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IT Leadership Insights
23 minutes | 10 days ago
The possibilities of Data
While the world is becoming more and more interconnected, organizations, people and last, but not least – devices produce enormous amounts of data. The question arises – do we take advantage of the data we collect at our organization? Do we know what potential it provides? Can any strategic decisions be optimized by taking look at the data we already have? These are fundamental questions we would like to try answering during our conversation.
19 minutes | a month ago
Tech driving the world change
Today, technology is more than just an integral part of business success. It's a driving factor of world change in a broad sense. As a consequence of a digital era, we harness mobile, cloud, AI, ML, data and soon quantum computing not only to improve operations, but also daily life of whole societies, facilitating globalization and translating into GDP.The pace of change is rapid already, and technology only increases these processes. Luckily, it's not a bad news. People are leveraging technology to make the world a better place, and more and more companies are on a mission to help grow the global tech for good movement, what is surely worth recognition.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
AI and NLP - use cases in the Financial Services sector
Hours are currently spent sifting through large amounts of textual and numerical data, either to make risk decisions or discover whether information on a particular client is held somewhere internally. No one's really keen on doing the mundane, repeatable work and luckily, AI comes to the rescue.New machine learning models allow for, among others, organisations within the Financial Sector to use NLP to quickly condense relevant information, from any source – from extensive due diligence down to internal credit research, supporting Risk Analysis and other important processes.In this conversation we'll seek to highlight and demonstrate cutting edge AI tech that already disrupts the FinTech scene.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
What it takes to be a digital optimist?
Many people are reluctant or hesitant when it comes to embracing technology. No wonder, as in a constantly changing world, it is easy to dismiss or shrug off the never ending stream of new things that are thrown our way.On the other hand, there are people like, Geronimo, who calls himself a Digital Optimist. For Geronimo, it's important to make the most of the positive aspect the technology brings to the table, and he spreads this word across the local community. In this episode I ask him what's so positive he sees in tech, and why he thinks we all should be digital optimists.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Building and managing high-performing teams
Mike Sturrock, an experienced CIO working with global, renowned brands, with a strong track record delivering top line growth and bottom line returns. Mike achieved these outstanding results through well proven skills in leadership, and the ability to create cohesive teams which deliver well in excess of both their own and corporate expectations. In this conversation, we focus on this timeless leadership challenge - how to build and sustain a team that will exceed expectations.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Reshaping financial services
The financial landscape and ecosystem as a whole is under pressure. Regulation and security, challenges of collaborations between financial institutions, increasing role of consumers and technology are fueling the Fintech transformation.Together with Daria Dubinina, we discuss how businesses could use facilitation in creating financial products, and how leverage current market opportunities.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Sourcing during Covid crisis
When corona-crisis started, business went from panic to acceptation, and organisations are now almost used to the new normal. No one knows how long current situation will continue. In this conversation we cover how can the sourcing business adapt and what can companies do to come out of it stronger than before.
14 minutes | 6 months ago
Business at the speed of light
Steve Watson, Peru's Consulting Principal Consultant, once wrote a great piece on how adopting high speed fibre broadband allows businesses to focus on the benefits realisation opportunities this technology transformation presents. In this episode, I ask Steve a few questions and dig deeper into the topic of how technology can be leveraged to reduce businesses operating costs, increase revenues, and/or improve our businesses ability to innovate.
25 minutes | 8 months ago
Data as an open banking enabler
Embracing open banking is already key to remaining competitive and accessible, especially when it comes to data connectivity and aggregation. Today every company is a data company, but possessing data is one thing, and making a reasonable use of it - another. In this episode Julien Cousineau, CTO at Flinks, shares his thoughts on what open banking is all about, how to make use of data and how to innovate in the sphere of financial services.
26 minutes | 9 months ago
Challenges of building software in Insurtech
Since technology is everywhere, people expect digitisation also in terms of insurance. Michał Grela and Jay Antonio, an Insuretech expert, discuss trends as well as problems with large systems and figure out why insurers are still reluctant to introduce innovative approaches. They also deliberate if software can be considered a tool to convince customers of the importance of insurance.
28 minutes | 9 months ago
Project Management of AI projects
Our experts, Essy Dahlin and Krzysztof Kotowski, explain the differences between an IT and AI project, and talk about the differences between AI, ML and Deep Learning. Then they discuss the importance of maintaining clean and ordered data in projects as well as the process of moving on from the MVP into a fully-fledged ML product. Essy shares some successful cases studies where AI was successfully implemented.
29 minutes | 10 months ago
Approaching AI projects
A lot of companies are considering implementing AI in their projects, but why would someone bother to do AI in the first place? In order to prevent disappointment, it's crucial to understand what really works when it comes to AI.In this talk, Michal Grela asks Robin Zondag how managing an AI project looks like, what skills should your team have to tackle it and how to align business, IT and data.
19 minutes | 10 months ago
Engagement and pricing models in the new digital era of IT partnerships
Our guest, Craig Kritzinger, talks about the advantages and disadvantages of various engagement and pricing models, and how to fit them into what the customer expects. The episode ends with Craig’s tips for companies that consider moving towards partnering with an IT provider.
27 minutes | 10 months ago
IT project transition
Preparing an IT project transition plan is a tough nut to crack. Outlining this process is crucial from the delivery perspective and it has to be done properly, right first time.In this episode, Michal Grela talks with Karolina Trzcionka and Paweł Pukocz, experienced delivery and project managers on overview, tips and approach to IT project transition.
24 minutes | 10 months ago
Legacy technologies in Insuretech and Fintech
A lot of software is becoming outdated and heritage systems are posing greater problems for businesses, especially in the finance and insurance sectors. Michał Grela and Jay Antonio discuss the biggest issues associated with old systems and explain why migration to new ones can often cause difficulties.
25 minutes | a year ago
Accelerating IT team performance
Running an IT project is never a stress-free activity when done internally, let alone with an external partner. The good team is the key to the success of any IT project. Michał Grela and Essy Dahlin discuss various aspects related to working with IT teams including teamwork, accelerating performance and maximising team output. They exchange experience on various approaches towards team performance used by companies, talk about the role of a team leader, the importance of team happiness, and propose tools that the team could use to help increase productivity.
15 minutes | a year ago
Women in technology
Technology has a profound impact on our daily lives. Often you can hear voices that it would be beneficial if more women could contribute in this area.In this episode of IT Leadership Insights, Michał Grela talks with Gemma Rubio Rodrigo, selected 2019 Role Model of Women in Tech. They cover topics such as: what are the reasons of the gender gap, why closing it matters and what are the benefits of having women in your IT project team.
13 minutes | a year ago
Best practices for a software project kick off
In this episode, our guest, Steve explains what to take care of when kicking off a software project, be it on your own or with an external IT partner.
21 minutes | a year ago
The value of UX in IT projects
In this episode, our host talks with Daniel Jaros - an experienced User Experience designer - on what value UX brings to IT projects. Is it a would, a could, a should or a must? How to create a service or a product based on customer experiences, one that end users will love? Listen to the episode to find out!
19 minutes | a year ago
Requirements engineering and user involvement and their impact on project success
In this episode, our host and experts discuss two factors from The Standish Group Report that may have a significant effect on the success of a project.
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