Futurist, innovator and systemic risk expert who has explored each of the most disruptive forces shaping our world today, including geopolitics, emerging technologies, climate change, entrepreneurship, venture investments, and industrial manufacturing.

Brief Bio

Trond Arne Undheim is a Research scholar in Global Systemic Risk, Innovation, and Policy at Stanford University, 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 was a MIT Sloan School of Management Senior Lecturer, WPP and Oracle Executive and EU National Expert.

journalist and Podcaster

Trond is a Forbes contributor (see Trond’s column on manufacturing). His work has featured in in The Boston Globe, NPR’s Cognoscenti, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, IndustryWeek, and MIT News, as well as on television. Trond hosts two podcasts, Futurized, a podcast exploring the next 50 years of humanity and Augmented, a podcast on industrial tech. Watch unique videos from Trond on https://bit.ly/TrondYouTube

Author of seven books

Trond Arne Undheim is the co-author of Eco Tech (2023), Augmented Lean (2022), the author of Health Tech (2021), Future Tech (2021), Pandemic Aftermath (2020), Disruption Games (2020), and Leadership From Below (2008).

went to school

Trond Arne Undheim holds a PhD on the future of work and artificial intelligence and cognition from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and was a visiting research associate at UC Berkeley.

want to guest Publish on his blog?

Check out the Yegii Insights Blog on tech disruption which has guest blogging opportunities for outstanding writers who are also experts in specific areas of technology, business and innovation. Another project he leads, MFG.works, has guest blogging opportunities for thought leaders in industry 4.0.