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Waves of change are coming more rapidly today than ever before—and technology is undeniably the driving force of this change. Digital is never slowing down, and there's only one way to keep pace: grab a surfboard and ride the waves.

Join us on the Seeking Surfboards podcast as we interview leaders in digital transformation that are using these waves of change to their advantage. Together, we’ll learn how to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

Each episode features topics like: digital transformation, emerging technologies, mobile innovation, AI, cloud, IoT, fintech, digital experiences, UX, UI, customer experience, R&D, and more.

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Waves of change are coming more rapidly today than ever before—and technology is undeniably the driving force of this change. Digital is never slowing down, and there's only one way to keep pace: grab a surfboard and ride the waves.

Join us on the Seeking Surfboards podcast as we interview leaders in digital transformation that are using these waves of change to their advantage. Together, we’ll learn how to thrive in an ever-changing environment.

Each episode features topics like: digital transformation, emerging technologies, mobile innovation, AI, cloud, IoT, fintech, digital experiences, UX, UI, customer experience, R&D, and more.

    12. Seeking Surfboards - End of Season 1

    12. Seeking Surfboards - End of Season 1

    We've got something exciting for you and it's just around the corner.
    Our sponsor, Solstice, is rebranding as Kin + Carta, which means our beloved Seeking Surfboards is coming to a natural end.
    But don't worry--the great content you've come to expect from host Scott Hermes isn't going to stop.
    With this broader change, we're taking a chance to revamp and reapproach this podcast and will continue to bring you fresh, timely, and incredible content from industry leaders.
    Watch this space--the best is yet to come!
    Have ideas for the podcast? Reach out to Scott at: scott.hermes@kinandcarta.com
    Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to ensure you don't miss great new content--coming your way soon.

    • 3 min
    11. Making the Business Case for Doing the Right Thing: Sustainability at Motorola Solutions and KeHe Distributors

    11. Making the Business Case for Doing the Right Thing: Sustainability at Motorola Solutions and KeHe Distributors

    Let’s talk about sustainability. 
     
    If you’re one of the cities whose grocery stores have banned plastic bags, you’re probably hearing a lot about the topic lately. 
     
    Gotta remember those reusables. 
     
    But on the most recent episode of the Seeking Surfboards podcast, we got some time with a couple of individuals who are on the cutting edge of sustainability in their industries. 
     
    Giovanni Rumbolo and Laura McCord are executives leading the way for corporate sustainability. They were guests on the show recently and talked all about: 
     
    The 4 Ps of corporate sustainability  Why PROFIT isn’t a dirty word when it comes to a sustainability program The challenges in running a sustainability program Their journeys into the world of sustainability
    You can find this interview, and many more by subscribing to the Seeking Surfboards Podcast on Apple Podcasts or on our website.

    • 44 min
    10. Join the #Breakthrough at FWD 2019

    10. Join the #Breakthrough at FWD 2019

    There’s no doubt that the digital age is changing humanity as we know it.
     
    Why don’t we get together and talk about it?
     
    That’s exactly what Sarah Berger (Senior Marketing Manager), Chris Weiland (Director of Solstice Labs), and the rest of the Solstice team are doing. In this episode, they dish about Solstice’s upcoming digital innovation summit: FWD.
     
    Plus, they cover:
     - What homecoming really means to them at FWD.
     - The brand new theme for this year’s event.
     - What you can expect from the FWD experience.

    You can find this interview, and many more like it, by subscribing to the Seeking Surfboards Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or on our website.

    • 32 min
    9. Fast, Predictable and Developer Friendly: How FleXP Combines the Best of Scrum and XP w/ Gretchen Goodrich and Mike Koleno

    9. Fast, Predictable and Developer Friendly: How FleXP Combines the Best of Scrum and XP w/ Gretchen Goodrich and Mike Koleno

    Do you feel the need?
     
    The need for speed?
     
    Recruiting for digital talent is rapid and intense, while the need to ship software fast is higher than ever.
     
    CIO’s and CTO’s are finding themselves turning to extreme programming and burning through talented employees in an attempt to keep up.

    On this episode of Seeking Surfboards, we chat with Solstice’s VP of Technology - CTO, Mike Koleno, and Director of Solution Delivery, Gretchen Goodrich, about our FleXP solution to meet the demand of the new speed of digital.
     
    We chat about: 
     
    Lessons learned in 10 years of agile The pros and cons of both Scrum and XP  How Solstice came up with FleXP, a new way of approaching working
    You can find this interview, and many more by subscribing to the Seeking Surfboards Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or on our website.

    • 36 min
    8. Decision Agriculture: Using the Right Data at the Right Time to Make the Right Decisions w/ Anthony Lackore

    8. Decision Agriculture: Using the Right Data at the Right Time to Make the Right Decisions w/ Anthony Lackore

    Look out your front window. 

    Does your lawn need watered?

    How do you know?

    Because you can look out, see the state of your lawn, and decide if it’s had too much water, too little water, or just enough. 
     
    Too little water and your lawn becomes brown, dry, brittle, and lifeless. 

    Too much and it becomes muddy, soggy, and grows things like moss. 

    So you use your eye and intuition to decide when and how much to water. 

    But what if you’re watering not a lawn, but millions of acres of seed fields, like Anthony Lackore and his team at Corteva? 
     
    We sat down with Anthony recently and he gave us some incredible insight on: 
     
    Agricultural Technology The progression of decision agronomy  The role of technology in agricultural production
    You can find this interview, and many more by subscribing to the Seeking Surfboards Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or on Our Website.

    • 38 min
    7. Find Your Dynamic Horizon and Defy Organizational Boundaries With an Agile Strategy w/ Ralph Fernando

    7. Find Your Dynamic Horizon and Defy Organizational Boundaries With an Agile Strategy w/ Ralph Fernando

    “... and they rode off into the horizon together. The dynamic horizon.”
    Don’t you love those stories of market opportunities and organizational capabilities coming together at the end?
    Unfortunately, our business tactics don’t always give way to a happy ending. That’s where an agile strategy can come in handy.
    We delve into this idea with Pragma Consulting’s Senior Managing Director, Ralph Fernando. In this episode, we discuss defining your dynamic horizon, tracking early anticipatory indicators, and more.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

imaebentley ,

Ride the wave into the future!

Scott does a great job of interviewing and providing content on the next wave of the digital transformation! I can’t wait to hear more!

Steve_32 ,

Emerging tech on the go. Great stuff.

This is a great podcast if you want to keep tabs on the latest emerging tech themes and how digital is impacting all of us as humans, our world and our economy.

.....G_____ ,

Good content

The subjects are very intriguing. Loved listening to experts share their experiences about transformation!

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