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Cancer Research UK Tech Team Podcast
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Cancer Research UK Tech Team Podcast

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An open and honest insight into the work of the Cancer Research UK technology team. Uncover learnings as we share our successes and failures. And find out more about our best practices.

Latest Episodes

Women in tech

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, we sit down with Cancer Research UK CIO, Tiffany Hall, to talk about women in tech. Tiff talks about the importance of having a diverse organisation, the barriers facing women entering the technology sector and her own experiences of being ‘the only woman in the room’. At CRUK 40% of tech jobs are filled by women, compared to the national average of 17%. So we also discuss how CRUK are improving the gender balance in technology, and her experience of winning CIO of the Year at 2018’s Women in IT Awards. Tiff recommends the following resources: The Tech Talent Charter (TTC). A commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater inclusion and diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, one that better reflects the make-up of the population: https://www.techtalentcharter.co.uk/ Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (History of Computing) by Marie Hicks https://www.amazon.co.uk/Programmed-Inequality-Discarded-Technologists-Computing/dp/0262035545 Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention by Cathy Newman https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bloody-Brilliant-Women-Pioneers-Revolutionaries/dp/0008241716 Follow Tiff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tiffanymhall?lang=en If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/ Read the Technology blog: https://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog You can see what roles are going within the technology team: www.cruk.org/techjobs And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email to techteampodcast@cancer.org.uk as we’d love to hear from you.

27 MIN2 w ago
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Women in tech

SEO for charities

Ahead of this week’s Brighton SEO conference, our Senior Search Strategist, James-Charles Connington (aka JC), joins us to talk about what charities can do to improve their search engine optimisation (SEO). In this bumper-sized episode, JC shares practical advice that charities can implement straight away to improve their SEO. We discuss the challenges charities face in organic search, what is ‘good SEO’, why it’s important, and dispel some common search and SEO myths. JC’s Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/bighouseburning if you want to follow him JC recommends using the following websites to for help with your SEO: www.answerthepublic.com – a great resource to find out questions around topics and long tail keyword opportunities https://neilpatel.com/ubersuggest/ - a really good free keyword tool from SEO guru, Neil Patel https://validator.w3.org/ - a great tool to use to see if your webpages are W3C compliant Hear more from the Technology team at CRUK on our LinkedIn sho...

53 MINSEP 9
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SEO for charities

Ways into the technology industry

In this episode, we hear from System Administrator, Samuel Udoh, and Software Engineer, Simeron Taak, about how they got into the technology industry after attending a technology academy. They talk openly about their experiences of the academy route they chose, how to stay resilient when job hunting, and offer advice to anyone who’s looking to get into the industry but doesn’t know where to start. Find out more about graduates and internships at Cancer Research UK: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/graduates-and-interns If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/ You can see what roles are going within the technology team at cruk.org/tech-jobs You can also read the Technology blog: https://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email to techteampodcast@cancer.org.uk as we’d love to hear from you.

29 MINSEP 3
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Ways into the technology industry

Empathy at work

Can practicing empathy help people embrace change and deliverbetterwork? In this episode we’re joined by Service Designers,SnezhanaHalachevaand Caroline Kavanagh, who talk to us about the different types of empathy,andhowpracticing empathyin the workplace can meet the needs of your users. They also talk about using empathy as a tooltoempowerand motivateyourcolleagues, andaddress somecommonmisconceptions aroundempathy as a term. FollowSnezhhttps://twitter.com/VassiAvaand Carolinehttps://twitter.com/cal_kavanaghon Twitter. Snezhand Caroline recommend the following resourcesto get started with empathy: Active listening: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-active-listening-3024343 https://virtualspeech.com/blog/active-listening-skills-examples-and-exercises Strong suits card game http://www.strongsuits.com/ 6 sure-fire ways to develop empathy for someone you don’t like https://microstepper.thriveglobal.com/stories/44924-developing-empathy-for-someone-you-do-not-like-improves-health 4 ways to encourage empathetic collaboration https://www.ideou.com/blogs/inspiration/4-ways-to-encourage-empathic-collaboration James Doty: https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/research/oxford-empathy-programme http://ccare.stanford.edu/education/about-compassion-cultivation-training-cct/ Jared Spool: https://playbook.uie.com/blog?src=main-nav https://twitter.com/jmspool/status/1017907202085085184?lang=en If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page.https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/ You can see what roles are going within the technology team atcruk.org/tech-jobs You can also read the Technology blog athttps://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email totechteampodcast@cancer.org.ukas we’d love to hear from you.

34 MINJUL 18
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Empathy at work

Why there’s no such thing as ‘digital’ marketing

Traditional marketing roles are changing andorganisationsneed to adapt. In this episode, we’re joined by Senior Marketing Services Manager, Ashley Hickman, who talks to us about what’s expected of the ‘modern marketer’. We discuss how traditional marketing roles are changing to incorporate digital skills, the increased role of data in marketing, and how Ashley is incorporating UX skills into the marketing services team here at CRUK. Ashley’s Twitter handle ishttps://twitter.com/ash_hickers if you want to follow her Ashley recommends using the following websites to keep up with marketing trends: https://www.marketingweek.com/. https://www.thedrum.com/ https://econsultancy.com/home-emea/ http://digitalmarketingmagazine.co.uk/ If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page. You can also read the Technology blog athttps://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email totechteampodcast@cancer.org.uk as we’d love to hear from you.

29 MINMAY 8
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Why there’s no such thing as ‘digital’ marketing

Designing your design principles

Design principles are becoming more and more popular across the Technology world. And the charity sector is no exception. In this episode our Content and Search Lead, Chris Flood, joins us to talk about design principles at CRUK. He explains what design principles are, how we came up with ours, and the impact they’re having. As well as sharing some top tips for any charities looking to get started building their own. Chris’s Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/floodmeup if you want to follow him If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/ You can also read the Technology blog at https://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email to techteampodcast@cancer.org.uk as we’d love to hear from you The Cancer Research UK Design Principles: http...

27 MINMAR 7
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Designing your design principles

The Future of Work: Changing workplace culture

In this episode you’ll hear from Service Designer, Rachel Xavier about the future of work. She’ll share the challenges of changing workplace cultures and the role of flexible workingin maintaining ahealthy work/life balance.Plusthere'sadvice on staying resilient under pressure, and howorganisationscan prepare for the workplace of the future. Follow Rachel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2RDrwlB More information on future of work from the NOBL Collective: https://bit.ly/2MMVGSM CRUK Technology Team Blog: https://bit.ly/2TvrhuS CRUK LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2S9Q5Yi Get in touch with the podcast team at techteampodcast@cancer.org.uk

28 MINFEB 4
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The Future of Work: Changing workplace culture

Emerging Technologies: Conversational AI, voice and chat bots

For our second episode we’re talking innovation with Rob Leyland from our emerging technology team. You’ll hear why Rob thinks innovation needs to be less ‘futurology’ and more practical, how CRUK are tackling conversational AI and voice, and Rob’s take on some of the ethical implications of changing technology for the charity sector. Follow Rob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robliteration?lang=en-gb CRUK Technology Team Blog: https://crukdigitalteam.blogspot.com/ My Alcohol Tracker Alexa skill: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cancer-Research-UK-Alcohol-Tracker/dp/B076HP287V Rob quotes a few stats and trends around voice in this episode. If you’re wondering where we keep up to date on developments in the world of voice and chatbots, here are some great places to start: Voicebot.ai (https://voicebot.ai/) Chatbots Life (https://chatbotslife.com/) Chatbots Magazine (https://chatbotsmagazine.com/) Rob also mentions online resources that charities can use to get started with conversation...

33 MINJAN 4
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Emerging Technologies: Conversational AI, voice and chat bots

Technology Strategy: Leaky Boats and Rocket Ships

Find out how to work together to create a strategy, tell a story and empower teams to put this into action from the CRUK Tech Team. Anne Bienia, Senior Strategy Manager, discusses the benefits and challenges of collaborative approaches. And how co-creation can prevent your strategy becoming a document left in a drawer. Explore Anne's blog: https://crukdigitalteam.blogspot.com/2018/08/its-time-to-throw-out-your-digital.html Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebienia Cancer Research UK technology team LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/

21 MIN2018 NOV 28
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Technology Strategy: Leaky Boats and Rocket Ships
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Latest Episodes

Women in tech

In celebration of Ada Lovelace Day, we sit down with Cancer Research UK CIO, Tiffany Hall, to talk about women in tech. Tiff talks about the importance of having a diverse organisation, the barriers facing women entering the technology sector and her own experiences of being ‘the only woman in the room’. At CRUK 40% of tech jobs are filled by women, compared to the national average of 17%. So we also discuss how CRUK are improving the gender balance in technology, and her experience of winning CIO of the Year at 2018’s Women in IT Awards. Tiff recommends the following resources: The Tech Talent Charter (TTC). A commitment by organisations to a set of undertakings that aim to deliver greater inclusion and diversity in the tech workforce of the UK, one that better reflects the make-up of the population: https://www.techtalentcharter.co.uk/ Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (History of Computing) by Marie Hicks https://www.amazon.co.uk/Programmed-Inequality-Discarded-Technologists-Computing/dp/0262035545 Bloody Brilliant Women: The Pioneers, Revolutionaries and Geniuses Your History Teacher Forgot to Mention by Cathy Newman https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bloody-Brilliant-Women-Pioneers-Revolutionaries/dp/0008241716 Follow Tiff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tiffanymhall?lang=en If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/ Read the Technology blog: https://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog You can see what roles are going within the technology team: www.cruk.org/techjobs And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email to techteampodcast@cancer.org.uk as we’d love to hear from you.

27 MIN2 w ago
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Women in tech

SEO for charities

Ahead of this week’s Brighton SEO conference, our Senior Search Strategist, James-Charles Connington (aka JC), joins us to talk about what charities can do to improve their search engine optimisation (SEO). In this bumper-sized episode, JC shares practical advice that charities can implement straight away to improve their SEO. We discuss the challenges charities face in organic search, what is ‘good SEO’, why it’s important, and dispel some common search and SEO myths. JC’s Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/bighouseburning if you want to follow him JC recommends using the following websites to for help with your SEO: www.answerthepublic.com – a great resource to find out questions around topics and long tail keyword opportunities https://neilpatel.com/ubersuggest/ - a really good free keyword tool from SEO guru, Neil Patel https://validator.w3.org/ - a great tool to use to see if your webpages are W3C compliant Hear more from the Technology team at CRUK on our LinkedIn sho...

53 MINSEP 9
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SEO for charities

Ways into the technology industry

In this episode, we hear from System Administrator, Samuel Udoh, and Software Engineer, Simeron Taak, about how they got into the technology industry after attending a technology academy. They talk openly about their experiences of the academy route they chose, how to stay resilient when job hunting, and offer advice to anyone who’s looking to get into the industry but doesn’t know where to start. Find out more about graduates and internships at Cancer Research UK: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/graduates-and-interns If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/ You can see what roles are going within the technology team at cruk.org/tech-jobs You can also read the Technology blog: https://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email to techteampodcast@cancer.org.uk as we’d love to hear from you.

29 MINSEP 3
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Ways into the technology industry

Empathy at work

Can practicing empathy help people embrace change and deliverbetterwork? In this episode we’re joined by Service Designers,SnezhanaHalachevaand Caroline Kavanagh, who talk to us about the different types of empathy,andhowpracticing empathyin the workplace can meet the needs of your users. They also talk about using empathy as a tooltoempowerand motivateyourcolleagues, andaddress somecommonmisconceptions aroundempathy as a term. FollowSnezhhttps://twitter.com/VassiAvaand Carolinehttps://twitter.com/cal_kavanaghon Twitter. Snezhand Caroline recommend the following resourcesto get started with empathy: Active listening: https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-active-listening-3024343 https://virtualspeech.com/blog/active-listening-skills-examples-and-exercises Strong suits card game http://www.strongsuits.com/ 6 sure-fire ways to develop empathy for someone you don’t like https://microstepper.thriveglobal.com/stories/44924-developing-empathy-for-someone-you-do-not-like-improves-health 4 ways to encourage empathetic collaboration https://www.ideou.com/blogs/inspiration/4-ways-to-encourage-empathic-collaboration James Doty: https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/research/oxford-empathy-programme http://ccare.stanford.edu/education/about-compassion-cultivation-training-cct/ Jared Spool: https://playbook.uie.com/blog?src=main-nav https://twitter.com/jmspool/status/1017907202085085184?lang=en If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page.https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/ You can see what roles are going within the technology team atcruk.org/tech-jobs You can also read the Technology blog athttps://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email totechteampodcast@cancer.org.ukas we’d love to hear from you.

34 MINJUL 18
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Empathy at work

Why there’s no such thing as ‘digital’ marketing

Traditional marketing roles are changing andorganisationsneed to adapt. In this episode, we’re joined by Senior Marketing Services Manager, Ashley Hickman, who talks to us about what’s expected of the ‘modern marketer’. We discuss how traditional marketing roles are changing to incorporate digital skills, the increased role of data in marketing, and how Ashley is incorporating UX skills into the marketing services team here at CRUK. Ashley’s Twitter handle ishttps://twitter.com/ash_hickers if you want to follow her Ashley recommends using the following websites to keep up with marketing trends: https://www.marketingweek.com/. https://www.thedrum.com/ https://econsultancy.com/home-emea/ http://digitalmarketingmagazine.co.uk/ If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page. You can also read the Technology blog athttps://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email totechteampodcast@cancer.org.uk as we’d love to hear from you.

29 MINMAY 8
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Why there’s no such thing as ‘digital’ marketing

Designing your design principles

Design principles are becoming more and more popular across the Technology world. And the charity sector is no exception. In this episode our Content and Search Lead, Chris Flood, joins us to talk about design principles at CRUK. He explains what design principles are, how we came up with ours, and the impact they’re having. As well as sharing some top tips for any charities looking to get started building their own. Chris’s Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/floodmeup if you want to follow him If you’d like to hear more from the Technology team at CRUK you can find us on our LinkedIn showcase page: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/ You can also read the Technology blog at https://medium.com/cancer-research-uk-tech-team-blog And if you’d like to get in touch with the podcast team directly you can now send us an email to techteampodcast@cancer.org.uk as we’d love to hear from you The Cancer Research UK Design Principles: http...

27 MINMAR 7
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Designing your design principles

The Future of Work: Changing workplace culture

In this episode you’ll hear from Service Designer, Rachel Xavier about the future of work. She’ll share the challenges of changing workplace cultures and the role of flexible workingin maintaining ahealthy work/life balance.Plusthere'sadvice on staying resilient under pressure, and howorganisationscan prepare for the workplace of the future. Follow Rachel on Twitter: https://bit.ly/2RDrwlB More information on future of work from the NOBL Collective: https://bit.ly/2MMVGSM CRUK Technology Team Blog: https://bit.ly/2TvrhuS CRUK LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2S9Q5Yi Get in touch with the podcast team at techteampodcast@cancer.org.uk

28 MINFEB 4
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The Future of Work: Changing workplace culture

Emerging Technologies: Conversational AI, voice and chat bots

For our second episode we’re talking innovation with Rob Leyland from our emerging technology team. You’ll hear why Rob thinks innovation needs to be less ‘futurology’ and more practical, how CRUK are tackling conversational AI and voice, and Rob’s take on some of the ethical implications of changing technology for the charity sector. Follow Rob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/robliteration?lang=en-gb CRUK Technology Team Blog: https://crukdigitalteam.blogspot.com/ My Alcohol Tracker Alexa skill: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cancer-Research-UK-Alcohol-Tracker/dp/B076HP287V Rob quotes a few stats and trends around voice in this episode. If you’re wondering where we keep up to date on developments in the world of voice and chatbots, here are some great places to start: Voicebot.ai (https://voicebot.ai/) Chatbots Life (https://chatbotslife.com/) Chatbots Magazine (https://chatbotsmagazine.com/) Rob also mentions online resources that charities can use to get started with conversation...

33 MINJAN 4
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Emerging Technologies: Conversational AI, voice and chat bots

Technology Strategy: Leaky Boats and Rocket Ships

Find out how to work together to create a strategy, tell a story and empower teams to put this into action from the CRUK Tech Team. Anne Bienia, Senior Strategy Manager, discusses the benefits and challenges of collaborative approaches. And how co-creation can prevent your strategy becoming a document left in a drawer. Explore Anne's blog: https://crukdigitalteam.blogspot.com/2018/08/its-time-to-throw-out-your-digital.html Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/annebienia Cancer Research UK technology team LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/cancer-research-uk-digital-and-support-experience/

21 MIN2018 NOV 28
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Technology Strategy: Leaky Boats and Rocket Ships
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