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Better Innovation is a podcast featuring interviews with innovation thought leaders across all industries. It explores stories of how innovation is reshaping and transforming business in an inextricably digital world. Topics covered in this series include business model innovation, emerging trends, advanced technologies, and fostering an innovation culture inside organizations. Better Innovation is hosted by Jeff Saviano, EY Global Tax Innovation Leader (so expect a dose of tax innovation, too!). EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. The views of third parties set out in this publication are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.

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    • Business
    • 4.6 • 28 Ratings

Better Innovation is a podcast featuring interviews with innovation thought leaders across all industries. It explores stories of how innovation is reshaping and transforming business in an inextricably digital world. Topics covered in this series include business model innovation, emerging trends, advanced technologies, and fostering an innovation culture inside organizations. Better Innovation is hosted by Jeff Saviano, EY Global Tax Innovation Leader (so expect a dose of tax innovation, too!). EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. The views of third parties set out in this publication are not necessarily the views of the global EY organization or its member firms. Moreover, they should be seen in the context of the time they were made.

    US Congressman Tom Emmer – US Policy Impacted by Emerging Technologies

    US Congressman Tom Emmer – US Policy Impacted by Emerging Technologies

    In this important episode, Jeff talks to US Congressman Tom Emmer about the intersection of US policy and emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Rep. Emmer is the Co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, a bipartisan group who study and promotes blockchain technology. Jeff and Congressman Emmer discuss 3 bills he introduced within the past year impacting blockchain and crypto. Rep. Emmer explains the value of well-drafted legislation and how to create a regulatory framework for technology that allows US innovation to succeed. For example, Rep, Emmer shares his views about the introduction of a digital fiat currency in the US (a Central Bank Digital Currency) and how if we’re not careful it could lead to digital authoritarianism. And, there’s more! Congressman Emmer also talks about his love of hockey, what it’s like to be a father of seven, and how he ended up in politics when “a funny thing happened on the way to work.” An episode not to be missed!

    • 56 min
    Whitney Johnson: Smart growth . . . disrupt yourself to be yourself (Part 2 of 2)

    Whitney Johnson: Smart growth . . . disrupt yourself to be yourself (Part 2 of 2)

    Part two of Jeff’s conversation with Whitney Johnson focuses on reaching the top of the personal learning S-Curve - the mastery phase - and why it’s important to celebrate your achievements. Jeff and Whitney talk about their own career-shifting experiences, as they jumped from one S-Curve onto another. Are you contemplating a new personal S-Curve? If so, then let Whitney guide you through this period of change.

    If you haven’t already, make sure you listen to part one of this interview.

    • 38 min
    Whitney Johnson: Smart growth . . . disrupt yourself to be yourself (Part 1 of 2)

    Whitney Johnson: Smart growth . . . disrupt yourself to be yourself (Part 1 of 2)

    In part one of a two-part episode, Jeff welcomes Whitney Johnson into Better Innovation. Whitney is the CEO of Distribution Advisors, S Curve Learning coach, Disrupt Yourself podcast host, and an award-winning author. In this timely discussion, Whitney breaks down the key principles from her latest book, Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company. Whitney is THE leader in the application of S Curves to personal growth - great for you, your people, and the organization. This book comes at just the right time, as many are contemplating jumping S Curves for personal growth. Are you ready for a change in your life? Listen as Whitney guides you through the journey.

    • 46 min
    Bruno Carrasco: Why knowledge-embodied finance is the key to Asia’s future prosperity

    Bruno Carrasco: Why knowledge-embodied finance is the key to Asia’s future prosperity

    In this episode, Jeff talks with Bruno Carrasco, a Director General and Chief Compliance Officer with the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department. Bruno explains how the ABD produced an oversized pandemic response, as it strives for economic stability in the Region. Jeff and Bruno also discuss innovation across climate change and sustainability, new ways to promote public-private partnerships, and the ADB’s provision of much needed ‘knowledge embodied finance’ to countries in the Region.

    • 56 min
    Jeff Wong: Game on! Navigating the hype vs value curve of the Metaverse

    Jeff Wong: Game on! Navigating the hype vs value curve of the Metaverse

    Jeff Wong, EY’s Global Chief Innovation Officer and technology enthusiast joins Better Innovation host Jeff Saviano for a fascinating and fluid conversation about the Metaverse. 
     
    Some predict the Metaverse could soon become a $1 trillion+ industry. Jeff Wong explains the importance of distinguishing between hype and value curves when assessing emerging technology trends.

    The pair of Jeffs explore helpful definitions of the Metaverse and discuss the current limitations of VR/AR, the alignment to De-Fi (decentralized finance) and digital currencies, and the likely increased regulation for related Web3.0 tech solutions.

    Listen-in as Jeff Wong shares his belief in the Metaverse’s incredible potential for good, ultimately transcending commercial applications to help solve humanity’s biggest challenges – from climate change to social justice.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Nick Davies: How Innovative Tech Can Influence the Social Contract

    Nick Davies: How Innovative Tech Can Influence the Social Contract

    How will innovative technologies influence the Citizen - State relationship? In this episode, Jeff is joined by Nick Davies, an innovation and technology leader within Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the UK tax authority. Jeff and Nick discuss the role of innovation and advanced tech in the changing economy, perhaps manifested in a new (digital) social contract. Technologies such as AI and blockchain are supercharging the State’s participation in the digital economy. Governments are playing an increasing role in the development and regulation of new tech, along with new incentive mechanisms to foster fresh growth opportunities.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into bringing new products to the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Jeff does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of today’s innovation ecosystem - from leaders who are actually walking the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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What an interesting and informative episode! I am not familiar with Augmented Reality so it was very cool to learn how it can be used in business today. Looking forward to more thought provoking episodes. Great idea for a podcast!

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