Season 6, Ep. 2- Glenn Hopper: Mastering the Role of the Modern CFO
Better Innovation
by EY
1M ago
How has the role of the CFO transformed over the last decade - and where is it headed? In our second episode of Better Innovation in Season Six, Glenn Hopper, Chief Financial Officer at Sandline Global and author of Deep Finance: Corporate Finance in the Information Age, sits down with Jeff Saviano. Glen discusses his insights and lessons from financial transformations, the evolution of Web3, and how today’s leaders can optimize value from their data. He has two decades of experience leading finance operations spanning a variety of industries, including telecommunications, retail, and legal te ..read more
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Season 6, Ep. 1-Jim Euchner: Disrupting the Status Quo to Drive Innovation within Large Organizations
Better Innovation
by EY
2M ago
Better Innovation is back with season 6! Our first guest of the season is Jim Euchner, author of Lean Startup in Large Organizations. With over 25 years of experience in the field of intelligent systems, Jim is a co-founder of the MIT Innovation Laboratory and was previously the Vice President of Global Innovation at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Before that, he held roles as Vice President at Pitney Bowes and Bell Atlantic (now Verizon). Jim was at the forefront of digital transformation at these large enterprises, driving innovation during periods of immense technological change, most ..read more
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Season 5, Ep. 12- Jim McKelvey and His Groundbreaking Innovation Stack
Better Innovation
by EY
4M ago
Jeff speaks to serial entrepreneur and tech legend Jim McKelvey about entrepreneurship, his founding of ‘Square,’ and his fascinating new take on innovation that emerged from that experience. Jim shares this innovation theory in his book: “Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a time.” Jeff and Jim also talked about his new start up “Invisibly,” Jim’s loyalty to St Louis, and what it’s like to work with Jack Dorsey. A long-time entrepreneur, Jim explains how he built his first software company out of the proceeds of his glass-blowing business. Jim’s Square st ..read more
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Season 5, Ep. 9- US Congressman Tom Emmer – US Policy Impacted by Emerging Technologies
Better Innovation
by EY
9M ago
In this important episode, Jeff talks to US Congressman Tom Emmer about the intersection of US policy and emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Rep. Emmer is the Co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, a bipartisan group who study and promotes blockchain technology. Jeff and Congressman Emmer discuss 3 bills he introduced within the past year impacting blockchain and crypto. Rep. Emmer explains the value of well-drafted legislation and how to create a regulatory framework for technology that allows US innovation to succeed. For example, Rep, Emmer shares his v ..read more
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Season 5, Ep. 3- Jeremy Allaire: Web 3.0 and the Future of Money
Better Innovation
by EY
1y ago
In this episode, Jeff is joined by Jeremy Allaire - technologist, internet pioneer, and serial entrepreneur. Jeremy is the founder of Circle, a global financial technology firm enabling a multitude of organizations to harness the power of digital currencies for payments, e-commerce and a wide variety of financial applications. Jeff and Jeremy talk about the fast-moving digital currency revolution, the evolution of money itself, and Web 3.0 ideals to create an open internet of value. Jeremy and Circle itself are changing the relationship between commerce and currencies. The conversation conclud ..read more
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Season 5, Ep. 2- David Schonthal: The Human Element: Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas
Better Innovation
by EY
1y ago
This episode is about the friction we face as innovators. Jeff is joined by David Schonthal, Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and co-author of The Human Element: Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas. Jeff and David discuss the headwinds that stand in the way of innovation; the four frictions that, unless overcome, will prevent new ideas from succeeding. We’re hard-wired as humans to focus on new product features and functions. While important, Jeff and David had a rich conversation ..read more
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Season 5, Ep. 1-Rita McGrath: Seeing Around Corners
Better Innovation
by EY
1y ago
As we kick off a new season, Jeff speaks with Rita McGrath, Professor of Management at the Columbia Business School and author of Seeing Around Corners, How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen. Rita has received the #1 achievement award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50, and has been consistently named one of the world’s Top 10 management thinkers. Rita shares her unique perspective on how to spot leading trends, what to do about them, and practical tips to align your organization to important change events. Rita credits a line in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also ..read more
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Season 4, Ep. 10- Marcello Estevão: Rethinking Public Finance Systems for Economic Recovery
Better Innovation
by EY
1y ago
Marcello Estevão, Global Director of Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment at The World Bank knows the importance and impact of public debt management. In this episode, Marcello takes Jeff through the process of debt intervention for national economies, the role of debt in tax policy making, and how emerging technology can materially enhance public finance (including tax) systems. Marcello also offers some insights on economic development as the pandemic recovery continues ..read more
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Season 4, Ep. 9- Susan Garfield: How Emerging Technology Unlocks High-Quality Care
Better Innovation
by EY
1y ago
Susan Garfield, Chief Public Health Officer at EY, believes we’re at the precipice of a transformational moment in health equity, leveraging innovative technology to make a difference in the lives of millions. Jeff and Susan chat about the cascading effect of technology in healthcare, its impact on the democratization of high-quality care, and how the public sector can learn from the pandemic to improve resiliency and the overall quality of healthcare.  ..read more
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Season 4, Ep. 8- Dave Duncan (Part 2): Examining Your Customers Like a Detective
Better Innovation
by EY
1y ago
One episode was not enough, so we broke it in two. Here's the second part of Jeff's interview with Dave Duncan. Dave is the author of The Secret Lives of Customers: A Detective Story About Solving the Mystery of Customer Behavior. Through a very engaging parable, Dave dives into what motivates customers across the functional, social, and emotional spectrum, with an emphasis on the important questions you're asking about your customers. Whether your customer is a coffee shop or large enterprise, Dave’s principles will help you better align your product or service to what matters most to your cu ..read more
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