127 episodes

This talk show is about the next big thing in value creation. It is for fund managers and corporate leadership investigating smart 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 & ML) 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 • 99 Ratings

This talk show is about the next big thing in value creation. It is for fund managers and corporate leadership investigating smart 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 & ML) 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.

    Digitally Transform Legacy Business Models to Unlock Value

    Digitally Transform Legacy Business Models to Unlock Value

    Solo episode with Bruce Sinclair, the host of the show, discussing how to unlock value and potentially disrupt industries with the five core data-driven business models within the Smart Business Model Continuum.  Data-driven business models are created by transforming legacy business models with smart tech such as the internet of things and artificial intelligence.  In this episode, Bruce discusses:
    The Product data-driven business model. The Product-Service data-driven business model. The Service data-driven business model. The Service-Outcome data-driven business model. The Outcome data-driven business model. The data-driven business model as a feature. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2/3: Episodes and show notes Season 2/3 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 19 min
    Value Creation with the Smart Business Model Continuum

    Value Creation with the Smart Business Model Continuum

    Solo episode with Bruce Sinclair, the host of the show, discussing data-driven business model development and its fundamental importance in smart digital transformation.  Bruce will discuss how the business models on the Smart Business Model Continuum reduce monetization friction and produce a proprietary competitive advantage.  In this episode, Bruce discusses:
    Why business model innovation is as important or more important than product or service innovation. The difference between B2C and B2B smart business models. Monetization friction. The Smart Business Model Continuum. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2/3: Episodes and show notes Season 2/3 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification  

    • 12 min
    Won’t the Real Digital Transformation Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up

    Won’t the Real Digital Transformation Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up

    Solo episode with Bruce Sinclair, the host of the show, discussing the confusion around what the term digital transformation.  Bruce will dissect the term into its tech layers and relate each to the company stage where it creates the most value.  In this episode, Bruce discusses:
    The true meaning of digital transformation. The three tech layers of digital transformation and what they are. The biggest money-maker: smart digital transformation. The difference between smart digital transformation and digital transformation. The smart digital transformation stack. The tech layer with the most impact at the three maturity stages of a company. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2/3: Episodes and show notes Season 2/3 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 20 min
    Practically Deploying AI within your Smart Product or Process

    Practically Deploying AI within your Smart Product or Process

    Our guest Manny Bernabe is the founder and CEO of bigplasma ai – which specializes in AI for Industry 4.0 applications and connected products.  Manny has had roles ranging from data scientist at an AI unicorn start-up to investment analyst at a global financial services firm.  In this episode, Manny and Bruce discuss:
    Various AI and stats techniques. Different AI techniques to make predictions. Picking the right AI models and why simple is often more important than complex. The importance of “data” in data science, especially for commercialization. The three steps to implementing AI within your smart product or process (Industrie 4.0) A medical device case study. The time and cost to deploy AI within your smart product or process. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2/3: Episodes and show notes Season 2/3 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Smart Building Energy Management for Commercial Real Estate

    Smart Building Energy Management for Commercial Real Estate

    Our guest Bob Sharon is the Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Blue IoT. He is an entrepreneur with over 30 years experience in technology, sustainability and data centres, and is a subject matter expert in IoT and smart buildings.  In this episode, Bob and Bruce discuss:
    Tech required to reduce building (HVAC) energy consumption. Rational for using LoRaWAN and cellular for data transmission in infrastructure environments. Implications on carbon emissions and possible carbon credits. Differences between a building management system (BMS) and a smart energy solution. Use cases and types of buildings that would most benefit from smart energy management. Cost per square foot of implementing such a solution. Return on technology investment and payback period. Related links you may find useful:
    Season 2/3: Episodes and show notes Season 2/3 book: The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner Season 1: Episodes and show notes Season 1 book: IoT Inc Training: Digital transformation certification

    • 1 hr 6 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 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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