Feb 24, 2017
I would argue that with Bill Schlough at the helm of technology implementation for the San Francisco Giants, I would never count them out when it comes to a run for the World Series Championship! His IT team has put into play a number of proprietary analytic tools that are credited for helping the team earn three world series trophies in five years. The MLB implementing a new tracking system in all 30 major ballparks, called Statcast, that can rank defensive powerhouses as well as star batters using cameras, radar, and sensors, may have leveled the playing field starting in 2015, but Bill always has a few technical tricks up his sleeve. Hear more of what he is measuring now and how his IT Team is helping players to improve performance in the 2017 season. Plus, he talks about improving the fan experience both in the stadium at home. Bill played a pioneering role in the world of HD video, mobile content, ticketing, and payment systems since starting with the SF Giants in 1999. And under his leadership, AT&T Park became the first sports facility to provide free Wi-Fi to all fans in 2004. Bill talks about the challenges he's faced in deploying access points throughout the stadium to get around the lack of penetration through people and cement, including the outcry when antennas were placed under stadium seats, and how he was able to overcome that and continue to roll out effective, seamless connectivity for all of the fans. Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs, the R&D arm for cable companies across America, joins Bill in talking about improving the couch experience for fans with the rollout of 4k in 2017. Phil explains why it's great that Bill and his team have waited to roll out cables to support 4k, because the next generation is already here. He talks about that and how that will impact the fan experience at-home in the last ten minutes.
Feb 24, 2017
Phil McKinney has released a new card deck that helps entrepreneurial teams dig deep into their minds, their hearts, and their souls to really think through not only their product, but their customer, as well as their overall business strategy. His "Killer Questions" is a great tool for both individuals and teams when ... • You are stuck and need that thing that will cause you to look at the opportunity differently. • As the starting point for a brainstorm/ideation session. • A tool for your personal creativity exercise sessions. • .. and many more! This card deck has helped me to even help entrepreneurs I've interviewed on my show share a little bit more about the thinking behind their product. Check out the interview with Phil where he explains how to use them to help your company flourish.
Feb 17, 2017
Today’s show is all about healthcare innovation. The first guest is the best healthcare activist for women. Mark my words: Sophia Yen will get the new Administration to realize the value in providing no-cost birth control to women. It’s not an emotional argument. She says she can talk to the numbers that will speak the language I believe has the power to convince President Trump to see things her way, and continue with what she says the “Affordable Care Act” has offered women. Sophia is the founder/CEO of Pandia Health, which is a telemedicine company that provides prescriptions and regular home delivery of birth control to women. She has a lot of passion for her work, which began as a Physician, then to becoming a Clinical Professor at Stanford University, and ultimately founder/CEO of Pandia Health, which won the prestigious Girls In Tech “Amplify” Pitch Night, which was a competition against other female entrepreneurs. Her business is what she calls “recession proof”. You’ll hear about her innovative ways of changing the healthcare landscape for women. In the second half of the show, Sam Abidir, CEO Of Aspire Ventures discusses how AI, mobile and cloud technologies are helping the healthcare industry provide more patient-centric care than ever before – with this patient-centric care often referred to as “precision medicine”. He talks specifically about how technologies such as artificial intelligence are having a hugely positive impact on research for chronic diseases, including Diabetes. One of its portfolio companies, Tempo Health is using Aspire Ventures’ Artificial Intelligence platform to develop a product for diabetes management. The product just went through a test trial for diabetes management, with the results suggesting that the technology can help patients more accurately monitor and manage their diabetes condition than ever before. The results of the trial indicated that Tempo Health’s Rhythm system – based on A2I – was found to considerably increase the patient participants’ time in range and decrease time in hypoglycemia compared to results obtained by an experienced team of doctors. The future of healthcare is here and Sam has the pulse!
Feb 10, 2017
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Feb 3, 2017
Tech entrepreneur, founder and CEO of GOPuck, and electric racing pioneer Blake Fuller, proved on July 1st 2016, that the Tesla zero emission four-door is capable of matching its fuel guzzling counterparts on the track. He smashed the Pikes Peak Hill Climb record by more than a minute. It’s a historic 12.42 mile challenge that features 156 turns a huge climb of just more than 14,000 feet before drivers reach the snow-covered summit. Blake Fuller had won the race before in a gas guzzler. But Blake, who helped build the first hybrid race car in North America, and has also designed the lithium ion technology used in every motorsports category from IndyCar to F1, set a new production electric vehicle record of 11 minutes 48 seconds. He did his first test drive in his modified Tesla Model S at Sonoma Raceway. Sonoma Raceway Steve Page talks about that record-setting test drive and ideas for potential racing opportunities for Tesla’s in the NASCAR circuit and beyond. Also, the Director of Performance for the winningest team of the Daytona 500, Joe Gibbs Racing, talks about the secrets to getting the drivers and pit crew to reach peak performance including mindset. Michael Lepp has a few tricks up his sleeve and takes advantage of the latest in innovation to monitor not only the typical heartrate, but also sleep, and more to train the ultimate athletes in the sport of NASCAR.
Feb 3, 2017
Lisa Dolev, founder & CEO of Qylur Intelligent Systems explains how her time in the Israeli military led to her latest innovation, which is transforming the entry experience for anyone attending large events, including the Super Bowl.