The Communitech Podcast
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The Communitech News podcast is full of stories from the front lines of the Waterloo Region tech sector.
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Brian Tossan on the future of transportation||Brian Tossan, Director of Engineering for General Motors of Canada, is obsessed with the future of personal transportation. Tossan has been with GM since 2000, and has watched as disruptive technologies have transformed the company and its priorities,||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Winning pitches from Fierce Founders 2017||On August 24th, the 2017 Fierce Founders bootcamp wrapped up with a pitch competition, and two firms split the top prize of $100,000. SomaDetect and Furnishr.com were the tied first place winners, each earning a cheque for $50,||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Hillary Hartley on making government smarter||Hillary Hartley is Ontario’s new Chief Digital Officer, hired to make Ontario’s online government services streamlined and easy to use. A veteran of the Obama Administration and one of the co-founders of digital services company 18F,||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Anthony Bartolo on learning from hackers||Anthony Bartolo — Senior Audience Evangelism Manager at Microsoft — has a unique approach to engaging with the hackers and developers in the Microsoft ecosystem: he wants to learn from them. It might not sound radical,||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Sarah Prevette gets back to the blackboard||Sarah Prevette is the founder and CEO of Future Design School. Future Design School helps large organizations get everyone thinking through the lens of design, and works in education to advocate for youth entrepreneurship and innovation.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Moneyball’s Billy Beane||Billy Beane is the baseball general manager portrayed in the bestselling book and feature film, “Moneyball.” Beane’s story – of implementing a statistical methodology that led the Oakland A’s, one of the worst teams in baseball with one of the||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Ali Asaria on retail and work in the 21st century||Ali Asaria is the founder and CEO of Tulip Retail, a mobile software platform for in-store salespeople; he is also the founder and former CEO of Well.ca, an online retailer of health, beauty and baby products. Previous to that,||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Patty McCord on Language, Culture and Leadership||Patty McCord has spent many years working with companies to help people realize and practice leadership, pushing the boundaries of thinking about the way we all work. McCord served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 14 years,||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: RBC President & CEO Dave McKay||The Nimble Hippo caught up with RBC President and CEO Dave McKay. McKay is a University of Waterloo graduate and former programmer who started with RBC as a co-op student, and has brought some of the best ideas from the world of corporate innovation as||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: TD President & CEO Bharat Masrani||TD President and CEO Bharat Masrani sat down with Nimble Hippo Radio in the bank’s downtown Toronto headquarters to talk about the history and future of innovation at a company that traces its history to a time when Ontario was known as the Province o||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic on municipal innovation||Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic chatted with Nimble Hippo Radio while the ink was drying on city’s new Digital Strategy — a document that lays out how the city will use techniques from the world of corporate innovation to bring municipal government||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Dave Caputo on Scaling Culture||Dave Caputo, President, CEO & Co-Founder of Sandvine, shares his story with Nimble Hippo Radio. As an executive for PixStream, Caputo helped lead the company through a major acquisition by Cisco only to turn around and start another company, Sandvine,||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Fred Bakker and Antoine van Agtmael||Fred Bakker and Antoine van Agtmael, co-authors of the book The Smartest Places on Earth, have a combined 60 years of experience in business and finance. Bakker spent his career as a journalist for a Dutch financial newspaper,||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Neal Hill on thinking big and small||Neal Hill — Vice President of Market Development with BDC Capital — wants to change the conversation between startups and enterprise companies. At BDC, Hill is in charge of Canada’s Venture Capital Action Plan (VCAP) and cultivating high-potential||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Deloitte Canada CIO Terry Stuart on the discipline of innovation||Terry Stuart, Chief Innovation Officer for Deloitte Canada, is a Nimble Hippo dream guest. He knows the world of corporate innovation like the back of his hand — bruises and all — and in this episode of Nimble Hippo Radio he shares lessons learned f||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Nancy Buck||Communitech’s own Executive HR Strategist and Talent Growth Coach Nancy Buck joins the Nimble Hippo Podcast this week, to share a strategic approach to HR that she’s spent a career testing and developing: Driving Business Outcomes.||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Janet Bannister||Janet Bannister, who brought Kijiji to Canada as one of eBay’s earliest employees, sits down with Nimble Hippo Radio host Craig Haney for a wide-ranging chat about 21st century corporate innovation. Bannister discusses how large corporates can work wi||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Punit Soni||Punit Soni, with experience creating mobile products for huge companies like Google and Flipkart, has a wealth of insight on how companies should adopt mobile strategy. The bad news? If you’re just starting to realize you need to become a technology||11/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Scott Bedbury||Nimble Hippo Radio met with Scott Bedbury, the CEO of Brandstream and the mind behind many famous American brands. Bedbury was Nike Advertising Director from 1987-94, giving the world the “Just Do It” campaign — one of the most iconic of all time.||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Michael Katchen||Nimble Hippo Radio caught up with Michael Katchen, the founder & CEO of Canadian startup Wealth Simple. Wealth Simple is experiencing explosive growth, and though they are a young company they’re thinking hard about the future and how to maintain an i||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Amanda Lang||This week on Nimble Hippo Radio, we talk to Amanda Lang, host of Bloomberg North. Lang talks to the Nimble Hippo about the fear large companies have of the rapid disruption happening all around them, and how — despite commonly cited examples of compan||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Waterloo Region tech leaders live at FUZEnation||Tonight is the finale of FUZEnation, a tech and music summit that brought headlining musical acts like Kygo and Atrak to bump elbows with tech luminaries from Silicon Valley and Waterloo Region. Steve Wozniak,||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||"Sometimes it's nice to be hated by the wrong people": Vinod Kohsla at Hack the North||Vinod Khosla — who co-founded Sun Microsystems, the company behind Java, in 1982 and remains one of Silicon Valley’s most influential investors — wasn’t shy about sharing his opinion at Hack the North. In a wide ranging fireside interview with E||9/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Episode Two||Lifting the curtain on innovation theatre.||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nimble Hippo Radio: Episode One||Introducing Nimble Hippo Radio, a podcast about corporate innovation in the 21st Century.||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Michael Litt on the story of storytelling||Photo: Vidyard co-founder and CEO Michael Litt delivers his “T minus 5” presentation at TLC 2016. On May 12, Tech Leadership Conference 2016 brought authors, thinkers and researchers – like Robin Chase and Ray Kurzweil – to Waterloo, Ontario,||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Smartest Places on Earth with Antoine van Agtmael||Antoine van Agtmael, who co-authored the recently published book The Smartest Places on Earth with Fred Bakker, was at Communitech on Tuesday to tour one of the communities mentioned in his recent book: Waterloo Region.||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Mark Roberge wants to teach you how to sell||The Tech Leadership Conference (TLC) is now just three weeks away, and nearly sold out. The Communitech Podcast has been sitting down with some of the upcoming speakers to find out what they’ll be sharing at the conference and what they’re excited t||4/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Chris Eliasmith has a brain in a box||Communitech’s largest annual gathering, the Tech Leadership Conference, is now less than a month away. The Communitech Podcast is interviewing some of the upcoming speakers, talking this week to Dr. Chris Eliasmith.||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nik Badminton, for one, welcomes our robot overlords||Tech Leadership Conference (TLC) 2016 is on May 12. With keynotes from Ray Kurzweil and Robin Chase — and featuring an all-star lineup of speakers on artificial intelligence, robot ethics, the sharing economy,||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Barry Katz on what it takes to rival the Valley||Barry Katz — consulting professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, professor of Industrial and Interaction Design at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Fellow at IDEO, Inc.||3/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tom Slee critiques the sharing economy||Tom Slee is an author based in Waterloo Region who writes about technology and society. In this episode, Slee casts a critical eye as he discusses the rise of the sharing economy, the ever-larger companies profiting from it,||12/22/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ben Roberts on virality||Ben Roberts, the man behind Animal Robot (@animalrobot_) and former Creative Director at Thalmic Labs, talks viral success online.||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||A conversation with Larry Smith||This week, our full episode is an hour-long conversation with economist Larry Smith, longtime instructor at the University of Waterloo. Smith has been advising technology entrepreneurs in Waterloo Region for decades,||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jim Estill's Sales Secrets||Jim Estill is a lifelong tech entrepreneur who made his name as an early board member and advisor at BlackBerry. He’s witnessed decades of disruptive innovation, and now spends his time sharing stories from the front lines to help the next generation||11/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Ted Livingston on growth||Welcome to the Communitech Podcast: Episode 1. Our first episode features a conversation between Mike Kirkup, Director of the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program, and Ted Livingston, co-founder and CEO of Kik Interactive.||11/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Make this an MP3
Seriously. Make this audio only.
500MB downloads… are you serious?
File sizes seem fine to me.
I love this. Some really interesting stuff here, and I like the perspective from Waterloo (I live nearby). I think that MP3 issue is fixed, they all downloaded normally for me. More!
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