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The Futurized podcast goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Futurist Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, author, and serial entrepreneur, interviews smart people with a soul. Every week, founders, authors, executives and other thought leaders come on the show to discuss the societal impact of deep tech (e.g. AI, blockchain, IoT, CRISPR, nanotech, 3D printing, quantum, robotics) and the emerging future of work, markets, business and society.

The Futurized podcast goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Futurist Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, author, and serial entrepreneur, interviews smart people with a soul. Every week, founders, authors, executives and other thought leaders come on the show to discuss the societal impact of deep tech (e.g. AI, blockchain, IoT, CRISPR, nanotech, 3D printing, quantum, robotics) and the emerging future of work, markets, business and society.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Futurized podcast goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Futurist Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, author, and serial entrepreneur, interviews smart people with a soul. Every week, founders, authors, executives and other thought leaders come on the show to discuss the societal impact of deep tech (e.g. AI, blockchain, IoT, CRISPR, nanotech, 3D printing, quantum, robotics) and the emerging future of work, markets, business and society.

Twitter:

@trondau

Language:

English

Contact:

+1 617 939 9171


Episodes

Startup Mentoring in UAE

11/30/2020
Wafa Omar, founder of BizWhisper, a startup which is specialized in creative problem solving for entrepreneurs in the MENA region through mentoring, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, we talk about startup mentoring in the UAE, in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries—Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman, and ostensibly in the MENA region as a whole. We...

Duration:00:27:25

The Future of AR

11/25/2020
Ori Inbar, Founder of Superventures and also CEO and founder of AugmentedReality.org, the organizer of AWE, the world’s most essential AR/VR conference since 2010, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, they talk about community building in the no longer so embryonic AR/VR space, the emergence of spatial computing, the Augmented Reality Expo (AWE). They discuss AR/VR venture capital, exciting and emerging use cases and form factors, market size, mobile AR, and...

Duration:01:06:14

The Future of Peer-to-Peer

11/24/2020
Michel Bauwens, Founder of the P2P Foundation and co-author of Peer-to-Peer: The Commons Manifesto, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, we talked about how the world may have reached a tipping point where the balance between centralized and distributed activity as well as for profit and not for profit activity have overreached its boundaries. In Bauwens’ analysis, historically when this happens, with civilizations such as the Mayans, or the Chinese, a reversal...

Duration:00:39:33

Future Tech - a preview

11/23/2020
In this mini-episode, futurist Trond Undheim briefly discusses his upcoming book Future Tech: How to capture value from disruptive industry trends, to be published by Kogan Page in March 2021. He also reads an excerpt from the book. Future Tech explains how the four forces of technology, policy, business models and social dynamics work together to create industry disruption and how this understanding can help to predict what is coming next. The book will be on the syllabus for an upcoming...

Duration:00:08:43

The Serendipity of Social Innovation

11/20/2020
Christian Busch, Director, NYU Global Economy Program, interviewed by Trond Arne Undheim, futurist and author. In this conversation, they talk about serendipity, the art and science of creating good luck, and how it is intimately related to future trends in social innovation. By learning to see the events, people or objects that come to us as opportunities for change and for adjusting course, we have the potential to achieve breakthroughs. The takeaway is that serendipity is more than...

Duration:00:50:37

AI for Learning

11/19/2020
Futurist David Shrier, Managing Director and co-founder of Esme Learning Solutions. and Associate Fellow at Oxford University, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, they talk about what’s next in digital learning innovation. We discuss the challenge of bringing cognitive science to online learning. We explore the effects of real-time feedback on social learning metrics. How to develop critical thinking? How to use AI to solve problems in the world, and how to...

Duration:00:21:34

The Urgency of a Social-Emotional Learning Fix

11/17/2020
Shai Fuxman, Project Director at Education Development Center (EDC), interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, they talk about what’s the big deal with social and emotional learning. They cover the tremendous measurable benefits in terms of performance, attendance, and college entry, or even societal savings and economic success. They discuss the trends in education and the pendulum swings between STEM focus and educating the whole person. They discuss the criticism...

Duration:00:52:56

Living the Future of Work

11/17/2020
Gary Bolles, Chair for the future of work at Singularity University, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, they talk about how organizations try to channel human energy-but still need processes and practices, that can become a distraction. We discuss the concept of exponential tech and the rapid pace of change. We touch on digital distraction devices. We discuss the unbundling of education, the eroding contract between knowledge workers and employees, and indeed...

Duration:00:43:04

Financial Megatrends in the Middle East

11/16/2020
Biswajit Dasgupta, Chief Investment Officer - Head of Global Markets at Emirates Investment Bank, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, they talk about financial and social Megatrends, COVID-19’s impact on the region and the world, geopolitical risk, economic challenges at the start of the decade in the MENA region and beyond, and what that means for the future. My takeaway is that the future of the Middle East is crucial to the future of everything else. It’s...

Duration:01:01:32

The Future of Corporate Venturing

11/12/2020
James Mawson, CEO and founder of Mawsonia, the publishing company producing Global Corporate Venturing, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, we talk about the current state and the future of corporate venturing, the activity of big corporations who invest in startups in various ways, during and post-COVID-19. My takeaway is that corporate venturing has emerged as a more and more reliable and impactful asset class, born out of a desire to catch up on innovation...

Duration:00:50:38

The Future of AI in Government

11/10/2020
Lord Clement-Jones, consultant of global law firm DLA Piper, former chair of the UK House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, we talk about emerging regulations for substituting AI for human labor and routine work, regulating big tech, AI for grand societal challenges, data trusts, and UK strengths in AI. My takeaway is that there are crucial risks and opportunities involved with AI that do need to be...

Duration:00:57:05

The Future of Royalty

11/9/2020
H.R.H. Prince Michel de Yougoslavie, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, they talk about growing up as a Pan-European royal. We cover his deep interest in art and success with exhibiting his photography. We also touch on trends in family wealth considerations, we discuss his time as a high end real estate broker in Palm Beach, Florida, and he shares his life experience as a royal and the lessons that apply for anybody with a family legacy. At the end we briefly...

Duration:00:56:43

How to Invest in Sci-Fi Tech?

11/5/2020
Adam Draper, Managing Director and co-founder of Boost, the startup accelerator and VC firm, is interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, they talk about taking your investment advice from sci-fi movies. Exoskeletons, jet packs, iron man suits, time travel, deep ocean exploration. Which specific sci-fi technologies are coming online in the next decade and which have already? The takeaway is that Sci-fi Tech is here already, and is shaping our world in thought...

Duration:01:09:35

Parliamentary Tech and Hypertransparency

11/3/2020
Fotis Fitsilis, Head of the Scientific Service, Hellenic Parliament, interviewed by futurist Trond Arne Undheim. In this conversation, we talked about how parliamentary transparency, steeped in legal informatics, innovation in govtech, open data and ongoing digitization, is slowly inching forward because of innovative initiatives such as the Hellenic OCR Team. OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. Emerging use cases include access, archiving, analysis, transparency and traceability...

Duration:00:54:32

The Future of the High Net Worth Lifestyle

10/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:57:13

The Future of Open Finance

10/27/2020
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...

Duration:01:23:40

The Future of Brands in Politics

10/23/2020
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...

Duration:00:35:48

The Future of Cryptocurrency

10/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:59:34

Evolving Startup Ecosystems

10/20/2020
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...

Duration:00:46:09

The Future of Flux

10/15/2020
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....

Duration:00:56:23