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Robotic systems won’t replace people – Ginny Foster


On this episode, Ginny Foster and I discuss robotics, industrial automation, and safety issues related to robots.

Ginny is an Electrical Engineer who helps people scale manufacturing operations with robotics.

She serves as Market Development Manager at Neff Power,an industrial automation distributorand robotics partner with locations across the United States.

Ginny has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Saint Louis University and a degree in Spanish from Washington University in Saint Louis. She is a certified Project Management Professional, and is passionate about developing relationships and solving problems.

“Robots do not replace people. Robots replace tasks.” – Ginny Foster

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– How companies can start implementing robotic systems
– Will robots replace people
– The four Ds of robotics (tasks that are best for robots)
– The future of robotics and artificial intelligence

Resources Mentioned:

Book: Mindset by Carol Dweck

YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/Neffpowermissouri

Connect with Ginny Foster:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginny-foster-0047a09/
Website: https://www.neffpower.com/

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

How tech leaders can avoid burnout – Lisa Duerre

On this episode, I have a wonderful conversation with Lisa Duerre.

Lisa is a former Silicon Valley executive on a mission: She ignites leaders in the tech world to get fantastic results, build high-performing teams, and be present for the moments that matter without burning out.

Lisa has worked in various roles, such as a CEO, Executive Coach, Speaker, Facilitator, Leadership Advisor, Podcast Host, and Author. She has helped over 25,000 employees get faster results at work, make a bigger impact, and be better business leaders. Lisa is passionate about showing leaders the way to lead with their head and their heart.

“Burnout is a billion dollar problem in the United States.” – Lisa Duerre

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– Why great leaders align their head and heart

– How to avoid burnout

– Tips for rebooting to reduce stress and increase productivity

– How to attract and retain employees

Resources Mentioned:

Book: Conversations Worth Having by Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres
Podcast: Ctrl Alt Del with Lisa Duerre Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ctrl-alt-delete-with-lisa-duerre-for-leaders-in-tech/id1532782441

Connect with Lisa Duerre:

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/lisaduerre

Website: https://RLDGroupLLC.com

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

The 3 key components of innovation – Chris Hood

On this episode, I have a great conversation with Chris Hood.

Chris is a Strategist, a thought leader, and an author with 35 years of experience in business development and digital transformation.

He currently works at Google as the Head of Business Innovation & Strategy. Chris also teaches at Colorado Technical University and Southern New Hampshire University.

His background includes a wide range of industries with significant work in media and entertainment at companies including Fox, Disney, Universal, and Electronic Arts.

Chris is also the host of “That Digital Show” Podcast.

“Innovative ideas can come from anyone in your organization.” – Chris Hood

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– How do you keep innovation alive in a large organization like Google

– The three key components of innovation (technology, data, and people)

– Tips for building a culture of innovation in your company

– The relationship between digital transformation and innovation


Connect with Chris Hood:

Website: https://chrishood.com

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book/.

Don’t let your inventions slip through the cracks – Steve Sponseller


 

In this solo episode, I talk about the importance of identifying all inventions created throughout your organization. Identifying every invention created by your team is more complicated than simply asking, “What have you invented lately?”

Invention identification is critical because you can’t protect an invention if you don’t first identify it.

Listen to this episode so you understand how to identify every invention created by your team.

“Solutions to difficult problems are a great place to look for inventions.” – Steve Sponseller

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– Why many people fail to identify inventions

– The importance (and value) of incremental inventions

– Discovering hidden inventions with Invention Mining

– A simple approach for capturing invention details

– Be proactive and make inventing fun

Questions?

If you have any questions about identifying your critical inventions, contact me to schedule a Free Introductory Call so an important invention doesn’t fall through the cracks.

Contact me via email: Steve@SteveSponseller.com

Or visit my website: https://www.SteveSponseller.com

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of my latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover my proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Growing a software company in today’s business environment – Andrew Butt

On this episode, I have a wonderful conversation with Andrew Butt.

Andrew has launched and grown several technology companies. He has also served on the Board of Directors for multiple companies.

Andrew it the co-founder and CEO of Enable, which is a cloud-based B2B (Business to Business) software tool for rebate management. Enable’s software tool is used by distributors, wholesalers, and manufacturers across over 50 industries.

“Cloud-based opportunities are bigger than ever.” – Andrew Butt

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– Key lessons learned from launching several tech companies

– Tips for growing a venture-backed company

– Critical trends that are impacting technology companies

– Why Focus is so important for tech company leaders

Resources Mentioned:

Book: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Book: The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

Connect with Andrew Butt:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/awbutt/

Website: https://www.enable.com

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Understanding critical patent filing deadlines – Steve Sponseller



In this solo episode, I talk about patent filing deadlines that are important to tech companies and inventors.

There are three important activities that automatically trigger a 12-month deadline in the United States for filing a patent application to protect your invention. In most situations, if you miss this deadline, you forfeit the ability to protect the invention. This often means your competitors can freely use that invention in their products because you can’t protect it with a patent.

Unfortunately, many business leaders are unaware of this deadline and inadvertently lose patent rights to their inventions.

Too often, I’ve had to tell company leaders, “It’s too late to protect your invention.”

Listen to this episode so you understand the deadlines and make an informed business decision before forfeiting your patent rights.

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

The three activities that trigger a 12-month patent filing deadline:

– Public disclosure of the invention

– Sale of a product that contains the invention

– An offer to sell a product that contains the invention

Solution:

– Identify all of the three triggering activities.

– If the invention is valuable to your business, file a patent application BEFORE the 12 month deadline.

Questions?

If you have any questions about these deadlines, contact me to schedule a Free Introductory Call so you don’t forfeit any critical patent rights.

Contact me via email: Steve@SteveSponseller.com

Or visit my website: https://www.SteveSponseller.com

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of my latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover my proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Optimizing website content for each individual visitor – Arthur Root



On this episode, I have a wonderful conversation with Arthur Root.

Arthur is the founder of Nostra AI, an Artificial Intelligence marketing company that is utilized by a wide range of companies, from publicly traded companies to small businesses. Nostra has developed an easy-to-use content optimization system that uses AI to efficiently optimize web pages.

Arthur is knowledgeable about AI, marketing, raising VC financing, and entrepreneurship.

“AI can do what’s impossible for humans.” – Arthur Root

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– The current best practices for web site design

– How AI is impacting web site design today

– What does your website need before you consider using AI

– Managing your website based on consumer sentiment


Resources Mentioned:

Book: Code Breakers by Walter Isaacson

Connect with Arthur Root:

Email: arthurroot@nostra.ai

Website: https://www.nostra.ai/

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

AI apps to turn your website into a conversation – Anu Shukla


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On this episode, I have the pleasure of talking with Anu Shukla.

Anu is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of high-tech industry experience. She is an active angel investor personally supporting and investing in women and minority led enterprises.

Anu has founded and exited several software companies: ranging from a Fintech loyalty currency company to Adtech and marketing automation companies. She has successfully exited two startups with $600M in enterprise value.

In her current role, Anu is a Co-founder and Executive Chair of Botco.ai, an emerging player in the application of AI/NLP to enterprise marketing automation.

And, she is named as an inventor on four patents based on her work in the technology industry.

“You want to turn your website into a conversation.” – Anu Shukla

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– The best way to start integrating chatbots into your business

– Current marketing automation breakthroughs using AI and other technologies

– Marketing trends that use AI to stay nimble and campaign-driven

– The art and data science of marketing


Resources Mentioned:

Get a free copy of Anu’s Book: 25 Best Practices to Turn Your Website Into a Conversation

Connect with Anu Shukla:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anushukla/

Website: https://www.botco.ai/

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his
proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

The intersection of art and technology – Sam Fry and Richard Adams


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On this episode, I talk with Sam Fry and Richard Adams.

Sam works at the intersection of innovation, technology, and art. He works for a technology company during the day and speaks to artists about technology at night.

Richard describes himself as an artist, musician, educator, and emerging tech architect.

Sam and Richard host a podcast called TECHnique where they where talk to artists about how they are working with technology.

In their Design Thinking series on the TECHnique podcast, Sam and Richard talk with several expert practitioners about Design Thinking.

“Technology has always been a part of art.” – Richard Adams

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– What Sam and Richard learned from interviews with Design Thinking experts

– Learning from the intersection of Art and Technology

– Advantages to failing fast and failing often

– Using Design Thinking techniques to solve problems

– The human element of Design Thinking

Resources Mentioned:

UK Design Council’s Double Diamond framework: https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/what-framework-innovation-design-councils-evolved-double-diamond

Connect with Sam Fry and Richard Adams:

LinkedIn (Sam Fry): https://www.linkedin.com/in/samueljfry/

LinkedIn (Richard Adams): https://www.linkedin.com/in/dickyadams/

TECHnique podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/technique/id1123475818

Twitter (Sam Fry): @SamuelJFry

Twitter (Richard Adams): @DickyAdams

Twitter (Technique Podcast): @TechniqueUK

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

Finding the right marketing technology for your business – Mike Geller


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On today’s podcast episode, I’m talking with Mike Geller, who is the Chief Technology Officer at Tegrita, a marketing technology consulting firm. He is also a co-author of the book “CMO to CRO – The revenue takeover by the next generation executive.” This book describes how an organizational restructure, combined with effective technology, can exponentially increase a company’s revenue.

Mike attended Ryerson University in Toronto and has 15 years of experience with marketing technology. Mike describes himself as a coffee snob, a Trekkie, a husband, and a proud dad to two beautiful children.

“Don’t buy technology that is oversized for your business. ” – Mike Geller

Today on the Tech Leader Talk podcast:

– How to find the best technology for marketing your business

– Why “adding more technology” won’t fix marketing problems

– Current marketing automation trends

– What you should do first to boost your marketing effectiveness

– Questions to ask when looking at new technology tools

Resources Mentioned:

Book: CMO to CRO- The revenue takeover by the next generation executive

Connect with Mike Geller:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikegeller/

Tegrita Website: https://tegrita.com/

Thanks for listening!

Be sure to get your free copy of Steve’s latest book, Cracking the Patent Code, and discover his proven system for identifying and protecting your most valuable inventions. Get the book at https://stevesponseller.com/book.

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