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The New Gig

The New Gig

By Glen Hodgson
A podcast on - and for - the dynamic workforce of today.
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Samuel Laurinkari (Head of Global Public Policy at Wolt) X Glen Hodgson

The New Gig

Samuel Laurinkari (Head of Global Public Policy at Wolt) X Glen Hodgson

The New Gig

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Claudia Wagner (Co-Founder, UBOOKER) and Nicola Scagnolari (CEO, UBOOKER) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Claudia Wagner (Co-Founder) and Nicola Scagnolari (CEO) of UBOOKER, the leading platform to book professional models worldwide.We talk about the current problems which exist in the modelling industry (high commission rates, late payments and inappropriate behaviour for example)that UBOOKER is addressing, and the barriers - as well as the opportunities - that the future will bring.
26:40
October 16, 2021
Hicham Larhnimi (COO, Vembla) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Hicham Larhnimi (COO, Vembla) about his vast experience in the Platform Economy having worked for the likes of Heetch, Tiptapp and UbiGo. We also discuss how digitalisation is transforming the world of work and quick commerce, as well as what this means for companies and individuals in terms of communications and branding.
20:54
October 9, 2021
Janthana Kaenprakhamroy (CEO, Tapoly) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Janthana Kaenprakhamroy (CEO, Tapoly) about her background and experience, as well as the changes going on in the financial services and insurance sectors. We also discuss the biggest challenges facing the platform economy as a whole from an insurance perspective and what politicians and public authorities need to do in order to harness the power of this sector.
21:36
October 2, 2021
Barry Matthews (CEO, re-source) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Barry Matthews (CEO, re-source future of work) about the access to global talent and how expertise on-demand can be accessed virtually, via digital platforms. We also discuss how digitalisation is transforming the world of work and how people are changing their mindsets as a result. More individuals are no longer looking for a 9 to 5 job and are instead demanding more work-life balance.
27:42
September 26, 2021
Elle Tucker (Board Member at Sharing Economy UK, Freelancer and Author) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Elle Tucker (Board Member at Sharing Economy UK, Freelancer and Author) about how she got into the Platform and Sharing Economy. We also discuss the upcoming Nordic Gig & Sharing Innovation Summit: what is happening, who is involved and what we should expect.
28:37
September 18, 2021
Matthew Coatney (Author, Podcaster and Keynote speaker) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Matthew Coatney (C-Level Technology Executive, Award-Winning Author, Podcaster and TED/Keynote Speaker) about his background and how he started working in the Platform Economy. We also discuss the main findings of his latest book "The Human Cloud" and how the future of work will look, as well as how we can futureproof ourselves as individuals and how companies should be adapting.
26:10
September 12, 2021
Camilla Westman (COO, GigAssembly) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Camilla Westman (COO, GigAssembly) about how the traditional recruitment and HR sectors are adapting to the Platform Economy. We also discuss the biggest challenges facing the platform economy today as well as what politicians and public authorities need to do in order to harness the power of this sector.
23:32
September 4, 2021
Alok Alström (CEO, AppJobs) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Alok Alström (CEO, AppJobs) about his experiences in the Platform and Gig Economy, as well as how the sector is evolving. We also discuss the benefits as well as the biggest challenges that the Platform Economy is facing.
21:15
August 29, 2021
Jacob Rudbäck (Founder & CEO, Yepstr) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Jacob Rudbäck (Founder & CEO, Yepstr) about his experiences in the Platform Economy, his mission and some of the biggest challenges facing the sector today. We also discuss the current changes that are underway in the labour market and how the Platform Economy will become part of the regular economy in the future.
28:21
August 20, 2021
Zenver Amini Armandi (President & CEO, B-Door) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Zenver Amini Armandi (President & CEO, B-Door) about her background and her new beauty and wellness platform. We also discuss the biggest challenges and main barriers facing the Platform Economy today and how B-Door is addressing the issue of low wages and precarious working situations in the Platform Economy. We conclude by discussing what companies and individuals need to consider to get the most out of the Platform Economy and also what the future will hold as this evolution in the way we work continues.
21:22
August 14, 2021
Prof. Dr. Melissa Siegel (Professor of Migration Studies, Maastricht University) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Professor Dr. Melissa Siegel, Professor of Migration Studies at Maastricht University, about the role that migration plays in the development of the European economy and the world of work. We also discuss how the perception of migration and migrants has changed and what the impact of COVID-19 has been. We also cover the the future and whether freelancing and remote work will help migrants into work and the broader society.
18:25
August 8, 2021
Declan Treanor (CEO, Performance Treanor) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Declan Treanor, CEO at Performance Treanor, about the importance of health and wellness and how this affects our ability to deliver at work. We also discuss the effect of digitalisation and technology on us as individuals and as a society. We also cover the fact that as more of us are working remotely there is a risk that we are neglecting our health. We look at what this means for the future of work and how each individual has to take more responsibility for their physical and mental wellbeing.
21:14
July 31, 2021
Marta Becerra (The Spanish Association of the Digital Economy - Adigital) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Head of Public Affairs at The Spanish Association of the Digital Economy (Adigital) Marta Becerra about how digitalisation is transforming the world of work and some examples from Spain. We also discuss how people are changing their mindsets and no longer looking for a 9 to 5 job. We also explore how traditional companies and public authorities are getting ready for this change.
21:42
July 24, 2021
Diane Mulcahy (Kauffman Foundation & Bruegel) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with investor, teacher and author Diane Mulcahy from the economic think tank Bruegel about where interest in the platform economy is heading. We cover the venture capital dimension as well as how companies and corporations can benefit from the gig economy/freelancing 2.0. Diane also gets out her crystal ball and describes what the future platform economy will look like.
21:46
July 17, 2021
Larry English (President, Centric Consulting) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with investor, speaker and future of work thought leader Larry English about Centric Consulting, his experiences and how he got into the platform economy. We also cover how the platform economy is evolving, what the benefits are, and what could prevent the sector becoming mainstream.
21:26
July 10, 2021
Rebecca Filis (Swedish Tax Agency) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Rebecca Filis from the Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) about the authority’s approach to taxation and the platform/gig economy. We speak about the biggest challenges posed by the platform economy from a taxation perspective as well as how to ensure that platform economy companies pay tax and take their responsibilities seriously.
21:35
July 3, 2021
Dr Jevgenija Vienažindytė (lawyer and lecturer) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Dr Jevgenija Vienažindytė about her work as a lawyer and a lecturer. She also speaks about how she has embraced digitalisation and remote work. Dr Jevgenija also gives her advice, hints and tips for people considering embracing the Platform Economy.
21:17
June 26, 2021
Kalle Palling (Co-Founder and COO, Cachet) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Kalle Palling - Co-Founder and COO of Cachet as well as a former Estonian MP - about the biggest opportunities and challenges facing the platform economy today. We also discuss the disruption taking place in the financial services and insurance sectors brought about by technology.
23:23
June 20, 2021
Matthew Mottola (Author and Entrepreneur) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Matthew Mottola - Co-Author of The Human Cloud, Co-Founder of Venture L and Forbes Contributor - about the development of the Platform Economy, some of the findings from his new book and how the future of work will look. He also shares advice on how you can future-proof yourself against the changing paradigm as well as how companies should be adapting.
22:34
June 12, 2021
Karen V. Ordones (CEO, Tutor.id) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Karen V. Ordones - CEO of Tutor.ID - about her background and career so far, the specific considerations for the teaching/tutoring and education sectors as well as the development of the platform economy as a whole.
21:38
June 5, 2021
Olof Norlander (CEO, Workamo) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Olof Norlander - CEO of Workamo - about his career so far, the growth of the self-employment sector and what the future holds as freelancing accelerates.
26:56
May 30, 2021
Fredrik Minding (CEO, BraByggare) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Fredrik Minding - CEO of BraByggare - about how the building sector is using the Platform Economy, and the specific considerations for this sector. We also discuss the biggest challenges facing the Platform Economy today and how this is quickly becoming part of the regular economy.
23:39
May 23, 2021
Katharina Wagner (CEO, Parkamo) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Katharina Wagner - CEO of Parkamo, the world’s first green parking app - about how technology is revolutionising parking. This includes providing price comparison, openness of data and increased efficiency. People will no longer waste valuable time - and harm the environment - cruising for parking spaces. We also discuss the challenges facing the Sharing Economy more broadly.
18:34
May 16, 2021
Naozad Hodiwala (Country Coordinator for India, ICMPD) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Naozad Hodiwala - country coordinator for India at ICMPD - about the EU-India Summit (which is being held today in Porto), the importance of migration and mobility for both partners, and how technology can raise economic growth, facilitate migration and increase opportunities for Indians and Europeans.
19:20
May 8, 2021
Claes Persson (CEO, Gigger and Founder, Gee) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Claes - who is the CEO of Gigger Group and Founder of Gee - about his experiences starting these companies, the biggest challenges facing the platform economy and what politicians and public authorities need to do in order to harness the power of the Platform Economy.
29:48
April 29, 2021
Anna Leijon (Technology and Freelance advocate) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Anna - who runs the biggest freelance blog in Sweden - about how the Platform Economy is unchaining technology talent; the  practical dos and don'ts of freelancing and what the future will bring.
27:48
April 25, 2021
Samuel Laurinkari (Head of Global Public Policy at Wolt) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Samuel about the growth of Wolt, the concept of "instant delivery" and the evolution of the Platform Economy. Wolt is a Finnish technology company that operates a restaurant food, grocery, and retail intermediation and delivery marketplace. Their headquarters are in Helsinki and Wolt currently operate in 23 countries and over 160 cities, serving goods from over 35,000 merchants with over 75,000 courier partners to more than 10 million customers. 
24:03
April 18, 2021
The New Gig - Trailer
"The New Gig" is a podcast on - and for - the dynamic workforce of today. Every week I will be in conversation with CEOs, thought-leaders, practitioners and academics as we discuss the Platform Economy, Migration and the Future of Work.
00:24
April 5, 2021