40 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.

AlchemistX: Innovators Inside AlchemistX: Innovators Inside, Hosted by Rachel Chalmers

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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.40 - Aleksandr Kravchenko: United by an Idea

    E.40 - Aleksandr Kravchenko: United by an Idea

    Aleksandr Kravchenko is the Deputy Product Officer at EOS Data Analytics, an incredible geospatial data startup that was a recent participant in the AWS Space Accelerator powered by AlchemistX. Alex's product experience stretches back several years and several startups and builds on a prior career in journalism and politics.

    • 41 min
    E.39 - Amanda Goltz: I Volunteer

    E.39 - Amanda Goltz: I Volunteer

    Amanda L. Goltz, MPA is the U.S. Lead for Worldwide Healthcare Venture Capital and Startups at Amazon Web Services (AWS), responsible for managing a portfolio of digital health companies and driving opportunities with AWS's enterprise healthcare and life sciences business.  In a previous role at Amazon, Amanda led partnerships to power voice AI experiences at Alexa Health and Wellness.  Before coming to Amazon, Amanda was Vice President of Digital Innovation at BTG (now Boston Scientific), a global medtech, managing the portfolio of digital initiatives combining clinical interventions, device technology, and digital services to incorporate the patient experience and improve measurable outcomes.  As part of this role, Amanda founded Oncoverse, a software startup in cancer care, in a joint venture with CommonSpirit Health.  Previously, Amanda was the Director of Product Strategy and Innovation at Aetna, sourcing emerging solutions from the digital health and innovative networks marketplace, pairing them with employer clients, and directing implementation of the solutions at scale.  Amanda has led innovation and strategy initiatives at Pacific Business Group on Health, a large employer coalition; the State of California, MassGeneralBrigham, and New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.  Amanda advises several start-up companies as a mentor for the Alexa Fund, 500Startups, Rock Health, and StartXMed, the health and life sciences incubator for Stanford University.

    • 1 hr
    E.38 - Angela Lim: Founder Market Fit

    E.38 - Angela Lim: Founder Market Fit

    Angela Lim is a serial health tech entrepreneur focused on innovative solutions and a former pediatric doctor at Auckland Hospital. She is the CEO and cofounder of Clearhead, a digital mental health company with a strong social mission to improve access to personalized care for everyone and empower them to maintain their well-being. Clearhead was one of the stars of the Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator, which is operated by AlchemistX in partnership with Alberta Innovates and the Edmonton Police Foundation.

    • 37 min
    E. 37 - Carolyn O'Hare: Organic Growth

    E. 37 - Carolyn O'Hare: Organic Growth

    Carolyn has over a decade of experience as a supply chain and operations expert in the consumer packaged goods industry. Formerly running operations at brands like Fiji Water and Beyond Meat, she's currently the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Tiny Organics, an early childhood nutrition company focused on shaping baby and toddler palates to prefer vegetables. Carolyn has been recognized by Partnership for a Healthier America as a member of their Shaping Early Palates Council and is a founding partner of the Veggies Early and Often campaign in 2022. She partnered with LinkedIn for their Welcome Professional campaign and was featured in their cross-platform content about the evolving definition of professionalism. She has a passion for mentoring entrepreneurs and serves as a mentor with Santander Bank's Cultivate Small Business Program supporting women, minority and immigrant owned early stage food businesses.

    • 25 min
    E. 36 - Don Cox: The Risk Lens

    E. 36 - Don Cox: The Risk Lens

    Don started out in the US Army before becoming a police detective specializing in fraud and computer crimes. He's been a special agent for the US Secret Service and an IT program director for the US Department of State. Most recently, he has been chief information officer for Nova Corporation, a Navajo Nation-owned firm that provides IT to federal agencies, and for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. And he was Chief Information Security Officer for Mednax, a national medical group, and he has worked with American Public Education, Inc., a provider of higher education. Don has been named one of the top 100 health care leaders and top 29 CISOs by the peer list community. He has a master's in science and an MBA from the University of Maryland Global College.

    • 52 min
    E.35 - Latrice Barnett: Rock Star

    E.35 - Latrice Barnett: Rock Star

    After almost eight years with Salesforce, Latrice was a senior director and regional vice president for Partner Marketing Field Distribution. Before joining Salesforce, Latrice worked as an executive and interactive producer with the branding agencies, Cibo Studio and Odopod. She has a degree in comparative literature from UC Berkeley, and she's an accomplished vocalist whose excellent 2006 album Illuminate is available on your favorite streaming service.

    • 31 min

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