Podcast: Learning From the Past, Preparing for the Future

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 17)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



This episode features a conversation with Paul Allen, founder and CEO of Soar, and Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.

In this episode, we talk with Paul Allen about his success with Ancestry.com as one of its co-founders. Instead of looking to the past, his latest venture as founder and CEO of Soar is future-focused. It’s about artificial intelligence, and Allen has assembled a world-class team of technologists to ensure that humans can self-determine their relationship with AI.

Allen tells listeners how his bachelor’s degree in Russian from Brigham Young University, and his passion for learning, led him to found successful technology companies. He talks about his positive experiences and lessons learned at Ancestry.com and elaborates on his experiences as a CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder) coach helping individuals live their best lives. He shares details about the mission of his current company, Soar, to realize the scope of potential that is unique to everyone, its opportunity to help shape the deployment of AI in positive ways, and much more.