Tech Pro Unicorn discusses the topics of ERP, Technology, Healthcare, Business Transformation, Intelligent Automation, Leadership, Digital Transformation through commentary and interviews. Sponsored by RPI Consultants.Through thoughtful questions the guest stories are brought to life and lessons shared with the listeners.
From The Zoo To The Wild With Chris Lalomia - Make The Leap To Small Business Ownership
Chris Lalomia is a successful entrepreneur and change leader that has built on his experience working with the largest companies in America to start his own business from scratch. He brings his unique style to leadership to build a culture of professionalism to the blue collar world of home renovations. He left the corporate zoo and ventured into the entrepreneurial wild and started The Trusted Toolbox: Home Repair and Projects in 2008. YES, he started a business right before the Great Recession, so timing the market is not his strength. He survived through that time and has grown his business into a multimillion dollar handyman and remodeling company which has won numerous awards in Atlanta, GA.
Chris is originally from Jackson, MI, and he does use his hand to show where he lived. He went to college and earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. His path to business ownership was similar to most people’s journey to their current position… spinning and winding… His first engineering job was at Curtiss-Wright Flight systems making airplane parts, but soon realized he needed to add some other business skills to his resume, he joined Accenture and began working with large banks to help them merge, which led him to SunTrust(now Truist) where he transformed the commercial loan operations department… That meandering path led him to make the leap into starting his own business, The Trusted Toolbox in 2008. His company is focused on processes and training to deliver home renovations and earning customers trust each day. The culture in the company is on continuous improvement and allowing the “artists” in the company to show off their talents as they are set up for success. Chris appears regularly as a guest on WSB95.5’s Home FixIt Show with Dave Baker, All Four Season Home Show, and TrustDaleTV providing advice on home projects for consumers and answering their questions.
Chris resides in Johns Creek, GA and when not working on his business, he enjoys cooking, good wine and escaping with his wife, son and daughter to their mountain getaway with his wife.
Michael and Chris talk about the importance of customer service and technology to empower small business ownership. How it can transform an industry!
How Can A Focus On User Experience Grow Your Business - Satyam Kantamneni, Chief Experience Officer at UX Reactor
Satyam Kantamneni, Chief Experience Officer at UX Reactor, to suggest him as a potential guest expert for the Tech Pro Unicorn podcast. Satyam can offer your audience a deep dive into innovative user experience design and a profound discussion on why so many companies lose their edge as they move towards solutions over experience.
Prior to founding UXReactor, Satyam led various in-house design organizations such as Citrix and PayPal. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School. While at Harvard, Satyamrealized that most businesses aren’t leveraging the full power of User Experience (UX) Design as an engine for strategic growth. So, he resolved to change that. Through UXReactor, Satyamdemonstrated that UX can and should drive enterprise-wide innovation and business outcomes. UXReactor has enabled its clients-partners to generate hundreds of millions in additional revenue from user-centered innovation. Satyam is passionate about user-centered innovation and he is authoring a book titled User Experience Playbook: A Practical Playbook to Fuel Business Growth, which was released in April 2022.
Michael and Satyam explore how UX matters at scale and in very complex arenas like Healthcare or Government. How does one present complex data and information to such a wide variety of customers? Well Satyam shares his experience in working with some of the worlds top companies. Here how companies like Tesla and Apple are not car companies and tech companies but experience companies!
EQ Community CEO Marcus Sawyerr Shares How Technology Enables Connections For Hiring Diversity
British-born CEO Marcus Sawyerr is founder of EQ Community, was an executive board member to Microsoft, former Head of Global Partnerships at The Adecco Group in Switzerland, and Senior Director at CareerBuilder.
His latest tech platform is a unique online community that’s cultivating and connecting multicultural professionals interested in tech— accelerating diverse and inclusive executive recruitment, globally.
Michael and Marcus discuss how to build a sense of belonging where employees thrive. How to inspire all employees as a leader is covered. Marcus shares the latest hiring trends in diversity, equity and inclusion as well as individual tips on managing your career path.
The Business Of Space - How Satellites Empower Agriculture With Brijesh Thoppil from EOS Data Analytics
EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA) is a trusted global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics.
We operate worldwide, partnering with governmental, commercial, and scientific organizations. The scope of the company’s technologies embraces Earth observation solutions for smart decision-making in 22 industries including agriculture, mining, oil, and military.
We are soon launching EOS SAT - the world's first agri-focused satellite constellation
Such constellation will be the first among companies utilizing remote sensing technologies, we are also among the few to provide a full cycle of satellite imagery data acquisition and processing in this industry, thus offering unparalleled agricultural experience to our customers.
Michael and Brijesh explore the $60B earth observation industry and hot technology and SaaS (Satellites as a service) empower the agriculture business. From the partner community to the every day farmer, satellite imagery and the resulting data, enable more sustainability.
Author of The Marketing Machine Guy Powell Explains Shifts Post Covid
Guy Powell is a global thought leader in marketing strategy and ROI. He provides marketers with the strategies, tools, and tactics to continuously improve their marketing ROI and exceed their company’s sales and profit goals. He helps them build marketing machines to properly organize and collect their marketing data, connect marketing activities to sales, structure their operations for continuous improvement and make fact-based, strategic and tactical marketing decisions.
Fellow podcast host of: The Backstory on Marketing
Guy and Michael discuss what shifted during covid that prompted him to write a post covid sequel to his book The Marketing Machine.
Fractional CFO's Empower Startup SaaS Companies For Success With Founder of Saas-Gurus Anthony Nitsos
Anthony Nitsos provides proven scaling strategies for SaaS CEOs and Founders with best-in-class finance and stakeholder “ecosystems” that always produce the right numbers, save cash, protect assets, and free CEOs and Founders to focus on what matters most–growth.
Anthony brings a unique mix of medical school training, Six Sigma Black Belt process expertise, and the financial skills of a CFO with two unicorn exits and numerous other start-ups to his credit to provide the world’s most sought-after resource for B2B SaaS company financial strategy and operations.
Michael and Anthony unpack the need for a CFO early in the startup process for SaaS companies and talk ERP setup. Why are process, tools and people important to consider in technology decisions? Find out in this episode.
Fun and informative
This show covers a broad variety of topics, but they are presented in a way that is understandable and fun.
Excellent Podcast and Excellent Guests!
I love the guests that Michael compiles! He makes technical conversations accessible to any listener - an excellent podcast! Must listen!
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