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Chris Horn - Entrepreneur, Investor and Academic - talks about Ireland’s early Computer Pioneer, Percy Ludgate

Chris Horn - Entrepreneur, Investor and Academic - talks about Ireland’s early Computer Pioneer, Percy Ludgate

October 4, 2022

We’re delighted to talk with Chris Horn, Entrepreneur, Investor and Academic about a surprising topic -  Ireland’s early, and relatively unknown, Computer Pioneer,  Percy Ludgate

As you will hear Ludgate proposed a Computer Design in 1909.  Chris explains how the machine was designed and how it compared to the better known and earlier Babbage Design.

Ludgate died (at just 39) on 16th October 1922 – so the 100th anniversary of his death is this month.

We finish with a good talk about Chris’s eclectic taste in music and play out with a very surprising piece.

You’ll enjoy this lively and interesting podcast.

Here are links to the material discussed:

 Ludgate book:  https://www.amazon.com/Percy-Ludgate-1883-1922-Irelands-Computer/dp/1911566296/ref=sr_1_1?crid=212UNM3UNWG6D&keywords=ludgate+percy&qid=1664793117&sprefix=ludgate+percuy%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-1

 The Hu,  Black Thunder Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aguZjkVLaE

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Uku Tomikas of Messente talks about growing the business, being in the Estonian Army Reserves and his favourite music

Uku Tomikas of Messente talks about growing the business, being in the Estonian Army Reserves and his favourite music

June 27, 2022

We have a great Podcast with Uku Tomikas from Messente who are based in Estonia.

We talk about a wide range of topics including:

  • What Messente does and how it grew
  • Uku talks about his surprising educational background and lets us know what he was known as a National Champion for (!)
  • We also talk about what it is like to live in Estonia with the current International situation while being an Artillery Platoon Commander in the Estonian Army Reserves and what the situation means to all Estonians
  • Finally, we hear what music Uku likes and we play out on one of his favorite songs from a well-known band.

You will enjoy Uku’s energy and his strong sense of where he is today.

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

  • How can you increase Customer Acquisition at 10% of your Retail Costs?
  • How can you have an Anytime / Anywhere Channel?
  • Do you want to onboard SME Companies as well as Individuals?

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

Waheed Adam of iTouch, talks about growing up under Apartheid, Challenges facing the CPaaS Industry and his music

Waheed Adam of iTouch, talks about growing up under Apartheid, Challenges facing the CPaaS Industry and his music

June 9, 2022

We’re delighted to have Waheed Adam, Executive Chairman of iTouch South Africa as our guest on the show.

Waheed grew up under Apartheid in South Africa and he tells us how the discrimination he experienced affected his outlook.  He relates one event in particular that helped give him the motivation to become an Entrepreneur and he also talks about his early business venture even as a student.

We talk about the current state of the CPaaS / Aggregator Industry and discuss three challenges that need to be addressed to ensure that the industry continues to grow and thrive. 

The follow up to this discussion will be addressed by a Panel Discussion at next weeks Mobile Ecosystem Forum Event in Amsterdam on the 15th June at 15:45 CET both Online and In Person.  Waheed and I and the other Panel guests will discuss the way forward for the Industry in more detail.  (Registration Link below)

Finally we find out about Waheed’s philosophy of life and his love for music and he plays out on a classic song by a classic singer.

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The Mobile Ecosystem Forum Business Connects Messaging Event in Amsterdam on the 14th and 15th of June is both Online and In Person – you can register here:

https://mobileecosystemforum.com/events_/mef-connects-business-messaging-2/

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

How can you increase Customer Acquisition at 10% of Retail Costs?  How can you have an Anytime / Anywhere Channel?

-   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

Happy St Patricks Telco Podcast!  - Deryck Fay talks about his book on Irish Telecom, ”Connecting a Nation”, from the 1800s to today

Happy St Patricks Telco Podcast! - Deryck Fay talks about his book on Irish Telecom, ”Connecting a Nation”, from the 1800s to today

March 14, 2022

We have a very interesting guest on the Podcast this week.  Deryck Fay has written a fascinating book about the history of Telecoms in Ireland called “Connecting a Nation” and it’s a very surprising history.  Its starts in the 1850s, yes, when the first sub-sea cables were being laid and Ireland was the natural hub for the first Transatlantic cables.  Later its proximity to Nova Scotia made it the natural hub for the first Marconi radio services.

We then talk about the state of Telecoms during the rise of the new, and in fairness not well off, Irish state.

Finally, we get on to the last decades when there was huge investment in Telecoms and there was the tremendous growth of Mobile and the Internet and Ireland became a leader in many ways.

Deryck is a great raconteur and he tells the story with clarity and insight that I found fascinating.

I couldn’t quite find the music that Deryck wanted but you’ll see I got a close second.

Enjoy

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

How can you increase Customer Acquisition at 10% of Retail Costs?  How can you have an Anytime / Anywhere Channel?

-   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

 

Anurag Aggarwal, Head of Partnerships, Tanla Platforms talks about CPaaS and a classic song he likes

Anurag Aggarwal, Head of Partnerships, Tanla Platforms talks about CPaaS and a classic song he likes

February 21, 2022

We’re delighted to have Anurag Aggarwal of Tanla Platforms, Head of Partnerships, as our guest this week.

Anurag tells us about his early career choice in a totally different Industry and how he ended up in the CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) Industry.  You can hear that Anurag is truly a people person and he says that’s fundamental to his approach to business.

He talks about the Tanla Platforms CPaaS offering, called the Wisely Platform, and how he is working with Partners to extend it and build value for all the parties involved.

Finally, Anurag nominates his playout song, an all time classic, and tells how the song and the associated movie is a story that appeals to him.

I know you’ll enjoy this

If you are attending MWC 2022 in Barcelona we’d be delighted to meet up for a coffee and hear about your business – you can get me at pat.flynn@nettzer.com

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

How can you increase Customer Acquisition at 10% of Retail Costs?  How can you have an Anytime / Anywhere Channel?

-   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

Andy Jones - Head of Sales - Mobile Squared - talks A2P Marketing and Channel Optimisation

Andy Jones - Head of Sales - Mobile Squared - talks A2P Marketing and Channel Optimisation

February 16, 2022

We’re delighted to have, Andy Jones, Head of Sales for Mobile Squared who is an expert in Mobile Marketing Channels talking about how they help their customers with their Business and A2P channel development

Andy firstly talks about how his career moved from BT, to Mavenir and onto Mobile Squared.

Andy relates a very interesting discussion on how RCS developed, how Google moved into the market and how he see RCS developing.

His work with Mobile Squared enables their customers to analyse the effectiveness of different A2P marketing channels, measuring consumer engagement habits and at what price per engagement.

Mobile Squared provides Market Information to Mobile Operators, Aggregators and Enterprises using their MessageMapIQ service.

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

Meet us at Mobile World Congress 2022 Barcelona to talk about Customer Onboarding and eKYC

Also, can I ask for a vote in the upcoming Mobile Ecosystem Forum, MEF, elections - I understand what it takes to develop companies in the Mobile Industry and would be delighted to understand your issues - pat.flynn@nettzer.com

 

Jimmy Jones, Head of Security at Zariot, talks IoT, Data Analytics and Digital Twins - plus his early surprising career!

Jimmy Jones, Head of Security at Zariot, talks IoT, Data Analytics and Digital Twins - plus his early surprising career!

February 3, 2022

Firstly, we’re delighted to have Jimmy Jones, Head of Security at Zariot,   as soon as you hear Jimmy’s accent you’ll know where he’s from.

Jimmy is has a very interesting story about his life before he got into Technology which I think will surprise you.

Jimmy started at the bottom in Worldcom installing Switches across Europe. As he developed his career he took on more of a Security role and developed a lot of expertise in this area.

Jimmy talks about IoT and how its moving from acquiring Data from Sensors to being a Data Driven Business.  He also talks about the flexibility that SIMs / eSIMs bring to the business and how they can bring their own Security issues. He also talks about how Digital Twins will transform how businesses and supply chains can be modelled and planned.

Finally Jimmy plays out with a surprising and classic song that reflects his own philosophy of life.

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

How can you increase Customer Acquisition at 10% of Retail Costs?  How can you have an Anytime / Anywhere Channel?

-   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

Our Christmas Special - with Simon O‘Donnell of Athonet - having fun, talking Private LTE and Irish Music

Our Christmas Special - with Simon O‘Donnell of Athonet - having fun, talking Private LTE and Irish Music

December 9, 2021

There is an extra Irish flavour to this podcast, if our International listeners can bear with us for Christmas.

Firstly, we’re delighted to have Simon O Donnell VP of Athonet Networks.  Simon is from Strabane in the North of Ireland and has been based in Boston for many years.  He’s well known in the Wireless Industry around the world.

Simon has a great back story of how he ended up in Boston and you wont believe what his first job was.

Simon talks through  what Athonet does in a new and exciting area in the Wireless Industry – Private LTE.  He explains all this and gives an amazing Use Case from Fort Worth Texas of how this is helping the local community.

Finally, thanks to all our podcast listeners, we never though this would be such a success when we started it, we’ve had 5,000 downloads and made many new friends.

We do wish all our listeners a safe and prosperous 2022 – enjoy the festive break, enjoy your friends and families and come back refreshed and strong next year.

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

Gerard Smith - Talks about his CleanTech Business - Passionate about Recycling - and growing up with undiagnosed deafness

Gerard Smith - Talks about his CleanTech Business - Passionate about Recycling - and growing up with undiagnosed deafness

October 27, 2021

We’re delighted to have Gerard Smith on the podcast this week.

Gerard is a Business person and a Director of Chime, the National Deafness Charity.

Gerard talks about his Cleantech business, Passionate About Recycling. 

The company offers Recycling solutions, including:

  • Tire Recycling
  • Plasterboard or Gypsum Recycling
  • Sewage and Sludge Recycling

Gerard relates his personal story of growing up undiagnosed deaf and how long it took for this to be detected.  He relates how he learned to communicate as a young boy by working with audiologists and a Speech Therapist.

We end the Podcast with a very personal song choice from Gerard, a song that he associates with his Mother, who unfortunately was lost to Covid this year.

Its real privilege to have Gerard on the podcast and to hear about his business and how he overcome Deafness

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

Gerry McKenna - talks about the growth of the Irish Software Industry, the impact of the Border, Logica Aldiscon and Cation Chatbots

Gerry McKenna - talks about the growth of the Irish Software Industry, the impact of the Border, Logica Aldiscon and Cation Chatbots

October 6, 2021

We’re delighted to have Gerry McKenna on the podcast this week.

Gerry has worked in the Software Industry since he graduated, both Internationally and in Ireland.  He’s probably best known for being the CEO of Logica Aldiscon during the fast growth days.

What’s very interesting about Gerry’s story are his reflections on the changes in the Software Industry in Ireland from the days of emigration to the current maturity and sophistication of the industry.

Gerry grew up in Monaghan near the Border and he tells how that situation affected everyone’s outlook and how, with the Peace Process and the Single Market, the National introversion turned to an extroversion and growth in confidence.

Gerry has a lot of fun and interesting stories about the growth of Logica Aldiscon and there is one in particular that I know you will find amazing.

Gerry is currently CEO of Cation and they are a provider of, as he says, the best Chat Bot available for Customer Service.

Thanks to Gerry for being a great guest and in the scope of his career he shows how things have turned out for the better for the Industry and the Country.

Music Credits:  Ennio Morricone, John Flynn

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This Podcast is sponsored by Nettzer – Digital First Selling  - www.nettzer.com 

During these times of Covid and tougher Telco Sales -   Digital First Selling is the answer to new Customer Acquisition, increasing revenues and cost reduction

If you are a Telco, an MVNO, or an eSIM provider we have the ideal Digital First Selling-as-a-Service solution for you.

The Nettzer Digital First Selling solution:

  • Enables you to sell and onboard new customers remotely
  • It will integrate with your BSS/ OSS systems and with Salesforce
  • And we meet all regulatory requirements

Contact pat.flynn@nettzer.com so that we can understand your issues and provide you with the best solution.

 

 

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