The Tech That Connects UsMar 03, 2021
We keep pouring investment into security, and what are we getting? - Episode 77 - John Spiegel, CTO at Axis Security
Joining us on the last (for now) episode of The Tech That Connects Us is John Spiegel, CTO at Axis Security.
A keen cyclist who changed gear from leading the rollout of Cloud infrastructure role at Columbia Sportwear, to kicking the A out of SASE as Field CTO for SSE Platform vendor Axis Security.
Remote Production, weekends on the coast and the talk of IBC- Episode 76 - Mark Johns, Chief Executive Officer at Switch Media
From soup dumplings in Sydney, the shift from linear to non-linear and becoming indispensable, in this episode we discussed the following topics, along with how Diversity & Inclusion has drastically changed since Mark’s early days in the industry, but also how we still have a long way to go.
From stargazing to Silicon Valley, the Future of Optical Communications is in Great Hands - Episode 75 - Tina Ghataore, Chief Commercial Officer at Mynaric
From stargazing in Kenya to living in Silicon Valley as ViaSatellite’s Satellite Executive of the Year, it’s fair to say that this week’s guest has had a pretty interesting history.
We are joined this week by Mynaric’s Tina Ghataore, Chief Commercial Officer and executive extraordinaire, to discuss the current state of the industry, when, if ever, RF will be superseded by lasers and get answers to life’s toughest questions like what is the biggest sin one can commit at a spa.
Exploring the future of live production – Episode 74 – Serge Van Herck, CEO at EVS
Joining us on the week's episode of The Tech That Connects Us is Serge Van Herck, CEO at EVS.
In this episode, we cover how Serge accidentally got into the satellite media space, why he has a special hat for piloting planes and boats, and we explore Serge’s past and look to the future of live production.
Making content flow like water-Episode 73, Srini Co-Founder and CRO of Amagi
FAST Networks, Cloud Transformation and Imposter syndrome, these are just some of the topics which we spoke about with Srini on Episode 73 of the Tech That Connects us.
We learnt about all things Amagi, from how It began, to hearing about how cloud technology has transformed throughout the industry and where Amagi plays its part, along with Srini’s thoughts on Diversity and inclusion within the business and how to build a culture of excellence.
DIY police scanners, radio failures and natural disasters all lead to satellite innovation! - Episode 72 - Declan Ganley, CEO at Rivada Networks
Have you ever built a police scanner in your bedroom? What about having a moment of clarity about the future of mobile connectivity as you walk across a bridge?
Well, this week’s guest has and a whole load more to boot. CEO of Rivada Networks, Declan Ganely, joins us this week to talk about the future of satellite connectivity, his thoughts on the current status of the connectivity industry, and how a radio failure led to the creation of, arguably, one of the most exciting projects happening in the market and much, much more.
From one New Space Unicorn to the next - Episode 71 - Scott Herman, CEO at Cognitive Space
A man who has made his name developing and deploying technology in the National Security community, Scott Herman has now moved into the commercial world where he is a passionate mentor to a wide variety of NewSpace start-ups.
He’s been on the Executive leadership team of 2 “new space unicorns” and Cognitive Space is an organisation he provides some really interesting insights on.
We cover a wide variety of detail with him, from his career to date, to what he sees and impacting our industry most!
Digital transformation is on the rise, the shift from traditional hardware to IP and software-based solutions-Episode 70-Christian Massmann, Managing Director & CSO at Qvest Group
This week we are joined by Christian Massmann, Managing Director and CSO of Qvest Group.
Digital transformation is a central theme which runs throughout this episode, discussing the challenges and the successes associated with this, as the industry pivots and moves towards software and cloud solutions. From watching Bridget Jones’s Diary with his Daughter, Football matches with his Son, to spending the weekends Road Biking, we discussed all things related to Christians prefect weekend.
We may be bias, but this is not one to miss!
Cloud’s million more variables force us to deal with data risk - Episode 69 - Chris Strand, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Cybersixgill
What do you get if you cross a leading risk evangelist and a drummer? Security compliance guru Chris Strand! A super polite and humble Canadian… he’s been beating the drum (!) for a positive approach to Board-level risk management ever since founding Carbon Black’s successful Risk & Compliance division.
Space is Hard - Episode 68 - Steve Good, Chief Commercial Officer at Ramon.Space
With 25 years of industry experience, Steve Good, a self-proclaimed education junkie and CCO of Ramon.Space speaks with us this week about all things satellite super computers.
This episode features some great insights about what the industry can learn from the past, as well as why Steve has always wanted to be in the space industry. Steve also gives us some exciting insights into the latest ventures of Ramon.Space, and the future capabilities of Space and Satellite Computing.
Space is hard, we need to make space accessible to all, and the future of SATCOM capabilities are the three key themes for this week’s episode.
The Changing Landscape of Video Delivery - Episode 67 - Wolfgang Zeller, Head of Video Centre of Excellence at Vodafone
This week we are joined by Wolfgang Zeller, Head of Video Centre of Excellence at Vodafone and video delivery industry veteran.
We talk about the ever-growing challenge of video delivery capacity, watch the TV while your car drives itself, how the video industry will never have a ‘steady-state’, and what he would pack in his bag for the perfect getaway.
Enjoy another episode of The Tech That Connects Us.
The 5G journey - Episode 66 - Jillian Kaplan, Head of Global Telecom Thought Leadership at Dell Technologies
This week we’re joined by Jillian Kaplan, Head of Global Telecom Thought Leadership at Dell Technologies.
Jillian started her career as a Network Engineer before moving to Product and Marketing, hear all things 5G, Diversity & LTE Robots!
Enjoy this episode of The Tech That Connects Us!
From Life on a Farm Back in the Day, to Solving the Problems of Media Production Today - Episode 65 - Allan Delaurier, CEO at Glookast
In this episode, we're joined by Allan Delaurier CEO at Glookast.
We discussed summers in Valencia, emerging technologies and what it takes to be a great leader. Across Allan's career he has grown, empowered and lead successful teams and as he steps into his new CEO role, its something which he is going to continue to do!
This is a perfect listen whilst you're on the flight back from NAB!
Evolution, Analytics and the Return of NAB! - Episode 64 - Krishnan Nair, VP Data Integration for Conviva
From humble beginnings to VP Data Integration for Conviva, Krishnan Nair shares his take on the industry with us, as we discuss Smart TV, Streaming, Data and emerging technology.
Plus we take a dive into all things Tradeshow as we prepare to head out to Las Vegas for NAB 2022!
Enjoy our latest episode of The Tech That Connects Us.
Flat Pack Space Architecture is Closer Than You Think! - Episode 63 - Sebastian Asprella and Vojtech Holub, CEO and CTO at Think Orbital
This week is a very special week for The Tech That Connects Us as we are joined by not one but two incredible guests Sebastian Asprella and Vojtech Holub, CEO and CTO respectively of ThinkOrbital.
Join us as we learn more about the technology behind ThinkOrbital, discuss whether they are ambitious or just crazy, and pick their brains on who is doing it right and where the industry is headed.
Talent of Multiple Different Mindsets is Good for Business - Episode 62 - Hash Choudhuri, General Manager (EMEA) at Cribl
Always an entertaining conversationalist, Hash took us from his early days toying with a BBC Micro - to attending the decisive meeting which began Splunk’s security journey - though to his current adventure as GM of Cloud observability pacesetter Cribl.
Enjoy the latest episode of The Tech That Connects Us.
Detecting & Monitoring Wildfires To Benefit Life On Planet Earth! - Episode 61 - Thomas Grübler, CEO & Co-Founder at OroraTech
Join us as we speak with Thomas Grübler, CEO & Co-Founder of Wildfire Detection & Monitoring From Space players, OroraTech. Thomas’ passion for protecting the environment is as hot as the wildfires his technology identifies and tracks. This innovative company is the future of a sustainable Earth and Thomas tells us exactly how technology like this can be used for the betterment of life on Earth.
MWC22 Special – Eugina Jordan VP Marketing at Parallel Wireless
Eugina is the current VP Marketing at Parallel Wireless and an influential figure throughout Open RAN ecosystem. We talk with her about all things Open RAN, MWC22 & Diversity in the Industry.
If you're attending MWC22 and would like to catch up with the neuco team do get in contact with our team.
From the remote Mountains growing up in Peru to joining SpaceX and becoming the CEO at Aphelion Aerospace! - Episode 59 - Miguel Ayala CEO at Aphelion Aerospace
Miguel Ayala, is the CEO at Aphelion Aerospace, an exciting nano-satellite systems and services company looking to revolutionise access to space.
Before joining the ranks of successful space entrepreneurs, Miguel had an equally successful career with over 20 years in space engineering, having been involved in some incredible programs, including the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets while with SpaceX and working on the ISS habitat module with Honeywell.
Miguel heads up Aphelion Aerospace, an exciting NewSpace business aiming to make access to space feasible for everyone.
Live TV Production, Emerging technology and the Metaverse-What does the Future hold for the Content and Media Industry? Episode 58-Andy Hooper VP Product Management at Agile Content
Andy Hooper, VP Product Management B2B for Agile Content talks us through how he began his career in video, his thoughts on the current state of the industry and what’s in store for the future within the Content and Media sector.
We enjoyed hearing Andy’s thoughts on Diversity, the future of content creation, the metaverse, virtual reality and then finishing with Andy’s perfect weekend.
This is not one to be missed!
Building the First On-orbit Recycling Service - Episode 57 - Gary Calnan, CEO at CisLunar Industries
As the human race continues to put more and more assets in space, orbital debris and what should be done with it is fast becoming one of the most important topics in the industry, and no one knows more about tackling this problem than this week’s guest Gary Calnan, CEO of CisLunar Industries. Not just content with clearing space debris, CisLunar are also hoping to provide the first on-orbit recycling service. We talk to Gary about how a Finance Director found himself Co-Founding a New Space company, why de-orbiting debris isn’t good enough and learn about some of the exciting developments to look out for from CisLunar Industries.
Open RAN is the future! - Episode 56 - Olli Andersson SVP Americas at Benetel
With over 20 years experience in telecommunications, Olli has been at the forefront of innovation throughout his career. We talk with Olli about Open RAN, as well as what the future hold for Benetel with some bits about sailing thrown in!
Enjoy our latest episode of The Tech That Connects Us.
The barriers to space colonisation! - Episode 55 - Bart Womack CEO at Eden Grow Systems
When you think of barriers to space colonisation what comes to mind? I’m sure, for many, the first thing that they think of won’t always be how we will feed ourselves.
However, anyone who has watched ‘The Martian’ will appreciate any lengthy stay on Mars dictates the need to be self-sustaining. This is exactly the challenge that Eden Grow Systems and their CEO, Bart Womack, are taking on head-first. Having licensed some exciting technology from NASA.
Bart joins us to talk about how he is trying to find a way to not only feed the planet we currently inhabit but to make sure we continue to eat the fruits and vegetable we know and love rather than bug paste and freeze dried rations.
5G is more than just a buzzword! - Episode 54 - François Duchêne - VP Wireless Solutions EMEA at Casa Systems
With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, Francois has been at the cutting edge of next-generation technologies throughout his career. We talk with Francois about OpenRAN, Private networks and 5G, as well as what the future hold for Casa Systems (and some bits about hiking and boats thrown in!).
Resilience through and through: It’s ok to fail! - Episode 53 - Carrie Wooton Managing Director at Rise
With over 20 years of experience in the industry and being number 9 on TVB Europe’s The Watch List for 2021, Carrie Wootten is changing the Media Broadcast Industry! This week on the podcast, we take a deep dive into issues surrounding Diversity, Inclusion and all that comes alongside. Have a listen as we talk about where the industry is with tackling these issues, discuss how we can overcome things such as Impostor Syndrome and address sustainability.
Taking Lessons from Colleagues as Well as Managers - Episode 52 – Luis Beute VP Global Sales for Content Providers at Qwilt
Luis Beute, VP Global Sales for Content Providers at Qwilt takes us through how he made the jump from telecommunications to CDN and moved halfway around the world to do it too. Focusing on how he has taken as many lessons from colleagues and partners as from managers and mentors, this was a really great insight into Luis and his approach to balancing work and life.
Creating a Culture and Moving Forwards with Diversity and inclusion - Episode 51 - Kate Wendelboe Head of Strategy at BT Security
Kate Wendelboe describes her career as a Tapestry, and indeed having started in journalism she now heads up BT’s security strategy. With an unusual blend of senior experience in Broadcast Media and Security, Kate shares with us her take on the market, creating a culture and moving forwards with Diversity and inclusion.
Enjoy our latest episode of The Tech That Connects Us.
OT Systems Are Still Mostly Running On Windows XP! - Episode 50 - David Brown Vice President and General Manager, International Sales - ZeroFOX
This week we spoke to the very personable Cyber Sales Leader David Brown (who has worked at Gentrack, Security Matters/Forescout & ZeroFox). We heard his insights on the OT domain - where he’s headed up both IPOs and acquisitions, what really keeps CISOs up at night, alternative models for industry events, how to recognise the potential in new hires and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
A Bustling Space Economy Fuelled by Orbit Fab - Episode 49 - Daniel Faber CEO at Orbit Fab
Gas stations, tow trucks, manufacturing, mining, permanent jobs, permanent residents, tourism, entertainment including films and sport - a vibrant, self-sustaining economy. Now imagine this entirely in space! That’s what Orbit Fab and Daniel Faber are doing!
Join Andrew Ball and Ewan Lawrenson for episode 49 of The Tech That Connects Us as they speak with the inspirational Daniel Faber, CEO and co-founder of the pioneering on-orbit servicing company, Orbit Fab, as they discuss the future of the space industry and how Orbit Fab will fuel it. The vision Daniel has for the future of space is nothing short of spectacular, come and hear how Orbit Fab are working hard to make it a reality.
Never give up! - Episode 48 - Darren Long - Group Operations Transformation Design CT&I at Sky
Did you know what you wanted to do at the age of 9? Do you have a dream that you’ve always wanted to fulfil? Do you want to know how to make the industry more environmentally friendly?
Joining Tegan Lloyd Williams and Henry Johnson on this week’s podcast of the Tech That Connects Us is Darren Long the Head of Group Operations Transformation design CT&I for Sky. Darren has been working for Sky for the past 32 years across News, Sports Entertainment and Production, as a director in a range of different capacities, such as Group Content Processing, Production and Services and Operations.
We enjoyed hearing Darren’s thoughts on Diversity, inspiring a healthy culture, the future of content creation and the importance of owning a dog.
This episode is not to be missed.
Cloud Security & threat intelligence! - Episode 47 - Trish Cagliostro Head of Worldwide Alliances at Wiz.
Joining us on The Tech That Connects Us this week is Trish Cagliostro Head of Worldwide Alliances at Wiz.
Wonderful insights from Trish Cagliostro current Wiz and previous AWS & Anomali thought leader. It felt we only scratched the surface in a conversation which spanned Cloud Security, threat intelligence, the partner landscape, Cyber’s diversity challenge, the joys of softball and much more!
Do you think it’s possible to launch a rocket from a Toyota Prius? - Episode 46 - Sascha Deri CEO of bluShift Aerospace.
Do you think it’s possible to launch a rocket from a Toyota Prius?
What if I told you the rocket also used a bio-derived, non-toxic and nearly carbon neutral fuel? Well, that is exactly what this week’s guest has achieved, and much more besides. Sascha Deri is CEO of bluShift Aerospace, an exciting New Space company aiming to not only drastically reduce the cost of space flight but also offer a much more environmentally friendly solution than any other launch provider out there at the moment.
Not content with running a successful renewable energy company, altE, Sascha talks to us about how he discovered his love of space, why not being able to become a pilot, and subsequently an astronaut, set him on his current path in revolutionising the launch market, how the most important discovery in bluShift’s history was made on a windowsill at a small New England farm and also makes some exciting announcements!
Golf, Trumpet, Segways and Aircraft connectivity! - Episode 45 - John Kinney VP of Quality Assurance with Intelsat / Gogo
Joining us on this week's The Tech That Connects Us is John Kinney VP of Quality Assurance with Intelsat / Gogo.
John has an impressive background with over 20 years at Motorola and beyond, having worked at Rockwell Automation, Blackberry, Honeywell, Gogo who are now part of Intelsat. John experience in software, hardware, and service environments in five different industries, gives him a unique perspective on business optimization, quality, and customer experience.
Join us as we talk, golf, trumpet, segways and aircraft connectivity!
Enjoy another fascinating episode!
New Baby, 1st Commercial Satellite Launch, Horror Movies, Backstreet Boys and OQ Technology! - Episode 44 - Omar Qaise founder and CEO of OQ Technology
Joining Tom Wilding and Laurie Scott on this week's Podcast Omar Qaise the founder and CEO of OQ Technology, an exciting international NewSpace customer-focused start-up in Luxembourg that is building a global 5G LEO satellite constellation dedicated to "Internet-of-Things"
What a year Omar has had, becoming a father, along with OQ Technology 1st commercial satellite launch - Tiger 2.
Omar's career includes working for the European Space Agency - ESA (ESA), (German Aerospace Center (DLR)), SES Satellites & OHB System AG.
Listen as they talk about Indian & Mexican food, Horror movies, BackStreet Boys, Baby Qaise junior becoming the youngest space launch spectator, IoT and the evolution of M2M, Albert Einstein & Elon Musk.
Enjoy another fascinating episode!
Video is having it’s own ‘Industrial Revolution’ – Episode 43 - Nuno Sanches, General Manager for Telecom and Media, Kaltura
This week we are joined by Nuno Sanches, General Manager for Telecom and Media at Kaltura. He boasts one of the more impressive broadcast video pedigrees in the industry having worked at ZON (later NOS) at the dawn of IPTV technology then going on to Vodafone to found their central TV development organisation and grow their global TV brand. Now at Kaltura, Nuno has just experienced their highly successful IPO and their future is looking bright!
Talking to us about all things video, Nuno shares his views on the lessons learned throughout the pandemic, talks about the ‘Industrial Revolution’ moment the video industry is experiencing, and gives his advice on what someone getting into the industry today should think about.
When everything is fine, I don’t feel comfortable – I like to move things forward… Episode 42 - Reuben Braham, Vice President Marketing, Cyberint
Wonderful speaking with global Cyber marketing expert Reuben Braham (ex-Check Point, SailPoint and now leading marketing for Cyberint) on what makes him tick, how his wife is his biggest influence, why Israel is such a cyber powerhouse, how “in the Cyber Space there is no Fort Knox… there is always a way in” – plus perspectives on post-Covid marketing trends, and on creating meaningful marketing content which cuts through the noise.
IT is on a rocket ship! Episode 41 - Subha Shrinivasan, Senior Director Customer Success, Robin.io
Subha Shrinivasan is Senior Director, Customer Success for Robin.io who provide industry-leading solutions for Kubernetes Application and Data Management. She has over 20 years’ experience across virtualization, datacenter and cloud native technologies. Join us this week to hear about Subha’s journey and her opinions on the future of the industry.
People, Planet, Profit. Episode 40 - Andrew Moultrie, CEO, BBC Studioworks
The current CEO of BBC Studios Andrew Moultrie, reminds us of the importance of focusing on People, the Planet and Profit (PPP), and in that order. A hugely passionate individual, Andrew has taken a different path to many in his journey to the top of the Content & Media industry but it’s no surprise to see him there. Experience formed from major FMCG brands, a global outlook and sheer belief that he could succeed have clearly been key factors.
A huge advocate of all things people and thinking differently, he has some great things to say around the future of the industry, how workforces will change and what part technology needs to play. If you’re looking for a bit of zip and inspiration for your day, listen to this!
Culture is what you ignore. Episode 39 - David Ross, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Ross Video
Having been at Ross Video for 30 years, David knows a thing or two about culture and he quoted – from something he read recently – that ‘Culture is what you ignore’. The premise being, that what you ignore will become normalised, and that will become your culture, either good or bad, reminding us all of the importance to highlight the good bits and to call out anything that does not meet your company standard.
In a wide ranging interview, we also cover how and why he joined his father’s business in 1991 (it hadn’t always been the plan!!), his thoughts on the industry and the tech that will affect things moving forwards. In addition, he raised the important issue of sustainability around Broadcast as well as having some excellent advice for those entering the industry – have two great skill sets, not just one!
I always wanted to work at the BBC. Episode 38 - Mohammed Akhlaq, Chief Technology Officer, ITN
Mohammed Akhlaq, ITN’s current CTO had an early desire to work for the BBC and was fortunate enough to make that a reality in the late 80’s. He recalls some wonderful memories of his time there, along with some amazing people who inspired him along the way.
From the BBC, he went on to join Al Jazerea where he played a key role in launching their first US studio and channel. He talks with passion, and authority, and you have a real sense that his experience results in a very level-headed leadership style.
Making dreams come true. Episode 37 - Pedro Bandeira, Vice President Product and New Business, Europe, Deutsche Telekom
Obsessed by television and technology as a child, Pedro Bandeira to that passion and turned it into a dream career. Fast forward to the present day, and he’s still trying to make dreams come true, only now that manifests itself in an endless quest to deliver the ultimate content consumption experience in his role as VP New Products at Deutsche Telekom.
Pedro has been lucky enough to be at the forefront of most of the modern time developments in Content & Media and it was fascinating to hear his insight on the early days. One of our favourite parts of the interview was his recollection of him being the very first IPTV customer for Portugal Telecom, a fitting tribute to his ideas and efforts to make that release a reality – the default pin for the service remains the date of that installation to his home nearly 20 years ago!
If you want to hear from one of the leading voices transforming the way we view and consume content, then you MUST listen to this episode!
One Vision: One Global Network. Episode 36 - Brian Pemberton, VP Sales & Marketing, Omnispace
Brian Pemberton leads corporate sales and marketing activities for Omnispace, which is redefining mobile connectivity for the 21st century.
He brings more than 20 years of experience in global wireless, terrestrial and satellite communications to his role and is therefore brilliantly positioned to help usher in a new era of global connectivity.
Join us for this weeks’ episode to hear all about a connected world, what it means for the future of society and how to get there.
We Are Losing The Battle, But We Are In The Competition! Episode 35 - Ted Harrington, Author of Hackable
We had an engaging conversation with ethical hacker entrepreneur and author Ted Harrington to understand how he was drawn to security, what motivates cyber criminals, common app security pitfalls, and the mindset giving attackers the upper hand. He’s a founder of IoT Village, a hacking event responsible for discovering 300+ zero-day vulnerabilities, and winning 3 DEFCON Black Badges.
Covid Made my Business Evaporate Overnight – So I Did Something Else! Episode 34 - Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst IT-Harvest
A true historian, and ex-Gartner VP, Richard is to Cyber Security what Herodotus was to the Ancient Greeks & Romans – researching, writing, and commenting on security since ’95. Experience helps him to separate buzzwords from business value, so we were delighted to chat with him about all manner of topics, including how his working life has changed during Covid, what he feels are the key Cyber innovations, and where he sees the future of the market.
Professional Sports Shaped My Career! Episode 33 - Ilijana Vavan, Chief Sales Officer, VMRAY
A former champion speed skater, Ilijana used this forward momentum to complete a Master’s in computer science, before gliding into sales leadership roles for the likes of Microsoft (where she spent a decade), Oracle, Kaspersky – and most recently threat detection platform VMRAY.
Though she speaks six languages fluently, it’s listening which she prizes most highly. In our conversation, we discussed how understanding the individual is key to building a successful global sales team – plus predictions on the key battlegrounds for cyber security at the start of a new decade.
Great Things Come From Being Part of a Great Team! Episode 32 - Nancy Goldberg, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, Nagravision
From professional rock climbing and snowboarding to the EVP of Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at the Kudelski Group and Nagravision, Nancy has walked a very different path to most people in her position. Nothing in her life was pointing to a corporate job or indeed to the Content and Media Industry. But after meeting her musician husband and being inspired by her mother, Nancy was encouraged to be fearless and always bring that quality to the table. In this episode we discuss how leadership has evolved during the pandemic, what drew Nancy towards a role within an organisation that has a security focus, the importance of culture within teams and the opportunities emerging in the current landscape.
An Unwavering Passion! Episode 31 - Matt Westrup, VP Technology & Operations, A+E Networks UK
Some people just ooze passion for what they do and Matt Westrup is certainly one of those individuals. Whether discussing the current wealth of great content, the importance of metadata, or the importance of having a strong company culture as we emerge from Covid, Matt’s passion shines through, and we love that!! Starting as a cameraman, Matt was easily and understandably – lured into the broadcast industry. From there he progressed into more Operational roles and now heads Tech & Ops for A+E Networks. His feelings on culture and its importance post-Covid are especially relevant and extremely well voiced.
Space is Hard but Anything is Possible. Episode 30 - Mark La Penna, CEO & Founder, Xenesis
Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to space camp? How about what it was like to attend every Space Shuttle launch? Or even what it would be like to meet Buzz Aldrin? Well this week’s guest can shed a little light on all if this! Mark La Penna is the CEO and Founder of Xenesis, an incredible new company with lofty aims of breaking down the digital divide and providing connectivity to the unconnected, and they have made great headway already creating and delivering the first low-cost optical communications service with speeds ten times that of traditional RF solutions. Mark joins us to talk all things space and connectivity as well as touching on other subjects he is passionate about, including his love for F1, who he has taken inspiration from in his career as well as revealing some never heard before announcements for the near future.
Take every opportunity! Episode 29 - Jamie Dunn, COO, Lawo
This week we’re joined by Jamie Dunn, COO of Lawo a pioneering IP-based video and audio technology company for broadcast production. John Clifton and Tegan Lloyd Williams hosted an honest and fantastic episode and one of the key messages that shone through was Jamie’s great advice about taking opportunities when they present themselves. He’s taken this advice himself on several occasions which has led to a rich and varied career and the chance to travel and live overseas. It was also wonderful to hear Jamie extol the virtues of just how powerful and longstanding radio and audio really is – visual content is having a boom right now, but Audio has never been so popular.
31 Years Strong and only Getting Stronger! Episode 28 - Alvaro Sanchez, CEO of Integrasys
From model, to CERN Engineer, to CEO of one of the most well-liked businesses in the satellite industry…just how did Alvaro Sanchez get himself into the position he is today? Well, this week the neuco podcast sheds light on the how, the why and the who!
As well as that, Alvaro shares his views on the ever-changing world of satellite and his feelings on why his business, Integrasys, has been so successful for so long when so many other businesses have faltered.
He talks about how he has made Integrasys a software business with 35% female staff and how excited he is for the future of the business.