On Georgian's Impact Podcast, we get into the latest tech trends and how they impact growth-stage software companies.
Jon talks with folks from around the tech ecosystem at the intersection of business and technology.
SPINS’ Brian Ritz on Getting Insights and Storytelling with Data
Working from data has shifted from aggregation to getting helpful insight. With that change, it has become increasingly important to build an open-minded team with effective leadership.
In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, we talk to Brian Ritz, Director of Data Science Solutions at SPINS. SPINS connects wellness brands to their retail and omnichannel data, and they've partnered with over 300 brick-and-mortar retailers so far. Bringing advanced analytics to their clients allowing for deep fact-based decision-making.
You’ll Hear About:
● How Brian has seen tech develop over the past few decades.
● Ways to improve at getting more useful information from data.
● Ensuring you don’t get caught up in just the tech and data science side of product development.
● Will we reach a point where there is too much data?
● Data moats and how they can provide a competitive advantage.
● The need for companies to change or pivot.
● The importance of communication when striving to be a good leader.
● Diversity in your data and data team.
How Self-Sovereign Identity Works with Trinsic's Riley Hughes
At Georgian, we love talking about self-sovereign identity. We’ve discussed it in previous episodes with Drummond Reed, the co-chair of Sovrin’s Governance Framework Working Group, Kaliya Young, a self-sovereign identity expert with over 20 years of experience in the field, and Mathieu Glaude, CEO of Northern Block.
There’s a lot of layers to self-sovereign identity, and it’s easy to get lost in the noise of it all. We try to make it easy for you.
In this episode, we cover it with Riley Hughes, Sovrin’s second employee and co-founder and CEO of Trinsic. Trinsic, which Georgian recently invested in, provides a cloud-based platform for credential verification and monitoring.
You’ll Hear About:
● What is identity?
● The different ways Trinsic can be used by developers.
● Ways to disrupt or democratize the current model of identity.
● Decentralized identity and its many use cases.
● The continued need for anonymity in a digital identity world.
● How identity will evolve with web 3 and the metaverse.
Developing Open Standards for Self-Sovereign Identity With Kaliya Young
On this episode of the Georgian Impact podcast, we are joined by Kaliya Young. Kaliya is an expert in self-sovereign identity. You might know her as Identity Woman. Kaliya has spent the last 20 years developing a layer on the internet based on open standards, with the goal of empowering people.
You’ll Hear About:
● The Internet Identity Workshop that Kaliya co-founded in 2005.
● What it means to have open standards for digital identity and its importance.
● What businesses would benefit most from SSI.
● Challenges in creating a user-centric digital identity.
● How data became siloed within a few companies.
● The link between digital identity and Web3.
● The need to create standards that reflect all backgrounds.
Web3 Needs More Women
In part two of a two-part series on the Georgian Impact Podcast, we talk to Maggie Love, founder of SheFi and co-founder of W3BCLOUD.
In part two, Maggie talks about how to get more underrepresented groups interested in Web3 and DeFi, what Maggie has learned about onboarding more people onto DeFi and the SheFi approach to education.
In this podcast, you’ll hear about:
How Maggie became interested in blockchainChallenges with onboarding more people onto Web3How SheFi makes it easier to break through Web3The importance of community in Web3
Why Inclusive Design Builds Better Products With Fable’s Alwar Pillai
The old tech adage goes that you should move fast and break things, but moving fast could mean you could be leaving some of your users behind. According to our guest, the way we do design today is “broken.”
On this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, we talk to Alwar Pillai, the CEO of Fable, a leading accessibility platform powered by people with disabilities. While many companies focus on trying to build for at least 80% of people, Alwar says, trying to build for people at the margins can lead to better design.
“You suddenly are creating a product that is adaptable, more personable, more usable, and more customizable, which in turn makes the products accessible to everyone.”
In our podcast, she talks about how companies can avoid just “checking a box” and actually get proactive about inclusive design.
What you'll hear about:
Alwar’s journey into accessible design Why inclusive design builds better productsOvercoming biases in UX design The mindset and approach needed to build inclusivity into design Case studies from FableHow Fable works with enterprise clientsWhat Fable is doing with its Series A
Cybersecurity in the Age of Quantum Computing With Michele Mosca
When it comes to quantum computing breaking encryption, it’s not a question of whether or not it will affect you, but when.
In this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, we will be talking to Dr. Michele Mosca, CEO of evolutionQ. evolutionQ helps organizations work through all the various stages of getting ready secure as quantum technology advances.
You’ll Hear About:
● The critical factors Dr. Mosca looks at when assessing risk.
● The need for quantum risk assessments.
● The current level of encryption available and how it performs.
● Where Dr. Mosca sees the quantum industry going in the short term.
● The new era we are entering into.
● Does the hardware matter?
● Where are quantum and encryption right now?
● The importance of trust in the industry.
a must to listen!
The contents and discussions are great! very interestin topics!
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Thought-provoking discussions on cutting edge technology from some of the best minds in the business.
Well produced with great content
Although I don’t have a technical background, I am still able to understand the cool concepts that are discussed in the podcast. In addition, the podcast has great guests that I am able to follow on other platforms afterwords!