The world is still in its technological infancy. Technology has caused changes at the speed of light. Technology is revolutionizing legacy businesses and creating entire industries never seen before. While business's core tenants (accounting, marketing, & sales) have been around for centuries, the digital realm truly began in the 1970s. We have only scratched the surface of what the technical revolution will bring.
The technical revolution has brought many challenges to you as a business leader. Running a business has become more complex than ever. New technology has created deep niches that didn't exist 5-10-20 years ago. You may find it difficult to properly budget, measure value, and secure your organization because this information has not been communicated effectively to you. Technology wizards are eager to jump into the weeds of the latest tech wiz bang piece of hardware or utility without understanding how it can further the business's missions.
We are here to help you answer those business questions.
The Business Samurai mission is to bridge the information gap between you as the business executive, your team, and your technology.
Our host John Barker will speak with industry leaders in all facets of business. Our goal at the Business Samurai is to help you become a more well-rounded leader, trained in multiple disciplines, to bring all the puzzle pieces of your business together. Making you more efficient, productive, technically enhanced, and cyber secure.
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Justin Holroyd: Marine Corps Musician
Justin Holroyd served 14 years in the USMC before an unknown medical condition prompted an unexpected early retirement. Justin had to get a pacemaker installed. Justin played in and was project manager for the USMC Fleet Band where he played the trombone. Justin has played music for KIngs and Queens, Presidents, and has traveled the world building strong relationships between the United States and Foreign Countries.
Justin oversaw over 500+ productions during his active-duty time, managing multi-million dollar productions. He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Communications and Project Management.
John Holden: Using Local Government to Grow Your Business
My next guest holds a position that for many of you is probably an underutilized resource in your own community to help you grow your business.
John Holden is the Economic Development Director of Stafford County.
For over 25 years, John navigated Maine tourism, community and economic development, and international business development. In 2018, he brought his knack for consensus building, and entrepreneurship to the Mid-Atlantic. Whether he’s stirring up new initiatives in Stafford or a recipe in the kitchen, John is passionate about creativity and innovation and seeks phenomenal results in the community.
John holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in regional economics from the University of Maine.
Bojan SImic: How to Raise Millions in Venture Capital Funds
Bojan Simic is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of HYPR (spell it out). Bojan’s vision is for the elimination of shared secrets and his experience in authentication and cryptography serves as the underlying foundation for HYPR technology and company strategy. Previously, he served as an information security consultant for Fortune 500 enterprises in the financial and insurance verticals conducting security architecture reviews, threat modeling, and penetration testing.
April 2021 that HYPR closed series C Funding of $35 Million doubling the company's total to $70M.
Bojan also serves as HYPR’s delegate to the FIDO(Fast IDentity Online) Alliance board of directors, empowering the alliance’s mission to rid the world of passwords
Alex Winter: Auctioning Off High End Collectibles
Alex Winter is the President of Hake’s Americana and Collectibles Auction House. Alex got his start collecting comic books at the age of 8. He started working for Hakes in 1985 as a shipping assistant, working his way through the ranks to become President in 2014.
Founded in 1967 by Ted Hake, Hakes became the first auction house to specialize in 20th century culture artifacts. Hake’s specializes in political memorabilia, rare and unique toys of the 20th century, comic books, original art, rare sports memorabilia, items from tvs, movies and music.
In 2004 the founder Ted Hakes sold the company to Steve Geppi, a long-time collaborating partner and owner of Diamond Comic Distributors (the only comic distribution company to my knowledge left) among several other companies he owns.
Some big ticket items that Hakes has sold include: Captain Americas screen used shield from Avengers Infinity War for over $250K, a pair of Mickey and Minnie dolls for over $150K, and their most recent auction that closed on March 16th 2022 a Boba Fett Star Wars prototype figure that closed at over $204K.
Visit https://www.hakes.com (Hakes.com)
John Barker: Business Resiliancy Planning
John Barker: Business Resiliancy Planning
Christopher Ali: Deconstructing the Broadband Crisis
Dr. Christopher Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include communication policy and regulation, rural broadband, critical political economy, critical geography, media localism, and local news.
Christopher’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Hill, and Realtor Magazine is a frequent commentator on the subjects of broadband, media policy, and local news, with interviews in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR, CNET, CBC, Bloomberg, and other major national and international news outlets.
Christopher’s current research focuses on broadband policy and deployment in the US, specifically in rural areas. His recently released book, Farm Fresh Broadband: The Politics of Rural Connectivity examines the complicated terrain of rural broadband policy in the US. Farm Fresh unpacks the politics of broadband policy, asking why millions of rural Americans lack broadband access and why the federal government, and large providers, are not doing more to connect the unconnected.
Buy His Book https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Fresh-Broadband-Connectivity-Information/dp/0262543060/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8andqid=andsr= (Here)
View https://youtu.be/ivfkvp3bcx4 (UVA Presentation)
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Educational and entertaining. You will grow professionally from listening to this.
And he’s just getting started.
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