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Smart Dust Podcast



Want expert insight on what’s trending in the world of technology, data and innovation? The Smart Dust podcast is for you.

Hosted by our Global Head of Technology & Innovation Nick Abrahams and Douglas Nicol, a partner at The Works, Smart Dust provides brain-expanding ideas and perspectives that can be applied to daily and professional lives. 

Episode guide

Episode 7: The peak of content, 5G & Elon Musk

As usual, no shortage of important things to discuss in the world of tech and innovation: 5G is set to take effect, doubling our download speed and saving our battery life. But what does this mean for automotive, healthcare and of course, the NBN? But with faster speeds comes more content consumption and never have we had so much content choice. Have we reached peak content? And finally, what is happening with Elon Musk? And could the conspiracy theory that he is an alien be true? Listen on iTunes, StitcherSpotify or SoundCloud.

Episode 6: The magic of quantum computing

The race to be the leader in Quantum Computing is in full-force – something that has been described as the 'space race' of our time. This month on Smart Dust, we explore what is Quantum computing? Who is winning the race? What problems will it solve? And could there be a Lex Luthor effect? Listen on iTunesStitcherSpotify  or SoundCloud.

Episode 5: Facebook's share plunge, ransom hackers & the solar t-shirt

In this episode of Smart Dust, we question the future of social media as more than $119 billion is wiped off Facebook’s market value in just one day, the deep dark web of 16-year-old ransom hackers and three innovative projects that will shape our future and create more inclusive cities. Listen on iTunesStitcherSpotify  or SoundCloud.

Episode 4: The future of work

Episode four addresses the technological revolution that is well underway. With 55% of jobs set to be disrupted in the next 20 years, is your job safe from the inevitable AI takeover? Listen on iTunesStitcherSpotify  or SoundCloud.

Episode 3: Esports, synthetic voice & smart cities

Nick and Douglas talk eSports, the global gaming competition projected to be worth $3 billion, synthetic voice, and smart cities. Listen on iTunesStitcherSpotify  or SoundCloud.

Episode 2: GDPR, traditional retailers, emotional AI & robot love

Episode two of the Smart Dust Podcast discusses the latest on the GDPR, traditional retailers, emotional AI and robot love and more. Listen on iTunesStitcherSpotify  or SoundCloud.

Episode 1: Faceprints, autonomous vehicles, cryptocurrencies

In the first episode of the Smart Dust Podcast, Nick and Douglas discuss autonomous vehicles; how cryptocurrencies are changing business, and more. Listen on iTunesStitcherSpotify  or SoundCloud.

About the hosts

Nick Abrahams is the Global Head of Technology & Innovation at Norton Rose Fulbright. Nick co-created the world's first AI-enabled privacy chatbot (built on IBM Watson) and co-founded Australia's leading online legal service, LawPath. He is on the board of ASX300 global software company, Integrated Research as well as being on the boards of the Garvan Foundation (leaders in genomic medicine), the Vodafone Foundation and the Institute for Economics & Peace. He wrote the Kindle Business #1 book Digital Disruption in Australia.

Douglas Nicol is a Partner at The Works, currently B&T CX and Brand and Agency of the Year and part of the RXP Services group – an 800-person strong Australian ASX listed digital transformation business. Douglas is a data geek and loves to combine data insights and ideas to solve client problems. 

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Views expressed by Nick and Douglas are personal and do not necessarily represent the views of their employers.