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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Meet Change Agent Kathy Henrich, CEO of the Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition and driving force behind efforts to double tech talent in the Milwaukee region to support regional success, foster tech opportunities, and meet employers’ growing need for skilled tech talent. Kathy talks about the important role change plays within technology and efforts to transform a region.

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Meet John Dyck, CEO of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Institute (CESMII) and Change Agent propelling smart manufacturing to become the driving sustainable engine that delivers real-time business improvements in U.S. manufacturing. John speaks to the transformation of not just one business, but an entire industry, and emphasizes the importance of acknowledging hesitation of change in organizations.

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Meet VP of IT Alan Murphy, the Change Agent spearheading digital transformation at Reinhart Foodservice/Performance Food Group. Alan’s thoughtful approach to leading and empowering technology development teams provides a compelling framework for successful digital transformation in agile environments across industries.

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