Mar 22, 2024
11:00am - 12:00pm

DisrupTV is a weekly podcast with hosts R "Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar. The show airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. The audience can expect A-list guests, the latest enterprise news, hot startups, insight from influencers, and much more. Tweet questions to #DisrupTV or @DisrupTVShow. We broadcast live on StreamYard. 

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Featured Guests:

Grant Halloran

Grant Halloran is the Chief Executive Officer at Planful, a leading fintech software vendor based in San Francisco. He has over 25 years of experience as a software executive, co-founding 3 SaaS businesses, and holding leadership positions in companies that raised over half a billion dollars of capital and created over 11 billion dollars of enterprise value.

Outside of work, Grant is focused on his high-energy family, trying to be good at golf, and praying for the day the 49ers will win another Super Bowl. You can find Grant on LinkedIn and X: @granthalloran.

Jeremy Utley
Author of Ideaflow

For over a dozen years, Jeremy co-led the’s Executive Education programs, and co-taught a number of celebrated courses at Stanford, including Leading Disruptive Innovation and LaunchPad — which focus on creating real-world impact with the tools of design — and Transformative Design, a course that turns those same tools onto graduate students’ lives.

One of the most prodigious collaborators at the, Jeremy has taught alongside the likes of Lecrae, Dan Ariely, Laszlo Bock, and Greg McKeown.

On his 10th birthday, his father asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. Jeremy replied, “One of the people who carry boxes with handles.” Jeremy is a recovering investment analyst and management consultant who does not try to hide his love of spreadsheets. He came to Stanford’s Graduate School of Business with his heart set on leveraging his experiences in Africa and South America to pursue a career in economic development, but an unexpected encounter with the while working at a start-up in India changed his trajectory. His time as a post-graduate design fellow showed him that how he worked was more important than what he did. Today, Jeremy helps people change their deeply-ingrained beliefs about themselves and discover, as he did, that it is possible to make a creative contribution to the world. He does this through teaching as well as by growing alongside his students to become better in his own life and work every day.

Jeremy is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s School of Engineering, where he has earned multiple “favorite professor” distinctions from graduate programs. He holds a BBA with Honors in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Twitter: @jeremyutley


Kian Gohar
Founder and CEO at Geolab

Kian Gohar is the bestselling author of “Competing in the New World of Work” where he explores how the pandemic challenged all of our assumptions about work, collaboration, and high performing teams. He inspires readers and audiences to leverage this momentous chapter in history to reconsider how we want to work in this new era, and how to make bold leaps towards future-proofing our lives by building a muscle for radical adaptability.

Twitter: @fromthekgb


Chris Deaver
Co-author of Brave Together: Lead by Design, Spark Creativity and Shape the Future with the Power of Co-Creation

Chris Deaver is cofounder of BraveCore, a leadership consultancy that helps leaders be more creative and creatives be better leaders. He’s influenced Fortune 500s from the inside, including Apple and Disney, creating breakthrough content like Different Together and Collaboration by Design, and inspiring teams shaping iProducts and Star Wars experiences. His clients also include other Fortune 500 companies, such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, LinkedIn, Nike, and Lockheed Martin. A cohost of the popular podcast Lead with a Question, Deaver has cofounded startups and a mentoring network with Stephen R. Covey.