Interview with Frode Odegard
Thoughts from the Big Chair is a new podcast hosted by Russell Haworth. He interviews senior business leaders with unique perspectives on the opportunities and challenges of digital transformation. It covers a broad range of topics from strategy to technology to leadership.
In this interview, Russell Haworth and Post-Industrial Institute CEO Frode Odegard discussed how to make sense of today’s messy operating environment, how to accelerate organizational transformation, how many assumptions about how businesses are “supposed” to work are being invalidated, and the role of boards in organizational transformation.
About Russell Haworth
Russell Haworth has been in the data, information and technology market for two decades – living and working around the world – scaling commercial operations with a combination of organic product innovation and acquisitions. He has a keen interest in technologies that have the potential to transform how we live and work. He is a strong advocate of growing profits with a purpose, leading businesses with a responsibility to keep the internet safe, minimising environmental impact, and creating a culture that’s inclusive, engaging and diverse.
About Frode Odegard
Frode studies how enterprises, investors, and policymakers can best navigate the transition to a post-industrial civilization and economy. He is the founder of the Post-Industrial Institute, which provides advisory, educational, and strategic services to corporates and investors to help them turn disruption into opportunity. Frode is also the founder of the Post-Industrial Forum, a global community formed to develop and promote a better understanding of the post-industrial transition and how to navigate it. Its members include investors, executives, founders, and policymakers.
Frode is the author of a forthcoming book on the post-industrial transition and regularly speaks to international corporate and investor audiences. A serial entrepreneur since his high school years, Frode’s multi-disciplinary background stretches from theoretical computer science to the boardroom. He has a passion for history, linguistics, disruptive technologies, philosophy, and Iwama-style Aikido.