Speed Change Repeat - Emerging Technology in Business
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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Xihong Lin - Professor for Biostatistics at Harvard University

Xihong Lin - Professor for Biostatistics at Harvard University

February 9, 2021

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. 

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Christian Guttmann - Global Head of AI at TietoEVRY

Christian Guttmann - Global Head of AI at TietoEVRY

February 2, 2021

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. 

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Henning Trill - VP Innovation Strategy at Bayer AG

Henning Trill - VP Innovation Strategy at Bayer AG

January 27, 2021

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. 

 

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Hans Uszkoreit - Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Giance Technologies

Hans Uszkoreit - Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Giance Technologies

January 15, 2021

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

Feiyu Xu - Global Head of AI at SAP

Feiyu Xu - Global Head of AI at SAP

January 12, 2021

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. 

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Markus Sontheimer - CIO/CDO at DB Schenker

Markus Sontheimer - CIO/CDO at DB Schenker

January 8, 2021

Markus Sontheimer - CIO/CDO at DB Schenker

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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.

Joerg Hellwig - CDO at Lanxess

Joerg Hellwig - CDO at Lanxess

January 5, 2021

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. 

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