Venturi’s Voice brings you conversation with leaders from various technology disciplines - data, cyber security, development, cloud, infrastructure, business intelligence and more… Each week you will be able to relate, take inspiration and action the business education from our compelling guests. Outside of technology we tend to cover; career progression, influences, best practices, leadership, talent, recruitment and the inspiration behind our guest successes in career and life! Inspired by Joe Rogan, The Art of Charm and TED talks. www.venturi-group.com/podcast.
Driving Innovation with Speed @ FactSet | Akshay Sheth
Akshay Sheth is Vice President, Director of Engineering at FactSet. Akshay has incubated FactSet's API program in 2017 which shaped the company's product, technology and go-to-market strategy for public APIs. He has built an engineering and product team within Analytics and Trading group to deliver first set of public APIs leading to a revenue increase of $3M+. The program has now expanded to other parts of the company and has positioned FactSet as an open and flexible technology provider to the investment community.
During this podcast episode, we covered new technologies and how to decipher what new technology and tools are right for your business to get the best end solution. We also discussed Akshay's journey into technology, and advice for people looking to take a similar career path- making the most of opportunities that are handed to you, and when presented with a challenge - how to react and take it head-on to further your career.
Creating a Safe, Happy and Supportive Culture @ Culture Shift
Culture Shift helps businesses and universities to assist their staff, students and teachers to report workplace harassment on their anonymous reporting tool. Culture Shift is the epitome of tech for good, making real, positive changes to people's lives, by building products that empower organisations to tackle harassment and bullying.
The software is designed to empower those who are reluctant to report wrongdoing, by removing barriers to reporting, and ensuring they have a secure and confidential platform in which to do so. The software also allows victims or witnesses of harassment to access support for what they’ve experienced as well as giving organisations oversight of any worrying trends, helping them to tackle them.
As well as providing a confidential platform for reporting bullying and harassment, the software allows businesses to analyze data to identify trends that mean they can take appropriate action. They can monitor any worrying behaviour and intervene early with communications or specific training. This helps businesses to better support their employees, which in turn reduces the cost of workplace bullying-based absenteeism, staff turnover and whistleblowing related costs.
In the first half of the podcast, I sat down with Gemma McCall, CEO of Culture Shift to discuss the story behind the business and their mission to tackle harassment and bullying. In the second half of the podcast, I caught up with Chris Northwood, Head of Development, and Co-Founder and CTO Carl Sadd to talk about the technical side of the business, and their plans to scale Culture Shift in the months and years to come.
Neurodiversity: The Alignment of UX and Autism | Sean McSharry
Sean McSharry is Head of UX at DXC Technology.
Sean has a strong background in user experience, technology, business and leadership, working across many sectors, roles and countries. He has studied and worked consciously to glean the best approaches and methodologies from the best people from role to role, industry to industry, studying hard to be a better UX architect, technologist and leader at every step, leading to many successful senior roles.
Sean is also a published author for Apress on programming-based books and a public speaker on UX, and has run and presented at a number of user groups.
During this podcast episode, we spoke about Neurodiversity in technology and UX, and the advantages of the alignment of UX and Autism, as well as Sean's experience in the industry after being diagnosed with Autism part way through his career.
Whilst you're here, check out Sean's UX Sanctuary meetup group here: https://www.meetup.com/UX-Sanctuary/
andThe UX Sanctuary website here: https://uxsanctuary.wixsite.com/home.
The UX Sanctuary was set up to be a global UX group for UX professionals, those who want to be UX professionals, project leaders, project teams and business leaders who want to understand and leverage UX.
CTO Stories: Designing and Building the RTGS.global Platform | Andrew Smith
Andrew's career journey started after graduating from a Computer Science degree, moving straight into a junior software development role with an IT Consultancy. Throughout his career, Andrew has been lucky enough to work as firstly a software developer, but then later as an Enterprise Technical Architect on many leading edge projects for "blue chip" organisations.
Andrew's experience in IT ranges across primarily banking, finance, insurance and telecommunications industries, while also incorporating projects with a number of disruptive SMEs.
More recently he has acted as CTO and Managing Director for FinTech disruptive start-ups and have provided CTO consultancy services to a select number of financial institutions.
Andrew is one of three founding members of RTGS Limited, owner and operator of the RTGS.global cross-border liquidity network. As CTO, his role is to design and build out the RTGS.global platform, network and its capabilities. This includes their unique and patent pending liquidity lock and block capabilities.
Previous to this he was Head of CBX at ClearBank, focussing on delivering innovation for ClearBanks Banking-as-a-Service proposition.
During the podcast episode, we spoke about his new venture RTGS.global, some of the tech challenges when building ClearBank, including gaining the trust of the customers, especially when deciding to build the business in the cloud back in 2015.
The Future of Artificial Intelligence & Healthcare @ Dem Dx | Lorin Gresser
Lorin Gresser is CEO of Dem Dx, an award-winning AI healthcare company based in London. The company’s CE certified clinical diagnostic platform, developed in consultation with over 200 medical experts, enables frontline practitioners to diagnose, identify necessary tests and present recommendations for further care before the patient sees a doctor.
As a mature medical student, Lorin struggled to link the theoretical teaching from her textbooks and lectures to the actual patients she saw in clinic or on the wards. Their founding principle remains to better connect healthcare workers to the high-quality medical information that they require.
The Dem Dx platform is 22% more accurate than Harvard-trained junior doctors, delivers 85% accuracy at first diagnosis, and reduces time to diagnose by 40%.
During this podcast episode, we spoke about some of the amazing and innovative advancements of AI and healthcare, with Dem Dx positioning itself ahead of the curve. We also spoke about Lorin's leap into technology after her career in healthcare.
Making an entire company more data-driven @ Fashionette AG
I sat down with Maximilian Nierhoff, Head of Business Intelligence at Fashionette AG and Ann-Christin Werner, Business Intelligence Analyst at Fashionette AG, to find out the development of the business, how they have recently made the whole company data-driven, some of the benefits of this and how they have created an assistance framework for self-service analytics.
Fashionette AG operates an online retail store. The Company offers fashion accessories such as designer bags, shoes, and accessories, as well as sunglasses, watches, and jewelry. It's now the leading online store for designer handbags in Germany, since its foundation in 2008.
0:55 - What Fashionette is, and how they fit into the world of technology.
2:05 - An introduction to Maximilian and Ann-Christin.
8:22 - The utilization of data to grow a business and some of the methods to implement this.
10:14 - What self-service analytics means at Fashionette, and why they have considered self-service analytics to be one of the most important building blocks to becoming a data-driven company.
12:55 - Defining data sets and their content, and then providing these data sets.
14:00 - How they have built meaningful and widely useable data sets.
19:40 - The insight into the assistance framework at Fashionette.
22:00 - The feedback of the real-use of the framework within the business.
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