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The speed of technological change continues to race ahead at breakneck speed, but it will never move this slowly again.


In 2024, businesses and their employees will be expected to get to grips with AI, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Extended Reality, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Sustainable Tech, Green Computing, Cybersecurity, 5G, Blockchain, Crypto, IoT, Autonomous Everything, Human Augmentation, Data Sovereignty, Privacy, AI ethics and the Digital Transformation of everything.


Navigating these uncharted digital waters can feel daunting and overwhelming for business leaders, IT teams, and employees in every sector. Especially when scrolling down newsfeeds full of hype, buzzwords, and confusing technical jargon/acronyms. Does this sound familiar? Welcome to Tech Talks Daily, a podcast uniting business and technology.


Tech Journalist Neil C. Hughes brings you the latest insights into business technology, digital transformation, and the evolving business landscape and IT. This technology podcast focuses on real-world applications and business strategies around digital transformation.


From AI's impact on business operations to navigating the complexities of cloud computing and cybersecurity, Neil explores how technology reshapes industries and redefines personal and business success in 2024.


The lineup of guests includes tech leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and even the occasional celebrity who has walked the path of tech innovation. High-profile guests share their startup stories, their journey through digital transformation, and how technology has revolutionized their businesses and lives.


Whether you want to understand how to harness technology for business growth or stay informed, Tech Talks Daily is your daily dose of inspiration and insight. Join the conversation and be part of a community shaping the future of business and technology.

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The speed of technological change continues to race ahead at breakneck speed, but it will never move this slowly again.


In 2024, businesses and their employees will be expected to get to grips with AI, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Extended Reality, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Sustainable Tech, Green Computing, Cybersecurity, 5G, Blockchain, Crypto, IoT, Autonomous Everything, Human Augmentation, Data Sovereignty, Privacy, AI ethics and the Digital Transformation of everything.


Navigating these uncharted digital waters can feel daunting and overwhelming for business leaders, IT teams, and employees in every sector. Especially when scrolling down newsfeeds full of hype, buzzwords, and confusing technical jargon/acronyms. Does this sound familiar? Welcome to Tech Talks Daily, a podcast uniting business and technology.


Tech Journalist Neil C. Hughes brings you the latest insights into business technology, digital transformation, and the evolving business landscape and IT. This technology podcast focuses on real-world applications and business strategies around digital transformation.


From AI's impact on business operations to navigating the complexities of cloud computing and cybersecurity, Neil explores how technology reshapes industries and redefines personal and business success in 2024.


The lineup of guests includes tech leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, visionaries, and even the occasional celebrity who has walked the path of tech innovation. High-profile guests share their startup stories, their journey through digital transformation, and how technology has revolutionized their businesses and lives.


Whether you want to understand how to harness technology for business growth or stay informed, Tech Talks Daily is your daily dose of inspiration and insight. Join the conversation and be part of a community shaping the future of business and technology.

    Bridging the Gap: OPSWAT's $10 Million Cybersecurity Scholarship Initiative

    Bridging the Gap: OPSWAT's $10 Million Cybersecurity Scholarship Initiative

    Are we truly prepared to defend our critical infrastructures against cyber threats? In today’s episode of Tech Talks Daily, we're joined by Irfan Shakeel, the VP of Training & Certification Services at OPSWAT, a pivotal player in cybersecurity for critical environments. OPSWAT has recently announced a commendable $10 million scholarship program aimed at addressing the urgent global need for 4 million more cybersecurity professionals. This significant initiative seeks to fill the widening skills gap within the critical infrastructure sectors through targeted training in both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT).
    During our conversation, Irfan will delve into the motivations behind this transformative scholarship program, which is not just a response to academic needs but also aligns with the U.S. Executive Orders and the National Cybersecurity Strategy. This initiative underscores the importance of enhancing our cybersecurity measures and fortifying the workforce tasked with protecting our critical infrastructures.
    Listeners will gain insights into the practical aspects of the training offered, focusing on hands-on learning experiences designed to equip professionals with the necessary skills to address current and emerging threats. Irfan will also discuss the criteria for selecting candidates for this program, emphasizing the commitment to fostering a robust pipeline of skilled cybersecurity professionals.
    Additionally, we will explore the vital role of public-private partnerships in closing the cyber skills gap and how OPSWAT's collaborative efforts with academic institutions and government agencies are crucial to this endeavor.
    As we navigate these discussions, one can’t help but ponder: how well are public and private sectors aligned in their efforts to safeguard our vital systems against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats? Join us, and let’s unravel the complexities of cybersecurity training and workforce development together. What are your thoughts on the effectiveness of such large-scale educational initiatives in combating cybersecurity threats?

    • 24 min
    Bridging the AI Gap: Strategies and Insights with WNS Global Services

    Bridging the AI Gap: Strategies and Insights with WNS Global Services

    Are businesses truly prepared to integrate generative AI into their operations? In today's episode, we engage with Sanjay Jain, Chief Business Transformation Officer at WNS, to delve into a thought-provoking discussion based on a recent survey conducted by WNS and Everest Group.
    The survey sheds light on the readiness of various enterprises to adopt generative AI technologies and highlights the four pivotal factors influencing this readiness: technology, data, process, and people.
    We will explore how sectors like telecom, technology, and media are setting the pace due to their advanced change management maturity and robust data infrastructure capabilities. Sanjay will share insights into how enterprises can address talent shortages by forming strategic partnerships that provide access to essential expertise and co-create innovative solutions. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of compliance and ethical considerations in the deployment of generative AI, particularly in regulated sectors such as banking, financial services, and healthcare.
    Throughout our conversation, Sanjay will also illustrate transformative use cases of generative AI that are revolutionizing customer experiences by enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, and impact. These include improving customer service through instant, accurate, and tailored responses, personalizing recommendations using customer data, summarizing large sets of unstructured data, and automating content creation for knowledge bases.
    As we consider the broader implications of generative AI, it becomes clear that its impact varies significantly across different industries. This raises an intriguing question: What can sectors that are lagging in AI adoption learn from those that are leading? Join us as we unpack these insights and discuss how businesses can navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by generative AI.
    What do you think are the biggest challenges and opportunities for your industry in adopting generative AI? Share your thoughts with us and join the conversation.
     
     

    • 26 min
    Leading Digital Change: KPMG on the Future of AI in Business

    Leading Digital Change: KPMG on the Future of AI in Business

    Are you curious how large firms integrate advanced technologies like AI into their operations effectively? In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, we sit down with James Osborn, Chief Digital Officer at KPMG UK, as he reflects on his first year in this pivotal role. James will share his insights on deploying KPMG's internal AI, dubbed Ava, and spearheading initiatives such as the "Trusted AI Framework" and the "Summer of AI." 
    With 16,000 global participants from 14 countries engaging in this transformative technology, what can we learn from their experiences? James will discuss the challenges of fostering AI adoption within a well-established firm and the strategies that helped promote an ethical, human-centric approach to digital transformation. How do these technologies augment professional expertise and maintain the integrity and trust crucial in the professional services sector? As we unpack these topics, we'll also delve into practical advice for organizations beginning their AI journeys. 
    Join us to uncover the nuanced landscape of AI integration in professional services. After listening, share your thoughts: How do you see AI evolving in your professional sphere?

    • 25 min
    Navigating the Multi-Cloud Maze with CockroachDB

    Navigating the Multi-Cloud Maze with CockroachDB

    Are you curious how businesses can thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud computing and multi-cloud environments? In the upcoming episode of Tech Talks Daily, we're diving into the world of resilient databases with Spencer Kimball, CEO of Cockroach Labs. Spencer will share insights on CockroachDB, a pioneering technology designed to ensure business continuity even during outages that would cripple traditional databases.
    In our discussion, we'll explore how CockroachDB's ability to replicate data across regions and cloud providers maximizes uptime and facilitates massive scaling. We'll discuss the strategic importance of data locality in improving performance and complying with regulatory demands. We'll also discuss how CockroachDB's flexible architecture helps businesses avoid vendor lock-in and seamlessly manage data across multiple clouds.
    Originally founded by three former Googlers, Cockroach Labs has become a key player in the database market, challenging giants like Oracle and cloud provider databases. With high-profile users like Netflix, Bose, and Comcast, CockroachDB stands out for its robust data replication capabilities and distributed architecture, which were once confined to single data centers.
    Join me as Spencer elucidates on the evolution of Cockroach Labs in the competitive database market, the growing trend towards multi-cloud strategies among large enterprises, and the future of cloud portability. How is CockroachDB enabling companies to build above the cloud and avoid restrictive vendor lock-ins?
    As businesses continue to navigate the complexities of digital transformation, understanding the tools and technologies that facilitate this shift is more important than ever. What challenges and opportunities do you think lie ahead in the journey toward multi-cloud adoption? Please share your thoughts with us after the episode.

    • 46 min
    Gigster And The AI Manufacturing Evolution

    Gigster And The AI Manufacturing Evolution

    Are we on the brink of a new era in manufacturing, driven by AI? Today on Tech Talks Daily, we're joined by Humberto Moreira, Principal Solutions Engineer at Gigster, to explore this transformative landscape. With over 15 years of experience in the software industry, Humberto has been at the forefront of integrating AI with traditional manufacturing processes.
    In this episode, Humberto shares exciting insights into how AI is revolutionizing the industry by bridging the gap between mass production and customized manufacturing. We delve into the role of AI in various stages of manufacturing, from ideation and testing to delivery, and discuss the significant shift towards personalized products without compromising on speed or quality. This is a future where AI is not just a tool for optimization, but a catalyst for reimagining what manufacturing can achieve.
    We'll also discuss the emerging role of "cobots"—collaborative robots that work alongside humans in factories, enhancing efficiency and safety. Humberto explains how these innovations are not just reshaping production lines but also redefining the workforce, emphasizing the mutual learning between humans and machines.
    Moreover, we tackle the pressing legal and ethical challenges of generative AI in manufacturing, such as intellectual property disputes highlighted by recent high-profile cases. Humberto provides his perspective on how companies can navigate these complexities while leveraging AI for innovation.
    Join us as Humberto also highlights Gigster's unwavering commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices. We explore how AI-driven solutions can lead to more environmentally friendly production processes, underlining the importance of our collective responsibility towards the planet. We conclude with a look into the future, discussing the next frontiers for AI in manufacturing and how technologies like pervasive AI and seamless data flows will continue to push the industry forward.
    Tune in to understand how AI is not just a tool for optimization but a catalyst for reimagining what manufacturing can achieve. What could this mean for your business as we approach 2024 and beyond? Let's discuss.

    • 22 min
    Retail Reinvented: Customer Experience and Technology Trends

    Retail Reinvented: Customer Experience and Technology Trends

    How are today's retailers transforming the digital landscape to meet evolving consumer expectations? On this episode of Tech Talks Daily, we sit down with Rachel Valentine from Vincit to delve into the pressing trends in digital transformation within the retail sector as we approach the crucial year of 2024.
    Rachel shares how global spending on digital initiatives is set to skyrocket, emphasizing the critical role of personalized experiences in customer acquisition and retention. She explains how leveraging analytics and AI can not only anticipate customer preferences but also optimize their shopping experiences across multiple channels. The discussion also covers the impact of progressive web apps (PWAs), which enhance user experience across devices by offering the combined features of web and mobile apps.
    Moreover, Rachel discusses the importance of empowering employees to foster a culture of innovation and problem-solving, which directly contributes to customer satisfaction and business growth. We also explore how embracing automation, augmented reality, and seamless user experiences across all platforms are pivotal for retailers to stay competitive.
    As we dissect these transformation strategies, Rachel provides actionable insights for leaders in the retail industry on how to leverage technology to not only survive but thrive in the digital age.
    What steps is your business taking to adapt to these digital transformation trends? Join the conversation and share your insights with us online.

    • 27 min

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