Our first guest today is Dan Scarfe, CEO of XRAI Glass, a Toronto-based company. He discusses the latest news from revolutionary XRAI Glass software. The trailblazing tech company, whose software has allowed deaf people to ‘see’ conversations as subtitles using “Augmented Reality Glasses,” has launched three New Features.
Mr. Scarfe is a seasoned entrepreneur who has run IT companies for almost 20 years. Dan was a leader in “the Cloud” before it was even called the Cloud and has published three books on Microsoft Azure. He grew his company Dot Net Solutions from two people to 600, raising over $50m of venture capital and twice winning Microsoft Country Partner of the Year, before selling the business to Cognizant in the summer of 2020 in a deal worth hundreds of millions of US dollars. Dan loves to envisage the positive, transformational impact technology can have on people’s lives. Born and brought up in the UK, Dan now lives in Toronto. XRAI Glass Founder and CEO Dan Scarfe, one of the world’s leading tech entrepreneurs, came up with the idea when looking for ways to talk to his 97-year-old grandfather, who had become increasingly deaf. To learn more about the company, visit their website, xrai.glass.
Our second guest today is Elizabeth Herzog, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual in Cincinnati, Ohio. Today she discusses the gender pay gap. As much progress as women have made in the workplace, that stubborn gender pay gap still exists. Women also face specific challenges that can leave them at a disadvantage to men in retirement. According to the National Institute on Retirement Security, women’s average retirement income is about 80% of what men receive. At the current rate of progress, the World Economic Forum estimates it will take roughly 136 years for the gap to close on a global level. The good news is there are tangible steps women in professional roles can take to help make that happen. Elizabeth believes the starting point of any financial conversation should be with you—your life, family, priorities, and goals. She will listen to what’s important to you and design a financial plan from multiple strategies specifically designed to help get you where you want to be. For more information, please visit www.northwesternmutual.com.