Modern Workplace

Modern Workplace

Modern Workplace podcast is a conversation about digital transformation and the future of productivity. We're bringing you access to business and technology leaders who are creating the future – today. This is a monthly show partnered with the Microsoft 365 Blog. Transcripts provided with each episode. Listen, watch and learn more at ModernWorkplace.com.

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September 16, 2020 18 min

St. Luke’s University Health Network spans 10 hospitals and 300 sites across Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In 2019, St Luke’s deployed Microsoft 365 and Teams, which helped them rapidly collaborate, staying on top of the latest COVID-19 treatment protocols from around the world. Teams also helped the experts from pulmonary, ICU and other disciplines rapidly refine COVID-19 treatment protocols to reduce intubations by 50%. In other p...

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Hendrick Motorsports is a leader in the NASCAR Cup Series, earning a record 12-car owner championships in NASCAR’s premier division. A long-time Microsoft 365 customer, Hendrick Motorsports relied on Microsoft Teams during the pandemic to quickly move to remote work, which allowed track production teams, engineers, crew and athletes to remain focused on winning. 

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For 111 years, Danish multinational pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma has been innovating new products and solutions to help people achieve healthier skin. In 2019, LEO Pharma purchased Microsoft 365 with plans to deploy in companywide. When the COVID-19 pandemic created an urgent need they went all in, rolling out Teams from only 33 users to more than 6,000 users in the whole organization in just four days to help employees adapt ...

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As one of the world’s leaders in selling, marketing, and distributing food and other supplies to restaurants, schools, hospitals, entertainment venues and the like, Sysco has a global presence in the food and beverage industry. When COVID-19 radically altered the way people enjoy meals away from home, Sysco pivoted to new ways of doing business at a moment’s notice. With the help of Microsoft 365—and Microsoft Teams—Sysco brought i...

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Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, Jared Spataro, talks with Tony’s Chocolonely, a Dutch confectionery company that is passionate about fair trade practices and ending slavery in the chocolate industry. Today, Tony’s Chocolonely is the number one chocolate brand in the Netherlands and is expanding to other countries. Tony’s Chocolonely turned to Microsoft Teams to keep working reaching out to employees and farmers. The com...

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Headquartered in Washington state, Premera Blue Cross provides innovative wellness and prevention, disease management, and patient safety programs for approximately 2 million people. To stay on top of evolving healthcare trends, Premera needed to modernize an 83-year-old workplace culture and employees had begun adopting Microsoft 365 virtual collaboration tools when COVID-19 triggered a pivot to remote work.  Jared Spataro talks w...

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Across the world, arenas are empty and concert halls are quiet. COVID-19 transformed the live entertainment industry overnight. AEG, one of the world’s leading sports and live entertainment companies, had to shift focus to remote work and cultivate new business in the midst of change. They were able to close a multi-million-dollar sponsorship deal using Teams. So, when the time comes, fans can once again enjoy the legendary enterta...

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Royal DSM is a global, purpose-led, science-based company active in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. With more than 23,000 employees in 50 countries, they had to quickly respond to the pandemic and pivot to remote work over a weekend. With the help of Teams, DSM was able to maintain business continuity, and even switched factory lines to produce a new disinfectant. And to continue to aid to Firstline Workers, they started ...

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Family-run Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona estate winery produces award-winning wines. When the COVID-19 crisis interrupted the launch of a new vintage, the winery quickly adapted. Alex talks with Ciacci's Head of Production, Alex Bianchini, Consultant Gabriele Gorelli, Si-Net partners' Fausto Turco, CEO, and Sofia D'Esposito, Head of Marketing and Communications, about how the winery used Microsoft Teams to host its firs...

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When the COVID-19 crisis began, Mercy Housing was well-positioned to transition to remote work scenarios, having recently moved to Azure and Microsoft 365. Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft 365, and, Gunnar Tande, Mercy Housing CIO & Strategy, discuss how Mercy Housing embraced Microsoft Teams to provide continuity of service to 45,000 residents when they need it most.

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The global COVID-19 Pandemic presented a challenge to Salvation Army locations across the world—how to continue serving people who rely on The Salvation Army while still staying safe and adhering to social distancing? Microsoft CVP Jared Spataro and The Salvation Army Commissioner Merle Heatwole discuss how Microsoft Teams is helping connect employees from The Salvation Army’s international headquarters in London, helping them main...

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Chattanooga Film Festival is a father-son partnership and a labor of love. It has been making a name for itself among film-lovers, filmmakers and the film industry. The COVID-19 pandemic presented a challenge – how to continue their mission to support the art of film when social distancing made gathering for movies and workshops impossible? Alex Bradley speaks with founders Chris Dortch II and Chris Dortch Sr., as well as members o...

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A lot has changed in the past month. The way we work and live has changed. All of us are living this new reality right now, juggling home and work, caregiving and breadwinning. At Microsoft, it's been inspiring to see and hear stories of how the tools we all work on are helping people stay connected and productive. We have learned a lot in a short time. Alex talks again with Microsoft CVP Jared Spataro, who has been on Teams ca...

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February 27, 2020 31 min

This month in the Modern Workplace, we focus on the Art of Teamwork – which sounds awfully fancy, but in reality, it’s about how we get things done together. Teamwork is essential but it can feel like a contact sport at times! Alex talks again with Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro to explore the art of teamwork and share some insight from the most successful teams. Also in the show, what's new in Microsoft 365,...

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Welcome to the first Modern Workplace podcast of 2020! We're bringing you access to business and technology leaders who are creating the future – today. This is a monthly show partnered with the Microsoft 365 Blog. In this first episode, Alex Bradley talks with Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro about what's new in Microsoft 365, the recent National Retail Federation (NRF) conference, 2020 productivity resolut...

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Host Alex Bradley sits down with Corporate Vice President of Microsoft 365, Jared Spataro, for a conversation from the show floor at Microsoft Ignite 2019.  In their conversation they discuss how the ‘unit’ of productivity has fundamentally changed and how, in order to survive and thrive in today’s world, changing the nature of how we work is vital.   Jared shares examples of how everyday AI is helping people to achieve more today,...

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Digital transformation of your company can affect employees and their work environment, creating more effective collaboration, stronger engagement, and more. The Modern Workplace podcast is taking a closer look at some specific technologies that are changing the employee experience.

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May 9, 2018 28 min

By the end of 2018, more than half of global enterprises will rely on at least one public cloud platform for digital transformation, predicts Forrester. Yet, there's still uncertainty about what to move, how to move it, and the best practices needed to protect your assets. Learn the steps to successfully migrate your current IT infrastructure to the cloud. 

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Intellectual property theft costs America up to $600 billion a year, robbing people and companies of their ideas and inventions. Join us on this episode of Modern Workplace podcast where we will take a deeper dive into the hard facts of nation sponsored intellectual theft, who's at risk, and what you can do to keep your intellectual property safe.

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Information Overload is a rapidly increasing problem impacting individuals and organizational performance. On this episode, learn the role organizational culture plays in information overload. Plus, technology tools and simple hacks to stay productive in today's modern workplace. 

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