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Kathryn
 Dec 19, 2020
I love this. Thank you!

Ed Frizzell
 Dec 5, 2020
This is a great news podcast. very informative.

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SmarterMarkets™ brings you the entrepreneurs, icons, and executives of commodities, capital markets, and technology to rant on the inadequacies of our systems and riff on ideas for how to improve them. Our weekly episodes explore how technology can be leveraged to redesign and improve markets to meet society’s biggest challenges, including climate change and the energy transition.

Episode Date
Winter is Coming Episode 5 | Tracy Shuchart, Partner at Intelligence Quarterly and @chigrl on Twitter
39:35

We welcome Tracy Shuchart, Partner at Intelligence Quarterly and @chigrl on Twitter, into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Tracy to discuss the broader impact of the European energy crisis across the commodities and financial markets.

Oct 01, 2022
Winter is Coming Episode 4 | Mark Lewis, Head of Climate Research, Andurand Capital
55:53

This week, we welcome Mark Lewis back into the SmarterMarkets™ studio. Host David Greely sits down with Mark to discuss the energy crisis in Europe and what it means for the European carbon market.

Sep 24, 2022
Winter is Coming Episode 3 | Doomberg, Publishers of the ”Doomberg” Substack
42:00

In our third installment of Winter is Coming, we sit down with energy and #fintwit icon, Doomberg, for an in-depth discussion on the European energy crisis covering the team’s take on the winter ahead in Europe and policy’s role in the path forward.

Sep 17, 2022
Winter is Coming Episode 2 | Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, S&P Global
31:40

As EU energy crisis warnings worsen and calls for immediate solutions spread across global headlines, host David Greely welcomes energy icon and Vice Chairman of S&P Global, Daniel Yergin, back to SmarterMarkets™ for a timely conversation examining the winter ahead. 

Covering everything from his predictions in The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations to S&P’s recent Future of Copper Report — Greely and Yergin pack a half hour with insights on Europe’s energy crisis, it’s impact on our road to decarbonization, and what’s next now that Winter is Coming.

Sep 10, 2022
Winter is Coming Episode 1 | Samantha Dart, Head of Natural Gas Research, Goldman Sachs
38:05

We kick off our new series, Winter is Coming, with Samantha Dart, Head of Natural Gas Research at Goldman Sachs. SmarterMarkets™ host David Greely sits down with Samantha to discuss the outlook for natural gas and LNG this winter in the face of all that has happened – and is happening – in Europe.

Sep 03, 2022
When Markets Break Episode 3 | Arjun Murti, Former Head of Energy Equity Research, Goldman Sachs
44:28

To close out our When Markets Break series, SmarterMarkets host David Greely sits down with Arjun Murti, the Former Head of Energy Equity Research at Goldman Sachs and the publisher of Super-Spiked on Substack. David and Arjun discuss the July 2008 spike in WTI crude oil prices to a record high of $147 a barrel and their subsequent collapse.

Aug 27, 2022
When Markets Break Episode 2 | David Gornall, Former Chairman, LBMA London Bullion Market Association
28:42

This week, SmarterMarkets host David Greely is joined by David Gornall, the former Global Head of Precious Metals Trading at Natixis and Former Chairman of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA). Together, they discuss the massive dislocation between the gold markets in New York and London in March 2020 during the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Aug 20, 2022
When Markets Break Episode 1 | Beau Taylor, Former Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading, J.P. Morgan
44:25

In our inaugural episode of When Markets Break, David Greely welcomes Beau Taylor, J.P. Morgan's Former Global Head of Energy Sales & Trading to the SmarterMarkets™ studio to recount his experience in the U.S. Natural Gas market following Hurricane Katrina. Together they explore the risk miscalculations, market conditions, and elements of human nature that led to one of the largest hedge fund collapses on record. 

In the episode, Greely and Taylor revisit how a multi-strategy hedge fund transformed into one big bet on winter natural gas prices, why their collapse didn’t lead to wider systematic distress in the financial market, and what learnings we can apply to better manage volatility in today’s LNG markets.

Aug 13, 2022
Summer Playlist Episode 6 | Robert Casamento, Global Climate Chair, Edelman
52:35

In overlapping crises of climate and trust — how do we work together to effect change?

For the final track of our Summer Playlist, we sit down with Edelman’s Global Climate Chair, Robert Casamento, to explore the role of communication in unlocking necessary climate action. 

Insightful for organizational and global leaders alike, Robert and David Greely cover how to use our common goal of 1.5° to align on practical solutions that meet short and long term energy and infrastructure needs.

Aug 06, 2022
Summer Playlist Episode 5 | Jack & Will Lundin of the Lundin Group
39:56

We’re continuing our search for the minerals required to execute the energy transition. This weekend, we are thrilled to welcome Jack and Will Lundin of the Lundin Group to the SmarterMarkets studio! 

In the fifth episode of our Summer Playlist, we’re diving into the Lundin family’s passion for exploration — and how a rising millennial generation of entrepreneurs and adventurers are building into a new commodity cycle and preparing for the great energy and supply chain transformation.

A note from the SmarterMarkets Team:

We recorded this episode with Jack and Will last week, and we would like to take a moment now to remember their father, Lukas Lundin, who died this week following a two-year battle with brain cancer.

Lukas Lundin was a visionary with a passion for the mining industry. He and his brother, Ian, expanded the operations of the Lundin Group of energy and mining companies around the world, employing more than 15,000 people and creating billions of dollars for shareholders. Accomplishments aside, Lukas wanted to be remembered more simply as a company builder who was fun to work with.

We want to extend our sympathies to the Lundin family for their loss, and our gratitude for the friendship, kindness, and generosity that Lukas Lundin offered to members of our Abaxx and SmarterMarkets family. He will be missed, and we would like to dedicate this episode to him.

Jul 30, 2022
Summer Playlist Episode 4 | Robert Friedland, Founder & Executive Co-Chairman, Ivanhoe Mines
56:25

We're ending the hottest week of the year with a splash of cold water! Join host David Greely for an unforgettable interview with icon of industry, Robert Friedland, examining the commodities, resource and geopolitical requirements for the energy transition.

In under an hour, we tackle the startling projections from S&P's Future of Copper report, the threat of losing touch with where things actually come from, and the staggering infrastructure prerequisites to achieve the renewable energy scale required to green the global economy.

Jul 23, 2022
Summer Playlist Episode 3 | Hannah Hauman, Global Head of Carbon Trading, Trafigura
38:17

What can we extract from traditional commodity markets to standardize and scale our carbon markets?

On our third installment of the SmarterMarkets Summer Playlist, we catch up with Trafigura’s Global Head of Carbon Trading, Hannah Hauman, diving into the vital role of supply chain managers and trading companies in helping manage risk and ensuring carbon removals projects can achieve scale and meaningful climate impact. 

Together, Hannah and David Greely explore the difficulties corporates face in seeking future-proof strategies to achieve their net-zero targets, the role of market mechanisms and price discovery in developing the voluntary carbon markets, and the need for consistent, predictable policy across both compliance and voluntary markets.

Jul 16, 2022
Summer Playlist Episode 2 | Michelle Dennedy, CEO, PrivacyCode, Inc.
49:25

We are diving right into the deep end this weekend with former SmarterMarkets™ host and PrivacyCode CEO, Michelle Dennedy. We’ll be discussing protecting our privacy in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court overturning Roe vs Wade, building a better global information economy, and what Gen X can teach Gen Z, or vice versa.

In the second installment of our Summer Playlist, Michelle and Dave explore how to build data systems that remain resilient in a time of extreme uncertainty — and the opportunity for self sovereign identity as we navigate increasingly high levels of physical, legal and financial risk.

Jul 09, 2022
Summer Playlist Episode 1 | Jeff Currie, Global Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs
51:58

Summer travel is here this holiday weekend! Join us as Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs’ Global Head of Commodities Research, and host David Greely go around the world in just under an hour. 

Originally meeting at the University of Chicago in 1992, they worked together in the 2000s through the “revenge of the old economy” commodities bull market. Today, we’re bringing them back together to discuss what’s different this time and what remains the same.

In the first track of our SmarterMarkets™️ Summer Playlist, Jeff and David turn up the heat with a freestyle conversation touching on everything from carbohydrates to hydrocarbons — and how we can encourage, rather than discourage, the investment required to provide the food, energy, and metals we need.

Jul 02, 2022
Systems at Risk Episode 7 | Ryan Ingram, Chief Risk Officer, Abaxx Exchange
40:58

After exploring algorithms, data and models, host David Greely takes a deep dive into the human element of optimizing risk management with Chief Risk Officer at Abaxx Exchange, Ryan Ingram. Join us for an episode dialed in on chronic issues facing risk managers in today's commodities and energy markets along with an optimistic take on what’s gone right after an unprecedented two years containing a global pandemic, extreme price volatility and war.

Jun 25, 2022
Systems at Risk Episode 6 | Andy Home, Senior Metals Columnist, Thomson Reuters
40:13

We're thrilled to be joined by Thomson Reuters Senior Columnist, Andy Home, for a pulse check on current metals markets. In this episode, he and David Greely explore the readiness of these markets for the supply challenge of decarbonization and how the European power crisis has impacted their preparedness for the energy transition.

Join them to uncover what's needed to prepare and optimize our critical minerals markets for a demanding road ahead.

Jun 18, 2022
Systems at Risk Episode 5 | Carrie Jaquith, Global Head of Digital Product, Abaxx Technologies
50:37

The role of risk managers is rapidly expanding, requiring the need for integration across organizations and deeper relationships between risk, data and digital product teams.

Pursuing net zero targets, participation in new markets such as carbon and LNG, and digital transformation all generate new opportunities for risk —  despite the great opportunities they present. Today, we sat down with Global Head of Digital Product at Abaxx Technologies, Carrie Jaquith, to explore how risk teams can balance risk and reward and what role data and product teams play in the process.

Jun 11, 2022
Systems at Risk Episode 4 | Mike Prokop, Director of Digital Transformation & Sustainability, The Alliance Risk Group
42:51

David Greely sits down with Mike Prokop, Director of Sustainability & Digital Transformation at The Alliance Risk Group, to learn how Prokop’s 30+ years in energy markets and risk management shape his view of the maturing LNG market and how the emerging operational and reputation risks presented by climate change and net zero pledges inform his work with Alliance.

Jun 04, 2022
Systems at Risk Episode 3 | Craig Pirrong, Professor of Finance and Director, Global Energy Management Institute, Bauer College of Business University of Houston
36:18

This morning we’re driving to the intersection of energy, commodities and risk with University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business Professor, Craig Pirrong.

Pirrong's extensive research focuses on the economics of commodity markets, the relation between market fundamentals and commodity price dynamics — and the implications of this relation for the pricing of commodity derivatives.

If you're interested in hearing two economists discuss Wednesday's CFTC roundtable discussion on the FTX proposal, you won't want to miss this episode.

This week's headlines aside, we’re tapping into Craig's expertise for his take on what tools and technologies could push us toward more secure and smarter markets.

May 28, 2022
Systems at Risk Episode 2 | Bob Anderson, Executive Director, Committee of Chief Risk Officers
40:11

Bob Anderson, Executive Director of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers, joins us to share his perspectives on improving risk management for today’s energy markets. We’ll discuss what’s on the CCRO’s agenda: from the need for better tools and techniques to value LNG, to managing liquidity pressures from margin calls, to building stronger and more collaborative relationships with FCMs and other members of the market ecosystem.

May 21, 2022
Systems at Risk Episode 1 | Walt Lukken, President and CEO, Futures Industry Association
29:24

Between the FTX Congressional Hearing and FIA’s upcoming Commodities Forum, President and CEO of the Futures Industry Association, Walt Lukken, made time to sit down with David Greely to kick off SmarterMarkets newest series: Systems at Risk. In this episode, Lukken and Greely dig into FIA’s “Modernizing the Listed Derivatives Workflow: A Blueprint for Change" and the challenges of achieving industry-wide improvements to the trading and clearing processes while balancing risk and security amidst a global pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine war and fragments in market infrastructure.

May 14, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 14 | Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director + Head of Sustainable Finance, IIF and Governing Board Member, ICVCM
35:51

On our final episode of Demystifying the Carbon Markets, host David Greely sits down with Governing Board Member of the ICVCM and Managing Director + Head of Sustainable Finance at IIF, Sonja Gibbs, to explore the ongoing efforts in establishing core carbon principles and benchmark standards to scale integrity and governance in the voluntary carbon markets in time to meet the necessary requirements of urgent climate action.

May 07, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 13 | Maryam Ayati, Co-Founder Watr Blockchain Protocol
43:09

This morning, SmarterMarkets host, David Greely, sits down with tradfi turned defi commodities expert, Maryam Ayati, to explore the role of blockchain and decentralized finance in the carbon markets. Join us as we identify technological opportunities and tools available to make carbon markets more transparent, less prone to error, faster, and more efficient to solve for net zero with integrity.

Apr 30, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 12 | Barbara Baarsma, CEO, Rabo Carbon Bank, Rabobank
35:09

Increased temperatures resulting from global warming pose a massive threat to the global agricultural system. If that alone wasn’t enough to tackle — our population is growing resulting in a need for increased food production with decreased environmental impact. 

Enter carbon farming. 

Today, host David Greely connects with the CEO of Rabobank’s Carbon Bank, Barbara Baarsma, to understand where carbon markets impact and aid regenerative farming to support sustainable food systems and the pursuit of net zero.

Apr 23, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 11 | Corinne Boone, Group Head, Americas, Air Carbon
35:31

This week, Dave Greely explores carbon as a commodity with carbon market architect and climate finance pioneer, Corinne Boone. As the Group Head of the Americas for AirCarbon, Corinne is a key player in building smarter market infrastructure to achieve climate targets inclusive of blockchain-backed carbon credits.

Apr 16, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 10 | Susannah Pierce, President & Country Chair Shell Canada
26:37

How do carbon markets work for end user? How can carbon credits work in tandem with emissions reduction and carbon removal technologies to achieve net-zero? This Saturday on SmarterMarkets, Dave Greely sits down with the Country Chair and GM of Renewables and Energy of Shell Canada, Susannah Pierce, to explore how corporate netzero pledges are turned into corporate climate action.

Apr 09, 2022
Highlights and Takeaways of 2022 Wall Street Green Summit | Peter Fusaro
33:48

David Greely and Peter Fusaro connect for a special episode of Smarter Markets highlighting trends and takeaways from the 21st annual Wall Street Green Summit and the role of capital (and carbon) markets in solving climate change.

Apr 02, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 8 | Norman Wray, Former Governor Galapagos Islands
50:27

How can we quantify the impacts of carbon emissions on a region like the Galapagos islands and what steps can be taken to offset these emissions?  Norman Wray, former president of the governing council of the Galapagos Islands joins us this week to discuss the implications of tourism and its carbon footprint on one of the most pristine nature preserves in the world.  And how we can study these effects to understand our impact on ecosystems around the globe.

Mar 26, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 7 | David Antonioli, CEO Verra
37:44

How do carbon projects turn into carbon credits, and how are those credits verified to ensure they are permanent, additional, measurable and real? David Antonioli, CEO of Verra, joins David Greely in the Smarter Markets studio this week as we continue to explore the ins and outs of carbon markets — from the architects and practitioners who know them best.

Mar 19, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 6 | Neil McDougall Chairman, DelAgua Group
33:08

A lack of understanding of carbon projects, their efficacy and reporting methods has contributed greatly to what we've dubbed 'carbon confusion' for ESG minded investors and corporations — specifically concerning the generation and verification of carbon credits. Neil McDougall, Chairman of DelAgua Group, shares a Saturday morning with David Greely to explore carbon markets through the lens of project design and development. 

Mar 12, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 5 | David Shukman, Journalist and Former Science Editor, BBC
35:16

David Shukman, Journalist and Former Science Editor of BBC, takes David Greely to the front lines of the climate crisis to illustrate the imminent need for effective carbon markets. Join us as he shares insight from over three decades of climate coverage at BBC — with a focus on the power of human ingenuity. 

Mar 05, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 4 | Peter Zaman, Partner HFW, Singapore
48:58

Peter Zaman, Partner at HFW, Singapore, sits down with David Greely for a deep dive into Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, how it allowed for more ambitious NDCs and the role of carbon markets in helping nations achieve those increased targets.

Feb 26, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 3 | Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford
38:01

The net-zero commitments made by corporations and large institutions are foundational to the development of the voluntary carbon markets. Professor Cameron Hepburn, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, joins us to discuss the role of the voluntary carbon markets, what they need to succeed, and how to get net-zero right. 

Feb 19, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 2 | Mark Lewis Head of Climate Research, Andurand Capital LLP
52:11

Mark Lewis, Head of Climate Research at Andurand Capital, sits down with David Greely to discuss what’s gone right, what’s gone wrong, and what we can learn from one of the world’s leading compliance carbon markets, the European Union’s Emissions Trading System.

Feb 12, 2022
Demystifying the Carbon Markets Episode 1 | Phil Hardwick, COO of Base Carbon Corporation
40:39

Phil Hardwick, COO of Base Carbon Corporation, joins host David Greely to kick off our podcast series Demystifying the Carbon Markets. Phil sets the stage and shares the benefits of his more than 15 years of experience in the environmental and carbon markets, working with both carbon project developers and investors to bring investment capital to high quality projects that reduce and remove carbon emissions to fight climate change.

Feb 05, 2022
What are Smarter Markets? Episode 3 | Erik Townsend Host of Macrovoices
53:07

In this third episode of our three-part series, host Grant Williams speaks with the original host of Smarter Markets, Erik Townsend.  Erik and Grant discuss the concept of Smarter Markets, through the lens of financial systems, digital currencies, and NFT’s, and how technological advancements will champion these new currency systems.

Jan 29, 2022
What are Smarter Markets? Episode 2 | Josh Crumb, CEO and Founder of Abaxx Technologies
53:09

In this second episode of our three-part series, host Grant Williams dives into the heart of the matter with Josh Crumb, CEO and Founder of Abaxx Technologies. Josh and Grant discuss the SmarterMarkets vision for how technology can be leveraged to redesign and improve markets to meet society's biggest challenges, including climate change and the energy transition.

Jan 22, 2022
What are SmarterMarkets? Episode 1 | Jeff Currie, Goldman Sachs Global Head of Commodities Research
47:01

For the opening episode of our new series, legendary podcast host Grant Williams welcomes back Jeff Currie, Global Head of Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs, to examine the question “What are Smarter Markets?” What are SmarterMarkets? SmarterMarkets is our vision for using technology to redesign and improve markets to meet society's biggest challenges, including climate change and the energy transition. SmarterMarkets is also our weekly podcast, bringing you the entrepreneurs, icons and executives of commodities, capital markets and technology to rant on the inadequacies of our systems and riff on ideas for how to improve them. Our three-part series “What are SmarterMarkets?” will include Jeff Currie, Head of Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs, Josh Crumb, CEO and Founder of Abaxx Technologies, and Erik Townsend, host of MACROVoices.

Jan 15, 2022
Accelerating the Energy Transition Episode Episode 8 | Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Global Energy and Climate Innovation Editor at The Economist
47:51

On the series finale of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’, host David Greely, Abaxx Chief Economist at Abaxx, welcomes to the studio Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, Global Energy and Climate Innovation Editor at The Economist.

Jan 08, 2022
Accelerating the Energy Transition Episode Episode 7 | Reid Morrison, Global Energy Advisory Leader at PwC
42:37

For the penultimate episode of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’, host David Greely, Abaxx Chief Economist at Abaxx, is joined by Reid Morrison, Global Energy Advisory Leader, NetZero and ESG, and Global Client Partner at PwC.

Jan 01, 2022
Accelerating the Energy Transition Episode Episode 6 | Ann Rosenberg, SVP Sustainability at Wood
42:43

On this week’s episode of Smarter Markets, the first hosted by Abaxx Exchange Chief Economist David Greely, we welcome back Ann Rosenberg, SVP of Sustainability at Wood, and Member of World Economic Forum’s Advisory Network on Climate.

Dec 26, 2021
Accelerating the Energy Transition Episode 5 | Ira Joseph, Head of Global Generating Fuels, S&P Global
40:46

As the world’s economies begin to reopen and embrace the post-pandemic era, the energy industry is at a critical juncture. Energy shortages have already gripped Europe and Asia, with LNG spot prices having been driven to record highs. Is this the first major crisis of the energy transition?

 

While energy shortages and higher prices would normally motivate new investment, the present-day investor is reluctant to finance new fossil fuel projects; a hesitancy driven by both activist calls to decarbonize, and the net zero targets set out by world leaders.

 

Will the vision of a carbon-free future be lost to the practical reality of energy shortages as countries turn back to coal? Will the political and economic be asserted to drive forward investment in solar and wind projects? And how will the LNG markets navigate between our reliance on fossil fuel energy today and aspirations to transition to a low-carbon energy future?

 

Join us as host Susan Sakmar, Author of ‘Energy for the 21st Century’ examines the first major crisis of the energy transition with the Head of Global Generating Fuels & Electric Power Pricing at S&P Global Platts, Ira Joseph.

Dec 18, 2021
Accelerating the Energy Transition Episode 4 | Stephen Stapcyznski, Asia LNG Reporter, Bloomberg
50:40

For the fourth episode of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’, host Susan Sakmar joins Stephen Stapczynski, Asia LNG Reporter at Bloomberg for a conversation about LNG’s role as a bridge fuel in the energy transition to a net-zero economy.

Dec 11, 2021
Accelerating the Energy Transition Episode 3 | Oystein Kalleklev, CEO, Flex LNG
45:40

Joining Susan Sakmar in the Smarter Markets studio this week is Oystein M. Kalleklev, Chief Executive Officer of Flex LNG, a publicly traded LNG shipping company with a fleet of thirteen fuel efficient, fifth generation LNG carriers.

Dec 04, 2021
Accelerating the Energy Transition Episode 2 | David Greely, Chief Economist, Abaxx
42:48

For the second episode of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’, host Susan Sakmar welcomes David Greely, Senior Economic Advisor at Abaxx and former Chief Commodities Strategist and Head of Energy Research at Goldman Sachs to Smarter Markets.

Nov 27, 2021
Accelerating the Energy Transition Episode 1 | Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Vice-Chair of IHS Markit
39:26

Daniel Yergin, Vice-Chair of IHS Markit and Author of ‘The New Map’ returns to the Smarter Markets studios for the premiere episode of ‘An Energy Transition in Three Corresponding Acts’; a ten-part series hosted by Susan Sakmar, former Chair of The Jane Goodall Institute.

Nov 20, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 9 | Jules Polonetsky on Standardizing Privacy Practices
56:57

On the season finale of ‘Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy,’ Michelle Dennedy sits down with Jules Polonetsky, the Founder and CEO of Future of Privacy, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies.

Oct 09, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 8 | Emma Lindley on the Good ID Movement
44:18

For the eighth episode of ‘Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy,’ host Michelle Dennedy sits down with Emma Lindley, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Women in Identity, a not-for-profit organization focused on developing talent and diversity in the digital identity industry.

Oct 02, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 7 | Dr. Jennifer King on the Future of Privacy and Identity
55:02

Dr. Jennifer King, Privacy and Data Policy Fellow at the Stanford University Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, joins Michelle Dennedy for the seventh episode of our series examining the role of digital identity in advancing a consent-based economy.

Sep 25, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 6 | Kunal Anand on Leveraging Technology to Build Tools for Trust
01:09:57

The sixth episode of ‘Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy’ brings host Michelle Dennedy and Kunal Anand, Chief Technology Officer at Imperva and former Worldwide Director of Technology at BBC, together to examine how technology can be designed and applied to deliver trust, transparency and consent back into our post-surveillance economy.

Sep 18, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 5 | Ruby Zefo on Protecting Personal Data
42:23

For the fifth episode of ‘Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy,’ host Michelle Dennedy welcomes Ruby Zefo, Uber’s first Chief Privacy Officer, to examine the future of a consent-based economy and how consumers can take back ownership and control of their personal data and digital identities.

Sep 04, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 4 | Sarah Clark on Empowering Digital Citizens with Self Sovereign Identity
48:13

Sarah Clark, Senior Vice President of Digital Identity at Mastercard joins Michelle Dennedy in the studio to examine the evolution of digital identity and how self-sovereign identity, specifically, can help bring trust and privacy back into a consent-based economy.

Aug 28, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 3 | Tim McCreight on Managing Risk in Data Security Systems
41:56

For the latest chapter of ‘Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy,' Michelle Dennedy chats with Tim McCreight, Managing Director of Enterprise Security at CP Rail, to discuss the role of digital identity in securing the modern enterprise.

Aug 21, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 2 | Jim Reavis on Digital Identity Security in the Cloud
46:29

Our latest series ‘Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy’ continues as Michelle Dennedy welcomes Jim Reavis, Co-Founder and CEO of the Cloud Security Alliance to the podcast to examine the role of digital identity management in advancing a secure cloud-based economy.

Aug 14, 2021
Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy Episode 1 | Kaliya Young on Self Sovereign Identity as a Tool to Advance a Consent-Based Economy
45:36

For the opening episode of ‘Preserving Privacy in the Global Information Economy,' Michelle Dennedy welcomes Kaliya Young, also known as The Identity Woman, to SmarterMarkets for our latest series examining the evolution of digital identity and how self-sovereign identity can advance a consent-based economy.

Aug 07, 2021
A Path to Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets: A Smarter Markets Digital Roundtable
55:22

In this special episode of Smarter Markets TM; the first installment of our ‘Digital Roundtable’ series; we rewind the film back to July 13th’s webinar discussion featuring senior executives from Abaxx, Base Carbon, The Wall Street Green Summit, AirCarbon and Evolution Markets.

Jul 31, 2021
The Energy Equation Episode 3 | Daniel Yergin, Pulitzer Prize Winning Author and Vice-Chair of IHS Markit
56:26

For the final episode of ‘The Energy Equation: Commodities, Resources and Geopolitics,' Todd Buchholz welcomes “America’s most influential energy pundit,” Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice-Chair of IHS Markit, to the podcast.

Jul 24, 2021
The Energy Equation Episode 2 | Susan Sakmar, Visiting Professor University of Houston Law Center
45:39

Susan Sakmar, Former Chair of the Jane Goodall Institute, and one of the world’s leading experts in Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), joins Todd Buchholz as we continue our current series ‘The Energy Equation: Commodities, Resources and Geopolitics.'

Jul 17, 2021
The Energy Equation Episode 1 | Javier Blas and Jack Farchy, Chief Energy Correspondent and Senior Reporter Energy and Commodities, Bloomberg News
56:29

Todd Buchholz welcomes Bloomberg’s Javier Blas and Jack Farchy, co-authors of The World for Sale, to SmarterMarkets for the third installment in our latest series ‘The Energy Equation: Commodities, Resources and Geopolitics.'

Jul 10, 2021
Digital Pathways to Net Zero Episode 5 | Beena Ammanath, Executive Director of the Deloitte AI Institute and Global Head of AI Ethics at Deloitte
38:40

For the final episode of our five-part series on the role of digital innovation in advancing the ESG economy, Michelle Dennedy joins Beena Ammanath, Executive Director of the Deloitte AI Institute and Global Head of AI Ethics at Deloitte.

Jun 19, 2021
Digital Pathways to Net Zero Episode 4 | Jacquelyn Horton, Dropbox Foundation, Dropbox for Good
34:00

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.

Jun 12, 2021
Digital Pathways to Net Zero Episode 3 | Ann Rosenberg, SVP for Sustainable Development at Wood
29:19

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. 

Jun 05, 2021
Digital Pathways to Net Zero Episode 2 | Greg Lavender, CTO, at VMware + former CTO, Cloud Architecture and Technology Engineering at Citigroup
46:52

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. 

May 29, 2021
Digital Pathways to Net Zero Episode 1 | Gajen Kandiah, CEO, Hitachi Vantara
48:09

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

May 22, 2021
Roadmap to Renewable Energy Episode 3 | Josh Crumb on Engineering the Energy Transition
54:28

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. 

May 15, 2021
Roadmap to Renewable Energy Episode 2 | Arjun Murti Takes a Macro Look at the Path to Renewable Energy
01:06:49

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. 

May 08, 2021
Roadmap to Renewable Energy Episode 1 | Stefan Wieler Talks Innovative Energy Solutions for Renewables
01:01:19

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.

May 01, 2021
Architects of the Information Age Episode 5 | Todd Buchholz Helping Find Prosperity Amongst the Post-Pandemic Chaos
01:00:05

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

Apr 24, 2021
Architects of the Information Age Episode 4 | Caroline Wong Asks — Who’s Responsible for Protecting our Digital Assets of the Future?
43:15

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?”

Apr 17, 2021
Architects of the Information Age Episode 3 | Jim Whitehurst Working to Define Ethical Standards for a New Digital Economy
57:48

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. 

Apr 10, 2021
Architects of the Information Age Episode 2 | Michelle Dennedy and the Crusade to Protect Digital Privacy
01:10:56

Erik Townsend interviews new SmarterMarkets 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.

Apr 03, 2021
Architects of the Information Age Episode 1 | Leemon Baird and Understanding Distributed Ledger
01:09:08

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.

Mar 27, 2021
Incentivizing the Energy Transition Episode 6 | Robert Friedland’s Answers for What it Will Take to Green The Global Economy (2 of 2)
52:57

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

Mar 20, 2021
Incentivizing the Energy Transition Episode 5 | Robert Friedland’s Answers for What it Will Take to Green The Global Economy (1 of 2)
53:24

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.

Mar 13, 2021
Incentivizing the Energy Transition Episode 4 | Bill Pazos Outlining the Future of Carbon Markets
54:59

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.

Mar 06, 2021
Incentivizing the Energy Transition Episode 3 | John Goldstein on How to Actually Achieve ESG Goals through Effective Impact Investing
01:05:37

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.

Feb 27, 2021
Incentivizing the Energy Transition Episode 2 | Tom Raftery on the Coming Green Revolution
01:11:50

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.

Feb 20, 2021
Incentivizing the Energy Transition Episode 1 | Peter Fusaro Talks Green and Sustainable Investing
52:18

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

Feb 13, 2021
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 11 | Ben Hunt on Narrative Management in Finance and Society as a Whole
01:00:32

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.

Feb 06, 2021
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 10 | Kirstine Stewart Weighing in on the Influence of Social Media in Markets and Society
59:40

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.

Jan 30, 2021
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 9 | Mark Fisher Musing on How to Improve the Futures Markets
53:15

Commodity legend Mark Fisher shares some choice stories, including how the Hudson River can be used as a risk management tool to cure over-trading, then goes on to reflect on how the design of commodities futures markets could be improved.

Jan 23, 2021
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 8 | Jos Schmitt Calling Out What’s Wrong with Conventional Equity Markets — and How to Fix Them
01:00:22

NEO Stock exchange founder Jos Schmitt explains why most existing stock exchanges give an unfair trading advantage to some customers over others, and explains why he launched a new exchange specifically designed to level the playing field for all investors.

Jan 16, 2021
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 7 | Frank Lavin on Why Singapore Will Thrive as Asia’s New Financial Capital City
47:47

Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin weighs in on Singapore’s suitability as the emergent Asian Financial Capital City and Singaporean regulators’ willingness to consider new and innovative approaches to designing smarter financial markets.

Jan 09, 2021
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 6 | Mike Green on Market Deficiencies and Incentives for Not Fixing Them
01:07:52

Logica Funds’ Mike Green explains why he and most of the smartest people in finance are in the business of exploiting and profiting from deficiencies of current markets, rather than fixing them. Mike explains why incentives don’t favor fixing what’s broken, and what we need to do to change the system and enable migration to a new generation of Smarter Markets.

 

Jan 02, 2021
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 5 | Charlie McGarraugh on Translating Tokenization Jargon to Digestible English
57:16

Charlie McGarraugh is Chief Strategy Officer for Blockchain.com, the largest self-custodied crypto wallet provider globally.  Previously he was a Goldman Sachs Partner and former head of metals trading, so his native language is finance. In this interview, Charlie explains Tokenization in terms that Finance professionals can relate to, then goes on to explain what this change will mean both to financial markets and to the people who work in them.

Dec 26, 2020
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 4 | Thom McMahon Reflecting on Friedland, Ayati, and Currie’s Visions for Building Smarter Markets
01:16:14

Abaxx co-founder Thom McMahon weighs in on the company’s activities to actually design and build the fully tokenized commodity trading system envisioned by Robert Friedland, Maryam Ayati and Jeffrey Currie in our first three episodes. Thom also explains why a physical delivery LNG contract is essential to the green energy revolution, and how Abaxx Exchange is designing that contract right now to establish Singapore as the global benchmark market for LNG price discovery.

Dec 19, 2020
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 3 | Jeff Currie on New Technologies and Finding a Price for Carbon
01:02:14

Goldman Sachs commodities chief Jeff Currie weighs in on the next commodity cycle, the return of inflation, and why it’s essential for the marketplace to figure out how to put a price on carbon in order to enable the realization of ESG objectives. Jeff goes on to describe tokenization of commodity futures warehouse receipts as the best use case he’s heard for distributed ledger (aka “Blockchain Technology”).

Dec 12, 2020
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 2 | Maryam Ayati’s Vision for Tokenizing the Entire Supply Chain
01:02:35

Energy industry veteran and NEO co-founder and CEO Maryam Ayati reacts to Robert Friedland's vision of grading and trading commodities based on ESG aspects of how they're produced, and expands on Robert's ideas to explain how the entire commodity supply chain could be tokenized using distributed ledger technology, and how commodities could literally be traced to their source using new "watermark" technology that applies molecular-level digital fingerprints to almost any  commodity.

Dec 05, 2020
Commodities Legends and Market Builders Episode 1 | Robert Friedland on Grading, Trading, and Responsibly Producing Commodities
01:13:48

Billionaire Canadian financier Robert Friedland headlines the inaugural episode, and shares a vision of commodities being graded based on how responsibly they were produced with regard to ESG priorities, thus allowing free market price discovery to determine a market premium to reward responsible producers of metals and other commodities which have historically had an adverse environmental impact. Robert goes on to share his vision for how a distributed ledger (blockchain) could be used to hold commodity producers to account and assure buyers of commodities that they've received the full and true details of how those commodities were produced.

Nov 28, 2020
Coming Nov. 28th: SmarterMarkets – a new podcast from MacroVoices and Abaxx Technologies
08:49

In this new podcast series, I'll be talking to leaders in both business and in finance. We'll discuss the shortcomings of financial markets as they're currently designed and talk about what could be done to make markets smarter than they are today.

Nov 21, 2020