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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November 14, 2023 11 mins

With the end of another great season of The Restless Ones, Jonathan looks back on some of the guests and conversations we’ve heard from. With some truly inspiring leaders, driving change at the intersection of technology and business, he reflects on the common themes throughout these discussions and the consistent thread that connects them all -  connectivity.

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The local convenience store - the cornerstone of rural America, once a one-stop shop for everything from farming and pet supplies to household goods and homemade apple pies. Fast forward to today where those same stores are providing network connectivity, technology infrastructure, and operating efficiency to bustling farming communities. With integrated omnichannel and personalized shopping experiences, retail continues to be a vi...

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Many people visit resorts to relax and take a break from their daily routines. However, for resort managers, disconnecting from technology is not an option if they want to provide a great guest experience. To ensure guest satisfaction, including catering to their preferences, reducing wait times, and improving services, resorts need to have a constant flow of data and reliable connectivity. Leading companies like Vail Resorts have ...

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The word “innovation” usually evokes new ways of thinking, acting, and accelerating what’s possible, but none of that means much if it doesn’t deliver meaningful results. So, when it comes to gauging innovation’s impact, Phillipa Leighton Jones and Matt Griffin are particularly well attuned. In this special episode recorded live from Mobile World Congress 2023, Phillipa and Matt share their perspectives on how connectivity has beco...

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A world where customers can buy everything they want, whenever and wherever they want isn’t 100% there—but it’s pretty close. And perhaps no company has been up for that challenge as much as Lowe’s.

 

In this episode of The Restless Ones, I had the chance to sit down with Seemantini Godbole, EVP and CIO of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., whose early start as an engineer has fueled problem-solving throughout her career. From helping custome...

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Building blocks are a critical part of almost any private or corporate mission to reach success and scale.  They let executives quickly assemble a foundation for the rest of their plans to be built on – but how are the actual building blocks getting built? Enter Avantor, who is using advancements in connectivity, data, and computing power to “set science in motion to create a better world”. Avantor’s tools enable more efficient, mo...

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As the impacts of climate change continue to escalate, public and private sector organizations find themselves in urgent need of innovation. Emergency management has been grappling with outdated tools and insufficient tech investment for decades.  Companies such as Pano AI are stepping up to mitigate and better prepare for further crises with a new generation of monitoring, alert, and data analysis tools to help battle fires and ot...

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Autonomous vehicles open up a world of possibilities. From supporting more efficient roadways and improving delivery reach to mitigate labor shortages and fostering a cleaner environment, there are many use cases. So where do companies focus their efforts to make an impact? For one company, they decided to tackle one of the most challenging use cases, developing their own hardware and software services to address a global challenge...

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For decades securing a corporate network was as simple as securing your home office. Global workforces, outside partners, and widespread mobile access have changed that challenge into a seemingly endless set of attack surfaces for CIOs to battle.  Whether it’s a website, SAAS app, or a program running in a corporate data center, 5G is moving that tech and the networks they run on closer to the end user.  Companies like Netskope are...

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Education has a dual challenge of not only keeping up with the scores of information and knowledge developed every day, it must also keep up with the changing ways we learn and consume content. Education is also too valuable of a tool to be isolated to the financially or geographically fortunate.  Connected technologies, paired with 5G, are helping educators meet these challenges and offer students an opportunity for economic and s...

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In the medical field, the ability to transfer and interpret data in real time can be the difference between life and death. That data needs to be of high quality, moved at a high speed, and handled with the highest safeguards possible to ensure patients and their providers can receive and provide the most effective care. Building the processes that manage this ecosystem is a constantly evolving challenge.  

 

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Logistics are a critical component to the success of any business, and transportation companies invest heavily in mastering it. Whether it’s managing customer orders, corporate fleets, or the employees that “drive” the business forward, progress is accelerating in a 5G-connected era. Companies such as Werner Enterprises have embraced 5G-enabled technologies like autonomous vehicles and next-generation fleet management platforms to ...

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Returning for season four 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. You can’t change tomorrow by deploying the solutions of the past, but break...

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Sailing the high seas has been a right of trade, survival, and sport for as long as time.  For centuries, advancements came at a slow pace. Navigating through the stars and elementary improvements in shipbuilding eventually progressed with the technology age into data-based advanced tracking of currents and GPS navigation capabilities. The advent of 5G has brought an entirely new set of tools and insights to the masses, allowing fo...

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Technology continues to change every aspect of the healthcare industry. From the treatments, devices, and medicines available to patients, to the supply chain and distribution methods designed to provide access for all. The advent of 5G has had an impact well beyond telemedicine. Connectivity has touched all aspects of the medical field, from the computing power needed for drug research, to supply chain ma...

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Perhaps there’s no better place to see how the worlds of high-performance tech and high-performing humans come together than the athletic wear industry.  Companies are endlessly evolving their products and, most recently, connected services, to match the demands of customers who are constantly pushing their own limits. The 5G era has ushered in a wave of wearables, AR, VR and other smart devices that are c...

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If one wants to see how technology can completely change the landscape of business, the retail sector is a great place to start. From creating in-store experiences that continue to attract customers, to hybrid and online solutions that empower 24/7 sales, to the backend systems that power the supply chain, any business that doesn’t keep up with technology will end up in the retail graveyard. Perhaps no company understands the diver...

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As technology races forward, it is critical for companies to find dynamic hardware solutions that can move as quickly as the technologies available to them.  Standard hardware rollouts leave companies with missing features critical to their business needs, unpredictable access to supply and maintenance, and a host of other issues that pop up when the hardware isn’t created specifically for them. It is companies like Social Mobile t...

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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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