Futurized

Oct 29 2020 56 mins 1

Futurized goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Join Trond Arne Undheim, futurist, author, and serial entrepreneur, as he discusses the societal impact of deep tech such as AI, blockchain, IoT, life science and robotics, interviewing smart people with a soul: founders, authors, executives and other thought leaders. Futurized—a bi-weekly show, preparing YOU to deal with disruption.





The Future of the High Net Worth Lifestyle
Oct 29 2020 57 mins  
Dalton Skach, CEO of Gold Gate, a fintech focused on real estate is interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim.In this conversation, they talk about how to own homes in Beverly Hills, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore and London for the price of one through fractional real estate investing. The approach builds in tokenization. We discuss the needs of the wealthy post-COVID-19.The takeaway is that the future of High Net Worth Lifestyle is changing rapidly with COVID as well as new blockchain based opportunities to invest with a fractionalized approach, even in the traditional asset class of real estate. Could this re-invigorate the asset class? Will commercial real estate tank first? Many questions linger.After listening to the episode, check out Gold Gate as well as Dalton's social media profile:Dalton Skach https://www.linkedin.com/in/daltonskach/ Gold Gate https://goldgate.co/home/ Gold Gate https://www.linkedin.com/company/goldgate/ The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


The Future of Open Finance
Oct 27 2020 83 mins  
Amrit Kumar, President and co-founder of Zilliqa, the blockchain platform, is interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of the Futurized podcast and author of Future Tech (2021), Pandemic Aftermath (2020), Disruption Games (2020) and Leadership From Below (2008).In this conversation, they talk about bridging the worlds of legacy finance and blockchain, scaling blockchain protocols with sharing, security trade-offs, holding community and operational funds by staking, emerging startups, and divergent regulatory paths around the world.The takeaway is that the future of open finance is rapidly evolving, but that trust will ebb and flow for a while ahead as decentralized and open finance is spreading across the globe with new players building protocols with increasingly smart contracts, speedy platform solutions, and alternative tokens that provide new benefits that appeal to new groups of users and investors.Once you have listened to the episode, check out Zilliqa as well as Amrit Kumar's social profile:Zilliqa.com http://zilliqa.com/Amrit Kumar (@maqstik) https://www.linkedin.com/in/amrit-kumar-6aa66151/The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.



The Future of Brands in Politics
Oct 23 2020 35 mins  
Victoria Sakal, Managing Director of Brand Intelligence at Morning Consult, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of Futurized podcast and author of Future Tech, Pandemic Aftermath, Disruption Games and Leadership From Below. In this conversation, they talk about how big brands should deal with the US election, political intelligence, emerging survey results on how consumers think brands should react to social movements. Do consumers expect CEOs to take a stance on emerging issues such as climate change, #MeToo, safe elections, or COVID-19? Who do consumers trust the most, politicians or brands? What are the top issues on Americans’ minds? How will the political role of brands evolve?The takeaway is that, at least based on the survey findings we discussed today, brands have no choice but to enter the policy debate on important societal issues. That does not mean that they can or should necessarily take sweeping views on all issues at hand. Consumers don’t —yet—expect brands to behave as responsibly as governments. But that may change. For now, the advice for brands would be to take a stand on issues that are close to heart and where you have integrity. Then, you need to follow up. Post-election, brands will likely find themselves in a renewed game of stakeholder capitalism. Gone are the days where shareholders were all that mattered.After listening to the episode, check out the recent report on brands in politics, Morning Consult as well as Victoria's social profile:Great Expectations | The Evolving Role of Companies in a Post-Election World https://go.morningconsult.com/2020-Q4-3140-Brands-and-Politics-Report-Download.htmlMorning Consult (@MorningConsult) https://morningconsult.com/Victoria's Author page: https://morningconsult.com/author/vsakal/ Victoria Sakal (@victoriasakal) https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoriasakal/ The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars


The Future of Cryptocurrency
Oct 22 2020 59 mins  
Ryan Selkis, founder and CEO of Messari, the crypto economy analyst firm, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of Futurized podcast and author of Future Tech, Pandemic Aftermath, Disruption Games and Leadership From Below. In this conversation, they talk about what cryptocurrency is in simple terms, what's next in terms of adoption, and where we are going in the next decade.The takeaway is that the future of cryptocurrency is of such transformational character that the global economy is likely to change forever as a result. The only question is the speed of adoption and the important regional differences in terms of speed of adoption, governance models and new, emerging powerhouses. If Ryan Selkis is right, Bitcoin will take on aspects that make it similar in function to the gold standard. These are earth shattering predictions indeed. Combine that, with the fact that volatility will continue to be high for some time to come. How to prepare for a period where stability includes volatility? If this comes to pass, entire economic paradigms will get smothered.After listening to the episode, check out Messari as well as Ryan Selkis' online profile: Ryan Selkis (@twobitidiot) https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanselkis/ Messari.io https://messari.io/The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


Evolving Startup Ecosystems
Oct 20 2020 46 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Christian Nagel, Founder of Venture Lane, business angel and expert on go-to-market strategies, communication and international rollout.In this conversation, they talk about tribal community building, networking, funding, scaling startups mid- and post-COVID-19. They cover startup hubs, what it takes to achieve critical mass, innovating in edge cities, the EU vs. US vs. Asia, learning from failure, angel investing, mentoring and the tech community in Boston.The takeaway is that you cannot get around the human factor in community building. Protecting the positive aspects of tribalism whilst still achieving scale is key to all startup ecosystems, particularly as COVID-19 limits traditional informal meetups.After listening to the episode, check out VentureLane Boston and Christian Magel's online profile: VentureLane www.theventurelane.comChristian Magel (@christianmagel) https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-magel-7b29922/The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


The Future of Flux
Oct 15 2020 56 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Sid Mohasseb, author, investor, professor, and known as the entrepreneur philosopher.In this conversation, they talk about The Future of Flux. Entrepreneurial philosophy. Personalizing your journey. Listening to the Guru near you. Evolve like a caterpillar--again and again.The takeaway is that the deepest motivation behind entrepreneurship is to seek happiness. We can only learn if we are open to them possibility of learning everywhere around us. Anybody or anything could be the source of the final spark that leads to lasting insight. But we have to stay alert and we need to be ready for the reality of change, whether it be rapid or slow. Like the caterpillar, we might evolve significantly if we put in the effort, see and capture our moment.After listening to the episode, check out Sid Mohasseb's books and online profile: Sid Mohasseb http://mohasseb.com/Sid Mohasseb https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohasseb/ The Caterpillar's Edge (book) http://www.caterpillarsedge.com/ Sid has a new book out this fall - contact him via LinkedIn using the discount code: FUTURIZEDThe show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


The Future of Online Learning
Oct 13 2020 65 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Furqan Nazeeri, Partner at Extension Engine, the online education platform consulting firm.In this conversation, they talk about what learning is all about, how COVID-19 both (in)validates and facilitates online learning. They discuss online learning platforms, the best approaches at the moment, and where we are headed in the next decade.The takeaway is that online learning as it was practiced for 20 years was invalidated by COVID-19 and we don’t yet have the answer to what it must become. Having said that, the best universities are doing something right.After listening to the episode, check out Extension Engine as well as Furqan Nazeeri's online profile:Extension Engine https://extensionengine.com/ Furqan Nazeeri (@fnazeeri) https://www.linkedin.com/in/nazeeri/The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


Global Innovation Index
Oct 12 2020 54 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Professor Soumitra Dutta, Cornell University, co-author of Global Innovation Index, published by the World Intellectual Property Foundation.In this conversation, they talk about measuring innovation, the challenges of developing governance at the country level, across the globe, and how to improve innovation input and output.The takeaway is that the future of innovation measurement will continue to evolve with the metrics that become available, but could also deteriorate if we are not careful to maintain statistical data and overview through national and international monitoring. In 2020’s Index, Switzerland comes out in top with China, Vietnam and the United Republic of Tanzania topping their comparable income groups. There are exciting developments in Sub-Saharan Africa as several countries there continue to push forward.After listening to the episode, check out the most recent Global Innovation Index as well as Soumitra's social media profile:Soumitra Dutta (@soumitradutta) https://www.linkedin.com/in/soumitra-dutta/ Professor Soumitra Dutta, Cornell U https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/faculty-research/faculty/sd599/Global Innovation Index 2020 https://www.wipo.int/global_innovation_index/en/2020/ The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


Behavioral Science in Product Design
Oct 08 2020 66 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Matt Wallaert, behavioral scientist and author of Start At The End: How To Build Products that Create Change.In this conversation, they talk about how the field of product design has evolved, the value of experimentation, discovery of cutting edge products, who does it well, corporations and startups, and how the future of product design is steeped in science.The takeaway is that behavioral science should be an obligatory part of product design and it cannot be an afterthought. Right now, most companies are overweight on data scientists and underweight on behavioral scientists, even though they are both needed in equal measure for a product to succeed.After listening to the episode, check out Matt's most recent book as well as his social media profile:Start At The End: How To Build Products that Create Change http://bit.ly/MWStartAtTheEndMatt Wallaert http://www.mattwallaert.com/Matt Wallaert (@mattwallaert) https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwallaert/ The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


The Future of Cultured Meat
Oct 06 2020 57 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews David Brandes, Managing Director and co-founder of Peace of Meat.In this conversation, they talk about the technology of cell-based, cultured meat, the sustainability benefits of removing animals from food production, consumer trust, regulatory forces, disruption, and the future of food tech.The takeaway is that cultured meat is here to stay, although it’s introduction will take time and will vary depending on tech innovation speed, regulatory attitudes and consumer trust. COVID-19 has brought about a renewed discussion about food safety and worker safety—lab grown meat does not seem as far fetched as it once did.After listening to the episode, check out Peace of Meat as well as David Brandes' online profile: Peace of Meat https://peace-of-meat.com/David Brandes https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-brandes/ The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.



One Woman’s Empowerment Quest to help One Million
Oct 01 2020 56 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Savi Barrowes, host of the Dream Big and Live Free podcast.In this conversation, which I initially had planned as a prep call, we instead dove straight in. We talked about Savi’s path to empowerment, her quest to empower one million women, her project on the future of work for American nurses which brought her to the White House, what she took away from her MBA at MIT Sloan, the meaning of life, whether we need a North Star and how to turn adversity in to personal and professional growth. In doing so, we also talk about what the next decade will bring for women’s empowerment.My takeaway is that even if your life is defined by abrupt shock, such as suicide in the family before you turn 19, domestic abuse, a divorce before you are thirty, and starting out without formal education, you can still prevail. Not only that, you can experience outsized success, and even better, you can inspire others to make changes to transform their lives. What a powerful message to young women and to all of us.After listening, check out the Dream Big and Live Free podcast as well as Savi Barrowes's online profile:Dream Big and Live Free podcast https://savibarrowes.podbean.com/ 5 Steps To Leveling Up Your Career" Mastermind Course https://linktr.ee/savibarrowes Savi Barrowes LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/savibarrowes/Savi Barrowes Twitter (@savibarrowes) https://twitter.com/savibarrowesSavi Barrowes personal webpage https://www.savibarrowes.com/Savi's Linktree (social reference page) https://linktr.ee/savibarrowes The sponsor of this episode is Yegii, the insight network, which creates on-demand teams carrying out consulting projects across industries such as financial services, education, industrial operations, software, energy, healthcare and life science, resulting in slide decks and interactive presentations. See https://archives.yegii.com/Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes (typically published six days after the show) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Intro and outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


The Future of Computational Media
Sep 29 2020 79 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Chris Weaver, Distinguished Professor of Computational Media at Wesleyan University, Director of Smithsonian Videogame Pioneers Initiative and Research Scientist at MIT microphotonics center. Chris was busy this week also because the video game holding company he founded, ZeniMax Media (owner of major franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, RAGE, Wolfenstein, Prey, Dishonored, The Evil Within, and QUAKE), was acquired by Microsoft, reportedly for $7.5 billion. In this conversation, which was initially planned as a prep call, which gives the episode a bit of a behind-the-scenes characteristic, with prep questions and the whole thing, they instead end up going deep, for 1h 19 minutes. They talk about Chris’s early opportunity to shape the futuristic thinking at ABC, the Television network, his pioneering role as a video game company founder, as well as his new role capturing the important recent history of video games. As you will discover, they are a key to understanding both the 20th and the 21st century. Finally, they talk about how and why to teach our kids about computational media and the great challenge of making the complexity of the scientific system communicate with the binary political system that always look for simple answers.The takeaway is that the complexity of computational media is still poorly understood in society. However, when it is, and it will be, great change can happen. Video games, for example, provide the potential for much more fundamental experiences than most of us think about. The lessons from the tech development, sensory exploration and the metacognition that ensues, are already influencing several generations of software engineers. However, in order for that insight to reach our kids who are now playing these games, turning it into STEM insight, some translation work is needed.After listening, check out Bethesda as well as Chris Weaver's online profile:Bethesda Softworks https://bethesda.net/Video Games Pioneers Initiative https://invention.si.edu/video-game-pioneers-initiativeChris Weaver (Wesleyan University) https://www.wesleyan.edu/academics/faculty/cweaver/profile.htmlChris Weaver (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrissweaver/Chris Weaver (Wikipedia) https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Christopher_Weaver Chris Weaver (Twitter, @csweaver) https://twitter.com/csweaverBethesda founder concludes “what Microsoft owns, Sony cannot get” The sponsor of this episode is Yegii, the insight network, which creates on-demand teams carrying out consulting projects across industries such as financial services, education, industrial operations, software, energy, healthcare and life science, resulting in slide decks and interactive presentations. See https://archives.yegii.com/Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes (typically published six days after the show) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website & books https://trondundheim.com/Yegii expert network https://archives.yegii.com/, knowledge platform https://dev.yegii.ai/, insights blog https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Intro and outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


Future Proof your Business
Sep 24 2020 66 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews UK futurist Tom Cheesewright, a regular BBC commentator, and author of the new book Future proof your business.In this conversation, we talked about the role of a futurist in a fast-moving world, the tools needed to predict future trends in your industry, how to build in agility, how the pandemic has changed leaders' thinking preparing for future shocks and what the next decade might bring.My takeaway is that the future will not be the same for everyone. It all depends. What steps do you take? What skills do you build? What is your organizational agility? What social group do you belong to? Where do you live? What governance structures are you subject to? In terms of growth, Tom Cheesewright talks about the importance of the three C-s, curation, creation and communication, each of which he sees as so complex and multifaceted that you can only ever be an expert on aspects of it in one lifetime, so you may be great on stage but still a poor listener, or poor with digital design tools, for example.After listening to the episode, check out Tom Cheesewright's online profile and his new book:Tom Cheesewright (@bookofthefuture) https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomcheesewright/ Tom Cheesewright webpage https://tomcheesewright.com/Future Proof Your Business (Penguin Business, 2020) https://tomcheesewright.com/future-proof-your-business/The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


The Future of Commoditized Robotics
Sep 22 2020 48 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Tom Ryden, Executive Director of MassRobotics, the biggest co-working space and robotics community in the US.In this conversation, they talk about what's happened over the past decade, where is the robotics field now (from R&D, to standardization, to big company implementation, the role of robots in contemporary factories, and consumer applications). They discuss the changing form factors, the pivotal role of AI and IoT towards a "Cambrian explosion" in robotics. What are the hottest startups? Where are we going in the next decade?The takeaway is that the future of commoditized robotics just took a major leap forward with COVID-19, as pilots became huge deployments and the automation of manufacturing suddenly became a survival strategy not a future proofing strategy. Next, we might see an uptick in collaborative robots, so-called co-bots. After listening to the episode, check out MassRobotics, and Tom Ryden's online presence:MassRobotics (@MassRobotics) https://www.massrobotics.org/Tom Ryden (@TRVgo) www.linkedin.com/in/tomrydenThe show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


The Future of Work
Sep 17 2020 50 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Ian Barkin, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Sykes and host of the OneTake podcast.In this conversation, they talk about The Future of Work, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), automated outsourcing, experience-focused call centers, COVID-19, smart tech,Impact sourcing, creative use of talent, scaling and selling a venture, building your personal brand, his OneTake podcast and the future of marketing.The takeaway is that the future of work is happening in surprising ways, with twists and turns and that there are impressive digital elements that enhance automation but also real human factors that counteract and temper those developments.After listening to the episode, find out more about Sykes, the OneTake podcast or connect with Ian Barkin on social media: Ian Barkin LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianbarkin/Ian Barkin Twitter: @ibarkin SYKES podcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sykes/SYKES podcast Twitter: @SYKES_GlobalThe show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


The Quest for Artificial General Intelligence
Sep 15 2020 87 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Peter Voss, CEO and founder of Aigo.ai.They talk about how the field of artificial general intelligence has evolved, what intelligence really is, whether machines have it and what it takes to bring true progress in this field. They also delve into chat bots.The takeaway is that artificial general intelligence has an interesting future but it is not immediate. Whether an entire generation of software developers are on the wrong path, is uncertain, but clearly, deeply understanding language and especially understanding context has a long ways to go for existing machines. Maybe just as well, because humans are not even adjusting to statistical AI’s predictive capabilities.After listening, check out Aigo.ai as well as Peter Voss's online profile:Aigo (@Aigo_ai) https://www.aigo.ai/Peter Voss LinkedIn (vosspeter) https://www.linkedin.com/in/vosspeter/ Peter Voss Twitter (petervoss) https://twitter.com/peterevoss Peter Voss Medium (@petervoss) https://medium.com/@petervoss/my-ai-articles-f154c5adfd37 Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. The intro/outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


Disaster Risk Management
Sep 14 2020 18 mins  
Special guest Chloe Demrovsky, CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute is interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim, host of Futurized. In this conversation, which is a precursor to an upcoming deep dive into risk and resilience in the next decade, they talk about what risk management is all about, how executives can handle disasters, and map out some of the needed vocabulary to start understanding risk in a systemic way.The takeaway is that in order to fully prepare for the next decade, there is really no way around developing a systematic take on risk and resilience. There is so much to know but a first step is to be aware of the organizations and frameworks that exist to help executives map their risk and start developing approaches that might work no matter what happens to their organizational assets in a crisis.After listening to the episode, check out Disaster Recovery Institute and Chloe Demrovsky's online profile:Disaster Recovery Institute https://drii.org/Chloe Demrovsky chloe-demrovsky (LinkedIn) and @ChloeDemrovsky (Twitter)The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post (exclusive Artlist.io composer) from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


How To Write a Book on the Future of Healthcare
Sep 10 2020 96 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Scott E. Burgess, Founder of Healthcare360 Media Group and host of the Healthcare360 podcast.We talked about the importance of having a deep conviction before you write a book, how you go about creating a piece of true thought leadership, and, more specifically, what’s wrong with healthcare today. In the process, Scott starts sketching the solution he envisions, rebuilding healthcare from scratch and where YOU need to become your own best healthcare advisor.My takeaway is that there is no substitute for integrity. I more deeply understand the rogue thinking required to turn healthcare around and I would look to Scott to provide a key perspective in the coming year. The system of the future will be, or rather needs to be, built around the individual, not the insurance or even the medical providers. What that means goes far beyond the current industry buzzword of value based care.As for how to write books, I summarized it into four key decisions surrounding: flow, brand, Quality, and speed. I believe if you know your approach to these four issues, everything else follows.After listening, check out the Healthcare360 podcast and Scott's profile:Healthcare360 podcast https://www.scotteburgess.com/Scott E. Burgess LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottedwardburgess/Scott E. Burgess Twitter (@scotteburgess) https://twitter.com/scotteburgess Scott E. Burgess Instagram https://www.instagram.com/scotteburgess/Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)Yegii, Inc. (expert network) https://archives.yegii.com/ The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. The intro and outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.



The Future of Enterprise Blockchain
Sep 08 2020 55 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Toby Lewis, CEO and founder of Novum Insights, the frontier tech monitoring company.They talk about the financial services industry in London right now, the influx of fintech and specifically about enterprise blockchain and its impact on corporations and on the investment banks that serve them.The takeaway is that the financial industry which has been slow to evolve has now finally taken on board the impact and potential of blockchain as the emerging platform for the future of finance and perhaps a major platform for business as such. Having said that, it will still take this decade to get all the findings and move beyond experimentation for it to reach its full potential.After listening, check out Novum Insights as well as Toby Lewis's profile:Novum Insights https://www.novuminsights.com/Toby Lewis Twitter (@tobynovum) https://twitter.com/tobynovum Toby Lewis LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/toby-lewis-7aa5a533/Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)Yegii, Inc. (expert network) https://archives.yegii.com/The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. The intro and outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


The Future of the Second Half of Life
Sep 03 2020 60 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Tom Moebus, Founder of TenXGrow, whose mission is to help small companies grow in dramatic ways. We talk about our mutual background at MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program, why Tom has comes out of retirement for COVID-19, which, echoing Buddhist thinking is a “noble moment”. He tells us how he helps Main Street businesses pivot and learn to operate under new conditions, and learn from each other. We discuss his project to connect young people in America and China to create wise people who will learn to collaborate before their minds are colored with what society tries to feed them. Finally, we learn how the protest generation of the 60s might be rising again and what they are concerned with now.The takeaway is that the second half of life is becoming a more and more central part of people’s lives. We are healthier longer and have energy to give. The activism of the 60+ generation is different because they are more mature, more balanced, and, perhaps at times, wiser. Some of this activity stems from Men’s groups, where all kinds of experiences are discussed and where people are mobilized to act. They ask: what is the end contribution I want to have made to the world? I’m reminded that this is a question we can ask at any age.After listening to the episode, find out more about Tom Moebus and his various initiatives: TenXgrow http://tenxgrow.com/Tom Moebus https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-moebus-1734aa/ Double-Strength Bridge http://www.bjreview.com/World/201908/t20190802_800174880.html The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes, time stamps (coming soon), video clips (in process) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. If you like the show, consider giving it five stars, subscribe and download the episode.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath (2020) https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/Disruption Games (2020) https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/Trond is currently writing a book called Future Tech which will be out in March 2021.To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.


The Future of Inclusion and Diversity in Business
Sep 01 2020 60 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews special guests Alison Maitland and Rebekah Steele, authors of INdivisible: Radically rethinking inclusion for sustainable business results.We talk about why both inclusion and diversity, separately and together matter to the bottom line. We discuss the sensitive aspects of white male earned privilege and how many of us experience a combination of privileges and disadvantages that can link us all on a common journey. We discuss why they are soaring now compared to a decade ago, what approaches deliver results that matter, what the metrics are and where we go from here.The takeaway is that unless diversity is understood widely—as a competitive asset—those organizations that are lucky enough to have it are likely not monetizing it. As for inclusion, it’s important far beyond the fairness aspect, it turns out all of us have aspects that may lead us to be excluded from something unless society explicitly mandates being inclusive. Again, the benefits are tangible and important. As for where we go from here: it is both an individual and a collective responsibility, but the issues are squarely on the agenda, now we just need smart ways to make progress.After listening, check out INdivisible as well as Alison Maitland and Rebekah Steele's online profiles:INdivisible https://indivisible-book.com/Alison Maitland http://alisonmaitland.comRebekah Steele https://rebekahsteele.comAdditional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. The intro/outro music was Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


How 5G+AR might revolutionize communication
Aug 31 2020 89 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews David A. Smith, CEO and founder of Croquet, the augmented reality collaborative operations system.In this conversation, they talk about how augmented reality builds on insights that were present among the precursors of the internet, such as Douglas Engelbart and Alan Kay. They explore whether and how AR can evolve into a communication platform that is in some ways more real than co-presence, or at least can support simultaneous digital collaboration in a way we have never seen before. How long might this take? What will the form factor be? Will computers as we know them become outdated within the next decade?The takeaway is that AR has the potential to shift digital communication into a radically novel, transformative collaboration environment where simulation, multi-sensory stimulation and symbiosis between humans and computers can unlock innovative potential and provide the backbone of a platform that can help humanity confront its greatest challenges, such as climate change, pandemics, and other threats to our way of life, and ultimately to our existence. With the pandemic, we now have an incentive to build this out a decade earlier than it it would otherwise have happened. To ensure that AR does not become a “walled garden” but can benefit all consumers and all enterprises, we need open architectures to flourish.Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.After listening, check out Croquet as well as David A. Smith's online profile:Croquet Corporation https://www.croquet.io/Croquet on Twitter (@gocroquet) https://twitter.com/gocroquet David A. Smith on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/croquet/For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co.


The Future of Engineering Education
Aug 27 2020 58 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interiews Babi Mitra, founding Executive Director of the New Engineering Education Transformation (NEET) initiative at MIT.They talk about the urgent need to update the way we educate our engineers which is an effort happening at engineering schools worldwide, including at the top schools. The stakes on re-imagining education just got higher because of COVID-19. Is there really a need to rebuild engineering education from scratch? Which schools are at the forefront of the experimentation? What will education look like in the next decade? At MIT, the theme is still machines, but the emphasis is on building new types, advanced materials machines, living machines, renewable energy machines, and more.My takeaway is that by re-imagining education, we correct for the highly theoretical way that engineering was taught over the past three decades. The thought was that there needed to be scientific rigor but the result was that the education ceased to be enjoyable.Now, the realization is that exploration, discovery, and this somewhat nebulous idea of meta-cognition can all be fostered by a set of tweaks that put the students in charge of their own learning and liberate them to build things from the get-go, bring it back to real life challenges. When you add spades of positive reinforcement and blend in thoughtful, project based learning and external speakers that fit the educational context, you can inspire students even more than their professors can do alone.Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.After listening, check out NEET as well as Babi Mitra's online profile:NEET https://neet.mit.edu/Babi Mitra MIT site https://babi-mitra.mit.edu Babi Mitra LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/babimitra/For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co.


What's next in Energy Storage?
Aug 25 2020 54 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Joe Adiletta, Senior Director at Ionic Materials, the battery storage spun out of Tufts University. After listening, check out Ionic Materials and Joe Adiletta's online profile:Ionic Materials https://ionicmaterials.com/Joe Adiletta LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-adiletta-992257/ They talk about the technologies behind energy storage. We discuss promising startups in the EV, grid and emerging electric aviation space. Where is the field going? Will there be a "Cambrian moment" where growth will accelerate? Is that in this decade or the next? We also discuss the emerging market opportunity in India. The takeaway is that battery storage has ever changing underlying technologies, form factors, and use cases, depending on the capacity and vision of those innovating in the field. Unique to the field is its dependency on large infrastructure players whether it be in the automotive industry or among energy utilities. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co.


The Future of Child Trafficking
Aug 24 2020 46 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Vassilia Orfanou, founder of Luxembourg Diplomacy and Communications Institute, Ludci.eu, the media diplomacy agency.We talked about child trafficking, the first problem Ludci.eu will devote its attention to. Child trafficking is a global crisis where the fragmentation of actors hampers media’s ability to cover the stories and make progress in the field. Emerging technology is a double edged sword which enables crime syndicates but it also represents opportunities for monitoring and tracking and agenda setting.The takeaway is that there is no need for additional organizations working on the content surrounding child trafficking. Rather, the problem is to coordinate and make current activity more visible and efficient. Putting all the information in one place and joining up the actors who work in the field in one communication effort seems to be a viable path. Child trafficking is a horrendous issue, but seems to be such a profitable endeavor currently with so attractive economics for those who pursue it that it needs to be pursued from a variety of angles, from law enforcement to legislative proposals to awareness initiative. Big brands have a big responsibility in this effort and sharing best practices could be fruitful. The next decade could be pivotal and we just might be able to turn the tide.After listening, check out Ludci.eu as well as Vassilia Orfanou's online profile:Ludci Magazine (Call for Proposals) https://www.ludci.eu/magazine/Luxembourg Diplomacy and Communications Institute (Ludci.eu) https://www.ludci.eu/ (site coming soon)Vassilia Orfanou (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/in/vassilia/ Vassilia Orfanou (@orfanouvassilia) https://twitter.com/orfanouvassiliaAdditional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes (typically published six days after the show) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Intro and outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


The Future of Engines
Aug 20 2020 77 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Alec Shkolnik, President and co-founder of Liquid Piston, an MIT spinout. We talk about engines and how they can power robots, vehicles and drones. Our guest has made the bold choice of making a new engine, which hasn’t been attempted since 1954, instead of just capitalizing on his gold plated education in AI, robotics and neuroscience in the most obvious way. The takeaway is that even though engines powered by anything but electricity seem a bit outdated in today’s environment, the future is a hybrid scenario with a mix of engines with different capabilities contributing to optimizing our desired mobility. By giving the rotary engine an overhaul, Liquid Piston might take us even faster into a future where a myriad of machines let us venture farther, faster and with more flexibility than today’s technologies allow. What an exciting prospect that, in this age of big conglomerates in the automotive sector, a father/son business might one day power the vehicles you see all around you. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. After listening, check out Liquid Piston as well as Alec Shkolnik's online profile:Liquid Piston https://liquidpiston.com/Alec Shkolnik LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/alecshkolnik/For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co.



Digital Health in Future Pandemics
Aug 18 2020 66 mins  
In this episode, futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Greg Licholai, Chief Medical Officer, PRA Health Sciences, Faculty at Yale School of Management, and healthcare innovation columnist for Forbes. We talk about where digital health as a field is right now and where it’s moving, promising startups, vaccine innovation, improving clinical trials and staying ahead by tracking insight in the field. After listening, check out PRA Health Sciences as well as Greg Licholai's online profile:PRA Health Sciences https://prahs.com/Greg Licholai LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-licholai-99124a5/Greg Licholai Twitter (@glicholai) https://twitter.com/glicholai The takeaway is that digital health has come quite far, but that its breakaway promises have only just begun to manifest themselves. This year, investment in the field has spiked, even before COVID-19, which indicates we will move at a rapid pace in the next few years. One exciting field is prescription digital therapeutics. However, big challenges remain. Progress in healthcare doesn’t come easy, even with digital tools at our disposal. We are dealing with legacy infrastructures, mindsets, government regulation and intractable problems coming from left field, such as pandemics and the complexities inherent in any public health intervention. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. The intro/outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


The Future of K-12 Education
Aug 17 2020 73 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Jeff Wetzler, co-founder at Transcend Education, a nonprofit leading the way in holistic school design.They talk about learning science, the necessary leaps to make towards 21st century learning, as well as the impact of COVID-19 and coping strategies such as learning pods. They discuss how to stay up to date on the top trends in K-12 education.The takeaway is that K-12 education has never been more crucial. What happens over the next six months will determine whether public school transforms to become a key positive determinant of kids’ destinies or whether it will descend further into an already outdated paradigm which is neither capable of preparing kids for the future nor able to function as a place for socialization into a role in today’s society. The factors that come into play could be influenced by EdTech but need to be guided by the right learning principles, and have to happen in dialogue with local community needs.After listening, check out Transcend Education as well as Jeff Wetzler's online profile:Transcend Education https://www.transcendeducation.org/Jeff Wetzler LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-wetzler-9ba3824/Jeff Wetzler (@jeffreywetzler) https://twitter.com/jeffreywetzler The sponsor of this episode is Yegii, the insight network, which creates on-demand teams carrying out consulting projects across industries such as financial services, education, industrial operations, software, energy, healthcare and life science, resulting in slide decks and interactive presentations. See https://archives.yegii.com/Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes (typically published six days after the show) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Intro and outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


The Future of Industrial Operations
Aug 13 2020 67 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Natan Linder, CEO and co-founder of Tulip Interfaces, the manufacturing technology platform spun out of MIT Media Lab. They talk about fusing hardware, software and design to create new product experiences, touching on additive manufacturing, augmented reality and the manufacturing industry’s image problem.After listening, check out Tulip Interfaces and Formlabs as well as Natan Linder's online profile:Tulip Interfaces (Twitter, @tulipinterfaces) https://tulip.co/Formlabs https://formlabs.com/Natan Linder LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/linder/The takeaway is that manufacturing is about to change in ways that will make it unrecognizable from just a decade ago. In the process, it will become sexy again. Robots will do many tasks but humans will, in turn take on other, even more fulfilling tasks. The key is to make technology seamless and unobtrusive, which is not easy.Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. The intro/outro music is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


Pandemic Aftermath: Introduction
Aug 12 2020 52 mins  
In this episode, the topic is Pandemic Aftermath: How Coronavirus Changes Global Society. Trond Undheim reads from the introduction to his eponymous book which was published by Atmosphere Press in June, 2020. The first portion of the book is non-fiction. The second portion of the book is fiction The takeaway is that the coronavirus pandemic is so much more than a public health crisis. It will arguably change society. Right now, we are not sure exactly how. But we can look at which areas will be impacted. Broadly, there are five scenarios for our post-pandemic future. The five scenarios considered in this book are: borderless world, nation-state renewal, two worlds apart, Hobbesian chaos, and status quo. Which one do you want to foster? And, do these scenarios scare you? Fascinate you? Surprise you? Bore you? Mobilize you? If you are at all curious, you can get this book everywhere books are sold and can learn more at Pandemic-Aftermath.com Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. The intro/outro music you hear is Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism.


The Future of Human Perception AI
Aug 11 2020 64 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Gabi Zijderveld, Chief Marketing Officer at Affectiva, the MIT MediaLab spinout. They talk about perceptive AI, the future of augmented reality, data privacy, and ethical uses of face recognition. The takeaway is that artificial intelligence is getting better and better at understanding humans in context and their cognitive states. This can be useful for autonomous cars, for virtual conference speakers, in telehealth, as well as for advertisers. But is it enough to start rivaling human perception? Not for a while, and perhaps that’s not the point. After listening, check out Affectiva as well as Gabi Zijderveld's online profile:Affectiva https://www.affectiva.com/ Gabi Zijderveld (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabizijderveld/ Gabi Zijderveld (@GabiZij) https://twitter.com/gabizij Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes (typically published six days after the show) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co.


The Future of Pre-seed Investing
Aug 06 2020 60 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Magnus Grimeland, CEO and founder of Antler, the early-stage VC. We talk about trigger points to achieve greatness, promising startups, the globalization of venture capital, the importance of finding founders with drive, spike, and grit. We also discuss the future of work. The takeaway is that the future of pre-seed investing is changing by globalizing and moving beyond the old startup hotspots and into places like Amsterdam, Oslo, Sydney and Nairobi. VC is also maturing and moving away from the US-concept of an elevator pitch and seeks a deeper understanding of the founder, validating the startup idea and building a product by bringing in talent and networks across markets. After listening, check out Antler's as well as Magnus Grimeland's profile:Antler https://www.antler.co/Antler (@antlerglobal) https://twitter.com/AntlerGlobalMagnus Grimeland https://www.linkedin.com/in/magnusgrimeland/Magnus Grimeland (@MagnusGrimeland) https://twitter.com/MagnusGrimelandAdditional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co.


Post-pandemic Tech
Aug 04 2020 68 mins  
Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews David A. Bray, Inaugural Director of the GeoTech Center at the Atlantic Council, the esteemed Washington DC-based think tank. We talk about jazz improv, geopolitics, technology, privacy, openness, human dignity, data trusts, quantum computing as well as post-pandemic tech opportunities and constraints. The takeaway is that the world now needs to ensure that new technologies not only contribute to innovation but also simultaneously empower people, increase prosperity and secure peace. One way we talked about is to develop data trusts to secure that exchanges of data are mutually beneficial and provide ethical and governance support. After listening to the episode, find out more about the Atlantic Council, check out David A. Bray's profile on Singularity University or connect with him on LinkedIn.Singularity University https://su.org/about/faculty/david-a-bray/ LinkedIn (dbray): https://www.linkedin.com/in/dbray/Atlantic Council (@AtlanticCouncil) https://twitter.com/AtlanticCouncil Atlantic Council https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/ The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes, time stamps (coming soon), video clips (in process) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. If you like the show, consider giving it five stars, subscribe and download the episode. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath (2020) https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/Disruption Games (2020) https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/Trond is currently writing a book called Future Tech which will be out in March 2021.To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.





The Future of Nuclear Waste
Jul 30 2020 59 mins  
Futurist and author Trond Arne Undheim interviews Elizabeth Muller, CEO and co-founder of Deep Isolation, the nuclear waste disposal startup, which she has founded together with renowned physicist Richard Muller, who is also her father. The takeaway is that nuclear waste is indeed a futuristic topic, given that Deep Isolation has a one million year time horizon on the efficacy of their technology. It's also interesting that drilling technology can be deployed to place canisters of nuclear waste in deep horizontal drill holes utilizing stable rock formations as a protective barrier. After listening, check out Deep Isolation as well as Richard and Elizabeth Muller's profiles:Deep Isolation https://www.deepisolation.com/Elizabeth Muller (LinkedIn) https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethmuller/Richard Muller - The Edge - member profile: https://www.edge.org/memberbio/richard_muller Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see:Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/)The Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/)Pandemic Aftermath https://trondundheim.com/pandemic-aftermath/ Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please tell all your friends, subscribe and consider rating it five stars. The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co.


Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure--Introduction
Jul 29 2020 15 mins  
Futurist and author Trond Arne Undheim reads from the introduction to his book Disruption Games: How to Thrive on Serial Failure which was published by Atmosphere Press in May, 2020. The takeaway is that taking part in disruption games, just like the Olympic Games, takes training and effort. The failures along the way can be immensely valuable. However, you cannot fail too fast. For failure to be instructive, it has to have a deep cost in time and energy. You can excel at disruption games by getting a feel for the game. You can only do that by going native, going deep, where failure hurts. Full immersian has real consequences. After listening, check out Disruption Games on the author's website, where you can also find retail options for the paperback, ebook and audiobook. Disruption Games https://trondundheim.com/disruptiongames/The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. Music: Electricity by Ian Post from the album Magnetism. For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here. If you like the show, please subscribe and consider rating it five stars.


The Future of Elderly Care
Jul 28 2020 45 mins  
Futurist and author Trond Arne Undheim interviews Ken Accardi, CEO and founder of Ankota. The takeaway is that the future of elderly care, and home care specifically, is going to be shaped by predictive population health which will prevent and intervene early rather than wait until it has to deal with chronic disease, treating the symptoms, and enduring the effects of aging. After listening to the episode, find out more about Ankota, check out Ken Accardi's faculty profile at Babson College, where he lectures on Technology, Operations and Information Management or connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn (akkardiken).The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes, time stamps (coming soon), video clips (in process) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. If you like the show, consider giving it five stars, subscribe and download the episode.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. He is currently writing a book called Future Tech which will be out in March 2021. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.






The Future of Diversity in VC
Jul 16 2020 50 mins  
Futurist and author Trond Arne Undheim interviews Julianne Zimmerman, Managing Director at Reinventure Capital and lecturer at Tufts University. The takeaway is that there is hope for change with regards to the effect of making a bet on underrepresented founders. Dealflow is attractive. Valuations are good. There is a growing realization that the market is missing a lot of talent. Ultimately, diversity will yield products that span a wider range. After listening to the episode, find out more about Reinventure Capital, check out her faculty profile at Tufts Gordon Institute where she lectures in social entrepreneurship, or connect with her on Twitter (@juliannezim) and LinkedIn (juliannezimmerman).The show is hosted by Podbean and can be found at Futurized.co. Additional context about the show, the topics, and our guests, including show notes, time stamps (coming soon), video clips (in process) and a full list of podcast players that syndicate the show can be found at https://trondundheim.com/podcast/. If you like the show, consider giving it five stars, subscribe and download the episode.For more about the host, including media coverage, books and more, see Trond Arne Undheim's personal website (https://trondundheim.com/) as well as the Yegii Insights blog (https://yegii.wpcomstaging.com/). Undheim has published two books this year, Pandemic Aftermath and Disruption Games. To advertise or become a guest on the show, contact the podcast host here.

















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