Where AI actually excels.July 6, 2018 / Podcast # 18-14
Artificial Intelligence is portrayed in fiction and media as either killer robots or the thing that will save us all. Ajay Agrawal and his coauthors of Prediction Machines take a different view, one of economists. To them, the most important question around any new tech is: what will this reduce the cost of? Listen to find out the one thing AI excel at when it comes to cost reduction.
Ajay Agrawal is Professor of Strategic Management and Peter Munk Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. He is also cofounder of The Next 36 and Next AI, cofounder of the AI/robotics company Kindred, and founder of the Creative Destruction Lab. Ajay conducts research on technology strategy, science policy, entrepreneurial finance, and the geography of innovation.
Getting ready for our digital future.September 8, 2017 / Podcast # 17-36
Digital is the way of the future no matter what your industry. Usually that switch comes with a lot of frightening language: transition, revolution, transformation. It doesn’t have to be that scary. Isaac Sacolick, author of the new book Driving Digital, published by AMACOM, is here to assure you that digital is going to happen and it’s going to be ok.
Collaborating to bring in the new phase of tech.August 18, 2017 / Podcast # 17-33
Machine automation and AI are the way of the future. That might seem frightening but the leaders at the forefront of this movement have been working together to make sure AI is done right. Josh Sullivan & Angela Zutavern, authors of The Mathematical Corporation, join us with stories of exciting new collaborative innovation that is moving forward rapidly.
Using the AREA method to make choices with confidence and conviction.July 21, 2017 / Podcast # 17-29
You’d think with all the technology at our fingertips we’d be making decisions faster than ever. But tech still needs a human driver and we’re as fallible as ever. Cheryl Strauss Einhorn is here with her new book Problem Solved and her AREA method for streamlining solving complex problems.
An intro to an emerging technology.February 17, 2017 / Podcast # 17-07
Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet of Things but don’t understand it’s potential to change business-life as we know it. Cisco Systems VP of Corporate Strategic Innovations Group, Maciej Kranz’s new book provides the baseline awareness and contextual framework for building that understanding. He spent a recent rainy afternoon in our studio answering questions only an IoT newbie could appreciate.
Securing transactions on the internet.January 20, 2017 / Podcast # 17-03
How to make your data tell a story.October 7, 2016 / Podcast # 16-26
Data Visualization is a hot new trend and our software makes it easier than ever. Sometimes too easy. Scott Berinato, author of Good Charts: The HBR Guide to Making Smarter, More Persuasive Data Visualization, is here to talk about what ground rules you need to set so that you’re telling the most compelling story with your data.
How to construct a compelling tale.August 26, 2016 / Podcast # 16-20
Storytelling is an incredibly important business skill, it makes you and your message instantly more memorable. While speed and brevity are essential to a good presentation, a bad story is already too long. Nancy Duarte joins us to talk about the importance of well-constructed stories.
Making your technology work for you.September 4, 2015 / Podcast # 15-18
In this episode of AMA Edgewise, we talk to Kory Kogon one of the Co-Authors of The 5 Choices: The Path Extraordinary Productivity. Kory explains why it is both easier and harder to achieve extraordinary productivity. In a business world filled with technology made to increase productivity, those same tools somehow take control over your day. Kory Kogon and her Co-Authors illustrate the framework necessary to take back control of your workday through the 5-Choices.
Fulfilling the changing desires of your customers.September 19, 2014 / Podcast # 14-19
In his new book, Build for Change: Revolutionary Customer Engagement through Continuous Digital Innovation, Alan Trefler discusses the divergence that is becoming more and more visible between successful leading companies and the not so successful companies. Trefler argues that consumers are becoming more empowered and are gaining the upper hand against big businesses that provide essential services for them. Trefler says that it is now up to companies to start determining the intent of the customer, and what keeps them coming back for more. To do this, companies must leave behind traditional management approaches and adopt a new system which looks at customers holistically.
Alan Trefler is the founder, CEO, and chairman of Pegasystems. He attended Darthmouth College where he majored in Economics and Computer Science. In 2009 he was named American Business awards Software CEO of the Year and in 2011 the Massachusetts technology leadership council named him Public Company CEO of the year.