16 episodes

From idea to scale, we live in a new entrepreneurial age where leadership thinking needs to cut through the noise to deliver on a vision and blueprint to success. The Great Business Minds podcast goes inside the business with the leaders, inventors, investors, executives, trendspotters and visionaries of today to explore what it really takes to build a brand beyond conventional wisdom and disrupt the marketplace with the next big leap in entrepreneurship innovation. Seize the moment with host João Marques Lima, journalist and former editor-in-chief of FTSE 250 tech publications.

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From idea to scale, we live in a new entrepreneurial age where leadership thinking needs to cut through the noise to deliver on a vision and blueprint to success. The Great Business Minds podcast goes inside the business with the leaders, inventors, investors, executives, trendspotters and visionaries of today to explore what it really takes to build a brand beyond conventional wisdom and disrupt the marketplace with the next big leap in entrepreneurship innovation. Seize the moment with host João Marques Lima, journalist and former editor-in-chief of FTSE 250 tech publications.

    Ep. 15 - ’If we think just with what we know, we are not thinking much at all,’ says Mark Wilson - Great Business Minds

    Ep. 15 - ’If we think just with what we know, we are not thinking much at all,’ says Mark Wilson - Great Business Minds

    Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure.
     
    Great Business Minds is brought to you by Portman Partners, the premiere executive search firm for the digital infrastructure industry.  With 50+ years of experience, no other firm can match their knowledge, discretion, and connections with the best top level talent in the sector.  Are you seeking great business minds for your digital infrastructure business? Contact Portman Partners.
     
    In this first episode of 2023, we are joined by a special guest who is an expert in design, especially business design.
     
    Mark Wilson is CEO at Futurestate Design, formerly known as Wilson Fletcher, a London-based business innovation consultancy which has over the last 20 years gained unique insights into challenges of driving transformative change in established organisations from their work with leading companies around the world.
    A digital strategist with more than 30 years' experience Mark is also the author of 'Futurestate Design - how to step out of the past to create a business fit for the future', and a regular face on business changing platforms.
     
    He has also founded Cronycle – a content intelligence platform – and authored an MSc in Digital Service Design with Brunel University.
     
    As if that wasn’t enough, he is also an advisor to several startups giving them guidance on branding, positive transformation, and advice on market dynamics, always without forgetting the value of branding, consistency and visual language.
     
    In this episode we discuss not only his journey through the years but also how design impacts a business and how digital infrastructure organisations can win better at the branding game, including quick actions that anyone can take today to up their branding resilience.
     
    Here at the GBM podcast, we hope you enjoy this episode and do leave us a review and share it with your contacts. We invite you back again for the next episode with another big name in the digital infrastructure space.
    If you want to get more from the definitive podcast for the business of digital infrastructure, make sure you subscribe to Great Business Minds.
    See you soon!
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    This episode features our commercial partner Portman Partners, the leading executive search firm working exclusively in the digital infrastructure sector. Visit www.portmanpartners.com for more information.
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep. 14 – ‘There’s a time when you need to give up doing some of the things you might be doing,’ says Dr Terri Simpkin – Great Business Minds

    Ep. 14 – ‘There’s a time when you need to give up doing some of the things you might be doing,’ says Dr Terri Simpkin – Great Business Minds

    Dr Terri Simpkin has enjoyed a successful career which spans global academic leadership, general management and human resources management in the private sector.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep. 13 - ’It’s naive to think that you have something recession proof,’ says Afonso Salema – Great Business Minds

    Ep. 13 - ’It’s naive to think that you have something recession proof,’ says Afonso Salema – Great Business Minds

    From Portugal, Afonso Salema is heading one of Europe’s largest data centre capital deployments as its chief executive.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 12 - ’A lot of times people are trying to solve a problem that isn’t a problem,’ warns Rajiv Ramaswami – Great Business Minds

    Ep. 12 - ’A lot of times people are trying to solve a problem that isn’t a problem,’ warns Rajiv Ramaswami – Great Business Minds

    Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure.
     
    Great Business Minds is brought to you in partnership with Portman Partners, the premier executive search firm for the digital infrastructure industry. 
     
    This week we are joined by cricket and tennis player Rajiv Ramaswami, who is also an accomplished Indian entrepreneur and chief executive of American cloud computing company Nutanix, a role he took on during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
     
    He joined Nutanix from VMware, where he served as Chief Operating Officer of Products and Cloud Services.
     
    Prior to this role, Rajiv led VMware’s Networking and Security business, one of the fastest-growing units in the company, as executive vice president and general manager.
     
    Before joining VMware, he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Infrastructure and Networking at Broadcom, where he established Broadcom as a leader in data center, enterprise, and carrier networking.
     
    In his prior General Manager roles at Cisco, he led multibillion-dollar product lines in switching, data center and storage, and optical networking.
     
    Earlier in his career, he held various leadership positions at Nortel, Tellabs, and IBM.
     
    Rajiv earned his BTech in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology and his Master’s and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California in Berkeley.
     
    He is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow and holds 36 patents, mostly in optical networking, and joins GBM from his home in the Sunny State.
     
    Here at the GBM podcast, we hope you enjoy this episode and do leave us a review and share it with your contacts. We invite you back again for the next episode with another big name in the digital infrastructure space.
     
    If you want to get more from the definitive podcast for the business of digital infrastructure, make sure you subscribe to Great Business Minds.
     
    See you soon!
     
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    This episode features our commercial partner Portman Partners, the leading executive search firm working exclusively in the digital infrastructure sector. Visit www.portmanpartners.com for more information.
     
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    • 47 min
    Ep. 11 - ’Hire somebody that you know can replace you,’ says investor and entrepreneur Byrne Murphy – Great Business Minds

    Ep. 11 - ’Hire somebody that you know can replace you,’ says investor and entrepreneur Byrne Murphy – Great Business Minds

    Byrne Murphy is an entrepreneur with more than thirty years of operations in international development and investment.

    • 41 min
    Ep. 10 - ’More isn’t always better’ says scale-up entrepreneur Felix Van de Maele – Great Business Minds

    Ep. 10 - ’More isn’t always better’ says scale-up entrepreneur Felix Van de Maele – Great Business Minds

    Felix Van de Maele has led data intelligence firm Collibra through record growth and is responsible for its global business strategy.

    • 47 min

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