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Modern Workplace

Modern Workplace podcast is a conversation about digital transformation and the future of productivity. We're bringing you access to business and technology leaders who are creating the future – today. This is a monthly show partnered with the Microsoft 365 Blog. Transcripts provided with each episode.Listen, watch and learn more at ModernWorkplace.com.

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Organized Communication: Avoiding Information Overload

Information Overload is a rapidly increasing problem impacting individuals and organizational performance. On this episode, learn the role organizational culture plays in information overload. Plus, technology tools and simple hacks to stay productive in today's modern workplace. 

29mins

14 Mar 2018

Rank #1

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Ransomware

Ransomware is one of the most widespread and dangerous cyber threats facing individuals and organizations today. On this episode of the Modern Workplace podcast, we'll share and learn from a victim of ransomware. Make better informed decisions about protecting your organization by understanding the basic strategy against criminal tactics and hygiene best practices.

32mins

15 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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Information Protection: Guarding your digital assets

Intellectual property theft costs America up to $600 billion a year, robbing people and companies of their ideas and inventions. Join us on this episode of Modern Workplace podcast where we will take a deeper dive into the hard facts of nation sponsored intellectual theft, who's at risk, and what you can do to keep your intellectual property safe.

36mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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The Modernization of Selling

The internet has revolutionized how we buy. Today, customers conduct more research, are more informed, and are further down the sales funnel before they ever engage with a sales representative. And yet, sales teams are far from obsolete. Social media provides a unique opportunity for sales agents to connect with prospects on an individual basis and with scale. Discover how modernizing the selling process is changing the ways sales professionals do business.

33mins

18 Dec 2017

Rank #4

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Hackers Tell All: Why your organization is a target

Discovering that hackers have invaded your computer network can be a nightmare for a company. Actors catch on to your vulnerabilities either in your software, or by exploiting your weakest element, a person. How do hackers hack? We interview a former hacker who gives an insight to preventing attacks? Today on the Modern Workplace podcast, learning the mindset of a hacker so you can detect, respond and protect your computer and networks from cyber-attacks.

28mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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Fireside Chat with Chattanooga Film Festival

Chattanooga Film Festival is a father-son partnership and a labor of love. It has been making a name for itself among film-lovers, filmmakers and the film industry. The COVID-19 pandemic presented a challenge – how to continue their mission to support the art of film when social distancing made gathering for movies and workshops impossible? Alex Bradley speaks with founders Chris Dortch II and Chris Dortch Sr., as well as members of their media team, to learn how Chattanooga Film Festival partnered with Microsoft to present a full, four-day virtual version of their physical festival. Full Transcript Resources and Links: Alex Bradley | LinkedIn Jared Spataro | LinkedIn Chattanooga Film Festival | Twitter Microsoft 365 | @Microsoft365 | LinkedIn Microsoft Tech Community COVID-19 Business Resource Center on LinkedIn "Staying productive while working remotely with Microsoft Teams" "Digital transformation of live events: observations from the frontline" Listen, watch and learn more at ModernWorkplace.com Listen and Subscribe Here: Podcast Site Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeart Google Podcasts Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts

27mins

19 May 2020

Rank #6

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1 month in, what we've learned about remote work

A lot has changed in the past month. The way we work and live has changed. All of us are living this new reality right now, juggling home and work, caregiving and breadwinning. At Microsoft, it's been inspiring to see and hear stories of how the tools we all work on are helping people stay connected and productive. We have learned a lot in a short time. Alex talks again with Microsoft CVP Jared Spataro, who has been on Teams calls with employees, and working with customers and partners of all sizes and sectors in how to best respond to the new reality. Crisis response mode within Microsoft and beyond [02:30] Can we still be productive? [12:30] Can we do well by doing good? [28:45] Resources and Links: Alex Bradley | @amcgb | LinkedIn Jared Spataro Microsoft 365 | @Microsoft365 | LinkedIn Microsoft Tech Community Listen, watch and learn more at ModernWorkplace.com. COVID-19 Business Resource Center on LinkedIn "Working remotely during challenging times" by Lily Zheng, Director, Microsoft China "Stay productive while working remotely: Tips for effective remote work" "2 weeks in: what we’ve learned about remote work" "The top 9 ways Microsoft IT is enabling remote work for its employees" "Staying productive while working remotely with Microsoft Teams" "Digital transformation of live events: observations from the frontline" "25+ years in telemedicine makes this entrepreneur ready to help during the pandemic," Forbes Listen and Subscribe Here: Site: http://modernworkplace.mpsn.libsynpro.com/ Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeart Google Podcasts 

39mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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The Art of Teamwork

This month in the Modern Workplace, we focus on the Art of Teamwork – which sounds awfully fancy, but in reality, it’s about how we get things done together. Teamwork is essential but it can feel like a contact sport at times! Alex talks again with Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro to explore the art of teamwork and share some insight from the most successful teams. Also in the show, what's new in Microsoft 365, Fluid Framework, Jared's talk at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, and much more. Art of Teamwork [02:30] Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference [13:15] What's new in Microsoft 365? [26:05] Resources and Links: "5 attributes of successful teams" article by Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365 Alex Bradley | @amcgb Jared Spataro Microsoft 365 | @Microsoft365 | LinkedIn Listen, watch and learn more at ModernWorkplace.com. Jared Spataro speaks at Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference 2020 [audio and transcript] Fluid Framework preview Listen and Subscribe Here: Modern Workplace podcast Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeart Google Podcasts 

31mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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Productivity from the top floor to the shop floor

Welcome to the first Modern Workplace podcast of 2020! We're bringing you access to business and technology leaders who are creating the future – today. This is a monthly show partnered with the Microsoft 365 Blog. In this first episode, Alex Bradley talks with Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro about what's new in Microsoft 365, the recent National Retail Federation (NRF) conference, 2020 productivity resolutions and so much more.  Listen, watch and learn more at ModernWorkplace.com National Retail Federation (NRF) 2020 [10:30] What's new in Microsoft 365 [18:15] 2020 Productivity Resolutions [37:00] Resources and Links: Alex Bradley | @amcgb Jared Spataro | @jared_spataro Microsoft 365 | @Microsoft365 "The World’s First Ambassador to the Tech Industry" NYT "How Martin Lee at Autoglass used Power Apps to streamline processes at his employer." (video) CES 2020 | Event Recap NRF 2020 | Event Recap Listen and Subscribe Here: Site: http://modernworkplace.mpsn.libsynpro.com/ Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeart Google Podcasts 

40mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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Understanding and enabling digital and cultural transformation

Host Alex Bradley sits down with Corporate Vice President of Microsoft 365, Jared Spataro, for a conversation from the show floor at Microsoft Ignite 2019.  In their conversation they discuss how the ‘unit’ of productivity has fundamentally changed and how, in order to survive and thrive in today’s world, changing the nature of how we work is vital.   Jared shares examples of how everyday AI is helping people to achieve more today, and how important this will be moving forward, along with advice on how to lead change in your own organization.

19mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #10