26 episodes

The AXII podcast is a series of interviews with thought leaders and high achievers in corporate innovation. Through intimate conversations with host Rachel Chalmers, we explore what makes corporate innovation so challenging. Chalmers draws on her years of experience as a corporate innovator, institutional investor and industry analyst. Her guests range from established stars to the most exciting up-and-comers. AXII is a must-listen for anyone trying to instill a culture of curiosity into a large corporation.

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The AXII podcast is a series of interviews with thought leaders and high achievers in corporate innovation. Through intimate conversations with host Rachel Chalmers, we explore what makes corporate innovation so challenging. Chalmers draws on her years of experience as a corporate innovator, institutional investor and industry analyst. Her guests range from established stars to the most exciting up-and-comers. AXII is a must-listen for anyone trying to instill a culture of curiosity into a large corporation.

    E.26 - Noriya Tarutani: Bucket List

    E.26 - Noriya Tarutani: Bucket List

    Who is Noriya Tarutani?

    Noriya is the executive director of the Japanese External Trade Organization in San Francisco. With 15 years of experience in international business and new market strategy, Noriya has helped more than 500 Japanese companies to expand their business all over the world. Noriya has deep domain expertise across artificial intelligence and deep learning to name a few.

    Strap in for a great episode!

    • 23 min
    E.25 - Corey Quinn: Personality Problems

    E.25 - Corey Quinn: Personality Problems

    Who is Corey Quinn?

    Corey is really smart and professionally funny. He's the chief cloud economist for Duckbill Group, a consulting firm that helps companies fix their horrifying Amazon Web Services bill. This is accompanied by his newsletter, Last Week in AWS and his podcast, Screaming in the Cloud. 

    Get ready to have a blast!

    • 44 min
    E.24 - Adam Odessky- Riding a Lion

    E.24 - Adam Odessky- Riding a Lion

    Who is Adam Odessky?

    Adam is the founder and CEO of Sensely and a graduate of Alchemist Accelerator. Before Sensely, he spent three years at Orange Silicon Valley, and came from a leading product management role at Microsoft's TellMe Networks and Oracle. He has an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a computer science degree from Urbana-Champaign, home of the Mosaic browser.

    Get ready to meet Adam!

    • 37 min
    E.23 - Diana Joseph: Learning Sciences

    E.23 - Diana Joseph: Learning Sciences

    Who is Diana Joseph?

    Diana is the CEO of the Corporate Accelerator Forum, a veteran of Citrix Systems and Adobe, and has studied at Stanford and Northwestern. As a former high-tech innovation director with a doctorate in learning sciences, she brings together techniques from motivational psychology, education, design, thinking, and lean startup. 

    And now, she's on the show!

    • 29 min
    E.22 - Brad Henrickson: Digging Deep

    E.22 - Brad Henrickson: Digging Deep

    Who is Brad Henrickson?

    Brad's a leadership coach and the co-organizer of the San Francisco CTO Club. He's the former CTO of Scoop Technologies and VP of Engineering at Earnest. Brad co-founded two startups of his own, Shotwell Products and Zoosk. He has a computer science degree from the University of Washington and spent six years at Microsoft. 

    And today, he's on AXII!

    • 44 min
    E.21 - Ian Bergman: Ahead of the Curve

    E.21 - Ian Bergman: Ahead of the Curve

    Who is Ian Bergman?

    Ian is a startup advisor, investor and self-described corporate innovation agitator. He's recently a 14 year veteran of Microsoft, where he worked in partner channel strategy, hardware planning and engineering, and Azure Cloud. While there he went on to be the Global Managing Director of Microsoft for startups, overseeing startup acceleration, global innovation, and engagement with Microsoft startup ecosystems around the world. Before joining Microsoft, Ian co-founded the political news site Raw Story. He has an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA in politics and French from Oberlin College. 

    It's time to get to know Ian!

    • 57 min

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