Episode 11
10 Oct 2019
Tech for good: moving beyond the rhetoric
Featured Guest(s):
Simon Cocking
Chief Editor of Irish Tech News
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Simon Cocking is Chief Editor at Irish Tech News, CryptoCoinNews and InvestInIT - with over 1.5 million+ unique monthly views and growing. He was the top-ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’ for 2018 based on total funds raised and also the #1 ranked advisor on ICO Holder. He is a business mentor and advisor working with over 200 successful companies to date, and has been included in many global Twitter influencer lists in the last 12 months. He is an accomplished public speaker at events including TEDx, Web Summit, and overseas in Pyeonchang, Amsterdam, Dubai, Delhi, Kiev, Singapore, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Tbilisi, Riga, Porto, Dublin and Helsinki in the last 12 months. He has been based in Ireland for over 22 years and has co-founded and founded seven successful companies.

In this discussion, Simon will share a range of cases on how technology is doing good by solving some of the world’s greatest problems. Moving beyond the rhetoric, we should focus on bringing people together through decisions and actions, this means the leadership we channel need to display a better sense of urgency and purpose that is more than financial gains. Again, technology is always neutral and it depends on how we use it. Tune in to get the full experience sharing and learn what are people are using Tech for Good.

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Quotes from Simon Cocking

“The wonderful thing is that as people are declaring climate change emergencies, a lot of the solutions to create a high percentage of renewable energies already exist and are already being used. So I think it's a matter of moving beyond the rhetoric and actually switching the money over into these more sustainable technologies because we have a lot of great solutions that have already been built.”

“There's a lot on what is good leadership and what is the purpose of work, and therefore, even if people haven't necessarily realized how fast they have to move on to sustainability, they are realizing that work itself needs to be more meaningful than just maximizing profit.”