Articles by tag: Paul Lewis Podcast

How IT Leaders Can Facilitate More Natural Communication

Seasoned technology executives host a weekly discussion to highlight how IT teams and leaders can prepare to be agile and scalabale in an ever changing world.   The pandemic has forever altered the way organizations approach work and collaboration – even as a vaccine begins to be distributed and work returns to some form or […]

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The Shift in Workplace Communication

One of the biggest challenges we’ve all faced in light of COVID-19, is a rapid transition from active to passive communication, especially in the workplace. When passive communication occurs, such as an email or text message, the recipient reads it, reacts to it, and then chooses to communicate or not by responding or ignoring […]

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Rethinking the Workspace

The design of office space has been evolving since the beginning of the cubicle. In recent years, the push has been to create open space offices to nurture collaboration. Those open spaces now seem unfeasible in a post-COVID world. As workers return to the office, what will the future of workspaces look like? John […]

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Industrial IoT
How Legos and IT Projects are Similar

On this episode of The Suite Spot, hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis explored a topic that likely doesn’t immediately come to mind when you think about IT and IT leadership – LEGO. As Holton said, there are many joys to be found in LEGO, from nostalgia to the ability to create something tangible using your […]

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What Does the Digital Transformation Mean for Your Organization?

On this episode of The Suite Spot, a fireside chat about all topics IT and OT, hosts Howard Holton, Carlos Vargas and Paul Lewis dive into the “marketing magic decoder ring.” That’s a fancy way to say that marketing lingo, particularly during a time when the way companies are buying and operating, should be broken […]

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Industrial IoT
What Can Comedians Teach Business Leaders About Presentations?

We all need a good laugh from time to time, especially when life feels heavy or a social interaction gets tense. The hosts of The Suite Spot recently observed that two of their favorite comedians can provide more than just a couple laughs. They can actually give quite a bit of insight into how […]

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Industrial IoT
What Does a New Generation of Digital Nomads Mean for Business?

On this episode of The Suite Spot hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis talked about the current state of “digital nomadism” and how COVID has affected the idea of employment based on location. The older generation often cashes in their assets post-retirement and invests in an RV-based lifestyle, making it easier to […]

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Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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Measuring the Full Impact of Decreased Capacity Allowances at Theme Parks
September 21, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot, hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis dive into a topic that might seem off the beaten path – but that’s relevant to any organizational leader. By conducting some “Mickey Mouse math” about Disney’s park reopenings, the trio explored the implications of COVID-19 on one of the world’s themed entertainment juggernauts and […]

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Understanding Active Versus Passive Communication
September 14, 2020

As they say, communication is key. In a world with more options for communicating than ever before, having strong communication skills is exceptionally valuable. This is easier said than done. After all, out of a few hundred thousand years of human evolutions, the telephone has been a communication option for less than 150 years. […]

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What Cyber Security Concerns Should Employers Have?
September 7, 2020

We’re living in an increasingly digital world, which is why cybersecurity is more important than ever. Brands in particular have adapted to a more digital way of doing business and while there are many benefits of using technology to run a company, legal issues may arise surrounding cyber specific topics. Guy Sereff, Senior Counsel […]

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Adapting to a Mobile-First Strategy
August 24, 2020

On this episode of The Suite Spot, Teknion Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer John Comacchio joined hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis to talk about how his organization remained agile in the face of COVID-19 pressures and is moving forward during the period of reopening and into a new normal. Teknion is a company that partners […]

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Leading Out of Silos: The Suite Spot
August 3, 2020

The Suite Spot is a fireside chat about all topics IT and OT. We will attempt to bring clarity to the business value of traditionally tech topics. We remove the fog of acronym war and deliver to you the value you need to make these complex technologies work for your business. Powered by RedCircle Carlos […]

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The Survivorship Bias After the Pandemic: The Suite Spot
July 27, 2020

The Suite Spot is a fireside chat about all topics IT and OT. We will attempt to bring clarity to the business value of traditionally tech topics. We remove the fog of acronym war and deliver to you the value you need to make these complex technologies work for your business. Powered by RedCircle Carlos […]

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Challenges Of How We Think Of Artificial Intelligence: The Suite Spot
July 20, 2020

The Suite Spot is a fireside chat about all topics IT and OT. We will attempt to bring clarity to the business value of traditionally tech topics. We remove the fog of acronym war and deliver to you the value you need to make these complex technologies work for your business. Powered by RedCircle   […]

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How Do IT Budgets Really Work: The Suite Spot
July 13, 2020

The State of the CIO Survey reports that the majority of CIOs are involved in purchasing decisions about IT spend at some level, whether or not they control it directly. However, when a partnership is formed between the leader and IT teams, CIOs are significantly more likely to be involved with approving the solution purchase […]

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Leading IT During a Pandemic: The Suite Spot
July 6, 2020

The Suite Spot is a fireside chat about all topics IT and OT. We will attempt to bring clarity to the business value of traditionally tech topics. We remove the fog of acronym war and deliver to you the value you need to make these complex technologies work for your business. Powered by RedCircle   […]

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