The A - Z of tech podcast series

Our journey through the alphabet of technology trends

Welcome to the A to Z of Tech podcast series. A is for Artificial Intelligence, B is for Blockchain, C is for Cyber Security. Follow our journey through an alphabet of technology trends with PwC's technologists and special guests.

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Episode 8: G for 5G


This month Louise and Hugo are talking all things 5G with EE’s Howard Jones and Strategy&’s Kirolous Zikry. 

For the first half of the conversation, the group discuss the hype surrounding 5G, what the technology is and how it compares to analogue and everything up to 4G. In the second half of the conversation, the group talk about 5G’s potential uses and some crystal ball gazing on what comes next.

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Episode 7: Bonus episode - Driverless


In this temporary veer away from the alphabet, we sit down with Margaret Campbell, a curator at the Science Museum's latest exhibition 'Driverless: who is in control?'. Louise and Hugo chat to Margaret about her highlights from the exhibition, including the UK's first driverless car from the 1960s, the use of driverless technologies to clear Afghanistan’s land mines and how autonomous bots are monitoring the ocean’s oil spills.

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Episode 6: F for Fintech


What is fintech? Who are the challenger banks? What comes next for retail banking? Listen to the latest episode ‘F for Fintech’ as hosts Louise Taggart and Hugo Warner are joined by Starling Bank’s Head of Technology Advocacy Jason Maude and PwC’s financial services disruption lead, Arthur Hughes-Hallet.

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Episode 5: E for Ethics


In this episode, host Louise Taggart is joined by new co-host Hugo Warner. Listen in to Louise and Hugo as they tackle some of the most difficult questions regarding ethics from innovation and regulation to unconscious bias - with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation’s Oliver Buckley and PwC UK’s AI Programme Driver, Maria Axente.

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Episode 4: D for Drones


In this episode we hear from two women working in the drones sector - Dr Pippa Malmgren, founder of H Robotics, and PwC's UK drones leader and former RAF engineer, Elaine Whyte. We discuss the potential of this emerging technology - from avoiding crocodiles to opening up new commuter routes high above the Thames!

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Episode 3: C for Cyber Security


In this episode we hear from the National Cyber Security Centre about the different types of hackers, what information they're after, and what you can do to protect yourself as a consumer. A short second interview covers CEOs as a target for cybercriminals and the risks of oversharing on social media.

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Episode 2: B for Blockchain


In episode two we take a look at demystifying blockchain with Seamus Cushley, a director in our blockchain team at PwC, and introduce some interesting use cases beyond cryptocurrency with Niall Dennehy, co-founder of blockchain for good start-up, AID:tech.

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Episode 1: A for Artificial Intelligence


We're kicking off our series with an introduction to artificial intelligence with Rob McCargow, director of AI at PwC and special guest Tabitha Goldstaub, co-founder of CognitionX and chair of the UK government's AI Council. Check out Rob's kids' Robot Rules and the MIT research study on human perspectives on machine ethics

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