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State of Digital Transformation

In this episode, Daniel and Brian discuss the data from the 2018 Digital Transformation Index from Futurum Research. This report goes in depth with over 1000 responses to understand how companies are adapting to new technologies, but also explores leadership, innovation, and culture as it pertains to companies being prepared for digital transformation and shifting consumer demands. Some specific topics covered in this episode include: Join us for this data rich, hot stove topic AND if...


Digital Transformation's Impact On Travel and Transportation Industries

SMACTalk special episode with SAP's Paul Pessutti, Global Head, Travel and Transportation Industry Business Unit Transportation companies have done a pretty good job at operational efficiency; however, the threat of new entrants is a forcing factor to push into customer-centric innovations. For instance, shippers could use blockchain to provide greater transparency into the journey of goods from factory to customer receipt. Increasingly, customers expect personalized services when they...


Who's To Blame: Facebook or Cambridge Analytica or Us the Users?

Cambridge Analytica situation.... Who controls our data? Is it a new problem or an old problem that people are just now making a fuss about? What impact will blockchain and other technology have on problems like this in the future? "We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can't then we don't deserve to serve you." - Mark Zuckerberg!


Exploring Intel's Strategy For 5G and Edge Computing

In this episode of SMACTalk, Co-Host Daniel Newman goes solo with Intel VP and General Manager, Caroline Chan to discuss the quickly evolving state of 5G as well as the growth of Edge Computing. This brief, but jam packed episode explores not only how these mega trends are impacting the future of technology, telecommunications and work, but Chan also provides an inside view from Intel as to their strategy to support the growth of these technologies as they become more and more a part of...


Mobile Future With 5G

What does our MOBILE future look like? Dan shares his thoughts from Mobile World Congress and Brian shares insights from this topic being discussed at Social Media Marketing World! For an audience looking for a business-centric multi­media experience on the topics of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud, they will have to look no further than to S.M.A.C.talk LIVE. Founded in 2014 as a weekly podcast by Brian Fanzo & Daniel Newman, S.M.A.C.talk was featured as an iTunes “Top 10 New and...


Past, Present and Future S.M.A.C. Talk 100

SMACtalk launched December 18th, 2014 as an anti-niche video podcast show where hosts Brian Fanzo & Daniel Newman shared their thoughts and interviewed experts on the massive technology trends: Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud computing. Fast-forward to Jan 2018 for episode 100 and so much has changed around the platforms the hosts have used to push the podcast live not to mention the interviewing skills of the host while other things have stayed the same since the start. On...


Into The Future of Connected Consumers With Dan Mitchell from SAS

These days the way we shop is changing more than ever before. We have smart speakers that we can talk to, “Alexa, order paper towels, oh and grab me a burger from Wendy’s as well.” And voilia, in comes your paper towels and Grub Hub delivers you lunch. Of course, this is just the power of shopping in the home. What is even more powerful is how these in-home experiences, mobile experiences and in the store experiences are all coming together. In the next few years, we will see technologies...


2017 What It Was and What 2018 Will Be

2017 was an interesting year in technology and digital marketing but will it lead to great innovations through digital transformation in 2018 or will 2018 be the year innovations flat line. This episode is a must listen to show as you might be surprised by Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo's predictions for 2018 and beyond. Before you can talk about the future you must analyze the past and on this episode, Daniel and Brian spend much of the show discussing and in many cases debating the good,...


The Big Repeal: Net Neutrality

Today the FCC voted along partisan lines to repeal regulatory provisions we had come to know as “Net Neutrality.” The purpose of Net Neutrality was to ensure an open internet where all users can enjoy the same quality of access. We believe the FCC’s decision will put too much power into the hands of a few companies, and ultimately weaken the innovation ecosystem that relies on a free and open internet to grow and thrive. Most of the services we enjoy today, like Netflix, Facebook, Uber...


Future of Connected Vehicles with Lonnie Miller of SAS

Be sure to download and tune into this episode of SMACtalk brought to you in partnership with SAS Software (Link). We promise it is full of learnings that all business leaders can leverage in planning the future of their organizations.


Connected Supply Chain with Roger Thomas of SAS

We all are hearing about the impact that IoT and Analytics are having on the way we shop, however, by the time the consumer is seeing the impact of these groundbreaking technologies, they have already potentially had a major role in how the products and services were made and brought to market. This is because we have entered an era of the "Connected Supply Chain," and while many consumers don't fully grasp how this impacts their life, it does, in a big way. In this exciting episode of...


Why We Must Rethink How We Use Facebook

“Organic Facebook is now the office water cooler. Nothing more.” This episode started out discussing this claim co-host Daniel Newman made about the trends he’s been seeing lately on Facebook. As Daniel and co-host Brian Fanzo began to discuss the changing landscape of Facebook and all social media channels for that manner the discussion took an interesting turn invoking a wide range of emotions and comments from the live video audience that you can read about below. This episode might...


Where AI Is Going and How To Make It Work For Your Business

In this episode of SMACtalk, captured live at Intel Shift, host Daniel Newman sat down with Amir Khosrowshahi. Amir, who quietly revealed that he is cousin to the new Uber CEO, is also quite impressive in his own right as he made a significant Silicon Valley exit when his former company, Nervana was purchased by Intel. Amir is now the CTO of the AI Products group at Intel and he shared with SMACtalk a number of tremendous insights on AI. First, he painted the picture of how AI will be...


Big Thinking, Technology and Steering Clear of Disruption

Who in the world would eat bugs? On Purpose? If you ask our SMACtalk Host Daniel Newman, the answer would be no one, but if you talk to “Foresight Extraordinaire,” MIT Ph.D. Mitch Joachim, he says there is a problem that we are trying to solve and from a sustainability standpoint eating bugs may have its place. Before you jump or grab your silverware, the context is far more enticing than just bug eating, but the real direction of the conversation is how can thinking outside of what is...


Making AI and Advanced Analytics Work for your Business

Intel Shift changes directions on this high impact conversation with 3 top thought leaders on analytics and AI. In this show Dez Blanchfield, Intel’s Bob Rogers and Montefiore MD Michelle Gong soundoff on AI and Analytics. Starting off with a discussion around the advances that have taken place in analytics over the past 5-10 years followed up with some insights from Bob Rogers, a Harvard phD on the differences between advanced analytics and AI. The conversation then turned to Dr. Michelle...


The Impact of Memory on IT and Business Transformation

In this live podcast captured at Intel SHIFT, SMACtalk Co-Host Daniel Newman sat down with Intel Executive Robert Crooke, who leads Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Group. Crooke, who is driving some game-changing technology, explains the importance of a platform approach when developing a memory strategy; this being driven by the interdependence of the two. When processing power increases, the storage and memory is impacted. Crooke also shares the key areas of investment for Intel including...


Top Trends in IT Transformation

In this episode of Intel Shift on SMACtalk, Daniel Newman speaks with Scott Hawkins, Executive Director of Marketing at Lenovo. In this show, captured live at Intel Shift, Newman and Hawkins dive into the biggest trends in IT Transformation and how companies can become more knowledgeable of these trends in order to improve business outcomes. Other topics covered throughout the conversation include a discussion around the challenges of IT Transformation and some specific ways companies...


The Key Components of An IoT Strategy

In this episode of Intel Shift on SMACtalk, Daniel Newman speaks with Armughan Ahmad, Dell’s Senior VP of Hybrid Cloud and Ready Solutions. In this fast paced conversation Newman and Ahmad discuss Dell’s recent IoT announcements at their IQT day in New York City. Ahmad shared how Dell is making a massive investment in their IoT Group and what this will mean for customers and consumers as this investment is rolled out over the next three years. Additionally, this conversation sheds a light...


Futureproofing Your IT and Your Business

In this episode of SMACtalk Live at Intel Shift, SMACtalk host Daniel Newman interviews Intel Executive Lisa Spelman. In this first live recording from Intel Shift in New York City, the upbeat discussion covers a wide variety of topics from futureproofing your business to IT workload planning to the shifting of IT budgets. Spelman sheds light for the SMACtalk community on how to plan for technological change in your organization. If you are thinking about how to plan for IT project and...


The Speed of Digital Transformation

In this exciting podcast featuring Intel’s GM of Industry Sales, Shannon Poulin, SMACtalk Co-Host takes the host seat to discuss the rapid change that technology is forcing business to endure. The discussion starts off talking briefly about the upcoming Intel Shift event in New York City and then gets into a behind the scenes look at what Poulin is hearing from working with many of the Fortune 2000 companies across a variety of industries. One of the highlights of the conversation was when...


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