Here you can find all episodes of The 2023 Podcast.

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Central Banks in 2023 with Dr. Ole Rummel

Central banks are responsible for monetary and financial stability in a country. The financial and payment systems work well when a central bank does. Like every other system central banks were affected with the pandemic recessions and did a big acceleration to a more advanced technical structure, but what other changes do we see there or can we predict for the future? Dr. Ole Rummel, Director of Macroeconomic Monetary Policy Management at The SEACEN Centre, answers us in this episode.


Transportation Systems in 2023 with Garry Golden

With much less pressure on transportation systems in 2020 and the rising health concerns of the public, many changes were pushed into the market of transportation much sooner. In 2023 micro-mobility will become the new trend. The Marketplace will be more open for different players. Futurist Garry Golden tell us about his vision for the transportation systems in both near and far future, which solutions will we have for greener and cleaner transportation system and what other innovations will we see in the next three years and after. Listen to our Episode with guest Garry Golden to know the answers to these questions.


Aviation in 2023 with Tomislav Lang

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry due to dramatic drop in demand for passenger air transport. In 2023, airports and airlines will have implemented new procedures for passenger safety and health, delivering a contactless, queue less, and fully sanitized end-to-end travel experience that is as automated as possible.

Listen to host Agnes Kunkel and guest Tomislav Lang, Founder of Lang Aviation Experts UG, discussing futuristic automation chances for the industry.


Public Transit in 2023 with Paul Comfort

Public transport has been hit hard by COVID-19. With ridership significantly down, leading to considerable financial distress for public transport operators. The good news: there is growing evidence that public transport riders do not face higher infection risk than anyone else.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, most public transport operators have quickly stepped up and taken concrete action to make transit systems COVID-safe for staff and passengers. Paul Comfort, an expert on leadership, transportation infrastructure and trends, and former CEO of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), explains how we must keep the momentum going to preserve the appeal of public transport, for the sake of public health, economic recovery, and environmental sustainability.


Smart Collaboration in 2023 with Heidi Gardner

In 2023 companies and employees are no longer only working from the headquarters or offices. Also, the way business partners collaborate has changed. Everyone in the business world is more aware of the depth and value another person contributes to their collaboration. To know how and why collaboration became essential in 2023, listen to our episode with guest Heidi Gardner, the distinguished professor at Harvard Business School.


Gender Equality in 2023 with Titan Alon

Men and women are facing different realities in light of this pandemic. Even without a crisis, caring responsibilities usually fall heavily on women. The situation for single parents can be even more difficult, especially when having to juggle working from home and caring for children alone.
Host Agnes Kunkel and Titan Alon, Assistant Professor at UC San Diego for Economics, putting forward ideas for policymakers to take the gender perspective into account when it comes to making important decisions during and after the pandemic that will affect all our lives. And with fathers spending more time at home, it could be an opportunity for them to engage more in caring for their children.


Remote Work and Cyber Security in 2023 with James Fair

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world, most organizations made a quick transition to a remote workforce. This has also created new security vulnerabilities. In 2023, attackers will still seek to exploit the gaps opened when telecommuting employees use insecure devices and networks. Listen to James Fair, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations of Executech, why security is one of the top priorities to consider while shifting to remote work and how to maintain awareness and overall work hygiene of all employees, for now and in the future.


Restaurants in 2023 with Alison Pearlman

Spontaneous visits at a restaurant are almost impossible. Tables have to be reserved at least one day in advance on the restaurant App, and you order and pay before you arrive. Digital menus are the new normal, and restaurants are outsourcing the preparation of their dishes. Is this how restaurants will work in 2023?
To gain more insights into the future of dining-out, listen to our Episode with Alison Pearlman, the brilliant thinker, writer and researcher in the area of restaurant business.


Urban Planning in 2023 with William Fulton

Often our cities are reshaped after experiences of pandemics, wars and other catastrophes. We believe COVID-19 came to accelerate changes, that were about to happen to our city lifestyles anyway. City centers will become more enjoyable with many entertainment and leisure options as Dr. Agnes Kunkel and guest William Fulton, author and Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research — Rice University point out. During the pandemic we understood the importance of social life and we are about to see how this will impact downtown life in 2023.


Air Conditioning in 2023 with William Bahnfleth

Poor ventilation plays an important role in increased transmission of the COVID-19 virus. But are air conditioning systems a good protection method or a reason to be concerned? Listen to host Agnes Kunkel and guest Prof. Dr. Bahnfleth discussing what the future for ventilation and filtration of homes and public buildings holds in 2023, and whether we will check a restaurant`s rating for its Air Conditioning System online before dining out.


Mental Health in 2023 with Sarah Baxter

A global crisis like COVID-19 can take an emotional toll and cause traumatic stress. Many people experienced a high level of emotional stress and anxiety out of fear to contract and spread the virus. Will some of those continue to have emotional and behavioral reactions in 2023? Listen to what host Agnes Kunkel and guest Sarah Baxter have to say, how symptoms of post-traumatic stress might affect medical workers and other people globally, and how to regain control of your life, if you experience the world as a dangerous place.


Fashion in 2023 with Sylvia Daun

The popular practiced model of working from home might dictate fashion trends in 2023. Knee-long Pantsuits and jogging pants could be our favorites. Listen to what host Agnes Kunkel and her guest Sylvia Daun have to say, whether the new Oktoberfest collection in 2023 will be made of leather from apple peels – as we will rediscover the real value of clothing: less shopping with more soul, sustainable but extraordinary.


Leadership in 2023 with Brigitta Wurnig

In this Episode host Agnes Kunkel discusses with guest Brigitta Wurnig, leadership coach for top executives, the overall restructuring happening inside companies, new skills leaders and managers have to acquire, and to which extent will those reformations affect businesses in 2023.
Mindfulness practices and emotional intelligence will become focus points for companies to develop and maintain their position.


Compassion and Values in 2023 with Stefan Hock

Covid-19 is not only a health issue, it is also of ethical concern. In this episode host Dr. Agnes Kunkel and her guest Stefan Hock discuss the triage among values we experience during this global pandemic. What will stay with us and what will be soon forgotten?


Travel and Holiday in Spring 2023 with Tamara Bojanic

Ever thought about letting a personal Video-Animator plan your trip? In this episode host Dr. Agnes Kunkel and her guest Tamara Bojanic from Tara-Travel talk about how digital technologies and new health protocols will shape the future of travelling. Also, how expensive will our holidays be after Covid-19? For sure we will travel again, but it will not be the same.


Introduction to 2023 Host and Vision

In this episode we introduce you to our podcast and host Dr. Agnes Kunkel. Agnes is the initiator of this podcast and in this conversation she will tell us more about the project and what we can expect from following episodes. She will talk about motives, future topics and plans for this podcast.