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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

Ep30 - The Future of office spaces (pt 1 of 2)

11/30/2021
In Episode 30 of the Blue Door Podcast, we bring together a panel of speakers from CBRE, WeWork and VirginMediaO2 as we look at the future of workspaces, and how organisations are considering the way they've traditionally operated and what they need for the future. This week’s guests: Nick Giraudeau, a partner at Cushman & Wakefield before becoming HSBC’s global head of corporate real estate, now at Flexible office provider WeWork - their first head of sales for the financial services...

Duration:00:30:51

Ep29 - Climate Action with GSMA

11/23/2021
In Episode 29 of the Blue Door Podcast, we are joined by Steven Moore, Head of Climate Action at GSMA, the industry association representing the worldwide mobile communications sector. We talk about the impact of technology on sustainability goals, from supply chain, through to product lifecycle. This week's guest: Steven Moore - Head of Climate Action at GSMA LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/steven-moore-477527b View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here:...

Duration:00:35:52

Ep28 - Innovation: from concept to adoption

11/16/2021
In Episode 28 of the Blue Door Podcast, we focus on innovation. We are joined by Karl Turner, Solutions Architect designer from Virgin Media O2’s The Lab, to discuss how to foster a culture of innovation, and the questions businesses need to ask. This week's guest: Karl Turner - Solutions Architect designer from Virgin Media O2’s The Lab LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karl-turner-3305236 View all our Blue Door Expo 2020 content on YouTube here:...

Duration:00:35:54

Ep27 - COP26 special: the environmental benefits of connected transportation

11/9/2021
In Episode 27 of the Blue Door Podcast, we focus on transportation. As COP26 continues this week, we are joined by David Owens from Virgin Media O2's "The Lab" to look at how technology can provide a positive force for helping meet some of the sustainability objectives individuals and organisations are eager to achieve. This week's guest: David Owens - Head of Technical Trials at Virgin Media O2. Twitter: @Heliboy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidowens2 View all our Blue...

Duration:00:29:20

Ep26 - The future of work: what next for field based workers?

11/2/2021
In Episode 26 of the Blue Door Podcast, as part of our future of work series, we look beyond the discussions already happening around desk based working, and focus instead on what's being done to adopt the same mindset and thinking to help accelerate field based workers using technologies that will support efficiencies, productivity and improvements in health and safety. We are joined by Ant Morse, Head of Digital Solutions at O2 Business, who discusses the emerging technologies that allow...

Duration:00:44:16

Ep25 - Lessons for leaders series: diversity and inclusivity

10/26/2021
In Episode 25 of the Blue Door Podcast we continue our Lessons for Leaders series, and talk to Paul Asare-Archer, Director of Compliance at Virgin Media O2, who some long time listeners might remember from back in episode 7. As Black History Month comes to one end, we talk directly to Paul about his own story, and the lessons to share about diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. This week’s guest: Paul Asare-Archer, Head of Compliance at...

Duration:00:40:10

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