19 episodes

Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace. In AT THE EDGE, we interview a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the new distributed workplace. Companies around the world are struggling with a new hybrid paradigm. As much of the workforce prepares to go back to the office after more than a year working remotely, how can leaders keep their employees engaged and collaborating successfully?“Innovation is about people, not technology,” says Innovation Minds’ founder and CTO Bala Balasubramaniam.“We believe that innovation OF the workforce is as critical as innovation BY the workforce. Innovation itself offers a critical solution. Innovation can be part of the daily work of everyone in a company, and provides a key to engagement as much as, or even more than, being an end in itself.""This podcast aims to help companies manage the new reality in cutting-edge ways."Michael Lee, host of the podcast and an internationally certified creativity and innovation expert and coach, adds: “Innovation and engagement are two of the most important issues in business today, period. It has been eye-opening talking to these experts – the world has changed very fast, and it’s essential for leaders to listen to our guests – they share so much amazing practical advice that needs to be implemented right away.” Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.You can read more at our website, and sign up for reminders to make sure you never miss an episode: https://www.innovationminds.com/podcasts

At the Edge ⚡On Hybrid Work & Employee Experience Innovation Minds

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace. In AT THE EDGE, we interview a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the new distributed workplace. Companies around the world are struggling with a new hybrid paradigm. As much of the workforce prepares to go back to the office after more than a year working remotely, how can leaders keep their employees engaged and collaborating successfully?“Innovation is about people, not technology,” says Innovation Minds’ founder and CTO Bala Balasubramaniam.“We believe that innovation OF the workforce is as critical as innovation BY the workforce. Innovation itself offers a critical solution. Innovation can be part of the daily work of everyone in a company, and provides a key to engagement as much as, or even more than, being an end in itself.""This podcast aims to help companies manage the new reality in cutting-edge ways."Michael Lee, host of the podcast and an internationally certified creativity and innovation expert and coach, adds: “Innovation and engagement are two of the most important issues in business today, period. It has been eye-opening talking to these experts – the world has changed very fast, and it’s essential for leaders to listen to our guests – they share so much amazing practical advice that needs to be implemented right away.” Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.You can read more at our website, and sign up for reminders to make sure you never miss an episode: https://www.innovationminds.com/podcasts

    S2 Bonus Episode 0C - Susannah Childers - Actually, Humans Want to Collaborate

    S2 Bonus Episode 0C - Susannah Childers - Actually, Humans Want to Collaborate

    • 27 min
    S2 Bonus Episode 0B - Bob Pulver - Hybrid Work Is Not Going Away

    S2 Bonus Episode 0B - Bob Pulver - Hybrid Work Is Not Going Away

    In this bonus episode, Bob talks about what his storied career has taught him about how people and culture, not technology or strategy, that power organizations, and provides insight into how organizational change and flexibility is at the core of delivering on the future of work.

    Bob Pulver is Global Head of Business Development at Innovation Minds. Previous to this, he was the Director of IT Strategy and Innovation at NBCUniversal Media. And before that he spent nearly fifteen years at IBM in a wide variety of capacities spanning topics from global collaboration and intrapreneurship to social analytics and market intelligence, most recently as the Global Program Leader of Cognitive Innovation. Bob has become a veteran workplace strategist highly versed in helping organizations understand and plan for how emerging technologies will impact their organizations and their people. 

    • 24 min
    S2 Bonus Episode 0A - Rosemary Rein - CFO Actually Means “Chief Fun Officer”

    S2 Bonus Episode 0A - Rosemary Rein - CFO Actually Means “Chief Fun Officer”

    In this bonus episode, Rosemary talks about the importance of connection and of fun in today’s world of work, the Great Resignation and its impact, why empathy and transparency are the top qualities needed in leaders today, the sources of great employee experience, why ongoing feedback is way better than occasional pulse surveys, and the power of explaining Why.

    Rosemary Rein is Senior Vice President of Product at Innovation Minds. Previous to this, she was Director of Learning and Education at Wikipedia. She is an author, international speaker, and global citizen who has helped Fortune 500 Companies, non-profit organizations and private clients achieve their highest potential by mentoring them on leadership, innovation, and engagement. Rosemary is the recipient of South Africa’s “Beyonder Award” for her contributions to the field of creativity and has served as Vice-Chair of the Creative Problem Solving Institute. She has taught Creative problem Solving and Innovation in the US, Latin America, UAE, India, South East Asia and Africa. Rosemary has lived in Latin America for fifteen years and currently is based in Ecuador.


    Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping  solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace by launching this podcast, in which we interview a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the hybrid workplace.
    Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of  At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.

    Guests for our first season included corporate HR leads, world-class consultants, best-selling authors, and employee engagement and innovation experts working across a wide range of industries: Clint Pulver, Themba Chakela Jamie NotterMaddie Grant Delano Johnson Shawn Nason Luke Jamieson Coonoor Behal Jeff Tobe Niven Postma Adriana Bokel Herde Sindhu Joseph and Dickson Tang
    You can read more about our guests at our website, and sign up for reminders to make sure you never miss an episode. 

    • 23 min
    S1 Ep 12 - Adriana Bokel Herde - But Really, How Are You?

    S1 Ep 12 - Adriana Bokel Herde - But Really, How Are You?

    In this episode, Adriana talks about the ways COVID has changed the employee-employer relationship and the nature of engagement, the increased importance of the manager’s role in the hybrid workplace, and how innovation is the secret sauce to maximize engagement.

    As Chief People Officer, Adriana Bokel Herde is responsible for Pega’s people strategy and operations. Adriana leads the company’s efforts to attract, develop, and retain the best talent, directing teams focused on talent attraction, career development, performance management, benefits, mental and physical well-being, inclusion and diversity, and social impact. For more than twenty years, Adriana has held leadership positions in fast-growing companies and is recognized as an innovative, high-performing leader with the ability to architect, execute, and drive business growth. Her areas of expertise include business strategy, talent recruitment and development, diversity initiatives, change management, leadership development, operations, innovation, and employee experience. Prior to Pega, Adriana was Chief People Officer and Chief Evangelist Officer at PeopleDoc, an HR software provider, where she was responsible for sales enablement and customer advocacy in addition to internal people strategy. Prior to that, she was Vice President of People Services at Biogen. Born in Brazil, Adriana has held positions all over the world and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and German. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an M.A. in Adult Educational Psychology & Educational Psychology from Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, and a Clinical Psychology degree from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Rio de Janeiro, earned in conjunction with two years of study at UCLA. She is currently a lecturer at MIT and is on the board of Empirical Hire, a developer of AI tools to improve candidate screening.

    Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping  solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace by launching this podcast, in which we interviews a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the new distributed workplace.
    Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of Innovation At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.

    Guests for our first season include corporate HR leads, world-class consultants, best-selling authors, and employee engagement and innovation experts working across a wide range of industries: Clint Pulver, Themba Chakela Jamie NotterMaddie Grant Delano Johnson Shawn Nason Luke Jamieson Coonoor Behal Jeff Tobe Niven Postma Adriana Bokel Herde Sindhu Joseph and Dickson Tang
    You can read more about our season one guests at our website, and sign up for reminders to make sure you never miss an episode. 

    • 30 min
    S1 Ep 11 - Dr. Sindhu Joseph - Innovation is Inevitable

    S1 Ep 11 - Dr. Sindhu Joseph - Innovation is Inevitable

    In this episode, Dr. Sindhu Joseph talks about what to bring into the way and what to get out of the way, the uses and limits of artificial intelligence for engagement, the source of her childhood fascination with AI, what India taught her about engagement and customer service, and why Sindhu can’t fly – yet. 

    Dr. Sindhu Joseph is the founder of Cognicor and inventor of 6 US Patents in artificial intelligence. She was a finalist for Google’s Anita Borg Women in Technology Award. CogniCor is a Digital Assistant platform based on knowledge graphs for transforming customer engagement.

    Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping  solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace by launching this podcast, in which we interviews a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the new distributed workplace.
    Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of Innovation At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.

    Guests for our first season include corporate HR leads, world-class consultants, best-selling authors, and employee engagement and innovation experts working across a wide range of industries: Clint Pulver, Themba Chakela Jamie NotterMaddie Grant Delano Johnson Shawn Nason Luke Jamieson Coonoor Behal Jeff Tobe Niven Postma Adriana Bokel Herde Sindhu Joseph and Dickson Tang
    You can read more about our season one guests at our website, and sign up for reminders to make sure you never miss an episode. 

    • 28 min
    S1 Ep 10 - Dickson Tang - Why Not, Not Cannot

    S1 Ep 10 - Dickson Tang - Why Not, Not Cannot

    In this episode, Dickson Tang talks about the 3Is of innovation, the new mindset demands on today’s leaders, the difference between engaging employees in Asia and the West and the use of asynchronous technologies to overcome this, the role of AI in the creative industries, his personalized leadership scorecard, his PPCO method, and making sure to lay out the path to Point B up front.

    Dickson Tang is a keynote speaker, author and influencer who helps people and organizations get creative towards the future of work and business, so that they can unlock ideas and opportunities in new products, services and processes. He is author of the book "Leadership for Future of Work: 9 Ways to Build Career Edge over Robots with Human Creativity." He was featured in media such as Forbes and Irish Tech News and has trained leaders and executives from companies such as Cartier, CITIC Telecom, JVC Kenwood, Mannheim Business School, Menicon, Montblanc, Novartis and many more. He holds an MBA from ESSEC Graduate School of Management in France and a Bachelor of Social Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He lives in Singapore.

    Silicon Valley based company Innovation Minds takes a crucial step in helping  solve the new challenges of the post-pandemic global workplace by launching this podcast, in which we interviews a diverse offering of business leaders from around the planet on how to use innovation to engage the workforce, as well as how to innovate engagement using technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning to humanize relationships in the new distributed workplace.
    Innovation Minds is a leader in using AI-driven technology to engage employees through their philosophy of Innovation At the Edge, and decided to launch this podcast to promote the urgent need for engagement at this delicate time.

    Guests for our first season include corporate HR leads, world-class consultants, best-selling authors, and employee engagement and innovation experts working across a wide range of industries: Clint Pulver, Themba Chakela Jamie NotterMaddie Grant Delano Johnson Shawn Nason Luke Jamieson Coonoor Behal Jeff Tobe Niven Postma Adriana Bokel Herde Sindhu Joseph and Dickson Tang
    You can read more about our season one guests at our website, and sign up for reminders to make sure you never miss an episode. 

    • 29 min

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