Futurized podcast

Futurized podcast

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, PhD, futurist, author, investor, and serial entrepreneur, as he discusses the societal impact of deep tech such as AI, blockchain, IoT, nanotech, quantum, robotics, and synthetic biology, and tackles topics such as entrepreneurship, trends, or the future of work. Trond interviews smart people with a soul: founders, authors, executives, and other thought leaders, or even the occasional celebrity. Futurized is a bi-weekly show, preparing YOU to think about how to deal with the next decade's disruption, so you can succeed and thrive no matter what happens. Futurized—conversations that matter.

Recent Episodes

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The Real World Beyond Sustainability

June 14, 2022

In episode 158 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is: The Real World Beyond Sustainability. Our guest is Dr. John R. Ehrenfeld, industrial ecology pioneer, ex-MIT researcher, and author. Futurized is a bi-weekly show, prepa…

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Energy System Transformation

May 31, 2022

In episode 157 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is Energy System Transformation. Our guest is Carolina Torres, Executive Director of Energy Industry Transformation at Cognite. In this conversation with host Trond Arne Und…

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Managing Remote Work Presence

May 24, 2022

Futurized goes beneath the trends to track the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics and the environment. I’m your host, Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist, author, investor,…

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The Rise of Empathy

May 10, 2022

In episode 153 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is: The Rise of Empathy. Our guest is Sophie Wade, author and futurist in discussion with host Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist and author.  In this conversation, th…

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Taking Antiques into the Future

April 26, 2022

In episode 154 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is: Taking Antiques into the Future. Our guest is R.T. Custer, CEO & co-founder of The Vortic Watch Company.  In this conversation, they talk about the rich history of manuf…

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How Federated Machine Learning Powers Privacy

April 19, 2022

In episode 151 of the podcast, the topic is: How Federated Machine Learning Powers Privacy. Our guest is Dave Bauer, CTO, BOSS AI. In this conversation, we talk about what federated machine learning is and why care, noting …

About the Host

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Trond Arne Undheim


Trond Arne Undheim is a futurist, podcaster, and author. He is a venture partner at Hitachi Ventures, the corporate VC, as well as Antler, the global early-stage VC. He is the industry ecosystem evangelist at Tulip, the frontline operations platform. He is also a nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a co-founder of Yegii, the analytics company.

Formerly, Trond was the Director of MIT Startup Exchange, the Director of Standards Strategy & Policy at Oracle, and a National Expert for e-Government at the European Commission. He holds a PhD on the future of work and artificial intelligence and cognition. He is a 4x author, his latest book, Future Tech comes out in March 2021. Trond is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded a consulting firm, a business incubator and a think tank. He currently hosts two podcasts, Futurized.co and Augmentedpodcast.co. Trond is based in Wellesley, MA.