11 episodes

Artificial intelligence, AI, has taken financial services by storm. AI is complex and confusing, especially for financial boards and executive management who typically have no technology experience.


Decoding AI aims to decode all that confusing jargon, explaining concepts in plain language and putting them in a business context. 


Decoding AI is an audio extension of the highly acclaimed book, Decoding AI in Financial Services written by the host, Clara Durodié, a globally recognised name in the business and governance of AI. Clara and her distinguished guests will unpack, in plain English, how we should use AI for business profitability while keeping technology in check. 


Her guests have valuable experience accumulated in building companies, serving on boards and in government, teaching in academia, redesigning companies and themselves while aiming to build a better future for our communities through innovation and financial technology.  


Have you ever felt intensely uncomfortable in meetings when an AI in business is being discussed and you could not make sense of what is being said, let alone ask good questions? 


Then this is the podcast for you. 


No jargon. Just practical points and in plain language.


Learn more at clara-durodie.com 


Order the book Decoding AI in Financial Services here

Decoding AI‪™‬ Clara Durodie

    • Technology

Artificial intelligence, AI, has taken financial services by storm. AI is complex and confusing, especially for financial boards and executive management who typically have no technology experience.


Decoding AI aims to decode all that confusing jargon, explaining concepts in plain language and putting them in a business context. 


Decoding AI is an audio extension of the highly acclaimed book, Decoding AI in Financial Services written by the host, Clara Durodié, a globally recognised name in the business and governance of AI. Clara and her distinguished guests will unpack, in plain English, how we should use AI for business profitability while keeping technology in check. 


Her guests have valuable experience accumulated in building companies, serving on boards and in government, teaching in academia, redesigning companies and themselves while aiming to build a better future for our communities through innovation and financial technology.  


Have you ever felt intensely uncomfortable in meetings when an AI in business is being discussed and you could not make sense of what is being said, let alone ask good questions? 


Then this is the podcast for you. 


No jargon. Just practical points and in plain language.


Learn more at clara-durodie.com 


Order the book Decoding AI in Financial Services here

    Martin Willcox on data analytics and AI solutions in plain langauge with Teradata

    Martin Willcox on data analytics and AI solutions in plain langauge with Teradata

    Martin leads Teradata’s EMEA technology pre-sales function and organisation and is jointly responsible for driving sales and consumption of Teradata solutions and services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to taking up his current appointment, Martin ran Teradata’s Global Data Foundation practice and led efforts to modernise Teradata’s delivery methodology and associated tool-sets.


    In this position, Martin also led Teradata’s International Practices organisation and was charged with supporting the delivery of the full suite of consulting engagements delivered by Teradata Consulting - from Data Integration and Management to Data Science, via Business Intelligence, Cognitive Design and Software Development.


    Full show notes at clara-durodie.com/podcast.


    This episode is sponsored by Teradata. Learn more at Teradata.com.


    Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Vili Lehdonvirta on digital platforms: how they work and the risks they pose and the lessons history teaches us about money and power

    Vili Lehdonvirta on digital platforms: how they work and the risks they pose and the lessons history teaches us about money and power

    My distinguished guest is Vili Lehdonvirta from University of Oxford. He is a social scientist leading a research group that studies how digital technologies are reshaping the organization of economic activities in society, from gig platforms to online marketplaces and virtual currencies to crowdfunding.


    His new book "Cloud Empires: How digital platforms are overtaking the state and how we can regain control" was published by MIT Press in September 2022. His previous book "Virtual Economies: Design and analysis" is published by MIT Press and translated to Chinese and Japanese. He authored and co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles published in leading journals such as Socio-Economic Review, Sociology, and Journal of Management.


    Vili is a former member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on the Online Platform Economy and the High-Level Expert Group on Digital Transformation and EU Labour Markets.


    His research has been covered by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Washington Post, Die Zeit, Le Monde, Nikkei, and other popular media around the world.


    Full show notes at clara-durodie.com/podcast.


    This episode is sponsored by Teradata. Learn more at Teradata.com


    Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tim Estes on leadership, founder's values and building an AI company to embed these values

    Tim Estes on leadership, founder's values and building an AI company to embed these values

    My distinguished guest today is Tim Estes. I had very good reasons to invite him on the show. Tim envisioned a new way computers could learn to understand language. In 2000, while he was still a student at University of Virginia he founded Digital Reasoning Systems, one of the first AI companies.


    Tim is one of Nashville's early tech pioneers. He is a leading influencer, advocate and public speaker on the use of technology and analytics to achieve social good in financial services, government, healthcare and academia. He also cares intensely about protecting digital privacy, something I am equally interested in.


    To summarize, Tim is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he studied philosophy of language and mathematics. In 2000, he co-founded Digital Reasoning Systems. He became the company’s chairman and CEO. 21 years later, Tim departed Digital Reasoning Systems having sold the company. Digital Reasoning Systems is one of the region's most prominent tech companies and also was named Forbes’ top 50 fintech companies of 2019.


    Full show notes at clara-durodie.com/podcast.


    This episode is sponsored by Teradata. Learn more at Teradata.com.


    Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Carlos Kuchkovsky Jimenez on Quantum Technologies Upending Financial Services

    Carlos Kuchkovsky Jimenez on Quantum Technologies Upending Financial Services

    My distinguished guest today is Carlos Kuchovsky, an expert in emerging technologies with a special focus on quantum computing.


    Carlos was formally the Chief Technology and R&D Officer for new Business at BBVA, Global Head of Research and Patent Office for the same bank. Since 2021, Carlos is the cofounder of QCentroid, a startup working at the convergence of Quantum Tech & Web3 to generate exponential impact for sustainable transformation of business and society, at large.


    QCentroid is a Quantum as Service Platform for quantum algorithms. It is also the first startup that provides quantum computing and algorithms. Carlos is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Quantum Computing.


    Full show notes at clara-durodie.com/podcast.


    This episode is sponsored by Teradata. Learn more at Teradata.com.


    Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast.

    • 53 min
    Josh Nonet-Black on programming without sight

    Josh Nonet-Black on programming without sight

    My distinguished guest today is Josh Nonet-Black graduated in the UK in 2020 with a degree in astrophysics and then joined Deloitte’s data science and AI team in the Risk Analytics function.


    Josh is not the usual senior guest you are used to meet on my podcast, who can share their decades of wisdom. I, however, invited Josh to teach us wisdom that not so many of us have: he has been blind since birth. And this hasn't stopped him reading astrophysics, skiing, or building machine learning models. 


    I invited him to talk about his process of programming without sight and to unpack why sight limitation becomes an opportunity to understand the world beyond its three dimensional boundaries. Being blind empowers Josh with abstract thinking and, I would add, with the ability to solve problems in a different and better way. I believe that the value he adds to his teams is second to none. 


    Full show notes at clara-durodie.com/podcast.


    This episode is sponsored by Teradata. Learn more at Teradata.com.


    Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast.

    • 51 min
    Charles Radclyffe on Ethics in AI

    Charles Radclyffe on Ethics in AI

    Charles Radclyffe is partner and co-founder of Ethics Grade, a specialist startup in technology governance with a dedicated focus on AI ethics. Ethics Grade rates companies on their governance of technology.


    They rate over 300 companies from all sectors: financial services, energy, pharmaceuticals, transport and others. In this episode we talk technology governance, ESG data, ethics vs compliance, Wirecard grading and red flags in other companies.


    Full show notes at clara-durodie.com/podcast.


    This episode is sponsored by Teradata. Learn more at Teradata.com.


    Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the podcast.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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