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Sally Eaves

Bringing you the latest news, views and experiences in Technology, Talent and Transformational change hosted by CTO, Author and leading Tech For Good advocate Prof. Sally Eaves @sallyeaves. With weekly episodes and an inspiring diversity of guests from some of the most pioneering organisations, projects and people of our time, this is Your engaging space to learn from C-Suite to Student, CIO to Academic and Enterprise to SME.

Our shows focus on the latest innovations in emergent technology integration across Cloud Computing, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Robotics, Machine Learning, IoT, IIoT, Data Governance and much more. And they cover a range of sectors and themes, from healthcare to fintech, to inclusion and diversity in tech, to education, sustainability, space and beyond!

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In this two part special, the HOW of enabling Business Agility and embedded Capacity to Innovate is centre stage, and with an inspiring focus on Human Centric change. We are joined by Brad Mallard, CTO for Northern West Europe at Fujitsu and a member of Fujitsu's Global CTO Office, and Nick Herbert, Head of Portfolio Applications and Multicloud at Fujitsu for an immersive conversation - so content packed we extended across these two episodes! In Part 2, we continue our deep dive on today's agile imperative, firstly focussing on the nature of space and evolution of more decentralised ways of working across organisational structures and ecosystems that need to be increasingly fluid by design. In particular, we explore the impact of remote/hybrid working on inclusion and diversity, alongside productivity, mindfulness, creativity and ultimately happiness levels too. The very essence of fostering share value and creating a sustainable people based business! We also focus in on skills, from data and technology literacy, to skills confidence. We consider gaps being experienced by many organisations today and how best to develop a learning culture, supporting people on their personal journeys and moving from STEM to STEAM to help grow possibly the most important skill of our time - curiosity! Brad and Nick share some fantastic examples of this support in action at Fujitsu, especially empowering the behavioural element of learning by doing or learning through experience, and this extends to customers who in turn become authentic natural advocates. And we also unpack the impact of emergent technologies on the evolution of work, especially regards AI and Automation and on delivering a faster 'time to value' supported by a more iterative approach to change management, shared language and shared purpose. Our collective take focusses on the purpose to which technology is applied and showcases the complementary strengths of human-machine partnership, with inspiring examples of this across community collaboration, social value and sustainability. Indeed, rather than framing the future as one of technology centric innovation, we change the narrative to place the spotlight on human centric innovation, empowered by tech instead! And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Brad, Nick and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt And today's guest Brad Mallard on Twitter @BradMallard And LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradmallard And today's guest Nick Herbert on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-herbert-7053b02/ Plus our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Nov 26

43 min 39 sec

In this two part special, the HOW of enabling Business Agility and embedded Capacity to Innovate is centre stage. We are joined by Brad Mallard, CTO for Northern West Europe at Fujitsu and a member of Fujitsu's Global CTO Office, and Nick Herbert, Head of Portfolio Applications and Multicloud at Fujitsu for an immersive conversation - so content packed we extended into two episodes! In Part 1 we deep dive into what Agility really means from both an organisational and individual perspective, and across technology, culture, people, processes and skills, including both the opportunities and challenges encountered on the way. And with tangible examples across business and societal impact too, including cutting edge Tech For Good research collaborations within AI and Healthcare - absolutely inspiring! We explore what has changed, especially customer behaviours and expectations on the 'art of the possible', sustainable business and criticality of purpose, and the key challenges from the 'data deluge' to issues of fragmentation, legacy technical debt, complexity, security, ethical AI development, and skills literacy gaps. This brings to the fore the vital role of data, its democratisation and enabling active not reactive intelligence, and the key technologies that are enabling success notably Cloud Computing, Cloud Native, Conversational AI, NLP and APIs. And all of the above must be supported by skills investment alongside process and change management approach evolution with greater ecosystem collaboration too, especially in areas such as Explainable AI - vital to build that core currency of our time - trust. Putting this all together, what 'experiences that matter' will you create next for your customers, consumers and citizens? And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Brad, Nick and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt And today's guest Brad Mallard on Twitter @BradMallard And LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradmallard And today's guest Nick Herbert on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/nick-herbert-7053b02/ Plus our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Nov 26

57 min 57 sec

50 Years of Innovation! The Intel Innovation event brought to the fore the very latest tech and skills developments across AI, 5G, IoT, Edge, Cloud, Quantum and Network Development with 3 key areas emerging: Being Developer First, the Power of Partnership and Scaling AI Everywhere. In this innovation special feature sponsored by Intel we touch on all three of these foundations, but with a particular focus on Artificial Intelligence in the company of the inspirational Wei Li, Vice President-General Manager of AI and Analytics at Intel Corporation. We dive deep into the 4 pillars of Scalability, Productivity, Performance and Innovation critical to AI development showcasing new research and practical applications along the way - and add in a 5th pillar, that of Sustainability too. And with our shared passion for everything ‘Tech For Good’ our discussion also explores some truly inspirational examples of applied AI for Good in action. And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Wei and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt And more on Intel Innovation on Twitter @intel @IntelAI @Inteliot @IntelBusiness And today's guest Wei Li on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/wei-li-a4a611/ And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Nov 22

45 min 22 sec

Sustainability is a topic front of mind for many and fresh from COP26 and the Social Innovation Forum (SIF), this episode brings to the fore tangible actions being taken to embed sustainability within business model evolution, with superb leadership by Geotab, a global leader in IoT and connected vehicles. I speak to Neil Cawse, CEO and Founder about 'the how' of using technology and data to inform, change and create positive impact for businesses and society alike, especially for climate action. We explore the Drivers of Change, Tech as a Force for Good for Planet and Business, Data for Good - its Actualisation and Scale, The Role of People-Tech Partnership, Organisational Culture and Skills, Reflections on COP26 and SIF21 and the path ahead, plus dive into the importance of measurement and transparency too - a great example being Geotab's Sustainability Report available here: https://t.co/P06oowlQVz?amp=1 (https://bit.ly/GeotabSDGs) Join us to find out more! And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Neil and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt Today’s guest Neil on Twitter @ncawse and @GEOTAB And LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilcawse And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Nov 17

46 min 21 sec

Pace, Space, Place! In this episode, the nature of change and how to harness it takes centre stage as I am joined by the brilliant Dave Silke, Chief Marketing Officer at Mitel. With many organizations having undergone fundamental changes to their ways of working ambidexterity has now become a watchword for moving forward with confidence, productivity and sustainable scalability too. To dive into the how of actualising this vital agility, we explore: What’s Changed, What’s Coming Next? Insights from the brand new 451 Research Series on Hybrid Working How to create a Future Proof Business: Shaping a Digital Distributed Workforce And much more! Bringing to life the evolving business communications and collaboration landscape and potential roadmap ahead, taking into account the fusion of factors that can enable shared value across technology, operations, values, culture and skills. Are you prepared to actualise the changes needed for true ambidexterity to change? Join us to find out more! And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Dave and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt Today’s guest Dave on Twitter @davesilke And LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-silke-1a90494/ And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Nov 4

44 min 26 sec

This episode is Inclusion and Tech For Good personified focussing on ZDay2021 and the wider opportunities afforded by the IBM Z Global Student Hub. This is very much a 24/7 platform for democratisation and powering tech for social impact at scale, especially for education and holistic skills accessibility from STEM to STEAM. And to do this I am in the best of company! Joined by 17 year old changemaker Lella Violet Halloum, the youngest 2021 IBM Champion for her efforts to break down stereotypes surrounding the tech industry and recently recognised with the Diana Award, plus an IBM Z Ambassador, Champion, and Student Senator. And I am also joined by Dr. Melissa Sassi who is championing change as Chief Penguin, Entrepreneur & Student Experience lead at IBM and Global Head of the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator. This work brings together a focus on empowering and inspiring students with access to tech skills, and empowering and inspiring early-stage fintech, healthtech, and insurtech founders to build and scale through technology and business acceleration. And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Lella, Melissa and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt Today’s guest Lella on Twitter @LellaVi And LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lella/ Today’s guest Melissa on Twitter @mentorafrika And LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissasassi/ And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Sep 14

39 min 41 sec

There are many pathways into technology careers and in this episode we go on a journey from San Paolo, Brazil to Encinitas, California with Alessandra Ginante Yockelson PhD, Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer and Global HR Leader at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In our discussion we cover a range of critical conversation points including the connection between sustainability and diversity, and between learning and diversity of experience, education as the library to transform lives, changing the narrative on what a tech career really 'looks like', reducing the arbitrary divide between tech and non tech jobs, the transition from STEM to STEAM learning, and creating a bigger pool of diverse talent - and retaining it. We also place a spotlight on real world Tech For Good projects and programmes like 'Ready Now' by HPE supporting internal talent development readiness for board level leadership, alongside team level diversity and fantastic success at enhancing the retention of women in tech roles, which is absolutely vital, especially with the disproportional impact of the pandemic. And finally, look out for the 3 C's of skills critical to personal agility to change! And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Alessandra and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt Today’s guest Alessandra on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alessandra/ And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Aug 2

48 min 42 sec

In today's era of technology convergence, it was a pleasure to discuss the latest trends emerging from MWC21 and beyond with Greg Cudahy, EY’s Global Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications Leader and further EY’s Global Technology Sector Leader. We explore the power of ecosystem and the adaptive digital enterprise, the latest trends in technology transformation and convergence, and the pivotal intersection between technology and sustainability. This is a deep dive into 'the how' with tangible examples from across the globe, alongside cutting edge research findings and covering technologies from 5G and IoT, to AI, Drones and Robotics. More information on the research discussed is available here: https://bit.ly/ReimagineIndustry And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Greg and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt Today’s guest Greg on Twitter @Greg_Cudahy And LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-cudahy And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Jul 6

1 hr 3 min

This episode is Tech For Good personified and was such a pleasure to discuss with Mo Haghighi who does superb work as a Developer Advocate across the world and also leads the IBM Hybrid Cloud Build team in Europe. Our focus area is Call for Code, the largest tech for good global initiative of its kind and which is open for submissions until July 31st 2021. More details here: https://bit.ly/CallforCode21 This year's focus is on supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, notably climate change, clean water and sanitation, zero hunger and responsible production and green consumption. A wonderful and inclusive opportunity to make a difference, and one that is open not just to developers, but to problem solvers, curious minds and subject matter experts across the world. We discuss all the details of taking part and the support available, plus showcase some of the incredible projects already making impact today, conceived through earlier iterations. We could not agree more that the time is now to support long-lasting change across the world, empowered by people and empowered by code. And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Mo and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt Today’s guest Mo on Twitter @mohaghighi And LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohaghighi And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves https://tomorrows-tech-today.captivate.fm/episode/enabling-your-data-driven-organisation-and-the-power-of-partnership-with-thomas-harrer-ibm (Episode Website)

Jul 2

33 min 5 sec

In this episode I am delighted to be joined by Thomas Harrer, CTO Server and Storage, at IBM Technology. We discuss how to move beyond the four V's of data that are Volume, Veracity, Velocity and Variety - to that vital fifth V of Value through people, technology and the power of partnership, notably IBM's long standing trusted relationship with SAP and BW/4HANA in particular. Drawing on dynamic and diverse examples from DNA to Smart Cities to Autonomous Vehicles, to the demands of everyday organisational life, we explore how to navigate data paradoxes and optimise the spectrum of data volume to data value. This includes a rich discussion on empowering self service access and modelling, analytics, governance, automation and integration. Developing key trends and their optimisation are also brought to the fore including Open Source, Data Sovereignty and Cloud Computing, alongside organisational needs that go beyond the technology, notably continual investment in culture, leadership and skills. And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Thomas and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter to continue the conversation! @techradiottt Today’s guest Thomas on Twitter @Thomas_Harrer And LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasharrer And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Jun 15

38 min 36 sec

In this episode we meet the inspiring Quantum Computing Innovator, Mathematician and Artist - more on that in our discussion! - Carmen Recio Valcarce from IBM Research. A pioneering leader in the Quantum space, Carmen shares experiences on what has made a difference in her career to date, from mentorship, relatable role models and community, to ‘having your plan’ and cultivating holistic skills, from creativity to empathy. The time is now to rename so called ‘soft skills’! We also explore ethical tech development, scaling Tech For Good and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the importance of STEAM, and what the future of work might look like - and regardless of this, how to develop the skills toolset and mindset to be best prepared. Look out for a new Quantum ambassador in the making too, 15 year old Tanya. Brilliant! And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Carmen and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter @techradiottt Today’s guest Carmen on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmenreciovalcarce/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmenreciovalcarce/) And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves (www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves)  

Apr 22

33 min 30 sec

In this episode we meet Debbie, Ann, Silvia and Iwona, 4 inspiring female changemakers at Kingston Technology. A wonderful discussion catalysed by International Women’s Day – and also moving beyond this to a ‘365’ approach where empowering inclusion, diversity and belonging is an everyday commitment for positive change. During the episode we bring to the fore different journeys in business and technology careers, sharing experiences and lessons learnt along the way, including the importance of mentoring, role model visibility, and compassionate leadership. We also explore moving from STEM to STEAM, and the holistic skills needed for lifelong learning alongside the resiliency, confidence and ambidexterity to change. Finally, we deep dive into the how of building impactful CSR and Scaling Tech as a Force for Good – and transparent confession, a huge passion and action area of our host! And we would love your thoughts on the discussions too! Thanks for listening! Sally, Debbie, Ann, Silvia, Ivona and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter @techradiottt And you can find out more about some of Kingston’s work in Sustainability here: https://kings.tn/31oIzPI (https://kings.tn/31oIzPI)  Plus join our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Apr 8

42 min 15 sec

In this episode we meet the pioneering Lesley Kipling, former Geologist now Chief Security Advisor at Microsoft. This is a deep dive across all aspects of Next Generation Security considering the current cybersecurity threat landscape and growing areas of vulnerability from SME to Enterprise, and through IT & OT Convergence. We explore how to build Zero Trust defence in depth with technology from the latest developments in the Cyber Defence Operations Center, to advances that bring together the power of Cloud Computing with Machine Learning and integrated signals to detect and remedy issues real-time. We also discuss the importance of education, embedding security in culture, values and shared responsibility, and how to better build inclusion and diversity in the sector. And we would love your thoughts on the episode too - thanks for listening! Sally, Lesley and the #TTT Team Please join us on Twitter @techradiottt And our host Prof. Sally Eaves on Twitter @sallyeaves And LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/sally-eaves

Mar 31

26 min 42 sec