Planet Beyond Podcast

Innovation for transformation

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In this episode, a panel of experts representing established, leading companies as well as new technology disruptors tackle one of the most difficult issues of our time: climate change. Specifically, how industry can innovate and transform to better overcome the emerging challenges.

We discuss how to create a beehive of collaboration, not only within a company structure, but well beyond. A discussion that demonstrates the power of inclusivity & diversity and the effect it has on bringing innovative solutions to life and making a true, transformational industry impact.


Dirk Smit, Vice President for Research Strategy, Shell

Jyotika Virmani, Executive Director, Schmidt Ocean Institute

Pawel Michalak, Global Director for Innovation, Fugro

Pieter Becking, Captain of the Hyperloop Challenge, Delft Technical University

Sophie Hildebrand, Senior Vice President for Exploration and Production, Equinor

Your host

Jon Baston-Pitt

Global Strategic Marketing Director at Fugro

An inquisitive mind in search of the world’s thought leaders, to explore the value and mechanisms of doing business better

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Our mission

Creating a safe and liveable world

Tackling tomorrow’s problems

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