18 episodes

There is more innovation happening in the Midwest than you think. Hear from the innovators at the largest companies, emerging startups, universities, and civic organizations that are shaping the future.

Flyover Future Presents: Innovators Flyover Future

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There is more innovation happening in the Midwest than you think. Hear from the innovators at the largest companies, emerging startups, universities, and civic organizations that are shaping the future.

    Access to AI and Joining the Digital Revolution

    Access to AI and Joining the Digital Revolution

    Raamel Mitchell has built his career at Microsoft around being able to recognize when innovation is happening off the beaten path or out of the spotlight. He currently spends his days working to drive innovation, digital equity, and tech ecosystem development specifically in the central U.S. Hear him chat with host Ben Reno-Weber about his passion for helping everyone understand that we all have the opportunity to be part of the digital revolution.



    Learn more about Raamel here. 

    • 33 min
    Focus on the Toaster: A Guide to Not Overthinking the Tech You Need

    Focus on the Toaster: A Guide to Not Overthinking the Tech You Need

    Big change doesn't have to be that hard - at least according to Aaron Peabody of Untitled Firm. Aaron joins Innovators Podcast host Ben Reno-Weber to explain what is possible with just a standard set of tools when you've identified the problem. Inspiration for your data and digital transformation strategy is one podcast episode away!

    • 51 min
    Why AI implementation in Flyover Country is getting noticed

    Why AI implementation in Flyover Country is getting noticed

    What makes the middle of the country a good place to innovate when it comes to AI? Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director at Brookings Institution, joins our host Ben Reno-Weber to share his findings while working on the first AI strategy for an American city and why Flyover Country is perfectly primed to figure out how to apply new technologies.

    • 41 min
    State of Change: Inclusivity, Access, & Impact within Innovation

    State of Change: Inclusivity, Access, & Impact within Innovation

    What does it mean - and what does it take - to make space in the world of innovation for people who have never before had the chance? Monique Kuykendoll Quarterman has made a career out of doing this - from startups to consulting and now at the state level, working as Executive Director of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV). Hear her talk with our host Ben Reno-Weber about the real value found in encouraging diverse perspectives.

    • 33 min
    You can't just say, "Because I said so"

    You can't just say, "Because I said so"

    You won't be able to get your team behind data transformation by simply saying "because I said so." You need to say BECAUSE (and how) it will improve your company and customer satisfaction. That data may also point to money lying on the ground for you to pick up. John Clark and Jeremy Willes from Advanced Business Solutions join our host Ben Reno-Weber to explain and provide insight into leveraging data.

    • 36 min
    Are you using the right data?

    Are you using the right data?

    Enable.Ai's CEO Brian Dennett has parsed data for companies selling everything from toothpaste to snowboards during his career, but now he focuses on helping marketers and ad agencies unlock the "magical thinking" of data leveraging. Hear him talk "death to promoter score," the importance of risk management in tech decisions, and what bands he likes to listen to while deep inside the data.

    Dennett joins our host and partner Ben Reno-Weber from Microsoft's Future of Work Imitative for our final episode of Flyover Future's Innovators podcast inaugural season. Catch up all 12 episodes here.

    • 38 min

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