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22. How Disruptive Innovation & Proprietary Technology are the Future of Work | SCOTT HARPER, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dialexa

Chaos and Rocketfuel Podcast

This week we spend time with Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dialexa, Scott Harper.  Scott Harper is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dialexa, a technology consulting firm founded on the belief that every industry would be won with technology. Dialexa works with category winning companies to deliver exceptional client experiences, new digital products, and proprietary technology that delivers competitive advantage. Clients include world-class brands such as Boston Consulting Group, Toyota, Topgolf, Unisys, Genentech, and Audi. Under Scott’s leadership, Dialexa has received numerous awards such as: Inc Magazine’s Best Workplaces, Dallas Business Journal’s Best Places to Work, and Entrepreneur.com as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in America for several years in a row. Additionally, Dialexa has been recognized by Forrester many times for such accolades as being ranked as a leading Digital Experience Service Provider. Scott has also personally received many honors and awards including the Ernst & Young EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award, D CEO Dallas 500 award, and the Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award. Along with running Dialexa, Scott is a founder and former Chairman of Vinli, a founder and board member of Rosy Wellness, and was a founder and board member of Robin Technologies - all companies born out of Dialexa’s incubator, Dialexa Labs. He also serves on the board of the Lone Star Chapter of YPO as membership chair, is an Operating Partner with Alturus Capital, and serves on the SMU Computer Science Department Advisory Board. Scott has a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Specialization from Southern Methodist University. He resides in Dallas with his wife, Lyndsey, and their three children, Scarlett, Camille, and Clifton.


6 Nov 2020

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Scott Harper of KNOBS Demos

The Tone Mob Podcast

This episode has been a long time coming! Scott and I first met at NAMM 2 years ago, and I've been trying to talk him into doing the podcast ever since. I'm glad it worked out that way though. The man has been through some tremendous chapters in his life and it is rad to get to sit down and discuss them now. Enjoy!Check out the book at https://www.pushturnmove.com/products/pedal-crush-stompbox-effects-for-creative-music-makingand the YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCarxZ8bKjfFzUOgN5LjYOhQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

2 Dec 2019

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Author / Screenwriter Scott Harper & Reinvention Coach / Author Ann Fry

READ MY LIPS with host akaRadioRed

Scott Harper is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 published short stories and several novels. There has been talk, from several fronts, about turning his fourth novel, "Predators or Prey?", the first book in his Wendy Markland series, into a live-action project. Interest from a movie producer has also been voiced about turning his bestselling, award-winning eighth novel, "Quintana Roo, Yucatan", into a film. Talk has also begun regarding translating his ninth book, "Hidden Tribe" - coauthored with his wife - into a film. Scott is very happily married to bestselling paranormal author Desirée Lee. scottharper.netAnn Fry for the last 20 years has been an executive leadership coach, corporate trainer and professional speaker, specializing in ReGeneration / ReInvention in life and at work…and most recently on Thriving During and After Cancer. Ann’s an adventurer. At age 60, she sold everything and moved from Austin to NYC – because she always wanted to do that. After 9 years, she returned to Austin to be closer to her son. She’s back in Austin to stay. She’s now a new Grandma. Ann brings her maturity (and sometimes immaturity), sense of humor and heart to topics that touch, inspire and make you laugh. She is the author of Sixty, Sexy, Sassy and Free.www.annfry.com

1hr 31mins

15 Jul 2019

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Interview: Scott Harper of Dialexa on Transforming your Companies Product Practices


Scott is a serial entrepreneur who has launched multiple technology product companies. He is the winner of the Ernst & Young Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs Of The Year 2016, and in this episode, Scott is sharing his experience around transforming companies internal product production processes.Dialexa is an internationally acclaimed technology and product development company, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company helps organizations, government agencies, and businesses conceptualize, design, engineer, and launch innovative and high-quality products and solutions. ***This show is a part of the Podglomerate network, a company that produces, distributes, and monetizes podcasts. We encourage you to visit the website and sign up for our newsletter for more information about our shows, launches, and events. For more information on how The Podglomerate treats data, please see our Privacy Policy.  Since you're listening to Rocketship, we'd like to suggest you also try other Podglomerate shows surrounding entrepreneurship, business, and careers like Creative Elements and Freelance to Founder. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


4 Dec 2018

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CM32: The current consulting firm model is dead - Relationships need to change w/ Scott Harper

Custom Made

This is episode #32 of Custom Made and this week I’m joined again by Dialexa co-founder and CEO, Scott Harper.As Dialexa’s CEO, Scott’s role here as evolved as the company has grown. From working in the business to working on the business.Scott is a serial entrepreneur who has launched multiple technology product companies over the past decade, is the winner of the Ernst & Young Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs Of The Year and the Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40, and has steered Dialexa through the ups and downs of moving from a startup to a growing brand whilst achieving year-on-year growth and with the team being recognized two years in a row by Entrepreneur.com as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in America.This week I’ve got a great discussion with Scott breaking down how the current consulting firm model is dead and how the relationship these firms have with clients needs to change.During our conversation, we discuss what is wrong with the current consulting firm model and how the consulting firm selection game, and the rules that have been defined, are set up in a way that has stopped bringing value to the relationship.And yes, it is necessary to have criteria (or rules) to help with the consulting firm selection game, but what happens when you create a game with rules? People play the game.Because these criteria or rules are in place, companies tend to focus on the wrong metrics. For example hourly rate rather than say speed to market or product quality. Yes, these are harder to measure and manage during vendor selection but they are essential for project success.Companies need to accept that all types of consulting firms have a place in their organization and take the time to find the right consulting firm that meets their needs, rather than stay with firms that are “jack of all trades, masters of none”.And to help with this, consulting firms need to understand where their strengths are and play in those spaces, rather than over-reach themselves and put the quality of their work at risk.Be sure to tweet at me (https://twitter.com/dougplatts) and let me know what you think of the show.Follow Dialexa on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dialexa/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dialexa/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dialexaSoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/custom-made-dialexaiTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/custom-made/id1332213517?mt=2 Player.fm: https://player.fm/series/custom-madeOvercast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1332213517/custom-madeTwitter: https://twitter.com/dialexaMedium: https://medium.com/back-to-the-napkinPodcast: https://by.dialexa.com/topic/custom-madeYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DialexaSubscribe to our weekly newsletter for our latest content and top weekly reads here: https://by.dialexa.com/newsletter-signup


19 Aug 2018

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CM13: Keeping innovation alive in an enterprise organization w/ Chris Garrick & Scott Harper

Custom Made

We are on episode #013 of Custom Made and this week I’ve got a great episode with guests Scott Harper, Dialexa’s co-founder and CEO, and Chris Garrick, Sr Partner here at Dialexa.If you haven’t yet listened to episode #1 of Custom Made, be sure to check it out after you have finished with this episode. In episode #1, I catch up with Scott on how he saw the business opportunity of custom product development that led to Dialexa being born. Scott and the team here at Dialexa have worked with a broad range of organizations, across a variety of industries to drive innovation through custom product development.Along with Scott, I’m joined on this episode by Chris Garrick. Chris is a Senior Partner at Dialexa and represents the voice of the client across our organization having held positions on both sides of the services/client relationship.Chris joined the Dialexa leadership team last year bringing more than 20 years of strategy, operational and consulting experience specializing in digital transformation and has helped several companies enable their strategic capabilities through technology. He has founded two technology companies and held various leadership positions across the energy, finance and technology industries.Most recently Chris comes from spending the past five years at CBRE where he served as Global SVP of Technology and Innovation focused on leading technology transformation strategy development and new tech identification, introduction and incubation. Whilst at CBRE Chris co-founded CBRE Labs - a dedicated team focused on innovation, design thinking and building a case for change through experimentation.Prior to CBRE, he was a consultant specializing in the intersection of technology and business at Booz & Company, where he was aligned with the consumer, media and digital practice.On this weeks episode, I’m talking with Scott and Chris on how to drive innovation within an enterprise organization.Innovation is definitely a word that has lost its impact and its value due to being overused and misused, and means different things to different people - or just makes you want to roll your eyes!Successful innovation is also typically associated with the start-up community, whereas an enterprise organization can be known as the place where innovation dies or not utilized to drive business impact, but instead becomes an outlier or science fair project within the organization.But that is not true, an enterprise organization has an existing customer base to build new products, offerings or companies off of. They have established processes and resources that can accelerate growth, and there is a wealth of experience that if tapped in to and aligned in the right way can be extremely powerful.Now don’t get me wrong there are still hurdles to overcome for innovation to be successful within an organization and so in today’s episode, we wanted to address what it actually means to innovate within an enterprise.During this episode we address the following key topics:- What does it mean to innovate at a large organization- What does an enterprise innovation process look like- And why you should focus on a Case for Change rather than a Business Case to set expectations for the projects you take on


8 Apr 2018

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Episode 72: NH Business Show | Keystone Carvings - Scott Harper & Michael Hauptly-Pierce

NH Business Show

Today on the NH Business Show we're getting to know the granite and stone industry in a little more depth. It's an amazing thing to see what can be done with stone, and this interview will put that into perspective for you. Give it a watch and enjoy the ride. Sponsors: Zimventures - NHBusinessShow.com/Zimventures Audible - NHBusinessShow.com/Audible Get more from Scott at: http://www.keystonecarvings.net/ https://www.facebook.com/keytonecarvings/ For more from the NH Business show, check us out at : www.NHBusinessShow.com chrisPastrana.cardtapp.com All NHBS social media accounts: https://clyxo.com/nhbusinessshow


23 Mar 2018

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CM01: The Business Opportunity of Custom Product Development w/ Scott Harper

Custom Made

For our first episode of Custom Made, I'm joined by Dialexa Co-founder and CEO Scott Harper. Dialexa is a technology services firm that specializes in designing and building custom products and platforms for both funded startups and enterprise organizations.Scott is a serial entrepreneur who has launched multiple technology product companies, the winner of the Ernst & Young Emerging Technology Entrepreneurs Of The Year® 2016 Southwest Award, and in this episode, Scott is sharing where he has seen the business opportunity for custom product development.Be sure to tweet at me twitter.com/dougplatts and let me know what you think of the show.


14 Jan 2018

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675: You Make the Decision and You Live with It with Scott Harper Founder and Owner of Dialexa LLC

The Entrepreneur Way

Scott Harper is a technology entrepreneur at his core, with an engineering and finance background. Prior to creating Dialexa in 2010, he has been a founder of several companies and worked in several early stage companies ranging from banking to consumer web to enterprise software. In 2016 Scott was recognized by Ernst & Young with the EY Emerging Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Southwest Award. “I’ll never forget when I was out fundraising and talking, I had 3 meetings in one day with some different investors and I asked them how much money do you think I should raise and I got 3 very different answers from all 3 very credible people and I think what you got to realise that there is no connect the dots way of doing things and there is no connect the dots way to success, there’s no such thing as good advice or bad advice there’s just advice”…[Listen for More] Click Here for Show Notes To Listen or to Get the Show Notes go to http://wp.me/p6Tf4b-4JO


6 Dec 2017

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Dr. Scott Harper Discusses DUX4 as a Potential Candidate Gene for Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

This Month in Muscular Dystrophy

Guest: Scott Harper, PhD, Nationwide Children's HospitalAccess an abstract of this Month's Featured Research Article: DUX4, a candidate gene for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, causes p53-dependent myopathy in vivo. Ann Neurol. 2010 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]


14 Feb 2011