The Strategy& Insider podcast aims to explore some of the most critical future trends and their impacts. Strategy& talks to industry experts and leading practitioners from different sectors. The conversations will make you more familiar with key developments by providing you with insights that really matter. The first season will tackle some of the most fundamental questions in the healthcare industry. While technology has quickly transformed how we shop, bank, and travel, it yet has to impact on how we receive healthcare. The adoption of digitally enabled tools for diagnostics, treatment, and management, for example, has been rather modest - especially compared to what is already possible. Together with experts across all sectors including pharma executives, leading academics and practitioners at hospitals we will discuss how the healthcare industry is expected to change.
Strategy& Insider Episode 21 - Working across the silos in the healthcare ecosystem
Sarah Lidé is the Deputy CEO of Medicon Village Innovation, which is the largest science park in Scandinavia focused on life science, based in Lund. Working at the intersection of academia, corporate players and healthcare providers, she is an expert in aligning stakeholders from biotech, pharma, research, healthcare providers and start-ups to facilitate world-class research innovation and thereby giving people a healthier and better life. Tune in to a truly insightful conversation about partnership, collaboration and research innovation.
31/05/2023 • 50 minutes 18 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 20 - Printing medicines to make precision healthcare a reality
The ultimate vision of precision healthcare is to allow each individual patient access to personalized medicines. By developing 2D and 3D printers as well as the software and the active pharmaceutical ingredients, Prof. Dr. Christian Franken – co-founder and managing shareholder of DiHeSys Digital Health Systems GmbH – and his team pursue the vision to allow every patient access to personalized medicines and making drug therapy less complex. Tune in to our latest episode and dive into the added values and the challenges that come with it, and how to foster a positive attitude towards the huge potential of digitization in healthcare.
22/03/2023 • 47 minutes
Strategy& Insider Episode 19 - Understanding the power of data to save lives
It is a well-known fact that the potential of data in healthcare is huge. While some see data protection as a barrier, Elena Bonfiglioli – General Manager of Microsoft Healthcare – advocates that data privacy is in fact a key enabler for cutting-edge innovation and that privacy-enhancing solutions are crucial to reap the full power of the cloud. Tune in to our latest episode to learn how data can make pharma and healthcare more efficient and how AI can help extend our capabilities.
10/02/2023 • 44 minutes 37 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 18 - Pursuing the next big thing in big pharma
In this episode, it instantly becomes clear why it is a privilege to help humankind by reaping cutting-edge science and technology for Dr. Christian Rommel. As the Head of R&D and member of the executive board at Bayer Pharmaceuticals, he shares his experience in transforming how we are developing and regulating drugs, his view on the key to future medical innovation, and addresses how to enable patients to benefit from such innovations.
30/09/2022 • 39 minutes 9 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 17 - Decoding the human brain for improved precision medicine
In this episode, Emil Hewage, CEO and co-founder of BIOS Health – a pioneering and awarded neural engineering startup from Cambridge – shares his visionary ideas for the future of healthcare, innovative treatments, and personalized medicine. His innovations are true game changers as he uses his expertise to spearhead the use of artificial intelligence for interpreting neural data, and by doing so, created new fields of precision medicine.
13/04/2022 • 38 minutes 53 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 16 - Leveraging smart partnerships to make data an asset in healthcare
James Zackheim, Head of Corporate Strategy at global biopharmaceutical company UCB, shares what he foresees as the greatest benefits through collaborations between the pharma industry with tech companies. As these new partnerships, with the help of big data and AI, could accelerate the shift towards more preventive medicine and streamline the use of readily available data, however, there is also a disruptive threat from the new tech players that pharma should prepare for.
24/01/2022 • 44 minutes 54 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 15 - Transforming the way we deal with cancer
Cancer is still one of the most common diseases worldwide, and one of the top causes of death – also because there is no known cure yet. As this makes prevention all the more crucial for patients, we spoke to renowned researcher for biomedicine and scientific author Bernd Bodenmiller about his strong passion and commitment towards better understanding cancer.
25/11/2021 • 46 minutes 28 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 14 – Focusing on patient empowerment
The fourteenth episode features Betül Susamis Unaran, who is the Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Zur Rose Group. She talks about the firm’s ambition to create a new healthcare ecosystem that connects healthcare products, digital healthcare services and third-party service offerings.
13/10/2021 • 32 minutes 14 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 13 – Creating an empathetic patient experience
We are honored to welcome Aashima Gupta, Director of Global Healthcare Strategy and Solutions at Google Cloud, as the latest guest to our podcast. She shares how artificial intelligence can augment human productivity in patient care, why the future healthcare model is going to be hybrid, why data interoperability is key for empathetic patient experiences, and where the holy grail for a holistic understanding of a patient’s interaction with healthcare lies.
07/12/2020 • 48 minutes 35 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 12 – Striving for a better normal in healthcare
This episode features Dr. Sachin Jain who is the CEO of Scan Health Plan and who used to serve in the Obama administration. This conversation is about the benefits of virtual specialty care, why we should strive for a better normal instead of a new normal and what it takes to achieve real transformation within the healthcare sector.
29/10/2020 • 39 minutes 22 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 11 – Fostering digitization in healthcare with an ecosystem approach
For the first time, we welcome two guests to our podcast: Henrik Matthies and Julia Hagen from the Health Innovation Hub (hih) share their insights straight out of the ,digital forge' of Germany's Federal Ministry of Health. They stress the importance of an ecosystem approach and explain how COVID-19 may have a silver lining for the digitization of healthcare.
27/09/2020 • 45 minutes 19 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 10 – Bridging gaps in mental healthcare with mobile apps
The tenth episode revolves around the digitization of mental healthcare. Our guest Nora Blum – founder and CEO of the German start-up Selfapy – illustrates that digital apps are a decisive tool in the treatment of mental diseases and increasingly help patients with depressions, eating disorders and other psychiatric illnesses to receive faster and more flexible medical care.
16/07/2020 • 37 minutes 36 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 9 - Revolutionizing diagnostics with digital biomarkers
The ninth episode brings you ever closer to the future of healthcare with Thomas discussing the possibilities of digital biomarkers for modern medicine with Dan Vahdat, founder and CEO of Huma (formerly: Medopad). Together, they shed light on the prospect of diagnosing diseases in the earliest stages and how this contributes to a more preventative and personalized care for patients.
22/06/2020 • 46 minutes 53 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 8 - Boosting healthcare digitization in times of crisis
While COVID-19 makes it necessary for the healthcare system to increase use of digital means at the moment, this could also function as a digitization catalyst and create sustainable change. Dr. Johannes Wimmer, Germany's leading TV doctor, explains why this would be a positive outcome of the crisis in the podcast's eighth episode.
05/05/2020 • 45 minutes 23 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 7 - Balancing individual freedom and collective health
Together with Prof. Dr. Christiane Woopen, medical ethicist and Executive Director of ceres at the University of Cologne, Thomas discusses the implications of COVID-19 for basic human rights and that health is only one of our fundamental goods, whereas freedom is the highest good from an ethical perspective.
22/04/2020 • 47 minutes 39 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 6 - Rewarding health rather than sickness
Peter Albiez, Chairman of the Management Board of Pfizer Germany, is our latest podcast guest with whom Thomas talked about his vision for healthcare to reward health rather than sickness. Listen now to learn what other opportunities health and life sciences offer to future competitiveness and progress.
17/02/2020 • 45 minutes 58 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 5 - Generating trust within a new model of care
The fifth episode brought Thomas to the United Arab Emirates where he met with Dr. Hamed Al Hashemi, Director for Strategy, Performance and Risk at the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi. Find out how the emirate plans to integrate new means of technology into its healthcare system by capitalizing the knowledge available and co-creating a vision for the future of health with all relevant stakeholders.
30/01/2020 • 37 minutes 43 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 4 - Reclaiming the patient-physician relationship
In the fourth episode Thomas and Dr. Georg Matheis, cardiac surgeon and one of Germany’s pioneering founders in healthcare, discuss how to regain the patient-physician relationship, megatrends in surgery, and the current situation of healthcare in Europe.
02/12/2019 • 41 minutes 34 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 3 - How data fuels drug development
In the third episode, Teresa Graham, Head of Global Product Strategy at Roche Pharma, discusses the role big tech companies will play and how technology will change how patients access medicine in the future.
21/10/2019 • 43 minutes 34 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 1 - Fighting cancer with technology
In the first episode, Thomas meets with Chief Oncologist at Universitätsspital Baselland, Dr. Andreas Wicki. Tune in to learn about how data analytics will help medicine move from curing diseases to preventing them and who will win the race around steering the future of health.
08/10/2019 • 45 minutes 37 seconds
Strategy& Insider Episode 2 - Personalized medicine with the help of bioinformatics
In the second episode of the Future of Health podcast series, Thomas discusses the changes data-driven biomedicine will bring to the healthcare sector with Prof. Dr. Torsten Schwede, Vice President for Research and professor for bioinformatics at University of Basel.
08/10/2019 • 43 minutes 2 seconds
Strategy& Insider Podcast Trailer
Welcome to the Strategy& Insider Podcast. In our first season, we will discuss some of the most fundamental questions about the Future of Health. Our guests are experts across all sectors of the healthcare industry including pharma executives, leading academics and medical physicians.