Futurized goes beneath the trends, tracking the underlying forces of disruption in tech, policy, business models, social dynamics, and the environment. Join futurist Trond Arne Undheim, PhD, 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 is a Research scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy at Stanford University. On Futurized, 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.
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March 21, 2023
In this episode of the Futurized podcast, host Trond Arne Undheim interviews Graham Hill, CEO of The Carbonauts on The Changing Environmental Movement. They discuss activism before/now, behavior change, and what does it tak…
March 14, 2023
In this episode of the Futurized podcast, host Trond Arne Undheim interviews Bruce Usher, Author and Professor at Columbia Business School about Investing in the Era of Climate Change, which is the subject of Bruce's most re…
March 7, 2023
In this episode of the Futurized podcast, we interview Erinch Sahan, Business & Enterprise Lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab. We discuss what doughnut economics is, how it is being put into action, the tools being develope…
Feb. 28, 2023
In this episode of the Futurized podcast, we interview Claude Letourneau, CEO of Canadian scale-up company Svante about carbon removal challenges, the different technical approaches, who the players, startups, corporates, go…
Feb. 21, 2023
In this episode of the Futurized podcast, our guest is Ted Shepherd, Professor, University of Reading, UK. We discuss climate storylines, a physically self-consistent unfolding of past events or of plausible future events or…
Feb. 20, 2023
In this episode of the Futurized podcast, we feature Trond Arne Undheim, Ph.D, Research Scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy at the Stanford Existential Risk Initiative (SERI), Center for International Sec…
Trond Arne Undheim is a Research scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy at Stanford University, the Lead Ecosystem Evangelist at MIT-startup Tulip, Venture Partner at Antler, the global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. He is the CEO and co-founder of Yegii, an insight network with experts and knowledge assets on disruption. He is a nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council with a portfolio in artificial intelligence, future of work, data ethics, emerging technologies, and entrepreneurship. Trained as a social scientist with a career in technology and innovation, he is a former director of MIT Startup Exchange, and has helped launch over 50 startups. In a previous life he worked as a MIT Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer, a WPP and Oracle Executive, and an EU National Expert in e-government.
He holds a PhD on the future of work and artificial intelligence and cognition. He is a co-author of Augmented Lean (with Natan Linder) and an author of five other books (Health Tech, Future Tech, Pandemic Aftermath, Disruption Games, and Leadership From Below). Trond is a serial entrepreneur having co-founded a consulting firm, a business incubator and a think tank. He hosts two podcasts (Futurized and Augmented). His work has featured in The Boston Globe, NPR’s Cognoscenti, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, IndustryWeek, and MIT News. Trond divides his time between Palo Alto, CA and Wellesley, MA.
"“I listen to every episode religiously! Their production is so good. You get lots of actionable advice mixed with storytelling. The topics are always relevant and up to date, guests are interesting a…"
Brilliant, curious, compassionate conversations full of insights
"Trond uses his brilliance to be curious in the conversations with his guests, helping bring out tremendously valuable insights. I listen to some podcasts while multitasking. Not this one! That’s beca…"
"This is a great podcast for leaders who are focused on scenario planning to prepare for future risks and opportunities."
Trond has the pulse of the present and the future
"I've heard most of his podcasts and they are rivetting, even if you don't know much about the subject. Great, guiding questions and incisive analysis, leading to absorbing conversations."