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The Rozy Effect Show

The Rozy Effect Show

By Rozy Amponsah
The Rozy Effect is a curated space for business leaders who want to leverage individual, business and technology transformation. Hosted by Rozy Amponsah, a Cornell University MBA grad, the show delves into pressing topics within digital transformation through thought-provoking conversations with diverse, global leaders across various industries. The Rozy Effect ultimately seeks to challenge tech leaders to build digital organizations focused on people in an era of rapid change and digital disruption.
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Rakesh Dhawan: The Emotionally Connected Tech Leader
This week's episode of The Rozy Effect takes on a different type of conversation in relation to the world of technology. We take a look into the emotional side of it. How do we feel when we are investing and learning through technologies and if you’re an entrepreneur, building these tech companies? How are the decisions really being made when it comes to getting consumers and investors to buy into the technology being produced? We had the opportunity to connect with Rakesh Dhawan. Rakesh has extensive experience creating high-tech companies in industrial, commercial, and consumer industries. He is an expert in crystallizing go-to-market strategies while building scalable, repeatable marketing, and product development business models. He is the visionary behind the electrical bike technology, and current President and CEO of Falco E-motors. Rakesh has a very different view and approach to technology than most tech leaders today. He approaches the topic of Obsolete leaders in tech and paints for us the picture of leaders having the ability to set up teams to be more independent. How?  Allow them access to all information necessary, to execute initiatives and projects related to a company. Rakesh demonstrates the possibilities of implementing such a thing as well as the success that comes with it. He also believes in tapping into your emotions as you are developing technology as an entrepreneur. In our conversation, Rakesh goes into how emotions play into the aspect of digital transformation. Through his entrepreneurial journey, he has always looked for opportunities to make a difference in business and has delivered results in that realm by tuning into his emotions. To all tech enthusiasts and tech entrepreneurs, this one is specifically for you!  Please tune in this week as we dive into technology as it relates to emotion and the positive effects of leadership obsolescence through technology. Happy listening! Leave us your review right here on the podcast and join our community at www.therozyeffect.com Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining our mailing list to receive exclusive access to full episodes before they're shared with everyone else, industry updates and special offers just for our friends at www.therozyeffect.com/ The hashtag for the podcast is #therozyeffectshow Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therozyeffect Instagram: @therozyeffect Facebook: The Rozy Effect LinkedIn: The Rozy Effect LinkedIn: Rozy Amponsah
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April 14, 2021
Noelle Silver: Creating Opportunities Through Technology
I need you to think back 15 years ago. How did you perceive the world of technology? Did you see it evolving into the core and forefront of our everyday lives? Are you interested in or are already building a career in tech? If so, is  your career taking the path you envisioned? Are you feeling stuck or disillusioned by where you currently are or where to start in your career journey in tech. If any of these questions are lingering within your mind or resonates with you then you NEED to tune in this week for our interview with Noelle Silver, technology evangelist extraordinaire and the current VP of Solutions Architecture at ElectrifiAI. During our interview, we go deep into many topics surrounding tech. One of them being how impactful technology has been throughout our everyday lives. Technology has allowed so many other industries to thrive. (Think e-commerce!) Did you imagine 15 years ago that voice technology would even be a thing much less a normal part of our everyday lives and now we have voice commands on our phones and Amazon’s very own Alexa. We also delve into the value of data. When you think about your data do you ever wonder about the importance of it and how that data can be used for the purpose of good and even bad? Do you ever consider what it means to give companies access to your data in exchange for convenience? These are important questions to consider and ones that we go into. We also dig into the age old question of diversity as it relates to the tech industry. There is no secret that there is a huge lack of diversity in the technology field. Many of those creating the products that are leading in the field only look like a specific group. That in itself is a huge issue because how can you expect for everyone to be included if they are not even represented in the implementation process of a tech product? Well Noelle has some great insight in the field and as the work that can be done to solve the diversity problem in tech. We also dive into Noelle's work as a multi-award winning technology leader who specializes in conversational AI and Voice technology, Intelligent Apps and Agents and Responsible AI practices. Although her current  role is VP solution architect at ElectrifiAI, she has lead teams at NPR, Microsoft, and Amazon, and is the Founder of #Lovefluencers and the AI Leadership Institute.Her passion for mindful leadership, work-life harmony and empowering people to achieve their potential is a driving force behind her success. She was recently awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for Artificial Intelligence and is an influencer in Voice and AI globally. Leave us your review right here on the podcast and join our community at www.therozyeffect.com   The hashtag for the podcast is #therozyeffectshow Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therozyeffect Instagram: @therozyeffect Facebook: The Rozy Effect LinkedIn: The Rozy Effect LinkedIn: Rozy Amponsah
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March 31, 2021
Daria Burke: Achieving Leadership Goals Despite Race and Gender
“Shoes won’t change the world, but the women who wear them will.” As women, we do have a lot of power packed within us and one such woman is marketing powerhouse Daria Burke, Ad Age 2020 Woman to Watch and Chief Marketing Officer of JustFab, the online shoe retailer. She is responsible for the global brand awareness and positioning of the brand as well as overseeing all marketing functions across all channels and geographics. Prior to JustFab, Daria spent years building iconic fashion and beauty brands through innovative marketing initiatives. This week on The Rozy Effect, we had the pleasure of sitting down and speaking with Daria Burke. During our sit down, one of the topics we discussed was the intersection of beauty and technology from the consumer’s perspective. We discussed internal culture and digital transformation in the beauty industry, what it looks like and how it can be repositioned. Technology has affected the way we reach out to consumers, and more importantly, there are 3 key factors that will determine if any business that has undergone digital transformation will be successful or not. Daria has seen herself at the core front of working hand in hand with the data science and media measurement team in her organization to ensure that their marketing initiatives leverage the latest consumer analytics, trends and other insights. She has been discharging her duty effectively for over 2 years working at the organization, so there is no better leader than Daria to discuss this topic with. We also discussed leadership through digital transformation and the effect of the sheltering during the covid19 pandemic, understanding consumer needs, and effectively discharging leadership roles that highlights well-being and maintains excellent standards. You don’t want to miss the conversation with Daria on this week’s episode of “Achieving leadership goals despite race and gender” Tune in for some of Daria's insight! Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining our mailing list to receive exclusive access to full episodes before they're shared with everyone else, industry updates and special offers just for our friends at www.therozyeffect.com/ The hashtag for the podcast is #therozyeffectshow Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therozyeffect Instagram: @therozyeffect Facebook: The Rozy Effect LinkedIn: The Rozy Effect LinkedIn: Rozy Amponsah
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March 23, 2021
Kathryn Finney: Career Transformation Through Technology
What if we were not in the darkness of the tomb, but were in the darkness of the womb.” What comes to mind when you read that sentence? As we kick off season two of The Rozy Effect, our first episode featuring, Kathryn Finney, tech entrepreneur extraordinaire, activist angel investor, and writer, will expand on the importance of capitalizing on the right now. Right now could and will be the beginning of building something beautiful in the tech space! With much anticipation and excitement, The Rozy Effect presents to you Episode one of Season two featuring Kathryn Finney. Leave us your review right here on the podcast and join our community at www.therozyeffect.com Take the info from the podcast to the next level by joining our mailing list to receive exclusive access to full episodes before they're shared with everyone else, industry updates and special offers just for our friends at www.therozyeffect.com/ The hashtag for the podcast is #therozyeffectshow Make sure to follow us on social media: Twitter: @therozyeffect Instagram: @therozyeffect Facebook: The Rozy Effect LinkedIn: The Rozy Effect LinkedIn: Rozy Amponsah
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March 16, 2021
Sridhar Solur: Leading Your Team To Success
The ongoing pandemic has thrown us for quite the loop and has caused a digital reawakening. Digital Transformation hasn’t just changed the digital world. It’s changed us and drove us to adapt in ways we had no idea we could. COVID may have brought in an...
47:34
October 13, 2020
Carey Ransom: Change Is Here, Embrace It.
To get your business through this pandemic successfully, you need to be able to shift gears rather quickly because there’s no telling what obstacles may come in your way. In this week's episode, Carey Ransom brings forward three questions you should be...
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October 6, 2020
Garrett Lang: Unconventional Elements Of Success
Creating an atmosphere where people are continually learning from and evolving with their peers creates an environment that transcends skillset and age. Upscaling continuous learning that incorporates different skill sets, ages, and backgrounds creates...
34:56
September 29, 2020
Nadia Vincent: Transform Your Mindset
Transformation is a mindset, and it is up to leadership to lead that change. Where to begin? According to Nadia Vincent, founder of digitaltransformationleaders.com and one of the top 10 Digital Transformation Experts and author of “Leveraging Digital...
44:00
September 22, 2020
Scott Case: Leadership Boldly Taking on Inequality
The age of information, innovation, automation, and technology can be challenging to keep up with. Nonetheless, our world is forever changing and reinventing the circumstances of our lives. Our guest believes that software is eating up the world and...
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September 16, 2020
Kamales Lardi: Scaling Global Connectivity Through Digital Transformation
In a world with rapidly changing landscapes and an ongoing pandemic, the importance of shifting the mindsets of business leaders towards digital as an opportunity is not only necessary but crucial in creating connectivity on a global scale.This week on...
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September 9, 2020
Dr. Muri Raifu: Digital Transformation in Healthcare
Who should be the ultimate customer in healthcare digitization? Among it’s wide-ranging impact, COVID-19 has forced health organizations around the world to reimagine what care looks like – hospitals and care facilities are being pushed into their own...
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September 2, 2020
Jennifer Dulski: Accelerating The Future of Work In Digital Transformation By Reinventing Teams
How do you take the strategies you’re currently employing in the midst of this digital disruption, to reinvent yourself and your teams? Our guest this week, Jennifer Dulski, is the CEO and founder of Rising Team, a company that provides data and...
30:54
August 26, 2020
Jalila Smith: How To Fill The IT Skills Gap
Are you itching to find new growth hacks for your business in this period of digital disruption?  Our interview with Jalila Smith will help you think through possible solutions - leveraging analytics, technology innovation, and a positive company...
25:09
August 19, 2020
Eve Psalti: How To Lead Innovation During a Disruption
Confused about who should be making decisions for your company when it comes to implementing your digital transformation strategy? In my conversation with renown strategist Eve Psalti, she shares what she calls an "unconventional approach" to answering...
37:50
August 7, 2020
Betty Wall: Do You Know Your Best Customers?
Working with business leaders over the past few years, I’ve noticed that companies are experiencing a misalignment in technology innovation and business value outcomes. This gap has only widened in the current climate. So, I ventured out to not only...
45:40
August 5, 2020
Elisa Miller-Out: Driving Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Venture Capital
One of the reasons I decided to launch The Rozy Effect was my desire to drive conversations concerning diversity and inclusion within digital transformation - an aspect that has been largely overlooked. Elisa Miller-Out shares a few jaw-dropping case...
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August 5, 2020
The Rozy Effect Trailer
In this welcome message, Rozy Amponsah introduces her latest project, The Rozy Effect, a podcast focused on digital transformation. The series features conversations with diverse, global changemakers across various industries. The Rozy Effect debuts on...
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July 30, 2020