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The ISG Smartalks Podcast delivers technology and sourcing insights from the thought leaders at ISG. In this series we bring together external and internal experts to discuss the ways in which technology is transforming the world of business. Our aim is to simplify the themes and educate and inspire our listeners. ISG is a leading global technology research and advisory firm that is committed to helping organizations achieve operational excellence and faster growth.
 
The ISG Digital Dish podcast explores the latest news, issues and debates involving the role of women to create a space for women’s voices and experiences in technology today. It brings together thinkers, industry leaders and pace setters who are ushering in – and sometimes questioning – the future of digital. What do women bring to the field? How can we think differently about how women together with men create competitive advantage and drive innovation? What does the field have to offer wo ...
 
The automation technology market is developing at pace. New tools, capabilities and practices are emerging on an almost daily basis, but it can be hard to separate the hype from the reality. Join host Wayne Butterfield as he navigates the automation landscape with guests from the enterprise, consulting and technology worlds to shed light on the role of robotic process and cognitive automation technologies in the quest for business value.
 
For many of us, blockchain is a bit of an enigma. It sounds promising, but exactly how, when and where does it bring value? In the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast series, we’ve set out to answer that question. Come along with us as we explore six real-life use cases in which enterprises have implemented blockchain technology and lived to tell about it. We’ll discuss concrete and measurable benefits they are seeing and possible expansion as they learn how to leverage the tools they have for bigge ...
 
The iSeekGolf podcast is a weekly audio show which offers coverage and opinion on all aspects of the game with interesting insights, interviews and guests. From authors, journalists and commentators to players, administrators and the all-important every day golfer, the iSeekGolf podcast serves as the "director's commentary" on iSeekGolf's comprehensive coverage of the game. We’ll talk about the latest in tour news, golf books, travel destinations, equipment, instruction, course architecture ...
 
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When Dr David Howie started his new role as Chief Commercial Officer at NHSX in February this year he didn’t expect it to be entirely dominated by COVID – then, a word only just entering our vocabulary. Yet the rest is history, as they say. NHSX is the technology enablement arm of the England’s National Health Service (NHS), which is driving the di…
 
In the final episode of the 2020 ISG Blockchain Now podcast mini-series, hosts Alex Manders and Jason Stading recap the past five episodes, discussing together what it is that keeps them interested and motivated to continue sharing the real-world implications of blockchain technology with their listeners. Much has been written about the financial a…
 
In this week’s episode host Wayne Butterfield and Alex Davies, Program Manager at RBC, discuss how automation, typically associated with transforming back-office functions in financial services, has been successfully applied to the front-office trading floor. Learn how RPA technology has brought value and resilience to the trading floor both pre an…
 
When Kayla Harrington, then student now Legal Research Assistant at Thomson Reuters, wrote a blog about inherent gender bias in society, she was clearly hoping to raise the profile of the issue. But she didn’t anticipate that her blog would gain the attention of her father Jeff Harrington, whose eyes were opened to the issues she raised, or that it…
 
With any corporate investment, there is always a careful balance between the cost to the organization and the benefit it brings. Right now, budgets are under huge pressure because of the unprecedented challenges of the global COVID pandemic, forcing companies to make difficult decisions about where to make cuts. At the same time, we’ve seen a huge …
 
Host, Wayne Butterfield, speaks to Ema Roloff, Senior Sales Executive at Naviant Inc, about how success in any transformation project requires significant investment in the people aspect from the outset. Undoubtedly technology is important, however, to avert failure organisations must also ensure they effectively prepare their employees for change.…
 
The ISG Imagine Your Future podcast is back after a short break with a new host, Steve Hall. In Steve’s first episode in the driver’s seat he welcomes back former IYF podcast host and colleague Barry Matthews to discuss the subject of open talent and the gig economy. Talent platforms, which allow enterprises to tap into global or distributed talent…
 
The concept of agile in the technology product development field is not new. It originates back in the 1990s and, by the mid-2000s, had started to replace the more linear waterfall methodology of software development, particularly in newer tech firms where large software development practices simply weren’t available or affordable. This has, of cou…
 
In this podcast series, we’ve taken a look at use cases across a range of industries, including healthcare, life sciences and food production. It’s clear that blockchain technology has moved past the hype stage and is now part of a maturing market likely to have a transformative effect on business around the world. In this episode, host Alex Mander…
 
Host, Wayne Butterfield, speaks to Ashwin Gaidhani, Principal at DIGITALFABRIC and Advisory Leader at AISWITCH, about how the global pandemic has shone a spotlight on business continuity planning. Together they discuss the increasingly important role that automation technologies will play in business continuity planning going forward.…
 
Over the coming years, the gig economy is predicted to grow at an unprecedented rate. This year, due to the global COVID pandemic and the subsequent economic disruption, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the numbers of people seeking new, more flexible working models. In particular, 21 to 38-year-olds are turning to the gig economy as a way to take ba…
 
Over the past six months, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the way people work. For some, this may be temporary, but for others it marks the start of a new working era – one enabled by technology and innovation and driven by the need to approach work differently. Things that people might have previously considered impossible or impractical have becom…
 
Data is big and getting bigger, yet in some business areas it’s less well understood and used than in others. This seems to be the case for HR, where data is often viewed simply as a by-product of business activity rather than a valuable resource in its own right. Data can help us make sense of the world and drive business decisions, especially in …
 
By now, most people are familiar with the benefits that can come with well-executed robotic process automation (RPA) implementation: increased accuracy improved productivity and hours given back to the business. But taking automation to the next level and scaling it across the business can be challenging. Many companies hit “the RPA wall.” Business…
 
In this episode of the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast, Alex Manders and Jason Stading talk with Kim Harrington of Bayer about her experience setting up a blockchain center of excellence (CoE). Harrington has been involved in emerging technology and innovation programs for several years, including leading the blockchain CoE at Bayer. She describes how …
 
Despite what many people think, personality type is a more accurate indicator of how we handle change than age. Understanding our character and how we instinctively react to change, including the way it affects our confidence, our stress levels and our tolerance is especially important right now. The need for self-awareness has never been greater a…
 
Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team talk this week with Kaylei Perry of Dole, the largest producer of fresh fruit and vegetables in the world. For the past 18 months, Perry, a supply chain systems specialist, has been responsible for implementing blockchain to improve transparency and traceability of food items from the …
 
As employees quickly transitioned to virtual work and began accessing business systems and technology remotely on a scale never experienced before, cybersecurity also quickly moved to center stage. The speed with which businesses have had to adapt to the new way of working has meant that some corners have inevitably been cut, leaving many organizat…
 
Join Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team as they explore the application of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry. Their guest is John Bass, a principal voice in the development of the global blockchain healthcare market and founder and Chief Executive of Hashed Health, a leading platform for blockchain innova…
 
Should you follow your heart or your head when it comes to career decisions? That’s one of the themes of the latest episode of the ISG Digital Dish podcast. Co-hosts Jeanne Cuff, Julie Fernandez and Lois Coatney discuss valuable guidance they’ve gathered along the way that can be applied in both professional and personal ways. Their guest this week…
 
In this special edition of the ISG Digital Dish, co-hosts Lois Coatney, Jeanne Cuff and Julie Fernandez, together with ISG colleague Catrin Podmore, discuss the challenges of working from home under lockdown. Problems with technology and equipment, home-schooling needs, ever-present family and bandwidth issues combine to create a unique and often d…
 
In this inaugural episode of the ISG Blockchain Now™ podcast, Alex Manders and his co-hosts from the ISG Blockchain Now™ team explore the application of blockchain technology in the pharmaceutical supply chain with guest Muffie Fulton, Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Solutions at Chronicled. Listen in as she describes how the MediLedger project s…
 
The Healthcare industry is currently experiencing the highest levels of demand in modern times. At the same time, it is burdened with developing coping mechanisms, medicines and vaccines that will, in time, help protect us from subsequent outbreaks. There’s no doubt the industry will undergo radical transformation as a result of the pandemic. And h…
 
Welcome to the first episode of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast series "The Digital Dish". Join co-hosts Lois Coatney, Julie Fernandez and Jeanne Cuff as they explore what it means to be a woman in the world of digital business. In this episode, they discuss the power of leveraging digital technology within our roles, regardless of our business function…
 
As the effort to slow the COVID-19 virus disrupts our lives, organizations are swiftly reacting to their governments’ calls to close offices and limit or ban social gatherings by asking their employees to work from home. What does this degree of disruption mean for businesses in the short, medium and long term? What measures can we put in place now…
 
Join us for a look back on the themes and concepts covered in this year’s ISG Smartalks™ podcast series. Barry Matthews and his guests, Eleanor Winn and Bryn Barlow of ISG, reflect on where we’ve been and what we can take away. Over the course of the series, the podcast has covered diverse technology-related themes that have informed, entertained a…
 
When it comes to blockchain, the jury’s still out. Some believe it’s an example of technology that’s promised much and delivered little. Others think it will have a far-reaching impact on practically every aspect of our lives, much the same way the internet has. Barry gets together this week with two eminent blockchain thought-leaders, Alex Manders…
 
In this episode of the ISG Smartalks™ podcast, we look back at ISG’s Automation Summit London (11-12 September). Barry Matthews catches up with four leading automation experts at the conference to find out their thoughts on the current state of technology and how they see automation impacting business over the next decade. Barry speaks with Profess…
 
Its been quite the journey but after 125 episodes the iSeekGolf Podcast will cease publishing from today. Changes at the ISG parent company have seen a shift in direction for the website and, at this stage, the podcast will not be part of the immediate offering. However, don't delete the feed from your favourite app as the podcast may start again i…
 
The ISG Index™ has been assessing and analyzing the state of the global IT services market for the past 17 years, over 67 consecutive quarters. The Index is considered the authoritative source for marketplace intelligence related to outsourcing transaction structures and terms, industry adoption, geographic prevalence and service provider performan…
 
His father is one of the game's most revered exponents but Andrew Thomson's life has been about much more than being the son of five time Open champion Peter. A former federal minister in the Howard government and long time resident of Japan, Andrew is a lawyer and author in his own right whose writings on golf and politics show a flair not complet…
 
US based but UK born golf writer Tony Dear joins the podcast this week to discuss an eclectic mix of topics including: whether golf media in the Twitter age is too negative; why the handicap event at the Tour Championship is wrong; a potential solution to the ball problem and how good was the US Amateur? Links mentioend on this episode: iSeekGolf T…
 
One of the biggest issues facing golf clubs around the world is a business model that no longer seems to appeal to the next generation of golfers. With choices many and varied and time tight, the idea of committing to just one clubs is not palatable to many new players. But a business in America has taken an age old golf idea - Scotland's golfing s…
 
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