In this episode of Heads Talk, Elaine Pringle-Schwitter is once again joined by a leading telecommunications and technology expert who not only sat on executive boards, but led them. With 5G on the horizon, Rene Schuster provides us with an executive, technical, social and political insights into its deployment. A must listen to and a call for a debate on some of the areas covered in this episode. Rene provided a thorough diagnosis of the current thinking around 5G and a balanced input to all the aspects and stories around this sometimes controversial issue. Please comment or feed questions to Rene, he'd be very happy to have a dialogue with you. Connect with Rene on linkedin: by Quality Transformation more podcasts on business, tech and finance at
In this episode of Heads Talk, Elaine speaks with one of 'Forbes World Top50 Women in Tech'. Professor Sue Black OBE is a powerhouse in the technology industry, an academic, a savvy problem solver and a highly respected leader with over 40 publications to her name. A very inspiring conversation and a tenacious institutional leader.  Sponsored by Quality Transformation more podcasts on business, tech and finance at
In this episode of Heads Talk, Elaine is joined by a telecommunications industry giant!René Schuster is the chairman of the board of VirtualStock. He is an expert in the telecommunications and technology industry and has an enviable record in growing global telecommunications and technology businesses. His most renowned achievement was as CEO of Telefonica Deutschland, in which he led the company through the largest IPO in Europe, growing the company from an initial 3€ billion evaluation into a 14€ billion organization.  René has held a number of senior leadership positions including; the CEO of Adecco.  European CEO, Compaq computer corporation. Chief Operating Officer at VimpelCom, Global marketing director at Vodafone PLC. Senior Vice President at Hewlett Packard. He was also a director at IBM and the Managing Partner of KPMG, Consumer and Industry market EMEA. He gives us an insider's view to one of the few industries that has experienced an overall boost due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent economic lockdown, whilst also touching on the rise of  the bio genetic engineering industry and a call for a debate. A very fascinating and insightful discussion not to be missed!This episode is sponsored by Accxia: is the leading private Cloud platform in the Atlassian and Mattermost ecosystem combining intelligent solutions with security and control. Accxia’s clients profit from digitisation and automation of critical business processes in a cloud or hybrid architecture. 150 staff provide migration, engineering and support services to over 200 leading organisations in 32 countries.
In this episode of Heads Talk, Elaine Pringle-Schwitter talks with a highly respected Chief Information and Security Officer about his role in the Covid-19 pandemic and the demands faced by CSOs. Johan Pieterse has been in the role of CSO/ CISO for a number of decades now. He currently is the Group CSO for a well known publishing house and we discussed some of the niche security problems faced by an organisation in his sector as well as the morphed role of the CSO. A very interesting conversation and a look at the future requirements in the cybersecurity space. Sponsored by Accxia
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