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Preparing Your Organization for the Future of the Workforce

Ian Bester, General Manager @ Brainstation; Falon Fatemi, Founder & CEO @ Node; Benjamin Powers, Freelance Tech Journalist Ascent Conference 2019 Benjamin Powers [00:00:06] I think let’s just dove right into it, and I’d be curious to hear kind of because there’s such a wide array of backgrounds that people have that bring them tech, […]

Lessons Learned in the Digital Transformation of the Frontline Workforce

Christina Bechhold Russ, Director Ventures @ Samsung Next; Daniel Sztutwojner, Chief Customer Officer @ Beekeeper Ascent Conference 2019 Christina Bechhold Russ [00:00:07] So quick show of hands, how many people would say that their job is desk based, so to sit in front of a computer, take meetings, phone calls most of the day. Most […]

Moving Crunchbase From a Freemium to Subscription-Based Model

Jager McConnell, Chief Executive Officer @ Crunchbase; Jordan French, Executive Editor & Co-Founder @ Grit Daily Ascent Conference 2019 Jordan French [00:00:04] For the uninitiated, Jager, now they’ve heard your name a few times. There are few, though, who don’t fully know Crunchbase in its present form. What’s in most of our minds is what […]

Fireside Chat: The Story of Building Bloomberg’s Marketing Team

Deirdre Bigley, Chief Marketing Officer @ Bloomberg; Martine Paris, Freelance Tech Journalist Ascent Conference 2019 Martine Paris [00:00:05] My name is Martine Paris and I’m based in San Francisco, but this is my hometown, so it’s always so wonderful to be in New York and especially with Bloomberg and I write for Fast Company and […]

Developing and Articulating a Clear and Compelling Growth Strategy to the Board

Katie Bullard, President & Chief Growth Officer @ DiscoverOrg; Nate Grossman, Co-Founder @ Growth Street Partners Ascent 2019 Nate Grossman [00:00:05] I’m Nate Grossman, as it says up there, co-founder of Growth Street Partners, where growth equity firm based out in San Francisco, where typically partnering with founder, owned and led companies when they’re around […]

Building and Leading Remote Teams

Nora Peterson, Co-Founder @ Halo Incubator Startup Grad School Stage Ascent Conference 2020 [00:00:04] Alright, I will get started here. You’re nice, too, nice to meet you virtually. I’m really excited to be part of Ascent this year. My name is Nora Peterson, and I’ll give a brief introduction on myself before I just dove […]

SaaS or Partner? Value Share In The Era of SaaS

Steve Sarracino @ Activant Capital and Alyssa Newcomb @ Technology Reporter/Media Consultant Main Stage Ascent Conference 2020 Alyssa Newcomb [00:00:04] All right. Hi, everyone, thank you for joining us. My name is Alyssa Newcomb. I’m a business and technology contributor at NBC News and we’re joined by Steve Sarasin from Accident Capital. Hey, Steve, how […]

From the narrative arc to the endless loop – and back!

Akiko Fujita @ Yahoo Finance and Esther Dyson @ Wellville Main Stage Ascent Conference 2020 Akiko Fujita [00:00:03] Good morning to all of you and welcome to day two of the Ascent Conference. I’m Akiko Fujita. I am an anchor and reporter with Yahoo finance and I am thrilled to be hosting this session. The […]

Eat, Sleep, Innovate

Scott Anthony, Senior Partner @ Innosight Main Stage Ascent Conference 2020 [00:00:05] Well, good afternoon, everybody. It is good morning for me. I am coming to you live from Singapore, where it is one 30 in the morning and thrilled to be giving you some of the insights from my soon to be released book, […]

Network building – How to build a sustainable network around you for long term benefit

Shelley Golan, USA Managing Partner @ Rinnovation AgTech Accelerator Startup Grad School Stage Ascent Conference 2020 [00:00:05] Hi, everyone, my name is Shelley Golan, and for the next twenty five minutes, I’ll be speaking to you about network building, how to build a sustainable network for long term benefit. Now, this is a prerecorded session, […]

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