Interop Radio Business Matters Show Debuts July 28

The first episode of Interop Radio's Business Matters debuts July 28 with former Air Force Brigadier General John Michel as the first guest.

Jul 28, 2015

NEW YORK, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Radio returns this week with a new show called Business Matters, which brings you thought-provoking guests and topics to help IT managers and executives get ahead in their jobs.


From mindful management to the latest in management systems, Interop Radio's Business Matters will provide insight, tips, and stories from successful managers who have made their teams more productive and valuable parts of the organization. Interop Radio's Business Matters comes your way each month on the fourth Tuesday: plan to make it part of your regular schedule.

To start things off, join us on Tuesday, July 28, at 3 p.m. EDT (Noon PDT) for the inaugural episode.

This episode explores the subject of leadership with former Air Force Brigadier General John Michel, the Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer and President of MV International, the largest private provider of paratransit services and the largest privately owned passenger transportation contracting firm based in the United States. 

Interop Radio's Business Matters is hosted by George Colombo. George is the author of three books about business and technology and the co-author (with InformationWeek executive editor Curtis Franklin) of a fourth book about podcasting. Over the course of a long career, he's not only been a writer but also a publisher, an entrepreneur, a professional speaker, and a consultant. He blogs at and

General Michel joined MV after a successful 26-year career in the United States Air Force, where his most recent assignment was leading NATO's 14-nation effort in Afghanistan to build the $6.7 billion Afghan Air Force. In this capacity, General Michel developed organizational requirements, messaging, and risk-adjusted financial plans resulting in savings of more than $2.1 billion, while enhancing logistics accuracy and improving maintenance system performance. General Michel's team received the Defense Department's highest award for innovative nation building efforts.

John Michel believes that leaders are made and not born.

In addition to his extensive experience applying leadership lessons in the military, he is one of the nation's premier experts in the field of leadership with a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle. He's also served as the Chief Change and Learning Strategist for the United States Transportation Command, the country's premier global transportation provider. In this live webcast, General Michel will describe the approach he uses to evaluate every new project and management assignment along with the formula he's developed for getting the best possible results in every management situation.

About Interop
Interop is the leading independent industry event for IT professionals to explore the fast-changing infrastructure landscape and learn how to leverage the modern network, systems and applications that enable business innovation. Part of UBM Tech's family of global brands, Interop connects all levels of the IT community by showcasing the latest innovations and technologies while providing unique opportunities for networking and career advancement. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop allows attendees to gain insight into the future of technology, the outlook for the IT industry, and the possibilities of what it means to be in IT. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with annual international events in London and Tokyo, all produced by UBM Tech and partners. For more information about these events, visit

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