Imagine the world of technology as a vast ocean, and navigating through it is this episode's guest, Michael Smith, an award-winning global business IT executive. His journey through diverse industries — healthcare, global manufacturing supply chains, and consulting — has equipped him with a deep understanding of global teams and the importance of aligning with different cultures. From the intricacies of technology implementation to leveraging his analytical skills from criminology in his IT career, Michael's insights shed light on the art of possibility thinking that can open new doors.
Curious about the leap from corporate to entrepreneurship? Michael paints a vivid picture of his transition from a Fortune 250 company to founding his own company, Partner for Success. His current role as the CIO of a microbiology start-up adds another layer to his impressive portfolio. Here, he emphasizes the contribution of their products to environmental sustainability by validating the purification of wastewater. We also delve into the realm of Artificial Intelligence, engaging in a thoughtful exploration of its potential and ethical implications.
The episode wraps up with a powerful recounting of Michael's early career days when a simple email to the CIO of Sprint PCS opened avenues of mentorship that shaped his career. His story evokes the transformative power of mentorship and the importance of paying it forward. He also shares his experience navigating the challenges of transitioning from the business side of IT to the technical side, and his use of social media for personal growth. Join us for a captivating conversation with Michael Smith, threading the intersections of technology, entrepreneurship, and personal growth.
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