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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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Nov 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 9: The Future of EHR and Healthcare Interoperability with Drummond Group

Do you remember filing out the same medical questionnaire every time you went to see a specialist? Do you remember when that transitioned to answering questions once, having it documented digitally, and having your providers access one single file? That transition is the core of interoperability..

Nov 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 8: The Future of Food Manufacturing with Jennifer Kaplan

We certainly won't forget the empty shelves in grocery stores at the beginning of the pandemic. And that is a visual nod to the impact that the food manufacturing industry felt when the sudden demand grew with vigor. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with food writer and instructor..

Oct 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 7: The Future of Sustainable Fashion with Wardrobe

How often do you wear every item in your wardrobe? Chances are, not often. In fact, it's a good guess most of us have items still holding onto their tags. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Adarsh Alphons, the founder and CEO of Wardrobe, a peer-to-peer sustainable rental..

Oct 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 6: The Future of Venture Capital with Jonathan Hung

How does the upheaval of COVID-19 impact an industry that already juggles plenty of unpredictability? This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with the most active angel investor in Southern California, Jonathan Hung, to discuss this exact predicament. Between breaking down what he looks..

Oct 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 5: The Future of Sustainable Concrete and Cement with Solidia

Concrete is everywhere. But have you ever looked at the sidewalk and wondered how it was made? How much water was used in the manufacturing process? No? Well, after today you will. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Tom Schuler, the President and CEO of Solidia, a sustainable..

Oct 2020| by Clara Mouawad| Play Episode

Episode 4: The Future of Digital Networking with Zeina Gharzouzi

Do you find yourself missing in-person events? Don't care for zoom networking? Like it or not, virtual interaction is our current reality and will only continue into the future. But that's not a bad thing. Sometimes, simply knowing best practices to help navigate this digital space is all it..

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