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Featuring the business leaders, alumni, faculty, and students making an impact, the Gies Download podcast tells the story of Gies College of Business and of the thought leaders it fosters.

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PODCAST: Gies Chief Disruption Officer Robert Brunner

Robert Brunner is an astrophysicist with one of the coolest job titles in the world: Associate Dean for Innovation and Chief Disruption Officer at Gies College of Business. With a penchant for forward-thinking and for futuristic technologies like artificial intelligence, Chat GPT and blockchain, Robert is helping lead the College and its students into the unknown. It's a side of higher education that few other business schools even recognize, much less adopt.



Check out our previous episodes:

July 5, 2023 – Gies alumnus and namesake Larry Gies
June 2, 2023 – Gies professor and travel expert
Mark Wolters
Mar. 30, 2023 – Gies alumna and CTS Impact Founder
Julie Scott
Dec.19, 2022 – Poets&Quants Founder
John Byrne
Dec. 2, 2022 – Dean Emeritus
Larry DeBrock on his long career, passion for teaching
Oct. 31, 2022 – Undergraduate admissions at Gies with
Kelly Janssen
Sept. 14, 2022 – Executive Associate Dean
Brooke Elliott on online education, gender barriers, and more
July 11, 2022 – iVenture Director
Manu Edakara on entrepreneurship at Gies
May 26, 2022 – Gies professor
Don Fullerton on environment and economy
May 4, 2022 – Secret Service agent turned iMBA student
Lucy Chang Evans
March 28, 2022 – Accounting professor
Nerissa Brown
Feb. 18, 2022 – Former Olympian
Brock Kreitzburg
Feb. 8, 2022 – SAA Executive Director
Jackie Price-Osafo
Nov. 19, 2021 – Marketing professor 
Tiffany White
Oct. 21, 2021 – Super Bowl champion 
Nick Allegretti
Sept. 8, 2021 – Dean 
Jeff Brown
Aug. 24, 2021 – Athletic Director 
Josh Whitman