The Future of Humanity with Katherine Boiciuc and Zoltan Istvan
Is the world becoming more democratised or less? Is modern monetary theory fact or fiction? Is equality something we should be striving for at all? We’re back with a brand new episode of Futurists World and this time we’re tackling one of the biggest topics – the future of humanity. In this fascinating conversation, Mike chats with returning guest Katherine Boiciuc, or KB, in Melbourne, Australia, and new recruit Zoltan Istvan, a Californian-based thought leader. KB is a keynote speaker with extensive experience in the technology and telecommunications industries. She is a leadership guru who is passionate about the future of work. KB told Mike and Zoltan that a person’s role in the workplace of the future is absolutely being challenged by technology. She explained that the workforce of 2025 will be ‘hybrid’ – but not in the way you might be thinking. While COVID-19 has taught us all how to confidently work remotely, teams of the future won’t just need to overcome the tyranny of distance, they’ll need to navigate how humans, AI impersonators and robots can best interact. The combination sounds messy, complex and a little scary – but according to Zoltan, the future of humanity actually means blending humans with technology, and not simply working alongside each other. As a Transhumanist, Zoltan believes technology will actually change what it means to be human. He says radical science is upgrading the human experience entirely, from virtual reality to brain implants. In fact, he already has a chip in his hand that opens his front door for him. In the future, Zoltan confirms that we can expect our iPhones to be connected to our brains (not just our hands) and Google maps to exist in our heads. So it sounds like we will be more optimised ….and continually monitored. Are we doomed? According to KB, not at all. As a global optimist, she believes we can create a positive future for ourselves – one decision, one meeting, one conversation at a time. And this conversation between Mike, Zoltan and KB sounds like a good place to start. https://futurists.worldPlease subscribe to the Futurists.World YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqK50xsZBwnm_QT1Q7_wLMgLike Futurists.World on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FuturistsWorld/Follow @futuristsworld on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/futuristsworld/Follow @futuristsWorld on Twitter https://twitter.com/FuturistsWorld
Career Path to Executive Leadership with Katherine Boiciuc - 030
The Females in Tech Show with Tamara Johanna
Katherine Boiciuc’s career path to executive leadership was long and hard earned. She’s a living, breathing, example of an executive disrupting the tech industry, working hard to ensure more women make it to the C-Suite.As far as I’m concerned Katherine Boiciuc is a super woman. She’s a huge role model of mine so talking with her was such a wonderful, and even emotional, experience.I feel so blessed to be able to share our conversation with you all. In this episode we cover:Katherine Boiciuc’s career path, working in various roles at Australia’s leading telco, from call centres, operations, people capability, sales and strategy, and ultimately to executive leadership.We discuss why women often get stuck in middle management, and how to progress to the next levelKatherine shares a story of how she got selected for executive leadership training whilst on maternity leaveShe opens wide and gets vulnerable with me in sharing two big challenges she faced in her careerWe talk about why she left Telstra after 19 yearsKatherine shares her views on authentic leadership, and why it is imperative in today’s worldEpisode ResourcesKatherine Boiciuc on LinkedIn, TwitterLeadership consultancy Maximus International, LinkedIn, YouTubeVideo interview, The Future of Leadership with Katherine BoiciucArticle, How to Prepare Yourself for a Leadership Role, The Martec (Aug 2019)Article, What Does the 21st Century Leadership Look and Feel Like, Women Love Tech (Jul 2020)Article, 29 Inspirational Women Making Waves in STEM in Australia, Women Love Tech (Feb 2020)Article & Podcast, Tackling Technology Challenges and Improving Business Through Diversity, Telstra Exchange (Oct 2018)Article, 6 Career Tips from a Global Tech Leader, Telstra Exchange (Nov 2018)Reflections on Why More Women Don’t Get to the C-Suite: A View from ChinaBook: Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferris[Full Disclaimer: Some of these links may be affiliate links, which means we receive compensation, at no extra cost to you, if you purchase through the link.]Thank you for listeningMy aim is to inspire and support you to reach your goals, and provide you with practical tips on how to be the best version of yourself.If you did enjoy the show, then I'd like to ask three things, so I can inspire and support more career motivated women ( and men).SUBSCRIBE: to the show to ensure you never miss an episode.REVIEW: write a review for the show in your favourite podcast app telling us what you love, and also where we can improve.SHARE: with anyone who might benefit from the content, as well as grow and support our community.
Have you ever questioned what makes a good leader? Or wondered if it’s something you’re cut out for?Our guest this week thinks leadership sits in the eye of the beholder.Katherine Boiciuc, also known as KB is an Associate Director at Maximus International, an innovative business consultancy, where she mentors industry giants. She is a global leader with extensive experience in the technology and telco industries. KB has held senior and influential roles focused on global impact and world technology enablement. She is also a popular public speaker and is passionate about diversity, inclusion and the future of work. KB has always been attracted to the tools that help people connect. She grew up with parents that travelled extensively and says her family relied on technology to stay together.KB remembers waiting for AOL dial-up to chat with her parents and thinks this experience is what propelled her career, which started at Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications provider. KB’s time at Telstra charged her enthusiasm for futurism and 21st-century leadership.KB believes “multi-year planning and the linear nature of decision making is gone.”In this conversation, Mike and KB discuss the ways businesses are pivoting in response to COVID-19, decision fatigue and the three ingredients of courage.It’s a real whirlwind and we hope it helps you navigate this new world we’re all adapting to.Please share your thoughts on one of the Futurist World platforms and please leave a review if you feel inspired to because it really does help us create more content.Like Futurists.World on FacebookFollow @futuristsworld on InstagramFollow @FuturistsWorld on TwitterJoin the Futurists World Community for access to exclusive content.