19 episodes

Businesses today face challenges at a scale most leaders have never experienced — and never anticipated. Built for Change, hosted by broadcast journalist Elise Hu and technologist Josh Klein, explores how the global pandemic has not only forced radical changes in business, technology and human behavior, but also created incredible new opportunities for leaders to evolve and ultimately excel in this environment. Through compelling conversations with industry thought leaders, Built for Change dismantles shop-worn assumptions of how to meet customer needs; links a new model of employee well-being to company success; demonstrates how technology and sustainability can be part of a business’s twin transformation — and more. Subscribe to Built for Change, a new podcast from Accenture.

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    • Business
    • 4.5 • 130 Ratings

Businesses today face challenges at a scale most leaders have never experienced — and never anticipated. Built for Change, hosted by broadcast journalist Elise Hu and technologist Josh Klein, explores how the global pandemic has not only forced radical changes in business, technology and human behavior, but also created incredible new opportunities for leaders to evolve and ultimately excel in this environment. Through compelling conversations with industry thought leaders, Built for Change dismantles shop-worn assumptions of how to meet customer needs; links a new model of employee well-being to company success; demonstrates how technology and sustainability can be part of a business’s twin transformation — and more. Subscribe to Built for Change, a new podcast from Accenture.

    Why the Future of Shopping Is Social

    Why the Future of Shopping Is Social

    Social commerce offers something radically different from the traditional e-commerce model. It blends social experiences and e-commerce transactions through a single path to purchase, all enabled by a single platform. And it’s already a hugely popular way of shopping in major markets around the globe, including China, Brazil, and India. In this episode, we’ll explore how brands can harness the power of social commerce to form stronger connections with their customers. We’ll be speaking with Robin Murdoch, Managing Director and Global Lead of Software and Platforms, Accenture; Neha Singh, Founder and C.E.O., Obsess; and Carolina Arguelles Navas, A.R. Product Strategy and Product Marketing Lead, Snapchat.

    • 27 min
    The Path to Cyber Resilience

    The Path to Cyber Resilience

    Cyber attacks are on the rise – and companies face a constant battle to stay ahead. In 2021, breaches of data, networks, services and other assets climbed by 31%. In this episode, we’ll talk to a former hacker who, years ago, was responsible for one of the fastest-spreading computer viruses in history. We’ll also discuss the risks facing organizations that don’t prioritize the alignment of cybersecurity best practices with their overall business strategy. Our guests this week are Samy Kamkar, C.S.O. at Openpath, and Jacky Fox, the European Lead for Security at Accenture.

    • 27 min
    The Technology Trends Shaping Our Collective Future

    The Technology Trends Shaping Our Collective Future

    Companies are heading toward a future very different from the one they were designed to operate in. Inspired by Accenture’s “Technology Vision 2022” report, this episode explores several emerging trends that will affect the way we do business for years to come. Our hosts Josh Klein and Elise Hu discuss what it means to compute the impossible – and explore Web3 and the metaverse continuum. We speak with Marc Carrel-Billiard, Global Senior Managing Director for Technology Innovation at Accenture; Gregory Bowman, Ph.D., Director at the Folding@Home distributed computing project; and Sandra Ro, C.E.O. at the Global Blockchain Business Council (G.B.B.C.).

    • 29 min
    Discovering the Automation Advantage

    Discovering the Automation Advantage

    Intelligent automation has the potential to improve the day-to-day experiences for employees, C.E.O.s and customers alike. But it’s also essential that businesses embrace a human-centric approach to artificial intelligence and process automation. In this episode, we’ll be discussing the new book “The Automation Advantage” with one of the authors, Bhaskar Ghosh, Chief Strategy Officer at Accenture. “The Automation Advantage” offers a helpful automation road map for businesses, including guiding principles for technology, governance, culture and leadership change. We’ll also speak with Raj Singh, C.M.O. at Revinate; and Blake Moret, C.E.O. at Rockwell Automation.

    • 28 min
    A Special Episode of Built for Change at the DealBook Online Summit

    A Special Episode of Built for Change at the DealBook Online Summit

    This week’s episode is a special recording of Built for Change at the DealBook Online Summit, which took place on November 9, 2021. Hosts Josh Klein and Elise Hu are joined in conversation by Jack Azagury, U.S. Northeast Market Lead, Accenture; Christie Smith, Global Lead of Talent and Organization/Human Potential, Accenture; and Leena Nair, former Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever. Sponsor session by Accenture.

    • 27 min
    The New Fabric of Life: Fjord Trends 2022

    The New Fabric of Life: Fjord Trends 2022

    The past two years have been marked by disruptions on a scale never seen before, and it’s taking a toll on individuals and society as a whole. From “The Great Resignation” to global supply chain disruptions, businesses are grappling with huge shifts in people’s relationships with work and materialism. Each year, the Accenture Interactive team identifies the major emerging trends and challenges that will influence the year ahead. Last year’s trends spoke to how people and businesses needed to chart new territories as the shock of the initial waves of the pandemic subsided. This year, the dominant theme is about the need to respond to changes in all types of relationships – the threads that form the new fabric of life. In this episode, we’ll speak with Mark Curtis, Head of Innovation and Thought Leadership at Accenture Interactive; Martha Cotton, Managing Director and Fjord Global Co-Lead at Accenture Interactive; and Bailey Richardson, Head of Community at Substack.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as an innovator, or just getting started carving out your role - this is a must listen! Elise and Josh do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of effectively navigating change at scale - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Katiewnyc ,

So Interesting!

Really wonderful reporting and topics. 5 Stars!!

Guerreroguille ,

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