The Tech Leaders Podcast

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The Tech Leaders Podcast brings you candid conversations with established technology leaders, at some of the world's most incredible organisations. From the challenges of sustainable growth, through to continuous innovation and everything in-between. These are the behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes of inspirational leaders at the forefront of the digital revolution.

Episodes

  • #90, Renaud Heyd, CFO @ SAP UK: Evolving the role of CFO

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    “The purpose of SAP is to make the world run better— It’s designed to improve every business process”. 

    This week, Gareth is joined by a leader from one of the biggest software companies on the planet, SAP. Renaud Heyd, CFO of the software powerhouse in the UK, tells us all about...

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  • #89, Chris Wysopal, Founder and CTO @ Veracode: Ethical Hacking and Cyber Safety

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    Once claiming to the US Senate that he could ‘take down the internet in 30 minutes’, this week’s guest gives us insight into the underbelly of the cyberworld. Chris Wysopal, founder and CTO of Veracode, tells us all about his experience as an ethical hacker and how he and his...

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  • #88, 'Tech for good' and the future of migrant safety: Tom O’Sullivan, Founder and CEO @ Animus Bytes

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    If you’re looking for a truly authentic insight into entrepreneurship, look no further than this week’s episode. Gareth is joined by Tom O’Sullivan, ex-army veteran and founder of software development company Animus Bytes, and the pair candidly discuss Tom’s journey from battlefield to business meeting. 

    Tom’s leadership journey began in Helmand...

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  • #87: VP Strategic Initiatives @ Amazon Web Services, Brian Taptich: Transforming Cloud Computing

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    The already evolving cloud computing space is undergoing an accelerated period of change, in light of the emergence of Generative AI technology. This week, Gareth is joined by Cloud Computing Expert and VP of Strategic Initiatives at AWS, Brian ‘Tap’ Taptich.  

    This episode uncovers Brian’s journey to becoming a leader...

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  • #86, CEO and Co-founder of Angel Academe, Sarah Turner: Diversifying Angel Investment

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    As Christmas is just round the corner, this week’s guest epitomises the season of goodwill in the form of angel investment. Sarah Turner, CEO and Co-founder of Angel Academe, joins Gareth to discuss her role in bridging the gap to support female entrepreneurs. 

    In this episode, Sarah recalls the ‘lucky accidents’...

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  • #85, KPMG’s UK Head of Connected Technology and Global Head of Digital Lighthouse, Paul Henninger: Is AI making or breaking the jobs market?

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    This week, in a TTLP first, we have a second guest from a company that’s already made waves on our podcast, KPMG. There’s no better guest to return to represent this powerhouse consultancy than Paul Henninger, UK Head of Connected Technology and Global of Digital Lighthouse.  

    Paul joins Gareth to...

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  • #84, Google Cloud MD UKI, Helen Kelisky on Diversity, AI and Cloud Technology

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    This week, Helen Kelisky, MD at Google Cloud UKI joins Gareth to discuss her leadership journey; from securing a role in juggernaut IBM, marking her entry into the tech space, to joining the powerhouse that is Google Cloud as the Managing Director UKI.  

    A proud advocate for diversity in tech,...

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  • #83, The evolution of SaaS: MD of The Business Software Centre (TBSC), Phil Hames

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    On this week’s episode, we delve into a topic that’s a bit closer to home for us at TTLP and bedigital: IT software and licensing. Combining bedigital’s expert software services and our TTLP mission statement to uncover the stories of the biggest names in tech, this week’s guest is a...

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  • #82 Milena Nikolic, CTO at Trainline: Transforming Transportation Technology

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    At a time when we’re all looking for environmentally friendly yet efficient travel, the railway industry is booming with popularity and investment. Our tech leader this week, Milena Nikolic is at the forefront of this sector. As CTO at Trainline, she is leading the team at one of the largest...

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  • #81 Daniel Schiappa, Chief Product Officer at Arctic Wolf: Cybersecurity Unlocked

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    In this digital age of hyperconnectivity, ensuring your business is cyber-secure is crucial. That’s where this week’s guest comes in. Daniel Schiappa, Chief Product Officer at Arctic Wolf, joins Gareth to discuss his top tips for tech leadership and what’s happening right now in the cybersecurity space.  

    Warning that the...

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  • #80 Elevating employee experience: Director of EMEA Solutions at Qualtrics, Sally Winston

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    When we think about the success of a business, we think about stats, popularity, and growth. But what about the employee? 

    Our guest this week is focused on prioritising the people, as the Director of EMEA Solutions at Qualtrics, Sally Winston joins Gareth to discuss the exciting world of employee experience...

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  • #79 Exploring the E-Commerce Ecosystem: CEO and Co-founder of Wayflyer, Aidan Corbett

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    On this week’s episode, we delve into the dynamic world of e-commerce, as Gareth is joined by Aidan Corbett, the visionary CEO of e-commerce funding business, and Ireland’s 6th home-grown tech unicorn, Wayflyer. Establishing a successful venture in this rapidly growing sector is no easy task, that’s where Aidan and...

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  • #78 Championing Crypto: Coinbase’s UK Country Director, Elke Karskens

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    Do you feel like the world of Crypto is a bit… cryptic? 

    Well, fear not, as Elke Karskens, UK Country Director at Coinbase, joins Gareth on this week’s episode to delve into this ‘digital alternative to Wall Street’ and discuss her role in one of the biggest businesses in the space....

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  • #77 Navigating Net Zero with Co-founder of BeZero Carbon, Tommy Ricketts

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    With climate change being the *hottest* topic of discussion at the moment, this week we’re delving into its effects on the business world, as Tommy Ricketts, Co-founder of BeZero Carbon, joins Gareth to give us the low-down on environmental economics. 

    Tommy’s passion for both economy and ecology has shaped his entrepreneurial...

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  • #76 Lead with Purpose: PayPoint’s ex-CEO’s no-nonsense leadership approach

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    Do you know the similarities between a Naval team and a successful tech team? According to this week’s guest, it’s having a “no bullshit” working culture. 

    Gareth is joined by Dominic von Trotha Taylor, ex-CEO at PayPoint turned Chairman and CEO iov42 as they explore his journey from submarines to tech...

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  • #75: Bringing Cybersecurity into Focus: Senior Director of Information Security @ Canon EMEA, Quentyn Taylor

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    If you’re looking for a snapshot of the latest in cybersecurity, then you’re in luck! In this week’s episode, Gareth is joined by Quentyn Taylor, Senior Director Information Security and Global Response at Canon, where the pair zoom in on all-things cyber safety.  

    Being an established expert in the information...

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  • #74 - Embracing Tech to Revolutionise Mental Health: Emilia Molimpakis, CEO & Co Founder at thymia

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    In this thought-provoking episode, host Gareth Davies delves deep into the world of mental health diagnostics with Emilia Molimpakis, the visionary CEO of thymia; an online platform transforming the landscape of mental well-being using a powerful combination of gamification, AI, and neuro-linguistics. 

    Drawing on her lifelong fascination with neuroscience, Emilia shares...

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  • AI Special 5#: Sara El-Hanfy, Head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Innovate UK : Achieving Ethical AI

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    Do we need to worry about extinction from AI?! 

    After 4 jam-packed conversations with some of the biggest thought leaders in the AI space, what better way to conclude our epic series than with someone who can give us the low-down on all things AI ethics. Sara El-Hanfy, Head of AI...

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  • AI Special 4#: Alex Kendall, Co-Founder and CEO of Wayve: AI Automobiles and the Future of Driving

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    Self-driving cars: coming soon to a road near you!  

    That’s right, on the fourth instalment of our AI series, Gareth and Kerensa are joined by a pioneer in the autonomous driving space, Co-Founder and CEO of Wayve, Alex Kendall, to discuss all things AI automation.  

    After securing a...

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  • AI Special 3#: OpenAI’s Independent Creative Director, Rodger Werkhoven: Harnessing Creativity in the Age of AI and the impact of ChatGPT

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    “AI will not replace you, a person using AI will” is the revolutionary philosophy from OpenAI’s Independent Creative Director, and third guest in the TTLP AI series, Rodger Werkhoven. In our most provocative interview yet, Rodger, Gareth and Kerensa discuss the true impact that AI is having on today’s society,...

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  • AI Special 2#: Catriona Campbell, CTIO @ EY:  Human-centric AI and Diversifying Technology

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    Scared about robots taking over the world? Worried that AI aliens will destroy humankind as we know it?  Fear not! This week’s guest, Catriona Campbell, CTIO at EY, is a human-computer interaction expert, and she’s here to explain how we can co-exist in perfect harmony. In the second instalment of...

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  • AI Special 1#: Priya Lakhani OBE, CEO of CENTURY Tech: “Living with, working with and building AI”

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    The AI revolution is here. Are you ready for it? 

    What better way to kick of our brand-new AI series than with a guest who’s on a mission to change the world and *spoiler alert* she’s already doing it. Gareth and Kerensa are joined by Priya Lakhani, philanthropic entrepreneur and CEO...

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  • #68 How to achieve Success in Sales: CEO of Ideagen, Ben Dorks

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    ‘Sales is not just an art form, it’s also a science’ is a belief that this week’s guest has built a successful career on. Along with his sleeves-up, hardworking approach to leadership, it becomes apparent why he has achieved success as a leader and mentor. 

    Ben Dorks, CEO of Ideagen, joins...

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  • #67 CEO and Co-Founder of Nothing, Carl Pei: Disrupting the tech hardware space

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    “Let’s make tech fun again” is the mantra of this week’s trailblazing guest, Co-founder and CEO of Nothing, Carl Pei, as he embraces the innovative technology of the future and encourages us all to do the same. In the episode, Gareth and Carl discuss the influence that Steve Jobs and...

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  • #66 How to be an employee-centric leader - Chieu Cao, Co-founder of Perkbox and Founder & CEO of Mintago

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    Gone are the days of employee benefits that leave you feeling uninspired, as this week’s guest, Chieu Cao, co-founder of Perkbox and founder of Mintago, joins Gareth to discuss his role in establishing companies that are totally employee-centric. In the episode, Chieu credits his leadership success to the same ethos...

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  • #65 - Cyber-attack vulnerability and the ‘AI Arms Race’ with Jake Bernardes, CISO @ Whistic

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    ‘Wars don’t mean guns, they mean keyboards’ is the standout phrase from this week’s episode of The Tech Leaders Podcast with cybersecurity expert and CISO of Whistic, Jake Bernardes. In the episode, both Gareth and Jake discuss the IT vulnerabilities that exist in the public sector, as well as the...

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  • #64 - David Buttress, Co-Founder of Just Eat UK & Chairman of The Dragons

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    On this week’s episode, Gareth is joined by Welsh entrepreneur and businessman David Buttress to discuss his journey from disrupting the takeaway industry— by co-founding the pioneering UK tech giant Just Eat in 2006— to becoming an investor and taking on the mantle of chairman at his local Welsh rugby...

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  • #63 Felipe Canedo, Global Head of Engineering and Transformation at Vodafone

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    From entering the tech space in his early teens with a keen interest in all things IT, to becoming the Global Head of Engineering and Transformation at Vodafone, Felipe Canedo joins Gareth to recall his journey to success in one of the biggest telecom companies in the world. On this...

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  • #62 - Revitalising the office in a post-pandemic workplace with Lucy Minton

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    This week’s guest is on a mission to bring the workforce out of the lull of solitary remote working and back into positive, people-centric workspaces all around the UK. Lucy Minton, co-founder and COO of the disruptive workspace design and management provider, Kitt, joins Gareth on this week’s episode to...

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  • #61 - Jazz Carlin, Double Olympic silver medalist and SDR manager

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    From making waves at the 2016 Rio Olympics, to turning the tide and embarking on a career in tech, Jazz Carlin joins Gareth on this week’s episode of The Tech Leaders Podcast to discuss her transition from Olympic athlete to a Woman in Tech. Jazz explains how leading by example...

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  • #60 - Mohit Lad, Co-Founder & CEO of ThousandEyes (Part of Cisco)

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    Co-Founder of the ‘Google Maps of the internet’, Mohit Lad joins Gareth on this week’s episode of The Tech Leaders Podcast to discuss his rise to success; from taking his first ever career-defining aeroplane ride at the age of 22, to co-founding the award-winning internet surveillance company, ThousandEyes. In describing...

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  • #59 Adrian Condon, Chief Technology Officer at B-Secur

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    On this week’s episode of The Tech Leader’s podcast, Gareth is joined by Adrian Condon, the CTO of B-Secur, a company that creates cutting-edge, heart health technology that is used in some of our favourite tech wearables. In this episode, the topic of discussion centres around how technology can be...

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  • #58 - Jamie Bartlett, Journalist, Broadcaster and Host of The Missing Cryptoqueen

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    Jamie Bartlett was inspired to start using social media as a research tool in order to understand the workings of extremist groups. The author, journalist and presenter of The Missing Cryptoqueen podcast is an expert in research and technology. 

    Jamie describes how his interest in people and their habits lead him...

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  • #57 Matthew Scullion - CEO & Founder at Matillion

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    Matillion founder Matthew Scullion started his hugely successful tech-entrepreneurial journey in his late teens, co-founding and growing a tech services and software business.

    Following a successful exit, and years in the upper echelons of tech companies, Matthew couldn’t shake the urge to delve back into the world of start-ups and business....

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  • #56 Lisa Heneghan - Global Chief Digital Officer for KPMG

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    Having forged her way in a male-dominated world, KPMG's Lisa Heneghan explains to us how a fully diverse workforce makes for better business. 
     
    Inspired to take a role in tech by her father, Lisa’s career path to Chief Digital Officer at KPMG UK has seen her navigate from Y2K to the...

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  • #55 Joe Baguley - VP & CTO, EMEA at VMware

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    Joe Baguley is a CTO and leader who lives and breathes technology innovation. This week, he chats to Gareth about his journey from self-confessed ‘1980s computer nerd’ to CTO of Silicon Valley company VMware (...after 23 interviews).

    Joe’s colourful life has seen him through a spell at Imperial College, the Army...

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  • #54 Anwen Robinson, UK & Ireland GM & SVP at Infor

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    “I know I’ve succeeded as a leader when I’ve made myself obsolete.” Striking words from this week’s tech leader, Anwen Robinson, head of UK & Ireland's cloud computing giant Infor. 

    Growing up in the Rhondda Valley, Anwen paved the way for her own success, calling up Cardiff University and talking her...

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  • #53 Paul Smith, CIO at Amnesty International

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    Growing up on a council estate, Paul realised early on that he was fascinated by technology and dreamt of working for the RAF, however, following an early introduction to fatherhood Paul doubled down on a career in computing to provide for his new family. 

    In this episode, Paul talks candidly about...

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  • #52 Josie Smith, Chief Architect for Digital at BT

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    This week’s guest is Josie Smith: Chief Architect for Digital at BT.

    From humble beginnings on the checkouts at Asda to overseeing business architecture and setting a "digital first" vision at BT, Josie has undoubtedly made her mark on the industry as a successful female leader. 

    In this episode, Josie and Gareth...

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  • #51 Arshad Farhad, CTO in Healthcare and Lifesciences in EMEA for Dell

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    From virtual-appointments, to artificial intelligence, to data management and fighting cyber-attacks, Dell's Arshad Farhad helps healthcare providers to see how technology can support their work.

    Arshad is Dell Technology's Chief Technology Officer in Healthcare and Life Sciences for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He's also working towards his doctorate in Federated...

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  • #50 William Reeve, Founder of LoveFilm and entrepreneur

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    This week’s guest is formidable entrepreneur, investor and CEO of Goodlord, William Reeve. 

    After setting up his first business during the dotcom boom of the 90s, William moved on to set up pioneering media rental website LoveFilm.com in the noughties. 


    Since then, he has co-founded Secret Escapes, as well as served on...

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  • #49 - Tim Neill, Chief Risk Officer (Real Time Payments & Apps) at Mastercard

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    This week’s guest is Tim Neill, Mastercard’s Chief Risk Officer for Real-time Payments and Applications. After studying Police and Criminal Justice Studies, Tim came to the UK twenty years ago straight out of university and was offered a consulting role at Goldman Sachs. 

    Cutting his teeth in London’s fast-paced trading environment,...

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  • #48 - Brett Wigdortz, Co-Founder & CEO of Tiney and Teach First

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    Brett Wigdortz OBE is a philanthropist, entrepreneur and founder of Teach First, an social enterprise charity addressing educational disadvantage in England and Wales. He was also recently re-elected as chairman of the board for the National Citizen Service, a UK government-backed training scheme for teenagers. 


    Formerly an international journalist, Brett has...

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  • #47 - Ego Obi, Head of Operations for Google in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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    Ego Obi is Head of Operations for Sub-Saharan Africa at Google. An inspiration to many, Ego is an experienced tech leader and mentor, who has done some incredible work which has improved the lives of millions.  

    Originally pursuing a career in accountancy, Ego felt drawn to technology and systems, resulting...

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  • #46 - Trenton Moss - Author and Leadership Coach - Modern Workplace Special

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    Trenton is a renowned business leader and qualified leadership coach with experience training digital teams for nearly twenty years. 

    His best-selling book Human Powered is a concise guide for cultivating a high-performance culture within digital teams through developing emotional intelligence and people skills. 

    Trenton speaks to Gareth about his personal business journey,...

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  • #45 - Steve O 'Hear - VP of Strategy at Zapp

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    Steve O’Hear has been providing commentary during one of the most exciting periods of tech innovation in the UK. A highly respected, prominent journalist for ZDNet and Tech Crunch, Steve covered the rise of Monzo, Wise and Starling Bank as well as other FinTech and general tech advances throughout the...

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  • #44 - Women in Tech Special #4: Flavilla Fongang, Founder of 'Black Women in Tech'

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    The final instalment of the Women in Tech Series is upon us. And what a series it has been!

    This week, branding expert, marketing entrepreneur, ‘Black Women in Tech’ founder and all-around super-woman Flavilla Fongang, joins Kerensa and Gareth for a memorable chat!

    This value-filled conversation covers everything from the moment she...

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  • #43 - Women in Tech Special #3: Marta Krupinska. Head of Google for Startups UK

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    Marta Krupinska is a Tech entrepreneur, diversity advocate, and current Head of Google for Startups UK, alongside a Chair role at Youth Business International.

    Recognised by Forbes in 30Under30 in 2016, by Evening Standard as amongst London's Most Influential People 2017 and 2018 and by Forbes as top 60 Female Tech...

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  • #42 - Women in Tech Special #2: Alice Bentinck, Co-founder Entrepreneur First

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    On this episode of the Tech Leaders Podcast - Women in Tech series, we are joined by the inspirational Alice Bentinck; co-founder of Entrepreneur First and Code First Girls - where she’s worked tirelessly to give others opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t have had to become entrepreneurs, as well as...

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  • #41 - Women in Tech Special #1: Naomi Timperley

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    On the first of our ‘Women in Tech’ Series Professor Kerensa Jennings and Gareth Davies are joined by an inspirational woman who’s been consistently listed as one of the 50 most influential women in Tech, Naomi Timperley.
     
     Naomi talks to us about setting up and scaling Baby Loves Disco, an immensely...

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  • #40 - Louisa Murray – COO, UK and Europe at Railsbank

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    Railsbank is the world’s leading Embedded Finance Experience platform. Today we’re joined by their COO of UK and Europe, Louisa Murray. Louisa joined Railsbank as one of its first employees in 2017, and built the sales function from scratch, growing the sales and customer success teams. Prior to this she...

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  • #39 - Mark Evans – CTO at Hodge Bank

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    Today’s guest, Mark Evans, has had an impressive IT career to date. He has overseen digital transformation projects from a range of organisations and institutions, including the government’s DVLA, and has completed his MBA. He joined Hodge Bank as the Chief Technology Officer in 2016, which at the time had...

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  • #38 - Steve Hatch – VP for Meta (formerly Facebook) in Northern Europe

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    The vice president for Meta's (formerly Facebook) northern Europe division Steve Hatch joins the show to explore all things neurodiversity and what’s in store for the social media platform. Steve is a media agency veteran and joined Facebook in 2013. Prior to that, Hatch became CEO of MEC in 2011,...

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  • #37 - Greg Jackson – CEO at Octopus Energy

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    Octopus Energy is on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally – by making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone. I had a great time catching up with Greg Jackson, CEO and Founder of Octopus Energy,...

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  • #36 - Jack Wearne – CEO at Ve Global

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    Jack Wearne’s financial career started more or less during the 2008 crash. Fortunately, it opened many doors for him, which we uncover in this episode. He is currently the CEO at Ve Global, the ecommerce specialist ​​that enables brands to recreate their in-store experience – online – through a Digital...

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  • #35 - Gerard Grech – CEO, Tech Nation (London Tech Week Special)

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    After every crisis there’s an entrepreneurial boom – and the pandemic has been no exception. Today I explore how the tech space is massively evolving across the UK, with Gerard Grech, CEO at Tech Nation. His passion for mobile and media is shown through his impressive career, where he has...

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  • #34 - Richard Rosenberg – CTO, Financial Times

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    As a mobile-first world, things are changing fast – and according to today’s guest, the future lies in data, privacy and trust. Richard Rosenberg was appointed CTO at the Financial Times at the start of 2021. He leads the FT’s technology strategy across the development and operations teams, and oversees...

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  • #33 - Jonathan Lister Parsons – CTO, PensionBee

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    PensionBee is on a mission to create a future of financial freedom through their technology platform. Pensions can be overwhelming and confusing, so I’m excited to bring on PensionBee’s co-founder and CTO, Jonathan Lister Parsons, to unpack how their disruptive technology has enabled hundreds of thousands of people to be...

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  • #32 - Neil Bellamy – Head of Technology, Media, Telecoms & Services at NatWest Group

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    Neil Bellamy is responsible for NatWest’s strategy, proposition and risk appetite for the whole sector vertical. He is currently the Head of Technology, Media, Telecoms & Services, and has an impressive 26 year career in banking to date. As a leader, Neil is truly customer focused and enjoys advising tech...

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  • #31 - Charles Ewen – CIO at the Met Office

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    Recognised as one of the global leaders in weather and climate science, the Met Office is powered by advanced models and a high performance supercomputer. I was very excited to catch up with Charles Ewen, the CIO at the Met Office, to learn more about how the organisation operates on...

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  • #30 - Blair Halliday – Head of UK at Gemini (Crypto Special)

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    Today’s guest joined the digital assets firm Gemini in 2020, when they expanded to the UK. As the Head of UK, and former Chief Compliance Officer for Europe, I’m excited to hear what Blair has learnt from the expansion, and how the digital assets market has changed over the past...

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  • #29 - Didem Un Ates – GM, of Data & AI at Microsoft and Women-in-Tech Advocate

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    Having worked in three countries, Didem has more than 20 years experience in the global technology industry, spanning Enterprise Software and SaaS, Big Data and AI, Managed Services and Cloud business models. Under her current role as General Manager, Data & AI Acceleration at EMEA Microsoft, she’s responsible for the...

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  • #28 - Robert Wigley – Author, former-CEO of Merrill Lynch, and Chairman of UK Finance

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    80% of under 8s have their own tablets – there’s no doubt that the impact of technology on the next generation will be huge. The Chairman of UK Finance and author of ‘Born Digital’ joins the show to distil his research on why we need to alter our relationship with...

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  • #27 - James Herbert – Founding Partner, The Panopoly

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    As a self-confessed former frustrated civil servant, James Herbert set himself on a mission to help scale the public sector’s digital transformation. It’s a big feat, but he launched Foundry4 to do just that. They provide teams of experts to solve complex problems for large organisations through end to end...

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  • #26 - Dave Chaplin – Founder and CEO, ContractorCalculator and IR35 Shield

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    As an ex-contractor himself, Dave Chaplin wrote and published the first ever interactive online IR35 tax calculator. IR35 refers to the UK's anti-avoidance tax legislation designed to tax 'disguised' employment at a rate similar to employment. And as it sounds, it can get messy. I’m super excited to catch up...

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  • #25 - Huw Thomas– Cofounder, Counterfactual Ventures

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    Today’s guest is a serial entrepreneur focused on sustainability in the food and energy sectors. Huw Thomas is the Cofounder, President and COO at Counterfactual Ventures, a venture studio focused on filling gaps in the alt-protein industry to accelerate the 'protein transition'.


    With a background in computer engineering and renewable energy,...

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  • #24 - Yamini Rangan – CEO, HubSpot

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    Embracing your uniqueness and authentic voice has been the driving force behind today’s guest success as a leader. Yamini Rangan is the Chief Customer Officer at HubSpot and is working on some ambitious goals for the leading CRM provider. Driven by the motto “helping is the new selling”, I loved...

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  • #23 - Peter McCormack, Podcaster and Journalist - Bitcoin Special

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    Bitcoin has been in the news recently, the price has hit an all-time high but opinion remains divided. Enthusiasts call it the perfect modern money system yet critics dismiss it as a bubble that resembles a Ponzi scheme. My guest today is the host of the world's #1 bitcoin podcast,...

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  • #22 - Sina Yamani - CEO, Yoello

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    Sina left university prematurely to pursue entrepreneurial endeavours. “.. in the right place at the right time”.  His company Yoello has achieved incredible growth in 2020.  The app-less mobile ordering and payment solution is now used by thousands of high street restaurant and hospitality businesses, including Burger King, Subway, and...

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  • #21 - Prof. Kerensa Jennings - Group Director of Digital Impact, BT Group

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    The pandemic has forced thousands of Brits to overcome their fear of technology, to embrace this digital world and develop skills to stay connected, both on a personal and professional level. Gareth talks to Kerensa Jennings, BT Group Director of Digital Impact. They discuss her amazing career, working with the...

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  • #20 - Rob Norris - CTO, Welsh Water

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    Gareth interviews CTO of Welsh Water, Rob Norris. Following a piece of impromptu advice from a school friend, Rob embarked on a career in IT, working on some huge projects for diverse and corporate organisations across the UK, culminating in his current position as Chief Technology Officer within a critical...

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  • #19 - Paul Clarke - CTO, Ocado Group

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    Gareth interviews Paul Clark, CTO of Ocado Group – the company transforming online groceries through a suite of technology, including robotics, AI & ML.  Having joined in 2006, Paul talks candidly about the journey from being a start-up UK grocer, to becoming a global technology provider. They discuss AI, Quantum...

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  • #18 - Mark Rice - CIO, thebigword

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    Gareth interviews Mark Rice who is CIO at global language services provider, thebigword. With almost two decades experience leading commercial and technology departments for national and multi-national companies, Mark's career spans industries including manufacturing, logistics consultancy and most recently language services, where he was promoted to CIo after 11 months!...

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  • #17 - Peter Dowds - CEO and Co-Founder, Elder HQ

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    Gareth interviews Peter Dowds, founder of Elder HQ, an alternative to residential care homes and one of the fastest growing companies in the UK, aiming is to reshape how society looks after their elderly. Following a stint with a global law firm and couple of business ventures, Peter got involved...

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  • #16 - Ryan Prince - VC Investor and Chairman, Realstar Group

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    Gareth interviews Ryan Prince - co-founder and vice-chairman of Realstar Group, who runs a large portfolio of commercial properties across the UK, he founded concept developer, UNCLE, who mix co-working space with, amenity-rich living space, catering to millennial and Gen Z professionals in major UK cities. He also co-founded early-stage...

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  • #15 - Vishal Chatrath - CEO, Prowler.io

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    Gareth interviews Vishal Chatrath, a serial entrepreneur with an inspirational story. They discuss his entrepreneurial endeavours and what it takes to grow, autonomous effective teams in the current climate. His current venture, Prowler.io are a research-led AI/machine learning start-up who build autonomous agents for games and decision-support simulations. They focusing...

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  • #14 - Luke Hakes - Partner, Octopus Ventures

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    Gareth Interviews Luke Hakes who's one of the partners at Octopus Ventures, one of the biggest VC funds in Europe. Luke did a PhD in computational genetics and unexpectedly went on to join Octopus in the early stages, in what could be described as opportune circumstances. He has since had...

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  • #13 - Carwyn Jones MS, Former First Minister for Wales and Tech Advisor

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    Gareth interviews Carwyn Jones MS, a Welsh Labour politician who served as First Minister of Wales, and Leader of the Welsh Labour party from 2009 to 2018. An advocate of technology and progress, Carwyn was instrumental in upgrading the connectivity and network infrastructure of Wales, and has recently been advising...

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  • #12 - Will Sprunt - CIO, Deliveroo

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    Gareth interviews the CIO of Deliveroo Will Sprunt. Following graduating from Cambridge University, Will had an early taste of starting a business and then embarked on a career in data analytics, culminating in being promoted to his current role within popular food delivery service, Deliveroo. We cover lots of ground,...

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  • #11 - Bruce Daisley - ex-VP of Twitter EMEA, best selling author

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    Bruce Daisley grew up on a council estate in Birmingham. Twenty years on, having worked in radio and magazines, he’s held leadership roles game-changing technology firms like YouTube, Google and most recently was Vice President for Twitter EMEA. His 2019 book on improving work culture, “The Joy of Work”, was...

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  • #10 - Kevin Goldsmith - CTO of ONFIDO (ex Spotify, Adobe)

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    Gareth Interviews Kevin Goldsmith, CTO of London based, identity verification provider Onfido. An engineer by trade, Kevin cut his teeth at Microsoft in the 1990's, and was a member of the Windows Media, Windows CE, and Microsoft Research teams at a time when they were scaling into the global behemoth...

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  • #9 - Ed Dixon - CEO of Bayezian - Talent Special

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    Gareth interviews Ed Dixon, CEO of Bayezian, a talent incubator who aim to bridge the gap between education and industry by providing vocational coaching and placements services within Data Analytics and Data Science. We discussed setting up a business in 2020,  Gareth interviews Ed Dixon, CEO of Bayezian, a talent...

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  • #8 - Gareth Lewis - Co-Founder and CEO of Delio Wealth

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    Gareth interviews Gareth Lewis the CEO of Delio. Gareth set up Delio 5 years ago at the age of 25 and now oversee's a trans-Atlantic operation, providing a white-label software platform to organisations like investment banks, wealth managers, and family offices. They have exciting growth plans and a very bright...

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  • #7 - Henri Moissinac - Investor, Visionary and Founder of iBazar, and Dott

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    Gareth interviews Henri Moissinac  a computer science PhD from Paris who set up a highly successful e-commerce platform called iBazar in the late 90s which firstly was in competition with then got acquired by eBay in 2001. Henri then went on to work for the likes of Mark Zuckerberg at...

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  • #6 - Michael Tobin OBE - Founder of TelecityGroup, Tech Investor

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    Gareth interviews entrepreneur and philanthropist, Michael Tobin OBE who has had a colourful career from moving pianos around Old Kent Road to leading one of the biggest data centre companies in the world. An amazing story full of value. We cover pitfalls, comebacks and the impact of the recent pandemic...

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  • #5 - Chris Morling - Founder of Money.co.uk and Studee

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    This month Gareth interviews, Gloucestershire based tech entrepreneur Chris Morling. Whilst working for Oracle and encouraged by his partner, Chris decided to take the plunge and set up his first business in 1999, a financial directory website and then went on to create over 50 websites in the early days...

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  • #4 - Dave Chaplin - IR35 Special

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    Dave Chaplin is a prominent commentator and campaigner in the opposition to the off-payroll regulations and is the Founder of contractorcalculator.co.uk and ir35shield.co.uk. Dave has an impressive breadth of knowledge on this subject and delivers a narrative to thousands of UK based contractors through the various social media channels as...

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  • #3 - Jason Maude - CTA of Starling Bank

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    This month Gareth interviews Chief Technology Advocate of Starling Bank, Jason Maude. Starling Bank have spearheaded a new wave of challenger banks, who have managed, through technology innovation, to disrupt an industry which has remained largely unchanged for 150 years. Jason talks about his progression from being an engineer within...

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  • #2 - Timo Boldt - CEO of Gousto

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    bedigital bring you conversations with established tech leaders influencing UK business today. From the challenges of sustainable growth, through to continuous innovation and everything in-between. These are the behind-the-scene stories and personal anecdotes of the leaders who are turning concepts into reality.

    This months guest, Timo Boldt, really did help trail-blaze...

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  • #1 - Daniel Hulme - CEO of Satalia

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    bedigital bring you conversations with established tech leaders influencing UK business today. From the challenges of sustainable growth, through to continuous innovation and everything in-between. These are the behind-the-scene stories and personal anecdotes of the leaders who are turning concepts into reality.

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