Al has been podcasting since October 2009 with his first show titled: "I Am Aduro". Since then he has produced several shows including "A Story Not Forgotten", the "Leaders, Innovators, and Big Ideas Podcast for Rainforest Alberta", and Al also hosts and produces "Shizdiggity", which is a show all about being happy. Coming soon is a new show called "The New Idea Machine" that will be produced and hosted by Al, featuring interviews with startup founders talking about their inspiration for diving into the tough world of entrepreneurship.
Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta.The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta. Patrick Wu Patrick is a freelance graphic designer, UX designer, and marketing consultant with a background in biotechnology and life sciences commercialization. His career has taken him across a wide range of areas, from sales and marketing, government advocacy, ecosystem development, and now design. Since 2016, he has since been an active member in the Rainforest community, advocating for technology, innovation, and life sciences in Alberta. Mackenzie Bedford Mackenzie Bedford is a queer emerging creative from Golden, BC, based in Calgary, AB since 2011. She built her creative foundations with a Visual Arts Diploma from Red Deer College before applying them, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing at Mount Royal University. Establishing herself in Calgary by managing community and communications for startups and nonprofits for several years inspired her to venture out as a freelance creative strategist in 2020. Her work is often found in branding, animation and murals. She's also an introverted sci-fi lover with a penchant for karaoke. Please be sure to share this episode with everyone you know. If you are interested in being either a host, a guest, or a sponsor of the show, please reach out.We are published in Google Podcasts and the iTunes store for Apple Podcasts We would be grateful if you could give us a rating as it helps spread the word about the show. Show Summary Patrick interviews Mackenzie about what she's been up to since she left her role as the Community Manager of the Rainforest and began freelancing as a creative strategist and artist. Show Quote: Credits... This Episode Sponsored By: Community Now! Magazine Episode Music: Tony Del Degan Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan System Engineering Sponsor: Kris Chase - Chase Telecom Inc.  
Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta.The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta. Janay Meisser Janay Meisser is a leader, she is a curious observer, and she is the Director of Innovation at UFA Co-operative Limited, an Alberta based farming cooperative that has been weaved into the fabric of Alberta for over a century. Janay is discovering technology that will enable the farm of the future, focused on Ag Technology that creates value for Alberta Producers. Janay is building and accelerating UFAs corporate innovation program in support of growth and diversification of industry in Alberta. UFA is quickly earing a voice in the Alberta innovation community, participating and acting as a moderator for panels of influencers during Ag innovation events. Karen Schuett As Co-founder and CEO of Livestock Water Recycling, the global leader of digitized manure treatment technology and named one of the Top Agtech Companies to watch in 2020 by Successful Farming magazine, Ms. Schuett oversees the integration between LWR’s overall corporate strategy and its focus on innovation. Karen has become a sought-after speaker within the agtech ecosystem. She has brought her message of lagoon free protein production to industry events across North America, the United Kingdom, and the Middle East where she sparked interest from the office of the Ministry of Climate Change & Agriculture in Dubai. In 2020 Karen was named one of the six most influential women in Canadian Agriculture for her vision of Lagoon free protein production and was selected to join Google’s first Google for Startups Accelerator for Women Founders. Most recently, LWR made the FoodTech 500 as the highest ranking Canadian agfoodtech company, claiming the 31 st spot. Please be sure to share this episode with everyone you know. If you are interested in being either a host, a guest, or a sponsor of the show, please reach out.We are published in Google Podcasts and the iTunes store for Apple Podcasts We would be grateful if you could give us a rating as it helps spread the word about the show. Show Summary This UFA sponsored episode has Janay Meisser chatting with Karen Schuett about something we don't spend much time thinking about. What exactly happens to water and cow manure on a farm? Well Karen has the environmental answer to that question and more. Show Quote: Credits... This Episode Sponsored By: UFA Co-operative Limited Episode Music: Tony Del Degan Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan System Engineering Sponsor: Kris Chase - Chase Telecom Inc.  
Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta.The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta. Peter Beaudoin Peter manages strategy and partnerships for an innovative alliance of energy companies committed to reducing environmental impacts through collaborative R&D efforts. Peter worked for more than 20 years in Asia building and investing in a variety of businesses. His most recent role outside of Canada was with the World Wildlife Fund, where he was the Chief Executive Officer of WWF China, based in Beijing. Prior to that, Peter lived in Hong Kong for 15 years working in the technology industry. Stephen Wilson Stephen is experienced in sales, business development, and operations. Always looking to add a positive contribution to all stakeholders, Stephen brings high-level thinking and a broad base of experience. Stephen graduated from the Sauder School of Business with a Bachelor in Commerce. Starting his career at an event marketing company, he moved into fashion before finding his passion for electronics. Having worked with startups in the LED lighting space to a global company in power conversion, Stephen has worked in teams both small and large to raise financing, launch products, drive volume and deliver on complex custom sales. Please be sure to share this episode with everyone you know. If you are interested in being either a host, a guest, or a sponsor of the show, please reach out.We are published in Google Podcasts and the iTunes store for Apple Podcasts We would be grateful if you could give us a rating as it helps spread the word about the show. Show Summary In this episode we talk with Stephen Wilson VP Acceleration at the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre who are transforming the Alberta cleantech ecosystem. Join us as we discuss their journey of building the cleantech development across the prairies. Show Quote: Credits... This Episode Sponsored By: Community Now! Magazine Episode Music: Tony Del Degan Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan System Engineering Sponsor: Kris Chase - Chase Telecom Inc.  
Thank you for listening to the Leaders, Innovators and Big Ideas podcast, supported by Rainforest Alberta.The podcast that highlights those people who are contributing to and/or supporting the innovation ecosystem in Alberta. Adam Ludgate Adam is a technical leader who is involved in the startup/tech community and is enticed by new and innovative ways of solving problems with technology. He has worked previously with the likes of IBM Canada, AOL UK, tech startups in London's 'Silicon Roundabout' as well as with a variety of oil & gas software firms in various software development and leadership capacities. Tyler Chisholm Tyler is the co-founder and CEO of clearmotive marketing which is full-service marketing agency that delivers marketing and communication strategies cross-channel. As host of two podcasts, They Just Get It and Collisions YYC, Tyler brings a voice to advocates, challengers and thought leaders to inspire lively dialogue and bold actions towards creating a better Calgary. Please be sure to share this episode with everyone you know. If you are interested in being either a host, a guest, or a sponsor of the show, please reach out.We are published in Google Podcasts and the iTunes store for Apple Podcasts We would be grateful if you could give us a rating as it helps spread the word about the show. Show Summary Tyler & Adam talk about the Collisions YYC podcast, what Tyler has learned in hosting 127 podcasts, challenges with AB tech diversification, the Alberta/Calgary tech economy, Tyler's company clearmotive marketing, and challenges in growing the Alberta tech talent base. Show Quote: Credits... This Episode Sponsored By: Community Now! Magazine Episode Music: Tony Del Degan Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan System Engineering Sponsor: Kris Chase - Chase Telecom Inc.  
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Feb 25th, 1970
Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
Episode Count
226
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
15 years, 4 months
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 743896