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059 - Driving Innovation at Vueling

10/14/2019
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Simone van Neerven is the Head of Innovation at Vueling, an airline company originally from Spain. In this podcast, Simone talks about what innovating in this regulated industry means, but also how to drive innovation. We also discuss topics like women in tech and what it means to be a leader in a competitive space.

Duration:00:52:18

058 - Building Startups with Ministry of Programming

10/7/2019
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Faris & Resad Zacina are the founders of Ministry of Programming. Originally from Bosnia & Herzegovina, they rapidly expanded their business of being technical partners to their clients. Startups usually struggle with building out their ideas and this is where Ministry of Programming shines through. We talk about what makes startups successful but also how to pick your technology stack when starting out.

Duration:00:55:21

057 - Launching Satellites and Space-as-a-Service with Reaktor

9/30/2019
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Juha-Matti (Jussi) Liokkonen is the Director for Space and New Technologies at Reaktor. Reaktor started in Finland in the agency business but has expanded rapidly to multiple countries. With their new ventures into space are early to a new frontier, offering a service called Space-As-A-Service which could change the way we interact with technology.

Duration:00:43:39

056 - Running an Innovation Lab at PostNL

9/23/2019
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Jeroen van der Heijden is the Head of Customer Experience for the PostNL Innovation Studio. PostNL is the biggest parcel delivery service in The Netherlands and we discuss how they innovate with a small team and validate their ideas.

Duration:00:54:25

055 - Creating an On-boarding Experience with Talmundo

9/16/2019
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Christina Chaplin is the Head of Data and Innovation at Talmundo. Talmundo is a SaaS created for streamlining on-boarding processes for new employees. We talk about what makes a great onboarding experience, but also HR in general and best practices within these processes.

Duration:00:53:34

054 - How an App is Fighting Food Waste

9/9/2019
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Ralph de Groot is one of the Founders for Restoranto. Restoranto is a mobile app that seeks to fight food waste by offering discounts in times that restaurants are less busy. The mobile app also offers the possibility to order and pay in advance so you can save time when for example going for launch. We also go into their beginnings and how it is to run a startup

Duration:00:36:12

053 - The Science Behind Data Science

9/2/2019
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Sanne Menning is a Data Scientist for Albert Heijn. In this podcast we discuss about what a Data Scientist does, but also interestingly enough a bit of neuroscience as well. Another topic is AI and if it's a hype or not.

Duration:00:41:46

052 - How to Accelerate a Startup with Rockstart

8/26/2019
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Rune Theill is the CEO and Co-Founder for Rockstart, a startup accelerator in The Netherlands. We talk about their beginnings, what a accelerator does for startups in their program but also what makes a successful startup.

Duration:00:38:06

051 - Shipping Around the World with Cogoport

8/19/2019
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Carmit Glik is the CEO and Managing Director for Cogoport in Europe. In this podcast we discuss the challenges the shipping sector faces. There are enormous digital challenges to be solved and Cogoport, started in India and now one of the market leaders, tries to solve these.

Duration:00:42:28

050 - An interview with Bits vs Bytes

8/12/2019
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In this special 50th episode I asked some of the listeners to send in questions they wanted my opinion on, so the roles are reversed. Some of the topics that come to pass are Blockchain, Neuralink, leadership and many many more!

Duration:01:00:53

049 - Building a CRM with Teamleader

8/5/2019
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Niels vanden Buverie is the Strategic Partnerships Manager Belgium at Teamleader (https://teamleader.eu). In this podcast we discuss their vision on integrating with other packages, but also how they build their product.

Duration:00:38:47

048 - Climbing Mount Everest and Building a Social Enterprise

7/29/2019
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Niels van Buren is one of the owners of Swink, a very special agency specialized in providing marketing and data services. His agency is special because they employ people with autism, because of their unique abilities to focus on specific tasks and analytical skills. We also go into him climbing the Mount Everest, after being diagnosed with MS, as the very first male to do that.

Duration:00:48:07

047 - Education and Data with The Next School

7/22/2019
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Quinten Smit is the Co-Founder for The Next School, a company specialised in data services for schools. In this podcast we discuss about how this data can be used, but also the future of education.

Duration:00:40:20

046 - Predictive Hiring with Equalture

7/15/2019
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Charlotte Melkert is the Co-Founder of Equalture, a platform that provides predictive hiring based on data that is gathered from multiple sources. In this podcast we discuss her vision on how hiring needs to change and also how their platform works.

Duration:00:37:16

045 - Security and Identity with Auth0

7/8/2019
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Ado Kukic is Developer Evangelist Lead at Auth0. Auth0 is an identity provider that integrates within your application, so you don't need to create that yourself. We talk about the advantages of using an identity provider and where online security will go in the future. One interesting project is for example Webauthn, which we discuss as it's a standard that is being developed to make the use of passwords obsolete.

Duration:00:41:50

044 - From Hosting to Digital Solutions with Schuberg Philis

7/1/2019
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Roeland Kuipers is the CTO at Schuberg Philis. Traditionally a hosting company supplying dedicated hosting for their clients, they have since transitioned into creating more than just hosting solutions. We talk about how this transition was for them and also the possibilities of the cloud in helping build solutions for clients.

Duration:00:36:10

043 - Funding SME's with Funding Circle

6/24/2019
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Jeroen Broekema is the Founder of Funding Circle The Netherlands. He grew the Dutch branch of Funding Circle (originally founded in the UK) from himself to at the time of recording 65 people. We talked about his journey but also the problems SME's are struggling with and how Funding Circle tries to help in these struggles.

Duration:00:36:57

042 - Creating a Bioplastic Company with BE O Bottle

6/17/2019
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Damir Perkic is Co-Founder at BE O Bottle, they create waterbottles made of out of bioplastic. This bioplastic is made from residu from sugarcane and fully recyclable. Damir started this company because he worked in the plastic industry and saw that almost all (99%) of the plastic is made from crude oil and he set out to change this, and their first product is the BE O Bottle.

Duration:00:49:47

041 - Innovating Version Control with Plastic SCM

6/10/2019
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Pablo Santos is the Founder of Codicé Software, creators of Plastic SCM. Plastic tries to provide a different take on version control software like GIT or SVN. We talk about the future of collaborating on code, but also what makes Plastic SCM so unique in regards to other systems.

Duration:00:42:17

040 - How to be a Digital Art Director

6/3/2019
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Eelco van Collenburg is Art Director at Macaw. Together we go into the future of design agencies, but also what makes an Art Director an Art Director. We also talk about why design and tech shouldn't be seen separately and even a little bit of philosophy.

Duration:00:55:06