Jun 21, 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. 

Show Link: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConstellationR

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.

X: @granthalloran



Kartik Hosanagar
UPenn Wharton professor and director of the Wharton AI Center

Kartik Hosanagar is the John C. Hower Professor of Technology and Digital Business and a Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Kartik’s research work focuses on the digital economy, in particular the impact of analytics and algorithms on consumers and society, Internet media, Internet marketing and e-commerce. He is author of A Human’s Guide to Machine Intelligence.

Kartik has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business professors under 40. He is a ten-time recipient of MBA or Undergraduate teaching excellence awards at the Wharton School. His research has received several best paper awards. Kartik cofounded and developed the core IP for Yodle Inc, a venture-backed firm that was acquired by Web.com. Yodle was listed by Inc. Magazine among America’s fastest growing private companies. He is a cofounder of SmartyPal Inc. He has served on the advisory boards of Milo (acquired by eBay) and Monetate and is involved with many other startups as either an investor or board member. His past consulting and executive education clients include Google, American Express, Citi and others. Kartik was a co-host of the SiriusXM show The Digital Hour. He currently serves as a department editor at the journal Management Science and has previously served as a Senior Editor at the journals Information Systems Research and MIS Quarterly.

Kartik graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering and a Masters in Information Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (BITS, Pilani), India, and he has an MPhil in Management Science and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from Carnegie Mellon University.

X: @KHosanagar


Steve Dennis, renowned thought leader on business strategy and innovation, former senior leader at two Fortune 500 companies,
top global retail influencer and author of Leaders Leap: Transforming Your Company at the Speed of Disruption

Steve Dennis is a strategic advisor, keynote speaker, podcast host, and bestselling author of Remarkable Retail. He has been named a top global retail influencer by multiple organizations, and his thoughts on the future of shopping are regularly shared in his role as a Forbes Senior Contributor, as well as through other media, including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. As a sought-out keynote speaker, Steve has delivered talks on six continents, sharing his unique perspective on what it takes to reignite customer growth in a world of unrelenting change and shifting consumer preferences. Steve is President of SageBerry Consulting, where he has advised dozens of brands on their growth strategies. Prior to founding Sageberry, he was chief strategy officer and SVP, multichannel marketing at the Neiman Marcus Group. He serves on multiple for profit and non-profit boards. Steve holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Tufts University. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

X: @StevenPDennis