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Respond And Retreat - Pathcast

The Pathcast is an interview series with tech and business experts, discussing the good, the bad and the ugly of business and provides actionable steps for you to implement from the ground up.

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Inspiring Women In Business – Rising to the top + Bumps along the way

In this motivational speech technology futurist Shara Evans shares her inspiring personal story of how she became a business leader and globally renowned futurist — whilst overcoming personal challenges that would have been viewed as impossible barriers by most.

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What does the Future of Payments Commerce look like? Might it be #Seamless?

Are Australians willing to embrace biometrics, retina scans, and seamless payments in the future of retail & commerce? Tune into #futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson's futurist musings as he is interviewed on Sky News Business' #TechnologyBehindBusiness

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Tales from a female AI entrepreneur

In this episode of the Divercity podcast host Julia Streets interviews Dr Catriona Wallace, a leading authority in artificial intelligence and Founder & Executive Director of fintech firm Flamingo.AI, the second only woman-led businesses ever to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.

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Shara Evans featured on the Street Talk Podcast

SoundCloud: Street Talk Episode 8 – Futurist Shara Evans at the LJ Hooker Event (audio podcast)

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Zero Friction Future

Video series from Facebook's Zero Friction Future where Anders Sorman-Nilsson and guests discuss content and its key role in the Future of Seamless CX.

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Ethics, Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights

Artificial Intelligence is regarded as the most powerful transformation to affect business and society since the invention of electricity - and is now in reach of the Board and Executive team.

So how should our business leaders consider the ethical challenges that A.I. presents?

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Keeping your company engaged in society

There are increasing expectations for business to be engaged in and relevant to the issues facing modern society. Consumers say they want business to take a more active stand on social issues.

So how does a business engage effectively in society and at the same time truly win more customers and talent because of it?

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"STEM skills will not always be the key to employment": ABC TV Weekend Breakfast

Global Futurist Anders Sörman-Nilsson warns that STEM skills will not always be the key to employment in the future as well as the importance of both left and right brain thinking for the future of work - interviewed on ABC TV Weekend Breakfast Program (aired on the 23rd of February, 2019)

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Odecast with James O'Loghlin

This edition we have something we've been working on for a while. Launching on iTunes soon, ODEcast is designed to spread the thought-leadership of Ode speakers to the world, not just the conference stage! In this months episode: James O'Loghlin talks innovation!

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Smart Community Podcast with Shara Evans

In this episode of the Smart Community Podcast, Shara Evans (Technologist, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Self-Proclaimed Sci-Fi Geek) discusses her background, how she transitioned from technologist to futurist, and what sparked her interest in the Smart Community space.

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AI + FinTech. Could Blockchain be used to combat Deepfake Videos?

The world of crypto currency is exciting, fast moving, and still a bit risky in terms of valuation, hacking of digital wallets and exchanges or losing your password (and access to your crypto account). In spite of these risks, early products such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and many other digital currencies are currently being used or trialled around the world.

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LEADING THE WAY TO INNOVATION

Leaders know that innovation is critical to business success. If you don’t innovate you die.

It’s easy to demand your team be more innovative, but much, much harder to lead the way.

Here’s a few simple steps that enables innovation to happen.

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Finding the digilogue in financial services

It seems almost counter-intuitive that big-data could help financial services be more human, could connect them to the emotional needs of their customers. As banks strive to get away from their image as cold, unfeeling entities, the truly future-proof fintech thinkers are looking beyond demographics to solve the problem of a digital entity trying to understand the analog heart.

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Top 20 Trends Report

This report draws on over a decade of trend forecasting to highlight the top 20 trends that will shape the next decade. Whether these trends become an existential threat or an exciting opportunity for your business will largely depend on your perspective and preparedness.

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The Future Of Travel - Business And Leisure Travel In 2030

In this keynote speech, delivered at the Tourism Innovators Conference technology futurist Shara Evans describes how the emergence of the world wide web was a game changer for the travel industry — spawning airline websites with online booking portals, price comparison sites for flights and hotels, social reviews of tours, hotels, and anything travel related.

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Fuelling human innovation in a tech-driven world

As automation and AI threaten to decimate our workforce, forward-thinking business leaders are looking at ways to maximize the potential of human innovation within the framework of technology. John Sweeney has three actionable tips for businesses looking to innovate in an AI world.

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5 STEPS TO INNOVATION

2017 is very different from 2007. Social media, automation, buy-with-a-click, customer engagement, big data and the cloud are just some of the things that have, in just a few years, gone from being incredible to being normal. James O’Loghlin contests that it’s naïve to think the next 10 years won’t bring just as much change.

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5 White Collar Jobs at Risk of Disruption

If you regularly follow some of my futurist musings you can probably tell that one of the areas that fascinates me the most is how technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and Robotics will shape the future of work. In this post I'll give you an example of 5 white collar jobs that are at risk of being computerised in the near future.

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Who's really in control on the roads of the future?

Are you ready to give up control? The driverless car revolution promises to make our roads safer, reduce emissions and unclog our highways. But who's really in control? Michael McQueen takes a hard look at the future of our roads, and what it means for our autonomy, economy and safety.

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Are we all getting digitally hacked?

Silicon Valley is coming for your industry. In this video-clip futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson explains the ways in which our business models are getting digitally hacked right now. Food for thought; what are the implications for healthcare and pharmaceutical healthcare companies?

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Leadership and the Mindset of Discovery

After more than 15 years working with some of the best organizations in the world, John Sweeney recognizes that leadership can be both a blessing and a curse: "Your behavior as a leader has tremendous impact and the way you show up every day is always underpinned by your mindset."

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Why the brightest minds aren't always the best innovators

Blue sky thinking with your best and brightest isn't always the path to innovation breakthroughs. In this short video clip social futurist Kieran Flanagan explains why.

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What the Concept of Singularity Means for Business

The technological advancements combined with the increasing growth of computing power will lead to singularity. But what is singularity and what does it mean for businesses?
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The 5 biggest handbrakes on Momentum

From Sony to Microsoft, Adidas to Alcoa, and Billabong to Lego, many a brand has lost their mojo at one time or another. Michael McQueen shares key insights on how we can keep the pedal on momentum.From Sony to Microsoft, Adidas to Alcoa, and Billabong to Lego, many a brand has lost their mojo at one time or another.

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Whose Job is it to Innovate?

When a company is small and starting out, everyone has to be innovative. It’s a necessity. You need to innovate to survive, because everything is new. There are new challenges and problems every day, every hour, and a lot of time needs to be spent thinking about how to meet those challenges and solve those problems. Companies have to work out how to supply something of value to customers, how to market their goods and/or services, how to attract and retain the best people and a hundred other things. As they do this, they are being, by definition, innovative.

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Leadership and The Mindset of Discovery

After 15+ years, working with some of the best organizations in the world, John Sweeney recognizes that leadership can be both a blessing and a curse. Your behavior as a leader has tremendous impact and the way you show up every day is underpinned by your mindset. In this short yet powerful video-clip, John shares 5 key behaviors you can start using today to adapt and develop a Mindset of Discovery.

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Financial Services; Curb the Fear and Innovate!

Scott Bales is a leading tech innovator. This video-clip covers one of the ideas at the heart behind Scott's newest book Innovation Wars: Unlocking the Secrets of Corporate Innovation.

How do banks and financial services break through the 'fear barrier' to design innovative products and services... and survive?

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New Book Innovation Wars. The Pre-Order Has Begun.

To respond to the ever growing demand amongst my clients, I'm launching my new book Innovation Wars, with the pre-orders starting on May 2nd. After the success of my previous book Mobile Ready, I've chosen to partner with Publishizer to build the support to produce an amazing innovation tool. You can pre-order the book here.

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3 Business Lessons from my Life as an Internet Sensation

John Sweeney is the innovation behavioralist changing the face of business and author of the Innovative Mindset: 5 ways to accelerate breakthroughs. But you may be more familiar with Jiggly Boy - John's invention and larger than life character who is the embodiment of pure innovation in practice, going viral to delight over 150 million times!

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Global action on climate change has begun... & that's great for business

It couldn't be clearer. Big business is committing to climate change. TED speaker, sustainable business strategist, advisor and author of The Big Pivot,  Andrew Winston talks mega trends, and what savvy corporations are doing to capitalize on The Big Pivot shift towards a sustainable and profitable future.

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Make Innovation Your State of Mind

In this video, innovation expert and author James O’Loghlin shares 3 key steps you can start using today and every day to turn your mind into a natural incubator and creative channel for innovative thinking.

James has written a brand new book "Innovation is a State of Mind", due for release on March 1st, which outlines a step-by-step process to identify opportunities for innovation, develop better ideas, and grow those ideas into something real.

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A Guide To The Ultimate Brainstorm

We've all been there - the business is going in a new direction and you need to collectively think of ideas to support this, or maybe you have a client demanding a fresh approach and so a time and date are set; it's brainstorming time. You and the team sit in a room armed with pens and paper but the ideas just aren't flowing...

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Creativity: Is Fear Holding Back Innovation?

An influential driver of innovation, Digital Strategist & Futurist Scott Bales poses some challenging questions to shine a light onto those problem areas that often block creative flow and progress.

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Thank You! The Stage is Now Set for Innovation...

John Sweeney's new book The Innovative Mindset: 5 Behaviors for Accelerating Breakthroughs helps you identify what you need to do in order to become more innovative and less fearful, and assists in creating a regimen that transforms how you act.

In this video, John says 'thank you' for your collaboration on the journey, and makes a very special offer to celebrate the launch of this exciting new book.

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A Practical Guide to the Innovation Mindset

From corporate lawyer to successful comedian and well-known TV personality to keynote speaker for innovation; James O’Loghlin explains how an innovation mindset asks the uncomfortable questions. In this post he outlines 5 key steps that can navigate towards your goals and transform the shape of your life’s direction. 

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It's Time To Leave The Building

Innovation is full of surprises, that might scare you.

Over the past decade I’ve seen my fair share of attempts at innovation. Everything from incremental enhancements, through to bold attempts at disruptive innovation. One thing stands true, innovation is full of surprises that NO company ever prepared for. And often, scares the c#$% out of them. The key to getting 'ideas' right is to make sure you really understand who you are innovating for by getting out amongst your consumers.

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Why We Do What We Do

Creativity and ideas often go hand in hand; we think of those who can write, paint, create as ideas people and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of advertising.

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In Need Of A Eureka Moment?

It's 6.30pm. You’re completely exhausted. You barely notice the other people on the bus as you drift off into your own world. If you close your eyes for a moment, you’ll probably fall asleep. The headlights of the passing cars refract through the raindrops that are trickling down the window next to you. And that’s when it happens. Pure genius - only in hindsight it’s actually obvious. That solution to the problem you’ve been trying to solve since 2pm when you got back from a late lunch break. You feel a sudden burst of energy mixed with more than a little bit of relief. You write down this amazing idea in your diary, smile, and settle in for the trip home.

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Where We Find Our Inspiration

Inspiration can be tough to come across, even when you make yourl iving from writing books, inspiring others and creating new ways for businesses to thrive, finding a never ending supply of light-bulb moments isn't easy.

So we thought we'd turn to our inspirational team of thought leaders to find out what they do to get the creative juices flowing, whether you are a bath person or love the outdoors there will be a gem in here that you can use in your own life - enjoy!

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The Ode Ideas Playlist

Ideas are like buses, none around for ages and then five show up at once! There's nothing worse than staring at a blank page, pen in hand and radio silence between your ears and this is exactly why the Ode team have created the ultimate playlist to get those crearive juices flowing.

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Innovation At Home

When you hear the word ‘innovation’, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? More than likely it’s something associated with business or industry or research and development. But to me innovation isn’t necessarily about big business, or even about any sort of business; it’s about thinking of ways of doing things better – and that can happen in business, but it can also happen in any aspect of our lives.

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Building The Downloadable Bank

In this revealing and educational interview with Wired Magazine, globally respected banking innovator Brett King talks banking trends and how he came to create the worlds first downloadable bank.

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Breaking Bad - A Lesson In Innovation

I recently had the opportunity to interview Vince Gilligan, the creator, producer, writer, sometime director and overall mastermind behind ‘Breaking Bad’ one of the greatest television series ever made. In fact, in my opinion it’s the greatest. This is what I learnt from speaking with him:

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The Lost Art Of Signatures

In a recent UN/ICAO commissioned survey on the use of signatures in passports, a number of countries including the UK recommended phasing out the long held practice because it was no longer deemed of practical use. More significantly, however, is the emerging trend that has some parents, educators and lawmakers espousing their concern - when asked to sign most kids these days are simply writing their name - the art of the signature may soon be a lost art. A recent report in Gulf News disclosed that this is a global problem with kids in Canada, Tokyo, Hong Kong and elsewhere moving away from written signatures because they live their life through technology, but without the need to sign.

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