ASM Connected

Don’t miss out on the ASM Connected Podcast where we talk with industry leaders and experts to gain future insights and knowledge to keep you one step ahead on the competition.

ASM Connected

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Check out the latest guests on our ASM Connected Podcast. Don’t miss a single episode. #ASMConnected


Inma Martinez

Digital Pioneer, AI scientist, Author and Advisor to business & Government

In this episode of ASM Connected, Sales Director, Iain Tomkinson and Account Director, Stephen Dale meet Inma Martinez, described by Time Magazine as one of the best talents in digital human behaviour. As a digital pioneer and scientist, Inma advises business leaders and governments on digital transformation for competitive advantage and societal progress and is also a published author with her latest book looking at the future of the automotive industry. Inma discusses the tech innovation that’s happening in the automotive industry, what our roads and cities will look like in 10 years’ time, how automotive companies will drive societal change with technology, and how we’re all training the cars of tomorrow every time we use the internet.


Brett Phaneuf

President of Submergence Group & Managing Director of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship

In this episode of ASM Connected, Sales Director, Iain Tomkinson and Account Director, Stephen Dale meet Brett Phaneuf, President of Submergence Group and Managing Director of the Mayflower Autonomous Ship.

In collaboration with IBM and ProMare, Brett leads the project to build the world’s first fully automated ship, utilising AI, automation, edge computing and machine learning to cross the Atlantic.

Brett discusses how the Mayflower project came about, the challenges faced with the ocean environment, collaboration between tech partners on the project, his vision of autonomous ships for the future and how AI has developed across the marine industry. Brett was named as a Top 10 Innovator to Watch in 2021 according to Smithsonian.


Cate Trotter

Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends

In this episode, Sales Director, Iain Tomkinson and Account Director, Stephen Dale meet Cate Trotter, the Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends. As a Top 100 Global Retail influencer, advisor and strategist, Cate advises companies such as Chanel, Sky, Nike, and Unilever on emerging trends in retail. Cate talks through how the retail industry has transformed over the last year and the changes expected in the years to come, how technology is changing the model of retail, transforming logistics and the use of retail spaces, and delivering Virtual Reality shopping.


Gill Holloway

Operations Director EMEA at Insight

In this episode of ASM Connected, Sales Director Iain Tomkinson is joined by Gill Holloway, Operations Director EMEA at Insight. Gill and Iain discuss all things agility, digital innovation, and emerging technologies within the sector, the future of the working environment, and the sheer amount of unicorn companies coming out of the US.


Amelia Kallman

Futurist, Author & Speaker

In episode 5 of ASM Connected, Iain Tomkinson and Stephen Dale are joined by leading London Futurist, Speaker and Author Amelia Kallman. Amelia regularly consults brands, agencies, and governments on the impact of new technologies on the future of business and our lives. She forecasts global trends and behaviours, helping clients navigate innovation, build strategies, and deliver industry leading initiatives, specialising in emerging opportunities, as well as the risks of machine learning and AI, Big Data, IoT and XR. Recent areas of study include the future of the Metaverse, networking, tech responsibility, and the surfacing human rights issues of tomorrow. In this episode, we ask Amelia how the metaverse will impact business and why we need it. Amelia shares her thoughts on the coolest emerging products, innovators and ,market leaders today. Can VR/XR disrupt education, retail, finance and healthcare?


Matthew Griffin

Futurist and CEO/Founder of the World Futures Forum & the 311 Institute

In episode 4 of ASM Connected Iain Tomkinson and Stephen Dale are joined by Matthew Griffin, the founder and CEO of the world futures forum and the 311 Institute. Matthew is regularly featured in the global media including the BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, Discovery, Viacom and Wired, and is recognised as one of the world’s foremost futurists who helps governments and investors lead an inclusive, sustainable future.

Matthew shares his experience, talking through the challenges our industry faces with climate change, how businesses need to adapt, and how emerging tech can help bring about solutions to a climate crisis.


Brett King

Futurist, Speaker & Bestselling Author

In this episode of ASM Connected, Sales Director, Iain Tomkinson and Account Director Stephen Dale are joined by world-renowned Futurist, Speaker, International Bestselling Author, and media personality, Brett King. Brett has spoken in over 50 countries in recent years, at TED conferences, given opening keynotes for Wired, The Economist, IBM’s World of Watson, CES and more. He advised the Obama administration on Fintech policy and advises regulators and banks around the world on technology transformation. They discuss all things emerging tech and innovation in the finance sector, plus the importance of agility, they touch on Brett’s 2016 book Augmented, weave their way through AI, genetics, machine learning and robots as part of the future of finance and Brett shares his advice for salespeople selling into banks and financial institutions around having conversations about innovative and emerging technologies for the next 5 to 10 years.


Richard Potter

Director of Digital Strategy for Microsoft

In this episode of ASM Connected, Sales Director, Iain Tomkinson is joined by the Director of Digital Strategy for Microsoft, Richard Potter. Iain and Richard navigate how a company as large as Microsoft innovate, how their work behaviour has had to change since the pandemic, and how this is going to affect the workplace in years to come. This includes a conversation around how a hybrid workflow could transform the way we work in the future. We round off the episode talking through Richard and Iain’s favourite tech gadgets.


Jay McBain

Principal Analyst - Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems at Forrester

Series 2 of the ASM Connected podcast kicks off with Jay McBain, Principal Analyst, Channels, Partnerships & Ecosystems at Forrester and 2021 Channel Influencer of the Year.

Our hosts Iain Tomkinson and Stephen Dale chat with Jay who shares insights from around the industry, gives his thoughts on how the US channel differs to Europe and the increasing need to be agile. This is an episode you won’t want to miss.