The Future of Commercial Space Technology #61
In the first of two episodes featuring Phil Brunkard, an experienced Technology Leader with a passion for Digital Transformation and Innovation, we slip the surly bonds of Earth to explore the revolution happening within commercial space technology.
The low earth orbit (LEO) sector is currently experiencing significant expansion. In this episode we explore the new markets and spaces this is opening up, and the opportunities it presents for businesses and consumers.
We also look at the risks, both commercial and social, associated with this growth, such as space junk (Kessler Syndrome), privacy issues, and inconsistent regulation across national boundaries.
Finally we look at long-term future of LEO technologies, and their potential to become a core pillar of digital infrastructure.
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62. Megaprojects, AI and Project Management #6243:00In this episode, I chat to Greg Lawton, co-founder of Nodes and Links, and delve into the transformative role of technology, particularly AI, in streamlining the delivery of large-scale infrastructure and mega projects.In an ever more complex operating environment, we examine what constitutes a world-class process and why it's crucial to effective project delivery. Our conversation extends beyond mega projects as we explore how lessons and principles from the largest scales can be applied by smaller businesses and across different industries.We also assess the value of traditional project management methodologies like Lean and Agile in a rapidly evolving landscape. Join us as we unpack these questions and their implications for project management in today's world.Links from the episodeFind Greg on LinkedInNodes and Links
60. Predicting the future of the internet #6032:47Something is changing. A great shift looms on the horizon, heralding the dawn of a new era for the internet as we know it. In this episode, I embark on a journey through the realms of the new online age, guided by the wise and insightful John Alderson, Head of SEO at Yoast. Together, we unravel the secrets of Google's intricate web, divine the patterns of evolving business trends and witness the forging of tools that shape the destiny of everything digital.Episode summaryWe discuss topics such as schema markup, IoT, and the monopolisation of e-commerce by, well, monopoliesThe importance of brand presence, narrative, and story is highlighted in a world where other aspects of a brand are replaceable.The fragmentation of the internet and the decline of platforms like Facebook and Twitter are discussed, impacting online conversations and collaborations.The risks of relying on "rented land" platforms and the value of owning a website for businesses are debated.The role of AI in shaping the web and its implications for marketers, including content creation for AI consumption, are explored.The concept of 'demand SEO', the future of voice search and potential legal and privacy issues are also discussed.The challenge of "solved query spaces" and whether the ultimate goal of search engines is canonical answers to every conceivable questionLinks from the episodeFind Jono online outside of rented land
59. Is Lifelong Learning The Future of Education? #5929:10In this conversation, our guest Maury Shenk, founder and CEO of LearnerShape, and Director and General Counsel of PeopleCert, talks with Bethan about the importance of lifelong learning in the fast-changing world we live in.They delve into the need for education to prepare people for the types of work required in the 21st century and the significance of personalisation in the future of education. They also explore the role of technology in enhancing traditional learning environments and creating a more flexible learning experience.Join us as we dive deeper into the future of education and the potential impact of technology on the way we learn.Links from the episodeLearnerShape.comFind Maury on LinkedIn
58. Leveraging AI: Mitigating risks and maximising marketing impact in 2023 #5831:50In this episode we explore how AI, with the specific example of chat GPT, is shaking up the marketing and wider content sectors, what we can use it for, and what are its strengths and weaknesses.This episode is a conversation between Bethan Vincent, founder of Open Velocity, Jon Paget, one of our senior partners, and Katie Thompson, managing director of content marketing agency Katie Lingo. It was originally broadcast as a live webinar in January 2023. If you're interested in attending future live events, you can sign up for email notifications on the open velocity website.Links from the episodeKatie LingoChatGPTFurther Reading
57. Can an app unchain us from our desks? #5723:05The new year is a time when a lot of us think about making positive changes to our health and fitness.In this episode, we interview founder and CEO Toby Cannon about the motivations and challenges behind Myles, an app supporting fitness and wellbeing in a work environment.We talk about the inspiration behind Myles, the challenges workers face when breaking free from their desks and the risks of sharing health data with your employer.Links from the episodeMylesWellbeing.comFind Toby on LinkedInMyles Challenges
56. Stress, sleep and better supplements #5627:11Is modern life driving driving insomnia? How do you build a trusted brand in a traditionally controversial space? How can D2C brands navigate recessionary and inflationary pressures?In a rather wide ranging conversation I ask Joe Welstead, CEO and Co-Founder of Motion Nutrition, about building a trusted health brand and how his experience as an athlete made him re-think the role of supplements.Links from the episodeFind Joe on LinkedInFind out more about Motion NutritionAbout The BraveFind out more at https://shows.acast.com/the-braveFollow The Brave on Twitter @TheBraveListenJoin our newsletter hereContact on firstname.lastname@example.org
55. Can we automate decision making? #5536:58Can we trust machines with commercial decision making? What are the advantages and limitations? Can we truly use data to get insights into irrational human preferences?In this episode I speak to Peter Denby, COO of Hyper Group, about decision intelligence. What is it? How are companies using it and how can machines augment human decision making.Links from the episodeFind Peter on LinkedInFind out more about HyperAbout The BraveFind out more at https://shows.acast.com/the-braveFollow The Brave on Twitter @TheBraveListenJoin our newsletter hereContact on email@example.com
54. Crossing the future chasm #5438:22In an era of accelerating technological change and digital disruption, how do companies robustly respond to and adapt to uncertainty and rapidly shifting foundations? This is the question that preoccupies Tom Goodwin, Author, Consultant, Speaker, TV Presenter and guest on this episode.We speak about the meaning of Digital Darwinism (a term coined by Tom), adapting to cultural change, the potential end of our guilded age and how to become a changemaker. It's admittedly a wide ranging discussion, but well worth a listen. Tom has the uncommon ability to simplify the complex while retaining nuance. Links from the episodeFollow Tom on TwitterFind out more about Tom and his workAbout The BraveFind out more at https://shows.acast.com/the-braveFollow The Brave on Twitter @TheBraveListenJoin our newsletter hereContact on firstname.lastname@example.org