Innovation Heroes
Innovation Heroes Season 3: Welcome to the Golden Age

Innovation Heroes Season 3: Welcome to the Golden Age

September 30, 2021

SHI's Innovation Heroes is back for a third season of exploring the people and businesses giving us hope in a drastically disrupted world. With new host Ed McNamara at the helm, we’re breaking ground - and stories - in even more unprecedented ways. In the last year of the show, we’ve explored huge innovations that are helping us to stay afloat and start down the road to recovery: technology to transition us to the hybrid working world, AI that developed the COVID-19 vaccines, how the father of VR, Jaron Lanier, is making virtual meetings more human...and that’s just to name a few. 

This season, we’re looking forward with hope and finding the hero stories that will define our industries and society in the years to come. Featuring amazing returning guests like Stratascale’s Michael Wilcox and Intel’s Stacey Shulman, as well as new voices from universities, businesses, and maybe even some robots, Season 3 premieres October 14th with new episodes every two weeks after that. Be our hero – like and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. You won’t want to miss it! 

Innovation Heroes is an original podcast from SHI and Pilgrim Content. 

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WTF are NFTs?

WTF are NFTs?

July 29, 2021

Peter is joined by Costa Kladianos. Costa is the Vice President, Innovation and Technology at Canlan Sports and an expert on NFTs (Non-fungible tokens). NFTs have been causing a buzz in mainstream media recently. Peter and Costa discuss how they are fundamentally transforming the Internet in terms of creative ownership and distribution, from art to baseball cards and music. Are NFTs just for the avant-garde, or will they become the economic foundation of the Internet’s next generation?  

 

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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.
 
This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by SHI Esports. If you're in the education industry and want to bring Esports to your student body, visit shi.com/esports to learn more.
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.

This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by NVIDIA and its groundbreaking RTX technology. Visit shi.com/nvidia today to give your team the fastest, most powerful computing tools on the market.

 
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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. 

This episode is brought to you by PureStorage. Visit shi.com/pure to learn more.

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. 

 

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