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75 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Genevieve Leveille – Being a whisperer between Technology & Business
On this episode we had the pleasure to talk to Genevieve Leveille, the principal founder and CEO of AgriLedger. Genevieve shared a great of learnings on her career trajectory and her transition from the corporate environment (HP, GE, Royal Bank of Scotland, Chase Manhattan Bank and more…) into the Blockchain Startup world. As the founder of Agriledeger, which enables trust and transparency in the ecosystem by providing services and tools for digital identity and traceability, she also takes us through what value Blockchain Technology would also be creating for all the stakeholders involved. Genevieve is also the vice-chair of techUK’s Distributed Ledger Technologies Working Group, which provides strategic direction for all UK activities related to DLT. Make sure to tune into this episode if you also want to get her insights on the latest developments around DLT!
56 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
Mihaela Ulieru - Unleashing the True Power of Emerging Technologies
“Everything for a seamless, healthier and greener life is on the horizon if we can unleash the true power of these technologies.” - Dr.Mihaela Ulieru Our host Salma had an amazing time during this episode talking with our special guest Dr.Mihaela Ulieru, a technology alchemist and an innovator at the edge of the impossible. Salma and Mihaela had a great discussion about how character building and her support system led her to thrive in the Tech industry and her deliberate decision to work on Tech for Good and to truly make an impact. During this precious hour and being able to talk to a top expert from the field, we of course did not leave out some of the exciting trends with regards to AI, IoT and Blockchain. Dr. Mihaela Ulieru At the peak of her academic career she founded the IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy aiming at policy reforms for the adoption of latest digital technologies in all areas of society and sectors of the economy. She has held two prestigious research chairs and founded two research labs leading numerous international research consortia while holding appointments to a plethora of advisory boards and councils, among which: the Science, Technology and Innovation Council of Canada (appointed by the Minister of Industry), the Science and Engineering Research Council of Singapore (appointed by the PM), Expert to the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development where as part of her work she proposed Blockchain to be added to the Top 10 Future and Emerging Technologies. To get your weekly dose of inspiration, be sure to listen to this episode! More information & sources: Publications, Poetry and more from Dr. Mihaela Ulieru theimpactinstitute.org Emerging Technologies Trends https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-42448-4_15 Roadblocks Open Innovation https://www.researchgate.net/publication/274566666_Organic_Governance Dr. Mihaela Ulieru's Mission https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/blockchain-enhances-privacy-security-and-conveyance-of-data/ Drivers of the Readiness & Adoption levels of Emerging Technologies in certain industries https://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Palensky-Doursat-Mihaela-Ulieru/dp/3642040071
48 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Victoria Gago - The exciting Trends of Blockchain
"In the Future, to actually get the most out of Blockchain, we will see that the silo's that exist today will be removed and competitors will be working together. This will create new Business Models"- Victoria Gago. In this talk our host, Salma Houari, had the pleasure to sit down with Victoria Gago, Co-CEO & Co-Founder of European Blockchain Convention and European Tech School. Victoria is additionally the Director of OBS' Business School & Three Points' Master in Blockchain and Founder & President of Accelerate Network (Women's association). Previously, she worked as an Investment Analyst in Black Toro Capital which is a Private Equity fund and as an M&A Director in Windcorp Translink. Victoria takes us through her serendipitous way of entering into the Blockchain space, how she developed the essential traits of an entrepreneur and her view of the largest trends in Blockchain. We also discuss what she views as essential to help accelerate the convergence and adoption of Blockchain into others industries. What’s more? Victoria also explains what you should not miss out on during the upcoming European Blockchain Convention, 12-16 April 2021. To learn more: eblockchainconvention.com Be sure to listen to this episode!
44 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Sophie Le Ray - Closing the Gender Gap in the Workplace
“What gets measured gets managed – Until you put gender equality at the top of your business agenda along with the appropriate actions nothing happens” – Sophie Le Ray In this talk we sit down with Sophie Le Ray an entrepreneur, author and an experienced business facilitator. We discuss Sophie’s strong drive for entrepreneurship and some of her lessons scaling her very successful company, Naseba. We also dive into her mission and work with regards to women empowerment and equality in the workplace through her latest organization EVE list. Sophie explains that gender parity in the workplace is proven to be correlated to better returns: profit, employment engagement, innovation, governance, customer experience. This needs to be supported by data and on its turn lead decision-making. Ensuring it is a top priority on the business agenda is key according to Sophie. If you want to learn more about all of Sophie’s valuable insights and solutions to close the gender gap in the workplace, make sure to listen to this episode! EVE List – evelist.org
82 minutes | Aug 29, 2020
Shawna Pandya, MD - Purposeful Venturing in Space, Medicine & Exponential Technology.
On gender equality & empowerment in the space sector - “If we are going to space to better ourselves – there is a saying ‘don’t do it for me without me’ and if we are going to space for humanity, we can’t just do it with half of humanity” – Shawna Pandya, MD. Salma had the chance to speak to Shawna Pandya, MD, a scientist-astronaut candidate with Project PoSSUM, physician, pilot-in-training, VP Immersive Medicine with Luxsonic Technologies and Fellow of the Explorers’ Club. This episode is packed with interesting topics and insights ranging from Shawna’s own growth trajectory into the fields of STEM, Space and Business, her work in inspiring women to get into these fields, her lessons on exponential leadership and her work with innovators working on ground-breaking concepts in space exploration. Shawna also tells us a bit more about her latest entrepreneurial venture at Luxsonic Technologies, the unique selling point of its pioneering immersive medical technologies and the current phase the startup is in. You will not be disappointed with all of the valuable insights Shawna shares with us here!
48 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Abby Lyall - Embracing Technological Change & a glimpse into the VC World
'If we want to move the needle in terms of gender diversity & inclusion in the VC field, LP's need to be part of the conversation and have a larger influence.' - Abby Lyall Salma is joined by Abby Lyall, the Program Director of Big Idea Ventures' NYC accelerator, to discuss the importance of embracing exponential technological change from a generational and multi-ecosystem party's perspective. Abby also shares her experiences of entering into the VC world and some very valuable tips for those that aspire to work in this field. She also gives us a rare glimpse of her day-to-day responsibilities and activities. Make sure to listen to this episode! Applications for the Food Accelerator of BIV in NCY & Singapore are now open, visit: bigideaventures.com/apply Watch Abby's TEDxNYU talk on Life Crises, The Myth of Stability, and Embracing Technological Change here: bit.ly/32pQXyt
49 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Beyond Space & STEM with Thi Hien Nguyen
'We are living in extraordinary times' Founder of RaiseV and host Salma Houari had the pleasure to talk to Thi Hien Nguyen - founder & executive director of Spaceconnex about the importance of space exploration & technologies for on earth applications and human development and the business of sustainable development. The talk will also take you through the importance of having an exponential mindset in order to cultivate an innovation required to transfer the technologies for on earth applications. What's more, Hien also shares her trajectory into the field of Space, her life lessons and advice to younger women entering in the field of Space and STEM.
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