Episode 10: CyberSecurity

Yes… Back again. After enthusiastic reactions on the blog, but comments on the audio quality, I decided to invest in better equipment to deliver the quality you deserve !

And starting with a very hot and urgent topic: CyberSecurity. Matthijs Ros (@matthijsros) sheds his light on this topic. Interesting part is that the discussion was not so much about the technology, but more on how business can and should assess themselves. The different units in the business (from HR to Legal to Marketing) but also the role within the supply chain that determines your risk profile.

It gave me new insights on how to deal with this topic from a business perspective and trust you will have some new insights as well. If you want more information from Matthijs, don’t hesitate to reach out to him on Twitter or LinkedIn.

If you have suggestions or request for topics for next episodes, please don’t hesitate and reach our to me on fwammes@me.com or @fwammes.

Episode 9: From Workflow to Philosophy; it has been an interesting week

This week’s podcast is a reflection on some of the Tech news this week. Although not a lot of big announcements, there were some interesting topics that on the short and mid term will impact our lives.

Topics of this week are:

  1. Apple acquiring Workflow; what will this mean for automation in the enterprise
  2. Robots being fried in Fukushima
  3. Google beating the Doctor with AI
  4. Heathrow scanning your face, but what could it mean for the future
  5. Wearables turned into Fashion with Hugo Bosch and Tommy Hilfiger
  6. SAP stimulating entrepreneurship with SAP.IO
  7. Vint Cerf on thinking critical; humans taking ownership

As always, I will give my personal perspectives on this, which this time range from organisational, individual and societal advice. A bit too ambitious perhaps, but you need to start somewhere.

Hope you will enjoy the show. If you have questions, suggestions; please let me know on twitter @fwammes or mail fwammes@me.com.

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The CTO Perspective – Incubate or Participate… That’s the question !

This week’s podcast is all about collaboration with start-ups. What is the purpose, in which form can and should you participate. What are the benefits and what are the pitfalls.

To help me explore that question, I invited Vincent Fokke for this episode. Vincent is focussing on Innovation within the Financial industry. An industry that through it’s nature is ready for disruption and the so-called Fintech’s are a good example on how start-ups are making way in the industry.

How do financial institutions deal with this and what is the best way to collaborate. That is the topic of this discussion for this podcast, in which Vincent will provide you some different perspectives and examples.

Interesting thing in this discussion is that it not only applies to Finance, in every industry these discussion will take place and will be company specific.

You can connect with Vincent at https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincentfokke/

Hope you will enjoy the show. If you have questions, suggestions; please let me know on twitter @fwammes or mail fwammes@me.com.

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From Infra to Legislation; how Technology is Disrupting Mobility

This week’s podcast is all about mobility. From self driving cars to platoon trucking. Future outlook or today’s reality. With current economic growth and pressure on climate, a topic which is all near to our heart.

I have the pleasure to host the podcast with Marije de Vreeze, program manager ITS at Connekt, an organisation that brings all parties involved in mobility together, to get the innovations to real implementations.

How to do that, experiment, mobilise the entire eco-system and by following the money. Curious, then enjoy the show and listen to the great insights from Marije. You can follow her on @ConnektMarije

You can also join Connekt in their latest challenge: http://www.connekt.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Flyer_Dutch-Mobility-for-Society-Challenge.pdf

Hope you will enjoy the show. If you have questions, suggestions; please let me know on twitter @fwammes or mail fwammes@me.com

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The CTO Perspective – Episode 6: Print your Ligament

This week’s podcast is recorded from Austria. Supposed to be my ski holiday, but ended up in Hospital on the first day after rupturing my Ligament. Needed to undergo surgery to reconstruct the Ligament in my knee.

Which led me to the question why not print the ligament ? This would have had less implications for the rest of my body.

But perhaps not ready for printing Ligaments in Austria. It did give me enough time to deep dive in all the technology developments and create this podcast. In this podcast I will touch upon:

  • 3D printing
  • Social (and) listening
  • VR/AR and it’s future growth
  • Bots and Voice
  • and some other stuff that might be of interest to you.

Hope you will enjoy the show. If you have questions, suggestions; please let me know on twitter @fwammes or mail fwammes@me.com

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The CTO Perspective – Robotic Process Automation

Robotics is a broad subject which has caught lot’s of attention in the industry. From continuous increasing of possibilities in industrial robotics, interactions with social robots, direct communication with chatbots and of course automation of processes.

The last one is for some perhaps less directly related to Robotics, but to my perspective one of the most promising technologies for the industry. With direct implications on cost-cutting, improving quality and reducing failures, but perhaps more important increasing customer experiences.

I had the privilege of interview Tom Einar Nyberg, one of the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) experts in the Nordics. He shares some great insights in what RPA is all about, what the different levels of RPA are and how you can start leveraging RPA in your organisation. Furthermore we had a great discussion on how this should be embedded from a competence perspective into the organisation.

One of the great insights he provides is the RPA is actually something that organisations also can use to start experimenting with more “lean” and “Agile” implementation methods. Therefore a way to drive more innovation into the organisation.

Check Tom’s profile at https://no.linkedin.com/in/tom-einar-nyberg-87041a4

I hope you will enjoy the conversation as much as I did.

The CTO Perspective – Innovation Labs

Today’s episode is all about innovation. Recorded in the Innovation Lab in Utrecht, I had the privilege of interviewing Henk Vermeulen. Henk is a legend in the Netherlands, known for his energy, drive and relentless push on innovation.

But it was not always innovation, he used to work in the more traditional field of Oracle. So what makes Henk so successful in the innovation space and what are the learnings he got from his daily practice, and perhaps more important what has he learned how other companies are managing their innovation.

We touch upon Culture, Talent and Locations. Is it wise to get your innovation environment away from the daily business, or should you include it; can you transform all your people into the new world, or does it already have to be part of their DNA.

The answer to this and many more questions is what you will find in this conversation. You can follow more of Henk’s thinking at @henkvermeulen.

ps. You will hear a few beeps in the background, that is because some Pepper robots were scrolling around the place 😉