Nov 03, 2022 | 2 min read

Automation and Electrification with Marc Saltzman

By: Patrick Emmons

Automation and Electrification with Marc Saltzman

Imagine a career sparked from the desire to play a video game that’s out of your budget. Marc Saltzman began his career as a journalist and technologist with a promise of publishing a review. With twenty-five years in the industry, Marc shares insight into automation and electrification alongside the questions these current innovations prompt in consumers and businesses alike.

In this episode, Marc highlights several moments for the industry: the misdirection of Blackberry and Motorola, Queen Elizabeth’s pioneering use of technology, and the current advances toward autonomous and electric vehicles. He provides insight into the integral role of human touch in the ever-evolving supply chain and how this growth may impact employment.

  • (01:17) – “Geek speak to street speak”
  • (04:52) – The fall of Blackberry and Motorola
  • (08:16) – Queen Elizabeth’s embrace of technology
  • (13:51) – EVs
  • (21:11) – Automation
  • (29:39) – Humans in the supply chain
  • (37:57) – Becoming a technologist

About Our Guest

Marc Saltzman is a technology evangelist, journalist, television, radio, and podcast host, producer, and author with twenty-five years of industry experience. Marc is a contributor to more than twenty prominent publications, including USA Today/Gannett, AARP, MSN, and more. He has authored over a dozen books and has appeared as a technology expert and commentator on television stations around the world. Marc hosts Tech Impact on Bloomberg Television and Tech It Out via Radio America.

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About Patrick Emmons

If you can’t appreciate a good sports analogy, movie quote, or military reference, you may not want to work with him, but if you value honesty, integrity, and commitment to improvement, Patrick can certainly help take your business or your career to the next level. “Good enough,” is simply not in his vernacular. Pat’s passion is for relentlessly pushing himself and others to achieve full potential. Patrick Emmons is a graduate of St. Norbert College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. Patrick co-founded Adage Technologies in 2001 and in 2015, founded DragonSpears as a spin-off dedicated to developing custom applications that improve speed, compliance and scalability of clients’ internal and customer-facing workflow processes. When he is not learning about new technology, running a better business, or becoming a stronger leader, he can be found coaching his kids’ (FIVE of them) baseball and lacrosse teams and praising his ever-so-patient wife for all her support.

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