Future Extraordinaire

Future Extraordinaire

The digital future is bright. Digital transformation is changing the way we work, learn and live. Join Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, APJ Vice President of Presales, Dell Technologies, as they explore the power of emerging technologies, the opportunities ahead, impact on the region, and insights from leaders and influencers. We’d love to hear what you think about our podcast. Feel free to write to us at: apj.podcast@dell.com.

Episodes

September 19, 2022 29 mins

Climate change is no longer a problem to be solved by future generations – it is a reality today as its social, environmental and economic effects are increasingly evident. 

And at the centre of the climate change conversation lies the energy sector, a key contributor that will determine the impact on our planet. In today’s episode, guest Dr Jemma Green, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Powerledger, dives into the role of techno...

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“AI is not a 50-year trend. It’s a 500-year trend.” So says Manoj Saxena, Executive Chairman of Responsible A.I (RAI – pronounced as ray), our guest on episode 10 of Future Extraordinaire.  


In part I, we take a closer look at the current challenges organizations face in justifying AI-backed programs that will affect society in the long run. Manoj breaks down the need for AI systems to be transparent, accountable, fair and unbi...

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February 9, 2022 25 mins

Our world is starting to become our browser, and we will become the cursor – as observed by Manoj Saxena, Executive Chairman of Responsible A.I (RAI – pronounced as ray). From regulatory bodies to consumer advocacy, more and more people are concerned about our dependence on AI. 

 

In part II of the conversation with Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, APJ Vice Presiden...

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How many litres of water would you need to produce 1kg of chocolate? The answer is 17 196 litres of water.

And do you know, zeoponics, a type of agriculture once practised by NASA in space, might hold the answer to the future of farming? 

In part I of this episode, our guest Dr Sam Morris shares more interesting nuggets of info, and breaks down how zeolites take on challenges from indoor farming and urban agriculture from a different...

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You are what you eat, and our guest Dr Sam Morris, says eating microbial content (otherwise known as the good bacteria) is the way to a healthier gut. 

In part II of the conversation with Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, APJ Vice President of Presales, Dell Technologies, we examine how we can relook, relearn and rethink how our lifestyles and food intake to leave a...

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In this episode, our guest Nurul Hussain helps us to decode diversity in the tech industry.

Founder of The Codette Project, a non-profit ground-up initiative that aims to get more minority women into technology, she once said this about her mission: "It matters to me because women matter. Talent and capability are equally distributed across different communities – it is access and opportunity that create gaps in success."

T...

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February 26, 2021 31 mins

In August 2020, Amit and Danny had a chat with Andy Ridley, Founder of Earth Hour & Chief Citizen of Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, who shared about the 2020 Great Reef Census and how it was designed to help fill critical gaps in our knowledge of how individual reefs are coping with stresses. Today, the team returned with a huge success. 

With hundreds of volunteers’ hours committed from scientists, dive crew, tourists and ...

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Our guest, Simin Liu, is an inspiration to all of us. She is a young entrepreneur who feels passionately about running a meaningful business that aligns with her values to positively impact communities. Recently, Simin co-founded Light of Hope – a social enterprise based in the Philippines providing the under-served with light sources and electricity to improve their quality of life.

Join us as Simin talks with our co-hosts, Amit Mi...

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Digital banking is the now and the future. How are consumers embracing the digital transformation of our traditional banks? We know it’s happening, but what is the real value of technology in the finance industry?

 

In the second part of this series, Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director and Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data / AI Technology at DBS, along with our co-hosts from Dell Technologies, Amit Midha, President of Asia Pac...

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November 30, 2020 26 mins

For organizations, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) is no longer just a check in the box. A research by McKinsey suggests that the Asia Pacific region can add a collective annual $4.5 trillion by 2025 – adding significant growth to growth – if we address gender diversity. This week, we invite Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director and Group Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data / AI Technology at DBS to discuss how we can improve D&am...

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In our previous episode, Joep de Ligt, Lead Bioinformatics & Genomics from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited, New Zealand, discussed the use of genetic fingerprint to track the spread of COVID-19. 

In part two of the podcast, Joep along with our co-hosts, Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, APJ Vice President of Presales, Dell Technologie...

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The Human Genome Project, initiated in 1990, was completed in 2003 at an estimated cost of US$2.7 billion with the collaborative efforts of institutions and laboratories in countries including the US, UK, Japan China, Germany and France. Genomic technology has made major impact in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, life sciences, diseases and viruses.

How can genomics help in our battle against COVID-19? Join us for an insightfu...

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Our guest for this episode, Phil Dickman, Chief Revenue Officer, Intuit Technologies, is a huge advocate of Esports. Phil shares how he is driving a culture that values esports prowess as much as physical sports in an effort to break stereotypes on popularity. 

With our co-hosts, Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, APJ Vice President of Presales, Dell Technologies, Ph...

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August 26, 2020 34 mins

Did you know the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system and the only living organism that can be spotted from space? What could its connection be with technologies? 

In this episode, Andy Ridley, Founder Earth Hour & CEO Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, joins us and shares how the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef is using the most advanced technology and science to save one of the planet's most extraordina...

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August 26, 2020 8 mins

In today’s episode, we share a quick introduction to the Future Extraordinaire podcast and why you should tune in. Learn more about the inspiration behind the series!

 

Co-hosts Amit Midha, President of Asia Pacific & Japan and Global Digital Cities, and Danny Elmarji, Vice President of Presales, from Dell Technologies Asia Pacific and Japan, will share their career journeys, their passions and the aspects of technology that exci...

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