Women in Leadership

Women in Leadership

Coming out of the rvatech/Women in Tech event, on today’s episode we invite Liz Doerr, a partner at SandBox, Helayne Spivak, the former Director at the VCU Brand Center, Val Middleton, a partner at West Venture and our very own Rebecca Thompson, Project Manager to the Shockoe office as we discuss what its like being leaders in venture, creative and digital business and what it is like to be a woman in those fields.

What is Mobile By Design?

This show was started by Shockoe, a mobile app development shop based in Richmond, Virginia whose goal is helping companies create better tools to improve utility for their customers and employees. We’re a podcast about all things technology, business, and design.

 

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In this episode you will hear more on:

 

  • What is the biggest challenge for women in the creative or tech field at the moment? Obstacles of women in the workspace, diversity, and inclusion.
  • What are the most critical changes that we, as a society, must make to face the future effectively?
  • What effect have women made on the tech/creative industry?
  • What do you perceive are the barriers to the growing number of female investors?
  • Do you feel that equality at work, with respect to women, has changed in the past 5 years? What do you predict will happen in the next 5 to 10 years?
  • What effect have women made in the tech, creative, or venture industry in Richmond/U.S.? In what way has this shaped your career?
  • Are there any specific Women or Women-led Businesses or events in Richmond you Admire or Respect?
  • What is the most interesting trend you have seen in 2018?

Thank you for listening! This podcast is produced and directed by Olya Polishchuk. Our host is Mason Brown. Follow us on Twitter @shockoe and Instagram @shockoe_rva

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Vision that Impacts the World

Vision that Impacts the World

On this episode, we invite Andy Stefanovich – corporate curator and provocateur – to the Shockoe office as we talk about what it means to challenge business leaders and how it can deliver innovation for clients.

What is Mobile By Design?

This show was started by Shockoe, a mobile app development shop based in Richmond, Virginia whose goal is helping companies create better tools to improve utility for their customers and employees. We’re a podcast about all things technology, business, and design.

 

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In this episode you will hear more on:

 

  • How does one help executives think about how to think about what they’re thinking about?
  • From founding Play, how did this innovation and strategy firm forge the entrepreneurial spirit in Richmond?
  • How does one inspire executives of massive enterprises all over the world be empathetic and do good in the world?
  • Andy’s reach goes very far – why is Richmond the proud hometown and why has this not changed?
  • Seldom do you see a junior position as a provocateur – What’s the career path of someone like you and what does being a provocateur really mean?
  • Where does tech fit in the brand and innovation strategy? Where do you see the intersection of brand and tech? Especially for some of the big name companies you’ve worked with like Coca-Cola, Gap, and GE.
  • Brands and technology have so much leverage in our world. How do we make sure leaders align empathy, responsibility, and ethics with clients, works and humanity?

Thank you for listening! This podcast is produced and directed by Olya Polishchuk. Our host is Mason Brown. Follow us on Twitter @shockoe and Instagram @shockoe_rva

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Civic Innovation

Civic Innovation

On this episode on Mobile by Design, we are joined by Richmond’s First District City Council, Andreas Addison, to sit with our Marketing Coordinator, Olya, and our host, Mason Brown, to discuss civic innovation and technology as it relates to a fast-growing city. Join us as we dive into topics including city innovation projects and Code for America and what steps government officials are taking to bring a bustling tech sector and a growing city to work together.

Civic Innovation occurs at the intersection of transformational ideas with data, technology, and inclusive engagement cultivated by strategic engagement. Andreas Addison is in the center of this with an impressive list of projects. You can connect with Andreas on Twitter and LinkedIn.

What is Mobile By Design?

This show was started by Shockoe, a mobile app development shop based in Richmond, Virginia whose goal is helping companies create better tools to improve utility for their customers and employees. We’re a podcast about all things technology, business, and design.

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In this episode you will hear more on:

  • Civic technologies and larger innovative projects being undertaken by Richmond.
  • What is Code for America and how have Andrea’s experiences played a role in his political career.
  • What are the limitations and challenges of embracing innovative technologies as a city?
  • Open Data and Open Gov – what’s been challenging toward the success of these projects?
  • How is Richmond distinguishing itself as one of the world’s leading cities for technology development? How will we make Richmond a more technology-driven city?
  • Which exciting technology initiatives is Richmond pursuing in the future?

 

Thank you for listening! This podcast is produced and directed by Olya Polishchuk. Our host is Mason Brown. Follow us on Twitter @shockoe and Instagram @shockoe_rva

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The Fast-Changing world of Finance Tech

The Fast-Changing world of Finance Tech

On this episode, our host, Mason Brown, interviews financial industry influencers, Paul Nolde, NVR Director, Chris Mowry, Capital One, Director of UX Strategy & Engineering, and Jamie Young, Director of Experience Design. Together they investigate the many problems facing FinTech today, the most exciting trends on the horizon, and where tech can measurably improve the lives of finance consumers tomorrow.

What is Mobile By Design?

This show was started by Shockoe, a mobile app development shop based in Richmond, Virginia whose goal is helping companies create better tools to improve utility for their customers and employees. We’re a podcast about all things technology, business, and design.

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Episode 2: The Fast-Changing world of Finance Tech

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In this episode you will hear more on:

  • How is utility playing a role in the financial space? For consumers or for employees?
  • In a seemingly ever-expanding field of consumer finance apps – roboadvisors, neo-banks, savings enhancers, credit managers – how does a consumer (or an investor) decide which one(s) will win out?
  • What are the most important UX and UI considerations when designing for financial services customers? What are some of the tradeoffs between additional security and usability?
  • Regulations are a big part of any industry, but especially so within Financial Services. How do companies look at potential Mobile Solutions in such a heavily regulated industry?
  • When should financial institutions build their own digital solutions vs. leverage partners solutions or acquiring a startup tech?
  • What is the big disrupter in finance? What will be the thing to make the big shift in financial services?

Thank you for listening! This podcast is produced and directed by Olya Polishchuk. Our host is Mason Brown. Follow us on Twitter @shockoe and Instagram @shockoe_rva

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Mobile by Design – Episode 1

Mobile by Design – Episode 1

A podcast about all things app development and design.

This show was started Shockoe, a mobile app development shop based in Richmond Virginia, whose goal is helping companies create better tools to improve utility for their customers and employees.

On our very first episode, our host, Mason Brown, interviews Shockoe partners, Edwin Huertas, CEO and Alex Otanez, COO, as they discuss what utility means to them and to their experience working in mobile for the last 10 years.

What is Mobile By Design?

This show was started by Shockoe, a mobile app development shop based in Richmond, Virginia whose goal is helping companies create better tools to improve utility for their customers and employees. We’re a podcast about all things technology, business, and design.

How to listen:

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In this episode

you will hear more on:

  • How companies are embracing emerging mobile technologies within their brand to capture an evolving customer
  • How Employers should be providing work tools that improve employee’s day-to-day. What do enterprise users expect as part of the modern mobile workforce?
  • Why custom in the age of out-of-the-box is increasingly important.
  • What Shockoe sees as the next big mobile tech.
  • How great ideas are born in tech: sometimes it just takes the right company, the right idea, and the right time.

Thank you for listening! This podcast is produced and directed by Olya Polishchuk. Our host is Mason Brown. Follow us on Twitter @shockoe and Instagram @shockoe_rva

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