ASM Connected

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Roland Emmans

Head of Technology Sector and Growth Lending at HSBC

In this episode of ASM Connected, host Iain Tomkinson chats to Roland Emmans, who is the Head of Technology Sector and Growth Lending at HSBC. In this episode they discuss the value that AI and RPA can create, and the technology categories that are yet to deliver for the enterprise. We also explore what makes a tech company appealing to investors, the difference between the European and US investment scene, and the importance of social, environmental and governance to investors.

Roland is also a Tech Nation Advisory Board Member and UEL Centre of Fintech Strategic Advisory Board Member.


Jillian Kowalchuk

Founder and CEO of Safe & the City

In this episode of ASM Connected, our host Iain Tomkinson chats to Jillian Kowalchuk about what it’s like to be a Woman in Tech, the use of AI, and influencing digital legacies for years to come. Jillian is an award-winning social entrepreneur, most well-known as the Founder and CEO of Safe & the City. She was born in Canada but spent her childhood in Yemen, until escaping a civil war. Her TEDx, Equality By Design, described her vision of the future where technology is human-centric and improves people’s right to stay safe. Jillian has been recognised as a global young leader, including being one of only one hundred women to be awarded the UK Home Office’s Exceptional Talent in Technology visa, the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Most Inspiring Role Model, and the Top 20 Women in Data in the UK. She is also a keynote speaker and the author of Wired Influence: Make Tech Work for you Again.


The best of ASM Connected

Emerging technology, innovation and agility

In this episode, we look back at the latest series of ASM Connected and revisit some of the conversations we had about emerging trends and tech with key speakers, futurists and business leaders from across the globe.


Geoffrey Nicholls MBE & Nick Melgaard

Building machines that can read and write

In this episode Sales Director, Iain Tomkinson talks through the world of defence and intelligence sectors with guest Geoff Nicholls MBE and Nick Melgaard from Primer AI. They discuss the latest tech capabilities of the military, how AI and better tech can help to bring peace, how tech companies are working with the military forces around the world and how the defence industry of tomorrow could look.


Caitlyn Lewis

Founder and CEO of Supplier Day

In this episode Account Director Stephen Dale talks through innovation and emerging tech with Caitlyn Lewis, the Founder and CEO of Supplier Day. Caitlyn discusses the different attitudes to innovation from large companies and start-ups, the mindset that companies need to develop internally to be agile, and the one company that we should be looking at as a great example of tech innovation in the next few months.


Richard Price

Global Health Education Technology Advisor to the WHO and NHS

In this episode, Sales Director, Iain Tomkinson and Account Director, Stephen Dale talk through tech innovation and trends in the global health education sector with Richard Price. Richard is a Global Health Education Technology Advisor, passionate about helping global health education through research and development of new technologies and has worked with governments in Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia. Richard talks through his passion for emerging technologies in his sector, how the healthcare sector should be using tech going forward, and how tech can be deployed at speed to help humanitarian organisations.


Sophie Bailey

Founder and Host of the EdTech Podcast

In this episode Sales Director Iain Tomkinson and Account Director Stephen Dale talk through the education sector with Sophie Bailey. Sophie is the founder of the Ed Tech podcast, whose mission is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, for better innovation and impact. Sophie discusses how the education sector copes with digital innovation, the opportunities for tech companies and the technologies that the education sector will rely on in the future.


Julian Bewley

Investor and Chief Revenue Officer at Spond

In this episode, Stephen Dale talks through tech innovation and trends in the sports technology sector with Julian Bewley. Julian is a digital first entrepreneur, founder, and investor, who built and sold a successful gaming tech business to Sportech in 2018, before leaving to become the Chief Revenue Officer at Spond, an award winning Norwegian start-up in the sports technology sector. Julian discusses his passion for grassroots sports, the importance of purpose in the IT industry, the opportunities for tech companies in grassroots sports, and his vision for Spond in the future.


Dr Ruchi Pathak Kaul

Founder of Reconstructive Healthcare Solutions, TEDx & public speaker

In this episode of ASM Connected, Sales Director Iain Tomkinson and Account Director Stephen Dale meet Dr Ruchi Pathak Kaul. Ruchi is the founder of Reconstructive Healthcare Solutions, a business that provides life changing surgical solutions using 3D technology, a TEDx and a public speaker, author, podcast host, maxillofacial surgeon and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians. Ruchi shares insights about how technology is impacting healthcare, the growth of 3D printing solutions, the challenges facing healthcare professionals and the opportunities available for tech companies within the medical sector over the next few years.