EPISODE 1: Bear Grylls
“We are all leaders. If you influence anyone, you are a leader.”
What are the essential skills that make for empowering leadership, and how can building resilience help all of us realise our potential?
As we launch our new podcast series, ‘From Incremental to Exponential’, Ismail Amla, and academic and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa are joined by adventurer, author, and co-founder of BecomingX, Bear Grylls.
In this episode, Bear reveals what his experiences of some of the toughest environments in the world have taught him about resilience, provides his advice for leaders when guiding their teams through challenging times, and shares how BecomingX is helping young people realise their potential and build the skills to succeed.
EPISODE 3: Ashok Vaswani
“Listen, listen, listen to what your customers are saying”
As customer expectations change and digital adoption grows exponentially, how can retail banks keep pace and deliver world-class digital-first services?
Ismail Amla, and entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa are joined by Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Consumer Banking and Payments at Barclays, in the latest episode of our new podcast series, ‘From Incremental to Exponential’.
Ashok shares his insights on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted consumer behaviours, the importance of creating a culture and mindset shift when going through digital transformation, and how Barclays have taken customers with them on the journey.
EPISODE 5: Nick Bitel
“To me it starts with values”
How does different lead to better, and how can a value-driven approach drive change?
In this episode of ‘From Incremental to Exponential, Ismail Amla, and entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa are joined by Nick Bitel, Chair of Sport England and Chief Executive of the London Marathon.
Nick explores how innovators have disrupted the world of sport and how the sporting landscape is set to change even more. Drawing from his experience, he discusses how to drive cultural change, the vital role of diversity and busts the myth that innovation only comes from the top.
EPISODE 7: Andrew Bester
“I always start with culture”
As customer demands rise exponentially, how can business leaders create an environment that fosters and enables innovation throughout the organisation?
In this episode of ‘From Incremental to Exponential’, Ismail Amla and entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa are joined by Andrew Bester, former CEO at the Co-operative Bank.
Andrew discusses his experiences of managing large-scale transformation at leading retail banks, reveals how a customer-first approach is crucial in galvanising the whole organisation and how creating the right culture can both enable innovation and create a spirit of excellence.
Episode 9: Dob Todorov
“Cloud computing is going to change the spectrum of jobs that we've got today”
How will cloud technology enable data-driven decision making and unlock innovation?
Dob Todorov, CEO and Chief Cloud Officer at HeleCloud joins Ismail Amla, and Vivek Wadhwa, entrepreneur and academic, for this episode of ‘From Incremental to Exponential’.
Dob reveals how cloud computing can accelerate exponential change through unlocking insights, level the playing field by enabling access to scale and resilience, and discusses how it’s set to transform the jobs of the future.