Lara Ankersmit is Head of Digital at NOS, a public broadcaster in The Netherlands. For the last few years they have made a switch to a more digital platform with a website that delivers the news and features a lot of innovations especially in the area of events.

During the World Cup Soccer in 2018, they introduced a new way of watching highlights of a game by providing an interface to be able to watch a particular highlight with different camera angles, essentially creating a 360 degree view.

We also discuss their new voice interface that they created for Google Home and how they innovate and create new channels to deliver the news.

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Michiel Fokke is CTO at Quby, a company that has created Toon, a display placed in the spot you normally have your thermostat. A lot of people in The Netherlands know Toon as a smart thermostat, but it’s a lot more than that.

Quby, with Toon, aims to show you energy consumption of your appliances in your home, showing for example if one of these appliances is using too much power, notifying you that it’s maybe up for replacement. We also talk about the state of the smart home and where it could go in the future.

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Troels Støvring is the CEO and Co-Founder of Twill, a Maersk innovation that focuses on making shipping containers all over the world, easy and clear.

In this podcast we discuss their challenges but also the amazing world of shipping which is going through a digital transformation and Twill is contributing to that. How about the containers themselves, do they need to get smarter? Are we going to see whole chains of IoT containers? Find out in this podcast!

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Paul de Raaij is Technology Lead at Coolblue. Coolblue is one of the biggest e-commerce websites in The Netherlands and Belgium. We talk about everything from how they organize their teams to what they use to run their platforms. Their mantra is “Anything for a smile”, find out how they do that in this podcast.

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Renate Sportel is Innovation Manager at Albert Heijn Online (www.ah.nl). In this role she is, together with her Labs team, involved in thinking about, conceptualising, building and testing new innovation in the online grocery shopping market.

Together with Transavia they worked on Appie Fly, a new and exciting way to order a grocery package on vacation which can be picked up at the airport so you don’t have to go to the store. We also talked about their pilot with smart locks and how to make shopping for groceries as frictionless as possible.

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Daniel Gebler is CTO at Picnic, an online grocery store. They are trying to crack the formula to get groceries to your door, swift and fresh. To do this they employ a mobile app to do all your groceries and multiple warehouses and hubs in cities to make deliveries that can be delivered in a time slot of about 10 minutes. Find out how Picnic does this in this podcast.

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