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Inside Silverstone podcast

Jan 18, 2024

In the latest episode, Episode 113, our esteemed host, Fiona Pawley, engages in a captivating conversation with Gary Brotman, a fervent technology advocate serving as the Chief Executive Officer at Secondmind.

With an impressive track record of over two decades, Gary has led teams dedicated to constructing and commercialising product and service lines for top-tier Fortune 500 companies and startups, with a focus on machine learning, mobility, and media.

Secondmind is at the forefront of a revolutionary effort to transform the automotive industry. Delve into the discussion to discover how their cloud-based optimisation engine is empowering engineers to craft superior cars at an accelerated pace.

Gain insights into Gary's distinctive approach to team-building, anchored in authenticity and diversity, which serves as a catalyst for the company's ongoing success.

Join us in exploring the intersection of innovation, technology, and leadership in this insightful episode.



Gary Brotman, CEO, Secondmind


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Chris Broome

Chris is first and foremost a big tech, motor-sport, and gaming fan. So the opportunity to host a podcast focusing on these topics was too good to turn down.

In his day-to-day life Chris is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Insurers.

His business, Longhurst, has a niche providing financial advice to clients and businesses who work in the tech, innovation, and engineering sectors.

Their head office is located on Silverstone Park, Northamptonshire.

'A business plan without a personal plan is pointless.' 


Fiona Pawley

Fiona brings a unique perspective to leadership and management, drawing from her personal motorsport experience to help people learn how to better tap into their personal power, improve relationships, and establish themselves as leaders in their industry.

With a focus on practical techniques and actionable strategies, Fiona’s coaching and training is a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their leadership and management skills.

Her aim is to provide a bespoke and enjoyable coaching or training experience, tailored for personal and business needs, helping individuals unleash their potential and make the key changes they need.

Whether you’re a seasoned business owner or just starting out, the Inside Silverstone podcast is for you. So, tune in and let’s explore the world of business together.