Luminaries – Talking to the brightest minds in tech

Where can technology take your business? Join hosts Mark Schaefer and Douglas Karr on an IT transformation expedition. Listen in as they have in-depth conversations with technology luminaries who clear the path for your business growth – hear from analysts, partners, your peers and leaders across Dell Technologies. Find research, best practices and tools to make your IT transformation real. This podcast is sponsored by Dell Technologies.


38: Enhancing Human Performance…Using Motorsport Technology

McLaren Applied Technologies works at applying the principles of Formula 1 technology to deliver quantifiable deliver quantifiable performance advantage to four key sectors including Motorsport, Automotive, Public Transport and Health. The latter aims to enhance human performance in high intensity professions, elite athletes and racing drivers. Duncan Bradley, Health & Human Performance Business Unit Director, outlines how the digital transformation of motorsport has allowed them to develop transformative solutions.

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37: Meet The New Barista Making Your Coffee…I, Robot

Searching for the perfect cup of coffee can be such a grind(er). That’s why Briggo uses data and robotics to understand how to make their coffee experience better with each cup. Hear from Marsha Osborn, Briggo’s Chief Operating Officer, as she discusses how they use technology to provide their customers a connected coffee experience.

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36: Achieving Clarity…In A Cloudy World

If there’s one man who knows a lot about cloud computing, it’s the same man who designed and delivered one of the largest infrastructure platforms on the planet in Microsoft Azure. On this week’s episode, Mark and Doug talk to Deepak Patil, Senior Vice President of Cloud Platform and Services at Virtustream, about the evolving realities about managing a multi-cloud environment.

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35: Interacting With Fans…Using Game Changing Tech

There’s a lot of dead history out there. So, how do you keep history alive? Just ask Jason Fiddler, Vice President, Marketing & Partnerships, as he oversees an $18 million technology transformation at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to introduce icons of the game to a new generation.

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34: Rethinking Industry, Business and Jobs…By 2030

In the next decade, technology will transform many of the fundamentals of commerce and production. On this episode, Aongus Hegarty, President of Dell Technologies, explains what he believes will be the key to leading through this change successfully.

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33: 5G is Coming…to Transform Connectivity

The difference between 4G and 5G isn’t just “one G faster”. 5G is a fundamental change in the way devices communicate with each other. It’s faster broadband, yes, but also with much lower latency and much higher capacity for simultaneous connections. In the next decade, 5G will enable everything from tele-medicine to self-driving cars to millions of internet-connected devices. On this episode, Dell CTO, Sr. Vice President & Sr. Fellow Liam Quinn explores all the possibilities.

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32: Combining Technology & Creativity…for Social Good

Technology can help humanity achieve sustainable positive social change at scale. According to emergent technology expert Sally Eaves, however, it’s not just the technology: It’s how we choose to use it. On this episode, Sally shares how she is working to bring about the convergence of humanity, technology, creativity and education. Her work with underserved populations around the world is truly inspiring, as is her vision for the future of tech.

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31: Promoting Diversity in the Tech Industry…By Design

There will soon be 1 million open jobs in tech but only 500,000 will be filled with the existing labor pool. At the same time, there is a marked gender and racial disparity. Fixing the latter may very well fix the former, according to Dell Chief Customer Officer Karen Quintos. In this episode, Quintos shares how businesses can work to eliminate bias, scale up their diversity efforts, and fill the pipeline for new tech talent.

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30: Keeping Eyes Healthy and Saving Vision…with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is coming to the healthcare industry, and with it the promise of more accurate imaging interpretation, earlier detection of disease, and ultimately improved prognoses. This episode focuses on the amazing progress being made in training algorithms to detect vision and neurological disorders. Voxeleron Principal Scientists, Jonathan Oakley and Daniel Russakoff, provide an eye-opening look at how the technology is developing.

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