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WHERE THE NEEDLE LANDS is a monthly podcast series, released on the last Friday of each month. A co-hosted show by Geraldine Magnier and Mahima Badsra, where we speak with powerful and worthy thought leaders- Covering how analytics and AI are impacting and influencing for better or for worse our individual experiences, businesses, societies, economies and nations.

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WHERE THE NEEDLE LANDS is a monthly podcast series, released on the last Friday of each month. A co-hosted show by Geraldine Magnier and Mahima Badsra, where we speak with powerful and worthy thought leaders- Covering how analytics and AI are impacting and influencing for better or for worse our individual experiences, businesses, societies, economies and nations.

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Where the Needle Lands

Latest release on Dec 02, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: Data Debates E3- THE HUAWEI DILEMMA & 5G

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To Geraldine's mind, Huawei is enabling a nation wide advanced digital infrastructure, ushering a new era with the rollout of 5G in Ireland. She claims that this is good news for Irish businesses, FDI and greater society, as it lends to a better lifestyle quality. She challenges the widely held claims that the Chinese government is using Huawei technology to spy on users in countries where citizens have access to Huawei's 5G and questions the motives behind the countries that have banned the use of Huawei totally, such as the US, Canada, the UK, Sweden and Australia. Mahima on the other hand, urges caution and suggests that the process of Huawei's 5G in Ireland should be slowed down until all the investigations on the contentious issue of how Huawei are a national security threat has been completed. Mahima argues that the potential costs can be much higher than the myriad of benefits purported, if proper housekeeping and regulation is not undertaken.


Hosts: Geraldine Magnier & Mahima Badsra

iTunes: https://lnkd.in/eme6kyY

Twitter: @needlelands

Blog: mahimabadsra.com

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Dec 02 2020

17mins

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Rank #2: E5: THE ROLE OF ALL MEN IN STEM, AMEN! AND WHEN INCLUSION MEANS LEADERS EXCLUDE CERTAIN NORMS - with Lorna Marytn, Head of Technology at Fidelity Investments Ireland

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As a top Irish executive in one of the worlds largest financial services firms Fidelity Investments, Lorna Martyn in this episode will prompt many to question their possible stale stance on how the world of work works. Lorna tells it like it is, but also on how it could and should be. Her wisdom flows endlessly regarding tips for 'getting on' in progressing professionally. They are sure to make anyone starting out on their career path feel lucky to have heard her now and for those more midway in their career path regret that they hadn't heard her sooner! From this multy-awarded and celebrated leader who advocates for diversity and inclusion particularly for greater female participation in tech, Lorna Martyn is a force and true light bearer improving the working environment for our and the next generations future in STEM and other.


Hosts: Geraldine Magnier & Mahima Badsra

iTunes: https://lnkd.in/eme6kyY

Twitter: @needlelands

Blog: mahimabadsra.com

Email us at podcast@idiro.com

Oct 30 2020

55mins

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Rank #3: Data Debates E2- FACEBOOK/WHATSAPP - WHAT DO THEY REALLY NEED ACCESS TO ALL OF YOUR DATA FOR? WHAT'S GOING ON!

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Data Debates E2- FACEBOOK/WHATSAPP - WHAT DO THEY REALLY NEED ACCESS TO ALL OF YOUR DATA FOR? WHAT'S GOING ON!

For this week's episode, Mahima and Aidan Connolly, CEO of Idiro Analytics discuss the request by the Irish Data Commission to Facebook regarding keeping the data for European citizens in Europe. Along with presenting both for and against arguments, Mahima and Aidan also discuss the future of data privacy. Aidan presents future scenarios where data transferability and 'portability' should be an option and for citizens to also have the option to store their own data on their own devices. This one will get you thinking and showcases a great business idea for a budding or seasoned entrepreneur.

Oct 23 2020

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Rank #4: Data Debates E1- THE MERITS & BROADER IMPLICATIONS OF ‘GOOGLES CERTIFICATION PROGRAM- A BUDGET ONLINE HIGHER EDUCATION OFFERING?

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To Geraldine's mind, Google is playing Government God with their supposed positive higher education intervention and their implied societal contribution. She refutes Google’s claim that their 6 month programs are akin to college degrees. Mahima on the other hand vouches for Google’s certification program and hails their efforts for making higher education amenable and accessible to all.


Hosts: Geraldine Magnier & Mahima Badsra

iTunes: https://lnkd.in/eme6kyY

Twitter: @needlelands 

Blog: mahimabadsra.com

www.idiro.com

Email us at podcast@idiro.com

Sep 26 2020

19mins

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Rank #5: E4: THE SHAPE OF HOTEL STAYS TO COME & TRAVEL TRENDS AFOOT - with Pat McCann, CEO Dalata Group & IBEC President

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In this month's episode, Geraldine and Mahima talk with Pat McCann, CEO of Dalata Group Hotels (Maldron & Clayton Hotels) and the current President of IBEC (Irish Business and Employers Confederation). Pat discusses the future of the hospitality and hotel industry and what travel may look like for 2021 and the 'StaySafe Hotels' programme for our future hotel experiences. We also discuss how Airbnb is impacting the hotel industry and vice versa. Last, but not least, we talk about COVID-19 and travel restrictions and the shifts in attitude that are set to change our business models and working lives for the future.

Hosts: Geraldine Magnier & Mahima Badsra

iTunes: https://lnkd.in/eme6kyY

Twitter: @needlelands

Blog: mahimabadsra.com

Email us at podcast@idiro.com

Sep 11 2020

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Rank #6: E3: HOW CUSTOMER 'CENTRIC' IS DATA DRIVEN CUSTOMER CARE REALLY? - with Aidan Connolly, CEO Idiro Analytics & Fin Murphy

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Geraldine and Mahima talk with Aidan Connolly founder and CEO of Idiro Analytics and Fin Murphy founder and CEO of TheStartup.com about advanced analytics in customer experience, the analysis of the customer journey and who is really driving this journey, brands or consumers? Aidan developed 'Intervention Vault' for Vodafone 20 years ago, enabling customer service agents to retain or prevent churn with 'Next Best Activity' (NBA), a platform for the ultimate positive CRM system. Aidan went on to start up Idiro Analytics, now a multiple award winning advanced analytics company nationally and internationally, in business over 15 years. As an example of innovative CX processes, since Covid-19 lockdown, Idiro's team has been busy assisting their B2B customers to run 'Predictive NPS' (Net promoter score), as contact with end user customers has changed utterly. We ask some hard questions to reveal general brands motivation behind 'Customer Analytics' . Aidan talks about the potential damage of so called 'data filtering' being data discrimination in truth for some cases. The need for ethical processes and how Idiro Analytics also help their customers to use analytics ethically. Finally, how people generally don't understand the consequence of data yet, and how people haven't put a value on their data, evident when they give it away for free!!! 


Hosts: Geraldine Magnier & Mahima Badsra  

iTunes: https://lnkd.in/eme6kyY

Twitter: @needlelands 

Blog: mahimabadsra.com

Email us at podcast@idiro.com

Aug 21 2020

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Rank #7: E2: AI's ROLE IN SHAPING OUR ETHICS, BRAIN, BEHAVIOURS, GIG ECONOMY AND WELLBEING - with Dr. Joan Cahill, Trinity College Dublin

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Geraldine and Mahima talk with Dr. Joan Cahill, Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS), Trinity College Dublin. Joan has worked on many high-profile academic and industry collaborated projects, and received the Societal Impact Award 2019. Joan understands the impact of Human and Machine Interaction (HMI); How the services in our hospitals may hit the mark for better operational efficiency but what about the client/patient experience?; The gig economy, whose gig is it really?; Tackling bias in AI and humans!; We explore the shifts in our attitudes as a result of AI interaction but need to acknowledge the changing shape to our brains, as a result of incorporating and normalising constant engagement with machine interactions in our daily lives today.

Hosts:

Geraldine Magnier (ger.magnier@idiro.com): Co-Founder & Director of Idiro Analytics/ Serving on the National Council of the SFA (Small Firms Association)/ Serving on the Policy Council of the Dublin City Chamber/ Board member of Technology Ireland (IBEC)

Mahima Badsra (mahima.badsra@idiro.com): An economist by education and a technology enthusiast – having lived all over the world, Mahima finally decided to buy furniture and settle down in Dublin. She is currently serving on the Council of Technology Ireland, IBEC

iTunes: https://lnkd.in/eme6kyY

Twitter: @needlelands

Blog: mahimabadsra.com

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Jun 26 2020

55mins

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Rank #8: E1: HOW IRELAND GOT AHEAD OF THE CURVE IN FDI USING DATA - with Padraic White, Entrepreneur and former CEO of IDA Ireland

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Geraldine and Mahima talk with Padraic White Entrepreneur and former CEO of IDA Ireland, about how Ireland got ahead of the curve with FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) as some of today's leading Irish-based multinationals such as Intel Corporation, Microsoft, IBM and the launch of the IFSC were IDA victories for Ireland by using and analysing data nearly four decades ago, leading us to where we are now with the strong reputation of Ireland being the 'Silicon valley' of Europe.

Update: We are delighted to share that our podcast reached number 1 in the Irish Apple Podcast Charts on it's first week of release. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to our next episode.

Hosts:

Geraldine Magnier (ger.magnier@idiro.com): Co-Founder & Director of Idiro Analytics/ Serving on the National Council of the SFA (Small Firms Association)/ Serving on Policy Council of the Dublin Chamber/ Board member of Technology Ireland (IBEC)

Mahima Badsra (mahima.badsra@idiro.com): An economist by education and a technology enthusiast – having lived all over the world, Mahima finally decided to buy furniture and settle down in Dublin. She is currently serving on the Council of Technology Ireland, IBEC

iTunes: https://lnkd.in/eme6kyY

Twitter: @needlelands

Blog: mahimabadsra.com

Learn more about your ad choices. Email us at podcast@idiro.com

Jun 24 2020

41mins

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