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Why You Should *Not* Niche Down with Formlabs CEO, Max Lobovsky
Max Lobovsky, Co-founder and CEO of Formlabs, discusses how going to market with a more broad strategy was what helped make Formlabs successful.
Competition, Cooperation, and Creative Contention with CTO of AMD, Mark Papermaster
Mark Papermaster, CTO of AMD, discusses how re-focusing the company and building with the idea of creative contention in mind helped AMD emerge victorious after being on the brink of failure.
Inclusion Through Education: A Conversation with Special Olympics CEO Mary Davis
Mary Davis, CEO of Special Olympics, discusses how bringing the message of inclusion to audiences of all shapes and sizes is what will turn the tides toward real and true equity.
Changing Planes Mid-Flight
Ed McQuiston, EVP and Chief Commercial Officer at Hyland, discusses the process Hyland has used to continually find ways to stay above the rest of the competition and bring its partners along for the ride.
Finding the Point of Impact with GE Digital CEO Pat Byrne
Pat Byrne, CEO of GE Digital, discusses how the company embeds itself in the industries and problems of its customers in order to find the most impactful solutions.
Shooting for the Moon… and Sticking the Landing
Ivonne Kinser, Head of Marketing for Avocados From Mexico, on how moon-shot thinking mixed with analytics and teamwork has helped usher in a new way of marketing.
Big World, Big Challenges, Hyper-Local Solutions
Michael Nyenhuis, CEO of UNICEF USA, discusses how the organization has consistently made an impact all over the world for more than 75 years.
Beyond The Buzz: How American Robotics is Separating Itself in the Drone Market
Reese Mozer, Co-founder of American Robotics, discusses the long road to FAA approval, and why that achievement is what will make all the difference in scaling drone technology.
This Problem is Yours, Mine, and Ours: How Ring Empowers Employees to Tackle the World’s Biggest Problems
Leila Rouhi, President of Ring, discusses how the company embraces difficult problems and why tackling them as a community makes all the difference.
Bringing in Insights from Analogous Fields
Are you looking in the right place for innovation? Rich Penkoski, Deputy CEO of Markets for Deloitte, tells us why the companies that last the longest are those that turn to other industries for inspiration.
Rebranding a Century-old Business with Kevin Warren of UPS
Kevin Warren, CMO of UPS, discusses how UPS embraced change in all areas in order to appeal to new customers and survive in an evolving world.
Predicting and Planning For The Future
Joe Jensen, Vice-President of the Internet of Things and General Manager of Retail, Banking, and Education at Intel, on making bets on the right technology.
Finding a Way to Feed The World
Elisha Hermann, Global Supply Chain Strategy and Innovation Partner at Bayer Crop Science Division, discusses how the company is creating new ways to help farmers feed the world.
How Entrepreneurial Spirit and A.I. Helped LivePerson Bounce Back From Disaster
Rob LoCascio, Founder and CEO of LivePerson, discusses the grit needed to overcome obstacles and how to instill that spirit into your company.