The Restless Ones

The Restless Ones

An original podcast from T-Mobile for Business and iHeartRadio, Jonathan Strickland connects with the world’s most unconventional thinkers, the leaders at the intersection of technology and business, to understand how they continue to thrive in a world of complex organizations and lightning-fast technology. How do these executives innovate and enable change, both inside and outside their companies, and what are they looking forward to tackling next? Let’s find out…

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September 20, 2022 36 min

The promise of autonomous vehicles and machinery has been on the minds of industries, consumers and science fiction writers for many years. While advancements in AI, Robotics, Edge Computing and 5G Connectivity have gotten us closer to that vision, we are still quite far from computers solely running the show. The brain’s ability to compute and react to real-life situations is still a critical component to most operations, and comp...

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Ensuring the advancement of education takes committed educators, especially those who are open and unafraid to relearn what’s possible.  From understanding new discoveries in science and history, adapting to and embracing emerging points of view, and of course, utilizing new methods of teaching, the field is always evolving.  Staying on top of modern technologies, such as mixed reality and enhanced connectivity, is critical to adva...

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With over 45,000 flights and 2 million passengers flying each day, keeping the airline industry on schedule is a herculean task. From mechanics and maintenance crews to flight teams and agents, and the ever-unpredictable mother nature, any of these factors can create a cascading domino effect of delays and cancellations—causing stress for both passengers and airlines. That’s why advantages such as the enhanced connectivity of 5G ar...

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The technologies of today are shaping the cities of tomorrow, with highly beneficial infrastructure essential to local citizens, businesses, and economies alike. Those who are defining and prioritizing the problems, using technology and innovation as the solution, will have the greatest impact. For the first time, local governments and civil authorities are not only able to collect meaningful and accurate data at scale but analyze ...

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Many of the industries building the world around us experience common challenges across their process.  From architecture and engineering, to manufacturing and transportation, even media, and entertainment, the ability to intelligently shape data and foster collaboration is mission critical.  The need to unlock both in real-time has pushed each of these industries towards cloud and platform transformations, enabling their workforce...

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Human history shows that agriculture was one of the earliest innovations. It allowed populations to shift from a hunting and gathering to feeding the masses through organized efforts to grow crops. For decades, technology may have appeared to accelerate much faster in other industries, but advancements in equipment, seeds and planting tactics have continued to increase farm production. Now, 5G connectivity is about to unleash the n...

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How does a company build for the quintessential duality of creating a product that is focused on unplugging from day-to-day life, and  their customers connected? Whether it’s our new “work from anywhere” reality, or keeping a lifeline available in case of an emergency, a connection to key information and opportunity is often necessary for even the most die-hard campers and nature lovers. Enter Airstream, the iconic 91 year-old RV c...

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With advancements in mobility and connectivity enabling new technologies at a faster rate than ever, staying ahead of the curve can be a challenge for even the most skilled of operators. From education to retail; mining to medical; all sectors face the common challenge of digitizing their workflows and offerings for an increasingly connected world. While these organizations may have a deep understanding of their own fields, even th...

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It took a pandemic to highlight our dependence on transportation and logistics—but efforts to optimize the industry were gaining traction well before that. Today, the auto industry is in a state of complete disruption with technologies such as 5G connectivity, AI, and Machine Learning enabling smart vehicles, their manufacturers, and the smart cities they operate in and drive through.

To hear more about how these industries are bei...

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From smart factories to connected fleets, businesses have come to expect seamless operations at the push of a button, but there are millions of moving pieces and years of work behind powering up and connecting the hardware and software that makes their systems hum. The developments behind 5G act as a backbone that many of the latest technologies rely on. From the early strategies behind design to the creation of flourishing ecosyst...

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Imagine a world where students can sail on a WWII Battleship, study the inner details of a cadaver, and go for a spacewalk, all while never leaving the comfort of their classroom, workplace, or home. Thanks to the connected technologies of AR, VR, and 5G available now, this type of learning is no longer a far-off dream, it’s happening now. The cross-benefits of seamlessly being able to bring the world to the classroom, and the clas...

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Returning for season three of the Restless Ones, an original podcast from T-Mobile for Business and iHeartRadio, host, Jonathan Strickland, sits down with some of the most forward-thinking technology leaders—those at the intersection of technology and business—to explore their unique missions, challenges, and approaches to driving their organizations forward. Tune in to learn how these leaders think about building a bridge to what’...

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Metaphors for war are used throughout the world of business but how does one plan for strategy and attacks when they are in the actual “business” of war. In today’s environment, “Command and Control” strategies must not just work across land, air and seam but also space and cyberspace, creating a new set of challenges for military planners. From advanced weaponry to data to secure communications, technology is now front and center ...

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Managing the technology infrastructure for a global organization is never a simple task. Managing it for a business with as wide a portfolio of critical products and services as Johnson & Johnson takes that role to a new level. The manufacturing and deployment of products from divisions ranging from skincare, to medical devices, to cancer treatments means a diverse set of employees each with a unique set of technology needs to ...

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Forming connections across the workplace is the key to a strong company culture and even stronger bottom line. Whether chatting with someone down the hall, or across the world, the new age of remote work has made tools like Slack more critical than ever. Combining the power of Slack with the advanced wireless connectivity now available in 5G is allowing that work to happen anywhere.

 

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The promise of smart devices, smart tools and even smart homes alleviating the daily grind of everyday life has been promised to us since the dawn of science fiction all the way through today. Having a virtual assistant help us get through our lives was a distant possibility since we couldn’t really let them into our lives to see what we needed help with. The eras of 5G and IoT and the connected world they bring is changing that. Y...

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Even the oldest of businesses now see technology at the core of what they do. From modernizing operations and adapting the way they capture, share & analyze data to bringing their customers the best possible experience, any company not innovating today won’t be around tomorrow - even if they are 175 years old, like the renowned tools and motorized appliances company, Stanley Black & Decker.

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Most workers can only be as good as the tools their companies give them to complete their job. Increasing employee productivity in a digital world means increasing their connectivity. Connecting to the fastest mobile networks we’ve ever seen—5G—requires finding the right hardware to take advantage of that power and speed. Samsung, one of the leading mobile device manufacturers in the world, is on a mission to help its corporate cli...

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Monitoring the quality of the air we breathe is no easy task. Taking on that responsibility for millions of residents living in Southern California requires endless innovation and a steady hand at the helm to roll out the network of human and technology resources needed to capture, analyze and share the data effectively.

 

In this episode of The Restless Ones, we’ll sit with a technologist who has spent his entire career working for ...

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When it comes to developing and rolling out the latest technologies, there are thousands if not millions of moving pieces that have to fall into place for them to seamlessly work together. From innovative ideas and scientific breakthroughs to sourcing the materials and components needed for the final product, no part of the process can be achieved without the art of material sciences and the highly-technical world of composites.

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