Fundamentally, a startup within a company is the same as one inside the proverbial garage: a group of entrepreneurs trying to make the world a better place using new ideas and inventions. Each week, join Sean Ammirati, Co-Founder & Director of the Carnegie Mellon Corporate Startup Lab, as he interviews guests who are doing the important work creating startups inside large corporations. If you already are a corporate entrepreneur, want to become one or are just looking for some advice around commercializing transformative innovation, this podcast is for you.
Episode 61- Piotr Mirowski on Google DeepMind's Dramatron: Redefining Creativity in the Age of AI
Piotr Mirowski, Staff Research Scientist at Google DeepMind and co-creator of Dramatron shares his insights on the future of human-machine co-creativity especially with all the recent developments in Generative AI. Piotr’s been exploring this space for years and his thought leadership continues to have a profound impact on my thinking.
In this episode, we explore the brilliance behind the language models driving Dramatron and the innovative use of AI in creative writing. Learn more about the system's functionality, and delve into specific examples that shed light on the benefits and challenges of co-creativity with AI.
Don’t miss out on valuable insights and perspectives in the realm of creative writing and beyond.
Dramatron article- https://arxiv.org/abs/2209.14958
Github page- https://github.com/google-deepmind/dramatron
Theater company- https://improbotics.org
Season 4 Finale- Q&A
As we wrap up an incredible season of the podcast, we're going out with a special episode. Join us for a Q&A where we turn the spotlight on YOU, our dedicated audience.
Your questions have poured in and they fell into three broad categories:
Corporate-Startup Collaboration: Given this season's exploration of the corporate-startup collaboration landscape, it's no surprise that many of you were curious about partnerships, their impact, and their role in a company's innovation strategy.
Current Trends: Business is changing faster than ever, and there were queries that reflected an interest in my perspective on a few pressing current issues.
Personal Insights: On a more personal note, several of you were curious about my own professional journey and what's on the horizon for "Agile Giants." So we finish with a glimpse behind the curtain.
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Episode 59: Navigating Innovative Collaborations with Joel Krikston of Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Michael Meucci of Arcadia
In this week's episode, join us as we uncover the dynamics and strategies behind fostering successful collaborations between established corporations and innovative startups in the digital health industry.
We delve into a real-world example of strategic partnership as we sit down with Joel Krikston, Managing Director at Merck Global Health Innovation Fund and Michael Meucci, CEO at Arcadia. Listen closely as they provide an invaluable roadmap to navigate the intricate terrain of corporate-startup collaboration -- both raising capital and value add beyond that capital.
Drawing from their 6-year partnership, Joel and Michael shed light on the intricacies of fostering symbiotic relationships between startups and seasoned corporate giants. We explore both parties' shared values, mutual goals, and their unyielding commitment to innovation.
This conversation perfectly encapsulates the theme that has threaded through the current season of Agile Giants. Tune in now and be inspired by their wisdom, experience, and a shared vision for a brighter future in healthcare and beyond.
Episode 58: Sari Kaganoff on Navigating Innovation and Partnerships for Digital Health Startups
Join us on this week's episode of Agile Giants as we dive into the world of digital health startups and the crucial role of partnerships in driving innovation.
Our guest, Sari Kaganoff, General Manager of Consulting at Rock Health shares her expertise on how enterprises and startups should approach partnerships as part of their overall innovation strategy. Beyond the obvious benefits of resource access, she reveals the hidden advantages that startups can gain through collaboration with enterprises.
Drawing from Rock Health's extensive network, Sari provides real-world examples of companies they work with and the diverse ways they engage with them. These insights shed light on the dynamic nature of corporate-startup partnerships in the digital health industry.
Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation on the future of digital health startups and the role of corporate-startup partnerships in driving innovation.
LINKEDIN- https://www.linkedin.com/company/rock-health/, https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarik/
TWITTER- https://twitter.com/KaganoffSari, https://twitter.com/Rock_Health
Episode 57: Chris Carde on the Crucial Role of Corporate-Startup Partnerships in Driving Innovation for the EV Industry
In this week's episode of Agile Giants, Chris Carde, the CEO and Founder of HeyCharge, joins the show to discuss the importance of corporate-startup collaborations in advancing the EV industry.
As an industry veteran, Chris provides valuable insights into how startup companies should approach partnerships as part of their overall innovation strategy. He also shares his perspective on how to measure the success of a collaboration with a corporation, drawing from his extensive experience leading HeyCharge's partnership efforts with established companies in the automotive and energy sectors.
Tune in for an enlightening conversation on the future of EV charging and the role of corporate-startup partnerships in driving innovation.
Episode 56: David Rogers on Overcoming Barriers to Digital Transformation
In this episode, we are joined by David Rogers, a professor at Columbia University, and the author of The Digital Transformation Playbook and The Digital Transformation Roadmap. We dive deep into digital transformation and explore why so many businesses are struggling to adapt.
Drawing on his extensive expertise and research, David shares practical strategies and actionable steps that leaders can implement to empower their organizations to thrive amidst the constant waves of change. Through real-world case studies and insightful analysis, he sheds light on the challenges and opportunities faced by leaders in today's dynamic business environment.
Tune in to this captivating episode to gain a wealth of knowledge and actionable strategies for achieving digital transformation success.
Pre-order “The Digital Transformation Roadmap: Rebuild Your Organization for Continuous Change” here: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Transformation-Roadmap-Organization-Continuous/dp/023119658X/
Great insightful podcast on corporate innovation
Sean Ammirati is “the” person to follow in the corporate entrepreneurship space. I would definitely recommend this podcast if you’re interested in hearing from corporate entrepreneurship leaders and learning more about how innovation is growing in major companies by looking at actual examples of corporate entrepreneurship at a variety of industries and companies.
Interviews with corporate superstars.
Today it feels like the same 50 folks do all the podcasts and tell the same story over and over again. Agile Giants is the opposite Sean gets leaders of the corporate world who rarely do interviews and they share behind the scenes of how corporate innovation really works.
Working in product management for a large corporation, I find this topic to be extremely relevant and timely. The interviews in the first couple of episodes I have listened to have all provided me with valuable insights. Keep them coming!