The Actionable Futurist® Podcast

The Actionable Futurist® Andrew Grill looks at what's new and what's next, providing practical and actionable advice in each episode, where he is joined by global experts to talk about the near-term future. A futurist for over 35 years, Andrew will help you and your business stay ahead of the curve. Find out more at

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 63 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein zweiwöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 14 hours 8 minutes


episode 5: S5 Episode 5: James Butland from Airwallex on the Future of Finance

What’s the future of finance?

To answer this question I spoke with James Butland, Vice President of Financial Partnerships, EMEA for Airwallex.

Airwallex was founded by four friends, Jack Zhang, Max Li, Lucy Liu, and Xijing Dai, in Melbourne, Australia in 2015 and was inspired by real-life experiences.

Out of their love for good coffee, engineering-banking friends Jack Zhang and Max Li started Tukk & Co, a café in Melbourne...



episode 4: S5 Episode 4: Andie Wood from Workvia on Sustainable Finance

Finance, meet Sustainability. On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Andromeda (Andie) Wood who is Vice President for Regulatory Strategy for Workiva.

She is an expert in the role of technology in corporate reporting, taxonomy design and data modelling, and holds a wealth of knowledge and deep understanding of the impact of EU and UK regulation on global firms, particularly in the areas of corporate transparency and ESG...



episode 3: S5 Episode 3: Thomas Bedenk from Endava on the opportunities for Extended Reality and the Metaverse

The topics of Extended Reality (XR) and The Metaverse are becoming more and more popular. Once the sole domain of gamers, we are now seeing a range of corporate examples for XR, which are building interest in what's next for the space.

To find out more, and understand what types of scenarios are right for these new platforms, I spoke with Thomas Bedenk from Endava...



episode 2: S5 Episode 2: Dr Lynn Gribble on the opportunities for Generative AI in Education

Generative Artificial Intelligence or Generative AI - is a relatively new term that is being mentioned a lot when it comes to AI chat engines such as ChatGPT and AI-generated art from platforms such as Midjourney.

One of the industries that is most intrigued by this technology is the education sector...



episode 1: S5 Episode 1: Sophia Matveeva CEO & founder of Tech For Non-Techies

New Year, New Season! Welcome to Season 5 of the Actionable Futurist Podcast.

To kick off the new season, I interviewed Sophia Matveeva CEO & founder of Tech For Non-Techies.

Sophia argues that you don’t have to be a tech expert to found, run or work in a technology company at senior levels.

Tech For Non-Techies is an education company and consultancy...


 2023-01-03  39m

episode 26: S4 Episode 26: Sustainability Expert Trevor Hutchings from Gemserv

My guest is Trevor Hutchings, Director of Strategy and Communications at Gemserv. 

Trevor joined the company in May 2017 after spending much of his early career in the UK civil service, working in a number of government departments and with the European Commission in Brussels, including positions at the Department of Energy and Climate Change where he was responsible for major programmes on energy efficiency and the low carbon economy...


 2022-12-28  32m

episode 25: S4 Episode 25: Cybersecurity expert Samantha Humphries from Exabeam

My guest is cybersecurity expert Samantha Humphries. She has over 21 years of experience in cyber security, and during this time has held a plethora of titles, one of her favourites being Global Threat Response Manager. 

Sam has defined strategies for multiple security products and technologies, helped hundreds of organisations of all shapes, sizes, and geographies recover and learn from cyberattacks, and trained anyone who’ll listen to security concepts and solutions...


 2022-12-21  42m

episode 24: S4 Episode 24: International Human Rights Lawyer, Author and Speaker Susie Alegre on the Freedom to Think

As an international lawyer, author and speaker,  Susie has worked on some of the most challenging legal and political issues of our time including human rights and security, combating corruption in the developing world, protecting human rights at borders, the human rights impact of climate change on small island states, privacy, cybersecurity, disinformation, data protection and neurotech...


 2022-12-14  47m

episode 23: S4 Episode 23: Author Byron Reese on his latest book: Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think.


My guest is Author Byron Reese to talk about his latest book: Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future — and Shape it. 

It is a fascinating read and looks at what makes the human mind so unique, and how did we get this way?

This fascinating tale explores the three leaps in our history that made us who we are—and will change how you think about our future.

Look around...


 2022-10-15  31m

episode 22: S4 Episode 22: Richard Hopkins from IBM on the future of Quantum Computing

Quantum physics has already changed our lives, thanks to the invention of the laser and the transistor, both products of quantum theory. Almost every electronic device we use today is an example of quantum physics in action.

I believe we may now be on the brink of a second quantum revolution as we attempt to harness even more of the power of the quantum world.

Quantum computing will impact many sectors, including healthcare, energy, finance, security, and entertainment...


 2022-08-22  39m