Talking to the brightest minds in tech

Where can technology take your business? Join hosts Mark Schaefer and Douglas Karr on an IT transformation expedition. Listen in as they have in-depth conversations with technology luminaries who clear the path for your business growth – hear from analysts, partners, your peers and leaders across Dell Technologies. Find research, best practices and tools to make your IT transformation real.
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Host:Mark Schaefer

Host: Mark Schaefer

Author, Consultant, College Educator

Mark is a leading authority on marketing strategy, consultant, blogger, podcaster, and the author of six best-selling books, including "KNOWN." He has two advanced degrees and studied under Peter Drucker in graduate school. Some of his clients include Microsoft, GE, Johnson & Johnson and the US Air Force.

Host:Douglas Karr

Host: Douglas Karr

Technologist, Author, Speaker

Pre-Internet, Douglas started his career as a Naval electrician before going to work for the newspaper industry. His ability to translate business needs into technology during the advent of the Internet paved the way for his digital career. Douglas owns an Indianapolis agency, runs a MarTech publication, is a book author, and speaks internationally on digital marketing, technology, and media.

The Story Behind the Luminaries Podcast

Duration 10:26

The Luminaries podcast shines a light on visionaries focused on enabling positive human progress using technology. In this video, venture behind the scenes with podcast co-hosts Mark Schaefer and Douglas Karr to find out how they got started, where their tech vision comes from and their favorite guests.

Episode 19: IT Transformation…What’s the ROI?

Duration 27:08

Learn how to develop a strategic approach to IT transformation that can catapult your organization ahead of the competition. Adam Demattia and John McKnight, of the Enterprise Strategy Group, share what they’ve learned from a worldwide survey of 4,000 businesses.

Episode 18: How Does NATO Manage IT?

Duration 28:23

Managing the infrastructure for a complex organization can be a monumental challenge. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) compounds that challenge with an extra layer of complexity: It serves 29 different nations, each with its own culture, language, and technological protocols. In this episode, Dr. Gregory Edwards, Directory of Infrastructure Services in the NATO Communications and Information Agency, explains how he builds trust and consensus to keep the organization running – and moving forward.

Episode 17: Who Drives Innovation…in Your Business?

Duration 24:32

What does it take to create a culture of innovation? According to Assaf Natanzon, innovation is a team sport. He should know; he holds over 200 patents with hundreds more pending. For Assaf, encouraging innovation is all about learning new things, taking in other points of view, and applying solutions from one field to another. It doesn’t happen in a single, coincidental lightning flash; it’s a process that can be deliberately encouraged and nurtured.

Episode 15: Create a Culture…That Sparks Innovation

Duration 21:45

Draper helped develop the technology that put humans on the moon. These days, they’re using their impressive catalog of intellectual property to solve more down-to-earth problems. The same technology that guides a missile to its target could help plants pollinate, and even deliver medicine in developing countries.

Episode 16: Better Data, Higher Speed for McLaren

Duration 25:10

Formula One racing is all about the science of speed. The driver is the engineer who uses data from over 200 sensors for analysis to produce a winning team. McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown dives into new advances in racing, simulation and electric cars.