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About Trond Arne Undheim
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Trond Arne Undheim is a futurist, podcaster, venture partner at Antler, industry ecosystem evangelist at Tulip, nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and co-founder of Yegii. A former Director of MIT Startup Exchange, Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer, WPP executive, Director of Standards Strategy & Policy at Oracle and 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 5x author and a serial entrepreneur and hosts two podcasts, Augmented-the industry 4.0 podcast and Futurized-thoughts on our emerging future. Trond is based in Wellesley, MA.
Undheim is the author of Future Tech (2021), Pandemic Aftermath (2020), Disruption Games (2020) and Leadership From Below (2008). His next book is on the future of health technology and innovation (forthcoming in summer/fall 2021). Trond Arne Undheim holds a PhD on the future of work and artificial intelligence and cognition from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Trond is deeply passionate about wine, plants, books, technology, innovation and geopolitics, among other topics. Trond (Þróndr) means grow and thrive in Old Norse language, essentially, being happy, and his second first name, Arne, means strong as an eagle (remember Arnold S?). Trond grew up in Trondheim, so that makes him happy, strong eagle from Happytown, right? Check out Trond's homepage: https://trondundheim.com/
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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. Technology is generally viewed as the single force that disrupts markets. However, history is rife with stories of technologies that have failed to meet such hyped expectations. In Future Tech, the author reveals that true change only results from combining the forces of science and technology, policy and regulation, new business models (i.e. sharing economy) and social dynamics (whether or not people adopt it). Whether these four forces align explains why some technologies, such as AI, blockchain, robotics, synthetic biology and 3D printing, stick and why others fail. With an understanding of these four forces, business executives and policymakers can explain what technology is likely to stick and even anticipate what is coming next.
By 2030, the global labor force will be led by an elite set of knowledge workers enabled by robotic AI. To help individuals thrive in this workplace, Future Tech advises readers to develop their human capabilities of creativity and adaptation, develop deep expertise in one domain while being well-versed in dozens more, and develop a personalized approach to acquiring and processing information and deliberating decisions.
We are in the pandemic now, but what happens next? The book offers five ways to look at the coming future, crafted as scenarios, based on the author's study of the forces of disruption that brought on the pandemic. It offers suggestions to remedy its consequences, or even enable segments of society to thrive on it. The first portion of the book is non-fiction. The second portion is a scenario-based novel, the book charts new territory by interweaving the grim reality of 2020 with a first-person exploration of the next decade as if we were already in it. The five scenarios considered are: Borderless world, Nation state renewal, Two worlds apart, Hobbesian chaos, and Status Quo.
Trond Arne Undheim is a futurist, speaker, entrepreneur and former director of MIT Startup Exchange, based outside of Boston. Trained as a social scientist with a career in technology and innovation, he is the CEO and cofounder of Yegii, a search engine for industry professionals, providing collective intelligence. Trond holds a PhD on the future of work and artificial intelligence and cognition. Undheim is the author of Leadership From Below (2008) and Disruption Games (2020). His next book is Future Tech (2021).
"The informative narrative is well-rounded and well-researched, and the conversational style is easily understood despite the technical jargon of the academic discourse."--- US Review of Books
"Essential reading for anyone concerned about what that world will look like in the pandemic's aftermath, and how to operate in today's environment and survive it. [...]--- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
"[...] a read that provides a bounty of information and certainly a large dose of 'food for thought.'"--- Feathered Quill
"A riveting account of the scenarios facing the post-coronavirus society. I'm amazed at the way Trond Undheim combines a deep dive into our dystopian reality with optimism if action is taken."--- Gary Epler, M.D., Harvard Medical School
"Trond Undheim is that rare genius who builds the future even as he is predicting it. This is the book the world in lockdown has been waiting for."
---Sir John Hargrave, bestselling author of Mind Hacking and Blockchain for Everyone
Health Tech: Rebooting Society's Software, Hardware and Mindset fulfills the need for actionable insight on what’s truly driving change and how to become a changemaker, not just affected by it. The book introduces anybody who wishes to understand how global healthcare will change in the next decade to key technologies, social dynamics, and systemic shifts that are shaping the future.
Healthcare futurist, investor, and entrepreneur, Trond Undheim describes the complex history of public health, why it’s so complicated and what the major challenges are right now. He includes a discussion of COVID, why it happened, the cultural factors that have slowed down traditional public health measures, and how innovation can help. He also discusses what is happening in health systems around the world as a result of the pandemic. The book explores certain health tech measures, tools (basic medical devices gradually being upgraded and digitally enhanced), processes, and innovation that are already working well, along with others that are in their infancy, such as AI, wearables, robotics, sensors, and digital therapeutics.
Undheim describes the movers and shakers in the healthcare system of the future, from startups to patient and service providers, as well as the health challenges of our time, including pandemics, aging, preventive healthcare, and much more. The book concludes with a look at how health tech may bring about the biggest opportunity to transform healthcare for decades to come.