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TF231 - Ticket To Ride (In A Flying Taxi)

TF231 - Ticket To Ride (In A Flying Taxi)

September 22, 2020
Reserve your ticket for the first ride in the Volocopter's public electric air taxi. CEO Florian Reuter joins us to talk about how their urban air mobility company took flight. Plus, we have tech executive, entrepreneur, investor and author, Maëlle Gavet, to provide her take on how big tech has gone off the rails (and how to get it back on track). Also, Incredible Health CEO, Iman Abuzeid, reveals their innovative approach to healthcare staffing where the hospitals are the applicants. In Socially Speaking, we question if Peleton should be afraid of Apple with its aggressive move into the health and fitness industry.
 
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TF230 - Getting Kids And Teachers Excited About Coding

TF230 - Getting Kids And Teachers Excited About Coding

September 15, 2020
What does the Future of Work look like? Ericsson's Head of ConsumerLab, Jasmeet Sethi, joins us with answers, including how we can prepare. Plus, we learn how teacher and Digital Literacy Coach, Stacey Bernier, fosters excitement for coding amongst kids and teachers alike. Also, the founder and CEO of Better1, Darab Ali, shares the immersive experience of their interactive online shopping service for the newest smart-living products. In Socially Speaking, we discuss how Ryan Reynolds owns the internet — full stop.
 
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TF229 - BlackBerry Is Back

TF229 - BlackBerry Is Back

August 25, 2020

Save the Children helps provide children around the world a healthy start and the opportunity to learn. We have President and CEO, Janti Soeripto, join us to share some of the initiatives it has underway to continue their efforts throughout the global pandemic.  Plus, we have one of the finalists from the Shad Canada's STEAM enrichment program, Mallory Moxham, join us to share how the event worked via online delivery. Also, the CEO of OnwardMobility, Peter Franklin, gives us the details on the return of BlackBerry in the smartphone market with the new 5G Android BlackBerry. In Socially Speaking, we chat about how the Fortnite vs Apple fight might reshape the App store. 

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TF228 - The Latest In Back To School Technology

TF228 - The Latest In Back To School Technology

August 18, 2020
Joshua Karam, co-founder and CEO of Hyr Live, built the online platform with one goal in mind: to host a community of inspirational classes for food, beverage and pastry, taught to you at home. Plus, we get the inside scoop on the latest must-have gadgets for back-to-school with Technology Evangelist, Marc Saltzman. Also, Jennifer Lee, Managing Partner of Growth Platforms and Value Creation Services at Deloitte shares the company's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Socially Speaking, we talk about the future of the internet and ask: is it too late to remake the digital world for the better?
 
 
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TF227 - What if TikTok Disappears?

TF227 - What if TikTok Disappears?

August 11, 2020
Borrowell is helping customers reduce and manage their financial pressures during the global pandemic. Co-founder, Eva Wong, joins us to reveal their app's strategy. Plus, the car-buying app that gets users on the road with convenience with co-founder and President of Fair, Georg Bauer. Also, we explore TikTok's would-be replacement, Clash, with our favorite internet Dad, Brittlestar. In Socially Speaking, we discuss Twitter's stance on disinformation, including labeling government and state media officials to help users trace information and sources.
 

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TF226 - Adopting New Technologies To Service Retail Customers In A Pandemic

TF226 - Adopting New Technologies To Service Retail Customers In A Pandemic

August 4, 2020

We have a tiny talk with Skyler Hammond who shares the story of his new book, "The Big Book of Teeny Tiny Stories", including his unique collaborations with artists from around the world. Plus, NBA players are keeping healthy with the Oura ring. CEO of Oura, Harpreet Rai, joins us to reveal how the ring works. Also, we have James Connell, Chief Ecommerce & Customer Experience Officer of Roots, on how they have been adapting in the coronavirus landscape by adopting new technologies to service customers and "future proofing" their business. In Socially Speaking, we discuss whether or not an analog life has advantages given our current state.

 

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TF225 - Is The Latest Smartphone Worth It?

TF225 - Is The Latest Smartphone Worth It?

July 28, 2020

Writer-director John Babu reveals how he focused on the potential of artificial intelligence while passing time during the lockdown. Plus, investigative reporter, Raphael Rowe, joins us to talk about his Netflix original documentary: Inside The World's Toughest Prisons. Also, Michael Josh from GadgetMatch answers our biggest smartphone question: Is the newest, souped-up version worth it or is a mid-range smartphone good enough? In Socially Speaking, we question if a wealth tax on the 1% is a good idea.

 

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TF224 - Diagnosing Cancer with AI

TF224 - Diagnosing Cancer with AI

July 21, 2020

Google announced a $10 billion investment to expand its footprint in India. Forbes Senior Contributor, John Koetsier, walks us through the tech giant's move. Plus, we have the CEO of the healthcare startup Paige.AI, Leo Grady, to explain how they use AI-generated clinical imaging data to diagnose cancer. Also, we take a look at Mighty Health, a health and fitness wellness app tailored to older adults, with the co-founder and CEO, James Li. In Socially Speaking, we muse about the bans and restrictions that countries and companies are implementing for users of TikTok.

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TF223 - Fight The Spread Of COVID-19 With The CoronaCheck App

TF223 - Fight The Spread Of COVID-19 With The CoronaCheck App

July 14, 2020

We talk to Shad Canada's President and CEO, Tim Jackson, about their move from a traditional live-in STEAM enrichment program to an online platform. Plus, we check in with the Director of the Aga Khan Development Network Digital Health Resource Centre, Saleem Sayani, about their CoronaCheck app to help fight the spread of COVID-19. Also, we take a look at education and setting kids up for success in the digital age with the founder of the Digital Human Library, Leigh Cassell. In Socially Speaking, we compare the scenarios that have been devised for reopening schools and question which may be safest for students.

 

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TF222 - When Apps Challenge Sovereignty

TF222 - When Apps Challenge Sovereignty

July 7, 2020

India banned 59 apps for posing a threat to sovereignty and integrity. We have Paige Leskin, Tech Reporter for Business Insider, join us to explain why. Plus, take care of your pets virtually with Airvet. Founder and CEO, Brandon Werber, shares how to connect with a veterinarian on-demand from anywhere. Also, we talk to CEO and Founder of Snowman, Ryan Cash, who won an Apple Design Award for the puzzle game Where Cards Fall. In Socially Speaking, we ask if floating cities are a viable solution for a sustainable future.

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