TechVets: The Podcast
TechVets The Podcast: The Low Code Boom

TechVets The Podcast: The Low Code Boom

September 23, 2021

 

In this show it’s all about low code developments and how companies like Pega Systems are working with the MOD to up skill military personnel and deliver digital transformation across the armed forces. 

 

Joining us for this podcast is Australia-based Pega Client Success Manager and British Army veteran Mark Clayden and Ken Stilwell, Chief Operating Officer at Pega who joins us from the States. We also have James Murphy, CEO at TechVets.

 

TechVets The Podcast: Alex Burton and the tech rebellion against traditional military training

TechVets The Podcast: Alex Burton and the tech rebellion against traditional military training

August 23, 2021

In this podcast we're talking to former Royal Navy 2-star Admiral, now Director of the UK Pathfinders at Rebellion Defence, Alex Burton.

He spent 10 of his 30-year career on operations across the globe, including the Gulf, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic, Baghdad (where he was awarded the Bronze Star by the United States) and both Arctic and Antarctic Circles. He also ran seaborne security for the London 2012 sailing Olympics. 

In this podcast, we talk to Alex about why military training needs to move away from a traditional model and embrace technological advances and virtual reality battlegrounds.

TechVets The Podcast: Dan Brown Gets Disadvantaged Groups Digital

TechVets The Podcast: Dan Brown Gets Disadvantaged Groups Digital

July 13, 2021

In this show we’re talking to Dan Brown, Founder and CEO of the Positive Transformation Group.

Dan has worked in technology for the last 20 years. But it hasn't been a straight trajectory to success. He began in a small company called Quintech International. It's a far cry from where he found himself at 15 years old, homeless and on a downward spiral. After battling addiction, he turned his life around and has set up the Positive Transformation Group to help those who find themselves living in digital poverty.

 

Key Points:

  • With the pace technological transformations are taking place today, people who lack digital skills and access to devices are significantly disadvantaged.
  • The government does make funding available for businesses to train employees, however these are often under-utilised.
  • Through the Positive Transformation Group, Dan Brown aims to help businesses to better use these government training programmes to help those at a disadvantage gain employment.
  • Through the Dream Bigger Initiative, he aims to improve the confidence of disadvantaged people, including veterans, by giving them the opportunity to talk to exceptional people.

#TransformationTuesday

 

Find out more about TechVets and join us on LinkedIn.   

  

If you’re a business owner or work for a company in the tech industry and want to find out how to get more veterans into your team, drop James Murphy a message via LinkedIn

TechVets The Podcast: Armed Forces Day 2021

TechVets The Podcast: Armed Forces Day 2021

June 22, 2021

In this special podcast ahead of Armed Forces Day 2021 we’re talking to a team of volunteers who support TechVets and their members as they transition from military to civilian life and into tech and cyber security jobs. We find out why service to others matters and why it's one of the strongest values you'll garner during your time in the forces.

 

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Our guests include:

 

  • Dan McCoy, a former Operations Sergeant in the Royal Signals, now a Cyber Assurance Manager at 6point6 and our TechVets Scotland Chapter Lead.

 

 

  • Ben Full, former RAF Engineer Officer and now a a cyber threat intelligence analyst with business and IT services consultancy firm CGI.

 

#saluteourforces

TechVets The Podcast: Bouncing back with Johnny Mercer MP

TechVets The Podcast: Bouncing back with Johnny Mercer MP

May 27, 2021

In this show we’re talking to Johnny Mercer MP, former Minister for Defence People and Veterans and a veteran himself.

We talk about

  • why he entered politics
  • confidence (or lack of)
  • resilience and grit that military service instills in its people
  • re-writing history
  • veteran care pathways

And we ask, has the government got its priorities right when it comes to veteran support?

 

For more about TechVets visit: techvets.co

 

 

TechVets The Podcast: CSR initiatives as tools for in-house talent generation

TechVets The Podcast: CSR initiatives as tools for in-house talent generation

May 13, 2021

In this show we’re discussing how programmes designed to create tech opportunities for marginalised communities and under represented groups – including forces personnel – are the way forward for big business Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Joining us for this podcast is Steve Nolan, Head of Veteran Liaison at Fortinet (UK and Canada) and TechVets CEO James Murphy.

We talk about the various CSR initiatives that are available to service leavers and veterans including those run by Fortinet and AWS re/Start. Up for discussion is the concept of using CSR initiatives to generate talent in-house and the need for HR departments to stop chasing unicorns (full trained, experience tech jedis) and accept a better approach, that of nurturing their own talent.

The CSR programmes of 2021 are specifically designed to attract diverse candidates and create pathways for a larger pool of people to access opportunities in the tech workplace. By creating a proposition of value where both parties mutually benefit, CSR programmes will help to generate a pipeline of ex-service personnel who are trained and ready for tech employment in a seamless approach from resettlement, through in-house training to a designated role.

TechVets The Podcast: Digital Poverty & Should Tech Education be on the Curriculum?

TechVets The Podcast: Digital Poverty & Should Tech Education be on the Curriculum?

April 21, 2021

In this show we’re discussing digital poverty and debating whether cyber security and tech education should be added to the national curriculum.

Joining TechVets to discuss, is techUK President Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, Chris Ensor who is the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Deputy Director Cyber Growth, Bethan Smith Executive Headteacher at Danetree School in Surrey and TechVets’ James Murphy. All hosted by broadcast journalist Charlie Jacoby.

 

Check out TechVets for more information: https://techvets.co/

 

 

TechVets The Podcast: Infrastructure Cyber Threats & Fortinet Veteran’s Programme

TechVets The Podcast: Infrastructure Cyber Threats & Fortinet Veteran’s Programme

March 22, 2021

In this month's podcast we are discussing cyber security threats to infrastructure and the newly launched UK Fortinet Veteran’s Programme, a scheme that trains up service leavers to combat cyber threats.

Host Charlie Jacoby is joined by;

TechVets The Podcast: Stereotypes and the impact of Covid 19 on the tech sector

TechVets The Podcast: Stereotypes and the impact of Covid 19 on the tech sector

February 18, 2021

In this show we discuss stereotypes in the tech industry and how Covid has broadened and complicated the role of cyber security professionals and CTO’s.

Joining us is Dave Allen, Chief Technology Officer CYSIAM and a globally recognised cyber expert. We also have Stace Lingate a principal Cyber Consultant, Matt Cole an Senior Technical Consultant plus TechVets’ own CEO James Murphy.

Four very different individuals, with four very different tech jobs but with one thing in common - they’re all UK military veterans.

TechVets The Podcast: Gender Equality in Tech

TechVets The Podcast: Gender Equality in Tech

January 23, 2021

Welcome to TechVets, the podcast.

A show dedicated to exploring the world of tech and cyber security through the eyes of industry leaders and ex forces personnel.

We’ll delve into the top issues that are shaping global tech debate and we’ll hear real life stories from the people who are driving forward with careers in a global cybersecurity market which is projected to reach £210 billion by 2026.

In this show we discuss gender equality in cyber and tech jobs, TechVets Capture the Flag team, the future of the UK tech industry and why ex forces people can play a significant role in this growing sector.

Joining us for this podcast is TechVets CEO and former soldier James Murphy alongside Rhianna King, also a forces veteran and currently a leading cyber threat intelligence analyst for CGI. Rhianna will be starting a new role with Security Alliance as a Senior Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTI) later this year.

🔥 If you're a UK veteran or service leaver, become a TechVets member (it's free) and gain access to cyber and tech training plus information about how to land a job in this sector: https://techvets.co/registration-2/

🔥 If you're a business and you want to tap into the talent of service leavers for your tech or cybersecurity business get in touch: team@techvets.co

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👉 About TechVets: TechVets is a non-profit that exists as a bridge for veterans and service leavers into cyber security and technology careers. We want to alleviate the issue of unemployment and underemployment in the veteran community by ensuring all veterans and service leavers can combine their military experience with their new leading digital skills acquired through the TechVets community to gain sustainable careers in technology. In doing so, TechVets builds on the strengths of veterans to support the UK's digital economy.

👉 We are a programme with RFEA, The Forces Employment Charity. RFEA exists to provide life-long, life-changing support, job opportunities, and training to service leavers, veterans, reservists and their families, irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving. Founded in 1885 and operating across the UK, RFEA has the specialist knowledge and understanding to bridge the gap between military life and civilian employment. The organisation works in partnership with other organisations and employers who respect and value the unique qualities and abilities of all those who have served.

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