What does it take to keep your organization growing? Innovation and the Digital Enterprise is a podcast dedicated to providing insights and resources to executives and entrepreneurs focused on 10x growth for themselves and the organizations they lead. We interview leaders from early-stage start-ups to billion-dollar enterprises who have boots on the ground experience to distill their lessons from their victories and their failures.
Learn how these leaders are organizing their teams, establishing a growth-minded culture, and leveraging new technologies such as DevOps and Cloud. Co-hosts Patrick Emmons of DragonSpears, and Shelli Nelson of Madison Industries, chat with guests such as Gene Kim of the DevOps Enterprise Summit, Mik Kersten of TaskTop, and Thomas South of Northern Trust, to uncover tips, tools, and insights gleaned from spearheading innovation initiatives.
Collaborative Design & Software First Organizations with Scott Prugh
Creating the right culture for an organization is difficult even when there isn’t a global pandemic affecting business. It can take years for a company to hit its cultural stride. Scott Prugh, Chief Architect and SVP of Software Engineering at CSG, is our guest this week and talks to Patrick and Shelli about how to create software-first companies and how to use incident reports to spur learning and growth.
Innovation in Slow Moving Industries with Andrew Watts
Lawyers and law firms have to handle a massive amount of documentation. Because of antiquated laws and fear of change, the legal industry has traditionally been slow to adapt to digitalization and cloud tools. That is changing rapidly now in the era of COVID-19. Relativity is a SaaS eDiscovery platform dedicated to digitizing law documents for easy records and transfers. CIO Andrew Watts joins us today to discuss the next frontier in digital law.
Finding Flow in Software Development with Mik Kersten
When managers and executives don’t fully understand the technical constraints of a project, it can lead to a frustrated engineering team. Dr. Mik Kersten has a way around this issue: the flow framework. Mik joined us this week on Innovation and the Digital Enterprise to discuss his theories on flow diagnostics and offers practical tips to help managers remove roadblocks from their engineering teams.
Making an In-person Customer Experience Digital with Nag Vaidyanathan
Companies have had to pivot online thanks to the ongoing pandemic. For organizations that need to provide that in-person customer service touch, it has been challenging. Nag Vaidyanathan is the EVP and CTO at OneMain Financial and has been encouraged by how rapidly his company has been able to not only digitize their offerings, but recreate the in-person experience. He also shares what he’s learned navigating business environments across continents. Listen for his advice.
Creating a Mission-Driven Culture with Thomas South
In the tech industry, it’s long been thought that specialized employees are the gold standard. However, Thomas South, EVP at Northern Trust, believes that being a generalist is a much more desired skill set. This allows cross-pollination of teams and a greater degree of collaboration. He joins us today on the podcast to discuss this idea as well as hiring mission-driven employees and keeping the human touch amidst increasing digitization.
How Chicago Became a Hub for Entrepreneurs with Scott Kitun
When people think of venture capital funding, investment, and entrepreneurship, they often think of Silicon Valley. But Chicago has quickly become a hot market for investors and entrepreneurs of all stripes. Scott Kitun is the CEO of Technori, a media platform that has facilitated billions in investment. He joins Shelli and Patrick to discuss his leadership style, how he builds a team, and talks about some of the hot startups in Chicago.