Hidden In Plain Sight

Hidden In Plain Sight Podcast

Long-form conversations with the executives, innovators, and thought leaders who are working to predict, solve, and preempt some of humanity’s most complex problems. Hosted by Mission CEO Chad Grills. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Thursday.

Data as the Key to Customer Discovery with Deanie Elsner
America’s hemp industry is booming, but despite it’s growth in recent years, it remains unregulated and saturated with a wealth of companies competing for consumer attention.  So how does a CBD company a) stand apart from competitors, b) shake the negative narrative associated with the product and c) educate people on the true - and positive - effects of CBD? You guessed it, data.  Hear from Charlotte Web’s CEO, Deanie Elsner. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data...

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The Battle for Scale with David Kidder
What happens when legacy companies find themselves at a war with growth? When innovative new methods run up against outdated bureaucracy?  Scale is a flywheel that gets harder to spin after each turn - as your business adds more layers and processes, the harder it is to be nimble and innovative. It’s a problem as old as business, and one that today’s guest finally has a solution to.  Hear from Bionic Co-founder and CEO, David Kidder. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, t...

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Fueled by Data with Ashim Bose
The transportation industry lies at a crossroads. One road, the path to the future. The other, the path to the past and ultimately to obsolescence.  Now is the time for digital transformation, and as A.I., machine learning, and data converge, how are these components being used to push the industry forward? Hear from Chief Data and A.I. Officer of Omnitracs, Ashim Bose. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldw...

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Alpha Storytelling with Julian Guthrie
What happens when you dig just a little bit deeper? When you refuse to simply tell the tale that’s on the surface level? You find the real story, the one that’s been bubbling beneath the ground of Silicon Valley for decades.  Hear how journalist Julian Guthrie unearthed one of the Bay Area's most important stories. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, securi...

Deep Learning is Eating The World
A.I. and machine learning are poised to change the world. These tools have placed us at the precipice of the next stage in software evolution, and it’s an arms race that's not only transforming technology, but transforming humanity as well. Hear from Co-founder and CEO of Weights and Biases, Lukas Biewald. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT a...

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Taking Agency Over Your Health with Peter Foley
What if testing and health screenings were integrated into our daily lives? How many diagnoses could be treated sooner and how many lives could be saved? Today, we learn how one company is working to provide the testing kits, data, and insights needed to bring this future to life. Hear from LetsGetChecked Founder and CEO, Peter Foley. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solu...

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The Secret Formula to High-ROI Digital Transformations with GE Digital CEO Pat Byrne
What happens when one of the world's most powerful companies is forced to ideate on the fly? Tremendous technical innovation that should take years comes together in a matter of months. In this episode, learn how one company took on a daunting digital transformation in order to serve the masses. Hear from GE Digital CEO, Pat Byrne. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutio...

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Creating a Better Internet with Anneka Gupta
What does the internet of tomorrow look like? How does it ensure privacy, create space for freedom of speech, and better serve its users? On this episode, we chat with one company that is building just that — a more free, more open internet. Hear from LiveRamp Co-President, Anneka Gupta. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operati...

Entering the Data Age with Doug Merritt
Data is changing the way we do everything. But to tap into that power, a new mindset is needed – one that puts data at the center of every decision we make and every system we rely on. We are entering the Age of Data. Are you prepared?  Hear from CEO of Splunk, Doug Merritt -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk em...

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A New Approach to Mental Health with MAPS’ Rick Doblin
Does a banned ‘party’ drug with a bad rep have the potential to change lives? Learn how psychedelics are changing not just how we treat mental illnesses, but how we think about mental health entirely.  Hear from psychedelic therapy’s most prominent advocate and MAPS.org founder and executive director, Rick Doblin. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, securit...

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Using Data for Good with Dionna McPhatter
Data for good is a catchphrase that’s easy to say, but hard to do. Armed with the power of storytelling, analytics, and math, learn how one company uses that mantra to better humanity through data. Hear from Nacci founder, Dionna McPhatter. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, bett...

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Stop Talking and Start Planting with Felix Finkbeiner
The reforestation of spaceship Earth is under attack. Every year the Earth loses 15 billion trees, but we only plant 5 billion. How do we close this gap? And what tools and data do we have at our disposal to help? Hear from Plant for the Planet founder, Felix Finkbeiner. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empow...

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The Hybridization of Higher Education
Higher education is due for a digital makeover. Learn how one company is combining community-building with technology and data to create a new kind of education model – a model built with community in mind and on its way to becoming the mainstream methodology of tomorrow. Hear from 2U co-founder and CEO, Christopher Paucek. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for I...

Gamifying Our Financial System with Richard Craib
What if the way to streamline our current financial system was to turn it into a game? Learn how one business is using gamification to radically transform the finance industry. Hear from Numerai CEO and founder, Richard Craib. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions a...

Becoming a Super Learner with Ruben Harris
The "traditional" career path is on its way out the door. Taking its place is a new model that places lifelong learning and collaboration at its center. Hear from Career Karma CEO and co-founder, Ruben Harris. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to...


Solving The Largest Existential Threats with Bill Goldstein, Director of LLNL
From securing the nuclear stockpile, to stopping a pandemic, to uncovering the mysteries of the genome, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is bridging the gap between science fiction and reality. Hear from LLNL Director, Bill Goldstein. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, bett...

On a Mission to Level 5 with Aicha Evans
The future of self-driving is closer than we think... and it may look different than we've ever imagined. AI needs sensors and cameras, not windows or pedals. Here's a whole new take on what you can expect to see when we reach Level 5. Hear from Zoox CEO, Aicha Evans. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers...

The State of Natural Language Processing with Mike Tamir
Natural language processing is transforming how we communicate with machines and how they communicate with us. Learn how NLP works and what it means for the future of AI. Hear from former Head of Data Science at Uber, and current Head of Machine Learning and AI at SIG, Mike Tamir. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Sp...


A Behind-the-Scenes Look at National Defense with Annie Jacobsen
We all want a more peaceful world. But what if finding peace today lies in understanding our not-so-peaceful past? Tune in for a hard look at the history of national defense. Hear from journalist, author, and historian Annie Jacobsen. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better dec...

The Critical Art of Data Preparation with Dean Abbott
It is not enough to collect data for the sake of it. How we collect, prepare, and interpret data is a fine art, and here to teach us is a master. Hear from SmarterHQ co-founder and Chief Data Scientist, Dean Abbott. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take act...

The Future of Quantification with Jordyn Bonds
Whether it’s diet or exercise, tracking what you’re up to isn’t easy. Learn how intuitive technology and applications are making tracking your everyday data easier than ever before. Hear from co-founder and CEO of TallyLab, Jordyn Bonds. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better ...


An Athlete’s Approach to Data with Adam Stepanovic
80% of runners will get hurt this year. Of those injuries, 70% are preventable. Running isn't the problem – how we train is. Luckily, there's a future where technology can help. Hear from PWR Lab CEO and co-founder, Adam Stepanovic. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decis...

Developing a Global Security Perspective with Mick Baccio of Splunk
Government agencies collect massive amounts of data – a cornucopia of knowledge that countless bad actors want access to. Learn about the security infrastructure behind protecting this wealth of private information. Hear from Mick Baccio, current Splunk security advisor and former Threat Intelligence Branch Chief for the Executive Office of the President. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data i...

Becoming a Troublemaker with Leslie Berlin
Do you know the real origin story of Silicon Valley? Learn the true tale of the wallflowers, the wildcards, and the troublemakers who were behind it all. Hear from Silicon Valley historian and author Leslie Berlin. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take acti...


Collecting Data From Above with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Dr. Andy Brooks
As far back as WWI, geospatial technology and imagery have been used for the purposes of national defense. Today, that tech and its uses are evolving in new and fascinating ways. Hear from the Chief Data Scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Dr. Andrew Brooks. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Spl...

Chaotic Good: The Ethics of Technology with Joseph Menn
As technology has evolved, so too has the moral crisis surrounding it. What does it mean to be 'good' or 'bad,' and how do these ethics apply to our tech? Hear from investigative reporter and author Joseph Menn. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action ...

A Data-Driven Approach to Workplace Culture with Janine Yancey
Learn how a team of researchers is using data to provide objective insights into one of the most subjective things: human behavior. Hear from Founder and CEO of Emtrain, Janine Yancey. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn m...


Democratizing Political Power by Liberating Opportunity with Matt Stoller
How do we dismantle monopoly power to better democratize opportunity? History holds the answer to this question and more. Hear from analyst and author of "Goliath: The 100 Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy," Matt Stoller. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better deci...

Deep Learning Illustrated with Jon Krohn
Deep learning and AI have the potential to augment every aspect of our lives, but not necessarily in the out-of-reach or dangerous ways we tend to think. Hear from Chief Data Scientist and author of "Deep Learning Illustrated," Jon Krohn. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better...

The Art Behind Data Science and Machine Learning with Dr. Jesse Spencer-Smith
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data are changing how we think about everything, even drawing into question the true nature of human creativity. Is that something to fear or to celebrate? Hear from Vanderbilt University's Data Science Institute's Chief Data Scientist and creator of a workshop called “AI for Artists," Dr. Jesse Spencer-Smith. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data ...


Becoming Great by Choice with Jim Collins
The explosion of data in business offers us opportunities like never before. However, if we don’t learn the art of asking better questions, our ability to capitalize on the data suffers. Hear from author, speaker, researcher, and “most influential management theorist living," Jim Collins. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operat...

Forecasting the Future with Amber Case
Worlds exist at the edges of the internet. Few dare venture into them, but today, one brave explorer joins us to share her deep insights. Hear from internationally recognized design advocate, speaker, researcher, and author Amber Case. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better de...

Viewing the Pandemic Through a Sci-Fi Lens with A.G. Riddle
As we tackle some of the world's most complex problems, an unsuspecting, but critical tool stands out to help us identify key solutions: Science Fiction. Hear from one of the most successful self-published science fiction authors in the world, A.G. ‘Gerry’ Riddle.  -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers pe...


Hidden in Plain Sight is Back!
New season. New topics. News guests. New format. Listen to learn more about Season 2 of Hidden in Plain Sight. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more at splunk.com. -- For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/hidd...

Into the Data: An Aftershow with Sophia Bush
This behind-the-scenes episode of Hidden in Plain Sight brings you an exclusive interview with actress, activist, and our host, Sophia Bush. Mission producers Chad and Stephanie join Sophia in-studio to talk about data stories she's following, the show, and what else she’s working on. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations...

Using Data to Build a Secure Future
Nuclear safety, national defense and cool experiments with an amazingly complex laser array: Here’s how the Lawrence Livermore National Lab crunches data to shape the future. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more at spl...


Curing Disease With Data
It can take 15 years to get one life-saving drug to market. Cutting-edge scientists are finding new ways to shift through unimaginable quantities of data faster than ever before. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more at...

Using Data to Fight Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a huge, yet often invisible, tragedy. The Global Emancipation Network is using advanced data technology to help local police tackle worldwide criminal networks. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more...

Conservation International: Can Data Literally Save the World?
Land degradation, affecting 1.3 billion people worldwide, leads to famine, migration crises and more. Scientists are using data technology to identify how, and where, to intervene. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more ...


Real Answers to Fake News
Fake news: It’s everywhere. But Google’s Jigsaw team is using data to tackle the problem head-on. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more at splunk.com. -- For full show notes and more, go to mission.org/hidden....

Privacy Protection for Dissident Voices
When digital communication becomes digital surveillance, freedom is threatened. A Financial Times reporter and the Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation expose the risks we all face. -- This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things...

Bitcoin: A Lifeline in Venezuela
A Venezuelan refugee reveals how cryptocurrency helped him survive in an economy of desperate privation and crippling hyperinflation.  --  This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things done. Learn more at splunk.com. -- For full show notes and mor...


Entering the Mirror World
Augmented and virtual reality will change how we see the world. Here’s how three digital futurists, including Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly, see the near- and long-term potential of AR/VR. -- 
This program is produced by Mission.org and brought to you by Splunk, the Data-to-Everything Platform. Splunk helps organizations worldwide turn data into doing.  With solutions for IT, security, IoT and business operations, Splunk empowers people to make faster, better decisions and take action to get things ...

Welcome to Hidden In Plain Sight
Human trafficking, pollution, nuclear testing, fake news, environmental sustainability. These crises are spanning the entire globe, threatening peace and prosperity everywhere. They impact millions of lives and have no obvious solutions. So… how do we even start? Hidden in Plain Sight is a new podcast from Mission.org, narrated by Sophia Bush. Episodes release every Monday. -- 
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