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On Georgian's Impact Podcast, we get into the latest tech trends and how they impact growth-stage software companies.

Jon talks with folks from around the tech ecosystem at the intersection of business and technology.

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On Georgian's Impact Podcast, we get into the latest tech trends and how they impact growth-stage software companies.

Jon talks with folks from around the tech ecosystem at the intersection of business and technology.

    Attracting Top Technical Talent with Kathryn Christie

    Attracting Top Technical Talent with Kathryn Christie

    Tech jobs are in huge demand, so as the interviewer you need to understand what you are looking for. How does your company compare to other companies the candidate may be looking at? Are you focused only on the skills needed right now, or are you focused on what you will need as your company grows? Hiring the right technical candidate for your company couldn’t be more challenging than it is today. Kathryn Christie is our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast. She is the Head of People at Georgian, and will help you to understand what it takes to determine who’s right for your company, and how to get them to yes.

    You’ll Hear About:
    The important role culture plays in recruitment.
    How smaller companies can leverage their vision to attract technical candidates.
    How to assess candidates on their work and the work you need to get done.
    Understanding what stage your company is at, hiring to address what is required now and down the road.
    The importance of creating a recruiting organization mindset.

    • 24 min
    Getting Conversational AI Right at Microsoft

    Getting Conversational AI Right at Microsoft

    When AI needs a personality, you need a team of creatives to work hand-in-with hand the technical folks.
    Deborah Harrison, our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, is one of those creatives. She talks about how she and her team at Microsoft developed Cortana, Microsoft's conversational assistant.

    • 20 min
    Tackling Digital Disinformation with Kathryn Harrison

    Tackling Digital Disinformation with Kathryn Harrison

    It used to be you could trust what you saw. With the prevalence of deep fakes and other synthetic media, today it isn’t always so easy knowing what is real and what isn’t. Kathryn Harrison is our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast. She is the founder and CEO of the DeepTrust Alliance and FixFake, a company with the data and expertise to find fakes and fight fraud.

    • 37 min
    Understanding Emotion with AI, with Rana el Kaliouby

    Understanding Emotion with AI, with Rana el Kaliouby

    Imagine a future where our technology interacts with us the same way we do with one another through conversation, perception and empathy. Dr. Rana el Kaliouby is our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Affectiva, a pioneer in the field of Emotion AI and Human Perception AI and author of the book Girl Decoded.

    You’ll Hear About:

    ● Her journey to humanize technology starting from The American University in Cairo, to Cambridge, and then MIT.
    ● How her life experiences helped to influence and inspire her vision for technology.
    ● Her transition from working with people with autism to commercial uses of her techniques.
    ● The challenge of turning down opportunities in order to stay true to established core values.
    ● The importance of diversity in not just your team, but also in the data.
    ● Work life balance and making mental health a priority.

    • 28 min
    The Challenges of Scaling Your Business With Slack’s Allan Leinwand

    The Challenges of Scaling Your Business With Slack’s Allan Leinwand

    Is there such a thing as a problem people wish they had? When it comes to challenges in scaling your business, the answer is yes. Allan Leinwand is our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast. He is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Slack, this is a person who knows all about scaling.

    • 20 min
    Episode 130: AI Adoption Starts with Product Management

    Episode 130: AI Adoption Starts with Product Management

    You might think that getting your customer base to adopt your AI product is a sales and marketing challenge. But it starts much earlier in the product lifecycle, with empathy for your customers’ problems, creating solutions that fit into their workflow and building trust that you’re treating their data with care. Three pillars of AI product management.
    Frank Emery, our guest on this episode of the Georgian Impact Podcast, takes us through how Fiix is accomplishing this. They’re connecting teams, tools, data and processes to get critical insights, scale maintenance programs and boost asset performance.

    • 21 min

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