BSI Education Podcast Join Matthew Chiles and Cindy Parokkil - and their guests along the way - as they bring you the stories behind the standards. Standards are amazing and make life better for everyone. They affect every part of our daily lives – from our work experiences to our personal choices. Whether we’re trying to choose a smartphone or protect our company from cyber-attack, standards make it easier to make good choices. They also help governments to make better decisions, and make organizations more successful and socially and environmentally responsible. In this podcast, expect conversations on the concepts and history of standards, and the people and organizations involved. Plus, spotlights on individual standards - looking at why and how they were developed, and the impact they have. The relationship between standards and key economic issues and trends are also covered, as is the role of standards in specific sectors and industries. We showcase the power of standards to drive change, such as helping organizations and countries to achieve their SDGs. Expect features too, such as My Favourite Standard and our Standards Desk of News - with information about the latest standards, standards in the news, and those out for public consultation. Plus, information on how standards can help support your education, research and professional development interests. As well as our regular episodes, look out for Bite Sized Interviews - where we dip our toes into particular issues. And mini-series too - where we explore key topics over a number of episodes. And though we never stray too far from standards, we're often prone to the occasional whimsical content digression. You have been warned... Sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted - though always engaging and informative - this is your regular guide to the world of standards. Matthew Chiles has 20 years' experience developing partnerships in the education and skills sector for government, agencies, and charities. When he's not supporting the next generation of industry experts through BSI Education, he'll be out running or cycling whenever humanly possible. Cindy Parokkil is an economist and international development practitioner, who's spent most of her career with the UN. When she’s not helping to solve the world's developmental challenges through BSI International Projects, she'll be out hunting for the best strudel. Some episodes also include Alan Sellers, former Senior Compliance Manager at Dyson, and Chair of BSI’s Young Professionals Advisory Panel. BSI Education builds relationships and creates programmes to help raise awareness of the benefits of standards to society and the economy, and to encourage and increase standards-making participation. Find out more at www.bsigroup.com/education. Get in touch with the podcast at education@bsigroup.com and share us on social media using #bsiedpod.

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