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How has a digital image platform with a legacy of over two decades adapted to the rapidly changing landscape of technology and user expectations? In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, we delve into the fascinating journey of Photobucket with Ted Leonard, CEO of this pioneering company.

Photobucket, a platform that supports more than 15 billion images for 90 million users worldwide, has been a steadfast caretaker of memories for over 21 years. Its mission is simple yet profound: to preserve users’ cherished moments and ensure they are securely and conveniently shared with loved ones. But how does Photobucket continue to thrive and innovate in the age of AI and ubiquitous cloud storage solutions?

Ted Leonard takes us through the evolution of Photobucket, from its early days as a photo hosting solution for MySpace to its current status as a leading independent cloud storage service. He discusses the pivotal shifts the company has made, including the transition to a subscription model focused on privacy and preservation, the challenges they faced in staying relevant, and how they navigated technical debt to deploy new, cutting-edge products.

One of Photobucket’s latest innovations is “Group Buckets,” a feature designed to revolutionize photo sharing and collaboration within communities. Ted explains how Group Buckets offer an effortless way for friends, families, and communities to share and collaborate on photos and videos, enhancing the social aspect of memory preservation.

As AI continues to shape the tech landscape, Photobucket leverages this technology not for generative purposes but to enhance user experience through image tagging, automated organization, and facial/object recognition. Ted shares insights on how AI helps streamline these processes and explores the potential of licensing content for AI training models.

Throughout our conversation, Ted emphasizes Photobucket’s commitment to centralization, community, preservation, and longevity. He discusses the company’s carbon-neutral stance and the promise of not selling user data, reinforcing Photobucket’s dedication to being a trustworthy guardian of users’ digital memories.

Join us as we explore the rich history and innovative future of Photobucket with Ted Leonard. How do you see the role of digital platforms in preserving our memories evolving in the coming years? Share your thoughts with us after the episode.

Tune in for an enlightening discussion on the intersection of technology, memory preservation, and community, only on Tech Talks Daily.

How does one juggle the intense demands of refereeing professional football and managing channel partners across a vast region for one of the world’s leading application security companies? This intriguing balance is the story of Carl Berry, EMEA Channel Director at F5, who joins us on this episode of Tech Talks Daily.

Carl joined F5 in March 2022, bringing over 20 years of experience in the IT market, particularly within partner and channel ecosystems. But what sets Carl apart is his parallel career as a Championship football referee, a role that has seen him touted for the Premier League. How do the disciplines of refereeing at such a high level translate into managing over 500 partners in the technology space? Carl shares how the integrity, elite communication, and decision-making skills honed on the pitch have influenced his approach to his role at F5.

In our conversation, Carl delves into the synergies between refereeing and his channel director responsibilities. He discusses the importance of integrity and effective communication in both fields and how these traits have shaped his leadership style. We also explore the current technology trends Carl is observing, including multi-cloud networking, the growth of app/API security, and the rise of generative AI.

Carl offers his insights on the unexpected growth in the retail vertical last year and shares his perspective on the technologies that failed to meet expectations. He advises channel partners on the importance of embracing and demystifying AI, focusing on practical business outcomes rather than getting bogged down by the complexities of the technology.

Join us as we unpack Carl Berry’s unique journey and gain valuable insights into the evolving landscape of technology and channel partnerships. What skills from your own unique experiences do you bring to your professional life? Share your thoughts with us after the episode.

Tune in for an engaging discussion that bridges the worlds of football and cybersecurity, only on Tech Talks Daily.

Are you curious about how AI and automation can revolutionize your content creation and marketing strategies? In today’s Tech Talks Daily Podcast episode, I sit down with James Taylor, founder of PowLeads, to explore the cutting-edge tools and techniques transforming the industry.

From summarizing calls and generating action items with Read AI to automating workflows using Make.com and Zapier, James shares his insights on how these technologies can streamline your processes. We also dive into the capabilities of ChatGPT for script and content outline creation and discuss the innovative Auto Alchemist for automating video and image production.

James, with his rich background in video production, animation, and marketing, has pivoted towards AI-driven solutions to help businesses enhance their brand presence on platforms like LinkedIn and TikTok. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a human touch in AI-generated content by editing and adding your own voice.

Discover how AI will shape the future of personal brand avatars and learn about the significance of clear use cases for successful AI integration. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or a seasoned marketer, this episode offers valuable insights into leveraging AI and automation for impactful content creation and marketing.

Join us as we discuss:

  • The journey of James Taylor from video production to AI and marketing automation.
  • The role of AI tools like Read AI, Make.com, Zapier, ChatGPT, and Auto Alchemist in content creation.
  • The future of AI in creating personal brand avatars and enhancing content authenticity.
  • Balancing innovation with the human element in content creation and marketing.

Tune in to gain actionable strategies and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving landscape of AI and content marketing. How is your organization leveraging AI to boost its content creation efforts? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Share your insights with us and continue the conversation.

Stay connected for more thought-provoking discussions on the Tech Talks Daily Podcast, and remember to explore the latest technological advancements with us. Until next time, keep innovating and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in content creation and marketing.

 

Have you ever wondered how sustainability and advanced AI can converge to shape the future of customer experiences? In this episode, we sit down with Peter Graf, the Senior Vice President of Strategy at Genesys, live from Xperience 2024, to delve into the groundbreaking innovations driving the future of personalized, AI-powered customer interactions.

Join us as we explore the pivotal role of sustainability in technology with Genesys Cloud operations now achieving carbon neutrality. Peter sheds light on how this milestone was reached and what it means for the broader tech industry. We also dive into the latest enhancements in the Genesys Cloud platform, including new AI capabilities like Copilots, Virtual Agents, and Empathy Detection, designed to revolutionize customer and employee experiences.

We’ll discuss the impact of these innovations on real-world businesses, featuring success stories from Virgin Atlantic, Modivcare, Kiwibank, and the National Domestic Hotline, all of whom have harnessed Genesys’ solutions to achieve remarkable results.

As the landscape of AI and customer experience continues to evolve, Peter offers insights into the strategic partnerships and forward-thinking approaches that position Genesys at the forefront of this transformation. From managing customer journeys with deeper insights to the integration of social media analytics through the acquisition of Radarr Technologies, this episode is packed with valuable information for anyone interested in the intersection of AI, sustainability, and customer experience.

Tune in to discover how Genesys is not only accelerating the future of AI-driven customer interactions but also ensuring these advancements are sustainable. What does the future hold for AI in customer experience? How can businesses leverage these tools to enhance both customer satisfaction and operational efficiency? Share your thoughts and join the conversation as we explore these critical questions and more.

Don’t miss this engaging discussion with Peter Graf, and be sure to share your insights on how AI and sustainability are reshaping the tech landscape.

Have you ever considered what goes into the products you use every day, from the shampoo in your shower to the battery powering your electric vehicle?

In this episode, we explore the transformative world of Syensqo, a company at the forefront of the green energy transition. Our guest is Mike Finelli, Syensqo’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer and Chief North America Officer, who brings over 30 years of experience in the chemical industry to the table.

Mike will delve into how Syensqo is leading the way in developing essential materials for electric vehicle batteries, with a particular focus on their groundbreaking work in lithium-ion battery components. As North America’s largest production facility for polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) gears up to open in Augusta, Georgia, Mike will share insights on how this new site will play a critical role in the U.S. “Battery Belt,” driving the clean energy transition.

We’ll also discuss Syensqo’s innovative use of artificial intelligence to revolutionize chemical production, making processes more efficient and environmentally friendly. Mike will explain how AI is leveraged in their R&D labs, leading to breakthrough discoveries that push the boundaries of what’s possible in sustainable technology.

Join us for a deep dive into the megatrends shaping our future—lightweighting, electrification, and advanced connectivity—and learn how Syensqo is not just keeping up but setting the pace for industrial decarbonization. How are they managing to stay ahead in an industry that’s rapidly evolving? And what can other businesses learn from their approach to innovation and sustainability?

As we uncover the layers of Syensqo’s strategic vision, we invite you to ponder: How will these advancements change the products you use daily and the world at large? Share your thoughts with us after the episode.

 

Continuing in our 8-year tradition of our Centennial editions of WB-40 not being an episode of WB-40, to celebrate 300 episodes of the show, here’s a totally different podcast for you. Career on the Cards is a pilot of a new podcast that Matt dreamed up a few months ago. On this first episode he […]

On this week’s show Matt and Lisa are joined by the multi-faceted Timandra Harkness to talk about her new book Technology is not the Problem.

On this week’s show, Julia and Matt are joined by Your Haven CEO and Founder Claire Barnett to talk about mental health fitness, technology and virtual reality. Claire mentioned the book Pixel Flesh by Ellen Atlanta. You can find out more about Your Haven here: https://www.yourhavenapp.com/

In episode 297 of the weekly podcast WB40, hosts Matt and Michelle, and guest Dr. Tammy Watchorn delve into themes of change, uncertainty, and personal development.

On this week’s show, Chris & Michelle talk to Richard Clarke from Secret Source about the role that happiness has in high-performing teams.

Today’s guest is Anuradha Muralidharan, COO of Expensify. Anu tells David that the main problem in expense management is not the lack of solutions for the administrators, but the lack of convenience for the end users. Anyone who travels will feel that pain… dealing with manual processes, fragmented apps and currency conversions. Expensify solves this problem, providing accurate and automated receipt scanning, report creation and payment options for any use case! It’s the second episode in a week-long Web Summit Rio recap.

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Today’s show is a trip to Rio de Janeiro and the first of five talks (one every day) that revisit the themes of Web Summit Rio. This first talk is about technology, AI and the future of ‘brand’ creation and marketing. David sat down with R/GA’s Alex Sehnaoui (Global Chief Growth Officer) and Melissa Jackson Parsey (SVP Global MD, Brand Design and Consulting), who were in Rio to talk about the idea of building your brand as an operating system. 

Tech Talks is powered by Nash Squared, the leading global provider of technology and talent solutions. Find out more about our solutions at www.nashsquared.com

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Sam Grice founded Octopus Legacy (formerly Guardian Angel) after the tragic loss of his mother in a car accident in 2016. He saw firsthand how hard death can be, and was determined to help families facing similar situations.
That journey has led the team to help over 200,000 and Sam/Octopus Legacy have raised over £1.6m of investment. What has he learnt, how has an acquisition impact him and his business, and what's next?

Also on the show David meet Neil C. Hughes (Tech Talks Daily) and Sonya Barlow (The Sonya Barlow Show) at The Podcast Show… and using the Nomono Sound Capsule we get all meta…

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In today’s show we’re talking to Check Point’s Deryck Mitchelson. Deryck advises the Scottish Government and World Economic Forum on all matters cyber… so what are the trends? We’re obviously talking about AI, but also the legal and financial impact of breaches (and implications for the board), as well as the future of the Chief Information Security Officer.

To watch our livestream of ‘AI and Robotics: A Near Future You’re Not Prepared For’ on Friday then click on this link: https://www.linkedin.com/events/aiandrobotics-anearfutureyou-re7189499647973838848/theater/

Tech Talks is powered by Nash Squared, the leading global provider of technology and talent solutions. Find out more about our solutions at ⁠www.nashsquared.com⁠
The music on Tech Talks is created by London artist Lemzi: ⁠www.lemzi.com

Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/david-savage0/message

What3words is a global address book, where the team have divided the entire globe into 3 squared metres and given each of those a unique three word 'address'. Sounds neat, but why? Chief Marketing Officer Giles Rhys Jones joins Tech Talks to explain the applications of the tool and why people love their mission.

Also on the show, come to Edinburgh for the premiere of Tech Flix: https://bit.ly/3yfkf6B

Or if you can't make it to Scotland, the film streams on Linkedin on Friday: https://www.linkedin.com/events/aiandrobotics-anearfutureyou-re7189499647973838848/theater/

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In the final episode of this six-part series, CISO Voices, where Jenny talks to CISOs about how they view their role, the industry and the threat landscape, in partnership with Proofpoint, we welcome Christian Toon.

Christian, from law firm Pinsent Masons, talks to Jenny about the importance of teamwork, resilience and how the profession has changed in the past 15 years.

To follow Christian on LinkedIn, please click this link here.

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you to Proofpoint for sponsoring the CISO Voices series.

Note: music for the show was provided by;

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Continuing the six-part series CISO Voices, where Jenny talks to CISOs about how they view their role, the industry and the threat landscape, in partnership with Proofpoint, we welcome Bridget Kenyon.

People love working in cybersecurity for those high-drama moments. But Bridget discusses, with Jenny, that infosec teams should be an everyday part of the business, not an emergency service.

To follow Bridget on LinkedIn, please click this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you to Proofpoint for sponsoring the CISO Voices series. 

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Continuing the six-part series CISO Voices, where Jenny talks to CISOs about how they view their role, the industry and the threat landscape, in partnership with Proofpoint, we welcome Daniela Almeida.

Not every security leader started off as a tech geek. As Daniela explains, her background in communication and cultural studies prepared her for a cybersecurity world where people are the perimeter.

To follow Daniela on LinkedIn, please click this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you to Proofpoint for sponsoring the CISO Voices series. 

Note: music for the show was provided by;

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Welcome to a six-part series where Jenny talks to CISOs about how they view their role, the industry and the threat landscape called CISO Voices, in partnership with Proofpoint.

Kate Mullin from Cancer Treatment Centers of America talks about the risks of connecting life-saving medical equipment to the internet and how her teams approach the challenges.

To follow Kate on LinkedIn, please click this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you to Proofpoint for sponsoring the CISO Voices series. 

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba

 

Continuing the six-part series CISO Voices, where Jenny talks to CISOs about how they view their role, the industry and the threat landscape, in partnership with Proofpoint, we welcome Proofpoint’s VP and Global Resident CISO Lucia Milică.

Lucia discusses new research based on a survey of 1,400 global security leaders. Listen now to learn how CISOs are adapting after two transformational years.

To follow Lucia on LinkedIn, please click this link here

To get in touch try the contact page of the Human Factor Security website or follow me on Twitter, where I can be found at @Jenny_Radcliffe

Thank you to Proofpoint for sponsoring the CISO Voices series. 

Note: music for the show was provided by;

Spinnin’ by Alex (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423 Ft: spinningmerkaba