Smart Cities - Ladders of Opportunities
June 8, 2020
Hosted by John Schultz
The Smart City Movement has become a passion of mine. This passion started when I read the book Smart Cities - Smart Future by Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton. This passion was FUELED the day I met Jeff Sheffield. Jeff is the Director of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, but he is also the BEST convener and facilitator that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Jeff and I became convinced that through the Smart North Florida initiative - all boats could rise and Ladders of Opportunities could be created. This journey has caused us to find the right partners. Two of those partners are the United Way of Northeast Florida and Pelocity. Learn how Jeff Winkler is helping to transform the Basic Needs (211) program of Northeast Florida and how Stephen Pollan's platform is helping the underserved communities discover what Ladders of Opportunities are available to them.
Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
Bootlegged Innovations provides insight and guidance to executives with courage to unlock hidden value in their enterprise. We bridge the gap between the needs of the business and the ability of the workforce to execute in a secure and resilient environment. The goals of the show are to create materials and assets that can be further leveraged in the market place, become the go to source for executives with courage that have the foresight to understand that they must continuously disrupt and evolve to address the needs of the business to “Make More, Break Less and Didn’t Spend,” and Shine a spotlight on the need for society and organizations to have a K to Grey strategy for continuous workforce development through continuous task qualification and micro-credentials. Bootlegged Innovations is broadcast live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
I am a first-generation college grad (double majored in Mechanical Engineering and Economics) and entrepreneur that is a rag to riches story that people connect with. After graduation, I went to work for a Fortune 100 company in the Pharmaceutical industry. I became their first Reliability Engineer at the age of 22 and their Global Reliability Leader at the age of 25, before leaving to start my own company at the age of 29. I have helped start nearly every global best practice organization in the area of best practices for operational and reliability excellence and have keynoted dozens of conferences. We built the company that I founded at the age of 29 into the dominant voice in the reliability space with over 500 global employees. That company has done projects across 16 industry verticals in over 60 countries and with nearly 40 percent of the Fortune 1000.
I have successfully reinvented myself every three years of my entire adult life. While I am still regarded as one of the top reliability experts in the world, I also lead the digital transformation of my company. This has resulted in me becoming highly regarded in the emerging spaces of IoT, Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality, Machine Learning, Edge, Cloud, Hybrid, Cyber and more.
The new company that we are launching, Bootleg Advisors, has a truly unique business model that will unlock hidden value for Executives with the Courage to go on the journey with us.