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Change Makers Podcast Guests in May: Rosanna Machado, CEO, HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and more

In May’s Change Makers episodes, Michael Hayman is joined by Rosanna Machado, CEO, HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant; Kate Griggs, Founder, Made by Dyslexia; Milan Kocic, Head of Sixth Sense, Hexagon and Jan Büchsenschütz, co-founder and CMO of RIIICO.

Plus, enjoy a special Platinum Jubilee edition of the Change Makers playlist in collaboration with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, containing music & insights from our guests celebrating HM The Queen, Britain, its progress and communities spanning the past 70 years. Listen here


Rosanna Machado, CEO, HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant – Bringing people together: what it takes to create a Platinum celebration

In 1947, as the then HRH Princess Elizabeth celebrated her 21st birthday, she said: “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.” 75 years later – an unprecedented 70 of which have been spent on the throne – Her Majesty has left an indelible mark as the defining figure of the United Kingdom’s modern history.

In June, we will be celebrating that legacy and a lifetime of service with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The centrepiece of this landmark moment is the People’s Pageant, described as a “once in a lifetime, awe inspiring spectacle filled with wonder, warmth, wit and wow factor.”

Rosanna Machado is a specialist in the coordination of large scale events and the CEO of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pageant. She joins Michael on Change Makers to share how the pageant will bring to life iconic moments from the Queen’s reign, as well as bringing people together from all over the country, as it showcases our changing society over the past 70 years.

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Kate Griggs, Founder, Made by Dyslexia – Thinking outside the box: how to unleash your superpower 

Albert Einstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Keira Knightly, Pablo Picasso, and Sir Richard Branson may be notable in their own right, but they also share the condition of dyslexia.

For years it’s been portrayed as an obstacle but for Michael’s guest, Kate Griggs, it presents the opportunity of a superpower for life.

Kate is a campaigner and the founder of Made by Dyslexia, a leading voice in global advocacy for what she calls the superpower of dyslexia, now in its fifth year. That means disrupting the world’s thinking and campaigning for the unique and important skills of people with dyslexia.

It’s a challenge that Kate has made a lifelong mission and is driven by her own experiences of growing up and the difference identifying a dyslexian made to her own education. With a TED talk that has garnered almost 400,000 views, and Kate’s latest book, This is Dyslexia, she aims to redefine and reshape how it’s shaped our past and how harnessing its powers is vital to our future.

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Milan Kocic, Head of Sixth Sense, Hexagon – Be curious: redefining innovation for society

‘We should all be more curious, not judgmental, and that confidence is silent while insecurities are loud.’ Advice from Milan Kocic, the head of Sixth Sense at Hexagon, which is on a mission to enable an autonomous and sustainable future.

Milan joins Michael to discuss Sixth Sense, a new open innovation platform where ambitious scaling startups can connect with world class companies to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges – and it’s a big opportunity. Hexagon’s technologies are used to manufacture 90% of aircraft, 75% of smartphones and 95% of every automobile produced worldwide.

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Jan Büchsenschütz, co-founder and CMO of RIIICO – Scaling with Sixth Sense: the art of digital transformation 

Michael is joined by Jan Büchsenschütz, co-founder and CMO of RIIICO, a software and AI business aiming to transform the manufacturing industry by delivering cutting edge interactive digital twins of production assets.

A team of engineers, designers, and inventors of reality simulation software; RIIICO aims to set new standards in computer vision, while creating software that is fun to use and easy to work with. Its technology helps manufacturers to manage their factories and accelerate their digital transformation, and its cutting-edge technology is why it was chosen by Hexagon’s Sixth Sense open innovation platform as one of the members of its inaugural startup cohort. Through Sixth Sense, RIIICO has been provided with the tools to scale and roll out its vision to more companies around the world.

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