Let's Tech

Let's Tech

A podcast hosted by Marco, a leading technology company, where you'll get timely business insight from industry experts and community leaders. Each episode breaks down new and better ways to boost success—from tapping into the latest technology trends to becoming a more effective leader. Make an investment in yourself and join the conversation. Let’s Tech!

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April 28, 2021 26 min
Organizations are finding ways to reinvent themselves with new business ventures and even people in newly created leadership roles to drive positive change. Listen to the perspectives of three new executives on their experiences stepping into new roles, navigating unchartered paths and what they’re learning along the way.
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How we collaborate has changed over the past year. Hear from a senior HR executive on how she personally transformed her highly relational work in this remote world and is helping leaders at all levels increase their capacities to collaborate to better engage and inspire others. Discover new opportunities to leverage and techniques to employ.
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During COVID-19, cybersecurity incidents have skyrocketed, impacting everything from the supply chain to the cloud. It’s been called one of the greatest challenges to our economy. Hear from a former FBI computer scientist who has worked on numerous national security and criminal intrusion investigations to learn how to protect yourself and your organization.
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As Jeff Gau prepares to retire, he sat down to talk with Doug about his 37-year career at Marco, how he’s seen technology change, being a fast follower, the hardest moments and what gives him peace of mind now.
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Jeff sits down with Jonathan Warrey to discuss how finding and keeping good IT talent is essential for all organizations. But what that looks like is changing. IT is no longer a task that one person can do. The responsibilities have widened beyond technical components to include business acumen, financial management and making decisions to improve operations.
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February 10, 2021 21 min
Doug sits down with Trevor Akervik to discuss why security is really about risk management. There is not a one-size-fits all solution set. Do you know your risk tolerance and how it aligns with your goals? That’s the first step to creating your security strategy. Then, you can get clear analytics that empower you to make fact-based decisions for your organization. Discover a new way of thinking about the security of your environmen...
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January 27, 2021 30 min
Denny Schleper, CEO of CliftonLarsonAllen, gave up a traditional office 20 years ago and the national accounting does not name a location for its corporate headquarters. They both are intentional moves the company made to foster a positive workplace culture. Discover why they did it, the steps they took and what we all can learn about building a remote culture.
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January 13, 2021 23 min
Innovation does not require invention. Some of the best opportunities for all organizations focus more on reimagining what you have and where you can go. Unpack four types of innovation and examples of how they can be applied to deliver results for any organization.
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December 16, 2020 22 min
Organizations have had to think differently and be creative to give back in this virtual world. In many cases, it's leading to better practices. See how organizations are using technology to have fun as a team while raising money for local causes.
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December 2, 2020 26 min
The word “partnership” gets thrown around a lot in business. But what does it really look like? Marco sits down with one of the leaders nationally in developing technology partnerships, Cisco, to learn how to create lasting win-win relationships that make others look better.
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November 18, 2020 30 min
How does a technology company get started in 1973? Pull up a seat with a founding leader to hear the early lessons, what remains true today and how a company can go from a modest 12-person operation to a multi-million leader in the industry.

This episode is sponsored by HPE.
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November 4, 2020 23 min
We have seen some of the most significant technology transformation in the past year. There have been a series of shifts and an acceleration of new technologies in 2020. What are the major trends to watch for 2021? What will have the biggest impact? What can we do now to prepare? Listen in as President Doug Albregts gets the details from long-time technology leader Steve John.
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October 21, 2020 26 min
No winning team can rely on just one leader. Leadership really is a team sport. Listen in as Marco CEO Jeff Gau and President Doug Albregts have a candid conversation about how it works with both of them at the top and what they’ve learned along the way.
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October 7, 2020 21 min
Mental health has become front and center in the workplace with COVID-19, stay-at-home orders and this unusual start to the school year. It all naturally brings about more stress and anxiety that we can feel in the workplace. A leader in the mental health field shares the latest stats and what we can do in our workplaces to respond.
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September 23, 2020 23 min
Digitizing processes can help organizations reduce wait and waste for their customers and employees. That translates to a better customer experience and the ability for employees to focus on more meaningful work. Marco CTO Clay Ostlund shares some major moves that Marco has made this year and how organizations can achieve benefits, too.
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September 9, 2020 24 min
When others were shutting down and slow to open, the St. Cloud Area YMCA leveraged technology to diversify its business model and expand its reach during the pandemic. The focus was on serving the community and the results have been significant.
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August 19, 2020 29 min
Leadership is defined by making difficult decisions. They can lead to some of the finest moments or greatest failures. Marco CFO James Bainbridge joins Jeff and Doug to talk about the toughest decisions they have had to make and what made it easier.
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August 5, 2020 36 min
New security threats are emerging and targeting organizations of all sizes and the leaders behind them — in a place we spend most of our time. Find out where, what to do if it happens to you and steps you can take to mitigate your risk now.
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July 22, 2020 28 min
The sales process got flipped upside down, challenging even the best sales leaders to spend their time differently. Shelly Caldwell and Jason Boutwell share how they’re adapting to the changing climate and establishing new best practices.
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July 8, 2020 28 min
The most challenging situations can bring out the worst or the best in us. Listen in as Marco CEO Jeff Gau and President Doug Albregts talk about struggles and what they’re learning in the current environment.
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