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The thing humanity consumes the most is water. The second is data, and that’s growing at an alarming rate, says Tom Frazier, CEO of Redivider. On today’s episode, Ed talks with Frazier about how Redivider is shifting how data centers are built and operated as data needs continue to explode.  Traditionally, it can take up to three years and a quarter of a billion dollars to build mega data centers. Redivider is creating data centers using prefabricated modular parts that can go live in 30 days. On the show, Frazier talks about opportunity zones, such as using the heat generated to create community greenhouses. To combat noise pollution, immersion cooling technology can be built into the facility. Centers can also run on hydrogen, a green energy source, he says. Additionally, Frazier talks about the lack of construction workforce, how data centers impact water usage, and other concerns for the future of sustainable data storage. Innovation Heroes is an SHI podcast. New episodes are now available on Youtube and all major podcast platforms. Visit
What if instead of being disrupted, you became the disruptor? In the first episode of Season 5, we hear from Greg Matusky, the President and Founder of GregoryFCA. Matusky discusses his journey of embracing Generative AI in his PR firm, transforming their operations and culture. He shares how the advent of ChatGPT has revolutionized his firm's processes, and his vision of progressing from an age of information to an age of wisdom and intelligence. Tune in to learn about Matusky's insights on AI's role in public relations and how he's fostering a culture of innovation within his team. Featuring: Greg Matusky, President and Founder of GregoryFCA Innovation Heroes is an SHI podcast. New episodes are now available on Youtube and all major podcast platforms. Visit
SHI's Innovation Heroes is back with our most ambitious season ever. We'll unravel 12 inspiring stories from the disruptive front lines, diving into topics such as the revolutionary potential (and risks) of Generative AI and groundbreaking advancements in sustainable IT, all while shining a light on the unsung technology heroes. We're also delivering a whole new way to experience the conversation. For the first time, we're introducing an all-new video podcast format, enabling you to watch us on YouTube, while still offering audio episodes for your morning jog or commute. Starting June 29, join us as we navigate this intricate world of technology, helping you "Solve What's Next" one major trend at a time.
When you work in the technology industry, the “next big thing” is always just around the corner. But how do we spot when something is truly transformational, or if it’s just an over-hyped gimmick? It's a question we often ponder on this show, where we meet individuals at the cutting edge of emerging technologies like blockchain, Web 3 and NFTs. On today’s bonus episode, we’re revisiting the best conversations we've had with start up founders, visionaries and all-around paradigm shifters. And we'll explore why they think the big new technology they represent is truly ground-breaking– and not just a bunch of buzz. This episode featured conversations with:  Costa Kladianos, Vice President, Innovation and Technology at Canlan Sports: Barr von Oehsen, Associate Vice President of the Office of Advanced Research Computing at Rutgers University: Medha Parlikar, CTO and Co-Founder at CasperLabs: Mark Miller, co-founder and CEO of Labelcoin:
With all the doom and gloom about AI, we ask: Are robots and AI the key to unlocking a brighter future for humanity? This new Best of compilation delves into the extraordinary ways these technologies are revolutionizing our world. Featuring discussions about crimefighting robots, social robotics and AI’s real-life applications in the creative industries, IT and our workplace. Prepare to be inspired as we explore the limitless possibilities that robots and AI hold in shaping a better tomorrow for all. This episode features our conversations with: William Santana Li, Knightscope’s Chairman and CEO: Listen to full episode Will Ramey, Sr. Director, Global Head of Developer Programs at NVIDIA: Listen to full episode Frauke Zeller and Lauren Dwyer, two leading social robotics scientists at Toronto Metropolitan University: Listen to full episode Ruslan Khamidullin, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Filmustage: Listen to full episode Sonny Hudson, Collaboration Specialist of Partners at Cisco, Adan Jardine, Assitant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Rutgers University and Matthew Stone, Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at Rutgers New Brunswick:  Listen to full episode
From spending hours a day on video calls, to curbside shopping for just about anything, we've gone through a seismic shift in the way we work, communicate and connect with each other.   And while sometimes change is difficult, every one of these ground-breaking developments has a hero behind it. Which is exactly what we’re talking about on today’s bonus episode of Innovation Heroes. We’ve gone through the last four seasons, to collect the best conversations we’ve had about the user experience – and the people and businesses helping to innovate it.   From AI-powered hotels, to augmented reality in the workplace, the way we interact with technology has changed for good. How businesses are taking advantage of these changes? Well, that remains an open question.   This episode features our conversations with: Jaron Lanier, inventor of the Nintendo Powerglove and Microsoft Team’s Together Mode: Link to the full episode  Stacey Shulman, Vice President IoT (Internet of Things) at Intel: Link to the full episode  Michael Beneville, Chief Creative Officer at AREA15: Link to the full episode  Grant Barth, Founder of ThenWhat: Link to the full episode    SHI’s Innovation Heroes will return with new episodes for Season 5, in the summer of 2023.
On this show, we get to meet a lot of heroes – people and businesses who are making the world a safer, smarter and better place to live. And as we get ready for Season 5, we’ve put together highlights from a few of our favorite conversations with these un-caped crusaders. From fixing our broken healthcare systems with AI, to battling climate change from space, listen now to our most inspiring and heroic episode, ever.   This episode featured our conversations with: John Cooley, Chief of Products at Nanoramic Laboratories: Listen to full episode Andy Lapsa, Co-founder of STOKE Space Technologies: Listen to full episode Alexandra Pavliuc, Oxford University doctoral researcher: Listen to full episode Stacey Shulman, Intel’s Vice President of IoT and GM of Health, Life Science and Emerging Technologies: Listen to full episode Innovation Heroes will return for Season 5, launching summer 2023.    
It’s hard enough to earn a living as a musician. Throw in a multi-year pandemic, and it became even harder. But what if you could earn your future revenue – today? In this episode, Ed sits down with the co-founder and CEO of Labelcoin, Mark Miller, to discuss how his startup has become the Robinhood for the music industry by stamping out artistic poverty through  blockchain technology.   Featuring guest Mark Miller, co-founder and CEO of Labelcoin.   
If you think esports is only for leisure, think again. There is a revolution going on in the world of esports and educational technology, and it’s transforming how students learn. Ed sits down with SHI’s Senior Director of Education Solutions, Dr. Katrina Adkins to learn about how her team is strategizing, testing, and building the latest K-12 tech spaces for future innovators. They discuss the need for esports in education, and the demand for more innovative learning spaces to provide students with the technological solutions they need to learn in a hybrid model.     Featuring guest Dr. Katrina Adkins, Senior Director of Education Solutions at SHI. 
You’ve heard about artificial intelligence in customer service, cars and even crime-fighting robots – but what about filmmaking? In this episode, Ed sits down with Ruslan Khamidullin, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Filmustage – the company revolutionizing the movie business by automating the time-intensive and costly phases of pre-production through AI.    Visit and use code INNOVATIONHEROES30 for 30% off any plan.    Featuring guest Ruslan Khamidullin, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at Filmustage.    
Co-founded in 2009, Nanoramic Laboratories developed the groundbreaking Neocarbonix electrode technology that is transforming the future of li-ion energy storage. Ed sits down with Nanoramic’s co-founder and Chief of Products, John Cooley, to find out how he and his team are creating more efficient and more powerful li-ion batteries to help solve today’s most pressing challenges related to energy storage and reducing our carbon footprint.     Featuring guest John Cooley, Chief of Products at Nanoramic Laboratories. 
Knightscope Inc. is a global leader in developing autonomous security capabilities – and they’re right on track to disrupt the $500 billion security industry. Ed meets with Knightscope’s chairman and CEO, William Santana Li, to find out how his company plans on fighting crime and keeping citizens safe 365 days of the year with AI-powered robots.     Featuring guest William Santana Li, Chairman and CEO of Knightscope Inc.  
There is not a single person or business who hasn’t been impacted by the supply chain crisis. And while the pandemic may have exacerbated it, questions remain: what are some of the root causes of supply chain issues? And how we can begin to solve them? Ed meets with Sunny Han, founder and CEO of ERP platform Fulcrum, to get the ins and outs of how the supply chain works, and how Sunny’s business is innovating new ways to tackle supply chain problems within the manufacturing industry.    Featuring guest Sunny Han, Founder and CEO of Fulcrum
A champion for helping brands to thrive in the 21st century – and in the wake of a global pandemic that saw thousands of brick-and-mortar retailers shut down for months – Grant Barth helps brands to develop the creative strategies and solutions needed to create engagement, build brand equity and increase shareholder value.  Ed meets with Grant to discuss his groundbreaking “theatre methodology” and why creating in-person brand experiences is the key to helping businesses thrive in the 21st century.  Featuring guest Grant Barth, Global Brand President of ThenWhat 
It’s hard work out there for the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) – but someone has to do it. For Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Ed invites back Michael Wilcox, Vice President of the Office of the CISO at Stratscale, to learn about the benefits and barriers to hiring a top-level security leader. Together, they unpack why it’s so hard to find and keep a good CISO, outline solutions to enhance your security posture and highlight why having a heroic, strategy-driven CISO is vital to your business success.  Featuring guest Michael Wilcox, Vice President of the Office of the CISO at Stratascale. 
Welcome back to season four of Innovation Heroes! In this episode, Ed unpacks the challenges posed by a growing labor shortage with one of his all-time favorite guests, Stacey Shulman, Intel’s Vice President of Health, Education and Consumer Industries. Stacey explains how transformational businesses need to start leveraging technology to hyperautomate the repetitive tasks that get in the way of more meaningful work, so that organizations can focus on solving the problems that matter most to their customers.  Featuring guest Stacey Shulman, Vice President of Health, Education and Consumer Industries at Intel.  This episode of Innovation Heroes is brought to you by Intel vPro, An Intel Evo Design. To learn more visit: 
We're back! Ed McNamara returns to host the fourth season of Innovation Heroes – a chart-topping podcast brought to you by SHI, one of the world’s biggest technology solutions providers. Starting October 6, 2022, we'll introduce you to 10 more unsung heroes radically changing the way we live and work. From C-Suite executives to startup visionaries, our guests will give you the advice and inspiration you need to tackle the major challenges facing transformational businesses. Tune in every two weeks to see what the future looks like – and to make sure you’re up to date on the latest and greatest stories driving technological innovation. Don't forget to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. For more on SHI, visit
Blockchain is generating lots of hype as the future of enterprise technology. But, like the dot-com boom before it, the promise is so extravagant that some of us are feeling skeptical – and maybe just a tad confused. Medha Parlikar, CTO and Co-Founder at CasperLabs, takes us beyond the buzz to explore the true potential of blockchain in the enterprise, and the real, practical concerns facing business leaders. From patents, human resources, supply chain, identity management, and security, blockchain has already started to radically change multiple industries. And we’re just getting started. Featuring Medha Parlikar, CTO and Co-Founder at CasperLabs This episode of Innovation Heroes is sponsored by the LastPass Identity Management Security solution and the new GoTo IT tools making IT easy. Visit and to learn more.
It’s easy to forget that most of us have amazing technology at our fingertips at nearly all times: our smartphones. Whether you use your phone to listen to this very podcast, to stay connected, or for entertainment, there’s huge potential that still stands to be unlocked in these devices. For instance, with the right motivation driving us forward, we can use them to start fixing our broken, out-of-date healthcare systems.  That’s the mission at Hyfe - to make it possible for anyone with a smartphone to receive instant and accurate diagnostic support. Backed by “the world’s most sophisticated acoustic AI”, the Hyfe app is used daily by researchers, medical professionals as well as thousands of regular people all over the world to identify coughs and other sonic-based symptoms in real time.   Host Ed McNamara sits down with Iulian Circo, co-founder of Hyfe. They talk about how this "Shazam for coughs” has the potential to figure out the best way for chronic cough sufferers and temporary cold fighters to get better – and how this shift towards personalized, data-rich, and equitable healthcare is ultimately helping to make the whole system a lot more useful and modern.  Featuring guest Iulian Circo, co-founder of Hyfe.  This episode of Innovation Heroes is sponsored by the recruitment team at SHI. Visit to learn more. 
The future of creative innovation is changing – rapidly. In our new hybrid world, we need to be thinking about how to integrate digital and physical experiences effectively, as well as what customers actually want today, and in the future, too. These are some of the big questions that AREA 15 is trying to solve – and judging from the rave reviews they’ve been getting, it’s safe to say that they’re succeeding. Touted as “an immersive playground, all rolled into a vast and vibrant space,” AREA 15 is a tech wonderland just a stone’s throw from the infamous Las Vegas Strip.  Host Ed McNamara sits down with Michael Beneville, the Chief Creative Officer at AREA15. They discuss the major paradigm shift unfolding in the guest experience space: one that’s striving to give consumers more agency. They’ll also shed a guiding light on what not just mere spectatorship, but true tech-driven participation can look like.     Featuring guest Michael Beneville, Chief Creative Officer at AREA15 and Founder and CEO of Beneville Studios.  This episode of Innovation Heroes is sponsored by the new SHI. Visit to learn more. 
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