Alexa Stop Podcast

Alexa Stop Podcast

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Two technology CEOs — Jim Bowes and Robert Belgrave — discuss how technology is changing our lives, joined every month by a special guest from the industry. Supported by D/SRUPTION Magazine.


021 - “What’s the yellow light?” - Rob’s wedding special
Jul 8 • 50 min
It’s been Rob’s wedding in France and so with both Jim and Rob away they’ve decided to revisit some of their favourite Alexa Stop! interviews. This episode features four interviews: Fake, fake news! Nigel Gwilliam, Media and Emerging Technologies…
020 - “Great design is timeless” Live @ Brompton HQ ft. Will Butler-Adams OBE
May 31 • 63 min
Coming to you live from the Brompton factory, Rob and Jim are joined by Will Butler-Adams OBE, CEO of Brompton Bicycles, to discuss the amazing journey the company has been on, culminating in the release of their incredible new Brompton Electric folding…
019 - “Positive Friction” SXSW2019 ft. Hannah Matthews
Apr 30 • 59 min
It’s the 2019 SXSW round-up episode! The guys are joined in the studio by Hannah Matthews, Managing Partner at Karmarama, to talk about her experiences of the festival over the years and explore what keeps her going back. For more information regarding…
018 - “Put your tech down and give someone a hug” ft. Rod Banner
Mar 21 • 59 min
For the second episode of 2019 the guys are joined by Rod Banner to discuss what’s wrong with Big Tech and how its focus could shift from profit to joy. Check out http://www.joytech.org to read more about his work in this field. — Alexa Stop is supported…
017 - “Give it a go!” ft. Jo Loxton
Feb 17 • 60 min
Brought to you in association with D/SRUPTION magazine, this month the guys are joined by Jo Loxton who shares a startup story less often told. From breakfast in bed to Jeff Bezos’s pecker, there’s something for everyone in the first episode of 2019. —…
016 - “Live for the day” ft. Rev Pete Trainor
Dec 24, 2018 • 50 min
Rounding off the year in festive style with returning special guest, newly adorned Reverend Pete Trainor. The conversation includes the amazing digital legacy of James Dunn, what does spirituality mean in the technology world we live in and some…
015 - “Powerful engine for positive change” ft. Professor Stephen Emmott
Nov 22, 2018 • 70 min
Returning from a brief summer hiatus this episode features the incredible Professor Stephen Emmott, Head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research from 2004-2018, talking about his plans to create a powerful new form of impact investing with a view…
Innovation Social x Alexa Stop - Computational Creativity
Jul 31, 2018 • 38 min
Alexa Stop brings you a series of extra special podcasts in collaboration with Innovation Social. For the second special in the series, we’re focusing on Computational Creativity. Jim is joined in the studio by Lawrence Weber/Karmarama, Rachel…
014 - “What’s the minimum investment?” ft. Lydia Gregory
May 20, 2018 • 57 min
This month we’re revisiting the world of artificial intelligence with a musical twist courtesy of our studio guest Lydia Gregory, co-founder of FeedForward, a London-based artificial intelligence consultancy. — Alexa Stop is supported by Manifesto and…
013 - LIVE from SXSW 2018 (The Best is Yet to Come, Digital Renaissance)
Apr 24, 2018 • 55 min
LIVE from SXSW 2018, this special episode features the talk Rob and Jim delivered at this year’s festival titled ‘The Best is Yet to Come, Digital Renaissance.’ We’ve all heard the dystopian stories of AI destroying the world as we know it, but what if…
012 - “Be more pirate” ft. Sam Conniff
Feb 25, 2018 • 63 min
A truly inspirational interview is the main event of EP12. We’re joined in the studio by Sam Conniff, founder of Livity, to talk about his amazing work building a purpose lead organisation and learn about why we should all be a little more pirate. Check…
011 - “AI is not the only answer” ft. Andy Budd
Jan 29, 2018 • 58 min
Back for 2018 with a blast, this episode features ballistic missile shenanigans, Intel’s security faux pas and a robot bear. We’re joined in the studio by the amazing Andy Budd, CEO of Clearleft, to talk through his pioneering work on the Juvet Agenda and…
Innovation Social x Alexa Stop - CES Special
Jan 22, 2018 • 43 min
Alexa Stop brings you a series of extra special podcasts in collaboration with Innovation Social. For the second special in the series, we’re focusing on Computational Creativity. Jim is joined in the studio by Lawrence Weber/Karmarama, Rachel…
LIVE! Xmas special
Dec 24, 2017 • 65 min
Alexa Stop Live Xmas special! We’re joined by a live audience and the fantastic Victoria Buchanan, Strategic Researcher at The Future Laboratory, to recap the key trends from 2017 and discuss what to watch out for in 2018. — Alexa Stop is supported by…
“A comprehensive campaign of interference”
Nov 7, 2017 • 55 min
Fake, fake news! Nigel Gwilliam, Media and Emerging Technologies Consultant at The IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), joins us in the studio to talk computational propaganda and how it’s influencing modern democracy through technology. —…
“What do you think the trolley service is like?”
Oct 19, 2017 • 64 min
Recorded live at Casa Felipe in Portugal, this month’s special episode welcomes the digital legend and typographer extraordinaire Phil Jones of Podge fame to the podcast to share his amazing life story. Phil worked in typesetting in the 80s before going…
“Oh look, there’s a train!”
Sep 25, 2017 • 79 min
What does the future of transportation look like? A blend between a spaceship, a train and an autonomous vehicle. Nick Earle, SVP of Global Field Operations for Hyperloop One, joins us in the studio to explain how the work they are doing could change the…
“Free music and tuna”
Aug 13, 2017 • 73 min
Innovation and Blockchain are the stars of the show this month, as Lawrence Weber, Managing Partner - Innovation at Karmarama, joins Jim and Rob in the studio to talk nut ice cream, hatred of 80s music and discuss the state of innovation in 2017. Vote for…
“Digital Cocaine”
Jul 16, 2017 • 64 min
We’re joined by Pete Trainor, Director of Human Focused Digital at Nexus CX and Silja Litvin, Founder and CEO at PsycApps, for an AI & Machine Learning special. We explore how our guests are using these technologies to change the lives of people who…
“Say yes to everything.”
Jun 23, 2017 • 58 min
We’re joined by Julie Dodd and Emma Lawton from Parkinsons UK to talk all things health tech. Emma developed Parkinsons at age 29 while working as a creative director and took part in the BBC’s ‘Big Life Fix’, where a team of innovators took on the…
“Forlornly wave among the clickbait”
Jun 1, 2017 • 73 min
This month Jim and Rob are joined by Dan Machen, Innovation Director at Hey Human, to talk about his TEDx talk ‘Unchanging Man: Relationships, Behaviours & Brains in The Digital Age’. Regular features include a review of the news, the tech you’d bring…
“South by South.. what?!”
Apr 21, 2017 • 56 min
Jim and Rob debate the United airlines debacle, hacked road signs and computer assisted thought. They also reflect on if the best is yet to come or if we should head for mars and never look back! This month’s guest is Adam Graham, CEO of TMG, who joins…
“Beware the AI guru.”
Mar 31, 2017 • 54 min
Jim and Rob are joined by Syd Lawrence, Co-founder of the Bot Platform, to discuss how to deliver successful bots. Talking points include pitfalls of the connected houses of the future, Bill Gates’s proposed tax on robot workers and the silent war on…