Podcast: Giving Technology A Voice with Chris Holmes

Giving Technology A Voice

with Chris Holmes


Putting technology into important places and discussions

While some tech leaders are focused on the tech, others are focused on spreading the gospel of tech into the halls of politics and decision-making. One such leader is Chris Holmes, a Peer in the House of Lords, who dived deep with TC on topics such as tech and leadership, but with a bit of twist. From his first steps into the tech world, all the way to where he is now, the story of Chris Holmes is one we’re sure will captivate you and give you quite a lot to think about. 

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Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t, or tech isn’t for you. Believe in yourself and your idea, surround yourself with people who support you, and don’t ever be afraid to ask for help.

Chris Holmes –

Key takeaways from the podcast: 

  • How developing a passion for tech can help you develop a perspective on what to do 
  • Why it’s important to be present – both with people and for people
  • How can we see the opportunity in the world around us

TLDR: Straight to the point

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Podcast: With Algorithms to Better Healthcare with Tamás Petrovics

With Algorithms to Better Healthcare

with Tamás Petrovics


How can tech help an industry facing increased demand

In this frantic age, in this frantic world, there is no shortage of demand for more, and more, and more – but what happens when an industry vital for the functioning of modern society is under sustained and increasing pressure? Tech jumps in to help it, ease the burden, and modernize it. Meet Tamás Petrovics, Co-founder & CEO at XUND – an Austrian healthtech start-upTamás and two of his friends decided to start a company that will help ease the burden on one of the biggest sectors in the world – healthcare. 

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Make that jump, take that leap – whatever the outcome, you’ll come out better at the end of it, both as a leader and as a person.

Tamás Petrovics

From how he leads his teams, all the way to his vision and mission for the company, our TC Gill had a good, long chat with Tamás about all of this, and much more. 

Key takeaways from the podcast: 

  • How prioritizing people and culture can set you up for long-term success 
  • Make people passionate about what they’re doing 
  • Why scratching an idea itch is almost always a good idea

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Fine-tuning Air travel through Tech with Maurice Jenkins

Fine-tuning Air travel through Tech

with Maurice Jenkins


Making air travel better through the use of tech, and keeping the gears of the ‘city within a city’ turning

Air travel is one of the cogs keeping businesses running, and that’s why it’s vital that airports run as smoothly as possible, and technology plays a crucial role in keeping things flowing. To learn more about how it all goes down and all the gears moving in the background, we talked to Maruice Jenkins, Director Information Systems and Telecommunications at Miami International Airport, who guided us through the works, his journey, and the complexity and intricacies of airports.

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Mother to Son


BY LANGSTON HUGHES

Well, son, I’ll tell you:
Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.
It’s had tacks in it,
And splinters,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor—
Bare.
But all the time
I’se been a-climbin’ on,
And reachin’ landin’s,
And turnin’ corners,
And sometimes goin’ in the dark
Where there ain’t been no light.
So boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps
’Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

The Bridge Builder


BY WILL ALLEN DROMGOOLE

An old man going a lone highway,
Came, at the evening cold and gray,
To a chasm vast and deep and wide.
Through which was flowing a sullen tide
The old man crossed in the twilight dim,
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned when safe on the other side
And built a bridge to span the tide.

“Old man,” said a fellow pilgrim near,
“You are wasting your strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day,
You never again will pass this way;
You’ve crossed the chasm, deep and wide,
Why build this bridge at evening tide?”

The builder lifted his old gray head;
“Good friend, in the path I have come,” he said,
“There followed after me to-day
A youth whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm that has been as naught to me
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be;
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!”

“The more we have that ability to go back to those levels of grassroots thinking and approach, the more innovative we can get.”

– Maurice Jenkins –

Key takeaways from the podcast: 

  • How responsibility helps people grow and develop
  • Why innovation in the air transport industry is ripe for the taking and could be a massive game changer
  • Casablanca (yes, the movie, it has some crucial points that tech leaders can learn from

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Podcast: Full Focus Tech Driving with Roberto Sicconi

Full Focus Tech Driving

with Roberto Sicconi


How technology can keep our busy minds focused, and ourselves safe, while driving

We live in the era of distractions, and truth be told, our attention spans have shrunk in the past few decades, so staying vigilant and focused while doing some things – such as driving, for example – is becoming a bit difficult. But of course, tech giveth, and now we have a way to ensure that our short attention span and weak focus are not a nuisance or a hazard in traffic. One such company is ‘dreyev’ and our TC Gill sat down with the company’s co-founder and CTO, Roberto Sicconi to learn more about the problem dreyev solves in the market, his own journey in the world of technology, and how he roles as a leader. 

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Small teams, and small companies are the grassroots of innovation – if the teams are attuned to the idea, to the mentality, and are aware of what needs to be done, there’s no stopping them.

– Roberto Sicconi –

Key takeaways from the podcast: 

  • How bridging existing tech can help elevate tech-in-development 
  • Why decisions have more profound impact if they’re quickly implemented 
  • Why dreaming big is important when diving into innovation and technology

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Podcast: Teching up Insurance into a Social Good with Ori Erez

Teching up Insurance into a Social Good

with Ori Erez


We're leveraging technology and social impact to build an insurance company and experience that customers love

People often talk about how some industries will never get fully teched-up due to the “human element” and the limitations that come with technology, and they might be right – but they were wrong about insurance. Just take a look at Lemonade – an insurance company redefining what it means to be in the business. To learn more about how this company works, and the tech-dealings behind the scenes, we got Ori Erez, their Director of Engineering, who sat down with us to talk in depth about Lemonade, his own tech journey – from young age to present day, and dive deeper into the issues of the industry and how he roles as a leader! 

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If you are enjoying what you’re doing, there is a good chance you will do a great job. If you are not enjoying maybe, it’s time for change.

– Ori Erez –

Key takeaways from the podcast: 

  • How allowing your business to grow without drowning it into processes and structures can help your teams stay more creative and flexible 
  • Why sometimes evidence works better than providing comfort 
  • How hiring carefully can help you passively attract the talent you’re after

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Podcast: Digitalizing the UAM Ecosystem with Alexander Oelling

Digitalizing the UAM Ecosystem

with Alexander Oelling


Making the first steps in the world of flying taxis

Technology, and specifically IT technology has helped turn dreams that every human being has had at least once – to fly, to dive deep, to be able to reach other people – and now, at the forefront of it all, are people like Alexander Oelling, CDO (Chief Digital Officer) at Volocopter, who are at the forefront and pioneering in the world of UAM – urban air mobility – in which vehicles like their Volocopter give us a glimpse into a future filled with flying taxis, but allowing us to enjoy it in the here and now. Our TC Gill sat down with Alexander to talk about his tech journey, his leadership style, and his advice worth in gold for techies and aspiring tech leaders. 

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Build your teams and your connections as you would your friends, treat them fairly, and you’ll have a core which will always work based on result, not on time.

Alexander Oelling

From engineering all the way to leadership struggles, Alexander guided us through his amazing journey with amazing ease, and we’re sure the same will go for you once you click play. 

Key takeaways from the podcast: 

  • How ensuring a product is ready is all about safety and security 
  • Why creating teams, the proper way will always deliver 
  • How time is not a real obstacle when it comes to entering the world of technology and IT 

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