Built for Change

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EPISODE 11

Preparing for
the Society of the Future

A select group of companies recognize that emerging consumer and investor lifestyle shifts will have a tremendous impact on business in the future. Learn how these “forerunners” are charting a course to growth by prioritizing ethical usage of technology, environmental sustainability, human care and more.

Contributors

Gianfranco Casati, Chief Executive Officer, Accenture Growth Markets

Will Griffin, Chief Ethics Officer, Hypergiant

Barry Swartzberg, Chief Executive Officer, Vitality Group Inc.


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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Gianfranco Casati has been CEO for Growth Markets since 2014. In this role, he is responsible for management oversight for all industries and services of Accenture’s business in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.

Will Griffin is an entrepreneur and thought leader who brings culture-shifting content and technology to new platforms. He is the creator of Hypergiant’s Top of Mind Ethics (TOME) framework.

Barry Swartzberg is the co-founder of Discovery, an insurance company based on a pioneering business model that incentivizes its 5.1 million customers to be healthier, while enhancing and protecting their lives.


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 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.

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EPISODE 10
Brewing Up Innovation in the Cloud

Do companies really understand all that’s possible in the cloud? Sure, it’s a place where files can be stored for quick and easy access. But it also enables innovation that can help a 170-year-old brewery pour better pints of beer. In this episode, we’ll find out how businesses can truly tap into the potential of cloud today.

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EPISODE 10

Brewing Up Innovation
in the Cloud

Do companies really understand all that’s possible in the cloud? Sure, it’s a place where files can be stored for quick and easy access. But it also enables innovation that can help a 170-year-old brewery pour better pints of beer. In this episode, we’ll find out how businesses can truly tap into the potential of cloud today.

Karthik Narain, Senior Managing Director and Lead for Accenture Cloud First, Accenture

Sarah Haywood, Chief Information Officer, Carlsberg Group

Zoran Gojkovic, Director of Brewing Science and Technology, Carlsberg Research Laboratory


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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Karthik Narain leads Accenture Cloud First, with responsibility for helping clients shape, move and operate their business in the cloud to accelerate innovation and achieve their digital transformation goals. Accenture Cloud First is a multi-service group that provides the full stack of cloud services spanning strategy, industry-specific cloud journeys, cloud data and AI, migration and modernization and secure cloud management.

Sarah Haywood is Chief Information Officer at Carlsberg Group, a Danish multinational brewer. She has held a variety of IT leadership roles in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. She has led transformational programs, drawing on a strong background in business process improvement, program management and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

Zoran Gojkovic, Ph.D., has led brewing science and technology at the Carlsberg Research Laboratory since 2017.


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 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.

EPISODE 09
Shaping the Sustainable Organization

Leaders have been under tremendous pressure to deliver financial value to stakeholders, while also committing to sustainability goals. The pandemic has only increased the need to deliver 360° value. Learn how companies with strong “Sustainability DNA” are more likely to deliver financial value and a lasting positive impact for their people, society and the environment.

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EPISODE 09

Shaping the Sustainable
Organization

Leaders have been under tremendous pressure to deliver financial value to stakeholders, while also committing to sustainability goals. The pandemic has only increased the need to deliver 360° value. Learn how companies with strong “Sustainability DNA” are more likely to deliver financial value and a lasting positive impact for their people, society and the environment.

Contributors

Peter Lacy, Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead, Accenture

Erik Osmundsen, former Chief Executive Officer, Norsk Gjenvinning (The NG Group)

Dan Harburg, VP, Global Head of Carbon Product and Technology, Indigo


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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Peter Lacy oversees the integration of sustainability in all client work and ensures the responsible business agenda across Accenture services and internal operations. He has led the world's largest CEO studies on behalf of the United Nations Secretary General and co-led a global research program on digital transformation with the World Economic Forum, where he also sits on the Forum of Young Global Leaders foundation board.

Erik Osmundsen, is a partner in Verdane, a specialist growth equity investment firm that works with Northern European tech-enabled businesses to help them reach the next stage of international growth. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Norsk Gjenvinning, a role he held for nine years.

Dan Harburg is a scientist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of agriculture, robotics, electronics, materials, chemistry and biology to develop disruptive technologies.


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 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.

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EPISODE 08
How “New Science” Is Changing Healthcare

One good thing that’s come from the pandemic? The precedent set by scientists and drug manufacturers who produced a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine in record time. Now biopharma companies continue to harness “New Science” to deliver incredible treatments in the midst of regulatory and economic shifts. What will they discover next?

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EPISODE 08

How “New Science”
Is Changing Healthcare

One good thing that’s come from the pandemic? The precedent set by scientists and drug manufacturers who produced a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine in record time. Now biopharma companies continue to harness “New Science” to deliver incredible treatments in the midst of regulatory and economic shifts. What will they discover next?

Contributors

Stuart Henderson, Client Account Lead and Global Industry Lead for Life Sciences, Accenture

Chris Gibson, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Recursion

David Coman, Chief Executive Officer, Science 37


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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Stuart Henderson is responsible for building relationships with the world’s leading companies operating in the United States and Canada to drive client value and co-innovation. He also guides strategies, offerings and thought leadership to help pharma, biotech, medical technology and other leading organizations reshape the future of medicine.

Chris Gibson, Ph.D., withdrew from medical school to found Recursion. The company’s mission is to decode biology to radically improve lives and deliver the next generation of biotherapeutics at speed and scale. Dr. Gibson is also co-author of more than a dozen peer-reviewed studies.

David Coman has been CEO of Science 37 for the past two years. The company makes it easier for patients to participate in clinical research by connecting them with doctors and nurses through telemedicine visits and home health screenings, then manages trial logistics from an integrated, comprehensive platform.


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 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.

EPISODE 07
Getting to Know the "Reimagined" Consumer

Since the pandemic began, people around the world have dramatically shifted their views on the businesses they support and the products they use. Hear what consumers are really thinking and how companies can make sure they align and grow in the face of these changing priorities.

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EPISODE 07

Getting to Know the
"Reimagined" Consumer

Since the pandemic began, people around the world have dramatically shifted their views on the businesses they support and the products they use. Hear what consumers are really thinking and how companies can make sure they align and grow in the face of these changing priorities.

Contributors

Kevin Quiring, Managing Director, North America Customer Sales & Service Lead, Accenture Strategy

Nevine El-Warraky, Managing Director, Accenture Interactive


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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Kevin Quiring leads the Global Customer Strategy practice. For 28 years, Kevin has been focused on assisting clients with initiatives aimed at driving profitable growth through the acquisition, development and retention of customers.

Nevine El-Warraky is the Marketing Advisory & Global Propositions lead with Accenture Interactive. She has more than 30 years marketing consultancy experience in helping organizations drive growth, develop their marketing capabilities, and shape their portfolio strategies and operating models.


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 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.

EPISODE 06
Where Will the Future of Business Take Place?

Companies are already revolutionizing where and how we work, consume and socialize. What does the future of business look like? Learn how virtual worlds are opening up new possibilities for manufacturing, research and commerce by redefining our sense of place. We’ll also explore the innovative way leaders can empower their teams by pushing decision-making to the “edge.”

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EPISODE 06

Where Will the Future of Business
Take Place?

Companies are already revolutionizing where and how we work, consume and socialize. What does the future of business look like? Learn how virtual worlds are opening up new possibilities for manufacturing, research and commerce by redefining our sense of place. We’ll also explore the innovative way leaders can empower their teams by pushing decision-making to the “edge.”

Contributors

Annette Rippert, Group Chief Executive – Strategy & Consulting, Accenture

Alex Kipman, Technical Fellow, Microsoft

Andy Cohen, Co-Chief Executive, Gensler


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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Annette Rippert oversees all aspects of Strategy & Consulting, which works with C-suite executives and boards of the world's leading organizations, helping them accelerate their digital transformation to enhance competitiveness, grow profitability and deliver sustainable value. Annette's global team of more than 40,000 people includes strategists and consultants, industry and function experts, data scientists and human performance professionals.

Alex Kipman is the Technical Fellow for AI and Mixed Reality in the Cloud and AI Group at Microsoft. An innovator at heart, Kipman has led four major break-through products for the company, including Kinect in 2010. Microsoft HoloLens is his latest product creation, bringing holograms to Windows.

Andy Cohen is one of two Gensler Co-CEOs whose collaborative leadership is fundamental to setting the company apart as a leading design firm. Andy oversees Gensler’s global platform and its day-to-day operations, some 6,300+ people networked across 50 offices, serving clients in 120+ countries.


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 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.

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.

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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


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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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.


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 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.

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.”

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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


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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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.


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 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.

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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.

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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, former Thought Leadership Research Principal Director, Accenture

Cameron Flowers, Founder and CEO, Floreo Labs


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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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.


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 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.

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.

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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


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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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.


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 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.

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.

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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

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

Chris Milk, Founder and CEO, Within

Carrie SiuButt, CEO, SimpleHealth

Brian Whipple, former CEO, Accenture Interactive


Hosts: Elise Hu, Josh Klein

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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 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.