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The need for time-series data
The need for time-series data
Michael talks about how Timescale is addressing the need for time-series databases, the largest challenges and opportunities in databases for years to come: helping developers, businesses, and society make sense of the data that humans and their machines are generating in copious amounts.
27:27
November 29, 2022
AI Innovations in the Enterprise
AI Innovations in the Enterprise
Host Haseeb Khan, VP of innovation and Technology tkxel, chats with Eilon Reshef, CPO, Gong- a revenue intelligence platform that captures and understands every customer interaction, then delivers insights at scale, empowering revenue teams to make decisions based on data instead of opinions.
24:26
November 22, 2022
Rightfoot breaking apart the consumer debt crisis
Rightfoot breaking apart the consumer debt crisis
Catch Haseeb Khan, VP of Innovation and Technology, tkxel in conversation with, Deirdre Clute CEO & Cofounder Rightfoot. Rightfoot automates payments across a fragmented market of servicers and helps customers smartly repay consumer debt within their app. Hundreds of developers use Rightfoot's APIs to seamlessly power payments to student debt, credit card debt, and more.
28:00
November 15, 2022
Impacts of AI on your Digital Strategy and its Possibilities
Impacts of AI on your Digital Strategy and its Possibilities
According to Daniel, despite this general acknowledgement of its importance, many companies are struggling to deploy AI. Furthermore, he talks about What AI is, the most use cases and new applications for AI that are already being used by companies like Tesco and PwC. Satalia is on a mission to make innovation accessible and free for all.
23:44
November 01, 2022
How a culture of skills building accelerates enterprise innovation?
How a culture of skills building accelerates enterprise innovation?
Host Umair Javed, CEO tkxel, chats with Kian Katanforoosh, CEO & Founder, Workea - a skills intelligence platform redefining how enterprises understand, develop and mobilize talent, about how Workera is empowering enterprise organizations with AI-powered measurement and actionable skills intelligence to accelerate innovation. According to Kian, investing in cultivating the right learning culture is imperative to future success and shares some really helpful tips on creating a culture of ongoing learning and inspiring your workforce to upskill themselves.
23:32
October 25, 2022
What edge computing means for the future of organizations?
What edge computing means for the future of organizations?
Catch Haseeb Khan, VP Innovation & Technology, tkxel in conversation with Jeff Ready, Co-Founder & CEO, Scale Computing - a global leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. The Scale Computing self-healing platform automatically identifies and corrects problems in the infrastructure, making it easy to run applications anywhere they are needed while reducing workloads for IT teams.
25:10
October 18, 2022
Getting the most out of the Cloud with IBM Cloud’s CTO
Getting the most out of the Cloud with IBM Cloud’s CTO
Host Haseeb Khan, VP Innovation & Technology tkxel, chats with Hillery Hunter, CTO of IBM Cloud; and they talk about how to build a Cloud, what makes an industry specific Cloud and her thoughts on what's next in the Cloud space. Getting the most out of IBM Cloud’s CTO, Hillery as she also talked about her career path from being an individual contributor to CTO at IBM.
30:21
October 10, 2022
Recruitment curve & remote hiring trends in 2022
Recruitment curve & remote hiring trends in 2022
Host Umair Javed, CEO #Tkxel chats with Yaron Lavi, CTO, Deel-a global payroll for employees and contractors, about the recruitment curve and current remote hiring trends globally. They talk about the secret to leading a distributed team and expanding your workforce across borders. According to Yaron, despite these turbulent times or because of it, companies will further move into global hiring to minimize risk. Hence, Deel is accelerating growth globally, meeting the demands of tech talent hiring.
22:59
October 04, 2022
Build, operate and track money movements of any size and shape
Build, operate and track money movements of any size and shape
Listen to Haseeb Khan, VP Innovation & Technology, tkxel in conversation with Anne-Sybille, Co-Founder, Formance- an open-source platform that helps fintechs and marketplace build and operate strategic and unique money flows. They talk about the rapid increase in e-payment methods and customer experience regarding this rapid growth.
22:40
September 26, 2022
Rise of FinOps and its practical implications in usage-based pricing
Rise of FinOps and its practical implications in usage-based pricing
Roi says companies have been migrating their workloads to the cloud & it’s becoming clear that cloud spend can be difficult to forecast and manage. FinOut is on a mission to bring transparency not only to cloud environment pricing but to the cost of cloud-native software that organizations use every day.
20:56
September 22, 2022
How to master product-led growth strategy in B2B businesses
How to master product-led growth strategy in B2B businesses
Host Umair Javed, CEO #tkxel, chats with Mickey Alon,  CTO & Founder Gainsight PX, about building durable growth using a Product -Led strategy in B2B businesses. They talk about the mission of  GainSight and how it is helping businesses increase product adoption, prevent churn, and grow customer communities. GainSight is a durable growth platform for customer success, product, and community teams.
34:49
September 07, 2022
Inventory is everything: tips & tricks
Inventory is everything: tips & tricks
Listen to Haseeb Khan, VP Innovation & Technology, tkxel in conversation with Mohamed Younes, CEO & Co-Founder, Khazenly- An on-demand fulfilment solution for e-Commerce entrepreneurs They talk about how Khazenly’s convenient, affordable, transparent, the omnichannel solution helps merchants grow their businesses and supercharge the digitalization of their fulfilment processes.
21:05
August 31, 2022
Customer Acquisition: Win the Battle for Customers in 2022
Customer Acquisition: Win the Battle for Customers in 2022
n this episode, Seif Amr, COO & Co-Founder, Thndr App- a digital investment platform that is designed to simplify investing, talks with Amna Omer about how Thndr is facilitating access to the right tools and resources that can empower investors with the means to achieve financial freedom.
19:25
August 25, 2022
How financial inclusion is driving fairer growth in emerging markets?
How financial inclusion is driving fairer growth in emerging markets?
Mohammad Raafi shares his insights on the future of Fasset, areas where Web3 is emerging and gaining popularity. According to Raafi Hossain, Fasset is pioneering web3 technologies and driving the adoption of digital assets for the next billion.
22:13
August 11, 2022
How to keep your collaboration tools secure to unlock the full business potential
How to keep your collaboration tools secure to unlock the full business potential
According to Ofer, collaboration is 45% of communication in an organization. It’s important to understand how people collaborate and communicate and whether it is justified or not. Undoubtedly, it has to be efficient to get results; hence it is a vital aspect of a business.
21:38
August 01, 2022
The opportunity for data empowerment in the construction industry
The opportunity for data empowerment in the construction industry
According to Hussein, The construction industry still relies heavily on paper to collect field data and manage its processes, which hinders the ability to improve project outcomes. Due to data, more and more companies are now realizing just how much access to the right data improves productivity and job site performance.
22:21
July 25, 2022
How AR/VR might affect the future of work
How AR/VR might affect the future of work
David Savage, Group Technology Evangelist, Nash Squared talks with Amna Omer about how AR/VR might affect the future of work and why companies are also beginning to look into AR/VR as part of their recruiting and HR experiences.
28:43
July 18, 2022
Inside the rapid rise of usage-based pricing & more
Inside the rapid rise of usage-based pricing & more
Jayaram Bhat shares his insights on the future of monetization, ways to phase out legacy systems and the importance of purpose-built products for usage-based billing.
22:49
June 22, 2022
Why responsible innovation from an international perspective is important?
Why responsible innovation from an international perspective is important?
While building products in a non-profit organization, the key challenge is to cultivate a capability for responsible innovation, which would allow the organizations to address their missions in new ways, continuously.
14:59
June 13, 2022
Journey to fundraising and product-market fit
Journey to fundraising and product-market fit
Raising millions of dollars from great investors does not equal product-market fit. This episode features Zari Zahra, Co-founder & CPTO, Spekit to talk about her journey to fundraising and the importance of setting the right milestone for the company and the path to finding the right product-market fit.
28:05
May 25, 2022
Build powerful video streaming apps in hours!
Build powerful video streaming apps in hours!
100ms, a startup building a Platform-as-a-Service for developers integrating video-conferencing experiences into their apps. This episode features Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel, chatting with Kshitij, co-founder & CEO, of 100ms, about how 100ms is seamlessly bringing real-life interactions to the virtual world.
29:39
May 25, 2022
Hybrid Workforce & Building Teams
Hybrid Workforce & Building Teams
This episode features Ryan Heath, CTO-ConvergeOne Government Solutions. Ryan talks about how organisations can make adjustments to fit this hybrid model for better operations management and to gain standardization across the board.
14:11
May 16, 2022
Raising capital & startup growth
Raising capital & startup growth
Host Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel, chats with Jordan Olivas, CEO Qisstpay, about how they are powering the best checkout experience across the world and how Qisstpay is enabling low-cost alternatives through highly specialized channels in order to convert the customers as part of their value proposition process.
24:34
May 09, 2022
Security in agile cloud-native environments
Security in agile cloud-native environments
Jimmy, co-founder & CTO, KSOC, talks about how the security side of organisations has responded to the challenges in terms of new technologies, techniques, platforms and processes.
26:20
April 19, 2022
Building and engaging sustainable engineering organisations
Building and engaging sustainable engineering organisations
Host Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel, chats with Sergei Ankin, CTO, Pipedrive, about the current trends engineering form are following to retain, grow and scale their organisations. According to Sergei, retention comes first when you are building a sustainable engineering organisation. Giving people responsibility and empowering them to make decisions enables them and keeps them engaged, and motivated and ultimately increases retention.
26:27
April 04, 2022
Building like-minded teams
Building like-minded teams
Technology is constantly evolving and has been in the business long enough for every business to know how to use this knowledge wisely. Listen Muhammad Ahmed talking about how TMG is technically and professionally equipped, transforming businesses into brands and providing 360-degree marketing solutions such as brand management, advertising, web development and social media management to make every brand a success story.
19:07
March 22, 2022
Career challenges & response strategies for the tech Industry
Career challenges & response strategies for the tech Industry
A number of powerful forces are catalyzing change in the IT marketplace. Workers on the ground are expected to bear the brunt of the impact at the individual as well as organizational level. This episode features Emily Omenski to talk about what are the current tech career challenges and what organizations should opt for as responsive strategies to foster open healthy minds, healthy habits and ultimately excellent career growth.
23:49
March 04, 2022
The future of video streaming platforms
The future of video streaming platforms
The video streaming market is highly dynamic. Consumer expectations and usage habits are changing rapidly in the age of video-on-demand and mobile media consumption. This episode features Cephus Ndubueze, Founder & CEO, Newcon to discuss how these hosting platforms are contributing to the creator economy.
16:46
February 08, 2022
Intelligent automation: Driving business transformation
Intelligent automation: Driving business transformation
Digital transformations were born out of a need to become more efficient, agile, and deliver value and better customer experiences. Organisations must adopt these new and emerging technologies to keep pace with the competition and respond to customer and market demands. In this episode Spiros and Umair Javed talk about characteristics organisations should have to take initiatives for digital transformation.
30:14
February 01, 2022
The central role of APIs in digital transformation
The central role of APIs in digital transformation
Digital transformation is increasingly propelled by rapidly changing user expectations. APIs hold a powerful sway in tech discussions of late. APIs have become a standardized machine-readable mechanism for connecting partners, meaning APIs are becoming products in their own right. In this episode we connected with Claudio Bartolini, Chief technologist, software architect, Equinix Fellow, to get his perspective on the role of APIs and how APIs are enabling change for large enterprises.
19:03
January 21, 2022
AI at the workplace; fearing it and embracing it
AI at the workplace; fearing it and embracing it
The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and machine learning applications have been used over time to help workplace designers calculate outputs of work and to replace work through automation for more effective and efficient results. Today we have Avrohom, Founder and CEO at AskTheCEO, to talk about the implications of Artificial Intelligence and business intelligence for the workplace and how this sector is evolving. 
31:03
January 10, 2022
Digital Innovation and AI
Digital Innovation and AI
Digital transformation is imperative for all businesses, from SMBs to enterprises. This convergence of emerging technologies is rapidly changing the pace of innovation. This episode features Swathi Young, Chief Technology Officer at Integrity Management Services, Inc. Swathi talks about groundbreaking technologies like AI, ML, data science and how they are enhancing human activities around us, what are the concerns and future expectations from these ever evolving technologies.
23:59
January 10, 2022
Social entrepreneurship and community building
Social entrepreneurship and community building
More recently, the important link between communities and entrepreneurs has emerged as a new frontier in entrepreneurship research.This episode features Hira Saeed, founder & CEO, CaterpillHERs. Hira Talks about the need of social entrepreneurs and it’s importance for addressing social challenges and providing innovative, sustainable and effective social solutions.
28:13
December 06, 2021
Building and scaling teams
Building and scaling teams
Leading a fast-growing team is a uniquely challenging experience. This episode features Shahzeb Memon, Global Head of TaaS (Transport as a Service), Swvl. According to Shahzeb, Implementing initiatives to help smooth the scaling process should be an organisation’s first step in building and scaling the teams. They include defining your company values, establishing company culture, and setting up a scalable management structure.
20:13
November 23, 2021
Women are the future of tech
Women are the future of tech
Among major industries, information technology is last at integrating women into leadership roles, senior management, and even middle management positions. In today’s episode Adela Jamal, Executive Director at Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be talking about how innovation in technology and various tools have facilitated women empowerment. What are the initiatives to ensure that women and diverse groups are supported in the workplace and to ensure transparency, accountability and equality across the organisation.
19:38
November 15, 2021
Building a city of future through inclusive team management
Building a city of future through inclusive team management
The way we work has changed beyond recognition this year. Pandemic has facilitated the team performances in so many ways, they have become more inclusive from engagement perspective, it has given flexibility hours and much more. This episode features Igor Sakhnov, Corporate Vice President, Engineering at Microsoft talking about the common challenges faced by the organisations building inclusive teams and creating a culture where people are respected and appreciated.
32:28
November 08, 2021
Reinventing HRM with machine learning
Reinventing HRM with machine learning
Artificial intelligence and machine learning has been around for a long time now and companies have been making use of it. There are so many tools and businesses are exploring new avenues to employ it. Today, we have Stylianos Kampakis, CEO, The Tesseract Academy with us to talk about how businesses can reinvent human resource management with machine learning and artificial intelligence. Stylianos will also be talking about future employment of these tools in HR.
15:37
November 01, 2021
Customer acquisition for 2022 and beyond
Customer acquisition for 2022 and beyond
Customer Retention is the new customer acquisition. Organizations often try to keep customers at any cost — even when they aren’t a perfect fit. But trying to cater your product for the wrong audience is costly, emotionally and financially. This episode features Jeff Lattomus, Senior Advisor, Nefeli Networks. Jeff will be talking about the ways organisations can revamp their customer acquisition strategies and how they can stay ahead during these data driven times where customers are well educated about these products and services.
27:20
October 22, 2021
Cybersecurity and role of CISO
Cybersecurity and role of CISO
A CISO is responsible for establishing security strategy and ensuring data assets are protected. CISOs traditionally work alongside the CIOs to achieve these aims.This episode features Graydon McKee, Chief Information Security. Graydon will be talking about the cybersecurity trends in 2020 and why there is a need for CISOs and what companies can do to educate their IT leaders.
17:49
October 18, 2021
The future of cyber defense
The future of cyber defense
Cybersecurity is still a relatively new part of IT and has changed dramatically in recent years. Steve White, CISO, Oracle, will be talking about current trends like shifts towards cloud native solutions and cybersecurity in particular. We’ll have some insights into how the security industry has changed over the time and what cyber security in future years might look like.
36:01
October 11, 2021
Revolutionising e-commerce with shopify
Revolutionising e-commerce with shopify
E-commerce has revolutionised retail. It has evolved to meet the changing needs of people, and to make online shopping easier for the modern day customer. These ecommerce trends are proof that e commerce isn’t just rapidly growing, it’s here to stay. Today, we have Chase Clymer,Co-founder of Electric Eye with us to talk about upcoming e-commerce trends and how Shopify is revolutionising the new retailers industry.
21:49
October 07, 2021
Delivering on the promise of AI
Delivering on the promise of AI
The broad promise of AI is that it will allow humans to make exponentially faster decisions and invoke deeper analytics. This episode features Steve Orrin, Federal CTO, Intel Corporation. Steve will be talking about what the future looks like once you deliver on the promise of AI for digitisation and how to think about AI to get something out of it as ROI. According to Steve, Industry captains and senior executives are realising that the AI is automating business processes, reducing the costs for the process and enhancing the quality by the consistency of the outcomes. 
36:03
October 01, 2021
Building a startup and AI
Building a startup and AI
In this episode of  Startup Series, listen Phillip Alvelda,CEO at Brainworks, a technology and industry innovator as well as an educator talking about startups, team building and innovation through AI. Philip shares how he started his own company, the challenges he faced and how new budding entrepreneurs can turn their vision into a reality too by better understanding their capabilities. He’ll also be talking about how AI and this industry enables new businesses.
22:55
September 17, 2021
How technology is reshaping humanity
How technology is reshaping humanity
Improvements and inventions in the tech industry over the last 10 years has enabled the people to drive and create a variety of technologies. These innovations and improvements are not stopping soon. Today, we have Russ Felker with us to talk about at what pace technology is innovating and reengineering human interactions. Russ is CTO at GlobalTranz and talks about the harmful impacts of implementing technology without knowing the thoughts behind these inventions and what people can do to cope with these loopholes.
23:22
September 08, 2021
Influencer Marketing 101
Influencer Marketing 101
Over the last few years, influencer marketing has become an immense and essential part of the marketing landscape. Also, it’s difficult to find brands that aren’t using it. Today, we have Vsudha Paul, Open Source Developer Marketing/Evangelist at Intel. Vasudha will talk about this powerful marketing approach and how influencers and influencer marketing allows businesses to reach their target audience in a uniquely authentic way. We’ll have insights on how and when and to whom should companies reach out to see their influence in action.
12:39
September 06, 2021
Taking care of your digital legacy
Taking care of your digital legacy
For years, managing someone's online presence after their death has been a fractured process. Families had to reach out individually to social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram if they wanted to access or change a dead loved one's account and often had limited options. Today, we have Daniel Sieberg, Co-founder, Chief Storyteller at GoodTrust with us to talk about taking care of our digital legacy and how GoodTrust has started to build easier ways for users to specify who they'd like to oversee their accounts after they die and what they want done with them.
19:47
September 03, 2021
Getting started with data-driven marketing
Getting started with data-driven marketing
Data-driven marketers gain insights and trends from numerical data to develop personalised marketing strategies. This episode features Anthony Lombardo, Senior Marketing Strategist & Technologist at Commvault. Let’s hear from Anthony about the benefits of adopting a data-driven marketing approach, what checkpoints are to be considered and why companies struggle with implementing data-driven marketing plans.
11:36
August 30, 2021
The soft skill side of technology
The soft skill side of technology
As the tech industry has grown tremendously, technology is central to how we live these days. It has contributed to society and to humanity. This episode features Chris Snyder, Director of IT Operations- Americas at Veeam Software to talk about the soft skill side of technology. Chris talks about how technology and tech leaders influence the business environment and the learnings from these technologies that contribute to the advancement of society.
27:52
August 30, 2021
How robotics is changing data analytics
How robotics is changing data analytics
Today we have John Crupi, Chief, Autonomous Environmental Robotics at Kick Analytics, LLC with us to talk about how robotics and analytics are emerging. John explores what would be the future trends for the companies with automation software and the challenges without these technologies and automations.
28:19
August 24, 2021
The new customer experience
The new customer experience
Customer experience is defined by the interactions and exchanges your customer has with your business throughout the entire customer journey. To ensure all interactions that the customer has with your business are positive, we chat with Gabriele Masili, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s Customer Experience and Success division. Gabriele talks about the ideal customer experience framework, and in what ways these technology transitions and virtual agents can enhance the experience for customers as well as employers.
30:18
August 18, 2021
Mindfulness meets technology
Mindfulness meets technology
This episode features Suze Yalof, CEO and Founder of Unplug Meditation, talking about how the wellness industry is integrating the emerging technology trends and how future startup leaders can expand their businesses by outsourcing people globally and bringing in versatile talents.
15:57
August 12, 2021
The next gold rush in crypto!
The next gold rush in crypto!
The future holds vast possibilities for cryptocurrency. The interest of individuals, institutional investors and giant companies is to trade for profit, with speculators at times driving prices skyward. Today, we have Ethan Turer, author of "The Next Gold Rush: How Cryptocurrency Will Change Everything" with us to talk about cryptocurrency trends, its future and tips for beginners that can help them make informed choices.
12:19
August 10, 2021
RPA for the public sector
RPA for the public sector
RPA is a new category of emerging technologies called digital labour. It is augmenting the human workforce into digital labour to make the government & private processes more efficient. Today we have Jim Walker, Chief Technology Officer and Evangelist for Public Sector at UiPath with us to talk about how automation and RPA form the basis of the next government. Such innovation provides hands-on time to the labour force for more quality work. 
33:26
August 02, 2021
The future of UX
The future of UX
UX design is influencing our lives in different aspects by focusing on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Being able to interact with technology in a human-like manner is becoming the future. Let’s hear from Joel Mena, Chief Experience Officer, JM Studios about how the UX industry is evolving from conventional design thinking. 
33:28
July 29, 2021
Staying ahead of the technology curve
Staying ahead of the technology curve
Technology is always changing and there’s no destination. But the future leaders can make the most out of it by staying ahead of the technology curve and managing their teams more effectively. Let’s hear from Guillaume Boissiere, Vice President at Gartner's Strategic Technology Group about how leaders today can embrace these changes and lead the way.
15:18
July 28, 2021
Leading a global business
Leading a global business
The pandemic has been tough on business globally but the tech industry offers some insights that can make these global market operations relatively more efficient. However, cultural barriers is one area where even many tech businesses struggle. Finding the right cultural fit can help speed up the business processes and build customer relationships, if managed effectively. Hear Catherine Wolfe, President and CEO, Global Growth Markets, Wolters Kluwer talking about leading global businesses during the pandemic while addressing socio-cultural barriers.
22:16
July 19, 2021
Tech strategy and team management
Tech strategy and team management
Building a successful Tech strategy and managing your team is never easy. But it is crucial to succeed and scale up your business globally. Robert Falzon, Head of Engineering at Check Point Software Technologies, talks about what companies and leaders can do to retain their resources and cope with the incoming challenges.
13:15
July 15, 2021
Tokenomics and its impact on organziations
Tokenomics and its impact on organziations
With the ever growing trends in business technology and cryptocurrency, companies can make the most out of it through the complete understanding of tokenomics and blockchains. They can generate complete economic systems by incorporating these technologies into almost every industry. Let’s hear from Dr. Mark van Rijmenam, Future tech strategist & Founder at Maven about tokenomics and its impacts on organisations.
19:15
July 12, 2021
Building a strong partner ecosystem
Building a strong partner ecosystem
Having a strong partner ecosystem allows organizations to leverage the strengths of others and the ability to work with their partners as a blended team to provide value-added services and business outcomes. Yet, many businesses struggle with partner management. To learn how to go build a strong partner ecosystem that aligns with your company values, we chat with Stuti Sureka, Cloud & Technology Alliances Director, TIBCO. Having years of experience with successful negotiations and relationship management, Stuti details the tips and tricks of maintaining strong partner relationships.
21:09
July 07, 2021
Cybersecurity and risk management in a post-COVID world
Cybersecurity and risk management in a post-COVID world
In this episode, Morey Haber, CTO & CISO at BeyondTrust, joins us to talk about cybersecurity, data and risk management in a post COVID-19 world. Morey also discusses which attacks are people more vulnerable to.
18:26
June 24, 2021
The future of HCI & HRI
The future of HCI & HRI
It’s no surprise that virtual reality has opened new doors. To explore how the virtual world has evolved and how robotics come into the mix, we are joined by Irvin Cardenas, Research Scientist at Kent Ohio State University. Irvin elaborates on the interlink between human computer interaction and human robot interaction - two areas intriguing tech enthusiasts today.
18:30
June 24, 2021
New Mobile Attack Areas in 2021
New Mobile Attack Areas in 2021
This episode features Ashwin Ram, Cybersecurity Evangelist, Office of the CTO at Check Point Software Technologies, to talk about new mobile attack areas for 2021 and beyond. Ashwin analyzes the developments in the cybersecurity realm in 2020, what new attack areas come to light and how can an individual and a company improve their cybersecurity resilience.
24:36
June 24, 2021
Fintech and financial inclusion in emerging markets
Fintech and financial inclusion in emerging markets
Fintech has revolutionized the financial sector. With the ease of doing transactions becoming more widespread, there has been significant progress towards financial inclusivity. In this episode, Halima Iqbal, CEO & Founder Oraan, joins us to talk about the need for Fintech. Halima explores what Fintech is, how Fintech has been performing in emerging markets, the constraints and what opportunities it brings.
22:24
June 18, 2021
Smart cities and sustainable communities
Smart cities and sustainable communities
In this episode about smart cities and sustainable communities, we chat with Komlan Lonergan, Director of IT, Center for Reproductive Rights, about the current state of affairs with smart cities. Komlan discusses how COVID-19 has impacted this move towards smart cities and sustainability, and what does it mean for the adoption of new technologies.
29:48
June 03, 2021
IT Recruitment & Staffing 101
IT Recruitment & Staffing 101
The IT staffing and recruitment industry is expected to be $500 billion+ by 2024. What does it take to lead the game in one of the most lucrative industries out there? Let’s find out with Melissa Acton-Buzard, CEO Chameleon Technologies. Melissa explores how to run a successful IT staffing company and what to consider when outsourcing.
14:16
June 01, 2021
What's new in the world of cloud?
What's new in the world of cloud?
The cloud network has taken businesses by storm. Jonathan Donaldson, Sr. Engineering Director, Office of the CTO at Google Cloud, joins us to talk about what’s the latest in the world of cloud. Jonathan explores how businesses can adopt cloud technology, how to ensure a smooth shift from physical data architecture to a cloud platform and how technology leaders can drive this shift.
26:28
May 31, 2021
6 tips for content creation
6 tips for content creation
Stephanie Wong is a Developer Advocate at Google Cloud. As creator of the Google Cloud YouTube series Networking End-to-End, Season of Scale, Eyes on Enterprise, and the host of Google's Next onAir broadcast, she joins us to share her 6 tips for content creation. Stephanie talks about how one can blend storytelling and technology to create valuable content. She also explores how to build that connection with the people - the true essence of social media.
31:30
May 27, 2021
How to achieve sales like a pro!
How to achieve sales like a pro!
Entrepreneur and Boss woman, Lauren Bailey, joins us to talk about being a pro salesperson. As President and Digital Sales Trainer, Factor 8, Lauren talks about the mindset needed to take that leap of faith into starting your company in a saturated industry segment.
29:33
May 25, 2021
Building an agile organization
Building an agile organization
A modern CTO needs to be a tech-visionary, a fast learner who is driven to achieve market success. The role is becoming more nuanced and specialized as Paul Twigg, CTO NTT Data Services explains. Paul explores how today’s CTO keeps agility at the heart of all the business functions and roadmaps that follow.
19:19
May 19, 2021
AR/VR in education and training
AR/VR in education and training
Will VR replace human interaction for good? To answer this, we chat with David Sime, CTO & Co-Director Riiot Digital, about how VR has been replacing human interaction in some cases and aiding it in others. David explores how AR & VR are transforming the fields from telecommunications, education, marketing to others.
23:21
May 18, 2021
What’s natural about interfacing with XR?
What’s natural about interfacing with XR?
Immersive experiences is the new reality. Suzan Oslin, Experience Architect for XR, explores what’s natural about interacting with XR. Extended reality is posing new design challenges and is also revolutionizing how we view connections and interactions. Suzan also explores things to consider when designing for XR.
18:19
May 11, 2021
Designing for AR + VR
Designing for AR + VR
To understand how AR/VR are impacting our daily lives, we chat with Suzan Oslin, Experience Architect for XR, about how these two technologies intersect and what opportunities they bring up. Suzan’s background in 3D and visual effects make her in a unique space to understand how the two shape user design and how AR/VR revolutionize spatial computing as we understand it today.
19:34
May 11, 2021
Transforming education & enhancing diversity with AI
Transforming education & enhancing diversity with AI
In this episode, Yonah Welker, tech influencer in AI and member of World Economic Forum’s Expert Network talks about AI can help advance diversity in education and training. Yonah talks about the challenges tech companies are currently facing and how AI can actually be a guiding light.
30:39
May 05, 2021
Building the AI powered organization for this decade
Building the AI powered organization for this decade
Artificial Intelligence has undoubtedly revolutionized every industry there is. The world is moving at a fast pace and we chat with Richard Foster-Fletcher, Responsible AI Advisor, and Founder, NeuralPath.io, about how to facilitate businesses with AI and how to connect the dots with other technologies and human abilities to chart a better path for all.
29:49
April 30, 2021
Digital marketing for tech startups
Digital marketing for tech startups
Starting your business is never easy. But it certainly helps if you have got a clear direction and the right resources. Stacey Kehoe, Founder, Brandlective Communications, talks about how she helps businesses do just that. She explains how consumer insights are key and why tech businesses should not be taking marketing easy.
15:37
April 29, 2021
5 pillars of good design leadership
5 pillars of good design leadership
We chat with John MacMenamin, Head of Product Design Block.one, about design leadership. John explains his definition of a true leader and how to overcome design challenges in this 5 step guide.
27:29
April 27, 2021
The future of design in technology
The future of design in technology
Design never stays constant. Ari Krzyzek, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Chykalophia Group, talks how design is effected by and also influences the digital age. She explores how designers promote human-centric tech assets.
09:07
April 27, 2021
UI/UX in a B2B context
UI/UX in a B2B context
2021 is all about enhancing the customer experience for your users and design is an essential part of this. In this episode we chat with Ari Krzyzek, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Chykalophia Group, about how UI/UX differs in B2B and B2C. Ari mentions how B2B design thinking has changed over time.
14:35
April 23, 2021
Autonomous Vehicles Then vs. Now
Autonomous Vehicles Then vs. Now
Are we on the set of ‘Back to the future’?. Are flying cars a reality? To find out what’s going on in the world of autonomous vehicles, we chat with Brian Kelley, CTO, Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission. Brian has years of experience in the automobile industry and explores the recent trends as well as the subsequent security concerns.
16:43
April 21, 2021
How Enterprise RPA platform creates an automated virtual workforce
How Enterprise RPA platform creates an automated virtual workforce
To find out whether automation will replace humans, we chat with Pedro Correa, Chief Business Orchestrator Quali-On LLC, about what RPA is. Pedro explores how technology has evolved over time and why businesses must adopt RPA.
26:42
April 19, 2021
Why we need empathy based entrepreneurs
Why we need empathy based entrepreneurs
In this ‘The Power of People’ episode, we chat with Aisha Memon, Data Governance and Democratization Product Owner at Cisco about empathy-based leadership. As a CEO & Founder herself, Aisha believes empathy to play a key role in boosting companies digital transformation journeys as more and more companies look to incorporate empathy-based learning as part of their values. This episode is hosted by Amna Omer, Global Communications Manager, Tkxel.
20:26
April 14, 2021
Building a business during a recession
Building a business during a recession
To find out what it takes to build a successful business during a recession, we chat with Enrico Casati, Co-founder Velasca, about how he did just that. Enrico sheds light on what mentality one should have when starting something in a challenging time, what are the building blocks to an effective ecommerce strategy and how the ecommerce landscape has shaped his direction. This episode is hosted by Amna Omer, Global Communications Manager, Tkxel.
27:24
April 13, 2021
Responsible AI and the future of work
Responsible AI and the future of work
There’s no denying that AI has significantly changed our lives. In this episode, we chat with Emily Ominsky, Asset Curator on the Responsible AI team at Accenture, about what is Responsible AI and what does it mean for the future of work? Emily explores how AI has evolved and its relationship with ethics.
19:27
April 09, 2021
Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
In this episode of the 'Startup Series' we chat with Vladimira Mesko Briestenska, Founder and Partner, Neem Exponential and Founder at The Future Farm about the venture capital-entrepreneur relationship. Vladimira's experience as both an entrepreneur and founder of a venture capitalist leaves her in a unique position to understand both sides. She explores how investors are change agents and how the local ecosystem needs to be to facilitate local entrepreneurship.
47:48
March 30, 2021
Product thinking for B2B
Product thinking for B2B
In this episode of 'The Business Truth', we chat with John MacMenamin, Head of Product Design Block.one, about what are user personas and why they are essential to leading B2B service design. A creative strategist at heart, John leans into an iterative design process to help evolve a product towards the goals determined.
41:34
March 29, 2021
Digital Transformation in 2021
Digital Transformation in 2021
In this episode of "Leading Business Innovation", we chat with Chad Sheridan, Chief Innovation Officer at NetImpact Strategies, about the digital landscape today and how to breed innovation. Chad is an experienced IT expert and mentors others on how to offer innovative and cost-cutting solutions to pre-existing and future problems. This episode is hosted by Roshan Javaid, Digital Marketing Specialist at Tkxel.
27:45
March 22, 2021
AI meets IoT: How AI is shaping the future of our daily lives
AI meets IoT: How AI is shaping the future of our daily lives
In this episode of 'AI meets IoT', we chat with some of the biggest names in the industry on how AI is changing the future of our daily lives. Doug Thompson, AI Ambassador at Microsoft, and Dr. Shahzad Cheema, Lead Data Scientist at IBM, talk about how the two technologies have been converging and what's common in both. This episode is hosted by Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel.
36:51
March 19, 2021
Top Telco Challenges
Top Telco Challenges
In this episode of uncovering underlying business realities, Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel, chats with Natalie Scopelitis, Director of Digital Transformation Huawei, about the digital transformation landscape and the top challenges facing telcos. Natalie has years of experience with leading transformation programmes for British telecoms with digital disruption at its core and she tells just why such transformation is both inevitable as well as a challenge. Hosted by Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel. 
38:18
February 26, 2021
Founder's Mentality: Things to consider
Founder's Mentality: Things to consider
In this episode of our Startup Series, we chat with Arif Khan, Founder and CEO of Athlea AI, a startup focused on enabling and creating opportunities for people to create their own synthetic media. Arif shares how he started his own company, the challenges he faced and how budding entrepreneurs can learn from his experience and turn their vision into a reality too. Hosted by Amna Omer, Global Communications Manager, Tkxel.
33:18
February 23, 2021
State of the technical architecture in 2021
State of the technical architecture in 2021
In this episode we chat with Pallavi Hanson, Head of Software Engineering Flexential, about the state of the technical architecture in 2021. Pallavi shares her tips around seamless cloud migration, the value of understanding the customer lifecycle and how to navigate through changing tech trends. Hosted by Amna Omer, Global Communications Manager, Tkxel.
22:43
February 16, 2021
Leading organizational change amid technology disruptions
Leading organizational change amid technology disruptions
In our chat with Dean Crutchfield, CIO CDK Global, we talk about how businesses can lead organizational change amid technology disruptions. Dean shares his thoughts on the current business climate, what it takes to get things running amid crises and the secret to leading with calm and certainty. This episode is hosted by Amna Omer, Global Communications Manager, Tkxel. 
13:26
February 09, 2021
Are skilled teams the new currency?
Are skilled teams the new currency?
In our chat with Ben Hale, Sr. Vice President Engineering, GTL, we discuss something that is essentially changing how we view workplaces: skilled teams. Ben talks about what makes companies and startup communities thrive and how to improve collaboration in these rapidly evolving, complex environments.
17:55
January 19, 2021
Ecommerce in the age of cross-channel consumer: Acquisition and beyond
Ecommerce in the age of cross-channel consumer: Acquisition and beyond
This episode features Ajinkya Joglekar, Executive Director eCommerce for Xfinity @ Comcast. Ajinkya talks with Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel, on how digital keeps customers engaged and how in the age of multi-channel consumers, companies can look to reorient their customer acquisition strategies.
34:12
December 18, 2020
Leading Innovation: Inside the mind of a CTO
Leading Innovation: Inside the mind of a CTO
This episode features Howard Holton, CTO Hitachi Vantara and Strategic Consultant for the Fortune 1000, about what innovation is and how technologists should be thinking about it both in terms of innovation as a business process and innovation as a people’s process. This episode is hosted by Haseeb Khan, Director Innovation & Technology, Tkxel.
31:18
December 11, 2020
How can CTOs drive Return on Investment (ROI)?
How can CTOs drive Return on Investment (ROI)?
A modern CTO is a multifunctional asset for any organization. This episode features Leo Barella, CTO at Takeda and lead on their cloud program to talk about the changing role of a CTO, defining enterprise strategy and how they drive ROI for the organization with Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel and Haseeb Khan, Director Innovation and Technology, Tkxel.
40:10
November 26, 2020
Adding value to your business with Al Wegener
Adding value to your business with Al Wegener
This episode of our Startup Series segment features Al Wegener, Founder and CEO at Anacode Labs in a discussion with Umair Javed, CEO at Tkxel. Al walks us through his journey, what Anacode does and what it takes to run a successful tech startup in today’s cut-throat environment.
33:32
November 23, 2020
The truth about inclusive design: A one-stop solution for all
The truth about inclusive design: A one-stop solution for all
Inclusive design is a methodology born out of digital environments that enables and draws upon the full range of human diversity. This episode features Elizé, Adobe XD Instructor, UX Design Consultant and Content Creator in a discussion around what inclusive design is and why it matters in business.
20:59
October 19, 2020
Diversity and Inclusion: The Real Business Driver
Diversity and Inclusion: The Real Business Driver
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at Sezzle, Candice Ciresi, talks about what diversity and inclusion actually means for a business in 2020 and how you as a manager can transform your cultural ecosystem to be more conducive to a diverse workforce.  Candice further mentions how diversity has to start at the top with the leadership and then explores its trickle down implications.
24:43
October 08, 2020
A deep dive into open source innovation
A deep dive into open source innovation
In this episode, Haseeb Khan, Director Innovation and Technology at Tkxel talks with Auguste Kakneviciute, IoT and Devices Sales Specialist at Ubuntu, about Open Source Innovation. Auguste shares her insights on the development process used by open source technologies and how open source can be distributed and modified according to the business need.
29:44
October 02, 2020
The keys to your Digital Transformation journey
The keys to your Digital Transformation journey
To ensure your business does not miss the mark on a Digital Transformation strategy, this episode features Antonio Grasso, Founder & CEO Digital Business Innovation Srl and Haseeb Khan Director Innovation & Technology Tkxel.The episode explores the top keys for a successful digital transformation journey.
13:24
September 24, 2020
Scaling your B2B & B2C sales with AI and Analytics
Scaling your B2B & B2C sales with AI and Analytics
This episode features Christopher Engman, Lead Investor and Advisor at Proof Analytics and Haseeb Khan, Director Innovation and Technology at Tkxel to explore how businesses can explore automation and AI to scale up especially when it comes to their marketing strategy.
24:46
September 10, 2020
Redefining Data Privacy with Blockchain
Redefining Data Privacy with Blockchain
In this episode, Maria Pia, CEO DeepTech Code and Blockchain Expert Advisor unravels how Blockchain technology’s decentralization narrative is redefining data privacy. She offers a comprehensive analysis on the importance of Blockchain, its relationship with cybersecurity and how it can help combat novel cyber attacks going forward.
27:51
September 03, 2020
Women in tech: A look at today's Cybersecurity landscape
Women in tech: A look at today's Cybersecurity landscape
In this episode, Jane Frankland, CEO Cyber Security Capital Limited talks about the role of women in tech, how the cybersecurity landscape has changed over the years and what it takes for leaders to supercharge their businesses in 2020 and beyond.
23:56
August 26, 2020
How to grow 10x faster with RPA
How to grow 10x faster with RPA
This episode features Wilton Rogers, CEO STA group and a digital transformation consultant who talks about the do’s and don’ts of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), what it is and how RPA helps businesses out. He also explores how businesses can integrate RPA while maintaining their financial model.
38:25
August 20, 2020
5 reasons AI is crucial to business growth in 2020
5 reasons AI is crucial to business growth in 2020
AI is now regarded as a crucial pillar to fueling business growth and this episode features Dr. Stylianos Kampakis, CEO Tesseract Academy and Data Science Advisor at London Business School, and Haseeb Khan, Director of Innovation and Technology at Tkxel. Dr. Stylianos offers a comprehensive analysis of what AI is, how it can help B2B and B2C businesses scale up their operations and also helps the audience bust some popular AI myths.
26:55
August 12, 2020
Putting AI at the center of Digital Transformation
Putting AI at the center of Digital Transformation
In this episode, Doug Thompson, AI Ambassador at Microsoft talks about how AI can transform business processes for the better with Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel. Doug highlights how going forward, businesses in all verticals can develop an effective AI strategy that enables business leaders to think as technology strategists.
43:31
August 06, 2020
Why Blockchain is the solution to Cybersecurity
Why Blockchain is the solution to Cybersecurity
This episode features Misha Hanin, CEO and Co-Founder DeepDive.Tech to tell us more about how Blockchain serves as a good solution to cybersecurity problems. He explores how the technology has evolved over the last decade and what are some of the areas the technology is being employed in.
37:26
July 28, 2020
How CIOs can help lead technology transformations
How CIOs can help lead technology transformations
To navigate a current business management trend, this episode features Ryan Fay, Global Head of High Tech and Global Enterprises at Gartner and Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel to talk about how CIOs can deliver value for a business beyond just looking after the organization’s IT infrastructure.
42:08
July 14, 2020
COVID-19 & Your Organization's Security: Bracing for the 'New Normal'
COVID-19 & Your Organization's Security: Bracing for the 'New Normal'
As companies across the globe implement work-from-home policies and with hackers using the pandemic as click-bait, this episode features Rich Tehrani CEO TMC to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on cybersecurity. He explores how this instantaneous shift in digital transformation has left some companies unprepared to combat the novel cyberattacks and what measures they can take to counter it.
25:18
July 01, 2020
The potential of AI in healthcare
The potential of AI in healthcare
In this episode, Dr Ashiq Khan, Neuroscientist and Member Global Panel at MIT Technology Review tells us about the potential of AI in healthcare and how it can help predict various health issues. He explores how AI is a game changer for the pharmaceutical industry with it transforming the drug development cycle and guiding clinical research particularly.
21:02
June 24, 2020
Sailing into the wind: leading remote teams
Sailing into the wind: leading remote teams
Keeping up with the times, this episode features Wade Burgess, EVP of Sales - Americas at Automation Anywhere and Umair Javed, CEO Tkxel, both of whom walk us through on how your business can weather unforeseen events like the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the importance of pragmatic optimism and also go on to share tips on how to keep remote employees digitally engaged and motivated.
39:52
June 02, 2020
VR and the future of human-computer interaction
VR and the future of human-computer interaction
In this episode, Alexander Clark, Sensor and Camera Architecture Manager at Hewlett-Packard (HP) and VR Startup founder, joins us to talk about the developments in the VR realm and how new developments have been revolutionizing the way we view human-computer interaction.
24:02
May 02, 2020
Using AI to better understand COVID-19
Using AI to better understand COVID-19
In this episode, Yonah Welker, tech influencer in AI and member of World Economic Forum’s Expert Network talks about how AI is currently being deployed to help fight the COVID-19 global pandemic and how it can help to identify the next wave of coronavirus.
15:22
April 02, 2020
Top trends in IoT and Blockchain
Top trends in IoT and Blockchain
Ahmed Banafa talks about the top trends in leading technologies, IoT and Blockchain, that will change how businesses do things in the next few years. 
25:50
March 09, 2020
Influencer Marketing for the C-Suite
Influencer Marketing for the C-Suite
In this episode B2B Influencer Marketing Expert, David Wing, talks about how C-suite executives can leverage influencer marketing via social platforms to promote their businesses especially on LinkedIn and why they need to have influencer marketing as part of their overall strategy.
19:22
February 26, 2020
Blockchain for beginners (Part 3)
Blockchain for beginners (Part 3)
Lisa Short talks about the applications of Blockchain in the healthcare sector and its utilization for SMBs 
41:17
February 10, 2020
Blockchain for Beginners (Part 2)
Blockchain for Beginners (Part 2)
In this episode, Lisa Short talks about one of the most important questions.  Whether Blockchain technology is a threat for financial sector or an opportunity to grow? #blockchainTechnology #tkxel
08:50
January 27, 2020
Blockchain for Beginners (Part 1)
Blockchain for Beginners (Part 1)
In this episode, Lisa Short, and entrepreneur, LinkedIn Influencer & CEO Mindshifting, talks about blockchain technology and its future in banking sector.
12:31
January 21, 2020
How Data Science can help you scale your business - Dr. Shahzad, Data Scientist, IBM
How Data Science can help you scale your business - Dr. Shahzad, Data Scientist, IBM
Big data and data science are terms no longer restricted to just the techies’ vocabularies. In this ever-increasing digital world, these technological advances are critical for businesses to succeed and grow. Dr. Shahzad who is lead data scientist at IBM tells us how Data Science can help us grow our businesses exponentially.
06:58
December 11, 2019
Should You Outsource Your Project Manager?
Should You Outsource Your Project Manager?
Onsite product managers is a win-win situation both for the product development company as well as the offshore team. If a company has its own product manager, great. If it doesn’t, then request the outsourcing software development firm to place one of their product managers on your site to ensure the product meets the requirements, has the desired quality, gets delivered on time and does not exceed the allocated cost.
04:14
November 22, 2019
 Tech Startups & their Challenges - A chat with CTO Togee
Tech Startups & their Challenges - A chat with CTO Togee
A chat with Zohaib Khan who is an IT entrepreneur and CTO Togee (next generation's mobile to mobile screen sharing app). Zohaib Khan tells us about the challenges faced by tech startups and how to turn these challenges into opportunities.
10:11
November 12, 2019
5 Key Roles To Outsource In Your Startups
5 Key Roles To Outsource In Your Startups
In this episode, we will talk about 5 essential startup roles and which ones you should outsource.
05:24
November 06, 2019
3 Ways to Protect Your Business From Cyber Attacks
3 Ways to Protect Your Business From Cyber Attacks
This episode informs our listeners about how a company becomes prone to cyber threats and how they can prevent them.
05:38
October 28, 2019
4 Ways to Increase Sales Using AI
4 Ways to Increase Sales Using AI
This podcast gives our listeners a comprehensive overview of how Artificial Intelligence can help you Fast-Track your sales by shortening your sales cycle.
03:44
October 28, 2019