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This is the UpSkill Digital breakout podcast. A resource for audiences around the world to hear from thought leaders in tech and learn how these influential figures shape markets and shake norms. 

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This is the UpSkill Digital breakout podcast. A resource for audiences around the world to hear from thought leaders in tech and learn how these influential figures shape markets and shake norms. 

    Loic Alix-Brown

    Loic Alix-Brown

    In this week's episode, we talk to Loic Alix-Brown, a CEO at Flick , a SAAS solution to help entrepreneurs, content creators and small businesses find the best hashtags to reach their target audience on Instagram. 
    First entering the Tech industry after seeing that there was a need for a new product, Flick was born.  This all-in-one tool for Hashtag research, helps to optimise reaching ones target audience.  This company was born out of a personal need, and has grown from strength to strength. To find out more visit: https://www.flick.tech/ 
    Visit UpSkill Digital's website here. 

    • 22 min
    Rich Clensey

    Rich Clensey

    In this week's episode, we talk to Rich Clensey , a Co-Founder at TechInclusionUK, who are a COV ID-10 reactive initiative, working to make sure every school child has access to the tech they need to achieve their potential.
    First entering the Tech industry in early 2018, working for start up businesses, Rich has grown and focused on how Tech can help improve the lives of those who need it. Recently this focus has created a Coronavirus-reactive initiative which helps get tech to kids in schools. Rich is currently crowdfunding to deliver devices to young people in education, who find themselves digitally excluded - the project is two-fold and addresses two key issues; access to education and the impact on the environment. Join and pledge to the crowdfunding campaign to help make change happen: https://bit.ly/pledge_tech or donate tech via: https://techinclusion.org.uk/ 
    Visit UpSkill Digital's website here. 

    • 42 min
    Sam Cust

    Sam Cust

    In this week's episode, we talk to Sam Cust, a Director of Hyper, a global Technology Incubator that helped over 350 founders launch some of the biggest success stories in Australia, with their top 5 clients now valued at over $400 million.
    First entering the Tech industry nearly 10 years ago, Sam invested in and managed the Sales team for LOKE, a mobile payments and loyalty company that has offices in Melbourne, Singapore and London. Sam also supported the team through a successful 2M capital raise. From his passion for mentoring to product develop - we learn how he got to where he is today and what it takes to successfully launch your next idea. 
    Visit Hyper's website here. 
    Visit UpSkill Digital's website here. 

    • 22 min
    Oyinkansola Adebayo

    Oyinkansola Adebayo

    In this week's episode, we talk to Oyinkansola Adebayo, a Development Economist & CEO of Niyo Enterprise, who has brought together the concepts of hair, beauty and tech, into her business. Oyin started out focusing on hair, and saw a need for economics and technology in this industry.  Niyo Enterprise has now expanded to include other initiatives, including Black Codher Bootcamp and Niyo Network. From her interest in economics to seeing the importance of technology for social impact - we learn how she got to where she is today by following her motivational career path. 's website here.Join the UpSkill Virtual Academy

    • 21 min
    Genevieve Leveille

    Genevieve Leveille

    In this week's conversation, we talk to Genevieve Leveille, principal founder and CEO of AgriLedger, an innovative entrepreneur, global speaker and one of the FT's Top 100 BAME in UK Technology 2019.From starting out in corporate and institutional banking to being now recognized as an authority in the realm of digital identity and financial transformation - we learn how she got to where she is today by following her incredible career path. Visit AgriLedger's website hereVisit UpSkill Digital's website here.Join the UpSkill Virtual Academy here.  

    • 39 min
    Lisa Harrington

    Lisa Harrington

    In this week's episode, we talk to Lisa Harrington, ex-Chief Customer Officer at BT Group and founder of the BT TechWomen programme. She's an active advocate for diversity in the workplace, particularly in tech but also an advisor at TechPixies and non-executive director at both the Post Office and Calisen. From starting out in Business to her swift journey into consulting and coding. She takes us through her thoughts on the digital skills gap leaving people behind, the impact of remote working, and the importance of continuous learning - we learn how she got to where she is today by following her motivational career path.
    Visit Calisen's website here. Learn more about TechPixies here. Visit UpSkill Digital's website here.
    Join the UpSkill Virtual Academy here.

    • 28 min

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