Alexa Stop Podcast

Alexa Stop Podcast

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By Robert Belgrave & Jim Bowes
Two technology CEOs — Jim Bowes and Robert Belgrave — discuss how technology is changing our lives, joined every month by a special guest from the industry. Supported by D/SRUPTION Magazine.
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021 - "What's the yellow light?" - Rob's wedding special
It's been Rob's wedding in France and so with both Jim and Rob away they've decided to revisit some of their favourite Alexa Stop! interviews. This episode features four interviews: Fake, fake news! Nigel Gwilliam, Media and Emerging Technologies Consultant at The IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), talks computational propaganda and how it's influencing modern democracy through technology. Pete Trainor, Founder of Us AI and Silja Litvin, Founder and CEO at PsycApps, for a mnetal health, AI & Machine Learning special. We explore how our guests are using these technologies to change the lives of people who live with mental ill health. What does the future of transportation look like? A blend between a spaceship, a train and an autonomous vehicle. Nick Earle, SVP of Global Field Operations for Hyperloop One, joins us in the studio to explain how the work they are doing could change the lives of billions of people. Be More Pirate with Sam Coniff talking about his amazing work building Livity and his book Be More Pirate which covers everything from cocktails to voting rights. -- Alexa Stop is supported by D/SRUPTION, Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK (and some of this one in France).
50:03
July 8, 2019
020 - "Great design is timeless" Live @ Brompton HQ ft. Will Butler-Adams OBE
Coming to you live from the Brompton factory, Rob and Jim are joined by Will Butler-Adams OBE, CEO of Brompton Bicycles, to discuss the amazing journey the company has been on, culminating in the release of their incredible new Brompton Electric folding bike. -- Alexa Stop is supported by D/SRUPTION, Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK.
1:03:44
May 31, 2019
019 - "Positive Friction" SXSW2019 ft. Hannah Matthews
It's the 2019 SXSW round-up episode! The guys are joined in the studio by Hannah Matthews, Managing Partner at Karmarama, to talk about her experiences of the festival over the years and explore what keeps her going back. For more information regarding WACL's upcoming conference check out WACL. -- Alexa Stop is supported by D/SRUPTION, Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK.
59:42
April 30, 2019
018 - "Put your tech down and give someone a hug" ft. Rod Banner
For the second episode of 2019 the guys are joined by Rod Banner to discuss what's wrong with Big Tech and how its focus could shift from profit to joy. Check out http://www.joytech.org to read more about his work in this field.  -- Alexa Stop is supported by D/SRUPTION, Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. 
59:28
March 22, 2019
017 - "Give it a go!" ft. Jo Loxton
Brought to you in association with D/SRUPTION magazine, this month the guys are joined by Jo Loxton who shares a startup story less often told. From breakfast in bed to Jeff Bezos's pecker, there's something for everyone in the first episode of 2019. -- Alexa Stop is supported by D/SRUPTION, Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://disruptionhub.com https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
1:00:51
February 17, 2019
016 - "Live for the day" ft. Rev Pete Trainor
Rounding off the year in festive style with returning special guest, newly adorned Reverend Pete Trainor. The conversation includes the amazing digital legacy of James Dunn, what does spirituality mean in the technology world we live in and some beer-fueled hopes and dreams for 2019. Happy Christmas! -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
50:51
December 24, 2018
015 - "Powerful engine for positive change" ft. Professor Stephen Emmott
Returning from a brief summer hiatus this episode features the incredible Professor Stephen Emmott, Head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research from 2004-2018, talking about his plans to create a powerful new form of impact investing with a view to tackling some of our greatest problems as a species. -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
1:10:12
November 22, 2018
Innovation Social x Alexa Stop - Computational Creativity
Alexa Stop brings you a series of extra special podcasts in collaboration with Innovation Social. For the second special in the series, we’re focusing on Computational Creativity. Jim is joined in the studio by Lawrence Weber/Karmarama, Rachel Falconer/Head of Goldsmiths Digital Studios, Alex Hobhouse/Saatchi & Saatchi and Tom Ollerton/We Are Social. For more information on Innovation Social check out https://innovationsocial.io -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
38:52
July 31, 2018
014 - "What's the minimum investment?" ft. Lydia Gregory
This month we're revisiting the world of artificial intelligence with a musical twist courtesy of our studio guest Lydia Gregory, co-founder of FeedForward, a London-based artificial intelligence consultancy. -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
57:11
May 20, 2018
013 - LIVE from SXSW 2018 (The Best is Yet to Come, Digital Renaissance)
LIVE from SXSW 2018, this special episode features the talk Rob and Jim delivered at this year's festival titled 'The Best is Yet to Come, Digital Renaissance.' We've all heard the dystopian stories of AI destroying the world as we know it, but what if the best is yet to come? We believe there is an equally viable outcome for the future where humans are no longer burdened with menial tasks and are free to live life to the full and get creative, as was exhibited during the Renaissance in the 14th-17th century. Using this positive outlook as a lens, we will provide an analysis of the most important developments in technology over the last year. -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
55:39
April 24, 2018
012 - "Be more pirate" ft. Sam Conniff
A truly inspirational interview is the main event of EP12. We're joined in the studio by Sam Conniff, founder of Livity, to talk about his amazing work building a purpose lead organisation and learn about why we should all be a little more pirate. Check out Sam's amazing new book here, out May 3rd: https://www.bemorepirate.com Picture of the Armatron: http://bit.ly/2GIqwaR -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
1:03:06
February 25, 2018
011 - "AI is not the only answer" ft. Andy Budd
Back for 2018 with a blast, this episode features ballistic missile shenanigans, Intel's security faux pas and a robot bear. We're joined in the studio by the amazing Andy Budd, CEO of Clearleft, to talk through his pioneering work on the Juvet Agenda and his thoughts on the future of work, AI and humanity. -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. manifesto.co.uk wirehive.com
58:02
January 29, 2018
Innovation Social x Alexa Stop - CES Special
Alexa Stop brings you a series of extra special podcasts in collaboration with Innovation Social. For the second special in the series, we’re focusing on Computational Creativity. Jim is joined in the studio by Lawrence Weber/Karmarama, Rachel Falconer/Head of Goldsmiths Digital Studios, Alex Hobhouse/Saatchi & Saatchi and Tom Ollerton/We Are Social. For more information on Innovation Social check out https://innovationsocial.io -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
43:04
January 22, 2018
LIVE! Xmas special
Alexa Stop Live Xmas special! We're joined by a live audience and the fantastic Victoria Buchanan, Strategic Researcher at The Future Laboratory, to recap the key trends from 2017 and discuss what to watch out for in 2018. -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
1:05:29
December 24, 2017
"A comprehensive campaign of interference"
Fake, fake news! Nigel Gwilliam, Media and Emerging Technologies Consultant at The IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), joins us in the studio to talk computational propaganda and how it's influencing modern democracy through technology. -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
55:53
November 7, 2017
“What do you think the trolley service is like?”
Recorded live at Casa Felipe in Portugal, this month's special episode welcomes the digital legend and typographer extraordinaire Phil Jones of Podge fame to the podcast to share his amazing life story. Phil worked in typesetting in the 80s before going on to found and run one the most successful digital agencies of the late 90s as the arrival of the Apple Mac changed everything. -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
1:04:23
October 20, 2017
“Oh look, there’s a train!”
What does the future of transportation look like? A blend between a spaceship, a train and an autonomous vehicle. Nick Earle, SVP of Global Field Operations for Hyperloop One, joins us in the studio to explain how the work they are doing could change the lives of billions of people. Links: Nanobot sperm - https://i.imgur.com/s18aDQB.gifv Nissan self-parking chairs - https://twitter.com/futurism/status/899091973004435456 ‘YuMi’ robot conductor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fohc1Qg-rQU Thanks to Nick Earle and the Hyperloop One team. - https://hyperloop-one.com -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
1:19:29
September 26, 2017
"Free music and tuna"
Innovation and Blockchain are the stars of the show this month, as Lawrence Weber, Managing Partner - Innovation at Karmarama, joins Jim and Rob in the studio to talk nut ice cream, hatred of 80s music and discuss the state of innovation in 2017. Vote for Lawrence’s SXSW talk here - http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/sthash.z8ihVvsB.uxfs Google's Deepmind taught itself to walk - https://youtube.com/watch?v=gn4nRCC9TwQ BIMA - https://bima.co.uk Innovation Social - https://innovationsocial.io -- Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and Wirehive, recorded live in London, UK. https://manifesto.co.uk https://wirehive.com
1:13:12
August 14, 2017
"Digital Cocaine"
We're joined by Pete Trainor, Director of Human Focused Digital at Nexus CX and Silja Litvin, Founder and CEO at PsycApps, for an AI & Machine Learning special. We explore how our guests are using these technologies to change the lives of people who suffer from mental illnesses.
1:04:24
July 16, 2017
"Say yes to everything."
We're joined by Julie Dodd and Emma Lawton from Parkinsons UK to talk all things health tech. Emma developed Parkinsons at age 29 while working as a creative director and took part in the BBC's 'Big Life Fix', where a team of innovators took on the challenge of trying to help her regain the ability to write and draw.
58:00
June 23, 2017
“Forlornly wave among the clickbait”
This month Jim and Rob are joined by Dan Machen, Innovation Director at Hey Human, to talk about his TEDx talk 'Unchanging Man: Relationships, Behaviours & Brains in The Digital Age'. Regular features include a review of the news, the tech you'd bring back, something from the hype curve and stories from a CTO.
1:13:55
June 1, 2017
"South by South.. what?!"
Jim and Rob debate the United airlines debacle, hacked road signs and computer assisted thought. They also reflect on if the best is yet to come or if we should head for mars and never look back! This month's guest is Adam Graham, CEO of TMG, who joins the pod to talk SXSW 2017. Show notes available here: http://bit.ly/alexa-stop-ep2-shownotes
56:39
April 21, 2017
"Beware the AI guru."
Jim and Rob are joined by Syd Lawrence, Co-founder of the Bot Platform, to discuss how to deliver successful bots. Talking points include pitfalls of the connected houses of the future, Bill Gates’s proposed tax on robot workers and the silent war on Wikipedia.
54:30
March 31, 2017
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