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Innovation Heroes is a podcast exploring the people and businesses driving change in our drastically disrupted world. Host, Ed McNamara leads listeners to explore some of the most inspiring stories of business innovation in a post-pandemic era. Conversations with leaders from Cisco, Microsoft, Intel and more help listeners understand how we can move forward and thrive, by innovating through crisis.

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Innovation Heroes is a podcast exploring the people and businesses driving change in our drastically disrupted world. Host, Ed McNamara leads listeners to explore some of the most inspiring stories of business innovation in a post-pandemic era. Conversations with leaders from Cisco, Microsoft, Intel and more help listeners understand how we can move forward and thrive, by innovating through crisis.

    The Semiconductor Shortage: How Sustainability Will Save the Day

    The Semiconductor Shortage: How Sustainability Will Save the Day

    It’s American Thanksgiving tomorrow... a time to reflect on everything that’s happened in the last year. For the Innovation Heroes podcast team, that means thinking about the semiconductor shortage that’s been generating headlines – and with good reason. These little chips are in pretty much every electronic device you can think of, and there’s just not enough of them to go around. But COVID-19 isn’t the only reason we’re experiencing shortages; really, it’s just the last domino to fall in a cascade that’s spanned the last decade of technological development. But regardless of the true cause of the shortages, we need answers as to how exactly we’re going to get ourselves out of this mess. Host Ed McNamara sits down with two experts who say we have to start making the best of what we have, and finding ways to make sustainable maintenance make economic sense. Because the fate of not just the supply chain, but the world as we know it, depends on it. Featuring guests Sumit Puri, CEO & Co-Founder at Liqid, and Camberley Bates, Managing Director & Analyst at Evaluator Group.


    This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by Intel’s Evo vPro platform. Visit SHI.com/Intel to learn more.

    • 28 min
    The Hitchiking Robot’s Guide to the Universe

    The Hitchiking Robot’s Guide to the Universe

    Hitchhiking robots were just the beginning. Ed meets with Dr. Frauke Zeller and Lauren Dwyer, two leading social robotics scientists at X University in Toronto. Together, they go over the inspiring and viral story of hitchBot and all the amazing work Dr. Zeller and her team have been up to ever since. They discuss the latest and near-term use cases of robots in society and uncover a series of fascinating insights. From building the perfect robo-companion, to fundamentally altering our industries and what it means to be human, you will never look at your Roomba the same way again. 


    Featuring: Dr. Frauke Zeller, Associate Professor and Director of The Creative School Catalyst & CCK at X University and Lauren Dwyer, Doctoral Candidate in Communication and Culture, Technology in Practice at X University.  


     


    This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by HP Inc Notebooks on the Intel Evo platform. Visit SHI.com/HP to learn more.   

    • 27 min
    The Power of Passion in IT: Intel’s Stacey Shulman Returns

    The Power of Passion in IT: Intel’s Stacey Shulman Returns

    Intel’s Stacey Shulman returns to talk about the one thing every innovation hero needs right now: More passion! After more than a year of the pandemic blues, Stacey talks with Ed about the projects she’s working on and explores the power of making tech more fun, meaningful, and human. From healthcare to retail, not only will it lead to better outcomes for the people you work with – it actually creates more profits, too. Stacey is Intel’s Vice President Internet of Things Group and GM Health, Life Sciences and Emerging Technologies.  


    This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by Lenovo Intelligent Computing. Learn more at SHI.com/Lenovo.  

    • 26 min
    The Real Supply Chain Crisis: Ransomware

    The Real Supply Chain Crisis: Ransomware

    It’s the spookiest time of the year – Cybersecurity Awareness Month! For the Season 3 premier, host Ed McNamara explores the rising threat of ransomware supply chain attacks, the future of security and what conversations you need to be having, right now, to avoid being the next target. Featuring resident security expert, Michael Wilcox, the field Chief Information Security Officer at Stratascale. Discover more research and thought leadership from Michael and Stratascale at Stratascale.com/Insights. 


     


    This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by Windows Autopilot. Unbox, log in, and take off with Window’s Autopilot today. Visit SHI.com/WindowsAutopilot for more info. 

    • 29 min
    Innovation Heroes Season 3: Welcome to the Golden Age

    Innovation Heroes Season 3: Welcome to the Golden Age

    SHI's Innovation Heroes is back for a third season of exploring the people and businesses giving us hope in a drastically disrupted world. With new host Ed McNamara at the helm, we’re breaking ground - and stories - in even more unprecedented ways. In the last year of the show, we’ve explored huge innovations that are helping us to stay afloat and start down the road to recovery: technology to transition us to the hybrid working world, AI that developed the COVID-19 vaccines, how the father of VR, Jaron Lanier, is making virtual meetings more human...and that’s just to name a few. 


    This season, we’re looking forward with hope and finding the hero stories that will define our industries and society in the years to come. Featuring amazing returning guests like Stratascale’s Michael Wilcox and Intel’s Stacey Shulman, as well as new voices from universities, businesses, and maybe even some robots, Season 3 premieres October 14th with new episodes every two weeks after that. Be our hero – like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You won’t want to miss it! 


    Innovation Heroes is an original podcast from SHI and Pilgrim Content. 


    For more on SHI, visit SHI.com. 

    • 1 min
    WTF are NFTs?

    WTF are NFTs?

    Peter is joined by Costa Kladianos. Costa is the Vice President, Innovation and Technology at Canlan Sports and an expert on NFTs (Non-fungible tokens). NFTs have been causing a buzz in mainstream media recently. Peter and Costa discuss how they are fundamentally transforming the Internet in terms of creative ownership and distribution, from art to baseball cards and music. Are NFTs just for the avant-garde, or will they become the economic foundation of the Internet’s next generation?  


     


    This episode is brought to you by The Hub, the new central resource for insight, thought leadership, and news from SHI. Visit blog.shi.com to learn more.

    • 30 min

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super informative!

I love listening to this podcast. It helps me stay up-to-date with the latest IT trends in a super fun way! totally recommend this.

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