On this episode of the Change Agent CTO Podcast, Nathan sits down with the CIO of Fox World Travel Sam Hilgendorf to discuss the ebb and flow of changes that occurred in and outside the travel industry during the height of the pandemic and onward. What do leaders need to prioritize and how does one balance the measures of success while also learning from the downfalls? From transparency of leadership teams to pivoting customer engagement methods, this episode brings to light the importance of sticking to your guns and responding to adversity.

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On this episode of the CTO Change Agent Podcast, Nathan sits down with CHS Inc.’s Vice President of IT Zach Hughes as they discuss what it’s like to work within tech in a non-tech industry. Zach touches on why industries, whether tech-heavy or not, should still think about infrastructure and cloud migrations that could modernize their environment and create better business opportunities for efficient and secure work. Zach emphasizes that everyone should be on their own journey to gain experience and thus help others with their own journeys, making your team feel comfortable being themselves at work and embracing the “geek culture” in a non-tech environment.

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On this episode of the CTO Change Agent Podcast, Nathan sits down with Data Analytics Expert Dustin Schimek about what it means to be an entrepreneur in a technical field. From constantly seeking opportunities to taking risks and getting people excited about your projects and ideas, Dustin covers a broad range of innovative topics that can help transform you from an order taker, to a strategic analytics change agent.

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On this episode of the CTO Change Agent Podcast, Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski sits down with J.J. Keller’s Director of Development Matt Bingham to talk about how to develop an efficient, well-trained and compelling team to manage IT infrastructure and cloud adoption throughout an organization. Matt discusses what it takes to create a team that will be able to not only do their job effectively, but also grow with the organization and create better internal infrastructure technologically. From setting up cloud adoption best practices to the power of learning by doing, Matt and Nathan dive deep into what it means to be a Change Agent with a stellar team to back them up.

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We’re back across the table with Change Agent CTO Podcast host Nathan Lasnoski and Foureva Media Founder, Speaker, and Author Jamar Jones as they talk about what it means to know and grow who sits in your circle of friends, professional peers, relationships, and more. From evaluating your circle and self-awareness, knowing when to let go of toxic relationships, to building up others to maintain a reciprocal networking impact are just a few things Jamar and Nate discuss in this insightful episode.

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On this first-ever in-person episode of the Change Agent CTO Podcast, Host and Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski sits down face-to-face with PLS Financial Senior Director of IT Rick Hartline to discuss what data truly means to an organization. Rick exemplifies the true meaning of Change Agent in the midst of chaotic data management, pushing the boundaries of looking at data through a different lens and understanding how it can create opportunities and benefits company-wide.

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Meet Change Agent Microsoft MVP Chris Wagner, a Rockwell Automation Analytics Architect and tech community engagement extraordinaire. From enterprise-related processes down to tinkering with technology someone loves, Chris speaks with Nathan Lasnoski about the importance of letting employees explore and create together to boost creativity and potentially discover new ways tech can be processed, prioritized and executed.

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In this episode of the Change Agent CTO Podcast, Nathan sits down with the CIO of Loomis US, Kendall Knight, to talk about the critical role innovative technology plays in the organization’s successful digital transformation. Through examples of AI facial recognition, machine learning, and bad actor-spotting drones, Kendall provides an inspiring take on change and the transformation mindset required to re-shape a fast-evolving industry.

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In this episode of the CTO Change Agent Podcast, Nathan sits down with Health Payment Systems’ President and Change Agent Terry Rowinski to talk about how marrying technologists with the healthcare billing system creates a necessary disruption in the market to help people and employers make better decisions. Terry also describes what it’s like to morph a company from being simply paperless billing, to an empathetic customer advocacy environment.

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Dr. Bob Hall, the Change Agent at the helm of the Elmbrook School District’s forward-thinking experiential learning program, LAUNCH, joins Nathan on this episode of the Change Agent CTO podcast to discuss how LAUNCH is enhancing education by providing high school students with real-world learning opportunities in partnership with companies and organizations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

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