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Structural Shifts | aperture podcast

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A podcast discussing the structural shifts in Technology, Strategy, the nature of Work and the dynamics of the Platform Economy.

44 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Embedded banking: cutting through the noise w/ C. Schmid, E. Mouilleron, S. Gordon, T. Mortensen

October 7th, 2021


We have a special podcast episode, which is all about Embedded Banking. We hosted four excellent guests:

Banking-as-a-Service 2.0: Every company is a finance company, w/ Hasan NAWAZ

April 29th, 2021


Today we speak with Hasan Nawaz, co-founder and CEO at HUBUC — a banking as a service (BaaS) platform that enables brands to open up new revenue lines by seamlessly embedding financial products into their customer …

Against The Tide: Embedding Engagement Into Banking

April 15th, 2021


Today we host Neri Tollardo, Tinkoff’s Vice President of Strategy. In this episode, we discuss about Tinkoff’s entrepreneurial spirit (which has no …

Is Bitcoin an Investable Asset for Every Portfolio?, w/ I. KAMINSKA, P. BYRNE, N. CARTER, S. DONOGHUE

April 1st, 2021


Today, we have a special podcast episode, which is all about Bitcoin, discussing topics like: should every investor have some exposure to Bitcoin or …

Real-estate rebound post-COVID, w/ Zsolt KOHALMI (#40)

March 26th, 2021


What is the future of our cities? During the pandemic, places like London have seen an exodus of people who can work from anywhere. What is the future of office space? Is co-working going to continue? We dive into these …

Marrying Capitalism with a Zero Carbon Economy, w/ Chris GOODALL

March 4th, 2021


Climate change expert Chris Goodall says that fighting climate change isn’t as challenging or as expensive as we think it is and can actually benefit our economy. In today’s episode, we discuss how the climate change …

Making Wealth Management Available to Everyone (#38)

February 18th, 2021


This week’s podcast is the recording of an actual live event — a 4x4 Virtual Salon — we hosted in anticipation of the launch of our Digital Age Wealth Management Report (which is now out! 🎉). Our guests were Sid Sahgal

Capitalism without Capital and after COVID w/ Stian WESTLAKE

February 3rd, 2021


Our guest is Stian Westlake, co-author of ‘Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy’ and we discuss the implications of an economy built increasingly on intangible assets, even more so in the …

Taking A Long View Of Banking Industry Disruption w/ Marc RUBINSTEIN

January 20th, 2021


We sit down with Marc Rubinstein, a former analyst and hedge fund manager who currently authors Net Interest — a weekly insight and analysis newsletter on the world of finance. Each note of his newsletter explores a …

Digital Assets are Coming of Age, w/ Adrien TRECCANI

December 3rd, 2020


Bitcoin is the best performing asset in 2020. There is growing institutional interest in crypto and broader digital assets. Tokenization is poised to be a huge market opportunity. In light of all this, we’re inviting …

Creating the Wikipedia of Impact Investing, w/ Bertrand GACON and Sylvain MASSOT

November 19th, 2020


Today’s guests are reinventing the way the world measures how sustainable companies really are. Yes, we do have ESG data and CSR reporting, but those …

Hard Truths About Digital Banking, w/ Leda GLYPTIS

November 5th, 2020


We’re discussing with Leda Glyptis, a self-described recovering banker and lapsed academic, who’s worked in technology implementations for the last …

Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, w/ Ian HATHAWAY

October 21st, 2020


We discuss with Ian Hathaway — Senior Executive Director at Techstars, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, and a Co-founder and Board Member of the Center for American Entrepreneurship and book author (latest …

When Software Has Eaten The World, w/ Belén ROMANA

September 24th, 2020


There is a lot of anguish over what’s happening online these days from the rise of hate groups to media manipulation, the propaganda to interference …

Igniting Entrepreneurial Sparks, w/ Michel JORDI

August 13th, 2020


When it comes to business, are you all about market research or do you go with your gut? For Michel Jordi it’s the latter — and following his …

Brand Conversations and Creativity at Scale, w/ Youri SAWERSCHEL

July 30th, 2020


We’re discussing with Youri Sawerschel, CEO of Creative Supply and Visiting Lecturer at EPFL EMBA and ESSEC Business School. Youri founded the …

Debunking Innovation Myths, w/ Gary PISANO

July 15th, 2020


Today, your host, Ben Robinson, is sitting down with Gary Pisano, professor at Harvard Business School and author of “Creative Construction: The DNA …

Mimetic Theory And The Future Of E-commerce, w/ Julian LEHR

July 1st, 2020


Today, your host, Ben Robinson, is virtually sitting down with Julian Lehr, an ex-Googler, startup founder, and current startup partnerships lead at

Aligning the Stock Market with the Planet, w/ Luciano DIANA

June 18th, 2020


Your host Ben Robinson, is speaking with Luciano Diana, Senior Investment Manager at Pictet Asset Management—one of the leading independent wealth and asset managers —  where he is running the Pictet Global …

The Craft Movement: Swiss Maker Edition w/ Marc MAURER (On) and Arthur VIAUD (La Nébuleuse)

June 10th, 2020


This episode focuses on two Swiss companies rising in the maker movement. First we interview Marc Maurer, COO, and co-owner of the sports shoemaker, On. On is a brand preferred by Roger Federer which taking on Nike and …

From Scalable Efficiency to Scalable Learning, w/ John HAGEL

June 3rd, 2020


We are speaking with John Hagel, who has been working with the most successful companies in Silicon Valley for 40 years (also a startup founder of …

Hitting Internet Escape Velocity, w/ Brett BIVENS

May 27th, 2020

Our guest today is Brett Bivens— a venture investor at TechNexus Venture Collaborative, an early-stage venture capital firm — and he is going to talk …

Seeing Around Corners, w/ Rita Gunther McGRATH

May 6th, 2020


On this week’s Structural Shifts podcast, we talk to the brilliant Rita Gunther McGrath, author of "The End of Competitive Advantage". In this bestseller, she talks about how the world is moving from one dominated by …

Previewing post-Pandemic Finance, w/ David GALBRAITH, Martin McCANN, Thierry ZOIS

April 28th, 2020


For this episode we are discussing the structural shifts created or accelerated by Covid-19 with regards to finance, its relationship with technology …

Previewing The post-Pandemic World, w/ Nicolas COLIN, Laetitia VITAUD, Ian Charles STEWART

April 15th, 2020


Today, we have a special episode for you on how the post-pandemic world would look like. We are bringing back three of our favorite guests: Nicolas …

Jumping S-Curves and Inventing the Future, w/ Bill FISCHER and Ian STEWART

April 8th, 2020


How reliable will strategy be in the future? What if tactics were more important than strategy? Are firms obsolete? What about nation states? Can the …

Smart Focus Or Pivot Later? w/ Marc GRUBER

March 26th, 2020


According to our guest, Dr. Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology — EPFL — you can’t win if you …

Putting Marketing Strategy Above Tactics, w/ Paul MELLOR

March 11th, 2020


How often does advertising motivate you to buy? According to our guest, ad and branding expert, Paul Mellor, advertising fails 89% of the time. …

Europe is a Developing Economy. But so is the U.S., w/ Nicolas COLIN

February 26th, 2020


For this episode, Ben Robinson is joined into the conversation by Nicolas Colin — Co-founder of The Family — and we argue that developed economies …

Changing the Business Model of the Internet, w/ Andy YEN

February 12th, 2020


This podcast was recorded at Fongit — Switzerland’s premier innovation incubator. Ben Robinson is joined into the conversation by Andy Yen — Founder and CEO of ProtonMail — and we discuss the inherent trade-offs that …

Future of Work: From GRAFT to CRAFT, w/ Laetitia VITAUD

January 30th, 2020


This podcast is part of our Future of Work series, brought to you in collaboration with Trezeo. Ben Robinson is joined into the conversation by

Future of Work: Building a safety net for the self-employed, w/ Jonathan KEY, Garrett CASSIDY, Gareth MCNAB

January 16th, 2020


This podcast was recorded in London and is part of our Future of Work series, brought to you in collaboration with Trezeo. Ben Robinson is joined …

The Ethics of Technological Change, w/ Jim LARUS, Philippe GONZALEZ, David GALBRAITH

December 5th, 2019


This podcast was recorded at EPFL Lausanne and in it we're exploring the ethics of computer science and broader technological change. 


Network effects in financial services, w/ Evgenia PLOTNIKOVA, Martin McCANN, Oliver PRILL

November 27th, 2019


This podcast was recorded at FinTECHTalents'19 Festival and in it we're exploring the potential of unleashing network effects in financial services. Ben Robinson is joined into the conversation by: Evgenia Plotnikova …

The case for Techno-Optimism, w/ Ian STEWART

November 4th, 2019


Our guest is Ian Stewart, known for being, among many other roles, the co-founder of WiReD Magazine. Together we discuss WiReD’s journey from …

Nurturing brands, companies, families and funds, w/ Adrienne PERRAMOND

October 17th, 2019


Together with Adrienne Perramond, President of Business Angels Switzerland (BAS), we discuss the landscape of angel investing in Switzerland, lessons for entrepreneurs, the changing nature of branding and marketing in …

Strategy is dead. Long live strategy!, w/ Markus MENZ

October 1st, 2019


Together with Markus Menz, Professor of Strategic Management at the Geneva School of Economics and Management, we explore the role of corporate …

Startup Success Recipes, w/ James MINERS

August 20th, 2019


Together with James Miners of Fongit Incubator we explore what it takes to transform scientific discoveries into mass-market products.

In Pursuit of Happiness, w/ Mike NOLET

July 9th, 2019


Together with Mike Nolet, Co-founder of LiveBetter, we're discussing the limits of what society can achieve through startups, the health risks of …

Switzerland, Wake Up! w/ Martin NAVILLE

June 10th, 2019


We discuss with Martin Naville, CEO of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, whether Switzerland is losing competitiveness in attracting and …

Playing Devil's Advocate, w/ David GALBRAITH

May 1st, 2019


Together with David Galbraith from Anthemis, we talk about fintech, internet business models, economics, politics, but we do so by playing the role …

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