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Welcome to Episode 27 – Where we celebrate Girls in I.T. and Earth Day with our very first female guest Nicole Thorpe – Director, Cultinova! πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸŒ±

Nicole Thorpe is the founding Director of Cultinova / Experior Micro Technologies. Her mission is to leverage ICT and Internet of Things technology to contribute to improving the way we produce and consume our food, design our cities and look after our health and the environment around us.

We start the episode by talking about Cultinova and the role of the company in creating a more sustainable world for food production and living – an Earth Day special! We explore Urban Agriculture, Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and what this means for communities, finishing the first half discussing how much further we can take IoT in CEA. We then move on to all things Girls in I.T., discussing the progression of women in the industry, Nicole’s experience as a woman in Tech and how we can inspire more girls to become involved in the technology industries. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Tune in and discover:

  • Β What does Cultinova do and what is Controlled Environment Agriculture? 00:38​02:48β€‹Β πŸŒ±
  • What is Urban Agriculture? What good does it do/how does it create a sustainable community? 02:48​07:54β€‹Β πŸŒ
  • How much further can we take IoT in Controlled Environment Agriculture? 07:54​12:18​ πŸͺ΄
  • Have you noticed a difference in the treatment of girls/women in the Tech industry – positive or negative? Do you think it’s harder for women to get ahead in the tech industry? 12:18​16:17​ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»
  • Women in Food and Agriculture Community Group- Spark Ladies Hour – Β What is it and how does it unite prominent players to learn from each other. Women helping women to create diversity. SΒ 16:17​23:02​ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»
  • How can we inspire more young girls to get involved in tech 23:02​28:11πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

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