Innovation Heroes

Innovation Heroes is a podcast exploring the people and businesses driving change in our drastically disrupted world. Host Ed McNamara explores some of the most inspiring stories of business innovation in the post-pandemic era.

Innovation Heroes Season 5

Innovation Heroes: Why do we need resiliency in data storage?
Secure storage, secure business? Learn about the latest data strategies for 2024.

March 13, 2024
Explore the unsung heroes in data storage: those defending against cybersecurity attacks, building new infrastructure, and supporting AI innovation.

Innovation Heroes: Why design-led companies rule – and how to become one
5 steps to implement design thinking for innovation

March 4, 2024
Learn why design-led companies such as Apple, Starbucks, and Airbnb outperform the S&P 500 index by 219%.

Innovation Heroes: How video game developers are driving productivity
Meet the digital assistants that are freeing up overburdened workers.

February 23, 2024
Discover how these digital assistants are freeing up overburdened workers and enhancing the user experience.

Innovation Heroes: Spinning up a new legacy for an old brand
How Kenmore's new CEO is revitalizing a 100-year-old company

October 30, 2023
Discover how Kenmore CEO Sri Solur is using software development principles and agile business methods to revitalize a 100-year-old brand.

Innovation Heroes Season 4

Innovation Heroes: Turning up the volume on a new blockchain use case
A game-changing platform is set to disrupt the music industry

March 3, 2023
On this week's episode, Ed learns how Labelcoin is using blockchain technology to stamp out artistic poverty.

Innovation Heroes: Creating movie magic with automation and artificial intelligence
Meet the startup that’s making waves in the movie business

February 6, 2023
On the latest episode, we hear from a technology startup that’s transforming the business of making movies.

Innovation Heroes: How to solve sustainability challenges with new batteries
A conversation with Nanoramic Laboratories co-founder John Cooley

January 30, 2023
On this week's episode, we discuss battery technology that may help solve pressing sustainability challenges.

Innovation Heroes: Do you recall the 8-bit PC that revolutionized video games?
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Commodore 64

January 6, 2023
On this week's episode, we take a look back at the Commodore 64 and trace its influence on modern digital gaming.

Innovation Heroes Season 3

Innovation Heroes: Blockchain 101 for the enterprise
CasperLabs CTO helps demystify this exciting new technology

March 3, 2022
It’s potentially bigger than cloud, but IT must first define it properly, then choose the best use cases

Innovation Heroes: Space, high tech’s final frontier
The ‘holy grail’ of commercial space is finally within reach – and it’s going to change everything

January 20, 2022
The ‘holy grail’ of commercial space is finally within reach – and it’s going to change everything

Innovation Heroes: The chip shortage’s lessons for sustainable IT

November 24, 2021
The global supply chain shock isn’t just some random Black Swan event. It’s a wake-up call.

Innovation Heroes: A hitchhiking robot’s guide to the future
Season 3, Episode 3: Remember HitchBOT? We speak to the researchers behind this groundbreaking robot

November 11, 2021
Remember HitchBOT? In our latest podcast episode, we speak to the researchers behind this groundbreaking robot.

Innovation Heroes: Why CIOs must have passion in their playbook
Season 3, Episode 2: We explore the very serious business of having fun in tech.

October 27, 2021
Our third season continues with a very serious discussion about the benefits of having fun in technology.

Innovation Heroes Season 2

Innovation Heroes: Delivery robots and the path to automation
Season 2, Episode 9

July 27, 2021
Tiny Mile Robotics’ Omar Elawi shares how robotics are changing jobs and the nature of work overall.

Innovation Heroes: Refuting deep learning myths
Season 2, Episode 8

July 14, 2021
Hear what’s next for the world of deep learning and AI and the amazing benefits we’re already experiencing.

Innovation Heroes: Cybersecurity in a post-pandemic world
Season 2, Episode 7

July 1, 2021
Learn tips to keep your infrastructure, employees, and data safe in the post-pandemic climate.

Innovation Heroes: Teaching computers to talk
Season 2, Episode 6

June 21, 2021
In this episode, Peter Bean speaks to experts about recent and upcoming advances in language AI tech.

Innovation Heroes: Electric vehicles and the road to the future
Season 2, Episode 4

June 4, 2021
Learn about the hurdles to EV adoption and how innovators are helping to create feasible solutions.

Innovation Heroes: Democratizing the Cloud with Google’s Omar Dajani
Season 2, Episode 3

May 4, 2021
Our latest podcast guest reflects on what open source and increased access to cloud means for businesses.

Innovation Heroes: Vaccines were just the beginning
Season 2, Episode 2

April 20, 2021
Intel’s Stacey Shulman talks AI healthcare revolution with host Peter Bean.

Innovation Heroes: Building culture in the remote world
Season 2, Episode 1

March 26, 2021
Listen to Season 2, Episode 1 now to explore how to maintain culture in a remote working world.

Innovation Heroes Season 1

A vision of the future: Apple Vision Pro in the enterprise
Apple’s foray into spatial computing creates some interesting business use cases

March 19, 2024
Adam Reiser talks about his first impressions of Apple Vision Pro and how he uses it to get work done.

We Got Your Recap: Top takeaways from season 1 on Mac adoption 
A look back at lessons learned from our in-depth conversations with Mac experts.

February 19, 2024
A recap of conversations with IT experts about adopting Mac, considerations to make, and how to get started.

An Apple a Day: Mac user stories on UX, productivity, and the Apple ecosystem
SHI Mac users discuss their preference for Apple’s products at work and at home.

February 5, 2024
Listen to Mac users share their stories and learn why they choose the Apple ecosystem for work and personal use. Discover the benefits of Mac for productivity, collaboration, and employee choice.

The long and winding road to Mac adoption: Insights from a Mac management expert
Successes at IBM and Cisco have given a blueprint for large-scale Mac adoption, but it doesn’t happen overnight

January 22, 2024
Henry Patel, Chief Strategy Officer at Jamf, discusses the challenges and benefits of Mac adoption in the enterprise and the experiences of IBM and Cisco rolling out the Mac platform at scale.

The Mac vs. PC war is over. Now your biggest challenge is adoption
Platform-agnostic tools allow users to choose their preferred platform while retaining access to the tech they need.

January 9, 2024
SHI Principal Architect Steve Weiner shares his experience as a Microsoft developer to illustrate how the gap between Windows and Mac has narrowed over the years.

Less mac and cheese, more Mac and ease: A recipe for user training and change management 
The Mac invasion is incoming – is your team ready for this change? PC-dominant workspaces can integrate Macs into the workflow with the right prep.

December 11, 2023
Learn how to switch from PC to Mac with ease and efficiency. Kristen Hubler, a training and adoption expert, shares her tips and insights on how to master the Mac OS and its features.

Long live the Mac? Investigating Apple’s sustainability credentials
How might adopting Mac at scale also help your organization achieve sustainability goals?

November 14, 2023
How might adopting Mac at scale also help you achieve sustainability goals? Mobile reCell's Allyson Mitchell shares her knowledge in this episode.

Mac in a Windows world: Support strategies for success
With administrative support already in place for Windows users, what should an organization do to ensure the same support can be offered to Mac users when considering adding the platform to their tech stack?

October 17, 2023
With administrative support already in place for Windows users, what should an organization do to ensure the same support can be offered to Mac users when considering adding the platform to their tech stack?

The price is right: Does the cost of Mac in the workplace add up?
When considering deploying Mac at scale in an organization, the first question asked usually echoes across every department: Is it worth the cost?

October 3, 2023
David Gruver, Field CTO at SHI, is back to share his insight into building a business case for rolling out Mac at scale based on strong metrics and a deep understanding of the total cost of ownership.

Sort & Filter

You May Be Interested In