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On Air: April 28, 2015

Joshua Corman, Founder of I am The Cavalry

Joshua Corman is the Chief Technology Officer for Sonatype. Previously, Corman served as a security researcher and strategist at Akamai Technologies, The 451 Group, and IBM Internet Security Systems. A respected innovator, he co-founded Rugged Software and IamTheCavalry to encourage new security approaches in response to the world’s increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Josh’s unique approach to security in the context of human factors, adversary motivations and social impact has helped position him as one of the most trusted names in security. He is also an adjunct faculty for Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College, IANS Research, and a Fellow at the Ponemon Institute.

Josh received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire.

https://www.iamthecavalry.org/

On Air: April 28, 2015

Thomas Worley, Founding Member and CEO of DADO Labs

A founding member and CEO of DADO Labs, Thomas Worley specializes in developing innovative consumer electronics. Thomas previously worked at Digital Blue Inc. where he was Director of Technology and Research focusing on new product development for online and retail consumer sales. Before Digital Blue, Thomas worked 12 years for the Intel Corporation, where he became Technology Development Manager, researching next-generation chipsets, processors, and systems technologies.

http://dadolabs.com/

On Air: April 28, 2015

Santiago Merea, Founder and CEO, Orange Chef

Originally from Argentina, Santiago has worked in many different types of organizations: for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, senatorial political campaigns and the US State Department. Santiago is very passionate about product and customer development and he believes that design thinking is changing the way we create products and services. Equally passionate about food, his favorite dish to make is Asado Criollo. Santiago’s studies centered around behavioral economics and public opinion research. Santiago is part of Fast Company’s 2013 “Who’s Next” list of entrepreneurs.

https://orangechef.com/

On Air: April 21, 2015

Mitch Cohen, Vice Chairman at PWC; Co-Author of The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value

Mitch Cohen is the firm’s Vice Chairman, responsible for the New York Metro Region, as well as the firm’s Network Alignment Leader.

Mitch has been with PwC for 33 years — the last 22 as a partner. During this time he served a number of Fortune 500 telecom and technology clients. He has held a variety of industry leadership roles.

In 2005, Mitch became the Global Leader for the TICE practice and served on the Global Leadership Team. He then became the Strategy Leader for the US Assurance practice in 2007, and assumed the role of US Strategy Leader in 2009, joining the US Leadership Team. In 2012, Mitch was named the New York Metro Regional Vice Chair, and became the US firm’s Network Alignment Leader in 2013.

Mitch is co-author of The Self-made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value.

Mitch graduated from Penn State University with a degree in accounting. He is actively involved at Penn State where he serves on the Advisory Board for the Smeal College of Business. He also serves on the Advisory Board of DonorsChoose. Mitch and his wife Carri have two children and live in Manhattan.

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/self-made-billionaire-effect/index.jhtml

On Air: April 21, 2015

Dr. John Sviokla, Principal, Head of Global Thought Leadership at PWC; Co-Author of The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value

Dr. Sviokla has explored extreme value creation, industry disruption, and digital transformation of industry and society. His most recent project is the book The Self Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value (with Mitch Cohen) which is the first ever study of self-made billionaires and the lessons for corporate executives Dec 2014, Penguin Portfolio. (www.pwc.com/billionaire)

Dr. Sviokla created some of the very first thought leadership on the coming world of digital competition (Managing in the Marketspace, Harvard Business Review (HBR) 1994, Exploiting the Virtual Value Chain, HBR 1995) and has been extensively published in many journals including Sloan Management Review, WSJ, Financial Times and appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg , and Fox News. He serves a variety of clients and is a frequent speaker on topics of disruption, growth, and emerging customer behavior.

Main areas of expertise

  • Strategy, leadership & innovation. He has wide ranging knowledge of many industries and businesses, deep understanding of leading practice and research into industry disruption, customer behavior, economics, business design & leadership.

Relevant, recent, client experience:

  • Ongoing consulting on new business models, customer behavior and innovation in financial services, consumer products and industrial products.
  • Strategic analysis of compensation, enrollment and technology for a global insurance carrier.
  • Global strategy for leading services company.

John Sviokla is a Principal with PwC Advisory in the US. He heads up the firm’s global thought leadership efforts. He serves on the firm’s Advisory leadership council, and he runs The Exchange – an ongoing think tank for clients and world class business leaders.

  • Bachelors (1979) Harvard College.
  • Masters (1983) and Doctorate (1986) Harvard Business School.
  • Harvard Business School Faculty 1986-1998.

Vice Chairman of the Board & Chief Innovation Officer Diamond Management Consultants (NASDAQ DTPI): 1998-2010.

http://www.pwc.com/us/en/self-made-billionaire-effect/index.jhtml

On Air: April 21, 2015

Eamonn Kelly, Director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and CMO of Strategy & Operations

Eamonn is a director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and CMO of its Strategy & Operations practice. He helps senior leaders navigate an increasingly disruptive environment to succeed in a complex and uncertain future. Prior to Deloitte, ­­Eamonn was a partner at Monitor Group, and CEO of Global Business Network. A widely published writer, he is the author of Powerful Times: Rising to the Challenge of Our Uncertain World and co-author of What’s Next: Exploring the New Terrain for Business.


On Air: April 21, 2015

Gavin Kelly, Co-Founder of Artefact

Gavin Kelly is the co-founder of Artefact, an award-winning digital, technology and innovation studio based in Seattle. He is a proven design leader, strategist, and patent holder with 20 years of international experience with industry-leading organizations. Gavin began his career in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather in Sydney and later as an art director with Maxwell Publishing in London. During his ten years at Microsoft, he led design efforts for key strategic initiatives such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft’s MSN division and defined the vision for the Windows Live experience.

Artefact’s growth and success as a design consultancy are a testament to Gavin’s vision and commitment to excellence and innovation; qualities that he brings to all strategic projects he is involved in.​

http://www.artefactgroup.com/about/

On Air: April 14, 2015

Mark Randall, Chief Strategist VP of Creativity at Adobe

As a serial entrepreneur, Mark’s career conceiving, designing and marketing innovative technology spans nearly twenty years and three successful high-tech start-ups. He has fielded over a dozen products which combined have sold over a million units, generated over $100 million in sales and won a total of 15 Product of the Year, 12 Best of NAB, 7 Best of Comdex, 2 PC Magazine Technical Excellence awards, and two Emmy awards.

Products that Mark’s startups developed are used by half the Fortune 500, all branches of the U.S. government, and thousands of schools around the world. His products have been featured in Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes, Wired, Rolling Stone, USA Today and NY Times. As an innovator Mark has ten U.S. patents, he’s been named to Digital Media Magazine’s “Digital Media 100″ and he is one of Streaming Magazine’s “50 Most Influential People”. As an entrepreneur he’s won a national Addy award, a DemoGod award and Advertising Age’s Corporate Video of the Year.

Mark speaks and teaches frequently on entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy and has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC and CNBC. He sold his most recent startup, Serious Magic, to Adobe Systems where he is now Chief Strategist, VP Creativity. Mark also collects exceedingly rare but mostly worthless old computers and can do two cool magic tricks.

http://www.markrandall.com/

On Air: April 14, 2015

David Yoffie, Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Author of Strategy Rules: 5 Timeless Lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs

Professor David B. Yoffie is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has also written extensively for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Harvard Business Review.

http://www.businessinsider.my/author/david-b-yoffie-and-michael-a-cusumano-strategy-rul/

On Air: April 14, 2015

Alex Algard, Founder and CEO of Whitepages

Alex Algard is Founder and CEO of Whitepages, the leading source for personal and business contact information in North America with more than 600 million phone numbers in their database. Whitepages helps people to find, be found and connect with each other. Alex founded Whitepages in his Stanford dorm room in 1997; at present, the company has several product lines – (1) an identity directory at Whitepages.com, (2) mobile products, including the widely popular Whitepages Caller ID app which protects against scam and spam calls, and (3) Whitepages Pro a B2B offering that helps businesses identify and verify with whom they are doing business.

On the show, Alex talked about how to keep Whitepages operating in the mindset of a startup after twenty years of operations. They continue to innovate and improve the delivery of the product to the customers, despite having a relatively mature product. Alex also discussed the decision to buy out their investors. Since the 2013 buyout, Whitepages has focused improving their products and services and building the company through innovation and within 18 months, Whitepages had doubled its profits.