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24 minutes | May 28, 2020
Oleg Giberstein on trading Cryptocurrencies
This week Chris is joined by Oleg Giberstein Co-founder and COO of Coinrule.ioThey discuss the following questions:Can you tell me about Coinrule?How disruptive is this?When you look back on your career, what's the thread that ties everything together? What threads have you kept pulling on?What are the major debates in the field of crypto? Where do you stand on them?What have you changed your mind on when it comes to crypo over the years?How would you respond to the critique that in a down market it is very hard to build a bot that makes money?When you look forward on what you want to achieve in the next few decades, what do you want your wikipedia page to say?Where can listeners learn more about coinrule?
37 minutes | May 21, 2020
Mark Leach on the Future of Higher Education
Mark Leach (@markmleach) Founder and CEO of wonkhe.com joins Chris to talk about the future of Higher Education.They discuss:What is Wonkhe and how it startedHow has Covid affected the HE sector? Has the government done enough?What role does new technology play in the HE sector
21 minutes | May 13, 2020
Sam Grice on using tech to help with the bereavement process
Sam Grice (@sgricey) Founder of CEO of guardianangel.network joins Chris to talk about using tech to help with the bereavement process.They discuss:-What Guardian Angel does-What's the thread that ties everything together with Sam's career-What’s been the biggest challenge in getting Guardian Angel off the ground-How Sam rates the UK tech sector compared to New Zealand?-How has Covid affected Guardian Angel and the tech industry?-What role can new technology play in the death tech sector?
32 minutes | May 7, 2020
Simon Duffy on Universal Basic Income
Simon Duffy (@simonjduffy) Director of Centre for Welfare Reform joins Chris to discuss Universal Basic Income.They discuss:-The thread that ties Simon's career together-Simon's work with Centre for Welfare Reform-What are the major debates in the field of UBI and where does Simon stand on them?-Political interest in UBI and how Covid has changed this-What has Simon changed his mind on when it comes to UBI over the years-How Simon responds to the critique that UBI is unaffordable and encourages people to be unproductive
29 minutes | May 4, 2020
Neil McInroy on Community Wealth Building
Neil McInroy (nmcinroy) Chief Executive of (CLES) Centre for Local Economic Strategies joins Chris to talk about Community Wealth Building.They discuss:-How Neil got involved with politics and public policy-His work with community wealth building and CLES?-Community Wealth Building internationally-Buiding on the CWB approach in the post Covid world-Green Industrial Strategy and what it looks like from a UK perspective-The role can technology play in the community wealth building model
27 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Matthew Brown on the Preston Model
Matthew Brown (@MatthewBrownLab) Leader of Preston Council and driving force behind the Preston Model joins Chris (@ChrisWorsey) on this episode.They discuss:- What first drew Matthew into politics and public service.- What the Preston Model is and how it all began.-The biggest misconceptions around the Preston Model.-The role technology plays in the Preston Model.-Matthew's view that once we emerge from the pandemic, there should be no return to normal. We must build a future based on quality and environmental sustainability.-What Matthew's first initiatives would be if he was in government todayFurther readinghttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/31/preston-hit-rock-bottom-took-back-control
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