harrison, CEO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Producer: Eva Penar, Chief Content & Communications Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago Subscribe on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Thank you to our podcast sponsor, Shure Incorporated. For nearly 100 years, Shure Incorporated has developed best-in-class audio products that provide high-quality performance, reliability and value. Headquartered in Niles, Illinois, our history of innovation and expertise in acoustics, wireless technology, and more enables us to deliver seamless, transparent audio experiences to a global audience. Our diverse product line includes world-class wired and wireless microphones, networked audio systems and signal processors, conferencing and discussion systems, software, a loudspeaker, and award-winning earphones and headphones. Find Shure on: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram
“Mission and purpose is becoming crucial. We are living in a very anxious world. We see that climate change will be a big change for humanity”, says Tanguy. The self-proclaimed insurance industry veteran shares his intrapreneurial journey with Oliver Wyman and AXA to co-founding Descartes Underwriting. Headquartered in Paris and with 12 offices across Europe, North America and APAC, the climate risk insurtech operates in 40 countries around the globe – helping protect clients against hailstorms, bushfires, floods, cyclones, droughts and heatwaves. Having raised USD$120m in its Series B funding round, Tanguy highlights, “When you're a start-up and backed by VC or private equity, you have more time to think about how the company may look like in 3,5,7 or 10 years.”Tanguy clarifies how Descartes are competing with established industry incumbents and the benefits they provide to clients. “If we just look at the corporate segments in the USA it takes an average of 550 days between the declaration of loss and claim payments. It's a very long and painful process, full of litigation. In our case we use external data sources and we make sure the policy is transparent and that we stick to claim payments within five working days.”He discusses the challenges ahead for the industry and maintaining the firm's cultural values with high growth plans across the globe, as well as the value insurance industry knowledge brings to the team. Connect with Tanguy on LinkedIn or find out more about Descartes Underwriting The Insurance Coffee House Podcast is hosted by Nick Hoadley, CEO, Insurance Search, the Executive Search Consultancy for growing Insurance and Insurtech businesses across the globe.To discuss identifying & attracting the very best talent to your team or being a podcast guest, reach out to Nick via email@example.com or connect on LinkedInCopyright Insurance Search 2022 – All Rights Reserved.