2021

067 Hartford’s Innovation Story: Community and Economic Engagement

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RW Ventures and Mass Economics recently prepared a report for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on corporate business engagement in community and economic development. In this episode Erin Kenney, Senior Associate, Mass Economics and Bob Weissbourd, President, RW Ventures, join us as we explore the impetus for this work and the richness of Hartford’s innovation assets. #HartfordHasIt

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066 Reinventing The Market for MYGAs: A conversation with Canvas Annuity

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Reinventing The Market for MYGAs. Must annuities be sold not bought? Deirdre Woodruff, SVP and Megan Duty, VP of Puritan Life talk about the launch of Canvas Annuity and direct marketing of fixed annuities. So far, their effort shows that this old rule may be broken. In this week’s episode, we talk about simplifying products, reinventing way to connect with consumers, and, of course, building trust in a digital age.

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065 Exploring Mentorship with Neeraja Rasmussen, Spyglaz and Harry Monti, Symetra

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In this episode Paul and Laura speak with Neeraja Rasmussen, Spyglaz and Harry Monti, Symetra about their unique startup and industry exec mentor/mentee relationship.

We talk about what it means to have a successful exchange of value for both individuals, how to identify a strong match and how to craft an effective journey.

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064 Why We Need Age Tech: Keren Etkin, The Gerontechnologist

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In the episode we explore why is tech for older adults is more important now than it ever was. With the changes that the pandemic brought on and the speed in which they occurred, we’ve advanced the industry by nearly 10 years. Yet in this current reality we have big challenges to tackle. Listen in on our perspectives about tackling finances in retirement using #retiretech.

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063 Storytelling for Founders with Lee Launer

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The difference between telling a story and telling it well puts millions on the line everyday.

When a founder tells the story of their product/service/solution, they need to connect in a way that they are heard, information is exchanged and understanding takes place.

Industry veteran, Lee Launer, joins us to share insight into storytelling for founders.

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062 The Art of Storytelling: Debra Jasper, Founder & CEO, Mindset Digital

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The art of storytelling goes back to the dawn of time. It Is no mistake that the combination of visuals and the spoken word are able to captivate and inspire action.

The pandemic has changed the way founders and businesses need to tell their stories in order to remain relevant and capture new opportunities. Have you adapted your methods?

In this episode we discuss the art of storytelling, on a small screen.

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061 Blair Baldwin, Founder of AgeUp

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Re/Imagine Innovation Hour with special guest Blair Baldwin, Founder of AgeUp.

What happens when an intellectual-engineer receives a really cool open-ended challenge to come up with a new type of annuity – all digital, D2C, financial accessible to everybody and suited towards a mass market problem for everyday folks?

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060 Creating Online Security for Seniors and Their Savings

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Since March 2020, seniors have quickly grown comfortable shopping online. They have learned how to connect with family, church, and community via web calls. And they now research retirement products like never before.

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059 Jon Cooper, Co-Founder & CEO, Life.io

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On this episode we catch up with Jon Cooper, Co-Founder and CEO, to discuss how Life.io delivers a world-class digital customer experience.

Listen to learn how their products exceed customer expectations with Life.io’s end-to-end digital customer experience.

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058 Delivering Products of the Future for the Next Generation of Retirees

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New retirement product development opportunities will clearly emerge as we emerge from the pandemic. We expect that all products will need to factor in extended periods of very low interest rates and still deliver value.

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