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The Agile Digital Transformation podcast is focused on topics such as digital transformation case studies and best practices. We explore technology and tools to support digitalization and aim towards actionable, real-world advice and insights.
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Stephany Lapierre is the founder and CEO of the leading supplier data foundation platform Tealbook. In this episode, we discuss how the innovation in artificial intelligence can be leveraged to turn uncertainty into opportunity in the supply chain sector. We talk about the opportunities AI brings to procurement & the supply chain, as well as the ch…
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Matthew Kleiman is the co-founder and CEO of Cumulus Digital Systems as well as the author of the recently released book Work Done Right. In our second conversation with Matthew, we talk about making use of artificial intelligence, and in particular large language models, without falling for the hype surrounding these technologies. We revisit the c…
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Anton Skornyakov is a holder of the esteemed certified Scrum Trainer certification, co-founder and managing director of Agile Coach and author of The Art of Slicing Work: How to Navigate Unpredictable Projects. In this episode, Anton breaks down the concept of slicing work and how it can benefit businesses and organizations. He shares numerous tips…
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Greg Brooks is the Chief Marketing Officer at the data-driven SEO and link building agency SearchTides. In this episode, we talk about the future of search engine marketing and optimization in a digital landscape driven by artificial intelligence. We take a look at the state of SEO before the public release of ChatGPT in November 2022, what has cha…
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Franz Karlsberger is the CEO of the developer focused open-source application delivery and hosting platform amazee.io. In this episode, we talk about navigating the challenges of building a successful business based on open-source technologies, with Franz sharing his first-hand experiences of leading amazee.io as well as his tips for making sense o…
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Nikola Mrkšić is one of the masterminds behind Apple's digital assistant Siri, as well as the CEO and co-founder of PolyAI. In this episode, we speak about winning (back) trust in the age of artificial intelligence. We discuss the importance of trust for effective customer relationships, as well as look at the bigger picture with regards to the ove…
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Andrej Safundzic is the CEO and co-founder of Lumos, an advanced SaaS management and identity governance platform. In this episode, we discuss the APPocalypse, that is, the overabundance of digital tools and applications. We start with some history and how we got to this sprawl of apps, before moving on to discussing the impacts it has on both busi…
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Eric Siegel is a former Columbia professor, leading ML consultant and author of The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment, which has just recently been released. In this episode, we talk about whether or not we're headed towards an AI winter and what implications this would have for the future of innovation in artificia…
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Cody Schneider is the co-founder of the AI SEO content engine DraftHorse AI, and of an advanced AI writer engine for podcasters, Swell AI. In this episode, we talk about how to navigate career pivots through disruption and volatility, and Cody shares some of his personal experience with needing to make a sudden shift in his career. Links & mentions…
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Lisa Carlin is a strategy execution specialist and scale up mentor, as well as co-founder of FutureBuilders Group, a network of Organizational Development specialists. In this episode, we talk about designing successful strategies and building internal communities to drive change with significant benefits and as little upheaval as possible to the p…
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Jack Skeels is an award-winning executive, frequent keynote speaker and published thought leader, the CEO & founder of AgencyAgile, and the author of the recently published book Unmanaged. In this episode, we break down the concept of unmanaging, exploring how it differs from traditional management approaches and in what ways it resembles the agile…
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Matthew Kleiman is the co-founder and CEO of Cumulus Digital Systems as well as the author of the recently released book Work Done Right. In this episode, we talk about some of the key lessons and takeaways from Matthew's book, covering topics such as systems thinking and how it differs from systems engineering, the issues with having to do rework …
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Amir Haramaty is the CEO and co-founder of aiOla, an AI speech technology that helps businesses streamline inspections. In this episode, we discuss how the evolution in AI speech technology is transforming enterprise operations. We talk about the real-life applications of benefits of streamlined speech technology, and Amir shares the story of aiOla…
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Eric Holtzclaw is the founding partner and chief strategist of the full-service B2B marketing firm Liger. In this episode, we explore the modern-day marketing maze and how to best navigate it. We focus particularly on content marketing; on the core values, mission and vision of a brand; and on the abundance of MarTech available, as well as the chan…
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Alex Chabot-Leclerc is the Vice President of Digital Transformation Solutions at Enthought, a science-focused digital transformation consultancy. In this episode, we discuss how the field of research and development (R&D) can tap into the power of new AI technologies in order to stay on the cutting edge of innovation. We focus primarily on how R&D …
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Oliver Davies is a software developer and consultant with 16 years of professional Drupal development experience, including working on drupal.org for the Drupal Association and being an Acquia Triple Certified Drupal Expert. In this episode, we make the business case for test-driven development (TDD) and automated software testing, exploring why no…
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Emily Yorgey is a UX/UI designer at Modulous, a modern technology platform which aids in streamlining construction projects. In this episode, we dive into the importance of intentional UX design in the current digital age which is dominated by persuasive and manipulative tech, drawing key insights from Emily's great article "How to build intentiona…
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Greg Kihlstrom is a customer experience and marketing technology transformation consultant, author, and keynote speaker, as well as the host of The Agile Brand podcast. In this episode, we talk about continuous improvement of AI and customer experience. We break down the concept of AI maturity and discuss how agility goes hand in hand with continuo…
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Jan Pilhar is the Executive Director at IBM iX DACH and Co-Leader of their Digital Advisory Practice DACH. In this episode, we talk about unlocking the power of AI for business-wide transformation, focusing more on the possibilities & challenges for larger enterprises versus small/medium businesses. One of the key points in the discussion is also t…
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Nick Petroski is the founder of Promethean Research, a boutique consultancy which helps digital agencies grow more reliably with higher margins and simpler operations. In this episode, we discuss how generative AI and large language models are impacting digital agencies. We cover why and how the decline in agency growth started and how the explosio…
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Matt Ellis is Senior Manager of the CIO Advisory Practice at BearingPoint, an independent multinational management and technology consulting firm. In this episode, we talk about the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle and what modern-day digital transformation lessons we can learn from it, focusing on exponential growth and the costs of remaining on outdated le…
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Richard "RJ" Kedziora is the co-founder of Estenda Solutions, a leading company specializing in custom software and data analysis for healthcare and medical companies. In this episode, we discuss the topic of digital health, starting by defining the term, then then covering topics such as regulated software development for healthcare, the current a…
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Ryan Breen is the CTO of Fastr, creator of the first Frontend-as-a-Service platform, Fastr Frontend, with over 20 years of experience in scaling businesses and building products & teams. In this episode, we discuss why digital optimization is the new digital transformation, with a particular focus on the field of e-commerce. We talk about why e-com…
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Ramiro Berrelleza is the CEO and co-founder of Okteto, the leading platform for Development Experience Automation. In this episode, we talk about redefining the developer experience. We cover both culture and technology, discuss the impact of AI tools such as Chat-GPT and GitHub's Copilot, and break down the concept of ephemeral development environ…
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Peter Voss is the CEO and chief scientist of the advanced chatbot platform Aigo, as well as one of the people who came up with the term artificial general intelligence (AGI). In the second conversation with Peter (our first one revolving around AGI), we discuss what's missing in modern-day AI technologies and how we can responsibly unlock their pot…
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Rick Yvanovich holds numerous credentials and qualifications in business management, and he's also the founder of the professional services firm TRG International, as well as the author of Business as Unusual: How To Thrive In The New Renaissance. In this episode, we break down the concept of being future fit and its vital importance for not fallin…
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Garik Tate is an AI Futurist, Serial Entrepreneur, AI Strategy Consultant, and founder of Valhalla.team. In this episode, we discuss the state of artificial intelligence and the world. We take a closer look at the history of AI development, the AI wars and what they mean, and explore the biggest potential risks and benefits of further innovation in…
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John Faber is a managing partner at the full service web agency Chapter Three which specializes in Drupal and in Next.js. In this episode, we discuss the Open Web and what role composability can play in it. We talk about the importance of owning your own content and the advantages of open source over proprietary platforms in this context. We also d…
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Mike Lenox is an award-winning professor, consultant, author and speaker who teaches at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. In this episode, we discuss some of the key insights from Mike's latest book, Strategy in the Digital Age: Mastering Digital Transformation. We talk about why digital transformation is changing the nature o…
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Pari Natarajan is the CEO of Zinnov, a global management and consulting firm with core expertise in globalization, product engineering and digital transformation. In this episode, we talk about the evolution of digital transformation 1.0 to digital transformation 2.0, the current phase we're in now. We break down the concepts of digital plumbing an…
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Chris Stegner is a visionary tech entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of the award-winning digital products agency Very Big Things. In this episode, we talk about product-led digital transformation, covering the differences with product-led growth and the leadership mindset necessary for effective product-led digital transformation, as well as examp…
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Juliana Marulanda is the founder of the agency growth consultant ScaleTime with over 20 years of experience across Wall Street, the nonprofit sector, technology startups, and family-owned businesses. In this episode, we discuss the most common challenges in project management and how to address them. We talk about the main changes from the pre-Covi…
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Barbara Turley is the founder and CEO of The Virtual Hub, providers of virtual assistants that help businesses streamline their processes and optimize their growth. In this episode, we discuss the importance of a healthy work-life balance in the era of digital transformation and remote work. Barbara draws from her own experience of founding and gro…
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Michael R. Wagner and Ian Evans are the co-founders of Metify, providers of the bare metal as a service platform Mojo which powers the digital infrastructure of Major League Baseball. In this episode, Michael and Ian tell us more about Mojo and how it has benefited Major League Baseball. We first define the concept of bare metal, what kind of use c…
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Aron Clymer is the founder and CEO of the full-stack data analytics consulting firm Data Clymer which helps companies become data driven. In this episode, we talk about how to do data right, with Aron sharing his unique approach to data analytics based on his background in science. We discuss how to empower your team to become data heroes, the impo…
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Peter Evans is the CEO of Xtract One Technologies, a leading technology-driven threat detection and security solution which prioritizes the patron access experience through the use of AI. In this episode, we explore how modern day problems require modern day solutions, focusing on the physical security context and how new technology innovations suc…
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Janne Kalliola is the founder and chief growth officer of the digital services agency Exove. He has recently published a book about sustainable coding, Green Code. In this episode, we talk about the need for more sustainable coding practices, drawing on the main points from Janne's book. We discuss the impact of different data-intensive technologie…
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Bar Geron is the CEO and co-founder of Balance, providers of a leading e-commerce B2B payment solution. In this episode, we talk about why payments are the missing piece of the puzzle for B2B digital transformation. We focus majorly on how to translate the unique trustworthiness of the in-person B2B sales process to a digital experience, and we als…
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Jeffrey "jam" McGuire is the co-founder of the B2B content marketing agency Open Strategy Partners and an active member of Drupal and other open-source communities. In this episode, we talk about the value of value-based decision making in a business strategy, focusing on the importance of trust and broadcasting trust signals. We cover this in the …
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Zeljko Plesac is the Infinum Alliance Director at the digital agency Infinum. In this episode, we discuss the importance of good collaboration in modern digital product development and the key challenges to tackle here. We also cover how product management tools can help, with Zeljko telling us a little bit about Productive, the platform they use a…
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Le'Rhone Walker is the Vice President of Technology of the Healthcare division at the digital transformation consultancy Bounteous. In this episode, we explore the concept of "digital adaptation" and how it relates to the better known terms "digitalization" and "digital transformation". We talk about the importance of showing value quickly, of the …
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Peter Voss is the CEO and chief scientist of the advanced chatbot platform Aigo, as well as one of the people who came up with the term artificial general intelligence (AGI). The focus of this episode is on artificial general intelligence. We discuss a recent research paper on sparks of artificial general intelligence in GPT-4 and the recent petiti…
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Sam McAfee is a Silicon Valley veteran, founder of the change management consultancy Startup Patterns and author of a book with the same name, Startup Patterns. In this episode, we talk about the importance of aligning your company's leadership team in order to truly drive change and transformation. We focus on the key role of the CEO as coach and …
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Smarthveer Sidana is the CEO of the HRTech SaaS platform HireQuotient, bringing his vast experience in both technology innovation and management. In this episode, we talk about what a people-led digital transformation should be like. We discuss the impact of societal disruptions on company culture and people-led processes, as well as how companies …
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Darshan Pindoria is the founder of the psychology services agency Deep Psyc, coming with a background in both IT and life coaching. In this episode, we talk about mental health in the age of digital transformation. We discuss topics such as social media/device addiction, the effect of the overabundance of stimuli and convenience on the human psyche…
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Louwki Coetsee is the Group Vice President of Sales & Client Value at the IT innovation and digital transformation accelerator Netsurit. In this episode, we talk about the importance of balancing people, processes, and systems for effective digital transformation. We discuss the impact of Covid and related disruptions, best practices for leveraging…
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Nitin Mittal is the award-winning Head of the AI Business at the leading professional services company Deloitte. Nitin has recently published All in on AI: How Smart Companies Win Big with Artificial Intelligence on Harvard Business Review with co-author Tom Davenport, and he joins us in this episode to tell us more about the book and share some of…
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Marcus Charalambous is the president and CEO of Backbone, creators of the digital experience platform Expresia. In this episode, we talk about the concept of a digital-first company and what makes such companies so well positioned for winning in the digital transformation age, as well as how they can continue to dominate in the future. We break dow…
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Dinesh Varadharajan is the Chief Product Officer at Kissflow, providers of a unified low-code and no-code work platform. In this episode, we discuss the concept of citizen development and its role in the digital business landscape. We talk about the most common obstacles of citizen developers and how they can most efficiently collaborate with their…
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Tim Bottke is senior Strategy Partner at Monitor Deloitte and Associate Professor for Strategy and Digital Transformation at SDA Bocconi business school. In this episode, we talk about how businesses can get actual financial return on investment out of their digital transformation efforts. We support the discussion with insights from Tim's recently…
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