13 episodes

Welcome to the Leading with Data Podcast!

The podcast for leaders seeking new, frontline-tested ways to use data for strategy, insights, and solving challenges.

Throughout the Leading with Data Podcast series, business leaders from diverse industries will share how data is important to their business objectives and industry transformation.

Our Leading with Data Podcast host is Jason Dorsey. Jason is the President and Co-Founder of The Center of Generational Kinetics, a research and strategy firm serving many of the Fortune 2000. Jason is also a best-selling author and has appeared on more than 200 TV shows, has done 65 research studies, and has over 700 clients.

Leading With Data Jason Dorsey

    • Business

Welcome to the Leading with Data Podcast!

The podcast for leaders seeking new, frontline-tested ways to use data for strategy, insights, and solving challenges.

Throughout the Leading with Data Podcast series, business leaders from diverse industries will share how data is important to their business objectives and industry transformation.

Our Leading with Data Podcast host is Jason Dorsey. Jason is the President and Co-Founder of The Center of Generational Kinetics, a research and strategy firm serving many of the Fortune 2000. Jason is also a best-selling author and has appeared on more than 200 TV shows, has done 65 research studies, and has over 700 clients.

    Bridging the Gap Between Businesses, Customers, and Data with Bryson Koehler

    Bridging the Gap Between Businesses, Customers, and Data with Bryson Koehler

    Welcome to season two of Leading with Data, the podcast from Molecula that brings you conversations with leading voices in data and management.
    In our first episode, Jason Dorsey chats with data visionary, Bryson Koehler, CTO of Equifax. As Bryson states, he’s been getting companies to think differently and bridging business and technology his entire career. He joins Jason to discuss why technology and data should always be the driver of change.
    Bryson started in a weather app company, and while he may not have been able to predict whether it was going to rain or shine, he did predict that technology would become a major driver for companies. It’s a bet that’s paid off and why he has had some impressive roles as CTO at IBM Watson and now as CTO at Equifax.
    He’s a strong proponent of utilizing data to drive businesses and lead transformation change. In this episode, he shares his insights about the future of data strategy.
    Find out about:
    Bryson’s passion for bridging the gap between technology and business
    Why transformation change and product development should be rooted in the data
    Why Bryson believes there is no such thing as bad data
    The different generational attitudes to data, risk, and consent
    Why Bryson thinks explaining value will be the key to consent
    Important Links and Mentions:
    https://www.equifax.com/about-equifax/company-profile/ (Equifax)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/brysonkoehler/ (Bryson’s LinkedIn)
    https://twitter.com/brysonkoehler (Bryson’s Twitter)
    To listen to the podcast and read the blog post on this topic, https://www.molecula.com/why-data-driven-strategy-is-vital-for-growth-with-bryson-koehler (click here).

    • 20 min
    Reusing, Remixing, and Respecting Data with Hal Stern

    Reusing, Remixing, and Respecting Data with Hal Stern

    Welcome to Leading with Data, the podcast from Molecula that brings you conversations with leading voices in data and management.
    In this episode, Jason spoke with the polymath, Hal Stern, VP and CIO of RandD at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson. Hal spent his initial career at Sun Microsystems throughout the dot com boom and bust before moving to Juniper Networks and Merck. He realized, however, that he was much happier designing solutions than designing products.
    This led to a dramatic switch from technology to life sciences, where Hal has been grappling with data to understand problems that have a massive societal impact.
    Hal explains his thoughts around treating data like music and remixing it to find new value. This episode is packed with just a glimpse of Hal’s vast knowledge and his thoughts on the future of data. You cannot afford to miss this episode.
    Find out about:
    Why Hal moved from networking to the life sciences
    Why he embraces the weird
    Using data to have a social impact
    What data and music have in common
    The importance of ethics when dealing with data
    Hal’s predictions for the future
    Important Links and Mentions:
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/janssen-pharmaceutical-companies-of-johnson-and-johnson/ (The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson LinkedIn)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/halstern/ (Hal’s LinkedIn)
    https://twitter.com/freeholdhal (Hal’s Twitter)
    https://www.amazon.com/Weird-Power-Being-Outsider-Insider/dp/031641848X (Weird, The Power of Being an Outsider in an Insider World) by Olga Khazan
    https://www.amazon.com/Range-Generalists-Triumph-Specialized-World/dp/0735214484/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8andqid=1616492978andsr=1-1 (Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World), by David Epstein
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Bets-Annie-Duke/dp/0735216371/ref=sr_1_1?crid=10GAWKOW86MXZanddchild=1andkeywords=annie+duke+thinking+in+betsandqid=1616503515ands=booksandsprefix=annie+duke+thinki%2Cstripbooks%2C202andsr=1-1 (Thinking In Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts), by Annie Duke
    https://www.amazon.com/Winner-Within-Life-Plan-Players/dp/0425141756/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8andqid=andsr= (The Winner Within: A Life Plan for Team Players), by Pat Riley
    To listen to the podcast and read the blog post on this topic, https://www.molecula.com/why-data-driven-strategy-is-vital-for-growth-with-bryson-koehler (click here).

    • 28 min
    Marketing Strategy in a World of Infinite Data with Jay Baer

    Marketing Strategy in a World of Infinite Data with Jay Baer

    New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed speaker, leading thinker on customer experience, and founder of Convince and Convert Consulting, Jay Baer, joined Jason Dorsey for this episode of the Leading with Data podcast.
    Jay talks about his early career as a political campaign consultant to becoming a tour guide at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections, before creating an incredibly successful marketing consulting company.
    His strategy advice has always been grounded in data, and he explains what he sees as the big changes we can expect in marketing and the impact of machine learning and AI. We also delved into what happens when everyone has access to infinite data, and how companies stand out and differentiate.
    Find out about:
    Writing and marketing advice rooted in data
    Jay’s predictions for the future of data, marketing, and strategy
    How data could dramatically change the customer experience and customer satisfaction
    Jay’s leadership mantra
    Important links and mentions:
    https://www.convinceandconvert.com/ (Convince and Convert Consulting )
    https://twitter.com/jaybaer (Jay’s Twitter)
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaybaer/ (Jay’s LinkedIn)
    https://www.amazon.com/Hug-Your-Haters-Complaints-Customers/dp/1101980672/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8andqid=andsr= (Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints and Keep Your Customers,) by Jay Baer
    To listen to the podcast and read the blog post on this topic, https://www.molecula.comdata-driven-marketing-strategy-and-the-future-of-customer-experience-with-jay-baer (click here.)

    • 22 min
    Using Data to Turn Negatives into Positives in the Auto Market with Don Reese

    Using Data to Turn Negatives into Positives in the Auto Market with Don Reese

    We’re talking about data, auto financing what it takes to be a great leader with acclaimed CEO, Don Reese.
    Don Reese was the former CEO of DriveTime, one of the largest automotive retailers in the US with 125 car dealerships and over 4,000 employees. Don also headed up the auto-finance company, Bridgecrest, which provides over $2billion in auto financing annually serving over 700,000+ active customers.
    Don joins Jason Dorsey to discuss his incredible career in the automotive industry. He explains how rethinking lending risk for the subprime market not only transformed their business but also removed a massive barrier to employment for credit-challenged people.
    Don also shares his leadership wisdom and the key traits that can help great leaders create great opportunities for their business and their customers.
    It’s such an inspiring episode with some great takeaways.
    Find out about:
    Don’s career, and moving between family-owned businesses and franchises
    Challenging the path to ownership
    Rethinking auto financing
    Building confidence in using data
    The ingredients that go into making an effective leader
    The leadership quotes that inspire him
    Important Links and Mentions:
    https://www.DriveTime.com/ (DriveTime Automotive Inc.)
    DriveTime on https://www.linkedin.com/company/DriveTime/ (LinkedIn)
    Don Reese’s https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-reese-414ba0165/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.bridgecrest.com/ (Bridgecrest website)
    To listen to the podcast and read the blog post on this topic, https://www.molecula.com/putting-alternative-credit-data-in-the-driving-seat-of-auto-finance-with-don-reese (click here).

    • 22 min
    Using Data to Change Public Perception with Jonathan Greenblatt

    Using Data to Change Public Perception with Jonathan Greenblatt

    Welcome to Leading with Data, the podcast from Molecula that brings you conversations with leading voices in data and management.
    In this episode, we speak to Jonathan Greenblatt, who tells us about his incredible entrepreneurial career and his current role as the CEO of the oldest anti-hate organization in the world, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
    Jonathan joined our host, Jason Dorsey, to discuss the ADL’s incredible data resources and how that has helped them take an empirical approach to drive policy change. He shares his thoughts about dealing with a "tyranny of data," instilling a culture of innovation, and what he believes are core values every leader needs.
    Find out about:
    The work of the ADL in securing justice and fair treatment for all
    Taking up the helm the same week Donald Trump announced his candidacy
    His success in the business world in buying, scaling, and selling companies
    His transition into the non-profit world
    What Jonathan believes is at the root of his success
    His belief in the servant leadership ethos
    Important Links and Mentions:
    Jonathan Greenblatt’s https://twitter.com/jgreenblattadl (Twitter)
    Jonathan’s https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathangreenblatt/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.adl.org/ (Anti-Defamation League (ADL))
    https://www.facebook.com/anti.defamation.league (ADL on Facebook)
    https://www.instagram.com/adl_national/?hl=en (ADL on Instagram)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/anti-defamation-league/ (ADL on LinkedIn)
    https://twitter.com/ADL (ADL on Twitter)
    To listen to the podcast and read the blog post on this topic, https://www.molecula.com/drawing-on-data-resources-to-fight-hate-and-never-accepting-the-status-quo-with-jonathan-greenblatt (click here).

    • 21 min
    How Data Empowers Organizations and Improves Outcomes with Korri Jones

    How Data Empowers Organizations and Improves Outcomes with Korri Jones

    How can better data management revolutionize roles, organizations, and people’s lives?
    In this Leading with Data episode, our host Jason Dorsey sits down with Korri Jones. Korri is making waves in the industry as a Sr. Lead Machine Learning Engineer and Innovation Coach at Chick-fil-A. His forward-thinking nature and developmental mindset have helped him execute many data innovations throughout his career, transforming processes and optimizing outcomes.
    Korri combines his technical side with a passion for giving back. Previously, he won the Urban League of Greater Atlanta’s Volunteer of the Year award for volunteering more than 1,000 hours in just one calendar year. In this conversation, Korri shares how better data management can enable organizations to increase their measurable impact, how data and leadership crossover, and more.
    This discussion will get you thinking about data’s endless possibilities and the very real impact it can make.
    Find out about:
    How an eye-catching book and an MBA mindset helped Korri find his current role
    How Korri combines operationalizing machine learning models with innovation coaching
    The business benefits to automating roles
    Improving processes and outcomes
    What could accelerate companies’ data management
    Why data helps you ask better questions
    How data will enable non-profits to drive measurable change
    Important Links and Mentions:
    Korri’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/korri-jones-mba-780ba56/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/korri-jones-mba-780ba56/)
    To listen to the podcast and read the blog post on this topic go to https://www.molecula.com/data-insights-drive-measurable-change

    • 20 min