Future Thinking from https://newicon.net is a podcast all about innovation. From business to technology, we talk to the people who are at the forefront of changing the way we think about innovation and explore how innovation, design, software and technology is being applied in new ways and changing the future! Find out more about what we do at https://newicon.net
Episode 10 - How to teach innovation with Dave Jarman
In this episode we talked to Dave Jarman, Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol.
As an experienced educator, Dave has a unique perspective on innovation and how to take your ideas and turn them into a successful reality.
Here's a list of links from things mentioned in the episode:
Matthew Syed's Rebel Ideas: https://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/resource/rebel-ideas-the-power-of-diverse-thinking/
Steven Johnson's Where Good Ideas Come From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NugRZGDbPFU
Tim Harford's 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy: https://timharford.com/books/50things/
Dave's TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_K6nLJraSE
Eric Ries' Lean Startup: http://theleanstartup.com/
The Strategyzer Series: https://www.strategyzer.com/books
Bristol Futures Innovation and Enterprise Course Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD0FbovABDk
Episode 9 - How it all began: With Steve, Neill and Mark.
How do you start a tech company? What are the pitfalls? And what do tech leaders think you should know about the future? It's time to find the answer to all these, and more...
In this episode we celebrate Newicon's 16th birthday by sitting down with its three founders - Steve, Neill and Mark.
We explore the humble beginnings (in Steve's bedroom) right through to today where we've just reached our £1 million turnover milestone! And we talk a little about the future too.
02:20 - Steve background
05:30 - Mark background
09:15 - Neill background
14:00 - Newicon's history
39:30 - future technologies
43:30 - some cool new projects Newicon are working on
57:05 - biggest lesson the founders have learned over 16 years
Episode 8 - Digital Transformation with Tom Geraghty
Thinking about how digital transformation (or organisational transformation) could benefit you? Then this podcast episode is a must listen.
In this episode we talk to Tom Geraghty for the second time. In episode 4, we talked to Tom about psychological safety, and in this episode we explore the ins and outs of digital transformation - how it's achieved, what are the blockers, who drives the process and more.
Tom's website (full of interesting content on psychological safety, dev ops, transformation and more): https://tomgeraghty.co.uk/
Episode 7: With Huw Robson of The Product Partnership
In this episode we talk to Huw Robson about his history in innovative products, his work for the Product Partnership and his advice for people wanting to apply for grant funding - and much more!
1) The Product Partnership
2) “A guide to grant funding" page and download
3) Huw's LinkedIn Profile
4) Newicon's YouTube channel
Episode 6: With Konstantina Psoma CEO and Co-Founder of Kaedim
In this episode we talk to Konstantina Psoma CEO and Co-Founder of Kaedim about the journey of the start-up, from idea, through to funding and building in a team. We also talk about innovation and how a large part of it is about being willing to take risks.
An insightful and interesting conversation, enjoy!
Kaedim LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kaedim/
Konstantina's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/konstantina-psoma/
Website (soon to be updated): http://www.kaedim.com/
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Episode 5: With Rod Dickinson and Nathan Semertzidis
In this episode we talk to Rod Dickinson (university lecturer and artist) and Nathan Semertzidis (researcher and PHD student) about their collaborative artwork Machine_In_The_Middle, the nature of Human Computer Interactions (HCIs), brain to brain networks, Karl Marx, and much more!
Watch Machine_In_The_Middle here: https://www.cognitivesensations.com/
Read an interview with Rod and Nathan here: https://www.cognitivesensations.com/our-work/machine-in-the-middle
Descartes Discourse on Method: https://grattoncourses.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/rene-descartes-discourse-on-method-and-meditations-on-first-philosophy-4th-ed-hackett-pub-co-1998.pdf
Karl Marx on technology: https://mronline.org/2021/05/07/marx-on-technology/
Norbert Wiener: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norbert_Wiener
Amazon's Mechanical Turk: https://www.mturk.com/
Marshall McLuhan: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_McLuhan