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Kraft Heinz -The iconic food company, Kraft Heinz has over 200 brands in 125 countries. The company's Global Brand Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Eduardo Luz, joins us to talk innovation in marketing and the future of CPG in this week’s episode of #UnlockingInnovation.

JetBlue Tech Ventures - Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships, Amy Burr, came to Chicago to talk with us about her position at the intersection of technology and travel, why and how JetBlue looks outside for innovation, and what she’s learned from being active in the larger travel ecosystem.

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

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ISTC - As President and CEO of the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, Mark Harris is always asking how his organization “can do a better job elevating Illinois.” On this week’s episode of #UnlockingInnovation, he gets in-depth about how collaboration facilitates change and how ISTC uses data to measure Illinois’ innovative efforts.

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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.

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.  

Discover Financial Services - On this week’s episode, we talk to Kim Holmes, System Director of Discover Financial Services, about focusing on “the why” in order to deliver true business value,  her commitment to bringing a diversity of thought to the workplace, and why she believes in advocating for others above all else. #UnlockingInnovation is a podcast by EX3 Labs, produced in partnership with 1871 Chicago. Be sure to subscribe to keep up with new episodes as they air.  

Cushman & Wakefield - “Tomorrow there will be no such thing as a company that isn’t digital,” says Adam Stanley. As Global CIO & CDO, he’s played a major role in building Cushman & Wakefield into a $7 billion corporation with over 48,000 employees in 70 countries. On today’s episode, we talk with him about the value in startup / corporation partnerships, why he’s glad he jumped into the tech world despite his initial aversion, and his best advice for driving innovation.
 

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

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