33 episodes

Given the current need for transformation at an accelerated rate, what can companies do to move now and move fast? In this podcast, veteran business leader, Paul French, discusses how companies are transforming legacy ideas and technology into brilliant customer experiences. His guests — senior-level business and civic leaders — will share stories of transformation, continuous learning, experimentation, and improvement to keep you relevant and competitive at all times.

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Given the current need for transformation at an accelerated rate, what can companies do to move now and move fast? In this podcast, veteran business leader, Paul French, discusses how companies are transforming legacy ideas and technology into brilliant customer experiences. His guests — senior-level business and civic leaders — will share stories of transformation, continuous learning, experimentation, and improvement to keep you relevant and competitive at all times.

    Digital disruptions in the publishing world | Seema Lakhani

    Digital disruptions in the publishing world | Seema Lakhani

    On Transform It Forward, Paul and his guests often discuss new and emerging technologies, exciting innovations and the digital revolution. However, no matter how advanced our technology becomes, there will always be a fundamental human need for powerful storytelling. In this episode of Transform It Forward, he sits down with Seema Lakhani, Chief Product Officer at Wattpad, to explore how technology is merging with the art of storytelling to create a completely new landscape for the publishing world. Wattpad is a user-generated, online platform where readers and writers come together to create and consume stories. The platform was recently acquired by Naver for $600 million, which has opened up even more possibilities for the company to continue innovating in the future. During their discussion, Paul and Seema cover a wide variety of topics related to publishing including the creator economy, the golden age of content, and much more. Interested in learning more about the show? Check out our website: https://www.transformitforward.com/

    • 31 min
    A new era of leadership | David Cummins

    A new era of leadership | David Cummins

    As industries across the board continue to transform, we’re not only changing the work we do every day, but also, how we do said work. Without the right dynamic, culture, and leadership structure, a team can fall apart pretty quickly, so improving the way we work is often just as important as the work itself. This is a practice often referred to as organizational development, and it’s playing an increasingly essential role in corporate structures everywhere. In this episode of Transform It Forward, Paul sits down with David Cummins, an expert in organizational development, as well as a transformation facilitator, leadership and collaboration mentor, speaker, writer and much more. He’s also the owner and managing director of Ministry Group, an agency based in Hamburg, Germany. During their discussion, they chat about strategies for improving the way we work in team settings and as individuals so we can reach our fullest potential.

    Interested in learning more about the show? Check out our website: https://www.transformitforward.com/

    • 30 min
    How the rewards and loyalty industry is winning big | Wes Schroll

    How the rewards and loyalty industry is winning big | Wes Schroll

    Establishing a personal relationship with your customers is all about building a strong foundation of trust, understanding and mutual respect. In other words, people want to feel like the brands they support are also supporting them. One way to make customers feel truly valued is by rewarding them for their loyalty through perks, points, special deals or gifts, which is where the growing rewards and loyalty industry comes in clutch. In this episode, Paul sits down with the founder and CEO of Fetch Rewards, Wes Schroll, to discuss what’s new in the rewards and loyalty space, why consumer loyalty has become more of a priority in recent years, and how brands can simplify the process to create a streamlined customer journey from beginning to end. Wes explains how Fetch Rewards is making it easier than ever for brands to maintain strong relationships with their customers, while empowering consumers to benefit from the purchases they make every day.
    Interested in learning more about the show? Check out our website: https://www.transformitforward.com/

    • 29 min
    Shifting Gears in the Used Cars Industry | Toby Russell

    Shifting Gears in the Used Cars Industry | Toby Russell

    The most effective industry disruptions are born from an unmet consumer need. Without a firm grasp on the needs, desires and problems of their customer, companies will fail to innovate in their industry. In this episode, Paul sits down with a guest who has an intimate awareness of this because he’s witnessed it throughout his own career. Toby Russell is the Co-Founder, Board-Director and Strategic Advisor at Shift, a company that’s on a mission to simplify the process of buying used cars. During the episode, he shares his take on the key ingredients of a successful industry disruption and why some innovations stick, while others don’t. He also shares his top predictions for the auto industry in the coming years.Interested in learning more about the show? Check out our website: https://www.transformitforward.com/

    • 32 min
    Shaping the Future of America’s Cities with Macro Trends in Mind | Alon Marcovici

    Shaping the Future of America’s Cities with Macro Trends in Mind | Alon Marcovici

    Moving the needle when it comes to developing city infrastructure isn’t always easy. It’s a balancing act involving multiple stakeholders and competing interests, and innovation doesn’t always win. However, this episode featuring Alon Marcovici will remind you that Rome wasn’t built in a day. Alon is the Managing Director at CityAge, a global platform where leaders meet to build the future of our urban planet. During the episode, Paul and Alon discuss strategies for driving innovation forward in today’s modern cities and how to adopt a new perspective on growth and development for the future. They also discuss success strategies for sparking connections that result in real change, and current challenges and opportunities within the landscape.Interested in learning more about the show? Check out our website: https://www.transformitforward.com/

    • 25 min
    Bridging the Tech Gap in the Recreational and Outdoor Power Equipment Markets | Jason Guss

    Bridging the Tech Gap in the Recreational and Outdoor Power Equipment Markets | Jason Guss

    As we continue to witness major transformations happening across industries, many smart investors are keeping an eye on previously untapped industries such as powersports. This ultimately opened up new opportunities for companies to step up and modernize a niche of their own, benefitting the entire ecosystem in the process. In the most recent episode of Transform It Forward, Paul sits down with the co-founder and CEO of Octane to hear his perspective on the changing of the guard in the powersports industry, and how he and his team have found success by taking a fresh approach. During our conversation, Jason explained how the fintech company is revolutionizing the buying experience for major recreational and equipment purchases, and why the process of securing a loan was in dire need of a refresh. Octane is a unique fintech company that’s revolutionizing the buying experience for major recreational and equipment purchases, so Jason had plenty of insights to share about a variety of topics including the value of choosing a niche in business and the importance of embracing new technologies. Interested in learning more about the show? Check out our website: https://www.transformitforward.com/

    • 31 min

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Such a cool topic

Such a great show! Paul is an amazing speaker and they provide such a fresh take on digital transformation in every industry

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Awesome Series

Absolutely love this series! The host makes it concise and easy to follow along.

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So happy I found this pod 🙌

I’ve been curious about digital transformation for years, but I’ve never been able to find a podcast that covers it (and covers it well). I love every episode so far!

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