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The Future Of Now Podcast

The Future Of Now Podcast

By More Space For Light
The Future Of Now is a podcast series brought to you from More Space For Light. We feature Technologists, Innovators, Futurists, and Corporate Rebels from across the globe. These are the people that are shaping the way we work in how we connect with our internal and external stakeholders and customers. Our goal with this series is to share, inspire, and explore new ways of working and opportunities for growth.

This podcast is produced by More Space For Light and hosted by Aki Maedomari and Dan Levy.
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[Mini Series Ep. 5] Using Systems Thinking to recalibrate your strategy – with Ramon Marmolejos

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Navigating Accessibility: Guiding the future of inclusive technology - with Idan Meir
"At RightHear, [...] we made it clear to ourselves that this solution is going to be one hundred percent free to our users. Why? Because they don't need to pay for the world to be accessible." – Idan Meir In this episode, Aki and Idan discuss - The differences in how "inclusion starts with accessibility" in the physical and digital landscapes How RightHear went from a personalised coupon company to an innovative app described as a "ramp for the blind" The importance of user testing - especially when you are not your end user The advantages of having a mission and purpose beyond business  How accessibility starts with attitude and goes beyond technology, ramps and screen-readers About Idan Meir Idan is the Co-founder and CEO of RightHear, an innovative startup that turns public spaces into accessible environments for people with spatial orientation challenges - including people who are blind or visually impaired. Before RightHear, Idan founded 'Hubanana' which is one of Israel's leading tech hubs for startups and entrepreneurs.  Links Twitter Instagram Facebook YouTube Linkedin Website - RightHear --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻  Learn how we can POWER UP your team. 💡  Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬  Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
55:26
September 19, 2021
[Mini Series Ep. 6] Innovating for a Desirable Future - with Juliana Proserpio
In this episode, Aki asks Juliana about what Speculative Futures is, which industries have seen the biggest impacts during the pandemic, and the biggest misconceptions about Speculative Futures. Juliana Proserpio is an entrepreneur and educator. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of ECHOS, an innovation lab and its business units: Echos – School of Design Thinking – a school that puts innovation in practice, and Echos – innovation projects. Over the last 9 years, Juliana has worked to develop an innovation ecosystem in Australia, Brazil, and recently in Portugal to foster the power of design for desirable futures. The Future Of Now Mini Series is a compilation of follow-up interviews with guests from The Future Of Now Talkshops. Visit The Future Of Now for a recap of Juliana's Talkshop.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
10:49
September 6, 2021
Innovate like a Future Synthesist - with Cecilia Tham
"A lot of innovation is being seen through the lens of, "We'll deal with it when we have extra money." But we need to think about it through the lens of "If we don't do this, we'll be disrupted." [Otherwise] you are not building resiliency in the system and you might be confronting unintended consequences in the future. And those are things we need to deal with."  – Cecilia Tham In this episode, Aki and Cecilia discuss - What a 'Future Synthesist' is and how it differs from a Futurist How not being 'hireable' paved the way for an entrepreneurial path How Futurity Studio is "building better futures faster" Transforming the innovation space through the democratisation of tools The need to migrate towards incorporating different perspectives in conversations around futurism About Cecilia MoSze Tham Cecilia is currently the Founder + Future Synthesist at Futurity Studio and former Senior Social Technologist at Alpha Telefonica Innovation.  As a serial entrepreneur, she is the founder of multiple companies, MOB, the largest co-working community in Barcelona, and FabCafe, digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop, and allwomen.tech, an AI training school for women by women to build the next generation of women and tech. For more insights from Cecilia, check out her previous Talkshop on The Future Of Now. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
45:57
August 24, 2021
Futurist Meets World: Building new futures - with Leah Zaidi
"... as a Foresight practitioner, we look at the possibilities, the alternatives and not [...] exactly what's going to happen. [We're not saying], "This is the future." But we're saying, "The future could be many things, so what do we do now to best prepare ourselves for those outcomes?  " – Leah Zaidi In this episode, Aki and Leah discuss - What it means to be a Futurist and why they're important  The challenges of identifying impactful signals across industries Embracing the moral lessons found in Dystopias and the dangers of dismissing them How to use Leah's 'Seven Foundations Model' to build future states of a new world Widely believed misconceptions around Futurists About Leah Zaidi Leah is an award-winning Futurist and the Founder of Multiverse Design, a foresight consultancy. She specialises in Strategic Foresight, Systems Thinking, and Science Fiction. She works with companies and countries to anticipate, design for, and capitalise on the future. Leah is also an Associate Editor of the World Futures Review and is an International Advisor to Sitra Fund, the Finnish parliament's endowment for the future. Links Website - Multiverse Design Research - Building Brave New Worlds Job Ads From the Future  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram. 🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
44:26
August 9, 2021
[Mini Series Ep. 5] Using Systems Thinking to recalibrate your strategy – with Ramon Marmolejos
In this episode, Aki asks Ramon about what Systems Thinking is and its importance, the complex problems we're being confronted with and the differences between organisations that have started to adopt Systems Thinking and those that haven't. Ramon Marmolejos is Director of award-winning Alkimia Learning. A learning design company that facilitates, consults, and coaches teams on strategy. Alkimia’s focus is on delivering transformational human capital strategy, leadership development, organisational change, inclusive workplaces and design thinking alongside leaders tackling the toughest issues of our time—whether education, diversity, health care, energy, or environmental sustainability. Ramon is also the Australian partner for Kaospilot, a creative leadership and design school based in Denmark. The Future Of Now Mini Series is a compilation of follow-up interviews with guests from The Future Of Now Talkshops. Visit The Future Of Now for a recap of Ramon's Talkshop. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
21:07
July 26, 2021
Reflecting on Ethics in Machine Learning and AI – with Josh Lovejoy
This episode was recorded at the start of 2021 when Josh was Head of Design for Microsoft’s Ethics & Society team. He is currently UX Manager in Google’s Privacy & Data Protection Office. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "What's uniquely possible with machine learning is reflection. Machines never forget. They never lose focus. They never get distracted." – Josh Lovejoy In this episode, Aki and Josh discuss - What ‘being ethical’ means The dangers of mismatch between pure intentions and undesirable outputs Challenges of defining who and what contexts are represented in AI technologies The difficulties of objectively implementing fairness and measuring control  About Josh Lovejoy Josh is a UX Manager in Google’s Privacy & Data Protection Office. Previously, he was Head of Design for Microsoft’s Ethics & Society team, led UX for Google’s People + AI Research initiative, founded Amazon’s unified design system for online shopping experiences, and co-founded a startup focused on eSports journalism. Links Website - Paradox Theory Twitter LinkedIn --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
58:55
July 13, 2021
[Mini Series Ep. 4] Creating Mixed Reality (XR) Experiences to Connect and Engage – with Alan Smithson
In this episode, Aki asks Alan about VR, AR and XR in a Post-COVID world and the challenges/opportunities that will come with the future of VR.  Alan Smithson is the CEO of MetaVRse - a global virtual, augmented and Mixed Reality (XR) consulting and product development company. Alan’s accolades also include being the Co-Founder of Ignite Community Hub and Hyper Accelerator as well as the host of the XR For Business Podcast, and a TED speaker. The Future Of Now Mini Series is a compilation of follow-up interviews with guests from The Future Of Now Talkshops. Visit The Future Of Now for a recap of Alan's Talkshop. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
12:51
June 6, 2021
[Mini Series Ep. 3] Boiling the Ocean: Complexity, Service Design, & Systems Thinking – with Andy Polaine
In this episode, Aki asks Andy about the different ways organisations are approaching service design and the complex problems we'll likely be seeing in the near future.   Andy Polaine is a service designer, a consultant, an educator, author, and podcaster. He has nearly three decades of experience in Design and Innovation with clients across a range of industries, including financial services, public services, life sciences, telecommunications, automotive, media, design and education. Andy holds a PhD from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Fellow of the RSA, co-author of Service Design: From Insight to Implementation, the Doctor’s Note newsletter, and hosts the Power of Ten podcast. The Future Of Now Mini Series is a compilation of follow-up interviews with guests from The Future Of Now Talkshops. Visit The Future Of Now for a recap of Andy's Talkshop. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
13:11
May 24, 2021
The Power of Your Purpose - with Carol Cone
"I always would ask people at the end of my speeches, "What is your purpose?" But now I'm saying, "What is the power of your purpose?," because we're getting into the evolution of people who will understand that this is growth." – Carol Cone In this episode, Aki and Carol touch on -  What purpose really is and how it has evolved Purpose washing and how brands and organisations can develop and operationalise authentic purpose  The impact of company embedded purpose on growth and profits The future of social purpose and Carol Cone ON PURPOSE Carol Cone Carol is internationally recognised for her work in purpose, corporate citizenship and CSR. Carol Cone ON PURPOSE is her fourth enterprise activating her purpose: to educate, inspire and accelerate purpose strategy, programs and impacts for corporations, brands, nonprofits and current and emerging professionals around the globe. For more than 35 years, Cone has embraced a steadfast commitment to leading the purpose movement. Cone has executed over 250 purpose programs—from overall enterprise purpose to social purpose, ESG strategies and communications, to cause branding and nonprofit positioning, fundraising and stakeholder engagement. To amplify the value of purpose, over her career she has also conducted more than 30 research studies, to educate and inspire professionals to embrace this critical strategy. She also hosts the podcast, Purpose 360, nearing 100 interviews to date. And to support more powerful business and nonprofit partnerships, she authored Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding. Links Website - Carol Cone On Purpose Podcast - Purpose 360 Book - Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding My Special Aflac Duck How companies can address the past with honesty—and move forward with purpose --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
51:06
May 13, 2021
[Mini Series Ep. 2] Reframing Human-Centred Problems – with Jay Melone
In this episode, Aki asks Jay about the future challenges and opportunities for teams looking to incorporate Human-Centred Design as a part of their culture. Jay Melone is the Founder and Principal Facilitator of New Haircut, an innovation strategy firm and global leader in problem framing and design sprints. Jay’s unique take on innovation stems from his cross-functional background in software engineering, product management, and design thinking facilitation. The Future Of Now Mini Series is a compilation of follow-up interviews with guests from The Future Of Now Talkshops. Visit The Future Of Now for a recap of Jay's Talkshop. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
10:04
April 25, 2021
[Mini Series Ep. 1] The Power of Workshops to Transform Teams – with Alison Coward
In this episode, Aki asks Alison about the future of workshop facilitation and what this may look like in our new normal.  Alison Coward is the founder of Bracket, a consultancy that helps ambitious, forward-thinking teams to build high-performing, collaborative cultures. She is a strategist, workshop facilitator, coach, trainer, keynote speaker and author of "A Pocket Guide to Effective Workshops."  The Future Of Now Mini Series is a compilation of follow-up interviews with guests from The Future Of Now Talkshops. Visit The Future Of Now for a recap of Alison's Talkshop. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- About More Space For Light More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days. To learn more about us - ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed. 💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team. 💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram  🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.
05:07
April 12, 2021
The Future Of Now Podcast Trailer
Welcome to The Future Of Now Podcast! The Future Of Now features Technologists, Innovators, Futurists, & Corporate Rebels from across the globe. These are the people that are shaping the way we work in how we connect with our internal and external stakeholders and customers. Our goal with this series is to share, inspire, and explore new ways of working and opportunities for growth. The Future Of Now Podcast premieres April 2021.
00:38
April 12, 2021