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Jeanne Shen - AI Reseach in Pathology at Stanford University

Jeanne Shen - AI Reseach in Pathology at Stanford University

October 16, 2021

On this episode we had the pleasure to speak with Jeanne Shen, assistant professor of pathology at Stanford University. Jeanne started to engage in doing AI research within pathology after being introduced to Andrew Ng. Her initial motivation to start with AI as she claims, was getting more efficiency out of her work within pathology. 

Together with Jeanne we are diving deeper into the wider spectrum of pathology and GI research and the massive potential for applying AI.

Jeanne also shares her perspective on the Bio startup landscape and the exciting things she has been observing and what founding teams need to take into account when tackling massive challenges. 

 

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Naftali Harris - Co-Founder & CEO at SentiLink

Naftali Harris - Co-Founder & CEO at SentiLink

October 8, 2021

Yet another amazing founder story on the SPEED CHANGE REPEAT Podcast as we host Naftali Harris. 

Naftali was the first Data Scientist brought in by Max Levchin at Affirm and has some amazing stories to tell. Together with one of his colleagues at Affirm he went on to start SentiLink with the goal to stop synthetic fraud. 

 

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Daniel Grubbs - Managing Director at Pepsi Ventures Group

Daniel Grubbs - Managing Director at Pepsi Ventures Group

September 20, 2021

Today we are talking with Daniel Grubbs who is the managing director of the Pepsi Group's Venture Fund. 

We are covering the investment areas of the fund and major trends within the nutrition and health space such as cube based food for pure nutrition focused intake. Daniel is sharing his opinion on the shifts within food & beverages as we tackle D2C and the long term opportunities for influencer brands. 

Lastly we touch upon the changing work flows when it comes to investing into startups in times of Covid-19.

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Paolo Pirjanian - Founder at Embodied Inc.

Paolo Pirjanian - Founder at Embodied Inc.

September 1, 2021

In this episode of the SCR Podcast we are talking with serial entrepreneur and robotics expert Paolo Pirjanian.

Paolo has had an incredible journey throughout his career starting at NASA after obtaining a PhD in Robotics in Denmark and going on to work on a startup, which eventually got acquired by iRobot and led him to become CTO at iRobot before starting Embodied. 

Together with Paolo we dive deep into his personal journey and his experience building robotics start ups as well as the opportunities within robotics. We are talking about the story behind Embodied and the amazing technology platform it is building towards improving care and wellness and enhancing daily lives through socially and emotionally intelligent companions. 

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Jacob LaPorte - Global Head of BIOME at Novartis

Jacob LaPorte - Global Head of BIOME at Novartis

August 8, 2021

After our summer break we are starting with a super interesting guest who is the Co-Founder and Global Head of the the BIOME, which is the innovation lab of biotech and Pharma giant Novartis. 

Jacob LaPorte started his career with a PhD in Biochemistry at Harvard University working on the optimization of drug discovery.

In this episode we are talking about Jacob's journey and the story behind Novartis approach on building and pushing innovation capabilities. We cover the challenges of accelerating digital within the pharmaceutical industry as well as the strategy of scaling the impact of an innovation lab globally. Beyond that we also cover interesting start-ups and the approach the BIOME is taking towards creating collaboration initiative quickly and efficient. 

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Daniele Capasso - VP Digital Transformation at Volvo Group

Daniele Capasso - VP Digital Transformation at Volvo Group

June 26, 2021

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. 

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Jeffrey Kaditz - Founder/CEO at Q Bio

Jeffrey Kaditz - Founder/CEO at Q Bio

June 5, 2021

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. 

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Oren Etzioni - CEO at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)

Oren Etzioni - CEO at Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2)

May 17, 2021

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. 

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Michael Snyder - Director at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University

Michael Snyder - Director at Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University

May 2, 2021

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). 

 

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Christian Weiss - Managing Partner at Heal Capital

Christian Weiss - Managing Partner at Heal Capital

April 16, 2021

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. 

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