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14th December 2022

Walter Geer

This week, we put pedal to the metal and found a new top gear, a Walter Geer III.

Sport-bike racer, track and field All-American, and seriously impressive fella, Walter is Chief Experience Design Officer at VMLY&R HEALTH, bridging tech, storytelling, design, and user experience to create innovative design solutions to health.

Walter hits top speed talking on a ton of tantalising topics like the lies he told people in awful suits, his early rich media roles at The New York Times and Myspace, why the best creatives are inquisitive, ethics around wearables, why chatbots are s***, being the second penguin in the water, why more brands need to understand that screwing up is OK, a tirade on timesheets and more.

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Call To Action alumni Derek Walker was kind enough to link us up with Walter to record this episode. Go give his episode some kudos.

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Timestamps

(02:08) - Quick fire questions

(04:06) - First ever job and why he lied to people in awful suits

(06:29) - His early days in the rich media team at The New York Times

(13:45) - Moving up the food chain to eat the problem sooner agency side

(17:52) - Working in health

(19:05) - What does a Chief Experience Design Officer do?

(22:49) - Data, ethics, chatbots and wearables

(29:33) - Listener questions

(37:46) - 4 pertinent posers

Guest's Reading List

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

Paul Arden

What Lucy Taught Us

Walter T Geer Jr

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