Smarter Markets

Smarter Markets

Are we facing a crisis in capitalism? This podcast gives listeners unprecedented access to some of the leading minds in commodities, technology and macroeconomics who rant on the inadequacies of our systems today and riff on ideas for how to make them better. Together, we explore if smarter markets are the real antidote for a sustainable future that is vigilant about ESG, data privacy and financialism as growing concerns in our markets today.

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June 12, 2021 34 min

On part four of our five-part series on the role of digital innovation in advancing the ESG economy, Michelle Dennedy has an in-depth conversation with Jacquelyn Horton, Social Impact and Sustainability Manager at Dropbox.

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Our five-part series on the role of digital innovation in advancing the ESG economy continues as Michelle Dennedy chats with Ann Rosenberg, SVP of Sustainable Development at Wood and former SVP of UN Partnerships and twenty-year veteran at SAP. 

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Michelle Dennedy sits down with Greg Lavender, Chief Technology Officer at VMware and former CTO for Cloud Architecture and Technology Engineering at Citigroup to continue the conversation about digital innovation’s role in advancing the ESG Economy. 

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Michelle Dennedy is back this week with Gajen Kandiah, CEO of Hitachi Vantara, as they kick-off the first in a five-part series about the role of digital innovation in advancing the digital economy.  

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Josh Crumb, Founder and CEO of Abaxx Technologies joins us on the podcast for the first time as we conclude our three-part mini-series on the energy industry’s transition to a renewable future. 

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On the second of a three-part series on the great energy transition, co-host Todd Buchholz, former Director of Economic Policy at the White House, sits down with renowned energy macro and equity analyst, Arjun Murti. 

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In his inaugural episode of SmarterMarkets™, Todd Buchholz, former White House Director of Economic Policy sits down with Stefan Wieler, Head of Markets Analysis and Meteorology at Axpo Group, for the first in a three-part series about the great energy transition.

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Erik Townsend returns to SmarterMarkets™ this week to introduce Michelle Dennedy’s co-host this season; Todd Buchholz, former Whitehouse Director of Economic Policy and Managing Director of the Acclaimed $15 Billion Tiger Hedge Fund.  

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Michelle Dennedy sits down with “Cybersecurity Strategist of the Year” Caroline Wong, Chief Strategy Officer at Cobalt, to examine the question “who’s responsible for protecting our digital assets of the future?”

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Michelle Dennedy, former Chief Privacy Officer of Cisco and Intel, sits down for a refreshingly candid conversation with Jim Whitehurst, President of IBM and former CEO of Red Hat, on her can’t-miss premiere episode of Smarter Markets. 

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Erik Townsend interviews new Smarter Markets host Michelle Dennedy on her own background as a digital privacy activist. This episode is designed to introduce the audience to Michelle herself, and then in coming weeks Michelle will introduce listeners to a side of Silicon Valley most have never seen.

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Hedera Hashgraph co-founder Dr. Leemon Baird explains the function distributed ledger technology (DLT) provides, then goes on to outline how DLT needs to evolve in order to scale up to eventually supporting a fully tokenized financial market architecture.

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Billionaire financier Robert Friedland returns as Michelle Dennedy joins the Smarter Markets hosting team. Robert and Erik discuss what it will take to Green the Global Economy in Part 2 of this extensive 2-part interview.

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Billionaire financier Robert Friedland returns as Michelle Dennedy joins the Smarter Markets hosting team. Robert and Erik discuss what it will take to Green the Global Economy in Part 1 of this extensive 2-part interview.

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AirCarbon Exchange co-founder and COO Bill Pazos joins us this week to discuss the history, present challenges, and future of the carbon credit trading industry.

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Goldman Sachs’ global head of sustainable investing practices John Goldstein is this week’s feature interview guest. We discuss how to engage in ESG investing to make a difference by engaging directly with the industries that need reform, rather than avoiding them. John calls this Impact Investing, and we discuss this practice in detail in this episode.

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February 20, 2021 71 min

SAP’s chief innovation officer and outspoken green energy proponent Tom Raftery is this week’s feature interview guest. We discuss the coming green energy revolution and what it will mean for markets and the economy as a whole.

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In the first of a 4-part mini-series on Environmental, Socially Responsible, and Governance-focused investing, Smarter Markets presents Peter Fusaro, veteran sustainability investor and organizer of the Wall Street Green Investing Conference. We discuss everything relating to ESG investing.

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Epsilon Theory founder Dr. Ben Hunt joins Smarter Markets to weigh in on how social media is being used to engineer the narratives which shape both financial markets and society more broadly. We discuss the influence of social media then go on to discuss how financial markets no longer serve society in the way they were intended, and what needs to be done to fix them.

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Former senior Twitter executive and current head of Media, Sport & Entertainment for the World Economic Forum Kirstine Stewart weighs in on the growing influence of social media on financial markets and society as a whole, including whether and how social media should be governed to control abuse of its power of influence.

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