Between Two COO's with Michael Koenig
Avsnitt & Optimizely CEO & Founder, Dan Siroker, on augmenting human memory with AI, building Optimizely, AI in operations, privacy and security, hiring and building extraordinary teams, and AI's impact on STEM education


We're thrilled to welcome Dan Sroker, co-founder and CEO of Rewind, and former CEO and co-founder of Optimizely, to Between Two COOs! This episode centers around an eye-opening conversation about the potential of AI to augment human memory, transforming every digital interaction into an AI-able, searchable database. Yes, you heard it right! We are talking about having a "superpower" that could change the way we perceive and utilize our memory.

During the discussion, we also shine a light on the future of AI in operations, how it can amplify human capabilities, and importantly, the full impact on productivity. However, we don't shy away from the hard questions either. There is a crucial conversation on privacy and security in AI, and the stark warning that those businesses not getting on board may well struggle in the future. We also navigate through the role of AI in remote work and the possibility of smaller teams punching above their weight with the help of technology.

Lastly, we touch upon the prime importance of STEM education in fostering creativity and problem-solving skills, and how it finds its place in the world of technology. We discuss the dynamics of having a COO and chief of staff, why company values matter, the importance of psychological safety in team building, and the art of conducting effective reference checks during hiring. This episode is a riveting exploration of how technology intertwines with our lives and how we can make it work for us. Tune in for an enlightening discussion!

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