Porsche "Next Visions" podcast examines the future

Porsche is expanding its "Next Visions" platform with a podcast of the same name

The first season consists of five episodes, which will be available on all common podcast platforms. In each episode, two thought leaders will discuss the social, economic and ethical questions of our time.

"Pioneering spirit is a fundamental part of our brand. The new podcast ’Next Visions’ also follows this direction." Sebastian Rudolph

Ebru Koksal, former managing director of the Turkish football club Galatasaray Istanbul, and Herminia Ibarra, Professor of Organizational Behavior at the London Business School, start the series by talking about radical career decisions and the importance of leadership. They provide answers as to what authentic leadership looks like in a technology-driven age and how to define a successful career.

"Pioneering spirit is a fundamental part of our brand. The new podcast ’Next Visions’ also follows this direction. We look to the future, show different perspectives, and try to inspire our listeners," explains Sebastian Rudolph, Vice President Communications, Sustainability and Politics of Porsche AG. "Therefore, we are expanding our portfolio of digital on-demand offerings with more high-quality content. Since July 2019, we have already been providing a look behind the scenes of the first all-electric racing series with the Formula E podcast ‘Inside E’. Further exciting audio formats will follow."

Future topics that also drive Porsche

Under the slogan "Next Visions," Porsche has been taking a look into the future of the company for some time now, discussing future challenges and opportunities and especially encouraging new perspectives. The podcast offers inspiring personalities outside the company a platform to share their visions of the future and provide food for thought for their listeners. Among others, the episodes address the following questions: How does urban planning influence our personalities? To what extent does the constantly-increasing use of artificial intelligence limit our autonomy? And what can economic strategists learn from artists?

"House of Beautiful Business" – an annual gathering of relevant thought leaders in the society

At the end of the first season, Maria Kolitsida, co-founder of the IT company winningminds.ai and MIT graduate in the field of artificial intelligence, discusses together with Sophie Kleber, Head of Spaces at Google, the risks and challenges of combining emotions with technologies. Among other things, they will talk about how the targeted use of technologies and the simulation of emotions can fundamentally change our everyday and professional lives.

Tim Leberecht, event organizer and author, 2020, Porsche AG
Tim Leberecht
Christian Knörle, Head of Company Building Porsche Digital, 2020, Porsche AG
Christian Knörle

Intro: What is it all about?

What does Porsche actually understand by Next Visions and why is there now a podcast about it? In this episode Christian and Tim introduce themselves and the concept in detail. They talk about Porsche, explain what the House of Beautiful Business is all about and what Ferdinand Porsche has got to do with it. They also reveal who exactly is behind the so-called “masterminds."


Episode 1: About radical career decisions and leadership in times of disruption

When a business professor and a top manager in sports business come together to talk about careers and leadership: In this Next Visions episode, football forerunner Ebru Köksal and professor Herminia Ibarra talk about the most disruptive moments in their careers, share personal advice for future leaders and discuss the definition of authentic leadership in the age of digitization.


Episode 2: About cities and how they influence us

When a practicing architect and researcher meets an entrepreneur and former pro athlete: In this episode of Next Visions, Itai Palti and Kristina Palovicova discuss how the environment we live in influences our lives and behavior, and how design can be used to address urban challenges that society faces today as well as in the future.


Episode 3: About positive psychology and ethics in AI

Positive psychology is one thing that unites the guests of this week's episode. Florian Schmitt, Chief Creative Officer at SYZYGY and John Havens, Author and AI expert, meet to talk about AI and the complex philosophical questions behind it. They also have some interesting takes on Nature 2.0.


Episode 4: About the power of art and its influence on business

When a professor and a partner of a top consulting firm come together to talk about art and poetry. In this Next Vision episode Amy Whitaker, Professor at NYU Steinhardt and Massimo Portincaso, Managing Director and Partner at Boston Consulting Group discuss how art and poetry in particular can empower business decisions. Moreover they question the current state of Design Thinking.


Episode 5: About emotional intelligence of machines

AI could be an enabler and an extension for learning. If we see it like that, we have the values and dedication to do it right,” says Maria Kolitsida, Founder and CEO at winningminds.ai in her conversation with Sophie Kleber, Head of Spaces UX at Google. In this final episode of Next Visions, the two discuss our responsibilities regarding the development of AI and why the technology hasn’t reached emotional intelligence yet. The two also reflect on the bias of modern technology as it reproduces the misconceptions of our past.



All Porsche podcasts can be found at newsroom.porsche.com/podcasts

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