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Dell Technologies

True visionaries in technology focus on enabling positive human progress. We invite you to meet exceptional technology leaders from our analyst, partner and customer communities as well as from the Dell Technologies family of IT companies. Hosts Mark Schaefer and Douglas Karr will be your guides on an expedition plotting the paths of IT transformation and business growth.

  • 25 minutes 27 seconds
    Telling Real Stories… with Virtual Sets

    Listen In To Learn:

    • How volumetric video and virtual reality could revolutionize medicine, education, and more
    • How virtual sets are helping the film industry reduce environmental impact
    • How these technologies can democratize storytelling, helping underrepresented populations tell their own stories

    Hollywood's Alternative Soundstage
    Imagine shooting a film on location in Tokyo, Paris, and London… all without leaving a soundstage in California. Each environment is digitally rendered in such detail that you can place lights, move cameras, and film on the virtual set just as you would a physical one.

    Now imagine that technology used for training medical students: A virtual reality headset could replicate a state-of-the-art operating room with millions of dollars’ worth of equipment. And each student could have their own.

    Sony Innovation Studios is pioneering “volumetric video” – the process of scanning sets in 30k resolution to reproduce them in three-dimensional virtual space. Explore the possibilities of this groundbreaking technology with studio President Glenn Gainor.

    25 September 2019, 12:00 am
  • 26 minutes 55 seconds
    Driving Digital Transformation…Through Leadership, Humility and Empathy

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    • How to reduce risk and get buy-in for digital transformation
    • How to identify the right starting point to begin the process
    • The guiding principles of leadership during transformation and beyond
    • How to address the four most significant barriers to transformation

    The Human Element of Digital Transformation
    “The shoemaker’s children go barefoot.” It’s a common proverb that applies across industries: The thing you do best for others can be the hardest to do for yourself.

    Dell Technologies is leading the charge for digital transformation. They help businesses reinvent themselves through technology to run faster, more efficiently and ultimately to greater success. It’s up to folks like Greg Bowen, SVP, Digital Acceleration & CTO, Dell Digital, to make sure that the same transformation is happening internally.

    Greg is accelerating Dell’s digital transformation by looking beyond just technology. For Greg, it’s a human challenge as much as a technical one – the challenge of convincing 10,000 employees to make radical changes in the way they work. Using Pivotal Labs methodologies, Dell is making a tremendous shift in how its own IT organization, called Dell Digital, operates to quickly design, develop, iterate and deliver new products and capabilities.

    Greg explains how the process is underway at Dell Digital, the IT organization that supports Dell, and how you can get started with your business.

    11 September 2019, 12:00 am
  • 27 minutes 19 seconds
    Solving a Looming Pilot Shortage… with Virtual Reality

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    • How data-driven instruction can accelerate learning
    • How virtual reality can promote diversity in a recruitment process
    • How “vertically integrated training” can solve labor shortages

    The Looming Crisis in the Aviation Industry

    Pilots must retire at 65 by federal mandate, and there aren’t enough new pilots coming in to balance the aging population. The existing model for pilot training is part of the problem: It’s costly and time-consuming for potential recruits, with barriers of entry that tend to narrow the applicant pool and discourage diversity.

    Ed Bagden and his team are looking to combat the problem by creating a new model for pilot training. LIFT Academy uses virtual reality to help diverse candidates visualize themselves in the captain’s chair. Then applicants have access to subsidized, tech-enabled training with a guaranteed career path. On this episode, Ed explains how virtual reality, data mining, and machine learning can all be put into play to solve the pilot shortage.

    28 August 2019, 12:00 am
  • 20 minutes 57 seconds
    Forging the Future of Finance…One Blockchain Link at a Time

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    • How blockchain can streamline financial transactions
    • A long-term investment plan for blockchain implementation
    • Practical use cases for blockchain technology

    The Australian Securities Exchange Is Getting Real with Blockchain
    Of all the exciting new technologies on every business leader’s mind, blockchain may be the most discussed and least understood. Experts say it has the potential to transform every type of transaction. It’s said that blockchain could make banking obsolete and streamline your supply chain. There seems to be endless potential, but not a lot of clarity. And even fewer practical implementations to use as models.

    The ASX is building a blockchain implementation for finance, a platform where a trusted network can explore the possibilities. Dan Chesterman is the CIO of the Australian Securities and Exchange (ASX) and he’s had to cut through the hype to create something that actually works on the ground level. In this episode, Dan explains exactly what the ASX is working on – how it’s built and what it will do when it’s done. It’s a rare and fascinating practical look at a technology that is frequently more sizzle than steak.

    14 August 2019, 12:00 am
  • 21 minutes 9 seconds
    Creating an Immersive Tech Museum…From Dinosaurs to Spaceships

    Listen In To Learn:

    • How to choose durable, reliable technology for years of use
    • How to build more efficient data centers
    • How creativity and technology combined to create a $330 million science center

    Creativity and Technology Combine to Power a $330 Million Science Museum
    Brooks Weisblat started his career with a degree in biology and an interest in a promising new technology: The world wide web. He started work as a web developer at a small science museum in Miami… and two decades later, he was planning the technological backbone for a $330 million new building.

    The Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a 250,000 square foot state-of-the-art marvel. Every part of it, from the exhibits to the wildlife tanks to the gift shop, uses the latest technology to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Building these interconnected systems was a massive undertaking for Brooks and a small team of developers.

    In this episode, Brooks talks about the challenges he and his team faced in planning these systems. Brooks and his team had to get creative to build robust, redundant, but also space and resource-efficient systems for everything from shark tank life support to mobile point of sale devices.

    31 July 2019, 12:00 am
  • 27 minutes 18 seconds
    Enhancing Human Performance...using Motorsport Technology

    **Listen In To Learn: **

    • How McLaren diversified into Health and Human Performance 
    • How breakthrough innovations come from the intersection of art and computer engineering 
    • How big data is sparking innovation in health care 
    • How to build credibility in a an established industry 

    Formula 1 Is More Than Just Winning Races
    Sure, winning Formula 1 racing is done on powerful analytics but for McLaren Applied Technologies, their ability to innovate reached break-neck speed when they decided to take their learnings and apply them beyond racing, and into health and human performance. Harnessing the sensor and data analysis capabilities developed in Formula 1, McLaren Applied Technologies creates digital therapeutic solutions that optimize and personalize treatment for better clinical outcomes.

    On this week's episode, we steer into the fast lane with Duncan Bradley, Health & Human Performance Business Unit Director, as he discusses how McLaren Applied Technologies takes data from our bodies to enhance human performance.

    17 July 2019, 12:00 am
  • 29 minutes 16 seconds
    Meet The New Barista Making Your Coffee...I, Robot

    Listen In To Learn:

    • How robotics is connecting customers to the perfect cup of coffee
    • Why having a sustainable supply chain is important to Briggo
    • Why the future is not filled with robot workers but a human-machine partnership
    • How to use data to create a better customer experience
    • How diversity and inclusion helps Briggo to be an innovative technology company

    Even A Good Cup Of Coffee Can Have A Good Technology Story Behind It
    Employees being afraid of robots taking their jobs is not a new storyline. But if a machine can make up to 100 cups per hour, 4 times the number of a traditional barista, are these fears really unfounded? Well, don't worry because the truth is that robotics still create more interesting and challenging opportunities for people to work versus taking away.

    Briggo's vision is to provide their customers a Connected Coffee experience, a confluence of digital and physical experiences that drives growth and on-demand delivery of perfect cups of coffee through data and robotics.

    On this episode, Marsha Osborn, Chief Operating Officer, discusses what drives Briggo to be so passionate about their relationships with the bean supplier, their team, and their customers.

    3 July 2019, 12:00 am
  • 27 minutes 18 seconds
    Achieving Clarity...In A Cloudy World

    **Listen In To Learn: **

    • The evolution of a multi-cloud world
    • Why adopting a multi-cloud model requires significant organizational culture change
    • What the cloud announcement at Dell Technologies World 2019 will mean for customers
    • Why clarity is required to pick the best cloud platform to meet your modernization goals
    • How to remain relevant in technology given the pace of change
    • How will cloud fuel widespread adoption and evolution of artificial intelligence
    • The personal characteristics it takes to lead transformational change
    19 June 2019, 4:00 am
  • 29 minutes 18 seconds
    Interacting With Fans...Using Game Changing Tech

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    • How to deliver a user-based experience that leads to customer retention
    • How tech is bringing past icons back to life and delivering customers an immersive experience
    • How to design a future-ready tech transformation
    • How emerging tech, like VR and AR, will come into play

    Setting A New Standard for Fan-Focused Technology
    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is more than a museum. It's an experience. Thanks to an $18 million technology transformation, fans are now able to connect with their childhood heroes and honor the legacy of players past.

    When the museum was built in 2002, the technology featured throughout was state of the art. But 15 years later, it was considered tired and outdated, and keeping the museum relevant and interesting to a new generation of people was the name of the game. Their goal, with technology transformation as a heavy part of their behind-the-scenes transformation, was and is to redefine how halls of fame represent their famers.

    On this episode, Jason explains how the Hall of Fame is using technology to honor the living history of basketball, by delivering visitors an experience that keeps you educated, focused, and, most importantly, entertained.

    5 June 2019, 4:00 am
  • 27 minutes 23 seconds
    Rethinking Industry, Business And Jobs...By 2030

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    • What jobs of the future will look like
    • The importance of STEM and diversity in developing digital skills
    • How to approach security risks in a multi-cloud environment
    • Innovation emerging from developing countries creating new industries and job growth
    • Leading your business through digital transformation
    • How diversity in your workforce differentiates you from your competition

    Technology Will Eliminate The Historical Friction Of Transactions And Processes We've Been Accustomed To In Our World
    The world as we know it, is changing. As humans increasingly partner with machines to transform the way we do business, research suggests that emerging technologies will open up new ways of creating value and the advent of new industries and business growth.How can you prepare your business for these shifts? According to Aongus Hegarty, President Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Dell Technologies, we need to focus on the skills and requirements of the future, because the future is bright. Innovation is abundant in developing countries, setting the example of how an investment in digital literacy and diversity and inclusion will unlock the next generation of digital leaders. On this episode, Aongus explains how he sees the increasing use of emerging technologies shifting the economy over the next 10 years and what he believes will be the key to leading through this change successfully.

    22 May 2019, 4:00 am
  • 22 minutes 49 seconds
    5G is Coming…to Transform Connectivity

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    • How 5G will impact AI applications, self-driving cars, telemedicine and more
    • The timeline for 5G rollout and adoption
    • What makes 5G different from any previous broadband technology
    • How 5G will drive business innovation
    • How Dell is participating in developing and innovating with 5G

    Faster Mobile Broadband Is Just the Beginning for 5G’s Potential
    5G connectivity is almost ready for primetime. Wireless providers, broadband providers, and device makers are all readying a major push to roll out the technology.

    While 5G will substantially improve download speeds, it’s more than just faster data transfer. Vast improvements in latency and connectivity will drive dozens of up-and-coming technologies like self-driving cars, telemedicine, always-connected computing, and IoT-enabled sensors. 5G has the potential to transform existing businesses and enable entirely new business models.

    Dell is working with technology partners around the world to help make 5G a reality. On this episode, Liam Quinn, Senior VP and Senior Fellow at Dell, discusses the technology’s potential, what business applications can benefit most from it, and how it will change our daily lives over the next decade.

    8 May 2019, 4:00 am
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