Innovation and the Digital Enterprise

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Innovation Summit Highlights Part 2

 Patrick Emmons  Jul 29, 2021 6:00:00 PM  0 Comments

The Chicago Innovation Roundtable, a group that connects visionary Chicago leaders and the brainchild of IDE host Patrick Emmons, recently wrapped up their yearly Summit. For part 2 of the IDE season finale, Patrick shares some of the thought leadership from the Summit’s speakers.

Take a listen to the episode to hear from Dick Burke, Adam Kanouse, Thru Shivakumar, Greg Svitak, and Ari Kaplan. We'll be back with all new episodes for season 2 on August 12th.

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Innovation Summit Highlights Part 1

 Patrick Emmons  Jul 15, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

In addition to hosting Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, Patrick Emmons is also the founder of the Chicago Innovation Roundtable, a group that connects visionary Chicago leaders. Each year, the group hosts a summit where leaders share their insights on what has helped them innovate in their respective fields.

For the IDE season finale, Patrick shares some of the highlights from the Chicago Innovation Roundtable Summit. In part 1, you will hear from Betsy Ziegler, Scott Prugh, Dustin Kirkland, and Catherine Clay. Tune in for the latest innovation thought leadership.

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Investing in Digital and Renewables with Brian Case

 Patrick Emmons  Jun 17, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Over the last few years, companies have been transitioning in mass to renewable energy and resources while taking a digital approach to operations. These two transitions have both been put into overdrive in light of COVID-19. Brian Case is at the center of it all as the Chief Digital Officer at GE Renewable Energy. He joins Shelli and Patrick on the podcast this week to talk about the importance of digitization and his approach to leadership.

Tune in to the episode to learn more about the importance of a company’s motivation to adopt digital, how the repetition of a problem leads to product advancement, and how to train the ideal team player.

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Purpose-Driven Decision Making with 1871’s CEO Betsy Ziegler

 Patrick Emmons  May 6, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

As the CEO of 1871, an entrepreneurial hub of innovation, Betsy Ziegler is an expert in early-stage growth and helps businesses grow from an idea to the Fortune 500. For Betsy, one of the most important metrics for success is whether a business adheres to purpose-driven decision-making.

This week on Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, Betsy joins Patrick and Shelli to discuss how 1871 is supporting businesses throughout Chicago and what metrics she believes will help catapult organizations to higher levels of growth. Listen in for her insights.

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Breaking Down Barriers to Success with John Kett

 Patrick Emmons  Mar 18, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Sometimes leadership isn’t about being a visionary. Sometimes leadership is about assembling a team of experts and breaking down the barriers to their success. This is the belief of John Kett, CEO and President of IAA.

John joined Patrick on this week’s episode of Innovation and the Digital Enterprise to discuss his approach to leading high performing, creative teams and how IAA is disrupting the car sales industry. Take a listen to the episode.

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Continuous Learning Programs within the DOD with Nicolas Chaillan

 Patrick Emmons  Jan 21, 2021 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Nicolas Chaillan is the first-ever Chief Software Officer for the United States’ government at his post with the US Air Force. As an agency tasked with both innovation and national security, the Air Force has its work cut out for it.

In this week’s edition of Innovation and the Digital Enterprise, Nicolas shares his thoughts on why employers should give paid time for continuous learning to remain competitive. He explains why we need to think beyond college degrees and offer alternative pathways toward advancement. Take a listen.

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Product-Driven Leadership with Michael Senftleber

 Patrick Emmons  Dec 3, 2020 9:30:00 AM  0 Comments

Arrive Logistics is one of the fastest-growing freight brokerages. Logistics, perhaps more so than many other industries, is seeing a big shift toward technology beyond traditional IT. Michael Senftleber, CTO at Arrive Logistics, is one of the people leading this charge.

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Bringing a Startup Mindset to the Education Industry with Jason Dole

 Patrick Emmons  Jul 2, 2020 9:30:00 AM  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 Trust Builds Passion with Ann Madea

 Patrick Emmons  May 14, 2020 6:00:00 AM  0 Comments

Ann Madea has spent her career managing and motivating her teams in global leadership positions for one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world. She joined us on Innovation and the Digital Enterprise to discuss how she builds trust to ensure all members of her team feel comfortable speaking up and how to successfully stay the course when managing large-scale projects.

As a high-profile woman in business, Patrick and Shelli also talked with Ann about the people that inspired her to chase her ambitions. She has also dedicated herself to the advancement of women and girls in the fields of STEM. Listen to the episode for insights and tips from an accomplished IT leader.

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Why Discretionary Effort is a Sign of a Healthy Organization with Ryan Jeffery

 Patrick Emmons  Mar 26, 2020 1:15:00 PM  0 Comments

As the founder of a leadership organization, Ryan Jeffery, Co-CEO of Ignite, knows a thing or two about leadership development. He stopped by the Innovation and the Digital Enterprise podcast to discuss the idea of discretionary effort and action, the difference between leaders and managers, and why organizations need to do a better job of seeing employees on the human level.

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