Disruption / Interruption

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When did you say ”THAT’S IT! I’VE HAD IT!”? Time to Disrupt and Interrupt with host Karla Jo. Every week KJ interviews professionals who are disrupting their industries and altering economic networks that have been antiquated with bull-headed predecessors holding up the progress. KJ delves into uncovering more from industry rebels and innovators that you didn’t know you needed in your life. read less
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Disrupting Tech Leaders of Tomorrow with Robyn Mussler
4d ago
Disrupting Tech Leaders of Tomorrow with Robyn Mussler
Robyn Mussler is the Principal Consultant and CEO of Resolution Management Inc., an IT and Business Consulting firm, and the Founder of Connect IT 360 a non-profit organization that teaches youth the essential building blocks to life. In this episode, KJ and Robyn discuss her innovative program designed to empower youth with tech skills through a hands-on, real-world educational approach. Robyn highlights the importance of understanding customer value, human-centered design, and the entrepreneurial mindset. Through competitions, workshops, and mentorship, the program aims to reshape tech education and inspire the next generation of disruptors and innovators.   Key Takeaways: 01:49 Revolutionizing Education 04:52 Challenges in Traditional Education 12:10 Empowering Youth Through Real-World Experience 19:00 The Future of Tech for Youth   Quote of the Show (18:00): "We're not just teaching coding; we're teaching curiosity, critical thinking, and real-world application." – Robyn Mussler   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Robyn Mussler:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robynmussler/    Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockinrobyn018?lang=en   Company Website: https://connectit360.org/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/connectit360/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting the $400B Call Center Industry with Theresa Szczurek
Jun 13 2024
Disrupting the $400B Call Center Industry with Theresa Szczurek
Theresa Szczurek is the Co-founder, COO, and Corporate Board Member of Radish Systems LLC. Radish Systems LLC is the worldwide leader in visual interactive voice response and visual live assistance solutions, improving the way businesses communicate with mobile devices and browser users by sharing ‘Voice with Visuals.’ In this episode, KJ and Theresa discuss how visual and voice technologies can significantly enhance customer service, reduce frustration, and improve efficiency across various sectors such as healthcare, emergency services, and public sector communications. Theresa also reflects on her passion for purposeful work, the importance of enthusiasm in driving change, and her vision of leveraging artificial intelligence to further transform customer interactions.   Key Takeaways: 06:02 Challenges in Traditional Call Centers 18:31 Revolutionizing Customer Communication 26:30 Success Stories and Real-World Applications 37:56 Pursuit of Passionate Purpose   Quote of the Show (27:00): “The way to communicate, the tools to communicate have changed a bit over time, but yet people, I believe, have an inherent need to connect and to communicate.” – Theresa Szczurek   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Theresa SzczurekLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresaszczurek/    Twitter: https://twitter.com/theresaszczurek?lang=en Company Website: https://radishsystems.com Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/radish-systems-llc/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting Virtual Orthopedic Healthcare, with Dr. Mary O'Connor
Jun 6 2024
Disrupting Virtual Orthopedic Healthcare, with Dr. Mary O'Connor
Dr. Mary O’Connor is the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer at Vori Health, an award-winning, nationwide, virtual specialty medical practice designed to treat musculoskeletal pain more effectively. The organization offers full service physical medicine and rehabilitation medical care, physical therapy, prescriptions, imaging & lab ordering, health coaching, nutritional guidance, community support and premium instructional content. In this episode, KJ and Mary discuss her journey from an Olympic athlete to a healthcare disruptor, focusing on patient-centered care through virtual medical practices. The discussion also covers the importance of sex differences in medical treatment, challenges in women's health, and the future of virtual care.    Key Takeaways: 03:36 The Broken System: Challenges in Healthcare 09:01 The Overuse of Surgery in Low Back Pain 14:46 The Business of Medicine: Financial Realities 25:22 The Importance of Patient Engagement 26:55 Telehealth: Expanding Reach and Convenience 28:54 Virtual Physical Therapy: A Patient's Perspective 31:15 Hybrid Models in Healthcare 33:54 Women's Health: Addressing Disparities 34:41 Biological Differences in Healthcare 44:03 Future of Healthcare: Virtual and Affordable   Quote of the Show (15:30): “We need to focus on good non-surgical care and to truly see patients as whole persons.” - Dr. Mary O’Connor   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Dr. Mary O’Connor LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryoconnormd/   Twitter: https://x.com/MaryOConnorMD   Company Website: https://www.vorihealth.com  Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vori-health/   Read Dr O’Connor’s Book, Taking Care of You: The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Better Health: https://www.amazon.com/Taking-Care-You-Empowered-Womans/dp/1945564148   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting D&I Propaganda: Torin Ellis Unmasks the Truth
May 30 2024
Disrupting D&I Propaganda: Torin Ellis Unmasks the Truth
Torin Ellis is Principal at The Torin Ellis Brand, a progressive HR boutique with a focus on diversity and inclusion. In this episode, KJ and Torin delve into the gritty realities of implementing effective diversity strategies and the importance of running towards challenges rather than retreating. Torin emphasizes the need for genuine communication and accountability within organizations. The discussion highlights real-world examples of companies adopting inclusive practices, the necessity of building trust, and the power of love and humanity in leadership   Key Takeaways: 08:04 Challenges in Diversity and Inclusion 20:26 The Role of Communication in D&I 25:42 The Importance of Inclusion and Belonging 29:23 Effective Leadership Communication 34:05 The Future of Trust in Technology 37:49 Creative Ventures in D&I 40:15 Overcoming Imposter Syndrome   Quote of the Show (28:30): "Love forces us to remove the masks that we live within and fear that we cannot live without.” – Torin Ellis   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Torin EllisLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torinellis/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/torinellis Company Website: http://www.torinellis.com Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-torinellis-brand/      How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
DISRUPTION BEHIND THE SCENES: Unveiling the Power Dynamics in Science with Pamela Ryckman
May 23 2024
DISRUPTION BEHIND THE SCENES: Unveiling the Power Dynamics in Science with Pamela Ryckman
Pamela Ryckman is an Emmy-winning producer, writer, Founder at PBR, LLC and a business executive with a focus on women in the workforce. In this episode, KJ and Pamela highlight the influence of big pharma, systemic inequalities in research, and the importance of staying true to oneself amidst adversity. Pamela also shares insights into the pervasive corruption in the healthcare system.   Key Takeaways: 03:43 The Power of Curiosity in Driving Innovation 05:46 Candace Pert: Unveiling Genius, Greed, and Madness in Science 10:07 Navigating the Underbelly of the American Healthcare System 11:50 The Revolutionary Impact of Candace Pert on Science and Healthcare   Quote of the Show (21:30): “Stay true to yourself and keep your center, no matter what anybody else says.” – Pamela Ryckman   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Pamela Ryckman: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pamela-balbach-ryckman-551108/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/pamelaryckman?lang=en Company Website: https://pamelaryckman.com/      How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting the Autism Spectrum: Ling Huang's Technological Innovations for Society
May 16 2024
Disrupting the Autism Spectrum: Ling Huang's Technological Innovations for Society
Ling Huang is the President and CEO of Technology North Corporation, a local IT professional service and technology provider that specializes in innovation product development and marketing, infrastructure management, and high-quality senior professional services. In this episode, KJ and Ling explore the misconceptions surrounding autism, emphasizing that those with autism are not disabled but simply different, and explore the societal and employment challenges faced by individuals on the spectrum. He introduces a revolutionary business model that not only creates a supportive workplace environment for people with autism but also turns their unique skills into a productive asset, generating significant revenue and fostering inclusivity in the tech industry. Ling's personal connection to the cause, as a father to a son with autism, drives his commitment to making a radical change and ensuring a supportive future for individuals on the spectrum.   Key Takeaways: 06:29 Understanding Autism: Beyond the Labels 09:11 The Growing Challenge of Autism in Society 10:54 Navigating the Costs and Challenges of Autism Support 15:28 Rethinking Employment for People with Autism 23:04 Expanding Services and Embracing Data's Potential 23:17 Creating a Supportive and Inclusive Workplace 27:25 Engineering Solutions for Autism Inclusion 36:02 Building a Community Beyond Employment   Quote of the Show (15:30): "Employment for people with autism isn't just about jobs; it's about creating a space where they feel like they belong to a community." - Ling Huang   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Ling Huang LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lingh    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ling_huang Company Website: https://www.technologynorth.net/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/technology-north-corporation/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disruption Unlocked: Anna Yuan's No-code platform for AI-powered Software for Entrepreneurs
May 9 2024
Disruption Unlocked: Anna Yuan's No-code platform for AI-powered Software for Entrepreneurs
Anna Yuan is an Entrepreneur, Investor, and the Co-Founder & CEO at ScaleGrowth, a no-code platform for building AI-powered community-driven businesses and marketplaces. In this episode, KJ and Anna explore Anna’s personal journey from a disregard for her initial career in chip design to becoming a tech innovator, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and creativity in entrepreneurship. The episode wraps up with a reflection on the evolving purpose of technology and its role in creating a new era of innovation and community.   Key Takeaways: 05:28 The Power of No-Code Platforms: Democratizing Technology 14:03 The Future of Software Development: No-Code and AI 19:37 Pivoting to a Broader Market: The Journey of Scale Growth 24:04 Embracing Challenges and Disrupting Standards 29:07 Personal Passions and Building Habits   Quote of the Show (16:00): “I wonder, what's the next level of purpose that we can create for ourselves? The sky's the limit." – Anna Yuan   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Anna Yuan: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annay/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamfaranna Company Website: http://scalegrowth.ai   Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/scalegrowth/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disruption Unleashed: Dan Ward on PUNK Culture Influence on Redefining Innovation
May 2 2024
Disruption Unleashed: Dan Ward on PUNK Culture Influence on Redefining Innovation
Dan Ward is a Senior Principal Systems Engineer and Innovation Catalyst at MITRE a not-for-profit corporation committed to the public interest, operating federally funded R&D centers on behalf of U.S. government sponsors. In this episode, KJ and Dan share insights on how punk culture's authenticity, DIY ethic, and experimental nature can influence and drive radical changes in the mainstream, displacing conventional methods with innovative solutions. The conversation also touches on the importance of being 'punk enough' in today's fast-paced, status quo-challenging environments, Dan's perspectives on small teams and constraints fostering creativity, and MITRE's unique role as a not-for-profit systems engineering organization focusing on public interest.    Key Takeaways: 04:13 The Core of Disruption and Innovation - Curiosity 07:38 The Evolution of Punk and Its Impact on Mainstream Culture 14:08 The Power of Communication and Community in Disruption 16:14 Are You Punk Enough? Embracing Your Inner Disruptor 21:26 Punk's Essence and the Magic of Trying New Things 34:32 MITRE's Unique Approach to Problem-Solving 35:31 Finding Punk: Beyond Mainstream Channels   Quote of the Show (21:00): "Innovation, disruption, and punk, these all happen in the seams, in the edges, in the extremes, and less so in the mainstream." – Dan Ward   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Dan Ward: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedanward/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedanward Company Website: http://www.mitre.org/ Website: https://www.thedanward.com/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting Revenue Forecasts: How Leisure Travel and Digital Nomads Are Shaping the Future with Russ Stanziale
Apr 25 2024
Disrupting Revenue Forecasts: How Leisure Travel and Digital Nomads Are Shaping the Future with Russ Stanziale
Russ Stanziale is the Chief Sales & Growth Officer at IDeaS Revenue Solutions, the world's leading provider of automated revenue management software and services. In this episode, KJ and Russ discuss the importance of authentic communication in sales, termed 'the dude conversation', and how disrupting traditional processes can lead to significant growth and innovation. They explore how the pandemic has shifted values towards experiences over possessions, leading to a boom in leisure travel and the rise of digital nomads, while examining the challenges and changes in hotel management and revenue prediction. Stanziale also highlights the expansion opportunities within and beyond the hotel industry, including emerging markets and new technologies like AI, underscoring the potential for future disruption and innovation.    Key Takeaways: 01:36 Becoming a Maverick in Revenue Management 03:29 The Art of Being Authentic in Business 06:52 Revolutionizing Hotel Pricing with Data Science 08:41 Navigating the Post-Pandemic Travel Boom 11:42 Adapting to New Travel Trends and Industry Changes 15:32 Expanding Horizons: Beyond Hotels to New Markets 22:21 Embracing AI and Future Technologies in Travel   Quote of the Show (18:00): "The demand for travel is a fundamental change in the way that people see their values emerging in the world."– Russ Stanziale   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Russ Stanziale: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russ-stanziale-102692/ Company Website: http://www.ideas.com    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ideas-revenue-solutions/     How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting MarTech Data Analysis in eCommerce: Lee Roquet’s Data-Driven Agency Revolution
Apr 18 2024
Disrupting MarTech Data Analysis in eCommerce: Lee Roquet’s Data-Driven Agency Revolution
Lee Roquet is the Chief Executive Officer at Finch, an e-commerce marketing company that empowers e-commerce enterprises with data-driven, omnichannel strategies that drive revenue growth and chart a course toward greater profitability. In this episode, KJ and Lee delve into the necessity of data centralization, narrative control in storytelling to clients, and the accountability between agencies and customers. Lee also touches on the challenges and saturation in the agency space, advocating for transparency, expectation management, and leveraging AI for creative and strategic advantages.    Key Takeaways: 01:48 A Spotlight on E-Commerce Innovation 03:03 The Power of Data and AI in Transforming E-Commerce 09:48 Centralizing Data for Strategic Insights 21:19 The Evolution of Agency Roles in the AI Era 31:45 Maximizing Human Connection in a Digital Age   Quote of the Show (21:00): "The last thing I always try to do is simplify, take out friction for the customer and employee experience. I want less systems, honestly." – Lee Roquet   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Lee Roquet: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leeroquet   Company Website: https://www.finch.com Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/finch-ecomm-agency/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting FinTech with Alternative Data: The Sean Adler Journey
Apr 11 2024
Disrupting FinTech with Alternative Data: The Sean Adler Journey
Sean Adler is the Founder and CEO at GZI, an award-winning pioneer in alternative data that produces gains consistently on par with the top hedge funds around the world. In this episode, KJ and Sean delve into how alternative data is reshaping the FinTech industry, with a focus on its capacity to provide actionable insights for investors and its potential mainstream integration in the near future.    Key Takeaways: 02:40 Exploring the Transformative Power of Alternative Data 04:57 The Intricacies and Future of Alternative Data in Finance 07:59 Sean Adler's Journey: From Scholar to Entrepreneurial Success 12:15 Merging Biotechnology and Financial Technology 14:39 The Future of Alternative Data and Its Mainstream Potential   Quote of the Show (17:00): "Alternative data is financial data that is not directly related to finance, but it pertains to the financial services industry." - Sean Adler   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Sean Adler: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmadler/   Company Website: https://gzi.finance Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gzi/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting the Growth Mindset: The Andy Ellis Perspective on True Transformation in Tech
Apr 4 2024
Disrupting the Growth Mindset: The Andy Ellis Perspective on True Transformation in Tech
Andy Ellis is the CEO and Principal at Duha, Inc., a boutique advisory firm focused on providing strategic consulting in Leadership, Management, Cybersecurity, Technology Risk, and Enterprise Risk Management. In this episode KJ and Andy critique the conventional application of the growth mindset in corporate settings, discussing how real leadership is about encouraging diversity of skills and thought, acknowledging achievements, and the importance of understanding and addressing challenges realistically.    Key Takeaways: 09:04 The Art of Celebrating Success and Fostering Team Spirit 17:08 Challenging the Growth Mindset in Leadership 20:34 The Trust in Tech Leaders Over Governments 24:58 The Art of Leadership and Embracing Failure 25:29 Effective Marketing and Changing the World Step by Step 27:13 The Efficiency of Embracing 'No' in Startups   Quote of the Show (12:00): “ In an educational environment, if you tell kids that they cannot learn, you induce the closed mindset.” – Andy Ellis   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Andy Ellis: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/csoandy/ Company Website: https://www.duha.co/about/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/duhainc/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disruption in WorkTech: Dr. Patti Fletcher's Vision for Interrupting Bias and Enhancing Equity in HR Decisions
Mar 28 2024
Disruption in WorkTech: Dr. Patti Fletcher's Vision for Interrupting Bias and Enhancing Equity in HR Decisions
Dr. Patti Fletcher is the author of the best-selling book "Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold" and the Fractional CMO at LeapGreat. LeapGreat is the developer of an automated, standardized, and integrated ERP platform intended to simplify the SAP ERP implementation and integration experience. In this episode, KJ and Dr. Fletcher discuss the importance of disruption in challenging and changing the status quo, particularly for women in leadership positions. Dr. Fletcher addresses the critical issue of unconscious bias in the tech and work tech sectors, highlighting the underrepresentation of women and the potential biases in AI development.   Key Takeaways: 02:12 Unraveling Unconscious Bias and Women's Underrepresentation in Tech 08:40 Navigating the Work Tech Sector: Definitions and Challenges 11:58 The Value of Human Capital 23:06 The Role of HR in Shaping the Future 23:55 Addressing Unconscious Bias and Decision Interruption 25:09 Innovative Approaches to HR and Diversity 26:44 Challenging Traditional Views on Board Membership   Quote of the Show (21:00): “Everybody's going to be an AI company, period. End of story. Leaders need a growth mindset where they are driven by curiosity.” – Dr. Patti Fletcher   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Dr. Patti Fletcher: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drpattifletcher/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drpattifletcher?lang=en Company Website: https://leapgreat.com/     Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/leapgreat   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disruption of Extreme Data Exploitation: Charlie Silver’s Permission-Based Advertising Empowers Users
Mar 21 2024
Disruption of Extreme Data Exploitation: Charlie Silver’s Permission-Based Advertising Empowers Users
Charlie Silver is the Founder & CEO at Permission.io, a leading provider of permission-based, Web3 advertising. In this episode KJ and Charlie discuss how big tech platforms exploit individuals' personal data and why it’s time for a change.   Key Takeaways: 04:48 The Creepy Reality of Data Exploitation and the Promise of Web3 11:33 The Evolution of Internet Currency: From Digital Wallets to Bitcoin 16:02 Decoding the Dollar 21:53 The Power of Amazon's Data and GDPR's Impact 22:45 The Future of Data Monetization and Partnerships 23:37 The Legal Landscape of AI and Copyrights 24:51 The Rise of Digital Assets and Cryptocurrency Adoption 26:12 The Importance of Clear Regulation for Crypto's Future 30:21 Educating the Public on Web 3.0 and Digital Assets   Quote of the Show (20:00): “I'm very excited about the period to come. I think the world is becoming a better place, even though we've kind of hit rock bottom in all kinds of trust and institutions, I think there are things in place like Web3 and Bitcoin that are really going to promote individual rights.” – Charlie Silver   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Charlie Silver: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/c-silver/    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PermissionCEO Company Website: https://www.permission.io/ Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/permission-io/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disruption at the Core: AI and the Future of Work Without Repetition with Don Finley
Mar 14 2024
Disruption at the Core: AI and the Future of Work Without Repetition with Don Finley
Don Finley is the Founder and transformative force behind FINdustries, LLC, a leading product development agency that empowers businesses with strategic and transformative technology solutions. In this episode KJ and Don discuss AI's capacity as a tool for facilitating mundane tasks like coding and its potential to revolutionize industry standards by expanding human capability and intelligence accessibility.   Key Takeaways: 07:34 Redefining 'Garbage' Tasks Through AI Efficiency 12:22 AI as a Tool for Learning and Delegation 15:29 AI's Impact on the Workforce and Society 21:59 Practical Applications of AI in Business and Beyond 23:41 Getting Started with AI: Advice for Individuals and Organizations   Quote of the Show (22:00): “Where we're at with AI and what people can do in this situation is to think about, what is the world that you want to see? And then focus your efforts and energy on making that world happen.” – Don Finley   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Don Finley: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dfinley/ Company Website: https://findustries.co    Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/findustries-llc/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting the Digital Frontier: Alvin Foo on Revolutionizing Web 3.0, Blockchain, and the Future of Finance
Mar 7 2024
Disrupting the Digital Frontier: Alvin Foo on Revolutionizing Web 3.0, Blockchain, and the Future of Finance
Alvin Foo serves as a Venture Partner at Zero2Launch. Zero2Launch specializes in launching startups in the crypto space, providing advisory services and incubating projects. In this episode KJ and Alvin inspect the critical role of continuous learning in a rapidly changing world, with a particular emphasis on the disruptive impacts of decentralization and AI. Alvin also emphasizes the transformation from centralized systems to decentralized systems.   Key Takeaways: 07:50 Understanding Web 3.0 and Data Ownership 14:13 The Future of Data Providers and Aggregators 21:17 The Wild West of Web 3.0 24:04 The Centralization of AI Services 25:27 The Future of AI: Cybersecurity and Economic Impact 25:40 The Global Race in AI Development 28:56 The Evolution of Startups and Entrepreneurship 36:20 The Future of Work in the Age of AI   Quote of the Show (22:00): “Web 3 0 isn't just about blockchain. It encompasses everything, and that includes AI.” – Alvin Foo   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Alvin Foo: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alvinfsc/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/alvinfoo   Company Website: http://www.02launch.xyz/  Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/zero2launch/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting AI For Humanity: Development From Months to Seconds, with Dany Kitishian
Feb 29 2024
Disrupting AI For Humanity: Development From Months to Seconds, with Dany Kitishian
Dany Kitishian, is the CEO & Chairman of the Board at Klover.Ai, a company that develops innovative solutions, harnessing the capabilities of AI to create dynamic tools that empower ultimate decision-making. In this episode KJ and Dany discuss the potential of a future where each person is an entrepreneur, using AI to bring their dreams to fruition. The episode also puts a spotlight on the pivotal role of AI in tackling serious issues like online child exploitation and enhancing decision-making capabilities within various industries.   Key Takeaways: 03:32 The Role of AI in Decision Making 13:24 The Impact of AI on Parenting and Child Safety 19:20 The Future of AI: Hybrid Human Agent GDP Model 21:58 The Power of the Creator Economy 23:47 Democratizing Information with AI 33:23 The Human Element in AI   Quote of the Show (10:00): “We've been discussing AI for decades and decades, but it's finally catching on to where the everyday consumer is now aware of what AI's capabilities are from a chatbot experience.” – Dany Kitishian   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Dany Kitishian: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danykitishian/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/DOK_NFT Company Website: http://www.klover.ai      How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting Healthcare Innovations That Are Changing the Game with Michael Schmidt at Orlando Health
Feb 22 2024
Disrupting Healthcare Innovations That Are Changing the Game with Michael Schmidt at Orlando Health
Michael Schmidt is the Vice President, Strategic Innovations at Orlando Health, Orlando Health is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with a long tradition of serving its many and varied communities in the southeastern United States. In this episode KJ and Michael emphasize the importance of involving the entire organization in the innovation process, leading to meaningful impacts on employee retention and culture.    Key Takeaways: 05:39 The Power of Frontline Healthcare Workers in Innovation 08:58 The Journey of the Arthur App: A Case Study 10:57 The Impact of User-Centered Design in Healthcare 20:44 Creating Brand Ambassadors in Healthcare 31:36 The Long-Term Vision of Orlando Health's Innovation Program 35:10 The Power of 'Yes, And' in Creative Problem Solving   Quote of the Show (10:00): “We spend time trying to walk in the shoes of the patients and the caregivers and trying to make sure we get enough data points to fully understand the problem.” – Michael Schmidt   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Michael Schmidt: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljamesschmidt/ Company Website: https://www.orlandohealth.com/      How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disruption Unveiled: The Post-Pandemic Workforce and Human Capital with David Leighton of WITI
Feb 15 2024
Disruption Unveiled: The Post-Pandemic Workforce and Human Capital with David Leighton of WITI
David Leighton is the President, and CEO of WITI (Workforce Innovation, Trust, and Influence) a mission-driven company and 160,000 robust community platform entirely dedicated to helping talented women and people leading in the global technology industry to develop their talent up to their true potential.  In this episode KJ and David discuss how technological advances are shaping the nature of jobs, creating new career opportunities for employees. David encourages listeners to view today's digital transformation as an opportunity, a blank canvas to redefine career paths and professional growth.   Key Takeaways: 02:31 The Transformation of the Workplace and the Rise of Remote Work 05:35 The Evolution of Human Capital and the Impact of LinkedIn 20:37 Community as a Service: A New Approach to Networking 21:09 The Evolution of WITI and its Impact 23:03 The New Work-from-Home Culture 23:59 The Concept of Community as a Service 30:17 The Future of WITI and Tech Innovation   Quote of the Show (19:00): “Companies get the most out of their people when they are happy and psyched about what they're working on.” – David Leighton   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with David Leighton: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidleighton/ Company Website: http://www.witi.com   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlDSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Disrupting Spatial Computing for Virtual Commerce with Digital Twins with Jimmy Hess
Feb 8 2024
Disrupting Spatial Computing for Virtual Commerce with Digital Twins with Jimmy Hess
Jimmy Hess is the CEO and Co-Founder, at Mode MetaStudios™ a global B2B e-commerce solutions provider, creating immersive and interactive virtual and mixed reality experiences. In this episode KJ and Jimmy discuss the company's work in revolutionizing industries like auto dealerships, fashion, healthcare, and gaming using digital twins. Jimmy also emphasizes the importance of emotional attachment in digital shopping experiences and highlights the burgeoning metaverse.   Key Takeaways: 04:36 The Impact of VR and AR Across Sectors 10:34 The Future of Digital Twins 13:27 Transforming the Car Buying Experience 23:57 The Intersection of Digital Twins and Real Estate 25:34 The Future of Advertising in the Digital World 27:39 The Rise of Digital Fashion 31:14 The Power of Community in the Digital World   Quote of the Show (9:00): “You have to bring it down to that emotional level. What is going to keep people looking at your product?” – Jimmy Hess   Join our Anti-PR newsletter where we’re keeping a watchful and clever eye on PR trends, PR fails, and interesting news in tech so you don't have to. You're welcome.   Want PR that actually matters? Get 30 minutes of expert advice in a fast-paced, zero-nonsense session from Karla Jo Helms, a veteran Crisis PR and Anti-PR Strategist who knows how to tell your story in the best possible light and get the exposure you need to disrupt your industry. Click here to book your call: https://info.jotopr.com/free-anti-pr-eval   Ways to connect with Jimmy Hess: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmy-hessenauer-8ab73a126/ Company Website: http://modemeta.io/   How to get more Disruption/Interruption:  Amazon Music - https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/eccda84d-4d5b-4c52-ba54-7fd8af3cbe87/disruption-interruption Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disruption-interruption/id1581985755 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/6yGSwcSp8J354awJkCmJlD  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.