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CM44: Building Successful Products Whilst Managing Existing Infrastructure w/ Adam Paulisick

12/9/2018
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This is episode #44 of Custom Made and this week I’m sitting down with Adam Paulisick, Chief Product Officer at MAYA - A Boston Consulting Group company. Adam brings more than a decade of digital transformation, product design, and data-driven marketing and sales experience. His experience includes senior leadership positions at Nielsen Catalina Solutions, U.S. and European based roles at The Nielsen Company, and Commerce Signals where he worked with hundreds of global manufacturers,...

Duration:00:36:14

CM43: Drive Enterprise Change Through Business Impact Innovation w/ Scott Harper

11/18/2018
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This is episode #43 of Custom Made and this week I’m sitting down with Dialexa founder and CEO, Scott Harper. Earlier this week we hosted a panel event at our Dialexa offices on the topic of Business Impact Innovation. Right after the event, I grabbed Scott and we recorded some of the key themes that were discussed by the panelists and the attendees. Real quick, when we talk about Business Impact Innovation we mean bringing innovative thinking to solve real business problems and needs, that...

Duration:00:15:30

CM42: How to Become a Product Management Hero w/ Jordan Bergtraum

11/11/2018
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This is episode #42 of Custom Made and this week is the second part of my conversation with Jordan Bergtraum, a Product Management Executive and Enterprise SaaS Expert. Jordan joined me last week where we discussed the role of Product Manager. For many organizations, the Product Manager role is being defined and redefined as companies and their products mature. With that in mind, Jordan and I wanted to bring clarity to this role, and have a very honest discussion about what parts of Product...

Duration:00:32:23

CM41: Defining the Product Manager Role - What to Stop Doing w/ Jordan Bergtraum

11/4/2018
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This is episode #41 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined by Jordan Bergtraum, a Product Management Executive and Enterprise SaaS Expert. For over a decade Jordan has been growing B2B Enterprise SaaS product revenue while mastering retention via needle moving roadmaps, value-based product messaging, and high functioning PM teams. He has expertise in two-sided marketplaces, wildly complex business logic & configuration, and business intelligence products. As the head of product management...

Duration:00:44:58

CM40: How PwC New Ventures is Taking an Enterprise View to Productizing Ideas w/ Chris Curran

10/28/2018
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This is episode #40 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined by Chris Curran, Chief Technologist and CTO New Ventures, PwC. At PwC Chris is responsible for technology strategy and innovation. In his role at PwC Chris works closely with senior client management on their most complex and strategic technology issues, helping to evaluate emerging technologies, define the business and technology transformation agenda, and organize the work to get it done. Chris also serves as the CTO for the...

Duration:00:35:44

CM39: The Business Implications of 5G w/ Swamy Vasudevan and Russell Villemez

10/21/2018
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This is episode #39 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined again by Swamy Vasudevan, Vice President of Strategy at Ericsson and Russell Villemez, Sr Partner and Head of Technology Strategy here at Dialexa. For our regular listeners, you will remember that Swamy joined me previously on episode #35 of Custom Made where he did a deep dive into the telecom, discussing the perfect storm that is hitting that industry. And Russell who has a background in telecommunications, is a former CTO at HP,...

Duration:00:48:40

CM38: The Top Themes and Insights From Service Design Days w/ James Utley

10/14/2018
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This is episode #38 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined again by James Utley, Senior Manager and Product Designer here at Dialexa. James is an experienced designer skilled in Information Design, Logo Design, User Experience, Branding & Identity, and Typography with a history of working in the information technology and services industry. James has joined me on previous episodes of Custom Made where he was discussing how to scale design across hundreds of products with Design Systems, how...

Duration:00:34:41

CM37: The Major Data Engineering Themes From The Strata Data Conference w/ Rowdy Howell

10/7/2018
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Hey, everybody, this is Doug Platts and welcome to Custom Made. If you this is your first time listening be sure to hit subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, and everywhere else you listen to Custom Made to get our latest episodes every Sunday. This is episode #37 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined again by Rowdy Howell, Senior Data Engineer here at Dialexa. Rowdy has joined me previously on Custom Made where he was discussing the various challenges enterprise organizations have when...

Duration:00:51:14

CM36: The Industry Insiders Leading Enterprise Transformation and Disruption w/ Doug Platts

9/23/2018
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Hey, everybody, this is Doug Platts and you are listening to the Custom Made podcast. Each week I talk with digital transformation leaders within enterprise organizations, and thought-leaders within the custom technology space. My goal is to shine a spotlight on the work that is happening in enterprise organizations who are changing, and the leaders who are driving that change. We are on to episode #36 and for this weeks episode I wanted to highlight some of the amazing industry insiders we...

Duration:00:41:44

CM35: How Ericsson is Weathering the Perfect Telecom Industry Storm w/ Swamy Vasudevan

9/9/2018
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This is episode #35 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined by Swamy Vasudevan, Vice President of Strategy at Ericsson. With a career driving product innovation, business growth, market share, and organizational refinement for global markets. Swamy is an award-winning thought leader in network communications and a recognized speaker on topics including Cloud Management, Smart Grid Communications, and GIS. During his time at Ericsson, Swamy has held positions as Head of Cloud Solutions and...

Duration:00:47:06

CM34: Draining The Data Swamp w/ Rowdy Howell and Greg Corley

9/2/2018
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This is episode #34 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined by Snr Data Engineer, Rowdy Howell, and Greg Corley, a Partner within the Engineering practice here at Dialexa. Rowdy graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BS in Computer Science where he studied algorithms and machine learning techniques. There he worked on a thesis project that trained various models to detect hand gestures on mobile devices using high-frequency doppler signatures. At Dialexa, Rowdy has helped solve...

Duration:00:40:05

CM33: Building The Platform Organization at Scotiabank w/ Justin Arbuckle

8/26/2018
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Each week I talk with digital transformation leaders within enterprise organizations, and thought-leaders within the custom technology space. My goal is to shine a spotlight on the work that is happening in enterprise organizations who are changing, and the leaders who are driving that change. This is episode #33 of Custom Made and I’ve got a great guest for you. This week I’m joined by Justin Arbuckle, SVP of The Platform Organization at Scotiabank Justin is on a mission to make Canada's...

Duration:00:39:20

CM32: The current consulting firm model is dead - Relationships need to change w/ Scott Harper

8/19/2018
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This is episode #32 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined again by Dialexa co-founder and CEO, Scott Harper. As Dialexa’s CEO, Scott’s role here as evolved as the company has grown. From working in the business to working on the business. Scott is a serial entrepreneur who has launched multiple technology product companies over the past decade, is the winner of the Ernst & Young Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs Of The Year and the Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40, and has steered...

Duration:00:38:32

CM31: Collaborative Quality - Be the Coach, Not the Referee w/ Daniel Slatton and Andrew Turner

8/12/2018
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This is episode #31 of Custom Made and this week I am talking with Daniel Slatton and Andrew Turner from Dialexa. Daniel is a Manager in Dialexa’s Quality Engineering practice where he guides teams on how to identify, assess, and resolve issues with regular retrospection. Daniel lives and breathes Collaborative Quality and thorough Story Kickoffs and Reviews, Daniel encourages product teams to self-organize and produce lean, living documentation. Daniel promotes Agile and quality best...

Duration:00:38:22

CM30: Making the Move From Graphic Design to User Experience Design w/ Anne-Marie Levinson

8/5/2018
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This episode #30 of Custom Made and this week I am talking with Anne-Marie Levinson, Senior Product Designer here at Dialexa. Anne-Marie brings over 6 years of experience in graphic design, advertising, design research and UX design. At Dialexa she specializes in both user experience (UX) and visual design, helping clients solve complex problems through rich user experiences and efficient design solutions. And it’s Anne-Marie’s journey from graphic designer to user-experience designer that...

Duration:00:28:02

CM29: Use Design Thinking to Find Your Product, Market, Organization Fit w/ Sarah Reid

7/29/2018
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We are on episode #28 and this week I am talking with Sarah Reid, Principal within Dialexa’s Research and Design practice. Sarah has previously been on Custom Made discussing how to take a pragmatic approach to user research, using effective storytelling in product development, and using lean design research to get to the why of your product. At Dialexa, Sarah is responsible for working with our clients to get to the why of a product, creating a user experience that drives both adoption and...

Duration:00:42:54

CM28: Bringing Innovation to Southwest Airlines through Human-centered Design w/ Heather Figallo

7/22/2018
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We are on episode #28 and this week I am joined by Heather Figallo, Senior Director, Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship at Southwest Airlines. At Southwest Airlines Heather is responsible for leading the discipline of innovation as well as the newly formed labs group which develops prototypes and other stimulus for Customer and Employee feedback. Heather joined Southwest Airlines in August of 2014 as Product and Innovation lead in the Commercial Team. During her tenure at Southwest,...

Duration:00:39:34

CM27: Transforming the Education of the Next Generation of Technologists w/ Mark Fontenot

7/15/2018
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We are on episode #27 and this week I am joined by Mark Fontenot a Clinical Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University here in Dallas. At SMU, Mark teaches classes focusing on software development, software engineering, and database systems. Previously, Mark was Founding Faculty-in-Residence of Loyd Residential Commons, and he served as Director of First Year Engineering Design in the Lyle School. His...

Duration:00:49:43

CM26: Service Design - Designing Beyond the Product w/ Bianka McGovern

7/8/2018
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We are on episode #26 and this week I am joined by Custom Made regular Dialexa’s Design Architect, James Utley, and we are excited to have the opportunity to talk with Bianka McGovern, Vice President, User Experience at Goldman Sachs. In her role at Goldman Sachs, Bianka is a UX design lead and program manager for various Fintech projects. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Bianka was the Head of UX in the Tax & Accounting division of Thomson Reuters. During her time there, Bianka successfully...

Duration:00:42:57

CM25: The Internet of Things - Living at the intersection of hardware and software w/ Samer Fallouh

7/1/2018
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We are on episode #25 and this week I talking again with Dialexa’s Head of Engineering, Samer Fallouh. Samer has joined me previously on Custom Made to discuss how IT and product development teams within enterprise organizations need to bring modern product development methods to legacy IT operations or face disruption - you can hear more about this in Episode #15. Samer is a technologist with over fifteen years experience in building custom software and hardware products to successfully...

Duration:00:35:10