Biz Bytes

Jun 29 2020 49 mins

Each episode I interview New Zealand based business owners and technology leaders to get their insights and ideas on how technology impacts business. We keep it fun and honest while keeping the jargon out of it.





Ep 16. What's Chicken got to do with Business Continuity?
Jul 07 2020 46 mins  
What does KFC running out of chicken have in common with how companies respond to a pandemic?Both rely on a business continuity plan to recoverWhether it's a pandemic, a natural disaster, or something that could impact your reputation, a business...


Ep 15. Unplugging the Potential of the Electric Ferry
Jun 29 2020 68 mins  
Electric ferries.What's the first thing that popped into your head? Perhaps it was limited rangeBoats running around with a long extension cableOr significant downtime while the boat rechargedOr more expensive boats?How about this though:Quieter...


Ep 14. If you can't give certainty through change, give clarity
Jun 22 2020 53 mins  
If there is one thing that we can bank on, it's that Change is constnat And we also know that people will react in different ways to change. Uncertainty, confusion, and the age old question of "What's in it for me?" will play a role in how each person...



Ep 13: How to solve a problem while successfully transforming your business
Jun 08 2020 49 mins  
Pivoting has been hotly discussed during Covid-19. If you Google: “Should I pivot because of Covid-19?” you’ll get over 84 million results.But not every change counts as a pivot.A pivot is a proactive strategy shift based on planning, preparation and...


Ep 12: Improve Your Decision Making With the Help of a Digital Twin
May 26 2020 63 mins  
What if you had the ability to build a test environment to help you identify where and how your business needs to change.Something which allowed you to model the business and identify:Who was doing whatWhich systems they were usingHow information...


Ep 11. Digital Transformation. Buzzword or Reality?
May 19 2020 49 mins  
While it's possible for any company to transform, the adoption of new technology doesn't constitute digital transformation.And it's not a big bang deliverable.Nor is it something that you can copy from other organisations - each transformation journey...


Ep 10. Good Communication Is More Than Just Talk
May 12 2020 58 mins  
The technology industry has built a reputation of being direct and to the point, and while this works for some things it is not always successful - particularly when trying to sell the benefits of what we are trying to do to multiple audiences - from...


Ep 9. Making The Most of Emerging Technology
May 05 2020 50 mins  
There is no doubt that technology is one of the key differences between now and previous global pandemics It's helped us: Stay informedBe productiveBe entertainedCompare that to the 1918 flu - information sharing was limited to the radio or print...


Ep 8. Knowledge is Power. Skills are Assets
Apr 28 2020 56 mins  
Skill vs Knowledge. What's the difference, and what does it matter to your tech team?Having the right roles, and the right people in them, is very important to the success of your business. Did you know that there is a framework that can help you?In...


Ep 7. Artificial Intelligence : It won't take your job (but it might become your boss) - Tim Warren
Apr 20 2020 59 mins  
Artificial Intelligence will take our job!Won't it?Well... The truth is more diverse than that.It won't take our jobs, but it might become our boss.In this episode Tim Warren and I explore what is meant by AI, what you need to do to incorporate it into...


Ep 6: The Importance of Organisational Development to running a Successful Business - Angela Waddell
Apr 13 2020 53 mins  
Successful businesses require a purpose and a vision. They need to have publicly stated values, and hire people that align to those.But how do you create a vision?And how do you link your purpose to it.What is mean by values?And what is the difference...


Ep 5. Privacy in a Digital World
Apr 06 2020 47 mins  
Privacy enables us to create boundaries and protect ourselves from unwarranted interference in our lives, allowing us to negotiate who we are and how we want to interact with the world around us.The right to privacy is a fundamental human right...


Ep 4. Leading remote teams during a crisis (episode 2)
Mar 31 2020 44 mins  
You lead a team. One day you leave the office and tell everyone "see you tomorrow".But overnight the world changes, and you find that you all won't be working together for a significant period.But they're still looking for you to leadership.My guest...



Ep 3. Leading Remote Teams During a Crisis
Mar 19 2020 44 mins  
To reduce the risk presented by the spread of Covid-19, companies have asked their employees to work remotely. While many of us already works from home at least part of the time, the new policies leave whole teamss — and their managers — working...


Ep 2. How Technology enables and supports Customer Experience
Mar 19 2020 49 mins  
Your business wants to move faster, and do more with what you've got. You're aiming to best place to work, while making sure that you're growing.Do your customers love you?What about what your competitors are doing? Are you trying to be at the top of...


Ep 1. Leader or follower? The role of technology in business 2020
Feb 24 2020 46 mins  
You are hired to be strategic, but spend most of your time on operational issues. You are expected to innovate but you are also the steward of risk mitigation and cost containment. You are expected to deliver revolutionary new business growth but are...


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Feb 03 2020
An introduction to the Biz Bytes podcast


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