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Podcast alert: Igniting Change Season 4

Buckle up for Igniting Change S4: where we chat all things tech for good with some of our epic guests from Oxfam, Greenpeace, and the World Food Programme, oh my!



Ok, good news and bad news….

The good news is, that our award-winning podcast, Igniting Change is almost back for another season!

The bad news? You have 24 hours to wait to listen to Episode 1. I know, I know—Tom Petty was right: the waiting is the hardest part. But it’ll be well worth it! Why? Because the podcast is nearly back and, dare I say, better than ever. We’ve evolved, much like our old Zoolander flip phones from days of yore. Our podcast has undergone a transformation, leaving the T9 version in the dust for an iPhone 15-level glow-up over previous seasons.

So check out our blog and find out what Season 4 has in store from your friendly neighbourhood podcast…

What's Igniting Change all about?

We build Tech for Good and offer our fantastic clients digital solutions that have a very real impact and change millions of lives for the better all over the world. But don’t just take my word for it, check out some of the work we have done with UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, Lush, Global Forest Watch, and the American Red Cross.

So with all those people and planet helping custom software builds keeping us busy, you might find yourself asking, “As a tech agency, why have a podcast?!

Good question!

Besides being tech enthusiasts, we’re big believers in collaboration and transparency. The more conversations we facilitate about harnessing technology for positive impact, the more we hope to drive much-needed change. What started out as a way to sit down (virtually) with our guests across the environmental sector to gain insight into why consumers aren’t making more sustainable choices, has evolved into weekly conversations with brilliant minds across many fields, to spotlight how organisations and individuals are wielding tech like a lightsaber for global good.

From renewable energy to responsible AI, it's not just talk; it's a blueprint for action. And it's happening all around us.

We all know the gravity of the global situation and the crises humanity is facing every single day. The news is a lot. It’s doomscroll central out there. This is exactly why we wanted to use our platform to spotlight the folks who aren’t just commenting from the sidelines. They’re in the trenches working tirelessly towards very real change, and they’ve got the dirt under their nails to prove it.

Tune into Igniting Change and you’ll find it’s not all end-of-the-world forecasts. We’ve got guests who’ll restore your faith in humanity—or at least in the power of ingenuity, collaboration, and the almighty innovation. So if you’re into pairing your existential dread with a side of actionable insight, hit that subscribe button.

Let’s ignite change together, shall we?

Meet The Igniting Change Crew

Ready to meet the ultimate conversation-starters behind the mic?

Hailing from 3 Sided Cube HQ, we’ve got Duncan Cook, the Founder who can turn ANY topic into a TED Talk. Then there’s Sophie Hardiman, our COO, who could navigate a discussion around bias in big data as smoothly as she leads our entire production team to deliver the tech for good products we know and love today. And last but certainly not least, lest we forget Sophia ‘Puff’ Story, the Co-Founder of Cube USA, whose name alone promises an unforgettable conversation worth tuning into.

Our trio isn’t just “good” at driving dialogue; their bants are top drawer, expertly driving the conversations with guests whose stories are often as intriguing as their own.

Time zones? Pfft, they don’t hold a candle to our lil’ ol’ podcast – which is important as we’re on a mission to ignite change, after all. Our guests are as global as your Spotify playlist. That means whether you’re sipping your morning coffee in New York or having your afternoon cuppa in London, we’ve got the scheduling down to ensure we snag the crème de la crème of podcast guests for your listening pleasure.

Previously on Igniting Change...

Last season, our guest list read like the VIP section of a “Global Changemakers” gala. We had trailblazers from WWF, NHS, American Humane, Smile Train, and Wildlife Conservation Society, to name but a few! Imagine hosting a dinner party and finding out both Beyoncé and Elon Musk RSVP’d ‘yes.’ The Met Gala of the tech for good world, you could say. (I might be taking *some* liberties with that one, but you get the point)

And as every gala needs a shiny trophy—we picked up a Vega and a Web Excellence for Season 3. We didn’t get into podcasting for the trophy case, but if accolades were cocktails, we’d be pretty buzzed. Hitting ‘record’ every week isn’t about the hardware, but those shiny tokens? They’re fist-bump-worthy validation for doing something we’re passionate about and thoroughly enjoy.

Want Igniting Change updates?

We’re betting on tech as humanity’s ace in the hole.

Aside from conquering the podcast world, we’re going all in on building digital products that are both life-saving and life-changing. Think of us as the Q to your James Bond, equipping you with the tools to save the world, one app at a time. We craft digital solutions that empower people, businesses, and NGOs to make not just better choices, but downright game-changing ones.

So, if you’re out there wielding tech like Thor with Mjölnir for the forces of good, let’s talk. Seriously. Slide into our DMs or send up a smoke signal.

We want you and your story to join us in lighting up the airwaves and, you know, changing the world.

Catch-up on previous episodes here:

Episode #1: Seema Iyer, Senior Director of The Hive at USA for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, joins us to discuss her circuitous career path, and how she went from studying human migration patterns in the former Soviet Union during the ’90s to running the data science and innovation lab for UNHCR.

Episode #2: Thrilled to have Bill Miller, CEO of the Keane University Foundation, join us this week. We delve into the evolution of philanthropy in the digital era – where data analytics and AI aren’t just buzzwords, but catalysts for massive change.

Episode #3: Curious about tech’s transformative role in the nonprofit sector? This week, we chat with Jamil Khan, Digital Engagement Leader at Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. From its origins, sparked by 4-year-old Alex Scott’s heartfelt lemonade stands, to its present-day impact, raising $250M+ for pediatric cancer research and family support. Tune in for an inspiring journey of resilience, innovation, and impact.

Episode #4: Ever wonder how Greenpeace harnesses the power of big data to deliver on its radical mission? Catch our conversation with Doug Krehbel, Director of Data and Business Intelligence at Greenpeace USA, to get his insightful answer to that burning question. With a background in software development and data strategy, he reveals how his team uses data to transform strategies for environmental advocacy and fundraising.

Episode #5: Imagine having the power to redefine the conversation on sexual and reproductive health, reaching millions around the world. In this episode, we’re joined by Lester Coutinho, Director of Innovation and Insights at DKT International, a trailblazer in this field for over 25 years. Find out how DKT International has revolutionised access to contraceptives, clinics, counselling, and follow-up care.

Episode #6: In recent years, technology has proven what an incredibly powerful tool it can be for mental health advocacy and support. Join us for a fascinating dive into the innovative mind of Ariana Vargas, an accomplished documentary filmmaker and the founder of Stigma, a game-changing app that champions mental health through the art of storytelling.

Episode #7: Did you know using a simple emoji can help unlock the door to more impactful fundraising? This week Attiya Hirji, Digital Fundraising Specialist at Oxfam International, joins us to pull back the curtain on the world of tech-empowered non-profit fundraising.

Episode #8: On this week’s episode, we dive into the world of social entrepreneurship with our inspiring guest, Dan LaMotte, CEO at From California surfer to tech-savvy social entrepreneur in Puerto Rico, Dan’s journey has been an interesting one and is as exciting as his mission to revolutionise the nonprofit sector with cloud-based solutions.

Episode #9: Get ready to find out how our next guest, Matt Holbrook, the Director of Operations at Global Growers Network is igniting some serious change in the world. We dive into the inspirational work that Matt and his team are doing to uplift immigrants and refugees in Atlanta by providing access to community gardens for folks to enjoy on a personal level.

Episode #10: This week we dive deep into the fascinating world of digital transformation with our guest, Dr. Melanie Garson, the Cyber Policy and Acting Director of Geopolitics at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. From technology’s role in search and rescue missions to predicting climate disasters and even creating support networks for victims of domestic abuse, be prepared to be inspired by the incredible ways tech can transform lives.

Episode 11: Meet Christina Barstow, the dynamic Director of Strategic Partnerships at Helvetas. In this conversation, we navigate the world of ‘tech for good’, a sphere that Christina and her team at Helvetas have been exploiting to alleviate poverty and advance human rights in more than 30 countries. This conversation will shift your perspective on the role of technology in international development.

Episode 12: Welcome Dr Isabelle Widmer into the conversation. She joins this week’s episode to discuss how Virtual Doctors are saving lives in Africa by harnessing technology to bridge the healthcare gap in underserved communities. From the nitty-gritty of telemedicine to their cutting-edge solutions for remote medical support, Isabelle details past challenges to present victories and exciting expansion plans.

Published on September 13, 2023, last updated on December 7, 2023

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