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Software is changing the world in many powerful ways. This podcast aims to understand the impact of software from an evolutionary perspective - what came before, what is now and what will be in the future. The Story of Software is a bi-weekly podcast looking at the people and technology that have transformed our world. It is hosted by Padraig Coffey, CEO of Zartis and historian by academic background.

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Software is changing the world in many powerful ways. This podcast aims to understand the impact of software from an evolutionary perspective - what came before, what is now and what will be in the future. The Story of Software is a bi-weekly podcast looking at the people and technology that have transformed our world. It is hosted by Padraig Coffey, CEO of Zartis and historian by academic background.

    S02E10 Sustainability at the Core of Business

    S02E10 Sustainability at the Core of Business

    Nina Mannheimer, Co-founder of Klim, joins us to share her experience of setting up and scaling a company that caters to a growing sustainability initiative - regenerative agriculture.


    Nina Mannheimer is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Klim, a company enabling farmers to transition to regenerative agriculture at scale by assisting them via a digital companion. Klim is creating a movement with brands, consumers, and farmers to transform the current industrial farming system into a more sustainable one.


    Building Sustainable Businesses:
    Building a business that offers tangible and sustainable solutions to tackle the climate crisis is tricky. From investment models that do not consider how sustainable businesses work, to the technological challenges of transforming nature into a digital product; there is a lot for startups to figure out. So, how should one go about building a successful business in the sustainability space that can stand the test of time?


    Some of the topics covered in this episode include:
    Regenerative agriculture and its advantagesDeveloping a business model focused on sustainabilityThe business challenges of attracting investment in the field of sustainabilityThe technological challenges involved in sustainability initiativesHiring and managing teams for the right cause
    You can find the Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 29 min
    S02E09 Employee Well-Being

    S02E09 Employee Well-Being

    Hugh O’Brien, CTO at Thrive Global, joins the Story of Software podcast to share his insights on employee well-being as a competitive advantage for companies.

    Hugh has held a variety of software engineering positions, including senior leadership roles throughout his career. He is used to managing high-profile, high-value systems and is currently the CTO at Thrive. Thrive helps individuals and companies improve their well-being and performance through sustainable, science-backed solutions. They offer tools for people to live and work with less stress, more productivity, and greater well-being.

    Today, creating a positive work environment for employees is no longer an added benefit, but a much-needed strategy for fostering stable and productive teams. Happy team members not only work well together and are more productive, but they are also less likely to change jobs. So, what can employers offer to improve the well-being of their teams and secure long-term success for the company?

    Some of the topics covered include:
    The changing definition of work and employee preferences.The advantages of focusing on employee well-being.Software tools for ensuring employee happiness.Strategies and resources for ensuring productivity in software teams.
    You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 20 min
    S02E08 Verifying Climate Action with Technology

    S02E08 Verifying Climate Action with Technology

    Marion Verles, CEO at SustainCERT, shares her insights on bringing credibility to various climate action projects through technology.

    Marion Verles is a mission-driven entrepreneur who dedicated her career to the transformation of our economic system through the redefinition of value. She believes that we need to measure and price what really matters - looking beyond profit to also include people and our planet. She co-founded SustainCERT with the goal to use technology to bring credibility to climate action. 


    Prior to SustainCERT, Marion led the Gold Standard Foundation as CEO and spent 7 years in Asia where she founded and led Nexus for Development, a successful cooperative working with pro-poor low carbon entrepreneurs. 


    As the need for taking action to minimize our carbon footprint becomes critical, the number of ESG projects has risen considerably. From reforestation and sustainable farming to hydro and solar-powered projects, the options are abundant. So, how can we know which projects to invest in and whether it is actually making an impact? 


    With decades of research and development in the field, global standards and verification institutions offer a solution. Find out how it all works on this week’s episode!

    You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 25 min
    S02E07 Women In Tech & Technology Leadership

    S02E07 Women In Tech & Technology Leadership

    Stephanie Sheehan, VP of Engineering at Keelvar, joins the Story of Software podcast to share her insights and experience on becoming an impactful technology leader.


    Stephanie has over 20 years of experience building software products across multiple industries including Telecommunications, Financial and Medical Compliance, and more. She is now the VP of Engineering at Keelvar, which provides sourcing optimization and automation software for enterprise procurement teams. Keelvar emerged from a leading AI research laboratory and is the category leader in best practice technology for advanced eSourcing, serving customers such as Siemens, BMW, Coca-Cola, and more.


    Becoming a Technology Leader:
    Moving from a technical role to a management role requires a change in the way you think and how you approach your team. As a technology leader working with cross-functional teams, one needs to bring people together, cater to each individual's needs, and at the same time let go of their ego to become an enabler. These are only a few of the skills discussed in this episode. 


    Some of the topics covered include:
    Software solutions that can enable faster procurementEmpowering women in the tech sectorThe skills needed to be a good leaderAdvice for becoming a leader in the tech sectorInsights on managing and growing successful teams

    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 24 min
    S02E06 T-Pro & Innovation in Healthcare Technology

    S02E06 T-Pro & Innovation in Healthcare Technology

    Jonathan Larbey, CEO at T-Pro, joins us to discuss how the world can benefit from innovation in healthcare & the technologies solving the biggest problems. 

    Jonathan is the CEO at T-Pro, the winner of the Deloitte 2021 Impact award, and a global leader in clinical documentation improvement software. T-Pro’s technology allows healthcare providers to voice-enable their existing processes, reduce transcription costs, outsource overflow transcription, and capture patient information effectively and efficiently from anywhere on any device.


    Healthcare Digitization:
    The demands and pressure on the global healthcare sector have risen significantly in recent years with the Covid-19 pandemic, and so has the need for organizational efficiency in patient care. In this episode, we explore a number of ways in which technology can bring substantial innovation and bridge a number of efficiency gaps. 
    Some of the topics covered in the episode include: 
    The shortcomings of the healthcare sectorHow technology can solve certain problems in healthcareEnsuring security in healthcare productsLearnings from leading and scaling a technology business

    You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.
    We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis.

    • 26 min
    S02E05 Verra & Tackling Climate Change Through Tech

    S02E05 Verra & Tackling Climate Change Through Tech

    Benktesh Sharma, Ph.D., Senior Director of Technology Solutions at Verra, joins us to talk about the effective use of technology in the fight against the biggest issue of our time, climate change.


    Benktesh Sharma is a Technology Leader holding a Ph.D. in Forest Sciences and Biology from West Virginia University, along with a M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As Senior Director of Technology at Verra, Benktesh leads the technological strategy of the world’s leading certifying body for environmental projects, currently contributing to over 85% of the total voluntary market for carbon credits.


    Verified Carbon Standards for Climate Actions:
    There is no doubt that global warming and climate change are the biggest challenges facing our generation, and putting the lives of future generations at risk. A successful climate strategy at individual and global level is a mix of avoiding, reducing and offsetting emissions. The verified carbon standards (VCS) are among the most widely adopted standards for voluntary carbon offsetting, as they ensure a level of quality for climate projects, and enable transparency and trust.


    Some of the topics covered include:
    The role of technology in the fight against climate change in today’s market.Carbon cycles and verified carbon credits.How technology can help build trust in the carbon markets.Different applications of technology for tackling climate action.Technological challenges that remain to be solved in the sector.
    The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.
    We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com

    • 21 min

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