Our next guest is Greg Economou, Head of Sports for Ticketmaster North America, he will discuss why Ticketmaster is teaming up with the NFL to provide the FIRST Open Architecture, Fully Digital Ticketing System in All of Sports! He will tell us about what this will mean for the future of ticketing, how it will save time and energy for fans and help keep fans from being victims of ticket fraud. Beginning in the 2018 season, fans will now be able to use verified digital tickets to conveniently access tickets on their mobile device, download to a digital wallet, receive personalized event information, and enjoy a streamlined venue entry experience.
By moving to digital ticketing, which can include physical and mobile options, clubs and venues will gain access to a range of real-time insights about where tickets are traded and who is attending the event to help them better serve their customers and deliver a more secure in-venue environment. For more information go to ticketmaster.com
Our next guest is Thomas Stewart, Executive Director of the National Center for the Middle Market, he will explain how to evaluate, improve and monitor risk preparedness and give tips on how to prepare for an inevitable business disruption by having a strong risk and resilience plan in place.
Hurricanes and wildfires wreaked havoc on the operations of many U.S. middle market companies this past fall. But new research shows that far more threatening and difficult to weather are strategic disruptions which could include immigration and trade policies now being decided in the nation’s capital.
The National Center for the Middle Market’s (NCMM) new special report, Risk & Resilience in the Middle Market finds that strategic disruptions such as industry consolidation, changing regulations, new technology, trade agreements and macroeconomic trends are the most prevalent, costly and difficult for companies to recover from. They are also the risks that businesses are least prepared to handle. For more information please visit www.middlemarketcenter.org
As we approach the busy summer travel season, Christie Hudson, Senior Communications Manager for Expedia.com, discusses how to get the best deals. Christie will also share insider travel tips and tricks including:
Christie Hudson is the Head of North American Communications for Expedia.com and has been with the company since May 2017. She has a passion for thinking, talking and reading about all things travel, and loves to share tips to help people take their well-deserved vacation time. Most recently she can be found in Seattle, Washington, or enjoying time off exploring the world with a toddler in tow. For more information go to Expedia.com
Our last guest is John Friedewald, MD, Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas transplantation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Friedewald, is helping raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. He will also discuss some of the latest research available as well as Northwestern Memorial’s role in advancing treatment.
People who need an organ transplant are usually very ill or dying because of a failing organ. This can affect people at any age ranging from babies and small children to adults and seniors. Similarly, those needing a tissue transplant can also be of any age. In some cases, tissue can save lives.
To bring attention to this, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the #1 hospital in Illinois wants to encourage your listeners to learn the truth about organ and tissue donation. Most organ donations take place after the donor has died however, some organs can be donated while the donor is still alive. This can be a great alternative to waiting on the ever growing transplant list and can help save lives.