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The Infrastructure Show consists of monthly podcasts in which some of the nation’s top infrastructure experts discuss with host Professor Joseph Schofer of Northwestern University the condition of our infrastructure today, and what can be done about it. While many subjects are addressed, including repairs, upgrades and new construction, there is an emphasis on the topics of preventive and predictive maintenance, as well as “structural health monitoring” – a special focus of the Northwestern ...
 
Data center and Telco managers are approaching a crisis point in a number of dimensions: storage demands are expected to reach 44 zettabytes by 2020; with the Internet of Things (IoT), connected devices communicating over networks will rise exponentially to 50 billion by 2020; today, business users want fast, economical IT services delivered in hours, not days or weeks. These challenges are driving a fundamental shift in data center and Telco architecture and operations from hardware-bound s ...
 
Scaling a fast-growing small business can seem daunting, especially when you’re cut off from operational resources normally reserved for larger enterprises. As a world-renowned business infrastructure expert, Alicia Butler Pierre has dedicated the past 15 years of her career to closing this knowledge gap. Each Sunday, she and her guests pull back the curtain of their successful businesses to share the people, processes, and tools to scale. If you’re an ambitious entrepreneur seeking actionab ...
 
Inside Infrastructure is a podcast co-hosted by two professional infrastructure nerds – Adrian Dwyer, CEO of Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and Ilya Zak. Each episode, Adrian and Ilya speak with a prominent identity shaping the future of Australian infrastructure – from CEOs of top ASX listed companies to Australia’s top political and bureaucratic brass. Together they explore the ins and outs of infrastructure policy and the people behind it.
 
The Joint Venture Podcast will investigate the most exciting deals and financial innovation, as well as broader market trends such as digital disruption, ESG and life in the post-pandemic world.We will keep our ear to the ground, going behind the headlines on the major news, bringing you commentary on a variety of current situations. We will also be catching up with leading market players to take a deep dive into a featured story each week.
 
Do you often wonder what’s the best way to architect, upgrade, or configure your monitoring solution? The BMC Performance and Availability Business Unit is providing a series of best practices content for its BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management (BPPM) and TrueSight Infrastructure Management solutions. Content delivered in each session gives guidance for specific areas of the solution and functionality for the releases by version. Each recording is designed to provide a solid foundation f ...
 
Welcome to the Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns. Who says high level data decisions aren't a knock down, drag out affair? And, we might as well have some fun while we're discovering and debating the merits of the latest advancements in data infrastructure technology. Your referees in the Octagon are Jack Vonich and Nabeel Mahmood of Instor Solutions as they oversee the sharpest minds in the data infrastructure industry battling it out for technology and thought supremacy.
 
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Lynn Bonner’s tenure at Big 4 consulting firms, as a VP at U.S. Bank, and as a Founder is a trifecta of scaling success stories. She knows it takes energy, leadership, and action to get things done. As the CEO of her firm, Action Leadership Lab, she applies agile and digital transformation principles from her corporate experience to scale her clien…
 
Today's episode features a great chat we recently had with Jason Rowell and Randal Kaufman, an Associate VP, Global Technology Portfolio Manager, and Sales Director at Black & Veatch, respectively. Black & Veatch is an engineering firm with a more than 100-year history, with much of that time also spent working with hydrogen which, as Jason and Ran…
 
Here is the latest in our series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns: DISRUPTING THE WORKFORCE. Remote work. Satellite operations. Global interconnectivity. Everything Zoomed. Do we have the bandwidth and capacity? Will the data infrastructure be able to sustain and expand during this tectonic shift in the workforce? How should we be planning …
 
Railroads helped grow our nation, supporting settlement and economic growth from coast to coast. Today, the rail industry plays a central role in the most efficient freight and logistics system in the world. The 7 national, Class I railroads are well-known to most of us, but less visible yet no less significant in the U.S. freight industry are abou…
 
Happy to introduce Episode 24 of Environmental Professionals. This episode is about conservation and eco-tourism is Uganda. Twinamasiko pasco is a staunch environmental conservationist with a diploma in wildlife tourism management(wetland management, mammology, botany, ecology, environment management, biostatistics, travel behaviour, eco-tourism, t…
 
Happy to introduce Episode 23 of Environmental Professionals. This episode is about Architecture in the United States. Deborah Buelow is the founder of Cedar Architecture, a practice dedicated to ethical and sustainable architecture. Deborah graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2000 at Iowa State University, and a Master of Architectural St…
 
There are several ways you can scale your company, one being a Merger & Acquisition (M&A). But be careful. As Jeffrey Musgrove warns, “M&As always make sense on paper. The difficulty is the people part.” With a career that spans wealth management, operations, and private equity, he knew what to look for when he merged his consultancy with Think Sys…
 
Henry Kaminski started his marketing agency, Unique Designz, on a high. The clients and money flowed in. But all of that changed after Hurricane Sandy. Suddenly his bank account had a negative $2,500 balance. Down but not out, he invested in a course that gave him the tools to rebound. Then he had a different problem – more business than he could h…
 
Happy to introduce episode 22 of Environmental Professionals. This episode is about geography in Zimbabwe. Pascal Shuro is a 22 year old from Zimbabwe . He is a climate change activist working with climate Change africa opportunities (CCAO)and Climate Reality. He is Currently studying a Bsc hons in Geography and Environmental Studies with Midlands …
 
Scaling your subject matter expertise may seem impossible, especially when people think consulting firms can’t scale. It isn’t true, as evidenced by Dorie Clark. She went from growing up in a small town to becoming the #1 communication coach in the world as well as a prolific author, speaker, and professor. How? In this episode, Dorie teaches organ…
 
Happy to introduce episode 21 of Environmental Professionals. This episode is about Environmental Justice in the United States. Diamond is the Founder and President of Millennials 4 Environmental Justice (M4EJ). Passionate about social and environmental justice, Diamond started M4EJ in order to inform, engage, and advocate for environmental justice…
 
There’s no one way to scale, but a common and critical component is business infrastructure. Outgrow, a digital content marketing and technology company, is proof. In this episode, Saksham Sharda, the CIO and Creative Director at Outgrow, shares their 3-pronged approach to becoming New York’s top B2B software company. Now, they’re expanding globall…
 
We return for a new year of episodes covering the worlds of infrastructure and clean energy and first up is a fascinating discussion with hydrogen-powered flight pioneer ZeroAvia, as well as one of the company's backers in the form of SystemiQ. We spoke to ZeroAvia's CFO Katya Akulinicheva and SystemiQ's Irena Spazzapan about the promise of zero em…
 
Happy to introduce episode 20 of Environmental Professionals. This episode is about Forest Ecology in the western United States. worked for multiple federal agencies, both as a forester and a researcher, studying stand dynamics as well as mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) infestation rates. Upon graduation Mario worked as a forester fo…
 
“Don’t grow alone. Ask for help.” Wise words from serial tech entrepreneur and investor, Jeff Wald. And he would know. After studying the causes of his first company’s failure, he resurfaced, and, in true entrepreneur fashion, started another company. And then another. When he founded WorkMarket, he knew that scaling from 8 to 8,000 salespeople req…
 
If accounting is the language of business, then technology is the language of scale. And today’s successful leaders must be fluent in both. After working as an engineer and B2B salesman in Silicon Valley, Aman Agarwal started an education company to close the widening technical fluency gap he noticed among leaders. In this episode, he shares his eq…
 
What’s the path forward for large cities once COVID-19 is controlled? Will workers and residents come back downtown? Will riders return to mass transit systems? How can we sustain them until then? Will the demand for private and public infrastructure rebound to attract investment and growth? Where will the money come from? To get some answers, we t…
 
Kathleen Black values business infrastructure - it’s the basis for how she became one of the top real estate professionals in North America! She says, “When systems are clear, people are empowered.” Now, she teaches other high performers how to build the most efficient and productive teams in the world. In this episode, Kathleen shares insights on …
 
In this Season 10 finale, host Alicia Butler Pierre unpacks the importance of converting “why” into “how” when facing business challenges. She uses this conversion as a backdrop to give updates on all guests and their respective workflows and technologies. Alicia also shares four lessons she’s learned about operating a business in 2020. A special t…
 
Happy to introduce Episode 19 of Environmental Professionals. This episode is about Regenerative Agriculture. Klaus Mager is a Regenerative Agriculture Activist. He was born in Germany and moved to America in 1976 where he worked as the Director of Food and Beverage for the Walt Disney Company. In the last 5 years of his corporate life he worked as…
 
In the last episode for 2020, Adrian and Ilya sit down with former Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, Mike Mrdak AO to discuss his 30 year career in the public service, the infrastructure market reform agenda of the 1980s and 90s, and the evolution of the telco sector and new frontier for digital infrastructure investment.…
 
Tasked with creating something that does good for the world, nine 10th and 11th graders conceived the HydroHat. It’s a wearable technology designed to reduce heat-related stress and injuries. Though rejected by MIT for a $10k development grant, they forged ahead and formed a company called SenseHydro. In this episode, these young inventors/entrepre…
 
Workflow improvement stumps small and large businesses alike. Where do you start? What framework will you use? As the founder of an emerging H.R. consultancy, Cornelius “Neil” Dowdell faces these questions regularly. One thing’s for sure – you have to identify and document processes before you can improve them. In this live consultation, Alicia sho…
 
This time out we are zooming in on the ever-more important world of smart grids, specifically on how the decentralised systems of days gone by are transformed into networks that can cope with more distributed renewables generation, EV charging, and batteries. This transition has the potential to create particular headaches for distribution system o…
 
Adrian and Ilya talk with Deputy Chair of Infrastructure WA Nicole Lockwood about the infrastructure advisory body model, the trends and chief drivers behind the freight system overhaul in the WA, and why we need a focus on rational pricing and social licence in infrastructure provision.By Infrastructure Partnerships Australia
 
Host James Banks is joined by Andy Mitchell, CEO at Thames Tideway, Terry Wong, MTR, and Colin Wood, CEO Europe at AECOM to explore the role infrastructure has to play in opening up new opportunities and supporting communities in the decades to come. Further reading: https://infrastructure.aecom.com/en-gb/creating-social-impact…
 
Incorporating technology into your workflows can significantly streamline operations. However, not all technologies integrate with each other. This leads to disparate data and worse, inaccurate analysis. Vertify solves this issue. In this episode, Wayne Lopez, the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Vertify, gives a live demo to show how it con…
 
Is the Internet a part of U.S. infrastructure? Although the physical infrastructure that carries the data is largely invisible, broadband Internet communication has become a backbone of our society and economy, carrying messages that support work, learning, purchasing, social connections, and medical services. Despite its centrality to daily life, …
 
“The answers to life are written in a book called YOU.” This quote comes from poet, Jeffrey Pollard. He’s self-published a series of poetry books and, naturally, wants to increase distribution. With over 2,700 self-published books launched daily, how can he get his to stand out? In this live consultation, he’s joined by his wife Francine Smith. Tog…
 
In a week when the UK launched it's long-awaited infrastructure strategy, updated its plans for future Contracts-for-Difference allocation rounds, and the world's largest offshore wind farm was financed, there was much to talk in the worlds of infrastructure and renewables. And so, Jon and his latest co-host Maritina, did just that. Except we didnt…
 
As business leaders, we’re tethered to our laptops. After all, we can take them to in-person meetings, work on them while on an airplane, and use them at our home offices. But are we sacrificing comfort for mobility? Logitech designs best-in-class products that ensure both. In this episode, Art O Gnimh, a VP at Logitech, shares how to select the ri…
 
Happy to introduce Episode 18 of Environmental Professionals. This episode is about land banking and forestry in the Philippines. Carl Philip M. Ortiz, graduated BS Forestry at the University of the Philippines - Los Banos specialized in Geographic Information System, Watershed Management and Urban Forestry. He is Currently working as an Environmen…
 
We're excited to launch the first episode in a series of Instor Data Infrastructure Throwdowns. THE COLD WAR What is the best approach to being "chill" when it comes to data technology infrastructure? We get to the bottom of it in this sub-zero confrontation. You'll have three of the industry's finest minds in the Instor Octagon, battling it out fo…
 
Happy to introduce Episode 17 of Environmental Professionals. This episode is about climate action and sustainable development in the Philippines. John is the Program Manager of Living Laudato Si Philippines (LLS), an interfaith movement campaigning for the divestment of major financial institutions from fossil fuels and the empowerment of citizens…
 
Deborah Bailey, Cynthia Culbreath, and Karen Mills are on a mission. They’re helping entrepreneurs “get back to the basics of business” by harnessing their collective engineering and legal brainpower to power the Business Action Alliance. Part of their non-profit’s outreach involves podcasting. But where do they start and how? In this episode, we w…
 
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