Innovation Sandbox invites you to learn from some of the brightest stars in technology. We'll talk about everything from big data, application modernization, AI and machine learning to intelligent automation, test automation and more. Make Thursdays your time to play. This Innovation Sandbox is open for everyone!
What's in a Name?
When that name is "Innovation Sandbox," it can say a lot. And we hope it does.
Innovation is a major factor for any company or individual aiming for success. It challenges imaginations, opens doors you may never knew existed, creates comradery and can, very possible, change the world.
A sandbox is a place to experiment, play and have fun. Kids in a sandbox create new cities, build castles, sculpt grainy works of art - imagine as adults what we can do. In our Innovation Sandbox, the industry’s brightest will discuss what’s new and next in a relaxed, interactive format. So, come on in. No pail or shovel needed.
Season 2 Speakers
Episode 1 | Innovation at Our Core
Season 2 of the Innovation Sandbox kicks off with a fascinating discussion of innovation stories and all the twists and turns that can happen in an innovation journey.
Episode 2 | Neurotic About Analytics
Would you like to know the future? With advanced, predictive analytics you can unlock sophisticated patterns in your data. It’s almost like having a crystal ball! Hosted by our new Chief Data Scientist – Michael Gonzales, PhD.
Episode 3 | Interconnected by IoT
Join Arrow Electronics, a provider of innovative IoT solutions. How IoT is being applied to solve problems globally will amaze you.
Episode 4 | AI Powered Testing
Your digital growth is in danger if your testing can’t keep pace. Artificial intelligence (A/I) is the key to quicker, better testing. Prolifics Testing expert Prashant Ivanturi discusses how.
Episode 5 | Kuber-Whaties?
Kubernetes is the top driver of change in technology today. We’ll explore what Kubernetes is, why it’s important, and what it means for the tech industry.
Episode 6 | Tales from the Sandbox
Real companies, with real issues and real solutions. “Tales from The Sandbox” is one of our most popular segments! Don’t miss our Season 2 finale.
Our own Greg Hodgkinson, Kirsten Craft and Matt Garst set the stage for these innovation conversations.
GREG HODGKINSON, Chief Technology Officer, Prolifics
KIRSTEN CRAFT, Head of Business Development & Marketing, Prolifics
In addition to leading marketing, inside sales and software teams for Prolifics, Kirsten has been recognzied five out of the past seven years on the CRN Women of Channel list, including as a Power 40 Solution Provider in 2020.
MATT GARST, Head of Sales, North America, Prolifics
Matt Garst leads sales for Digital Automation and Cloud Solutions for Prolifics. Matt has over 20 years of experience in sales in the information technology industry. Most recently, he was responsible for the IBM software business within the US Army and Missile Defense Agency.
Innovation Sandbox Season 1 introduced a trio of data superstars, talked with the brightest in blockchain, uncovered the secrets of process mining, journeyed through DevOps and put the spotlight on innovation. Don't miss a single conversation.
EPISODE 1 | We're LIVE to see the Wizard!
Entity Resolution's role in improving data quality and the reliability of data analytics is critical. Hear it all from the Wizard of Big Data, Jeff Jonas, leading ER expert and Senzing CEO. Jonas discusses the evolution of ER and its relevance to data accuracy - and what it meant to him when his mom beat him in a marathon!
EPISODE 3 | Excavate Inefficiencies and Add to Your Arsenal
Process Mining is a lot more than improving basic processes - it's a tool that gives you quick ROI and the insight you need to improve your company's efficiencies. This conversation explores all the areas PM can impact - RPA, customer journey, employee performance and more.
EPISODE 4 | Batchin' It Up with Blockchain
Blockchain isn't just for cryptocurrency anymore. IBM's Jason Kelley, a leader in Blockchain, talks about its applicatons in today's data-focused environment. He also shares his personal journey from U.S. Army Airborne Ranger to the Global Blockchain expert with IBM.
EPISODE 5 | The Future of DevOps
DevOps, DataOps, AI Ops, SecOps and more - this conversation takes you on the DevOps journey, from its roots in lean and agile to its role in automation and today's new business environment. And, unlike other DevOps stories, this one has a twist ... a rubber chicken!