Podcast

Welcome to the You Should Know This Podcast! Join us as we talk to visionaries, entrepreneurs and industry leaders who are shaping, disrupting and revolutionizing not only their own industries, but also the way we'll live and work in the future. Each week we look at a different global industry, provide market analysis from BCC and talk to the companies and individuals whose work you should definitely know about.

Meet Your Host

Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she nerds out on the how new technologies are being integrated in different markets and industries through her work in writing, graphic design, and—naturally—the podcast.

When away from her desk, you can find Clara on the monkey bars as she preps for an OCR race, exploring a new hiking trail, or creating a new recipe in the kitchen. Always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and loves to ask the questions that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology, or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Listen to our episodes below and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts to get a new episode every week.

Sep 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 43: The Future of our Education Landscape with Megan Sweets

It’s no secret that the pandemic has had a major impact on our education system. But the truth of the matter is that there are underlying problems in the system. According to research done by today’s guest Dr. Megan Sweets:

50% of teachers will leave the profession...

Sep 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 42: The Future of Chronic Disease Management with xbird

Why is chronic illness management lagging in innovation? How can doctors and patients be better equipped and more empowered to manage their health issues? And how has Covid impacted this market?

Chronic illness, especially Type 2 diabetes, is more complex than acute injuries...

Aug 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 41: The Future of AI with Stradigi

What is artificial intelligence capable of? What can it do, and what can’t it do? And maybe more importantly, how can companies leverage it to help drive their business into the future?

The week we dive into the practical applications that AI provides with today’s...

Aug 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 40: The Future of Autonomous Fleet Management with Ridecell

When it comes to fleet management, how can companies not just diagnose problems with individual vehicles within their fleets but solve them without the inevitable lag pile-up issues that come with it?  How can they do this while managing a large fleet? The answer: fully automating...

Aug 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 39: The Future of Cycling with Megan Hottman

When it comes to transportation, there are many modes available to us. But despite the greener and statistically happier option of cycling, there is a lot of work to do in the cycling industry. Some of that work includes ensuring motorists are informed about cycling...

Aug 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 38: The Future of Health and Fitness with Verb

How has the health and fitness industry evolved as a result of the global pandemic? How are experts integrating AI and machine learning into health and fitness? And what industry problems do AI and machine learning solve?

This week’s...

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May 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 36: The Future of Recycling with TerraCycle

Do you know what actually goes in your blue bin? How much of what we send to the recycling center can actually be recycled? And what can we do with all our hard-to-recycle materials? The traditional recycling industry has declined in recent years despite the growing awareness of its...

May 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 35: The Future of Indoor Agriculture with Plenty

Indoor agriculture. Two simple words that represent a powerful shift in one of our biggest industries. The ability to grow produce vertically, instead of horizontally and protected from the elements is revolutionizing the industry. Aside from drastically reducing the amount of space...

May 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 34: The Future of Water with 120Water

Water. Arguably the most important resource we have...and yet, how often do we think about our water systems? While the events in Flint, Michigan shined a light on the industry, it's still not a prominent topic of conversation. For Megan Glover, this was a problem. That's why she...

May 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 33: The Future of Synthetic Genomes with Codex DNA

The pandemic has influenced every company in every market. But companies that focus on synthetic DNA have been in a unique position to help. That's why Codex DNA has played, and continues to play, a crucial role in the fight against Covid-19. The creation and release of the world's...

Apr 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 32: The Future of Green Hydrogen with Enapter

When it comes to energy, what could compete with fossil fuels? Right now, there isn't a strong competitor on the market. In five years, that will all change. Green hydrogen is already making a strong play; the only thing holding it back is cost efficiency and scalability. But those...

Apr 2021| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 31: The future of In-Person Events with UNC

As vaccines become more available and the world begins to slowly re-open after over a year of battling the global pandemic, people are both eager and nervous about large-scale in-person events. University of North Carolina's Reese Innovation Lab is combatting the new issues that...

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Dec 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 15: Highlight Reel-The Best of 2020

From fashion to concrete, security to agtech-and everything in between, we've covered a lot of industries in Season 1. Talking to fantastic guests who are at the forefront of innovation in their market, we've looked at how present-day issues are impacting their market and what the future holds...

Dec 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 14: The Future of IoT with Wiliot

Internet of Things (IOT) technology is common in business and industry settings, and it's about to change our daily lives forever. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Steve Statler, SVP of Marketing at Wiliot to discuss Wiliot's mission of helping businesses adopt circular..

Dec 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 13: The Future of TTO Collaboration with Cat Donaldson

Ideas and information are worth their weight in gold, especially in the tech transfer world. However, Covid-19 has forced a fundamental shift, requiring open collaboration as the world overnight united to help combat this global crisis. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Cat..

Dec 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 12: The Future of Security with LARES

Most of us are familiar with the intricate game of attack and defense in the security world based on what we've seen in movies. Reality, however, is much more nuanced, messy and exciting than the big screens have led us to believe. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Chris..

Nov 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 11: The Future of Technology Transfer with Saara Inkinen

Tech transfer is a world where flexibility and pivoting through change is paramount. This has become extremely evident given the current pandemic. But what key shifts have occurred within the market throughout the past year? This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Saara Inkinen,..

Nov 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 10: The Future of Remote Work with Tulsa Remote

No question about it, remote work is on the rise. Accelerated by Covid-19, but having grown in relevance pre-pandemic, there is one city that's capitalizing on this shift to not only create more diversity within its city, but also provide remote workers with a community they would otherwise not..

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