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The Future Of Now is a podcast series brought to you from More Space For Light. We feature Technologists, Innovators, Futurists, and Corporate Rebels from across the globe. These are the people that are shaping the way we work in how we connect with our internal and external stakeholders and customers. Our goal with this series is to share, inspire, and explore new ways of working and opportunities for growth.

This podcast is produced by More Space For Light and hosted by Aki Maedomari and Dan Levy.

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The Future Of Now is a podcast series brought to you from More Space For Light. We feature Technologists, Innovators, Futurists, and Corporate Rebels from across the globe. These are the people that are shaping the way we work in how we connect with our internal and external stakeholders and customers. Our goal with this series is to share, inspire, and explore new ways of working and opportunities for growth.

This podcast is produced by More Space For Light and hosted by Aki Maedomari and Dan Levy.

    Navigating Accessibility: Guiding the future of inclusive technology - with Idan Meir

    Navigating Accessibility: Guiding the future of inclusive technology - with Idan Meir

    "At RightHear, [...] we made it clear to ourselves that this solution is going to be one hundred percent free to our users. Why? Because they don't need to pay for the world to be accessible." – Idan Meir

    In this episode, Aki and Idan discuss -


    The differences in how "inclusion starts with accessibility" in the physical and digital landscapes
    How RightHear went from a personalised coupon company to an innovative app described as a "ramp for the blind"
    The importance of user testing - especially when you are not your end user
    The advantages of having a mission and purpose beyond business 
    How accessibility starts with attitude and goes beyond technology, ramps and screen-readers

    About Idan Meir

    Idan is the Co-founder and CEO of RightHear, an innovative startup that turns public spaces into accessible environments for people with spatial orientation challenges - including people who are blind or visually impaired. Before RightHear, Idan founded 'Hubanana' which is one of Israel's leading tech hubs for startups and entrepreneurs. 

    Links


    Twitter
    Instagram
    Facebook
    YouTube
    Linkedin
    Website - RightHear

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    About More Space For Light

    More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days.

    To learn more about us -

    ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed.
    💪🏻  Learn how we can POWER UP your team.
    💡  Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram 
    🎬  Catch up on The Future Of Now series.

    • 55 min
    [Mini Series Ep. 6] Innovating for a Desirable Future - with Juliana Proserpio

    [Mini Series Ep. 6] Innovating for a Desirable Future - with Juliana Proserpio

    In this episode, Aki asks Juliana about what Speculative Futures is, which industries have seen the biggest impacts during the pandemic, and the biggest misconceptions about Speculative Futures.

    Juliana Proserpio is an entrepreneur and educator. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of ECHOS, an innovation lab and its business units: Echos – School of Design Thinking – a school that puts innovation in practice, and Echos – innovation projects. Over the last 9 years, Juliana has worked to develop an innovation ecosystem in Australia, Brazil, and recently in Portugal to foster the power of design for desirable futures.

    The Future Of Now Mini Series is a compilation of follow-up interviews with guests from The Future Of Now Talkshops. Visit The Future Of Now for a recap of Juliana's Talkshop. 

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    About More Space For Light

    More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days.

    To learn more about us -


    ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed.
    💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team.
    💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram 
    🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.

    • 10 min
    Innovate like a Future Synthesist - with Cecilia Tham

    Innovate like a Future Synthesist - with Cecilia Tham

    "A lot of innovation is being seen through the lens of, "We'll deal with it when we have extra money." But we need to think about it through the lens of "If we don't do this, we'll be disrupted." [Otherwise] you are not building resiliency in the system and you might be confronting unintended consequences in the future. And those are things we need to deal with."  – Cecilia Tham

    In this episode, Aki and Cecilia discuss -


    What a 'Future Synthesist' is and how it differs from a Futurist
    How not being 'hireable' paved the way for an entrepreneurial path
    How Futurity Studio is "building better futures faster"
    Transforming the innovation space through the democratisation of tools
    The need to migrate towards incorporating different perspectives in conversations around futurism

    About Cecilia MoSze Tham
    Cecilia is currently the Founder + Future Synthesist at Futurity Studio and former Senior Social Technologist at Alpha Telefonica Innovation.  As a serial entrepreneur, she is the founder of multiple companies, MOB, the largest co-working community in Barcelona, and FabCafe, digital fabrication lab meets coffee shop, and allwomen.tech, an AI training school for women by women to build the next generation of women and tech.

    For more insights from Cecilia, check out her previous Talkshop on The Future Of Now.

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    About More Space For Light

    More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days.

    To learn more about us -

    ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed.
    💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team.
    💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram 
    🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.

    • 45 min
    Futurist Meets World: Building new futures - with Leah Zaidi

    Futurist Meets World: Building new futures - with Leah Zaidi

    "... as a Foresight practitioner, we look at the possibilities, the alternatives and not [...] exactly what's going to happen. [We're not saying], "This is the future." But we're saying, "The future could be many things, so what do we do now to best prepare ourselves for those outcomes?  " – Leah Zaidi

    In this episode, Aki and Leah discuss -


    What it means to be a Futurist and why they're important 
    The challenges of identifying impactful signals across industries
    Embracing the moral lessons found in Dystopias and the dangers of dismissing them
    How to use Leah's 'Seven Foundations Model' to build future states of a new world
    Widely believed misconceptions around Futurists


    About Leah Zaidi

    Leah is an award-winning Futurist and the Founder of Multiverse Design, a foresight consultancy. She specialises in Strategic Foresight, Systems Thinking, and Science Fiction. She works with companies and countries to anticipate, design for, and capitalise on the future. Leah is also an Associate Editor of the World Futures Review and is an International Advisor to Sitra Fund, the Finnish parliament's endowment for the future.

    Links


    Website - Multiverse Design
    Research - Building Brave New Worlds
    Job Ads From the Future 

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    About More Space For Light

    More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days.

    To learn more about us -

    ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed.
    💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team.
    💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram.
    🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.

    • 44 min
    [Mini Series Ep. 5] Using Systems Thinking to recalibrate your strategy – with Ramon Marmolejos

    [Mini Series Ep. 5] Using Systems Thinking to recalibrate your strategy – with Ramon Marmolejos

    In this episode, Aki asks Ramon about what Systems Thinking is and its importance, the complex problems we're being confronted with and the differences between organisations that have started to adopt Systems Thinking and those that haven't.

    Ramon Marmolejos is Director of award-winning Alkimia Learning. A learning design company that facilitates, consults, and coaches teams on strategy. Alkimia’s focus is on delivering transformational human capital strategy, leadership development, organisational change, inclusive workplaces and design thinking alongside leaders tackling the toughest issues of our time—whether education, diversity, health care, energy, or environmental sustainability.

    Ramon is also the Australian partner for Kaospilot, a creative leadership and design school based in Denmark.

    The Future Of Now Mini Series is a compilation of follow-up interviews with guests from The Future Of Now Talkshops. Visit The Future Of Now for a recap of Ramon's Talkshop.

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    About More Space For Light

    More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days.

    To learn more about us -


    ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed.
    💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team.
    💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram 
    🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.

    • 21 min
    Reflecting on Ethics in Machine Learning and AI – with Josh Lovejoy

    Reflecting on Ethics in Machine Learning and AI – with Josh Lovejoy

    This episode was recorded at the start of 2021 when Josh was Head of Design for Microsoft’s Ethics & Society team. He is currently UX Manager in Google’s Privacy & Data Protection Office.

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    "What's uniquely possible with machine learning is reflection. Machines never forget. They never lose focus. They never get distracted." – Josh Lovejoy

    In this episode, Aki and Josh discuss -


    What ‘being ethical’ means
    The dangers of mismatch between pure intentions and undesirable outputs
    Challenges of defining who and what contexts are represented in AI technologies
    The difficulties of objectively implementing fairness and measuring control 

    About Josh Lovejoy

    Josh is a UX Manager in Google’s Privacy & Data Protection Office. Previously, he was Head of Design for Microsoft’s Ethics & Society team, led UX for Google’s People + AI Research initiative, founded Amazon’s unified design system for online shopping experiences, and co-founded a startup focused on eSports journalism.

    Links


    Website - Paradox Theory
    Twitter
    LinkedIn

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    About More Space For Light

    More Space for Light is an Innovation and Strategy Consultancy founded in 2016. Our superpower is our ability to quickly guide teams from problem definition to solution within a safe, collaborative and fun environment. What takes many organisations months, we can promise within days.

    To learn more about us -

    ⚡️  See how we help our clients succeed.
    💪🏻   How we can POWER UP your team.
    💡   Connect with us on LinkedIn and Instagram 
    🎬   Catch up on The Future Of Now series.

    • 58 min

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