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AwinguruTalks is a podcast and video blog in which we talk to technology thought leaders, experts and decision-makers. In it, we explore a wide variety of topics – including the current state and future of enterprise technology, IT security and remote working.

Find all our current episodes below, or on the podcast platform of your choice!

Episode 4

with Brian Foster

Member of the Awingu advisory board, former Chief Product at MobileIron

Brian Foster is a successful Silicon Valley product guru, with high-end roles at the likes of Symantec, Damballa, McAffee and MobileIron. Earlier in 2021, he joined the Awingu Advisory Board where he will use his insights in the sector to help us steer Awingu’s product approach forward.

  • Introduction
  • Enterprise IT changes in the past 20 years
  • The next decade for enterprise IT
  • Consumerization of enterprise IT
  • Cloud versus on-premise software
  • How IT security is changing
  • VPN is the past, Awingu the future
  • What makes a good product manager?

Episode 3

with Jan De Schepper

Member of the Awingu advisory board, author and top executive

Jan De Schepper is a member of the Awingu advisory board. As an entrepreneur and ‘strategic thinker’, he supports Awingu to grow successfully. In the past, he was a top manager at Telindus and Belgacom (now Proximus), and youth coach at soccer club KV Mechelen. This cross-pollination between sports and business as one of the main inspirations for his new book, ‘ConneXion‘, in which he discusses the ‘soft’ side of management and how that can elevate businesses.

  • Business challenges in 2021
  • Impact of remote working on productivity
  • "Complexity demands simplicity"
  • Leadership during corona
  • "Speed and agility are crucial"
  • The sportification of business

Episode 2

with Jas Cartwright

Head of Digital Innovation Strategy, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Jas Cartwright is the Head of Digital Innovation Strategy and Head of ICT at a 6500-employee UK NHS Trust. The Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a publicly funded healthcare institution consisting of three hospitals, spread across the Worcestershire county. Running such an organization comes with many challenges, such as budgetary constraints, providing a way to let its clinical staff work from home and keeping their patients’ data secure.


When COVID-19 struck in March of 2020, Jas lead the operation to equip their workforce with remote working tools by providing them with devices, giving them access to the already in-place Awingu workspace and enabling virtual consultations where possible.

  • About NHS Worcestershire
  • Digital transformation at the NHS
  • Budgetary constraints
  • Primary IT challenges
  • 'Work from home' in an NHS setting
  • Awingu at the NHS
  • Data security is crucial
  • What does the future hold?

Episode 1

with Dr. Chase Cunningham

Author, security and Zero Trust expert

In our first episode, Awingu’s chief marketing officer Arnaud Marliere talks to author and cyber security expert Dr. Chase Cunningham. Chase has over two decades of experience in the cyber security landscape, and has worked for over 13 years as an expert at the US National Security Agency or NSA. In his latest book called “Cyber Warfare – Truth, Tactics, and Strategies”, he explores “strategic concepts and truths to help you and your organization survive on the battleground of cyber warfare”.


Dr. Cunningham is also known as ‘Dr. Zero Trust’, as one of the current thought leaders of this deperemiterized security concept – an idea that we, at Awingu, pay close attention to, as we believe that it is the necessary future of cyber security. In the next 30 minutes, we’ll explore that Zero Trust idea, we’ll talk about Chase’s book, cyber warfare and discuss where the world of IT security is evolving for businesses – and how you should adapt.

  • What is Zero Trust?
  • Awingu & Zero Trust make total sense
  • Keeping IT security simple
  • Move to a user-centered IT security
  • Who's doing the hacking?
  • "MFA is like a seatbelt"
  • "Kill the password!"
  • Living in a BYOD world
  • "Kill the VPN!"
  • IT security advice for businesses
  • COVID-19's impact on IT security
  • Predicting the next IT security decade