A new podcast featuring conversations with some of the most brilliant thought leaders, innovators and visionaries working today. From the granular elements of retail to macro explorations about the global economy.

And everything in between.
Episode 7

Episode 7

Creepy to Cool
What do the movies Blade Runner, 2001 and Terminator all have in common? Beyond great action and suspense, they’ve predicted technologies of the future. From biometrics to facial recognition, these movies have helped to imagine our augmented lives, especially in retail. We’ll hear how these fictionalized ideas are becoming reality, with Sean Gourley of Quid, and Tom Douglass of Walmart’s Lab 415-C.
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Episode 6

Episode 6

Changing Landscape of Retail
Disruptions in technology are changing the retail landscape day by day. Not just the way we shop, but also how we drive and connect to each other. Jeremiah Owyang is a founder of Crowd Companies, which identifies future trends that big businesses should pay attention to -- and how those businesses can adapt. And Jeremy King, Walmart’s Chief Technology Officer, evaluates which new technologies would be beneficial to the Walmart experience, whether that’s for customers, or for Walmart associates and suppliers.
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Episode 5

Episode 5

Made in the U.S.A.
The desire for products made in the U.S. is as strong as it has been in decades. But while there are a lot of reasons it makes sense to produce more things in America, there are just as many challenges to doing so. We’ll hear from three proudly U.S.-made companies about why they’ve chosen to keep their production here at home: Shrimp wholesaler and former professional football champion Jarvis Green (Oceans 97), the homegrown creators of One-Tie (formerly known as Dera-Tie) and long-running furniture manufacturer John Bassett III of the Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company.
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Episode 4

Episode 4

Millennials on Millennials
Millennials, no matter what you think about them, are making waves. They are now leaders of industry, business, media and retail. They are shaping the way we get information and goods. They can also be a bit controversial. But whatever you think of them, you definitely can’t ignore them -- especially millennials as successful as Chris Altchek, co-founder of Mic.com, and Natasha Case, co-founder of ice cream company Coolhaus.
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Episode 3

Episode 3

Workforce of the Future
We’re plugged in at home, but when it comes to the workforce, it turns out some are lagging behind. In some sectors, the way we live has advanced beyond the way we work and learn. We’ll hear from leaders in retail who are creating systems and partnerships that bring work – and the workforce – into the future: Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO of Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership; Andy Van Kleunen, CEO of National Skills Coalition; and David Scott, SVP of Talent at Walmart.
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Episode 2

Episode 2

Blockchain
Technology is improving the retail experience in ways you may have never imagined. And when it comes to food safety, we can see the way of the future. Helping to break down how blockchain is improving supply chain -- and in some cases saving lives -- is Brigid McDermott, Vice President of Business Development for blockchain at IBM and Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety at Walmart. P.S. - we also have mangoes.
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Episode 1

Episode 1

What is Sustainability?
In this episode, we break down how diverse groups, from corporations to conservationists, are working toward the same goal. And how you can make a positive impact, too. Hear from leaders in sustainability including Carter Roberts (World Wildlife Fund), Kenneth Sullivan (Smithfield Foods), Matt Knott (Feeding America), and Kathleen McLaughlin (Chief Sustainability Officer for Walmart).
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COMING SOON...
Coming May 30th, a new series about corporate and social responsibility, and innovators of industry. If you’re a business owner or an entrepreneur - this podcast is for you. If you’re a maker, a consumer, a doer - in short, everyone! - this podcast is for you.
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