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Decision Intelligence and AI

In this episode of Building the Base, Lauren Bedula and Hondo Geurts chat with Paul Breitenbach, co-founder of Priceline and founder of R4, a company focused on AI technology.

Paul shares his journey from being a musician in New Jersey to a successful tech entrepreneur, highlighting his unconventional path into computer science. He emphasizes the importance of team culture and strategy in driving success, drawing parallels between the internet era and the current AI revolution.

Paul discusses R4's transition from commercial to government contracts, particularly in the defense sector, and the challenges and opportunities it presents.  Paul also addresses common misconceptions about AI, emphasizing problem definition over data accumulation and the role of human expertise in conjunction with AI technology

Adapting to Change

In this episode of Building The Base our Host Lauren Bedula and Hondo Geurts dive into a compelling conversation with Nilooofar Razi Howe, a prominent investor, executive, and entrepreneur.

Niloo shares her remarkable journey from navigating revolutions as a child to becoming deeply involved in cybersecurity and technology innovation, particularly at the intersection of the private sector and the US government.

We chat about the evolving landscape of national security, the importance of collaboration between government and the private sector, the critical role of technology in addressing modern threats, talent development, cultural shifts, and the future of innovation.





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Venture Meets Mission with Arun Gupta
June 11, 2024
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00:45:3641.79 MB

Venture Meets Mission with Arun Gupta

In this episode of Building The Base, Hosts Lauren Bedula and Hondo Geurts dive in with Arun Gupta venture Capitalist, CEO of the Noble Reach Foundation and Author of "Venture Meets Mission". They Discuss the growing trend of mission-driven entrepreneurship and the need for collaboration between go...

Decision Intelligence and AI with Priceline Co Founder Paul Breitenbach
May 28, 2024
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00:36:3033.44 MB

Decision Intelligence and AI with Priceline Co Founder Paul Breitenbach

In this episode of Building the Base, Lauren Bedula and Hondo Geurts chat with Paul Breitenbach, co-founder of Priceline and founder of R4, a company focused on AI technology. Paul shares his journey from being a musician in New Jersey to a successful tech entrepreneur, highlighting his unconventio...

Adapting to Change with Niloofar Razi Howe
May 14, 2024
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00:30:4328.12 MB

Adapting to Change with Niloofar Razi Howe

In this episode of Building The Base our Host Lauren Bedula and Hondo Geurts dive into a compelling conversation with Nilooofar Razi Howe, a prominent investor, executive, and entrepreneur. Niloo shares her remarkable journey from navigating revolutions as a child to becoming deeply involved in cyb...

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An amazing dialogue with some of the most interesting guests in technology and national security. A must listen for entrepreneurs, innovators, government leaders, and anyone who wants to learn more about how technology will impact our future security and prosperity

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Best Podcast re: NatSec / Defense tech innovation

Lauren & Hondo co-host the best Podcast that I’ve been exposed to re: National Security & Defense technology innovation (and Gov / Defense acquisition reform). Well done Lauren, Hondo, all the Podcast guests, and Business Executives for National Security (BENS) for producing this valuable series.

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The hosts do a excellent job of bringing important topics in national security and technology to the forefront, in both an interesting and informative way. Keep it coming.

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