A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation

A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation

The Innovation Engine at Atrium Health

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E84: Dr. Rasu Shrestha & Todd Dunn – Looking Back & Ahead

Ben & Jay bring back two former guests and Atrium Health strategy and innovation leaders - Dr. Rasu Shrestha & Todd Dunn.  Rasu and Todd reflect back on what makes them #AtriumHealthProud during a unforeseen and unprecedented 2020, and paint a...
December 23, 2020

E83: Terik Tidwell – “Venture Humanist”

One of our favorite things to do is spotlight the incredible innovators located right here in our backyard of Charlotte, NC. This episode features Terik Tidwell, Director of the STEM Innovation Initiative and Executive Director of the Smith – Tech Innovation Center at Johnson C Smith University. Learn about the work Terik and his team have done to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in the community and the unique role a University plays in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem. A little more about Terik: He's a multi-industry innovator himself, with experience developing and managing projects intersecting with higher-education, economic development, international affairs, and more. Through the U.S. Department of State, Terik has served in several roles such as US-China Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellow, Global Innovation Fellow, Young Leaders of Americas Fellow, and an Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Fellow. A member of Harvard Business Review’s Advisory Council, Terik also focuses his energies by supporting organizations like VentureWell and the Greenlight Fund, as well as local organizations like NC Idea, Startup Weekend, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. On Twitter: Terik Tidwell A Sherpa's Guide to Innovation Ben Tingey Jay Gerhart Health Podcast Network
December 9, 2020

E82: Dr. Ellen Beckjord – At The Intersection of Love & Science

Ben & Jay have a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Ellen Beckjord, Associate Vice President, Population Health & Clinical Transformation at UPMC Health Plan.  Ellen is a behavioral scientist and epidemiologist working a the intersection of...
November 25, 2020

E81: Scott Kirsner of Innovation Leader – Insights on Big Company Innovation

Ben & Jay talk with Scott Kirsner, CEO of Innovation Leader, a media and events company focused on Chief Innovation Officers, senior R&D execs, and intrapreneurs at large organizations who are responsible for making change happen.  Scott is also...
November 11, 2020

E80: Is Ice Cream for Breakfast Funny or Weird? Taddy Hall on Jobs to Be Done

Ben and Jay complete an epic three-episode Jobs to Be Done arc with Taddy Hall, Senior Partner at Lippincott.  A best-selling author and global innovation authority, Taddy drives growth through new product development and systematic improvements to...
October 28, 2020

E80: Is Ice Cream for Breakfast Funny, or Weird? Taddy Hall on Jobs To Be Done

Ben and Jay complete an epic three-episode Jobs To Be Done arc with Taddy Hall, Senior Partner at Lippincott.  A best-selling author and global innovation authority, Taddy drives growth through new product development and systematic improvements to...
October 28, 2020

About A Sherpa's Guide to Innovation

Are you looking to better understand and apply innovation theories, methods and tools? Do you need to think about your business or industry in a different way? Join the Sherpas as they conduct spirited conversations and tell compelling stories to guide you along your innovation expedition. Get your gear ready! Business Model Innovation, Human-Centered Design and Strategic Partnerships
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Jay Gerhart

Jay Gerhart

A passionate driver of consumer strategy and innovation for Atrium Health. As part of the Innovation Engine, he employs methods such Design Thinking, Jobs to Be Done and Business Model Innovation in product and service development. Recently trained at Second City Chicago and Charlotte Comedy Theatre in improvisation, he brings “Yes, And” and a next level of teamwork to transformational projects. During his 20 years with Atrium Health, he has led many of the system’s most significant corporate strategy, planning and development initiatives, including Levine Children’s Hospital and Levine Cancer Institute.
Ben Tingey

Ben Tingey

Benjamin Tingey is an Innovation Manager with the Atrium Health Innovation Engine. In this role he champions the voice of the patient, designing care experiences and business models that nail their Job to Be Done, and curates the voices of the Innovation Engine and other innovation thought leaders by hosting the "A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation" podcast. Benjamin learned to speak Spanish fluently as a 19-year old serving the Hispanic immigrant community in South Carolina. Before joining the Innovation Engine, his prior career experience included Spanish language instruction, social entrepreneurship, healthcare startups, and hospital system corporate strategy. Benjamin’s love of American history and literature influenced his preference for schools named after famous Americans, receiving his undergraduate degree in American Studies from Brigham Young University and a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration from George Washington University.

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