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17115: We Read It So You Don’t Have To – Hidden Figures

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Do you see the talent that you have in your organization.  The movie Hidden Figures brings some welcome attention to the forgotten  human computers who did the calculations for the manned space program.  However, as much as we might like to think that the story of Katherine Goble Johnson and NASA’s West Area Computers was an isolated anomaly, we quickly discover that it is not.  All organizations have hidden, unappreciated workers, as the book When Computers Were Human shows.
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17020: An Unusual CTO and a New Entrepreneur

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An unusual CTO and a New Entrepreneur. What will they be doing this spring? Exploring the problems of technology and governance. However for the moment, we give you a quick introduction into the cast members behind Vinny & Maddie
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17015: Where is the Stuff in HWMS? (Season Overview)

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It used to be David and Tamara. Now it’s Evelyn & Sullivan, or Rohit & Anna, or Vinny and little Maddie. All these characters give you some insight into technology and organization and work. In this episode, Executive Producer previews the coming season.

 

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17012: What to See at the Consumer Electronics Show

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What should you see at the Consumer Electronics Show? What are going to be the great cutting edge technologies that will shape the next 5 years of consumer products. We get some ideas from our special Tom Coughlin, who is one of the organizers of the technical side of the CES conference. Tom joins podcast staff members Sulley, the Policy Director and Jameela, the Manager of our Bangalore Office, to talk about the most important new technologies. (And, it appears, none of them are autonomous drone based coffee delivery systems.) Augmented Reality is probably on the top of the list, followed by Machine Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Tom will explain.

 

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17010: The Trillion Shot Latte: Drone Delivered Coffee @CES

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We’re not in any of the main exhibit halls at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show.   Raytheon or someone like that got there first. We didn’t make it into the rump group at the Sands Hotel.   However, we were able to secure a nice place in the parking lot next to the Sanchez Family Taco truck.  We also were able to plan a podcast demo for the Hoover Dam: The Worlds Largest Drone Delivered Latte every witnessed on a podcast.  You’ll hear about it on this episode.

 

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16450: Maddie Teaches What it Means to be a CEO

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Maddie, the CEO of Embisivle Frien’ faces the dark moment of the company and asks “What does it mean to be CEO?” What does it mean to make the toughest decision for a leader? Vinny, her mentor, arrives to support her in the hour of need and helps her demonstrate a key trait of leadership. 

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16445: Openning an International Office

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Time to open an international office, start to build connections in high tech centers outside of the United States. Our first place will be in Bangalore, though we have yet to find a place. However, our newest employee, Jameela, has a long list of potential places. However, to make a choice, we have to assemble a team, build some trust, and make a plan that will lead us to a decision – a challenge in any environment much less a distributed international one. How do you build an distributed team? That is our first task.

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