185 episodes

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.

    Adapting to the New Digital Landscape with Ben Chodor | Digital Transformation

    Adapting to the New Digital Landscape with Ben Chodor | Digital Transformation

    The pandemic forced a lot of innovation on corporations but didn’t give us much time to carefully consider how to best implement those changes. Now that it feels like we can take a step back, what can we do to utilize the recent digital transformations to their fullest potential? Ben Chodor is the president of Notified and host of the Insights with Ben Chodor podcast. He’s been guiding corporations as they adapt to the rapidly accelerating digital landscape forced onto them by the pandemic. He promotes how organizations can create engaging online experiences as the co-author of “Transitioning to Virtual and Hybrid Events.” And that’s our topic for the day; how companies can make the most of their forced innovations before higher expectations become the norm. Tune in.
     
    Resources:
    Listen: Insights with Ben Chodor Read: Transitioning to Virtual and Hybrid Events
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 21 min
    Innovating for a Cloud-First World with Yun Freund | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    Innovating for a Cloud-First World with Yun Freund | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

    The cloud is the future, that much is clear. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come with some bumps in the road along the way. Yun Freund is the Senior Vice President of Platform and Product at Equinix. Yun’s career has been spent bridging the gap between corporate physical infrastructure and its digital future. As a seasoned industry executive, she’s ushered in the cloud renovation of her engineering, communications, and data services employers, and is currently advising Google on hybrid multi cloud industry trends and platform strategy. Yun shares what companies can expect going through digital transformation, some of the hurdles that hold businesses back, and ensuring that the cloud future is safe, secure, and reliable.
     
    Resources:
    Yun Freund on LinkedIn  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 21 min
    Marrying Insight with Innovation with Ian Wright | INNOVATION

    Marrying Insight with Innovation with Ian Wright | INNOVATION

    Ian Wright is Chief Insights Officer at Equifax. But what does that actually mean and what insights can he give us into the current (and future) state of the marketplace? Do you wish there was an easy way to access data and see insights into what it means all in one go? That’s one of Ian’s main roles along with keeping track of the market and its trends. When it comes to innovation, you have to know exactly where you are before you can decide where you want to go and how you want to get there. 
    Equifax provides marketing solutions to help businesses achieve more targeted, meaningful interactions across the customer journey. They believe that understanding household economics is critical to marketing success, and that’s where a Chief Insights Officer comes in. 
    Listen for a more thorough explanation of Ian’s role along with his view of the state of the market, and even his takes on things like getting the work/life balance right and handling imposter syndrome. 
     
    Resources:
    Ian Wright on LinkedIn Equifax  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 18 min
    Trends, Challenges & Opportunities: State of the Market and Predictions for 2022 | BUSINESS

    Trends, Challenges & Opportunities: State of the Market and Predictions for 2022 | BUSINESS

    We’ve assembled some of the sharpest minds from 3Pillar Global for a discussion of everything to expect in the marketplace in 2022. What trends are we currently watching and what should we be looking out for as the year rolls on? Making up our panel are Scott Varho (Vice President of Product Development), Margaret Irons (Vice President of Global Marketing and Communications), Jamie Whitacre (Chief People Officer), and Kim Mirazimi (Senior Vice President of the Commercial Services Portfolio).
    Between them, you couldn’t ask for a more qualified group to explore where we’re headed. First, we look at the takeaways that leaders need to be aware of when it comes to product design and development. Then, we move into the three major differentiators of 3Pillar. 
    Other topics include working from home, how to get messaging effectively out into the marketplace, data collection, and the increasingly digital landscape businesses and their leaders must traverse on the way to employee wellness. 
     
    Resources:
    Scott Varho on LinkedIn Margaret Irons on LinkedIn Jamie Whitacre on LinkedIn Kim Mirazimi on LinkedIn  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 43 min
    Financial Wellness: The Most Important Lesson We’re Not Taught in School with Whitney Queen | BUSINESS

    Financial Wellness: The Most Important Lesson We’re Not Taught in School with Whitney Queen | BUSINESS

    Almost any stat you can find on the subject suggests that Americans are worryingly lacking in financial literacy. Only about 6% of the nation’s employees are positioned to prepare for retirement on their own and only half of those will succeed in doing so. That leaves 97% in need of help. 
    Financial education isn’t a new concept, but it’s only now that it’s finally starting to gain traction as a legitimate avenue for businesses to explore for their employees – in part thanks to the work of people like Whitney Queen and mindful financial brands like Mentoro.
    President of Mentoro, a turn-key financial wellness service provider, Whitney explains that the firm’s aim is to empower employees to focus on their financial journeys and, in turn, create a happier, more productive workplace for everyone.
    Our conversation covers financial literacy shortcomings we see on a day-to-day basis, actions that individual companies and organizations can take to cultivate financial wellness within their workforce, and the tangible benefits they’re likely to see by doing so. 
     
    Resources:
    Mentoro Whitney on LinkedIn  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 30 min
    Product Adaptability through AI| INNOVATION

    Product Adaptability through AI| INNOVATION

    One of the biggest, most visible impacts of the pandemic was the massive disruption of supply chains across the globe. It led to shipment delays and product shortages across multiple industries. The problem is that this data can be hard to visualize when you’re trying to solve complicated disruptions.
    We’re sitting down with a dynamic woman leading a dynamic company doing incredibly relevant work in the tech space, Jennifer Bisceglie. She’s the founder and CEO of Interos, a supply chain management company that developed powerful artificial intelligence tools which empower companies to quickly identify and respond to rapid changes in their supply chains. Instead of endless spreadsheets, Interos provides clients with a live, global visualization of their supply chains, making it that much easier to protect and improve them.
    We get her perspective on everything from modern logistical challenges, to what makes a successful leader, to women in technology. We also discuss Interos’ recent successful funding event where they raised $100 million in investments.
     
    Resources:
    interos.ai LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/jennifer-bisceglie-3328b2  
    Learn more and get the full show notes at: 3PillarGlobal.com

    • 25 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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