#9 – Aodan Coburn on 21st Century Global Leadership

In AI Simplified Episode 9, Aodan Coburn and Amjad Hussain discuss Global Supply Chains & 21st Century Global Leadership.

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0:00 Introduction
2:55 Summer in Ireland
3:30 How has COVID changed organizational models?
4:07 Sony Pictures Hack
6:27 Hybrid Working Models
8:37 Engaging People & “The Great Resignation”
11:14 Scaling a Business
12:29 Team Coaching
13:23 Digital-First Engagement
15:22 Changing patterns of behavior
16:32 Soft skills
18:04 Remote talent game
24:18 Cost of living adjustments
26:26 Bringing people together
30:00 Shortages in supply chain for common components
34:46 DVD product launch & exponential growth
36:41 Digital Transformation
38:33 Defining competitive advantage
42:10 The role of China in Supply Chain
46:50 Building long-term international relationships
49:31 The role of China in the future
52:14 Brexit impact on Supply Chain
56:00 Brexit Trade War Risk
58:06 Brexit Tourism Impact & Inefficiencies
59:41 Entrepreneurship in Ireland & Tech Start-Ups
1:03:57 Environment for investing in Ireland
1:08:46 Start-up relationships with universities
1:09:59 How to set up company operation in Ireland
1:12:06 Having the right people in place will help prepare for future uncertainties
1:16:24 Closing Thoughts


Why a podcast about human-centered AI?

People are either talking about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, etc. in a very technical way or not at all. Having studied Computer Science and Advanced Analytics and created an AI – advanced analytics supply chain company, I understand first-hand how valuable the field is, but not everyone does. I want to change that. We can all learn principles of AI and implement them in very practical ways. Whether you want to automate a part of your business or create a new business altogether, AI can help you. My goal through this podcast is to simplify AI.

Calling it a podcast gives you a broad understanding of how we’ll communicate, but the format will be much more engaging than just audio. However, you can listen to AI Simplified like a traditional podcast too.

Amjad Hussain
Founder + Chief Executive Officer, Algo

About the host

portrait of Amjad Hussain, one of the author for Algo podcast and the CEO of Algo

Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain is an entrepreneur at heart. He founded Algo where he is the CEO during the day and AI lego blocks designer at night. He has built an intrinsically motivated global team of deep business domain experts, AI architects, computer scientists and software engineers. Algo is an always on full stack platform with deep learning, augmented reality and workflow automation woven at its core. The platform has a conversational virtual business analyst persona as its primary user interface. The company is enjoying sustainable growth creating tremendous net new value for its customers world-wide.

Amjad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from UET Lahore. He earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UMIST, in the United Kingdom and an Advanced Analytics MBA from MIT. He has completed general management programs at Harvard and Stanford business schools. Amjad deeply cares about ethical issues surrounding AI and its societal impact.

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