All Posts by Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing

Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

Visualizing Your Business with Bisualizer, with Mark Rubin

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we talk with the entrepreneur behind a newly released tool called Bisualizer. Bisualizer was created to help small business owners and entrepreneurs visualize the gears and levers that drive any business forward. We discuss how energy, information, and rules are the 3 constants that move any business forward; the three other constants that they… Read more »

The Importance of Place and Space, with Rachael Stott

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we’ll be looking at the importance of place and space with Rachael Stott of Refraction. Among the topics we’ll discuss are how the physical environment of a workplace can have a marked impact on the performance of the teams that work in it, some of the research Rachael conducted… Read more »

SXSW 2017: The Innovation Engine Podcast Recap

For a very special episode of The Innovation Engine, we’re giving you a look inside the 2017 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. SXSW Interactive focuses on emerging technology and has developed a reputation as a breeding ground for new ideas, creative technologies, and product innovation. The… Read more »

Building the Internet of Things, with Maciej Kranz

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we look at building the Internet of Things – why it, in many ways, represents the next generation of the Internet, the implications that has for companies in a wide range of industries, and some words of wisdom for those looking to dip their toes into the IoT waters… Read more »

The O’Reilly Design Conference 2017, with Mary Treseler

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we look at the upcoming O’Reilly Design Conference, which will run from March 19-22nd in San Francisco, CA. We’ll take a look at who the conference is for, explore some of the most topical points in the design space attendees can expect to hear about, and discuss what the future of… Read more »

How To Think Like an Innovator, with Paul Sloane

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we learn how to think like innovators by exploring the importance of lateral thinking.  Among the topics we’ll discuss are how lateral thinking can be applied in a business context, what the famous “Fosbury flop” can teach us about thinking like an innovator, and much more. Joining us to… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of Change, with Braden Kelley

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we talk about how to make change efforts stick within any organization. Among the topics we discuss are how non-software companies can still benefit from Agile methodologies, how to develop actions when the desire to make changes reaches a groundswell, and ways to make changes seem less overwhelming and… Read more »

Inside the DL Labs, with Oana Stinga and Daniel Markovits

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we’re passing the microphone to Julia Slattery of our sister podcast, Take 3. This week was a milestone week for Take 3, as we published the 17 existing episodes of the podcast on iTunes for the very first time. In the latest episode of Take 3, Julia and her guests… Read more »

Narrative Generation, with Toby Trevarthen

On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we look at the importance of narrative in helping companies and organizations crystalize their message and their identity. Among the topics we discuss are why narrative will only continue to become a more valuable commodity in the world of social media and 24/7 news cycles, why it’s imperative… Read more »

The Art of the Pivot, with Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder joins us on this episode of The Innovation Engine to talk about “the art of the pivot.” We look at some of the pivots Laura has made over the course of her career to go from Junior Designer out of college to CEO of Edgar. Edgar’s SaaS social media product, available at, allows… Read more »