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Raymond James - Raymond James' COO, Kim Jenson, makes a point of taking "listening tours" and being where the action is. Her career in financial services has given her insight into the way work/ life balance has transformed over the years, why a "people first, client first" mentality is essential, and how to close the customer feedback loop.

BMO - “202 years didn’t happen by chance,” says SVP Leslie Anderson of BMO Harris Bank on her company’s legacy of innovation. On this week’s episode, she talks with us about keeping a large organization nimble through partnerships, how she builds an engaged workforce, and her bold predictions about the future of banking.

#UnlockingInnovation is a podcast by EX3 Labs, produced in partnership with 1871 Chicago.

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Microsoft - You can’t go many places in Chicago without hearing Adam Hecktman’s name mentioned. As Director of Technology and Civic Innovation, Adam’s work with Microsoft drives cities and communities towards a more equitable future. An advocate for the power of public spaces, Adam constantly pushes himself to ensure that civic resources (whether driven by technology or policy) are available to everyone. On this week’s episode, we talk with him about how he’s working to bridge the digital divide, the “innovation engines” that are startups, growing up with Microsoft, and much more. It’s a fascinating look into the past, present, and future of technology and community in Chicago.

 

#UnlockingInnovation is a podcast by EX3 Labs, produced in partnership with 1871 Chicago.

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