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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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Matthias Heutger - Global Head of Innovation at DHL

Matthias Heutger - Global Head of Innovation at DHL

April 4, 2021

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. 

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Dirk Hoke - CEO at Airbus DS

Dirk Hoke - CEO at Airbus DS

March 26, 2021

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. 

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Jennifer “JJ” Snow - CTO at US AirForce/AFWERX

Jennifer “JJ” Snow - CTO at US AirForce/AFWERX

March 5, 2021

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. 

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Frank Salzgeber - Head of Innovation & Ventures Office at ESA

Frank Salzgeber - Head of Innovation & Ventures Office at ESA

February 26, 2021

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. 

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Jim Adler - Founding Managing Director at Toyota AI Ventures

Jim Adler - Founding Managing Director at Toyota AI Ventures

February 19, 2021

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. 

 

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