Every two weeks, Michael Bird untangles innovation through a series of interviews and stories to analyze with some of the industry's brightest brains and decipher tech's rapid evolutions with one simple question in mind: what's really going to shape our future?
Introducing Technology Untangled (Trailer)
We're living in the golden age of technology, and in many ways, today's organisations are spoilt for choice. But are all innovations equal? Introducing Technology Untangled, a new bi-weekly show with host Michael Bird demystifying tech's hottest topics and biggest breakthroughs to uncover what's really going to shape the future of organizations.
AI: should you start looking for a new job? (Ep. 1)
Is AI really going to change the way we live and work, or are the supposed possibilities no more than seductive PR? In tepisode 1, alongside HPE's Chief Technologist Matt Armstrong-Barnes, we trace AI's technological leaps from Alan Turing to AlexNet via Dartmouth University. We map out the innovations impacting organizations now by untangling strong and narrow AI, machine learning, deep learning, and artificial neural networks. From cybersecurity to big data, we ponder the good, the bad, and the uncanny side of AI; how to tread the ethical tightrope; and identify implementation tactics applicable to organizations of any size. Find the long show notes for episode 1 here.
Everything-as-a-Service: Is your organization ready? (Ep.2)
What do organizations and IT departments really need in order to digitally transform and be competitive? Buzzwords and benefits are bandied around but as-a-Service is suffering from a serious lack of clarity! Michael Bird untangles the radical aaS revolution - a journey that starts with Salesforce, makes a few stops on the hybrid cloud highway, and culminates on the precipice of the digital age. We tackle cloud architecture and infrastructure with Paul Kennedy, to explore how you can get the best of both worlds and achieve the perfect trifecta: scalability, simplicity, and speed. Scott Thomson and Reuben Melville explain the new consumption model, from agility to utility billing. Plus, Tony Clement discusses the challenges organizations are facing to stay innovative and competitive, and why real transformation comes from within. Find the long show notes here.
Sustainability: Can tech ever be environmentally friendly? (Ep. 3)
Climate change is front-page news. Can tech help us innovate our way out of it? And how does your organization play its part? Join host, Michael Bird, on a journey through the circular economy, from climate science and sustainability strategies to cutting-edge materials innovation with Mateo Dugand. Ray McGann explains how you can shake off the take-make-throw-use model and make the most of the new frontier of asset upcycling. We look at how governments are incentivising new innovations with Mattie Yeta from DEFRA, and what we can do to hold organizations accountable. Plus, Steve Gair troubleshoots your asset refresh cycles and discusses where you can save money and, most importantly, reduce your environmental impact.