The Suite Spot

Episodes

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 […]

Crafting an Effective Message for a CIO

Crafting an Effective Message for a CIO

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.   Marketing is a key function of any successful business, but it takes knowledge about a company’s industry and target audience to get right. And because of the complexities […]

How the Role of Artificial Intelligence is Changing During the Pandemic

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.   To say 2020 has been a year of change is a monumental understatement. Everything from the way we socialize, to how we receive health care, to how we […]

How Work From Home Shifted Workplace Etiquette

  Now that the dust is beginning to settle and more and more employees, alongside their managers, are adjusting to working from home. According to Paul Lewis, co-host, The Suite Spot, a new narrative is spinning around those of us who work from home. “So the one thing I hear most often is — especially […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Leaders Can Use Failure to Drive Growth

On this episode of The Suite Spot hosts Carlos Vargas, Howard Holton and Paul Lewis sit down for a thought provoking discussion on how IT leaders can line their organizations up for a successful new year. “What are they going to learn from what’s happened now to figure out how to lead going forward?” asked Lewis to kick off […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Measuring the Full Impact of Decreased Capacity Allowances at Theme Parks

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 […]

Understanding Active Versus Passive Communication

  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. […]

What Cyber Security Concerns Should Employers Have?

  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 […]

Adapting to a Mobile-First Strategy

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 […]