At the center of every technology transformation are people with visionary ideas for innovation, and the drive to push them forward. Pivotal with Hayete Gallot from Microsoft spotlights the heroes who are giving technology its purpose and driving impact for their business, community, and society.
The Doors We Open When Accessibility Leads, with Microsoft's Jenny Lay-Flurrie
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27:07Jenny Lay-Flurrie “rode the wave of the nerdy” from an IT desk all the way to Microsoft, where accessibility became her day job. As Microsoft’s Chief Accessibility Officer, she joined and shaped a community that spearheaded the company’s accessibility journey, transforming experiences for employees and customers alike. Jenny discussed her calling to do something impactful with her career, and the doors that open when accessibility becomes a constant force through Microsoft’s events, offices, devices, language and culture.
Using People-first Processes to Drive Technology Adoption with IKEA's Nadja Soto Huurre
24:24Technology adoption is all about change management and how companies incorporate employees through the integration process. Nadja Soto Huurre shares how she harnessed technology and led the integration of IKEA's new scheduling tool – the Shifts app in Microsoft Teams – helping connect and empower IKEA's workforce. Nadja’s drive to find ways to be more efficient and see more productivity, along with supportive leadership, was crucial to a smooth transition to the new software. This change helped IKEA's frontline workers feel valued while showing leadership in how the app would create efficiency and cost savings.
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Systemizing Serendipity in the Workplace with Genpact's Gianni Giacomelli
22:15Gianni Giacomelli is in it for the “aha” moments, when connections between coworkers, the workplace, and the work itself are strong enough to engage employees, but flexible enough to foster innovation. I spoke with Genpact’s Senior Advisor, Innovation about the intersection of technology and neuroscience and its impact on how the human network evolves. As we increasingly match advances in technology with our understanding of our own psychology, we get an inspiring glimpse of what’s possible. Produced by Larj Media
Why Data Matters to Conservation with Dr. Lilian Pintea
27:26Dr. Lilian Pintea gave me a fascinating window into how he harnesses technology in his work as VP of conservation science at the Jane Goodall Institute. From leveraging Cloud and AI to digitize more than 400,000 records of chimpanzee behavior, to using satellite imagery to observe ecosystems and animals from space, Dr. Pintea says technology helps him feel more deeply connected to the nature he studies, and better able to engage local communities to support conservation efforts. Microsoft/Goodall Institute Case Study https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/1417832543689271020-jane-goodall-institute-nonprofit-azure Hayete’s LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/hayetegallot/ Microsoft landing page https://news.microsoft.com/podcasts/pivotal/ Jane Goodall Institute http://janegoodall.org/ JGI’s latest book on the Tacare approach to holistic conservation: https://www.esri.com/about/newsroom/arcnews/discover-the-tacare-approach-to-holistic-conservation/
Doing Good is Good for Business with REI's Kate Wendt
29:17REI’s Kate Wendt shares how a pivotal decision to rethink the role of the office while maintaining employee engagement impacted REI’s commitment to their triple bottom line (people, place and planet). Plus, we learn the many ways that doing good is good for business.Produced by Larj Media. Connect with Hayete on Linkedin. Link to Transcription.
Pivotal with Hayete Gallot - Trailer
1:42At the center of every technology transformation are people with visionary ideas for innovation, and the drive to push them forward. Pivotal with Hayete Gallot from Microsoft spotlights the heroes who are giving technology its purpose and driving impact for their business, community, and society.