122 episodes

This talk show is about the next big thing in value creation. It is for fund managers and corporate leadership investigating digital transformation for their companies, and for service providers, subject matter experts and vendors wanting to broaden their digital skills. Although the show’s focused on value creation in the context of private equity, it’s sector agnostic and can get pretty geeky, digging into IoT, data science (analytics & AI) and other high technology. At a high level, the show is about how to frame the digital investment thesis and how to execute it. Your host, Bruce Sinclair, is an ex-PE operating partner who has written the best-selling books, The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner and IoT Inc, and has certified thousands of professionals with his ICIP program and LinkedIn Learning courses. Season 1 of this show was called, The IoT Inc Business Show.

The Private Equity Digital Transformation Show Bruce Sinclair

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 98 Ratings

This talk show is about the next big thing in value creation. It is for fund managers and corporate leadership investigating digital transformation for their companies, and for service providers, subject matter experts and vendors wanting to broaden their digital skills. Although the show’s focused on value creation in the context of private equity, it’s sector agnostic and can get pretty geeky, digging into IoT, data science (analytics & AI) and other high technology. At a high level, the show is about how to frame the digital investment thesis and how to execute it. Your host, Bruce Sinclair, is an ex-PE operating partner who has written the best-selling books, The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner and IoT Inc, and has certified thousands of professionals with his ICIP program and LinkedIn Learning courses. Season 1 of this show was called, The IoT Inc Business Show.

    Adopting Continuous Improvement Through Digital Transformation

    Adopting Continuous Improvement Through Digital Transformation

    Our guest David Westrom is responsible for global business development at MachineMetrics and has led business development organizations and driven strategy at three IIoT start-ups that experienced successful exits, including most recently ThingWorx, that was acquired by PTC.
    In this episode, Dave and Bruce discuss:
    Digitally transforming discreet manufacturing operations to start a continuous improvement program. Digital improvements for high volume/low mix versus low volume/high mix manufacturing. Expanding data collection from machines to machines, people and business systems. How the scope of data collection is related to the overall value generated. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2: Episodes and show notes Season 2 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 57 min
    Crypto, Blockchain, Smart Contracts and NFTs for Enterprises

    Crypto, Blockchain, Smart Contracts and NFTs for Enterprises

    Our guest Scott Cunningham is a blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiast who explores the ways these technologies are used and shares his thoughts with his audience across many platforms.
    In this episode, Scott and Bruce discuss:
    The different cryptocurrencies and how to live the “crypto life”. How consensus models are changing to enable more efficiency in blockchain. The shift from a proof of work to a proof of stake consensus model. Enterprise use cases for blockchain. What smart contracts are and some of the ways to use them in business. Identity management with NFTs for humans and inorganic objects. NFTs and the framework for thinking about using them in the physical world. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2: Episodes and show notes Season 2 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Data Management and Governance for Digital Transformation

    Data Management and Governance for Digital Transformation

    Our guest Vipul Parekh is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Digital and Technology Services where he advises clients about investing in new and emerging technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, Robotic Process Automation, and Machine Learning.
    In this episode, Vipul and Bruce discuss:
    Evaluating the risk profile of emerging technology by considering scaling and integration needs. Using data to drive technology, people and processes. Data ownership and accountability best practices. The digital twin and data governance systems. The digital twin and master data management systems. Data architecture and management differences for IoT-based data. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2: Episodes and show notes Season 2 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 57 min
    DT Case Studies That Push All the Right Buttons

    DT Case Studies That Push All the Right Buttons

    Our guests Rolland Donin and Hendrik Nieweg partner on digital transformation projects.  Roland is the founder of IHRS-Training, a consultancy for agile methods and digital transformation, and Hendrik is VP of Solutions at the German IoT specialist, Device Insight, which helps companies with the development of complex IoT-based digital transformation projects.
    In this episode, Rolland, Hendrik and Bruce discuss:
    The definition of Industrie 4.0 vs IoT vs digital transformation. The difference between IIoT and smart product development. The relationship between IoT and digital transformation and why Bruce changed the name of his podcast. The “Three As” that must be present at the beginning of every digital transformation. Not falling into the gold plating trap. Using the edge for data culling. The two steps that precede machine learning. Quantifying the value created and costs incurred in case studies about smart coffee vending machines and smart electronic components. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2: Episodes and show notes Season 2 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification  

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Machine Learning for IoT-Based Digital Transformation

    Machine Learning for IoT-Based Digital Transformation

    Our guest Dr. Michael Roshak works as an Enterprise Architect for Bankers Healthcare Group - a fintech company that helped hospitals and doctors with financial services during the pandemic.  And as part of the Microsoft AI & IoT Insider Lab, Mike ran code-a-thons for Microsoft developers and from which recently wrote the book, Artificial Intelligence for IoT Cookbook.
    In this episode, Mike and Bruce discuss:
    Voice activation and privacy concerns. The air gap DMZ zone used in AI security. The primary importance of upfront business planning for AI success. The balance of edge and cloud computing for IoT AI. The concept of duty cycles and why they’re important to use as a precursor to anomaly detection and predictive maintenance. Not reinventing the wheel and getting help from your cloud and silicon providers. The minimum data science team required for AI success. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2: Episodes and show notes Season 2 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Blockchain Basics and Deploying It as a Service

    Blockchain Basics and Deploying It as a Service

    Our guest Dean Rakic is the Chief Scientist at TAAL Distributed Information Technologies where he’s a Blockchain scientist.  He has over 25 years of experience in computer science – predominantly in healthcare - and 10 years of experience in Blockchain within various technology solutions.
    In this episode, Dean and Bruce discuss:
    The difference between crypto and blockchain. The technical and business benefits associated with blockchain’s decentralized structure. The important difference between security and trust. The function of bitcoin miners. The differences between private and public blockchains. Why data stored in a blockchain has the power of immutability.  
    Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2: Episodes and show notes Season 2 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Bruce, host of The Private Equity Digital Transformation Show, highlights all aspects of leadership, digital transformation and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

willdkp ,

Perfectly distilling the latest must-know tech

Bruce keeps his finger on the pulse and brings the leaders of digital transformation into your ears with this pod! Highly recommend!

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🙌

Whether you’re well established as an IoT innovator, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Bruce does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually experienced success themselves. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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