3.2 – Watches: Innovation on Time

Walter Isaacson and guests engage in a timely discussion on how humans throughout history answer one of our most fundamental questions: “When?”So, what makes the industry tick? And how can we expect time to change in the future?

Episode 20: Augmented Reality… Enhancing Human Effort

Augmented Reality (AR) is about to change the way people work. By overlaying digital visualizations onto the real world, AR takes data out of the server stack and puts it exactly where you need it. In this episode, learn how AR works, how it’s currently being deployed, and what comes next. Roy Ashok, of AR company DAQRI, now Snap, shares his practical experience with the technology for applications ranging from the U.S. Navy to automotive assembly lines.

The Story Behind the Luminaries Podcast

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?

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?

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?

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

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.

2.13: Agriculture: Can vertical and urban farming feed the world?

Host Walter Isaacson talks farming. How did the mechanical reaper change the way we harvest? Can vertical farming help feed our ever-growing cities? Will AI, machine learning and the Internet of Things make farms more efficient?

2.12 — Stocks: Timing the Market

The stock market is one wild ride, from the literal rough seas of the renaissance to the forthcoming disruption of algorithms and AI. Invest your time in this week’s episode to learn the exciting origins and incredible future of how shares and stocks exchange.

2.10 — Fundraising: Making Change

From seals campaigns to ice bucket challenges, from Jerry Lewis through Chance the Rapper, fundraising has leveled up since the old days of the poster-sized thermometer. Hear how streaming, social media and celebrity have all contributed to the way we reach out now.

2.9 — Robotics: Beep Boop

From algorithms to Artificial Intelligence. Meet Kuri: Your new adorable robot friend who takes pictures, videos and can make you …

2.7 — Privacy: Privacy, Please

All the news that’s not fit to print. Privacy may be an American norm, but did you know it wasn’t …