narrating the future

A contemporary explorer, and a fascinating speaker, Trond straddles academia, industry, and journalism. He is currently a Research scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy at Stanford University, Venture Partner at Antler, and the host of, a podcast exploring the next 50 years of humanity.

Ex-MIT Startup Exchange, Sloan Senior Lecturer in Global Economics and Management, Hitachi, Oracle, WPP, and the EU. Trond has accelerated four unicorns, helped launch 50+ startups, and tracks technology’s impact on business and society and holds a PhD on the future of work, AI and cognition. Co-author of Augmented Lean, author of Health Tech, Future Tech, Pandemic Aftermath, Disruption Games, Leadership From Below. Venture Partner ( and Hitachi Ventures), founder of a unique insight platform ( Forbes columnist in manufacturing.