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When people think about innovation in America, they think of companies like Apple, Ford and IBM. But, the companies and industries that leverage innovation aren’t just the ones you see on the front page.

Innovation is everywhere. From science to tech, legislation to company culture, innovation is alive and well in America, and we’re setting out to prove it.

Welcome to Innovating America, a podcast brought to you by alliantgroup’s Education and Awareness team.

Innovating America

Innovation is Everywhere

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INNOVATING AMERICA SPECIAL EDITION SERIES

THE 2020 ELECTION: WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

CURRENT EPISODE: PRIMARY PRIMER: NEW HAMPSHIRE

The 2020 Democratic New Hampshire Primary is here and presidential candidates from Joe Biden to Bernie Sanders are hoping to claim victory in the wake of the shaky Iowa caucuses.

For U.S. business owners, election uncertainty can make planning for the future incredibly difficult. What will my business face with a President Warren or Buttigieg? What policy changes are the candidates bringing to the table that my company needs to be ready for?

Here to provide clarity to these questions and more are alliantgroup’s own Dean Zerbe, Former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and former Congressmen Rick Lazio (R- N.Y.) and Joe Crowley (D- N.Y.).

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Available Season 2 Episodes

AMERICAN BUSINESSES ON THE FRONTLINES OF INNOVATION

alliantgroup’s 2019 Think Tank Series: The Frontlines of Innovation, brought together some of the country’s leading experts in business, cybersecurity, legislation and public policy. Innovating Americahad a front row seat to chat with business leaders who attended this year’s event to discuss a wide-range of topics.

In this episode, hosts George Morgan and Matthew Beddingfield talked with executives about the trends they are seeing in their industry, the obstacles that their business might be facing and where they see the innovations in their field taking their company in the next decade.

RESPONDING TO TRAGEDY: THE NATION’S FIRST HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT

On September 11, 2001, the world watched as one by one, planes careened into the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. as well as a field just outside of Shanksville Pennsylvania–taking the lives of nearly 3,000 people.

In this episode of Innovating America, we sit down with former Governor Tom Ridge, who now serves as a member of alliantgroup’s Strategic Advisory Board, about his experience with this national tragedy, and how it ultimately led him on a path to becoming our country’s very first Secretary of Homeland Security—building the department from the ground up.

CONGRESS AND THE IRS: THEIR RELATIONSHIP AND THEIR FUTURE

The IRS is our nation’s profit center, but with dwindling resources the agency is leaving millions upon millions of dollars on the table that could be poured into our country’s economy. Not only that, but the agency is constantly taking part in a dance with Congress and the legislative body’s oversight function.

In this episode, we sit down with former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson and Dean Zerbe, former Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, to talk about the limited bandwidth of the IRS, the relationship between these two government bodies, and what problems kept both of them up at night during their time in Washington D.C.

THE ROBOT REVOLUTION: DEMYSTIFYING THE MYTH OF MACHINES AS JOB THIEVES

Oxford Economics recently reported that robots could take 20 million manufacturing jobs from individuals all over the world by the year 2030. These pieces of technology are becoming not just more sophisticated, but also cheaper.

In this episode, we sit down with Jeff Burnstein, the President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) to talk about why robots actually are adding jobs to the American economy, and why we should embrace, and not shy away from, the robot revolution.

THINK TANK 2019: CHECKING THE PULSE OF THE TALENT AND TECHNOLOGY IN U.S. BUSINESS

alliantgroup’s 2019 Think Tank Series: STEM, Leadership & The Future of U.S. Business, brought together some of the country’s leading experts in business, technology and politics, and Innovating America had a front row seat to the action.

In this episode, guest host George Morgan talks with six different conference attendees about what it takes to hire and retain top talent in the U.S., the pressing needs of their industry and where they see technology taking their business in the future.

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

In 1980, there were no women in top executive positions at Fortune 100 companies. By 2001, 11 percent of those business leaders were women—and that number continues to grow.

This episode of Innovating America features a roundtable discussion with an amazing group of inspiring and powerful female leaders from alliantgroup, who open up about their individual leadership journey and how the women of today are paving the way for the next generation of female leaders.

The discussion tackles subjects like how women have taken on the challenge of working in industries that have traditionally been dominated by men, and what women leaders can do to make sure that they are always inspiring those around them – regardless of gender.

The episode features alliantgroup Managing Director Tracy Lustyan, alliantgroup Director Bridgette Brashear, alliantgroup Vice President of Education and Awareness Rose McCarty, alliantgroup Associate Director Missy Waites and Special Guest Host alliantgroup Senior Associate Taylor Imus.

THE BUSINESS OF BREACHES

We’re living in a world where the average ransomware attack costs companies $5 million, and cyberattacks are causing nearly 3.8 million records to be stolen from companies every single day.

So how are the perpetrators of these attacks able to hack our country’s businesses so easily, and what can we do to stop them?

On this episode of Innovating America, Congressman Rick Lazio, RGCybersecurity Vice President Jon Murphy and alliantgroup’s Vice Chairman for Professional Services Frank Tirelli join the show to discuss cybersecurity in the United States, and the importance of cyber-vigilance for U.S. businesses.

Available Season 1 Episodes