Fast Forward: The Post-Pandemic Innovation Podcast, produced by Tech 2025 and hosted by Charlie Oliver (CEO of Tech 2025), will explore the new and next era of innovation that will empower each and every one of us to rebuild our world in the aftermath of the 2020 global pandemic.
We’ll discuss the stories, research, ideas, challenges and solutions driving post-pandemic innovation, and how to seize this rare opportunity to create the world we want.
Every week you can look forward to news, commentary and compelling interviews with people on the front-lines of demolishing antiquated systems and building new, more inclusive and truly creative solutions that challenges who we think we are and what we hope to be.
Fast Forward is the show where we figure out the future, together.
Erik Martin: Building Meaningful Communities in an Increasingly Fragmented World
In this episode, Charlie has a happy reunion with Erik Martin (Chief Community Officer at Teal, a membership platform to help enable meaningful careers) . Charlie last interviewed Erik 10 years ago for a viral media Meetup in NY. Clearly, a lot has changed since then!
Greg Kihlström: King of Agile
On this episode, Charlie crowns Greg Kihlström “King of Agile” and with good reason! Greg (founder of The Agile World where he consults, writes and hosts a podcast) has spent the past several years helping companies to incorporate agility into their digital transformation strategies and also advising on customer and employee experience.
Jennifer Snyder: Government Innovation Ain’t What It Used to Be and Why You Should Be Following GovTech Now!
This week, Charlie makes a strong case for why anyone who is interested in technology innovation should be following GovTech closely and consistently. Joining the Charlie to explore how government agencies are adapting to innovating at the speed of light (and why private companies will be stealing tech talent from government agencies) is Jennifer Snyder (Chief Evanglist at GovQA).
Oriana Meldicott: Cynicism, Legislation and Inspiring the Next Generation in AI Ethics
It’s a bit of a reunion on this episode as AI Ethicist and cohost of Let’s Chat Ethics podcast, Oriana Meldicott, who taught a workshop at Tech 2025 two years ago, reconnects with Charlie to discuss all things AI ethics.
Paul Spiers: Successful Digital Transformation for Companies Begins and Ends with Principled Leadership
Joining the podcast this week is Paul Spiers (Founder, The New P&L Brand Purpose Institute and host of The New P&L business podcast series). Charlie and Paul delve deep into the waters of what it means to be a substantive and effective business leader today, that can lead organizations into the future post-pandemic.
I'm Gonna Review This, Albeit She Didn't Ask Me.
Having been a recipient of Ms. Oliver's advice years ago, on more than one occasion, I can say this podcast is 100% authentic Charlie. Great perspective with a twist of humor.