Lessons for Tomorrow

The Lessons for Tomorrow podcast is centered around conversations between industry experts sharing insights from the past, to apply in the present, to achieve success in the future. This podcast is the "motivational poster" in your ear; each episode is centered around conversations which motivate you to tackle new initiatives at your organization. We will be talking with some of the best and brightest minds in technology and marketing and will hear from the experts themselves about their latest experiences, their most recent challenges and the road ahead. Every episode has a different story, a different answer, a different approach. Lessons for Tomorrow is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios; follow today for exciting new episodes!

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Taking Complexity out of Composable with BigCom...
Composable commerce just got easier. In this episode of the Lessons for Tomorrow podcast, guest host Wayne Stratbucker dives into BigCommerce's Catalyst platform with Lead Developer Advocate at BigCommerce, Katie Hoesley. Learn how Catalyst simplifies ecommerce development, its evolution, unique features, and how businesses can leverage it for personalized shopping experiences. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
22 min
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AI for Accessibility & Beyond with Siteimprove
In this episode, guest host Nick Goodrum and web accessibility expert Norbert Rum from Americaneagle.com talk with Siteimprove's CMO, Izabela Misiorny, about the impact of AI on accessibility and inclusion. They discuss Siteimprove's AI-driven features, while addressing the importance of privacy and security. From content optimization to code remediation, this episode highlights innovation in promoting the ongoing exploration of AI's societal benefits. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
32 min
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What's New in B2B Ecommerce with OroCommerce
Hear the latest developments in B2B ecommerce with OroCommerce as they unveil their highly anticipated 6.0 Release Candidate. From AI integration to a revamped storefront theme, discover how OroCommerce continues to lead the way in empowering businesses. Join guest host Roger Walker as he discusses the latest developments with Chief Revenue Officer, Rob Walter and Head of Sales, Sawyer Frank from Oro Inc. Tune in for insights into their future roadmap and upcoming enhancements. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
25 min
4
Unpacking BigCommerce B2B Edition with Patrick ...
This episode explores BigCommerce's B2B Edition, discussing its advantages for B2B ecommerce. It covers advanced features, scalability, and recent updates such as the buyer portal and GraphQL endpoint. Guest host Wayne Stratbucker and Manager Global Partner Solutions Engineering, Patrick Williams, from BigCommerce lead the discussion, highlighting the platform's pivotal role in digital transformation. They discuss how it enhances user experience and fosters collaboration with agency partners for ongoing enhancement, presenting it as a crucial solution for modern commerce challenges. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
21 min
5
The Outlook on Digital Payments in 2024
Explore the ever-evolving landscape of digital payments in 2024 — from AI-driven fraud detection to Buy Now Pay Later services. Host Tim Ahlenius and Payments Expert Joe Campagna from Americaneagle.com delve into strategies for merchants and consumers, emphasizing adaptability and innovation in this dynamic realm. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
33 min
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The Future of PayPal Payments
Explore the future of ecommerce payments with Prasanna Vinjamuri, Senior Director of Product at PayPal. Discover the evolution of the PayPal Commerce Platform (PPCP), addressing fraud prevention, the rise of in-store payments, and integration with various platforms. Uncover the latest trends shaping the landscape of online and offline transactions. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
31 min
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The Inception of Buy with Prime
Join this episode of the Lessons for Tomorrow Podcast where we discuss the evolution of the Buy with Prime offering. Our host, Tim Ahlenius, and Amazon Partner Development Manager, Derek Majewski, delve into Buy with Prime’s seamless integration with merchant websites and its transformative role in revolutionizing the ecommerce landscape. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
40 min
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Legacy Platform Migration to Open-Source Tech w...
Unravel the transformative journey from legacy monolithic systems to open-source technologies, spotlighting the prowess of Pantheon in webOps and hosting. Guest host Landon DePasquale is joined by Erin Walker, VP of Sales at Pantheon for this episode of Lessons for Tomorrow. They delve into distinctions between monolithic platforms and open-source tech, examine the merits and drawbacks of open-source adoption, and deftly address concerns of risk-averse leadership. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
21 min
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Uniting Accessibility and Quality Assurance wit...
Discover how accessibility, digital marketing, and quality assurance intersect in this episode of the Lessons for Tomorrow podcast. Learn from experts about gaining insights into leveraging analytics, enhancing customer support, current web accessibility trends, and the importance of structured accessibility teams. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
39 min
10
From Local to Global: Navigating Sales Tax Chan...
Discover the ever-changing world of sales tax changes and compliance in the US with Avalara. Join guest host, Arlind Rojba, and special guests from Avalara, Kate Bacholzky and Brian Kelly, as they explore trends in taxing digital goods, positive advancements in tax solutions, sales tax holidays, marketplace obligations, audits, global tax regulations, and the impact of compliance. Stay informed and adapt to the evolving sales tax landscape to ensure accurate taxation and mitigate potential risks. Listen to Avalara's expert insights on this "Lessons for Tomorrow" podcast episode. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
28 min
11
The Payment Buzz: Unpacking the Latest Trends &...
Join host Tim Ahlenius, as he explores the latest trends and changes in the payments world with Subject Matter Expert of Payments, Joe Campagna from Americaneagle.com. They discuss the recent spin-off of Fidelity National Information Systems and the challenges faced by Worldpay due to its patchwork of past mergers. The shift in surcharge changes implemented by major card brands Visa and MasterCard have affected the pricing aspect for businesses and consumers alike. Discover the implications of these developments and gain insights into the future of the payments industry. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
32 min
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The Composable Architecture Revolution with Net...
In Part II of this episode, host Tim Ahlenius and CCO, CSO, and Co-Founder of Netlify, Chris Bach discuss where the future is heading for composable architecture, integrating new tools towards functionality, and more. The web is continuing the path away from monolithic to decoupled apps, and developers are leading ahead with more power than ever. Netlify's platform is a remote-first cloud computing company for building and deploying websites, and web applications. Check out Part I of this conversation here. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
30 min
13
The Composable Architecture Revolution with Net...
In part one of this episode, host Tim Ahlenius is joined by CCO, CSO, and Co-Founder of Netlify, Chris Bach. They discuss Netlify's process of decoupling the web from monolithic to composable, the effectiveness of creating composable solutions, and more. The web is continuing the path away from monolithic to decoupled apps, and developers are leading ahead with more power than ever. Netlify's platform is a remote-first cloud computing company for building and deploying websites, and web applications. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
26 min
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How B2B Businesses Can Build Resilience & Thriv...
In this episode, host Tim Ahlenius is joined by Daphna Andrews, VP of Customer Experience at Oro Inc. They discuss the importance of understanding your customers and building solutions around them, relevant media that conveys messages to your audience in building trust overall, and more. There are many strategies that businesses can adopt to be more resilient and thrive during their digital transformation. Leveraging data and analytics, embracing digitalization, and prioritizing the customer experience can transform your business and achieve success overall. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
45 min
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Post-Shoptalk 2023 Roundtable
In this episode, host Tim Ahlenius is joined by Brendan Cameron and Roger Walker from Americaneagle.com. The 2023 Shoptalk convention took place in Las Vegas was last month. Tim, Brendan, and Roger talk about new initiatives surrounding the collection of data privacy, Headless solutions being the right for your organization and end-consumers, and more. Shoptalk is the leading ecommerce and retailer events, held annually in Las Vegas. One of the key themes at the Shoptalk conference is the importance of creating a seamless omnichannel experience for customers overall. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
33 min
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Cross-Border Selling & Cultural Nuances with Di...
In this episode, our host, Tim Ahlenius, is joined by Emily Burton, VP of Partner Enablement at Digital River. They discuss how looking through the lens of the customer can help set up your business for conversions, along with the importance of focusing on personalization in different countries, and altering your marketing to fit the region you're selling to. Understanding cultural nuances is crucial when it comes to ecommerce success as it can help businesses avoid misunderstandings, build trust with customers, and tailor their marketing strategies to resonate with different cultural values. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
45 min
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The Stages of Digital Maturity with Kentico
In this episode, our guest host, Wes McChristian is joined by Jonathan Henault, Customer Experience Manager at Kentico. They discuss creating a customer journey map to improve customers' overall experience, the idea of implementing digital maturity in your business's roadmap, and more. Digital Experience Maturity, also referred as, Customer Experience Maturity is defined as a company's capability in measuring and delivering digital customer experiences across its main touchpoints. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
36 min
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The Future of Search with Algolia
In this episode, our host, Tim Ahlenius is joined by Piyush Patel, Chief Strategic Business Development Officer at Algolia. They discuss how customers interact with search, how customer expectations are improving the power of search, and recent news of Algolia's acquisition of Search.io. Algolia's vision is to deliver dynamic experiences that will enable businesses to quickly predict a visitor's intent on their digital property (web, mobile, etc.) in real-time, in a session, in the moment. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
31 min
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Evolution of the Digital Transformation Mindset...
In this episode, our host, Tim Ahlenius, is joined by Caroline Ernst VP of Ecommerce Solutions at AD (Affiliated Distributors), and Brendan Cameron, Strategic Accounts Manager at Americaneagle.com. They dive into the overview of the AD Ecommerce Summit, the evolution mindset, shifting focus toward customers' needs, and planning for 2023. The first step in the digital transformation mindset is cultural change. Make sure that your transformation is focused on customers' needs from all generations, which are also tied to your business's goals. Understanding your industry is key, but understanding your audience is gold. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
29 min
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The World of Payments and Processors
In this episode, our host, Tim Ahlenius, is joined by Joe Campagna, Payments Consultant at Americaneagle.com. They discuss the business and consumer side of payments, new changes to be aware of regarding the process, and how payments have grown over the years with the fruition of BNPL (Buy Now Pay Later). Heavy users displayed a larger decline in financial health. This holiday season, the consumers' value of transactions rose by 87%. Black Friday/Cyber Monday this year set a new record for consumer spending with $11.3 billion in sales. That's a 5.8% growth year over year from last year's sales. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
44 min
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Reflecting on the Tech Industry in 2022 with Pa...
Zack Rosen, Co-Founder and CEO of Pantheon, joins our host, Tim Ahlenius to reflect on the web/tech industry this past year. They discuss Zack's hobby project, California YIMBY, that's planning on solving the housing crisis in California, how Pantheon started building digital products for the largest media companies in the U.S., and Zack's predictions for the tech industry in the future. Zack pioneered the first large-scale Drupal website for the Howard Dean campaign in 2003, which helped revolutionize the business model of politics from offline to the Internet. Pantheon continues to grow rapidly while retaining a focus on its talented and passionate team, loyal customer base, and the guiding mission of furthering the open web. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
44 min
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The Age of The Connected Customer
In this episode, our guest host and Partner Director, Steven LaGow, talks with Becky Reese, HubSpot Consultant at Americaneagle.com about their experience attending INBOUND. They discuss the various tools companies utilize every day, using data to understand your customer's needs, and how companies can reconnect back with their customers. HubSpot is the all-in-one package for companies to work seamlessly together. The CRM platform offers "Hubs" that include, Marketing, Sales, CMS, Service, and Operations. Each Hub is powerful on its own, but you can customize it to fit your business's needs. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
39 min
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A Deep Dive into Accessibility with Siteimprove
In this episode, our guest host and Director of Front-End Development and Accessibility at Americaneagle.com, Nick Goodrum, talks with Jennifer Chadwick, Global Senior Accessibility Consultant at Siteimprove. They discuss why every business needs to be compliant, the future regulations of accessibility, and more! Siteimprove is a software company driven by the desire to show businesses that making the internet a more inclusive place is good for their users, their business outcomes, and the future of the internet. Siteimprove is the go-to solution for businesses and organizations who want to grow with a purpose for their end users. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
32 min
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How Does WordPress Fit Into Your Enterprise Tec...
In this episode, our guest host, Scrum Master, and WordPress expert, Landon Depasquale, got to talk with Tom Still, Enterprise WordPress Business Development Director at Americaneagle.com, about the early beginnings of traditional WordPress, to its multiple capabilities that can fit into your enterprise tech stack. When creating a software development project, it's crucial to choose the right technology stack that fits your needs. With WordPress being an open-source platform for everyone, it makes it easy to manage and create content while having a consistent experience across your entire tech stack. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
23 min
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Looking at Customer's Needs in B2B with OroComm...
OroCommerce, a pioneering ecommerce platform made for B2B businesses, redefines the benchmarks for best-in-class customer experience. In this episode, Motti Danino, COO at OroCommerce, and Brendan Cameron from Americaneagle.com talk with our host, Tim Ahlenius, about the B2B commerce industry and focus on the customer's needs to produce a reliable service for every aspect of the B2B market. This podcast is brought to you by Americaneagle.com Studios. Follow this podcast wherever you listen to them!
38 min