Rank #1: Robots: Taking Jobs? Or Creating Them?
John Delano is the portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer Global Fund at OppenheimerFunds. He tells us about his investment philosophy, how robotics is affecting e-commerce, and why robots are in greater demand as the population ages.
Jodi Forlizzi is an interaction designer, researcher and Director of the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She tells us what counts as a robot, what kinds of robots are already in operation that we probably haven’t heard of, and whether robots can seem too lifelike.
Claude Dinsmoor is the General Manager of Product Development at FANUC AMERICA, the US subsidiary of a major robot manufacturing company. Claude tells us about lights-out manufacturing, why robots are creating jobs, and all about industrial service robots.
Dec 18 2018
Rank #2: Modern Medicine: Small Companies with Big Ideas
Host Maneet Ahuja talks to healthcare experts and biomedical pioneers, who offer insights on the future of healthcare and life-saving technologies.
Máire Lane is a Senior Research Analyst on the Global Equity Team at OppenheimerFunds. She has a Ph.D. in Mathematics, with an expertise in the biotech and medical technology sectors.
Magnus Nillson has a Ph.D. in Medical Science and is the CEO of XVIVO Perfusion, a medical technology company with nearly two decades of experience in organ transplants.
Søren Tulstrup is President and CEO of Hansa Medical, a biopharmaceutical company focused on immunomodulatory enzymes for the treatment and prevention of rare autoimmune conditions and transplant rejection.
Dr. Tiffany Vora is an educator, writer, research scientist, and entrepreneur. She is the Faculty Director and Vice Chair of Medicine and Digital Biology at Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank.
Dec 11 2018
Rank #3: A Tale of Two Japans
Host Maneet Ahuja talks to two leading investors with expertise in Asian markets.
Jim Ayer is the portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer International Equity Fund at OppenheimerFunds. He examines how far Japan has come in the past few decades, and where it is headed in the global playing field.
Sean Darby is the Global Equity Strategist at the Jefferies Financial Group. He is based in Hong Kong. Sean tells us about the history of Japan and its role in global trade.
Dec 04 2018
Rank #4: Silver Tourism: An Aging Population Bitten by the Travel Bug
Host Maneet Ahuja talks to three experts who explain how the intersection of aging and tourism is creating a global investment opportunity.
Brian Levitt is the Senior Investment Strategist at OppenheimerFunds. He is responsible for the development and communication of the firm's investment outlooks and insights. He educates us on the world's changing demographics and what this means for investors.
Robert Dunphy is co-portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer International Growth Fund at OppenheimerFunds. He shares why the variety in travel culture across the globe creates new investment opportunities in tourism.
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt is a tourism scientist based in Germany and China, with over 30 years of experience working in Chinese tourism as a former tour operator, researcher, and consultant. Dr. Arlt teaches International Tourism Management and is the founder and director of COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute. He explains how travel companies are catering to Chinese tourists' specific travel preferences.
Nov 27 2018
Rank #5: Electronified Cars: This Isn't Your Parent's Prius
Host Maneet Ahuja talks to three people who know a lot about automobile electronification, and where the auto industry is headed.
George Evans is the Chief Investment Officer of Equities at OppenheimerFunds. He is a portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer International Growth Fund and the Oppenheimer International Diversified Fund. George has done exhaustive research on the financial side of automobile electronification.
Brian McKay is the Director of the Powertrain Division at Continental Automotive, and oversees development of the technology used in automotive electronification.
Paul Eichenberg is a Strategy Consultant with 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is an expert on how auto companies are transforming in the age of electrification, autonomy, and connected cars.
Nov 20 2018