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BCC Research's podcast features innovative companies and individuals who are shaping, disrupting and even revolutionizing not only their own industries, but also the way we’ll live and work in the future. Each week we talk to visionaries whose work is something you should definitely know about.
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44: The Future of Clean Fuel with Ecovyst

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45: The Future of Sustainable Innovation with Ecovyst
How does one develop innovative products that meet customers’ needs while also having a positive impact on the environment? And how can businesses blend those two ideals into a financially beneficial outcome for everyone involved? Today we’re continuing conversation we’ve started with Ecovyst last week. This time however, we’re focusing on the future of sustainable innovation, and how they carry it out in their business. Jumping right into the heart of the matter is today’s guest, Paul Robbins, Vice President for Silica Catalyst, Ecovyst’s sister company. Join us as we dive into the world of sustainable developments and the hugely impactful role Ecovyst is playing behind the scenes.
January 27, 2022
44: The Future of Clean Fuel with Ecovyst
When it comes to clean fuel, what role do zeolites play? How will they impact the future of sustainability? And how many people are aware of this innovative solution? Zeolites are a group of minerals that have the ability to be readily dehydrated and rehydrated. The reason they’re so important is because they are playing a quiet but crucial role in helping transition the way we live and work to a more sustainable manner. Diving into the exciting world of zeolites and the potential they carry for our future, is today’s guest, Lucy Innes. Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Zeolyst International, Lucy expands on the work being done at both Zeolyst International and Ecovyst and the impact that zeolites have when it comes to the energy transition and a move towards sustainability.
January 20, 2022
43: The Future of our Education Landscape with Megan Sweets
It’s no secret that the pandemic has had a major impact on our education system. But the truth of the matter is that there are underlying problems in the system. According to research done by today’s guest Dr. Megan Sweets: 50% of teachers will leave the profession in the first 5 years. 50% of new principals will leave their schools in 3 years, with 20% leaving after their first year. These statistics, compounded with the pandemic, make it clear that there is a need for an overhaul in the educational sphere. Enter today’s guest, Dr. Sweets. With her PhD in educational leadership with a focus in financial reform, Megan created Your 3 Eyes as a program to help schools make necessary shifts that has a positive impact for students, educators, and communities. Join us as we dive into the world of educational reform and what the future holds.
September 16, 2021
42: The Future of Chronic Disease Management with xbird
Why is chronic illness management lagging in innovation? How can doctors and patients be better equipped and more empowered to manage their health issues? And how has Covid impacted this market? Chronic illness, especially Type 2 diabetes, is more complex than acute injuries when it comes to monitoring health and making adjustments over the long-term. It typically requires patients to catalogue all aspects of their life in disjointed methods in the hopes that their doctor will be able to understand the big picture and catch any issues as they arise. It’s for this reason that xbird came into being. A digital platform streamlines the process of monitoring, managing and notifying patients of their health—all in a user-friendly app. Join myself and Founder Sebastian Sujka as we explore the possibilities that xbird is creating in their industry, and what that means for the future of chronic illness management.
September 02, 2021
41: The Future of AI with Stradigi
What is artificial intelligence capable of? What can it do, and what can’t it do? And maybe more importantly, how can companies leverage it to help drive their business into the future? The week we dive into the practical applications that AI provides with today’s guest Zeina Gharzouzi, Area Sales Manager for Stradigi AI, a company who has created a unique AI platform specifically for small and middle-sized companies. Through their user-friendly platform—a first of its kind, they’re able to situate their clients with the ability to sift through data to find micro-trends not easily detected by the human eye. Join Zeina and I as we discuss the impact of the pandemic on trends and the growing need for AI application, how AI can be used in real-time, and the future holds.
August 26, 2021
40: The Future of Autonomous Fleet Management with Ridecell
When it comes to fleet management, how can companies not just diagnose problems with individual vehicles within their fleets but solve them without the inevitable lag pile-up issues that come with it?  How can they do this while managing a large fleet? The answer: fully automating the process. To do that, there are a series of issues that need to be addressed, and a platform that needs to manage all the moving pieces. This is exactly why we brought in our guest, Ridecell. Presenting the first fully automated IoT fleet management system, Ridecell is pioneering the way to a far more effective fleet management process and is helping their customers achieve this with a seamless transition. Join Diipti Tiku, Senior Director of Marketing for Ridecell, and I as we dive into the details of the technology utilized, how they connect with potential customers, and the process that allows them to change the industry.
August 19, 2021
39: The Future of Cycling with Megan Hottman
When it comes to transportation, there are many modes available to us. But despite the greener and statistically happier option of cycling, there is a lot of work to do in the cycling industry. Some of that work includes ensuring motorists are informed about cycling laws, advocating for better safety precautions throughout cities and changing laws to define cyclists’ rights on the road. That’s where today’s guest steps in and shines. Megan Hottman is not just an athlete and cyclist; she’s a cyclist lawyer who founded Hottman Law to handle cyclist cases. Between creating awareness for the cause, representing injured cyclists, and advocating for changed laws and behaviors, Megan is making serious headway in this industry. Join us as we discuss the difficulties of the current city landscape, the impact Covid-19 has had on cycling, and what this will all look like in the future.
August 12, 2021
38: The Future of Health and Fitness with Verb
How has the health and fitness industry evolved as a result of the global pandemic? How are experts integrating AI and machine learning into health and fitness? And what industry problems do AI and machine learning solve? This week’s guest, Vin Miceli—founder and CEO of Verb—is here to answer these questions and more. Vin created Verb, a digital platform that connects coaches with clients—with a twist. Verb tackles the ‘unsexy’ element of health and fitness: the micro-habits that construct a person’s day that can significantly help or hinder their progress. Verb empowers people to become aware of their patterns through a combination of AI, machine learning and a real-life coach, allowing for its impact to reach all aspects of their lives. Verb is here to change the game. Join us as we discuss the details of Verb and the future of the health and fitness industry.
August 05, 2021
37: The Future of Waste Management with Rubicon
What does our current waste management industry look like? What can be done to combat the sheer amount of waste being produced on a daily basis? And what are we doing about the accumulating space waste? Waste is a multi-faceted issue that is present in every market and every industry. Not only that, it’s one issue that is continuing to grow and is impacting our lives and planet for the worse. Tackling this seemingly bleak outlook is today’s guest: Rubicon. Spearheading the march in turning the tide on this ever-growing problem, Rubicon is making waves through the use of their software solution. By identifying trends and needs, mediating commercial relationships, and leveraging their network of haulers and customers, Rubicon is able to create economic viability through a circular approach to business and waste management. This is made possible through the integration of AI and data collection, allowing them to work on a large scale—from a single business to looking at eliminating the waste problem in space. Join us as we dive into the particulars of how this all works and how they are making progress towards their mission and goal of ending waste.
July 29, 2021
36: The Future of Recycling with TerraCycle
Do you know what actually goes in your blue bin? How much of what we send to the recycling center can actually be recycled? And what can we do with all our hard-to-recycle materials? The traditional recycling industry has declined in recent years despite the growing awareness of its importance. Not to mention it’s a key player in combatting climate change. And while there are many at play that have led to the state of the industry, looking at the evolution from here-on-out will lead us to some exciting. Some of those solutions are spearheaded by TerraCycle, a social enterprise set on eliminating even the idea of waste! To really understand their work within the industry, we sat down with Shaye DiPasquale, publicist for TerraCycle. Join us as we discuss current projects to help reuse and recycle all materials, the different ways consumers, brands, and retailers can get in on the action and what the future of the recycling industry will look like. Learn more about TerraCycle:
May 27, 2021
35: The Future of Indoor Agriculture with Plenty
Indoor agriculture. Two simple words that represent a powerful shift in one of our biggest industries. The ability to grow produce vertically, instead of horizontally and protected from the elements is revolutionizing the industry. Aside from drastically reducing the amount of space needed, the ability to hyper-control all aspects of the growing process means there’s no need for pesticides or GMOs and that taste will be consistent. One of the big driving forces behind this new market is Plenty, an indoor agriculture company here to change the world. We sat down with Co-Founder Dr. Nate Storey to understand the process behind vertical farming, what the current challenges are and what’s in store for them in the near future. Join us as we explore a fascinating world that is in its infancy and about to explode. Learn more about Plenty:
May 20, 2021
34: The Future of Water with 120Water
Water. Arguably the most important resource we have…and yet, how often do we think about our water systems? While the events in Flint, Michigan shined a light on the industry, it’s still not a prominent topic of conversation. For Megan Glover, this was a problem. That’s why she founded 120Water, a company that aims to bridge the fractured elements within the industry to help consumers know what’s in their water, and water industry professionals adhere to regulations while understaffed and under-financed. Sitting down with Megan, we dive into the world of water testing, aging infrastructure and their ability to detect Covid-19 hotspots, among many other topics within the market. Join us as we explore the nuances and future of our water systems. Learn more about 120Water:
May 13, 2021
33: The Future of Synthetic Genomes with Codex DNA
The pandemic has influenced every company in every market. But companies that focus on synthetic DNA have been in a unique position to help. That’s why Codex DNA has played, and continues to play, a crucial role in the fight against Covid-19. The creation and release of the world’s first full-length synthetic genomes for the three Covid virus variants is a game-changer, not just for Covid but for the healthcare industry and the approach scientists will bring to future health crises. We sat down with Jason Lehmann, product marketing manager for Codex DNA to dive into how the genomes were created, how Codex DNA responded to the pandemic, and what the future of synthetic DNA will look like. Join us as we dive into this fascinating world and better understand the scientific community’s approach to Covid. Learn more about Codex DNA: Watch their webinar with Dr. Jesse Erasmus:
May 06, 2021
32: The Future of Green Hydrogen with Enapter
When it comes to energy, what could compete with fossil fuels? Right now, there isn’t a strong competitor on the market. In five years, that will all change. Green hydrogen is already making a strong play; the only thing holding it back is cost efficiency and scalability. But those challenges are about to become history. We sat down with Vaitea Cowan, Co-Founder of Enapter—a company on a mission to drive down the cost of green hydrogen and make it competitive with fossil fuels. Join us as we discuss the current Energy landscape, how green hydrogen is an economically beneficial option, and what the future of energy will look like once green hydrogen stakes its claim. Register for the Generation Hydrogen Event (May 19th): Learn more about Enapter:
April 29, 2021
31: The Future of In-Person Events with UNC
As vaccines become more available and the world begins to slowly re-open after over a year of battling the global pandemic, people are both eager and nervous about large-scale in-person events. University of North Carolina’s Reese Innovation Lab is combatting the new issues that Covid-19 has brought by enabling venues to positively encourage people to wear masks and social distance through their AI powered Health Greeter Kiosks. Joining me to expand on both the inspiration behind the kiosks, its technology and design, as well as its application is Steven King, Chief Innovation Officer at Reese Innovation Lab, and Natalie Huggins, student experience designer from the UNC Chapel Hill. Together we discuss how the kiosks work, the thought process behind the design and the impact the technology will have post pandemic. Learn more about the Health Greeter Kiosks: Learn more about the Reese Innovation Lab:
April 22, 2021
30: The Future of Power with EPRA
Reliability is the key to maintaining power systems and enabling them to advance. To understand exactly why this is the case, as well as to explore the world of power, we sat down with both Alan Ross, President of the Electric Power Reliability Alliance (EPRA), and Rachel Linke, Member Service Manager of EPRA. EPRA is a movement that enables a collaborative community to advance electric power reliability, starting with industrial and commercial organizations. Join us as we tackle an array of topics, including understanding what Maintenance 4.0 is, how companies can properly address aging infrastructure, as well as the impact that women are having in the market, how Covid-19 has influenced its trajectory, and what innovation in such an established industry looks like. Learn more about EPRA: Learn more about the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals: Learn more about Women in Power Systems:
April 15, 2021
29: The Future of Plastic with Notpla
What would it take to reinvent plastic? Ambition, a highly creative and skilled team, and the guts to go for it. It’s news to no one that we have a plastic problem. It’s used for everything, but its end-of-life process is one we would rather not think about. However, turning a blind eye to the issues that it’s causing has not worked, nor will it. What needs to happen is a reinvention of both plastic and our mindset on how to use it. Thankfully, companies like Notpla are way ahead of us, already able to provide a solution for single-use items that are used quickly and discarded just as fast. With us this week to help breakdown our current reality as well as the positive steps being taken to alter the course of our future is Pierre Paslier, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Notpla. Join us as we talk about why plastic is a go-to product, what mindset shifts need to occur, and how their disappearing packaging is setting a precedent for what the future will look like. Learn more about Notpla:
April 08, 2021
28: The Future of Smart Packaging with CPI
How much thought do you give to the packaging that inevitably comes with your order? Not much? Well, get ready to start looking at it differently. Did you know that, what is affectionately known as “smart packaging” is more than just being able to track your goods with extremely high accuracy? It’s much more personal than that. It’s about automatically re-ordering goods when you start to get low and enabling your doctor to monitor your parent’s pill intake, all without you needing to think about it. It’s also about allowing people to know if the Covid-test, or vaccine they’re about to take is the real deal or a counterfeit. It’s about monitoring the temperature of every single bottle individually. It’s about providing companies with a real shot at sustainability. It’s about the future. With us this week is Dr. Alex Cole, Head of Strategic marketing for CPI, a leading independent technology innovation center that acts as a catalyst for bringing innovative ideas and research into the marketplace. Join us as we talk about the world of smart packaging, its possibilities and what the future is bound to look like. Learn more about CPI:
April 01, 2021
27: The Future of Green Investing with Greenbacker Capital
How are dreams transformed into reality that then construct our future? The simple answer? Money. The longer answer? By intelligent people investing into products and services that then have a fighting chance of becoming mainstream. An industry that highlights this beautifully is renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure. Still new, its future is not one that can be methodically planned out, but if there’s one company that is keeping its pulse on its trajectory, it’s Greenbacker Capital. With us this week is Ben Baker, Managing Director at Greenbacker, and the go-to guy for learning about the renewable energy industry. Greenbacker brings sustainable energy and infrastructure investment opportunities to market by investing in a portfolio of ventures. Ben joins us to discuss everything from what they look for in a company, the impact of Covid-19, and what to expect in the future of green investing. Learn more about Greenbacker Capital:
March 25, 2021
26: The Future of the Esports Experience with Ryan Thompson
There’s nothing quite like the roar of a crowd. And for the longest time that has always gone hand-in-hand with traditional sports games. But in recent years, a new type of event has garnered the same level of intensity in a much shorter amount of time. We’re talking about esports. With the advent of competitive gaming, streaming has become a global phenomenon. But more than that, the digital sport has amassed a fan base that congregate in stadiums they would for any other sport. Which is why this week we’re taking a look at the esports experience. Helping us out with that is Ryan Thompson, CPO and co-founder of Esports Engine. Join us, as we dive into the world of competitive gaming, learning about what goes into setting up for an event, the impact Covid-19 has had on it, and what the future holds for this up-and-coming industry. Learn more about Esports Engine: Learn more about Vindex:
March 18, 2021
25: The Future of Precision Medicine with Genomenon
If it’s part of your DNA, is it something that you can change? For the longest time the answer to that question has been no, but now that’s not necessarily the case. Genetics is a world that is evolving at a rapid pace. And with a lot of new data coming out in the field, there is a growing need to sort that data and make it actionable. That’s what this week’s guest is doing. Genomenon is a genomic health IT company that connects genomic data with patient DNA in order to help diagnose and treat those with rare genetic cancers and diseases. They do this by providing their customers with tools to solve previously unsolvable mysteries. We sat down with Mike Klien, the CEO of Genomenon to explore the impact that their work is having on the health industry, and within the genetics market. Learn more about Genomenon:
March 11, 2021
24: The Future of Synthetic Biology with Twist Bioscience
With the introduction of big data, machine learning and AI, it’s easy to get excited about what technology is allowing us to create. But what gets overlooked is the sheer amount of data that will be created in the process. And while data storage may not sound like a sexy topic, it’s one that becomes infinitely more attractive when you learn what it’ll look like in the near future. The concept of storing data on DNA may sound confusing, but after understanding how it operates, it’s fairly simple and the possibilities are endless. This week, we sat down with CEO of Twist Bioscience, Emily Leproust. Twist Bioscience not only spearheads work in DNA data storage, but the writing and selling of synthetic DNA as a whole. With an innovative and sustainable process to write and sell synthetic DNA, Twist Bioscience provides the foundation for companies to change their industries. Join us as Emily breaks down their new process for writing and selling synthetic DNA and the impact it has on the medical and entertainment industries, how it’s helping catch potential virus outbreaks, and what data storage will look like in the near future. Learn more about Twist Bioscience:
March 04, 2021
23: The Future of Digitization with Avery Dennison
What do you think of when you hear the word sustainability? Does the term ‘digitization’ come to mind? While entirely separate entities, the impact that the digital revolution is having on the supply chain front has a direct impact on the ability companies have to truly become sustainable. This week, we sat down with both Tyler Chaffo, Manager of Global Sustainability, and Amir Khoshniyati, Head of NFC Business for Avery Dennison, a global leader in the materials science and manufacturing industry. Together, we talk about the impact that digitization has had on the supply chain process, where sustainability is headed, and how bitcoin fits into all of this. Learn more about Avery Dennison:
February 25, 2021
22: The Future of Nutrition with Dr. Michael Klaper
What role does nutrition play when it comes to the future of healthcare? Currently, nutrition has a small place in general healthcare practice. But that’s about to change. This week, we sat down with Dr. Michael Klaper to explore this topic in-depth. Bringing with him his experience in surgery, anesthesiology and orthopedics, Dr. Klaper’s journey to understanding the link between nutrition and the devastating illnesses plaguing society was one full of twists and turns. With it brought an entirely new lens from which he views health, and his mission is to provide the knowledge he’s accumulated to those soon to be dealing directly with patients: medical students. We discuss the importance of integrating nutrition into the medical education system, how Covid has impacted his Moving Medicine Forward Initiative and how a care-based medicine could become our reality. Learn more about Dr. Klaper and Moving Medicine Forward:
February 18, 2021
21: The Future of Car Safety with ATI
Ready for driverless cars? Whether that sparks excitement or apprehension, the question isn’t if it’ll come to be, but when. In order for autonomous cars to become a widespread reality, major questions need to be answered about safety. How do you guarantee the safety of the passengers when the layout of the car is completely different than what we’re familiar with? And how do you ensure that the car is aware of other cars, pedestrians and debris? This week, we sat down with David Breed, inventor in the automotive space, as well as Chairman and owner of ATI. As one of the inventors of the airbag, among many many other automotive features, David is the perfect person for this conversation. Join us as David breaks down the technology required to create operational autonomous vehicles, and what the industry will look like in the near future.
February 11, 2021
20: The Future of Plant-Based Cheese with SriMu
What does it take to shape the future of an industry? How do you leverage difficult turns in life to produce a timeless product? And how in the world can plant-based cheese compete with the real thing? These two seemingly unconnected questions merge into this week’s episode of You Should Know This. We sat down with Julie Piatt, visionary, founder, and CEO of SriMu, a subscription-based plant-based cheese company. Join us as Julie shares her journey through fashion, design, and yoga, and how innovative thinking opens the door to a plethora of possibilities. Learn more about SriMu: Follow SriMu on Instagram:
February 04, 2021
19: The Future of Cultured Meat with Aleph Farms
Have you ever imagined that the meat you put on your dinner plate—real meat—could come from a lab? Before you dismiss the idea as crazy, I’m here to tell you that not only is it possible; it’s the future. Cultured meat can produce the same tasty steak you know and love, all while avoiding the main issues facing the meat industry; environmental issues, treatment of animals, and even the potentiality of illness. This week on You Should Know This, we sit down with the CEO of Aleph Farms, a cultured meat company that not only wants to make an impact on planet earth, but in space as well. Join us as we break down how cultured meat is making its way to the market, the issues that it will solve, and what the future of the meat industry looks like. Oh, and where Mars fits into all of this. Learn more about Aleph Farms: Follow them on: Linkedin: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:
January 28, 2021
18: The Future of the Gut Microbiome with Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum
The gut microbiome is all the rage in the world of health research, and for good reason. The connection between our gut microbiome and health issues, including mental health, cancer and even autism, is coming to light. At the forefront of this research and actionable steps, is Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum. This week on You Should Know This, we sit down with the doctor, author and the co-founder of BIOHM Health to dive into the world of the microbiome and uncover what we can hope to see in the future, as we continue to learn more about this vital aspect of our bodies. Join us as Dr. Ghannoum breaks down what the microbiome (and mycobiome) is, how he used this research to discover biomarkers for certain cancers and the exciting opportunities his research is uncovering for our health across the board. Learn more about Biohm Health: Follow Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum on Instagram: Find his book here:
January 21, 2021
17: The Future of Community-Based Care with Intermountain Healthcare
Healthcare is an essential industry, but it has also been known for sometimes being frustratingly slow to evolve, especially in terms of patient experience. But how does an entire industry shift to solve these experience-based issues? Simple, borrow methods from industries that have already done it. This week on You Should Know This, we talk to Rajesh Shrestha, COO of Community-Based Care at Intermountain Healthcare and President and CEO of Castell Health as well as Kevan Mabbutt, Senior VP and Chief Consumer Officer for Intermountain Healthcare, to dive into community-based care, a concept that Intermountain has been spearheading within the industry. Join us as we dive into what community-based care really is, how they’re incorporating lessons from hospitality to achieve it, the impact the pandemic has had and where the future of healthcare is headed! Learn more about Intermountain Healthcare: Learn more about Castell Health:
January 14, 2021
16: The Future of Immunology with Dr. Jenna Macciochi
Our immune system is a vital function of our health. And yet, most of the time we only think about it when we’re sick. 2020 has shed light on immunology in a way that we haven’t seen before, and the impact of lifestyle, diet, and even technology is far more reaching than we might have suspected. This week on You Should Know This, we talk to Immunologist Dr. Jenna Macciochi, who specializes in understanding how nutrition and lifestyle interact with the immune system in both health and disease. Join us as we dive into the world of biotech, the impact the pandemic has had on the industry, and much more! Connect with Dr. Jenna Macciochi: Website: Instagram: Twitter: Book:
January 07, 2021
15: Highlight Reel – The Best of 2020
From fashion to concrete, security to agtech–and everything in between, we’ve covered a lot of industries in Season 1. Talking to fantastic guests who are at the forefront of innovation in their market, we’ve looked at how present day issues are impacting their market and what the future holds. Now, as we wrap up both 2020 and Season 1 of You Should Know This, we’re taking a quick trip to the past by recapping the key moments our guests share—their insights on what we can expect to see in future, aka golden nuggets you should definitely know about!
December 31, 2020
14: The Future of IoT with Wiliot
Internet of Things (IOT) technology is common in business and industry settings, and it’s about to change our daily lives forever. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Steve Statler, SVP of Marketing at Wiliot to discuss Wiliot’s mission of helping businesses adopt circular economic practices through their sticker-sized, battery-free Bluetooth tags, connecting people to products in a way that will revolutionize the way we live and view ‘disposable’ items. Their impact is far reaching, and we discuss the idea behind Wiliot, the impact of the pandemic and what the future will look like with the tags in use. Learn about Wiliot here:
December 17, 2020
13: The Future of TTO Collaboration with Cat Donaldson
Ideas and information are worth their weight in gold, especially in the tech transfer world. However, Covid-19 has forced a fundamental shift, requiring open collaboration as the world overnight united to help combat this global crisis. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Cat Donaldson, Chief Development Officer at Cold Spring Harbor Lab, to discuss the impact the pandemic has had on communication and collaboration within the industry, how these shifts will fundamentally change the way TTOs operate in the future, and why it’s important to build on this momentum instead of reverting back to ‘normal’.
December 10, 2020
12: The Future of Security with LARES
Most of us are familiar with the intricate game of attack and defense in the security world based on what we’ve seen in movies. Reality, however, is much more nuanced, messy and exciting than the big screens have led us to believe. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Chris Nickerson, founder and CEO of LARES Security, to discuss not only the details of how they navigate the complex world of prevention, detection and response, but also how he spearheaded setting industry standards, the impact of COVID-19, as well as looking at the future of security, and how it’s evolving with the rise of new technology. Learn more about LARES:
December 03, 2020
11: The Future of Technology Transfer with Saara Inkinen
Tech transfer is a world where flexibility and pivoting through change is paramount. This has become extremely evident given the current pandemic. But what key shifts have occurred within the market throughout the past year? This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Saara Inkinen, Technology Transfer & Innovation Management Consultant at her own company, Nordic Catalyst, to discuss not only how COVID has impacted the dynamic of collaboration within the Tech Transfer industry, but also the future of innovation creation and management.
November 25, 2020
10: The Future of Remote Work with Tulsa Remote
No question about it, remote work is on the rise. Accelerated by Covid-19, but having grown in relevance pre-pandemic, there is one city that’s capitalizing on this shift to not only create more diversity within its city, but also provide remote workers with a community they would otherwise not have. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Grant Bumgarner, Community Manager for Tulsa Remote, an initiative to revitalize the community in Tulsa by providing opportunity and connection to remote workers. We discuss how Tulsa Remote was born, how it differentiates itself from other programs, why Tulsa is a unique city, and the future of remote working. Learn more about Tulsa Remote:
November 18, 2020
9: The Future of EHR and Healthcare Interoperability with Drummond Group
Do you remember filing out the same medical questionnaire every time you went to see a specialist? Do you remember when that transitioned to answering questions once, having it documented digitally, and having your providers access one single file? That transition is the core of interoperability in healthcare, and it’s just getting started. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Lisa Palmer, Principal of Healthcare Compliance Services at the Drummond Group, to discuss the details of interoperability within the EHR market and regulatory compliance, and the future of the integration of healthcare data as a whole. Learn more about Drummond Group:
November 11, 2020
8: The Future of Food Manufacturing with Jennifer Kaplan
We certainly won’t forget the empty shelves in grocery stores at the beginning of the pandemic. And that is a visual nod to the impact that the food manufacturing industry felt when the sudden demand grew with vigor. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with food writer and instructor at the Culinary Institute of America to discuss not only the details of the impact of Covid-19 on the market but also looking at future trends including synthetic meats and domestic sourcing.
November 04, 2020
7: The Future of Sustainable Fashion with Wardrobe
How often do you wear every item in your wardrobe? Chances are, not often. In fact, it’s a good guess most of us have items still holding onto their tags. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Adarsh Alphons, the founder and CEO of Wardrobe, a peer-to-peer sustainable rental marketplace. Between breaking down how Wardrobe works, how it’s disrupting their industry, and the importance that dry cleaners play in the whole thing, Adarsh explains the power of looking at issues with a different perspective. Learn more about Wardrobe:
October 28, 2020
6: The Future of Venture Capital with Jonathan Hung
How does the upheaval of COVID-19 impact an industry that already juggles plenty of unpredictability? This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with the most active angel investor in Southern California, Jonathan Hung, to discuss this exact predicament. Between breaking down what he looks for in a potential investment to the impact the pandemic has on the field of Venture Capital, Jonathan explains the power teams have on a person’s ability to succeed, the types of companies that are born from difficult times, and tips on how VCs can thrive in the post pandemic environment. Connect with Jonathan:
October 21, 2020
5: The Future of Sustainable Concrete and Cement with Solidia
Concrete is everywhere. But have you ever looked at the sidewalk and wondered how it was made? How much water was used in the manufacturing process? No? Well, after today you will. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Tom Schuler, the President and CEO of Solidia, a sustainable concrete and cement company. Spearheading a digital sustainable revolution in the industry, Solidia is answering their client’s call for truly greener processes when it comes to both cement and concrete. We discuss what digital sustainability looks like, how the industry has been impacted by COVID-19 and more. Learn more about Solidia:
October 15, 2020
4: The Future of Digital Networking with Zeina Gharzouzi
Do you find yourself missing in-person events? Don’t care for zoom networking? Like it or not, virtual interaction is our current reality and will only continue into the future. But that’s not a bad thing. Sometimes, simply knowing best practices to help navigate this digital space is all it takes to feel more confident in it. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Zeina Gharzouzi, Linkedin Award Winner, Personal consultant and sales leader extraordinaire to break down how to best operate in this space. From phone calls to zoom meetings, networking events to job interviews, she’s sharing her top tips to help you stand out and succeed, no matter what platform you’re on. Connect with Zeina:
October 08, 2020
3: The Future of Gait Recognition and Biometrics with Mark Nixon
When you think of biometrics, what do you think about? Voice recognition? Fingerprint security? How about the way you walk? If not, you certainly will after this episode. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Mark Nixon, professor, author and pioneer in gait recognition, to dive into this sub-genre of the biometrics industry. From its conception to how it has been used in court cases, we discuss what gait recognition is, if it’s possible to both change your own gait or mimic someone else’s, and what the future holds.
September 30, 2020
2: The Future of Agtech with Megan Lyman
How has the pandemic impacted your pantry? This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Megan Lyman, general counsel and VP of operations for Oerth Bio, to get the inside scoop of what is happening in the Agtech industry. COVID-19 has certainly given a big push to innovations that work towards more sustainable food sources, a trend that is only picking up speed. We discuss the role that technology plays in precision farming, the impact the pandemic has had on the supply chain, and companies that shaping the future of not just how we produce food, but what type of food we consume. Learn more about the Agtech industry: Learn more about the biggest changes in tech transfer in the 2010's:
September 23, 2020
1: The Future of Crowdsourced Security with Synack
Ever wondered just how vulnerable you are to a cyber-attack? This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Jay Kaplan, the co-founder and CEO of Synack, a cybersecurity company. Bringing a unique twist to an established industry is a big ask, but that is exactly what Synack is doing with their crowdsourced solutions to ongoing digital security attacks. We discuss what it’s like working for the NSA, what it means to be an ‘ethical hacker,’ how the cybersecurity industry has been impacted by COVID-19 and more. For more details on the episode as well as resources on the cybersecurity industry, check out the show notes for this episode.
September 15, 2020
0: Welcome to You Should Know This!
Welcome to You Should Know This, a podcast by BCC Research! This episode will introduce you to me, your host, Clara Mouawad and the inspiration behind this podcast. Join me as I talk to BCC’s Director of Content, Tim Mclean. We discuss the core mission of BCC Research, why we created this show and what you can expect from our weekly episodes.
September 14, 2020