Visionaries are defined as having extraordinary foresight and imagination. Those who can see what isn't there. They can imagine the unimaginable and they have the grit to make it happen. Business Visionaries are the change-agents embracing new opportunities to drive outsized results. From the C-Suite to the up-and-coming disruptors, they are blazing new paths, discovering inventive solutions and powering the future. Join us each week as we speak with these Visionaries: the entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders driving transformative change across business and society.
Beer in the Metaverse - The Heineken Company Global Head of Digital Consumer Innovation Natacha Volpini
Natache Volpini is the global head of digital consumer innovation for Heineken, where the team was recently celebrated with a bevy of Cannes Lines for their Metaverse launch of Heineken Silver. She has spent 20 years driving innovation, marketing and digital at multinational companies like Warner Media, Mondelez, Viacom and Ambev. We chat about connecting with new consumers, web3, crypto and the future of beverages. Cheers!
BeautyTech – L’Oréal BOLD Ventures VP Rachel Weiss
Rachel Weiss is VP of BOLD Ventures, the venture capital fund of L’Oréal, where she invests in new and disruptive business models in BeautyTech. Rachel lives and breathes convergence, embracing all things pop culture, beauty, and technology. Part technologist, part futurist, part investor, part maker and operator she has long been at the forefront of innovation and an early adopter on the value of startup and corporate collaboration. We talk about the value of working with startups from a corporate perspective, how VCs balance strategic and financial imperatives as well as the future of beauty and what role web3 will play in our lives.
Hospitality Innovation – Founders From Pinktada, STAY OPEN & stayDAO
Ilana Grossman, Co-Founder & CMO of Pinktada and Steve Shpilsky, Co-Founder & CEO of STAY OPEN and StayDAO discuss how innovation will reshape hospitality and the role technology plays in addressing legacy challenges. This transformation is being fueled by Web3, NFTs, tokenization, blockchain and DAOs which are creating new products, services and business models to meet the needs of the next generation of travelers.
Transforming Travel featuring Kevin Kleist, Emerging Trends Advisor, Southwest Airlines
Recorded at our most recent event, What’s Next Now: Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality, we sit down with Kevin Kleist, Emerging Trends Advisor, Southwest Airlines to talk about the trends shaping travel tech, the role of collaboration in their commercialization and the future of flight. As part of the Emerging Trends Team, Kevin explores and brings to life unconventional ideas to encourage change and identify new opportunities for the airline. With more than 16 years of experience with Southwest Airlines, Kevin is collaborating with innovation-driven companies and startups to study, design, develop, and test emerging technologies and complex solutions in real-world environments.
The Netflix of Corporate Learning – Circus Street Co-Founder Jonny Townsend
What is corporate upskilling was binge worthy? Circus Street is an on-line school that teaches companies and their employees to do business in our modernizing world. How do you make learning approachable in a world of continues change. Since 2011 Circus Street has upskilled over 600,000 enterprise employees (like Coca-Cola, Lego, Kraft Heinz) in over 150 Countries. purely for enterprise clients like Coca-Cola, Lego and Kraft Heinz. Learn why technology is like water, why upskilling is table stakes and the role of innovation as we improve ourselves.
During this conversation, recorded at our latest event, What's Next Now: Health & Wellness we speak with three Healthcare Startup Founders about the challenges, opportunities and innovations reshaping the future of Health Tech. Hear from: Philip Fung, Founder & CEO of Kit.com, at-home medical exams, delivered; Shailja Dixit, CEO of Curio Digital Therapeutics, tailor-made cognitive behavioral therapy programs for women across the cycle of life; and Vasu Nadella, Co-Founder & CEO at Vital Bio, an ecosystem of devices, software & people designed to help all of us live healthier.
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