The Tech Talks Daily Podcast

The Tech Talks Daily Podcast

The speed of technological change continues to race ahead at breakneck speed, but it will never move this slowly again. In 2024, businesses and their employees will be expected to get to grips with AI, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Extended Reality, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Sustainable Tech, Green Computing, Cybersecurity, 5G, Blockchain, Crypto, IoT, Autonomous Everything, Human Augmentation, Data Sovereignty, Privacy, AI ethics and the Digital Transformation of everything. Navigating these uncharted digital waters can feel daunting and overwhelming for business leaders, IT teams, and employees in every sector. Especially when scrolling down newsfeeds full of hype, buzzwords, and confusing technical jargon/acronyms. Does this sound familiar? Welcome to Tech Talks Daily, a podcast uniting business and technology. Tech Journalist Neil C. Hughes brings you the latest insights into business technology, digital transformation, and the evolving business landscape and IT. This technology podcast focuses on real-world applications and business strategies around digital transformation. From AI's impact on business operations to navigating the complexities of cloud computing and cybersecurity, Neil explores how technology reshapes industries and redefines personal and business success in 2024. The lineup of guests includes tech leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and even the occasional celebrity who has walked the path of tech innovation. High-profile guests share their startup stories, their journey through digital transformation, and how technology has revolutionized their businesses and lives. Whether you want to understand how to harness technology for business growth or stay informed, Tech Talks Daily is your daily dose of inspiration and insight. Join the conversation and be part of a community shaping the future of business and technology.

Episodes

June 13, 2024 16 mins

In a world increasingly driven by digital transformation, the robustness of enterprise connectivity can often go unnoticed—until it doesn't. Today on Tech Talks Daily, we have the pleasure of hosting Mark Bennett, Head of Global Enterprise Networking Products at Vodafone Business, to discuss the pivotal role connectivity plays in modern business operations.

Vodafone Business, a primary growth engine within the global Vodafone Group...

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Why should companies invest in social impact programs? Today on Tech Talks Daily, we delve into this compelling question with Brian Tippens, SVP and Chief Social Impact Officer at Cisco. Together, we explore how integrating social impact strategies not only drives positive change but also propels business outcomes forward.

Cisco stands at the forefront of this movement, harnessing its vast technological resources and extensive ecos...

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Are you ready to dive into the latest trends in digital operations? In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, I'm excited to welcome Carla DeSantis, Partner in Operations Transformation at PwC, to discuss the findings from PwC's recent Trends in Digital Operations Survey.

Carla provides an in-depth look at the survey's key findings, highlighting that 69% of companies are not seeing returns on their technology investments in supply chain...

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How secure is your data really? In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, I sit down with Rocco D'Amico, founder of Brass Valley, to explore the hidden threats and innovations in data security and management. Brass Valley began with a focus on data security for data centers and has since evolved into a leader in search engine optimization and data destruction innovations.

Rocco sheds light on the often-overlooked danger of embedded data...

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In today's digitized age, the spectacle of live entertainment isn't just about the Wrestlers, but equally about the seamless technological orchestration that happens behind the scenes. 

On this episode of Tech Talks Daily, we meet Ralph Riley, Director of Broadcast IT Systems at WWE, a man

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Are you and your business truly leveraging the power of AI in your workplace, or are we just scratching the surface amid the widespread hype? Today, I'm joined by Aruna Ravichandran, the dynamic Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Customer Officer at Webex by Cisco, who is making significant strides in technological and workforce transformations. Broadcasting from the vibrant Cisco Live event in Las Vegas, Aruna brings ov...

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Have you ever wondered how one of the world's largest airlines ensures that every passenger interaction is seamless, both on the ground and in the air? Today, I'm joined by Dan Field, Director of Platform and Network Engineering at United Airlines. 
 
Dan brings a wealth of experience integrating cutting-edge technology to enhance customer experiences and operational efficiency at United. With tools like ...
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How can a fashion-forward brand like Steve Madden redefine the intersection of style and technology? In this episode of the Tech Talks Daily Podcast, I'm live at Cisco Live, engaging with Steve Madden's top tech minds: Kamran Siddique, Global CISO and head of infrastructure and Nitin Srivastava, Director of IT Infrastructure & Operations.

We delve into the dynamic world of retail technology and explore how Steve Madden, a brand cel...

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How is technology reshaping the way businesses connect with their customers? Today on Tech Talks Daily, I, Neil Hughes, sit down with Shad Aul, Senior Manager of Network Engineering at Lowe's, to uncover how the home improvement giant is transforming its customer interactions through a groundbreaking collaboration with Cisco.

In our discussion, Shad delves into the strategic shift from a traditional on-premise solution to a unified...

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In this episode, we explore the exciting developments in space technology with Liz Seward, Head of Space Strategy and Market Development at BAE Systems. 

With a background in business development, marketing, thermal engineering, and mission systems engineering, Liz has worked on notable projects such as the ExoMars rover and a mission to return a sample from an asteroid. She is also a prominent figure in Women in Aerospace Europe a...

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What real-world impact is AI having on businesses today? How do we measure its success? These are the questions we are exploring at the Experience 2024 event by Genesis in Denver, Colorado. Amid the buzz about AI, I want to dig deeper and uncover tangible examples of its business value.

In this episode, I speak with Louise Phillips, Vice President of Customer Centres at Virgin Atlantic, and Michael Johnson, Operational Change Mana...

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In this episode, we dive into the evolving landscape of AI integration and security with Kara Sprague, Chief Product Officer and EVP at F5. IDC predicts that by 2025, organizations will allocate over 40% of their core IT spend to artificial intelligence-related initiatives. Just as enterprises raced to the cloud, companies today are scrambling to integrate AI into their IT architecture. The challenge? They must cut existing IT cost...

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I recently read that 52% of Companies in the Fortune 500 List Have Disappeared Over the Last 20 Years. Another quick search revealed that 1955 v. 2016, only 12% of Fortune 500 Firms remain.

I then came across a company that has evolved over four decades to remain at the forefront of financial process automation.

Join us in this insightful episode as we sit down with Axel Rebien, CEO of Serrala, a company that has spent 40 years hel...

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I am live from Sphere 24 in Helsinki in this special Tech Talks Daily Podcast episode. I am pleased to speak with Christine Bejerasco, the Chief Information Security Officer at WithSecure. Christine brings her extensive 20-year experience in cybersecurity to our discussion, offering a unique perspective from the CISO point of view.

We dive into what makes ...

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In this special episode of the Tech Talks Daily Podcast, I am live from the Sphere Event in Helsinki, joined by Antti Koskela, the interim CEO of WithSecure. Antti, a seasoned global software business executive, brings a strategic perspective on how midmarket companies can navigate the often enterprise-centric world of cybersecurity.


During our conversation, we delve into the unique needs of midmarket firms and how WithSecure is a...

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Are we truly prepared to foster the next generation of female innovators in tech? In this special episode of Tech Talks Daily, I am thrilled to welcome back Clare Hickie, CTO EMEA at Workday, alongside Caroline O'Reilly, Workday’s General Manager of Analytics. Together, they bring a wealth of experience and passion for shaping a more inclusive and diverse tech industry.

As we approach International Women’s Day, celebrated on March ...

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