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Host Dave Robertson's first guest is Jim Gilmore, Co-Founder of Strategic Horizons, a thinking studio dedicated to helping businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. He's also the author of many books including the latest, "Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills."

In the second half of the show Dave talks to Carla Diana, author, designer and faculty member in the Integrated Product Design program at the University of Pennsylvania.

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12/13/16 - Playstation and Virtual Reality

The evolution of gaming.  Host Dave Robertson first welcomes Richard Marks, Sony's Senior Researcher and Head of Playstation's Magic Lab, who talks about what went into Playstation's entrance into virtual reality.  Hear how one of the leaders in gaming thinks about developing the future of virtual reality.

In the second half of the show Dave speaks with Mick Simonelli, who leads the consulting firm Simonelli Innovation LLC and is the former Senior Innovation Executive for USAA. He talks about helping larger businesses develop that next big idea.

Host Dave Robertson is joined first by New York Times journalist Rob Walker, who discusses his piece for the magazine called "Makeover Mania: Inside the 21st-Century Craze for Redesigning Everything." From updating the wine glass to re-imagining a brand's logo, they talk about the failures, successes, and processes of questioning the status quo.

In the second half of the show Dave welcomes Jules Ehrhardt, Co-Owner at UsTwo, a digital product studio, who talks about how the process of designing products for clients has evolved.

11/29/16 - Fighting Cancer with AI; American Innovators

First, using artificial intelligence to fight cancer. Host Dave Robertson is joined by Niven Narain, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Berg, a Boston pharma startup that is re-imagining the scientific method to attempt to solve some of health care's biggest questions sooner rather than later, using the latest technology.

In the second half of the show Dave talks to Kevin Baker, author of "America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World," which is full of untold stories of American innovation.

Host Dave Robertson first welcomes George Guastello, President and CEO of Union Station Kansas City, who talks about the transformation of the historic landmark into a hub of culture, entertainment, and education.

His second guest is Bill Aulet, Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and author of "Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup."

First, a story of successful American manufacturing. Drew Greenblatt, President of Marlin Steel Wire Products, joins host Dave Robertson to discuss the transformation his business underwent to survive in the competitive manufacturing space. When Drew bought the business it was a Brooklyn-based company responsible for making the baskets you might find in a bagel shop. He took that business and completely re-imagined it to become an innovative small manufacturer.

In the second half of the program Dave talks to David Sax, author of "The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter," who explains why he believes the tangible is here to stay.

The first guest is Otto Berkes, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of CA Technologies and the former CTO of HBO, and one of the founders of Xbox. He and host Dave Robertson discuss his new book, "Digitally Remastered: Building Software into Your Business DNA," in which he shares his first-hand experiences on what it takes to overcome corporate hurdles, reshape business models and develop a culture that can thrive in the digital world.

In the second half of the show Robertson's guest is Dave Wright, CEO of CFM and Creator of MyZone, who talks about the wearable technology market and how it's becoming a very crowded field of competitors.

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Innovating for Halloween!

Host Dave Robertson celebrates the holiday by talking with the Creative Director for Eastern State Penitentiary's "Terror Behind the Walls," Amy Hollaman, who takes us behind-the-scenes on the process for creating a haunted house. Hear how a prison that was home to some of America's most notorious criminals is transformed into cell blocks of zombies, ghosts and ghouls.

Plus, the process of chocolate making. Brad Kintzer, Chief Chocolate Officer for TCHO, explains how he is building a development process to reinvent chocolate. From sourcing cocoa to taste testing, discover all the work behind a bar of chocolate.

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How can a business avoid the hit and miss of product development?

Host Dave Robertson is joined first by Taddy Hall, Principal of the Cambridge Group and Co-Author of "Competing Against Luck: The Story of Innovation and Customer Choice." Learn the theory behind understanding customer jobs and find out how to apply it for real-world company success.

Plus Vijay Govindarajan, Professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and author of "The Three Box Solution: A Strategy for Leading Innovation," discusses how organizations can handle they day-to-day demands and simultaneously plan for the future.

10/4/16 - Virtual Reality, Keeping it Simple

The future of virtual reality. Host Dave Robertson is joined by Joel Breton, VP of VR Content at HTC Vive. Hear the process for designing a virtual reality experience and what role VR could play across industries.

Plus, Brad Barbera, author of "Keep Innovation Simple - Lead With Clarity and Focus in a World of Constant Change," discusses the systematic way top brands are able to develop new products - even if it involves "shooting puppies!"

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