34 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.34 - Michael Ellison: Leverage

    E.34 - Michael Ellison: Leverage

    Michael is the co-founder and CEO of CodePath, a 503 nonprofit transforming computer science education for underrepresented minorities at over 50 colleges and universities, doubling in size every semester. Working closely with major technology companies such as Cognizant, Microsoft, and Facebook, CodePath.org is changing what's being taught and how it's being taught in CS programs nationwide to increase diversity in tech using a system-wide solution.

    Prior to codepath.org, Michael founded three nonprofits and three tech startups starting at age 19. He was a founding board member for Women Who Code and co-founder of Segment, which went through Y Combinator in 2011 and is now valued at over $1,000,000,000.

    • 40 min
    E.33 - Demetria McNeal: Professional Agility

    E.33 - Demetria McNeal: Professional Agility

    Demetria is the assistant professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Her career has taken a unique path. She has an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology and a PhD in communications from the University of Georgia. She's worked at Johnson and Johnson and the VA and is a certified spin instructor. Today, her focus is on helping health care professionals and leadership teams develop and implement adaptive, sustainable strategies that produce results that address inequities in care delivery. These strategies oftentimes require creative, disruptive, innovative and unconventional ideas.

    • 48 min
    E.32 - Jennifer Kim: Rollercoaster

    E.32 - Jennifer Kim: Rollercoaster

    Who is Jennifer Kim?

    Jennifer worked at Lever, the groundbreaking recruiting software company where she held every role from strategy to product to customer success to chief of staff. After leaving Lever, Jennifer founded Startup Recruiting Bootcamp, which aims to revolutionize how tech companies hire. She's also a prolific startup advisor and writer on tech culture.

    Get ready to learn!

    • 36 min
    E.31 - Michael Moreno: The Tech Frontier

    E.31 - Michael Moreno: The Tech Frontier

    Michael Moreno is the business development manager for VCs and start-ups at a little bookstore I.T. shop up in Seattle called Amazon Web Services. You may have heard of it. He is also a former CIA Officer with an MBA from UC Berkeley. Mike co-founded a startup of his own, Vault to bring clean energy infrastructure to the Middle East. He is a prolific advisor to start-ups and a venture partner with NextGen.

    • 41 min
    E.30 - Peter Bae: Young at Heart

    E.30 - Peter Bae: Young at Heart

    Peter is the new Executive Director for the Korea Innovation Center (KIC) Silicon Valley Support Startups, launching their products and services in North America through acceleration programs, industry expertise, and capital networks. It also helps North American startups launch their products and services in Asia via South Korea. Peter is himself a four-time founder of Social Radio Company, AlcaCruz, Fantage and Anoxis, and a prolific advisor to any investor in startups. He has an MBA from the University of Rochester, and a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Sogang University.

    • 36 min
    E.29 - Tiffany To: Collaboration Compass

    E.29 - Tiffany To: Collaboration Compass

    Tiffany is the Head of Product, Agile and DevOps Solutions at Atlassian and the former COO, CRO and member of the Board of Directors at NEA Security Startup for All Secure. She's a prolific investor and advisor to startups, and a veteran of Silicon Valley storage startups, Cohesity and Nutanix. Tiffany also has a computer systems engineering degree from Stanford, and an MBA from Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

    • 36 min

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