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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Can you hack a smart device? How are Internet of Things devices making Chinese strawberry farms more sustainable? How are traffic sensors helping South American cities predict air pollution?
For our ‘I for Internet of Things’ episode, Hugo & Louise are joined by Jo Gilbert from the GSMA and Matt Wixey from PwC’s cyber research team. In the first half of this episode, Jo sheds some light on how smart devices are used beyond household appliances. In the second half, Matt shares some insights into his research on the ‘hackability’ of devices. Finally, the team wrap up with their usual trend predictions and crystal-ball gazing.
Who are the hackers and can they really be reformed? Louise and Hugo investigate the world of hacking are joined the Ethan Thomas from the National Crime Agency and Stuart Criddle, PwC’s ethical hacking expert.
The podcast starts with a deep dive into how the National Crime Agency work to rehabilitate hackers operating on the wrong side of the law. The second half of the discussion centres around ethical hacking, what it is and who works in this space. The podcast concludes with an all panel discussion on the future of hacking and cyber skills.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.