A Conversation With CEO Ralph Pardo

Last month, Omnicom revamped leadership at two of its media agencies, appointing Ralph Pardo as CEO of Hearts & Science and Catherine Sullivan as CEO of PHD.

Pardo succeeded Erin Matts in the role, who is moving into another role within Omnicom. Matts was named Hearts & Science CEO in 2019, when Scott Hagedorn was promoted to Omnicom Media Group’s North America CEO.

Adweek caught up with Pardo, a 12-year Omnicom veteran, to ask some questions about his new role, his previous one leading the AT&T account through an integrated cross-agency team, and media agencies’ role in helping clients navigate these turbulent times.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and brevity.

What do you hope to bring to this role and how do you envision evolving Hearts & Science?
On a personal level, I want to bring a bit of confidence and swagger to the agency. I

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Nasdaq’s Technology of the Future Conference: A Conversation with Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman

Nasdaq’s biennial Technology of the Future (ToF) conference, now in its 17th (and first virtual) edition, brings together Nasdaq’s global Market Technology customer community, to discuss how marketplace operators can evolve their businesses and embrace emerging technologies as they look to advance their capital market ecosystems.

As part of the conference, Lars Ottersgård, EVP and Head of Market Technology spoke with Nasdaq’s President and CEO Adena Friedman on the state of technology in the capital markets in 2020.

An abridged version of their conversation is what follows.

These past months coping with a global pandemic have changed the economic outlook and everyday life for people across the globe. We have seen extreme market conditions while managing new work from home realities. In terms of the unusual market conditions, how has Nasdaq as a market operator and a technology partner handled the market volatility and the technology resiliency challenges

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The risks and rewards of America’s 5G future: Highlights from my conversation with Tommy Ross | American Enterprise Institute

If the US 5G
rollout is to reach its full potential, network security must be a priority.
But what are the security risks of 5G, and how can the US win the global 5G
race? On the latest episode of “Explain to Shane,” I sat down
with Tommy Ross, Senior Policy Director at BSA | The Software Alliance and
author of BSA’s position paper titled “Securing 5G: A Call to Harness
Software Innovation,” which discusses the transition from hardware-dominated
networking to a software-centric model for 5G. Together, we addressed the
availability and importance of 5G network security tools.

Below is an
edited and abridged transcript of our talk. You can listen to “Explain to Shane”
on AEI.org and subscribe via your preferred listening
platform
. You can also read the full transcript of our discussion here. If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review, and
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Boyd Matheson: Breonna Taylor’s case nods to a crucial conversation

People who are losing the capacity to feel reverence are in danger of losing a great deal more. As a society we have lost much when it comes to reverence over the last several decades, and especially over the past year. Reverence for life, reverence for others, reverence for principles of justice and equality, reverence for freedom — have all been eroded by erroneous, egocentric thinking and the cancer of contempt. When it comes to reverence we simply cannot afford to lose much more.

Author Jeff Woodward stated, “Without reverence, people do not know how to respect each other or how to respect themselves. Without reverence an army cannot tell the difference between what it is and a gang of bandits. In our technology driven society, reverence has fallen beneath the horizons of our intellectual vision.”

The tragic shooting death of Breonna Taylor by law enforcement officers in Louisville, Kentucky,

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