Zwiftcast

6
Feb

Ep 76: The Minterview . . . Zwift CEO and Simon in conversation

February 6, 2020

Simon sits down with Zwift CEO Eric Min for the now traditional “ask me anything” annual interview, covering a huge range of topics from the health of the company to, yes, the possibility of a velodrome. The conversation provides deep context and background on why some things happen, and why others don’t . . . . plus quite a bit on the pace at which things happen, or don’t, on the platform.

We hope you listen to the whole of the interview, but if there’s one subject in which you are particularly interested, maybe you’d like to skip to that first. So here is a log of where to find the topics covered.

00:00Hello and a word on transparency

01:45 Zwift’s new London office

02.45 What’s made Eric happy in the last year?

GENERAL ISSUES

04.30 Pace of development for Zwift

05.40 Peak Zwift and growth

07:15 Fun is Fast marketing campaign

09:40 Is eSports a massive, risky bet?

15.20 More on pace of development, specifically Game Development

19:50 Zwift’s new Hardware division

COMMUNITY ISSUES

27:15 Trainer Difficulty confusion

29.30 Juniors’ Racing

32:00 Race Categorisation/Sandbagging

38:30 Is eSport in danger of diminishing general user experience?

43:00 Family Pricing Plan

45:30 Zwifting for people with disabilities or different abilities?

47:20 Is Zwift listening to the community?

FEATURES

51:15 Steering

52:45 FutureWorks

54:00 Ghost Rider/PB Bot

56:25 World Switching Expansion

57:15 Workout Mode

60:15 Allow Saving Without Exiting Game

62:15 Hang out after end of ride

63:35 Velodrome

64:55 Can remote racing ever be credible?

68:15 What’s the next new map?

COMPANY

69.30 When will Zwift be profitable?

70:25 Future of running

73.05 Effects of lack of direct competition for Zwift

75:45 Marks out of ten for Zwift’s potential

77:55 Zwift’s carbon footprint