Innovate Podcast is one of several projects conceived of and managed by I-LEAD. Hosts Phillip Thomas and Robert Rimm interview individuals and organizations engaged in work that supports the well-being of typically underserved individuals and communities, and the well-being of the environment. Now in its fifth year of broadcasting, Innovate has interviewed national and international visionaries including Andreas Merkl from Ocean Conservancy; Kumi Naidoo, Jim Fruckterman, CEO of Benetech, and Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired.  Innovate exists as a platform to disseminate information and ideas from thought leaders and workers in the field of social entrepreneurship and to inspire those committed to creating a just, equitable world for all of us.

Recent interviews:

Innovator: Kevin Kelly

Futurist, author and visionary Kevin Kelly, and founding editor of Wired magazine, explores with Phillip Thomas his perspectives on the deep trends that will shape our lives over next 20 years as he describes in his new book, The Inevitable. In the book, Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other.

Join host Phillip Thomas as he takes a deep dive into the brilliant mind of one of America’s great contemporary thinkers.

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