The NECA Innovation Overload Podcast helps contractors make sense of industry tools and decide what is right for their business. Each week, the NECA Innovation Team and a weekly guest discuss and tackle problems contractors across the country are facing.
#78: Todd Reed
Definitely plan your schedule out for conventions, look for what's going to make you happiest and get you the most productive. Join Innovation Overload as we hit the road to the 2023 NECA National Convention in Philadelphia, PA. Gain insights from Todd Reed, the host of Graybar's Keepin' The Lights On podcast and a corporate innovation expert, as he shares his expert tactics for conference readiness and time optimization at meetings and events. Discover his invaluable approaches to absorbing knowledge, fostering post-event discussions, and capitalizing on the in-person experience. In this episode, two introverts share their best tips for enhancing engagement and fortifying connections to elevate your personal and professional innovation journey.
#77: Dr. Pauline Mosley
"Innovation to me is the opportunity to think, to explore, and to take risks in an effort to solve a challenge, remove an obstacle or optimize a process." Dr. Pauline Mosley, Full Professor, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems for Pace University discusses part of being an innovator is to be a mental gladiator, having fortitude and resilience. Listen to Dr. Mosley discuss closing the Stem gap.
#76: Adam Davis
“We’re going to see AI affect us in ways that we didn’t even anticipate in the next year.” Check out Adam Davis, VDC Project Manager at Miller Electric, as he discusses project coordination, EV charging, AI, robotics, and future opportunities for electrical construction.
#75: Sean McGuire
Innovation is just improvement. You can be innovative in any sector of your operation, it doesn’t have to be just technology focused.” Sean McGuire joins the Innovation Overload podcast to talk about mental health, process improvement, fabrication and practical ways to get started in applying innovation across your business.
#74: Samuel Rokowski
“It’s about constantly changing and critiquing the process and making sure that what you’re doing is the correct path and learning from successes and failures and constantly moving , ...you have to avoid complacency at all costs.” On this episode of the Innovation Overload Podcast Sam Rokowski, Director of Training & Construction Technology at Maddox Electrical Company dives into the challenges of keeping pace with the rapidly changing electrical industry and discusses innovative strategies for success today and what will be required in the future.
#73: Travis Voss
"I never try to seem like I'm the expert because I'm definitely not when it comes to the actual construction side. If I can keep that mindset right and keep the five 'why's, I can get to the root of the problem and hopefully find the right solution." Travis Voss, a practicing construction technologist, discusses the value of being a 'professional novice' and going in without presumptions to tackle problems and apply innovation to an organization. Join Jared Christman, Director of Construction Technology at ELECTRI, and Sean Lazarian, CFO of ESSCO, as they host Travis Voss on Contractor Takeover. Stay tuned to hear an exciting announcement within the episode.
It’s definitely worth your time if you are trying to stay informed.