Smart Business Solutions – A GBS Podcast Show

GBS Smart Business Solutions Podcast

is an educational podcast that offers solutions to today’s biggest business challenges as seen through the eyes of leading industry experts and market professionals. Explore the worlds of technology, healthcare, logistics, brand security, print management, and information management and see how today’s leaders are successfully navigating them on a daily basis.

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Mike Vitale and John Lane discuss brand protection solutions in Episode 45.

Episode 45:

Business: Customizing Your Brand Protection Solution to Fit Your Product

As a follow up to our previous discussion on Brand Protection with Michael Welch of Avery Dennison, we talk here with GBS’ Mike Vitale and John Lane, Brand Protection experts in our PrinTech division. Both are seasoned professionals in the industry, with nearly 40 years of combined experience. Listen as Mike and John discuss the types of Brand Protection solutions available today, the components and customizability of these solutions and how they can be authenticated.

Nicole Selinsky discusses National Diabetes Awareness Month in Episode 44.

Episode 44:

Health & Wellness: November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Today, more than 34 million Americans (1 in 10) have diabetes and 88 million (1 in 3) have prediabetes, which can develop into Type 2 diabetes. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and in this special episode of Smart Business Solutions we speak with Nicole Selinsky, Diabetes Education Coordinator at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital. Nicole discusses the types of diabetes and how they differ, the ways they effect the body, major symptoms and warning signs and the treatments that are currently available.

Tony Kelly and Jay Malcolm discuss digital debt collections solutions in Episode 43.

Episode 43:

Finance: Digital Collections for Collection Companies

Debt collection is a challenge that all companies face. For those working directly for collections companies, it’s especially tough. That’s where Tony Kelly comes in. He’s an expert in digital debt collections, co-founder of Expert Revenue Systems (XRS – a collection specialist that provides software and service solutions to countries around the world) and GBS partner on our Rocket Collector solution. Jay Malcolm, GBS Fintech Senior Account Executive, joins Tony here to discuss the challenges all collections companies are facing today, the technology available to assist them, and what the industry will look like in the coming decade.

Mike Welch of Avery Dennison discusses Brand Protection solutions in Episode 42.

Episode 42:

Business: Identifying the Right Brand Protection Solutions for Your Products

We continue our discussion on this episode of Smart Business Solutions on the topic of Brand Protection with Michael Welch, Senior Product Manager at Avery Dennison, on how companies can effectively protect their products and brands. With more than 22 years of experience in the industry, Michael discusses the ways that Brand Protection applies to all companies and products, the differences between “tamper evident” and “anti-counterfeiting” and the types of materials used in the labeling and packaging solutions available today.

Robert Taylor of UPM Raflatac discusses corporate sustainability in Episode 41.

Episode 41:

Business: How to Conduct an Effective Corporate Sustainability Program

On this episode of Smart Business Solutions, Robert Taylor, Sustainability Director at UPM Raflatac, joins us to discuss the company’s approach to sustainability, including their recycling and responsible sourcing, product design, factory operations and strategic partnership practices. Based in Finland, Robert is a UK Chartered Forester and has worked for UPM for 26 years in various senior positions on their global sustainability team. Currently, he’s leading a team of experts in developing strategy for UPM’s Beyond Fossils initiative, which he discusses here.

Karen Calabria and Mark Kiraly discuss the YOGI Program in Episode 40.

Episode 40:

Business: Creating a Corporate Culture of Giving and Service

The GBS Year of Giving Initiative (YOGI) Program began in 2016 as a way to formalize and expand the charitable activities of GBS and its employees. In this episode of Smart Business Solutions, YOGI Committee members Karen Calabria and Mark Kiraly discuss the giving culture and history of GBS, the aid provided to those in need, and the opportunities we all have to contribute our time, talent and treasure to help others.

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