16 episodes

Digitel Talk is a podcast promoting doing good in the mobile, telecoms and related technology industries. The heart of the podcast is about the people, what they have done, how it has affected them, others and the planet and what great things we can expect.
We aim to share the stories of those champions who want to help others and have found a way of using mobile, telecoms and technology to achieve this. 
As hosts who work in telecoms, if nothing else, the podcast aims to broaden the audience for these projects with hopes it might resonate with others who will be inspired to do something good themselves.

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Digitel Talk is a podcast promoting doing good in the mobile, telecoms and related technology industries. The heart of the podcast is about the people, what they have done, how it has affected them, others and the planet and what great things we can expect.
We aim to share the stories of those champions who want to help others and have found a way of using mobile, telecoms and technology to achieve this. 
As hosts who work in telecoms, if nothing else, the podcast aims to broaden the audience for these projects with hopes it might resonate with others who will be inspired to do something good themselves.

    Mea Thompson Interview Part 2 - Unconnected.org

    Mea Thompson Interview Part 2 - Unconnected.org

    In episode 16, hosts Ian and Frankie are joined again by Mea Thompson, co-founder and CCO of unconnected.org. They discuss the organisation's mission to bridge the digital divide and provide meaningful connectivity to underserved communities. She highlights the importance of partnerships and funding from various industries to support their projects. Mea shares stories of the impact their work has had on individuals and communities, emphasising the need for affordable connectivity and the empowerment it brings. She also discusses the challenges faced and the plans to scale their impact and reduce the digital divide.

    This is part 2 of a 2-part episode. Tune in to part 1 to hear more about Mea and what inspired her to start unconnected.org. 
    Mea Thompson – Mea is a visionary leader dedicated to bridging the digital divide and ensuring equitable access to education and opportunity for all. As the Co-Founder of unconnected.org, she is driving change in the lives of underserved communities around the world. She is also a dynamic leader in the tech industry, with a wealth of experience and expertise in connectivity with a focus on eSIM. Mea has been a driving force in the eSIM industry for years, helping to shape its direction and push the boundaries of what's possible. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Mea was named a finalist for Telecom Woman of the Year 2023. 

    Unconnected.org - A passionate community dedicated to connecting 1 billion unconnected people to the internet. Their primary focus is on bridging the digital divide and enabling an inclusive ecosystem that reaches the 2.9 billion individuals who remain unconnected. They run a variety of projects on a global scale, making a tangible impact on people's lives. Their initiatives are designed to support vital aspects such as education, commerce, jobs, safety, and health.


    Want to be a guest on the show or sponsor a podcast? For all enquires contact getintouch@digiteltalk.com.

    If you liked this episode, please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a 5* review and rating, it really helps our channel.

    You can find us on LinkedIn @digitel-talk or on our website www.digiteltalk.com.

    Podcast Credits
    Host: Ian Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-ginn/) Co-host: Frankie Spagnolo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankie-spagnolo-8534482a/) Editor: Rebecca Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-ginn-86218414a/)

    • 31 min
    Mea Thompson Interview Part 1 - Background & Interests

    Mea Thompson Interview Part 1 - Background & Interests

    In episode 15, hosts Ian and Frankie are delighted to be joined by Mea Thompson, the CCO of unconnected.org. They discuss topics including Mea's philosophy in life, what she aspired to be as a teenager, her educational background, passions and hobbies, significant books and thoughts on AI. They also discuss her motivation for starting Unconnected after the passing of her father and her desire to make a positive impact with the work that she does. 

    This is part 1 of a 2-part episode. Tune in to part 2 to hear more about unconnected.org and how their work is helping to connect 1 billion people to the internet. 
    Mea Thompson – Mea is a visionary leader dedicated to bridging the digital divide and ensuring equitable access to education and opportunity for all. As the Co-Founder of unconnected.org, she is driving change in the lives of underserved communities around the world. She is also a dynamic leader in the tech industry, with a wealth of experience and expertise in connectivity with a focus on eSIM. Mea has been a driving force in the eSIM industry for years, helping to shape its direction and push the boundaries of what's possible. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Mea was named a finalist for Telecom Woman of the Year 2023. 

    Unconnected.org - A passionate community dedicated to connecting 1 billion unconnected people to the internet. Their primary focus is on bridging the digital divide and enabling an inclusive ecosystem that reaches the 2.9 billion individuals who remain unconnected. They run a variety of projects on a global scale, making a tangible impact on people's lives. Their initiatives are designed to support vital aspects such as education, commerce, jobs, safety, and health.

    Links:
    Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof
    The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama
    Sider
    Doreen Bogdan-Martin - Secretary-General of ITU
    Holobox


    Want to be a guest on the show or sponsor a podcast? For all enquires contact getintouch@digiteltalk.com.

    If you liked this episode, please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a 5* review and rating, it really helps our channel.

    You can find us on LinkedIn @digitel-talk or on our website www.digiteltalk.com.

    Podcast Credits
    Host: Ian Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-ginn/) Co-host: Frankie Spagnolo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankie-spagnolo-8534482a/) Editor: Rebecca Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-ginn-86218414a/)

    • 30 min
    Hello Tractor at MWC - Facilitating Convenient and Affordable Tractor Services

    Hello Tractor at MWC - Facilitating Convenient and Affordable Tractor Services

    In episode 14, Ian interviews Robert from Hello Tractor live at MWC24.
    Hello Tractor is an award-winning diversified ag-tech company focused on improving food and income security throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Resource-poor farmers often face labour constraints that result in under-cultivation, late planting, and lost income. Hello Tractor facilitates convenient and affordable tractor services to these farmers while providing additional income by turning tractors into Smart Tractors. For tractor owners, the platform provides remote tracking of assets, preventing fraud and machine misuse, through virtual tractor monitoring.


    Links:
    Hello Tractor website
    Hello Tractor LinkedIn
    Robert Haidari


    Want to be a guest on the show or sponsor a podcast? For all enquires contact getintouch@digiteltalk.com.

    If you liked this episode, please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a 5* review and rating, it really helps our channel.

    You can find us on LinkedIn @digitel-talk or on our website www.digiteltalk.com.

    Podcast Credits
    Host: Ian Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-ginn/) Co-host: Frankie Spagnolo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankie-spagnolo-8534482a/) Editor: Rebecca Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-ginn-86218414a/)

    • 9 min
    Inveniam at MWC - Using AI to Reduce CO2 Emissions

    Inveniam at MWC - Using AI to Reduce CO2 Emissions

    In episode 13, Frankie interviews Mike and Evan from Inveniam live at MWC24.
    Inveniam offers an AI solution which helps enhance Right First Time operations, improve operational efficiencies and eliminate costly rework. Inveniam AI can transform visual data into actionable insights, quickly detecting objects, patterns and anomalies faster than a traditional workforce ever could.  This enables CO2 emission reduction by reducing the amount of times field technicians have to go out and do work.

    Links:
    Inveniam website
    Inveniam LinkedIn
    Mike Greening
    Evan Saunders


    Want to be a guest on the show or sponsor a podcast? For all enquires contact getintouch@digiteltalk.com.

    If you liked this episode, please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a 5* review and rating, it really helps our channel.

    You can find us on LinkedIn @digitel-talk or on our website www.digiteltalk.com.

    Podcast Credits
    Host: Ian Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-ginn/) Co-host: Frankie Spagnolo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankie-spagnolo-8534482a/) Editor: Rebecca Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-ginn-86218414a/)

    • 13 min
    WMW at MWC - An IoT Platform Helping to Manage Water

    WMW at MWC - An IoT Platform Helping to Manage Water

    In episode 12, Frankie interviews Bert Vanaken from WMW live at MWC24.
    WMW is an IoT platform where they combine your operational data with information provided through sensors and people. Through different ways of transmitting data they can monitor your remote locations or assets. One of their largest use cases is in water management where they can identify where there are water leakages and where there is non-revenue water on the network.


    Links:
    WMW website
    WMW LinkedIn
    Bert Vanaken


    Want to be a guest on the show or sponsor a podcast? For all enquires contact getintouch@digiteltalk.com.

    If you liked this episode, please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a 5* review and rating, it really helps our channel.

    You can find us on LinkedIn @digitel-talk or on our website www.digiteltalk.com.

    Podcast Credits
    Host: Ian Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-ginn/) Co-host: Frankie Spagnolo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankie-spagnolo-8534482a/) Editor: Rebecca Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-ginn-86218414a/)

    • 10 min
    Telet at MWC - Improving Mobile Coverage in Rural “Not Spots”

    Telet at MWC - Improving Mobile Coverage in Rural “Not Spots”

    In episode 11, Frankie interviews James Body and Bianca Brisc from Telet live at MWC24.
    Telet is an MNO focused on improving mobile coverage in rural not-spots and delivering public and private 5G networks for rural and enterprise. It is the only independent private network that is a full UK member of the GSMA and has more local access licence coverage than all other applicants put together. They are helping to keep rural areas which the larger MNOs are less invested in, connected.


    Links:
    Telet website
    Telet LinkedIn
    James Body
    Bianca Brisc


    Want to be a guest on the show or sponsor a podcast? For all enquires contact getintouch@digiteltalk.com.

    If you liked this episode, please subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a 5* review and rating, it really helps our channel.

    You can find us on LinkedIn @digitel-talk or on our website www.digiteltalk.com.

    Podcast Credits
    Host: Ian Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-ginn/) Co-host: Frankie Spagnolo (https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankie-spagnolo-8534482a/) Editor: Rebecca Ginn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-ginn-86218414a/)

    • 11 min

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