Podcast 1502 Jan. 10, 2015: Jeff DeGraff Dean of Innovation, CES 2015 & NAIAS 2015


Show Notes:

Hour 1

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The Dean of Innovation: Prof. Jeff DeGraff

Jeff DeGraff WJRJeff DeGraff  is a world renowned thought leader, executive and innovation expert. His expertise has been shared globally at top innovation incubators and think tanks such as the Aspen Institute and with companies that include Eaton, GM, SPX, 3M, Apple, American Airlines, Coca-Cola, GE, Johnson & Johnson, LG, Pfizer, and Toyota. DeGraff has contributed his expert knowledge in publications such as Business Week, CIO, Fortune, USA Today, Training+Development and the Wall Street Journal. Jeff is focused on how to lead Innovation; developing the culture, capabilities, and collaborative connections that result in revenue and market growth. Jeff is the complete package.(Huffington Post)

During  the last 25 years Jeff has been a distinguished faculty member of the prestigious Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  This is a remarkable hour of discussion with one of the leading authorities on innovation in the world.

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Intel Curie Module

Intel Curie Module

The Bleeding Edge at CES 2015

While CES has always been the place to see the newest technologies about to hit the streets it often affords a peek behind the curtain of the future.  We believe that is the case with a new devices that are just the first glimpse of much bigger things to come.  Jeff DeGraff gave us his perspective during the last segment of this hour.

Intel Curie Module

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Hour 2

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CES 2015 Highlights


Rick BestRick Broida, is our Gadget Guy and a notorious Cheapskate (*compliment*).  Rick sifts through the weird and wonderful at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas for the true gems.  Here are some of the items he focused on.


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CES 2015 highlights:

Sling TV winner of Best of CES

Reversible USB 3.1

Occulus Rift Virtual Reality Devices

Compute Stick from Intel


NAIAS 2015: Detroit’s Really Big Show Set to Shine

Paul_EisensteinPaul Eisenstein, publisher of the Detroit Bureau auto website shares the highlights of the upcoming North American International Auto Show at the newly renovated Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.  It has been a boom year for the big auto companies and the NAIAS represents the next level of excitement for the road and your chance to get hands on with the newest models and prototypes.

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 Hour 3

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Answering Listener Questions

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

Gary Baker, Ed Rudel, Cal Carson, Foster Braun

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