“If you have well designed product it can transcend to an experience for the everyday consumer.”
Alona Wells is talking about dishwashers. Wells brings her experience in high fashion to the appliance world.
The consumer experience is carefully crafted from a considerable amount research and data on what people want from their products and just as important, how they want their products to make them feel.
These experiences don’t just happen, they are created by people behind the scenes…people like Wells.
Wells is the senior category manager for Dishcare at Bosch and part of the team that produces Bosch's famed dishwashers, known for their quality, design, and quietness. The Bosch team recently released its new PowerControl™ spray arm technology that enables a targeted intensive wash from anywhere in the bottom rack – no matter where the dishes are loaded. Innovations like PowerControl are the product of meticulous planning and testing from designers and engineers.
In the latest episode of the Beyond Bosch podcast, Wells gives us an inside peek into her experience with launching a new product and the journey that has taken her from luxury brands in New York City to elevating the product line of Bosch Dish.
Learn more about Alona's story here: https://bit.ly/3Q9JihR
For technicians and engineers, the greatest job satisfaction often comes from taking on the most challenging problems.
Today, some of the most stubborn problems can be found in heavy industry, particularly "hard to decarbonize" sectors like steel, cement and heavy trucking. That's where Matt Thorington comes in.
Matt is an Engineering Manager for fuel cell systems at Bosch. He leads a team facing the problem head-on through the development of hydrogen technologies: fuel cells that provide power using hydrogen, and systems that produce hydrogen itself. The systems produce hydrogen through electrolysis, or the splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen — like a fuel cell in reverse.
Grab a seat or take this episode on a walk or drive with you!
For more on Matt's story, click here: https://bit.ly/488w3oU
Whether or not you love driving, there is one thing that most of us can agree we do not love and that's parking. The innovation and technology in the mobility sector continues to advance rapidly and in this episode we focus on the topic of parking.
You will hear from Lisa John, Director of engineering for parking systems for Bosch in North America. Lisa is as passionate about leading well as she is about making driving and parking better. Listen in as Lisa shares a bit of her story and passion.
Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3NbvhM9
Intensity on the racetrack steers the way toward an electrified future
Aakhilesh Singhania loves an intense situation. And these come hard and fast in his job as a senior applications engineer with Bosch Motorsport. His work often places him on the side of a racetrack, giving professional teams technical and safety assistance on the fly.
Aakhilesh works on the Le Mans Daytona hybrid (LMDh) vehicles which are North America's first hybrid-powered prototype race cars competing in the International Motor Sports Association's Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) class.
In this episode, Aakhilesh shares the inensity of working track side, as well as overcoming huge challenges like moving to a new country on his own. You do not want to miss this electrifying conversation!
For more about Aakhilesh's story click here: https://bit.ly/3XWGp6h
What does software, ride sharing and a parrot have in common? Well, you'll have to listen to this episode to find out.
Steven Brohl is a software engineer who went from the neighborhood computer repair guy to playing a crucial role in the RideCare Solutions group at Bosch in Plymouth, MI.
RideCare products give owners of ride share fleets and ride-hailing cars more control over their vehicles and create a safer operating environment. RideCare devices do things like detect the presence of smoke or the number of passengers in a car, log damage events, record and save video footage in the cloud, and send reports to the owner.
Listen in as we hear more about how Steven got to where he is now, what makes him passionate about software and helping to make the world a better place through his work.
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Rich Nesbitt is the Head of Marketing and Business Strategy for Product Managment for the Bosch Chassis Division in North America.
Rich is an Engineer by trade and found his path through tragic events in his youth that drove him to work to make the roads safer for all of us. As a father of two new drivers at home, Rich continues to be driven to continuously improve safety functions for vehicles. BONUS: Rich shares at the end of this episode some tips and non-negotiables for buying a used car for a newer driver.
Pull up a seat or pop in your headphones and enjoy this impactful conversation.
For more about Rich's story, click here: https://bit.ly/3V9WNiE
Since his early teens Nolen Ryba has been an audiophile seeking the best sound imaginable. Today, he’s with a group of fellow sound enthusiasts delivering on that dream.
Nolen is a Design Engineer on a team of “audio nerds” at Electro-Voice.
They’re delivering on that dream with the giant MTS speakers which offer market-leading output with exact coverage for indoor/outdoor sports and music venues as well as houses of worship.
Listen in as Nolen shares his passion for making the world sound better.
Read more about Nolen's story here: https://www.bosch.us/news-and-stories/nolen-ryba/
Chat GPT, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) - all buzz words that are taking over conversations in the tech space and beyond. With hot topics, there tends to be polarizing views and lots of opinions! In this episode, we talk to an expert in AI to help break down the concepts of Chat GPT, Machine Learning and AI in general.
Listen in as Zico Kolter, Chief Scientist in AI for Bosch Research and a Professor of Computer Science Dept Carnegie Melon University shares insights on the quickly growing AI space and where we're heading in the future.
A kitchen magnet on Uli Jaschek’s refrigerator serves as a daily reminder. It reads, “Impossible is just an opinion.” Uli is living proof of that. Just about everything she has put her mind to, she has achieved because of her own opinion of what is possible for her.
Uli is now the CEO of Bosch Automotive Workshop Services which is an independent startup company within the Bosch Automotive Aftermarket group.
It’s a transformative concept in need of a transformative leader. Listen in as Uli shares some of the highs and lows of her journey to CEO and the importance of having a diverse team and being a transparent leader. You won't want to miss this episode!
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To learn more about Bosch Automotive Workshop Services visit here: http://bit.ly/3y1GTfA
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Listen in on this dynamic conversation with the woman known as the model who talks tech - Sinead Bovell. Sinead is a Model but also a Futurist, Speaker, Youth Tech Leader and the founder of WAYE – an organization that bridges the gap between millennials and the digital future.
Bosch invited Sinead to the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) for her first time. In this episode, Sinead shares her experience and take aways from the show and where she sees tech heading in the future. She also shares a bit of how she found herself switching careers right when she got the job she had pursued for her whole academic career.
Sit back and enjoy this inspiring coffee chat.
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Being the fastest and best driver on the track is Greg Vandersluis’ goal when he races.
Helping out, giving back, being friendly and making driving safer one person at a time is his higher calling.
Professionally, Greg is the lead driving training instructor at the Bosch proving grounds in Flat Rock, Michigan and winter-proving grounds in Baudette, Minnesota.
Greg teaches a performance and safety driving program that helps to provide engineers with the driving skills to validate and calibrate their innovations on the test tracks. The program which he had modified and advanced meets some of the highest standards in the industry.
Greg’s mission goes beyond his job. Several weekends a year he and other professional drivers volunteer to teach new teenage drivers how to avoid being in an accident.
Sit back, perhaps behind the wheel as you commute or take a joy ride while you listen to this inspiring episode.
Learn more about Greg’s story here: https://bit.ly/3hQg0qa
Matt Bazzle knew it was time to transform or get left behind.
All around him, every day, he sees the great mobility transformation. His company is a big part of it as is the advanced Bosch manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina where he has worked for the past 27 years.
Knowing you need to transform is one thing. Having the courage and support to do so is another.
Take a listen as Matt shares his story of transformation and where he's at in his journey.
Could automated valet parking actually bring more people together? Pull up a seat, grab a beverage or take a walk and listen as Mariana Eichel a technical project lead for Automated Valet Parking in North America, with 23 years of experience at Bosch shares her passion for Automated Valet Parking. With a passion for our customers and technologies that will shape the future, Mariana shares some of her personal story including the steps that brought her to where she is, overcoming the challenges of being a female in a male dominated industry and the obstacles faced when moving to a foreign country.
In this episode we talk about driverless parking – What is it? What’s in it for you? How does this technology support a better future for you and yours?
To learn more about Mariana’s story and the future of mobility, check out this feature here: bit.ly/parkingstory1
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With millions and millions of bits of data coming from the manufacturing process and quality checks, how do you manage it all, and what do you do with it? Data Scientist Sam Duchscherer combines mathematics, statistics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve products for consumers, and to enhance the experience for associates working on manufacturing lines. Data-driven insights and solutions save associates time and effort so they can focus on other important things. Sam explains her passion for data. Listen now. And read Sam's story at https://bit.ly/3RLJzWi
Hydrogen is green, blue, grey, brown, even pink.
In this short mini-episode, Engineering Manager Matt Thorington explains what the colors of hydrogen mean and why Bosch is investing in hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Green hydrogen has the potential to improve carbon neutrality in transportation and other industries. Find out how. Listen now.
For more information about our investment in hydrogen fuel cell technology, visit https://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.com and search "hydrogen."
If you care about the environment and our planet, then this episode is for YOU. On this episode, we hear from Vanessa Wyns who is the education director for Canopy. Canopy is an urban forestry non-profit who's focus is on planting and caring for trees where people need them the most. Canopy is also a partner of the Bosch corporate foundation, the Bosch Community Fund.
This episode will inspire you and challenge you to shift your perspective.
You do not want to miss this!
Check out more of Canopy's work:https://canopy.org
Students and Parents of students - this episode is for YOU!
It's imperative to get today's students interested in exploring a path of Sustainability and STEM education and careers. In this episode we hear from Kathleen Bushnell Owsley - Executive of the Bosch Community Fund, the corporate foundation in North America and James Abraham, Former Bosch Community Fund Sustainability Fellow and now Bosch associate. Listen in on how hands-on experience is crucial and helps helped drive nterest in sustainability and engineering.
When 30% of urban traffic is due to looking for a parking spot, there is an opportunity for improvement.
In this episode, we talk about Mobility Solutions and infrastructure around a special project called the Detroit Smart Parking Lab in Detroit, Michigan.
Our guests include Dr. Kate Gasparro, a director with Bedrock’s Office of Urban Strategy and Innovation, and Kevin Mull, director of sales in mobility solutions for Bosch in North America. Kate and Kevin talk all things infrastructure, urban strategy and innovation, business opportunities, community impact and improving quality of life. Through an open innovation platform, Bosch, Bedrock, and other key partners have invited the key players in the mobility and infrastructure ecosystem to come together to test, deploy and demonstrate new technologies and new concepts around parking, and electric vehicle charging.
Find out how collaborating with others in this space is the key. Teamwork makes the dream work.
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Who doesn't love to hear from the people who actually design and make the products you love?! Now is your chance to hear from product designer, and do-it-yourselfer, Fernando Porchas and product owner, Christopher Thomson who represent the larger team who brought the world the first ever cordless and brushless connected smart rotary tool, the Dremel 8260.
Introducing connectivity to a rotary tool addresses user pain points with tool performance alerts and information while preventing and reducing time spent watching DIY videos on which accessory to use and how.
Tackling these pain points using connectivity and with improved tool performance became a passion for a Dremel product team that included Fernando and Chris. Listen to hear their story.
Whether you are at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas or having major FOMO as you stay local - we have a special mini episode just for you! Listen in as we talk with eBike enthusiasts and specialists from our Bosch team- Jocelyn Vande Velde and Scott Kasin. Jocelyn and Scott share their passion for eBikes, staying active and give us some insider info about what Bosch eBikes is featuring at CES 2022. Take 15 minutes to tease your curiousity and if you like what you hear, learn more about eBikes here: www.bosch-ebike.com/us