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Are we truly prepared to defend our critical infrastructures against cyber threats? In today’s episode of Tech Talks Daily, we’re joined by Irfan Shakeel, the VP of Training & Certification Services at OPSWAT, a pivotal player in cybersecurity for critical environments. OPSWAT has recently announced a commendable $10 million scholarship program aimed at addressing the urgent global need for 4 million more cybersecurity professionals. This significant initiative seeks to fill the widening skills gap within the critical infrastructure sectors through targeted training in both Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT).

During our conversation, Irfan will delve into the motivations behind this transformative scholarship program, which is not just a response to academic needs but also aligns with the U.S. Executive Orders and the National Cybersecurity Strategy. This initiative underscores the importance of enhancing our cybersecurity measures and fortifying the workforce tasked with protecting our critical infrastructures.

Listeners will gain insights into the practical aspects of the training offered, focusing on hands-on learning experiences designed to equip professionals with the necessary skills to address current and emerging threats. Irfan will also discuss the criteria for selecting candidates for this program, emphasizing the commitment to fostering a robust pipeline of skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Additionally, we will explore the vital role of public-private partnerships in closing the cyber skills gap and how OPSWAT’s collaborative efforts with academic institutions and government agencies are crucial to this endeavor.

As we navigate these discussions, one can’t help but ponder: how well are public and private sectors aligned in their efforts to safeguard our vital systems against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats? Join us, and let’s unravel the complexities of cybersecurity training and workforce development together. What are your thoughts on the effectiveness of such large-scale educational initiatives in combating cybersecurity threats?

Are businesses truly prepared to integrate generative AI into their operations? In today’s episode, we engage with Sanjay Jain, Chief Business Transformation Officer at WNS, to delve into a thought-provoking discussion based on a recent survey conducted by WNS and Everest Group.

The survey sheds light on the readiness of various enterprises to adopt generative AI technologies and highlights the four pivotal factors influencing this readiness: technology, data, process, and people.

We will explore how sectors like telecom, technology, and media are setting the pace due to their advanced change management maturity and robust data infrastructure capabilities. Sanjay will share insights into how enterprises can address talent shortages by forming strategic partnerships that provide access to essential expertise and co-create innovative solutions. Additionally, we will discuss the importance of compliance and ethical considerations in the deployment of generative AI, particularly in regulated sectors such as banking, financial services, and healthcare.

Throughout our conversation, Sanjay will also illustrate transformative use cases of generative AI that are revolutionizing customer experiences by enhancing efficiency, effectiveness, and impact. These include improving customer service through instant, accurate, and tailored responses, personalizing recommendations using customer data, summarizing large sets of unstructured data, and automating content creation for knowledge bases.

As we consider the broader implications of generative AI, it becomes clear that its impact varies significantly across different industries. This raises an intriguing question: What can sectors that are lagging in AI adoption learn from those that are leading? Join us as we unpack these insights and discuss how businesses can navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by generative AI.

What do you think are the biggest challenges and opportunities for your industry in adopting generative AI? Share your thoughts with us and join the conversation.

 

 

Are you curious how large firms integrate advanced technologies like AI into their operations effectively? In this episode of Tech Talks Daily, we sit down with James Osborn, Chief Digital Officer at KPMG UK, as he reflects on his first year in this pivotal role. James will share his insights on deploying KPMG’s internal AI, dubbed Ava, and spearheading initiatives such as the “Trusted AI Framework” and the “Summer of AI.” 

With 16,000 global participants from 14 countries engaging in this transformative technology, what can we learn from their experiences? James will discuss the challenges of fostering AI adoption within a well-established firm and the strategies that helped promote an ethical, human-centric approach to digital transformation. How do these technologies augment professional expertise and maintain the integrity and trust crucial in the professional services sector? As we unpack these topics, we’ll also delve into practical advice for organizations beginning their AI journeys. 

Join us to uncover the nuanced landscape of AI integration in professional services. After listening, share your thoughts: How do you see AI evolving in your professional sphere?

Are you curious how businesses can thrive in the rapidly evolving landscape of cloud computing and multi-cloud environments? In the upcoming episode of Tech Talks Daily, we’re diving into the world of resilient databases with Spencer Kimball, CEO of Cockroach Labs. Spencer will share insights on CockroachDB, a pioneering technology designed to ensure business continuity even during outages that would cripple traditional databases.

In our discussion, we’ll explore how CockroachDB’s ability to replicate data across regions and cloud providers maximizes uptime and facilitates massive scaling. We’ll discuss the strategic importance of data locality in improving performance and complying with regulatory demands. We’ll also discuss how CockroachDB’s flexible architecture helps businesses avoid vendor lock-in and seamlessly manage data across multiple clouds.

Originally founded by three former Googlers, Cockroach Labs has become a key player in the database market, challenging giants like Oracle and cloud provider databases. With high-profile users like Netflix, Bose, and Comcast, CockroachDB stands out for its robust data replication capabilities and distributed architecture, which were once confined to single data centers.

Join me as Spencer elucidates on the evolution of Cockroach Labs in the competitive database market, the growing trend towards multi-cloud strategies among large enterprises, and the future of cloud portability. How is CockroachDB enabling companies to build above the cloud and avoid restrictive vendor lock-ins?

As businesses continue to navigate the complexities of digital transformation, understanding the tools and technologies that facilitate this shift is more important than ever. What challenges and opportunities do you think lie ahead in the journey toward multi-cloud adoption? Please share your thoughts with us after the episode.

Are we on the brink of a new era in manufacturing, driven by AI? Today on Tech Talks Daily, we’re joined by Humberto Moreira, Principal Solutions Engineer at Gigster, to explore this transformative landscape. With over 15 years of experience in the software industry, Humberto has been at the forefront of integrating AI with traditional manufacturing processes.

In this episode, Humberto shares exciting insights into how AI is revolutionizing the industry by bridging the gap between mass production and customized manufacturing. We delve into the role of AI in various stages of manufacturing, from ideation and testing to delivery, and discuss the significant shift towards personalized products without compromising on speed or quality. This is a future where AI is not just a tool for optimization, but a catalyst for reimagining what manufacturing can achieve.

We’ll also discuss the emerging role of “cobots”—collaborative robots that work alongside humans in factories, enhancing efficiency and safety. Humberto explains how these innovations are not just reshaping production lines but also redefining the workforce, emphasizing the mutual learning between humans and machines.

Moreover, we tackle the pressing legal and ethical challenges of generative AI in manufacturing, such as intellectual property disputes highlighted by recent high-profile cases. Humberto provides his perspective on how companies can navigate these complexities while leveraging AI for innovation.

Join us as Humberto also highlights Gigster’s unwavering commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices. We explore how AI-driven solutions can lead to more environmentally friendly production processes, underlining the importance of our collective responsibility towards the planet. We conclude with a look into the future, discussing the next frontiers for AI in manufacturing and how technologies like pervasive AI and seamless data flows will continue to push the industry forward.

Tune in to understand how AI is not just a tool for optimization but a catalyst for reimagining what manufacturing can achieve. What could this mean for your business as we approach 2024 and beyond? Let’s discuss.

On this week’s show, Matt and Julia are joined by enough.store founder Paul Keaveny to talk about his design-led mission to reduce plastic waste in retail. You’ll be able to find out more soon at enough.store Matt mentioned two books – Wasteland and Material World.

On this week’s show, Matt and Julia are joined by Georgina Shute to talk about her business KindTwo and how she is helping leaders with ADHD to avoid burnout.

On this week’s show Chris and Michelle are joined by BillionMinds‘ Paul Slater to talk about organisations, leadership and delivering change.

On this week’s show, Lisa and Matt are joined by author Alice Sherwood to talk about what “In Real Life” means in 2024. Alice’s book Authenticity was published in 2022. You can read more about the Vice closures here.

On this week’s show Michelle and Chris talk with Paula Brockwell on her approach to helping organisations to better cultivate their own cultures. You can find out more about Paula’s business at https://theexproject.com/

Binny Gill is CEO of Kognitos, inspired by his son Binny has built a business that aims to bring the power of generative AI to enterprises in a safe and reliable way. What does that mean? Well we don't need AGI, we just need good narrow AI. And maybe bias is all part of the solution? The real key is collaboration and being able to interact with machines in a natural manner which we can reason.

Also on the show today David is joined by a special guest co-host Matz Bech. Matz is Head of Communication at Whyzzer/koalo.app.

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

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Today we're joined by Peter Morgan, founder and CEO of the Deep Learning Partnership. He's here to discuss how deep-learning has become so dominant in the industry, but his fears for a lack of education causing businesses to fall behind the curve.

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

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Could we have predicted the disruption of digital photography, lithium ion batteries or AI? Jard van Ingen, CEO of GetFocus, believes technology forecasting can use AI to predict which emerging technologies will dominate in the future. Data will unlock our your ability to
shape technology policy and strategy, secure supply chains, and help corporations innovate in areas such as sustainability, energy transition, and nutrition. So listen in and say goodbye to guesswork.

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

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Greg Marsh, CEO and co-founder of Nous, has created the co-pilot for household bills. Nous utilises AI and takes charge, looking at your data and pulling expenses into one place, saving the consumer up to £500 per year. As people's lives become more complex this is hugely valuable, especially as households face the cost-of-living squeeze.

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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

Do we need more or less regulation surrounding or news? How do we ensure the news we receive is accurate? Who should report on the news in 2024? Is proposed legislation going to hold journalism to account? They're all questions Jade Taussig is putting on the table for discussion as she builds a new news provider, We Are The News.

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

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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. 

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 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;

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

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