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.


19: IT Transformation…What’s the ROI?

Learn how to develop a strategic approach to IT transformation that can catapult your organization ahead of the competition. Adam Demattia and John McKnight, of the Enterprise Strategy Group, share what they’ve learned from a worldwide survey of 4,000 businesses.

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18: How Does NATO Manage IT?

Managing the infrastructure for a complex organization can be a monumental challenge. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) compounds that challenge with an extra layer of complexity: It serves 29 different nations, each with its own culture, language, and technological protocols. In this episode, Dr. Gregory Edwards, Directory of Infrastructure Services in the NATO Communications and Information Agency, explains how he builds trust and consensus to keep the organization running – and moving forward.

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17: Who Drives Innovation…in Your Business?

What does it take to create a culture of innovation? According to Assaf Natanzon, innovation is a team sport. He should know; he holds over 200 patents with hundreds more pending. For Assaf, encouraging innovation is all about learning new things, taking in other points of view, and applying solutions from one field to another. It doesn’t happen in a single, coincidental lightning flash; it’s a process that can be deliberately encouraged and nurtured.

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16: Create a Culture…That Sparks Innovation

How Yesterday’s Technology Can Solve Tomorrow’s Problems

Draper Laboratory helped develop the technology that put humans on the moon. These days, they’re using their impressive catalog of intellectual property to solve more down-to-earth problems. The same technology that guides a missile to its target could help plants pollinate, and even deliver medicine in developing countries.

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15: Better Data, Higher Speed for McLaren

Formula One racing is all about the science of speed. The driver is the engineer who uses data from over 200 sensors for analysis to produce a winning team. McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown dives into new advances in racing, simulation and electric cars.

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14: Goaaaaal Or Not? Your Data Knows!

Soccer fans insist on instant accuracy from officials, but the human eye can misjudge a goal. GoalControl CEO Daniel Marchwinski explains how technology can instantly share the validity of a goal in 4D.

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13: An Intelligent Environment… For Your Business

What do artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, and augmented reality have in common? Each of these technologies will revolutionize the way we interact and partner with machines and with each other. Together, they will transform the workforce, improve healthcare, and democratize education. Jeff Clarke, Vice Chairman of Products & Operations for Dell Technologies, takes us on a guided tour through the not-too-distant future.

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12: Your Business Data… For Good

Picture a farm that uses 95% less water and grows up to 390 times more food. Don’t imagine a wide-open field of grain; these crops grow without soil or sunlight. AeroFarms CEO and Co-Founder David Rosenberg explains how his company uses cutting-edge data analyses and technology to re-imagine how the human race can stay fed as populations rise and resources dwindle.

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11: Information Superiority is Your Cybersecurity

In the current cybersecurity landscape, it’s easy to feel outnumbered and outmaneuvered. As threats multiply and data breaches seem inevitable, how can we manage the risks to safely enjoy the benefits of a more connected world? Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan, CTO at RSA, believes there’s reason to be optimistic.

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