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We cover G = Growth from a Personal & Business perspective, as it is a fascinating and compelling topic to share stories and experiences, and T = Technology, something that is everywhere and is firmly here to stay...asking the questions about what does it mean, is it for good, how do we harness it and ensure it helps our future.


So, in the G&T Sessions Podcast, we are speaking directly to ourselves, when we were younger, not as wise as we are today, how could we know how transformative that Technology would affect the world .... And know how getting your personal growth and mindset in order, is a key building block and enabler to any organisation or business idea you want to scale.


We're going to try to take you, the audience, on a journey through the stories and lessons of gifted and talented people who have written their own personal growth stories, dealt with amazing peaks and character building valleys, but have learned and carved their own path to making their own history and future.


#Gifted #Talented.


Given Tech now integrates into so many areas of our life and many people see this as their new path for opportunity, we will also discuss Tech with our guests who are growing, advising, supporting, coaching and innovating in and around technology and so the founders, co-founders, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, leadership teams of tomorrow will know how to realise their dreams, find and unleash their own ideas to become unicorns, build new markets, new businesses & disrupt the world for the greater good.


#Growth #Tech

The G&T Sessions Andrew J Turner

    • Society & Culture

We cover G = Growth from a Personal & Business perspective, as it is a fascinating and compelling topic to share stories and experiences, and T = Technology, something that is everywhere and is firmly here to stay...asking the questions about what does it mean, is it for good, how do we harness it and ensure it helps our future.


So, in the G&T Sessions Podcast, we are speaking directly to ourselves, when we were younger, not as wise as we are today, how could we know how transformative that Technology would affect the world .... And know how getting your personal growth and mindset in order, is a key building block and enabler to any organisation or business idea you want to scale.


We're going to try to take you, the audience, on a journey through the stories and lessons of gifted and talented people who have written their own personal growth stories, dealt with amazing peaks and character building valleys, but have learned and carved their own path to making their own history and future.


#Gifted #Talented.


Given Tech now integrates into so many areas of our life and many people see this as their new path for opportunity, we will also discuss Tech with our guests who are growing, advising, supporting, coaching and innovating in and around technology and so the founders, co-founders, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, leadership teams of tomorrow will know how to realise their dreams, find and unleash their own ideas to become unicorns, build new markets, new businesses & disrupt the world for the greater good.


#Growth #Tech

    Theo Priestley, Futurist, Author, Speaker of sense on AI and all things Tech

    Theo Priestley, Futurist, Author, Speaker of sense on AI and all things Tech

    Theo Priestley is a globally recognised and sought after futurist and international speaker, author, and authority on the future of business, technology and society focusing on the convergence of emerging trends, including Web3, Metaverse and Artificial Intelligence. 


    He is widely known and sought after for his forthright views on the negative impacts of technology on society and currently works to inform political and business leaders of the risks and benefits of adoption.


    Theo has been listed as a Top 100 global technology influencer and thought leader on the Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Fintech multiple years in a row.


    Priestley has worked with some of the biggest names in tech and business including SAP, Siemens, Bosch, Software AG, AON, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise - consulting, speaking for, and advising on strategic foresight, and emerging technologies.


    He has mentored for a number of startup accelerators including the HTC ViveX VR incubator and Alchemist, one of Silicon Valley's Top 10, and gives guest lectures at Universities.


    He has published more than 300 articles on topics including Web3, Artificial Intelligence, Space, Blockchain, Metaverse, and Mixed Reality, for Forbes, the European, WIRED, Huffington Post, and more. He has also contributed op-eds to VentureBeat, GigaOM, and The Times Raconteur, and has been interviewed for radio and national television news on technology trends.


    He authored the book, The Future Starts Now, published internationally through Bloomsbury.


    An energetic, informative, and polished speaker, he has engaged groups ranging from 20-2000 on emerging technology trends and their impact on society and business, and featured talks have taken place globally at conferences, corporate events, meet ups, webinars, and innovation boot camps.


    www.theopriestley.com 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Phill Robinson, Software Chairman, multi-time CEO, Founder of Boardwave, battling Parkinsons

    Phill Robinson, Software Chairman, multi-time CEO, Founder of Boardwave, battling Parkinsons

    High flying software Chair & CEO, Phill was diagnosed with Parkinsons' in 2017. Retiring, Phill founded Boardwave in 2022, a networking community for Software leaders to connect, share ideas, & build better businesses and a European software sector able to compete with Silicon Valley. Boardwave is an independent impact-driven business that puts community before profit, and offers free membership too all European Founders and CEOs, meaning everyone is equal and their are no financial barriers to inclusion. Over 32 years Phill was CMO of Salesforce.com (Silicon Valley), and CEO of IRIS (UK) and Exact (NL), two of Europes largest PE-backed businesses, as well as several other Chair, CEO, NED or Advisory roles. He also Chairs the Cure Parkinsons' Development Board. Great episode with some fascinating lessons and takeaways shared based on Phill's extensive journey leading multiple high growth software businesses.


    Connect with Phill here https://www.linkedin.com/in/phillrobinson 


    Learn more about Boardwave, The pre-eminent networking community of leading Software CEOs & Founders in Europe


    http://www.boardwwave.org


    A life the day : Phil's blog from the early years after diagnosis of Parkinson’s - some people just diagnosed find it useful


    http://stirrednotshaking.com


    Phill chairs the development board for Cure Parkinsons, the only charity focussed entirely on finding a Cure for Parkinsons


    https://cureparkinsons.org.uk/


    Phill's just giving page, for anyone minded to make a donation to help find a cure for this degenerative disease


    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phill-robinson3

    • 1 hr 15 min
    James Church, How to convince investors your business is the one to back

    James Church, How to convince investors your business is the one to back

    James Church is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, Investable Entrepreneur: How to convince investors your business is the one to back, and co-founder and COO of Robot Mascot, a global award-winning investment readiness agency. He’s on a mission to stop great ideas failing due to poor communication and is frustrated to see so many founders struggle to raise the capital they need because they’re unable to convince investors their business is the one to back. James is passionate about working with founders to present a clear, concise and credible business case to investors. James has won the Business Advisor of the Year award at the Growing Business Awards and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Forbes. He’s run mentoring sessions at Tech Hub, Google Campus and Runway East, and delivered mastermind sessions for accelerators run by The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Design Museum, Dent Global and the University of East Anglia.


    LinkedIn: uk.linkedin.com/in/jamescchurch


    Instagram: @jameschurch88


    Twitter: @jameschurch88


    Test your ability to attract investment by taking this short quiz. It’s completely free, takes less than five minutes and you’ll get a 12-page tailored report with tips on how to improve. Plus you’ll be able to claim a free copy of the best-selling book Investable Entrepreneur: https://www.robotmascot.co.uk/pitchready/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Richard H Harris, M&A Dealmaker | NED | Board Advisor | Entrepreneur | Digital Innovation Expert

    Richard H Harris, M&A Dealmaker | NED | Board Advisor | Entrepreneur | Digital Innovation Expert

    Richard H Harris is a an M&A dealmaker, Chairman, NED and former CEO with a proven track record of harnessing entrepreneurial spirit to build, transform, scale and sell early-stage technology companies. Adept at designing and presenting business cases for developing new business and partnerships at the CXO level, as well as securing and managing investors. A perceptive, influential leader with acute business acumen and expertise in building, empowering and leading high-performance teams to stimulate transformational change, innovation, and value creation. An expert presenter, negotiator and businessperson; able to forge solid relationships with partners and build consensus across multiple organisational levels. FCA approved for board positions. Company awards received include a Guinness World Record, Security Innovation of the Year, Best Software Solution Mobile Industry Awards and IoD Director of the month. On the corporate side he participated in two IPOs and one trade sale; he was responsible for the integration of the sales and pre-sales tech teams. With personal ventures he has one exit, two acquisitions (one integrated while the other flipped for 10x, which was self-managed). Currently Sell-side M&A dealmaker with Corum Group and occasional angel investor. Great episode, enjoy !


    You can find more about Richard here.


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardhharris/


    https://www.corumgroup.com/team/richard-harris-0


    https://www.crunchbase.com/person/richard-h-harris


    https://businesschampionawards.co.uk/judges/richard-h-harris/


    https://twitter.com/telecomguru


    https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Butj8MEiD7BkTBY0qlCWc?si=42LSZvoyRLKu1avYIZRs4w


    Investor: nuvolaris.io “The best cloud development environment”


    Investor: savortex.com “The smartest, most sustainable IoT hand hygiene solutions”


    Investor: gocarshare.com “Car sharing for a greener future”

    • 1 hr 39 min
    JP Luchetti & Darren Ball, The Early-Stage Startup Recipe

    JP Luchetti & Darren Ball, The Early-Stage Startup Recipe

    We are joined today, not by one but two guests as JP and Darren, who are Co-Founders of Who’s Fabio. Their business is focussed on helping Tech Founders, get their startup off the ground and raise the first round of funding. JP Luchetti aka PASSION. JP has worked on hundreds of new products for startups, venture builders, VCs, SMEs and FTSE 100 businesses, including Invesco, Intelliflo, Hermes, National Express, Sony, HBO, ESPN, Coca-Cola, GE and many more. He is a Venture Partner at Mr. Pink - A LATAM-based early-stage VC, and Venture Design Lead at Rokk3r, a Miami-based venture builder. JP was previously a Board Director at Mubaloo – a leading mobile app development agency in Europe, and a founder at IPH – a mobile app development agency in Argentina with offices in Miami and Mexico. Darren has also worked on dozens of new propositions including Sura Mexico, Maersk, Go Ahead Group, HSF, Hanson UK, ABRSM and many more. He was the Chief Product Officer at CoGo and Yolion – two FinTech startups in the UK. Previously, he was a consultant at Mubaloo – a leading mobile app development agency in Europe, and at Accenture. In addition to Who’s Fabio he also plays a Product and Venture Strategy role at Rokk3r. JP and Darren have also written a Book called Traction in support of their POV, see link below. Very enjoyable episode where we cover a key element of how founders should consider the problem they are solving, work out how to generate demand for their offer in a forensic way and this should significantly improve the probability of securing first investment into their venture, to allow them to scale their business into the future. Enjoy !


    Website: https://www.whosfabio.com


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Whos-Fabio-From-idea-to-your-first-round/100070725464705/


    Podcast: https://anchor.fm/whosfabio


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpluchetti/


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darren-ball-577110183/


    Traction Book https://tractionfirst.whosfabio.com/book

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Patrick Mullarkey, How and where does Learning meet Tech'?

    Patrick Mullarkey, How and where does Learning meet Tech'?

    Patrick Mullarkey is Senior Learning Experience Partner with Snyk, focussed on Learning & Development, passionate about all things people in the start and scale-up space. Father to Cillian, husband to Kim, and (until recently a long-suffering) avid Arsenal fan. Patrick is also an ambassador for charity NACOA, checkout their great work focused on helping everyone affected by their parent’s drinking. Very enjoyable episode where we cover a key element of how organisations should consider learning and development as a capability, Patrick’s views on how this has been and should be approached, and his views on tech companies vs non tech companies. This episode talks strongly to the aspect of looking after people, helping them develop their skills and addressing their edges as they develop their gifts and talents on their journey to greatness. 


    Connect with Patrick here


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/mullarkeypj/


    Check out Patrick’s charity https://nacoa.org.uk/ 

    • 1 hr 9 min

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