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to help make sense of the world we operate in, we’re speaking to thought-leaders and experts from across the industry, to understand how blockchain technology is revolutionising things. Each interview is the length of a TED Talk, so easy to digest and listen to while you walk the dog, wash the dishes or have a cuppa.

Interview with Doug Heintzman, Chief Catalyst Blockchain Research Institute

Episode #16 Doug Heintzman is the Chief Catalyst at the Blockchain Research Institute, a role that sees him travel the world sprinkling pixie dust and encouraging things to happen that otherwise may not and then to help them grow more quickly. He’s been in the technology sector for 30+ years, and spent nearly 25 of…

Interview with employee number 1, Ellen Marks, one to watch in women in tech

Episode #15 Ellen was ubloquity’s official first ever employee and recently celebrated her first year in the role. 12 months in any startup is a long time and this is no exception. Ellen reflects on the role she started doing, and how she and the company have developed in such a short space of time. …

Interview with John Breen

Episode #14 John joined ubloquity following a wide and varied career in information technology stretching back 38 years. He is always learning new technologies having worked in industries like financial services and banking, physical security, and time management systems. When he first came across ubloquity and considered taking up a new role, what interested him…

Interview with Peter Bracher SCI

Episode #13 Peter Bracher is a highly experienced food auditor and compliance expert having started out in life in the UK as a government environmental health officer, before moving into retail for Tesco then Asda. Having left Asda, Peter helped the richest man in Asia Mukesh Ambani set up a retail empire in India, before…

ubloquity celebrates its first birthday with cofounder Kieran Kelly

Dom Burch caught up with cofounder and CTO Kieran Kelly on a whirlwind first 12 months of ubloquity. Kieran shares his pride of seeing the vision he and his cofounders had 18 months ago coming to fruition.  ubloquity has quadrupled in size, signed an exclusive three-year partnership with Fujitsu, and built a food provenance platform…

Louise Manning professor of sustainable agri food systems

Episode #12 Louise Manning, PhD, has worked as an academic, management consultant, lecturer and business and personal coach for thirty-five years addressing business management, quality assurance, brand equity, food safety, animal welfare, corporate social responsibility, ethical issues, and environmental protection.  She is passionate about food and transparency.  People on the planet live largely within urban…

Rob Chester, ubloquity’s CEO discusses signing a 3-year exclusive deal with Fujitsu.

Episode #11 ubloquity today announced it has signed an exclusive three-year partnership agreement with Fujitsu UK & Ireland to underpin its smart border solution – Atamai Freight – with ubloquity’s enterprise blockchain technology. The contract comes on the eve of the ubloquity’s first anniversary, during which time it has quadrupled in size, built a provenance…

interview with Gideon Greenspan CEO Multichain – ep10

episode #10 Gideon is the founder and CEO of Multichain, he started coding as a child and selling his software in high school. He has built a number of successful websites, including Copyscape, a leading plagiarism search engine, and Web Sudoku, the most popular sudoku online. Gideon has a BA and PhD in Computer Science…

interview with Sean Kane, Whites Agri Supply Chain Coordinator – ep9

episode #9 Sean Kane was appointed by Whites to the role of Agri Supply Chain Coordinator in June 2018 having graduated from Queens with a degree in agriculture. His degree consisted of animal husbandry, crop husbandry and business management – a joint qualification with CAFRI. It opened up his mind to data and how you…

Interview with Rob Chester, CEO at ubloquity – ep8

episode #8 Rob Chester started his career as a Saturday worker at Tesco, worked his way up to being a store manager.  Got into compliance and spent the rest of his career in various roles at Asda, Walmart US and China. When he arrived in China on the back of a food crisis, the term…

Interview with Rohit Talwar, CEO Fast Future – ep7

episode #7 Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, and the CEO of Fast Future. His prime expertise lies in helping clients understand and shape the emerging future. He has a particular interest in how we can create a very human future by putting people at the centre of the agenda. He…

Interview with Brian Anderton, Ops Director, Trans-Bridge Freight Services – ep6

episode #6 Brian has grown up with trucks and vehicles and the transport industry. Right from a very early age  from being a ‘truck wash Saturday lad’ with a local family business, his aspiration was to be an international truck driver, much to my father’s dismay back in the 80s.  He later decided that life…

Interview with Frank Dunsmuir, Industry Lead for Customs & Trade, Fujitsu – ep5

episode #5 Frank is the industry lead for customs and trade at Fujitsu.  He has over 20 years experience working for global technology organisations delivering services and solutions to the retail industry, the supply chain industry, as well as major government programmes, including the Government’s DVLA electronic vehicle licencing.  Frank specialises in new and emerging…

Interview with John Best, beef farmer in Northern Ireland, tech pioneer – ep4

episode #4 John Best is a pioneering farmer from Northern Ireland. He has been plying his trade for nearly 50 years, having graduated from university with a degree in agriculture. Along with his two sons he is a mixed arable and beef farmer. His family has been working from this farm for more than 100…

ubloquity podcast with Prof Chris Elliott – ep3

episode #3 In this episode Dom caught up with Professor Chris Elliott OBE – a globally renowned expert in food fraud and has investigated the complexity of supply chain networks for more than 30 years.He has published more than 300 papers in the field of detection and control of chemical contaminants in agri-food commodities and…

ubloquity podcast with Ellen Marks – ep2

episode #2 Ellen Marks recently graduated from Queen’s University Belfast and CAFRE the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise, with a degree in agricultural technology. While on placement from uni she previously worked part-time for NSF Verify within NI on a pilot program focusing on Northern Ireland’s beef industry. She also undertook a placement…

ubloquity podcast with Kieran Kelly CTO – ep1

episode #1 In the first episode of the ubloquity podcast we hear from cofounder Kieran Kelly. Kieran is a successful tech entrepreneur having worked with multiple organisations to help deliver positive economic change through digital transformation.  The three things that neatly sum him up are butcher, IT nerd  and TEDx talker. After spending almost two…