The Breakthrough Podcast

The Breakthrough:
Podcast Edition

The Breakthrough is a podcast produced by Theorem to help innovators navigate a world in flux. The podcast is hosted by our VP of Operations, Alison Dean.

Hear interviews with thought leaders across the technology industry as they give practical advice based on their experience and share fresh perspectives on what’s next.

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Recent Episodes
Brian Paradis
Episode 
13
Sep 2, 2021

Brian Paradis led the process of the first major installations of electronic medical records nearly 20 years ago, and he continues to use imaginative solutions to inspire change in healthcare systems throughout the country.

Brian Paradis
Episode 
13
Sep 2, 2021

Brian Paradis led the process of the first major installations of electronic medical records nearly 20 years ago, and he continues to use imaginative solutions to inspire change in healthcare systems throughout the country.

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Trent Johnson
Episode 
14
Sep 9, 2021

Trent Johnson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Ventures at Cie, shares his expansive experience in the world of digital innovation, and explores how leveraging transformative technology can be used to build the bottom line as well benefit social causes.

Trent Johnson
Episode 
14
Sep 9, 2021

Trent Johnson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Ventures at Cie, shares his expansive experience in the world of digital innovation, and explores how leveraging transformative technology can be used to build the bottom line as well benefit social causes.

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Omar Ghani
Episode 
15
Sep 16, 2021

For Omar Ghani, head of Strategic Sourcing at Reddit, being a leader means taking a human-centric approach with his team by focusing on mental health, work health, and personal health.

Omar Ghani
Episode 
15
Sep 16, 2021

For Omar Ghani, head of Strategic Sourcing at Reddit, being a leader means taking a human-centric approach with his team by focusing on mental health, work health, and personal health.

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Dr. Ron Glickman
Episode 
1
May 4, 2021

Dr. Ron Glickman, CIO of Trader Joe's, transforms inefficient IT organizations into cost-effective, high-performing entities.

Dr. Ron Glickman
Episode 
1
May 4, 2021

Dr. Ron Glickman, CIO of Trader Joe's, transforms inefficient IT organizations into cost-effective, high-performing entities.

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Megan Prichard
Episode 
2
May 11, 2021

Megan Prichard, Global Head of Autonomous Ride Sharing at Ford Motor Company, has had a pivotal role in the groundbreaking intersection of aviation and app-based travel.

Megan Prichard
Episode 
2
May 11, 2021

Megan Prichard, Global Head of Autonomous Ride Sharing at Ford Motor Company, has had a pivotal role in the groundbreaking intersection of aviation and app-based travel.

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Drew Martin
Episode 
3
May 18, 2021

Drew Martin, former CIO of Jack in the Box, discusses the benefits of earning buy-in and building trust with customers at every level.

Drew Martin
Episode 
3
May 18, 2021

Drew Martin, former CIO of Jack in the Box, discusses the benefits of earning buy-in and building trust with customers at every level.

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Kevin Gray
Episode 
4
May 25, 2021

Kevin Gray leads IT strategy at scale in the public sector, driving digital transformation and technology strategies as CIO for the City of Burbank, California.

Kevin Gray
Episode 
4
May 25, 2021

Kevin Gray leads IT strategy at scale in the public sector, driving digital transformation and technology strategies as CIO for the City of Burbank, California.

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Sarah Richardson
Episode 
5
Jun 3, 2021

Sarah Richardson, SVP & CIO at Tivity Health and owner of Concierge Leadership, believes in the value of putting people first and asking them to find their superpower.

Sarah Richardson
Episode 
5
Jun 3, 2021

Sarah Richardson, SVP & CIO at Tivity Health and owner of Concierge Leadership, believes in the value of putting people first and asking them to find their superpower.

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Tony Dottino
Episode 
6
Jun 10, 2021

Tony Dottino, founder of Dottino Consulting Group and USA Memory Championship, explores the importance of trust in organizations and shares the psychology of change in order to create a lasting impact.

Tony Dottino
Episode 
6
Jun 10, 2021

Tony Dottino, founder of Dottino Consulting Group and USA Memory Championship, explores the importance of trust in organizations and shares the psychology of change in order to create a lasting impact.

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Kelly Huang
Episode 
7
Jun 17, 2021

Kelly Huang, current VP of Product at Ethyca, believes in building software that not only puts consumers’ privacy first, but closes the curtains to the wide-open window of data sharing.

Kelly Huang
Episode 
7
Jun 17, 2021

Kelly Huang, current VP of Product at Ethyca, believes in building software that not only puts consumers’ privacy first, but closes the curtains to the wide-open window of data sharing.

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Jon Snoddy
Episode 
8
Jun 24, 2021

Jon Snoddy, Senior Vice President for the Advanced Development Studio at Walt Disney Imagineering, believes that when it comes to success it’s vital to openly communicate with your team and surround yourself with great people who have big ideas.

Jon Snoddy
Episode 
8
Jun 24, 2021

Jon Snoddy, Senior Vice President for the Advanced Development Studio at Walt Disney Imagineering, believes that when it comes to success it’s vital to openly communicate with your team and surround yourself with great people who have big ideas.

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Helen Norris
Episode 
9
Jul 1, 2021

Helen Norris – VP and CIO at Chapman University – believes that when it comes to IT, the most exciting thing is being able to implement solutions designed to make people’s lives easier.

Helen Norris
Episode 
9
Jul 1, 2021

Helen Norris – VP and CIO at Chapman University – believes that when it comes to IT, the most exciting thing is being able to implement solutions designed to make people’s lives easier.

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Scott Olechowski
Episode 
10
Jul 8, 2021

Scott Olechowsk, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Plex, started from writing databases for extra cash in college and now operates one of the most successful global streaming media services and a client-server media player platforms available.

Scott Olechowski
Episode 
10
Jul 8, 2021

Scott Olechowsk, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Plex, started from writing databases for extra cash in college and now operates one of the most successful global streaming media services and a client-server media player platforms available.

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Melanie Hildebrandt
Episode 
11
Jul 15, 2021

Melanie Hilderbrandt, Vice President - Enterprise Systems & Development at WestRock Company, discusses her career in the ever-evolving world of technology and explores the value of empowering others to succeed.

Melanie Hildebrandt
Episode 
11
Jul 15, 2021

Melanie Hilderbrandt, Vice President - Enterprise Systems & Development at WestRock Company, discusses her career in the ever-evolving world of technology and explores the value of empowering others to succeed.

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Joseph Cevetello
Episode 
12
Jul 22, 2021

Joseph Cevetello––currently the CIO for the city of Santa Monica, California––treats citizens as customers by being transparent about the city’s goals and making those goals public, allowing for full accountability.

Joseph Cevetello
Episode 
12
Jul 22, 2021

Joseph Cevetello––currently the CIO for the city of Santa Monica, California––treats citizens as customers by being transparent about the city’s goals and making those goals public, allowing for full accountability.

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Alison Dean

Alison Dean

VP of Operations, Theorem

Alison Dean is a versatile leader with experience spanning the intersections of technology and entertainment. As VP of Operations at Theorem, Alison oversees operational leadership and strategic planning, driven by her enthusiasm for digital transformation and a talent for fostering team morale. 

Alison breaks through the surface and gets to the big ideas as our podcast host—combining her fascination for hearing new perspectives and learning from the experiences of others with an aptitude for forming meaningful connections.

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