The i.Lab show

The i.Lab

Summary: Create a place where Airmen intrapreneurs can spend their time to explore, build and grow new initiatives that will have a meaningful impact on the Air Force.


 Episode 16 - The future of Air University with CMSgt Todd Simmons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:23

CMSgt Ian Eishen and 1Lt James Carney sit down with CMSgt Todd Simmons, Command Chief for Air University, to discuss ways in which the Air Force is modernizing the way it educates Airmen.

 Episode 15 - The German connection and the Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:59

This week we sit down with Marcel ‘Otto’ Yon from the Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub in Berlin to discuss the German innovation pipeline and the cultural change that is necessary when trying to add agility to any organization.

 Episode 14 - MD5 & Kessel Run fellowships for Airmen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:46

Episode 14 - MD5 & Kessel Run fellowships for Airmen

 Episode 13 - Out-maneuver, Out-adapt and Out-innovate with the ADF and NZDF | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:59

This week, CMSgt Ian Eishen and 1Lt James Carney get to peak behind the curtain of the innovation ecosystems for the Australian Defense Force and New Zealand Defense Force to see what they are doing to rapidly solve problems.

 Episode 12 - John Hawley and innovation ROI | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:17

This week, we sat down with John Hawley and discuss how to develop team dynamics, facilitate project sprints and how to explain the potential return on investment for your idea or initiative.

 Episode 11 - Airmen discuss "Episode 8" and life hacking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:28

Airmen sit down and discuss their reactions to "Episode 8 - Life hacking and the Airmen we need". They explain how they can implement these lessons and introduce some of the barriers to implementation at the lowest levels.

 Episode 10 - Why you should Always Wear Your Helmet with Andres Lazo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:17

On this weeks episode, we interview Army veteran Andres Lazo and discuss his journey as a soldier and as a veteran. We also discuss why developing a culture of problem solvers is vital to the success of an organization and how we might influence education and training across the Department of Defense.

 Episode 9 - Capturing talent with Capt Mike Kanaan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:04

On this episode, we interview Capt Mike Kanaan and discuss current initiatives to capture talent across the Air Force and then vector that talent to solve problems.

 Episode 8 - Life Hacking for the Airmen we Need | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:47

Air Force leadership have used the quote "the Air Force we need" to describe the type of Air Force that will be necessary to tackle the challenges of the future. This future Air Force will require a special type of Airmen so this week we discuss the Life Hacking movement and how it may help us produce the Airmen we need.

 Episode 7 - The Art of Innovation with CMSgt Leifer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:15

CMSgt Eishen, CMSgt Leifer and SrA McBride discuss a change agent's responsibilities when pushing an innovative idea forward.

 Episode 6 - Innovation Corps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:43

In this episode CMSgt Ian Eishen and 1Lt James Carney sit down with a pair of Innovation Corps instructors and discuss the history of the program, the training methodology and how a unit can use this training to empower their Airmen.

 Episode 5 - Jeff Bezos, Innovation and the Air Force | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:31

Jeff Bezos gave the Keynote speech at the 2018 Air & Space Symposium and provided recommendations and lessons learned for the Air Force. The entire interview is worth your time but we took some of the highlights and discussed how we felt those recommendations could be implemented at the squadron level.

 Episode 4 - Hacking4Defense | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:53

The Hacking4Defense program provides a great opportunity to partner military members with academia. Our unit is now on its fourth iteration with the program and each iteration has provided professional development, networking and problem solving opportunities for our Airmen. In this episode, we discuss the process to get an idea into the Hacking4Defense program, our lessons learned from previous iterations and our two current projects with the University of Virginia and the US Air Force Academy.

 Episode 3 - TechCrunch Disrupt and Professional Development | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:12

We just completed our Squadron Superintendent offsite at TechCrunch Disrupt. We used the entrepreneurial and technical discussion as a back drop for planning for the next year in our organization.

 Episode 2 - Stanford Ignite and PME Next | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:39

In this episode, we interview SMSgt Green and discuss his 30 day in-residence experience with the Stanford Ignite Veterans program this summer. He describes the application process and what it was like to live on campus for one month. We also discuss how this program fits inside the "PME Next" ecosystem and the how it can augment traditional military professional military education.


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