How London’s Heathrow Airport is preparing for digital take-off
76,000 people work at Heathrow airport employed by around 300 different companies. 60% of these people do not have a desk or a laptop, With that, Heathrow Airport is on a mission to deploy a truly mobile digital workplace. Neil Barnett, Senior Digital Communications Manager, talks us through the project to date, explaining how it accommodates the diverse workforce. He describes how the HR, IT and Communications teams are working together, the challenges they’ve faced, and goes into detail on the technologies they are using to differentiate the airport, making it more competitive and efficient.
How to put ‘Digital Scotland’ on the map
Scottish Government is blazing a digital trail. It’s improving its internal digital workplace; digitizing its frontline services; and boosting its economy.
Paul Miller talks to Ken Goodlad about how Scottish Government is dispelling the myth that the public sector are digital laggards. From the mentoring scheme “Digital Friends” to setting up global firsts such as CivTech, Ken tells us how they have been able to make such a success of their digital programme and why being leaders in digital innovation doesn’t necessarily mean being digital experts.
What 7-year-olds need to learn now to thrive in an AI world of work
When the topic of AI and the future of work arises, the picture painted is often a bleak one. But Calum Chace and Angus Knowles-Cutler have a much more optimistic outlook on the future. Paul Miller asks them both: What should children be learning today to equip themselves to work alongside machines?
This enlightening and refreshingly positive conversation also covers how we can all prepare for the future; how different societies will adapt and which will prosper; and asks would a life without having to work really be so bad?
What makes Kansas City (and many other cities) so smart?
Smart cities are popping up all over the world – tackling various issues: cutting crime; reducing traffic congestion; relieving pollution levels. And while the initiatives may vary, every smart city has the same goal – to improve the lives of its citizens.
The smart city at the centre of our podcast is Kansas City and we talk to Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer of Kansas City, and Gordon Feller, founder of the highly influential smart city program Meeting of the Minds, both of whom are tasked with harnessing the power of data and technology for the greater good.
Follow the discussion as we explore the definition of a smart city; what it means to live in one; how they are changing the way we work; and what we can expect from them in the future.