Innovation and the Digital Enterprise

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Military Defense Innovation with Glenn Banton

 Patrick Emmons  Jan 12, 2023 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Military training can result in a staggering number of injuries, and virtual reality is ready to intervene. HAVIK Chief Operations Officer Glenn Banton is passionate about the role of virtual reality in military training and continued innovations in visual fidelity and acceleration in learning.

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Automation and Electrification with Marc Saltzman

 Patrick Emmons  Nov 3, 2022 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

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.

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Motivation and Innovative Technology with Jack King

 Patrick Emmons  Sep 22, 2022 6:00:00 AM  1 Comment

Extended reality has Jack King animated about innovation and the future of technology. As Chief Information Officer at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Jack sees the countless ways that augmented and virtual realities can accelerate learning and opportunities for the 39,000 members of AAOS.

In this episode, Jack discusses motivation, connection, and encouraging employees to be participants in driving change. He speaks on company culture and his approach to communication, including daily huddles. While sharing his excitement over continuing technological innovations, such as haptic feedback, Jack reflects on lessons from his cross-industry career.

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Building Platforms that Deliver Real Value with Mohan Putcha

 Patrick Emmons  Feb 24, 2022 6:00:00 AM  1 Comment

In his role as Vice President of Enterprise Architecture and Technology Strategy at Aon, Mohan Putcha’s job is to be ahead of the curve in spotting technology trends and understanding how they’ll impact the industry.

It is also about leveraging those trends to deliver better service for Aon’s clients and internal teams, not just in theory, but in practice. Which is why Mohan’s team has taken a different approach to building platforms – one that starts by looking at the full value stream and understanding the real pain points of the people contributing to each piece of it.

This week, Mohan joins Patrick and Shelli to discuss this people-centered approach to building platforms, how to keep your team engaged while accelerating innovation, and his take on the biggest challenges of 2022.

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Innovation in Slow Moving Industries with Andrew Watts

 Patrick Emmons  Sep 24, 2020 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Lawyers and law firms have to handle a massive amount of documentation. Because of antiquated laws and fear of change, the legal industry has traditionally been slow to adapt to digitalization and cloud tools. That is rapidly changing in the era of COVID-19.

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Making an In-person Customer Experience Digital with Nag Vaidyanathan

 Patrick Emmons  Aug 27, 2020 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Nag Vaidyanathan is the EVP and CTO for OneMain Financial. Nag’s organization is over a century old, but when the pandemic hit, the company had to accelerate the pace of its digital offerings.

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How Chicago Became a Hub for Entrepreneurs with Scott Kitun

 Patrick Emmons  Jul 30, 2020 6:00:00 AM  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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Unleashing the Power of Mobile Marketing with Brian Garofola

 Patrick Emmons  May 28, 2020 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Let’s say it’s almost lunchtime and suddenly you receive a text from your favorite local restaurant with a coupon. You read the text and think, “That does sound pretty good.” You head there for lunch, show your coupon, and get your discount. In a nutshell, this is what Vibes, a platform that helps marketers drive experiences and meaningful customer connections, is all about.

Today, Pat and Shelli spoke to Vibes’ CTO Brian Garofola about the underutilized power of mobile when it comes to driving customer experience. Brian discusses why text marketing and mobile wallet can bridge the digital and physical divide, thus increasing transactions.

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Making Risk a Revenue Driver with Matt Kunkel

 Patrick Emmons  Apr 30, 2020 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Risk management is an essential component of every organization, but not necessarily something that CEOs are excited to work on. However, Matt Kunkel, CEO of LogicGate, has a novel approach: make risk a revenue driver.

Matt joined Patrick on Innovation and the Digital Enterprise to talk shop about risk and how privacy issues have made it more interesting and necessary than ever. Matt also discusses why it’s important to have clear company values and how to get everyone from the CEO to the employee on board. Finally, Matt explains why he never says no to a coffee date. Tune in for his insights.

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How Digital Intimacy Can Increase Sales and Satisfaction with Matt Coughlin

 Patrick Emmons  Apr 16, 2020 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Over the last few decades, as things have increasingly gone digital, we’ve lost the human interaction behind satisfying sales experiences. Matt Coughlin of XSELL Technologies is passionate about the science of sales. After working with Disney and other big brands, he realized that customers were hungry for digital intimacy.

This week on Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, Matt is talking to Pat about how brands can bridge the divide between offering an array of products and personalization. He discusses how machine learning can help with that dilemma and also talks about his philosophy of “Open for Business”, which is all about being open to change and learning. Tune in for a discussion on the future of sales.

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