Creating a diverse work environment at the Financial Times – John Kundert

John is CTO at Financial Times

John exemplifies the values of the FT. He values high-quality journalism which is becoming increasingly rare in this fake news era. John is a big advocate of diversity, inclusion, fairness and wants to belong to an empowered, data-driven, outcome-driven organisation. He loves working with technology to solve engineering challenges.

Financial Times

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT marks 130 years in 2018 with a record paying readership of more than 930,000. The FT is now a majority digital content business, with digital subscriptions up to 739,554, representing more than three-quarters of the total paying audience. Content revenues represent almost two-thirds of total revenues, double the share of five years ago.

Podcast

On the show, John talks to Andy about the recent LinkedIn article he’s written about diversity and inclusion. They go on to discuss how best to build a diverse workplace and what value that can bring to your business. Chat also turns to the role of automation in the 21st century and taking a cautious approach to innovation.   

About the Financial Times

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity, and accuracy. The FT marks 130 years in 2018 with a record paying readership of more than 940,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news, and services for the global business community.

Show Notes:

00.33 Having an authentic approach to diversity.

03.47 Determining the long-term goals of your D&I strategy.

05.47 Quantifying the value of building out a full D&I program.

09.21 Creating the space for the conversation around diversity.

10.12 Supply, demand & technical talent.

12.24 Is there a demand problem or a skills shortage?

18.00 Approaching Innovation.

23.17 Changing behaviours.

25.12 What is the next ten years going to look like for your team?

28.53 Voice technologies.

30.01 AI’s impact on the job market.