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

Latest Episodes

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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.



Series 1 recap

The best bits from Series 1

To bring Series One of ASM Connected to a close, our hosts, Sales Director, Iain Tomkinson, and Account Director, Stephen Dale reflect on the past eight episodes. They break down their favourite moments from Series One, and discuss what they’d do differently next time.



Allen Manville

from Nitro

In this episode Iain Tomkinson is joined by Allen Manville, Director of Channel Sales for EMEA at Nitro. They discuss all about the culture at Nitro, how it’s been impacted by the global pandemic and if a paperless office is something we can look forward to in the future.



Camille Morgan

from Eggplant

In this episode, Stephen Dale is joined by Camille Morgan, Channel Lead for the Rest of the World at Eggplant. They discuss what it’s like starting off in the industry, how to tackle being a non-technical person in a technical industry, and the story of the recent acquisition of Eggplant.