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21st Century Human Podcast – Episode 2

Welcome to the 21st Century Human podcast with your hosts, Lewis Richards, David Goldsby and Bob Barker.

In this Episode 2, we discuss Tim Ferris’ latest book, Tools of Titans, and lessons we can take to our Enterprise clients on becoming better at being digital. We also noodle on a new mixed reality headset including business use cases examples, and discuss new mindfulness techniques while drinking mushroom coffee for added focus!

In this podcast series, we will discuss what it means to be a 21st Century Human, interview key executives and ask the important questions such as:

  • How do we ensure technology works for us?
  • How do we cope with the sheer volume of data we are surrounded by? How do we begin to manage our lives when we are surrounded by ubiquitous technology?

As we discuss in our Xperience Lab workshops, executives need to become 21st century humans first, before they can become 21st century executives.

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Lewis Richards
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Lewis Richards, based in the UK, is a researcher and self-styled Digital Chef for Leading Edge Forum.  He is responsible for research into Pro-active, Haptic Sensing and bringing additional value to clients as Head of our 21st Century Human Upgrade Programme Advisory practice, enabling clients to build hands-on digital skills.  Lewis’ most recent publications are the Technology Trends and Me video series; Automation & Me and VR & Me which provide insights on today's emerging trends as we try to make sense of the world around us. Prior to this, Lewis authored the report The Field Engineer of the Future – An LEF Xperience Lab Case Study. Lewis is a seasoned IT leader having spent 16 years working for CSC where he performed a number of UK and International roles within Financial Service and the Corporate Office of Innovation.  Lewis managed the European Innovation Centre for CSC and worked with clients and partners to showcase Next Gen technologies whilst articulating how IT can address the needs of current business problems. In his previous post, Lewis was responsible for Global Portfolio Management for CSC's Application Business.  This role involved the management of a diverse workforce and the reengineering of the applications business, including the adoption of a globalized portfolio management process and the implementation of product and technology roadmaps. Lewis is passionate about collaboration and the cultural changes required to enhance business functions. Lewis has a BSc from the University of Surrey and an MBA in Technology Management from the Open University.

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