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Venturi’s Voice brings you conversation with leaders from various technology disciplines - data, cyber security, development, cloud, infrastructure, business intelligence and more… Each week you will be able to relate, take inspiration and action the business education from our compelling guests. Outside of technology we tend to cover; career progression, influences, best practices, leadership, talent, recruitment and the inspiration behind our guest successes in career and life! Inspired by Joe Rogan, The Art of Charm and TED talks. www.venturi-group.com/podcast.

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Venturi’s Voice brings you conversation with leaders from various technology disciplines - data, cyber security, development, cloud, infrastructure, business intelligence and more… Each week you will be able to relate, take inspiration and action the business education from our compelling guests. Outside of technology we tend to cover; career progression, influences, best practices, leadership, talent, recruitment and the inspiration behind our guest successes in career and life! Inspired by Joe Rogan, The Art of Charm and TED talks. www.venturi-group.com/podcast.

    The Value of Building a Personal Brand: Advice and Tactics | Chris Samiullah

    The Value of Building a Personal Brand: Advice and Tactics | Chris Samiullah

    Chris Samiullah is Technical Lead at Babylon Health, an online course author, conference speaker and writer.

    Chris has been writing code for 8 years, and for the past three years has focused on scaling machine learning applications. He has done this at fintech and health-tech companies in London, where he has worked on and grown production machine learning applications used by hundreds of thousands of people. And currently works on systems for predicting health risks for patients around the world at Babylon Health.

    Babylon Health is a health service provider that provides remote consultations with doctors and health care professionals via text and video messaging through its mobile application.

    In this podcast episode, Chris explains the importance of self-promotion and personal branding to get ahead in the tech industry. In today's modern age, a good CV isn't enough to rely on to make your next big career move. Chris explains the different ways you can contribute to the tech industry in your own time, and by doing so, improving your personal brand and increasing the likelihood of taking the next big step in your tech career.

    "Think about your personal brand, it's something that you have to take on as your own project and really make sure that it's an area you give attention and time to."

    Showtimes

    0:41 - The service Babylon Health provides

    1:52 - Chris Samiullah's role at Babylon Health and background in the tech industry

    2:58 - The fierce competition in the software engineering space

    4:01 - How to get to the top: The combination of personal-branding and self-promotion

    7:50 - The tactics of personal branding, where to begin

    10:20 - What does Chris do for personal branding?

    12:05 - Getting through the paper-sift when applying for a new role

    15:00 - Doing personal branding the right way

    16:50 - How does Chris find the time to contribute to so many different projects?

    18:34 - How to develop positive habits

    20:45 - The resources Chris relies on to stay ahead in tech

    21:48 - Is there anything that people underestimate in the industry?

    • 26 min
    Dev Stories: The Coding Journey with Ashley Firth | Octopus Energy

    Dev Stories: The Coding Journey with Ashley Firth | Octopus Energy

    Ashley Firth built and leads the Front-end department at Octopus Energy, crafting sites and internal tools, building new products and campaigns, and expanding into other countries. Their aim is to combat climate change, use technology to build a better standard of energy supplier, and make renewable energy more affordable for everyone. In May 2020, Octopus Energy became the 15th UK tech “unicorn” after achieving a valuation of over £1 billion.

    Ashley has also written a book: 'Practical Web Inclusion & Accessibility', a new book, designed as a practical guide to access needs, which is a huge passion for Ashley.

    Showtimes

    0:30 - Ashley's unconventional route into Coding

    3:40 - The finer details of coding and willingness to learn

    5:00 - The skills Ashley and the team at Octopus look for when hiring

    9:20 - Not losing sight of the brand's core values

    11:28 - Where Octopus Energy fits into the world of energy & technology

    16:30 - Preparing for such rapid and dramatic scale in success at Octopus

    19:04 - The concept behind Ashley's book: 'Practical Web Inclusion & Accessibility'

    26:20 - The tech involved in providing customers with a personal experience

    32:10 - The developments since our previous podcast with Octopus Energy's CEO: Greg Jackson 

    35:00 - The future of Octopus Energy

    Ashley has also written a book: 'Practical Web Inclusion & Accessibility', a new book, designed as a practical guide to access needs, which is a huge passion for Ashley.

    • 36 min
    Closing the Gender Gap in Tech | Megan Sun | OLX Group

    Closing the Gender Gap in Tech | Megan Sun | OLX Group

    Megan Sun has an impressive career history from a data strategy consultant at BCG, to a Data Science Consultant at IBM, before moving to Berlin last year to start a new role as Senior Program Manager at OLX Group.

    The OLX marketplace is a platform for buying and selling services and goods such as electronics, fashion items, furniture, household goods, cars and bikes. In 2014, the platform reportedly had 11 billion page views, 200 million monthly active users, 25 million listings, and 8.5 million transactions per month.

    OLX Group Berlin is an inspirational environment for top notch engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers looking to make a difference. It works to a horizontal structure, with 40+ nationalities collaborating on global projects, and using cutting edge tech stack to build the very best products.

    We spoke about Megan’s experience working in various different cultures around the globe. After being elected as “40 under 40 Girls in Tech” we also spoke about how to get more women involved in the technology industry.

    Podcast Showtimes

    0:35 - Megan's role at OLX and the service OLX Group provides.

    3:16 - Megan's career journey up to this point and how she navigated the technology & data landscape.

    5:03 - How Megan has adapted to different cultures around the globe.

    6:15 - The positive outcomes of remote working.

    10:03 - The hiring process at OLX Group.

    16:44 - The recruitment strategy at OLX Group and finding the right people for the role.

    20:25 - How can we get more Women involved in Data Science and Technology?

    23:22 - What inspired Megan to enter the Data Science industry.

    25:30 - Making an impact with Data Science.

    • 27 min
    Why You'd Want an Autonomous Engineering Culture | Natalia Baltazar

    Why You'd Want an Autonomous Engineering Culture | Natalia Baltazar

    Natalia Baltazar is Head of Engineering at Lantum. Lantum is a health tech startup, working on solving the issues around scheduling and rotas within healthcare.

    Natalia has a very unconventional journey into tech, beginning her working life as a teenager running her own fashion design business in Canada, before moving to the UK and managing a boutique clothing shop in Shoreditch. The transition into tech came from learning how to code on her own and helping to create a coding Bootcamp - founders and coders, a free code camp based in London.

    We spoke about how to create an autonomous engineering culture, and why you'd want one. The difficulties of running a team remotely, managing communication, and remote collaboration.

    Showtimes

    0:55 - The background of Lantum 

    2:28 - Natalias unconventional pathway into tech 

    4:35 - The correlation between making software and making clothing 

    6:04 - The motivation behind starting Lantum

    10:15 - Managing a team remotely 

    14:25 - The remote hiring strategy at Lantum

    22:00 - Ensuring the team are mindful of a work / life balance during remote working

    22:30 - Why an autonomous engineering culture is a good thing

    28:40 - Screening for curiosity when taking on new hires

    • 36 min
    Leading the Flutter Transformation @ Very Good Ventures | David DeRemer

    Leading the Flutter Transformation @ Very Good Ventures | David DeRemer

    David DeRemer is Founder and President of Very Good Ventures, a Flutter development consultancy with offices in New York, Chicago, and teammates around the world.

    Very Good Ventures is the World’s leading Flutter development team. They have been working with Flutter longer than anyone and on the biggest Flutter apps, including the first commercial app outside of Google in 2017 — the Hamilton app.

    Flutter is a UI toolkit created by Google for building beautiful, natively compiled applications for mobile, web, and desktop from a single codebase.

    In prior roles at Posse, Chobani, frog design, and Accenture, David has developed innovative products and solutions for companies such as: Chobani, The Rock Clock, Jet.com, Sixpoint Brewery, Shoptiques, Spring, Gatorade + Smart Design, Best Buy, Staples, GE, AT&T, Bloomberg, TouchTunes, Humana, Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Mobility, CNN.com, Crocs, Estée Lauder Companies, ETS, GE Healthcare, GE Money, IMAX, KLA Tencor, Nokia, Philip Morris, WalMart, Accenture, Sony, and many more.

    • 41 min
    Travel and Festival Experiences @ Pollen.co | David Ives | VP Engineering

    Travel and Festival Experiences @ Pollen.co | David Ives | VP Engineering

    David Ives is VP Engineering at Pollen, an international marketplace scale-up, changing the game in live music, youth culture and travel. Following several successful acquisitions in the travel space, they are already the market leader across North America, which has allowed them to tap into an increasingly larger share of a $12 billion market.

    As a service that’s core is dependant on group activities and experiences, we hear how Pollen.co is managing to grow in an industry that's rapidly shrinking. The travel industry has been hit hard by COVID, but David and his team have managed to pivot quickly during lockdown to ensure the company develops, rather than diminishes.

    • 29 min

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