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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Panasonic’s Month of Service: Why Corporate Social Responsibility Matters
September 21, 2022
More and more, customers and employees care not just about the products, services, and benefits that corporate organizations can offer them—they care about how those same organizations give back to the communities and world around them, too. On this episode of The Big REthink, Panasonic’s own Alejandra Ceja, Vice President of Social Impact and Inclusion and Executive Director of the Panasonic Foundation, and Eleazar Gutierrez, the company’s Senior Communities Affairs Specialist, join host Brian Rowley to explain why social responsibility matters so much, and to discuss in depth Panasonic’s own Month of Service, now in its fourth year.
Back to School: Looking to the Past & the Future to Inform the School Year Ahead
September 7, 2022
As students go back to school, we’re looking forward to what’s in store for education in the years to come. On this episode of The Big REthink, host Barry Ross revisits conversations with three education experts. Dr. Michael John McDonough, president of Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey, explains how technology is helping to improve education accessibility. Georgetown University scholar Bryan Alexander shares how technology can serve as a both a bridge and a divider, top considerations for the upcoming school year and the need for teaching transformation. Then Dr. Sonny Magana, CEO of Magana Education, outlines why we need to update the current academic model as technology’s role continues to grow.
Power Duo: The Intersection of Technology and Art
August 24, 2022
In the worlds of music, dance, urban planning and beyond, art and technology are working together to revitalize creativity and inspire connection. On this episode of The Big REthink, host Susan Campbell revisits conversations with three guests who live and work at the intersection of art and tech. Quantum physicist and professional ballet dancer Dr. Merritt Moore describes the mutual benefits of fusing art and analytics. Ryan Haskins, music director and conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, explains how technology is expanding the reach of the 200-year-old art form. And Carmen Zella, creative director and principal at Now Art in Los Angeles, talks about the importance of art in creating healthy and liveable public spaces amid the Smart City revolution.
Meet your hosts
Brian Rowley is the vice president of marketing at Panasonic Connect North America. Brian is highly attuned to understanding and solving for customer pain points. He knows that for businesses to be successful, they need to be relevant, agile and fearless – and deliver on the human experience to create more meaningful connections, a sense of community, and foster loyalty. Brian is passionate about building teams that are open to growth and learning, as great customer experiences start with great teams.
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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