Reena loves a story, and she‘s fascinated by the people behind them. She loves to bring stories to life. Her appetite for storytelling has taken her from the Jerry Springer Show to the legal drama of the courtroom. From influential players to reality stars, nothing is censored here. Reena interviews people whose stories haven‘t been told, at least not through her unique lens, and then gets daddy‘s advice afterward like a good daughter does. Whether you have daddy issues or a father who‘s inspired your path, you will be able to tap into my daddy‘s wisdom, wit, and humor at the end of every episode. My daddy has been a guiding light my whole life and there‘s not much he doesn‘t know, as an entrepreneur for forty-plus years, a husband, a loyal son, and my number one supporter. He has learned lots of life lessons along the way and is here to share them with you. It‘s time to reminisce and reflect on the conversations you‘d like to have with your daddy and learn from mine. Come share in some good old-fashioned family bonding and help us up our wisdom rating. There is wisdom from four generations and I’m addressing what happens from childhood to adulthood!
Monday Jul 24, 2023
Monday Jul 24, 2023
On this episode of Better Call Daddy, we dive into the fascinating world of electronics, computers, and artificial intelligence with our guest, Simon Hodgkins.
Simon's interest in technology began at a young age when his uncle introduced him to building an oscilloscope. From there, he taught himself computer languages, wrote programs, and made and sold computer games.
Throughout his career, Simon has been involved in the software and telecommunications industry, working with both startups and established global companies. He is listed as a Top 50 Most Influential CMO and Top 100 CMO by Business and Finance and included in the Top 1000 Inspiring Europe by the London Stock Exchange.
Simon is President of Club CMO, previously (The CMO Club), an Ambassador of the CMO Alliance and a Founder of several organizations and entities, including, The Think Global Forum, Think Global Awards, VistaTalks, and VTQ Magazine. He is the CMO at global content solutions organization Vistatec, headquartered in Europe with locations worldwide.
His passion for technology ensures his interest in the possibilities of AI. Simon shares the fascinating topic of being able to converse with historical figures and the complexity, legal and ethical areas involved in bringing back media and movie stars through video technology and artificial intelligence.
While Simon acknowledges the challenges and potential legal battles that arise with AI replication of music stars and celebrities, he highlights the importance of technological developments in creating convincing AI videos and the risks and opportunities of what is real in the future.
Being a Dad has made Simon reflect on his place in the world. He shares his experiences and emphasizes teamwork and support in parenting. He discusses the evolving challenges of raising children and the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren.
Simon discussed some thoughts on education and work-life balance. He believes in the need for changes in the traditional education system and the importance of mental health and wellness. The pandemic has shifted perspectives on work, and Simon acknowledges the challenges that still need to be overcome in various areas.
The impact of AI on various industries is also discussed, including the implications for artist rights and the role of AI in society. Simon advocates for using AI for good and emphasizes the need for global solutions to address inequities.
Throughout the episode, we explore the current state of AI and its potential for incredible advancements and disruptive risks. Simon acknowledges the ongoing advances in computing and AI while recognizing the early stage of understanding its full capabilities.
Simon's community-building journey, including his work with organizations for children with serious illnesses and his efforts to make a positive difference, also takes center stage. He highlights the importance of caring for others and leaving a meaningful legacy.
Lastly, we dive into the ethical considerations of AI and the importance of using it responsibly.
Join us on this thought-provoking episode of Better Call Daddy as we explore the intersections of technology, parenting, community-building, and the future of AI with our guest, Simon Hodgkins.
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Simon Hodgkins Bio:
Chief Marketing Officer at Vistatec, HQ in Europe with operations worldwide. Simon is the Founder of the Think Global Forum, the Think Global Awards and Editor in Chief for VTQ magazine. Prior to this, Simon held the position of Country Manager, Marketing Director and leadership of the global SaaS/cloud services with Sage Plc, (FTSE 100 global software organisation). Extensive experience in strategic leadership, including directorships across Europe, the US and the UAE. Simon is President of Club CMO (Previously The CMO Club.)
President - Club CMO
Ambassador - CMO Alliance
Founder/Host - The Global Discussion
Founder - Think Global Forum
Founder - Think Global Awards
Founder/Host/Producer - VistaTalks
Editor in Chief - VTQ Magazine
CMO - Vistatec
International awards include:
Top 50 Most Influential CMO
Top 100 CMO, Business and Finance
Top 1000 Inspiring Europe, London Stock Exchange
Other interests include:
AdAge advisory panel
The Global Interview
The Global Discussion
Directorships - Europe, US, and UAE
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