18 episodes

OpTech Insights explores the critical intersection of supply chain operations and technology. Host Todd Greenwald interviews experts from a variety of industries who weigh in on the innovations, solutions and best practices that could drive change and success in your operation.

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OpTech Insights explores the critical intersection of supply chain operations and technology. Host Todd Greenwald interviews experts from a variety of industries who weigh in on the innovations, solutions and best practices that could drive change and success in your operation.

    What happens when you combine operational intelligence and advanced diagnostics in one SOTI platform?

    What happens when you combine operational intelligence and advanced diagnostics in one SOTI platform?

    Operational downtime costs thousands of dollars and creates unnecessary headaches. To reduce downtime stress and expand asset control, we’re diving into the benefits of SOTI’s new Xsight Platform – the MDM solution set to maximize asset visibility and empower remote troubleshooting with real-time support. Learn how to transform operations with SOTI & Heartland, and stay ahead of complex integration and supply chain challenges.
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    Shash Anand is SOTI’s Vice President of Product Strategy and has built strategic
    alliances and support systems. Equipped with an academic foundation of an MBA in Computer Engineering and years of professional experience, Shash has cultivated a reputation for being a passionate, supportive leader, eager to tackle business problems and dive into the smallest details.   

    Todd Greenwald is our OpTech Insights host and Heartland’s dedicated automation specialist with over 25 years of experience. As Heartland’s President, Todd has always been passionate about empowering solutions with adaptable technologies, redefining innovation with fervent eagerness, and improving communities with quality service and expertise. 

    Want to learn more about Heartland and SOTI’s partnership? Reach out to our teams at https://heartland-usa.com/contact-us/

    • 25 min
    Strengthen Your Buying Power with Flexible Financing in under 25 Minutes

    Strengthen Your Buying Power with Flexible Financing in under 25 Minutes

    Are you looking to find out more about financing technology in this market? If so, you are not alone and that's why OpTech Insights host Todd Greenwald recently interviewed Bryan Spence, Vice President - Global Strategic Marketing of DLL Group, asking the questions our listeners are looking to have answered. 
    From the types of technology commonly financed to the different financing options available to acquire enterprise technology solutions, host Todd Greenwald discusses with Bryan Spence what the benefits of financing are for businesses looking to modernize their organization and the factors they should take into consideration when evaluating financing providers and their programs.
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    Bryan Spence, Vice President - Global Strategic Marketing of DLL Group

    Bryan has spent over 20 years in the vendor finance space with a focus in technology and office equipment. For the last four years, he has been the Head of Global Strategic Marketing for the Tech Solutions Global Business Unit at DLL Group — an international asset finance business.

    Bryan is responsible for managing Tech Solutions’ global business development and marketing strategy and supporting the development of new strategic program relationships in over 30 countries.   Prior to DLL, Bryan was Vice President of Major Account Programs with LEAF Commercial Capital and held a variety of sales and sales management roles at CitiCapital and Fidelity Leasing Corporation. He’s passionate about helping technology companies integrate financial solutions into their sales stack to help drive customer outcomes.


    Todd Greenwald, Host of OpTech Insights

    • 23 min
    Welcome to IT in 2022 . . . 30% Increase in Work supported by 6% Budget Increase? Now What?

    Welcome to IT in 2022 . . . 30% Increase in Work supported by 6% Budget Increase? Now What?

    As the supply chain in 2022 continues to face disruptions in product availability, labor shortages, and the threat of cyberattacks, IT leaders are now being tasked to increase their workloads by up to 30% this year while only receiving a modest 6% increase in their budgets to complete these tasks according to a recent study! 
    Join OpTech Insights host Todd Greenwald as he speaks with industry leading expert Justin Griffith, CTO with StayLinked about how StayLinked's new product Evolve is helping IT leaders quickly and easily integrate new technologies into their existing warehouse management system (WMS), improving productivity and efficiencies. 
    Learn why integrating new, money-saving technologies, such as robotics, is no longer difficult, time-intensive, expensive, or risky.   From Optimized Workflows and Intelligent Automation to Time-Saving Technology and Actionable Insights, Augmented Displays and Visual Validation to Real-Time Alerts and Maximizing Efficiencies, Todd will ask the questions that get you the answers your business needs to stay competitive!

    Whether you're looking to take advantage of the latest technology without upgrading your WMS or you want to deploy new Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to increase productivity and combat labor shortages, this episode of OpTech Insights was made just for you!

    To find out more about  StayLinked's new product Evolve, visit https://info.heartland-usa.com/staylinked-evolve 
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    Justin Griffith is the CTO of StayLinked and is responsible for driving StayLinked’s overall product roadmap and strategy. A proven leader and a major contributor to StayLinked’s recent global expansion, Griffith joined StayLinked as a technical support specialist in 2004. Shortly thereafter, he implemented the company’s first channel technical enablement program. His close interaction with customers and the partner channel fueled the feedback he leveraged as Product Manager for the next decade, and in 2014, he led the company’s release of modernized terminal emulation, StayLinked SmartTE. In 2017, Griffith conceptualized and directed the implementation of the industry’s first terminal emulation hardware automation framework.
    Griffith is regarded as an important voice in the areas of technology adoption and migration, and he has emerged as a thought leader in a market facing the challenges of Android migration and IoT disruption. His guiding principle—to always remember the human element—has reinforced StayLinked’s reputation as an innovator in helping companies move to new technologies and optimize productivity.
    Todd Greenwald    OpTech Insights Host 

    • 30 min
    How to Reduce Risk with Cyber Security Hygiene

    How to Reduce Risk with Cyber Security Hygiene

    As conflict continues between Russia and the Ukraine, increases in cyber security threats remains top of mind for small to medium organizations connected to the cloud as they address a deluge of cyber security threats! 
    Join OpTech Insights host Todd Greenwald as he speaks with industry leading expert Michael Sci, a Sr. Solutions Architect with eSentire  about how businesses are protecting their infrastructure and employees from cyber risk as they are managing through a cloud  transformation. 
    From cyber security as a big data problem to learning the benefits of using a security service vs. products,  our host Todd asks the important questions. 

    If you are looking for the criteria to keep in mind when selecting the best MDR or MSSP providers, what MDR / XDR is, and how is it different from MSP and MSSP's, this episode of OpTech Insights was made just for you!
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    Mike Sci, a Senior Channel Solutions Architect, brings more than 20 years of technology and security experience to his current role at eSentire, a managed detection and response (MDR) security provider. Mike’s specialty is using network, endpoint and cloud security services to reduce the risk of cybercrime on businesses. Mike takes the time to understand each of his client’s unique security requirements to design a security solution that best fits their desired business outcomes.

    Todd Greenwald    OpTech Insights Host 

    • 28 min
    How honesty could be your best cyber security policy!

    How honesty could be your best cyber security policy!

    Since a child, we have been taught “Honesty is the best policy”.  Little did we know how important honesty would be later in life when adopting a cyber security plan to thwart a myriad of risks.
    In a time where cyberwars are actively taking place around the world, OpTech Insights host Todd Greenwald speaks with industry leading expert Randal Asay  CEO of RCS Secure  about the important trends his team is seeing today in the Security, Risk and Compliance landscape? 
    From Continuous Compliance and how you would position the importance of Continual Compliance to the C-Level in any organization to thoughts on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Todd as gathering the answers to help build a solid cyber security plan!
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    Randal Asay    RCS Secure ,  Chief Executive Officer
     
    Randal Asay has over 20 years of Management/Senior Management level experience in the Retail, Government, and Healthcare industries.  Randal is exceptionally accomplished as an information technology and security management professional with extensive experience in both government and public sectors including professional services, security, regulatory compliance, and retail.  
     Randal has served in high profile, global roles with responsibility for establishing strategy and implementation of communication/security mechanisms and measures to protect highly sensitive and critical data and operations all while being highly client-focused with an exceptional relationship building, program leadership, project management, development, and execution record.

    Todd Greenwald    OpTech Insights Host 

    • 25 min
    2022 What's new with OpTech Insights

    2022 What's new with OpTech Insights

    If the past two years have taught us nothing else, it is that change is inevitable.  And with each new challenge presented comes the opportunity to learn, adapt, and grow your business. 

    Whether your business is struggling with labor shortages or looking for a way to accelerate your growth, integrate automation to increase efficiencies or thwart off the ever-looming cyber security threats, Optech Insights 2022 will bring you the industry thought leaders facing these challenges, asking the tough questions to get you the answers your business needs!

    As we jump into 2022, recording is back in session with our host Todd Greenwald and an exciting line-up of guests.  Stay tuned over the next several weeks as we publish some of the recently recorded OpTech Insights interviews:
    RCS SecureStayLinkedeSentireSoti and More! Subscribe now and keep your finger of the pulse of Heartland's Optech Insights!

    • 1 min

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Supply Chain Girl ,

Great Podcast

Exciting Innovations from Honeywell!

Trixy3200 ,

Thanks for doing this

Thanks Todd. You make this stuffy easier to understand and spark ideas for efficiency and good business practices.

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