Disruptive Innovators

Exploring the Human Element in Technology Solutions with Brian Rowe

Exploring the Human Element in Technology Solutions with Brian Rowe

This week, David Wright is joined by Brian Rowe, Vice President of Information Technology at Rehrig Pacific Company. Brian shares details of his unique journey and insights into the pivotal role of human-centric solutions in driving innovation and efficiency. Key Takeaways: (04:00) Every problem is ultimately a human problem.(06:03) The realization that coding didn’t bring personal fulfillment.(12:09) Balancing innovation with…

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Building a Winning Culture in Tech with Dr. Soma Venkat of Cooper Standard

Building a Winning Culture in Tech with Dr. Soma Venkat of Cooper Standard

This week, David Wright is joined by Dr. Soma Venkat, SVP & Chief Information Technology Officer of Cooper Standard, to discuss the transformative power of higher ideals in leadership, the importance of adaptability and the future of digital innovation in the automotive industry. Key Takeaways: (03:42) A mantra for career growth: having higher ideals and goals, focusing on service rather…

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Building a Sustainable Healthcare System with David Sylvan of University Hospitals

Building a Sustainable Healthcare System with David Sylvan of University Hospitals

This week, David Wright talks with David Sylvan, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of University Hospitals, about healthcare innovation and digital health. David Sylvan shares insights from his varied career, his role in leading strategy and innovation, and the future of healthcare. Key Takeaways: (02:16) David Sylvan introduces his roles at University Hospitals and talks about the system’s size and…

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Leading Through Innovation in Healthcare with Jessica Kalinowski of connectRN

Leading Through Innovation in Healthcare with Jessica Kalinowski of connectRN

This week, David Wright is joined by Jessica Kalinowski, VP of DevOps and Corporate IT for connectRN, to explore how embracing challenges and leveraging technology can enhance healthcare delivery and clinician support. Key Takeaways: (02:23) Jessica introduces her role and the mission of connectRN to improve work-life balance for clinicians. (03:08) The importance of stepping out of your comfort zone…

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Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Patient Care with Aaron Wootton of Huntzinger

Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Patient Care with Aaron Wootton of Huntzinger

This week, Huntzinger Partner and Executive Vice President Dr. William Reed, PhD is joined by Aaron Wootton, Chief Digital Officer of Huntzinger Management Group, to delve into the integration of AI and digital technologies in healthcare. They discuss the transformational role of these technologies in improving patient care and operational efficiency.  Key Takeaways: (03:40) Telemedicine and call centers as transformative…

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How Financial Struggles Lead to Innovative Breakthroughs with Manjit Rana of Clearspeed

How Financial Struggles Lead to Innovative Breakthroughs with Manjit Rana of Clearspeed

This week, David Wright is joined by Manjit Rana, Executive VP of Clearspeed, to explore the topic of disruptive technologies in the insurance industry and the power of voice analysis technology. Key Takeaways: (01:30) Looking at challenges from different perspectives to enhance creativity and innovation. (04:13) Disruption typically comes from outside an industry, emphasizing the need for external insights. (09:57)…

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Building Better Trauma Systems To Save Lives with Paula Ferrada of Inova Healthcare

Building Better Trauma Systems To Save Lives with Paula Ferrada of Inova Healthcare

This week, David Wright is joined by Paula Ferrada, Division and System Chief for Acute Care Surgery and Trauma of Inova Healthcare, to discuss the importance of building effective trauma care systems. She also talks about embracing diversity of thought to drive innovation in medicine and never giving up on your dreams. Key Takeaways: (02:06) The key to achieving your…

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Transforming Dental Care: Leveraging Tech for Positive Experiences with Jared Mabry of D4C DENTAL BRANDS, INC

Transforming Dental Care: Leveraging Tech for Positive Experiences with Jared Mabry of D4C DENTAL BRANDS, INC

This week, David Wright is joined by Jared Mabry, Chief Information Officer of D4C DENTAL BRANDS, INC. He shares insights from his career journey and his vision for leveraging technology to enhance the dental experience, especially for pediatric patients. Key Takeaways: (3:09)  Don’t be afraid to take on challenging opportunities others may avoid. (12:26)  It’s okay to learn on the…

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