Reality Check: Kordia's Aaron Olphert

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Reality Check: Kordia's Aaron Olphert

As part of Idealog's Technology Month, we've picked the brains of some of the movers and shakers in the industry to find out their favourite tech-related things, their biggest fears for the future and what other companies and individuals inspire their work. Here's Kordia chief digital officer Aaron Olphert.

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