The Think WTF Podcast

The Think WTF Podcast
“WTF do I do now?” Technology has disrupted everything. Your choice is to do what you have always done before or jump straight into this and figure out what we need to do to tackle the world of digital. This is what Brett St Clair and Michael Cowen dig into on The Think WTF (What’s The Future) Podcast. We chat to those who have solved their challenges digitally and redefined how they live and work!

The Changing Media - With Amanda Bester
Oct 11, 2019 • 32 min
The world of media is changing faster than most realise. Brett and I see this in our work where we are experimenting with AI-driven marketing solutions. Its early days but initial experiments have exceeded all our expectations. This is why we…
The future of AI-driven branding - with Paula Saertini
Oct 3, 2019 • 35 min
Your brand is the idea that people have of you. Great brands are built on a constant message, with a clear identity and a consensus about what that brand means. Just think Coca-Cola, MacDonalds, Apple and - well you get the idea. So how does AI help…
Intelligent Automation and Digital Workers - With Clevva’s Ryan Falkenberg
Sep 11, 2019 • 40 min
May 29, 2019 • 41 min
We chat with Emilie Sydney-Smith, the CEO of ExO Works. Emilie helps companies excel at disruptive innovation. She works with many of the Fortune 500 corporations to build new business lines that could swiftly become more profitable than their core…
Blockchain and The Malta Perspective …. With JP Fabri
Apr 3, 2019 • 44 min
How do people fundamentally make decisions and how do we trust these decisions? How do we build trust through an interaction system that we trust? How do we redesign the future social contract going forward? What role does philosophy, anthropology…
Blockchain Tech Gets Real - With — Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger Executive Director
Mar 20, 2019 • 56 min
If you have any questions about whether or not you should be on the blockchain - Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger’s CEO, breaks down an approach and a framework on how you start looking at this. He shares some of the projects that they are working on to…
The Balance Between Innovation and Regulation - with BitPesa’s Charlene Chen
Mar 12, 2019 • 30 min
Regulation is often seen as a restriction to innovation. And in some cases, it certainly is, but in other cases, not so much. Perhaps what defines the difference is your attitude towards building innovation within the context of regulations. Charlene…
Brett and Michael Wrap up 2018 with Whats to Come!
Nov 14, 2018 • 13 min
Brett and I finish the year off with a few thoughts and how we will approach the podcast for next year. We have a few changes and tweaks coming up. This is a short one so enjoy!
The Future With AI - With Brett Loubser
Nov 7, 2018 • 61 min
We are talking AI with Brett Loubser - and bot was this a rabid hole of AI and music, the role of consciousness, our ability to adapt and whether we should be sacred or not.
Regulation, blockchain and Smart Contracts - with Nerushka Bowan
Oct 31, 2018 • 66 min
Nerushka Bowan is the summary of how the world has changed. As a trained laywer, she brings a fresh, practical experience to the world of emerging technology. She focuses on technology, law and a new way of doing things. …
36 - The Privacy, Big Data Issue - With Kelvin Jonck
Oct 24, 2018 • 47 min
The manipulation of data is a global issue right now. We are seeing crazy stuff happening - from fake news, to twitter bots all the way to the manipulation of the American elections. To get a better handle on this we spoke to Kelvin Jonck from…
35 - The Disruption of Comedy - With John Vlismas
Oct 2, 2018 • 32 min
We had the opportunity to chat to John Vlismas at Leaderex and we were not turning that down. We were not to sure where the conversation would go but this was a really enjoyable chat. John is one of the hardest workers you would ever meet. His…
34 - The Disruption of Insurance - With Naked’s Alex Thompson
Oct 1, 2018 • 33 min
Insurance. Disrupted. Nakedly. So says Alex Thompson of Naked Insurance. And after chatting to him - we agree. If you want to disrupt yourself then this podcast will give you an idea of what it takes.
33 - What is Devops and Where Is It Going - with Josef Langerman
Sep 26, 2018 • 28 min
Josef Langerman is the Acting CTO for Standard Bank; DevOps and Agile Evangelist. We wanted to know what all this means in a large organisation like Standard bank. Here is some context why this was such a good chat. I Josef took me to task for asking…
32 - Growing South Africa Through South Africans - With Matsi Modise
Sep 19, 2018 • 35 min
Matsi Modise an entrepreneur and entrepreneurial activist. She has spirit and the can do attitude to change South Africa for the better. She is the founder of Furaha Afrika Holding (Pty) Ltd, a Pan-African advisory company. They focus on…
31 - Solving Africa’s Employment Challenge - with Anish Shivdasani
Sep 12, 2018 • 31 min
Employment is a big issue in South Africa - and there are many different approaches and solutions that technology offers. Anish is the co-founder of an job platform called Giraffe. Why Giraffe? Well its a memorable African name of animal that has…
30 - Blockchain Deep Dive - With Aatish Ramkaran
Sep 4, 2018 • 57 min
We carry on the deep dive into Blockchain with Aatish Ramkaran. Aatish is the blockchain lead for Nedbank, co-founder of Blockchain Entrepreneurs Club South Africa and beard enthusiast! We dig into all sorts of things. We start with the ICO…
29 - SA Financial Blockchains - with Tanya Knowles
Aug 28, 2018 • 56 min
Tanya is the Managing Executive, Fractal Solutions. This is the Strate Innovation Lab that specialises in blockchain technology and cryptoassets. We wanted to catch up and see how the Strate Blockchain was progressing. We had previously chatted with…
28 - Turning the layers of resistance into moments of agreement
Aug 24, 2018 • 21 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
27 - Theory of Constraints and Employee Engagement
Aug 24, 2018 • 18 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
26 - You don’t want project management - You just want to get your projects done!
Aug 24, 2018 • 11 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
25 - Planning too much is planning to fail
Aug 24, 2018 • 22 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
24 - Design for Delegation - Three levels of work
Aug 24, 2018 • 17 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
23 - The costly mistake of elevating your constraint first
Aug 24, 2018 • 17 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
22 - Are you spending too much money for increased capacity
Aug 24, 2018 • 13 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
21 - The surprising inverse relationship between the number of improvements and actual improvement
Aug 24, 2018 • 17 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
20 - Why you cannot ignore TOC
Aug 24, 2018 • 33 min
A Theory of Constraints (ToC) Series with Ashton Fourie
19 - Joel Stransky on how AI is Redefining Recruitment
Aug 23, 2018 • 47 min
We chat with Joel Stransky about the role that AI has in the recruitment space and how it will disrupt the industry as we know it.
18 - Benjamin Schoderer - Yums Digital Marketer of 2018
Aug 22, 2018 • 51 min
We spoke to Benjamin Schroderer about what it took to be the Digital Marketer of 2018
17 - Nomad Now and The World of Freelancing
Aug 21, 2018 • 47 min
What do you do when you run a successful permanent staff recruitment that does not place freelancers? Well, you go digital and launch a Freelance Portal called . You connect your traditional customers with thousands of highly qualified…
16 - Ripples CTO, Stefan Thomas talks Ripple and where to
Aug 21, 2018 • 47 min
Stefan Thomas is the CTO of Ripple. In this podcast we deep dive into what Ripple is, the pain that they are solving and their focus on the Internet of Value through Interledger.
15 - Pelle BrandGuard shares his thinking on soverign identity and uPort
Aug 20, 2018 • 27 min
Pelle is a Dane, living in Nicaragua, where he is heading up the Consensys office. He is busy working on building uPort a decentralized identity platform at ConsenSys.
14 - Sonya Kuhnel talks to us about Blockchain Africa Conference
Aug 19, 2018 • 15 min
The Blockchain Africa conference would not happen without the motivation and effort of Sonya Kuhnel! We chat to her about the inspiration behind #BAC18 and where to from here. _
13 - Elizabeth Rossiello on the building of BitPessa.
Aug 18, 2018 • 21 min
Elizabeth Rossiello is the Founder and Ceo and BitPessa. She breaks down the hustle and what it took to get BitPesa off the ground.
12 - Marvin Colby talks about Social Impact & the blockchain
Aug 17, 2018 • 46 min
Marvin Coleby is building the first tokenized impact exchange. The idea is to democratize private investments in emerging market companies.
11 - Tricia Martinez and the first zero-fee money app
Aug 16, 2018 • 26 min
We chat to Tricia Martinez, the CEO/Founder of GetWala about Digital Currencies in Emerging Markets.
10 - Lorien Gamaroff - Bitcoin Guru and Centbee Founder
Aug 15, 2018 • 23 min
A Chat with South Africa Bitcoin Wallet Builder!
9 Nico Steyn and the fundamentals of IoT
Aug 14, 2018 • 55 min
Nico Steyn, CEO of IoT.nxt joins us for a livecast that looks at IoT, the edge of computing and the challenges of interoperability
8 - Marta Piekarska is the Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger.
Aug 13, 2018 • 35 min
Marta Piekarska is the Director of Ecosystem at Hyperledger - and whats really cool about the Hyperledger Blockchain is that is an open source blockchain platform. She breaks all the details down.
7 - Peter Manning and The SARB Blockchain POC
Aug 7, 2018 • 57 min
The Blockchain Will Disrupt Everything. The reason? It’s a distributed ledger and everything in capitalism is built on a ledger. As Peter Munnings explains Project Khokha is proof of how disruptive it can be.
6 - Peter Munnings on the Central Banking, Fiat Currency and Where to with the blockchain
Aug 6, 2018 • 39 min
What does it mean when a central bank builds a blockchain to manage its Fiat currency. The implications huge and can change how we live and work. In this What’s The Future Podcast we chat with Consensys’s Peter Munnings about a Central Bank Blockchain
5 Colin Iles on the world of Innovation
Aug 4, 2018 • 57 min
Innovation is everything in a world of fast constant change. To get a better handle on this we sat down with Colin Iles, whose is a bit of a rockstar in the innovation space.
4 - Uber’s Justin Spratt Talks the Gig Economy
Aug 3, 2018 • 37 min
Justin Spratt and the Gig Economy
3 - Andrew Keys shares why the blockchain will disrupt everything
Aug 1, 2018 • 35 min
Blockchain will disrupt everything
2 - Practical Insight on Building an IoT Startup with Mark Allewell
Jul 18, 2018 • 62 min
IoT Startups
1 - The Think WTF Podcast Intro
Jul 11, 2018 • 6 min
A short and sweet introduction to a new podcast that is hosted by Brett St Clair and Michael Cowen.