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Speed Change Repeat - Emerging Technology in Business
62 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Daniele Capasso - VP Digital Transformation at Volvo Group
We recorded this episode a while ago together with Daniele and talked with him about his journey in leading the digital transformation at the Swedish multinational with close to a 100.000 employees and an annual turnover of around 45 billion Euro. The Volvo Group is a massive manufacturing company with products, which bear massive opportunities for the application of digital technologies. Together with Daniele we talked about the digital strategy of the company and the most important projects. We touch on interesting use cases and the different opportunities and challenges when it comes to transforming such a massive enterprise at an industrial scale. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast for weekly episodes with global leaders in business and tech!
60 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
Jeffrey Kaditz - Founder/CEO at Q Bio
On this episode of the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast we are talking with Jeff Kaditz who is a serial entrepreneur and currently is building his latest start-up Q Bio. Jeff is a super motivational guy who is taking us along his entrepreneurial journey. On this episode we are talking about his early days after grad school and are getting philosophical about what it means to be an entrepreneur besides the glorification in todays world. Together with Jeff we are diving into the early days of founding Affirm and talk about how he met Max Levchin (Paypal Co-Founder) and Nathan Gettings (Palantir Co-Founder). We are also talking about the Biotech industry and in specific the story and idea behind his latest company Q Bio. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast for episodes with the worlds leading individuals in tech and business.
47 minutes | May 17, 2021
Oren Etzioni - CEO at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)
This is a great conversation we recorded with Oren Etzioni who serves as the CEO at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, which was founded in 2014 by Paul G. Allen who is known for being a Co-Founder of Microsoft, investor and philanthropist. The AI2 was founded with the mission of conducting high-impact AI research and engineering in service of the common good. Headquartered in Seattle on the shores of Lake Union, AI2 employs over 150 of the world’s best scientific and engineering talent in the field of AI, attracting individuals of varied interests and backgrounds from across the globe. Together with Oren who has been a professor at the University of Washington for over 30 years we are talking about the work of the AI2 and the journey from research to setting up and operating an AI first incubator. Beyond that we are covering topics related to challenges beyond deep learning and the status quo of AI research including the opportunities for different verticals at the intersection with AI. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast for a weekly episode with some of the greatest minds from business and tech.
38 minutes | May 2, 2021
Michael Snyder - Director at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University
Michael Snyder is one of the leading genetics professors in the world based at Stanford University. Together with Michael we had the chance to discuss topics around personalized medicine. We are diving deep into the promises and hype that has evolved around the term through out the past years and tackle the status quo and recent work that Michael and his lab have covered in the past years. Beyond that we are also diving deeper into the challenges of discovering digital biomarkers and data collection when it comes to clinical studies for AI use cases. Michael is an extraordinary scientist who has been involved in the founding and co-founding of many companies such as Personalis, SensOmics, Qbio @qbioinc, January, Filtricine, Mirvie, Protos, Protometrix (now part of Thermo-Fisher). Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast for a weekly new episode with world leading entrepreneurs, scientists and CXOs in the tech field!
35 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Christian Weiss - Managing Partner at Heal Capital
Among many other topics, for the past year we have extremely focused on looking at the Health Tech space and were looking at the intersection of different fields such as the natural sciences and activities happening in the deep tech space. On this episode of the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast we are happy to talk with Christian Weiss who is the Managing Partner at Heal Capital, a €100m fund with the goal to invest into the next European technology-enabled healthcare champions. Together with Chris we dive deeper into the status quo of the digital health scene from different angles. We look at the opportunities and challenges for startups but also link to the entire ecosystem including academia, VCs and governmental. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast for a new weekly episode with world class leaders from the startup, vc, academic and corporate world.
51 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
Matthias Heutger - Global Head of Innovation at DHL
One of the few episodes we have done in person in the last few months. We were fortunate enough to visit the global innovation center/hub of DHL in Germany and got an insight into the different activities and initiatives pushed by the global logistics corporate. Together with Matthias we talked about the strategic approach his team is using to go from proof of concept into production and setting up deep tech projects with different customers. Obviously we talked about resilience and how DHL manages the corona related challenges. Besides we talked about corporate culture and the status quo when it comes to the future of the logistics industry. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT PODCAST for a weekly new episode.
44 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Dirk Hoke - CEO at Airbus DS
We are happy to have Dirk Hoke on the show who is the CEO of Airbus Defence & Space. Together with Dirk we are talking about the different innovation projects his company is pursuing in order to stay at the forefront. We also extensively get an understanding of Dirk's view on digital initiatives and corporate digitalization strategies. We are also covering the journey of UP42 a geospatial data marketplace and analytics platform, which started out as a spin off from the corporate. Beyond that we are discussing the challenges within Europe to jump start innovation and transfer into society compared to the US and China. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast for a new episode every week!
57 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Jennifer "JJ" Snow - CTO at US AirForce/AFWERX
Super happy to host JJ on this episode of the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast who at the time of the recording of this episode is the AFWERX Chief Technology and Innovation Officer. She serves as the military representative for technology outreach and engagement, bridging the gap between government and various technology communities to improve collaboration and communications, foster a culture of innovation, identify smart solutions to wicked problems and guide the development of future technologies to benefit the US Air Force, Department of Defense, Interagency and Allied partners. We had a great time discussing innovation projects happening at the US Air Force and potential of collaborations between government entities and the start-up sector. Jen is sharing her experience working with some of the best hackers on improving security and innovation. Subscribe and listen to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast with new weekly episodes.
36 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
Frank Salzgeber - Head of Innovation & Ventures Office at ESA
On this episode we are talking about the global space race with Frank Salzgeber who is the head of innovation & ventures office at the European Space Agency (ESA). We are talking about the increasing importance of the space sector on a global level, the start up scene in Europe and the strengths and weaknesses of the ecosystem compared to the US and China. Tune ind and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast for new weekly episodes!
54 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
Jim Adler - Founding Managing Director at Toyota AI Ventures
On this episode we are talking with Jim Adler who is the Founding Managing Director of Toyota's early stage fund, Toyota AI Ventures. It was great having Jim on the show as we previously covered a lot of topics on the application of AI within mobility. Together with Jim we talked about the VC industry and the idea behind Toyota AI Ventures. We are covering topics around corporate innovation tools and corporate venture capital. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast for a new episode every week!
51 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
Xihong Lin - Professor for Biostatistics at Harvard University
This is a wonderful conversation we had with Xihong Lin back in the end of November for the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast. Xihong is a biostatistics professor at Harvard who since the outbreak of Covid-19 has done some amazing research with her team, which resulted in critical insights when it comes to the spreading of the virus as well as intervention procedures. Together with her team she partnered up in the early days of the virus to study its effects and the measures that were taken in China. Among many things Xihong was invited by the UK parliament to present her findings and suggestions for potential government measures. Together we are talking about the field of Biostatistics and the potential of applying Data Science for health related data and the current opportunities and advancements in the field of genomics. Furthermore we are discussing her research on the pandemic and have a philosophic talk about a potential future. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast!
48 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Christian Guttmann - Global Head of AI at TietoEVRY
On this episode we are talking with Christian Guttmann who has a diverse background being a startup founder, professor, Vice President and Executive Director at some of the largest international tech companies, successful startups and leading universities. Currently Christian is the Global Head of AI at TietoEVRY one of the biggest IT service providers in Europe. Furthermore Christian is the Executive Director of the Nordic AI Institute, which is a global alliance consisting of outstanding individuals that have both: substantial industry experience in AI, and a significant scientific and technological track record. Together with Christian we are talking about his experiences working in AI on different continents as well as the current developments within the research and corporate environment. Beyond that we are also tapping into the different applications of AI, maturity levels of organizations and much more. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast!
27 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Henning Trill - VP Innovation Strategy at Bayer AG
A shorter episode with Henning Trill who as the VP Innovation Strategy together with his team at Bayer AG is building out various innovation initiatives and projects in order to establish a powerful innovation ecosystem across the company. Henning did his phd at the intersection of physics and chemistry and is somebody that is deeply rooted within the health sector. Together we are talking about the biggest trends and opportunities within health when it comes to utilizing digital technologies. We are discussing the potential in utilizing different type of health data and the different approaches already taking by big tech companies like Google or Amazon. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast!
54 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
Hans Uszkoreit - Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Giance Technologies
Round 2 with Hans Uszkoreit on the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast. After having Hans on our Podcast a year ago we took the opportunity to once again have him on the show to talk about the many interesting things that have happened since the last time we talked. On this episode among many things: - we are talking about the different approaches governments in Europe and China used to tackle the Corona crisis with technology- as well as the opportunities to digitize the vast amount of information that is created in our personal lives- and the opportunities for European enterprises with Artificial Intelligence
47 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Feiyu Xu - Global Head of AI at SAP
It was a pleasure hosting Feiyu Xu on the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast. Fei since last year is responsible for developing the AI strategy and capabilities of global software powerhouse SAP.Despite being born in China, Fei actually started her career in Germany within academia. After completing her phd in computational linguistics she spend many years at the german research center for artificial intelligence (DFKI), where she also was entrepreneurially involved in a spin off. Before joining SAP in May 2020, Fei spent 3 years at Lenovo in China building out the AI Lab at Lenovo Research. On this podcast we talk about her experience within academia, her time in China and the differences she experiences in both cultures when it comes to technology adoption. Beyond that we also talk about her current role at SAP and how she plans to establish AI as a core competence within the organization, introducing into the existing product portfolio and beyond. Tune in and subscribe to the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast to not miss our weekly episodes!
40 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Markus Sontheimer - CIO/CDO at DB Schenker
Great talk with Markus Sontheimer who currently acts as the CIO/CDO & Member of the Board of Management at DB Schenker. He is accomplished in digital business topics and known as a digital lateral thinker due to his experience in developing the digital divisions of DB Schenker, Deutsche Bank and Daimler over the past ten years. Together with Markus we are diving into his approach of tackling digital transformation within large corporations and the importance of building strong digital capabilities in-house. We are reflecting on his learnings from the past decade and dive into the current digital strategy of DB Schenker as well as into the future of the logistics industry in regards to the acceleration of tech.
51 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Joerg Hellwig - CDO at Lanxess
On this episode of the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast we are talking with Joerg Hellwig who at the time of this recording holds the position of Chief Digital Officer of the chemical company Lanxess, with an annual revenue of over 7 billion €. Joerg is a great guy who is keen on trying things out and is not hesitating to test the unknown. We talked about the set up of his team and the different initiatives they pursue but also about what it means to transform an organization that operates within B2B. For this we also talked about the amazing story behind CheMondis, which is a venture that has been started by Joerg and his team and became the biggest european online marketplace for chemical products. This is a great success story as CheMondis is the perfect example of a corporate attacking their own traditional business model. We dive into the story, set up and learnings from building this ventures.
46 minutes | Dec 19, 2020
Tobias Fausch - CIO at BayWa
On this episode of the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast we are hosting Tobias Fausch who at the recording of this podcast acts as the CIO of BayWa, a 17 billion € company operating in the agriculture, building materials and energy sectors. The business model of BayWa integrates the trading, distribution, logistics and services within the three sectors.Taking into account the size and different verticals the company is operating in we though it would be interesting to dive into the different applications of digital technologies and especially to dive into the existing use cases at BayWa when it comes to AI. We sat down with Tobias and talked about the different challenges within the CIO domain when it comes to balancing baseline infrastructure and simultaneously boost and support innovation within the organization. We are talking about the different use cases and the work that Tobias and his team are providing in order to technologically enable the creation of new business models.
40 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Ralf Belusa - Managing Director at Hapag Lloyd
Ralf learnt writing code at the age of 6, and started his first software company at the age of 16.He studied nanotechnologies and system theory and wrote his doctoral thesis on human cell research.Currently he is a Managing Director at Hapag-Lloyd leading the global digital business and driving the global digital transformation and change in 144 Countries.On this episode Ralf is sharing his rich experience from being an advisor for a number of large corporations such as Daimler or Phoenix Pharma as well as the Federal German government. We are talking about the digital transformation journey of the shipping industry and what it takes to get digital initiatives of the ground with a maximum return inside large corporations.
46 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Susanna Schneeberger - How leadership changes in a fast moving digital world
On this episode we are talking with Susanna Schneeberger a experienced C-Level executive.Currently Susanna is on the board of a number of large industrial corporations and previously ended her role as Chief Digital Officer at KION the European market leader and world second largest supplier of forklifts.Here are some of the things we are talking about: - Susanna´s experience in leadership within large industrial corporates- breaking down the role of a Chief Digital Officer- Status Quo and future outlook for digital transformation in industrial sectors- Myths, pitfalls and positive example of new business models - Leadership in the 21st century and how it changes in a fast moving digital world
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