The Big REthink Podcast
REthinking the world around us
It’s time to rethink everything, to rewrite the rulebook, to expand the stories we’re telling and bring you the brightest minds the tech world has to offer. It’s time for a fresh take on how technology and creativity are changing the way work gets done. This is The Big REthink.
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The Future Force Series: How technology is helping law enforcement solve crimes faster
November 15, 2023
When Sgt. Frailan Young started with the Mesa, AZ Police Department, he was writing tickets by hand and gathering video evidence in person. Now, 25 years later, he’s part of the department’s Real Time Crime Center, a division that uses technology like advanced software mapping and GPS to help solve crimes, assist in emergencies, and support officers on the ground in real time. On this episode of The Big REthink, Sgt. Young joins host Susan Campbell to share how the RTCC is not so unlike TV police shows—and what tech is coming next.
The Future Force Series: From traffic stops to scheduling, tech is making a difference to Fort Lee’s police
September 27, 2023
When Lt. Thomas Porto’s department chief asked him if he’d want to oversee the police department’s technology deployment, he knew it was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. Now, 12 years later, he’s transformed the Fort Lee, NJ, police force in countless ways, from internal processes like digital scheduling to public-facing tasks like issuing tickets. On this episode of The Big REthink, Lt. Porto joins host Susan Campbell to discuss some of those tools and how they’ve improved safety for citizens and police officers alike.
The Future Force Series: Inside the tech transformation of the Michigan State Police
September 13, 2023
For Captain Matt Bolger, adopting technology is all about working smarter, not harder. In his role in IT with the Michigan State Police Department, he’s helped lead an overhaul of how officers do their work, including which technology solutions to use. In-car modems, real-time video uploads to a cloud, and body cameras all help law enforcement spend more time policing, and less time finding a good Wifi connection. On this episode of The Big REthink, Capt. Bolger joins host Susan Campbell to share how that shift has helped officers and citizens alike.
The Future Force Series: How an app is changing how communities and police connect
Meet your hosts
Susan Campbell is marketing group manager at Panasonic Connect North America, where she leads a team that develops and manages innovative B2B digital marketing strategies. As an accomplished marketing professional – named a “Fearless50” marketer by Marketo in 2020 – Susan always puts the customer story first, and is passionate about how work is changing and how to tap into that change for growth.
Barry Ross is the group manager of product marketing and wireless strategy at Panasonic Connect North America. Barry is an expert in building and marketing wireless platforms, leading a team focused on promoting consumer and enterprise customer success. Barry is passionate about the ever-changing technology landscape, and how it’s transforming the way work gets done.
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