DisruptED: Education & Upskilling Edition

moral consciousness
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  In a stirring address at the Clinton Global Initiative, Bishop William Barber II confronted the pressing issue of poverty in America. DisruptED host Ron J. Stefanski captured the impassioned speech, where Bishop Barber, Director at the Yale Center for Public Theology & Public Policy, challenged the nation’s moral compass concerning economic disparity. Bishop Barber’s […]

students with special needs
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  In today’s rapidly evolving educational landscape, the challenges faced by students with special needs are becoming increasingly complex. With the rise of technology and the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the stakes have never been higher. Research indicates that students in urban school districts have been lagging behind for years, and the pandemic has […]

TEDx Champion
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  Continue the journey through perseverance and unfinished business with TEDx Champion Nicola Morgan. In a world still grappling with the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the educational sphere finds itself at a juncture of re-evaluation and innovation. The pandemic laid bare the necessity for resilience and adaptability in navigating the health crisis and ensuring […]

perseverance
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  Perseverance resonates profoundly in an era where technological advancements and unforeseen challenges sway education and work. The disarray instigated by these massive disruptions has magnified the necessity of adaptability and a relentless spirit, especially in navigating the unpredictable currents of the modern-day professional landscape. As per a study by McKinsey, about 87% of executives […]

disruption creates trauma
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  In a rapidly evolving world, where the boundaries of work and learning are being redrawn by technology, what happens when disruption creates trauma? The collision of the digital realm with the physical has ushered in an era of disruption, often leaving individuals grappling with the ensuing trauma. As per the American Psychological Association, the […]

global change
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  In a world grappling with multifaceted challenges, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has been at the forefront of fostering global partnerships and initiatives with its focus on inclusive economic growth and recovery. On this episode of DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski sits down with Milan Batt, Senior Manager of Global Inclusive Economic Growth and […]

global challenges
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  In an era marked by global challenges ranging from climate change to humanitarian crises, the need for collaborative solutions and shared responsibility has never been greater. Against this backdrop, Pope Francis and former President Bill Clinton came together at the Clinton Global Initiative for a profound discussion. In this latest episode of DisruptED, Pope […]

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  Even in a fast-paced world powered by 5G, AI, and global interdependence, there is still one institution that remains central to the dreams of many: higher education. However, despite technological advancements promising greater access to knowledge, there’s a pressing question: Is the traditional model of higher ed meeting the needs of today’s diverse, digital, […]

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  The crux of adult education, once a marginal segment, has come into sharp focus as a crucial tool for economic and social empowerment. Per the Center for Law and Social Policy, nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. have not completed high school, representing approximately 12 percent of the population. But even as adult […]

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  Adult education is undergoing a radical transformation as adult learners are no longer an afterthought. Traditional classrooms are almost obsolete, and flexible, online programs tailored to individual needs are replacing them. This shift in teaching methods is not just about convenience—it has real-world implications. This is noted in a study conducted by the Department […]

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  College degrees are a highly demanded requirement for many employers, but is that changing? The age-old paradigm of traditional college degree-driven careers is gradually giving way to more skills-based roles, reflecting a significant shift in how society views employability. Research reveals that around 60 percent of Americans do not hold a bachelor’s degree, yet […]

student health and well-being
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  The pandemic created more than a disruption in the classroom; it changed the landscape. Amidst the changes, educators and institutions recognized the critical importance of student health and well-being. These learning environments spotlighted the pressing need to prioritize the physical and nutritional health of the nation’s students. A stark statistic underscores the urgency: one […]

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  Today’s world is so fast-paced and digitally-driven, the dynamics of the workforce are evolving at a rapid pace. Yet, as we march forward, we are confronted with an age-old challenge: the lack of diversity and inclusion in job roles. Siloing of jobs based on gender, race, or background is no longer tenable, especially when […]

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  Navigating a time marked by swift economic and technological upheavals, understanding the world of work and learning has become more pivotal than ever. It’s crucial to address the “elephant in the room”: our workforce and education systems are lagging behind, not quite prepared for the 21st-century challenges they face.  As discussions revolve around repairing […]

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  In today’s ever-changing technological landscape, bridging the gap between education and employment has never been more crucial. As industries disrupt and traditional education paths become less linear, there’s an emerging emphasis on skills-based hiring. High tuition costs and the shifting paradigm of traditional education are paving the way for companies to prioritize skills over […]

disrupted workplace
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  A disrupted workplace can’t stay chaotic forever; the future of upskilling will decide how calm the storm is or how choppy. The workforce is undergoing significant disruption in the age of rapid technological advancements. The need for upskilling employees has never been more pressing, especially as the traditional education system struggles to keep pace […]

future of upskilling
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  In the wake of rapid technological advancements, the global workplace is undergoing a seismic disruption shift, and the future of upskilling workers is a more critical challenge than ever before. The intersection of technology, the pandemic, and globalization have created a new paradigm for businesses, and ignoring the changes could prove costly. A recent […]

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  In today’s rapidly evolving job market, the importance of upskilling for frontline workers cannot be overstated. The rise of new technologies, changing workforce dynamics, and income inequality have intensified the need for continuous learning and skill development. As the pandemic reshapes the way we work, the discussion on leveraging technology and intentional design to […]

decarbonization
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  As the world grapples with the urgent need for decarbonization, the stakes are high, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warning that we have less than a decade to prevent irreversible damage to our planet. Amid this crisis, a remarkable trend is emerging: businesses are proving that it’s possible to prioritize decarbonization […]

decarbonization
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  As the world grapples with the urgent need to combat climate change, the conversation around decarbonization has taken center stage. It’s not just a scientific issue, but an economic one as well, with an estimated $10 trillion expected to be invested in net zero efforts over the next decade. The stakes are high, as […]

financial security
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  In the wake of a tumultuous economic climate, the conversation around financial security has never been more relevant. A recent survey by Bankrate reveals that Americans believe they need to earn an average of $233,000 per year to feel financially secure, a figure significantly higher than the average earnings of a full-time worker in […]

Special Olympics
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  Many know the great work and achievements of the Special Olympics. They may not be aware of the Special Olympics’ vital role in providing educational opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. In the wake of the global pandemic, the world’s reevaluated many aspects of society, including education. One area that has come under scrutiny is the […]

effective salesmanship
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  Effective salesmanship is the cornerstone of success in the competitive business world, where understanding one’s customers makes the difference between a pitch and a sale. By utilizing various tools and strategies, businesses can identify customer needs and position themselves as the ultimate solution to these problems. This process is critical to maintaining positive relationships […]

Disrupted
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As we navigate an increasingly interconnected world, the technological disruption we face is inescapable, particularly with the Internet of Things (IoT) at the core of the conversation. IoT promises innovation and optimization, but the reality is that it’s a vast landscape that is constantly evolving and often misunderstood. To understand its potential and challenges, DisruptED […]

sales business
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A sales business can be a rewarding experience despite its many challenges. One of the many pros and cons that sales professionals face is finding the right team members that successful strategy relies on. So, what should business leaders implement to set their teams up for success? On the second episode of DisruptEd with guest […]

customer engagement
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Taking risks can certainly be daunting, but it can also lead to opportunities one would never have fathomed. Taking risks is even a behavior aligned with entrepreneurial spirits. How does taking a risk help an individual transition from an International Relations major to become current head of their own company? And how has customer engagement […]

Decarbonization
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Getting to Net Zero soon requires global decarbonization efforts involving multiple requirements and economic and government commitments. Steps are underway to make Net Zero a reality through Carbon Capture & Storage and other technical innovations. Still, the overall topic of decarbonization is a loaded one, with the pitfalls of politics to navigate and how to […]

Political
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In 2022, more than one-fifth of the 1,000 candidates for the U.S. Senate, House, or state governor on the fall ballot stated they had some form of military experience, per the Pew Research Center. And it makes sense. The leadership experiences in the military, combined with the consequences of political decisions that directly impact those […]

Digital Learning
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Digital learning was a tool prior to Covid-19, a life saver during the pandemic, and through AI, ChatGPT, and other innovative education technology, it’s becoming a powerful resource in the education space. Tech-driven personalized learning is helping reduce educational inequality by giving students, regardless of geographical location or income status, the additional support they need […]

mental health and wellness
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  Almost one in four students between the ages of 12 and 18 reported in 2019 that they experienced bullying. Addressing this disproportionate impact on students is critical because bullying increases the likelihood of developing mental health needs such as depression and anxiety. Today’s episode addresses a fundamental question: How can we tackle the behavioral […]

mental health
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It’s no secret that working in education can be very mentally taxing, and students themselves can struggle mentally, too. Attention on mental health can sometimes be overlooked and we may not realize how educators and students are feeling or how their mental health can affect what they do in and out of the classroom. So […]

Education as a benefit
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  As of 2020, 47 percent of employers offered some level of assistance for undergraduate or graduate tuition assistance. However, MBA application numbers dropped 6.5% in 2022. Clearly, there has been a shift in how employees and employers are viewing education as a benefit in the workplace. Why are post-secondary degrees in the workplace no […]

adult learning
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The world of higher education has always been a disruptor of sorts. And when it comes to adult learning in higher education, it’s a situation that calls for even more disruption, as the requirements are different. But apparently, they are also the key to boosting enrollment. Many institutions have considered older populations returning to school, […]

C6 biliteracy instructional framework
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  America places a high-dollar value in K-12 education, with over $800 billion spent yearly to teach the kids. Yet, when the U.S. was last tested in 2018 (before the pandemic), it ranked 11th out of 70 countries in science, and the top five math-scoring countries were all in Asia. A Business Insider report ranked […]

monolinguistic
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  One in every five adults in the U.S. speaks a language other than English at home – so why are other languages shunned at schools? While there is no official language in the U.S., there is a large unofficial one: English. It’s on our maps, it’s on our shops, and it’s in our schools. […]

mental health in check
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  One-third of people report feeling extreme stress, while 77 percent report their stress impacts their physical health, 73 percent report it impacts their mental health, and almost 50 percent state they experience difficulty sleeping due to stress. Considering that stress can have other detrimental impacts such as: causing impaired performance, mental health issues, high […]

performance without burnout
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  Depending on the type of leadership role one takes in education, oftentimes, burnout is inevitable. According to Gallup research, K-12 educators report burnout the most, with four out of 10 indicating that burnout is a normal feeling for them. However, there are reasons for that and ways educators can reevaluate their performance in their […]

educational inequality
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  There has been much talk about utilizing technology for fighting against educational inequality with personalized learning, especially amidst the remote teaching that arose from the pandemic. Cambium is one company that has disrupted this sector and provides education technology and supplemental PreK–12 solutions through digital-centric products and services. What, exactly, does Cambium offer to […]

cambium learning group
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  The education sector has gone through some major hurdles over the last few years. So whatever problems teachers and students were having before the COVID pandemic only got worse during and after. As challenging as things might be, it’s a challenge one company is more than happy to take on. On this episode of […]

gig economy
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  Gig economy jobs have become increasingly common over the last decade or so. This economy is centered on flexible work that provides each worker with a wider degree of independence than a typical 9-5. While it might not work for everyone, there\ are certain aspects to the gig economy which could lead passionate people […]

talent pipeline in cybersecurity
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It’s no secret; the pandemic kicked off the great resignation. Organizations in all industries scramble for talent to fill open positions. One sector of vital importance in dire need of skilled workers to fill a talent pipeline in cybersecurity. A 2022 Cybersecurity Workforce Study concluded that the global cybersecurity workforce gap has increased by 26.2% […]

disruptive leaders
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  Leadership in the workplace has been ever evolving for years now, despite the commonplace leadership traditions most places try to abide by. But leaders must adapt to new and modern changes, as it’s expected that a lot of factors pertinent to leadership will change in the next 10 years, according to Gartner. Disruptive leaders […]

upscaling employees
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  The ever-increasing role technology and innovation play in today’s workplace mean that even the most educated and trained workers will require varying degrees of upskilling, retraining, and upscaling employees to meet current and future demands. And with the talent pool getting increasingly competitive, organizations that do not provide those education and training opportunities may […]

chronic underemployment
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  The world of workforce has moved the needle to really adapt the system for current needs, but with continued chronic underemployment, a whole-person approach is not currently standard in the system for workforce development. Why should it be? In part 1 of this 2-part episode, DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski speaks with off-the-charts GSD […]

inclusion
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The world of business-to-business interactions has been entirely upended in the world of Covid. Face to face connections are often not possible or even desired and it can be quite easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the bulk of our interactions can be done on Zoom or Teams or via email or […]

STEM
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  At Automation Alley’s 2022 INTEGR8 Conference, the hot topic of conversation amongst advanced manufacturers and conference attendees was how to increase student numbers in STEM programs.  The DisruptED podcast hosts Ron J Stefanski and Dr. Caesar Mickens Jr. attended INTEGR8. Mickens said the conference proved it’s an exciting time in education for STEM but […]

Olympics
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  You probably watched the Olympics on television before, but have you had the chance to be part of a local Special Olympics event that supports individuals with intellectual disabilities? If not, look into it; the Special Olympics helps 5.5 million athletes and takes more than 1 million volunteers to run the program in 193 […]

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  In this episode of DisruptED, host Ron Stefanski joins Lisa Schumacher, Director of Education Strategies at McDonald’s, and Ron Williams, McDonald’s Operations Director. Schumacher discusses the education support programs at McDonald’s and Williams offers a first-hand account of how his employment and education have launched his career. Lisa Schumacher started at McDonald’s in the […]

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  A pediatrician by trade and Chief Medical Officer for the Special Olympics International, Dr. Alicia Bazzano, witnesses firsthand biased thinking around the population of individuals with disabilities. She says it’s time our mindsets and societal narratives around people with intellectual disabilities change. In this episode of DisruptED, she discusses how the Special Olympics is helping […]

DisruptED: Advanced Manufacturing Edition

generative design
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  In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, the world of advanced manufacturing is undergoing a seismic shift. Generative design, a cutting-edge approach that leverages algorithms to produce optimized designs, is at the forefront of this transformation. As industries from medicine to automotive grapple with the challenges of innovation, this new technological innovation emerges as a […]

generative design
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  In the age of rapid technological advancements, the manufacturing sector is undergoing a significant transformation. The rise of generative design, a process that uses algorithms to generate optimized design solutions, is revolutionizing how products are conceptualized and produced. With the global manufacturing market expected to reach $985.5 billion by 2032, the stakes have never […]

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  In an era where the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident, the conversation around decarbonization and energy transition has never been more crucial. With the rise of technological advancements and global interconnectivity, the world is witnessing a shift towards sustainable energy solutions. However, the stakes are high. According to recent data, Earth […]

navigating risk and opportunity
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  Navigating risk and opportunity in decarbonization and sustainability has become a pressing concern for industries worldwide. As the urgency of climate change intensifies, businesses face the dual challenge of fostering economic growth while championing environmental stewardship. The research underscores that companies with a proactive approach to sustainability carve out a competitive advantage and play […]

decarbonization and sustainability
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  The global conversation has shifted dramatically towards decarbonization and sustainability in recent years. With the world experiencing unprecedented levels of disruption, from 5G technology to the challenges of a pandemic, the urgency to address climate change and its implications has never been more palpable. Although most business leaders see the vision of Sustainable Development […]

real-world implications of decarbonization
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  There are real-world implications of decarbonization in the global quest to reduce emissions. Can the disruptors make an impact? In the face of a rapidly changing climate, the global push for decarbonization has never been more urgent. The stakes are high as industries and governments grapple with the challenges of reducing carbon emissions. Reports […]

electrostatic motors
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  The urgency to combat climate change has reached a fever pitch in recent years. With global temperatures rising and the detrimental effects of carbon emissions becoming more evident, the need for innovative solutions is paramount. One such solution gaining traction is using electrostatic motors to accelerate decarbonization. Research indicates that there will be a […]

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  As cities around the world face urgent questions of sustainability and carbon reduction, Detroit is becoming a testing ground for decarbonization in built environments. In 2020, $10 trillion was to be invested in new structures over the next decade, and given that buildings account for 37% of combustion-related emissions globally, the stakes have never […]

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  In an era where America is experiencing a construction boom, from new suburban developments to city revitalizations, there’s a hidden challenge in built environments we can’t afford to overlook: a glaring shortage of skilled tradespeople. As cities like San Francisco witness the top global construction cost at $440 per square foot, the stakes are […]

disrupt the mobility space
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  A new form of hybrid transportation is happening in Brooklyn, which could soon disrupt the mobility space in other cities. Amid a world grappling with climate change and the need for sustainable solutions, a new player has entered the mobility scene. Pave Motors Inc., a company brought to the U.S. by Nicolaus and Casper […]

electric off-road vehicle
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  The Electric off-road vehicle market projection should exceed USD 400 million by 2032, driven by the growing popularity of outdoor recreational activities, particularly in North America. The all-terrain vehicle (ATV) segment growth projections trend at 15% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, fueled by the increasing number of ATV clubs worldwide. The sports electric off-road […]

women in manufacturing
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Females make up close to half of the U.S. workforce, yet only one-third of manufacturing jobs are held by women, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. In an industry that is male-dominant, it can be intimidating for some women to try to rise to executive leadership roles. How can women in manufacturing, such as […]

marketing strategies
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The same part of the brain that is stimulated when one is hungry also experiences activation when we crave social interactions. The bottom line: we need socialization and human interactions. And that’s important not only for day-to-day relationships, but it is also a critical piece of connecting with customers for business marketing. How are those […]

IoT disruption
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  One area that continues to redefine possibilities in technology is IoT disruption. With an estimated 30 billion IoT devices expected to be in use by 2025, the stakes are high, and the potential for transformation is immense. However, with this surge in IoT adoption, there’s a growing concern about the successful implementation of these […]

Future of advanced manufacturing
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  The bright future of additive manufacturing creates a tectonic shift in the manufacturing industry. This innovative process, which builds 3D objects layer-by-layer from a digital model, redefines how products are designed and produced and are poised to transform the very structure of industries.The stakes are high; in a recent announcement, Siemens confirmed plans to […]

additive manufacturing
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  Additive manufacturing, or 3D technology, is in the midst of creating a monumental shift in the industry. A pivotal move recently announced by Siemens, disclosed plans to enhance their manufacturing capacity significantly. According to a MarketWatch report, Siemens is investing a staggering 2.17 billion euros in their manufacturing operations. This enormous investment signifies an […]

batteries
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The world of energy storage, management, and batteries is a conversation gaining growing prominence in this era of surging energy consumption. Over the past decade, the advancement of battery technology has emerged as a cornerstone of the electric vehicle (EV) revolution and the broader renewable energy transition. With 20% of all new cars sold globally […]

energy storage
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As the world grapples with the urgent need to transition to sustainable energy sources, the discussion around batteries, energy storage, and management has gained significant momentum. The disruptive potential of advancements in battery technology and their impact on various industries has prompted the conversation on the latest episode of DisruptED. The stakes are high, with […]

manufacturing
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Original Post: Oct. 21, 2022 Post Updated: May 18, 2023   In the 3rd and final episode of DisruptED’s special manufacturing edition, host Ron Stefanski continues the conversation on 3D printing with CEO and Founder of Divergent and Czinger Vehicles, Kevin Czinger, and U.S. manufacturing expert Cynthia Hutchison. Hutchison began, “We’re beginning to look at […]

US Centre for Advanced Manufacturing
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Original Post Date: August 25, 2022 Updated Post: May 17, 2023 When the US Centre for Advanced Manufacturing launched in June 2022, Cynthia Hutchison, the Head of the Centre, met up with me and Kevin Czinger, CEO of Divergent3D & Czinger Vehicles. Czinger is simply a phenomenon.  He comes from a proud family of mechanics […]

Future of Advanced Manufacturing
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Original Post Date: Aug. 25, 2022 Content Updated: May 16, 2023   When the US Centre for Advanced Manufacturing launched in June 2022, Cynthia Hutchison, the Head of the Centre, met up with me and Kevin Czinger, CEO of Divergent3D & Czinger Vehicles. Kevin Czinger is simply a phenomenon.  He comes from a proud family […]

advanced manufacturing
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  The future of advanced manufacturing begins with talent. However, talent in manufacturing isn’t always in plentiful supply. Skilled labor positions in industries like manufacturing are high in demand but short on workers, with a gap of 500,000 professionals. If the situation does not improve, the U.S. could see 2.1 million unfilled jobs in manufacturing […]

future of advanced manufacturing
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Has the industrial manufacturing landscape leaped beyond experts’ understanding of what’s capable? Industry 4.0 is here, and those innovations and efficiencies, once touted, are now going into practice. From sustainable industrial manufacturing ‘lighthouse factories’ to NYU’s $1 billion investment in the Tandon School of Engineering, all eyes are fixed on making the technological breakthroughs necessary […]

changing the game
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  Getting completely DisruptED can change the future as we know it! For those of you who have followed our DisruptED: Advanced Manufacturing edition, one of our most impactful stories demonstrated the jaw-dropping ways that a company is changing the game and amped up additive manufacturing, redefining what’s possible NOW in an Industry 4.0 world […]

future of advanced manufacturing
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  What can go zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds, reach a top speed of more than 280 miles per hour, boasts a 1,350 combined horsepower, and is human-AI designed and 3D-printed? Welcome to advanced manufacturing and the latest vehicle revolution: the Czinger 21C. Scottsdale, Arizona, home of the Barrett-Jackson luxury car auction, is home […]

Women executives in manufacturing
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  In a 2019 Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute survey, more than 70% of women participants indicated underrepresentation of women in their company’s leadership teams. There is a need for women executives in manufacturing and technology. Now is a prime opportunity for women executives to rise in advanced manufacturing because U.S. manufacturers are facing a […]

women in tech
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  Previously, education was for only the male gender. Therefore, it is no wonder that women in tech have to work much harder for recognition of their skills. A study from 2020 shows women constituted about 28.8% of the technology workforce, an increase from 25.9% and 26.2% in 2018 and 2019, respectively. It is no […]

addressing food insecurity
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  Climate change is undoubtedly playing a role in unpredictable weather phenomena around the globe. As the world becomes warmer, who is addressing food insecurity and what is being done to help protect food security? In this newest episode of DisruptED, host Ron J. Stefanski speaks with food security innovator, Rick Vanzura, the CEO of […]

talented individuals
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  The Get Sh** Done index was high at the December 2022 MICHauto Summit. Its featured topic: Accelerating Our Tech-Talent Future, boasted several expert panels on EV and digital transformation. DisruptED’s Ron J. Stefanski attended the event, and one speaker, Jose L. Flores, caught his attention. Flores is the CEO of Ancor Automotive, the leading […]

world of tech
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  In 2021, the U.S., Hong Kong, Sweden, Denmark, and Singapore were championed “the best digitally competitive countries in the world.” With 13,400 tech startups launched in 2019 in the U.S., is this any surprise? Probably not. As the competition in the tech market heats up, what is happening within and how are tech companies building […]

retain quality talent
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DisruptED Host Ron J. Stefanski discussed how to attract and retain quality talent in an organization with Jose Flores, the CEO of Ancor Automotive LLC. Diversity in the workplace should be embraced and encouraged as it improves positive pressure. It allows people to see things from a new perspective, which helps broaden the horizon of how they […]

transformation as a tech entrepreneur
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  In November 2022, the biggest and brightest of Detroit’s business sector gathered for Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under Forty event. DisruptED’s Ron J. Stefanski was in attendance to seek out those tech disruptors who, in his words, get stuff done (okay, he uses a different S-word). And one person who garnered a lot of […]

the mission of Automation Alley
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  A new surging economy is emerging in Detroit, MI. That emergence finds its roots embedded in Detroit’s past in manufacturing. That rich history is poised to rise again through advanced automation. Companies like Automation Alley, a nonprofit Industry 4.0 Knowledge Center and home to the World Economic Forum’s US Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, want […]

automation alley
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  In October 2022, the White House launched its official National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing. This comprehensive strategy creates a vision for U.S. leadership in Advanced Manufacturing to grow the economy, create high-quality jobs, enhance sustainability, and strengthen supply chains. And when the U.S. leads, others will follow. Therefore, it is critical to find innovators […]

Special Olympics
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  You probably watched the Olympics on television before, but have you had the chance to be part of a local Special Olympics event, which supports individuals with intellectual disabilities? If not, look into it; the Special Olympics helps 5.5 million athletes and takes more than 1 million volunteers to run the program in 193 […]

manufacturing
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3D printing applications are everywhere, from medical to emergency response infrastructure and even 3D-printed clothes. And one of the questions Ron J Stefanski, host of the DisruptED podcast, frequently gets from viewers of the show is: can that really be 3D printed? To answer those burning additive manufacturing questions, Stefanski thought it high time he […]

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  If a small manufacturing organization wants to be a disruptor, embracing industry 4.0 is essential. Marc Nash, VP of Manufacturing at Outset Medical, spoke with DisruptED’s Ron Stefanski on the importance of advanced manufacturing in his organization’s mission to improve dialysis. Experts often told Nash that only sizeable medical device manufacturers could tackle something […]

medical dialysis innovation
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  Disruptors come in many flavors and innovate countless industries. Healthcare is one space that welcomes technology disruption, where advancements in medical devices can improve the lives of many. Outset Medical is one such medical device manufacturer seeking to transform the dialysis experience. Marc Nash, VP of Manufacturing at Outset Medical, joined DisruptED’s Ron Stefanski […]

DisruptED: Healthcare

managing prescription health
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  On DisruptED Healthcare, co-hosts Ron J Stefanski and Larry Yuhasz discuss the monumental disruptions in the healthcare sector, particularly in managing prescription health. Joining them is Charles Gellman, CEO & Co-Founder of HiDo Health, who introduces an AI-assisted robotic device that revolutionizes medication dispensing. This innovation aims to bridge the gap between physician encounters […]

impact of healthcare
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  Making strategic investments might be the solution for economic uncertainty considering the ever-escalating cost of healthcare, which is now leading to a profound shift happening in the American workforce. As individuals are forced to navigate complex systems and inflated costs, healthcare is rapidly transitioning from a basic necessity into a considerable investment, setting the […]

impact of healthcare
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  Given the current and unprecedented disruptions, one element looms large and significantly influences all sectors of our economy: healthcare. Accounting for an astounding 18.3 percent of the U.S. GDP, the healthcare system’s vastness and complexity echo through the workforce, from healthcare professionals to workers insured by employer-sponsored programs. But how, precisely, is the impact […]

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  The healthcare sector has been going through a significant period of disruption, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of healthcare workers have had to adapt to new technologies and workflows, while simultaneously dealing with the direct impacts of the pandemic. In all, the healthcare workforce has greatly been impacted. With an […]

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DisruptED: Public Libraries

lifelong learning
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  Libraries are still alive and well, and even thriving, with an estimated 139,287 librarians and media collections specialists, 16,383 library technicians, and 92,159 other educational instruction and library workers in the U.S., according to the U.S. Census. How, exactly, are libraries thriving when they must rapidly adapt to meet the demands of the public […]

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  Within the last six to eight years, what qualifies as fact-based information has been challenged by several political groups and debates. Advocacy for censorship has been on the rise; this is especially true for young adult books involving LGBTQ+ themes and books centering around people of color. While censorship demands were predominately held in […]

Queens Library
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  The Queens Public Library is a library system that includes a digital and written collection with sources of information in over 200 languages, provides free classes and workshops each year at 65 locations across 178 square miles, and welcomes more than 11,400,000 visitors through its doors with 940,000 active cardholders. When the pandemic hit […]

Queens Public Library
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  Host Ron J Stefanski is excited to bring another episode of this special DistruptED Public Library Edition series to listeners and viewers. In this second installment, Stefanski looks at Queens Public Library and the public library innovations that created an even more essential service for the New York City Borough for over 125 years, […]

boston public library
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Public libraries have become more than just a place where people can read, borrow books, and access various types of information. They are vital centers for research in many schools and institutions. Technology has significantly impacted the growth of libraries and their necessity. Since the 60s, the introduction of computers into libraries, technology continues to […]

Public Libraries Edition
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The majority of Americans over the age of sixteen say public libraries play a critical role within their communities, with 95% agreeing the materials and resources available at public libraries provide opportunities for everyone to succeed and promote literacy and a love of reading. 94% of these Americans say having a public library improves the […]

DisruptED: Soundbites