HUB & SPOKEN PODCAST

– for business, technology and data leaders

Welcome to the Hub & Spoken podcast.

This is the platform for business and data leaders interested organisational growth through the use of data and analytics, how you create value, and what considerations there are in order to get things right.

Jason Foster, CEO and Founder of Cynozure, hosts this data podcast with leading experts in data & analytics technology. Hub & Spoken keeps you up-to-date on everything going on in the world of data.

How Dating Apps Evolved Through Data | Hub & Spoken Ep. 27
9th May 2019
How Dating Apps Evolved Through Data | Hub & Spoken Ep. 27
Jason talks to Nick Saretzky, Senior Director of Project Management at Tinder, about how dating apps started out with data testing.
Digital CX and Tracking Behaviours in Gambling | Hub & Spoken Ep. 26
25th April 2019
Digital CX and Tracking Behaviours in Gambling | Hub & Spoken Ep. 26
Jason talks to Kerry Dawes, the Director of Digital Customer Experience at The Rank Group, about the impact of data on their digital customer experiences.
Practical AI and the Role of Optimisation | Hub & Spoken Ep. 25
11th April 2019
Practical AI and the Role of Optimisation | Hub & Spoken Ep. 25
Jason talks to Daniel Hulme, CEO of Satalia, on the current state of AI, how it’s being implemented today, and what role AI optimisation needs to play.
How Rugby is Becoming Data-Driven | Hub & Spoken Ep. 24
31st March 2019
How Rugby is Becoming Data-Driven | Hub & Spoken Ep. 24
Jason talks to Will Fraser, Director of The Saracens Way, about the potential of analytics and competitive sports data.
Recognising Mental Wellbeing in Data Leadership | Hub & Spoken Ep. 23
21st March 2019
Recognising Mental Wellbeing in Data Leadership | Hub & Spoken Ep. 23
Jason talks to Jacquelyn Guderley, Founder of MNTL HLTH, about recognising mental health as a data leader.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Discrimination in Data | International Women’s Day 2019
7th March 2019
Diversity, Inclusion, and Discrimination in Data | International Women’s Day 2019
Jason hosts a ‘fireside chat’ on Diversity & Inclusion in the data industry, joined by Roisin McCarthy, Michelle Wong, and Allison Nau.
Cross-Market Data Teams and International Operations | Hub & Spoken Ep. 21
6th March 2019
Cross-Market Data Teams and International Operations | Hub & Spoken Ep. 21
Jason talks to Anthea DeSyllas, CSO at Polymatica and formerly of dunnhumby, about using cross-market data on an international scale.
The Challenges of Data Leadership in Modern Business | Hub & Spoken Ep. 20
7th February 2019
The Challenges of Data Leadership in Modern Business | Hub & Spoken Ep. 20
Allison Nau shares her experience of the common difficulties that data leaders encounter within modern business.
Data Visualization, Dashboards and Soft Skills in Data | Hub & Spoken Ep. 19
9th January 2019
Data Visualization, Dashboards and Soft Skills in Data | Hub & Spoken Ep. 19
Jason talks to Andy Cotgreave, Technical Evangelist at Tableau, about the role of Data Visualization and presenting data effectively.
The Future of Chatbots and Natural Language Technology | Hub & Spoken Ep. 18
12th December 2018
The Future of Chatbots and Natural Language Technology | Hub & Spoken Ep. 18
Jason talks to Julian Harris, the Head of AI Tech Research at CognitionX, about developing sophisticated Natural Language Technology and chatbots.
Intelligent Agents and Conversational User Interface with AI | Hub & Spoken Ep. 17
19th November 2018
Intelligent Agents and Conversational User Interface with AI | Hub & Spoken Ep. 17
Jason talks to the CEO and Founder of x.ai, Dennis Mortensen, about his role in creating innovative intelligent agents & AI technology.
How the C-suite is Preparing for and Responding to AI | Hub & Spoken Ep. 16
30th October 2018
How the C-suite is Preparing for and Responding to AI | Hub & Spoken Ep. 16
Jason talks to Karim Jalbout, Partner at Egon Zehnder, about the approach of the C-suite to the opportunities presented by AI.
Collaboration, Shared Learning, and Digital Leadership in Business | Hub & Spoken Ep. 15
28th August 2018
Collaboration, Shared Learning, and Digital Leadership in Business | Hub & Spoken Ep. 15
Jason talks to Gemma Greaves, Chief Executive at The Marketing Society about modern leadership, fostering communities, and collaboration.
Digital Products and Customer Experiences through Data Science Technology | Hub & Spoken Ep. 14
16th July 2018
Digital Products and Customer Experiences through Data Science Technology | Hub & Spoken Ep. 14
Jason talks to Ewan Nicolson, discussing how Skyscanner is helping people get where they need to go with an array of data and data science techniques.
Data-Driven Decisions and Delivery in Health and Care Services | Hub & Spoken Ep. 13
9th July 2018
Data-Driven Decisions and Delivery in Health and Care Services | Hub & Spoken Ep. 13
Jason talks to Helen Louwrens, Director of Intelligence at the Care Quality Commission, exploring data-driven decisions and delivery in healthcare.
Being Human in a World of Data, Algorithms and AI | Hub & Spoken Ep. 12
19th June 2018
Being Human in a World of Data, Algorithms and AI | Hub & Spoken Ep. 12
Jason talks Jo Cruse, MD at The Unreasonables, about being human in the midst of a modern avalanche of data & AI.
How Data and Analytics is Creating a More Sustainable Planet | Hub & Spoken Ep. 11
30th April 2018
How Data and Analytics is Creating a More Sustainable Planet | Hub & Spoken Ep. 11
Jason talks to Maggie Buggie and Stephen Jamieson about their data-driven sustainable initiatives for the planet.
Creating the Algorithmic Enterprise with David Rosen | Hub & Spoken Ep. 10
30th April 2018
Creating the Algorithmic Enterprise with David Rosen | Hub & Spoken Ep. 10
Jason talks to David Rosen, Head of Strategy for Tibco Software, and industry thought-leader in business redesign from a data & analytics perspective.
Marketing Data for Commercial Growth in Entertainment | Hub & Spoken Ep. 09
23rd April 2018
Marketing Data for Commercial Growth in Entertainment | Hub & Spoken Ep. 09
Jason talks to Phil Day of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group on using marketing data and analytics to reach new audiences.
Finding Commercial Value in Data Science | Hub & Spoken Ep. 08
9th April 2018
Finding Commercial Value in Data Science | Hub & Spoken Ep. 08
Jason talks to Ryan Moriarty, VP of Commercial Growth at Sofar Sounds, about the massive value that data science can contribute.
The Role of Change and Ethics in Data Strategies | Hub & Spoken Ep. 07
29th March 2018
The Role of Change and Ethics in Data Strategies | Hub & Spoken Ep. 07
Jason talks to Roberto Maranca about the importance of change in data, and the considerations of ethics that data leaders face every day.
Putting your Data Strategy into Action | Hub & Spoken Ep. 06
26th March 2018
Putting your Data Strategy into Action | Hub & Spoken Ep. 06
Jason talks to Ryan Den Rooijen about implementing your data strategy, and encouraging better use of data within an organisation.
Getting Leadership Buy-In and Generating Momentum | Hub & Spoken Ep. 05
12th March 2018
Getting Leadership Buy-In and Generating Momentum | Hub & Spoken Ep. 05
Jason talks to Tim Carmichael about the importance of leadership buy-in, and the impact of this support across a data-enabled organisation.
Live Tracking Apps, the Dark Side of AI, and more in the news | Hub & Spoken Ep. 04
8th March 2018
Live Tracking Apps, the Dark Side of AI, and more in the news | Hub & Spoken Ep. 04
Jason is joined by James Lupton and Tor Park from Cynozure to discuss live tracking apps, the dark side of AI, and more from the news.
The Emerging Data Team | Hub & Spoken Ep. 03
23rd February 2018
The Emerging Data Team | Hub & Spoken Ep. 03
Jason talks to Johanna Hutchinson, Head of Data at the Pensions Regulator, about the importance of building an effective data team.
The Priorities of the CDO | Hub & Spoken Ep. 02
22nd February 2018
The Priorities of the CDO | Hub & Spoken Ep. 02
Jason talks to Barry Green, the interim Chief Data Officer for the Bank of Ireland, exploring the main activities, priorities and focuses for CDOs.
The Role of the Chief Data Officer | Hub & Spoken Ep. 01
14th February 2018
The Role of the Chief Data Officer | Hub & Spoken Ep. 01
Jason talks to Pete Williams, CDO and Data Evangelist at The Decision Playbook, about the CDO’s role as a data leader.