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Telecoms.com Podcast
Digital Transformation World and Africa

Telecoms.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 117:31


The pod is blessed by no less than two special guests this week. First we chat to Analyst James Crawshaw from Omdia about the recent Digital Transformation Event they all attended in Copenhagen and reflect on the eponymous topic as well as whatever larks were had on tour. James then makes way for Paula Gilbert who edits the Connecting Africa site. She and the guys discuss the latest telecoms developments in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent. Stay up to date with the most important telecoms stories from around the world with the Telecoms.com daily newsletter. Delivered FREE and direct to your inbox every day: http://ow.ly/XPA150KWZmO

Female Leaders on Fire
Ep 068: What Men Can Do to Support Women in Telecoms

Female Leaders on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 24:45


This week, we're going to be talking about what men can do to support women in tech and telecoms. I just want to start off today by being really, really clear about where we stand at the moment with the lack of gender parity, the gender pay gap and the lack of gender equality, we don't put any of the blame on men, this isn't a judgment on their position, not at all. But there are more John as CEOs than there are women, there is a 136-year gender pay gap and there are still numerous complaints around sexual harassment. So, men need to be part of the solution because women will never achieve equity in the workplace or in life if they're the only gender working towards it.  Here are the highlights: (05:12) Understand what privilege is (07:45) Gender and equality come up in more than one form (10:46) Advocate for fair workplace policies (14:02) Take the parental leave (14:51) Offer to mentor or sponsor (16:52) Be mindful of harassment (18:09) Give women credit for their ideas (20:10) Don't interrupt  (21:16) Speak up    Listen and subscribe to the podcast now, and find out more about me at www.nicolaskorko.com Follow me on Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-buckley-strongher/ Download the Overwhelm to On Fire Checklist here: https://nicolaskorko.com/overwhelm-to-on-fire-checklist/ Contact my through Speakpipe here: https://www.speakpipe.com/femaleleadersonfirepodcast  For more details on how to work with me Go too www.nicolaskorko.com Or email nicola@nicolaskorko.com  

Telecoms.com Podcast
Ukraine, 5G SA and Twitter

Telecoms.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 120:56


The guys are joined by Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Andrew Wooden this week and start by discussing a recent interview of his with the CTO of Ukrainian operator Kyivstar, about the challenges of keeping communications online in a country under invasion. They move on to review the state of play with the big switch to standalone 5G before finishing with a quick look at the latest developments in the Twitter acquisition saga.

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast
2110: Benchling and the Tech Cloud-based platform for Biotech R&D

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 20:40


Biotechnology is leading the most important scientific revolution since computing. R&D is the key to unleashing biotechnology's potential to transform our world radically, but software hasn't kept up with science. Scientists deserve and urgently need technology that's designed for what they do. But I invited Paul Robson to join me on the podcast to discuss how Benchling R&D Cloud is built for scientific work. We talk about the shortcomings currently present within life sciences R&D that inspired its creation and the role of the cloud, and how its transforming R&D in life sciences to speed up scientific discoveries, including Covid-19 research. About Paul Paul Robson is Head of Field Operations at Benchling, overseeing all aspects of global sales, from deployment and customer success to strategic partnerships and regional expansion. Paul brings more than 25 years of experience scaling high-performing field organizations. Most recently, as President of International at Adobe, he led global business across 160 countries. He joined Adobe in 2011 and played a key role in the company's transformation from packaged desktop software to a cloud subscription model. Prior to Adobe, Paul held leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard and Compaq. Paul is an advisory member on Telecoms and Technology for UK Trade & Investment and board member of techUK. Originally from Australia, Paul graduated from Western Sydney University and holds graduate degrees from INSEAD and University of Helsinki.

Female Leaders on Fire
Ep 067: Creating Your Personal Brand with Jo Gilfoy

Female Leaders on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 39:58


This week, I'm joined by the wonderful Jo Gilfoy. Jo is someone that kept me sane throughout my corporate career and is someone that I looked up to and I am very much inspired by her. She brings a brilliant combination of being very strategic, very directive, and very clear but also brings a lot of femininity and sparkle to any room that she's in. Jo is Global Head of Commercial, Planning and Engagement at Vodaphone and has worked in telco for over 25 years.  We talk about Jo's career, being courageous and kind, the importance of being part of a woman's network and Jo's shoes! Here are the highlights:  (02:48) Jo's career (06:48) Women's network (11:01) Don't grow a wishbone where your backbone should be  (15:30) Be courageous and kind (18:08) You've got to be the voice for people who feel they don't have one (22:09) Jo's biggest challenges in her career (27:44) Paternity leave (34:24) What Jo wants to achieve in the next 10 years (35:25) Jo's final message   Listen and subscribe to the podcast now, and find out more about me at www.nicolaskorko.com Follow me on Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-buckley-strongher/ Download the Overwhelm to On Fire Checklist here: https://nicolaskorko.com/overwhelm-to-on-fire-checklist/ Contact my through Speakpipe here: https://www.speakpipe.com/femaleleadersonfirepodcast  For more details on how to work with me Go too www.nicolaskorko.com Or email nicola@nicolaskorko.com   About Jo: Jo has worked in telco for over 25 years from working at Nokia when Snake was THE only game to be playing, to launching the first global MVNO with Virgin Mobile,  disrupting the world of using your phone abroad by abolishing roaming with Vodafone & have had the privilege of leading great people in global teams in sales, commercial, engineering, product, marketing & products teams. Jo is passionate about education, equality diversity & inclusion, she enjoys leading multiple Women's Networks & has lectured on BA Hons & MBA courses in the UK & the USA.   Contact Jo: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannagilfoy/     Produced by The Podcast Boutique     

The Big Story
Will the government get tough on telecoms?

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 27:05


We learned earlier this summer just how vulnerable our connected services can be. It seems like the government did, too. With a new memorandum of understanding and revisions to the competition act, it looks as if the federal government is trying to stabilize what many consider an essential service. But will new regulations have any teeth? And how could it change what services Canadians receive, and how much they pay?GUEST: Vass Bednar, executive director of the Masters of Public Policy in Digital Society program at McMaster University

Business Drive
Nigerian Communications Commission To Tackle Telecoms Crimes

Business Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 1:05


The Nigerian Communications Commission has teamed with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps to tackle some of the criminal activities bedevilling the telecom industry, such as telecom equipment vandalism and fraudulent registration of Subscriber Identity Module cards among others. Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, hailed the Memorandum of Understanding sealed between the agency and the Commission, for which the gathering was to explore how the Corps will deploy enabling laws, subsidiary legislations, and extant guidelines to arrest any form of criminality in the sector. Danbatta, says over the years, the NCC has been working with relevant law enforcement agencies, and in particular the NSCDC, towards protecting the telecom sector from all kinds of criminal behaviour.

Female Leaders on Fire
Ep 066: 7 Steps to Own Your Unique Value

Female Leaders on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 23:40


I'm really excited about today's episode because this is a subject that is very close to my heart and something I often focus on with clients. This episode is all about how to own your value. How to own your unique value that you bring to your organisations. So I'm going to be talking about a video I watched from Margie Warrell that inspired this episode, and then I will talk a little bit about why it might be challenging for women to own their value. Then we're going to talk about how you might be hiding your light a little bit and what sort of things you are doing and finally, I'm going to help you to recognise your own value.    Here are the highlights: (02:38) Power has no gender (07:23) Why are you not owning your value at the moment? (07:36) Negative comparisons (08:47) Overly focused on your development needs (09:44) You're not owning your values (13:02) Identify your magic (16:02) Share and speak to your value (18:03) Set yourself some self-growth goals (20:30) As a woman at the top of your organisation you have a responsibility to own your value    Margie Warrell - Power has no gender  talk    Listen and subscribe to the podcast now, and find out more about me at www.nicolaskorko.com Follow me on Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-buckley-strongher/ Download the Overwhelm to On Fire Checklist here: https://nicolaskorko.com/overwhelm-to-on-fire-checklist/ Contact my through Speakpipe here: https://www.speakpipe.com/femaleleadersonfirepodcast  For more details on how to work with me Go too www.nicolaskorko.com Or email nicola@nicolaskorko.com  

Bill Kelly Show
Ont. gives OK to Colleges to expedite International Nurse Registration, Forcing seniors into LTC care is not the solution & Telecoms sign deal to help each other in the future!

Bill Kelly Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 44:15


The Bill Kelly Show Podcast: Ontario's minister of health has told the province's nursing college to go ahead with regulatory changes that could get thousands more internationally trained nurses into practice more quickly. This sounds like a step in the right direction, but what else needs to be done?   GUEST: Dr. Claudette Holloway, President of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario - Ontario's health care system is in crisis. Our government's latest response? Extreme measures that will only worsen the lives of frail elders and people with disabilities, and their families, in the form of Bill 7: the more Beds, Better Care Act. But forcing our elderly into long-term care homes is not the solution. GUEST: Dr. Amit Arya, Palliative Care Lead with Kensington Gardens Long Term Care Home, Toronto and faculty at McMaster University - Canada's major telecommunications companies have signed on to a formal agreement that could stave off the worst effects of a major outage such as the one that hit the Rogers network in July, the federal government announced Wednesday. As part of the deal, the major carriers have agreed to support and assist their competitors during any future major network outages so customers can still make calls, access 911 emergency services and conduct business transactions. How much can we rely on this signed deal? GUEST: Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University

BNP Paribas Wealth Management
Stay Defensive Boost Allocation to Infrastructure Assets

BNP Paribas Wealth Management

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 2:24


 In challenging markets for a 60/40 portfolio boost private assets allocation to include Infrastructure Assets    As investors look for diversify from the traditional 60/40 portfolio with rising stock markets and falling bond yields, examine infrastructure as an asset class.    · In an inflationary world with stable, inflation-adjusted cash flows, in critical asset backed, defensive assets complimented with income distributions and potential equity upside.     · With growing deficits world-wide the public sector will need to private infrastructure to build out critical areas including especially pertinent today energy independence.    Until 2040 there will be a $12 trillion financing gap for infrastructure globally.     Private Infrastructure: private infrastructure offers a more defensive profile with potential private equity like value-creation upside complimenting a private assets allocation.     1. RESILIENT UNDERLYING ASSETS: Invest in assets providing essential services with high barriers to entry. Energy & Utilities, Transport, Social Infrastructure, Telecoms, and Renewables     2. INFLATION-LINKED REVENUES: Infrastructure investments are structured with revenues indexed to inflation (naturally or contractually)     3. DIVERSIFICATION IN A PRIVATE INVESTMENT ALLOCATION: Infrastructure offers an exposure to different assets compared with traditional companies or real estate assets      4. A GROWING ASSET CLASS: Private Infrastructure asset class is significantly growing, with USD101bn raised between Q1 and Q3 2021     5. REGULAR INCOME DISTRIBUTIONS: Stable and predictable cash flows of underlying assets allow infrastructure to make regular distributions     6. LOW VOLATILITY IN REVENUES: Infrastructure deals generate revenues through concessions and long-term contracts with counterparts (governments, blue-chip infrastructure service providers, etc.)  

Telecoms.com Podcast
Satellites, Open RAN and big tech

Telecoms.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 99:42


The guys finally return from their respective summer breaks, tanned, refreshed and ready to pod. They start by mulling over the renewed interest in the satellite-direct-to-phone sector, catalysed by Elon Musk's recently stated ambitions in that direction. They follow that with a look at the pros and cons of VMO2 dabbling with Open RAN before concluding by assessing the merits of European calls for big tech to contribute to the cost of telecoms networks. Stay up to date with the most important telecoms stories from around the world with the Telecoms.com daily newsletter. Delivered FREE and direct to your inbox every day: ow.ly/hqNV50IWnYk

Female Leaders on Fire
Ep 065: 10 Benefits of Gender Parity for Organisations

Female Leaders on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 30:16


In today's episode, we're gonna be talking about something that I am really passionate about. It's at the heart of the work that I do within my coaching and consulting business, it's the benefits of gender equality within organisations. We have made huge progress over the last couple of years that are really supporting women. Things like flexible working, policies around compassionate leave for miscarriages and also menopause support. There are a lot more things in place but that is off the back of really going backwards during lockdown. The story for women through lockdown is that they tend to step into the breach and carry more of the invisible load at home. So juggling huge roles at work with homeschooling, keeping things ticking along at home and all of the invisible load that goes with it. This actually meant that the gender pay gap went from 100 years to 136 years. So what that means is, if everything carries on the way it is within organisations, the gender pay gap will be closed within 136 years. Women are still routinely underpaid compared with men when filling the same roles   Here are the highlights: (10:49) It will lead to a better economy (12:20) Improved productivity (15:02) Increased growth and innovation (17:57) More flexible working (20:05) A more stable workforce (22:39) Happier employees (23:36) Improved customer targeting (25:09) Better quality of life (26:02) Consumers care about a company's ethics and social responsibility Listen and subscribe to the podcast now, and find out more about me at www.nicolaskorko.com Follow me on Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-buckley-strongher/ Download the Overwhelm to On Fire Checklist here: https://nicolaskorko.com/overwhelm-to-on-fire-checklist/ Contact my through Speakpipe here: https://www.speakpipe.com/femaleleadersonfirepodcast For more details on how to work with me Go too www.nicolaskorko.com Or email nicola@nicolaskorko.com  

Female Leaders on Fire
Ep 064: Super Charge your Leadership with Feedback with Victoria Bond

Female Leaders on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 44:44


This week, I'm joined by the brilliant Victoria Bond. Victoria is the founder of Space HR an employee feedback and engagement business. Her team have built a new style of employee engagement approach and put employee feedback at the heart of business. We talk about the benefits of anonymous feedback, why it's so important and the joy of watching Undercover Boss!   Here are the highlights: (04:42) Setting up Space HR (08:00) Employee engagement (14:19) Why is employee feedback so critical? (24:15) How can something start a feedback culture in their organisation? (28:49) How does a huge change affect the feedback and engagement? (36:36) Undercover Boss (40:58) Quickfire questions   Listen and subscribe to the podcast now, and find out more about me at www.nicolaskorko.com Follow me on Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-buckley-strongher/ Download the Overwhelm to On Fire Checklist here: https://nicolaskorko.com/overwhelm-to-on-fire-checklist/ Contact me through Speakpipe here: https://www.speakpipe.com/femaleleadersonfirepodcast For more details on how to work with me Go too www.nicolaskorko.com Or email nicola@nicolaskorko.com   About Victoria: Victoria is the Founder of Space HR, an employee feedback and engagement business. Her and her team have built a new style of employee engagement approach & put employee feedback at the heart of the business. Victoria has over 15 years' experience working in senior HR roles within high-growth and ambitious businesses. She specialises in helping start-ups and companies with high growth ambitions reach their potential. Having worked in various industries and headed up a high-volume M&A team, she is passionate about business success.   Contact Victoria: Website: https://www.spacehr.co.uk/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/employeeengagementvb/ Podcast: HR Director's Cut   Produced by The Podcast Boutique  

LINXcast
S3 Ep.08 LINX Roundup inc new African IXP, LINX Nairobi, in Kenya

LINXcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 14:28


  In what has been a very busy period for telecoms, LINXcast host Jez Orbell rounds up all the latest news from the London Internet Exchange. We cover the launch of LINX Nairobi, LINX's first physical footprint in Africa, network expansion of the London network, plus the new LINX Marketplace sales platform. The events section has details of the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2022 in Rwanda, the LINX Mini Meeting in London, and the 15th European Peering Form (EPF15) in Rome. Next, we have a question for you. Have you ever wondered what journey consumer banking and payment information takes on its way to ‘approved' or ‘order confirmed' status? Well, you're about to find out in a bonus feature on Payment Processors and the Data Journey. For more LINX news read our online newsletter: www.linx.net/linx-newsletter LINXcast theme music by Scott Holmes (FMA)  

RNZ: Dateline Pacific
From Huawei to Vodafone - who is who in Pacific telecoms?

RNZ: Dateline Pacific

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 13:09


From Huawei towers in the Solomons to an Australian government brokered purchase of Digicel in Fiji we talk with an expert about some of the interesting developments in Pacific telecommunications.

3%ers Business Coaching
S2 E5 Interview With Michael Leigh

3%ers Business Coaching

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 34:58


This week's interview is with Michael Leigh a business mentor based in North London, UK. Who is Michael? Over 25 years at the top of the Telecoms, Technology & Media industry with both Blue Chip Companies and SME start-ups, has allowed him to understand how to navigate business opportunities. Michael has spent the last 10 years helping SME Owners to build companies that prosper with - or without- their hands-on involvement. The books mentioned in this episode are ; · The Great Acceleration – How the World is getting faster, Faster by Robert Colville · Four Thousand Weeks: Time and how to use it – Oliver Burkeman My Go-To author is Matthew Syed who wrote the Seminal book “Bounce- The Myth of Talent & the Power of Practice”. He writes weekly for the Sunday Times as well as contributes to a BBC podcast Sideways and was the power behind the podcast Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy. All of his books will cause you to think afresh. I highly recommend that you reach out and connect with Michael, using https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikepleigh/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rich-hunter-rice/message

Female Leaders on Fire
Ep 063: The Impact of Leading as Yourself with Jake Morrison

Female Leaders on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 68:17


This week, I am joined by Jake Morrison. Jake is the Chief Executive at Citizens Advice Wokingham in Berkshire. At 18 he was the youngest elected politician in the UK joining Liverpool City Council in 2011 and working as a Member of Parliament at 19. He is open about living with mental ill-health, having Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, C-PTSD and ADHD. His style of leadership is completely true and real. It's almost beyond authentic leadership. This is leadership where you are showing up with how you are feeling. You're showing up with empathy and understanding, and you are also showing up with vulnerability and sharing the truth of what's going on for you. And that's when you are at your most powerful because you set that as a culture, you create that role model for everyone else in your organisation.   Here are the highlights: (06:12) Jake's story (14:33) Being a CEO at such a young age (23:28) I feel that our team massively care (30:20) Becoming a mental health first aid instructor (36:04) The health and safety executive stress survey (41:51) How has his mental health journey helped him grow into his CEO role (47:01) It's about stigma (55:05) The importance of having empathy (56:20) Jake's final message   Listen and subscribe to the podcast now, and find out more about me at www.nicolaskorko.com Follow me on Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-buckley-strongher/ Download the Overwhelm to On Fire Checklist here: https://nicolaskorko.com/overwhelm-to-on-fire-checklist/ For more details on how to work with me Go too www.nicolaskorko.com Or email nicola@nicolaskorko.com   About Jake: Jake is 29, from Liverpool, and is Chief Executive at Citizens Advice Wokingham in Berkshire. At 18 he was the youngest elected politician in the UK joining Liverpool City Council in 2011 and working for a Member of Parliament at 19. He is open about living with mental ill-health, having Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder, C-PTSD and ADHD. Working to raise awareness and increase people's knowledge, skills and confidence, he became a Mental Health First Aid instructor and has now trained over 540 people in 15 months. Contact Jake: Website: www.citizensadvicewokingham.org.uk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmorrison92/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/eijake?lang=en   Produced by The Podcast Boutique    

Startup Selling: Talking Sales with Scott Sambucci
Ep. 148: Develop Your LinkedIn Real Estate & Hiring Sales Talent in the Caribbean – A Conversation with Jarrod Best-Mitchell

Startup Selling: Talking Sales with Scott Sambucci

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 57:32


In this episode of the Startup Selling Podcast, I interviewed Jarrod Best-Mitchell. Jarrod is recognized for three things. - His passion for Sales and sharing that knowledge with his community. - His expert understanding of the B2B platform LinkedIn - His undying love for the color yellow. Jarrod is recognized as of one the top content creators and social sellers on LinkedIn in the Caribbean. With over 700K organic views on his content for 2022, Jarrod has used the world's largest B2B platform to help entrepreneurs and companies grow their business and position them as the ‘go-to' for their respective industries. He was recently recognized by Skaled.com as one of the top upcoming sales leaders on the platform.  Since making the pivot to sole entrepreneurship in LinkedIn and Sales Training, Jarrod has completed training and provided consultations for numerous organizations.  His client list spans industries such as Insurance, Real Estate, Telecoms, IT and Technology, Energy Sector, Distribution, SaaS, Media, Finance (Credit Union), Media, Telecoms, Fashion, and Retail. Best- Mitchell is also the co-founder of Sales as a Profession- – a Sales platform that is dedicated to the best profession in the world, Sales!  Since inception in 2018, Jarrod and his business partner have made significant progress in developing the knowledge and techniques of sales professionals not just locally in Trinidad and Tobago but across the Caribbean.  The most recent installment in the offerings of Sales as a Profession was their 2020 Sales Conference – The New Sales Perspective. Building on the success of their first conference in 2019 and adapting to the present landscape with a total virtual presentation- this conference amassed over 130 attendees along with its impressive speaker and sponsor lineup. Jarrod brings to the table over 16 years of professional experience and his personal credo of ‘Enjoy Life! Don't worry about it!'    Jarrod's personality attracts individuals, organizations, and opportunities as he is known for his exuberance and uncanny sense of humor. He understands what type of conversations and content drives engagement and attracts customers to a business through his unique insights into content creation and social selling.  Jarrod's passion and commitment to excellence transcend the workplace as he extends himself to help others realize and achieve their full potential. Some of the topics that we covered are:   Outsourcing Sales Talent to the Caribbean Tactic and Strategies on LinkedIn Finding and Repurposing content for LinkedIn Links & Resources:    Website - www.jarrodbestmitchell.com LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/jarrodbestmitchell   Listen & subscribe to The Startup Selling Show here:   BluBrry | Deezer | Amazon | Stitcher | Spotify | iTunes | Soundcloud | SalesQualia   Thanks so much for listening! Tell a friend or ten about The Startup Selling Show, and please leave a review wherever you're listening to the show.

The Proximo Energy & Infrastructure Podcast
Proximocast: Industry news - 15 August

The Proximo Energy & Infrastructure Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 5:36


This week's headlines: - Societe Generale supports Infravia's investment in Fibre Networks Ireland - Freeport LNG retracts force majeure - New Fortress targets green hydrogen production near Beaumont - Infracapital makes £200m investment in GRIDSERVE - Turkey in talks with foreign investor group for hydrogen projects - Actis to acquire majority interest in Levanta Renewables - Innergex completes $800m refinancing of Chilean portfolio - Telecoms company Iliad secures €5 billion financing package - SEC seals $567m ECA-backed interconnection project financing Plus, look out for our new Energy Transition report and more information on our upcoming event on the topic, taking place in Austin, TX this November. 

Female Leaders on Fire
Ep 062: 5 Leadership Lessons for Women at the Top

Female Leaders on Fire

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 24:09


In this week's episode, I am going to be revealing 5 leadership lessons I have learnt over the past year of producing this podcast. I get to speak to incredible women who are at the top of organisations every day in my job and I will share what I have learnt from them whether that's from the interviews I have done, through my clients or from the research I'm doing for my white paper. Here are the highlights: (02:53) Put yourself first (07:19) Think about your support network (12:25) Find your purpose (14:20) The impact ad oiler of role models and mentoring (17:08) Sharing your ambition (20:39) Overview   How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes by Adam Leipzig Listen and subscribe to the podcast now, and find out more about me at www.nicolaskorko.com Follow me on Linked In here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-buckley-strongher/ Download the Overwhelm to On Fire Checklist here: https://nicolaskorko.com/overwhelm-to-on-fire-checklist/ For more details on how to work with me Go too www.nicolaskorko.com Or email nicola@nicolaskorko.com  

Bloomberg Intelligence
How TMT Stock Rally May Be the Market's Achilles' Heel (Podcast)

Bloomberg Intelligence

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 32:36


In this week's Bloomberg podcast, Bloomberg Intelligence analysts discuss the findings and impact of their research: TMT Bubble Is Again a Threat to Stocks as Interest Rates Rise -- Michael Casper says the sector's rally could be the market's Achilles' heel. However You Look at It, the US Dollar Is in a Win-Win Position -- Audrey Childe-Freeman says dollar bulls needn't fret over the recent retreat. Chemical Costs Threaten to Rise as Rhine River Levels Fall -- Jason Miner lays out the risks to a tool producers need to cope with gas shortages. Treasury Yield Curve Inversion Has More Room Amid Fed Repricing -- Ira Jersey explains why it could go beyond and last longer than most recent economic cycles. Democrats' Inflation-Cap Act Hikes Tax on Crypto, Telecoms, S&P -- Andrew Silverman explains where the legislation raises taxes by cutting credits and increasing enforcement. The Bloomberg Intelligence radio show with Paul Sweeney and Alix Steel podcasts through Apple's iTunes, Spotify and Luminary. It broadcasts on Saturdays and Sundays at noon on Bloomberg's flagship station WBBR (1130 AM) in New York, 106.1 FM/1330 AM in Boston, 99.1 FM in Washington, 960 AM in the San Francisco area, channel 119 on SiriusXM, www.bloombergradio.com, and iPhone and Android mobile apps. Bloomberg Intelligence, the research arm of Bloomberg L.P., has more than 400 professionals who provide in-depth analysis on more than 2,000 companies and 135 industries while considering strategic, equity and credit perspectives. BI also provides interactive data from over 500 independent contributors. It is available exclusively for Bloomberg Terminal subscribers. Run {BI }. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Leadership Conversations
Leadership Conversation - Episode 190 with Conor Mcgowan

Leadership Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 55:05


Name: Conor McgowanCurrent title : CEOCurrent organisation: FiremindsConor is a proven leader who is passionate about driving meaningful change by building real relationships and high-performing teams, and aligning technology with human capital. Conor started his career in his native Ireland, now based in Miami with experience living and working across the Caribbean, Europe, and Canada. In his current position as CEO at Fireminds, Conor leads a multinational organization that specializes in Telecoms and IT Managed Services across multiple territories and channels in the USA, the Caribbean, and Latin America.Outside of his professional career in tech, Conor owns and operates Galoras Operations LLC, a company purpose-built for passion / enhanced lifestyle projects related to business coaching and investment strategies. Conor has represented the Bermuda international rugby team and remains very involved in the Rugby community and other sports agencies.Resources mentioned in this episode:Free Download of The Leadership Survival Guide (10 World-Class Leaders Reveal Their Secrets)https://store.consultclarity.org/lead...The Leadership Conversations Podcasthttps://open.spotify.com/show/4IB6V41...The Jonno White Leadership Podcasthttps://open.spotify.com/show/2p8rvWr...The Leadership Question of the Day Podcasthttps://open.spotify.com/show/6eZ4lZ2...Clarity Websitehttps://www.consultclarity.org/7 Questions on Leadership Serieshttps://www.consultclarity.org/large-...We'd Love To Interview YOU In Our 7 Questions On Leadership Series!https://www.consultclarity.org/7-ques...Subscribe To Clarity's Mailing Listhttps://www.consultclarity.org/subscribeJonno White's eBook Step Up or Step Outhttps://store.consultclarity.org/step...Jonno White's Book Step Up or Step Out (Amazon)https://www.amazon.com/Step-Up-Out-Di...

Bernard Marr's Future of Business & Technology Podcast
Industry 4.0 And the Transformation of the Telecoms Industry (with Andrea Canessa, Oracle)

Bernard Marr's Future of Business & Technology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 26:49


I am in conversation with one of Oracle's Senior Director's, Andrea Canessa, and we will be discussing how can communications service providers innovate, expand and thrive with Cloud, AI and 5G.

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
Tech trends via Cartoons – Laugh and Learn, Ian Foley

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 1:52


Ian Foley is an executive with over 20 years' experience in sales and finance in Silicon Valley. He is currently the Chief Business Officer at Arweave, a Web3 company with an innovative business model for decentralized cloud storage for ever (permenanty). Ian has been the CEO/founder or head of sales for 4 startups, which resulted in 3x M&A and 1x IPO. He has also been a venture investor in 8 companies, which resulted in 4x acquisitions and 6x return. His industry experience is in FinTech, Marketing Tech, Cyber Security and Telecoms. He started his career in investment banking, strategy consulting and journalism. Tech trends via Cartoons – Laugh and Learn, Ian Foley #fintech #tech #SiliconValley Ian`s monthly cartoons in Fortune Magazine – Ian Foley Twitter – Ian Foley`s Linkedin –/ Ian`s Cartoons –/ 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 Listen to more podcasts here.

Irish Tech News Audio Articles
Tech trends via Cartoons – Laugh and Learn, Ian Foley

Irish Tech News Audio Articles

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 2:37


Ian Foley is an executive with over 20 years' experience in sales and finance in Silicon Valley. Tech trends via Cartoons – Laugh and Learn, Ian Foley He is currently the Chief Business Officer at Arweave, a Web3 company with an innovative business model for decentralized cloud storage for ever (permenanty). Ian has been the CEO/founder or head of sales for 4 startups, which resulted in 3x M&A and 1x IPO. He has also been a venture investor in 8 companies, which resulted in 4x acquisitions and 6x return. His industry experience is in FinTech, Marketing Tech, Cyber Security and Telecoms. He started his career in investment banking, strategy consulting and journalism. #fintech #tech #SiliconValley Ian`s monthly cartoons in Fortune Magazine – Ian Foley Twitter – Ian Foley`s Linkedin –/ Ian`s Cartoons –/ 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 Listen to more podcasts here. More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and often Ireland's No.1 Tech Podcast too. You can find hundreds of fantastic previous episodes and subscribe using whatever platform you like via our Anchor.fm page here: If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Podcast email us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie now to discuss. Irish Tech News have a range of services available to help promote your business. Why not drop us a line at Info@IrishTechNews.ie now to find out more about how we can help you reach our audience. You can also find and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat.

The Irish Tech News Podcast
Tech trends via Cartoons - Laugh and Learn, Ian Foley

The Irish Tech News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 38:33


Ian Foley is an executive with over 20 years' experience in sales and finance in Silicon Valley. He is currently the Chief Business Officer at Arweave, a Web3 company with an innovative business model for decentralized cloud storage for ever (permenanty). Ian has been the CEO/founder or head of sales for 4 startups, which resulted in 3x M&A and 1x IPO. He has also been a venture investor in 8 companies, which resulted in 4x acquisitions and 6x return. His industry experience is in FinTech, Marketing Tech, Cyber Security and Telecoms. He started his career in investment banking, strategy consulting and journalism. #fintech #tech #SiliconValley Ian`s monthly cartoons in Fortune Magazine - https://fortune.com/newsletter/termsheet Ian Foley Twitter - https://twitter.com/Ian_california Ian Foley`s Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/foleyian/ Ian`s Cartoons - https://iantoons.com/ 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 Listen to more podcasts here.

The Inner Chief
244. Telecoms industry disruptor, Alex West, CEO of Swoop, on being the calm in the chaos, trust and vulnerability, and building a high performing culture through metrics

The Inner Chief

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 43:37


“Things will always go wrong; my engineering background taught me to remain calm, avoid blame and just work through the problem.” In this episode of The Inner Chief podcast, we speak to telecommunications industry disruptor, Alex West, CEO of Swoop, on being the calm in the chaos, trust and vulnerability, and building a high performing culture through metrics.

AI in Action Podcast
Cybersecurity series E13: Neil Redmond, Director of Cyber at PwC Ireland

AI in Action Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 20:18


Today's guest is Neil Redmond, Director of Cyber at PwC Ireland. Neil is an experienced senior leader with a demonstrated history of working in the cybersecurity and telecom industries. His experience also covers a strong Risk Advisory background for cybersecurity and information security within the Financial Services, Utilities, Transportation, Cloud and Telecoms sectors. Neil's experience also includes introducing new products, business development, technology development and people transformation programs. He also holds strong professional qualifications with a Masters in Business Administration from Dublin City University and a Master of Science focused on Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation from University College Dublin. In the show Neil will discuss: What governance & risk compliance means to organizations, An overview of the cyber threats facing companies, Process, technology and people, The importance of transparency and communication, and How Cybersecurity functions have evolved in the industry

The Flourishing Introvert Talks
Ep 128 Challenges faced by introverted women in STEM

The Flourishing Introvert Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 17:17


Having spent 19 years in Telecoms, Joanna recognises the battles being faced by Introverted women in STEM careers. The challenges It's a mix of gender this field of work—to achieve gender equality as well as shift the extraversion bias.    So in this episode, our Host talks us through some of the specific challenges women experience in STEM. Listen in to gain a deeper understanding of these issues, know how it gets intensified for Introverted women and learn the appropriate actions to manage these obstacles effectively.   KEYPOINTS:   Challenges Introverted Women face in STEM Joanna's 5 Tried and Tested Steps to access Confidence Golden rules when looking for a Mentor Knowing your value and worth   PRODUCTS / RESOURCES:   Get your Brilliant Battery Boosters here    What Type of Introvert are you? Find out by taking this quiz: yourintroverttype.co.uk   Visit Joanna's website here: flourishingintroverts.com   Join the Flourishing Introverts Facebook community of like-minded introverts here: web.facebook.com/groups/Introvertscorner    Email your suggested topics to Joanna@flourishingintroverts.com

Let's Talk Loyalty
#249: UAE Telecoms Giant "Etisalat" Leverages Customer Loyalty for Growth

Let's Talk Loyalty

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 35:34


In today's hyper-competitive environment, telecommunications companies around the world are increasingly looking to customer loyalty mechanics to grow and succeed. Etisalat, headquartered in the UAE is the most valuable brand across all consumer categories in the Middle East and Africa, with a market valuation of over $41b. The Group recently rebranded to e& as part of its strategy for constant evolution and innovation, which includes a long and impressive history of developing propositions focused on driving customer loyalty. In today's podcast, Let's Talk Loyalty is joined by Antonio Ricciardi, SVP Consumer Intelligence & Engagement at Etisalat by e&, who's responsible for leading their Smiles Program, and he shares their learnings as they evolve from simple loyalty concepts to become a compelling consumer marketplace achieving even greater customer engagement and loyalty. Show Notes: 1) Antonio Ricciardi SVP Consumer Intelligence & Engagement at e& 2) Etisalat by e& 3) e& 4) Smiles Program

Let's Talk Loyalty
#248: Leading Loyalty for Telecoms Giant Verizon

Let's Talk Loyalty

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 42:25


Verizon is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States and is of course a huge company with a huge customer base to retain in an extremely competitive industry. Its loyalty program called "Verizon Up" has won multiple loyalty awards so we were joined by Lisa Routel, Verizon's Marketing Strategy Lead to learn all about it. Lisa shares the latest propositions she's building to keep Verizon customers engaged as well as some insights from her earlier career in loyalty with leading brands like Jaguar. Show Notes: 1) Lisa Routel 2) Verizon 3) Verizon Up

The Big Five Podcast
Do we need more wireless competition in Canada? Plus: François Legault chills with his best bud Doug Ford

The Big Five Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 24:35


Elias Makos kicks off the week with Jimmy Zoubris, special advisor to the Mayor and Political analyst Karim Boulos. Does Rogers outage prove that Telecoms in Canada are too big, and if so, what should be done about it? Do you carry cash? Will you change your habits after Friday? Francois Legault arrived in Victoria, B.C. yesterday to chill with Doug Ford and the other Premiers as two days of Council of the Federation meetings are set to begin

TechBurst Asia Podcast
045: Beyond ESG: Why IMPACT INVESTING needs to be the NEXT BIG THING

TechBurst Asia Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 40:08


Just 10 years ago, today's guest (Rafael Aldon) worked in telecoms in the UK. But over the past decade, he moved to Singapore as he first transitioned to Private Equity, then early stage Venture Capital, and finally into Impact Investing. It's been quite a journey! He's also the co-host of 2 podcasts (Investing for Impact and Disruptors for Good) on Cause Artist, which is a discovery hub for conscious consumers, social entrepreneurs and impact investors.  If you don't know what impact investing is, you'll love this episode because it will give you a solid understanding not only of what it is, but why it is so desperately needed. And if you already do know about it, you'll still enjoy hearing about his amazing journey.  Show Notes: 01:30 Rafael's journey from Telecoms to Private Equity to Early Stage VC to Impact Investing 10:00 What led you to narrow your investment focus to Impact Investing? 12:00 Difference between ESG Investing & Impact Investing 15:00 Raf's focus on regenerative businesses - and what does regenerative mean? 18:00  What is Regenr8? 22:00 The value you get from angel investing 24:00 What is the current state of Impact Investing in Asia & globally? Is it still niche? 26:30 What needs to be done to drive more Impact investing 29:00 Can we get enough momentum going to help us address the global climate challenges before it's too late? 31:00 What are the biggest risks we face that will prevent us from making progress towards addressing those issues? 33:30 What advice do you have for start-ups that are playing in the Impact space? 37:30 You can do your career all over again. What would you rather be - an Impact Investor or a Rockstar?  

EG Property Podcasts
On the Case: Supreme Court rules on Telecoms Code

EG Property Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 24:40


In the latest episode of On the Case, Jess Harrold is joined by Martin Garner, partner at CMS, to discuss the first disputes under the Electronic Communications Code to reach the Supreme Court:  Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd v Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd and conjoined appeals [2022] UKSC 18; [2022] PLSCS 99. Garner explains the operation of the Code, the issues that led to the three cases concerned here, and how the Supreme Court determined the appeal. In addition, he addresses the implications of the decision for landowners and telecoms operators, and outstanding issues under the Code that will continue to occupy the higher courts.

Google Cloud Platform Podcast
Contact Center AI with Amit Kumar and Vasili Triant

Google Cloud Platform Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 36:47


This week on the GCP Podcast, Carter Morgan and Max Saltonstall are joined by Amit Kumar and Vasili Triant. Our guests are here to talk about new features in Contact Center AI. Amit starts the show helping us understand what Contact Center as a Service is and what makes this unified platform so useful for enterprise companies. The scalability helps keep costs down and overall satisfaction up while leveraging advances in cloud. UJET and Google Cloud have worked together to bring this AI advancement, and our guests describe the partnership and evolution CCAI. CCAI has streamlined the Contact Center as a Service space, helping businesses work efficiently and while putting an emphasis on positive experiences for the end customer. CCAI users can use the platform straight out of the box or customize it to build specific experiences with tools like Dialogflow. Amit further describes the tools available like Interactive Voice Response and for which circumstances each tool would be most useful. The journey to CCAI can be easily managed by a team who knows the business well. We learn more about the onboarding experience and the skills required to transition. Vasili talks about the past and future of Contact Center and how customer information is used not just for sales purposes but for bettering the customer service experience. Our guests share success stories from companies like FitBit and how CCAI is used to handle customer interactions through the app. Things like the call back feature save customers the time and frustration of waiting on hold and save businesses money. Amit Kumar Amit is responsible for bringing GCP's native CCaaS offering to market and helps enterprise customers modernize their contact centers. Previously, Amit worked as a Cloud AI Incubator lead where he helped customers in adopting Google's conversational AI technology. He also has an extensive background in large scale cloud transformational efforts and have worked with enterprise software companies mainly Salesforce and TIBCO Software. Vasili Triant As UJET's Chief Operating Officer, Vasili Triant oversees all Go To Market activities including Sales, Channel, Alliances, and Customer Success. Triant brings more than 20 years of experience in Telecoms, Unified Communications (UC), and Contact Center industries, having previously served as VP/GM of Contact Center at Cisco, where he achieved the fastest growth in over a decade through a focus on global alliances and enterprise cloud-readiness. Cool things of the week DALL-E mini site EbSynth site Announcing general availability of Confidential GKE Nodes blog Interview Contact Center AI Platform site Contact Center AI reimagines the customer experience through full end-to-end platform expansion blog UJET site Dialogflow site Google Assistant site One United Bank site FitBit site What's something cool you're working on? Max is working on expanding the podcast platform by collecting and adding more content.Carter is working on his Google Project Management: Professional Certificate.Kelsey has been working on Google Cloud Skills Boost. Hosts Carter Morgan and Max Saltonstall

Cavell Cloud Conversations
XR and M&A in Telecoms

Cavell Cloud Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 19:24


The Cavell analysts Finbarr and Patrick talk through the emerging technology of extended reality (XR) and its up-and-coming relevance to the cloud comms industry. With key leaders and players in this space already acquiring and putting resources into developing solutions, service providers and vendors alike need to keep up to date with advancements to prepare for the not-so-distant future.Video Podcast on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/LkV77yjMX2E Connect with Finbarr on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/finbarr-goode-begley-61631941/ Connect with Patrick on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-watson-a6545b67/ 

Inside Outside
Investing in Emerging Markets, Startup and Corporate Innovation & Market Dynamics with Courtney Powell, COO and Managing Partner at 500 Global

Inside Outside

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 19:32


On this week's episode of Inside Outside Innovation, we sit down with Courtney Powell, COO and Managing Partner at 500 Global. Courtney and I talk about investing in emerging markets, the differences between startup and corporate innovation, and the current market dynamics that startups and corporate should be paying attention to.Inside Outside Innovation is the podcast to help the new innovators navigate what's next. Each week, we'll give you a front row seat into what it takes to learn, grow, and thrive in today's world of accelerating change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore, engage, and experiment with the best and the brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering businesses. It's time to get started. Interview Transcript with Courtney Powell, COO and Managing Partner at 500 GlobalBrian Ardinger: Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host, Brian Ardinger. And as always, we have another amazing guest. Today we have Courtney Powell. She is COO and Managing Partner of 500 Global. Welcome to the show. Courtney Powell: Thank you so much for having me. Excited to be here Brian. Brian Ardinger: In a certain way, it's coming back to our original roots of the Inside Outside podcast. Where the original podcast episodes were an inside look at startups outside the valley. And we thought, hey, what better way to have a conversation around that then inviting you to talk about what's going on at 500 Global. Because for those who may not be familiar with 500 Global's $2.7 billion under assets and management. You've invested in probably 2,000 to 3,000 startups around the world. And 45 Unicorns have come out of that, in nine different countries. So, you've definitely been on the forefront of looking at what entrepreneurship is outside the valley. Can you talk about your journey into this innovation space from entrepreneur to corporate innovator to venture capital? Courtney Powell: You kind of mentioned a little bit about 500's history in terms of starting in the Valley, but then pretty quickly deciding to invest worldwide. So, I actually came to know 500 pretty early into my own entrepreneurial journey.So, in 2010, I was based in Austin, Texas. And I had already actually been a part of a really early startup that had done well. But I joined when I was 19. So, one of the first employees with the two other gentlemen who started it. I kind of watched firsthand as that company went from literally being, I remember it so clearly in my mind, it was like a yellow legal pad that they were describing the technology on that they wanted to do. The company was called Boundless Network and they were trying to create automated group buying software for corporations who wanted to buy pens and koozies. And drive down the cost by having this kind of group buy system. So I saw really up close what it was like to go from this legal pad to raise what I think amounted to, you know, more than $50 million ultimately.And the company then got acquired down the road by Zazzle's. I saw this journey and right away knew that this was my calling. I wanted to start companies. And so about five years after I started working at Boundless in 2010, I launched my own company, which at the time was really early in marketing automation consulting.So, I was doing Salesforce implementation, also marketing automation consulting. That taught me a lot about what it was like to run my own company and particular consulting firm, which you know, has a lot of challenges. A few years into that, I was struck with an idea for my first tech startup. And that was around helping consumers when they had problems with big companies like Time Warner Cable, or Airlines, or, you know, Telecoms or all these other companies.So long story short, I started the company in Austin. And in Austin, the venture network at that time was very small. It's still relatively small, but very, very small then. And I remember feeling like, okay, I don't really know how to get plugged in to the network here. I am a female, a young mother trying to raise capital. I'm the only woman in the room and, you know, in 99% of the cases. And somebody told me about 500. So, 500 had just started, you know, they were a year, I guess, into existence. And I made my way to the Valley. Applied to the accelerator. Got into one of their early accelerators. And that was really my first introduction to the world of Silicon Valley. And having received investment from 500. After that, I then ran that company for a few years before shutting it down. And then got into building consumer real estate tech.And I eventually became CEO of another company called Agent Pronto. Which is still up and running. Ultimately it got acquired by Fidelity. And then after my time at Agent Pronto, I joined Keller Williams. And I joined Keller Williams, not as a real estate agent or at the brokerage level, but at the parent company level. Where I focused not just on building out consumer tech initially, but eventually got into corporate dev.And began helping them to diligence companies, look at investment opportunities, and long story short decided that, you know, I wanted to move it to venture someday and see the other side of the table and eventually made my way to 500. Brian Ardinger: Excellent. I want to dive into 500 and what you're doing now. And can you talk a little bit about the strategy that 500 has employed to uncover high value opportunities in under-invested markets?Courtney Powell: Yeah. So, you know, as I mentioned, it was really two things that 500, I like to say, got right. One was this idea of diversification. You know, especially when 500 started in 2010, the idea of investing in a 100, 200, 300, 400 companies a year was very, very new and controversial. Diversification was really important.And then as I mentioned, also investing outside of the Valley. Even when 500 was looking for example, to move the office from Mountain View to San Francisco in 2013, that was still odd. Let alone the idea of, you know, investing today in over 80 countries. That really just came from the belief that we knew that there was talent everywhere. And really, it was just a matter of being able to pair that talent and those opportunities with capital. And I would also say the practices that maybe were commonplace in Silicon Valley, that in other countries and other regions, weren't yet as mature as what we were used to in the Valley. So that combination of both the investment practices. The friendliness toward founders. The standardized terms. You know, the combination of really wanting to not just provide capital, but also make sure that we were bringing founder friendliness, standardized terms, to these other regions and just trying to, you know, meet these founders who were creating incredible ideas and definitely had the skillset to be able to take things forward. That was really the spark and the ethos that has built 500 into what it is today. Brian Ardinger: It's interesting. You talked about some of the positive benefits that the Valley brings as far as when it comes to venture, and that. Can you talk to maybe some of the bad habits that venture capital in Silicon Valley, you try to avoid when going into different markets?I think about some of the things of over-indexing, for example, as you have to be a Stanford grad or things along those lines that you typically hear about. How do you avoid some of the habits or bad habits or traps that venture capital in the valley is known for? Courtney Powell: I mean, I think it's definitely well-known that venture capital as a whole has a diversity problem. I think of that problem, not just in terms of the demographic diversity, but also the geographic diversity as well. So, I think with 500, in particular from the beginning, there was a focus on a couple of different things. Number one, having been built by operators and people who didn't have the Stanford background necessarily. I think made the firm keenly aware that there were many other people out there who maybe had a non-traditional path who wasn't the 20-year-old Stanford male.And so right away was really actively looking to not only invest in founders who were diverse, but hire teams, investment decision makers who were diverse. So today, I mean, I know there are very few funds and firms led by females. I think we have been really open with our own diversity stats and our own commitment with regard to investing in underrepresented founders.And as I said, also, geographically. I think this is a huge opportunity, as well. So, I do think that you see today is still only just a few percentage points of VC actually being invested into women. I think that's such an interesting stat because around the world, even in the Middle East, for example, where people often think that, of course there couldn't be like a huge amount of deal flow of female founders, almost 30% of our portfolio is female founded. In the Middle East. 30%. So, this isn't a pipeline problem. It's not a pipeline problem in the U S. It's not a pipeline problem anywhere else in the world. It is really the intent, and I think the makeup of the teams who are making investment decisions. Brian Ardinger: So how do you go about identifying talent and how is it different across cultures, across languages and that? Are there things that specifically you look for? Courtney Powell: That's an interesting question. And I think it varies a lot. It has varied over time, as our firm has evolved from starting as an accelerator to today investing multiple stages. All the way from pre-seed to pre-IPO. You look for very different skillsets. But at the end of the day, what has been really critical for 500, is a commitment to, you know, the original ethos backing these founders all around the world. All around the various underrepresented communities. And I think also, you know, the belief that we have that's core, is we say that our mission statement is uplifting people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship. And what we mean by that is we want people who believe that investing is actually the best way to advance societies. To advance individuals as well. So, you know, we want to make sure that we're doing that in a way that is contributing to the development of these ecosystems. And it's done in a sustainable way. And I don't mean sustainable in this sense. You know, more of like the ESG mindset. But more like we want to be contributing to communities where we're hiring people who are going to be long-term in a community. Who are going to bring skillsets back to that community, that they are local to? We really try to avoid the fly in fly out model.And in these ecosystems, we say that we are both hyper-local and global. And that's really true. We're building, you know, long-term teams on the ground. And of course, keeping connected back to our kind of home base in Silicon Valley. But we really believe that we can contribute to an ecosystem in that way. Brian Ardinger: You talk a lot about the diversity in the companies and the people that you invest in. What are some of the opportunities that you're seeing in emerging markets, whether it's region specific or sector specific? What are you seeing out there?Courtney Powell: This year in particular, I've spent a lot of time in the, in the middle east and Africa and Pakistan, which has been really fascinating. And the key lesson that I've learned at my time at 500 is that founders are the same every where.Like the energy, the creativity, this need to kind of bring to life some value or some product, you know, that is inside of you. That energy is the same whether you're talking to somebody in Cairo or, you know, in Iowa, or in Silicon Valley, it doesn't matter. I think some of the trends that we're seeing definitely a huge boom in FinTech. But I'll qualify that and say that the types of FinTech plays that are exciting in emerging markets are very different in some sense than what you might see today coming from the Valley. So, a huge emphasis on financial inclusion. So, if we just take Pakistan for a moment. 230 million people in Pakistan. Less than 300,000 people have ever made an investment in the stock market. So that tells you, you know, the gap that exists. Or I was in Senegal recently. And Senegal, the population size is escaping me. I think it's about 30 million. But less than 30,000 people have salaried jobs. So, the ability to create really infrastructure level products for financial inclusion, to bring people out from the shadow banking world and into a more traditional and hopefully better system, I think is really incredible.Brian Ardinger: We talked earlier about you had a chance to spend some time in the corporate innovation space as well. I'd love to get your insights on how corporate innovation compares to some of the things that you're seeing in startup innovation. What's similar what's different? Courtney Powell: It's very interesting to me now to reflect back on my time in corporate development and corporate innovation, because today I'm often asked to do that at the government level. Where we'll come in and work, you know, with these governments around the world who are trying to take on actually a very similar mandate, right? How do we incorporate this innovation into our own workforce? But at the same time, you know, there's also some startups that we're looking to back. And, you know, I think what I took away from my time in corporate innovation, there's a lot of room to create misaligned incentives. What I hear and have seen is oftentimes we have corporations who are trying to either buy an innovation and become innovative by osmosis. Or by innovation and quell it immediately and create an exclusive product for themselves. Right. And both of those things I think are very, very difficult to do. But I've also seen it work well where both parties are very upfront about what they can bring to the table. And the guardrails are really set up front. In order to either A: Allow innovation to continue to flourish or B: Know exactly where in the value chain they're expected to build into. You know when they're acquiring these companies. We get asked a lot of time as 500 to help corporations create these programs for themselves, run accelerators, this type of thing. And I've seen some of that be successful as well. But again, it really has to be about understanding what those incentives need to be and, you know, making sure all parties are really aware of what the opportunities are. So, I think it's tricky and I see it now much differently, you know, as the other side of the table, I think. I still think, you know, you've got great examples of companies out there who get it right. And build teams and let them run. And give them the mandate and the support needed to really, you know, find some innovative ways to bring themselves into the digital world. Brian Ardinger: Absolutely. I don't know if it's similar type of dynamics in a startup realm around how difficult it is to create a billion-dollar company from scratch. I think it's probably similar odds for corporations oftentimes to think and become an innovative company. Courtney Powell: I think that's a great way to put it. And you know, I actually think one of the best examples of corporate innovation that we've ever seen is probably not one that we think of as corporate innovation, which is Amazon.Amazon building their core business of course their online retailers and platforms but having given teams within Amazon the freedom to experiment with something on like AWS who today is driving like the biggest profit center of the company. But again, that's less of an initiative and more, just a result of a culture that it's okay to fail. That's really, I think the innovative characteristic that a lot of the programs that, you know, I think have evolved maybe could use more of. Brian Ardinger: Absolutely. Obviously, we're living in very uncertain times. Current market dynamics are changing, especially in the United States where you're hearing a lot of venture capital firms saying, you know, buckle up for downturns and recessions and everything around that. What is your take on the current market dynamics? What are you seeing both inside or outside the Valley? Courtney Powell: You know, I've been asked this question a lot in emerging markets, because I think people are really looking to understand the U S position right now. I think generally speaking from my vantage point, it will be difficult to curb the volatility unless inflation is dealt with much more aggressively than what it has been in recent months and even years. Now, I think in terms of how it's affecting the startup ecosystems around the world I am definitely seeing a slowdown at the later stage and that's across markets. You know, whether it's the US or the Middle East, or I'm hearing less about East Asia, but certainly already in Europe as well. Those later stage rounds, I mean, you had the market, you had Tiger, SoftBank, people kind of flooding these big, late-stage rounds who now are suffering in the public markets. And therefore, they don't have as much cash to cross over with. I think that's a real consideration for later stage investors.We're seeing less of it in the seed stages. However, I think that people are pretty spooked. Founders are spooked. So, I think so many people are telling their own portfolios to really just kind of buckle down. And we're starting to see founders just try and close these rounds as quickly as possible.And you know, it's a great opportunity to focus on, you know, on one side of the table, on your unit economics. And if you have the war chest right now, then it's a great time to deploy it. So, I think there will be people who come out ahead of this downturn. Certainly, it's a great time to deploy capital. And I think we all hope that whatever this is over quickly. But in any case, the arc of history is still heading toward technology just leveling every single industry. So, I think there's still a lot of upside to be had. For More InformationBrian Ardinger: We are definitely living in interesting times, and I really do appreciate you coming on Inside Outside Innovation to tell us a little bit about what you're seeing out there. Courtney, if people want to find out more about yourself or about 500, what's the best way to do that? Courtney Powell: For myself, you can follow me on Twitter @CourtneyPowell and same on LinkedIn. And with 500, you can check us out at fivehundred.co or follow us @500globalVC on Twitter. Brian Ardinger: Excellent. Well, Courtney, thanks again for being on the show. Really appreciate it. And looking forward to continuing the conversation. Courtney Powell: Thanks so much Brian. Take care.Brian Ardinger: That's it for another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. If you want to learn more about our team, our content, our services, check out InsideOutside.io or follow us on Twitter @theIOpodcast or @Ardinger. Until next time, go out and innovate.FREE INNOVATION NEWSLETTER & TOOLSGet the latest episodes of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, in addition to thought leadership in the form of blogs, innovation resources, videos, and invitations to exclusive events. SUBSCRIBE HEREYou can also search every Inside Outside Innovation Podcast by Topic and Company.  For more innovations resources, check out IO's Innovation Article Database, Innovation Tools Database, Innovation Book Database, and Innovation Video Database.  Also don't miss IO2022 - Innovation Accelerated in Sept, 2022.

Tech Babblin' with Tech Gee
Chinese Hackers Target U.S. Telecoms & Network Service Providers

Tech Babblin' with Tech Gee

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 10:06


U.S. agencies warn about China-based state-sponsored hackers targeting telecoms and network service providers. **Study Notes** https://www.TechnologyGee.com/it-certification-study-materials/ **Discounted CompTIA Exam Vouchers** https://www.TechnologyGee.com/discounted-comptia-exam-vouchers/ **CompTIA Virtual Simulation Labs** https://www.TechnologyGee.com/comptia-virtual-labs/ **Equipment I Use for Making Videos** https://www.TechnologyGee.com/podcast-youtube-equipment/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/tech-gee/support

InfoSec Overnights - Daily Security News
Linux Symbiote, Black Basta hearts Qbot, China hacking telecoms, and more.

InfoSec Overnights - Daily Security News

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 2:41


A daily look at the relevant information security news from overnight - 09 June, 2022Episode 241 - 09 June 2022Linux Symbiote- https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-new-linux-malware-is-almost-impossible-to-detect/Black Basta hearts Qbot - https://threatpost.com/black-basta-ransomware-qbot/179909/Emotet gets Chromed- https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/emotet-malware-now-steals-credit-cards-from-google-chrome-users/Cuba upgrade - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cuba-ransomware-returns-to-extorting-victims-with-updated-encryptor/China hacking telecoms - https://www.securityweek.com/us-details-chinese-attacks-against-telecoms-providersHi, I'm Paul Torgersen. It's Thursday June 9th, 2022, and from Chicago, this is a look at the information security news from overnight. From ZDNet.comA joint research effort has discovered a new form of Linux malware they've called Symbiote that is almost impossible to detect. Instead of attempting to compromise running processes, Symbiote instead acts as a shared object library that is loaded on all running processes via LD_PRELOAD. It appears to have been developed to target financial institutions in Latin America, although that is not definitive. Details and a link to the research blog post in the article. From ThreatPost.com:Here's a mashup I never wanted to hear: Black Basta is now leveraging the Qbot network to spread its ransomware and move laterally through the infected networks. You can link to the NCC Group research for all the nasty details in the article. From BleepingComputer.com:The Emotet botnet is now attempting to infect potential victims with a credit card stealer module designed to harvest credit card information stored in Google Chrome user profiles. In an odd twist, once card details are collected they were exfiltrated to a different C2 server than the module loader. Details in the article. Also from BleepingComputer.com:The Cuba ransomware group has returned to regular operations with a new and improved version of its malware. Cuba ransomware's activity reached a peak last year when it partnered with the Hancitor malware gang for initial access, breaching 49 US organizations. This year has seen much lower activity from them, but that appears to be changing with the upgrade to the malware. And last today, from SecurityWeek.comThe NSA, CISA and FBI have issued a joint cybersecurity advisory warning of China-linked threat actors compromising telecom companies and network services providers. The advisory details some of the techniques and tactics the APTs use, as well as specify many of the vulnerabilities they have been targeting. See the article for details and a link to that advisory. That's all for me today. Have a great rest of your day. Like and subscribe. Tell a friend. And until tomorrow, be safe out there.

AI in Action Podcast
ServiceNow Series E64: Vicki Harris, Director of Business Development at Thirdera

AI in Action Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 18:21


Today's guest is Vicki Harris, Director of Business Development at Thirdera. Founded in 2021, Thirdera is a global services provider that uses ServiceNow to help enterprises unlock their business and customer workflows in the cloud through digitization and automation. Thirdera brings together the power of the ServiceNow platform and its limitless potential across the world of work. Thirdera's architects, developers, consultants, designers and project managers help their customers transform, get more from ServiceNow and unlock hidden potential. They are ushering in the next era of transformation, digitization, automation and partner expectation, all with and at the speed of NOW. In the episode, Vicki will discuss: Her background and current role with Thirdera, Problems they are solving using ServiceNow within Telecoms, Use cases of the benefits it brings to the industry, The importance of change management & Future innovation within the Telecoms sector

Andy & John Talk Telecom
37. Robin Weiner on Telecoms + Telehealth

Andy & John Talk Telecom

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 44:20


 Andy & John interview Robin Weiner, Founder and President of Get Real Health, about her company's involvement with helping telecom companies provide telehealth services. Also, the guys talk about recent trips to Hawaii and the telecom observations from those trips. 

Light Reading Podcasts
The evolution of the mentor/sponsor relationship

Light Reading Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 25:04


AUSTIN – Big 5G Event – In this fireside chat during the Women in Telecoms workshop, experts from T-Mobile and Verizon explain the difference between a mentor, sponsor and coach; how to develop relationships with career allies; and how to develop a personal board of directors. Yasmin Karimli, senior director of device technology & development for T-Mobile; and Krys Grondorf, director of communications for Verizon also share how relationships with mentors, sponsors and coaches evolve over the course of a career. "Over this 25-plus year career, you have built relationships that aren't one way, you don't just go to them when you need something, but they come to you when they need something," said Grondorf. "Now it's fulfilling on both sides and you're having those conversations both ways."Here are just a few things covered in this fireside chat:The difference between a mentor, sponsor and coach (04:20)Evolution of relationships with mentors, sponsors and coaches over the course of a career (09:25)Karimli and Grondorf share examples of their experiences as mentors (14:50)How to identify a mentor, sponsor or coach and how to foster that relationship (19:00)Assembling a personal board of directors (22:22)Check out more news from the Big 5G Event here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

On Your Behalf
Telecoms Special

On Your Behalf

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2022 56:42


On Your Behalf has been inundated with listeners' stories about their difficulties with TV, Broadband and Phone service providers. Whether it's getting a new connection, unexpectedly getting cut off or more simple issues like making sure you're on the right deal for your needs, you've been telling us about how challenging it can be just getting in touch with your supplier. Consumer expert Jane Hawkes guides us through listeners' problems with top tips on dealing with chatbots, jumping the telephone queue and making a complaint when the time comes. We also hear from NI's Commissioner for Older People, Eddie Lynch, OFCOM's James Stinson and rural broadband expert Kate Clifford of the Rural Community Network.

Smart Business Revolution
Richard Palarea | Building a Real Estate Appraisal Company and Transitioning to a Cost Reduction Company for Telecoms and the Healthcare Industry

Smart Business Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 41:29


Richard Palarea is the Co-founder and CEO of Kermit, a Baltimore-based healthcare cost reduction and spend management company that brings automation and insight to the high-spend category of implantable medical devices within hospitals and health systems. Since its founding in 2011, the company has saved hospitals more than $200 million. Prior to co-founding Kermit, Richard was the Co-founder and CEO of PA & Associates, the originator of the logistics 4PL category in parcel package cost reduction and spend management (acquired by Prostar Logistics).  In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran sits down with Richard Palarea, the Co-founder and CEO of Kermit, to talk about how Richard started a real estate appraisal company after college and how he transitioned to building a cost reduction company. They also discuss how Richard managed his company remotely 20 years ago, how he has been helping companies reduce costs, and what he learned from working with his father. Stay tuned.

Light Reading Podcasts
Overcoming the credibility conundrum

Light Reading Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 27:26


AUSTIN – Big 5G Event – In this fireside chat during the Women in Telecoms workshop, experts from AT&T, Boingo and MetTel discuss the "credibility conundrum,”"and how women in the industry can better demonstrate their value and best utilize their skill sets to advance their careers.Layli Amiri, lead member of technical staff: network infrastructure and services for AT&T; Lori Thomas, SVP of strategic engagement & transformation for MetTel; and Rachel Rea, SVP of operations for Boingo; discuss how to access leadership and continuing education programs, the importance of speaking up and taking credit for personal success, and how to identify allies and support in the workforce.Attracting female talent to the telecom industry continues to be a challenge – "It does have to start young and you have to breed that interest. You also need women in roles and responsibility of influence," said MetTel's Lori Thomas. "If you look across Fortune500 countries today, there's 15% [female] CEOs which is 74 women. It is not enough."Here are just a few things covered in this fireside chat:How the telecom industry can attract more female talent (03:31)Opportunities to reskill to establish credibility (06:55)Accessing leadership programs (08:54)Identifying allies and advocates (10:13)Making your voice heard inside and outside your organization (16:49)Becoming more comfortable with self-promotion (19:17)Changing course after constructive criticism (22:00)What to do when you don't have all the answers (24:10)Check out more news from the Big 5G Event here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The New Stack Podcast
One of Europe's Largest Telcos' Cloud Native Journey

The New Stack Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 16:41


Telecoms are not necessarily associated with adopting new-generation technologies. However, Deutsche Telekom has made considerable investments cloud in native environments, by creating and supporting Kubernetes clusters to supports its operations infrastructure. In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, recorded on the floor of KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022, DevOps engineers Christopher Dziomba and Samy Nitsche of Deutsche Telekom discuss how one of Europe's largest telecom providers made the shift to cloud native.Deutsche Telekom obviously didn't start from scratch. It had decades worth of telecom infrastructure and networks that all needed to be integrated into the new world of Kubenetes. This involved a lot of “discussion with the other teams,” Dziomba said. “We had to work together [with other departments] to see how we wanted to manage legacy integration, and especially, and especially, policy and process integration,” Dziomba said. As it turned out, many of the existing services Deutsche Telekom offered were conductive to integrating into the distributed Kubernetes infrastructure. “It was suited to be deployed on something like Kubernetes,” Dziomba said. “The decision was also made to build the Kubernetes platform by ourselves inside Deutsche Telekom and not to buy one. This really  facilitated the move towards cloud native infrastructure.”The shift also heavily involved the vendors that were “coming from the old route,”  Nitsche said. “It's sometimes a challenge to make sure that the application is really also cloud native and to make sure it can use all the benefits Kubernetes offers.

Light Reading Podcasts
The 150-year march toward gender parity in telecom

Light Reading Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 34:42


AUSTIN – Big 5G Event – In this fireside chat during the Women in Telecoms workshop, Ericsson North America CMO Ciricia Proulx and Rogers Communications VP of Advanced Services Tess Van Thielen, share their perspectives and experiences about why diversity is important for business, how the industry can move in a more positive direction to support diversity, and why studies show it could take nearly 150 years to reach gender parity in the workforce. Proulx and Thielen weave statistics and real-world examples into the conversation to explain why there's still a long road ahead to achieve gender and diversity parity in business."There's a perception that there has been such a strong desire to hire female or diverse talent but if you look at the numbers as you go up in leadership, that's not the story they're telling," said Proulx. "If you look at telecom, entry level we have about 37% female and by the time you get to more senior leadership it's less that 27%, so it's actually going down and is even lower if you look at additional diversity … unless we're having those conversations and the male leadership is understanding the impact, we won't progress." Here are just a few things covered in this fireside chat: A look at female representation and diversity in telecom (01:52)Estimating female representation at the Big 5G event (05:25)How to share personal experiences to create change (06:00) Gender parity in the workforce will be achieved in 139 years (07:08) "Women vote with their feet" – telecom loses women that don't receive adequate support (11:23)Internal programs and initiatives that support diversity (12:10)Challenges that remain: "tightrope/double bind," and "prove it, then prove it again" (18:10)Having honest conversations and finding support from coworkers (25:31)Explaining "gender deafness" (29:17)Parting professional advice (31:50)Check out more news from the Big 5G Event here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

China Stories
[Sixth Tone] Chinese telecoms block incoming int'l calls, texts to fight scams

China Stories

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 4:49


Subscribers have the choice to opt out of the feature that is being rolled out or already in place.Read the article by Zhang Wanqing: https://www.sixthtone.com/news/1010341/chinese-telecoms-block-incoming-intl-calls%2C-texts-to-fight-scamsNarrated by Jenny McKenzie.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Real Deal
European Regulation for the Technology, Media & Telecoms Sector

The Real Deal

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 19:25


In this episode, we're looking at the European Commission's approach to a major telecom's merger and new regulations being introduced in Europe and the U.K. to target the giants. Joining us from PaRR are Jeremy Fleming-Jones, a senior regulatory editor, and Jacob Parry, a senior reporter. Both are based in Brussels. Dealcast is presented by Mergermarket and SS&C Intralinks. In this episode, you'll learn about: MásMóvil and Orange: Is this deal a test of the EC's stance on M&A? The wider regulatory TMT landscape in Europe New rules affecting the tech sector The potential impact of the Digital Markets Act on gatekeepers more Dealmakers, sign up for our monthly INsights newsletter here.

Telecoms.com Podcast
BT Sport, mmWave and Russia

Telecoms.com Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 101:03


No guest this week but we do have a special member of the audience this as the Telecoms.com empire continues to grow. The guys start by looking at BT's latest attempt to rescue its sport division and what that says about telcos betting on content. They move on to ponder the matter of how useful millimetre wave spectrum is before concluding with a look at the effect Russia sanctions are having on the industry.