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How to make money and make a difference: healthcare, AI and automation

Season 1, Ep. 8

In episode eight of The Lens, Oli Barrett sits down with Duncan Tait, Director and CEO, SEVP, Head of EMEIA and Americas Regions of Fujitsu and Nana Parry, Founder and CEO of Dubzoo & Metier Digital.


Listen to the conversation including Duncan’s thoughts on the importance to potential employees of companies wanting to make a difference in society (6.42) and the challenges he faces in his role today (9.11). Hear about how Nana and Duncan spent a year together learning from each other (13.33) and what Nana now misses about working for a larger company (18.44). Nana also gives us his views on what it is like starting your own business (19.29) and they both advise on who they turn to when things don’t go well. They share with us their perspective on how companies can both make money and make a difference (24.42) and give some practical tips on what we can all do to encourage this (30.42). Finishing up with some quick fire questions which include words of advice to their former selves (33.16).


Next time on The Lens, we'll be talking to Dame Helena Morrissey DBE, Head of Personal Investing at Legal & General Investment Management and Kristy McKenzie, Engagement Manager at The Bakery about who you should listen to at big moments in your life, how to find a company culture that fits and why you should challenge the status quo.


The Lens is a Business in the Community podcast exploring responsible business in a digital age, powered by Fujitsu and supported by McCann. Business in the Community is The Prince’s Responsible Business Network. We exist to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.


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