Hear from the Founder & CEO of Frontier Risk, the sole cannabis technology firm to secure VC funding in 2023. Step into the future of cannabis insurance with James Whitcomb, Founder & CEO of Frontier Risk, in this episode hosted by Karson Humiston the CEO of Vangst. Explore how Frontier Risk is reshaping the industry, tackling issues like limited capacity and data scarcity. James shares his journey from Wall Street to cannabis, emphasizing resilience in this dynamic field. With optimism for federal cannabis reform, James urges ongoing advocacy. Join Karson and James for invaluable insights into the evolving world of cannabis insurance.Produced by PodConx Karson Humiston - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karson-humiston-64572b97/Vangst - https://vangst.com/James Whitcomb - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameshwhitcomb/Frontier Risk - https://www.frontierrisk.com/Sound Design by Jamie Humiston
Innovation is not, by nature, easily attainable - but for healthcare providers and health systems, innovation can pose significant challenges. In this episode, hosts Chris Boyer and Reed Smith discuss the classic management book about innovation - The Innovator's Dilemma - and the ten arguments it poses, reflecting on how they reflect on our current state industry. They are joined by Kamal Jethwani, co-founder and CEO of Decimal.Health, who shares his experience with helping provider systems, digital health companies, and even pharma and medical device organizations embrace and adopt innovation and the long-lasting impacts it can provide our industry. Mentions from the Show: Summary of The Innovator's Dilemma Kamal Jethwani on LinkedIn Decimal.health DTx East conference HLTH conference Reed Smith on LinkedIn Chris Boyer on LinkedIn Reed Smith on Threads Chris Boyer on Threads Chris Boyer website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 30 | Embracing the Future TodayNote: this episode contains explicit language.The Big ThemesDigital transformation reshapes industries: McDonald's has seen a significant shift in its sales, with 40% of its revenue coming from apps, delivery, or kiosk orders. This reflects the growing preference for digital ordering and the decline of in-person dining, prompting changes in restaurant layouts and services.AI's impact on creativity and innovation: AI is influencing various aspects of creativity, including the generation of creative content like movie scripts and even the creation of consumer products like Coca-Cola flavors. Christopher had a ChatGPT song in the style of Tom Waits and thought it did a great job.Technological advancements come in unexpected ways: There's a ripple effect with scientific research and exploration. Breakthroughs in one area can lead to advancements in various other fields. Researchers developed new technology, such as AI and deep-sea exploration equipment, as a result of their search for interstellar objects.The Big Quote: "If you look back in history, America's striving for the moon and space travel . . .[what] doesn't get talked about are all of the sub-breakthroughs that it led to, many of which form the basis of our industry: miniaturization, communication. All these things lead us to the internet and ultimately impact how we think about computing and a lot of other things."
With dessert comes happiness, and happiness can breed employee morale get your company noticed. In this episode of the Class E Podcast, we sat down with Stufona Latta, founder and CEO of the desert consulting company, Bake Your Mark. In our conversation, Stufona discusses the need for companies to maintain employee morale and innovative ways to share the company brand. We discuss how her company, Bake Your Mark fulfills both those needs. Stufona also shares how valuable the Greenville Starts program was for her and urges entrepreneurs to immerse themselves into communities of like-minded individuals. Guest: Stufona Latta Host: Mary Sturgill Producer: Isabella Martinez '24 TRANSCRIPT: MARY: Hi, everyone, welcome to the Class E Podcast. I'm your host Mary Sturgill. This is the podcast that's brought to you through a partnership between the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Communication Studies Department here at Furman University. And this particular episode is part of our Everyday Entrepreneur series in which we talk with graduates of the Greenville Starts program in hopes that us sharing their stories with you will help inspire you to take whatever idea you have and make it into a venture. So today we have a very special sweet guest, Stufona Latta, who is the CEO and sugar maven… STUFONA: That's me. MARY: …at Bake Your Mark. Welcome to the show, Stufona. STUFONA: Thank you for having me. MARY: I love this… the sugar maven. STUFONA: That's me. MARY: That's what you call yourself? STUFONA: It is because I feel like, you know, all things dessert, it's sweet. I'm very knowledgeable. So I'm a maven in it. So, there you go. MARY: There you go. So how did you come up with Bake Your Mark and exactly for our viewers and listeners who don't really know what that is, what is your company? STUFONA: So Bake Your Mark is a dessert consulting company, primarily business to business. And basically what I'm doing is that I am helping companies bake their mark, increase their branding through desserts. MARY: Yeah, I love this. So the types of…give us some indications of the types of folks who come to you and say okay, I want to, I want to bake my mark. And you're really putting their logos on edibles. STUFONA: Correct. MARY:I should say… clarify edibles…sweets. STUFONA: So I had… one company reached out to me. It was a fairly new HR department and they didn't know their employees. And so they said, hey, you know, we just want to have something to go with our chat. We're going to have them come in the break rooms. I was like, okay, what about cookies? They were like okay. So they got their flavors together. And it was called, like, chat with Chris and Shawn. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: Get the cookies. They didn't know I was gonna put their logo on it. So I did and they were like, we don't care how this tastes, we're going to use them. I'm like okay. And they had employees that they had the cookies. They had some employees that didn't make the chat, but they would come and say hey, do you have any of those cookies left? We heard about them. And so they were able to engage with employees they otherwise wouldn't have met just on the fact that we heard that the new HR team had some really good cookies. MARY: Right. STUFONA: You know, let's kind of check them out. So I think that's how it helps because as far as human resources, fairly new, you are able to engage with employees that you may have missed just because you work a different shift or whatnot. MARY: Yeah, so here I am limiting my thinking. I was thinking, oh, this is a great way to reach customers. But it's like you said it's a great way to reach your employees as well. And I would think build loyalty and employee morale. STUFONA: Correct. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: And that was kind of my thinking behind it… MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: …is that it's about connection. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: Whether you're connecting with your employees on a personal level or clients on a personal level, because I do love a branded item. I have all my pens and notebooks that if you really give a dessert, which let's just say you know, they really like brownies, so you give them a brownie with MARY: Your logo right there. STUFONA: Class E Podcast on there. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: And then they're like, oh my gosh, this is so good. I remember when my grandma made these and then it's kind of… they're tying that food memory in with the podcast and it's just like, oh, that's kind of cool. MARY: Yeah, that's so smart. STUFONA: Yeah. MARY: So I… this is, this can fill another niche in branding, as you say with a company. I mean, they have their pens and their T-shirts and their whatevers… their swag that they give people but we have such strong food memories. I think you're right about that. That if you connect through a food memory, then that kind of solidifies that, that branding even more than a t-shirt or a pen would. STUFONA: Exactly. MARY: I would think. STUFONA: And that was kind of my rationale behind it. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: It's just like if you can tie your brand to a positive memory, that's an instant connection. And then it's kind of like, you know, let's say we want to see which podcast...okay, which university I want to attend. MARY: Right, right. STUFONA: Well, Furman did this for me. MARY: Yeah.I remember that chocolate chip cookie from the DH. STUFONA: And I wasn't even a student there. So what would they do for me as, you know, once I'm enrolled? MARY: Right. STUFONA: And so that's kind of my thinking behind it. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: …is that, you know, if they just do this, just because, what will they actually do once I'm a part of the Furman family? MARY: Right. STUFONA: And so… MARY: I love that. So how long ago did you start baking and how did you discover that you had that passion? STUFONA: So, I grew up around baking. Both my mother and father…they always kept something sweet in the house, but I was one that… I had to stay out the kitchen. I couldn't. I could only lick the beaters afterwards. That was it. That was the extent. And so my mom passed when I was 20. I was a sophomore in college. And I didn't know it, but I think I use it as a way to kind of continue that continuation. MARY: Right, that connection to her. STUFONA: That connection. Correct. And then my father just passed in December. And I found… he was… had this famous apple cake and I found the recipe for it and so… MARY: Was that the one you brought to us at Greenville Starts? STUFONA: It's not. I did bring an apple cake, but it isn't. Yeah. Nope. That's not it, it's a different one. So, it's just that. It's like alright, two different apple cakes, but this one reminds me of my father. MARY: But that's that memory that we're talking about too. I mean, that connection. Yeah. So you have the connection to both your parents. And so that kind of… I love that because that's kind of carrying on the traditions of the family, you know? STUFONA: Yeah, and it was just their pastime. MARY: Right. STUFONA: I don't know if they ever wanted to do it as a career. MARY: Right. STUFONA: But I was like, hey, you know, I'm good at it and I would bring things to work all the time, like anytime I'd see a recipe, I'd bake it, take it to work and everybody would be like, oh, we would buy that from you. You know, you need to go bake and so that's what I did. MARY: So when did you start Bake Your Mark? STUFONA: I started Bake Your Mark April of 2020. MARY: Oh, wow. STUFONA: Right in the midst of the pandemic. Right when no one could go do anything or celebrate with loved ones. MARY: Right. STUFONA: And so that's kind of how I came up with the individual packaging just to kind of… even know we're hopefully, you know, out of it… new normal, whatever you want to call it. Still, just as that precaution, I do like to do individual servings and… MARY: Individually packaged. STUFONA: Right. So, it's like, okay, who's hands been on this? MARY: That's a good idea. And it makes them, if somebody's at an event or at a workshop or conference or whatever their company is hosting, they can take that and put it in their purse and, you know, have a little snack later. STUFONA: Right. MARY: So, it continues to kind of put that brand out there. So, Stufona, you used a human resource as an example. You work in human resources so you see the connections with that. STUFONA: I do. MARY: What other aspects of that particular part of your background have you been able to incorporate into the business? STUFONA: That… being in human resources I really was able to see how some employees could feel like they're just a cog in the wheel. You know, you really don't get anything personalized. You have someone that works for your company, let's say 25 years. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: They've gotten married, had children, children have grown up, all within that same company. How do you recognize that? MARY: Right. STUFONA: Like we recognize, you know, years of service and work anniversaries or birthdays, but what do you do for someone whose child has just graduated high school going off to college, and now they're an empty nester all within a timeframe of them working for you. MARY: Right. They've lived their whole lives there, their whole adult lives there. Yeah, yeah. STUFONA: You know, what company actually says… MARY: We appreciate you. STUFONA: Yeah, we appreciate you and you know, eat all these brownies on your way to take your child to college. MARY: Yes. STUFONA: Because we know you're gonna need them. MARY: Yeah, exactly. Even little things like that make such a huge difference in making your employees feel like they are valued and they are appreciated. STUFONA: And it's not a grand statement. MARY: No. STUFONA: Because we all know it's just the little things. MARY: Exactly. STUFONA: You know, thinking of you, again, like my sister passed away while I worked at my previous company, and, you know, of course I only had, you know, condolences, but there really wasn't anything else. And so, for companies that really value or want to show that they value their employees, this is a way for them to do so. MARY: In a personal way I think. STUFONA: Very personal. MARY: Yeah. I love this. I love this. So you were in the first Greenville Starts cohort with me, and we loved being your guinea pigs with all of the recipes that you brought in and stuff. It was so much fun. STUFONA: Oh yeah. MARY: What were some of the takeaways that you got from that experience that you have now put forth into your business? STUFONA: For me, again, it's all about meeting new people. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: And so we were all you know, different stages of our entrepreneurial journey. We could all keep in touch and I found ways that oh, they can help me, you know, I can use this in the future or really be able to bounce off ideas. And what I realized is kind of forging I guess, the City of Greenville and Furman University. So you have like the educational component, which is what Greenville Starts was doing plus you had the city backing it which means…says to me, you know… MARY: They believe in you. STUFONA: Yeah, so, I really enjoy that. I really enjoy teams that we had and the people, the speakers that we had. I actually met with... MARY: Oh, yeah. STUFONA: …recently about a month or so ago. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: Just to kind of talk about it. And again, I wouldn't have been introduced to that particular company had I not participated in Greenville Starts. MARY: Right. STUFONA: So, just kind of learning and getting the knowledge of… these are some things that we need to consider while we're doing business. MARY: Right. I completely agree with that. The… such good connections for you because as you're sitting here, I'm always brainstorming, you know, entrepreneurs, we all are and I'm brainstorming, oh, what a great connection for you because of this and this and this, right? And so you never know what… I mean, so obviously, we had the connection number there, you know, with the 26 or 29 people that were in our cohort, but all of the, the professionals in their areas because that's one of the great things that Greenville Starts does is that it brings professionals in, you know, the area of law or the area of marketing or PR and branding and that kind of thing. And because we can't be experts in every single thing. So we got all of those touch points with all of those great speakers and all those great people and connections that we can now take with us and use or say hey, I connect with other people because I look at myself as a connector as well. And I'm like, oh, well, I met this person that would really help you with your mentor. STUFONA: Exactly. MARY: And the wider we cast those nets with our connections and our network, the better we all are. STUFONA: Exactly. And then for me, I know there's always a lot of talk, especially with tech companies about scaling up, scale up, scale up, sell it off. But what happens is that once the business has been sold… yes, it's good for the owner, but there's no longer an economic impact potentially if they leave Greenville. MARY: Right. STUFONA: Whereas for me… MARY: Which many of them do. When they scale up like that, they do leave Greenville. Yeah. STUFONA: For me, I want to be kind of rooted so I always say scale deep. Kind of want to be entrenched… MARY: Oh, I like that. Scale deep. STUFONA: …in the community. MARY: I just got goosebumps. STUFONA: So, you know, I want to be entrenched in my community. I am a native of this area so and I've seen the changes and I see the good things. MARY: Right. STUFONA: And so, again, like I said, company that follows an employee, I want a company to use me for that same thing. I remember when they started up and now they are celebrating their 5 million mark of revenue. MARY: Yeah, yeah. STUFONA: And we're still here and we're all in this together. And I would love for my product to be a part of that from the start, hey, new employee here you go to, you know, this employee is now the CFO. MARY: Right. STUFONA: But they started out as an analyst. Anything. So that growth and development within your company, I want to be able to do that and keep it here in Greenville. MARY: I love that because most of the time you're right as entrepreneurs, especially in the tech field. It's like let's grow the business, scale it up and then somebody's going to purchase this and we're gonna make a lot of money off of this. And that's their sole goal, which is fine. And that's great. That's amazing for them. And amazing for the, you know, sometimes amazing for the people who work there, if they're well taken care of in that transition. But you're right, oftentimes those companies do then leave and take because they're part of a larger company now, they're headquartered now in Nebraska, or wherever, or Silicon Valley or whatever. And so I think what you said about scaling deep is so important as well, and I think that many of us need to take another look at that, right? So it's not just about scaling up, it's about keeping our roots here. STUFONA: Exactly. MARY: But, but growing as much as we can. And then of course, I mean, you could be nationwide because you can ship and you can do whatever so it's, it's you can scale… STUFONA: But I'm still paying these South Carolina taxes. MARY: Exactly. Exactly. But… and that's something that you learn about in Greenville Starts is when you have to do these things. STUFONA: Yes. MARY: But the potential for that is, is still there as well. Right? And you could franchise and there are multiple ways that you could scale up it while still staying deep, but I think that's what, as entrepreneurs, we look at and we recognize, right? STUFONA: That's it. MARY: What is a piece of advice that you have for someone who thinks they have a good idea but they haven't taken that step yet, or maybe they've started and they… now they're stuck and they just don't know where to go from here? STUFONA: My first piece of advice would be for them to get out of their own way. Because really, that's what stops us… MARY: That's so true. STUFONA: Our fear, our just whatever, like we feel like inadequacy or anything, but there is someone to buy everything. MARY: Right. STUFONA: And you can say man, why didn't I think of that banana slicer? MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: Even if it's just a gag gift, MARY: Right and I mean, so many people love gadgets, especially so I would buy a banana slicer. STUFONA: And then the second piece would be, again to find a program such as Greenville Starts to participate in to see that you're not alone. Like yes, you may have this particular endeavor that's different from everyone else, but you're pretty much gonna find people that are in the same starting places. MARY: Yeah. STUFONA: And so even though you may be out in left field, you're all playing baseball. MARY: Exactly. STUFONA: It's a team. MARY: And it takes, it takes everybody to create that ecosystem and create that team. Because I mean, I learned so much from everybody in that class, and just about different…even our businesses were totally different. There are certain things that you can take obviously and apply to your own business, even if it's totally like we had a bunch of really cool tech guys in our, in our cohort that I sat and talked with, and I learned a lot and I was like, okay, I can, I can take that idea and apply it to mine. STUFONA: We all need to protect our brand. MARY: Yep. STUFONA: So, you know, we all have to make sure we're following the right rules and regulations and filing our taxes or whatnot. MARY: Right. STUFONA: Making sure we have the proper registration. So, you know, there are basic tenets that we all have to follow regardless of what we're actually pursuing. MARY: Right. 100% 100% So Stufona, what's next for you and Bake Your Mark? STUFONA: So, I'm out at Travelers Rest Farmers Market through October and I really love going out there because first of all, it's… but I really enjoy meeting the individual people and each week I kind of design a different menu. And so that helps me see what sells, what doesn't… MARY: Oh yeah. You're doing market research. STUFONA: Right. MARY: Love it. Yeah. STUFONA: Right. And then as far as company wide, it's just helping companies get that loyalty and that recognition for their brand and then also doing the same for myself. So kind of trying to do a little market strategies to see, you know, what will be the best avenue for me to do that. MARY: Yeah. So if someone wants to hire you to brand some things, some items, some really delicious dessert items for their company, how do they get in touch with you? STUFONA: They can submit a request via my website www.bakeyourmark.com and then I'm also on Instagram @bake.your.mark. So, those would be the two best ways… to shoot me a DM. MARY: Or go talk to her at the Travelers Rest Farmers Market. STUFONA: Oh yeah. Talk to me there. MARY: Because you might walk away with some things. I guarantee it. Stufona, thank you so much for joining us. STUFONA: Of course. Thanks for having me. MARY: Oh, you have a special offer for anybody who listens to the broadcast. STUFONA: That's right. MARY: Yeah, let's talk about that. STUFONA: Anyone that wants to try me out, which I don't know why you wouldn't, but okay. MARY: I don't know either because it's good. STUFONA: You can get 10% off your first order. Just mention that you heard about me on Class E. MARY: Alright, perfect. So make sure that you mention to her when you talk to her that you heard about her company, Bake Your Mark, on the Class E Podcast and you get 10% off your first order. That's a great little discount there. Stufona, thank you so much. STUFONA: Thank you. MARY: All right, everyone. That does it for this episode of the Class E Podcast. I'm your host Mary Sturgilll. Remember, this is the podcast that's brought to you through a partnership between the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Furman University and the Communication Studies department. It is produced by two student producers, Kayla Patterson and Eliza Polich. This is a true example of the Furman Advantage because these students do everything it takes to put on this podcast including the marketing and promotion for it. The other thing I want to remind you is that you, if you want to join the Greenville Starts program, all you have to do is Google Greenville Starts and Furman and it should be the very first thing that pops up when you do that. And check to see… the cohort may be full but you can get yourself on a list for the very next cohort because this is an ongoing thing. So make sure that you or if you have friends or family members who have a great idea, push them to do that because they will not regret it. Alright, that does it for this episode of the Class E Podcast. Again I'm your host Mary Sturgill. Dream big everybody.
Welcome to the day 2 stage at ASOTU CON. The conversations, content, and even food have been amazing! Today we have a few wild quotes from the UAW update and look at some commonalities between auto and other big tech.Show Notes with links:Joe Biden became the first sitting U.S. president in modern history to join a picket line. This event took place outside GM's Willow Run Redistribution Center in Belleville, Michigan, during the 12th day of the UAW's strike against the Detroit 3 During his visit, Biden expressed support for the workers, emphasizing that they deserve better compensation. He stated that the automakers are thriving, and so should the workers. Responding to a question, he also agreed that the workers should be able to bargain for a 40% raise.“You deserve what you've earned, and you've earned a hell of a lot more than what you're getting paid now,”“We have the power, the world is of our making. The economy is of our making. This industry is of our making. … When we withhold our labor, we can unmake it.”Stellantis claimed they had met Biden's call for a record contract and emphasized the need for an agreement that is fair to both their workforce and the company.Ford indicated that it preferred to handle negotiations without external intervention.GM reiterated its commitment to reaching an agreement beneficial for its workers and the company's futureFormer President Donald Trump was scheduled to visit Michigan, notably at a nonunion automotive supplier. Fain criticized this choice and mentioned Trump's lack of support for UAW during their 2019 strike.Several workers expressed their gratitude and excitement over Biden's visit. Some emphasized the significance of the auto industry in building the middle class and their desire for fair compensation.It seems big tech companies have a part to play in stifling innovation outside of auto too, according to a point of view piece from Fast Company.Large technology corporations, including IBM, have been accused of limiting innovation by dismissing or discrediting proven technologies that do not align with their narrative or capabilities.Smaller, innovative companies are perceived as “risky,” with big tech suggesting their own forthcoming solutions as safer bets, discouraging investment in emerging competitors.Big tech companies also wield significant influence over academia and government, potentially directing research focus towards their own objectives and dominating lobbying efforts, making it harder for smaller entities to have a governmental voice.Hosts: Paul J Daly and Kyle MountsierGet the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/ JOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/ Read our most recent email at: https://www.asotu.com/media/push-back-email ASOTU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/automotivestateoftheunion
Nick, Eric and Jermaine are joined by Nevada for another edition from the room. On today's episode the room gets into Pop Culture Pick 'Em: Top 5 Worst People, Head-to-Head Review, WTF Headline, and the Batting Average Update. The two main topics for today's show are UEFA Champions League Matchday Two and the review of NFL Week 3 followed by the preview for NFL Week 4. So come on down and step into the room.
Have you ever wondered about the journey taken by those who work in the field of prosthetics and orthotics? Claire Kilpatrick, a prosthetist and orthotist with a background in engineering, takes us on an inspiring trip of her career. From her pivot away from product management to finding her calling in prosthetics and orthotics, Claire's narrative is a testament to the power of unexpected discoveries and life-changing decisions. She also opens up about her innovative approach of combining traditional fabrication with additive manufacturing to provide the best possible care for her patients.Claire doesn't stop at technical expertise. Her practice thrives on an essential ingredient – compassion. As she interacts with her patients, Claire uses empathy as her compass, guiding her to understand their distinct needs. In the second chapter of our discussion, we delve into the importance of physical and emotional wellness in patient care, as well as the benefits of a rotation-based residency program. Claire offers unique insights and valuable advice from her personal experience, making this a must-listen for any healthcare professional or aspiring clinician.As we wrap up, Claire takes us to the front lines of medical technology. She highlights her experiences with additive manufacturing and its transformative impact on patient care. Not only has it allowed her to produce better products, but it's also paved the way for her to create custom solutions for her clients. The future of prosthetic design, as Claire sees it, is boundless. From the utilization of CAD design to the advent of direct fit systems, this episode provides a compelling glimpse into the future of prosthetics and orthotics. Dive in and get inspired by Claire's journey and vision.
Join Planetary Radio host Sarah Al-Ahmed on a trip to the 2023 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Houston, Texas. In this jam-packed two-part series, you'll hear Sarah's interviews with the inspiring NIAC fellows who are thinking up the technologies that could change the future of space exploration. In this episode, you'll hear from Congrui Grace Jin (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), Quinn Morley (Planet Enterprises), Ronald Polidan (Lunar Resources, Inc.), and Edward Balaban (NASA Ames Research Center). Stick around for What's Up with Bruce Betts, the chief scientist of The Planetary Society, for a discussion about the advances in space exploration during our lifetimes.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Innovation is about creation, but it's also about finding new spaces where those creations can be used. Today's guest has applied a centuries-old scientific process to solve a global industry problems. Today's guest is Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech. Under Jennifer's guidance, LanzaTech is developing a variety of platform chemicals and fuels, including the world's first alternative jet fuel derived from industrial waste gases. She is also the Director and Chair of the LanzaJet Board of Directors. Prior to LanzaTech, Jennifer was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. While there, she was a key driver of their leadership in low carbon aviation biofuels. Jennifer has authored or co-authored 50 U.S. patents and more than 30 scientific publications and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Jennifer sits on multiple boards and advisory councils, including the Governing Council for the Bio Energy Research Institute in India, the Board of Directors of the U.S.- India Strategic Partnership Forum, the Advisory Council for the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, the National Academies' Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and the Founder Advisory for The Engine, a venture capital fund built by MIT that invests in early-stage science and engineering companies. Jennifer holds a B.Sc. from Harvey Mudd College, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago.Highlights: How LanzaTech's biorefinery systems work (3:23) LanzaTech's background, and how their investment process has grown over time'(5:02) How Jennifer was introduced to LanzaTech, and her work history before joining the company (5:45) The science and technology behind LanzaTech, and its protection status (7:35) What products LanzaTech produces, and some of their product partners (8:39) LanzaTech's addressable market (10:17) How LanzaTech's technology differs from other direct air capture technologies (11:00) Jennifer describes who LanzaTech's customers are, and where their technology is currently being deployed (12:32) Jennifer breaks down how the company's business model works (13:53) LanzaTech's expansion plan (17:21) Jennifer explains LanzaTech's LanzaJet project, and where the idea came from (18:20) LanzaTech's plan to grow their product offerings and develop new systems for different chemical compounds (22:39) How the company is managing the fluctuating economy and stock market as a public company (25:44) Additional resources for listeners (28:48) Links:Jennifer Holmgren on LinkedInLanzaTech on LinkedInLanzaTech WebsiteICR LinkedInICR TwitterICR WebsiteFeedback:If you have questions about the show, or have a topic in mind you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this edition of DamiTrend Lillard, Jack and Miles discuss the Damian Lillard trade, Trump being found liable for fraud in NY, Amazon getting sued by the FTC for monopolistic practices, the new Streaming Innovation Alliance and how they're gonna ruin our lives going forward, California enacting a gun and ammo tax,See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Step into the world of sneaker culture with Dr. Cory Shaffer, a devoted sneakerhead, as he talks with Bronson Yim, a former Oregon Ducks football player and current Senior Product Line Marketer for Nike Basketball Footwear. Explore Bronson's path as a catalyst for change in sports footwear, as he unveils the intricate process of transforming innovative concepts into Nike's iconic sneakers. Join us for a compelling discussion on sports, innovation, and leadership.
Matt McLelland, VP of Sustainability and Innovation at Covenant Logistics, talks to FreightWaves' Anthony Smith about the challenge to meet emissions targets that enterprise fleets will undergo and how consumers need to adjust. He is joined by FreightWaves Chief Economist, Anthony Smith. Follow FreightWaves Podcasts Follow the Net-Zero Carbon Summit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What mindset shift should CIOs and CTOs make in order to succeed in an AI-driven world? How can they take control of their destinies and future proof to ensure responsible AI use in their organization? In this episode, Yadin sits down with Jeff Boudier, who is responsible for Product and Growth at Hugging Face, to discuss in depth. They cover using a principles-first approach, teaching a machine to be friendly, and increases in productivity. ---------Key Quotes:“AI is becoming the default way to build technology and most technology is going to be running some machine learning models in the background. Those models are going to be running everywhere from cloud to data center all the way to your pocket.”“At the end of the day, what I'm really looking forward to is for every single company in the world to be able to build and own their own models.”“Open models, open datasets and open source AI are really the only way forward for enterprises. If they want to be future-proof, in terms of auditability, in terms of regulation, in terms of compliance, then it's about being in control of your own destiny, right? Because AI is so key to everything you're going to be offering to customers.”---------Timestamps:(01:46) The start of Hugging Face seven years ago (02:41) What was machine learning like at that time?(03:49) Teaching a machine to be friendly (04:46) The shift that resulted from the seminal paper “Attention Is All You Need”(06:20) The shift from writing an application to finding a model(07:18) The increase in productivity from machine learning (08:21) Ethical use of AI (09:55) Are enterprises ready to think through complex AI questions?(11:08) How CTOs are moving to a “model mindset”(12:20) Evaluating models (14:40) Offering end-to-end solutions (16:13) Using a first principles approach (20:49) Where will AI run? --------Links:Jeff Boudier on LinkedInCIO Exchange on TwitterYadin Porter de León on Twitter[Subscribe to the Podcast] On Apple PodcastFor more podcasts, video and in-depth research go to https://www.vmware.com/cio
Today on our show, we're jumping into the constantly shifting, sometimes chaotic world of social media. For those developing social media strategy for brands, these are places to tell stories, curate content, sell products and measure engagement. To talk about how to capture attention amidst all the noise while also managing to somehow be authentic on these platforms, we're joined by two voices deeply enmeshed in this space: Laura Davies, a Senior Performance Marketing Manager at Deliveroo and Isabelle Cavanagh, Marketing Consultant here at frog.Brought to you by frog, a global creative consultancy. frog is part of Capgemini Invent. (https://www.frog.co) Find episode transcripts and relevant info (https://www.frog.co/designmind/design-mind-frogcast-ep-39-forget-the-social-algorithm/) Download the frog report 'Hacking Innovation' (https://go.frog.co/en/en/hacking-innovation-disruptive-ideas) Host/Writer: Elizabeth Wood, Editorial Director, frog Research & Story Support: Camilla Brown, Senior Copyeditor, frog Audio Production: Richard Canham, Lizard Media (https://www.lizardmedia.co.uk)
On this episode of 3:12, we're taking a deep dive in the Women's Employee Resource Group (ERG). ERGs are employee identity or experience-based groups that build community. ERGs are sometimes known as Affinity Groups or Diversity Groups. ERGs are generally based on building community, providing support and contributing to personal and professional development in the work environment.We hear from staff on the value of the Women's ERG before being joined by Yvonne Alston of Indelible Impressions for our play hard segment, where we get to know each other a little better with the card game: Actually Curious.A reminder that our Play Hard segment is also available in video form! Watch that on our YouTube Channel.Make sure you subscribe, give us a review & check us out on social media!YouTubeLinkedInInstagramTwitterFacebookWebsite
Gideon Kedem, Head of Valen Semiconductor's Automotive Business unit, discusses innovation's deep roots in our DNA and the need for effective management to ensure its impact. He also shares his view on the different types of innovation beyond technology. Finally, Gideon offers his thoughts on technology's direction and emphasizes the importance of taking risks and managing the process. More about our guest:Gideon Kedem has led Valen Semiconductor's Automotive Business unit since 2020. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor and EDA industries, with various roles at leading companies like Cadence, Intel, and Xilinx. Prior to joining Valens in 2020, Gideon managed sales and business development at Xilinx activities across EMEA, Israel and India, with revenue responsibilities exceeding $200M. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, both from Tel Aviv University.Know more about her and her company here:Gideon Kedem------------------------------------------------------------Episode Guide:1:16 - What is Innovation?6:19 - Innovation perspectives7:28 - Innovation in Valens company11:53 - What isn't Innovation?15:08 - Intersection of innovation, technology, and art: MoMA17:46 - Advice to innovators--------------------------OUTLAST Consulting offers professional development and strategic advisory services in the areas of innovation and diversity management.
The second Republican presidential debate is set for Wednesday night, and if Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., chairman of the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, were the debate's moderator, he knows what he would ask the candidates relating to China.“Maybe the most obvious question is perhaps the most important, which is: ‘Why should an average American care about the threat posed by the Chinese Communist Party?'” he says.“It may be obvious to those of us who work in D.C. or people who work at think tanks in D.C., but at times I fear it can seem like a distant “over-there” threat, when my view is very much that it's a “right-here-at-home-threat” and a threat to American sovereignty,” says Gallagher, who is also chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on Cyber, Information Technologies, and Innovation. Gallagher, also member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, adds:Perhaps the most important policy question, though, is: “What is your plan for rebuilding American military power in order to deter a war with China over Taiwan?”And then, if they want to stoke debate, they can ask questions about TikTok, because candidates have different opinions about whether we should ban TikTok, force a sale, or do nothing at all.Gallagher joins today's episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss some key issues relating to China that he thinks candidates should be focused on and address while campaigning, along with his pitch to young voters who are on TikTok about why the Chinese app should be banned. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Three of the UK's four agri-tech centres which support farm technology and innovation are merging. They are CIEL - the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock; CHAP - Crop Health and Protection; and Agri-Epi, the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre. The fourth, Agrimetrics, which covers data will go its own way as an independent company. We speak to the science minister at the World Agri-Tech Innovation summit in London about why the government's changing them. All week we're looking at nature writing. The Wainwright prize is awarded annually to the books which most successfully inspire readers to explore the outdoors and nurture respect for the natural world. This year's prize for conservation writing went to Guy Shrubsole for his book, The Lost Rainforests of Britain. Presenter - Charlotte Smith Producer - Rebecca Rooney
This episode is sponsored by Bonterra. Bonterra is a social goods software company focused on powering those who power social impact with best in class fundraising engagement, program management, and CSR solutions. By bringing together intuitive technology and social impact expertise, Bonterra enables unmatched connectivity between organizations and their communities of supporters and constituents, ultimately creating more ways for social good organizations to maximize their impact. To learn more about selecting the right nonprofit tech, go to www.jcsocialmarketing.com/bonterraWith a membership that just hit 1m women, and an ambitious mission to increase life expectancy by 10 years in 10 years' time, GirlTREK has become a driving force in improving the lives and well-being of Black women across the U.S.With such an engaged and motivated membership, I wanted to know how the nonprofit uses technology to manage all of the moving pieces - and how they transform regular walkers into health activists and organizers.Chyna Johnson serves as Director of Impact and Innovation at GirlTREK. She is responsible for the overall data and impact management of GirlTREK, and administrative program support that supports an effective and high-functioning national staff. Marcie L. Thomas is the Director of Digital Engagement at GirlTREK, where she manages our social media spaces and supports the Storytelling Team. Before joining our team, she worked in the automotive, food packaging, and insurance industries. She continues to serve as the founder and leader of Brown Girl Collective, a digital space for Black women.Case Study: GirlTrek races ahead with EveryAction and MobilizeWebsite: https://www.girltrek.org/join/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girltrek/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyBlackWomenandGirls/ Black History Bootcamp podcast Vogue: When a Daily Walk Becomes an Act of Radical Self-Care—And an Honoring of Black HistoryAbout Julia Campbell, the host of Nonprofit Nation :Named as a top thought leader by Forbes and BizTech Magazine, Julia Campbell is an author, coach, and speaker on a mission to make the digital world a better place. Check out Julia's:BooksCoursesBlogFreebiesTake my free masterclass: 3 Must-Have Elements of Social Media Content that Converts
This Week in Startups is brought to you by… CLA. Innovation takes balance. CLA's CPAs, consultants, and wealth advisors can help you get from startup to where you want to end up. Get started now at https://CLAconnect.com/tech Codecademy. Build the future you want to see with Codecademy. Codecademy Pro helps you learn everything you'll need to shape what comes next in the tech space. Try it free for 14 days. Visit https://Codecademy.com/TWiST LinkSquares. Life for in-house legal just got a whole lot easier. From contract creation to execution and more, LinkSquares is the go-to for all your legal needs. Learn more at https://linksquares.com/twist Today's show: Grammarly CEO Rahul Roy-Chowdhury joins Jason to discuss his journey to Grammarly CEO (15:28), Grammarly's product features (26:20), Grammarly's AI integration (32:28), and much more! * Time stamps: (00:00) Grammarly CEO Rahul Roy-Chowdhury joins Jason (4:19) Rahul's start in tech and his time on the Google Chrome team. (8:57) CLA - Get started with CLA's CPAs, consultants, and wealth advisors now at https://claconnect.com/tech (10:24) The Chrome team and Chrome OS (15:28) Journey to Grammarly CEO (19:29) Exploring applications and platforms for Grammarly (25:05) LinkSquares - The go-to for all your legal needs, learn more at https://linksquares.com/twist (26:20) The product roadmap and what draws people into Grammarly (35:04) Grammarly's business and enterprise offerings (37:32) Codecademy - Try Codecademy Pro FREE for 14 days at http://codecademy.com/TWiST (38:53) Product Features: Knowledge Share and Grammarly Goals (32:28) The addition of Grammarly Go and the LLM powering it (47:12) Controversial product features (54:17) When to use the native desktop application and extensions (57:13) Future integration of AI and the path ahead * Follow Rahul: https://twitter.com/rahulrc * Read LAUNCH Fund 4 Deal Memo: https://www.launch.co/four Apply for Funding: https://www.launch.co/apply Buy ANGEL: https://www.angelthebook.com Great recent interviews: Steve Huffman, Brian Chesky, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amoruso, Reid Hoffman, Frank Slootman, Billy McFarland, PrayingForExits, Jenny Lefcourt Check out Jason's suite of newsletters: https://substack.com/@calacanis * Follow Jason: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jason Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jason LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoncalacanis * Follow TWiST: Substack: https://twistartups.substack.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/TWiStartups YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/thisweekin * Subscribe to the Founder University Podcast: https://www.founder.university/podcast
0:02 - Intro 3:20 - The History of SDi and Detector Testers 4:55 - Cable Strippers and No Climb Products 6:33 - SDi and Detectors Taking over the World11:44 - Codes and Standards all over the Globe14:34 - Must be Well-Rounded15:38 - New Technologies in Detection16:26 - Cans of Smoke vs. Electronic Smoke17:20 - Canned Smoke is not Dolphin or EPA-friendly20:41 - The Rick and Oliver Show21:01 - Cans of Smoke are Hazardous in the Air and in the Heat22:15 - NFPA 72 and ULC Changes23:32 - The NFPA Standards Process24:55 - Cybersecurity and Remote Access25:42 - Software is usually Ahead of the Times26:50 - COVID Accelerated Remote Access27:58 - New Environmental Sustainability Groups 30:15- Smoke and Heat Testing with a Digital Record31:12 - Digital Records Create Reports - Automatically32:21 - Oliver Demonstrates the Testifire XTR233:55- A Detector Communicating to Software34:17 - It's All About Deficiencies - Identifying and Fixing Them35:47 - Works on Everything - even 40-year-old Detectors!38:31 - The All Singing and All Dancing System39:26 - Protection from Liability with Digital Reports40:32 - SDi and Detector Testers Try to Recruit Drew41:39 - SDi and Detector Tester Partnership with Inspect Point42:00 - Living in a Software World45:24 - Quick Response Round!46:00 - Rick is on NFPA 461 for Spaceports!47:57 - A Straight-Talking Dutchman48:16 - Oliver's Football Clubs48:52 - Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?49:30 - Wrap-Up
I sat down with Melora Zaner, the Chief Design Officer at TIAA, to discuss the often-overlooked value of incremental innovation and the transformative power of design in addressing pressing societal challenges like retirement. Our conversation starts with an urgent issue that many are facing—the retirement crisis in America. We discuss the alarming statistics indicating that 40% of Americans are on track to run out of money in their retirement years. Melora offers an intriguing alternative by asking, "What if we shift our thinking from 'retirement planning' to 'longevity planning'?" This approach puts the focus on sustained income, healthcare provisions, and overall quality of life, rather than just a lump sum that may or may not last a lifetime. Innovation doesn't have to be grandiose to be impactful, as Melora eloquently points out. The episode delves into the concept of 'breadcrumbing,' a term Melora uses to describe the art of celebrating small, incremental changes that lead toward a significant shift. These small steps, often overlooked in the constant quest for disruptive change, can offer customers stepping stones, helping them see a future where their needs and concerns are addressed. We also discuss the importance of storytelling in the journey of innovation. How do you narrate a story that balances the celebration of small victories with the drive toward grand visions? The idea is to offer manageable steps, or breadcrumbs, to make the journey less daunting and more rewarding for both customers and organizations. These incremental changes shouldn't be underestimated; they often result in exponential gains over time, especially when they address specific customer pain points. Finally, Melora shares insights into getting internal stakeholders on board with innovation. She emphasizes that incremental wins can build confidence internally and set the stage for bigger, more disruptive changes in the long run. Tune into this episode of Innovation Storytellers Show to explore the power of incremental innovation and design-led thinking in transforming how we approach complex challenges, from the retirement crisis to customer engagement and internal alignment. Because sometimes, the biggest changes start with the smallest steps. Don't miss this enlightening discussion, full of actionable insights and thought-provoking concepts that challenge the status quo.
Maudra Brown, MPH, CHES, APM, PAHM is Chief Health Strategist at MRB Public Health Consulting. She has over 16 years of public health experience championing Innovation in public health, focusing on non traditional partnerships and incorporating best practices with independent thought leadership. She conferred a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance at College of Charleston. She then pursued a Master of Public Health in International Health and Sustainable Development at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.Shownotes: https://www.thephmillennial.com/episode170Connect with Maudra: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maudrabrown/Join 800+ people on our email lists: https://www.thephmillennial.com/signup/Chapters:@0:00 Episode Teaser@1:36 Maudra Brown, MPH, CHES, APM, PAHM Intro@3:16 Identify and personal background @6:00 Education can't teach you community work@13:45 Integrating public health into businesses @20:00 What is Public Health?@23:50 Bachelors of Science in Health and Human Performance at College of Charleston@29:00 Undergrad experiences@33:35 Master of Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine@36:15 Experiences during Tulane @45:40 MPH Takeaways@49:57 Pediatric Injury Previously at Medical University of South Carolina @54:30 Health Policy Analyst @58:30 Steps to advancing in her role@1:07:30 Clinical Quality Director@1:11:47 Chief Health Strategist at MRB Consulting@1:23:10 Advice for independent consultants in public health @1:28:47 Connection & Future Predictions @1:32:52 The Furious Five@1:37:53 Support UsSupport the showThanks for tuning in. Let's all work together towards a culture of health, wellbeing, and equity for all. ⭐⭐ SUBSCRIBE & Leave a 5-STAR REVIEW! ⭐⭐ Follow & Support:- Contribute to the show (one-time or monthly)- The Public Health Millennial on IG - The Public Health Millennial on LinkedIn - The Public Health Millennial Website- Omari Richins, MPH on LinkedIn- Support on The Public Health Store
What do you live for? What is your view on (or experience of) aging, wisdom and radiating your purpose every step of the way? The world in is desperate need of more people with Dr. Nina Meyerhoff's passion and commitment to world peace. In this heart-opening conversation we tap into her life's work as an inspired, powerful woman who has revolutionized global education. She shares her advice for living your purpose into your 80's and beyond, finding deep trust in life, the importance of balancing purpose and relationships and cultivating the universal principle of oneness. Nina is a stellar example of the warrior goddess embodied. I encourage you to check out her website, authored works and magnificent awards, which include the Mother Theresa Award, the International Educators Award, the Sage Award, the Visioneer "Lifetime Achievement Award as a Heroine of Humanity” and Award for Exceptional Woman of Peace. Dr. Nina Meyerhof is the founder of Children of the Earth (COE), a worldwide organization that empowers youth working for peace and the One Humanity Institute (OHI) in Oswiecim-Auschwitz, Poland. Nina's innovative work in peace and sustainability through educational methodologies has reached young people in over 90 countries and continues to grow. Nina advocates for all people to go beyond cultural, ethnic and religious differences and strive for altruistic ethics. Her focus is on the realization that peace must come from recognizing our interwoven unity. Find more about Nina at https://onehumanity.institute If you need more wise women in your ear, give Episode 189. Nourishing Beauty Through Action and Innovation with Lisa Lindahl, Inventor of the Sports Bra a listen and share it with a beloved woman in your life! TIME STAMPS 00:11:20:53 Nina's Synopsis 00:15:07:35 The Bumpy Road 00:18:47:47 An Esotericist 00:22:13:13 The God-Wink 00:26:02:35 The Process of Individuation 00:30:33:58 The Retrospective 00:36:51:16 One Regret 00:38:22:22 Committed to the Dream 00:42:31:56 Supporting Our Future 00:45:30:55 Our Purpose Is Love 00:48:25:50 From "I" to "We" to "We Are One" 00:50:35:35 A Word to the Women 00:52:30:55 Connecting with Nina Subscribing and sharing your kind thoughts & feedback in a review on iTunes is the ultimate way to support Amy and help Awakening Aphrodite in everyone...so thank you in advance!:) You can find all things Amy at: amyfournier.com Jump on Amy's email list where she shares her personal stuff and her newest health and wellness tips and favorite products, classes, course and events updates. For special discounts on Amy's favorite products, visit her estore. We appreciate and encourage you to reach out and interact with us by leaving a comment, following and sharing the episodes at @FitAmyTV on IG and Amy Fournier on FB and remember, you can also watch the episodes on YouTube at Awakening Aphrodite Podcast/FitAmyTV!
Scientists, philanthropies, governments, and NGOs alike often find themselves in possession of an important truth that could improve the world, but the public just can't seem to hear it. As CEO of the FrameWorks Institute, Nathanial Kendall-Taylor knows that how we frame information significantly influences how people perceive and respond to it. Using rigorous social science methods, the Frameworks Institute provides evidence-based techniques that help non-profits communicate in a way that transforms public thinking and enacts social change.Nat is an expert in psychological anthropology and communications science. In addition to his role as CEO, he is also a senior fellow at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a visiting professor at the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine, and a fellow at the British-American Project.In this episode, Dart and Nat discuss:- What frames are and how they impact thinking and cultural mindsets- How the FrameWorks Institute helps organizations disseminate information and ideas- The keys to conveying important information effectively- The steps needed to shift a cultural mindset - The importance of a mobilization strategy when introducing a new idea - And other topics…Nathaniel Kendall-Taylor is the CEO of the FrameWorks Institute, a communications think tank in Washington, DC that applies framing research methods to social issues and non-profit organizations. He is also a senior fellow at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a visiting professor at the Child Study Center at Yale School of Medicine, and a fellow at the British-American Project.As an expert in psychological anthropology and communications science, Nat's work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Science Communication, Human Organization, and Applied Communications Research. He is a global lecturer and has presented at conferences for the National Academy of Sciences, the Parenting Research Centre in Australia, the Science and Society Symposium in Canada, and Amnesty International in the United Kingdom. Connect with Nat:www.FrameworksInstitute.org
In this episode of the Inner Edison podcast, host Ed Parcaut sits down with special guest Jonathan Rivera. Jonathan shares his insights on various topics, including the evolving role of copywriters in the age of advanced AI tools like GPT. He aims to debunk the notion that these tools will eliminate the need for copywriters, suggesting that they instead enhance their capabilities and allow them to handle more work efficiently. However, he acknowledges that not everyone will effectively utilize these new services due to a lack of understanding or skill. The conversation takes an introspective turn as Jonathan reflects on the impact of audiobooks in his life, particularly through platforms like Audible. He expresses gratitude for the mentors and influencers who have shaped his thinking and enabled him to pursue his passions. He also shares his perspective on the self-help industry, noting that many ideas are often repackaged and recycled, lacking true innovation. Jonathan believes that finding one's unique voice and focusing on a specific target audience is more valuable than trying to appeal to everyone. Drawing from his background in marketing and sales, Jonathan discusses the importance of creating content that resonates emotionally with the audience. He shares insights on evoking strong emotions, such as anger, to captivate viewers and generate engagement. The conversation also encompasses the speaker's own real estate journey, including the challenges of rebuilding after losing everything and the decision to venture into the internet business space through podcasting. Ultimately, Jonathan's story is one of self-discovery and a relentless pursuit of purpose and impact. Join Ed Parcaut and Jonathan Rivera in this thought-provoking episode as they explore the realms of copywriting, personal growth, and the power of authentic connection. #PodcastingForSuccess #InnerEdisonPodcast #ContentRevolution #KnowingYourAudience #BuildingBrandsOnline #FindingYourPurpose #GrowingBeyondRealEstate #UnleashingYourPotential #HelpingOthersSucceed #PodcastingAgency #CreatingImpactfulContent #TurningPassionIntoProfession #EmbracingChange #ThrivingAfterSetbacks #UnlockingOpportunities #TakingAction #PodcastingMentorship
In business and technology, speed is key. This is especially true in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where seconds matter to all the innovators submitting patent applications. In this episode, Jamie Holcombe, CIO of the USPTO, explains how his team is using new technology and working faster on a network that will keep up with the products and technologies inventors are hoping to bring to market. Tune in to learn:What is the USPTO? (1:20)How new technology is used to help evaluate patent applications (6:30)The importance of having a reliable and fast network (16:30)Cybersecurity at the USPTO (21:25)--Zayo connects critical data centers across the US, Canada, and Europe with high-capacity metro fiber and extensive long-haul dark fiber. Trusted by the world's most innovative companies, Zayo embodies what's next in networking.Discover Zayo's expansive network maps on their website and see where their network can take you. With low-latency, reliable, 400G and 800G-enabled routes, it's the modern network solution you've been searching for.Visit Zayo's website today to unlock the power of your network and tap into the technologies of tomorrow. Go to Zayo.com/network now.Mission.org is a media studio producing content for world-class clients. Learn more at mission.org.
In this week's episode, John interviews Kasia Hein-Peters. Dr. Hein-Peters is a psychiatrist turned advisor and consultant focusing on MedTech and digital tech startups as an advisor, mentor, and fractional executive. Recently, Kasia became board-certified by the American Board of AI in Medicine and is a licensed innovation practitioner by INNOVATION360. She helps healthcare, digital health, and life science companies reach their strategic goals, achieve sustainable growth, and launch leading brands. During our conversation, she described the framework she uses to achieve these outcomes which she calls Discovery, Innovation, Value, and Execution. You will find all of the links mentioned in the episode at nonclinicalphysicians.com/launch-your-business/ =============== You can support this podcast by making a small monthly or annual donation. To learn more, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/donate You can now join the most comprehensive Community for all clinicians looking for a nontraditional career at NewScr!pt. Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide. Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs.
Spencer Rascoff co-founded and ran Zillow for a decade as its CEO. Spencer is also the co-founder at Pacaso and, through his startup studio and VC firm, 75 & Sunny, is an active angel investor in more than 100 companies and is incubating several more. Rascoff is a NYT's best selling author based in LA who focuses on Proptech, the future of work and the creator economy. Spencer is Visiting Professor at Harvard University where he teaches the StudioLab on Creativity and Entrepreneurship as well.(0:34) - From Zillow, AirBnB & WeWork to Proptech 2.0: What's next(3:20) - Mission-oriented founders(4:53) - Niche & simple vs. full stack solutions(7:00) - Too much capital: bug or feature(7:45) - Housing innovation & democratizing access(9:27) - LA Tech ecosystem: media, entertainment, defense & creator economy(11:56) - Discomfort Zone: Elon Musk
Show SummaryOn this episode, we're featuring a conversation with Shawn Moore, the Financial Wellness program Manager for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation and founder of Caregivers on the Homefront, both roles where she is passionate about advocating for military and veteran caregivers. About Today's GuestsShawn Moore serves as the Program Manager, Financial Wellness for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation where she supports financial and employment related initiatives, to include the Employer Task Force and emergency financial relief offerings. Shawn is an Alumna 2017 Dole Caregiver Fellow for Missouri, and has also assisted with the Foundation's Respite Relief program.Prior to becoming a caregiver to her husband who served for 23 years in the U.S. Army, Shawn served as a police officer for nearly 15 years with Kansas City, Missouri. She then obtained a Master of Social Work degree from Park University and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in both Missouri. Prior to joining the Foundation, Shawn founded Caregivers on the Homefront where she stood up for mental health programming for veteran and military caregivers and their children.Shawn is passionate about advocating for military and veteran caregivers and utilizes both her lived experience and education by presenting to national audiences on how communities can best support the family members of our veterans. She has served on panels with the Veterans Administration, presented with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Alliance of Caregiving, and has shared her story on PBS News Hours, TODAY Show, and MSNBC.Links Mentioned In This EpisodeElizabeth Dole FoundationEDF Hope Fund for Critical Financial AssistanceCaregivers on the HomefrontPsychArmor Resource of the WeekThis week's PsychArmor resource of the week is the PsychArmor course: VA S.A.V.E. Preventing Caregiver Suicide. After taking this course, you will develop an understanding of the increased risk for suicide we see in military and Veteran caregivers, identify the signs of an at-risk Veteran caregiver, and know steps you can take to help a Veteran caregiver. You can see find the course here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/va-save-preventing-caregiver-suicide This Episode Sponsored By: This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor. PsychArmor is the premier education and learning ecosystems specializing in military culture content PsychArmor offers an. Online e-learning laboratory that is free to individual learners as well as custom training options for organizations. Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families. You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com