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IdeaScale Nation is a podcast that features guest speakers who are leading innovation programs, tracking trends, exploring or inventing new technology and more.

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IdeaScale Nation is a podcast that features guest speakers who are leading innovation programs, tracking trends, exploring or inventing new technology and more.

    Grant Thornton International: You Can't Predict Where Innovation Will Come From

    Grant Thornton International: You Can't Predict Where Innovation Will Come From

    Grant Thornton is one of the world’s largest accounting and consulting networks which provides assurance, tax and advisory services to businesses and the public sector. They have member firms around the world and they deliver their services through a network of 58,000 people in over 130 countries. In 2020, Grant Thornton created the global 'Innovation Exchange' to leverage the collective intelligence of that 58,000 person workforce. The goal was to collect ideas for innovative products and share awareness of processes that could be rolled out globally. And that’s one of the things that we’ll talk about with Ben Verdi, Global Innovation Manager at Grant Thornton International in this episode of IdeaScale Nation. 

    • 34 min
    QTS Data Centers: The Customer Must be the Center of Innovation

    QTS Data Centers: The Customer Must be the Center of Innovation

    Quality Technology Services is a publicly traded company and a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 7 million square feet of QTS Mega Data Centers throughout North America and Europe. When it comes to differentiators in this market, QTS often cites their relationship with their customers - putting them first, even involving them in the solutions-building process. For Yoshi Furuta, the Senior Product Development Manager at QTS Data Centers, these two values are inextricably linked. And we’re going to hear more about both of these things today in our conversation, but first let me say

    • 23 min
    Wolters Kluwer: Start Your Own Innovation Olympics

    Wolters Kluwer: Start Your Own Innovation Olympics

    This month, we’re pleased to introduce you to Atul Dubey, Chief Strategy Officer at Wolters Kluwer. Wolters Kluwer is a Dutch-company that is a global provider of professional information, software solutions and services for clinicians, accountants, lawyers, in the tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors. They serve customers in over 180 countries, maintain operations in over 40 countries, and employ approximately 19,200 people worldwide. And with a global network , wide ranging in specialties, they have a huge opportunity to leverage the collective domain knowledge of their workforce, which is why Wolters Kluwer has been running their Global Innovation Awards for the past ten years – a cross-company competition encouraging the development and implementation of innovative solutions from within. It’s not just a great employee engagement exercise - 75% of the suggested ideas are implemented and adopted across Wolters Kluwer. And the work shows, Wolters Kluwer regularly wins awards for its innovation performance. Under Atul’s broad umbrella of responsibilities, he manages the Global Innovation Awards and that’s one of the things that we’re going to chat about today.

    • 26 min
    US Coast Guard: Every Member is Part of the Mission

    US Coast Guard: Every Member is Part of the Mission

    The U.S. Coast Guard is the maritime security, search and rescue, and law enforcement service branch of the United States Armed Forces. In order to meet its ambitious goals, the Coast Guard relies on a highly distributed workforce who are required to work under some of the most challenging of conditions: in disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, during winter storms and the harsh weather of the Arctic, with situations involving mass evacuations or major casualties and loss of life. And for that reason, the Coast Guard has had a long history of innovation. Rear Admiral Schofield works to keep the Coast Guard up-to-date and competitive against emerging challenges by directing efforts across all Coast Guard acquisition programs, acquisition support, personnel, finance, contracting, research and development and innovation activities to execute the service’s acquisition portfolio. Today we’re going to find out more about how the U.S. Coast Guard continuously innovates to meet their mission.

    • 23 min
    Cherwell by Ivanti: Customer Collaboration Creates Customer Community

    Cherwell by Ivanti: Customer Collaboration Creates Customer Community

    Ivanti is an IT software company that recently acquired Cherwell. Cherwell empowers organizations to improve service experiences and automate workflows using data that spans different contexts and business units. The result is very often much-needed digital transformation. Now we are going to find out how Cherwell customers are at the center of Cherwell’s solutions from Lori Marshall, Vice President Of Product Management and Christine Moore, a Product Analyst from Cherwell Software acquired by Ivanti.

    • 25 min
    University of Alabama at Birmingham: Deliver a Win Every Three Days

    University of Alabama at Birmingham: Deliver a Win Every Three Days

    This month we meet Dr. Curt Carver, Chief Information Officer at the University of Alabama at Birmingham who has a stated vision that innovation does not depend on one person but instead on a dedicated team where everyone is an agent of innovation and aligned to support the University of Alabama at Birmingham. So we’re going to hear more about how Dr. Carver brings this vision to life in our conversation today. 

    • 36 min

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