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The Uprisor Podcast is a unique future of work discussion crafted for enterprise leaders and doers.
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Ep. 011 - A New Enterprise Mindset for Talent and HR


Ep. 015 - Post-COVID Talent Trends and Why Acting Like Big Brother Is a Bad Idea with Dave Messinger
Dave Messinger, CTO of Topcoder, joins VP Clinton Bonner to take a deep dive into Gartner’s recent article— “9 Future of Work Trends post COVID-19.” We agree with most of what Gartner puts forth, but one item on their list jumped out as antithetical to the others. Clinton and Dave discuss what rings true and what doesn’t sit right, and explore alternatives to what Gartner is positioning.
October 1, 2020
Ep. 014 - It’s Bigger than Work From Home, It’s Work From Anywhere with Everyone
Enterprises are undergoing a culture shift. Work from home is evolving into something greater, and it’s about more than just cost savings. What comes next? Work with anyone is the real future of work. Hear what it means for organizations in this Uprisor podcast conversation.
September 23, 2020
Ep. 013 - Using Crowd to Actually Digitally Transform Oil & Gas with Richard Copsey
In this Uprisor Innovation conversation, Clinton talks with Richard Copsey, a technology innovation advisor for the energy industry. Richard and his team have done remarkable things in the energy sector using crowdsourcing and open talent. Richard and Clinton discuss what it takes to get buy-in and real adoption of crowdsourcing, and the types of problems Richard was able to solve using Topcoder’s global crowd.
September 17, 2020
Ep. 012 - Bringing Cultural Intelligence to AI - with Davar Ardalan
In this Uprisor innovation conversation, Davar Ardalan, the founder and storyteller in chief at IVOW AI (IVOW stands for Intelligent Voices of Wisdom), discusses the evolution of artificial intelligence and her work  shaping AI with cultural intelligence.
September 9, 2020
Ep. 011 - A New Enterprise Mindset for Talent and HR
Peter Bjellerup is an independent consultant who spent many years promoting remote and inter-organizational collaboration at some of the biggest organizations in the world. In this Uprisor conversation, Peter and Topcoder VP Clinton Bonner explore how mindset affects new ways of working and what happens when you truly open things up.
September 2, 2020
Ep. 010 - The Making of Ognomy: Revolutionizing Sleep Wellness Through Telemedicine
Check out how the Ognomy sleep apnea telemedicine app went from dream to app MVP in 4 months through on-demand talent. This conversation with Dr. Dan Rifkin, visionary behind Ognomy, and his team covers Design Thinking workshops, dev sprints, and all parts of the SLDC process that went into bringing this revolutionary platform to market.
August 26, 2020
Ep. 009 - The Evolution of HR: How Crowdsourcing and On-Demand Talent are the New Table
Work no longer happens in a closed ecosystem, and the role of HR is changing. Clinton Bonner, VP of Topcoder, and Gary Bolles, Chair of Future of Work at Singularity University, discuss how organizations are coming to terms with new models of work in the wake of COVID-19.
August 19, 2020
Ep. 008 - A Two Sided Race to the Top
Seth Godin’s piece “The Problem for Freelancers” got us thinking critically about the differences in “crowd” platforms. How can we create an equitable solution that delivers great results for customers and a fair system for freelancers? Seth said some very interesting things about 2-sided marketplaces, and not all on-demand platforms are created equal. This episode explores what makes a good model for both sides.
August 12, 2020
Ep. 007 - Culture, People, and New Ways of Getting Work Done
Jasmine Torfi — a WorkSmart coach at Swisscom— talks with Topcoder VP Clinton Bonner about how her team drives digital innovation projects. They discuss strategies to ease internal friction and accelerate adoption, ways to bridge the gap between inside talent and outside talent, the sweet spot between remote work and in-person collaboration, and what the future of work might look like post COVID-19.
August 5, 2020
Ep. 006 - Keeping Digital and Technology Execution Strong with On-Demand, Virtual Talent
Coronavirus is a black swan that has disrupted the enterprise. Listen in on a brief discussion on virtual, on-demand talent and how it can help your enterprise avoid further disruption and get your technology projects done.
July 29, 2020
Ep. 005 - How Adobe Drives Innovation through APIs and External Talent
Vibhor Kapoor, Senior Director of Marketing at Adobe sat down with Topcoder VP, Clinton Bonner, to discuss Adobe’s history of tapping into passionate, creative people from outside of their four walls to help organizations of all sizes do their best work. They cover Adobe Document Cloud and its open approach to innovation with APIs and developers, and how they are partnering with Topcoder for an innovative challenge series to help SMBs, Non-Profits, Government Agencies, and the Educational community get back to work in a post-COVID environment.
July 22, 2020
Ep. 004 - Future of Work Part 2: Remote Work is Booming, So What's Next?
The world is suddenly moving to remote work due in many ways to the Covid-19 health pandemic. Learn how the shift to remote work was already well underway and go deeper by understanding what happens after remote work and the role virtual talent and on-demand talent will play in your future.
July 15, 2020
Ep. 003 - Developing An All-In Talent Strategy to Maximize Enterprise Resiliency
Topcoder VP Clinton Bonner talks with Paul Hlivko, CTO, and CXO of Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. The discussion focuses on how a holistic approach to talent strategy can set the groundwork for buy-in and scale with on-demand talent. Paul reveals that at Wellmark, the use of crowd talent isn’t a threat; it’s an opportunity.
July 10, 2020
Ep. 002 - Future of Work Part 1: The Real Future of Work is On-Demand and Rooted in Trust
How do you define the future of work? Join Clinton Bonner, VP at Topcoder, as he discusses why the current focus in the future of work is off the mark and instead should be centered in on-demand talent and virtual workforces.
July 3, 2020
Ep. 001 - The SpaceNet Story: Advancing Geospatial Analytics Through Open Data and Crowdsourcing
In this Uprisor Innovation conversation, leaders from several of the key SpaceNet partners discuss the history of SpaceNet, its shared purpose, and where the program is heading next. The team discusses why they believe in the powerful combination of open data initiatives + open talent (aka crowdsourcing) to drive innovation and solve challenging geospatial data science problems.
July 2, 2020
Ep. 000 - Introducing the Uprisor Podcast: 5 Reasons You Need a New Workforce Strategy
If you’re not putting on-demand talent at the center of your talent strategy, then you’re missing a key piece of the puzzle looking forward. There are five key reasons why a hybrid workforce blending FTEs, contractors, and on-demand talent (aka crowd) is most effective. Listen and subscribe to the Uprisor podcast to hear more discussions about the future of work, and how leaders are innovating with on-demand talent.
July 1, 2020