Attempting The Impossible with Nick Allen of GE Healthcare

GE - An inventor, philanthropist, and curious problem-solver Nick Allen is now the Global Director of Design and User Experience for GE’s $19 billion healthcare division. In this episode, we had a fascinating conversation about Nick’s innovation philosophy, how he used virtual reality to create a fun experience for children receiving needle injections and his excitement about machine learning in the healthcare space.

Meeting Consumers Where They Are with Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway

Lifeway - In 2002, Julie Smolyansky took over her Lifeway Foods, becoming the youngest female CEO of a publicly held firm at just 27. Since then, she’s grown the company from $12 MIllion to over $120 Million. On this week’s episode she shares the fascinating story behind Lifeway’s foundation, the revelation she had while running the London Marathon that disrupted the baby food space, and how she managed to market a 2,000 year old Russian staple to the US market.

Enabling Education Products of the Future with Jason Dole of World Book

World Book- What’s the greatest challenge facing innovation in education? Learning to embrace a changing culture, according to VP of Technology at World Book, Jason Dole. An expert in programming and software development, Jason is helping his organization use technology to move towards a future that includes more personalized, adaptive learning methods. Tune in for a  fascinating discussion about shifting the paradigm of innovation, redesigning education with future generations in mind, and the potential of immersive technology. #UnlockingInnovation is a podcast by EX3 Labs, produced in partnership with 1871 Chicago. Liked today’s episode? Be sure to rate & review.  

Shaping the Future of Productivity with Mixed Reality

Join us for a night of learning about the Microsoft HoloLens, networking with likeminded individuals, and pizza. The Microsoft HoloLens is the first self-contained, holographic computer, that enables users to engage with digital content and interact with holograms in their work environment. This enables workforces to be more productive and operate better internally. What You’ll Learn: -Capabilities of the HoloLens through live demos -Various industry-specific use-cases for mixed reality -How companies today are adopting the HoloLens into their business -First steps in getting started with mixed reality and introducing it to your organization

Leveraging a Demand-Centric Approach to Innovation and Growth with Thatcher Schulte of Conagra

Conagra - How does someone with an “analog childhood and digital adulthood” adapt to today’s world? If you’re Thatcher Schulte, with an insatiable curiosity and a methodical approach to problem solving. On this week’s episode, we talk with Thatcher about his early roots in entrepreneurship, how Conagra is both a CPG and technology company, why artificial intelligence is “completely underused,” and much more.   #UnlockingInnovation is a podcast by EX3 Labs, produced in partnership with 1871 Chicago. Liked today’s episode? Remember to rate & review.