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Tech Intersect, hosted by renowned attorney, law professor, keynjote and entreprenuer Tonya M. Evans, is a engaging, informative and lively show that explores the intersections of technology, business and law. No law degree or tech background is required. Just an open mind and an eye focused on the future. Let's meet where law, business and tech intersect! #TechIntersect
 
Your inner voice has been drowned out by the noise around you, but you´ve always had a deep desire to make a difference, and now you’re ready to step into your greatness and develop the identity you need to build towards your ultimate goal. This daily inspirational show is committed to helping you cultivate a mindset of possibility so that you can realize your full potential, execute on your dreams and have a positive impact on the world! By listening to this show, you will hear inspiring st ...
 
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Episode 82: The Intersection of Logistics and Crisis ManagementVanessa is joined by logistics expert Fred Cartwright, business development manager with Haversack, for a talk about the crisis facing the global supply chain. There’s a worldwide shortage of semiconductors, space in U.S-bound cargo ships is at a premium, vessels are backed up outside U…
 
How can leaders harness the vast return that inclusion brings to teams and organisations and foster an mindset of shared responsibility to ensure the barriers to inclusive practices are overcome?To go deeper on this fascinating subject, I am delighted to be joined by Sile Walsh, an expert in inclusion and leadership.Sile specialises in strategic le…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Marcus Garrett to the show. Marcus is a motivational speaker, and a #1 Amazon Kindle bestselling author of D.E.B.T. Free or Die Trying. He co-founded an award-winning personal finance business dedicated to helping working professionals make money, save money, and get out of debt--reaching over 2 million …
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Sterling Schuyler to the show. Sterling is a content and copywriter for emerging fund managers and crypto enthusiasts. She writes blogs, articles, reports, newsletters, and other content for thought leaders so that their target audiences can find them and learn from them. I invited her on the show to tal…
 
How can leaders create a roadmap for leading teams and building trust in the complex world of hybrid working?To answer this question and to discuss practical takeaways for leaders to navigate the current landscape, I am joined this week on the podcast by Paula Milligan.Paula is the Managing Director of the LALLO Consultancy business and has success…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome my dear friend, V. Shayne Frederick to the show. He is a Vocalist, Pianist, Composer, Educator and Bitcoin HODLer who learned to leverage his early, consistent investments to empower himself to create, produce and shine on his own terms. With performances spanning two decades. V. Shayne has been featured…
 
Episode 81: Diversity Is More Than Skin Deep In this episode, Vanessa talks diversity with Dan Rector, business resilience advisor with her company, Asfalis Advisors. In addition to being content coordinator for the Business Resilience DECODED podcast, Dan helps organizations prepare for the unexpected. Prior to joining Asfalis, he served six years…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Justin Rhedrick. Justin is the author of a new transformative and engaging book, From BARS to BITCOIN that chronicles his journey to financial freedom and self-mastery with Bitcoin after being released from prison and meeting Bitcoin OG, educator, and entrepreneur Isaiah Jackson (aka Bitcoin Zay, author …
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Melanie McClain to the show. Melanie is a New York based publishing A&R at Secretly Group, founder of the Blurred Lines community, and blockchain strategist with a focus on Web3 world-building for international creatives and brands. Melanie is a music industry veteran with over 10 years of professional e…
 
Episode 80: Personal ResilienceVanessa’s guest is Marie Hale, cofounder and visionary at @revenue, the innovative Chicago sales and marketing agency. The topic is personal resilience. Vanessa defines personal resilience as the “ability to absorb an impact or disruption and be able to bounce back.” Marie has thought a lot about personal resilience o…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Lamar Wilson aka BIG MARH to the show. He co-founded the Black Bitcoin Billionaire Club with friend of the show, previous guest and author of Bitcoin and Black America, Isaiah “Bitcoin Zay'' Jackson, BBB is now one of the largest cryptocurrency groups on Clubhouse. The club encourages members to invest i…
 
Why is digital transformation taking business leaders out of their comfort zone - and what can they do to reframe their mindset on this crucial area?To dispel some of the myths around digital transformation, I am joined this week on the podcast by Tony Moroney.Tony is a digital transformation consult, a member of the IMI Associate faculty and the P…
 
I welcome Steve Krause to the show. He is the VP, Head of Commercial Legal for Dapper Labs – the creators of NBA Top Shot, CryptoKitties, and the Flow Blockchain. Steve’s groundbreaking work on IP licensing issues related to Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) has made him one of the foremost experts in the field. His 25 years of negotiating experience – in…
 
Resilience has been a watch word for leaders and their teams during the disruption caused by the pandemic. With our IMI-CUBS Organisational Resilience Survey revealing that 86% of leaders felt their organisation responded ‘well’ or ‘very well’ to the pandemic, this week on the podcast we will go deeper on that topic with National Management Confere…
 
Episode 79: Understanding RansomwareVanessa is joined by Brian Kirk, director of cybersecurity for Elliott Davis, LLC, a Southeast-based accounting and consulting firm. The subject is ransomware, specifically ransomware, as it impacts small businesses. Ransomware attacks on companies with 100 or fewer employees get little publicity, says Vanessa, a…
 
In this SPOTLIGHT ep of Tech Intersect, I capture some of the best conversations I’ve had about crypto, defi and economic empowerment. This episode features an all-star cast of thought leaders whom you should definitely book for your next event or pod and engage with on social media. Fred Brandon (ep 65) is an entrepreneur, technologist, TV/radio p…
 
Episode 78: Sound Practices for LeadershipPlease take part in our podcast listener survey at: https://forms.gle/XDuYPcFjXaydkEXV6In this bonus episode of the podcast, Vanessa sits down with Margaret Millett of Uber Technologies, Inc. Margaret is a global resilience senior manager with more than 25 years of experience leading business continuity pro…
 
In this Ping the Prof episode of Tech Intersect, I am excited to give you a sneak peak into this week’s FREE masterclass, : The Five Keys to Decode the Future of Crypto, DeFi and NFTs, and also share an exclusive listener opportunity to scoop up one of the few remaining spaces in the incoming Decode the Future of Work and Wealth three-session cohor…
 
Episode 77: Attracting and Recruiting Talent for a Crisis Management CompanyThis week on the podcast, Vanessa sits down with one of the key behind-the-scenes players at her company to talk about attracting and recruiting talent for a crisis management company. Her guest is Venus Arthur, Asfalis’s director of administration. Venus has a master’s in …
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Khalia Braswell, an award-winning technologist, whose personal mission is to make a social change using technology. Khalia graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Computer Science. In 2016, she also obtained her Masters in Information Technology. Khalia is currently a Presidential Fut…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I chat with Harold Hughes, the founder & CEO of Bandwagon – a venture-backed identity infrastructure company that helps its customers transparently manage, aggregate, and store valuable consumer identity data. A rising star in data, identity, and experience space, Harold has had his brilliant vision and ideas vali…
 
Episode 76: This week Vanessa talks with Justin Pierce, emergency management director at Los Angeles World Airports in L.A., about the challenges involved in finding the right people to fill positions in emergency management. Earlier this year, Justin published an article on his LinkedIn page called “Coffee Shop Thinking: Hiring the Next Emergency …
 
For this week's Tech Intersect spotlight episode, I selected a popular "Ping the Prof" episode about intellectual property rights in the non-fungible token space. What rights an artist creates when she mints, what rights she transfers to an NFT marketplace, how to participate in secondary market sales, what to do if someone creates an unauthorized …
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I chat with Robert Greenfield IV. the President and CEO of Emerging Impact, a benefit corporation that supports major NGOs and government agencies leveraging emerging technology in humanitarian aid and welfare programming. Together, we explore what it means to leverage blockchain’s distributed ledger technology an…
 
Episode 75: This week’s podcast is all about sin. Vanessa’s guest is Rick Christ, a senior consultant at Crisis Prevention and Response, Inc., and a FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner. Rick lays out his seven deadly sins of crisis management exercises. The sins are mistakes organizations commonly make in preparing for and conducting exercises to dem…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome crypto law pioneer Marta Belcher to the show. Marta is the General Counsel and Head of Policy at Protocol Labs and the Board Chair of the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She also serves as special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. We talk about the …
 
The leadership landscape over the past 12 to 18 months has been unpredictable, to say the least, bringing with it a myriad of challenges and change.Throughout the year, IMI has continued to deliver timely, informative and insightful content from the crème de la crème of thought leaders around the world. In this special episode of Talking Leadership…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Mikael (Mikel) Owunna , a multi-media artist, engineer and emerging NFT Artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He centers himself as a queer Nigerian-Swedish American who Explores the intersections of visual media with engineering, optics, Blackness, and African cosmologies, and his work seeks to eluc…
 
Episode 74: After-Action Reports and the Blameless Postmortem ConceptThis week on the podcast Vanessa explores a new approach to an old tool with Justin Kates, the head of the Nashua (NH) Emergency Management Agency and president of the International Association of Emergency Managers, Region 1. The tool under discussion is the After-Action Report (…
 
Title: In this episode of Tech Intersect, I reconnect with Cleve Mesidor, She is the founder and fearless leader of the National Policy Network of Women of Color in Blockchain, Policy Advisor to the Blockchain Association, and author of a memoir, The CLEVOLUTION. In episode 26, we had an authentic and empowering conversation about race, crypto, and…
 
In this Spotlight Episode of Tech Intersect, I return to my conversation with Cigars and Crypto Podcast host, Dante aka Invest Noir. We cover a range of timeless topics, including economic empowerment, inclusion, inflation of the US dollar, dollar cost averaging, Dante’s Bitcoin Maximalist views on Ethereum and decentralized finance, the democratiz…
 
Episode 73: Crisis Management with an Equity LensVanessa is on her own and speaking truth to power in this episode on crisis management and the ongoing racial-justice crisis. Directing her remarks toward people responsible for diversity and inclusion at their organizations, as well as forward-thinking business continuity and risk management profess…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I share my testimony summary from PA State Rep. Napoleon Nelson's July 19th House Democratic Policy Committee hearing "Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and preparing Pennsylvania for a digital future." The Committee was short on time and I wasn’t able to deliver my full prepared remarks so I’d like to take the opport…
 
The idea of psychological safety has come to the fore over the past 18 months. With teams separated, leaders have a renewed focus on being inclusive and fostering a culture of respect and openness to break down the digital barriers that exist. With the return to the office looming, however, we must check in on key questions about psychological safe…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Vince McPhillip, founder of Knomad and former co-founder and Head of Community at Pi Network. He founded Knomad in 2018 to help people find more flexible and meaningful work. He was inspired to launch Knomad as a “flash consultancy” to pair students with cryptocurrency projects after reading an article t…
 
Episode 72: ‘Reset and Recover: Navigating the Road to Resilience’In this special extended edition of the podcast, Vanessa and guest cohost Jeni Bukolt, president and founder of Haven Creative, talk to three dynamic local leaders from around the country about how they have been helping their communities navigate the road to resilience following the…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Lizzy Aroloye, a Toronto-based Canadian- Nigerian woman who has taken the NFT world by storm as a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist. She graduated from the university of Toronto where she majored in Communication Culture Information Technology and minored in Film studies and Sociology. She did not kn…
 
Welcome to the second edition of IMI’s Leaders Series podcast, where we will go deeper with leaders on what makes them tick, how they developed their distinct leadership style and what leading means to them.This week, I am delighted to be joined by Bernard Gloster, CEO of Tusla. Bernard is an alumnus of IMI’s Masters in Management Practice, from wh…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome founder and CEO of EMTECH, Carmelle Cadet. She describes the company as a Modern Central Bank Technology Company. Carmelle is an experienced Finance and Business Leader in the Enterprise IT sector, with specializations in the Financial Services and Blockchain Technologies. She is also a passionate advoca…
 
Episode 71: Doniella Mckoy of Health Partners Plans and University of Alaska FairbanksContact Doniella Mckoy at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/doniella-mckoy/Business Resilience Decoded:https://www.drj.com/decoded/https://www.asfalisadvisors.com/decoded/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNEIrqWlxuyDvkXB24h6Obwhttps://twitter.com/BRDecodedhttps://www.li…
 
In this special episode of Tech Intersect, I share a replay of my weekly ListenToBlackWomen.com show with co-host Shontavia Johnson, Esq., an IP lawyer, academic and my business partner at LIT Braintrust, LLC. We cover the NFT beef between Dame Dash and Roc-a-fella Records (RAF). On June 18th, RAF filed a complaint in federal district court in New …
 
This week on the podcast, our focus turns to resilience and specifically how to embed it within your organisation’s day to day to reduce stress and forge a clear road map to productivity. I’m joined by Eibhlin Johnston, Managing Director of the Resiliency Hub. She is an author, speaker, coach, trainer and consultant. She works as a consultant in fi…
 
Episode 70: Cheyene Marling of BC Management Powered by Castellan SolutionsContact Cheyene Marling at:https://www.bcmanagement.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheyenemarling/Business Resilience Decoded:https://www.drj.com/decoded/https://www.asfalisadvisors.com/decoded/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNEIrqWlxuyDvkXB24h6Obwhttps://twitter.com/BRDe…
 
How can we channel the power of inquiry to make better decisions and move forward in an era of constant change and transition? This week I am delighted to be joined by Hal Gregersen to go deeper on that very subject. Hal is a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a recipient of the Thinkers50 #1 leaders…
 
Episode 69: Dr. Cliff Thomas of Colorado State University and University of DenverContact Cliff Thomas at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/cliff-thomas-bizprofile/Business Resilience Decoded:https://www.drj.com/decoded/https://www.asfalisadvisors.com/decoded/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNEIrqWlxuyDvkXB24h6Obwhttps://twitter.com/BRDecodedhttps://www…
 
While I am taking a much-needed pause to recuperate from the academic year that was also a pandemic (and grade these papers and exams!), I want to share one of the most popular and timely episodes this year; my conversation with the inimitable Andre Oshea. He is self-described as a 3D animator building the future. That is all true. But he is so muc…
 
How realistic is a four-day working week in our lifetime? Working from home has recalibrated our expectations, but it has also surfaced new challenges for all of us. To go deeper, this week I am joined by Bruce Daisley, a best-selling author and one of the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work. Br…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome attorney Dave Rodman to the show. Dave founded the Rodman Law Group in 2014 in response to what he saw as a lack of sophisticated corporate/business law firms serving the cannabis industry because most dealt only on the criminal side and defense work. From that moment he found his own lane, in fact her c…
 
Episode 68: Malcolm Reid of Brison LLCContact Malcolm Reid at:https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmreidmba/https://twitter.com/MalcolmBReidBusiness Resilience Decoded:https://www.drj.com/decoded/https://www.asfalisadvisors.com/decoded/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNEIrqWlxuyDvkXB24h6Obwhttps://twitter.com/BRDecodedhttps://www.linkedin.com/showcas…
 
In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Ayana the Oracle. She is founder and CEO of creativholistic — a virtual wellness platform and gift shop dedicated to empowering creative changemakers on their wealth and wellness journey through interactive product and events. And she’s most commonly known for creating the most potent, transformative, an…
 
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