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The FYI - For Your Innovation Podcast offers an intellectual discussion on recent developments across disruptive innovation—driven by research, news, controversies, companies, and technological breakthroughs. Hosted by ARK Invest, ARK and guests provide a unique perspective on how to best understand disruptive innovation.

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    • 4.9, 135 Ratings

The FYI - For Your Innovation Podcast offers an intellectual discussion on recent developments across disruptive innovation—driven by research, news, controversies, companies, and technological breakthroughs. Hosted by ARK Invest, ARK and guests provide a unique perspective on how to best understand disruptive innovation.

    Supersonic Travel with Blake Scholl, CEO of Boom Supersonic

    Supersonic Travel with Blake Scholl, CEO of Boom Supersonic

    • 38 min
    Be Creative. Together. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jared Geller Talk About HitRecord

    Be Creative. Together. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jared Geller Talk About HitRecord

    • 39 min
    The Modern SaaS Industry with Austin Petersmith

    The Modern SaaS Industry with Austin Petersmith

    • 41 min
    The Blockchain Mindset with Dr. Alex Cahana

    The Blockchain Mindset with Dr. Alex Cahana

    In this virtual, remote, distant world we need to make sure that the technologies that support us can transfer information that is accurate, safe and trusted. For today’s episode, we had Dr. Alex Cahana join us to speak about the role Distributed Ledger Technologies will play in shaping business, health systems, and definitions of community in the post-pandemic world. Dr. Cahana is the Chief Medical Officer and Market Lead for ConsenSys Health. His experience is in military, healthcare and most recently, blockchain, and he believes that by ‘blockchainizing’ healthcare we can transform people from passive health service consumers into active, self-sovereign health and wealth producers. In today’s show, we discuss the importance of secure, trustworthy data to business and healthcare and how blockchain-based systems are ushering in a new era in this regard. Dr. Cahana tells listeners about what blockchain’s ability to remove ‘fakeness’ means for securing systems in health, law, news and more. Our conversation also covers the global pandemic and what it has emphasized, what we can learn from it, and how technologies that are being implemented now might be here to stay once things blow over. A key takeaway here is that surviving the pandemic should not come at the cost of our privacy. We discuss his efforts with “Failure Is Not an Option” (FINO) as far as their ventures toward reshaping business through blockchain, and the incentives blockchain could provide to people so that they can take a more active role in their own healthcare. Most importantly, Dr. Cahana’s message is that blockchain is a mindset. It represents a mentality where we realize that we have to work together and it enables a behavioral economy which makes things so secure that trust gets taken out of the picture. Tune in for Dr. Cahana’s big picture, cross-disciplinary insights.

     

    Key Points From This Episode:



    An introduction to Dr. Cahana and his work in military, healthcare, and blockchain

    Blockchain, distributed networks, and public/private business partnerships in the last month

    The role that Distributed Ledger Technology can play in monitoring supply chains

    Blockchain’s ability to stop ‘fakeness’ and how this applies to medicine, news, law, etc

    Combining blockchain with other technologies to keep health data private in the crisis

    Business, contact tracking, privacy: how blockchain and AI could shape the new normal

    Weighing the severity of concerns between non-specialist doctors and practitioner trauma

    What blockchain can do to relieve the issue of health practitioner trauma

    What FINO is doing to create new business models: ‘trustless’ blockchain systems in a post-pandemic world

    The evolution of technology and whether we will learn from mistakes that caused COVID-19

    Metrics to know whether our efforts to change are successful: a token economy

    The lasting effects that technological solutions will have; homeostasis vs allostasis

    Creativity, reflection, blockchain: three good things to come out of the crisis



     

    “Blockchain is a technology or software solution that solves the problem of ‘fake.’” — Dr. Alex Cahana

    • 49 min
    Embrace The Move To Automation

    Embrace The Move To Automation

    From manufacturing to universities, companies and institutions are in turmoil across the board. During the time of COVID-19, businesses are being forced to look for better, faster, or cheaper solutions to the problems that they’re facing. Increasingly new technologies can provide help. We take a look at how businesses, brands, organizations, public services, and institutions are having to make drastic shifts in order to survive and adopt new solutions such as drones, 3D printing, autonomous driving, and online education. As the world makes behavioral shifts to the “new normal,” we are seeing how people are beginning to move toward automation in multiple areas of their lives – be it food delivery, pursuing education, or catching a ride. The entire world is at a tipping point where we are being forced to embrace the move to automation… who will be left behind?

    • 24 min
    A World of Contactless Payments

    A World of Contactless Payments

    The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has saturated media across the globe. The information available to us is vast, expansive, and can be all-consuming. But a lot of this information is, understandably, geared heavily toward medical and social topics. In this episode, we explore the impact of covid-19 on fintech companies. We ask the question, what does this mean payment methods and the future of transactions across the globe? George Whitridge and Max Friedrich, FinTech analysts at ARK, talks about how various countries have responded to the push for contactless payment methods, the economic benefits we’re seeing in contactless payments, and how companies and brands such as Zillow, Cash App, and DocuSign are responding to the current crisis. We also take a look at the response to the pandemic by The Small Business Administration and US banks, and why startups who live in uncertainty, are more likely to master this crisis than older business models. We ‘round off with some fascinating stats about just how dirty your credit and debit cards really are. If germs were a currency, perhaps we’d all still be in business? Tune in.

     

    Key Points from This Episode:



    The impact of WHO urging consumers to use contactless payments instead of cash.

    How the USA, South Korea, Emirates, India, and Ghana have responded to WHO’s advice.

    Is the Corona Virus the global need contactless payments have been waiting for?

    How digital wallets and digital payments impacted India’s economy: A 2016 case study.

    Discover how the Corona Virus has increased transaction habits in Grocery e-commerce.

    Merchants and software services: The two eco-systems Square is currently operating in.

    Benefits of having the consumer at a digital touch point to influence, inform, and incentivize.

    What we are seeing on Twitch that we are not seeing from any other payments company.

    Discover how small business payment processor companies, like Square, are functioning.

    Find out how brands like Cash App are reinventing what the dollar sign really means.

    The creative ways companies like Zillow are serving their consumers in this time of crisis.

    Learn more about the response from The Small Business Administration and the banks.

    Why your debit and credit cards are dirtier than cash – according to scientific studies.

    What a McDonald’s door-handle, NYC bicycles, and your credit card all have in common.



     

    Tweetables:

    “Innovative companies that are used to uncertainty are likely to master this coronavirus challenge.” — @mfriedrichARK

    “It really pays off if you have the consumer at a digital touchpoint.” — @mfriedrichARK

    “The speed at which this crisis has come on is unprecedented. We need more speed to distribute this aid.” — @GeorgeOfARK

    • 35 min

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135 Ratings

135 Ratings

TheGiaMonster ,

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Boulderslatts ,

So insightful!

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Good mix of tech, markets and cryptos

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