What better time to celebrate the summer days ahead, community and all things tech then with a new episode of The Change Agent CTO Podcast featuring awesome guests working with Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest Tech event. Generac Power Systems CIO Tim Dickson, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. Sponsorship Sales Manager Lena DeLaet, and Concurrency COO Kate Weiland join Nate in this special episode to talk about Summerfest Tech and how important community is for the opportunity to come together, network, educate and be educated.

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On this episode of the Change Agent CTO Podcast, Nathan sits down with Microsoft Manufacturing Digital and Application Innovation Leader Melissa Ramos to talk about what it means to drive innovation with technology in teams and organizations. Melissa talks through how her team works with manufacturing companies on how to develop a business model that will disrupt the marketplace with innovation. Sometimes, innovation isn’t the “next shiny new thing”, it can be smaller steps that enable a business to get back to the core of what they’re doing in manufacturing. From focusing on a customer’s customer to improve business strategy to understanding what a successful team looks like by being digital advisors, this episode is full of inspiring methods to drive change with technology.

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We’re back with another episode, this time featuring “jack-of-all-trades” IT Leader of Sales & Marketing at Rockwell Automation, Amy Weber. With her rich background and go-getter attitude, Amy reflects on how her own professional journey as a female IT leader in product management has shifted her hiring strategy now, with an eye toward taking chances on the right people and looking beyond just resume qualifications. Amy’s leadership style is about authenticity, always being in learning mode and giving her team the voice they need to achieve the best outcomes.

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On this episode of the Change Agent CTO Podcast, Concurrency’s own Solutions Architect Brian Haydin shares stories about what it’s like to be a technology consultant working inside some of the top organizations in the US, why establishing trust with each client leads to success, and how his own intellectual curiosity fuels his passion for helping clients solve the challenges that come with change. In addition, Brian offers candid guidance on how to navigate the internal politics and resistance that often stifle change. Plus, you’ll hear Nate and Brian exchange stories from their years in the trenches- from awkward interviews to “I worked with a serial killer for six months.” You won’t want to miss this episode!

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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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