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The ANS Podcast Introducing the new ANS Podcast, join our Bid Manager, Anthony, Director of Marketing, Olivia and CTO, Andy Barrow every week to get industry insights from Microsoft and AWS experts, thought leadership discussions and hear from like-minded digital leaders in your sector.

  • Women in Tech: How to get started in mentoring
    by ANS Group on November 26, 2020 at 9:04 am

    During our second women in tech campaign at ANS, we've realised how important mentoring can be since there's a serious lack of female representation in the tech industry. We recently held a virtual event for our women in tech community to talk about how to get started with mentoring, how to find the right mentor for you, the differences between mentoring and coaching and why it's ok to put yourself out there to find someone. The chat was run by our panel of mentoring professionals and enthusiasts: πŸ”˜ Yvonne Matck - Founder of Coachere, a coaching, consulting and mentoring practise πŸ”˜ Caroline Whyatt - Head of Digtial Innovation and Experimentation at PRS for Music πŸ”˜ Helen Stansfield - Communications Manager at ANS πŸ”˜ Helen Crowther - Development Delivery Manager at ANS and ANS Women in Tech Ambassador 2020

  • Being the CTO: Is it all blue sky thinking?
    by ANS Group on November 19, 2020 at 10:10 am

    This week Anthony and Olivia welcome ANS CTO, Andy Barrow onto the podcast. Andy is joining the team as our 'roaming reporter' (from his home of course) to find out what is going on with our customers and partners right now. But first, we thought you should get to know Andy. In this episode, find out how he joined ANS, what his role as a CTO entails and what his predictions for the world of tech are going forward.Β 

  • Living through history: How we're building the future with our partners post-covid
    by ANS Group on November 12, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Episode 7 sees Anthony and Olivia catching up with ANS' Head of Strategic Alliances, Leah Stiff. Leah tells us what happened when she tuned into Microsoft Envision this year, talking about why she found the event so refreshing, why we're leaving the old normal behind and how ANS can work closely with Microsoft to help build a positive future post-covid.

  • Why Covid proved digital connectivity should be your top priority
    by ANS Group on November 3, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    This week we're talking to Head of Digital Connectivity at ANS, Mark Johnson. Mark oversees all our digital connectivity services and has been instrumental in developing our connectivity offerings to align with the latest and emerging cloud technologies. In this episode, Anthony and Olivia find out how Mark got into tech during his military days and how connectivity has come to the forefront of organisations digital strategies during the recent pandemic.

  • Our Dynamics 365 acquisition 1 year on
    by ANS Group on October 1, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    It's been 365 days since we became a #Microsoft Dynamics 365 specialist after the acquisition of an important Dynamics 365 player, Alithya UK. On 2nd October 2019, we welcomed Adam Spurr and his team to ANS to begin an incredible year providing Dynamics 365 solutions to our customers. Listen as Liv and Anthony interview Adam and our CTO, Andy Barrow, all about why Alithya and ANS were the right fit, how the team found it becoming part of a bigger company and what the next 12 months look like for ANS as we expand our digital services post-Covid.Β