Swiss podcast Insider’s Guide to Energy interviews VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden to talk blockchain and energy
Insider’s Guide to Energy, a Swiss-based podcast that explores topics such as innovation, disruptive technologies, and emerging trends in the energy space, invited VIA’s CEO Colin Gounden on the show to discuss anything and everything that is at the intersection of energy and blockchain.
The hosts of the podcast, Chris Saas and Johan Oberg, are known for interviewing strong leaders across the globe, with other episodes that included GE Power, Fortum, and Enel North America, to name a few.
Since the interview clocks in at around 48 minutes, we’re breaking it down into bite-sized segments with timestamps to allow you to easily listen to your favorite topics (below).
Listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or YouTube (see video below).
5:00 – 8:38: What are the key components of energy and blockchain?
Do you drive an EV? Listen to Colin make the connection between EVs and energy access, and how closely it relates to VIA’s mission.
11:20 – 14:20: Is data the new oil?
The short answer is: it all has to do with MATH. Hear just how that’s possible in this clip.
14:35 – 16:55: Who are VIA’s customers?
Did you know that the U.S. government is the single largest consumer of energy on the planet? Keeping data private while enabling data analysis is what led VIA to working with the Department of Defense (DOD). Don’t miss hearing about other companies VIA proudly works with.
19:36 -22:40: The price of blockchain
In this segment Colin talks about VIAsecurechain, Polygon, and the value of cryptography.
22:45 – 25:00: Managing a global company
Learn about VIA’s team located around the globe including offices in Boston, Montreal, and Switzerland.
28:40 – 32:20: The near future of blockchain
Smart contracts. Selling back electricity. This segment is not to be missed!
34:20 – 36:25: The impact of the Inflation Reduction Act
This act is a BIG deal. VIA even published a blog about it – check it out!
37:55 – 39:50: So, what’s next for VIA?
Colin shares insights on how VIA stays current in a fast-moving world.
45:30 – 46:40: Data regulations in energy and big tech
Colin briefly reflects on government regulations.
The hosts wrap up by inviting Colin to come back for a conversation around data science. Don’t want to miss it? Follow VIA on social (Linkedin and Twitter) and check our news page for the latest updates!