A collection of short conversations and interviews showcasing fresh new ideas and novel thinking for the innovation community
26 February, 2024
DIGITAL WELLBEING & PRODUCTIVITY
Tyler Shores, ThinkLab Manager at University of Cambridge
Tyler Shores shares his journey from working at Google to pioneering research on digital habits, wellbeing, and productivity at the University of Cambridge. He explores insights around the future of work, neurodiversity and personal development. The conversation points the impact of digital habits on our daily lives, exploring strategies for improving digital wellbeing and fostering a more productive work environment. The interview offers valuable perspectives on educational technology, career development, as well as the intersection of technology and mental health.
02 February, 2024
SPARK DARING PLAY
Chris Chapman, Global Creative Leader & Educator
Chris Chapman, former Global Creativity & Innovation Director at Disney, shares his valuable experiences and knowledge on fostering creativity and innovation within corporate settings. Chris explores the importance of cultivating a creative culture, embracing childlike curiosity, and the vital role of leadership in nurturing these environments. Discussed themes include overcoming fear, the importance of collaboration, design thinking, mental health and psychological safety at work. A must-watch for anyone looking to enhance their leadership skills, foster a creative team, and bring innovative ideas to life in their organization.
12 January, 2024
THE POWER OF DESIGN
Dan Makoski, Chief Design Advisor & Author of Uplifting Design
Dan Makoski, a legendary Silicon Valley designer and Fortune 10 Chief Design Officer, explores the world of human-centered design and its transformative impact on businesses and society. He shares his vast experience in leading design strategies at major corporations, emphasizing the integration of design with technology and sustainability. Explore how design thinking shapes business innovation and societal change, and gain a deeper understanding of the role of design in modern enterprises. Don’t miss Dan’s expert insights on driving positive change through design.
12 December, 2023
BUILDING INCLUSIVE CULTURES
Minette Norman, Author of The Boldly Inclusive Leader in talk with Tom Ellis, CEO at Brand Genetics
Minette Norman, a renowned author, speaker, and leadership consultant, shares her invaluable insights on inclusive leadership and the power of diversity in fostering innovation. With over 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley, notably as VP of Engineering Practice at Autodesk, Minette discusses the crucial role of empathy, psychological safety, and embracing diverse perspectives in today’s dynamic workplace. Discover how leaders can overcome biases, create more inclusive environments, and tap into the full potential of their teams. It’s a discussion about leadership and a roadmap to transforming workplace culture for the better.
29 November, 2023
NAVIGATING AI IN THE WORKPLACE
Ken Hubbell, Author of There is AI in Team
Ken Hubbell, a pragmatic futurist and author of There is AI in Team, discusses the transformative role of AI and robotics in shaping our jobs, education, and teamwork. Ken explores the evolution of AI technologies and their impact across industries, highlighting the shift from memorization to creative thinking in education. He emphasizes human-AI collaboration, advocating for AI as a tool for inclusion and empowerment. The interview also addresses cultural and ethical aspects of AI, including data privacy and the need for human interaction. Ken encourages businesses to adapt to AI for future success.
31 October, 2023
REDEFINING FESTIVALS WITH LOVE PODS
Josephine Declerck, Founder and CEO of LOV+R in talk with Ben Strutt, Innovation & Strategy Leader
Josephine Declerck, a serial entrepreneur, art expert and women empowerment pioneer, shares her journey of revolutionizing festival experiences through innovation in SexTech. Discover how Love Pods uniquely enhances intimacy and safety in festival environments, bridging the gap between technology and human connection. Josephine discusses the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship in this niche market, offering insights into the evolving landscape of tech startups. A must-watch for enthusiasts of startup stories, festival culture, and groundbreaking innovations in sexual wellness and technology. Join us in exploring how Love Pods is transforming the festival scene, one experience at a time.
22 October, 2023
UNVEILING THE ART OF DESIGN LEADERSHIP
Dane Howard, Strategic Design Leader, Entrepreneur and Advisor
Dane Howard, a renowned design leader, executive coach, and contemporary artist, presents his unique insights on design thinking, the power of storytelling in design, and the significance of empathy and humility in leadership. Dane shares his experiences in launching successful businesses, the integration of art and technology, and the transformative role of AI in artistic expression. Uncover the importance of soft skills and collaboration in a designer’s career. This interview is a must-watch for anyone passionate about design, leadership, and innovation.