10 episodes

Trucks and buses are the backbone of economy and society. Without them, the world would come to a standstill. At the same time, commercial vehicle manufacturers have a great responsibility when it comes to their impact on climate change and their role in society as employers and corporate citizens.

In his monthly podcast 'Transportation Matters' Martin Daum, CEO of the global manufacturer Daimler Truck AG, invites prominent guests to discuss highly relevant topics ranging from the future of transportation to sustainability, leadership and ethical business, sometimes taking unexpected positions.

Transportation Matters - The CEO Podcast of Daimler Trucks & Buses Daimler Truck AG

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Trucks and buses are the backbone of economy and society. Without them, the world would come to a standstill. At the same time, commercial vehicle manufacturers have a great responsibility when it comes to their impact on climate change and their role in society as employers and corporate citizens.

In his monthly podcast 'Transportation Matters' Martin Daum, CEO of the global manufacturer Daimler Truck AG, invites prominent guests to discuss highly relevant topics ranging from the future of transportation to sustainability, leadership and ethical business, sometimes taking unexpected positions.

    #02.04 | Dr. Sigrid Nikutta – Future of freight transport (German)

    #02.04 | Dr. Sigrid Nikutta – Future of freight transport (German)

    In this episode Martin Daum meets with Dr. Sigrid Nikutta, CEO of DB Cargo AG and member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bahn. Both discuss the future of freight transport and the importance of transport by rail and on roads.

    Transport volume is supposed to grow both in Europe and worldwide. In order to cope with the growth, efficient and sustainable road and rail modes are necessary. Thus, the two businesses - transport by rails and by roads - are facing similar challenges.

    Martin Daum and Dr. Sigrid Nikutta talk about the similarities of both industries, how they can complement each other and how freight transport might develop in the future.


    Enjoy!

    • 28 min
    #02.03 | Nigel Topping – CO2-neutral transport

    #02.03 | Nigel Topping – CO2-neutral transport

    In this episode Martin Daum welcomes Nigel Topping who acts as the High Level Champion for Climate Action for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled for 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

    Five Years have passed since the Paris Accord. In 2015 the members of the United Nations agreed on regulations to limit global warming. The main goal was to keep the increase of the global average temperature well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels.

    So in this episode Martin Daum and Nigel Topping talk about how climate action can actually be taken and how fast CO2 neutrality can be implemented to a cost sensitive industry like transportation. And also what a High Level Champion for Climate Action actually does. Enjoy!

    (This episode was recorded before the implementation of social distancing and the restrictions to public life due to the coronavirus.)

    • 33 min
    #02.02 | Madeleine Albright – Global challenges

    #02.02 | Madeleine Albright – Global challenges

    In this episode, Martin Daum welcomes via the internet Madame Secretary Madeleine Albright who was the first female United States Secretary of State during the Clinton administration from 1997 to 2001. Both discuss the challenges of global collaboration in times of a crisis like the current coronavirus pandemic.

    Madeleine Albright was born in Prag, Czechoslovakia, and immigrated to the US with her family at the age of 11. Before she was appointed as Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, she was a teacher at Georgetown University and U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations. After her term in office she founded a strategic consultant firm and wrote several books.

    For this episode, Martin Daum and Madeleine Albright speak about the importance of global collaboration, why the public and private sectors have to work together in early stages and why Madame Secretary describes herself as a worried optimist.

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    • 29 min
    #02.01 | Daniel Harkavy – Leadership in turbulent times

    #02.01 | Daniel Harkavy – Leadership in turbulent times

    To kick off Season 2 of our 'Transportation Matters' podcast, Daimler Truck CEO Martin Daum remotely connects with Daniel Harkavy, author, leadership expert and CEO of Building Champions, an executive coaching and management development company.

    The current coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic challenges the daily lives of people around the globe. Most of the private and business life is transferred from public or work spaces into private homes while interaction with friends and colleagues is limited to remote options like video calls.

    Martin Daum and Daniel Harkavy discuss leadership in turbulent times, and how the current crisis impacts the role of leaders and leadership behavior. How can leaders navigate their people through difficult times in the best possible way? From emotionally adjusting to this new situation to concrete advice and takeaways, the two spin a highly relevant discussion in a time, when leadership is more crucial than ever.

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    • 34 min
    #01.05 | Daniel Schaefer – Globalization

    #01.05 | Daniel Schaefer – Globalization

    Daimler Trucks CEO Martin Daum and Head of the news division of Bloomberg Germany Daniel Schaefer discuss globalization and its opportunities and challenges. As leaders of global organizations, the two shed light on why globalization is much more than just trade and economics, why its benefits are not taken for granted by many these days and what responsibilities politics, media and business have to address peoples' concerns and fears.

    Daniel Schaefer is Head of the German office for world-leading media corporation Bloomberg and a seasoned business editor who worked for several business media outlets. For him, globalization and international exchange have always been part of his personal and professional life. The two spoke in his newsroom in Frankfurt, which delivers financial news and data from Germany to the rest of the world.

    Enjoy!

    • 30 min
    #01.04 | Terry Stotts – Leadership

    #01.04 | Terry Stotts – Leadership

    Martin Daum is a die-hard basketball fan. As the CEO of a global company, he sees similarities in business and sports and often the same basic principles of leadership, team work and performance. In this episode he meets Terry Stotts – the NBA head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers.

    This year coach Stotts is currently in his eighth season with the Blazers based in the northwest of the United States. Previously he worked as a head coach and assistant coach for five different NBA teams – including the 2011 NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

    Terry Stotts and Martin Daum discuss the parallels of coaching a NBA team and running a business. For example, why do you need both a strong bench and stars who can make the difference? Coach Stotts also provides some insights on what he tells his team in a timeout or during the halftime break… and what made Dirk Nowitzki a unique leader. Enjoy!

    • 43 min

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