Episode 140 | Columbus Collaboratory

Summary:

Michelle Reese is the VP, Chief Talent Innovator and Nathan Vega is the Chief Commercial Executive at the Columbus Collaboratory. The Columbus Collaboratory is an analytics and cyber innovation center, funded by seven of the Columbus’ largest firms (AEP, Battelle, Nationwide, OhioHealth, Cardinal Health, Limited Brands, and Huntington Bank).

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:36) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:06) The SunDown Group
(00:01:28) SmallBiz Cares
(00:02:06) The Conquering Columbus Startup Package
(00:02:33) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:29) Introduction to Michelle Reese and Nathan Vega
(00:04:30) Michelle’s background
(00:05:38) Nathan’s background
(00:06:45) Leading from an HR perspective
(00:10:55) Nathan’s prior experiences, with respect to how they’ve influenced the team he’s running today
(00:12:10) How can we bring more tech-talent to the midwest?
(00:18:20) What industries are being affected the most in Columbus?
(00:22:15) What obstacles does Columbus have to overcome to keep up with the evolving economy?
(00:25:12) What can individual businesses do to not be left behind as Columbus continues to grow?
(00:28:58) The Columbus Collaboratory’s goals for the next three to five years
(00:32:30) Artificial super-intelligence
(00:35:23) The global spend (trends) in the cybersecurity market
(00:38:15) Who are the people threatening the cybersecurity market?
(00:39:50) How is Columbus recruiting talent?
(00:43:20) Live Uncomfortably
(00:45:55) Closing remarks
(00:46:11) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus!
(00:46:35) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:47:05) The SunDown Group
(00:47:27) SmallBiz Cares
(00:48:05) The Conquering Columbus Startup Package
(00:48:30) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Michelle Reese
Nathan Vega
Columbus Collaboratory
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
The SunDown Group
SmallBiz Cares
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