To accelerate in an accelerating world, your business needs to run on a different kind of fuel. Your ability to find new solutions and embrace creative strategies is what drives growth. You will learn actionable strategies from the most successful corporate visionaries and venture capitalists as well as discover breakthrough startups. This is a podcast for innovators at large companies and disruptive founders - the intrapreneurs and the entrepreneurs. This is for the doers that ask what’s next? Because what’s next is now.
Micro Data For Macro Results – Instacart, Mondelez and Burbio
What’s Next Now within data innovation? Can the always-on stream of consumer behavior, market trends and micro insights lead to macro results? Are there startups that can help you make sense of these opportunities for actionable solutions? Learn from Marty Siewert, Insights at Instacart; Cristina Chiesa, US Insights & Analytics Director at Mondelēz International and Dennis Roche, Co-Founder of Burbio.
Translating Transformation – Rosetta Stone President Matt Hulett
How do you take a legacy business, known for giant yellow boxes with compact discs, transform it to a mobile-first Pokemon Go of Immersive Language? You turn to Public Company Change Agent Matt Hulett. We talk about how to begin a flywheel of net new thinking, how to motivate big changes, and how to create an API translation from corporate governance to/from innovation. Matt also shares his framework for success T3PM to help you unlock growth for your business.
Automation & Acceleration - BMW i Ventures Principal Samantha Huang
BMW i Ventures is one of the most successful Corporate Venture Capital groups in the world with over $600m invested across 2 funds, with 12 exits already to date. Principal Samantha Huang focuses on investments across AI, big data, autonomous driving, Industry 4.0, and sustainability. We talk about the role of external innovation for corporations, the future of the auto industry and the impact of digitization and automation on the world.
Launch with GS: Encantos + Holler
Goldman Sachs announced their 2021 Entrepreneur Cohort for Launch with GS, a $1 billion investment strategy grounded in their data-driven thesis that diverse teams drive strong returns. These innovative entrepreneurs are building fast-growing companies at the forefront of technology and 2 of the 15 selections are past guests of the VF podcast. So we wanted to showcase highlights from our conversations with Stephen Wolfe Pereira of Encantos who asks us to rethink education with “Storyteching” and Travis Montaque, the founder of Holler, who teaches us about the future of chat.
Sustainability and Innovation: Ralph Lauren and NFW
How startups and industry leaders can drive meaningful impact to the planet and the bottom line. How Starbucks, Patagonia and Comcast are tackling water management, circularity and plastic free initiatives. How Diageo made paper spirits bottles and Adidas is helping us run on recycled materials. Then we dive deep with Ralph Lauren and NFW on the innovations to be showcase at the upcoming Olympic Games.
Keepin It Clean – Tennessee Riverkeeper Founder David Whiteside
In the 60s, the first Riverkeeper patrol boat was launched by military veterans and fishermen who mobilized to challenge polluters on the Hudson River. This inspired nearly 200 autonomous “Waterkeeper” organizations across the world. David Whiteside founded the Tennessee Riverkeeper in 2009 after being introduced to the Waterkeeper Alliance by his Godfather, Robert F Kennedy Jr. Their mission to protect and preserve our local water sources is something we can all support. Learn how corporations can be the solution, not the problem, and how you can make a difference in your community.
So much wisdom
First off - Fred is amazing and curious so he trails into great places with guests. People from all unique backgrounds that make this a must subscribe for marketers.
Quality guests with practical and intelligent discussion!
Great roster of companies being represented in a down-to-earth, easy-to-follow conversation. I always look forward to the conversation and feedback.
Great Questions for Innovative Minds
This is a great podcast asking powerful questions that dig for insight. Appreciate Fred’s determination to uncover of the mindset of innovators that have done remarkable things.