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[Podcast] The Rundown: 5 Technologies You Didn’t Know You Needed

Michael Kosiek

In a world where technology evolves at lightning speed, staying ahead of the curve is not just important— it’s essential. In the latest episode of our “What If, So What?” podcast we dive deep into the tech trends reshaping industries in 2024. Join our host, Jim Hertzfeld, as he sits down with Mike Kosiek, a visionary technology product director from a Fortune 100 retailer, to explore the innovations that will define the next decade.

From Theory to Application

Mike brings a unique perspective to the table, blending deep industry knowledge with practical insights. The episode covers a range of transformative technologies, from the expanding capabilities of augmented reality to the revolutionary potential of blockchain across global supply chains.

Why Listen?

Whether you’re a tech enthusiast or a business leader, the conversation provides insights into how emerging technologies can drive significant growth and efficiency. Mike’s expertise in product incubation illuminates not just “the what” of these technologies but also ” the how” of integrating them into everyday business and our personal lives.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your personal knowledge or guide your organization through upcoming tech shifts, this episode is a must listen.

Listen now on your favorite podcast platform or visit our website.


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Meet our Guest

Michael Kosiek

Mike Kosiek, Technology Product Director at a Fortune 100 Retailer

Mike Kosiek is a leader in digital product incubation and strategy based in greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Known for his customer-centric approach to technology, Mike brings extensive retail experience to his role. He thrives on guiding his team as it transforms bold, innovative ideas into tangible outcomes. Creative and passionate about emerging technologies, he is dedicated to empowering his team to excel and is committed to enhancing his storytelling skills.

Outside of his professional life, Mike is a busy partner and father of three. He stays active, enjoys the outdoors, and co-hosts a golf and fantasy sports podcast titled “Reading the Green.”

Connect with Mike


Meet the Host

Jim Hertzfeld

Jim Hertzfeld is Area Vice President, Strategy for Perficient. For over two decades, he has worked with clients to convert market insights into real-world digital products and customer experiences that actually grow their business.

More than just a strategist, Jim is a pragmatic rebel known for challenging the conventional and turning grand visions into actionable steps. His candid demeanor, sprinkled with a dose of cynical optimism, shapes a narrative that challenges and inspires listeners.

Connect with Jim:

LinkedIn | Perficient



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