DisrupTV turned three this month! To celebrate, we brought back a few of our heavy-hitting alumni to share their latest innovative projects, learn from their experiences, and talk about the biggest tech trends impacting us as we move further into 2019.

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.” Great commentary from Perry Hewitt, Marketer, Digital Strategist and Board Member.

During Hewitt’s interview, she explained that you can’t just throw something over the wall and check the box anymore. We are in the messy middle, and everyone from marketing, product development and across the entire organization needs to collaborate in new ways. This is especially important when it comes to building new programs or fully transforming an organization.

To help with this culture shift and make real impact, it’s critical to bring diversity and different perspectives to the table. Having “echo” chambers or continuing to build programs based on outdated processes will not make the type of impact needed in today’s business environment. Similarly, to continue to grow as a leader, be sure to evaluate the power of your personal network and look for diversity through age, gender, experience, ethnicity, and location, for example.

Joining the Public and Private Sector to Make Change

Beyond individual organizations, cities are also facing major disruption due to the mass increases in population and changing needs of people in these areas. The days of going it alone are over, and partnerships are needed between the public and private sectors to better serve the people living in the city centers, explained former CTO of New York City and now Executive Vice President, Global Cities at Mastercard Miguel Gamiño Jr.

His interview covered some of the pressing issues facing cities – including major stress on the infrastructure and the difficulties keeping up with the demand. He explained what leaders and organizations need to do to have a better understanding and make real changes in the public sector. It’s not just companies experience digital disruption and transformation.

While technology advancements help in many ways, it’s important to realize that not everyone has access to the technology. We must ensure tech serves people in an inclusive way. Let it follow but not lead the discussion, he explained.

What Tech Trends are Dominating the News and Leadership Discussions?

The show closed out with a very entertaining and blunt discussion with Jon Reed, Co-Founder at Diginomica. He covered Davos, retail and immersive experiences, the skills gap, Facebook, privacy, and more. The segment is worth the time to watch as he dove into some of the biggest themes impacting businesses, communities and maybe even you personally.

This is just a small glimpse at the great advice shared during the show. Please check out the full discussions in the video replay here or the podcast.

Tune in every week for DisrupTV, hosted by Vala Afshar and R “Ray” Wang, on Fridays 11 AM PT/2 PM ET. Bring diversity to your planning team as well as who the end results may impact.


DisrupTV Episode 135, Featuring Perry Hewitt, Miguel Gamino, Jon Reed from Constellation Research on Vimeo.