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The Elephant In the Room Podcast

Gigantic Tech stories that Inspire

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Unusual and Unheard stories
in technology with an emphasis
on diversity.

Hosted by Carey Pena with Brett Helgeson.

The Adopt Technologies Elephant in the Room Podcast is focused on unusual and unheard stories in technology. Every month, we bring you breaking tech news both in Arizona and around the world, insight into new innovations, and unusual tech stories that inspire from voices not often heard and stories not often told. Every week our guests embody one of the core values that makes Adopt so different from every other tech company.

 

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Your Host, Carey Pena

@careypena

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Current and Upcoming shows
available on multiple platforms.

Season Two shows

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Technology to Help Overcome Social Anxiety

Ever gotten a tummy ache thinking about a social event? Does meeting new people scare you?  Our guest Shideh Doerr is the founder and inventor of JabberYak - a unique combination of technology and real world solutions to help get people talking--because when people connect, communities form. 

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Season One shows

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How Vertical Farming is Changing the World with Sam Bertram

1.1 billion people began this millennium hungry. This is the unsettling fact that started two brothers on a journey.

What began as a college thesis is emerging to be one of the most groundbreaking technologies to impact farming, and global food production since the invention of the tractor. But that's not enough for our guest Sam Bertram, the co-founder of OnePointOne--a revolutionary vertical farming technology company.

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Breaking barriers with African Space Lawyer Dr. Timiebi Aganaba

Dr. Timiebi Aganaba has a fascinating resume and an inspiring story that has brought her to where her life is today. She is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society with a courtesy appointment at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is currently on the Advisory Board for the Space Generation Advisory Council supporting the United Nations.

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A Futurist From The Heart with Francine Hardaway

Francine Hardaway, Ph.D., is a Phoenix Icon. She is a rockstar entrepreneur and seasoned communications strategist. As co-founder of Stealthmode Partners, she brings people and companies together to help those starting a new business, while serving as a coach to those wishing to be their best entrepreneurs.

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Meet Adopt Technologies' CEO Brett Helgeson

As the leader of Adopt Technologies, President, CEO, and Managing Partner Brett Helgeson talks about the intention behind the Elephant in the Room Podcast. We'll hear how celebrating Giant Tech Stories not often heard is in line with the core values of Adopt and what role Brett sees the company plays in the advancement of those working to make the world a better place through technology.

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Dive deeper into the
tech stories that matter.

 

Each week we interview a guest that embodies one of our cherished core values:

 

 

  • Creating a nurturing environment

  • Enabling growth and achievement

  • Relentless care and concern for customers

  • Mentorship - no one is left behind

  • Innovation that maximizes an investment or changes the world

  • Security and being proactive about protecting ourselves and the world

  • Integrity:  ethical, honest, and respectful behavior at all levels 

  • Teamwork - Umbutu - I am because WE ARE

  • Caring - Fostering empathy, inclusion, and solutions that lift people

  • Herd Mentality - Leadership at its best

 

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Each week our current guest will be added to
this slide.

 

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