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About

We're on a never-ending mission to build the best iterations of ourselves, and we want to enable you to do the same. Our podcast is a bit like us; there's truly something for everyone. We talk about everything from meditation, to the future of technology, and even politics, interviewing subject matter experts to share their knowledge. You can learn a bit more about us below!

Fuad Ali

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What do you get when you combine two Gen Z'ers, a lot of coffee, and a bit of existential dread? A podcast, of course! As someone interested in tech, public policy, and business, this podcast was a perfect way to meet new people and document my learnings. I'm in my senior year at McMaster University studying Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, and when school gives me a bit of free time, I love reading, hitting a cafe, or playing some basketball. I'm starting my career in San Francisco at Twitter, working on building better tools for moderating public conversation. As you might have been able to tell from the whole podcast thing, I love meeting new people, so shoot a message if you wanna chat!

Damien Joseph

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I spend most of my time confused. So I started a podcast with Fuad, because apparently that makes me professionally confused and I get to put it on my resume. When I'm not podcasting, I'm currently spending my time as a Master of Health Informatics candidate at the University of Toronto. I aim to continue to explore the intersection of technology and health care, in an effort to bring health care into the 21st century. I won’t stop until all the fax machines are repoed from clinics and returned to museums where they belong. When I'm not pretending to be productive, I spend most of my time either reading, watching anime, or being a mediocre CoD player. Let’s connect and chat – my DM’s are always open!

Notable Guests

We're always looking to bring new guests on! Contact us if you have any suggestions. 

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Nick Caldwell

VP Engineering at Twitter

Nick is a VP Engineering at Twitter, who formerly helped scale Microsoft and Reddit. We discussed diversity issues in tech, and his work with /dev/color

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Dr. Ishwar Puri

Dean of Engineering at McMaster University

Dr. Puri is a founder and Chief Science Officer of Celerite Labs, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). We discussed building great teams, distinguishing yourself, and mentorship.

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Dr, Prachee Avasthi

Co-Founder, CSO at Arcadia Science

Dr. Avasthi is conducting a real-time experiment in open science with the work she's doing at Arcadia, investigating non-model organisms. She is also an Associate Professor at Darthmouth, President of ASAPbio and Director at eLife. We discuss the importance of the open science movement and big problems.

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Danish Ajmeri

Head of Crypto at Wealthsimple

Danish is the Head of Crypto at Wealthsimple, the Canadian Unicorn democratizing finance for all. We talk Bitcoin, Consulting, NFTs, and the future of finance.

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Dr. Karim Keshavjee

MHI Program Director at University of Toronto

Dr. Keshavjee is also the Director of SRA Academy, CEO of InfoClin and a Visting Scientist at Ryerson University. We discussed the importance of education, diversity and colouring outside the lines.

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Swish Goswami

Co-Founder, CEO of Surf

Swish Goswami is a Canadian entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. He is the CEO of Surf (previously known as Trufan), a tech company that helps brands engage and understand consumers while compensating consumers for their data. We discussed his takes on entrepreneurship and the gravity of owning your data.

Reviews

“I stumbled upon the next iteration while seeking advice on actions I could take to change the direction of my life. I cannot express the quality of information that exists in these conversations. I recommend starting with #3 - Feeling Behind”

Hesham Nammari, Data Scientist at Clearbanc

"It's been a pleasure working with Damien and Fuad. Every interaction I've had with them has been courteous, energetic, and enthusiastic. Those guys really know how to bring energy to a room, virtual or in person."

Aravin Sivakumar, Co-Founder, Phaes Solutions

"Podcasts aren't usually my ideal way of consuming information, but you guys have done something different. It's almost impossible to find very well-accomplished people in their early 20s share their knowledge. I either reinforce my learning or learn something new through your podcast."

Anonymous Listener