PwC's Tech While You Trek

PwC's Tech While You Trek

PwC's Tech While You Trek is a podcast series talking about all things tech such as AI, augmented reality, virtual reality, automation, data visualization, design thinking, agile and beyond. Learn how these emerging technologies and trends are solving problems for individual consumers, businesses, and society in 15 minutes or less.

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June 28, 2021 13 min

Tune in to our season finale of Tech While You Trek to hear a frank discussion with PwC’s new Technology Impact Officer Mitra Best about the Digital Divide, why women and other minorities are not equally represented in the tech industry and how to close the gap.



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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Director Kumar Satyam talk about how drones are helping various industries collect data in a smarter, faster way and risk-free.

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Director Lyle Wallis discuss using systems thinking and simulations to solve problems. This approach aims to see a situation more holistically, recognize the relationships behind it, and uses simulation tools to experiment with solutions.

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Managing Director Ben Isgur discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the evolution of healthcare technology, resulting in an increase in telehealth visits. 

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Senior Managers Skylar Versage and Ernesto Valdes discuss Conversational AI as it refers to solutions like chat bots and voice assistants. Users that want to interact with products and services, using natural language as a form of communication, seek to utilize conversational AI. 

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Senior Manager Shaz Hoda and Senior Associate Justin Hromalik discuss how immersive technologies utilize human attributes such as touch and emotion to bring users closer to the digital world.

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Director Ilana Golbin on the importance of taking a step back and responsibly developing artificial intelligence (AI) to mitigate risks and reduce bias, as well as preparing for the future. PwC recently published the AI Predictions report to share the top five AI trends that businesses are facing.

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Managing Director Ramona Pierson and Director Thomas Hawkins talk about how they are using artificial intelligence to create more inclusive and accessible technology products.

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Director Vijay Ujjain and Managers Antoinette Young and Paul-Marc Schweitzer talk about the emerging technology convergence theme of hyperconnected networks. Billions of IoT-connected endpoints, combined with the cloud, 5G and mesh networking are  creating stable, high-speed, low-latency networks that serve as the backbones of larger-scale infrastructure, making connectiv...

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Principal Michelle Wilkes share how PwC has upskilled their entire workforce and built more than 6,500 automations to optimize their processes, and why they are now offering some of these automations to clients to help them in their digital transformation through the Digital on Demand marketplace. 

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Director Joseph Voyles talk about how working autonomy will unlock the immense value created when automation, robotics and intelligent systems operate in unison. Autonomous systems gather large amounts of previously inaccessible data from IoT sensors, transaction histories, machine data, human input and many other sources for analytics and feedback, resulting in better pr...

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Partner Suneet Dua and Director Kristy Lizarraga talk about PwC’s digital story, including the new ProEdge product. ProEdge is a cloud-based platform that helps companies and their employees get the digital skills needed to drive innovation and inspire continuous learning.

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Partner Anand Rao and Senior Manager Sindy Ma talk about an emerging technology convergence theme called digital reflection. Digital reflection is a virtual representation of complex and interdependent physical processes and interactions that can be tested against real-time scenarios in order to predict an immediate outcome or inform business decisions. Digital reflection...

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Data visualizations aren’t just about the data. Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Senior Managers Heather Bradbury and Shupeng Han speak about how important it is to use human-centered design and a cross functional-team to develop a problem statement for the story you’re trying to tell with your data.

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Director Joe Lalley and Senior Manager David Ulonska talk about communicating, collaborating and learning while working remotely and the importance of using virtual collaboration tools.

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November 2, 2020 20 min

3D printing has disrupted manufacturing, healthcare and even the food industry by providing a way to print new shapes, textures and features. Tune into this episode of Tech While You Trek to learn more about 3D printing from Miguel Smart, PwC partner in the industrial products practice, Kareem Elwakil, PwC director in the pharmaceutical life sciences advisory practice and Amelia Bauer, PwC manager in the emerging technology lab.

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Tune into this episode of Tech While You Trek to hear the National Co-Lead for Access Your Potential’s Creative Computing program Brittany Ryan discuss how PwC is teaching the skills of the future to fourth and fifth graders in underserved and diverse communities, and also starting a new coding program called NextGen for young girls.

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Emerging Technology Lab Director Tom Foth discuss the importance of business-led innovation and by using design thinking and systems thinking how to bring valuable ideas to the marketplace. 

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Tune into another episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Emerging Technology Managing Director Daniel Eckert and PwC Emerging Technology Manager Andrea Mower discuss Extended Reality (XR), which often uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its applications and is experienced through Internet of Things (IoT) headsets or mobile devices, enabling workers to practice even risky tasks in a safe, realistic way. They also share the resu...

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September 28, 2020 10 min

How do organizations know if their Agile transformations are successful and fit for the future? Tune into this episode of Tech While You Trek to hear PwC Partner Zach Sachen talk about how PwC is consulting with clients to develop metrics for their Agile transformations.

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