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The Futurithmic Podcast

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A Nokia original podcast. Join Michael Hainsworth as he explores the implications of emerging technologies on society, business, politics and the environment of tomorrow.

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Accelerating Industry 4.0 with Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri

July 9th, 2020


As COVID-19 turned a local epidemic into a pandemic, the spotlight was trained on an industry known as a “dumb pipe”. But the global …

Virtual Upside Down World with Leslie Shannon

June 25th, 2020


We’re turning to video games for both work meetings and staying in touch with family and friends, but after COVID-19, will any of it stick? 

Nokia’s trend scouter, Leslie Shannon explains why she thinks the unexpected …

Razer’s Head is in the Cloud

June 11th, 2020


Why is one of the world’s top gaming peripheral companies turning to the edge cloud for its future? President Jason Schwartz believes cloud gaming …

Cell Tower Climbing under COVID-19

May 28th, 2020


You’re not the only one working from home. The roll-out of the next big thing in wireless isn’t being stalled by COVID-19. 

Mirjana Scheele is a …

COVID-19 and our Digital Pandora's Box with Michael Geist

May 14th, 2020


Testing is the domain of doctors, but tracing COVID-19 is falling on telecom and software companies as they race to develop systems for monitoring the quarantine. But at what cost? Internet rights advocate and CIGI …

Meeting Network Demands in an Era of Uncertainty

April 30th, 2020


Even before COVID-19 drove up a year’s worth of bandwidth demand growth in less than a month, network operators have seen a 50% annual increase in demand. 5G is expected to tax capacity even more. Nokia fiber optics …

Wizards of Network Optimization with Amit Mehrotra

April 16th, 2020


If 80% of wireless infrastructure is aimed at the roads, how are our mobile networks handling the COVID-19 crush of traffic at home? Enter the …

COVID-19: The Network Must Go On

March 26th, 2020


COVID-19 has created a massive spike in global internet traffic. Telecoms which prepared for a 50% increase year over year are seeing that growth in just the last month. How will this critical infrastructure cope? …

Gen Z’s Wake-Up Call for the Telecom Industry

March 19th, 2020


Your phone company consistently ranks at the bottom of consumer satisfaction lists. But how do you satisfy Gen-Z in the 5G era? The CEO of JUV …

The New Age of Mobile Gaming with Hatch Entertainment’s Nick Thomas

March 5th, 2020


The future of online gaming is 5G, and a high-profile stumble by competitor Google doesn’t concern the company behind Angry Birds. Rovio’s Hatch Entertainment thinks it’s got the secret to success, and VP Nick Thomas …

Namaste Technology with The Darkest Horse’s Chanté Thurmond

February 20th, 2020


Who are we without our technology? Chanté Thurmond of The Darkest Horse discusses how we can raise our consciousness and use technology for radical …

5G Network Slicing and Industry 4.0 with Marina Thottan

February 6th, 2020


Autonomous vehicles and AR tend to steal the spotlight, but 5G’s game-changer is for the factory floor. Veteran Nokia Bell Labs director Marina Thottan discusses how network slicing is a key driver for Industry 4.0.

The Future of Customer Experience with Blake Morgan

January 23rd, 2020


There’s been a shift towards recognizing bricks and mortar retailers can’t compete with e-commerce giants, so they shouldn’t try, and that’s led to a …

What 2020 has in store for 5G and why it’s not just +1G

January 9th, 2020


One of the biggest technological leaps is expected to come into its own in 2020. 5G wireless saw early adopter nations roll-out the high-speed …

OK Millennial: How this generation will succeed where boomers did not

December 19th, 2019


Millennials and boomers have a lot more in common than they might think. In their 20s, baby boomers were frustrated with the state of politics, the …

Waves of Innovation: Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon on the 5G Tsunami

November 26th, 2019


Innovation comes in waves, but the head of the technology lab that brought us the transistor, the laser, and cellphones sees things differently this …

Get smart about artificial intelligence

November 21st, 2019


5G wireless is a transformational technology, and not just for consumers. Enterprise is champing at the bit to unleash 5G-based services around the …

Experiential Computing with Tom Edwards

November 14th, 2019


Tech titan Tom Edwards of @BlackFin360 talks about how the blurring of the lines between technology and culture is only going to grow as AI, AR, and …

Level up 5G security efforts with Patrick Donegan

October 31st, 2019


5G wireless offers some great rewards, but it’s not without risk. Hardenstance founder Patrick Donegan says the telecom sector needs to get its …

Dropping the 4G Baggage

October 17th, 2019


Nokia strategist Simon Osborne says that 5G will require the telecom industry to tear down its silos built-up over the last 20 years or risk failure.

5G Security: With flexibility comes complexity:

Ambient Computing and 5G trends with Leslie Shannon

October 3rd, 2019


5G wireless is about to change our world as the heavy lifting of crunching numbers for everything from augmented reality to video games will be done elsewhere. Nokia trend seeker Leslie Shannon  joins Michael Hainsworth …

5G Security: With flexibility comes complexity

September 19th, 2019


Nokia’s Simon Osborne joins Futurithmic to talk about the remarkable leap in security-related issues the telecommunications industry faces with a …

The Whiz Kid who Sees the Future for Those Who Can’t

September 5th, 2019


Riya Karumanchi is the 16-year-old founder of a healthcare startup aiming to bring a technology thousands of years old into the 21st century. And …

The Future of Shopping Isn’t Algorithmic

August 22nd, 2019


Rory Sutherland is a real-life advertising industry Mad Man. The Vice Chairman of Ogilvy UK isn’t convinced artificial intelligence will do all our shopping for us, as Amazon predicts. Sutherland insists purchases are …

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on the Future of Truth in the Age of Alternative Facts

August 8th, 2019


The man who made it his mission to catalogue facts isn’t deterred by politicians and corporations stretching the truth or flat-out lying. We’ll find …

What our Smartphones Say About Us with MIT's Sandy Pentland

July 25th, 2019


The little glowing rectangles we all carry in our pockets can reveal a lot about us. But MIT’s artificial intelligence pioneer Sandy Pentland tells us we can learn a lot without revealing any personally identifiable …

The State of AR/VR Art with HTC’s Dan Robbins

July 11th, 2019


As the industry overcomes technical hurdles of Augmented and Virtual Reality, it’s grappling with an existential crisis: how to remain ethical in the …

Augmenting Ourselves with Galit Ariel

June 27th, 2019


Augmenting our appearance may seem like a Black Mirror episode, but it’s coming. And when it does, what does this mean for our sense of self if we can change who we are on a person by person basis? AR author and artist …

Welcome to the Futurithmic Podcast

May 29th, 2019


In this trailer, Michael talks with three of the upcoming guests about some of the most influential technologies and trends that are shaping our …

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