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". Al currently hosts and produces "Shizdiggity", which is a show he is very passionate about because it is all about being happy. There are tips on health, love, money and spirituality. Al is also producing a new show for Rainforest Alberta that focuses on the tech innovation ecosystem called Leaders, Innovators, and Big Ideas.
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. This episode is hosted by Kate Day. Kate is a Freelancer providing Voice Over, Audio Editing, and Podcast Support as KD Sound Design. With 12 years experience in Radio Broadcasting as a producer, she offers businesses a new option of marketing via podcasting and adds that extra polished finish to any project needing audio processing. Micah Louison is the 25 year old founder of the start-up Home In A Bag. His entrepreneur Journey started after entering the concept for Home In A Bag into a business idea pitch competition. The inspiration for Home In A Bag came from the experience at the age of eight after his birthplace of Grenada was devastated by a Category 5 hurricane which caused his family to move to Canada. With the guidance of mentors he’s met through the Rainforest, he has overcome the hurdles that come with building a tech startup. With this help he’s been able to make effective entrepreneurial decisions which got him to be featured by the United Nations Inspiring Youth Day. Micah is hoping to change the world with Home In a Bag. 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: Home in a Bag is inspired from experiences Micah has had in disasters and with the help of the Rainforest has become a reality. We discuss the birth of the idea and how it has evolved to today’s version plus what’s next. Show Quote: "I just started talking about Home in a Bag to EVERYONE. Everything was about HOME In A Bag! … I found as I added to it, the imagination of others... started building on it. Then it turned into Home in a Bag: It’s a portable sleeping bag/Tent that’s built into a camping backpack. It is a home that fits into a bag." "Rainforest has been instrumental in EVERY SINGLE STEP… it's the consistency of having my imagination validated on a weekly basis that kept it going."  Credits... This Episode Sponsored By: Workhaus Core Episode Audio Editing: Kate Day - KD Sound Design Graphic Design: Mackenzie Bedford Episode Music: Tony Del Degan Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan 
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. I am hosting this episode myself.  For more than 20 years I have provided leadership and guidance in technology and software development. When I am not networking, making connections and trying to help out wherever I can, I follow my creative passions of graphic design and photography. Matt Templeton has a Masters of Science where he specialized in Artificial Intelligence and Computing. He became a partner at Associated Research, where he spent almost 15 years perfecting his product development skills. He holds multiple patents on a range of products both in Canada and internationally. His first start-up was a Health and Safety company which he grew to nearly 30 employees and over 3 million in annual revenues.  As discussed in this episode: A great book on leadership and creativity is "Creativity Inc." by Ed Catmull 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. Episode Summary:Matt and I dig into the concept of "the generalist" and how being curious and having an insatiable desire to learn, as well as genuinely being interested in people can be a super power for entrepreneurs. Leadership and people skills are so much more important than technical skills when you are trying to run a company. Quotes: "If anyone's ever had sort of an office mom, you know you love them... they are critical" "Enjoy your passion, and learn lots and lots of different things, but a little bit of strategy and a little bit of forethought goes a long way" "When I was young, I overvalued the technical skills though. I wish I had started earlier on... leadership stuff, working with people, learning how to work well with people" Credits... This Episode Sponsored By: Capturing Legacies Graphic Design: Mackenzie Bedford Episode Music: Tony Del Degan Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan 
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. This episode is hosted by Kate Day. After working in radio, as an award winning producer, Kate has made efforts to transition into the tech industry. At the end of 2019, she has taken the leap into freelance work under the name KD Sound Design. She has been editing the Rainforest Podcast since December 2019 and finally gotten behind the mic to host. Ed Macnab. Ed is the Director of Business Operations and the interim CEO for the startup and development phase of 3D Printed Home Corporation. His work history includes ten years as an IT Project Manager, with earlier background in production management, engineering management, finance, and venture capital. 3DPHC LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/3d-printed-homes-corporation-3dphc-323097196 3DPHC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3DPrintedHousing 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: The benefits of networking! Networking opens the door to assisting 3DPHC in reaching their goals. Not only do they meet professionals who are in similar shoes, but also in meeting people with valuable skills to help them in their day to day life. Through attending the Rainforest, they were able to meet their crowdfunding goal, they’ve been introduced to other investors and made valuable connections with the right people! Plus, in attending, they’ve met another Rainforester (Micah Luison - Home in a Bag) which has helped them shift their original plan for 3DPHC into a different direction together: helping people in disaster relief. Show Quote: "Attending our first Rainforest meeting was THE best decision we’ve ever made for our business and Life in general has not been the same since, it’s been far better!" "If you think you’ve got something worthwhile, DO it! Get Started, join a group! You may find someone who’s started a business in a similar industry where what they’ve learned can help you and you can walk the path together sharing some synergies."  Credits... This Episode Recorded At: Work Nicer - Red Mile Episode Audio Editing: Kate Day - KD Sound Design Graphic Design: Mackenzie Bedford Episode Music: Tony Del Degan Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan 
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. Kris Chase Chief Executive Officer (Chase Telecom Inc) Kris has 20+ years experience working as a Systems Engineer/Architect designing, developing and deploying enterprise computer telephony solutions for a number of fortune 500 companies throughout North America. Chase Telecom is a national communication service provider that provides end to end contact centre and digital workspace solutions. Chase Telecom is an authorized Dell Solution Provider, Microsoft Business Partner, Genesys Solution Consultant and 3cx Business Partner. Karen Keck. Karen's super power is solving complex problems by creating opportunities and mobilizing people’s heartsand minds to do things differently. Karen has 14 years of corporate law experience. She has advised publicly traded and private companies on legal issues relating to all stages of the business lifecycle. Today, Karen is President and Chief Executive Officer of Legal Sneakers with a focus exclusively on providing legal services to startups.Legal Sneakers scope of services includes offering sophisticated legal advice relating to legal structuring, team building, financing, commercializing and business exits. Karen is passionate about being part of the dynamic atmosphere of the startup ecosystem in Alberta and finds it very rewarding assisting teams to tackle new challenges. Melia Stewart is an associate lawyer with Legal Sneakers, she is also a blogger, artist and craftswoman, passionate feminist and animal lover. 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:  Karen and Melia are focused on assisting startups to setup the proper legal structures to operate their businesses. The intent is to insure that proper business relationships can be are forged and maintained. which is critical for success. Show Quote: ""    Credits... This Episode Sponsored By: Capturing Legacies Inc. Episode Audio Editing: Kate Day - KD Sound Design Graphic Design: Mackenzie Bedford Episode Music: Tony Del Degan Creator & Producer: Al Del Degan 
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Feb 25th, 1970
Location
Calgary, AB, Canada
Episode Count
121
Podcast Count
6
Total Airtime
2 days, 16 hours