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Sam Peck is Product Design Lead for Blackboard Ally At Blackboard Inc. “A lot of design is about communication and collaboration, If you can get people to just work together. Your already getting people to utilise a culture of design thinking” Sam is a big advocate of collaborative problem solving, he believes it is fundamental to a great design team. Design based on data is another area where Sam excels. He sat down with Andy to discuss the direction of UX and the challenges faced by the industry. Show Notes: 00.32 The board responsibilities a UX person has. 03.29 Aligning your technical skill set with commercial goals. 07.45 Are we using our designers to their full potential? 10.00 We like to ignore metrics. 13.41 Do designers have a chip on their shoulder? 15.25 Are we going to see the development of a senior designer role? 18.09 Will we see the design space becoming more formalised in the future. 20.26 How do you keep motivated in your career?
Do designers have a chip on their shoulder - Sam Peck by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
Getting the most appropriate person for the job - Dr Andrew Hill by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
Biggest Inspirations And Best Mentors - Ryan Kerstein by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
Is on-boarding the most important part of growth - Sam Levy by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
Failing Fast - Mark Graban by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
Culture - Today's guest is Andre Chow a Surgeon, Researcher, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Touch Surgery. Andre Talks about the difficulties involved with growing a startup and the importance of culture in the work place and what it really means. Show Notes: 1.06 Touch Surgery. 1.32 How was Andre influenced from being an academic to business man? 2.12 How to treat people to get the best out of them. 2.27 How Andre learnt his business leadership style. 3.23 The most tricky elements of staffing in Andre’s experience. 3.54 Difficulties trying to attract the sort of people you want to employ. 4.23 Don’t forget your employee will have a first impression of your workplace. 5.23 Giving people room to grow and learn while at work; they’re not robots! 7.08 When launching should you come with a collective vision for a start up? 8.17 Culture is something you can’t craft but equally can’t ignore. 8.50 Selecting for characteristics of employees you want, so they fit the culture. 10.00 Unique challenges with working with millennial 11.23 How to motivate such a diverse staff with a wide range of talent. 13.30 Is it possible to inspire your staff when your product isn’t as innovative as Touch Surgery. 14.41 Top 3 tips for staffing and leadership. 14.53 Try to over communicate as the company grows. 16.03 Actively try to promote diversity in your teams. 16.49 Put yourself into the shoes of your employees.
How David Burns met his company co-founder on a beach in Brazil by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
In this episode Andy Davis talks to Dominic Aslan, VP of IT operations at ShipServ. On the show Andy asks Dominic about his best practices for keeping a company secure. Dominic tells Andy all about bug bounties. They also discuss the growing influence that Data is having on business. Dominic started on the telephone for CompuServe in 1997. He has worked his way through many different roles within IT departments ever since. He has had roles as user support, server support, technical engineer, team manager, architect, project manager and CIO. He is currently head of IT for a commodities broker and trader. Show Notes: 1.06 Dominic’s career progression and professional background. 5.14 Companies offering alternative paths to management. 7.27 Promoting the wrong people and a management position basically being a new role. 9.53 Keeping up with the technical world as a hands off manager. 13.50 Soft skills are now as important as technical skills. 16.25 Shifting your company culture onto a security footing. 20.09 Getting your staff bought into a set of best practices to avoid a security breach. 22.23 Detering hackers with a bug bounty. 25.07 The other angles to keeping secure online. 26.33 What are the big projects you’ve been asked to look into? 29.16 Clarity on what we expect to see from Data teams. 32.04 A data team isn’t a silver bullet to solve all your businesses problems. 34.24 The versatility of a data team and in tech more generally.
What's a bug bounty - Dominic Aslan by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
The Role Of A COO Ben Sanders by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
The advantages of having a diverse client base - Matt Robinson by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
In this episode Andy Davis talks to Deepak Rangayyan, Senior project manager of transformation at Kuoni Group. They discuss how best to manage your employee’s and how technology’s rapid growth is affecting the skills tech specialists need. They also chat about team dynamics. Deepak is an experienced Project and Key Account Manager. His main role involves Managing a portfolio of medium to enterprise projects. His specialities include; Business Development, Project Evaluation, Market Intelligence, Diversification Strategy, Procurement and Operations Management and Project Management. Show Notes: 1.10 Your thoughts and experiences as a project manager. 2.45 Is there a particular methodology you go through when you’re managing employees. 5.32 The fulfilling aspects of a role in management. 6.59 The projects that Deepak is currently working on and how the impact of technology on the workplace is affecting people’s skills. 12.51 Team dynamics and growth. 17.40 The continuing evolution of technical people. 24.02 What motivates you? Outcomes or technology?
In this episode Andy Davis talks to Szymon Rozga, the Head of Emerging Technologies at BlueMetal NYC. Szymon chats to Andy about his current project working with chatbots they also look at building a forward-thinking engineering team based around a positive work culture. They also discuss the move to remote working in the 21st century and the pros and cons this can have on a business. Szymon is a software engineer lead with years of experience with architecture and development of desktop, mobile and web applications. He is currently focused on building out technology delivery teams and growing delivery capacity and skill sets in Conversational UX chatbots and VR/MR technologies. He uses emerging technologies to create cutting edge experiences. Szymon is passionate about empowering engineering teams to constantly learn and push themselves and the technologies they are working with. Show Notes: 1.16 Do we still need to be working 9 to 5 in 2017. 4.26 Working remotely comes down to achievements as opposed to time in the office. 7.39 Culture as a driving force for working practices. 9.45 Work must be tailored to your lifestyle not the other way around. 11.11 Building a successful and diverse engineering team. 15.27 It there more expected from technical people now and how has that made things more difficult from a recruitment standpoint. 18.54 What were the most surprising and challenging things you found going into a management role. 21.43 How long have you been working on your current project and what other emerging tech are you looking forward to. 27.41 Looking at emerging technologies and deciding whether they’re actually in demand. 31.47 Outside of your field what are you personally excited about seeing come to fruition in the near future.
In this episode Andy Davis talks to Bridget Kromhout & Tim Gross. On the show they discuss DevOps and its links with your company's culture, the best practices for building a well rounded DevOps team and some of the misconceptions surrounding the DevOps title. Bridget Kromhout is a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Her CS degree emphasis was in theory, but she now deals with the concrete (if 'cloud' can be considered tangible). After 15 years as an operations engineer, she traded being on call for being on a plane. A frequent speaker and program committee member for tech conferences, she leads the devopsdays organization globally and the devops community at home in Minneapolis. She podcasts with Arrested DevOps and blogs at bridgetkromhout.com. Tim Gross: is a technologist, operations engineer and product developer. He is currently a principal DevOps engineer at Density. His previous career in high-assurance architecture has driven him to develop an operations mindset for robust and observable technology. He has a proven nose for hunting down and eliminating technical debt and process inefficiencies in organisations of all shapes and sizes. Show Notes; 1.18 DevOps as the prime example of technical people needing a broader skills set to succeed in the 21st century. 4.08 Have you seen any organisational struggles erupt due to technological advances. 7.23 DevOps and its links with company culture. 8.32 Is there an element of misconception about the role of DevOps. 10.32 Who pushes the cultural change in a business when adopting a DevOps approach? 13.39 DevOps links with open source sharing tech communities. 19.53 Proactively looking externally for information to stop yourself working within a bubble. 21.07 Building and managing a DevOps teams. 24.16 Tackling industry stereotypes. 26.32 The influx of new personalities in technology. 31.11 Talking about culture, DevOps and Arrested DevOps.
In this episode Andy Davis talks to Andrew Tenzer, the head of group insight at Trinity Mirror. They discuss how best to make sense of data, the various compelling projects Andrew has worked on and the importance of company culture. Show Notes: 1.06 Talking about the data and insights profession. 3.16 The challenge of structuring data to make any sense out of it. 5.03 Getting lost in data. 6.38 Background and career progression. 9.50 Building your career foundations then moving to a more compelling role. 11.13 What research were you carrying out at channel 4. 13.10 The sense of accomplishment that comes along with working a job you enjoy. 14.28 Transparency & Leadership. 16.36 Company Culture. 17.40 The importance of the recruitment process. 19.05 Team dynamics and great communication as a precursor to success in business. 22.36 What are your day to day responsibilities? 28.13 The creative freedom available to you when working in insights.
Smart Working - Ryan Townsend by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
Traits That Make A Good B.I Candidate - Sabahe Mrizag by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
You're Digital And Business Strategy Is The Same Thing - David Biden by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
“For remote working to be successful it does depend on your role. Our talent team and sales team often choose to work remotely. For programmers and software engineers there is a lot of value in being in the office. The best ideas come from random encounters with people or lunch break discussions. So if we’re all working from home it is really difficult to have them idea sessions.” Alberto Giorgi is Director of Engineering at Tray.io Alberto is an experienced technical manager with an 11+ year career in software development. 7 of those years have been spent building and leading global high-performance software engineering teams. He has a keen entrepreneurial spirit and is a regular contributor to strategic ideas and solutions to organisation. Tray.io Tray.io believe that any organisation can and should automate. With Tray.io, citizen automators throughout organisations can easily automate complex processes through a powerful, flexible platform, and can connect their entire cloud stack thanks to APIs. Podcast Alberto sat down with Andy to chat about creating a positive company culture through remote working initiatives. They also discussed management styles and debated the best ways to stay engaged with your career.
Developing a DevOps mindset - Ian Mortimer by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
Discussing your typical DevOps role - Tom McLaughlin by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
Scaling your business and company culture - Chris Wintle by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
In this episode Andy Davis talks to Pete Williams, a Data evangelist and the founder of The Decision Playbook. On the show they discuss the hype around the CDO position. Andy asks Pete how he gets the most out of his data teams. They also chat about the diversity present in a data team. Pete is an active member of the UK CDO community. He’s passionate and inspirational on an outcome focused data and analytics strategy to drive commercial performance. Over 20 years experience in premium UK retail have created deep experience in empowering decision makers with data driven solutions for faster, better decisions. He’s an innovative and strategic thinker, motivated to disrupt and ‘make a difference’. Show Notes: 1.07 The hype around Data and the CDO role. 5.34 Is the CDO the last piece of the puzzle in regards to the hype around data? 10.57 Is there a potentially a hierarchical issue with the CDO role? 13.13 Effectively executing on a CDO role. 19.32 Needing a vision in order to hire a CDO but you wouldn’t know what you’re looking for without hiring a CDO in the first place. 22.04 Pete's experiences in the Data space. 29.11 The diversity present in a data team. 31.05 Data as the engine that drives collaboration. 32.18 What’s the potential of data? 37.05 The bigger discussion around organisational structures and data.
The fears around decentialisation - Bruce Pon by Venturi Group: CTO, Data, Development, Cyber Security, Business Intelligence, Infrastructure, Cloud
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Podcast Details
Started
Feb 14th, 2017
Latest Episode
Feb 24th, 2020
Release Period
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No. of Episodes
666
Avg. Episode Length
21 minutes
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