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Brains Byte Back interviews startups, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders that tap into how our brains work. We explore how knowledge & technology intersect to build a better, more sustainable future for humanity. If you're interested in ideas that push the needle, and future-proofing yourself for the new information age, join us every Friday. Brains Byte Back guests include founders, CEOs, and other influential individuals making a big difference in society, with past guest speakers such as New York Times journalists, MIT Professors, and C-suite executives of Fortune 500 companies.

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Brains Byte Back interviews startups, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders that tap into how our brains work. We explore how knowledge & technology intersect to build a better, more sustainable future for humanity. If you're interested in ideas that push the needle, and future-proofing yourself for the new information age, join us every Friday. Brains Byte Back guests include founders, CEOs, and other influential individuals making a big difference in society, with past guest speakers such as New York Times journalists, MIT Professors, and C-suite executives of Fortune 500 companies.

    From Smart Factories to 3D Model Homes: An Entrepreneur Looking to Evolve the Manufacturing Industry 

    From Smart Factories to 3D Model Homes: An Entrepreneur Looking to Evolve the Manufacturing Industry 

    On this episode of Brains Byte Back, we sit down with Arjun Chander, co-founder and CEO of IndustrialML, an enterprise data management platform that uses real-time data integration, analytics, and more to communicate valuable information to factory stakeholders through AI technology. 

    We dive into some interesting stats you may be surprised to learn about the manufacturing industry and he addresses a common concern surrounding the use of machine learning. Arjun also gives us a sneak peek into his latest project at MIT, which aims to tackle homelessness and environmental waste.

    Find out more about Arjun Chander here (Linkedin) - 

    https://rb.gy/s9nv73

    Find out more about IndustrialML (website) - 

    https://www.industrialml.com/

    Would you be interested in learning more about MIT's 3D home printing project? 

    Contact: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drajperez

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    Reach out to today's host, Erick Espinosa (Linkedin) - linkedin.com/in/erick-espinosa

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    • 20 min
    How one platform is revolutionizing the creator economy for the better

    How one platform is revolutionizing the creator economy for the better

    In today’s episode of Brains Byte Back podcast, we sit down with Stuart Meczes, Creative Director at Contnt, a new subscription-based platform transforming the creator economy by offering unmatched royalties, diversified revenue streams, and prioritizing spotlight equality.



    Stuart’s passion for content creation gave him the push to step away from his 9-5 sales manager role to pursue what he loved doing the most — writing. Today, he’s an Amazon top 20 bestselling author of 6 novels. He shares how he shifted focus in search of how he could utilize his writing skills elsewhere to support other content creators like himself, including within tech space, where he discovered Contnt. Which eventually led to his current role with the company.

    Social media platforms have a system that favours creators with a larger following, making it difficult for other creators to gain visibility and make a decent wage. Stuart shares how Contnt uses technology to even out the playing field in terms of algorithms, compensation and valuable resources to support their user's growth.

    Find out more about Stuart Meczes here (Linkedin) - 

    https://rb.gy/s9nv73

    Find out more about Contnt (website) - 

    https://contnt.io/

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    • 22 min
    From Ridesharing to Fractional Investing: An Entrepreneur's Journey from Latin America to the US

    From Ridesharing to Fractional Investing: An Entrepreneur's Journey from Latin America to the US

    Germán Rimoldi is the co-founder & CEO of Foothold, a company that empowers fractional investments in unique vacation rental properties. In this episode, Germán shares his experience of starting multiple companies across Latin America and the United States, as well as his inspiration for starting Foothold.

    • 36 min
    Podcast Hosting CEO on How Podcasting Will Expand into Everyday Communications

    Podcast Hosting CEO on How Podcasting Will Expand into Everyday Communications

    In today’s episode of the podcast, we speak with Patrick Hill, CEO and founder at Disctopia, a podcast hosting & streaming service dedicated to artists, podcasters, film directors, & content creatives.

    Hill starts us off by sharing how he founded Disctopia after his friend asked him to burn CDs for him. This set Hill on a path that would lead him to create Disctopia which focuses on empowering content owners with transparent data and fair payments. 

    Hill also talks about his history of selling mixtapes in high school. And we discuss the transition from physical CDs to streaming and digital content, followed by the rapid shift in the music industry and the rise of streaming platforms.

    Additionally, Hill talks about the play on words in the name "Disctopia" and how the concept of "freedom to distribute yourself" is encapsulated in the name.

    Hill then goes on to highlight how Disctopia sets itself apart from the competition, stating the fair payment practices that help it shine compared to mainstream platforms like Spotify.

    We also talk about predictions for the podcasting industry, with Hill advocating that audio is the future of communication. He believes that the expansion of podcasting will evolve beyond entertainment into various communication uses. And he also believes that we will see a rise in tracking engagement thanks to AI technology.

    Finally, Hill shares his future plans for Disctopia. He advocates that the company will look to expand into other industries, and plans on carrying out innovations in the distribution of audio and video content. Along with an emphasis on providing more details engagement metrics to content owners. 

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    Find out more about Patrick Hill here (LinkedIn) -

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/acmceo/

    Find out more about Disctopia (website) -

    https://disctopia.com/

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    • 16 min
    From Landlines to Smart Cities: Consumer Electronics President Shares the Evolution of Tech Demand Over 40 Years

    From Landlines to Smart Cities: Consumer Electronics President Shares the Evolution of Tech Demand Over 40 Years

    In today’s episode of the podcast, we speak with Ted Ko, President of Techko Group, a family-run consumer electronics company.

    Ko kicks off by sharing how his father started the company in 1982, originally starting out with landline telephones and evolved into a diverse range of consumer electronics. He also mentions how, for younger generations who don’t know what landline phones are, he references the TV show "Stranger Things" to help them understand.

    Ko highlights the unique aspects of his role, which involves overseeing both big-picture strategy and day-to-day operations. He describes a typical day that starts with coffee and strategic planning, emphasizing the company's commitment to achieving quarterly and monthly goals.

    The conversation then moves on to how the company has branched into home and office security, office equipment, robotic vacuum cleaners, and now outdoor solar lighting. 

    And Ko discusses how the company recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, marking four decades of continuous innovation and adaptation to changing consumer needs.

    We then talk about smart cities, where Ko delves into Techko's role in building smart cities and their focus on sustainability. He discusses the philosophy behind their solar lighting products, which prioritize simplicity, reliability, and energy efficiency. 

    Ko also shares that, for him, smart cities mean systems that operate seamlessly without constant user intervention and how that aligns with Techko’s vision.

    We also dive into case studies of how Techko's products have positively impacted users' lives. 

    Ko highlights the importance of Techko's pool alarms in ensuring the safety of children in homes with pools. And Ko describes the creativity of customers who have used Techko's solar lights in unconventional settings, such as boats in remote locations.

    Finally, Ko explains how Techko Group differentiates itself in this crowded market by focusing on quality, thoughtful design, and alignment with personal values. And how , rather than getting bogged down by the competition, Techko prioritizes delivering genuine value to customers.

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    Our Guest🙋:

    Find out more about Ted Ko here (LinkedIn) -

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamtedko/

    Find out more about Techko Group (website) -

    https://techkogroup.com/

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    • 14 min
    AI Entrepreneur on Putting Clones of Real World People into Virtual Environments

    AI Entrepreneur on Putting Clones of Real World People into Virtual Environments

    In today’s episode of the podcast, we are once again joined by Michael Puscar, a Serial Entrepreneur, Data Scientist, Investor, Philanthropist, and the founder of NPCx.

    Longtime listeners of the show will be familiar with Puscar, as he was previously on back in February 2020. Puscar kicks of the show by giving some background on himself for new listeners and shares what he has been up to since then.

    Puscar briefly introduces his background as an AI expert and serial entrepreneur and highlights that he has had three successful exits, most recently in May 2023.

    Puscar then gives us an update on Ziotag, a company where Michael was the CTO, and it was a key topic of the last episode together. Michael explains how Ziotag used AI to make videos more interactive and navigable, and discusses how generative AI models like ChatGPT disrupted the industry by performing content classification. He also talks about the patent he received for a unique natural language processing engine related to video transcripts.

    Following this we talk about his new focus, NPCx, and its goal to enhance realism in video games. Puscar details how NPCX's technology models characters' movements and behaviors based on real human actions. He discusses the potential for NPCx technology to create video games that resemble animated films, and raises ethical concerns regarding the use of such technology and the potential for misuse.

    And finally, Puscar talks about his charitable initiatives. In this part of the interview, Puscar shares his belief in entrepreneurs giving back to the communities that support them. He talks about his initiatives supporting children, young mothers, and raising awareness about mast cell syndrome.

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    Our Guest🙋:

    Find out more about Michael Puscar here (LinkedIn) -

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelapuscar/?originalSubdomain=pa

    Find out more about NPCx (website) -

    https://npcx.ai/

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    • 27 min

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Essential content for Entrepreneurs!

I relish the stories and adventures of those pacing their own roads, and shaping their own paths trunkful their passions.

On Brains Byte Back, Sam guides his hosts through their journeys, visions, and current challenges. This provides the audience with the perfect blend of inspiration, cutting-edge insights, and educational content.

Subscribed, Looking forward to the upcoming episodes!

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Great content

Brains Byte Back goes deep into some fascinating and practical issues on the brain.

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A leader among leaders

Brains Byte Back is a must listen for those with a business growth mindset. In this dynamic environment those that know how to couple tech with human IQ will be the winners of tomorrow.

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