The Silicon Valley Insider Show with Keith Koo

27
Oct

Scott Henderson, Simplicity by Design

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo's guest is world-renowned industrial designer Scott Henderson of Scott Henderson, Inc. Scott shares his story of how he developed his passion for design and how he gets his inspiration for his designs by being in a state of "flow". 

Scott discuss what it means to be in a "flow" state and how that has lead to his designs being elegant yet simple and how beautiful designs exist throughout the universe. Scott and Keith also ponder the question of whether technology like A.I. (artificial intelligence) will augment or replace designers and what the future of technology looks like in the design field.

 

About Scott Henderson:

Scott's track record as a designer includes over 90% of his design projects have been mass-produced, an accomplishment that few others can claim. Scott is also recognized as being named Chairman of the Industrial Designers Society of America International Design Conference and as a regular columnist for INNOVATION Magazine. Scott is also a featured presenter and judge on the CBS prime-time national television series, America By Design, with a viewership of over 7 million people.

https://scotthendersoninc.com

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6
Sep

Dr. Andrew Kim on his new book ”Culture for the Left-Brained Leader”

Peter Drucker once said “Culture eats Strategy for Breakfast” which means that no matter what you try, the culture of your organization will always determine the outcome of your future. On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s guest is Dr. Andrew Kim, author of the new book “Culture for the Left-Brained Leader: Strategy, Tactics and Implementation for Transformative Results" which debuted at number one on Amazon for business strategy. Hear Andrew’s story how he ran into barriers scaling his dental practice which led to pivoting his team’s culture in order to achieve his goals and objectives. Hear more about Andrew and his book “Culture for the Left-Brained Leader” by tuning into Silicon Valley Insider.

"Culture for the Left-Brained Leader" is currently #1 on Amazon in multiple categories: Business Teams, Organizational Change & Business Operations 

 

About Andrew:

Dr. Andrew YJ Kim is the co-founder of Culture ’n Strategy, an advisory firm that helps scale-ups and fast-growing companies navigate their growth journey.  He specializes in a synchronized approach to strategy and culture, a complex intersection between two advanced topics that few can navigate.  

More information about Andrew can be found at https://cultureleftbrainleader.com/

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17
Aug

Tina Guo: The Grammy Nominated Wonder Woman of Music, Social Media & Entrepreneurship

Want to meet a real “Wonder Woman”? On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s special guest is rock star and Grammy nominee Tina Guo. Tina has performed in over 30 Hollywood movies and composed, produced and performed on the Wonder Woman soundtrack. Tina is a virtuoso in classic and electric cello and is an innovator.

During the show:

  • Tina discusses her latest innovation “Robo-Guo” a method of using A.I. to record all of her cello notes and selling them to studios. Is this the future of music?
  • Gives us a peek into her new album "Dies Irae" https://www.amazon.com/Dies-Irae-Tina-Guo/dp/B097YHLNCW
  • Shares insight into how she became a social media influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, Youtube and Facebook.

More information about Tina can be found at https://tinaguo.com/

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6
Jul

Steve Cadigan, Talent Hacker on his new book “Workquake - The Case for a Human-Centric Future of Work”

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s returning guest is Steve Cadigan, first Chief Human Resources Officer of LinkedIn who will discuss his new book “Workquake – the Case for a Human-Centric Future of Work”. In the aftermath of the pandemic there has been a shift in how employers and employees think about work. Steve discusses how the whole concept of work is changing and how corporations need to adapt to a human-centric model before getting unexpectedly left behind. Don’t miss this important discussion on the future of work.

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30
May

Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of a Silicon Valley backed Unicorn & Star of the Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition

On this week’s Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s guest is Chatri Sityodtong founder, Chairman and CEO of One Championship, Asia’s largest global sports media company. Chatri will discuss his rags to riches story with his family losing everything during the Asian financial crisis to becoming the CEO of billion dollar Silicon Valley unicorn backed by Sequoia Capital & Temasek. Chatri will also discuss what it’s like to be the star of the Asian Apprentice, which debuted as the number 1 streaming show in Asia. Tune into Silicon Valley Insider this week with Keith Koo to learn more.

For more information on Chatri Sityodtong:

https://chatrisityodtong.com/blog/entrepreneurship/the-apprentice-one-championship-edition/

For more information on ONE Championship:

https://www.onefc.com/

 

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15
May

Music Unchained with Preetham Vishwanatha, Founder & CEO of Kena.ai

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guest is Preetham Vishwanatha, Founder and CEO of Kena.ai

Preetham shares his early history learning violin at a young age as both an academic and religious experience. After a very successful career as a technology executive and innovator Preetham turned his focus towards his passions for technology and music leading to the start of Kena.ai.

Keith and Preetham discuss how Kena.ai is disrupting how people can learn to play music using A.I, and how the platform can be used to do music genre “mashups” such as heavy metal mixed with classical.

 

More about Preetham:

He is an executive leader in AI with 25+ years in hi-tech, research and startups. His expertise involves areas of Computational Creativity, Musical Acoustics, Computational Linguistics, Reinforcement Learning, Complex Dynamical Systems and Game theoretical models. At Kena, Preetham is building a Music Neural Graph through Artificial Intelligence with applications in Musicology, Compositions and Learning. He is also an avid guitar player and composes songs at leisure.

In the past 25 years, he has built large-scale machine intelligence platforms for evidence-driven decision-making in Ed-tech, Ad-tech, commerce exchanges, retail demand chain solutions, and cloud-based analytics domains.

Linked In: https://linkedin.com/in/vvpreetham

To find out more about Kena.ai:

https://kena.ai

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11
May

PR Legend Bill Imada, Founder & CCO of IW Group on “Leaning In and Making Change”

On this week’s Silicon Valley Insider, Keith Koo’s guest is P.R. legend Bill Imada, founder, chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer of I.W. Group, a multicultural marketing agency based out of Los Angeles and that has served such brands as Coca-Cola, Lexus, General Motors and HBO. Hear Bill’s story about his humble beginnings which led to transforming into a P.R. giant. Bill also talks about how top brands have discovered the huge importance of multi-cultural marketing and how they leverage these techniques worldwide. 

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https://iwgroup.agency/

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3
May

Embrace Your Edge with Hang Black, Author and Vice President, Juniper Networks

May is AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. In honor of AAPI, Keith is hosting a series highlighting leaders in the AAPI community.  

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith’s guest is Hang Black, author of “Embrace Your Edge: Pave Your Own Path as an Immigrant Woman in the Workplace” who discusses insights from her book and how she chose to self-publish in order to ensure she maintained creative control.

Hang is also a Vice President of Revenue Enablement at Juniper Networks and discusses her own career journey to reach the executive ranks in Silicon Valley as an Asian American woman.

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27
Mar

E-Commerce Fulfillment Made Easy

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guests is Danny He, CEO of Soapbox, Inc. a next generation fulfillment operations company that is laser focused on making order entry, management, fulfillment and shipping simple, fast and cost-effective.

Find out how Soapbox as a B2C company has doubled its user base every month since launch. Also find out how Soapbox is transforming B2B through 3PL (Third Party Logistics) as well.

Find out more at: https://www.soap-bx.com

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22
Feb

Growing Cross-Border Business via Blockchain

On this episode of Silicon Valley Insider (#SVIN), Keith Koo’s guest is Wayne Huang, CEO & Co-Founder of XREX (“x-rex”) a blockchain trade technology that enables cross border trade.

Wayne shares his background of how the CEO and Co-Founder of Armorize Technologies a cybersecurity company that was acquired by Proofpoint in 2013. From there he went on to by the VP of Engineering in which he built the Targeting Attack Protection product which grew to at $350MM in annual recurring revenue.

From there, Wayne and his partners decided to move into the blockchain space by creating a full suite of tools and services along with cross-border commodity trading platform using blockchain technology.

More about XREX

XREX helps blockchain-focused organizations save time and money with product development, production maintenance, security, scalability, and compliance efforts.

XREX Crypto Services (XCS) is a compliant, secure, scalable stack of PaaS and SaaS offerings for organizations that build and run crypto markets (spots, futures, options), market-making, banking, custodial services, wallets, clearance and settlement proxies, payment gateways, value transmission services, and/or decentralized apps.

XCS stacks are offered entirely through cloud-based APIs and billed by usage. After registration, developers can immediately initiate module instances and use APIs; there are no face-to-face meetings, contract negotiations, setup fees, or monthly minimums.

XCS allows organizations to focus on building core business functions--not waste time and money in developing, maintaining, scaling, and securing the underlying stacks.

Many XCS services are implemented using XBLOCK, a blockchain designed for high volume, low latency clearance and settlement across financial institutions.

XREX also operates a standalone market -- the XREX Exchange -- which provides professional access to spot, futures and options trading.

https://www.xrex.io/

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