Author: Michael Cowen

Brett and I finish the year off with a few thoughts and how we will approach the podcast for next year. We have a few changes and tweaks coming up. This is a short one so enjoy!

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We are talking AI with Brett Loubser – and bot was this a rabid hole of AI and music, the role of consciousness, our ability to adapt and whether we should be sacred or not. Brett always brings sotting unique and fresh to any conversation. He makes the point that technology is pushing us down […]

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Nerushka Bowan is the summary of how the world has changed. As a trained laywer, she brings a fresh, practical experience to the world of emerging technology. She focuses on technology, law and a new way of doing things.   She has a strong focus on education and helping people understand the current shifts. Nerushka […]

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The manipulation of data is a global issue right now. We are seeing crazy stuff happening – from fake news, to twitter bots all the way to the manipulation of the American elections. To get a better handle on this we spoke to Kelvin Jonck from YouKnow. He set up his agency with view to […]

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We had the opportunity to chat to John Vlismas at Leaderex and we were not turning that down. We were not to sure where the conversation would go but this was a really enjoyable chat. John is one of the hardest workers you would ever meet. His refreshingly honest perspective is a real antidote for […]

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Insurance. Disrupted. Nakedly. So says Alex Thompson of Naked Insurance. And after chatting to him – we agree. Digital Disruption Through 1st Principles Alex and his Naked team started with the foundation of why insurance exists. They looked at how they create value that means something. That adds value to customers, and after that, to […]

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In this Leaderex chat we talks with Josef Langerman about dev ops and what it means in large organisation. What’s Digital, What’s Dev Ops? Josef’s thoughts around what a digital business is was quite novel. When I asked him what a digital business is he asked me what digital actually means. For him it’s about […]

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Matsi Modise an entrepreneur and entrepreneurial activist. She has spirit and the can do attitude to change South Africa for the better. She is the founder of Furaha Afrika Holding (Pty) Ltd, a Pan-African advisory company that focuses on enterprise and business development solutions. I enjoyed putting Matsi on the spot – she was game […]

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Employment is a big issue in South Africa – and there are many different approaches and solutions that technology offers. Anish is the co-founder of an job platform called Giraffe. And we had a chat while at Leaderex. Why Giraffe? Well its a memorable African name of animal that has grace, warmth and trust. It’s […]

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We carry on the deep dive into Blockchain with Aatish Ramkaran. Aatish is the blockchain lead for Nedbank, co-founder of Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa and beard enthusiast! Aatish has been making waves in the Blockchain space. He gave an excellent keynote at the Blockchain Africa Conference and has been very busy with his recent […]

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