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Should I follow my boyfriend to Mars? Can I ask my friend to turn off her Alexa when I come over? Is it okay to have kids while the world is burning? Should I cryopreserve my dog? Your resident futurologist Rose Eveleth tackles the real, the almost-real, and the totally out there questions from today and tomorrow. The future is going to be weirder than we can even imagine, so let’s get ready for it together.
 
London-based International Keynote Speaker and Actionable Futurist Andrew Grill looks at what's new and what's next, providing practical and actionable advice in each episode, where he is joined by global experts to talk about the near-term future. A futurist for over 35 years, Andrew will help you and your business stay ahead of the curve. Find out more at https://ActionableFuturist.com
 
Podcast Festivals is a series of online conferences started during COVID by Sam Sethi, Andrew Grill and Minter Dial. Our inaugural festival was held on 28th May, called ‘The Future of Podcasting’ and our second Podcast Festival called “Voices of the World” was held on 15th July. Over 600+ people have so far attended both our festivals. Some of the amazing podcasters spoke at our festivals including Kara Swisher the New York Times journalist and award-winning podcaster on Pivot, Jason Phipps ...
 
A podcast for curious minds in the financial services industry. Working in IT in the banking sector, it is easy to focus on keeping the lights on. In this podcast, host and Financial Services Industry Managing Director at VMware, Matthew O’Neill along with fellow VMware colleagues will explore the challenges and different facets of life in banking keeping CIOs awake at night. The goal is to transform the way banks and other financial service providers work and to provide the hose to put out ...
 
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Episode Notes 3 Takeaways: Spend lots of time with customers. That’s the best way to effectively communicate the services on offer and to get an honest barometer check on how well a customer’s needs are being met. Creating a broad, customer-focused definition of success motivates the entire organization to think about how and what needs to be done …
 
3 Takeaways: Technology changes are hard, but they're never quite as hard as the people, process and organizational changes that need to happen - the culture changes. The notion of agile portability is critical and getting progressively easier. When going through a digital transformation, it’s really important to talk about it openly as a community…
 
3 Takeaways: Security and especially cybersecurity is a scary reality across financial services. New technologies bring new risks and the bad guys only have to be successful once to make it worth their while. Listen to Tom and Chris for thought-provoking approaches. People should be seen as an investment, not a cost. To get the most from this inves…
 
Jono Coleman OAM died last week. Best known in the UK for the Virgin Radio breakfast show with Russ Williams, he was also on GLR, Heart 106.2, LBC (no, really), BBC London 94.9 and tradies favourite FIX Radio. While the BBC snootily relegated him to a local news story (and called his co-presenter “Russell Williams”), Jono’s death was quite rightly …
 
Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by the Best-Selling Author of “The Molecule of More” and Professor and Vice Chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University, Dr. Daniel Lieberman to explore issues including…. —How dopamine explains why we only want things until we get them,…
 
3 Takeaways: For exchanges, geographical sovereignty is a big deal when it comes to cloud data service providers. Because exchanges support many different regulators, they need to think about where the data sits, who operates that platform and who has access to the data - even if it’s encrypted. Security and data protection are important when consi…
 
Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by Futurist and author of the book, The Future of You, Tracey Follows to explore issues including… —Why in the future, you might be paying for your goods at the supermarket, not with a credit card or cell phone, but by using your face to make transactions, —How people might be able to ‘thought control’ mach…
 
3 Takeaways: Always invest time and effort in eliminating non-value added work and automating where possible. You can't continue to come back and ask for more money without demonstrating that you’re being responsible with the budget already given. Make sure your tech experts feel connected to the customer experience. Ask IT to do ride alongs - list…
 
Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson to forecast what the world will look like in 2050, including: —Digital life extension; —The toilets of the future; —The prospect that sex with robots might occur more often than sex between humans; —Hypersonic travel; —3-D printed fast food; and finally —A digital afterlife.…
 
3 Takeaways: Be very clear about why you want to go to a cloud model, and make sure you can get out when you want. The keys to success are attitude, belief and people. Hire people with diverse skill sets and actively encourage them to collaborate. If going to a cloud model is about cost savings, don’t put old workloads into something fancy. Don’t p…
 
On this episode of the podcast, we spoke with Mark Schaefer, someone I’ve known for nearly a decade. We first met in 2012 after he published the best selling book “Return on Influence” while I was the CEO of influencer platform Kred. He’s also the author of the world's best-selling book on Twitter, The Tao of Twitter, as well as a raft of other boo…
 
Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by Best-Selling Author Luke Burgis to explore issues including… —Why exactly we want the things that we want, —What’s so special about mirror neurons, —How babies learn to imitate within minutes of birth, —Why fulfillment stories are an effective way to overcome your mimetic impulses, and finally… —Why you …
 
3 Takeaways: When moving an application to the cloud, focus on the velocity of the move and the ability to revert rather than doing a lot of the optimization work on paper beforehand. Move and then optimize. Try to consolidate layers of redundant regulation that may have built up within an application over time. It saves customers time and money. M…
 
In this episode, we spoke to Bret Greenstein who is Global Head of AI & Analytics for leading consulting firm Cognizant. Brett leads Cognizant’s Global Data Practice, focused on helping Chief Data Officers transform their businesses through Data Modernization. Prior to this, Bret lead IBM Watson’s Internet of Things Offerings, establishing new IoT …
 
Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica, and author of Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days that Launched SpaceX, Eric Berger to explore issues including… —How Elon Musk demands the impossible from his employees - and more often than not gets it, —The specific challenges associated with creating a…
 
Episode Notes 3 Takeaways: Before kicking off an innovation project, make sure the proposed product has a clear business purpose and route to market. There are two kinds of innovation; Incremental Innovation - make things we already have better; and Disruptive Innovation - to change the game with something new or reimagined. The pandemic has increa…
 
Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by Best-Selling Author, Researcher, Behavior Scientist and Founder of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab Dr. BJ Fogg to explore issues including: —The evolutionary advantage to habits, and whether other animals exhibit them, —How habits make multi-tasking (or task-switching) possible, —The incentive shift fro…
 
3 Takeaways: Cyber attacks targeting market strategies and nonpublic market information are growing. The healthcare sector has become a more vulnerable target for extortion because of the pandemic. Organizations should proactively hunt out cyber threats before digital transformations or the rollout of new technologies. Key Quotes: “The healthcare s…
 
Nervous Habits host Ricky Rosen is joined by Best-Selling Author and Dating Expert Jon Birger to explore issues including… —Why you should think of dating apps more like visiting the eBay marketplace than actually looking for a life partner… —Why offline relationships are shown to be three or four times longer lasting than online relationships… —Ho…
 
In this episode, we spoke to Sue Walter who is the CEO of Maggie and Rose, London's first and best-loved family members club. Sue is no stranger to Member’s clubs, having been the CEO of the Hospital Club where we met back in 2011. The Hospital Club was a club for creatives and was founded by Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen and Dave Stewart from th…
 
[Thimon de Jong](https://www.linkedin.com/in/thimon/?originalSubdomain=nl) is a keynote speaker and founder of the strategy foresight firm [Whetston](https://www.whetston.com/). Thimon walks us through his predictions for the future of office life, the fate of cash and his idea for a bank app that could be the next big thing. **About Matthew** Matt…
 
Braintrust is the new model for how work gets done, says founder and Chief Revenue Officer Gabriel Luna-Ostaseki on this episode of the podcast. Braintrust is the first user-controlled talent network that connects organisations with highly skilled tech talent. In this fascinating discussion, we covered topics such as: Why the way we work is outdate…
 
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