Built for Change

Tune in to the leaders who are successfully reimagining the future of business.

EPISODE 05

What Makes a Business
Future-Ready?

Organizations who want to continue to thrive in today’s uncertain environment have been confronted with a new imperative: lean into digital technologies and optimize business operations. The result? A precious few of them have become “future-ready.” A tech start-up and a 150-year-old stalwart share what it takes to get there.

Contributors

Manish Sharma, Group Chief Executive – Operations, Accenture

Daragh Sibley, Director of Data Science, Stitch Fix

Jeffrey Rutherford, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Diebold Nixdorf

Your hosts

Elise Hu
Journalist

Josh Klein
CEO, Indigometrics

More about the contributors

Manish Sharma oversees Accenture’s comprehensive portfolio of business process services for specific business functions, including finance, procurement and supply chain, marketing and sales, as well as industry-specific services, such as banking, insurance and health services. He leads a team of over 145,000 professionals, charged with developing, selling and delivering intelligent operations for clients.

Daragh Sibley leads a team of data scientists that are focused on optimizing the portfolio of products stocked in Stitch Fix's inventory. They use algorithms and the scientific method to leverage Stitch Fix’s large and unique dataset about client preferences, purchasing behavior and merchandise attributes.

Jeffrey Rutherford is responsible for optimizing Diebold Nixdorf’s global financial systems and driving the alignment of the company’s strategy to its financial performance. He has a 35-year career in corporate finance and accounting, with over 20 years in senior leadership roles.

EPISODE 04

Where Does Your Business Need to Double Up?

There’s a deepening awareness of the value that lies at the intersection of digital technology and sustainability – and the need for businesses to focus on both. Hear about the strategies and lessons learned from executives who seized this opportunity and launched a “Twin Transformation.”

Contributors

Jean-Marc Ollagnier, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture Europe

Jack Levis, former Senior Director of Engineering, UPS

Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President of Energy & Sustainability Services, Schneider Electric

Your hosts

Elise Hu
Journalist

Josh Klein
CEO, Indigometrics

More about the contributors

Jean-Marc Ollagnier has management oversight of all industries and services in Europe, which accounted for $14.4 billion of Accenture’s revenues in fiscal year 2020. Over his 30-year career, he has served clients in many industries, including utilities, energy, oil & gas, chemicals and natural resources, and financial services.

Jack Levis is a former senior director at UPS, where he was responsible for developing a vision for operations planning, control, and monitoring processes and systems. He has also been an adviser for many organizations, including the United States Census Bureau.

Steve Wilhite joined Schneider Electric in 2011 through its acquisition of Summit Energy where he had been CEO and President. Since that time, his team has grown to become the largest buyer of energy in the world. They currently manage more than $30 billion in energy spend for 4,500+ Schneider Electric clients, in addition to delivering sustainability consulting and efficiency-related services.

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EPISODE 03

A Powerful Business Case for Happier Workers

Caring for employees across personal and financial dimensions is not only the best way to unlock people’s true potential, it’s also better for business. We explore groundbreaking research that demonstrates a new, more profitable way to think about worker well-being.

Contributors

Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, Accenture

David Rodriguez, Executive Vice President and Global Chief HR Officer, Marriott International

Fran Katsoudas, Executive Vice President and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer, Cisco

Kelly Monahan, Thought Leadership Research Principal Director, Accenture

Cameron Flowers, Founder and CEO, Floreo Labs

Your hosts

Elise Hu
Journalist

Josh Klein
CEO, Indigometrics

More about the contributors

Ellyn Shook is responsible for helping Accenture’s half a million people succeed both professionally and personally. Her global team of HR leaders is reimagining leadership and talent practices to create the most truly human work environment in the digital age.

David Rodriguez, Ph.D., leads human resources for Marriott International, the world’s largest hospitality company with a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties operating in 133 countries and territories. Rodriguez and his global team are focused on advancing employee wellbeing and inclusion through the company’s Take Care culture.

Fran Katsoudas oversees critical functions that instill Cisco’s conscious culture, contribute to the company’s overall performance, and advance Cisco’s purpose to Power an Inclusive Future for All. Her team ensures holistic care for the well-being of Cisco’s people while positively impacting communities everywhere.

Kelly Monahan, Ph.D., is an organizational behaviorist whose research has been recognized and published in both applied and academic journals, including MIT Sloan Management Review and Journal of Strategic Management.

Cameron Flowers is a creative-technologist building a more diverse and equitable tech sector through his work as an educator, engineering manager and entrepreneur.

EPISODE 02

Why Business Leaders Must Become Tech Leaders

Until 2020, many companies believed they were further along in their digital evolution than they actually were. Listen in as we learn how some enterprises reimagined their systems to leverage technology, say good-bye to ‘the way we’ve always done things’ and meet the needs of the moment.

Contributors

Paul Daugherty, Group Chief Executive – Technology & Chief Technology Officer, Accenture

Mona Flores, Global Head of Medical AI, NVIDIA

Allard Castelein, CEO, Port of Rotterdam

More about the contributors

Paul Daugherty leads all aspects of Accenture’s technology business. He is responsible for Accenture's technology strategy, driving innovation through R&D in Accenture Labs and leveraging emerging technologies to bring the newest innovations to clients globally.

Mona Flores, MD brings a unique perspective with her varied experience in clinical medicine, medical applications and business. She's a board-certified cardiac surgeon whose ultimate goal is the betterment of medicine through AI.

Allard Castelein has led the Port of Rotterdam Authority since 2014. Prior to that, he spent more than two decades at Royal Dutch Shell, where he was responsible for the company’s global sustainability program.

EPISODE 01

Growth: It comes down to experience

What should business leaders know about meeting customer needs in a post-pandemic world? We're talking to the CEOs who are rethinking the customer experience.

Contributors

Brian Whipple, CEO, Accenture Interactive

Mark Curtis, Head of Innovation and Thought Leadership, Accenture Interactive

Chris Milk, Founder and CEO, Within

Carrie SiuButt, CEO, SimpleHealth

Your hosts

Elise Hu
Journalist

Josh Klein
CEO, Indigometrics

More about the contributors

Brian Whipple is committed to cultivating big ideas and delivering real business results – passions he applies every day driving Accenture Interactive’s rapid global growth.

Mark Curtis joined Accenture as a co-founder and Chief Client Officer of Fjord. He’s a serial entrepreneur and innovator.

Chris Milk is an entrepreneur, director and immersive artist. He is co-founder and CEO of Within, a company using immersive technologies to build products for transformative experiences.

Carrie SiuButt has extensive experience in corporate/business development, finance, partnerships and product management.


Elise Hu is a Los Angeles-based journalist and podcast host who spent nearly a decade at NPR, as a regular voice on flagship shows All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Josh Klein is the CEO of www.Indigometrics.com, a data-led SaaS platform for measuring and managing corporate culture. He also lives as a speaker, writer and advisor at www.josh.is.