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A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation

A Sherpa’s Guide to Innovation

The Innovation Engine at Atrium Health

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E109: Kapil Kane on Helping Inventors Become Intrapreneurs

Ben & Jay venture into technology, invention and intrapreneurship with Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation for Intel Corporation in China.  Kapil co-founded and leads GrowthX, an award-winning corporate - startup accelerator that has launched multiple new businesses generating $400M+ in projected revenues through bottoms-up innovations in areas of AI, IOT, 5G & new silicon technology.  Hear about how Kapil developed this platform for inventors, as well as his experiences at Apple in the days of Steve Jobs.View Kapil's TEDx talkThe Sherpas on Twitter:A Sherpa's Guide to InnovationBen TingeyJay GerhartSupport the show
June 29, 2022

E108: Michele Hansen – Deploying Empathy

Ben & Jay are joined by Michele Hansen, author of Deploy Empathy, A Practical Guide to Interviewing Customers.  Michele is co-founder of Geocodio, an indie SaaS, and co-host of the Software Social podcast.  Hear about Michele's journey from sending interview tips to founders by email to a newsletter to a book, her aspiration for the book, and about being a fan of Jobs to be Done.All Things Twitter:Michele HansenDeploy EmpathySoftware Social podcastA Sherpa's Guide to InnovationBen TingeyJay GerhartSupport the show
June 8, 2022

E108: Michele Hansen – Deploying Empathy with Your Customers and in Your Life

Ben & Jay are joined by Michele Hansen, author of Deploy Empathy, A Practical Guide to Interviewing Customers.  Michele is co-founder of Geocodio, an indie SaaS, and co-host of the Software Social podcast.  Hear about Michele's journey from sending interview tips to founders by email to a newsletter to a book, her aspiration for the book, and about being a fan of Jobs to be Done.All Things Twitter:Michele HansenDeploy EmpathySoftware Social podcastA Sherpa's Guide to InnovationBen TingeyJay GerhartSupport the show
June 8, 2022

E107: Kyushik Nam – Learning & Doing Design

Ben & Jay are joined by Kyushik Nam, an MFA candidate in Design Management at the Savannah College of Art & Design.  Kyushik was mentored by our teammate Isabelle Magnin for his master's thesis.  This episode is a great opportunity to hear about the design process from the perspective of a student on a live project, making a difference from individuals struggling to manage Type 2 diabetes.  Kyushik not only brings insights and perspective from his graduate work, but from his professional experiences with Michelin, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Google.All Things Twitter:A Sherpa's Guide to InnovationBen TingeyJay GerhartSupport the show
May 18, 2022

E106: Roy Rosin – Matching Innovators' Passion to Customer Problems

Ben & Jay welcome a multi-industry innovation hall of famer, Roy Rosin, Chief Innovation Officer at UPenn Health System.  Roy leads The Center for Health Care Innovation, which facilitates the rapid, disciplined development, testing, and implementation of new strategies to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better patient outcomes, value, and experience.  The Center comprises four coordinated teams – the Acceleration Lab, the Center for Digital Health, the Nudge Unit, and Way to Health.  Prior to going UPenn, Roy worked 18 years at Intuit, becoming its first innovation leader, building a highly regarded innovation culture.Hear Roy cover a range of topics including his approach at UPenn, his passion for behavioral economics and what he learned from Scott Cook at Intuit.All Things Twitter:Roy RosinThe Center for Health Care InnovationA Sherpa's Guide to InnovationBen TingeyJay GerhartSupport the show (https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/)
April 27, 2022

E105: Bradley Schurman – Designing Products and Organizations in the Super Age

Ben & Jay talk with demographic futurist Bradley Schurman, founder & CEO of the research and advisory firm The Super Age and author of a fascinating book by that name.  Brad spent a significant portion of his career with AARP as a Senior Advisor and Global Director for Partnerships and Strategic Engagements.  He specializes in helping organizations understand the challenges and harness the opportunities of demographic change with a focus on population aging.  Adults have grown-up. Today, they represent the fastest growing group of workers and consumers in the world. They are superagers; a social and economic force unlike any other.  Bradley speaks regularly at thought leader forums around the world, and has advised national governments and major business on their longevity strategies.The Super AgeVideo: Nagoro, Japan - Valley of the DollsAll Things Twitter:The Super AgeBradley SchurmanA Sherpa's Guide to InnovationBen TingeyJay GerhartSupport the show (https://healthpodcastnetwork.com/)
April 6, 2022

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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Team

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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