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Conversation Bytes – EP 004 – Stephanie Ogden

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Meet Stephanie Ogden.

The Managing Director of Belkin Australia and NZ. We look at Stephanie’s journey from NZ to Australia and how the two countries play an important role in tech globally.

Stephanie also talks openly about leadership and the positive influence of legendary founder Chet Pipkin. We find out what Stephanie likes and dislikes about tech and what the future holds for Belkin.

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New Podcast: Conversation Bytes Ep 007 – Karen Powell ECOVACS

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Meet Karen Powell.

Karen is Head of Australia and New Zealand for ECOVACS ROBOTICS, the number 1 brand in the robotic vacuum industry in Australia.

Established in 1998 in China, ECOVACS ROBOTICS recently hit 20 million sales global sales of robot vacuum cleaners, across 60+ countries.

Karen joined ECOVACS as Country Marketing and Operations Manager in November 2018, promoted to Head of Australia and New Zealand in 2019.

Originally from the UK, Karen is an industry executive with more than 20 years experience across business development, sales, account management and country management.

Roles and Companies include: – Sony Ericsson – National Account Manager – Jabra Mobile – Regional Sales Manager, and then Senior Director of Sales – B&O Play (Bang & Olufsen) – Country Manager, ANZ .

Karen’s story is one of hard work, smart leadership, outstanding consumer relations and results. Under Karen’s regional leadership, the Australia/NZ market has been a huge success for ECOVACS ROBOTICS.

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New Podcast – Conversation Bytes EP 006 – GRANT PETTY

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Meet Grant Petty.

Grant is founder and CEO of Blackmagic Design, a global Digital Cinema company based in Melbourne.

In this interview – held over until we started to emerge from the pandemic – Grant talks about his humble housing commission beginnings to working with the best in Hollywood. 

For 20 years Blackmagic Design has been on a mission to empower creatives of all backgrounds with access to broadcast and digital cinema products that previously would have been too expensive.

In this episode, Grant covers the difficulties of the manufacturing process and what inspires him to keep producing equipment and software for the TV and Movie industry.

Best of all, Grant is a top bloke and one of Australia’s most impressive business leaders.

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Conversation Bytes Podcast Returns

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Following a successful pilot season, Conversation Bytes has returned … for good.

Conversation Bytes will continue to interview tech leaders in Australia (and overseas) every two weeks.

It’s a straight-talking video podcast hosted by award winning technology reviewer Djuro Sen.

You can listen or watch just make sure you subscribe.

In the week between shows we’ll publish a full transcript of the current chat.

Our show has a new look and all programs for now on – will be published in 4K.

Now .. let’s meet Chris Lau.

Chris is the Managing Director of LASER Corporation, an Australian IT and consumer electronics that sells direct to the public and retailers.

Chris has been at the helm for 15 years and in this interview he recalls the uncertainty of business in the pandemic and the unexpected surge in sales.

We investigate Chris’ leadership style, business and personal background.

LASER started in 1987, selling 5.25” floppy disks and storage cases out of a Surry Hills garage.

Now it’s one of Australia’s fastest growing consumer tech providers – you may not even know you are using their products.

So whether you’re watching or listening, we hope you enjoy our interview with Chris Lau.

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