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We feature interviews with best-selling authors and innovation experts from around the world. We focus on corporate innovation through the lenses of leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies.

Recorded & produced by 3Pillar Global, a product lifecycle management and software development company based in Fairfax, VA, with offices around the world.

The Innovation Engine Podcast 3Pillar Global

    • Business
    • 4.5 • 19 Ratings

We feature interviews with best-selling authors and innovation experts from around the world. We focus on corporate innovation through the lenses of leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies.

Recorded & produced by 3Pillar Global, a product lifecycle management and software development company based in Fairfax, VA, with offices around the world.

    Moving from Project to Product with Sejal Amin | PRODUCT MINDSET

    Moving from Project to Product with Sejal Amin | PRODUCT MINDSET

    Sejal Amin is the newly-named Chief Technology Officer at Shutterstock where she has a broad mandate to drive Shutterstock’s digital transformation into a full-service creative platform for hundreds of thousands of creative professionals around the world. She talks with 3Pillar’s Scott Varho and Elisabeth Beller about moving from software project to product on this episode of The Innovation Engine.

    Tune in to the full conversation to hear how Shutterstock is making the leap from project to product, what a value stream is and how to manage it within a company, and why using a body of metrics is vital to drive decision-making during digital transformation.
     
    Resources:
    Connect with Sejal on LinkedIn Read: Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren, PhD, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim Read: Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework by Mik Kersten Read: Sooner Safer Happier: Antipatterns and Patterns for Business Agility by Jonathan Smart If you have any feedback about the podcast or guests you’d like to hear interviewed, send your suggestions to info@3pillarglobal.com.  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 35 min
    Driving Digital Transformation in Large Organizations with Cory Gundberg | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Driving Digital Transformation in Large Organizations with Cory Gundberg | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    When you think of financial services and healthcare, ease of transformation likely isn’t the first to come to mind. There are privacy concerns, compliance issues, and security responsibilities. So how does a company that sits at the intersection of those two tackle radical digital transformation—all while already sitting at the top of its field? For this episode, we speak with Cory Gundberg about driving digital transformation in large organizations. Cory is the COO of Optum Financial, where he’s driven their transformation strategy for close to a year. Prior to that, he was the Chief Digital Officer at Optum Rx, and he also held several leadership roles at Walmart, including SVP of Health and Wellness, SVP of Walmart Labs, VP of Walmart Technology, and Senior Director of Innovation. We discuss what drives innovation within his organization, how he filters through the noise to find where transformation is truly needed, and how UnitedHealth channels its digital innovations budget into new technologies that help its consumers.
     
    Resources:
    Learn more at Optum.com Connect with Cory on LinkedIn  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 37 min
    Living the Product Mindset with Jessica Hall & David DeWolf

    Living the Product Mindset with Jessica Hall & David DeWolf

    In this special episode of The Innovation Engine, we’re joined by Jessica Hall, VP of Design at CoStar Group, alongside 3Pillar Global CEO David DeWolf. Three years ago we spoke with them both about their book, The Product Mindset: Succeed in the Digital Economy by Changing the Way Your Organization Thinks. This time around, we take a look at what they’ve both learned in the years since, how Jessica’s perspective of The Product Mindset has changed since working at CoStar Group, and what they would change or add to the book today.
     
    Episode Highlights:
    Jess discusses her role at CoStar Group, a new addition to the S&P 500 that provides a number of data-related digital products to customers mostly in commercial real estate (1:46)  The three characteristics of a digital product and the three guiding principles of success that make up The Product Mindset (08:35) How Jess’ personal experience with The Product Mindset at CoStar Group has shifted her perspective (12:24) Changing the conversation from what are we doing? to why are we doing it? (21:10) Connecting the dots between a digital product and the company’s success (27:28) The continual decision-making process (29:31) Leveraging insight to see beyond what is being said (44:07)  
    Resources:
    Learn more about The Product Mindset at productmindset.com Buy The Product Mindset on Amazon Visit Jessica’s LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicashall  Visit David’s LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ddewolf Learn more about Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen, by Dan Heath Learn more about Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations, by Dr. Nicole Forsgren   
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 56 min
    Putting Customer Experience Innovation Into Practice, with Bloomberg Industry Group CEO Josh Eastright | CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE INNOVATION

    Putting Customer Experience Innovation Into Practice, with Bloomberg Industry Group CEO Josh Eastright | CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE INNOVATION

    Bloomberg Industry Group CEO Josh Eastright talks with us about putting CX innovation into practice for this episode of the podcast. We discuss why when you’re running a digital business a product is never done, why providing your customers with answers at their point of need is a sign of an evolved customer experience, and why AI and machine learning are still heavily reliant on the human component to deliver valuable content to consumers. 
     
    Resources:
    Learn more at bloombergindustry.com Visit Josh’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/josheastright  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com
     
    Episode Highlights:
    [01:09] The origins of Bloomberg Industry Group and who they serve [04:45] Solving for your customers’ needs begins with the onboarding process, and understanding that technology buyers and users are often different audiences [07:42] Transitioning from traditional publishing to digital product innovation [17:50] How Bloomberg Industry Group drives innovation at a high level [20:52] Leveraging 90 years of history to create a business advantage [22:51] Providing answers at your customers’ point of need [27:33] The rate of digital adoption and how the pandemic impacted it [31:33] The struggles that come with using AI and machine learning

    • 39 min
    Reinventing Your Business Model to Fuel Growth with Kevin Turpin | INNOVATION

    Reinventing Your Business Model to Fuel Growth with Kevin Turpin | INNOVATION

    What do you do when changes in competition and customer expectations necessitate a radical change to your business model? Kevin Turpin is President of The National Journal, where he’s seen a complete overhaul of the company’s business model—from a traditional media advertising model to an advisory and information services company with an ever-growing number of digital products and services. He joins us to discuss the process of this digital transformation, how long new products take from idea to launch, adapting to your customers’ or members’ ever-changing needs, and how National Journal is continuing to evolve today.
     
    Resources:
    Learn more at nationaljournal.com Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn    
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 33 min
    How Innovation, Product Design, and Product Development Have Changed at Apple “After Steve,” with Tripp Mickle | INNOVATION

    How Innovation, Product Design, and Product Development Have Changed at Apple “After Steve,” with Tripp Mickle | INNOVATION

    It’s undeniable that Apple is at the top of its game—yet despite its overwhelming success, Apple has also fundamentally changed in the last decade without the innovative leadership of Steve Jobs. For this episode of the podcast, we speak with Tripp Mickle, a reporter with The New York Times and the author of 'After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul.' Tripp discusses how the absence of Steve’s balancing role led to an imbalance between Apple’s creative innovations and its operational excellence, and how the company’s incredible growth has necessitated a new approach to product design and product development.
     
    Resources:
    Learn more about After Steve on Amazon Read Tripp’s articles in The New York Times Read Tripp’s articles in The Wall Street Journal  Visit Tripp’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/trippmickle  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Arlie K ,

All Aboard!

The Innovation Engine is a newfound favorite in my feed! No matter the topic, I learn something with every conversation - there is truly an episode that will benefit everyone. Highly recommend!

howardtnyc ,

Always filled with great takeaways

Jennifer features a variety of engaging and enthusiastic guests who never fail to offer well-rounded insights. This is a goldmine for anyone interested in innovation!

Tom Morkes ,

original content

I think this podcast does a great job of bringing original content to this topic. Great guests and engaging format

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