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The Story of Software

Software is changing the world in many powerful ways. This podcast aims to understand the impact of software from an evolutionary perspective - what came before, what is now and what will be in the future. The Story of Software is a bi-weekly podcast looking at the people and technology that have transformed our world. It is hosted by Padraig Coffey, CEO of Zartis and historian by academic background.

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S02E20 Balancing Product & Software Development
Peter Kisel, CTO at Cyrkl, joins us to talk about balancing product and software development, especially in the earlier stages of a company’s growth.Cyrkl is Europe's leading circular waste management platform and Peter shares some context about the company, the challenges they are facing as they continue to innovate, and striking the right balance between product and software development. Hands-on Coding vs Managing Software Teams:As a company grows and the needs of the business scale up, the role of a CTO and the roles of each individual team member go through change. The roles of team members - business or technical - evolve from being generalists who are ready to take on different roles, to specialists who have the resources to focus on a specific area of work and excel at it. So, how do you scale and delegate tasks as the definition of work changes? What are the strategies and best practices to follow in order to achieve a successful and scalable team structure?Some of the topic covered include:The changing people needs of the business over timeLessons learned in scaling a business and software teamsScaling the infrastructure and the product as the business growsThe perfect balance between product and software developmentListen to the Story of Software on any podcast platform of your choice. The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
25:26 22/09/22
S02E19 The Story of Fenergo - Scaling A Company Internationally
Niall Twomey is the CTO and Co-Founder of Fenergo, one of Ireland’s tech unicorns. Niall is here to share some context about the story of Fenergo and how the business has gained success since 2008.Scaling a Tech Company Internationally:In order to keep scaling, businesses need to embrace change and take completely different approaches at different stages of a company’s growth. The needs and the mindset in a startup is completely different to the needs and the mindset of a scale up company.Starting with a single team of developers, Niall Twomey and his Co-founders have been scaling Fenergo into the FinTech powerhouse that it is today, spanning across multiple continents, with operations worldwide.  Find out how they approached and continue approaching culture, hiring and fundraising at different phases of growth.Some of the topics covered include:How to win the first customersLessons learned in scaling a tech companyHow to approach & what to look for in investorsThe evolving people needs of a businessListen to the Story of Software on any podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
30:06 08/09/22
S02E18 Design Talk (dot IE) - Where does design happen?
On this week's episode, our podcast host, Padraig Coffey, was invited to join another podcast called Design Talk (dot IE) by Allen Higgins. Listen to this episode to find out where design happens within consulting services and in what forms. Design Talk (dot IE) is a podcast about design in-the-wild: The good, the beautiful, and the useful.Uncover the essence of design, the backstory to the design of objects and technologies, and how we manage design initiatives. This podcast is for anyone who cares about the things we make and use, and digital things in particular. After all, we are all involved in some way with designs and designing.Listen to The Story of Software on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Deezer, & any other podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
28:03 11/08/22
S02E17 Connecting Sports Fans In a Digital World
Ivo Krka, and Tihomir Lolic, Co-founders at Sportening, share their experience building a successful product in the competitive sports industry.Ivo Krka and Tihomir Lolic lead the tech and product teams at Sportening, a startup that is building a social network where sports fanatics can join a community of fellow minded fans. Through Sportening, fans talk sports with other fans, find informative, fun, and entertaining content, and build meaningful connections with each other.A Digital Platform for the Sports Community:In this episode, we dive into the challenges and opportunities of disrupting the seemingly crowded sports industry. Through the experiences of our guests, we also look into the differences between working at a multinational company and growing a local startup. Some of the topics covered include:The challenges around choosing the right tech stack.The competitive global market for top tech talent.The complexity of product-market fit.Empowering employee ownershipListen to The Story of Software on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Deezer, & any other podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
28:49 28/07/22
S02E16 Technology for Greater Social Impact
May Piamenta, Co-founder & CEO at Vee, shares her experiences as an entrepreneur in the volunteering space.May Piamenta, Co-founder and CEO of Vee, founded Vee together with her two partners, Gil and Avi, with the goal of making social impact simpler than ever. Before founding Vee in 2019, she led a global nonprofit team, where she managed 10 million volunteers in over 32 countries. All the work was done manually, and she found existing technological solutions to be enterprise-oriented and difficult to use. So, May decided to act. As the world’s most innovative volunteering platform, Vee empowers everybody to act on their values. The platform includes a marketplace of verified volunteering opportunities and all the tools needed to manage volunteering activities for both nonprofits and companies alike.  Volunteering Platforms and Technologies:In this episode, we dive into the different challenges and opportunities in the non-profit sector, as well as growing a company in such a challenging industry.Some of the topics covered include:The value that companies focused on social impact can bring in bad timesThe challenges of growing a non-profit business through fundraisingGrowing and operating a company as a young, female entrepreneur Hiring the right people to carry the right values forwardListen to The Story of Software on:Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Deezer, & any other podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
35:28 14/07/22
S02E15 Structuring Engineering Teams
On this episode of the Story of Software podcast, Didier Caroff, VP of Engineering at Akeneo, shares his insights on structuring and restructuring engineering teams as tech departments grow.Didier is the VP of Engineering at Akeneo, a global leader in product experience management. Akeneo helps merchants and brands deliver customer experiences across all sales channels, including eCommerce, mobile, print, and retail points of sale to global brands such as Sephora, Fossil, Shop.com, and Auchan. How to Structure Engineering Teams:As software departments grow, the requirements and processes needed to sustain a solid team structure also change. How a 10 person software team works and communicates is vastly different from a 50 or 100 person team. So, what are the ideal conditions and structure to create a productive engineering team?Some of the topics covered in this episode include:Ideal engineering team structures for startups and scaleupsQuality assurance within autonomous squadsTeam structures that maximise engineer satisfactionCommon mistakes when structuring engineering teamsYou can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
21:32 30/06/22
S02E14 From Single Player to Multiplayer
Ron Danenberg, CTO & Co-founder of Kolleno, joins our podcast to talk about growing a company from single to multiplayer & building software collaboratively.Ron Danenberg is the Co-founder and CTO at Kolleno, a company on a mission to help businesses streamline credit control and collections. Kolleno automates key credit control functions and uses intelligent omnichannel communications to recover outstanding payments. Growing A Business and A Team:We’ve all heard the odds, 9 out of 10 startups fail. With so much pressure on entrepreneurs to succeed, how can a one or two-person team excel and grow sustainably? What are some of the early-stage considerations and decisions that make a difference?Some of the topics covered in this episode include:The benefits of an entrepreneurial mindset.The importance of the initial idea and team selection.The challenges and opportunities within the first years of growth.How to interview & hire team members consciously. You can find The Story of Software podcast on any  podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
26:43 23/06/22
S02E13 Promoting Business Resilience
Marco Hülsmann, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at MyPostcard.com, joins us to talk about business resilience and shares his insights on keeping your company alive when the world changes.Marco is Chief Operations & Technology Officer at MyPostcard.com, one of Germany’s fastest-growing technology companies. MyPostcard is made up of an international team passionately and creatively upholding the postcard tradition in the digital age. From a global pandemic to geopolitical issues, the past few years have shown us that you need to have a resilient business model, and a unified team mindset to keep thriving. From various business considerations and strategies to promoting resilience and productivity within your teams - there are many decisions to be made that will determine how your business performs during uncertain times.Some of the topics covered in the episode include:How to build business resilience in uncertain timesChange management within software teamsTips on supporting team productivity & moraleLeadership advice for today’s businessesYou can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
23:14 09/06/22
S02E12 The Role of Technology in Event Planning
Samantha Mountford, CTO at Feast It, joins our podcast to talk about the current status of the events industry & technology’s role in enabling in-person events.Samantha Mountford has decades of experience in the IT industry and has led software teams within various companies. She is currently the CTO at Feast It, the UK’s leading event booking platform, where you can book the perfect suppliers for your wedding, private party, festival, or work event.The verdict is out. Most people have had enough of Zoom events and want to get back to in-person events where they can interact with their friends or colleagues in a meaningful way. The events industry, which suffered during Covid lockdowns, is predicted to make a huge comeback, unsurprisingly, large amounts of events and festivals have already been postponed to future dates to be held in person again. What is the role of technology in making these events a reality? And what solutions does it offer to event planners when it comes to choosing providers and saving time?Some of the topics covered include:Covid and the rise of online events.The trends in online events vs real-life events.The technologies behind big scale events.How software can speed up event planning.You can find The Story of Software podcast on any  podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
26:45 26/05/22
S02E11 Prompting Behavioural Change with Technology
Daniel White, CEO and Co-founder of Signol, helps us understand how we can influence behavioural patterns within ourselves and our companies.Daniel White is the Co-Founder and CEO at Signol, a software platform that draws on insights from behavioural economics to encourage employees to make more efficient decisions. Signol provides users with actions and feedback through multiple communication channels, as well as data analysis for those in management positions. Developing Greener Habits:Today, most people are to some degree aware of the actions needed to be more environmentally conscious. However, why do we find it difficult to make a change? Is there a way that technology can motivate us to take better actions and become greener? If so, can we apply these incentives at a company level and prompt larger groups of people to take climate action?Some of the topics covered in this episode include:Can we incentivize employees to change behaviours?How technology can be used to influence behavioural habits.What are the incentives that people react positively to?Ensuring the well-being of team members.You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
29:34 19/05/22
S02E10 Sustainability at the Core of Business
Nina Mannheimer, Co-founder of Klim, joins us to share her experience of setting up and scaling a company that caters to a growing sustainability initiative - regenerative agriculture.Nina Mannheimer is the Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Klim, a company enabling farmers to transition to regenerative agriculture at scale by assisting them via a digital companion. Klim is creating a movement with brands, consumers, and farmers to transform the current industrial farming system into a more sustainable one.Building Sustainable Businesses:Building a business that offers tangible and sustainable solutions to tackle the climate crisis is tricky. From investment models that do not consider how sustainable businesses work, to the technological challenges of transforming nature into a digital product; there is a lot for startups to figure out. So, how should one go about building a successful business in the sustainability space that can stand the test of time?Some of the topics covered in this episode include:Regenerative agriculture and its advantagesDeveloping a business model focused on sustainabilityThe business challenges of attracting investment in the field of sustainabilityThe technological challenges involved in sustainability initiativesHiring and managing teams for the right causeYou can find the Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
29:40 12/05/22
S02E09 Employee Well-Being
Hugh O’Brien, CTO at Thrive Global, joins the Story of Software podcast to share his insights on employee well-being as a competitive advantage for companies.Hugh has held a variety of software engineering positions, including senior leadership roles throughout his career. He is used to managing high-profile, high-value systems and is currently the CTO at Thrive. Thrive helps individuals and companies improve their well-being and performance through sustainable, science-backed solutions. They offer tools for people to live and work with less stress, more productivity, and greater well-being.Today, creating a positive work environment for employees is no longer an added benefit, but a much-needed strategy for fostering stable and productive teams. Happy team members not only work well together and are more productive, but they are also less likely to change jobs. So, what can employers offer to improve the well-being of their teams and secure long-term success for the company?Some of the topics covered include:The changing definition of work and employee preferences.The advantages of focusing on employee well-being.Software tools for ensuring employee happiness.Strategies and resources for ensuring productivity in software teams.You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
20:23 05/05/22
S02E08 Verifying Climate Action with Technology
Marion Verles, CEO at SustainCERT, shares her insights on bringing credibility to various climate action projects through technology.Marion Verles is a mission-driven entrepreneur who dedicated her career to the transformation of our economic system through the redefinition of value. She believes that we need to measure and price what really matters - looking beyond profit to also include people and our planet. She co-founded SustainCERT with the goal to use technology to bring credibility to climate action. Prior to SustainCERT, Marion led the Gold Standard Foundation as CEO and spent 7 years in Asia where she founded and led Nexus for Development, a successful cooperative working with pro-poor low carbon entrepreneurs. As the need for taking action to minimize our carbon footprint becomes critical, the number of ESG projects has risen considerably. From reforestation and sustainable farming to hydro and solar-powered projects, the options are abundant. So, how can we know which projects to invest in and whether it is actually making an impact? With decades of research and development in the field, global standards and verification institutions offer a solution. Find out how it all works on this week’s episode!You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
25:20 29/04/22
S02E07 Women In Tech & Technology Leadership
Stephanie Sheehan, VP of Engineering at Keelvar, joins the Story of Software podcast to share her insights and experience on becoming an impactful technology leader.Stephanie has over 20 years of experience building software products across multiple industries including Telecommunications, Financial and Medical Compliance, and more. She is now the VP of Engineering at Keelvar, which provides sourcing optimization and automation software for enterprise procurement teams. Keelvar emerged from a leading AI research laboratory and is the category leader in best practice technology for advanced eSourcing, serving customers such as Siemens, BMW, Coca-Cola, and more.Becoming a Technology Leader:Moving from a technical role to a management role requires a change in the way you think and how you approach your team. As a technology leader working with cross-functional teams, one needs to bring people together, cater to each individual's needs, and at the same time let go of their ego to become an enabler. These are only a few of the skills discussed in this episode. Some of the topics covered include:Software solutions that can enable faster procurementEmpowering women in the tech sectorThe skills needed to be a good leaderAdvice for becoming a leader in the tech sectorInsights on managing and growing successful teamsThe Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
24:06 14/04/22
S02E06 T-Pro & Innovation in Healthcare Technology
Jonathan Larbey, CEO at T-Pro, joins us to discuss how the world can benefit from innovation in healthcare & the technologies solving the biggest problems. Jonathan is the CEO at T-Pro, the winner of the Deloitte 2021 Impact award, and a global leader in clinical documentation improvement software. T-Pro’s technology allows healthcare providers to voice-enable their existing processes, reduce transcription costs, outsource overflow transcription, and capture patient information effectively and efficiently from anywhere on any device.Healthcare Digitization:The demands and pressure on the global healthcare sector have risen significantly in recent years with the Covid-19 pandemic, and so has the need for organizational efficiency in patient care. In this episode, we explore a number of ways in which technology can bring substantial innovation and bridge a number of efficiency gaps. Some of the topics covered in the episode include: The shortcomings of the healthcare sectorHow technology can solve certain problems in healthcareEnsuring security in healthcare productsLearnings from leading and scaling a technology businessYou can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.comThe Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis.
26:53 31/03/22
S02E05 Verra & Tackling Climate Change Through Tech
Benktesh Sharma, Ph.D., Senior Director of Technology Solutions at Verra, joins us to talk about the effective use of technology in the fight against the biggest issue of our time, climate change.Benktesh Sharma is a Technology Leader holding a Ph.D. in Forest Sciences and Biology from West Virginia University, along with a M.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As Senior Director of Technology at Verra, Benktesh leads the technological strategy of the world’s leading certifying body for environmental projects, currently contributing to over 85% of the total voluntary market for carbon credits.Verified Carbon Standards for Climate Actions:There is no doubt that global warming and climate change are the biggest challenges facing our generation, and putting the lives of future generations at risk. A successful climate strategy at individual and global level is a mix of avoiding, reducing and offsetting emissions. The verified carbon standards (VCS) are among the most widely adopted standards for voluntary carbon offsetting, as they ensure a level of quality for climate projects, and enable transparency and trust.Some of the topics covered include:The role of technology in the fight against climate change in today’s market.Carbon cycles and verified carbon credits.How technology can help build trust in the carbon markets.Different applications of technology for tackling climate action.Technological challenges that remain to be solved in the sector.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
21:44 24/03/22
S02E04 The Rise of Low Code & The Story of TEKenable
Peter Rose, CTO of TEKenable, joins us to discuss the growing demand for low code software development in the technology market. The Guest - Peter Rose, Owner & CTO at TEKenable:Peter founded TEKenable with Nick Connors in 2002 to provide high-quality software solutions to Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Agri-Food companies, and the Public Sector. After 20 years in business, TEKenable has been listed in the Deloitte Fast50 three years running, 2019, 2020 & 2021.Additionally, Peter acts as CTO and associate CTO to several start-ups and established services companies in Ireland and EMEA. Peter is recognised as an expert in the delivery of secure, reliable software to enterprise businesses and as a trusted advisor to many Irish CEOs and CIOs.Low Code Software Development:Using low code technologies to scale your products has many benefits, starting with the fact that it lowers the barriers for many team members besides software developers to work on shaping a product hands-on. By eliminating the need for extensive and complicated code, you can enable your product teams or business analysts to build or customize a product and cater to customer needs with no time wasted. Some of the topics covered include:What is ‘Low Code’ and in what way is it changing the software industry?What does TEKenable do, and which problems is it solving?The impact of low code for the future of software jobs.How to stay on top of new technologies and continuously be learning.Learnings from scaling a business & insights for other business leaders.We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.comThe Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis.
30:32 10/03/22
S02E03 Data-Driven Decision Making
Rónán Dowling-Cullen, CTO at Bounce Insights joins us to discuss how technology can be used to improve market research, and how tech can enable data-driven decision making.The Guest - Rónán Dowling-Cullen, CTO at Bounce Insights:Rónán is the Chief Technology Officer of Bounce Insights. Bounce Insights enables companies to validate the assumptions behind their pivotal business decisions. The Bounce platform provides fast results, quality respondents, and an easy-to-use interface for the benefit of insights-driven businesses. Bounce currently provides customer data for a wide variety of customers, including Coca-Cola HBC, Diageo, and Specsavers. How to Make Data-Driven Decisions:Today, making the right business decisions has become more important than ever as we operate in an ever-changing landscape with high failure rates. Therefore, it is vital to base in evidence the decisions we make in order to adapt and grow successfully. What if there is a way of gathering real-time data from your prospective customers and using their feedback to make the best decisions?Some of the topics covered in this episode include:The challenges of growing a business in an ever-changing landscape.The opportunity of driving success through data-driven decision-making.The business benefits of gathering feedback from clients and users.The technologies and processes that enable quality and real-time data insights.Internationalizing a business and launching into new markets.You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
24:16 17/02/22
S02E02 Optimizing Energy Systems with Software
Paddy Finn, CEO at Viotas, joins us to discuss how software can make energy systems more efficient and pave the way towards more wide-spread renewable energy adoption. Dr Paddy Finn is the CEO at Viotas - a technology company in the energy sector that focuses on balancing supply and demand in the electricity grid and helping us ease into a low-carbon world of energy. Viotas won the Deloitte Fast50 in 2019 on the back of exceptional growth in the preceding years.Optimizing The Grid Through Energy Management Software "The energy industry is going through a huge transition at the moment. Power systems operated largely in the same manner for 80 to almost 100 years and in the next decade we're going to see possibly as much change and advancement as we've seen in the last decade almost. There is a huge amount of food for thought to be able to solve some very complex problems. " (Dr Paddy Finn,  CEO at Viotas) Electricity production is among the highest sources of greenhouse gas emissions (accounting for 25% of the 2019 GHG emissions in the US), with the majority of electricity still coming from burning fuels. There are many challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector in its strive towards sustainability, and some big ones include optimizing existing energy systems and allowing for the smoother wide-spread adoption of renewable energy.Some of the topics covered in this episode include:The current and future technological opportunities for optimizing energy systemsThe challenges of using renewable energy at scale and how technology can help address thoseThe technological advances that will help us move towards a lower-carbon futureAdvice for entrepreneurs planning to enter the energy sector We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com--The Story of Software Podcast is produced by Zartis.
20:26 03/02/22
S02E01 Impactful Technology Leadership
Padraig‌‌ ‌‌Coffey‌‌,‌‌ ‌‌CEO‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌‌Zartis‌‌‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌podcast‌‌ ‌‌host,‌‌ ‌‌is‌‌ ‌‌joined‌‌ ‌‌by‌‌ Kevin Ruthen, ‌CTO ‌at‌  Fora Financial, to‌‌ ‌‌discuss‌‌ ‌‌the principles and challenges of effective tech leadership.Successful Technology Leadership:As technology takes a more central role within modern businesses, having a well-run, efficient, and engaged software engineering team can be the difference between success and failure. Establishing successful leadership - both in terms of processes and culture - is essential to creating well-functioning tech teams. And in an ever-changing business environment, being a successful tech leader is an ever-evolving set of considerations, tasks, and approaches. Some of the topics covered in this episode include:How has the role of a tech leader evolved over the past decadesThe overarching principles of good leadership in technologyThe common mistakes newly appointed tech leaders make, and how to avoid themCreating a culture of high performance within technology teamsAdvice for engineers considering to move into the leadership trackResources for new or aspiring tech leaders to upskillWe hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
21:16 19/01/22
42. Product-Market Fit
Padraig‌‌ ‌‌Coffey‌‌,‌‌ ‌‌CEO‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌‌Zartis‌‌‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌podcast‌‌ ‌‌host,‌‌ ‌‌is‌‌ ‌‌joined‌‌ ‌‌by‌‌ Arjun Mendhi, Founder and CEO ‌at‌ MOLTEN, to‌‌ ‌‌discuss‌‌ the process of bringing successful products to market.The Guest - Arjun Mendhi, Founder and CEO at Molten:Arjun has extensive experience across the process of product innovation and is the CEO and Founder at Molten. Molten’s cloud platform transforms media rights, content, and financial management, radically simplifying global operations. By leveraging its domain expertise, Molten infrastructure empowers film & TV organizations with real-time analytics to accelerate deal-making and content monetization worldwide. Building Successful Products:The main challenge any new company faces is achieving product-market fit. And reaching product-market fit encompasses a number of considerations - from how to approach a problem, to looking for the right funding opportunities, to instilling the right culture among the team building the product. In this episode, Arjun shares his deep insights on how to build successful products - for both new and established companies alike. Some of the topics covered include:The specificities of early stage product development.How a startup should approach funding and how to choose investors.Hiring at different stages of a company’s evolution.Engineering culture and process considerations in building successful products.Approaching mistakes and setbacks in the right way.Advice for companies looking for product-market fit.We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
29:22 28/12/21
41. Sustainable Forestry
Padraig‌‌ ‌‌Coffey‌‌,‌‌ ‌‌CEO‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌‌Zartis‌‌‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌podcast‌‌ ‌‌host,‌‌ ‌‌is‌‌ ‌‌joined‌‌ ‌‌by‌‌ Thomas Norman Canguilhem, ‌CEO‌ and Co-founder ‌at‌ ‌ EcoTree International, to‌‌ ‌‌discuss‌‌ ‌‌the latest trends in sustainable forestry as well as the technologies that enable it.The Guest - Thomas Norman Canguilhem, Co-founder and CEO at EcoTree:Thomas is a climate-entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in developing businesses and leading digital and sustainable transitions. Thomas is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of EcoTree, a simple and ground-breaking new way to reward individuals and businesses that support sustainable forestry. Sustainability and Forestry Investing:Tree planting has become a hot topic worldwide in the past years. Forests are an important tool in combating climate change and have a number of additional benefits including the enablement of biodiversity and habitat protection. However, all of these positive outcomes heavily depend  on forestry projects being done correctly and with respect to the complexity and expertise required to run them properly. In this episode, Thomas shares his insights on:The common concepts behind sustainable forestry initiatives.Investing in forestry.Understanding carbon sequestration within forestry.Current and future uses of technology in enabling sustainable forestry solutions.The upcoming trends in the reforestation space. We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
31:21 15/12/21
40. Enabling Healthcare Workforces Through Tech
Padraig‌ ‌Coffey‌,‌ ‌CEO‌ ‌at‌ ‌‌Zartis‌‌ ‌and‌ ‌podcast‌ ‌host,‌ ‌is‌ ‌joined‌ ‌by‌ David Ives, CTO at Patchwork Health to‌ ‌discuss‌ ‌the‌ ‌latest‌ trends in healthcare workforce management and the technologies that enable them.The Guest - David Ives, CTO at Patchwork HealthDavid Ives has extensive experience in the tech world, mostly in senior roles leading teams and businesses. He is now the CTO at Patchwork Health where they combine industry-leading technology with extensive specialist expertise to bring an entirely tailored service to solve the unique challenges of healthcare organisations. Healthcare Workforce ManagementIf Covid-19 has shown us anything, it is that we need to cherish healthcare professionals and provide them with the means and the support to continue to do their job in a notoriously high-demanding sector.In this episode, we cover some of the technological advancements that enable healthcare professionals to operate in a more flexible way, and we discuss the ways that tech and digitalization advancements can change working habits across the sector. Some of the topics covered include:The challenges faced by the healthcare sector in talent managementThe mobility challenges faced by healthcare professionalsThe limitations of current healthcare systems and processesHow technology is resolving some of the healthcare procurement problemsThe challenges and advantages of utilizing technology in healthcare workforce managementWe hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
22:10 24/11/21
39. E-commerce Fulfillment Technology
Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host, is joined by Colm O'Donaill, CTO at ESW to discuss the latest technology and business trends in the e-commerce fulfillment sector.International E-commerce FulfillmentThe Guest - Colm O'Donaill, CTO at ESW :Colm O'Donaill has been at the forefront of technology leadership for over 20 years. He has worked for O2, Citi, Ding and is currently the CTO at ESW. Colm has led the company from less than 10 employees to now over 500, along with winning the Deloitte Fast50 3 times and achieving a unicorn status. Why and How International Fulfillment is Rising :The e-commerce fulfillment space has been one of the lucky domains that has seen a substantial and global rise in demand in the past couple of years, a trend that was accelerated by the Covid pandemic and the digitization of retail. In this episode, we explore how this sector has evolved and the technology that has enabled its growth.Some of the topics covered include: How has the e-commerce fulfillment spaced evolved over the last number of yearsThe impact of Covid on the fulfillment space - the opportunities and challengesThe impact of Brexit in the European e-commerce fulfillment marketSustainability trends in the fulfillment and e-commerce spaceThe technological opportunities and what’s next in the fulfillment industryWe hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
31:26 27/10/21
38. Technology Driven Reforestation
Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host is joined by Arnout Asjes, CTO at Land Life Company & Ariel Delgado, Lead Engineer at Land Life Company, to discuss the role of software in optimizing reforestation initiatives.Software and Reforestation ProjectsThe Guests - Arnout Asjes & Ariel Delgado, Land Life Company:Arnout Asjes is the founding member and current CTO and Ariel Delgado is a Lead Software Engineer at Land Life Company. Land Life Company is a technology-driven reforestation company that plants trees at scale, offering corporations and organizations a sustainable and transparent way to take climate action and compensate carbon emissions through nature restoration.Greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation are among the most responsible factors of global warming today. Land Life Company applies data and technology, such as drones, artificial intelligence and monitoring applications, to every step of the planting process. Planting trees where it is needed most, Land Life Company’s projects revitalize important ecosystems, improve biodiversity and create social and economic benefits to local communities.The Need for Technology-Driven Reforestation Reforestation projects have gathered a lot of attention worldwide and have mobilised many in support. Planting trees is a major global response to climate change and acts as both an individual and collective carbon footprint offsetting tool. However, In order for tree planting to have a positive impact, it needs to be done correctly. In this episode, we explore how technology can help us on that path. Some of the topics covered include: Technology-driven improvements to the way we plant trees.The importance of species selection in tree planting initiatives. Technology-enabled monitoring of tree growth and early detection of warning signs.The operational challenges of managing reforestation projects.The challenges and opportunities of running reforestation initiatives across countries.What we could expect to see next at the interface of technology and forestry.We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
25:00 05/10/21
37. Wallets, Exchanges and the Future of Crypto
Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host, is joined by Corey Stedman, CEO of Greenfire, as they discuss the technology behind crypto wallets and exchanges.Cryptocurrency Wallets and ExchangesThe Guest - Corey Stedman, CEO of GreenfireCorey Francis has over 10 years of experience in the IT world, mostly leading teams and projects in the fintech industry, working on blockchain technologies. Today, he is the CEO of Greenfire, and his team is developing a wallet called Greenery, that will change the way people manage their crypto assets.Understanding the User and Technological Context of Cryptocurrency PlatformsAs the world of cryptocurrencies is gaining more attention and popularity, it is also evolving and changing. More and more platforms are offering us access to trading and storing currencies, each with their benefits and downsides, each facing new technological challenges and security risks. In today’s episode, we aim to explore the world of crypto wallets and exchanges from both the user and developer perspectives.Some of the topics covered include: What are digital wallets and crypto exchanges?What are the different types of crypto wallets and exchanges? What should people consider when choosing a platform for their assets?What are the technological challenges of building a crypto wallet?What are the challenges that remain to be addressed in this space?You can find The Story of Software podcast on any podcast platform of your choice.We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
16:55 22/09/21
36. Software & The Carbon Capture of Forests
Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host, is joined by Levi‌ ‌Malott,‌ ‌VP‌ ‌of‌ ‌Engineering‌ ‌at‌ ‌Pachama‌, to discuss the opportunity for technology to measure the carbon capture of forests and guide decision-making.On the Carbon Sequestration of Trees and ForestsThe Guest - Levi Malott, VP of Engineering at Pachama:Levi Malott is an engineer and engineering leader with over a decade of experience in the software world. He has worked in some incredibly impactful companies, including SpaceX, BetterUp and now Pachama. Levi is currently VP of Engineering at Pachama, a company that uses AI and remote sensing to verify and monitor carbon capture by forests to help finance conservation and reforestation.Technology-enabled Carbon Capture MeasurementTree planting and forest projects have become an essential carbon offsetting tool at both a small and large scale. For these initiatives to have a real impact, it’s essential to understand them better and invest accordingly. Technology can help during the many stages of that process. Levi shares his deep expertise as he introduces us to this topic.Some of the topics covered in this podcast episode include:The lifetime of a tree (and a forest) and how its carbon absorption capabilities evolve.The three types of forest projects - reforestation, conservation and improved forest management.The challenges and opportunities of measuring the carbon capture of forests. Assessing risk - forest fires.The next steps in this space at the intersection of technology and forestry.We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
24:10 08/09/21
35. Change Management
Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host, is joined by Stuart Cochran, CTO of BridgeU,  to discuss change management in technology companies, particularly within software engineering teams.Change Management in Tech TeamsThe Guest - Stuart Cochran, CTO at BridgeUStuart is currently the CTO of BridgeU, a company declared as one of the most innovative Edtech companies in Europe by assisting schools to focus on simplifying the complex journey students of today face as they take the next step in their careers. Bridge U was acquired by the leading US edtech company, Kaplan, in 2020.Stuart has over 20 years experience leading software development teams and projects in various industries including telecommunications, media and most recently, EdTech. The Challenges and Opportunities of Managing ChangeStuart shares his experience on company-wide change as an employee, and as manager of tech teams across different industries.Some of the topics covered include:The key aspects of change to always consider.Key technological enablers in managing change.Important people management strategies.The common challenges and pitfalls.How COVID-19 impacted the way we perceive or approach major change.We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
27:38 25/08/21
34. News Analytics
Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host, is joined by Roy Robinson, VP of Product & Engineering at Aylien, as they discuss technology-enabled news analytics.On the Opportunity of Understanding News At ScaleThe Guest - Roy Robinson, VP of Product & Engineering at AylienRoy is an Entrepreneur, Product Leader and Executive with over 25 years at the forefront of technological innovation.Currently, he’s the VP of Product and Engineering at AYLIEN - an AI & ML-based company, specialised in text & news analysis that allow users to make sense of human-generated content at scale. They provide a range of content analysis solutions to businesses, developers, data scientists, marketers and academics, and recently won the Deloitte Innovation Award for Most Disruptive Company in Fintech.Understanding The World of News Analytics Roy shares his expertise on using technology to transform the world’s news into real-time business insights. Some of the topics covered include:> The categorization and processing of news across the internet and traditional media.> Who needs news analytics?> Can technology detect the next pandemic?> The technological challenges faced when building news analytics technology.> What challenges remain to be tackled in this space?We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
26:25 10/08/21
33. Democratizing Access to Investments
Padraig Coffey, CEO at Zartis and podcast host, is joined by Juha Ristolainen, CTO at Upvest, as they discuss technology-enabled democratized access to investments.On Investments:The Guest - Juha Ristolainen, CTO at Upvest:Juha has 34 years of programming experience and two decades building digital services for a living. He has worked in big companies and has enabled small ones to scale across sectors such as travel, automotive, logistics, eCommerce and fintech.Juha is currently the CTO of Upvest and working on an exciting new product that will enable easier access to investment for everyone - not just a few. Understanding The Investments LandscapeJuha shares his expertise on using technology to enable access to investment.  Some of the topics covered include:-The main challenges of enabling access, as well as the opportunities.- Tokenization, the new asset classes.- Robinhood and Gamestop.- What is next for the world of investing? We hope you enjoy listening to this tech podcast and feel free to share any feedback with us: podcast@zartis.com
16:40 27/07/21