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Steve Pruden

Chief Executive OfficerStudio Science

Indianapolis, IN

Member Since January 2024

Skills

Cloud Computing
Technology Consulting
Team Building

About

With over 20 years of experience leading and growing professional services businesses, I am the CEO of Studio Science, a design and technology consultancy based in Indianapolis, IN. We work with global companies, large public sector agencies, and leading technology companies to deliver transformative experiences, brands, products, and services. We are a leading Salesforce B2B Commerce and Mulesoft partner. As a strategic thinker and technology visionary, I have a proven track record of scaling teams, driving revenue, and creating value for our clients and partners. I am also an active board member, advisor, and early-stage investor, passionate about supporting the tech ecosystem and fostering a culture of excellence and innovation. My expertise spans SAAS software, consulting, M&A, and working with private equity.

Published content

No one wants a chatbot: Using AI to solve root problems

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Chatbots aren’t cool, and their usefulness is debatable. Here's how we can do better with AI than a chatbot.

How businesses can deal with (and sort through) the flood of data

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A data drought isn’t coming—the level is going to rise before it lowers, which means organizing, cleaning, and acting on the data coming in is paramount.

16 tips to make a greater impact on your local business community

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Here's how to build better relationships with your community workforce, local government, and area businesses. There is much to consider when company leaders begin negotiating and collaborating with local governments to possibly open headquarters in a new or unfamiliar area. It's not only about understanding the potential target audience, but it's also about protecting, respecting, and maintaining the workforce and consumer pipeline that already occupies the community. All brands must be aware of the direct impact and responsibility that comes with settling into the cities they plan to conduct business in worldwide. Here, 16 experts from Fast Company Executive Board offer tips to help business leaders execute their grand opening plans without a hitch—and with the local community's connection and buy-in.

20 tips for business leaders trying to attract their target audience

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Industry experts share top tips to make your mark in business and continue to move ahead. When your brand is competing in a saturated market, it's important to figure out how to stand out from other businesses. But it's not about being the loudest voice online or placing out-of-home advertisements. Standing out is most effective when leaders do their research to understand who they are talking to and what will resonate with their audience. Below, 20 Fast Company Executive Board members each provide one successful tactic for reaching the right audience and staying visible in a crowded market without being spammy or offensively persistent.

15 business tactics to build connections and grow your brand 

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There's a better way to reach direct consumers in the digital marketplace. In a fickle economy that is difficult to gauge from one moment to the next, the worst thing that brand leaders can do is to take their consumers for granted. Having an open-door policy on social media or even meeting face-to-face with current clients and customers is always a good way to gain a better understanding of what the consumer is looking for and going through. Engaging in those types of conversations upfront will only help a growing business thrive further in the future. It also helps leaders and teams strengthen client relationships and build better trust. Here, 15 Fast Company Executive Board members share one tip to help brand managers and their teams stay accountable and better connected to their customers in the digital marketplace.

E-commerce isn’t a hindrance to human sales teams—it’s an amplifier

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Instead of looking at the presence of an e-commerce site as a threat, look at it as an accelerator.

Company details

Studio Science

Company bio

For more than 25 years, we’ve worked with industry-defining enterprise and technology companies to solve business challenges through design. We help our clients achieve remarkable growth by identifying opportunities to design better brand experiences, deliver better product experiences, and provide better eCommerce experiences

Industry

Technology

Area of focus

Innovation Consultancy
Qualitative Research
Customer Experience Design

Company size

51 - 200