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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.

If you have a good story drop us a line.

    Practical Sustainability in Disruptive Times, Corey Glickman and Jeff Kavanaugh

    Practical Sustainability in Disruptive Times, Corey Glickman and Jeff Kavanaugh

    Earlier this year my colleague Simon Cocking reviewed the book Practical sustainability, circular commerce, smarter spaces and happier humans. Written by Corey Glickman and Jeff Kavanaugh, the book shares specific examples and case studies as well as reinforcing the concepts outlined by the authors. Ronan talks to Corey and Jeff, about the book, practical sustainability tips and more.

    More about Corey and Jeff:

    Corey Glickman is vice president and head of the Infosys Sustainability & Design business, which develops and deploys Smart Space technologies at private and public organisations. Corey has over 35 years of experience in industry consulting, providing advice on technology and business.

    He is an expert in strategic design, digital transformation, customer experience strategy, and the use of visualisation applied to the development of innovative products, processes, and services. Corey specialises in the formation of design and innovation programs, overseeing execution teams, working in a global centers of excellence that creates breakthrough business solutions and technologies.

    Corey is a member of the World Economic Forum Pioneer Cities working group, and he is also a Singularity University faculty expert guest lecturer. He has served on review boards for publications like the Harvard Business Review, and he has won international design awards, including being named one of the 100 most influential designers of the decade by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He lives in the Pittsburgh area.

    Jeff Kavanaugh is vice president and global head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute, the research and thought leadership arm of tech services leader Infosys, and previously led their manufacturing consulting unit. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. Under his leadership, the Knowledge Institute’s team of award-winning producers, editors, journalists, and analysts publishes a wide portfolio of thought leadership each year.

    Jeff is the author of the books The Live Enterprise: Create a Continuously Evolving and Learning Organisation(McGraw-Hill, 2021) and Consulting Essentials: The Art & Science of People, Facts, and Frameworks (Lioncrest, 2018). He has also been published in Harvard Business Review and other leading periodicals. Jeff lives in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

    • 48 min
    Maarten Ectors - on creating an index token that gets invested in such a way to beat the market - From Pollen DeFi

    Maarten Ectors - on creating an index token that gets invested in such a way to beat the market - From Pollen DeFi

    Maarten Ectors is a man of many parts, mostly disruptive. He joined the Pollen DeFi team in October just after the initial founders put the project together. He reckons it’s all about the money, follow the money.

    “Take a step back,” Ectors advises. “Ten years ago if you had money it was relatively easy to invest through a broker or asset manager. Then Warren Buffet came along and burst the bubble pointing out that most of the managers never beat the market. So the next opportunity was indexed funds which were expected to go up – continually. Except that is not sustainable so where can money go now?

    “So, why not create an index token that gets invested in such a way to beat the market. But if the market goes down, then you go short. If the market goes up, you go long. And what if we can make something that the investors pay gas fees to rebalance their assets? And that last part is the key to Pollen.”

    To find out more, tune into the podcast

    Your host is Jillian Godsil

    • 27 min
    An inclusive plan to deal with AI, Inequality, and Climate

    An inclusive plan to deal with AI, Inequality, and Climate

    #AI #Technology #Economy


    Description: Technosocialism is the way the authors of the new book `The Rise of Technosocialism` suggest we tackle the complex large-scale problems that are facing humanity - Inequality, AI, and Climate.In this episode, I discuss new concepts with futurist Brett King for our socio-economic future. 


     Brett King https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettking/
     The Rise of Technosocialism https://riseoftechnosocialism.com/

    Brett King is a world-renowned futurist and speaker, an International Bestselling Author, and media personality. President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in his address to the nation in 2018. In 2019 his book Bank 4.0 was awarded the Top Book by a Foreign Author in Russia. In 2020 he was inducted into the Fintech Hall of Fame by CB Insights. King hosts the world's #1 ranked Radio show and Podcast on FinTech called "Breaking Banks" and is the Chairman and Founder of Moven.

    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

    • 25 min
    Random collision of fintech minds

    Random collision of fintech minds

    If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be? Would you be a spy, a lead singer in a rock band, a legendary product designer, or something else? What happens when fintech minds collide in the most random fashion? 

    In this episode of One Vision, which at times feels more like a family dinner conversation, Theo reunites with Barb MacLean and Chris Garrod to talk about our virtual selves, technology, and Barb’s fintech playlist. While we might all be at different physical locations, fintech will always be the common bond that brings us back together. All aboard the crazy train, shall we?

    • 39 min
    Zhanat Makhataeva, PhD candidate in Robotics Engineering at Nazarbayev University School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, on the human memory augmentation app she is developing

    Zhanat Makhataeva, PhD candidate in Robotics Engineering at Nazarbayev University School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, on the human memory augmentation app she is developing

    A very common problem amongst older people is the development of cognitive disorders. This results in more round the clock care needed which can be very expensive. But it’s not all doom and gloom as there is a solution being developed that will help. Zhanat Makhataeva, PhD candidate in Robotics Engineering at Nazarbayev University School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, has developed an app for digital headsets called ExoMem , an AR-based human memory augmentation system.

    Zhanat talks about the app, the equipment used with the app, future versions of the app, the freedom users will have, and Microsoft HoloLens. Zhanat also talks about how developing the app came about, how improving technology has helped, battery life, memory, trying to live a normal life, future plans for the project, AI, and her internship with Microsoft in London.

    More about the app Zhanat is developing:

    The app works by recognising and remembering objects and their location to aid individuals and mitigate the effects of conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s.

    Zhanat believes that AR head-mounted displays, computing technologies, and AI algorithms can significantly benefit research in assistive systems and human-technology interaction, especially for people affected by cognitive impairments and memory decline.

    The augmentation of hearing and vision in humans, which can help both healthy people and people with cognitive impairments, is a possible direction for AR and AI research. By restoring the perception and memory functions of people with cognitive impairments, we can improve not only the lives of patients, but also those around them.

    • 21 min
    The Digital Mindset & the Human side of Digital Transformation, Kamales Lardi

    The Digital Mindset & the Human side of Digital Transformation, Kamales Lardi

    Description: The role of humans in the Deep Digital Transformation required to build a sustainable and resilient business, is ever more important. In this episode, we talk about Digital Maturity from the mindset point of view. We highlight the broken customer journey in financial services, the shift in values of Millenials, Gen Z and Gen A. 


    Kamales Lardi, beleives that the futureof business is not just about your company and your offering to customers, it isan ecosystem, a collaborative and co-optive environment which includes suppliers, partners and employees,rather than a competitive one. This is one of several points that she discusses extensively in her upcoming book to be published by Wiley.

    Kamales Lardi is a leading emerging technology professional who has recently been appointed as MD for Switzerland for Valtech.

    Kamales Lardi is a bold and strategic thinker in digital andbusiness transformation. She combines over 22 years of deep cross-industryexperience with the latest digital and technology solutions. Kamales is listedin the “Top 10 Global Influencers & Thought Leaders in DigitalTransformation” (Thinkers360) and Top 50 Women in Tech Influencers 2021 (TheAwards Magazine). Since establishing Lardi & Partner Consulting GmbH in2012, Kamales has advised many multinational companies across variousindustries in Europe, Asia and Africa for over a decade. In June 2022, Kamalesjoined Valtech, a global business transformation company, as the ManagingDirector Switzerland.

    Kamales is aTeaching Fellow at Durham University Business School, and is the Chair of theFORBES Business Council Women Executives. She is a dynamic and influentialspeaker and presents regularly at corporate and industry conferences. In 2022,Kamales was recognized in International 40 Over 40 - The World's Most InspiringWomen by CapGemini Invent and Female One Zero.

    Kamales Lardi: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamaleslardi/

    Upcoming book The Human Side of DigitalBusiness Transformation, by Wiley Hardcover – 27 Oct. 2022 https://www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Human+Side+of+Digital+Business+Transformation-p-9781119871019

    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

    • 44 min

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