The Irish Tech News Podcast

Irish Tech News
Irish Tech News are Ireland's number one online tech publication and often Ireland's number one tech podcast too.
We aim to cover innovation, entrepreneurs, startups, green tech, clean tech and tech for good that aims to help the planet.

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Miss Metaverse DESCRIPTION: Zuckerberg's Metaverse dream implodes, social ad spending plummets, layoffs, and tech stocks crash. Elon Musk is acting out his mid-life crisis in real time with the botched takeover of Twitter. Meanwhile newcomer TikTok stomps all over the American social media giants’ home turf. This week the Futurists looks at the turmoil in social media with guest futurist Katie King, AKA Miss Metaverse. Find out what’s next in social media and the future trends for online community. Subscribe and listen  to the Futurists Podcast where hosts Brett King and Robert Tercek interview the worlds foremost super-forecasters, thought leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs and futurists building the world of tomorrow. Together we will explore how our world will radically change as AI, bioscience, energy, food and agriculture, computing, the metaverse, the space industry, crypto, resource management, supply chain and climate will reshape our world over the next 100 years. Join us on The Futurists and we will see you in the future! Brett King is a world-renowned entrepreneur, futurist, speaker, international bestselling author, and media personality. China’s President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in his 2018 national address; the same book that was listed as a Top 10 non-fiction book in North America. In 2019 his book Bank 4.0 was awarded the Top Book by a Foreign Author in Russia for that year. Robert Tercek is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and educator focused on the process of dematerialization and innovation. In his professional capacity, Mr. Tercek is a seasoned business executive with deep expertise in digital media and internet services. He is a prolific creator of interactive programs and products. He has designed and launched successful consumer experiences on every digital platform, including digital television, game consoles, broadband Internet, and mobile networks. In 2021, Mr. Tercek was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year by the Media Excellence Awards for his leadership in designing and launching COVID SMART™, an interactive training program designed to keep workers safe on the job during the pandemic.

Dec 3

1 hr 1 min

Dan Sutherland, Self Group. Dan Sutherland has worked in technology for 25 years. His deep knowledge of how things are done is met by a rigorous questioning of why things are done that way, often with surprising results. An early foray into unconventional thinking came when his managed hosting company was running services for eBay. In the days before cloud computing he realised that for them the data centre was horribly inefficient, so he persuaded them to move to a utility model, a forerunner of cloud computing, which was faster, cheaper and greener. “It worked so well that in 2005 we took the decision to pivot from being a managed hosting business into a very early cloud company.” He ran this business for another 11 years, before selling it to Six Degrees in 2016. Dan admits he enjoys working with cutting-edge technologies – where he can tackle big challenges. Your host is Jillian Godsil

Dec 2

30 min 3 sec

How does our lived experience shape us, in the path that we follow and the people that we surround ourselves with? How do we instill kindness in the next generation, and teach them to be mindful? In this episode of One Vision, Theo and Stephanie chat with Genevieve Dozier, speaker, board director of PayTech Women, and founder & CEO Warpaint Consulting, on her past, present and future, playing by the rules, and leading with authenticity. Prepare to be inspired.

Dec 1

43 min 43 sec

Constant Monitoring by Artificial Intelligence Description: The future of healthcare and machine intelligence, featuring Dr Phillip Alvelda, the founder and chairman of Medio Labs.  The pandemic accelerated the introduction of direct-to-consumer healthcare with clinical grade accuracy. Phillip explains how AI will amplify this process by reducing cost to scale. But the prospect of constant surveillance raises other concerns, and that leads to a lively Futurists debate about China’s advances in AI and a new round of US export controls. Subscribe and listen  to the Futurists Podcast where hosts Brett King and Robert Tercek interview the worlds foremost super-forecasters, thought leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs and futurists building the world of tomorrow. Together we will explore how our world will radically change as AI, bioscience, energy, food and agriculture, computing, the metaverse, the space industry, crypto, resource management, supply chain and climate will reshape our world over the next 100 years. Join us on The Futurists and we will see you in the future! Brett King is a world-renowned entrepreneur, futurist, speaker, international bestselling author, and media personality. China’s President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in his 2018 national address; the same book that was listed as a Top 10 non-fiction book in North America. In 2019 his book Bank 4.0 was awarded the Top Book by a Foreign Author in Russia for that year. Robert Tercek is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and educator focused on the process of dematerialization and innovation. In his professional capacity, Mr. Tercek is a seasoned business executive with deep expertise in digital media and internet services. He is a prolific creator of interactive programs and products. He has designed and launched successful consumer experiences on every digital platform, including digital television, game consoles, broadband Internet, and mobile networks. In 2021, Mr. Tercek was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year by the Media Excellence Awards for his leadership in designing and launching COVID SMART™, an interactive training program designed to keep workers safe on the job during the pandemic.

Nov 27

54 min 14 sec

Sandipan Chakraborty Conversations and Insights The future of Cash and the growing CashTech ecosystem  #cash#digital #payments #Fintech CashTech, believe it or not, is an emerging Fintech ecosystem globally. Cash is increasing but cash payments are declining. I discuss CashTech with the founder and CEO of the Swiss-based CashTech Sonect, Sandipan Chakraborty. He also shares insights and takeaways from the recent `Future of Cash` conference in Madrid.  Sandipan Chakraborty - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandipanchakraborty/?originalSubdomain=ch Sonect - www.sonect.net The future of Cash https://thefutureofcash.com/ Sandipan is the founder and CEO of SONECT. Prior to founding SONECT, he spent well over a decade at Credit Suisse in various management roles and specializes in payments, core banking and regulatory compliance. He is an engineer by education and passionate about new technology. He believes technology change management is necessary to adapt any human behavior particularly in the space of payments. Dr. Efi Pylarinou is the No.1 Global Woman Influencer in Finance & the Data conversation by Refinitiv, a Top Thought Leader by Onalytica, and a Top Digital Futurist, Linkedin and Twitter Voice, by Engatica. A seasoned Wall Street professional & a recognized technology thought leader on innovation topics. Founder of Efi Pylarinou Advisory servicing Big Tech, Financial Services and Fintech clients. She strongly believes in building bridges between the old and the new economy. She shares her passion of content creation with her 190,000+ followers on Linkedin and 18,000+ on Twitter.  Join her on the social platforms https://linktr.ee/Efiglobal

Nov 26

34 min 5 sec

The proliferation of digital assets has accelerated rapidly in recent years. From crypto and NFT to CBDC, security tokens, and beyond, digital assets are disrupting the financial services ecosystem. While blockchain might have begun as a cryptocurrency payment platform, it has evolved to cover much wider and interesting use cases. Going back to the original roots of One Vision (originally known as Rhetoriq), we are delighted to introduce our new regular co-host, Max Tee, to join us on the show and to bring us new storylines from the digital assets and web3 world. Get ready to mix things up and get max’ed out — right here on One Vision.

Nov 24

24 min 43 sec

After the past three tricky years coping with Covid-19 and hybrid and remote working, businesses have had a lot to deal with. One thing they can do to shape the future of work and redefine their company culture is by using recognition. By using recognition as a tool, businesses can ensure that employees are happy and engaged and in turn, will stay for the long term. One of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition and engagement is Derek Irvine, a senior vice president at Irish tech unicorn Workhuman. Derek talks to Ronan about his background, how organisations can use recognition to shape the future of work, lack of trust and more. More about Derek Irvine: As senior vice president, client strategy and consulting at Workhuman, Derek helps clients - including some of the world’s most admired companies - leverage proven recognition strategies and best practices to elevate employee engagement, increase retention, and improve bottom-line results. While he currently leads the company’s strategy & consulting services division, Derek oversaw the company’s global marketing and rewards functions from 2000 to 2010, growing Workhuman from a start-up to the Unicorn organisation it is today. Derek is one of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition and engagement and continuous performance management, helping business leaders set a higher vision and ambition for their company culture. As a renowned speaker and co-author of three books - “Making Work Human,” “Winning with a Culture of Recognition” and “The Power of Thanks” - he teaches HR leaders how to use recognition to proactively manage company culture.

Nov 22

32 min 14 sec

In this conversation we catch up with Shawn Deegan, Head of Cloud at Presidio, to get his take on the latest trends in technology and cloud based solutions Shawn Deegan, Head of Cloud at Presidio Shawn joined Presidio in 2021 and is responsible for Presidio’s Cloud Solutions Group in EMEA. He has over 20 years’ experience helping customers get the most out their IT investments. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Shawn moved his family to the UK in 2017 after stints in the US over the previous 10 years. He has been working with Cloud technologies since 2008 and is passionate about supporting customers accelerate their digital innovation initiatives utilizing the most powerful cloud solutions on the market. When not working, Shawn loves to travel and explore new places and cultures with his family. About Presidio Presidio is a global digital services and solutions provider accelerating business transformation through secured technology modernisation. Highly skilled teams of engineers and solutions architects with deep expertise across cloud, security, networking and modern data centre infrastructure help customers acquire, deploy and operate technology that delivers impactful business outcomes. Presidio is a trusted strategic advisor with a flexible full life cycle model of professional, managed, support and staffing services to help execute, secure, operationalise and maintain technology solutions. Presidio has an unrivalled network of partnership accreditations with leading global IT vendors and is an AWS Gold and consulting partner, Microsoft Gold, Cisco Gold, Citrix Platinum, Dell Technologies Titanium, HP and Lenovo Platinum and an IBM Gold partner. Presidio is a global scale Apple Authorised Enterprise Reseller. In Ireland, Presidio employs over 300 people and generates revenues of over €260m. Headquartered in New York, USA, Presidio serves approximately 7,300 middle-market large and government organisations across a diverse range of industries. Presidio employs approximately 3,200 professionals including 1,600 technical engineers and drives revenues of over $3.1 billion. https://www.presidio.com/europe

Nov 21

31 min 34 sec

NFTs has its roots in experimentation, according to Alex Mitrovitch, CEO of the innovative Unique Network, which in turn has its roots in carbon neutral technology and innovation. This is the basis of Mitrovitch’s tenets – technology does not have to burn the planet, in fact the opposite is true, innovation in technology can help save the planet. To find out more, tune in. Your host is Jillian Godsil

Nov 21

30 min 21 sec

Australia’s foremost trainer of futurist leaders, Zoe Routh, shares practical insight into her business. She explains how senior executives can improve the entire organization when they master the skill of foresight. Zoe is the author of five books about futurism and leadership and foresight practice to be better leaders. WEBSITE:  https://www.zoerouth.com Subscribe and listen  to the Futurists Podcast where hosts Brett King and Robert Tercek interview the worlds foremost super-forecasters, thought leaders, technologists, entrepreneurs and futurists building the world of tomorrow. Together we will explore how our world will radically change as AI, bioscience, energy, food and agriculture, computing, the metaverse, the space industry, crypto, resource management, supply chain and climate will reshape our world over the next 100 years. Join us on The Futurists and we will see you in the future! Brett King is a world-renowned entrepreneur, futurist, speaker, international bestselling author, and media personality. China’s President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in his 2018 national address; the same book that was listed as a Top 10 non-fiction book in North America. In 2019 his book Bank 4.0 was awarded the Top Book by a Foreign Author in Russia for that year. Robert Tercek is an award-winning author, entrepreneur, and educator focused on the process of dematerialization and innovation. In his professional capacity, Mr. Tercek is a seasoned business executive with deep expertise in digital media and internet services. He is a prolific creator of interactive programs and products. He has designed and launched successful consumer experiences on every digital platform, including digital television, game consoles, broadband Internet, and mobile networks. In 2021, Mr. Tercek was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year by the Media Excellence Awards for his leadership in designing and launching COVID SMART™, an interactive training program designed to keep workers safe on the job during the pandemic.

Nov 20

59 min 55 sec