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The Capital Club Podcast
26 minutes | May 20, 2021
#18 - What Senior Executives Need For Lifelong Learning & Beyond
In our second episode of the Voice Of Business Podcast, Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, founder of Botho Emerging Markets Group, and PwC partner and business leader of PwC’s Academy Amanda Line discuss what senior executives need to foster lifelong learning, gender diversity in organisations, and how the employee-employer dynamic is changing in these times.
36 minutes | May 18, 2021
#17 - Innovation & the impact of geopolitical and economic dynamics on emerging markets
The Voice of Business podcast returns for its second season powered by Isaac Kwaku F. , founder of Botho Emerging Markets Group. He discusses innovation and the impact of geopolitical and economic dynamics on emerging markets with Umberto Tavolato, a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. This podcast is available exclusively for Members. To get access to the full episode, please contact Member Services.
59 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
#16 Technology Heroes Episode - CBDCs, Crypto and NFTs - Creating Digital Value
It was a pleasure for the Capital Club Dubai to host a discussion focused on “CBDCs, Crypto, NFTs – Creating Digital Value" in another episode of Technology Heroes Unplugged. The topical dialogue on today's asset classes in crypto took place with Hassan Khan, CEO of TODAQ and Dr. Geoffrey Goodell, Senior Researcher at University College London, moderated in an engaging exchange with Naveed Minhas. The conversation focused on the hype and speculation of NFTs that needs to be understood relative to the true value of crypto being a medium of exchange and an emerging asset class. The discussion further explored Hassan and Geoff’s perspectives across digital value, gold standards, CBDCs features, privacy of crypto usage, ecosystems that crypto helps evolve, and macro trends that support crypto. Are NFT’s a bubble or unit of exchange? It concluded with perspectives on monetary policies and the liquidity of crypto versus a timeline to deliver stability for emerging assets.
61 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
#15 Technology Heroes - Perspectives on Dubai's Digital Future
It was an honor to host Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr, Global Digital Magnate and former founding Director-General of Smart Dubai, with Mohammed Shael Alsaadi, CEO of Corporate Strategic Affairs at the Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai at the 4th episode of Technology Heroes Unplugged at Capital Club Dubai. The discussion was both frank and insightful on "Perspectives of Dubai's Digital Future", moderated by Naveed Minhas. H.E Dr. Aisha Bin Bishr and Mohammed Shael, as leaders, shared insights and stories, on topics as diverse as Dubai's pandemic response, cashless societies, the role of regulation, culture, and Dubai's future at the forefront of digital progress.
62 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
#14 Technology Heroes - Why build a digital bank in 2020?
The third episode of Technology Heroes Unplugged at Capital Club Dubai, with Yuri Misnik, Paolo Barbesino, and Rafik Majiti was hosted to discuss "Why build a digital bank in 2020?” in a Conversation moderated by Naveed Minhas. The guests shared their insights focused on the opportunities for Digital banking, from a continued dialogue with the regulators to deregulate, the paradigm of customer acquisition and growth, the relevance of a super app vs banking platforms as well as the importance of culture to drive new digital business models.
44 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
#13 - Technology Heroes - Digital Payments
Capital Club Dubai's Episode 2 of Technology Heroes - Unplugged saw payment leaders such as Samer Soliman of Network International MEA, Javed Alam of DXC MEA, Haytham Al Maayergi of ADIB UAE, and Arjun Vir Singh of Al Futtaim for the discussion on the adoption of digital payments in MENA. It was hosted by Digital Platforms Executive Naveed Minhas. The guests helped drive a great dialogue which helped to find conclusions on the importance of interoperability and schemes for the region.
42 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
#12 - Technology Heroes - Cloud Computing
In this episode of the Capital Club Podcast, we showcase insights from a 'Conversation' episode of “Technology Heroes Unplugged” - A program centered on Capital Club’s role as a hub for businesspeople to engage in dialogue to promote commerce and a vision for the region. It was hosted by Digital Platforms Executive Naveed Minhas,focused on “Cloud Computing” with technology leadership including Yuri Misnik, the Group CTO of First Abu Dhabi Bank, John Iosiffidis the Group CEO of Al Ghurair Investment, Richard Wingfield Chief Data Officer of Al Futtaim and Anthony Butler the CTO of IBM Services, MEA. The discussion focused on market realities today post-COVID, where we started understanding the definition of cloud computing capabilities and how CEOs see Cloud’s benefits become integrated with a recovery. Inevitably, the discussion shifted to one of organizational culture and how choices made by leaders will drive priorities to normalize the engagement for work and employees.
54 minutes | May 5, 2020
#11 - Hala Bou Alwan on governance, compliance, anti-financial crimes and cyber security during Covid-19
On this episode of The Capital Club Podcast Hala Bou Alwan talks about how financial institutions and other businesses can mitigate emerging Money Laundering and Cyber Security risks and ensure that they continue to detect and report suspicious activity. This audio is taken from an online webinar originally recorded on Monday 4th May 2020 for the Members of The Capital Club Dubai.
19 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
#10 - John Sanei on Business Models, Trends, and the Future of Success
On the latest episode of the Capital Club Podcast, trend specialist, author, and entrepreneur John Sanei joined podcast host Michael Jansen to discuss some of the factors that traditional business can incorporate into their organisations to give themselves a fighting chance in a world where disruptors are already able to pre-empt what their consumers want.
28 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
#9 - Marian Han on Chinese Investment in the UAE
On the latest episode of the podcast, Marian Han, MENA Director of IDEAS Investment Holdings Group, and Executive President of the Shenzhen General Chamber of Commerce to the UAE, spoke to podcast host Michael Jansen about the relationship between China, the UAE, and the wider GCC region; with regards to mutual business opportunities, the impact of the Belt & Road Initiative, the recent health concerns surrounding novel Covid-19 (coronavirus) and how Chinese government agencies and businesses are adapting to it.
34 minutes | Feb 16, 2020
#8 - Tom Urquhart on Dubai's Ability to Get Things Done
On the latest episode of the Capital Club Podcast, Tom Urquhart, Radio Presenter on Dubai Eye 103.8 and television presenter, speaks on the progress of his career in Media, how he feels Dubai’s business community is evolving, and how Capital Club’s upcoming refurbishment will address the needs of a modern business community.
23 minutes | Feb 9, 2020
#7 - Anand Vengurlekar on Design Thinking and Innovation
Anand Vengurlekar, Innovation Process Consultant, former IDEO, and Chief Communications Officer at INSEAD, discusses the future of innovation and design thinking, the real difference between leadership and management when looking to the future of business.
7 minutes | Feb 1, 2020
#9 - Ian Palmer Gives an Update on The Future of Capital Club Dubai
General Manager, Ian Palmer, returns on the latest episode of the Capital Club Podcast to discuss some of the exciting developments that are brewing behind the scaffolding of the Club's 4th Floor, as well as the direction being taken by Club leadership as we enter a new decade.
40 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
#6 - His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama on Artificial Intelligence in the UAE
In this episode of The Capital Club Podcast, His Excellency, Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, speaks to host Tom Urquhart, during His Excellency's appearance on the Shapers' of Dubai series. They discuss the role that Artificial Intelligence is bound to play in the UAE over the coming decades, and gave insight into how it could impact your business.
12 minutes | Dec 3, 2019
#5 - Mahmoud Al Burai on the Progress of Dubai
In this episode of The Capital Club Podcast, Mahmoud Al Burai, Senior Advisor to the Real Estate Regulation Authority of Dubai and Dubai Government, speaks to host Paris Norriss, during Mahmoud’s appearance on the Shapers' of Dubai series. They discuss Dubai’s progress, and subsequent goals for Human Capital Development across multiple sectors, as well as what we can expect the city's Real Estate ecosystem to look like in a post-Expo2020 world.
13 minutes | Nov 28, 2019
#4 - Osman Sultan on the Future of Technology
In this episode of The Capital Club Podcast, we chat with Osman Sultan, Founding CEO of Du, fresh off stage from his Shapers' Series appearance at the Club. We talk about where the telecommunications industry is heading; the global roll out of 5G, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. Osman also discussed how breakthroughs in telecommunications technology could result in unrecognisable changes in human behaviour.
9 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
#3 - Deepak Ahuja on Bringing His Professional Background to the Club
On the latest episode of the Capital Club Podcast, Deepak Ahuja, Chief Executive Officer of Nadia Global, discusses how he brings his own background and expertise to what is already an influential Member base.
9 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
#2 - Dr. Shaun Vorster Counts Down to Expo 2020
In this episode, we spoke to Dr. Shaun Vorster, Vice President - Programming for Expo 2020 about what we can expect to see at the world’s greatest show, as well as the record-breaking numbers associated with the event.
16 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
#1 - Lucy Chow Brings the Member Experience to Life
On Episode 3 of the Capital Club Podcast, Michael Jansen sat down with Chairwoman of the Club Steering Committee to discuss her role in shaping Capital Club Dubai into what it is today, and how the Members play an integral role in sculpting and enhancing the entire Club experience for the broader community.
11 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
#2 - Chef Andrew Blas Defines True Club Cuisine
In the second episode, podcast host Michael Jansen sits down with Executive Director of Food and Beverage at Capital Club Dubai, Chef Andrew Blas to discuss his background, his culinary influences, and what it is that makes cuisine at the Club different from a traditional fine dining establishment.
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