Mar 10 2022
On brands, technology, and platforms with Maria Thomas (former CEO, Etsy)
In this BRITE Ideas episode, JP and Matt speak with Maria Thomas who currently serves in a variety of senior advisory and board roles (Redesign Health, Duos, Pew Research Center). Her career spans stints in the early years of Amazon, building NPR's digital platform, leading Etsy as CEO, and heading marketing at SmartThings (through its acquisition by Samsung). Maria notes pattern recognition as a key to business innovation and she shares her insights on the power of platforms, the deep impact of understanding a brand's culture both internally and externally, the future of technology and healthcare, and some pathways the metaverse may take.