24 episodes

NAB Digital Next is a National Australia Bank podcast on the rise of the digital economy. Hosted by NAB Executive Brad Carr, the monthly podcast brings in the view of global leaders to discuss a range of trends that are changing the lives of consumers around the world such as open data, digital ID, digital skills of the future and much more.

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NAB Digital Next is a National Australia Bank podcast on the rise of the digital economy. Hosted by NAB Executive Brad Carr, the monthly podcast brings in the view of global leaders to discuss a range of trends that are changing the lives of consumers around the world such as open data, digital ID, digital skills of the future and much more.

    Leveraging AI, ‘digital twins’, to improve financial services

    Leveraging AI, ‘digital twins’, to improve financial services

    In the latest episode of NAB Digital Next, guest host John Blicq, NAB Associate Director for Innovation speaks with Carl Wocke, Chief Executive Officer of Merlynn Intelligence Technologies on building digital twins.

    Carl and John discuss:

    - The concept of a ‘digital twin’ - what it is in simple terms
    - Merlynn Intelligence Technologies’ unique focus on being ‘people driven’, rather than ‘data driven'
    - The possibility for humans to use digital twins to replicate expertise
    - Importance of people in the process, or what is known as 'human in the loop'

    Listen to the full episode on SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Podcast.

    • 34 min
    What are ‘hype cycles’ and why are they important to the development of tech?

    What are ‘hype cycles’ and why are they important to the development of tech?

    In the latest episode of NAB Digital Next, guest host Alex Garkavenko, NAB Associate Director in Innovation & Partnerships, Insights speaks with Kriv Naicker, strategic advisor in disruptive technologies and disruptive market models, based in New Zealand.

    During the chat, Alex and Kriv focus on:
    • the concept of ‘hype cycles’ and how they are a useful tool to understand global trends
    • how we understand the maturity of technologies
    • how we can experiment on disruptive technologies – such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), quantum computing, geospatial capability – in a strategic way
    • how disruptive technologies are intensely data driven.

    Listen to the full episode on SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Podcast.

    • 22 min
    Trends in Tech Innovation with Deloitte’s Rita Gatt & Niamh McPherson

    Trends in Tech Innovation with Deloitte’s Rita Gatt & Niamh McPherson

    In the latest episode of NAB Digital Next, host Brad Carr, NAB’s Executive Innovation & Partnerships speaks with Deloitte’s Partner for Regulation, Security and Risk Advisory Rita Gatt, and Lead Partner Technology Strategy & Transformation Consulting Niamh McPherson.

    Rita and Niamh share their views from Deloitte’s 2024 Tech Trends Australia Report covering the latest in trends associated with technology forces, including those that drive tech innovation and enable it.

    In this conversation the trio discuss:
    -Spatial computing – technology that integrates digital and physical spaces – optimising what exists today
    -‘Genius In equals Genius Out squared’, where Gen AI outputs are only as good as the data that feeds it
    -Importance of trustworthy AI for banks and financial services institutions
    -Core tech modernisation to enable better fraud and vulnerability detection for customers
    -Emerging technology including cryptographically equipped quantum computers
    -Cheap fakes and deep fakes

    Listen to the full episode on SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Podcast.

    Tech Trends | Deloitte Australia
    https://www.deloitte.com/au/en/Industries/technology/research/tech-trends.html

    • 38 min
    Talking Digital ID and Verifiable Credentials, with Stephen Wilson

    Talking Digital ID and Verifiable Credentials, with Stephen Wilson

    In the latest episode of NAB Digital Next, guest host Alysia Abeyratne – NAB’s Senior Manager for Digital Policy – talks to a true vanguard in the field of Digital ID, Stephen Wilson. Stephen is the co-founder of Lockstep Consulting and a leading international authority on Digital ID, cyber security, and data protection.

    This episode explores:
    • The importance of language in how we shape and solve problems.
    • What a ‘verifiable credential’ is.
    • Australia’s game-changing Digital ID Bill and how Australia is leading the way with Digital ID governance through the passing of this legislation in the Senate last month.

    Lockstep Consulting website: https://lockstep.com.au
    Making Data Better podcast: https://www.makingdatabetter.com/

    • 27 min
    Futurist Ross Dawson on humans and AI achieving more together

    Futurist Ross Dawson on humans and AI achieving more together

    In the new episode of NAB Digital Next, guest host John Blicq – NAB's Associate Director, Innovation & Partnerships – talks to prominent futurist and author Ross Dawson. They discuss how AI and humans can work side-by-side. Ross explains that by working together, humans can use AI – a tool created by them – to achieve things they couldn’t do alone.
    The podcast further explores:
    • how AI capabilities and human’s unique competencies have developed;
    • the structure for AI & humans;
    • AI using multiple agent models;
    • how humans + AI can improve decision making and increase human intelligence;
    • the future of work – and the importance of acknowledging the challenges and seizing the positive potential.

    Listen to the full episode on SoundCloud, Spotify or Apple Podcast.

    • 33 min
    Utilising fintech to signal the ‘death of the highlighter’ with Brett Turner, CEO & Founder, Trovata

    Utilising fintech to signal the ‘death of the highlighter’ with Brett Turner, CEO & Founder, Trovata

    In the latest episode of NAB Digital Next, host Brad Carr – NAB Executive, Innovation & Partnerships – speaks to Brett Turner, CEO of fintech platform Trovata.

    Brett explains how Trovata – a NAB Ventures portfolio company – is enabling businesses to spend more time on what matters most and less time on manual activities and processes. NAB’s Executive for Transaction Banking Product, Jon Adams also joins the conversation to explain how the bank’s new AI-enabled cash management, analytics and forecasting platform this driving improvements for NAB customers.

    The trio explore:
    • how utilising Trovata could help signal the ‘death of the highlighter’ for Treasury and Finance Managers;
    • the criticality of getting the API infrastructure right; and
    • the future potential to use innovations such as GenAI to conversationally change variables and run scenario analysis efficiently.

    • 28 min

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