Innovation Heroes
Canada’s Cutest Delivery Robot featuring Tiny Mile’s Omar Elawi

Canada’s Cutest Delivery Robot featuring Tiny Mile’s Omar Elawi

July 15, 2021
On this episode of Innovation Heroes, Peter is joined by Omar Elawi of Tiny Mile Robotics, a company in Canada that is making robots mainstream with what they dub “Canada’s cutest delivery robot”, Geoffrey. They discuss real life use cases of robotics, both in present day and looking to the future. Plus, we go on a journey exploring the wide and wonderful world of robots across industries and use cases.
 
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Deep Learning and AI Demystified with NVIDIA’s Will Ramey

Deep Learning and AI Demystified with NVIDIA’s Will Ramey

July 1, 2021

The concept of AI we are fed through pop culture makes it out to be something far more mystical than reality — but that’s not to say there isn’t lots of magic going on. In this episode, Peter sits down with Sr. Director, Global Head of Developer Programs at NVIDIA Will Ramey to debunk some of the myths surrounding AI and deep learning technologies, and explore the current and future applications of this exciting tech.

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Hackers, the pandemic and good hygiene with Stratascale’s Michael Wilcox

Hackers, the pandemic and good hygiene with Stratascale’s Michael Wilcox

June 17, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated workplace modernization. Unfortunately, it has also left businesses exposed to more cybersecurity risk than ever. During the first three months of the pandemic, the FBI reported cyber attacks had quadrupled. On today’s episode, Peter sits down with Michael Wilcox, Stratascale’s Field Chief Information Security Officer. They discuss the increased importance of good cyber hygiene and how individuals and corporations can keep themselves safe in the age of the pandemic.

Discover how SHI and Stratascale can help. Visit SHI.com or Stratascale.com to get started 

The ABCs of Teaching AI to Talk

The ABCs of Teaching AI to Talk

June 3, 2021

In today’s episode, Peter is joined by Sonny Hudson, Collaboration Specialist of Partners at Cisco to discuss the ground-breaking work being done on the new Cisco Webex and how it’s changing the way we interact with each other and our work. Plus, Peter meets up with two linguistics professors from Rutgers University to find out how artificial intelligence is being used to help machines “talk” — and just how long it will be until AI can compete with human language acquisition. The implications for the future of tech, business and society are massive.

This episode is brought to you by Cisco Webex. Visit SHI.com/Cisco to learn more.

Who needs a Holodeck when you’ve got THIS!?

Who needs a Holodeck when you’ve got THIS!?

May 20, 2021

Peter is joined by Microsoft's Director of Mixed Reality Strategic Partnerships, Eric Kamont, one of the first people Microsoft hired to run business development on the HoloLens headset and platform six years ago. Since then, mixed reality has advanced leaps and bounds and today there is no shortage of powerful new use cases as we grapple with the pandemic. Discover how MR is becoming a key tool across industries like medicine, space and communications.

 

This episode is sponsored by Microsoft Azure. Visit SHI.com/MicrosoftAzure to learn more

All Roads Lead to Electric with Keegan Tully

All Roads Lead to Electric with Keegan Tully

May 6, 2021

Our current transportation system isn’t sustainable. Threats of climate change, stuttered fuel production and more contribute to the growing need to reimagine our standards – globally. Yet, there are major challenges to rebuilding this infrastructure. Peter is joined by Keegan Tully, Director of Business Development at Ontario Power Generation, the largest energy creator in Ontario, and General Manager of the Ivy Charging Network, a company leading the way in the shift to electric vehicles. From cost, to implementation, to creating solutions for those known in the industry as "garage orphans,” Keegan breaks down the challenges and reflects on the solutions innovators like The Ivy Charging Network are working on behind the scenes. 

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Democratizing the Cloud with Google’s Omar Dajani

Democratizing the Cloud with Google’s Omar Dajani

May 6, 2021

The cloud has become fundamental in scaling business, and not getting left behind in our modern world. And while the democratization of cloud was well underway before the pandemic, that shift is being accelerated exponentially. On today's episode of Innovation Heroes, Peter is joined by Google public cloud expert, Omar Dajani. They reflect on what open source and increasing access to cloud means for business leaders. They discuss the emergence of new cloud strategies, the results they are driving (cloud tech played a key role in development of the COVID-19 vaccines), and what the future holds. They also dig into the news around open source and hybrid cloud, and share some inspiring stories of innovation heroes using cloud to drive change.

This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by Android Enterprise Essentials. Visit SHI.com/AndroidEnterprise to learn more.

Vaccines were just the beginning: Intel’s Stacey Shulman talks AI healthcare revolution

Vaccines were just the beginning: Intel’s Stacey Shulman talks AI healthcare revolution

April 8, 2021

The urgency brought on by COVID-19 sparked revolutionary changes in the healthcare industry -- and they’re going to change the way we fight diseases and elevate care, long after the pandemic. In this episode, Peter Bean is once again joined by Stacey Shulman, Intel’s Vice President of the Internet of Things Group and General Manager of Health, Life Science and Emerging Technologies. Together, they explore the impacts COVID-19 has had on driving progress, why collaboration was the secret ingredient, and what the future has in store for this new era of AI-driven healthcare. 

 

This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by Intel vPro® Platform 11th Gen  

Client Devices, delivering the highest performance and most comprehensive hardware based security. Learn more at shi.com/intel  

Beyond the virtual happy hour: There has to be a better way

Beyond the virtual happy hour: There has to be a better way

March 25, 2021

We’ve seen countless examples of how innovation is helping us all stay connected and productive in this new remote everything world. But there are a few things business and IT leaders are still struggling to get right – like building a vibrant, meaningful workplace culture at distance. There has to be a better way than the virtual happy hour, right? 

 

To find out, Peter Bean meets with Wavy co-founder and CEO, Shawn Hewat. Since the start of the pandemic, she’s been on a mission to build meaningful, engaging experiences at a distance that promote healthy and purposeful office culture – and better business as a result. 

 

Plus: Peter shares his favorite pranks you can pull on your colleagues – at distance – for April Fools.  
 

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Innovation to the Rescue!

Innovation to the Rescue!

March 11, 2021

Welcome to Season 2 of SHI's Innovation Heroes — a podcast exploring the people and businesses giving us hope in a drastically disrupted world. In Season 1, we saw entire industries transform in the face of COVID-19. Now, as our world continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate, host Peter Bean will be looking to the future, exploring stories of hope, perseverance and achievement. New episodes coming every two weeks starting March 25, featuring the unsung heroes of the digital world, such as Intel’s VP of IoT Stacey Shulman, Google public cloud evangelist Omar Dajani and Wavy co-founder Shawn Hewat.

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