Buildcast is a podcast brought to you by BCG Digital Ventures.
Each episode we sit down with CEOs and entrepreneurs, designers and engineers with a diverse set of backgrounds. The thing they have in common: a desire to build. We talk to them about a company or product they’ve built, how they went about it, and what they learned along the way. Our first season focuses on the European startup ecosystem.
Buildcast #14 - Sustainable Innovation with Lubomila Jordanova and Florian Pachaly
For this episode, we brought together the leaders of two companies we’ve had the pleasure of working with recently: Plan A’s Lubomila Jordanova and Recup’s Florian Pachaly.
Both share a commitment to sustainability, and work towards this through innovation and entrepreneurship. We discussed the importance of sustainable innovation, and how companies can supercharge their sustainability efforts.
Buildcast #13 - Christian Knörle on Building Automotive Ventures
Christian Knörle leads Forward 31, Porsche Digital’s digital company builder. He is an expert in business building, corporate strategy, and marketing and sales, particularly in the automobile space, and he has previously worked at Daimler.
We caught up with him to find out exactly how Forward 31 goes about building ventures, and compared notes on the future of automotive innovation.
Buildcast #12 - Magdalena Paluch and Steffen Gloth on Building a Voice Assistant for the Lab
LabTwin, a company building a voice assistant for use in laboratory environments, was built by BCG Digital Ventures and Sartorius in 2019. Since then, the company has seen a wealth of success and progress.
We checked in with co-founders Magdalena Paluch and Steffen Gloth to talk about what they’ve learned from building LabTwin, working on a corporate innovation project, and the future of technology in the research sector.
Buildcast #11 - Florian Gamper on Technical Innovation
Florian Gamper has been Chief Technology Officer at a variety of companies, and is a former Engineering Director of BCG Digital Ventures.
We caught up with him to talk through what corporates need to consider when building technical products and businesses, and considered the current state of tech-led innovation in Europe.
Buildcast #10 - Jakob Fricke on the Future of the Automotive Sector
Jakob Fricke is an innovator working within the automotive sector.
Currently at door2door, an innovation partner for the future of public transport, Jakob has previously worked in corporate innovation for Samsung Next and Daimler.
We caught up with him to talk about how the automotive industry might look over the next decade, what he’s learned about working in industry-leading companies, and his personal attitude to experimentation and technology.
Buildcast #9 - Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino on Creating a Culture of Innovation
Alexandra is an author, consultant, public speaker, entrepreneur and designer living in London.
At the forefront thinking around the Internet of Things, Alexandra has founded companies, designed products, and written two books, the most recent titled Creating a Culture of Innovation.
We cover the development of IoT, the most important skill for designers, and how to create a culture of innovation.