Cutting-edge technologies and emerging business models are transforming our world and shaping the future. They create opportunities and unveil challenges, turning everyday action and objects into smarter experiences. Hosted by Ziad Matar, a self-confessed 'digital native’ who wears many hats (literally), on this podcast global industry leaders discuss everything tech, business and design, outlining the impact of these on our life and society. Wirelessly Yours.
S2 Episode 12: Cloudworks: New World Collaboration, Consistency and Good Coffee
25:48Ziad Matar talks (in person) with Marta Gràcia, CEO of Cloudworks, about how co-working spaces are reshaping Barcelona’s ideas about work, and why Cloudworks is ready for business unusual. Marta previously served as Cloudworks’ business strategist and guides the company as it sets the standard for an emerging work model in Spain. She graduated in business administration and management from ESADE in Barcelona and for the past five years, she has been a cultural industries academic collaborator for the institution.
S2 Episode 11: What's on the Cards? Introspection and Creative Truths
41:29Ziad Matar hosts Matteo di Pascale, an award-winning creative, UX designer, entrepreneur, publisher, and founder of Intùiti—a synthesis tool of design, tarot, and gestalt psychology that is being used by innovative people all over the world to find instinctive solutions to problems.
S2 Episode 10: NYT Best Selling Author: Kim Ghattas Talks Reality, Media and Politics
39:49Ziad Matar talks politics, TV shows vs reality, shifting political alliances, and writing to make sense of the chaos in a world where few read with Kim Ghattas, contributing writer for The Atlantic, non-resident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and celebrated NYT bestselling and notable author for Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Forty Year Rivalry that Unraveled Culture, Religion and Collective Memory in the Middle East, and The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power.
S2 Episode 9: Typography & Connection: What Every Designer Must Know
29:57Ziad Matar hosts Dr. Nadine Chahine, award-winning Lebanese type designer, director at Arabic Type, and one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” according to Fact Company magazine. As an expert in Arabic typography and font design, Nadine talks about how Arabic fonts have the power to give a wider representation and voice to the Arabic narrative.
S2 Episode 8: The Sweet Spot: From Investment to Protein Balls
34:37Ziad Matar talks with Saad Umerani, co-founder and CEO of the Protein Bakeshop; founding partner at the investment firm, Enabling Future; and founder Melange bakery about building and branding products.
S2 Episode 7: Saudi Arabia's First Female Rally Driver
24:34In the latest episode, wwe spoke to Mashael Alobaidan— Saudi Arabia’s first female rally driver, Investment Attraction and Development Manager at the Kingdom’s Ministry of Investment, as well as an accomplished athlete and passionate photographer.
S2 Episode 6: Ship Happens!
42:18Samir (Sam) Madani, co-founder of TankerTrackers.com built a career out of a childhood fascination for tankers and logistics. On the next episode of the Wirelessly Yours podcast hear him talk about the infamous situation in the Suez, and if there’s a future for an Uber-equivalent app for sea vessels!
S2 Episode 5: The Power of Investing in You with Kelly Lundberg
35:26On the latest Wirelessly Yours episode, Ziad Matar sits down with Kelly Lundberg, style and personal brand expert, business mentor, speaker, author and “goal queen” whose mission is to inspire people to step outside comfort zones. Working with passion and positivity to help entrepreneurs build their personal brands, Kelly shares how investing in yourself and your personal brand is the smartest business decision you’ll ever make. Find out more by listening to the whole podcast.
S2 Episode 4: How Many Hats Is Too Many Hats? (Part 2)
21:29Part two of Ziad’s discussion with Ludovic Baussan, Co-Founder & Head of Strategy at 2nd Ave explores the digital transformation of retail and asks if we can still appreciate in person stores in the current e-commerce boom?
S2 Episode 4: How Many Hats Is Too Many Hats (Part 1)
29:47In part one of a two-part episode, Ziad Matar chats with Ludovic Baussan, Co-Founder and Head of Strategy at 2nd AVE, about all things hats, both literal and metaphorical, and finding purpose with bespoke hat-making.