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Welcome to the Blue Door Podcast, brought to you by O2 Business, where we discuss technology that can help organisations be their best. We're focused on discussing market trends, culture and mindset, technologies that make a difference, and the lessons that can be learned from experts and market leaders from different industries. We interview senior leaders from some of the largest organisations across the globe. So open that door, come on in and let's begin.

Welcome to the Blue Door Podcast, brought to you by O2 Business, where we discuss technology that can help organisations be their best. We're focused on discussing market trends, culture and mindset, technologies that make a difference, and the lessons that can be learned from experts and market leaders from different industries. We interview senior leaders from some of the largest organisations across the globe. So open that door, come on in and let's begin.

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Welcome to the Blue Door Podcast, brought to you by O2 Business, where we discuss technology that can help organisations be their best. We're focused on discussing market trends, culture and mindset, technologies that make a difference, and the lessons that can be learned from experts and market leaders from different industries. We interview senior leaders from some of the largest organisations across the globe. So open that door, come on in and let's begin.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep24 - Highlights 2: A look back at season one.

6/29/2021
As season one of the podcast draws to a close, we’ve been looking back at some of the highlights from the interviews and discussions we have had over the past six months. In a super-sized episode we have timecodes and topics listed below for those that want to jump around the episode: Strategic partnerships [00:02:03]The return to the office [00:12:43]The Goal of Net Zero [00:22:00]Smart City Reality [00:31:22]Cyber Security [00:42:29]Women in Tech [00:52:23] And that's a wrap on this...

Duration:01:02:11

Ep23 - Highlights 1: The Future of Work

6/22/2021
This week, we focus on highlights from the conversations we've had around desk-based work force strategies. As doors to office buildings start to be opened, employees and employers have to make choices about what's going to be best for productivity, efficiency and staff well-being. This episode provides a rapid fire approach to looking at the 3 key areas needing your attention today: people, places and technology. This week's guests: Chris Early - Estates and Development Manager at...

Duration:00:52:22

Ep22 - Women in tech: defining change. Meet Jo Wimble-Groves

6/15/2021
This week I have a conversation with Jo Wimble-Groves - mum, company founder, director, supporter of women in leadership and technology, and focused on helping young girls get involved in a STEM syllabus. With a genuine take on realising her own faults, we'll look at how she's used that to ensure the well-being of her staff, and looking at what lessons she likes to share to open up discussions around topics that sometimes are thought to be a little awkward. So open that door, come on in...

Duration:00:32:40

Ep21 - Smart cities: when 1+1 = 3, the value of data analytics

6/8/2021
This week we return to the topic of Smart Cities. I talk with Geoff Wappett, head of O2 Motion, who's been speaking with councils, businesses and other organisations to understand the benefits of Smart Cities - expediting movements of vehicles, people and things, sustainability and environmental opportunities and much much more. So open that door, come on in and let's begin to take a closer look at how Smart Cities can help make better decisions for people, places and technology. This...

Duration:00:29:02

Ep20 - Evolving your workplace culture

6/1/2021
This week we focus on workplace culture. Culture is what's being done, and what's reinforced by that visible aspect of what's acceptable. It overwrites the intent in policies, and it's what gives a workplace and workforce it's essence, character or structure – whether that's about encouraging people to be creative, rewarding trying new things, learning and evolving, or a culture that is numbers focused and encouraging a competitive nature. So at a time when public and private sector...

Duration:00:40:45

Ep19 - The Future of Work: Technology, supporting the employee experience

5/25/2021
This week we focus on the third of our 3 whitepaper topics: technology. Specifically we look at the needs of the workforce and how simple steps can be taken to support the employee experience. To discuss these, and more, we welcome back Dave Cornwell, Head of Solutions at O2. This week's guest: David Cornwell - Head of Solutions at O2 Business. https://www.linkedin.com/in/dpcornwell Want more? Three core areas to enable a dynamic workforce: PeoplePlacesTechnology Our market research...

Duration:00:40:02

Ep18 - The Future of Work: People. Unlocking the potential of your biggest asset.

5/18/2021
This week, we welcome back Ant Morse, Head of Digital Solutions at O2 Business, to join me for another episode in our future of work series. Last week we covered the topic of talent, tools and space: new workplace strategies for a dynamic working world. With that focus on the physicality of space, this week we move on to the core focus of People. So let's begin to take a closer look at the opportunity to enable freedom, flexibility and fulfilment in the age of the dynamic workforce. Three...

Duration:00:33:48

Ep17 - The Future of Work: Places. As office doors re-open where do we really want to be working from?

5/11/2021
This week, we welcome back Chris early and Lucy Clayton, as they join me for another episode on our Future of Work series. We'll be discussing our new white paper - Talent, Tools and Space: New workplace strategies for a dynamic working world. Access our Future of Work series whitepapers here: Places:Talent, tools and space: New workplace strategies for a dynamic working world.People:Freedom, flexibility and fulfilment: Re-imaging work in the age of the dynamic workforce.Technology:AI,...

Duration:00:29:45

Ep16 - Smart investments - Technologies for a greener, connected and sustainable future: with Costa Coffee, RSPB, Hubbub and O2

5/4/2021
This week we discuss sustainability. As our energy demands, goods consumption and population continue to grow, organisations are looking at the conscious changes they can make to take social responsibility for their impact to planet and community. Our Blue Door Expo panel discusses the role that technology plays in supporting sustainable business models and the benefits this can deliver. Want more? Watch the full panel discussion on YouTube here.View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on...

Duration:00:40:42

Ep15 - Data driven insights - finding the algorithm within: with Sainsbury's, Experian, Highways England and AEG.

4/27/2021
This week we look at the topic of data. We consider what the right tools like, what true data driven insight can achieve, and the opportunity for individuals to understand the real value of their data. It is expected that every human on the planet will be creating approximately 1.7Mb of information .... every second. And with new low powered networks and IoT devices, that information will continue to grow. But just like the kitchen draw that collects un-connected "things" how do you ensure...

Duration:00:47:09

Ep14 - Cyber-security: Protection at what cost? With Derbyshire Police, Samsung, Speed Invest, Wayra

4/20/2021
This week we focus on the human aspect of cyber security. It’s a topic that demands a careful balance - ensuring there is protection of an organisation’s data, people and things whilst minimising the impact to employees, customers and citizens who just want to be able to do what they need to do. We listen to an expert panel from a Blue Door panel discussion held in October 2020. During it we discuss the key aspects of designing and developing a cyber-security approach that keeps people at...

Duration:00:37:31

Ep13 - As offices reopen, what do employees and senior leaders really want?

4/13/2021
This week in our future of work series, we discuss some of the findings and analysis of a recent O2 Business survey that looks at how employee expectations have evolved during the pandemic. With input from over 2,000 UK desk-based workers it looks at what the future for the office worker might be as we start to open the doors of public and private sector buildings. We look at what's needed from a culture and mindset to meet the changing expectations of employees. And we discuss how the...

Duration:00:41:20

Ep12 - Smart cities: what they mean for you - with Bell Labs, West Midlands 5G, 5prinG and O2

4/6/2021
This week we explore the key items from a panel discussion on the topic of Smart Cities. This episode includes extracts from our Blue Door Expo panel session from October 2020. Want more? Read the blog summary and access other insights hereView all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube hereBlue Door Awards - register your interest This week's guests: Robert Franks, Managing Director of West Midlands 5G LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/franksrobert Steve Rose, Executive Partner...

Duration:00:25:31

Ep11 - Finding opportunity through disruption; with Hitachi Capital, Highways England, and WSP UK

3/30/2021
This week is another in our Future of Work series. We look at the impact the pandemic has had on organisations, and the opportunities created from disruption. Want more? Download our Future of Work survey report:'Creating a dynamic workforce: empowering employees for productivity and growth'View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube hereBlue Door Awards - register your interest This week's...

Duration:00:38:02

Ep10 - Climate action: the journey towards Net Zero by 2025

3/23/2021
This week we discuss climate action and the goal of net zero. You may know about O2’s own commitment to achieve net zero in its own operations by 2025 announced in March 2020. This week I caught up with Tracey Herald, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at O2, to find out more about our progress. The discussion considered the changes that individual organisations can make, the importance of collaboration and partnerships, bringing your suppliers along on the net zero...

Duration:00:29:22

Ep9 - Industries in evolution and a country in change; with AO.com, British Sugar, Accel and Bell Research Labs

3/16/2021
This week we consider the part that industry 4.0, private networks, robotics, data analytics, AI and connectivity will all play in the evolution of traditional organisations as we embrace the digitally connected era. We join a panel discussion with: AO.comBritish SugarAccelresearchNokia, Bell Research Labs Watch the complete panel discussion on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCffzEi1O5Y View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here:...

Duration:00:36:00

Ep8 - Right tools, right person, right place; with Microsoft, Samsung, Cisco, Nokia

3/9/2021
This week we join a panel discussion with Nokia, Microsoft, Cisco and Samsung providing market insights and predictions from businesses that are creating the next evolution of devices, services, solutions and connectivity platforms. We consider how the way we connect with other people, devices, places and things continues to evolve, and what we’re expecting to see over the next five years. Watch the complete panel discussion on YouTube here:...

Duration:00:49:31

Ep7 - Diversity and inclusivity: Creating environments that allow people to be their whole self

3/2/2021
This episode is part of our Lesson for Leaders series, and looks at diversity and inclusivity, trust and reputation. During Blue Door Expo 2020, we brought together a panel of leaders to explore the corporate responsibility of every organisation to not only be fair and trustworthy, but to create an environment where every employee feels comfortable to be their whole selves, as well as providing representation and support to the communities they serve and are a part of. View the full panel...

Duration:00:27:11

Ep6 - The workplace of the future and the need to embrace innovation

2/24/2021
This week we continue our "Future of Work" series. In this episode we take a closer look at the physical workplaces of the future, as well as how innovation and the approach to improving services is evolving. I talk with Chris Early (from 14:09), the estates and development manager at Telefonica, about how desk based workers need for offices will evolve over the coming years. I also talk with O2’s Head of Digital Solutions, Ant Morse (from 1:01), about the role that innovation plays in...

Duration:00:37:10

Ep5 - The rise of the digital workplace

2/17/2021
This is our first in a series of episodes focused on the future of work. This week to talk to Dave Cornwell, Head of Solution Design at O2 about digital workplaces, including the tools and capabilities that are enabling today’s hybrid workforce to work from wherever they need to be. We also hear from Tommi Uitto, President of Mobile Networks at Nokia, who introduces the topics of Industry 4.0 and 5G Private Networks. Two topics that we'll be exploring in more depth over the coming...

Duration:00:41:13