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Feb 15, 2019

Speaker and accountancy expert Mark Lee speaks to near futurist Guy Clapperton about why he's an accountant and not a conjurer (no, he seriously trained and is a member of the Magic Circle), how accountants are going to need people skills rather than plain numeracy and how Blockchain is going to usher in the idea of...


Feb 1, 2019

Education isn't fit for purpose when it comes to working alongside artificial intelligence - and we need to be teaching it some ethics, plus balancing it in terms of gender. Those are some of the strong views coming up in a conversation between Accenture's AI lead in the UK, Emma Kendrew, and Guy Clapperton, the...


Jan 18, 2019

There are thousands of rare diseases out there and one of the biggest issues is linking the symptoms to the disease and then connecting them all to a patient. Tim Guilliams is co-founder of Healx and with a skeleton staff, of technologists rather than medical personnel, he aims to find cures for 100 of them...


Jan 7, 2019

Phrases like "gig economy" and "zero hours contracts" are rarely used in any positive sense but freelancing is increasingly important to the workplace, says Sarah Johnson, co-founder of consultancy The Akin. Her organization is very much a virtual set-up and in this episode of the Near Futurist she discusses...


Dec 17, 2018

In corporate computing there are often little silos of information everywhere - and Near Futurist Guy Clapperton should know, he's been writing about how they're coming to an end since 1989. Here Matt Klassen of Cherwell Software calls in from LA to discuss how to avoid ending up with your corporate systems dictating to...