Innovation and the Digital Enterprise

What does it take to keep your organization growing? Innovation and the Digital Enterprise is a podcast dedicated to providing insights and resources to executives and entrepreneurs focused on 10x growth for themselves and the organizations they lead. We interview leaders from early stage start-ups to billion dollar enterprises who have boots on the ground experience to distill their lessons from their victories and their failures.

Learn how these leaders are organizing their teams, establishing a growth-minded culture, and leveraging new technologies such as DevOps and Cloud. Co-hosts Patrick Emmons of DragonSpears, and Shelli Nelson of Madison Industries, chat with guests such as Gene Kim of the DevOps Enterprise Summit, Mik Kersten of TaskTop, and Thomas South of Northern Trust, to uncover tips, tools, and insights gleaned from spearheading innovation initiatives.


Episodes

Creating a Mission-Driven Culture with Thomas South

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

When it comes to attracting talent, Thomas South believes it’s not necessarily about being specialized or competing based on benefits packages alone. Rather, he believes that maintaining a mission-driven culture is key to recruiting employees that will thrive in your organization.

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How Chicago Became a Hub for Entrepreneurs with Scott Kitun

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Scott Kitun is a rock star in the Chicago startup and investment world. His company, Technori, is Chicago’s largest media platform for entrepreneurs and has seen billions invested in its first decade. He joins Shelli and Patrick to talk about the current state of Chicago’s investment landscape.

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Achieving Predictable Success for Your Company with Les McKeown

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

For a new company, success can seem so difficult to attain. But there is a pattern to success that can help you navigate the growing pains of a fledgling business. Les McKeown is the bestselling author of Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track - and Keeping It There, and has started more than 40 businesses in his own right.

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Bringing a Startup Mindset to the Education Industry with Jason Dole

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jul 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

The education industry has long faced barriers to innovation in the digital space. Jason Dole, CTO of World Book, wants to change this.

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How Machine Learning Improves Supply Chains with Vivek Vaid

[fa icon="user"] Patrick Emmons [fa icon="calendar"]  Jun 11, 2020 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Ever wonder about the process of getting your packages from an online store to your door? This seemingly simple, everyday action is thanks to a complex supply chain with hundreds of touchpoints. FourKites is a supply chain management platform, enhanced by machine learning, that aims to make this process easier. Vivek Vaid is FourKites’ Chief Technology Officer and our guest today on Innovation and the Digital Enterprise.

Vivek talked to Patrick and Shelli about technology versus product development, and his approach of doing the work that is in service to customers. He also discussed why organizations need to make decisions that take into account everyone's point of view, from the customer to the tech and sales teams.

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