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Interesting interviews with intriguing people who have a relationship with Volvo Cars. Profil and theme: We talk with interesting and knowledgeable people who have knowledge, interest or comments on current topics that have any kind of impact, directly or indirectly, at Volvo Cars. Focus Topics: • Automotive • Mobility • Leadership and teamwork • New technologies • New progressive issues • Research • and much more

Interesting interviews with intriguing people who have a relationship with Volvo Cars. Profil and theme: We talk with interesting and knowledgeable people who have knowledge, interest or comments on current topics that have any kind of impact, directly or indirectly, at Volvo Cars. Focus Topics: • Automotive • Mobility • Leadership and teamwork • New technologies • New progressive issues • Research • and much more
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Interesting interviews with intriguing people who have a relationship with Volvo Cars. Profil and theme: We talk with interesting and knowledgeable people who have knowledge, interest or comments on current topics that have any kind of impact, directly or indirectly, at Volvo Cars. Focus Topics: • Automotive • Mobility • Leadership and teamwork • New technologies • New progressive issues • Research • and much more

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English


Episodes

90. Summer special - Xiaolin Yuan head of Volvo Asia Pacific

7/25/2018
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Summer special - Xiaolin Yuan head of Volvo Asia Pacific Xiaolin was appointed Senior vice president of the market area Volvo Asia Pacific in February 2017. It includes China that is the largest single market of Volvo Cars today. We talk about the reasons of the rapid growth for Volvo in China and especially what challenges Volvo Cars meet. We also talk about the Volvo culture and what Xiaolin learned during his stay at Volvo Headquarter in Göteborg when he held the position as head of...

Duration:00:49:49

89. Care by Volvo featuring Patrik Illerstig

6/28/2018
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Care by Volvo featuring Patrik Illerstig Care by Volvo is a new way to address the need and wish for hassle free car ownership and mobility. The concept was launched a year ago and since February this year Patrik Illerstig joined Volvo as the CEO in order to boost the concept. Patrik came with a lot of experience from E-commerce and joined our company after looking for a really challenge, a company with sound values and a word class company. And the choice fell on Volvo Cars. The concept...

Duration:00:36:43

88. The Agile transformation

6/13/2018
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The Agile transformation Volvo Cars is just in the middle of a dramatic change in how we work together. We call it the Agile transformation and is about a fundamental change in how we interact with one another. The Agile methodology is valid when we develop anything from a new software to an entire new car. In this episode you will meet Anna Sandberg and Magnus Lindh, that are deeply involved in supporting this change. They both believe that Agile work methods drastically can increase the...

Duration:00:30:49

87. Emelie Emanuelsson a true womengineer

5/22/2018
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Emelie Emanuelsson a true womengineer Emelie is one of two founders of the organization Womengineer. Their goal is that 2030 50% of all graduated engineers in Sweden should be women. They believe in that the reason why women is still a minority at the technical university’s in Sweden is because lack of information to possible girl candidates. Emelie is an employee at Volvo Cars since 2015 and holds a position as product owner for clean air quality and enjoy her work and find it extremely...

Duration:00:27:04

86. Meet Shahbaz Kahn - traffic general in Goteborg

5/8/2018
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Meet Shahbaz Kahn - traffic general in Goteborg Shahbaz is newly appointed chairman of the Traffic board of Goteborg. We have an intense discussion in Goteborg about the new train tunnel “the west link” and that discussion is something that we handle. But most important is how the world leading mobility cluster in Goteborg that has rapidly developed the last 10 years can collaborate with the city and the academy to strengthen all parties. The city is already a test arena for new...

Duration:00:39:53

85. Meet Håkan Samuelsson, CEO at Volvo Cars

4/9/2018
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Meet Håkan Samuelsson, CEO at Volvo Cars Volvo Cars had a great 2017 and a fantastic start of 2018 with lots of great achievements and awards. Håkan’s view is that this has created a sound self-confidence in the whole company that also is necessary in order to move forward. But we cannot lean back on old victories. Håkan introduce a new idea of an organisation that builds on a clear vision and mission but without all detailed roles and hierarchies. An organisation that organize itself and...

Duration:00:37:25

84. Meet Hanna Fager, head of HR at Volvo Cars

4/3/2018
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Meet Hanna Fager, head of HR at Volvo Cars Volvo Cars is going through a dramatic transformation and that put a lot of challenges on all of our employees including the head of HR. The company has doubled the number of employees since 2008 and we need to focus on what is important. Hanna look on 2018 as a year when we need to consolidate what has been achieved the last years and to find new way to “group around a challenge” and leave the bureaucracy behind. We need to develop our...

Duration:00:40:50

83. Meet Martina Buchhauser Volvos new head of Procurement

3/21/2018
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Meet Martina Buchhauser Volvo Cars new head of Procurement Martina is new Senior Vice President for Procurement at Volvo Cars since October 2017. She has a background from GM both in the US and in Germany and the last years from BMW. She has made a flying start with a rapid reorganization, focusing in early involvement from procurement from the start in the development process in order to get the best supplier on board as early as possible. She wants to establish a true global procurement...

Duration:00:47:00

82. Joint Venture with Geely - an opportunity to coolaborate

3/12/2018
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Joint Venture with Geely - an opportunity to coolaborate 2017 a new company was founded called Geely Volvo Automobile Technology. The scope for this Joint Venture company between Volvo Cars and Geely Auto is to share technology in order to save resources and use our common competence in the Geely group as optimal as possible. We have already reaped the fruit of successful corporation when Volvos first car the XC40 on the common CMA-platform just won the prestigious award “Car of the year...

Duration:00:30:49

81. Circular economy - increase profit and save the planet

3/7/2018
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Circular economy - increase profit and save the planet In this episode you will meet Mats Williander. He is a researcher at RISE- Victoria Institute at Lindholmen, Goteborg with focus on sustainability and new business models that could help business both increase profit and at the same time save the planet. He has studied “Circular economy” that is a tool to both develop the business and revenues and in the same time develop long term sustainability in order to save resources and build a...

Duration:00:38:57

80. Bodil Eriksson

2/9/2018
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Bodil Eriksson and Volvo mobility service Bodil is the CEO for the newly started initiative called Volvo mobility services. This initiative address the fact that more and more people ask for flexible mobility to meet their communication needs without having to buy or lease their own car. Volvo has been sort of a pioneer in this area with Sunfleet that has been operating for 20 years and their operation is a starting point for this service but the ambition is to lift it to an entire new...

Duration:00:39:56

79. XC60 generation 2

1/29/2018
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XC60 launch In this episode you will meet Karl-Johan Ekman and Magnus Olsson, two key persons in the development and launch of the new XC60 that was presented last year. The project has been extremely successful and the car has received several very prestigious awards such as the 2018 North American Utility of the Year. The XC60 is the fourth car on the SPA platform and the ramp up in production went extremely smooth. We talk about leadership and trust and how important that is in order...

Duration:00:48:02

78. Oskar Falk

12/27/2017
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Oskar Falk Oskar is site manager for Volvos engine plant in Skövde. He has also been deeply responsible for the establishment of our first engine plant in China in Zhangjiakou. We talk about both struggles in this challenge but also what has been the success factories now when its running and produce engines both to our factories in Chengdu and in Daqing and soon also in Luqiao when Volvo will start producing the new XC40 in 2018. A critical question for the future for a plant that...

Duration:00:29:59

77. Thomas Ingenlath

12/11/2017
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Thomas Ingenlath Thomas is back in the Garage but not as Senior Vice president for Design at Volvo Cars but as CEO of the new car brand Polestar. Polestar has launched their first model #1, a beautiful performance coupe with impressing electric range as a plugin hybrid as well as a high end performance car. The media attention has been great and the interest in this new car brand with its natural connection to Volvo Cars is fantastic. We talk about Thomas new role as CEO and Polestar as a...

Duration:00:44:09

76. Michael Fleiss

12/4/2017
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Michael Fleiss Michael came to Volvo from Bentley and Volkswagen six years ago and became soon Vice President for Volvo Cars Powertrain engineering. He started his automotive career in his father’s garage fixing neighbours cars, 10 years old and has since then been a true car enthusiast. Since not quite a year he entered a new era in his career as Vice President for Vehicle hardware. We talk about the shift to electrification and what impact that could mean for his new area and for the...

Duration:00:36:13

75. Katarina Eriksson & Simon Lundqvist

11/22/2017
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Katarina Eriksson and Simon Lundqvist – two talented team leaders Katarina and Simon are both team leaders in the Torslanda plant and work on the pallet line with assembly of engines, fuel tanks, exhausts systems and much more. We talk about all the challenges on the assemble line with high work load and stress, but also about an inspiring workplace with lots of ambition to improve quality and to deliver better and better. We discuss Volvo Cars culture and their dreams and wish for the...

Duration:00:27:35

74. Philip Nordahl

10/30/2017
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Philip Nordahl – An unique Volvo career Philip Nordahl was only 22 years old when he decided to pack the bag and go to China to sign up for Greely’s team who was set to acquire Volvo Cars. The year was 2009 and Ford had just went official that Volvo Cars was for sale. His exciting journey started in a Geely plant as a spot welder to test him and find out if he was a spy or not. Today he is making a successful career at Volvo Cars and his message is clear: - If you get a chance – jump on it!...

Duration:00:41:43

73. Smart cities

10/18/2017
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Smart cities – a treat or an opportunity In this episode we discuss ”smart cities” with Karolina Bjurhed and Martin Ivarson. Smart cities that is liveable, workable and can provide good quality of life for their citizens. In a smart crowded city a traditional car is questioned. But was does that mean for us as a car company today and in the future? How can we be part of this development and use it as an tool to grow and build new business opportunities? Karolina and Martin is working on a...

Duration:00:38:52

72. Dennis Nobelius

10/4/2017
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Dennis Nobelius – an autonomus CEO Many of you know Dennis from his long and successful career at Volvo Cars in a lot of different positions. His career peaked at Volvo Cars as program manager for the XC90 that was launched some years ago and was a mega success. But since nearly a year ago he has been leading the process to develop a brand new company; “Zenuity”. I visited him at his and Zenuity’s brand new office in Lindholmen and got the chance to talk about this new company, a joint...

Duration:00:38:34

71. Sofia Granath

9/22/2017
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Garaget 71. Sofia Granath Sofia is director for digitalization at Autoliv since February 2017 and have an impressive CV with experience from a variety of different areas. She look at herself as being a little bit crazy. She believe in the potential in the human being and have hope and faith that everything is possible. She’s loves problem solving and values open organizations, where not only leaders should initiate products and changes. We talk a lot of different possibilities with new...

Duration:00:38:43