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How The Future Works Podcast
September 12, 2022

How The Future Works: Bees, Trees and the Waggle Dance – Open Innovation in action

In this episode of How The Future Works, Eleanor and Barry are joined by Tanveer Mohammed UST UK’s head of Innovation.  They discuss how the open innovation model enables UST to collaborate with employees, customers and targeted groups of external experts who can all contribute to solving challenges on behalf of UST’s clients.  They discuss how UST is using open innovation to solve problems related to fraud associated with deep fakes and malicious use of AI, as well as a range of diverse client challenges.

The team also discuss their plans for The Great North Run, the new PM and Tanveer’s 5×10 round.

How The Future Works Podcast
August 28, 2022

How The Future Works: Holding out for a Hero?

In this episode of How The Future Works Eleanor and Barry meet Kal Sahota, CEO of Open Innovation platform HeroX. She explains how organisations tap into solvers from around the world to find the answers to their big conundrums. As a completely open crowd, the solvers (or Heros) compete for prize money, but as Kal explains their motivation is more about being part of something bigger and the intellectual challenge.

They also discuss Barry’s recent trip to Boulder, Colorado, and Eleanor’s resulting FOMO.

How The Future Works Podcast
August 11, 2022

How The Future Works: Freelance doesn’t mean free

In this episode of How The Future Works, Eleanor and Barry meet Matt Dowling, founder of The Freelancer Club and find out more about how the expectation of work for free is a real thing in the freelance industry for creatives. Their #NOFREEWORK movement aims to put an end to that expectation and was born from Matt’s own experience of being ripped off by a client.

They also discuss Upwork’s upcoming Work Without Limits event, lightbulbs going on in a family-run brewing company and possibly the best ever worst job.

How The Future Works Podcast
July 20, 2022

How The Future Works: Skillsourcing – matching supply with demand in 30 seconds

In this episode of How The Future Works Eleanor and Barry Matthews discuss the role of Change Management and Training in scaling adoption of Open Talent in businesses of all sizes.  They are joined by Kelvin Wetherill the founder and CEO of NerdApp and they discuss the term “skillsourcing” and how well it fits what NerdApp do in matching tech experts with demand from consumers and businesses in as little as 30 seconds using a digital app.  They also discuss UK politics, record breaking temperatures, Meerlust wine and using the term Nerd as a term of endearment.

How The Future Works Podcast
July 05, 2022

How The Future Works: Freelancing Friendly Destinations

In this episode Eleanor and Barry discuss why and how governments want to attract and develop freelance talent. They are joined by Dr. Rochelle Haynes, founder and CEO of Crowd Potential and an accomplished academic, speaker, author and lecturer on gig working, HR and the implications of an increasingly mobile, digital, and global population.

How The Future Works Podcast
June 12, 2022

How The Future Works: Solving Healthcare’s Talent Crisis

In this episode Barry and Eleanor Matthews are joined by Melissa Morris the Founder and CEO of Lantum. They discuss the talent challenges in the healthcare industry; the huge number of vacancies at a time when the demand for specialist skills is larger than ever and growing each year.

How The Future Works Podcast
May 23, 2022

How The Future Works: The Role of an Open Talent Centre Of Excellence with UST

Eleanor and Barry Matthews are joined by Akhil Seth the head of UST’s Open Talent Centre of Excellence (COE).  They discuss the importance of a COE when starting an open talent programme, the role of the COE in establishing relationships with talent platforms and the many functions of a COE in everything from sourcing and interviewing freelance talent.

How The Future Works Podcast
May 05, 2022

How The Future Works: Turning your passion into a business

Barry and Eleanor Matthews are joined by Underpinned CEO Albert Azis-Clauson to discuss the importance of relationships, the role of talent marketplaces, the future of work, the importance of focus and why everyone should work hard and be kind.

How The Future Works Podcast
April 07, 2022

Industry Expert Dyan Finkhousen joins Open Assembly as CSO

In this special episode Barry and Eleanor Matthews are joined by their good friend and new colleague Dyan Finkhousen to celebrate Dyan joining the Open Assembly team as Chief Strategy.

How The Future Works Podcast
March 10, 2022

Creating an Expert Community

In this episode Eleanor and Barry Matthews are joined by Adam Morehead from Topcoder who have built a unique community of 1.7 million of the world’s best technologists.  Over the past 20 years they have placed community building at the core of their offering.

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