The Practical Futurist Podcast
International Keynote Speaker and Practical Futurist Andrew Grill looks at what's new and what's next, providing practical and actionable advice in each bi-weekly 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 https://futurist.london
S2 Episode 4: The Future of 5G with Paul Scanlan CTO Huawei Carrier Business Group

We’ve all heard about 5G or fifth generation mobile technologies but what is it all about and what does the future hold for 5G?

To help answer this question, Practical Futurist Andrew Grill spoke to Paul Scanlan who is the CTO of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group.

In this episode, Paul discussed the 5 reasons to trust 5G.

1. No harmful electromagnetic fields

2. 5G is more secure than 4G

3. 5G will spur economic growth

4. 5G will produce less carbon than 4G

5. 5G increases trust in digital systems

We also spoke about:

  • What is 5G and how is it better than 4G?
  • 5G as a platform for transformation
  • Connected cars don’t need 5G
  • Robotics and 5G
  • Telemedicine and 5G
  • Factories and 5G
  • IoT and 5G
  • The positive social impacts of 5G
  • The 5G use cases in 2020
  • Manufacturing and 5G
  • The advantages of 5G over WiFi
  • 5G security
  • Autonomous cars connected by 5G
  • Autonomous cars only roads
  • The most often ask question about Huawei
  • The most often ask question about 5G

3 Things for next week

1. Ask your operator to deploy 5G
2. Buy a 5G phone
3. Turn off 2G and 3G networks

Your Host: Futurist Keynote Speaker Andrew Grill
For more on Andrew Grill – what he speaks about and replays of recent talks, please visit futurist.london or follow @andrewgrill

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S2 Episode 4: The Future of 5G with Paul Scanlan CTO Huawei Carrier Business Group
We’ve all heard about 5G or fifth generation mobile technologies but what is it all about and what does the future hold for 5G? To help answer this question, Practical Futurist Andrew Grill spoke to Paul Scanlan who is the CTO of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group. In this episode, Paul…
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S2 Episode 3: The Future of The Internet of Things with Ron Rock from Microshare
The Internet of Things or IoT is probably the most-hyped technology behind blockchain – but what does it really mean and what are the uses of the technology. Practical Futurist Andrew Grill spoke with the CEO and co-founder of Microshare, Ron Rock – one of the pioneers of IoT. In…
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S2 Episode 2: The future of Podcasting with Minter Dial
With Podcasting now becoming mainstream, what is the future of this medium? To answer this question I spoke with one of the original B2B podcasters, Minter Dial who has produced a weekly show since 2010 with over 350 episodes to date. I first met Minter in 2012 and have been…
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S2 Episode 1: The Future of Cyber Security with Nick Coleman from IBM
To kick off a new year and a new series of the Practical Futurist Podcast, we spoke about a topic the World Economic Forum has identified as one of the top global threats – cyber attacks, This episode features Nick Coleman who is IBM’s Global Head of Cyber Security Risk…
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S1 Episode 15: The Future of Disruptive Thinking with Nicole Yerson
Do you think disruptively? In this episode we spoke with self-described “Rough Diamond”, Nicole Yershon about what it means to think like a disruptor and how disruption can be turned into an advantage. Nicole is not new to disruption. When Nicole joined Ogilvy in 2000 she was given the simple…
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S1 Episode 14: The Future of Cryptocurrency with Jeremy Epstein
Cryptocurrency and especially bitcoin has been one of the most over-hyped technologies this decade. To better understand the opportunity for cryptocurrencies and blockchain, I spoke with Jeremy Epstein, CEO of Never Stop Marketing, who has 20 years of international marketing experience. Most recently, Jeremy was VP, Marketing at Sprinklr which…
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S1 Episode 13: The Future of Content Marketing with Eric Fulwiler from 11:FS
Great content that cuts through the noise is key in a disrupted B2B world. In this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Eric Fulwiler who recently joined 11:FS – a financial services transformation company as CMO, overseeing their media and marketing teams across the group. He spent the last…
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S1 Episode 12: The Future of Retail with Julian Fisher
With the rise and rise of online shopping can the high street survive? To answer this question and others on the future of retail I asked Julian Fisher, CEO of Retail platform Jisp for his expert views. Julian has enjoyed a varied background in technology, payments and new media, and…
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S1 Episode 11: The Future of your digital afterlife with Dr Elaine Kasket
In episode 11 we speak with Dr Elaine Kasket who tells stories about the impact of the digital age on how we live and how we die, and helps others write and speak powerfully about what matters to them.  She is the author of a fascinating book on the subject…
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S1 Episode 10: The Future of Data with Lauren Walker
In Episode 10 we speak with Lauren Walker, who is the Chief Operating & Data Officer in EMEA for leading agency Dentsu Aegis. Lauren joined the group in 2017 from IBM and leads a team of more than 600 people across operations, market research, social science, digital and data science,…
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S1 Episode 9: The Future of Open Banking with James Varga
In Episode 9 we speak with James Varga, who co-founded The ID Co in 2011 with a mission to create convenience  allowing consumers to sign up to new products and services in seconds. He is active in a number of local and global efforts to help people do more online,…
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S1 Episode 8: The Future of People Management with Dr Lynn Gribble
In Episode 8 we speak with Dr. Lynn Gribble, who is one of Australia’s founding coaches, an accidental academic and an award-winning author and university lecturer. She’s known as a digital innovator for her work in technology enabled academia and she calls herself a “pragmatic futurist coach”. She also helps…
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S1 Episode 7: The Future of Pitching for Success with Peter Hopwood
In Episode 7 we speak with Pitching expert Peter Hopwood and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Pitching for Success?” Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking and pitch trainer and conference host. We spoke with Peter from Croatia where he lives and works. We discussed…
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S1 Episode 6: The Future of Employee Communication with Ethan McCarty
In Episode 6 we speak with the CEO of Integral Communications Group Ethan McCarty  and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Employee Communication?” A former journalist, Ethan joined IBM in early 2000 to manage the web presence for IBM’s $6 billion a year research division, he also co-authored…
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S1 Episode 5: The Future of Digital Transformation with Tiffany St James
In Episode 5 we speak with Digital Strategist Tiffany St James and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Digital Transformation?” Tiffany is the former Head of Public Participation for the UK Government and an Executive Director of the British Interactive Media Association. She embeds digital and social media…
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S1 Episode 4: The Future of Work with Dom Price from Atlassian
In Episode 4 we speak with Dom Price, Work Futurist at Australian Unicorn Atlassian and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Work?” This special episode was recorded live in front of an audience at Australia House in London during Tech Week, hosted by The Australia United Kingdom Chamber…
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S1 Episode 3: The Future of Voice with James Poulter
In Episode 3 we speak with James Poulter, the co-founder of Voice Agency Vixen Labs and answer the question “What’s the Future of … Voice?”. In this show we covered a range of topics including: Why James started podcasting back in 2007 Key learnings from being an early podcaster How…
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S1 Episode 2: The Future of AI and Ethics with Minter Dial
In Episode 2 we speak with Minter Dial about the future of AI and Ethics and answer the question “What’s the Future of … AI & Ethics?”. In this show we covered a range of topics: What is “Heartificial empathy”? The need for empathy in business Can we create empathy…
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S1 Episode 1: The Future of Communication with Martin Brooks
In the 1st episode of the Practical Futurist Podcast, we spoke with Impacttologist Martin Brooks and answered the question “What’s the Future of Communication?”. In this show we covered a range of topics: What is an Impacttologist and who would hire one? What levers can you pull to make you…

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