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Podcast series from BJSS, the UK's leading privately-owned IT and Business Consultancy.

Podcast series from BJSS, the UK's leading privately-owned IT and Business Consultancy.


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Podcast series from BJSS, the UK's leading privately-owned IT and Business Consultancy.




BJSS Deployed - Episode 5: The re:Invent 2020 Partner Keynote

In this episode of Deployed, BJSS’ cloud experts share their key takeaways from the live AWS Partner Keynote hosted by Doug Yeum, Head of Worldwide Channels and Alliances. Watch the recording of the keynote here.


BJSS Deployed - Episode 4: Making online public services accessible

At least one in five people in the UK have a long term illness, impairment or disability - and even more have temporary disabilities too. With most public sector websites and mobile apps failing to currently meet accessibility requirements, new regulations are in place to make it a legal duty for public sector organisations to meet these standards. This is a monumental shift that challenges long standing design principles. But it needn't be a big deal! There are quick wins to achieve...


Is it time to trade in the public cloud?

Is possible to trade in the cloud? Greg Allen, Group Chief Technology Officer of the London Stock Exchange shares his perspective and experiences and explores the innovation that took place during his time at TMX where he led IT Governance, Architecture, and Planning. BJSS CTO Larry Ryan moderates. For more about BJSS and trading in the public cloud, or to watch the recorded webinar, please visit


BJSS Deployed - Episode 3: Agile Surgery, Real-World Sprint Challenges

So you’ve planned your Sprint. Surely it will run like clockwork - what could possibly go wrong? In this episode of BJSS Deployed, Craig Howarth, Charlotte Sutton, Donna Tosney, and Leah Unsworth-Hughes identify some real world Sprint challenges and discuss the tactics they use to handle them. From testing, to fake news, and then shifting scopes and priorities, our team takes a look at the gap between textbook and reality. This episode is moderated by Hannah Ellston.


BJSS Deployed - Episode 2: Hybrid vs Native Mobile Development

Is it better to develop apps using the language that the target device is built on? Or is it better to use another language so that the app can be used by multiple device platforms? What are the advantages? And are there any pitfalls to avoid? In this episode of BJSS Deployed, Lee Crossley chats with Joe Thornton and Leonie Collier about hybrid vesus native mobile development.


BJSS Deployed - Episode 1: Monolith vs Microservices

In this first episode of the BJSS Deployed Podcast, Lee Crossley and John Gill discuss the pros and cons of monolithic vs microservices architectures based on experiences gained on a range of recent engagements.


ChangeMakers – Episode 3: Is training really worth it?

In 2019, the average British company spent over £1,000 on new employee training. And with recent research suggesting that companies which offer structured training programmes generating over 200% higher income per employee than companies that don't, what type of training works best? Formal courses or on-the-job? Face-to-face or e-learning? Join the BJSS ChangeMakers as they explore how best to enable employees to learn and develop. In this episode they ask: is training really worth...


On Retail - Episode 13: Harnessing an innovation culture and customer obsession: Secrets from four global retailers

This is a special edition of OnRetail recorded live at NRF 2020's Kustomer Stage. The panel was hosted by Jake Knowles, Senior Business Consultant at BJSS. Panelists were Alexa Geovanos, Brand President, North and South America for Chloe; Dave Wood, General Manager (Americas) for Joules USA; Heidi K Isern, Senior Director of Customer Experience Innovation for Gap Inc; and Alex Genov, Manager of Research and User Experience at ===. Innovation and customer obsession. They aren't...


On Retail - Episode 12: The store is no longer the store

Brick and mortar is so last century. And online is so last decade! The next big trend is Retail as a Service (RaaS). It offers solutions for cost-conscious retailers to provide a great brick and mortar service, but without splurging out the cash. It’s being driven by a new consumer trend - “showrooming” - where consumers spend time browsing, touching and feeling physical products in a traditional store, before making the purchase online or via an app. But why is this a game changer for...


ChangeMakers – Episode 2: The experience of change

We often display a sense of resilience when change occurs in our personal day-to-day lives. But then we tend to struggle when we're faced with change at work. What contributes to how we handle change? And what can we learn about how consumers adapt to change? ChangeMakers is the change podcast of BJSS Business Consulting. It is hosted by BJSS People & Change consultants Tom Silver and Becca Duncan. Visit us at to learn more.


On Retail at Christmas 🎄: #MeanTweets 😲

It's Christmas! And retailers up and down the nation are being lambasted for their seasonal sins. Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, M&S and Amazon - no one's immune from the public's festive scorn. In this special Christmas episode of On Retail hosted by Jake Knowles, we take a look at last Christmas's funniest Twitter rants. From those predictable complaints about rancid turkey, to disappointment over questionable pizza choices, and cars getting egged in the car park, Giorgia Gallarati, David Gore...


Value in AI - Episode 1: Intelligent Process Automation

IPA takes a human process and makes it full (or semi) automated. But what are the pitfalls and opportunities that companies face when deploying IPA technologies into their organisations? The aim is to assess and challenge the real need of an RPA licence, or asking if better results can be delivered in a shorter space of time and at a lower cost using several tools. This first episode of Value in AI is hosted by Katie Gibbs and guest Carl Austin. Value in AI is the AI podcast of BJSS. Visit...


On Energy - Episode 1: The heat is on

Things are getting hot! From weather patterns that threaten food production, to rising sea levels that cause catastrophic flooding, the impact of climate change is now socially and politically toxic. And the spotlight is well and truly on the energy companies. So in response they're: But do renewable or low carbon products really meet consumer and industry needs? Is society really ready to accept a trade off for using greener alternatives? And are they secretly happy to cast a blind (but...


ChangeMakers – Episode 1: Keeping up with the vegans

Veganism has gone mainstream. And organisations are doubling down their efforts to attract vegan consumers. How is it some companies have quickly adapted to these changing consumer needs and desires, while others have struggled to keep up with what people really want? With examples from Burger King to Greggs, and TFL to Uber, this inaugural episode of ChangeMakers looks at how companies are able to rapidly pivot whenever the direction of desire switches. ChangeMakers is the change podcast...


On Retail - Episode 11: Pigs in a poke?

This year will be remembered for the death of some of Britain's most iconic retail brands. But some have survived administration. With Karen Millen and Coast rescued by the plucky boohoo, Sports Direct snapping up a mismatched Jack Wills, and rumours of mega-mergers in the grocery space, is the high street set for revitalised success? Or have they bought cash-haemorrhaging pigs in a poke? This episode of On Retail is hosted by Giorgia Gallarati and features analysis from BJSS business...


On Retail - Episode 10: Sustainability and AI

Sustainability and AI – two of the hottest topics to emerge in 2019's retail sector. And with 77% of major retailers looking to deploy AI technologies within the next three years, we ask the question: can they happily coexist? Or will there be a trade-off between advanced technology and sustainability? On this episode of On Retail, Joe Hurman, who joined BJSS on a summer internship, is joined by BJSS business consultants Giorgia Gallarati and Hannah Tharp. They explore the intersection...


On Retail - Episode 9: AI is revolutionising retail. It's time to get ready.

Within the next three years, and with fantastic new use cases including recommendations, sizing and intelligent automation, the retail industry is expected to spend over US$7.3 billion on AI. These technologies will improve customer experience, forecasting, environmental impact and back-office functions. Put simply: the retail sector is all set for AI. But some including Ocado, Walmart, Nike, Asos and Macy’s have already started the journey. This episode of On Retail – which is presented...


On Retail - Episode 8: Unicorns

Unicorns - not the mythical creatures, but imaginative retail startups that have achieved valuations of over $1billion. In this episode of On Retail, BJSS Retail Consultants Giorgia Gallarati, Mel Wade and Jake Knowles look at some of the world's most exciting Unicorns and discuss the key ingredients that define these highly profitable organisations. On Retail is the retail podcast of BJSS Business Consulting. Visit us at to learn more.


On Retail - Episode 7: Sustainable Retail

BJSS launched its latest research - You, Me and Sustainability - on World Environment Day 2019. In this episode of On Retail we examine a key theme in our report. Nimble start-ups are now building entire business models around being sustainable through shared consumer values, and through supporting truly sustainable businesses. To illustrate these points, we speak with Henrietta Adams, founder of Henri and Megan Adams, founder of Re:Store. Download the report at...


On Retail - Episode 6: The Real Thing - Rowing Blazers

Rowing Blazers was founded in 2017 by author, archaeologist and U.S. national team rower Jack Carlson and his girlfriend, national champion oarswoman Keziah Beall. This episode of On Retail is all about this brand where classic British and American menswear is produced for the modern world using vintage patterns, details and construction techniques and ethically-sourced materials. Rowing Blazers was named as one of New York's newest and most innovative retail concepts in BJSS' Concrete...