Futurized

Futurized

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.... Show More

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October 29, 2020 57 min

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 cha...

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October 27, 2020 83 min

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 c...

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October 23, 2020 35 min

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....

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October 22, 2020 59 min

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 cryptoc...

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October 20, 2020 46 min

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 fai...

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October 15, 2020 56 min

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...

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October 13, 2020 65 min

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...

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October 12, 2020 54 min

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 contin...

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October 8, 2020 66 min

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 sc...

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October 6, 2020 57 min

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 ...

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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 lif...

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September 29, 2020 79 min

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...

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September 24, 2020 66 min

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...

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September 22, 2020 48 min

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 fact...

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September 17, 2020 50 min

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 ...

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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 so...

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September 14, 2020 18 min

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 i...

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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 scra...

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September 8, 2020 55 min

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 bo...

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September 3, 2020 60 min

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...

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