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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...

Duration: 00:27:57

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...

Duration: 00:41:05

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...

Duration: 00:12:29

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...

Duration: 00:12:29

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...

Duration: 00:20:51

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...

Duration: 00:12:19

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...

Duration: 00:15:54

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...

Duration: 00:19:32

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...

Duration: 00:15:57

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...

Duration: 00:20:56

SMACtalk 85: Future of Smart Factories with Marcia Walker of SAS

In this episode of SMACtalk hosts Brian Fanzo and Daniel Newman speak with SAS Industry Leader Marcia Walker about Smart Factories. With IoT and Analytics, manufacturing and the smart factory in particular have a massive opportunity to maximize productivity and minimize downtime. Walker shares how boundless new possibilities exist on the shop floor and gives our listeners a run down of how things like predictive maintenance, service automation and augmented reality can be applied to...

Duration: 00:28:57

SMACtalk 84: Apple: Imitators, Imitators or Innovators?

Today on SMACTalk Brian and Daniel discuss the iPhone 8 and iPhone X launch that took place a few weeks back. The question of the day, is Apple iterating, innovating or just plain imitating. Tech thought leader Shelly Palmer, wrote this past week... Imitation is not innovation. The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone ten) is basically a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (which is basically a Samsung Galaxy S8 with a pen and an additional camera) which is basically a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (which is its...

Duration: 00:38:34

SMACtalk 83: What does CMO role look like in a data drive, AI world?

As digital transformation and innovation drastically shake up the technology and culture needs of today’s businesses, the question must be asked. What does the CMO role of the future look like? Brian Fanzo and Daniel Newman discuss this and more on this episode of SMACtalk. the podcast launched in 2014 and over those 3 years hosts Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo have covered topics that included Big Data, Digital Transformation, Social Selling, Data Center Migration,...

Duration: 00:23:09

82: Future of Work: Digital Niche or Generalist?

Niche vs Generalist, the debate that seems to pop-up yearly inspired Daniel and Brian to take a very personal and transparent look at their own careers as millennials and although they both are generalists they found success in unique focused pivots. Brian posted to facebook (see link below) a comment about having a niche being a smart play that exploded with 200+ comments and it inspired multiple videos and blogs by friends and fellow thought leaders so tackling this topic on SMACtalk...

Duration: 00:39:17

SMACtalk 81: Will Anyone Survive Amazon

On this episode of SMACtalk hosts Brian Fanzo and Daniel Newman talk everything Amazon from retail competition to technology advantage to debating if Amazon is too big to fail. Is Amazon the Walmart of the digital space? Can Amazon spread itself too thin innovating outside of retail? Every episode is recorded LIVE on Facebook Live: WHAT IS SMACTalk? S.M.A.C. stands for Social Media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud and over the two years Dan and Brian have...

Duration: 00:36:38

#SMACtalk 80: The Failures and Successes of Enterprise Software with Pega CEO Alan Trefler

In this week’s episode of SMACtalk, hosts Brian Fanzo and Daniel Newman had the opportunity to speak with Pega CEO, Alan Trefler. Known for his “Pull no punches” approach to business, Alan makes for the perfect “SMAC” guest because he’s going to take questions head on and leave the audience wanting more. At Pegaworld, we found out that Mr. Trefler isn’t only the CEO at Pega, he is also a chess master who can engage in 20 simultaneous chess matches while enjoying a beer and having a chat...

Duration: 00:31:46

SMACtalk 79: How To Determine True Digital Expertise

When we picture authority or thought leadership or expertise, who is it that we picture? In the digital world today does becoming an author or writing on Forbes or tweeting a bunch on a hashtag mean someone is an authority on that topic? On this episode hosts Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo are fired up to talk about the short cuts and unicorn rainbow selling tricks that many have used to convey they have authority and why this has to be stopped. Not only do they breakdown what is currently...

Duration: 00:39:52

SMACtalk 78: The Changing Role of the Enterprise CMO with Tom Libretto #Pegaworld

In this week’s episode of SMACtalk, hosts Brian Fanzo and Daniel Newman had the opportunity to speak with Pegasystems CMO, Tom Libretto. Joining Pega just under a year ago, Tom is a seasoned marketing executive with a strong track record in driving results for the enterprise market. Tom has a strong background in driving fast moving marketing teams within the agile workplace to help tie together sales and marketing teams to meet the objectives of rapidly growing enterprises. A topic near...

Duration: 00:38:02

SMACtalk 77: Digital Blurred Lines: Analyst vs Influencer

On this episode of SMACtalk Daniel and Brian are on the expo floor of the Sapphire Now event where they were hired as both analysts and influencers to do work with SAP and some of the SAP partners. The discussion is focused around the future of digital journalism and the role of analysts and influencers and bloggers as brands look for authentic ways to reach their audiences do they need to restructure who they use and how they value them. This episode was recorded live on Facebook Live...

Duration: 00:34:48

SMACtalk 76: Robotics and Automation with Don Schuerman, CTO at Pegasystems

In this week’s episode of SMACtalk, hosts Brian Fanzo and Daniel Newman had the opportunity to speak with Pegasystems CTO, Don Schuerman, part of Pega Systems leadership team. During this show we explored Robotics and Automation in the workplace. Perhaps one of the most discussed topics in business today is the role that automation will have on jobs. There is an increasing concern that automation and robots will replace the workforce. We wanted to know if this was the case so this is...

Duration: 00:31:21

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