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The definitive podcast for the business of digital infrastructure

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United Kingdom

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The definitive podcast for the business of digital infrastructure

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@GBMpod

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English


Episodes

Ep. 15 - ’If we think just with what we know, we are not thinking much at all,’ says Mark Wilson - Great Business Minds

1/17/2023
Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure. Great Business Minds is brought to you by Portman Partners, the premiere executive search firm for the digital infrastructure industry. With 50+ years of experience, no other firm can match their knowledge, discretion, and connections with the best top level talent in the sector. Are you seeking great business minds for your digital infrastructure business?...

Duration:01:02:21

Ep. 14 – ‘There’s a time when you need to give up doing some of the things you might be doing,’ says Dr Terri Simpkin – Great Business Minds

10/5/2022
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure. I’m your host Joao Marques Lima and I use my experience as a digital infrastructure journalist to dig deep into business issues but also get to know those who build our digital world. Great Business Minds is brought to you by Portman Partners, the premiere executive search firm for the digital infrastructure industry. With 50+ years of experience, no...

Duration:01:10:06

Ep. 13 - ’It’s naive to think that you have something recession proof,’ says Afonso Salema – Great Business Minds

9/21/2022
Hello and welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure. I’m your host Joao Marques Lima and I use my experience as a digital infrastructure journalist to dig deep into business issues but also get to know those who build our digital world. Great Business Minds is brought to you by Portman Partners, the premier executive search firm for the digital infrastructure industry. With 50+ years of experience, no...

Duration:01:16:14

Ep. 12 - ’A lot of times people are trying to solve a problem that isn’t a problem,’ warns Rajiv Ramaswami – Great Business Minds

8/24/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure. Great Business Minds is brought to you in partnership with Portman Partners, the premier executive search firm for the digital infrastructure industry. This week we are joined by cricket and tennis player Rajiv Ramaswami, who is also an accomplished Indian entrepreneur and chief executive of American cloud computing company Nutanix, a role he took on during...

Duration:00:47:18

Ep. 11 - ’Hire somebody that you know can replace you,’ says investor and entrepreneur Byrne Murphy – Great Business Minds

7/28/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure. Great Business Minds is brought to you in partnership with Portman Partners, the premiere executive search firm for the digital infrastructure industry. In this episode we are joined by an industry titan who has leading experience in creating, scaling up, and exiting businesses delivering on high return rates. Byrne Murphy is an entrepreneur with more than...

Duration:00:41:51

Ep. 10 - ’More isn’t always better’ says scale-up entrepreneur Felix Van de Maele – Great Business Minds

6/30/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure. Our guest in this episode is a successful entrepreneur who has spent the last decade building a business that is today valued at more than US$5 billion. Felix Van de Maele has led data intelligence firm Collibra through record growth and is responsible for its global business strategy. But prior to co-founding Collibra, he served as a researcher at the Semantics...

Duration:00:47:22

Ep. 9 - ’Just start and get moving for progress’ says David Liggitt – Great Business Minds

6/6/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure. In this episode we are joined by someone who has become a walking font of knowledge within the data centre sphere as some would say. David Liggitt is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of datacenterHawk which he started in 2014 with the vision to help customers make better decisions about data center real estate. His 15 years of industry experience and...

Duration:00:52:11

Ep. 8 – ‘Failure is not the end,’ says Josh Joshi – Great Business Minds

4/20/2022
Welcome to another episode of the Great Business Minds podcast, the definitive show for the business of digital infrastructure. Our guest this week has a strong capital market background as well as a solid international track record with experience in start-ups through to large international businesses. He has also successfully conducted IPOs and raised private equity for data centre expansion projects. Josh Joshi is a household name in the data centre space having started his career...

Duration:01:26:18

Ep. 7 – Risk is how you get to the gold says Josh Snowhorn – Great Business Minds

4/6/2022
This week we are joined by someone who is building what will most likely become the world’s largest data centre campus. The site is so big, it could nearly contain three Cities of London. The most intriguing thing: he says this is the smallest project on the table for the business. We are talking of course about Josh Snowhorn, founder and CEO of Quantum Loophole, who values approachability, accessibility, collaboration, innovation and growth, qualities that have guided Josh’s leadership...

Duration:00:54:27

Ep. 6 – Building foundations with Dave Pye

3/16/2022
Our guest this week is a scale-up enthusiastic, board member and advisor. He has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 25 years helping several brands grow their businesses both nationally and internationally. Dave Pye says his style in working alongside Founders and CEOs is very much focused on four ‘Cs’: Creativity, Curiousness, Culture and Collaboration. He has been working with some tremendous clients during the past five years and he often gives keynotes on business and...

Duration:00:50:07

Ep. 5 - Making meaningful decisions with William Je

2/23/2022
Our guest this week, is a master of cryptocurrency, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has acquired over 30 years of experience in corporate restructuring; M&A; IPO privatisation; private equity and hedge fund investments across mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan before establishing himself as the founder and CEO of Hamilton Investment Management, a global fund manager with multi-billion assets under management, which includes private equity investments in licensed banks, Fintech and...

Duration:00:44:01

Ep. 4 - Exploring every single opportunity to succeed with Peter Hannaford

7/7/2021
Our guest this week is a data centre legend and he is the man responsible for matching talent with the right job, setting the foundations for hundreds of data centre businesses to succeed. Peter Hannaford has worked for Societe Generale, Waterfields, Schneider Electric and Datacenter People amongst others, and today runs Portman Partners, a boutique executive search and strategic advisory firm focussed on the digital infrastructure sector worldwide. In this week's episode he shares his...

Duration:01:00:38

Ep. 3 – Embracing digital change with Bill Barney

6/23/2021
Our guest this week is an archaeologist turned telecoms and data centre top global leader and shaker of the status quo. One of his favourite hobbies is to coach baseball and he is a U2’s music fan, be it with or without you, on a beautiful day or a Sunday bloody Sunday in a city of blinding lights. We’re talking of no one else but Bill Barney, CEO of recently launched Turbidite, chairman and managing partner of Asian Century Equity, board member of IT&E and also a board member of CtrlS...

Duration:00:33:53

Ep. 2 – Going the extra mile with Michael Tobin

6/3/2021
From selling old pianos for £10 in the south of London as a teenager to being one of the world’s leading digital infrastructure investors and visionaries, our guest this week is one of the key builders of our digital world. He is a serial investor, a hugely successful entrepreneur, an author, a philanthropist and above all, a maverick. Michael Tobin has been involved with some of the biggest names in the digital space including Telecity, Equinix, Fujitsu. Today, he also works with several...

Duration:01:12:11

Ep. 1 - From idea to scaling fast with Dean Nelson

5/26/2021
Have you ever struggled with going from idea to scale relatively fast? Dean Nelson, founder and chairman of Infrastructure Masons, is a master of scale and has over the years built a tremendous community with thousands of movers and shakers who together represent over $150 billion in infrastructure projects spanning 130 countries. Owner of a seasoned technology executive career spanning 31 years of building and operating global digital infrastructure portfolios, he also serves as CEO of...

Duration:00:58:31

Ep. 0 - Welcome to the GBM Podcast‪!

5/18/2021
Hi everyone, I’m João Marques Lima, your host for the Great Business Minds podcast. I wanted to kick off this new podcast and the season in a way that you can get to know the podcast and I a bit better before we dive into the world of digital entrepreneurship. I’m a London-based journalist and I started my work back in 2015 covering the exciting world of IoT and data centres. This gave me a unique chance to taste just what was the beginning of a very exciting and fast-paced journey in a...

Duration:00:04:38