The Private Equity Digital Transformation Show

Our guest Dr. Michael Roshak works as an Enterprise Architect for Bankers Healthcare Group - a fintech company that helped hospitals and doctors with financial services during the pandemic.  And as part of the Microsoft AI & IoT Insider Lab, Mike ran code-a-thons for Microsoft developers and from which recently wrote the book, Artificial Intelligence for IoT Cookbook.

In this episode, Mike and Bruce discuss:

  • Voice activation and privacy concerns.
  • The air gap DMZ zone used in AI security.
  • The primary importance of upfront business planning for AI success.
  • The balance of edge and cloud computing for IoT AI.
  • The concept of duty cycles and why they’re important to use as a precursor to anomaly detection and predictive maintenance.
  • Not reinventing the wheel and getting help from your cloud and silicon providers.
  • The minimum data science team required for AI success.

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Our guest Dean Rakic is the Chief Scientist at TAAL Distributed Information Technologies where he’s a Blockchain scientist.  He has over 25 years of experience in computer science – predominantly in healthcare - and 10 years of experience in Blockchain within various technology solutions.

In this episode, Dean and Bruce discuss:

  • The difference between crypto and blockchain.
  • The technical and business benefits associated with blockchain’s decentralized structure.
  • The important difference between security and trust.
  • The function of bitcoin miners.
  • The differences between private and public blockchains.
  • Why data stored in a blockchain has the power of immutability.


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Our guests Raymond and Michael Volpatt are brothers and co-owners of Volpatt Construction, a commercial and institutional construction company based in Pittsburgh. They are also co-founders of ShareInTech, a construction workforce optimization, building management, and asset supervision company.

In this episode, Ray, Mike and Bruce discuss:

  • How wearables, beacons and geofencing work and how they have transformed safety at the Volpatt worksites.
  • How Volpatt is “eating their own dogfood’ by using solutions by ShareinTech and how that forms a virtuous cycle.
  • How the tech was adopted by their construction workforce and lessons learned.
  • How an increase safety measures reduces the cost of labor by improving a firm’s EMR (Experience Modification Rating) which in turn reduces worker’s compensation premiums.
  • Quantifying the value created and costs incurred to implement a smart safety solution.

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