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138: Jack Knocke—The Internet Of Things Is The Future of Things

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Jack Knock explains how IoT is changing business and our lives!

As you know, at SAMC we are very interested in exploring how new technologies are transforming businesses, higher ed, non-profits...everything. In this podcast, Jack Knocke and I talk about the Internet of Things. What is this IoT, anyway? Why should we be paying attention to how it's affecting industry, supply chains, the way we live? Can it help us streamline what we are doing now? Will the data that it's capturing offer us fresh insights into our business models and how they can become better, smarter? Lots of great questions. This is a wonderful session that you should dig in and listen to. The future's coming fast—listening to Jack is a great way to get ready.

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Topics: business model innovation, technological innovation, technology

126: Lihi Segal—Get Healthy And Avoid Disease With Personalized Nutrition

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Lihi Segal explains how microbiomes are the key to health!

I first heard about heard Lihi Segal in a TED Talk about how our diets are unique to our bodies. It was so interesting. It's not about how much we eat, it's the precise mix of foods we consume. I reached out to Lihi and DayTwo, her research company that's developing this new approach, to see if they would share with us their research findings and what it might mean for each of us. The implications of this new understanding of nutrition are enormous. What if we all could be healthier and avoid disease if we better understood what's good and bad for our individual bodies? This is big. Listen in, learn and share this conversation! It could change your life.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, technological innovation, healthcare innovation

086: Nigel Parker—How To Turn A Great Idea Into A Successful Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Nigel Parker teaches us how to move from concept to creating a business!

What's the secret to business success? Identifying a need, then coming up with an innovative solution that answers that need (that no one else has thought of yet). That's exactly what my guest today, Nigel Parker, did. Nigel's cousin Colleen, a neonatal nurse, realized that there was a way to heal bed sores by circulating air over the wounds. Nigel used his engineering background to found RashEndZ™ Inc., the maker of REZair™, a brand of skin aeration devices for incontinent garments that maintain optimum skin health. If you're an entrepreneur with a great idea you want to get off the ground, don't miss this chance to learn from someone who's done it! Enjoy.

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, Start-up Companies, business innovation, technological innovation

084: Jared Tate—The Genius Behind DigiByte Blockchain

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Jared Tate fills us in on DigiByte, the blockchain juggernaut!

Are you ready for your world to be disrupted? Hang on tight because it's going to be. Blockchain is quickly infiltrating every kind of human interaction, from banking to real estate to healthcare to just about anything you can think of. My guest today is Jared Tate, founder and creator of DigiByte, the world's longest, fastest and most secure UTXO blockchain. Jared has been called a long-term visionary and technological genius, and after spending just 45 minutes with him, I agree. Blockchain is the future that we all need to know about, and this is a great place to start.

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Topics: business change, digital transformation, business innovation, blockchain, technological innovation

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