Technical director of and lead trainer at Taming Tech and a really nice guy.
TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 6 – INTERVIEW WITH LYALL O’CARROLL Full Show notes In today’s episode, our guest is Lyall O’Carroll, Technical Account Manager for Seidor Africa. With a background in electronics and a passion for engineering, for the past 14 years Lyall has helped companies and business leaders unlock potential and revenue within their businesses. Lyall shares how, with an effective software solution, like SAP Business One, and big data analytics companies can grow their profits without having to grow their staff compliment. And how this allows their customers to employ their personnel in more rewarding roles that grows their business. Who should listen to this episode? If your company structure is management heavy. If your company is a generational business and you’re looking for an effective way to manage the transition between founders and the next generation. If your managers are policemen and micromanagers and not leaders advancing your business’ goals. If the ineffectiveness of disparate systems is holding your business back from reaching the potential you see for it. --- Send in a voice message:
TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 5 – INTERVIEW WITH JENNA BURCHELL Full Show notes In episode 5 we speak to Jenna Burchell  an award winning South African artist who fuses the digital with the natural world. When we think of technology, art doesn’t ordinarily come to mind, which is one of the reasons why Jenna Burchell’s sculptures are extraordinary. Jenna shares with us:  how she works with technology to marry the tech with the organic how the amalgamation of the organic and inorganic subverts expectation and takes on a transformative experience her experience with the ghost in the machine how including technology in her creations results in a long term relationship between creator and collector how her work celebrates the joy of repair and rebuilding and how the process animates the artwork We encourage you to listen to this episode if: You are looking for inspiration on how you work with technology You are looking for a way to rebuild after experiencing a fracture in your work or in your life You are exploring ideas on how to use technology in a different way You are interested in the behind the scenes process of creating art that reframes the narrative --- Send in a voice message:
TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 4 – INTERVIEW WITH RUBEN BUIJS Full Show notes The guest on this episode hails from the Netherlands. Ruben Buijs is a Dutch developer who developed a widget as a side hustle. He has been programming since he was twelve years old. His widget, Boei, is the Dutch word for buoy. Boei is a quick life line that allows customers to get in contact with you using the platform of their preference.  We started using Boei on our websites soon after its release and are such fans of the product that we reached out to Ruben, who graciously agreed to appear on this podcast. Ruben’s day job is being an IT Consultant for EY where he works on projects in a wide variety of industries. His focus on efficacy is made visible in this service that he has developed. Some of the topics covered in this episode are: Benefits of using Boei. The ideation behind Boei. Boei versus live chat. How Boei could replace contact us pages on websites. What methods Ruben is pursuing to market his side hustle. The growth and uptake Ruben has seen since he launched six months ago. Who should listen to this episode? Anyone who is: Working on their own side hustle Developers and programmers Working on software roadmaps Bloggers and business owners looking for a simple, effective means of communicating with their audience and customers. --- Send in a voice message:
TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 3 – INTERVIEW WITH MARELI POTTAS Full Show notes In this episode we speak to Mareli Pottas from Dube & Pottas Inc.  Mareli is the Co-founder and Operations Manager of Dube & Pottas Inc., a private practice of medical social workers based in Johannesburg and operating from hospitals in Johannesburg and surrounding areas in Gauteng, South Africa. Established in 2015, Dube & Pottas has grown from a few staff to 23 staff members in 28 hospitals in 5 years.  In this podcast Paul Ogier and Mareli Pottas talk about: How this private company has intelligently used technology to simplify operations, manage staff in multiple locations and scale with the growth of the company. How as frontline staff at the forefront of the COVID fight they have expanded their use of technology to overcome restrictions and obstacles to maintain their company’s operational requirements. How their existing technology solutions enable them to go above and beyond in their treatment and support of their patients and their families who are often separated by distance and COVID protocols. How they have utilised online training to onboard staff. Who should listen to this podcast? Anyone who is interested in learning more about: Ideas on how to start and grow a company without spending a fortune on IT infrastructure or IT support staff. What a medical social worker does. How health professionals are managing their stress levels and prioritising their mental health. --- Send in a voice message:
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May 1st, 1977
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 hours, 27 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 084149