A MarketsandMarkets Podcast Series

Listen to the ground-breaking ideas, theories, and insights on upcoming disruptions with movers and shakers from all around the world!

We are living in the decade of disruption. The global pandemic has only accelerated the pace at which these disruptions are taking place. According to an estimate by MarketsandMarkets, ~$25Tn worth of existing revenue sources will vanish by 2030 and get replaced with new revenue sources. Therefore, businesses need to be well-equipped with actionable insights on how to navigate through the disruptive ecosystem smoothly.

Tune into #DisruptionDialogues, where Visionaries and Thought Leaders discuss upcoming disruptions that are sweeping across global businesses.


Hosted by:
Our Chief Mentor Pranjal Sharma,
Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author.


Pranjal Sharma

an economic Analyst, Advisor and Author whose expertise straddles technology, globalization, and media. Pranjal leads public discourse across world renowned platforms that include St. Gallen Symposium, Horasis Global Meeting, and the AIMA. He has also served as a member of the Global Agenda Council at the World Economic Forum (WEF) and as a regular speaker at Davos, organized by the WEF.

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Episode 1

Meet our Guest Speaker:

Marcelo D. Prado,Vice President Marketing and Strategy
Marcelo D. Prado

Vice President Marketing and Strategy
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Marcelo is a CMO with deep expertise in Commercial, Marketing and Strategy, working for global B2B companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific, GE, and Accenture.

What does the COVID 19
pandemic mean for the

Labs of the Future?

January 13th, 2022

In this episode, Our Chief Mentor Pranjal Sharma, Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author, in conversation with Marcelo Prado, Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, Thermo Fisher Scientific as they talk about "Labs of the Future". The Podcast focuses on the future of labs in times of disruption, making it a business strategy more than an IT strategy. With the Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology converging, what does the COVID19 pandemic mean for the "Labs of the Future?

Episode 2

Meet our Guest Speaker:

Steven Carlini,Vice President of Innovation and Data Centre
Steven Carlini

Vice President of Innovation and Data Centre
Schneider Electric

Steven is One of the Future 100 - The Data Centre and Cloud Personalities to Watch in The Next Decade. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum 5G Programme - leader of Data Centre Infrastructure group.

Sustainability in Data Centres

February 2nd, 2022

What do you think the Future of the Data Centers will be like amidst the disruptive ecosystem? Tune into another interesting episode of #DisruptionDialogues #Podcast Series. Together with Pranjal Sharma, Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author and our next Guest Speaker, Steven Carlini, VP-Innovation & Data Centre, Schneider Electric, we will dig deeper into Sustainability in Data Centres.

Episode 3

Meet our Guest Speaker:

Giovanni Bertolino,Head of e-Mobility USA & Canada
Giovanni Bertolino

Head of e-Mobility USA & Canada
Enel X

where he leads the team focused on growing the company's residential and commercial smart charging business. Previously, he served as Vice President of Business Development in North and Central America for Enel's Global Thermal Business Line.

With an electrified future down the road, utilities are in a unique position to fill the gap between the deployment of EV charging stations and mass EV adoption. There will be a huge acceleration in the adoption of EVs and investments at all levels. Catch our Chief Mentor and Host, Pranjal Sharma in conversation with Giovanni Bertolino, Head of e-Mobility, USA & Canada,Enel X , as they discuss why utilities need to care about EV charging.

Episode 4

Viviana Vitto,Head of Market Strategy and Regulatory Analysis
Viviana Vitto

Head of Market Strategy and Regulatory Analysis
Enel Group

Viviana is a motivated professional with more than 20 years of experience in the energy industry. Presently Viviana is in charge as Head of Market Studies and Regulatory Analysis in the Global Infrastructure and Networks business line with Enel Group.

Digitization of Energy Grid

March 8th, 2022

The energy grid remains one of the greatest engineering wonders of the 20th century. With the energy grid going digital, how is it expected to disrupt various industries? And how will digitization play its role in ensuring that power grids keep up with demand? Join our Chief Mentor and Host, Pranjal Sharma, as he discusses "Digitization of Energy Grid" with Viviana Vitto, Head of Market Studies and Strategic Analysis, Enel Group - Global Infrastructure and Networks.

Episode 5

Corey Glickman,Partner, Head of Sustainability & Design (ESG)
Corey Glickman

Partner, Head of Sustainability & Design (ESG)

Named among the top 100 influential designers of the decade, Corey leads the Sustainability, Smart Spaces, and Strategic Design Consulting Group Practices at Infosys. He has 40 years of experience in industry & consulting providing technology & business leadership experience in strategic design thinking and applied systems design.

Can you imagine a world where there's no waste to be disposed of? This may sound far-fetched, but it doesn't have to be that way. What if we tell you that there's a new way to design products, services, and businesses that were beneficial for people, our planet, environment, and business? That's what Circular Economy promises - moving from traditional ways of producing goods to the one where materials, nutrients, and data can be continuously repurposed. In this podcast, our chief mentor and host, Pranjal Sharma, in conversation with Corey Glickman, Global Head, Sustainability and Design Consulting Services at Infosys, discusses the new design for the circular economy. Join now to find out how companies can manage this change and its impact.

Episode 6

Zubin Sarkar,VP & Head of Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Siemens Commercial Vehicles
Zubin Sarkar

VP & Head of Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Siemens Commercial Vehicles

Leads global strategy, business development, marketing and sustainability for Siemens Commercial Vehicles. He has 10+ years of automotive & industrial goods experience having worked with leading consulting firms Roland Berger, The Boston Consulting Group and industrial conglomerate Siemens across Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North America .

The sustainability of the transport system depends largely on rapid decarbonization, which further can be achieved by drastically ramping up the use of electric vehicles, especially commercial vehicles, of which 15 % are expected to go electric by 2030. Join our Chief Mentor & Host, Pranjal Sharma , in conversation with Zubin Sarkar, Head of Strategy, Business Development & Marketing, Siemens Commercial Vehicles, discussing the electrification roadmap for commercial vehicles, the challenges being faced by automakers and OEMs, and how they can be tackled.

Episode 7

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Brian S. Williams,Americas Strategy & Innovation Leader
Brian S. Williams

Americas Strategy & Innovation Leader

An entrepreneurial-oriented business leader who organizes and leads teams that develop new services and solutions to deliver revenue growth and profitability for professional services firms.

As technologies evolve further, robots will function more autonomously, eventually performing certain procedure entirely on their own. The concept of robotics surgeries has been around for quite some time and has seen vast technological advancements. With more companies starting to leverage surgical robots with advanced technologies, do you think the robots are ready to take over the surgeries? Find out in this episode of #DisruptionDialogues Podcast Series, where our host, Pranjal Sharma , discusses the future of robotics surgeries and its ethical implications with our guest speaker, Brian S. Williams, Americas Strategy & Innovation Leader, Cognizant

Episode 8

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Anand Sengupta,VP Strategy & Joint Functions, Industrial Application Services
Anand Sengupta

VP Strategy & Joint Functions, Industrial Application Services
Siemens Energy

Anand is passionate about the power of people and technology coming together to drive climate action. In his current role, he is responsible for sustainable growth strategy for the services business in a transforming energy market.

The countries are in a race to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to counter global warming and reverse climate change. And accelerating the energy transition with renewables mix could be the pathway to faster decarbonization in the energy sector. So, how can this be achieved while minimizing the carbon footprint? Find out in this episode of #DisruptionDialogues Podcast, where our host, Pranjal Sharma , and guest speaker, Anand Sengupta, Vice President, Strategy & Joint Functions, Industrial Application Services, Siemens Energy, discuss the need to decarbonize the energy sector and how it can be achieved.

Episode 9

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Aniket Patange,Head of Artificial Intelligence & Innovation
Aniket Patange

Head of Artificial Intelligence & Innovation

Aniket has a passion for energy sustainability, technology and innovation. He has evangelized & created new solutions and services portfolios, leading to new revenue streams.

Making Cities EV Ready

Aug 13th, 2022

#DisruptionDialogues is back with another interesting podcast on 'Making Cities EV Ready'. Tune in to your go-to podcast channels to listen to our guest speaker, Aniket Patange, Head of Artificial Intelligence & Innovation, Hitachi, as he talks to our host, Pranjal Sharma, about the best practices to prep our cities today for an EV-ready future.

Episode 10

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Vishwamitra Nandlall,VP Technology Strategy & Ecosystems
Vishwamitra Nandlall

VP Technology Strategy & Ecosystems
Dell Technologies

Vish Nandlall is an experienced CTO and a highly regarded telecom visionary. He previously served as CEO of the Elefante Group, a startup focused on changing the way the world connects. Prior to this, Vish was responsible for a multinational firm's technology vision and led the company's innovation strategy.

"Operational technologies are the key to this business transformation, where they can automate things at scale. It's where many enterprises we have spoken to are excited about." - Vishwamitra Nandlall, Guest speaker #DisruptionDialouges Episode 10 The combined power of 5G and Edge AI will pave the path for new business models, innovation, and opportunities across all industries. Listen to this podcast as our host, Pranjal Sharma, and our guest speaker, Vish Nandlall, VP, Technology Strategy & Ecosystems, Dell Technologies, discuss the importance of edge AI in 5G and how and when to deploy the combination of these two very powerful engines.

Episode 11

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Markus Hartung,Vice President - Head of Global Commercial Processes & Region EMEA Catalysts
Markus Hartung

Vice President - Head of Global Commercial Processes & Region EMEA Catalysts
Evonik Operations GmbH

Markus Leads Global Commercial Process and Region EMEA of the Business Line Catalysts. Markus Have a background in chemistry, process engineering and holding a Master ixn Marketing, I want to contribute transforming the chemical industry towards greater sustainability and safe future for our kids

Making Chemicals Green

Nov 08th 2022

Green Chemicals will play an important role in making the world more sustainable and ensuring that we can hand over a great place to live to our kids! I believe that catalysts will play a key role in making chemicals greener and products more sustainable." ~ Markus Hartung

Green chemicals still have significant hurdles to overcome to reach their scale. So, how can we create a path to a more sustainable chemical industry? Now's the time to start developing it. Catch our host, Pranjal Sharma, in conversation with Markus Hartung, Vice President, Global Commercial Processes & Region EMEA, Evonik Operations GmbH, as they discuss how the chemicals are becoming better and greener

Episode 12

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Marisa Viveros,VP, Strategy and Offerings
Marisa Viveros,

VP, Strategy and Offerings
IBM Global Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment

Marisa is a vice president at IBM, leading strategy and solutions for the global telco industry. She is responsible for creating a portfolio of solutions to address the needs of clients as it relates to digital transformation, networks, optimizing core business functions and creating new services.

Why should companies developing technologies build their software thinking about security from the ground up? Find out in our #DisruptionDialogues #Podcast , where our host, Pranjal Sharma, and Marisa Viveros, Vice President, IBM Global Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment, give us a comprehensive view of securing cloud-native communication systems.

Episode 13

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Tim Last,Divisional President,
Tim Last,

Divisional President,
Atlas Copco

Tim Last leads the Specialty Rental Division of Atlas Copco, which is focused on providing specialized agile solutions to industry.

As a strong rentalist, Tim believes that providing innovative, variable and agile equipment solutions in place of fixed, long term assets, will enable industrial organizations to reduce carbon footprint without adding more cost to their process.

The climate change threat has led to an increasing push for companies to adopt sustainable measures to manage utilities better. #DisruptionDialogues brings you yet another exciting podcast where our guest speaker, Tim Last, Divisional President, Atlas Copco, is in conversation with our host, Pranjal Sharma. This episode talks about Utility-as-a-Service & Emerging Models for Sustainable Production and why it is crucial for businesses and the corporate world.

Episode 14

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Vasanth Srinivas,Vice President - Healthcare & Life Sciences
Vasanth Srinivas

Vice President - Healthcare & Life Sciences

Vasanth Srinivas is Technologist and Business Leader with expertise in Enterprise Digital and Business Transformation. Vasanth has over 28 years of experience In Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry in various senior Executive levels impacting business outcomes of fortune 500 organizations. His experience spans across blue chip organizations such as Cognizant, TCS and Atos

Integrated Deliveries with the Patient First Approach

Nov 29th, 2022

For better healthcare and improved patient experience, the #healthcareindustry needs a culture change to adopt a #patientsfirst approach. In the upcoming episode of #DisruptionDialogues #Podcast, our guest speaker, Vasanth Srinivas, Vice President, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Atos, is in conversation with our host, Pranjal Sharma, where they discuss how the patient-first approach is becoming a crucial factor in the design of integrated healthcare systems.

Episode 15

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Enrique Pastor,Global Sales Vice President, e-Mobility Division (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure)
Enrique Pastor

Global Sales Vice President, e-Mobility Division (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure)
Schneider Electric

Enrique's mission is to expand the eMobility business all over the world, contributing to creating net-zero transportation through clean and efficient E2E EV charging infrastructure solutions.

Impact of Growing EV Infrastructure on Buildings

Dec 6, 2022

EV adoption is a revolution, EV drivers prefer to charge the vehicle as soon as they stop! Listen to Enrique Pastor, Global Sales Vice President, e-Mobility Division (Electric Vehicle Infrastructure), Schneider Electric, as he talks with our host, Pranjal Sharma, to discuss the impact of growing EV Infrastructure on buildings.

Episode 16

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Thomas Herget,
Thomas Herget

Head of silicon valley & China Innovation Hub

Thomas serves on several Merck boards, such as the Innovation Steering Committee, MBAP (Merck Bioethics Advisory Panel), and chairs the SCROC (Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee). He is a professor at Technical University Darmstadt, teaching novel technologies in pharma research and an advisor of several organizations, including his role on the Board of Directors at UCLA Technology Development Group and eWEAR at Stanford University.

AI in Cultured Meat

Dec 13th, 2022

The future of meat production is AI. AI in cultured meat can help solve the food crisis. Want to know how? Find out in this episode of #DisruptionDialogues Podcast where our guest speaker, Thomas Herget, Head of Silicon Valley & China Innovation Hubs, Merck Group, is in conversation with our host, Pranjal Sharma, as they talk about AI in Cultured Meat.

Episode 17

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Massimo Sanfilippo,Commercial Excellence Vice President
Massimo Sanfilippo

Commercial Excellence Vice President
Baker Hughes Headquarters

Leads Commercial Excellence within the Strategy and Business Development corporate organization at Baker Hughes Massimo is passionate about the power of a structured approach to change management to accelerate business strategy.

In his current role he is responsible for aligning Baker Hughes commercial operating model to the dynamics of the energy technology industry in the net zero economy.

Enabling Business Transformations

Dec 13th, 2022

We're now live with the latest episode of the DisruptionDialogues Podcast. Hear our guest speaker, Massimo Sanfilippo, VP of Commercial Excellence, Strategy & Business Development, Baker Hughes, as he speaks to our host, Pranjal Sharma, on enabling business transformation and their application across different sectors.

Episode 18

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Massimo Sanfilippo,Commercial Excellence Vice President
Heather Ahlborn

Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Americas, Science & Laboratory Solutions

Heather Ahlborn is an experienced management professional in the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry, specializing in developing and executing business and technology strategies to drive growth.

She has held various commercial, strategy and marketing roles of increasing responsibility across the MilliporeSigma, the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. She has also served as the Market Growth Leader for Gore BioPharma, Head oof Research and Drug Development IT&S at Cephalon and as a Senior Managing Consultant for IBM's Global Business Services, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Practice. Heather has 15+ years of industry and consulting experience developing successful business strategies that lead to increased growth, productivity, and compliance.

Intersection of data & sustainability

Mar 10th 2023

We're live with the next episode of #DisruptionDialogues #Podcast. Listen to our guest speaker, Heather Ahlborn, Senior Vice President & Head of Commercial Americas, Science and Laboratory Solutions, MilliporeSigma, in an insightful conversation with our host, Pranjal Sharma! In this episode, they discuss how data can be leveraged for sustainable development and how their intersection can benefit organizations for smarter processes and work efficiently.

Episode 19

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Massimo Sanfilippo,Commercial Excellence Vice President
Nageswar Cherukupalli

Senior Vice President & Head of Sales (FSI)

Nageswar Cherukupalli (Nagesh) is a senior and accomplished leader with more than 20+ years of service at Infosys, across multiple leadership roles, and was managing our marquee Financial Services clients in North America. Nagesh is part of the Global Financial Services Executive Leadership team with expertise spanning across various business competencies, including sales, strategy, consulting, marketing and general management. His current focus is to drive client focus, transformation and synergies across the Capital Markets value chain including Asset and Wealth Management, Investment Banking, Custody Services and Market infrastructure.

Impact of web 3.0 and Metaverse in financial services

Mar 21, 2023

We're live with the 19th episode of #DisruptionDialogues #Podcast. Listen to our guest speaker, Nageswar Cherukupalli, Senior Vice President and Sales Head, Financial Services and Insurance, Infosys, and our host, Pranjal Sharma, get in an insightful conversation on how the metaverse can benefit financial services and provide a seamless experience to everyone.

Episode 20

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Massimo Sanfilippo,Commercial Excellence Vice President
Sukant Acharya

Executive Vice President, Global Head for IoT and Industry NeXT

Sukant Acharya is the Executive Vice President (EVP) and Global Head for IoT and Industry NeXT business at HCLTech. With a career spanning 25+ years, Sukant has assumed multiple leadership roles across companies in management consulting, outsourcing, and several core industries.

Sukant brings a 360-degree perspective to help global organizations navigate and lead the digital wave and the connected industry imperatives. Sukant's contribution to the business world has revolved around sponsoring and nurturing emergent technology-led business transformation areas like Digital, Analytics, Cloud, Edge, IoT, IIoT, 5G, Smart Products, Intelligent Operations, Smart space, and Industry 4.0.

Industry NeXT - Moving Beyond Industry 4.0

Apr 11, 2023

| We're live with the 20th episode of #DisruptionDialogues #Podcast. Listen to an insightful conversation on 'Industry Next-Moving Beyond Industry 4.0' with our guest speaker, Sukant Acharya, Executive Vice President and Global Business Head, IoT and Industry NeXT, HCLTech, and our host, Pranjal Sharma!

Today, many companies have not fully leveraged the capabilities of Industry 3.0. In fact, several companies are currently in the advanced stages of adopting Industry 4.0 capabilities to gain a competitive edge and deliver value to their customers. In this episode, Sukant explores how Industry 4.0 is evolving and why we should talk about pivoting beyond it, given the current mixed business landscape.

Episode 21

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Massimo Sanfilippo,Commercial Excellence Vice President
Daniela Mayer

Field CTO Vertical Automotive
Dell Technologies

Daniela has a long (more than 30 years) and wide range of experience in the Automotive Industry.

She is passionate about the value of data and the processes, methods and tools to generate the data value in complex infrastructures across edge, core and cloud.

She is in Dell Technologies the main contact for Automotive. Together with the internal teams and Dell's partner she develops an end-to-end solution for the data life cycle of software defined systems with focus on ADAD/AD and the respective traffic infrastructure.

Future of Autonomous Driving

Apr 18, 2023

We're now live with the 21st episode of #DisruptionDialogues! Listen to what our guest speaker, Daniela Mayer, CTO Automotive, Dell Technologies, and our host, Pranjal Sharma, have to say about the 'Future of Autonomous Driving'! In this episode, Daniela gives an extensive overview of the various levels that indicate and differentiate assistant and autonomous driving from one another. She also explains why some levels are controversial and how they can be navigated. Want to learn more about the concept of autonomous driving and its future?

Episode 22

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Massimo Sanfilippo,Commercial Excellence Vice President
Tom Sulzer

CEO, Co-Founder, Sulzer & Schmid

As graduate of ETH Zurich, Tom started his career developing robotics and advanced control systems. In the early '90s, he joined a US-based multinational medical tech company and headed up one of their global divisions. An entrepreneur at heart, he moved on to launch and run a high-tech startup in Silicon Valley.

Upon returning to Switzerland, he shifted his focus back to robotics and together with his business partner Christof Schmid he founded Sulzer Schmid, a pioneer and leader in delivering world-class autonomous drone inspections and advanced analytics software for the wind industry.

Data in the Wind Industry

Apr 25, 2023

We're now live with the 22nd episode of #DisruptionDialogues!

As you know, the wind turbines have existed since old times. Given the technological advancements in various industries, can data and new technologies like AI help improve the efficiency and operations of companies in the wind industry? Listen to what Tom Sulzer, CEO and Co-Founder, Sulzer & Schmid Laboratories and our host, Pranjal Sharma, have to say about how data plays an impactful role in the wind industry.

Episode 23

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Massimo Sanfilippo,Commercial Excellence Vice President
Eric Chalengeas

Regional Vice President - South Europe
Rockwell Automation

Eric Chalengeas is Regional Vice President, South Europe of Rockwell Automation, based in Paris, France.

He joined the company in January 2017 at the EMEA headquarters in Belgium to lead Commercial Strategy and Strategic Accounts in the region. He has achieved success in developing and implementing region-wide programs thanks to an in-depth knowledge of customers business needs. He is passionate about leadership, people and life-long leaning.

Industrial Cybersecurity in Automation

May 2, 2023

We're now live with the 23rd episode of #DisruptionDialogues #Podcast with our guest speaker, Eric Chalengeas, Regional Vice President - South Europe, Rockwell Automation, and our host, Pranjal Sharma! Cybersecurity has become a necessity for every industry, from healthcare and manufacturing to software and automation. In fact, it has become a key contributor to business continuity in the modern, competitive landscape. In this episode, Eric explains the concept of 'Industrial Cybersecurity in the Automation Industry' and how it has become a pillar for the efficient functioning of the industry.

Episode 24

Meet our Guest Speaker :

Massimo Sanfilippo,Commercial Excellence Vice President
Simon Ninan

Vice President, Head of Strategy & Growth, Digital Infrastructure Business
Hitachi Vantara

Simon is a former management consultant and has worked with leading global Hi-Tech and Telecom companies

His expertise includes digital business transformations, IoT, Go-to-Market strategy, business model & operating model innovation, etc.

Simon has successfully launched new products and businesses, spearheaded large-scale business transformations, and driven transformative change

What Comes First: Innovation or Disruption?

May 23, 2023

We're now live with another episode of #DisruptionDialogues with our guest speaker, Simon Ninan, Vice President, Head of Strategy and Global Business Operations, Hitachi Vantara, and our host, Pranjal Sharma! Innovation without disruption can lead to stagnation, where brilliant ideas remain untapped potential. Disruption without innovation can result in chaos, where transformative change lacks a solid foundation. But the question remains: Which comes first? Does innovation give birth to disruption, or does disruption spur innovation? Let's hear it from Simon and Pranjal.

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