Being Business Savvy

Dr Savi

With over 40 years of senior management / board level experience at leading TelCos, Pharma, Health, Tech and Motor industries, Dr Savi brings you some of the best tools, transformation techniques and thought leaders.

Discover the latest business innovations & approaches.

All Episodes

The tables were turned as this time the show host becomes an interviewee of the Digital Rapport regular podcast. We spoke about the past, present and future of podcasting aka social audio in the context of best practice for applicability, structuring and the importance of experimentation to assure the right resonance and loyalty with your intended audience.

Mar 9

43 min 17 sec

Our episode welcomes a leading youth activist Ms G Chadha. We consider the variance in how countries are prioritising & delivering the vaccination project roll out, suspicion of the vaccine among ethnic minorities - particularly the BAME community and post Covid-19 world optimism - for example, will the desire to work from home to support a work life balance continue?

Feb 22

23 min 28 sec

Our episode features Dr Kuldip Sandhu - Director of Innovative Quality Solutions. We chat about how companies have had to rapidly adapt due to the global pandemic. Essentially, how corporate leadership have empowered their employees  to both deliver and govern effective change. Dr Sandhu has also developed a global unique change simulator that is blended, combining online learning with facilitated collaborative learning. The simulator uses the principles of gamification. Gamification techniques are intended to leverage people's natural desires for socializing, learning, mastery, competition, achievement, status, self-expression, altruism,  closure or simply their response to the framing of a situation as game or play.

Feb 13

29 min 4 sec

This week we met Jatinder Palaha - Digital online strategist - who has helped a wide range of entrepreneurs and companies become digitally savvy with their presence both online and face-to-face.   He shares hints and tips of how to connect and develop great business opportunities - this is especially important as a global community we become more connected virtually. We cover 3 main areas: Digital Product Strategies  How do we manage complementary Product content?   For example, podcasts and blogging and how to make an impact amongst the wider noise of the the Internet! Jatinder shares case studies of working and effective digital strategies, including key 12 steps for effective online digital presence 

Dec 2020

23 min 44 sec

A recent interview with the managing director of a leading investment banking group based in Switzerland (The Rothchild Group): Dr Jogishwar Singh shares insights into how he made the move from being a Scientist to a high respected Director and suggests ways to enter this competitive industry. We had an opportunity to learn about what inspires him and how the media portrays this market sector.  Dr Jogishwar Singh was born at Khanna (India) in 1951, he served in the IPS and IAS before leaving India in 1984, a year of cataclysmic events for Sikhs in India. He restarted his professional career from scratch in Switzerland where his previous experience as an IAS officer had no resonance at all. M.Sc (Hons School) in Physics, M.A. in History from Panjab University Chandigarh, Dr Singh did his D.E.S.S. at Sorbonne in Paris, followed by a PhD from Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg, Germany. Dr Singh is fluent in eight languages and has basic knowledge of two others. A truly inspirational guest.

Nov 2020

24 min 43 sec

This week we met the CEO of Multicultural Richmond (UK) - Ravi Arora. The charity promotes a thriving, integrated and inclusive multicultural community in Richmond upon Thames and surrounding boroughs. Projects include: #health, #wellbeing, developing #digitalskills, enjoying the great outdoors and tackling inequality.  We spoke about the challenge of our current Covid times as many members enjoy face-to-face meet-ups et al.  New challenges are now being managed, for example: connecting online with members that have varied digital skills. In addition, we discussed the power of data to help campaign for better opportunities for the next generation of students.   It was great to hear about the CEO and his team that are developing and supporting people from all walks of life. Their mission says it all, 'to be the leading charity working to secure racial equality and inclusion in, and celebrate and strengthen the multicultural nature of, the Richmond upon Thames community and communities in surrounding London boroughs'.

Nov 2020

21 min 40 sec

Recorded earlier in the year (pre-Covid19) Dr Savi had an opportunity to meet Stefan 'live' on the radio. Together they discussed: Whether well being is taken seriously in the work place Tracking project individual utilisation and performance The difference between Public and Private company management methods Tips on appraisal / staff development Communication skill techniques Product management best practice and exploring pricing options New innovations in the motor industry Privacy / permission challenges

Oct 2020

59 min 40 sec

A few years ago Dr Savvy had an opportunity to interview the Reverend Jesse Jackson. At the time Dr Savi was asked by a close friend of his, a CEO of a major UK housing trust to interview Jesse Jackson during Jesse's short stop over in London. Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is also the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow Push. Rainbow Push is a nonprofit organization formed as a merger of two non-profit organizations: People United to Save Humanity. and the National Rainbow Coalition. Both organizations pursue social justice, civil rights and political activism. The recording took place just after the last stock market crash, with many losing their homes with the banks rushing to reclaim their loans to everyday people. Many of the points raised at the time are still relevant today. Enjoy our Archive Episode.

Oct 2020

17 min 7 sec

This week we met Am Golhar - Media, PR and Digital Media expert and Police Chief Supt Raj Kohli.  We discussed the Positive and Negative aspects of Social Media, in the context of: Considering if social media is truly a facilitator for democracy,  Can social media 'act' as an effective tool for communication? If social media is adapting to the 'new normal'.

Oct 2020

27 min 16 sec

This week we met Sukhi Wahiwala (Ted Talks speaker, Entrepreneur & Forbes Business judge) and Gary Setterfield with over 20 years of business and HR experience.  We spoke about the need for optimism, taking time to reflect & building business confidence in our new world, post Covid 19. This episode showcases some great tools and techniques for ensuring an effective retrospective.

Oct 2020

31 min 52 sec

This week we meet the CEO of Bonnier Books UK, Perminder Mann. It was fascinating learning about the publishing process both traditional and eBooks, together with exploring if there is an opportunity for a more agile way to publish new work? We also covered understanding the current challenges of assuring diversity in the Publishing industry.  Bonnier Books UK published the outstanding book: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Oct 2020

30 min 1 sec

This week we had a wonderful opportunity to meet the Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, Indy Singh Hothi - an extremely experienced C-level executive. He gave us great insights into the changing world of business as we hope to emerge from Covid-19, for example: will the economy emulate the events of the last pandemic ? 

Sep 2020

21 min 38 sec

This week we meet The Singh Brothers, leaders in User Experience and customer-centric design techniques. Both are Directors of Enable Consulting, Executive Experience Directors at HSBC and Honorary Fellows at Brunel University. The Brothers were instrumental at SkyTV where they lead design initiatives with the original SkyTV set-up box and SkyQ. Together we explore: Nudge design/behavioural techniques, new innovations in retail and how large companies have managed to innovative amongst heavy competition.

Sep 2020

27 min 3 sec

Born in East London, at the age of 21 Ben was not destined for success. He barely graduated with a degree in maths and computer science and for the first few years slept on his friend’s floor with several other people. Since then Ben has overcome many personal and business challenges to create multi-million companies in technology, security, property, hospitality, media, education and training. He became one of the first technologists to obtain the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer qualification and the Microsoft Certified Trainer award. He has held most of the C-level positions in Marketing, Finance, Editorial, Technology, Security and Risk. Dr Savi discusses how the world has changed since the inception of tech and explores a variety of leadership techniques.

Sep 2020

48 min 30 sec

Famously described as a "successful failure," the Apollo 13 mission almost ended in complete and utter disaster. However, while the astronauts never made it to the moon's surface, their very survival serves as a testament to the human spirit and incredible ingenuity. In this documentary style episode we explore how innovation can be realised through collaboration, lateral thinking and applying effective agile techniques.

Sep 2020

12 min 8 sec

Is there a way for large companies to realise innovation with confidence. In the past IBM, BMW and other giants have developed some incredible products via new team methods. This documentary style episode explores a variety of ways that start-ups can support the hunger of large firms to survive and adapt. 

Aug 2020

9 min 37 sec

Welcome to the Being Business Savvy Show Dr Savi is an award winning documentary maker and presenter. He has a Post Graduation in Management, an M B A, a PhD and is currently C E O for Cast lab, a leading podcast production company for corporations and charities. This podcast series aims to share best practice in the arenas of effective Programme and Change management via relevant tools and techniques, all compiled to help you achieve effective organisational Digital transformation. Tune in to listen to exciting guests with incredible business insights and innovative ideas. Dr Savi is a pioneer of Digital media, especially from the inception of podcasting back in 2004. In the past he hosted the Corporate Podcasting Show and the video podcast series entitled the Best Practice Project Management show. Whilst head of the projects division at both Computacenter and Unisys he helped grow these companies in to multi-million dollar service organisations. His digital consulting experience spans over 40 years and includes advising and leading programmes at Sky TV, Vodafone, O2, 3, Microsoft and a number of Health, Pharma and Motor industry giants. He pioneered the National Learning Management System for the UK National Health Service, UK Department of Health and Medical health regulatory authority. As the world changes with new innovations and challenges in the fields of home working, Data being considered as the new oil, AI, Privacy laws, C R M, online retail and motor vehicle technology, this podcast will help you become more confident in tried and tested methods with real world immediately applicable examples.  We hope you enjoy each documentary style show. We believe it will help make knowledge sharing more fun, dynamic and engaging. If you would like to be featured on the show, please contact us by sending an email to ttt@savileaders.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Aug 2020

2 min 14 sec