Taming Tech, The Podcast show

Taming Tech, The Podcast

Summary: We talk Tech. This podcast looks at Tech in everyday life, in companies, in schools. Irreverent, quirky, and quite a lot of fun. Each week, join Paul Ogier, ex-teacher, business owner, Udemy Lecturer and general dog's body, as he interviews guests who are working at the coal face of software, apps, SAAS and support. How did they get there, what is their story, what technology do they deal with and how does it make their lives easier and how do they make their staff or clients lives easier? Whether you want to learn more about tech or just want to commiserate, this podcast is for you.

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 006 - Interview with Lyall O'Carroll from Seidor Africa | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3502

TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 6 – INTERVIEW WITH LYALL O’CARROLL Full Show notes https://taming.tech/6 In today’s episode, our guest is Lyall O’Carroll, Technical Account Manager for Seidor Africa. With a background in electronics and a passion for engineering, for the past 14 years Lyall has helped companies and business leaders unlock potential and revenue within their businesses. Lyall shares how, with an effective software solution, like SAP Business One, and big data analytics companies can grow their profits without having to grow their staff compliment. And how this allows their customers to employ their personnel in more rewarding roles that grows their business. Who should listen to this episode? If your company structure is management heavy. If your company is a generational business and you’re looking for an effective way to manage the transition between founders and the next generation. If your managers are policemen and micromanagers and not leaders advancing your business’ goals. If the ineffectiveness of disparate systems is holding your business back from reaching the potential you see for it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/taming-tech/message

 005 - Interview with Jenna Burchell, an Artist | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2645

TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 5 – INTERVIEW WITH JENNA BURCHELL Full Show notes https://taming.tech/5 In episode 5 we speak to Jenna Burchell  an award winning South African artist who fuses the digital with the natural world. When we think of technology, art doesn’t ordinarily come to mind, which is one of the reasons why Jenna Burchell’s sculptures are extraordinary. Jenna shares with us:  how she works with technology to marry the tech with the organic how the amalgamation of the organic and inorganic subverts expectation and takes on a transformative experience her experience with the ghost in the machine how including technology in her creations results in a long term relationship between creator and collector how her work celebrates the joy of repair and rebuilding and how the process animates the artwork We encourage you to listen to this episode if: You are looking for inspiration on how you work with technology You are looking for a way to rebuild after experiencing a fracture in your work or in your life You are exploring ideas on how to use technology in a different way You are interested in the behind the scenes process of creating art that reframes the narrative --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/taming-tech/message

 004 - Interview with Ruben Buijs from Boei | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3426

TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 4 – INTERVIEW WITH RUBEN BUIJS Full Show notes https://taming.tech/4 The guest on this episode hails from the Netherlands. Ruben Buijs is a Dutch developer who developed a widget as a side hustle. He has been programming since he was twelve years old. His widget, Boei, is the Dutch word for buoy. Boei is a quick life line that allows customers to get in contact with you using the platform of their preference.  We started using Boei on our websites soon after its release and are such fans of the product that we reached out to Ruben, who graciously agreed to appear on this podcast. Ruben’s day job is being an IT Consultant for EY where he works on projects in a wide variety of industries. His focus on efficacy is made visible in this service that he has developed. Some of the topics covered in this episode are: Benefits of using Boei. The ideation behind Boei. Boei versus live chat. How Boei could replace contact us pages on websites. What methods Ruben is pursuing to market his side hustle. The growth and uptake Ruben has seen since he launched six months ago. Who should listen to this episode? Anyone who is: Working on their own side hustle Developers and programmers Working on software roadmaps Bloggers and business owners looking for a simple, effective means of communicating with their audience and customers. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/taming-tech/message

 003 - Interview with Mareli Pottas from Dube Pottas | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2442

TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 3 – INTERVIEW WITH MARELI POTTAS Full Show notes https://taming.tech/3 In this episode we speak to Mareli Pottas from Dube & Pottas Inc.  Mareli is the Co-founder and Operations Manager of Dube & Pottas Inc., a private practice of medical social workers based in Johannesburg and operating from hospitals in Johannesburg and surrounding areas in Gauteng, South Africa. Established in 2015, Dube & Pottas has grown from a few staff to 23 staff members in 28 hospitals in 5 years.  In this podcast Paul Ogier and Mareli Pottas talk about: How this private company has intelligently used technology to simplify operations, manage staff in multiple locations and scale with the growth of the company. How as frontline staff at the forefront of the COVID fight they have expanded their use of technology to overcome restrictions and obstacles to maintain their company’s operational requirements. How their existing technology solutions enable them to go above and beyond in their treatment and support of their patients and their families who are often separated by distance and COVID protocols. How they have utilised online training to onboard staff. Who should listen to this podcast? Anyone who is interested in learning more about: Ideas on how to start and grow a company without spending a fortune on IT infrastructure or IT support staff. What a medical social worker does. How health professionals are managing their stress levels and prioritising their mental health. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/taming-tech/message

 002 - Interview with Dugald du Plessis from Tourvest Destination Management | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 3718

TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 2 – INTERVIEW WITH DUGALD DU PLESSIS Full Show notes https://taming.tech/2 Our guest in this podcast is Dugald du Plessis, a visionary and goal oriented person with 19 years of experience in planning, developing, and implementing cutting edge solutions in the field of Information Technology. Dugald has been the IT Manager at Tourvest Destination Management (TDM) since 2008. TDM offers a diverse portfolio of travel products and is part of the Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd group of companies. In this episode Paul Ogier speaks to Dugald du Plessis about two recent IT projects: How TDM planned and managed the untangling of shared IT infrastructure with their sister company, Tourvest Travel Services, to enable an autonomous structure that supported their operational requirements. Their approach to migrating TDM from on-prem Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft 365. Who should listen to this podcast? Anyone who is considering, involved in or interested in: How to go about separating shared IT infrastructure.  The planning, testing, elements involved and the lessons learned in an unbundling of IT framework. The lessons learned in migrating from on-prem Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft 365. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/taming-tech/message

 001 - Interview with Thomas Michael from Michael Management | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3874

TAMING TECH, THE PODCAST EPISODE 1 – INTERVIEW WITH THOMAS MICHAEL Full Show notes https://taming.tech/1 Thomas Michael, CEO of Michael Management Corporation, is the guest in this episode.  Thomas speaks and writes widely about SAP training and implementation issues. A native of Germany, currently residing in New York, he has been involved in SAP consulting and development since 1993. Considered to be one of the leading SAP experts in the world, he has worked with an impressive array of clients all over Europe and the US. Thomas is a published author and has written numerous articles and white papers covering a variety of leadership topics. He has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, appeared in INC magazine, Entrepreneur's Organization and LinkedIn Pulse. Topics covered in this podcast include: The evolution of training. The traditional classroom bound training to online training. The financial and accessibility benefits of computer-based training. The trends we’re seeing in training today and where we expect it to end up. An exploration of the entrepreneurial journey and what the future holds for Michael Management. Who should listen to this podcast? Anyone who is: Interested in becoming an online course instructor. Interested in what the future holds for corporate training and how to leverage training for your organisation. Interested in becoming a certified SAP user. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/taming-tech/message

 Taming Tech, The Podcast (Trailer) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 50

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