Category: Podcasts

Podcast: Staking on Leverage with KIRA

Powering decentralized applications with the liquidity of assets at stake with Milana Valmont & Mateusz Grzelak.

Milana Valmont is the co-founder and CEO of Kira Core She was an intern at Roubini Global Economics as a Macro Research Analyst. After graduating from Fordham University Milana started working as a Private Equity Analyst at Issac Organization, and was an Investment Relationship Manager at OneMed Market. In June 2017, she joined Binance as a community volunteer and later as a Project Manager and Blockchain Consultant. In 2018, she joined in Tel Aviv, first as a Blockchain Business Development Lead and then later became the Head of Strategy Milana has vast experience in structuring and scaling blockchain startups as well as deep understanding of crypto economics.

Mateusz Grzelak is a Chief Technology Officer at KIRA. Mateusz was Involved in the cryptocurrency space since the late 2011 and supported the interchain/web3 ecosystem since the late 2016. Previously worked at Barclays Bank as R&D Developer, lead engineer at US Based Settle Finance and as product manager at Swiss based He has a deep understanding of the Interchain network protocols and experience at leading software development teams.

Podcast: The Importance of Buyer Enablement

Building trust, digitally, throughout the customer journey.

Greg Dickinson, Founder and CEO, Omedym.  Greg is an experienced software executive who has helped drive growth and establish market leadership for true innovators like Ariba (acquired by SAP), Hiperos (acquired by Coupa) and now, Omedym.  Throughout his career, Greg has supported all aspects of the customer journey and has had a close-up view of the changing expectations of the software buyer.  He understands that buyers are no longer content to let the sellers control the process and started Omedym in response.  Greg is the author of The Convenience Economy: B2B, Adapt Now or Pay the Price, and the host of the podcast with the same name.

Doug Udoff, Chief Customer Officer, Omedym.  Doug has spent his entire career software space.  He has led services, support, and customer success at industry leaders like Oracle, Ariba, Misys, and Hiperos and considers himself to be a true Customer Evangelist.  Doug has worked closely with Omedym’s customers to help transition their sales and marketing approach from helping the “seller sell” to helping the “buyer buy.”  His perspective on this transition is invaluable to any software company.

Podcast: XR and Enterprise thru the years

Work, Play, Travel – does your organization have the right XR strategy?

Mark Grob is a seasoned Veteran of the broader industry of Visual Simulation and Entertainment. He has a long history in the area of XR.

In 1998-2001, he started his first startup company which specialized in virtual reality solutions and development for 360 degree workspace. Over the last 10+ years he has provided private consulting in VizSim Industries. Has consulted with clients that worked for companies like General Electric, Viacom, BEA, Lockheed, Havas LTD, Bayer, Novartis, Unilever, and many more. Mark’s specialization is Immersive Technologies focused on Telepresence, Live data streaming, and Human Interface/UX. Currently is Head of the Immersive Tech Center with UPS, building Next Gen Products for UPS Enterprise Innovations.

Podcast: Demystifying Banking Infrastructure: From Payment Standards to Data Models

Can Transparency in Banking Drive Meaningful Shifts in Financial Behaviors? with Walt Cox

Walt Cox is responsible for Business Development and Payment Strategy at Moov Financial, helping build the more boring company in banking. Previously served as a Product Director to build global banking products at Rapyd. Before that he was an Assistant Vice President for a $5B Credit Union, responsible for 16 employees and the debit, credit and ACH programs. Lastly before joining Redwood Credit Union, Walt was Head of Emerging Products at FIS in their Digital team, having joined as part of the mFoundry acquisition in 2013.

Podcast: The Digital Evolution: Maximizing Your Impact

Jonathan Keim is the Communications Director of the Investor Brand Network. He started writing ­financial articles in 2007 when he was 17 years old with almost 2 years of micro-cap trading experience. Within 6 months, he was promoted to communications director of the company, and over the years his team has written and published more than 50,000+ articles covering 500+ companies in a variety of sectors. In the past 14 years, Jonathan has also helped launch 50+ investor-oriented brands that now have more than 2 million likes and followers (collectively) among 150+ social media accounts.

Today, his main focus is on collaborating with high-attendance event brands that wish to reach larger audiences through digital syndication, giving presentations to executives and investor relations teams who are looking to improve their digital communications, providing real-time demonstrations of InvestorBrandNetwork’s platform via a live studio, and supporting a team of 60+ throughout the U.S. and Canada who produce and distribute a variety of ­financial content.

Podcast: Outbound Sales, Outreach, And Closing Deals

How to fill your calendar with sales calls with key decisions-makers on-demand with Stan Rymkiewicz, Founder

Stan Rymkiewicz is the founder of Orapa and I’ve been running my own lead generation agency helping digital agencies, software houses, and even Y Combinator startups get more sales calls. For over 2 years I’ve helped dozens of companies create unique go-to-market strategies that resulted in $1.5M in sales. My vision is to help companies have calendars full of qualified sales calls on-demand without hiring a sales team.

Podcast: Auto Loans: Your Secret to Savings?

The smart way to save thousands on interest that consumers don’t know about with Nancy Fitzgerald.

Nancy Fitzgerald is an award-winning executive within the automotive finance industry. As the President & CEO of iLendingDIRECT, a national leader in automotive refinancing, Nancy led the company to achieve 30% YoY growth from 2014–2017. Under her leadership, iLendingDIRECT has won several awards, including placement on the Inc. 500 in 2016, and the Denver Post Top Places to Work in 2017, and winning the Denver Business Journal’s Best Places to Work every year since 2016. In 2018, the company won the Better Business Bureau® Torch Award for outstanding business ethics.

Podcast: Learning from Failure

Why failure is our most important teacher with Lucas Ward.

Lucas Ward is the co-founder and CTO of Kin Insurance, an insurance technology company and home insurance carrier built from the ground up to make insurance easy and affordable. Lucas has spent his career building software, disrupting industries, and creating high-performing teams. He started his career at Accenture and Thoughtworks where he was a senior consultant and ran IT projects for Fortune-500 clients. He is the inventor of Spring Batch, the first and only open source batch processing framework. Previously, he was CTO of Fundspire, a web-based investment platform that’s shaping the next generation of hedge fund investing (and now part of Nasdaq), and Rippleshot, an award-winning credit card fraud detection platform and venture-backed big data company.

Podcast: Idea to SaaS: Leading Brand Evolution as a Female Entrepreneur

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is Chief Thought Leader and Chair of Herrmann, the originators of Whole Brain® Thinking, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®), and creators of the Herrmann Platform.

Kimberly Sullivan

Kimberly Sullivan is the VP of People and Talent at Herrmann, the originators of Whole Brain® Thinking, the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument® (HBDI®), and creators of the Herrmann Platform.

Podcast: Multilingual Meetings And The Future Of Work

Can I really organize an online meeting or event in multiple languages? with Fadad Zabetian CEO @ KUDO

Fardad Zabetian is the Founder and CEO of KUDO. A visionary entrepreneur, Fardad has founded and placed another two companies among the fastest growing business in America. He has also expanded to key markets over Europe and Asia. Fardad is no stranger to big challenges. In 2012, he was part of the design and roll-out a complete makeover of the United Nations’ meeting facilities, including the general assembly hall in New York.

Podcast: Identifying And Protecting What’s Important

Discover how technology is used to help companies empower employees in creating a culture of workplace safety with David Wald @ Aclaimant.

David Wald is cofounder and CEO of Aclaimant, an insight driven workflow solution for safety and risk management. Its unique solution empowers every organization to improve risk management, loss control, and safety by streamlining workflows into a simple process. As CEO, David’s primary focus is driving the company’s vision, identifying and executing strategic partner and customer relationships, and growing the Aclaimant team and investor base.

Podcast: Employers Can Give Employees The Power of Control and Choice with On-Demand Pay

Learn About DailyPay: The Recognized Gold Standard in On-Demand Pay with Jeanniey Walden.

Jeanniey Walden is a nationally-acclaimed and award-winning business expert, author, mentor, and entrepreneurial Chief Marketing Officer who uses innovation to transform the way companies work to accelerate growth and brand impact. Currently, she is the CMO of DailyPay and transforming the employee payday. Walden believes success can only be achieved when you start with a foundation of an authentic, inspirational and relatable customer experience, and marry that foundation to the latest advances in technology.

Hosts: Tullio Siragusa and Ram Ganesan.

Podcast: Accelerate Drugs And Medical Devices Development: The Digital Revolution

How to mix the cloud, “crowdscience” and digital engineering to create better and safer cures with Luca Emili, CEO @ InSilicoTrials

Luca Emili is an Italian entrepreneur, founder and CEO of InSilicoTrials Technologies, the first global platform that is making easy to use modelling and simulation to accelerate the pace of innovation in the healthcare and life science industry.

The “crowdscience” concept makes it easy for pharma companies, medical device producers, hospitals, and researchers to identify and use the best digital models available. So, it’s possible to cut costs and development time while meeting safety standards and, ultimately, to increase the number of new treatments that reach patients

Podcast: Using Tax Credits to Fuel Growth: The Most Overlooked Source Of Funding

Can your firm recover cash from the state and federal government to help you grow and scale faster? with Stephen Epstein.

Stephen Epstein is the CEO of Tax Credit Experts.  Epstein has a background in finance and is a long-time entrepreneur having built, founded or operated 7 different companies. Epstein has operated in a diverse set of industries, including construction, real estate, manufacturing, publishing, consulting and private equity.

Epstein lives in Nashville and is married to wife and real estate development powerhouse Meg Epstein.

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