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ITI LITES Podcast - Leadership in Industrial Technology, Education & Safety
56 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
LITES Podcast e12 - The NCCCO Foundation Study: VR's Role in Crane Operator Certification Testing
CEO of the NCCCO Foundation, Graham Brent, and PhD& CEO of Authentic Testing, Wallace Judd, join ITI President/CEO, Zack Parnell, to discuss the NCCCO Foundation's recent study on how virtual reality can play a role in certification. The LITES opening music is "Pre-Game Warm Up" used under the Attribution-NonCommercial License courtesy of Audiobinger Music Production and the Free Music Archive - https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Audiobinger
73 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
LITES Podcast e11 - Bechtel & Barnhart Alumni Rigging Engineers on Cranes, Construction & Training
ITI Founder, Mike Parnell, Chief Rigging Engineer of Bechtel, Keith Anderson, and President of JL Yates Services and former SVP of Engineering for Barnhart Crane and Rigging, Jim Yates, join ITI CEO, Zack Parnell in a great discussion about lift planning and rigging engineering. The LITES opening music is "Pre-Game Warm Up" used under the Attribution-NonCommercial License courtesy of Audiobinger Music Production and the Free Music Archive - https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Audiobinger
22 minutes | May 30, 2019
LITES e010 - Tallo.com co-founders discuss their digital platform for connecting students, schools, and businesses
Casey & John Welch discuss their social networking platform Tallo which was created for connecting students, schools, and businesses
28 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
e09 RealWear Founder Andy Lowery on His Company's Advanced Knowledge Transfer Device
How can heavy industry employees get real-time answers to all of their on-the-job-site questions? How are companies evolving to accommodate the incoming millennial workforce? RealWear devices can answer these questions and so many more. In this episode, Andy Lowery, CEO of RealWear, spoke with Zack Parnell, President of ITI, about how Andy and his team brainstormed about how they could create a device that could solve multiple problems in today's heavy industry.
38 minutes | Oct 3, 2018
e08 xAPI Inventor & SCORM Innovator Mike Rustici on Learning Management Systems
How are companies building learning management systems to train their employees? xAPI and SCORM help companies design eLearning courses for their employees so that they can do their best work on the job. In this episode, Mike Rustici, CEO Watershed LRS spoke with Zack Parnell, President of ITI to discuss how Mike came up with the idea of xAPI and innovated with SCORM. Wastershed LRS is trying to change the face of corporate learning by introducing the concept of learning analytics, and the concept of using data to drive the culture of continuous improvement within companies.
32 minutes | Aug 10, 2018
e07 Safety and Training in the Nuclear Industry at the Electric Power Research Institute
How does the nuclear power industry ensure the safety of their employees at nuclear power plants? Programs like the HRCUG, Gen Ed, and STE are helping educate industrial workers of today and the future to maintain a safe working environment in nuclear facilities worldwide. In this episode, Gary Boles, Principle Technical Director for the Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI) spoke with Zack Parnell, President of ITI to discuss how past events at nuclear facilities can help current workers learn from the mistakes of others to create a safer environment for themselves and future employees. Then Zack Parnell spoke with Elizabeth Bevavides, Training Manager for EPRI about how their company is implementing training programs for facility employees so that they can prove their certifications and skills, while maintaining a virtually incident free working environment.
49 minutes | Jul 10, 2018
e06 Workforce Development and Training for the Future at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh
How are energy companies supporting sustainable workforce development while bringing innovation and technology forward? We took a closer look at how companies in a city that is considered to be a technology hub are coming together to align workforce development and education, develop and demonstrate technology, and incubate business. In this episode, Rich DiClaudio, President/CEO of the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh, Charlie Shliebs, Managing Director of Stone Pier, and Jim Dorris, Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety at United Rentals spoke with Zack Parnell, President of ITI to discuss how they are all working together on how to improve workforce development and how other companies in this industry should be moving forward.
38 minutes | May 29, 2018
e05 $150B is Spent on Workforce Training & Development. Is It a Waste?
When over $150 billion is spent on training and development in the US every year, we ask ourselves if there is any evidence that this time and money spent is contributing to the business' overall goal. How should this training be measured? Who should be held accountable? In this episode, we met with Kevin Yates - Leaning Measurement Adviser of Learning measurement Services and Tony Groat of the International Powered Access Federation to discuss how training efficacy is measured and how training can help tell the story of a company.
26 minutes | May 2, 2018
e04 President of Bechtel Equipment Jim Nolan on Construction Management & Innovation
How can the implementation of technology effect construction job-sites all over the world? Bechtel Corporation uses applied data and analytics to solve large-scale construction issues involving productivity, operation, and job-site budgeting. In this episode, Pinky Gonzales sat down with President of Bechtel Equipment Operations, Jim Nolan, to discuss Jim's history with Bechtel and how the company is using thoughts and ideas from customers and employees to implement innovation in the field.
27 minutes | Apr 16, 2018
e03 United Rentals’ Advanced Solutions Group Takes On Productivity In The Construction Industry
How can United Rentals create a safer and more efficient working environment for people in the construction industry? Employees within the company are answering this question by meeting every Tuesday morning to problem solve and find cross-functioning solutions to construction industry problems. In this episode, Pinky Gonzales sat down with Helge Jacobsen, Vice President of Operational Excellence and Innovation at United Rentals to talk about how United Rental's Advanced Solutions Group are taking wasted production out of the construction industry and how they can improve the labor shortage with VR, United Academy, and Blended Learning.
24 minutes | Mar 27, 2018
e02 Bechtel Innovation Chief on Construction Innovation at 120yo Behemoth
Inflatable scaffolding? Artificial clouds? These are some of the radical ideas that Bechtel Corporation employees have created that could help improve productivity and safety performance at their construction sites. The creators of these ideas are told to, "Shoot for crazy, because genius is just shy of crazy." In this episode, ITI CEO Zack Parnell spoke with David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer of Bechtel Corporation to discuss how Bechtel is tapping into the culture of innovation that already exists within the organization to unleash and drive construction and productivity to be safer and faster on their job sites.
19 minutes | Jan 19, 2018
e01 VR Training in Heavy Industry
Why would a company with over 1,000 locations in North America look to virtual reality to reach and support its customers? Jim Dorris, United Rentals Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability, describes the process UR has gone through with its training and technology partners, Serious Labs and ITI, to bring "astronaut grade" training capabilities to heavy industry and the skilled trades. ITI CEO Zack Parnell and Serious Labs CEO Jim Colvin also share the history and ongoing teamwork required to produce the world's most advanced craft training systems.
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