BMO – “202 years didn’t happen by chance,” says SVP Leslie Anderson of BMO Harris Bank on her company’s legacy of innovation. On this week’s episode, she talks with us about keeping a large organization nimble through partnerships, how she builds an engaged workforce, and her bold predictions about the future of banking. #UnlockingInnovation is […]
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GE – An inventor, philanthropist, and curious problem-solver Nick Allen is now the Global Director of Design and User Experience for GE’s $19 billion healthcare division. In this episode, we had a fascinating conversation about Nick’s innovation philosophy, how he used virtual reality to create a fun experience for children receiving needle injections and his […]
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Lifeway – In 2002, Julie Smolyansky took over her Lifeway Foods, becoming the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm at just 27. Since then, she’s grown the company from $12 MIllion to over $120 Million. On this week’s episode she shares the fascinating story behind Lifeway’s foundation, the revelation she had while running […]
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World Book- What’s the greatest challenge facing innovation in education? Learning to embrace a changing culture, according to VP of Technology at World Book, Jason Dole. An expert in programming and software development, Jason is helping his organization use technology to move towards a future that includes more personalized, adaptive learning methods. Tune in for […]
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Conagra – How does someone with an “analog childhood and digital adulthood” adapt to today’s world? If you’re Thatcher Schulte, with an insatiable curiosity and a methodical approach to problem solving. On this week’s episode, we talk with Thatcher about his early roots in entrepreneurship, how Conagra is both a CPG and technology company, why […]
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Alight Solutions – On this week’s episode, we have VP of Innovation at Alight Solutions, David Westfall. We talked with him about his career journey, what his organization is thinking about as they move into the future and Alight’s revolutionary lab in 1871 and how it’s set up to constantly provide value to their clients.
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Leo Burnett – According to Leo Burnett CEO, Andrew Swinand, “a lot of change management is being relentless and repetitive in terms of establishing expectations and changing behavior”. Today’s episode features a fascinating conversation about how the world’s 3rd largest advertising agency continues to out-innovate itself by keeping human problems at the center of their […]
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Discover Financial Services – On this week’s episode, we talk to Kim Holmes, System Director of Discover Financial Services, about focusing on “the why” in order to deliver true business value, her commitment to bringing a diversity of thought to the workplace, and why she believes in advocating for others above all else. #UnlockingInnovation is […]
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Microsoft – You can’t go many places in Chicago without hearing Adam Hecktman’s name mentioned. As Director of Technology and Civic Innovation, Adam’s work with Microsoft drives cities and communities towards a more equitable future. An advocate for the power of public spaces, Adam constantly pushes himself to ensure that civic resources (whether driven by […]
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Cushman & Wakefield – “Tomorrow there will be no such thing as a company that isn’t digital,” says Adam Stanley. As Global CIO & CDO, he’s played a major role in building Cushman & Wakefield into a $7 billion corporation with over 48,000 employees in 70 countries. On today’s episode, we talk with him about […]
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1871 Chicago – Kicking off #UnlockingInnovation we have 1871 CEO, Betsy Ziegler. We talked with her about the difference between sustaining and disruptive innovation (and why the latter is so critical to staying on top), what motivates her to take big leaps, the “exponential times” we’re living in and how that affects her business, the […]
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