The Corporate Innovation Podcast

Kris Østergaard

The Corporate Innovation Podcast, presented by Singularity University, goes beyond the “disrupt or die” headlines and explores how world leading innovators truly create transformation, growth and impact.

All Episodes

Yoav Schlesinger, Principal, Ethical AI Practice at Salesforce.Check out more episodes at sunordic.org/podcast or on the platform of your choice!Yoav Schlesinger: LinkedIn

Sep 7

50 min 56 sec

Elaine Weidman-Grunewald, Co-Founder of AI Sustainability Center, former Senior VP and Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer at Ericsson and Henrik Henriksson, Chief Executive Officer at H2 Green Steel and former President and CEO of Scania. Both co-authors of Sustainability Leadership: A Swedish Approach to Transforming Your Company, Your Industry and the World.

Jun 28

58 min 56 sec

Dr. Robin Gaster, President of Incumetrics, data and evaluation consultancy that focuses on the intersection between technology, innovation, economics and politics and author of Behemoth, Amazon Rising: Power and Seduction in the Age of Amazon.

May 12

1 hr 10 min

Jesper Drescher,  serial entrepreneur and investor with vast knowledge of innovation in Africa, chairman of 3 African tech companies and author of Digital Africa: Investing in Africa’s Most Untapped Source

Apr 19

48 min 44 sec

Alka Roy, Founder of Responsible Innovation and AI Project, set up AT&T’s first 5G lab in the Bay Area, serves on Linux’s Foundation Trusted AI Community, holds 5 patents for policy and security frameworks, and is a speaker and writer on responsible innovation.Listen to more episodes at sunordic.org/podcast

Apr 7

56 min 44 sec

Cennydd Bowles is the author of Future Ethics and founder of responsible design and futures studio NowNext. He has been a contributor to the BSI’s Responsible Innovation steering group and a reviewer for MIT Press. Cennydd has nearly two decades of experience advising companies including Twitter, Samsung, Accenture, and the BBC. 

Mar 23

1 hr

Alexander Rose is Executive Director and Secretary to the Board of The Long Now Foundation since 01997. He holds an arts honors degree from Carnegie Mellon University in industrial design, founded the robotics company Inertia Labs, builds combat robots that have won more than six world championships, and has written for or appeared in media such as BBC, Discovery Channel, Wired, NPR, and many more.

Mar 9

39 min 25 sec

Robert Chesnut is the former General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb. He also has a background as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Chegg, Senior Vice President eBay and Assistant United States Attorney. Rob holds a Law degree from Harvard and is the bestselling author of Intentional Integrity: How Smart Companies Can Lead An Ethical Revolution.

Feb 22

53 min 18 sec

Matt Stoller is a former Fellow at the Open Markets Institute, author of Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy and the newsletter BIG. He is a former Senior Policy Advisor and Budget Analyst for the Senate Budget Committee and worked in the U.S. House of Representatives on financial services policy. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, The New Republic, Vice and Salon.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-stoller-2000SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Feb 9

1 hr 1 min

Dan Toma, Co-Founder of OUTCOME, Member of Accelerating Digital Transformation Work Group at World Economic Forum, Co-Author of The Corporate Startup and Innovation Accounting.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://weareoutcome.co/ SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Jan 14

48 min 28 sec

Dr. Shlomy Kattan is the Chief Advancement Officer of XPRIZE Foundation. He is also a venture partner at NextGen Venture Partners, co-founder of Kudo Learning and a former consultant with Boston Consulting Group as well as founder and editor-in-chief of Berkeley Review of Education.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.xprize.org/about/people/shlomy-kattan-phdSingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Jan 4

54 min 40 sec

David G. White Jr., PhD, is partner and Co-Founder at Ontos Global and a cognitive anthropologist, in conversation with Kris on new approaches to organizational culture and change based on emerging science of the cultural mind. 

Nov 2020

54 min 48 sec

Dmitry Kaminskiy is co-founder and General Partner at Deep Knowledge Group, which invests in early-stage startups focused on human longevity (within artificial intelligence, personalized medicine and gerontology). He is also Head of International Development of the Secretariat for UK All Party Parliamentary Group for Longevity ; a frequent speaker on AI and Longevity, including events organized by The Economist, Financial Times, Oxford and Cambridge Universities; and co-author of ”Longevity 1.,0: Defining the Biggest and Most Complex Industry in Human History”Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.dkv.global/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Nov 2020

1 hr 1 min

Jeremiah Owyang, Disruptive Tech and Corporate Innovation Analyst and Co-Founder at Kaleido Insights in conversation with Kris Østergaard on COVID-19’s impact on technology, trends and innovation.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://web-strategist.com/blog/ SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Oct 2020

27 min 45 sec

Ryan Bethencourt, CEO of sustainable plantbased pet food company, Wild Earth, founder of Sustainable Food Ventures and Co-Founder of the leading global biotech accelerator, IndieBio, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on how the disruption of food will transform the world.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bethencourtSingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Oct 2020

52 min 55 sec

Thierry Botter, Head of Airbus Bluesky, Deputy Head of Central R&T at Airbus and a Strategic Advisor to the European Commission, discussing Quantum Technologies with Kris Østergaard and why Airbus is exploring the cutting edge of technology in quantum computing to create the future of aerospace.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thierry-botter-52348940/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Sep 2020

47 min 46 sec

Sally Dominguez is an innovation activator and mindset strategist who has pioneered the ADVENTUROUS THINKING methodology. She is a former judge on ABC TV’s “New Inventors”, co-host of upcoming Foxtel show "Aussie’s Greatest Inventions That Changed the World" and author of the upcoming book, "EPIC Resilience". She and Kris Østergaard speak about how you can create the optimal conditions for disruptive inventions.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: http://www.sallydominguez.com/ SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Sep 2020

53 min 47 sec

Robert C. Jacobson, author of Space is Open for Business, entrepreneur, advisor, past Principal at Space Angels and notable for his involvement in The Solar Library and The Lunar Library missions, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on how and why space is both an accelerant of innovation and a key player in solving the global grand challenges.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.robertjacobson.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Aug 2020

1 hr 4 min

Michele Zanini, Co-Founder of MLAB and Co-Author of Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on how to create an organization that's fit for the future and fit for human beings.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelezanini SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Aug 2020

1 hr 10 min

Thomas Ramsøy, Founder and CEO of Neurons Inc and Applied Neuroscience Company, author of bestseller book, Leading Transformation, former Head of Research at Copenhagen Business School, with a PhD on the neurobiology of healthy ageing, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on the neuroscience of uncertainty, creativity and innovation.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://neuronsinc.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Aug 2020

1 hr 10 min

Brian Solis, 8x bestselling author, digital anthropologist and Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce in conversation with Kris Østergaard on the concept of employing an AI futurist and how to navigate the Post-Corona world also dubbed as the Novel Economy by Brian.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.briansolis.com/ SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Jun 2020

31 min 53 sec

Steve Brown, former Futurist and Chief Evangelist at Intel Corporation and author of the recent bestseller, The Innovation Ultimatum, in conversation with Kris Østergaard about digital transformation and the six core technologies that, according to Steve, will transform the next 10 years dramatically.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.baldfuturist.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Jun 2020

1 hr 9 min

Fredrik Östbye, Group Vice President & Head of FutureLab at Grundfos, largest pump manufacturer in Denmark, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on his recipe for radical digital transformation in a legacy organization which eventually made his job obsolete and allowed him to pivot his career, team and organization to a new direction.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://dk.linkedin.com/in/fredrik-%C3%B6stbye-bb72293  SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Jun 2020

1 hr

Pascal Finette, Co-Founder at be radical and Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation in conversation with Kris Østergaard on how and why companies should use open innovation to structure their businesses, giving room to explore radical new frontiers while still keeping their core intact. Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.finette.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

May 2020

1 hr 7 min

Sheila Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science & Technology studies at Harvard Kennedy School and author of “The Ethics of Invention”, in conversation with Kris Østergaard, on ethics in a technologically accelerating world, how to mitigate unintended consequences of one's innovations and the danger of technological determinism.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/sheila-jasanoffSingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

May 2020

55 min 4 sec

Brian David Johnson, Futurist, inventor of Threatcasting and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on the dark side of technology, what threatcasting is about and why it is an important tool for organizations to ensure their innovations are not weaponized or have unintended consequences.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

May 2020

57 min 9 sec

Chuck Swoboda, former CEO of Cree and author of The Innovator’s Spirit, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on how he and his team led the LED lighting revolution that drove the obsolescence of the Edison light bulb and did what everybody talks about: Disrupting an industry.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: https://www.chuckswoboda.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

May 2020

1 hr 12 min

Brendan Ives, Head of Division X, the growth and innovation arm of telco Telia Company, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on how to set up an X division in a large corporate with the aim to invent the future.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

May 2020

55 min 20 sec

Margarita Quihuis, Co-Director of Stanford’s Peace Innovation Lab, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on why business and commerce are closely related to the concept of peace and how to innovate for an ethical future.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Apr 2020

49 min 4 sec

Barry O’Reilly, bestselling author of Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on how to systematically unlearn to recalibrate your organization to a radically new reality.Guest: https://www.barryoreilly.com , https://twitter.com/barryoreilly  , https://www.linkedin.com/in/barryoreilly/Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/SingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Apr 2020

55 min 33 sec

Tune in to Glenn Sanford, Founder and CEO of ExP Realty, in conversation with Kris Østergaard. ExP Realty was founded during the last crisis and is the fastest organically growing real estate broker in the US with 28,000 employees who, by the way, go to work every day in an entirely digital campus. Glenn has a ton of insights on how to leverage digital and create 10x impact in times of crisis.Host: www.krisoestergaard.comSingularityU Nordic: www.sunordic.orgSingularity University: www.su.org

Apr 2020

53 min 43 sec

Yngvar Ugland, EVP and head of New Tech Labs at Norway’s biggest bank, DNB, as well as the country’s first Consumer Technologist, in conversation with Kris Østergaard. They talk about creating organizational tech labs with the purpose of experimenting your way into an unknown the future (NB: This episode was recorded before COVID-19).

Apr 2020

1 hr 6 min

Steven Kotler, author of multiple New York Times bestsellers, two time Pulitzer Prize nominee and Executive Director of The Flow Research Collective shares insights from his latest bestseller, co-authored with Peter Diamandis, The Future Is Faster Than You Think, and why that makes leveraging the power of Flow even more important.Host: https://krisoestergaard.com/Guest: www.stevenkotler.comSingularityU Nordic: https://sunordic.org/Singularity University: https://su.org/

Mar 2020

1 hr 4 min

Amanda Manna, co-founder of the Uncommon Partners Lab, VP at Singularity University and former Head of Narrative-Driven Innovation at the Fortune 50 Lowe’s in conversation with Kris Østergaard on building innovation labs and the power of narratives in innovation.

Mar 2020

53 min 55 sec

Sune Stilling, Head of Growth at Maersk, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on building the transport and logistics giant’s venture arm from scratch and the crucial pivots they made on the way.Host: www.krisoestergaard.comSingularityU Nordic: www.sunordic.orgSingularity University: www.su.org

Mar 2020

1 hr 22 min

Alex Goryachev, Managing Director of Cisco’s Co-Innovation Centers and author of “Fearless Innovation”, in conversation with Kris Østergaard on designing for innovation, selecting the right metrics and setting up a successful internal startup program.Host: www.krisoestergaard.comSingularityU Nordic: www.sunordic.orgSingularity University: www.su.org

Mar 2020

1 hr 4 min