Dr. Tomicah Tillemann, director of the Bretton Woods II programme at New America, chats about what blockchain is exactly, why people should care, and how New Zealand businesses of all sizes can use it to better compete in global markets.
Adam Cutler, distinguished designer and design practices director at IBM, chats about human-centred design when it comes to AI, ways people interested in AI can get started, one of his favourite scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and its implications for AI, and more.
There's no question design is having a moment. Fortune 500 companies are hiring chief design officers and investing in design and innovation centres, and even traditional corporates are getting in on the action. At the forefront of this is Silicon Valley based Airbnb, the online marketplace for people to lease short-term accommodation. Founded by designers Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky and co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008, the company is now a behemoth, valued at US$31 billion and located in 190 countries. On a recent trip to Auckland for the Better By Design CEO Summit, Airbnb's Jenny Arden (an IDEO, Google and YouTube alumni) chats with us all things design.
Accenture's Timoti Wharewaka, who was hired after taking part in the TupuToa internship programme, chats with Ben Mack about his journey so far, why businesses should hire Māori and Pasifika staff, and offers advice for young Māori and Pasifika people interested in tech careers.
Amazon's Alayna Van Dervort - who works with global organisations on the front lines of AI and machine learning projects in education, environmental advocacy, accessibility, healthcare, wildlife protection, child sex trafficking and global crises - chats about ways artificial intelligence is being used to make the world a better place.