America Back to Work: Rags Gupta, Butlr

Harnessing Sensor Technology for Smarter Workplaces

In this week’s episode of America Back to Work, host Arnette Heintze sits down with serial entrepreneur, investor, and author Raghav “Rags” Gupta, president of Butlr.

Gupta shares his extensive experience in the tech startup scene and illuminates the evolving dynamics of the workplace, especially the role of HR and technology in shaping future work environments.

What You’ll Learn In This Episode

  1. The Future of Work: Insights on how the modern work environment is adapting post-pandemic, driven by technology and generational shifts in the workforce.
  2. HR’s Evolving Role: A discussion on how HR professionals become crucial strategic partners in organizations, moving beyond traditional roles to influence company culture and employee engagement.
  3. Workplace Technology: The exploration of technologies like Butlr’s occupancy sensors and how they contribute to smarter, more efficient workspaces.
  4. Cultural and Policy Shifts In Workplaces: How companies experiment with their physical and operational structures to better accommodate modern employees’ needs.
  5. Hybrid Work Models: The balance between remote and in-office work and how different setups cater to various team functions.
  6. Employee Experience and Engagement: Innovative practices that companies are adopting to enhance the workplace and encourage higher attendance and productivity.

Episode Resources

  • Butlr Website:
  • Rags Gupta’s Email:
  • Rags Gupta’s Book: “One to Ten” is available on Amazon and other bookstores.

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S2Verify is one of the leading, privately held, pre-employment background screening companies in the United States. 

Arnette Heintze is co-founder and chief strategy officer at S2Verify. Before establishing S2Verify, Arnette spent more than three decades working at the highest levels of federal, state, and local law enforcement. 

He served more than 20 years in the United States Secret Service as a special agent and senior executive where he planned, designed, and implemented security strategies to protect U.S. Presidents, world leaders, events of national significance, and our nation’s most sensitive assets, including financial infrastructure.  

After retiring from the Secret Service, Arnette focused on building the growth and performance of innovative start-ups and SMBs. In 2004, he established Hillard Heintze, a globally recognized strategic security risk management and investigations firm.

In 2009, along with Bill Whitford and Jim Zimbardi, Arnette established S2 Verify with an approach and methodology that delivers fast, accurate, compliant, and affordable background screening insights crucial to better managing insider risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.  

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