31 episodes

Welcome to the Blue Door Podcast, brought to you by O2 Business, where we discuss technology that can help organisations be their best. We're focused on discussing market trends, culture and mindset, technologies that make a difference, and the lessons that can be learned from experts and market leaders from different industries. We interview senior leaders from some of the largest organisations across the globe.

So open that door, come on in and let's begin.

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Welcome to the Blue Door Podcast, brought to you by O2 Business, where we discuss technology that can help organisations be their best. We're focused on discussing market trends, culture and mindset, technologies that make a difference, and the lessons that can be learned from experts and market leaders from different industries. We interview senior leaders from some of the largest organisations across the globe.

So open that door, come on in and let's begin.

    The Future of Workspaces: Repurpose, rethink, reshape

    The Future of Workspaces: Repurpose, rethink, reshape

    In Episode 30 of the Blue Door Podcast, we bring together a panel of speakers from CBRE, WeWork and VirginMediaO2 as we look at the future of workspaces, and how organisations are considering the way they've traditionally operated and what they need for the future.
    This week’s guests:
    Nick Giraudeau, a partner at Cushman & Wakefield before becoming HSBC’s global head of corporate real estate, now at Flexible office provider WeWork - their first head of sales for the financial services industry
    Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/nick-giraudeau-8a43992 Dave Cairns, Senior Vice President - Office Leasing at CBRE. He’s also an ex-professional poker player, and the founder of the CBRE Forward program – that helps CBRE and corporate real estate strategize and plan for the future of work in Canada.
    Linkedin: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/dave-cairns-5644a233 Chris Early, from Virgin Media O2, who looks after building acquisition through to disposal, office design and fit-out, as well as estates, space management and some FM in between. He has a particular interest in new ways of working, as a tool to improve the world of work more widely.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chearly Want more?
    Download our Future of Work survey report: 'Creating a dynamic workforce: empowering employees for productivity and growth' https://www.o2.co.uk/business/why-o2/insights/dynamic-working Find our most recent thought leadership materials here: https://www.o2.co.uk/business/why-o2/insights View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2elvLolPKfz1cgGuasaGjA

    • 30 min
    Climate action: How can technology companies help?

    Climate action: How can technology companies help?

    In Episode 29 of the Blue Door Podcast, we are joined by Steven Moore, Head of Climate Action at GSMA, the industry association representing the worldwide mobile communications sector. We talk about the impact of technology on sustainability goals, from supply chain, through to product lifecycle.
    This week's guest:
    Steven Moore - Head of Climate Action at GSMA
    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/steven-moore-477527b

    View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2elvLolPKfz1cgGuasaGjA

    • 35 min
    Innovation: from concept to adoption

    Innovation: from concept to adoption

    In Episode 28 of the Blue Door Podcast, we focus on innovation. We are joined by Karl Turner, Solutions Architect designer from Virgin Media O2’s The Lab, to discuss how to foster a culture of innovation, and the questions businesses need to ask. 
    This week's guest:
    Karl Turner - Solutions Architect designer from Virgin Media O2’s The Lab  
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karl-turner-3305236
     

    View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2elvLolPKfz1cgGuasaGjA

    • 35 min
    COP26 special: The environmental benefits of connected transportation

    COP26 special: The environmental benefits of connected transportation

    In Episode 27 of the Blue Door Podcast, we focus on transportation. As COP26 continues this week, we are joined by David Owens from Virgin Media O2's "The Lab" to look at how technology can provide a positive force for helping meet some of the sustainability objectives individuals and organisations are eager to achieve. 
    This week's guest:
    David Owens - Head of Technical Trials at Virgin Media O2.  
    Twitter: @Heliboy
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidowens2

    View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2elvLolPKfz1cgGuasaGjA

    • 29 min
    The future of work: what next for field based workers?

    The future of work: what next for field based workers?

    In Episode 26 of the Blue Door Podcast, as part of our future of work series, we look beyond the discussions already happening around desk based working, and focus instead on what's being done to adopt the same mindset and thinking to help accelerate field based workers using technologies that will support efficiencies, productivity and improvements in health and safety.
    We are joined by Ant Morse, Head of Digital Solutions at O2 Business, who discusses the emerging technologies that allow businesses to rethink what their field based workers do and how they do it – as well as the operational efficiencies that will result.
    This week's guest:
    Ant Morse - Head of Digital Solutions at O2. 
    Twitter: @AntMorseUK
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antmorse
     

    Download our report:
    Is your field force evolving to meet current needs?
    http://images.connect.o2.co.uk/Web/TELEFONICAUKLIMITEDO2/%7B8a73ed64-3911-490a-aa04-c9c80bc3773e%7D_O2_Future_of_Work_Field_Service.pdf
     
    View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2elvLolPKfz1cgGuasaGjA

    • 44 min
    Lessons for leaders series: diversity and inclusivity

    Lessons for leaders series: diversity and inclusivity

    In Episode 25 of the Blue Door Podcast we continue our Lessons for Leaders series, and talk to Paul Asare-Archer, Director of Compliance at Virgin Media O2, who some long time listeners might remember from back in episode 7. As Black History Month comes to one end, we talk directly to Paul about his own story, and the lessons to share about diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
    This week’s guest:
    Paul Asare-Archer, Head of Compliance at O2 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-asare-archer-2bbab164/
    View the full diversity panel discussion from Blue Door Expo here: https://youtu.be/AxP4Qd6yZZQ
    View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2elvLolPKfz1cgGuasaGjA
     

    • 40 min

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