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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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Migle Petkeviciene (Lawyer and Data Protection & Compliance expert) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Migle Petkeviciene (Lawyer and Data Protection & Compliance expert) about why data protection is a vital consideration regarding the future of work, digitalisation and the platform economy. We also discuss some of the problems that companies may face, as well as how individuals will be able to own and control their personal data more in the future.
21:35
September 24, 2022
Rebekah Panepinto (Videocaster and Freelancer) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Rebekah Panepinto (Videocaster and Freelancer) about her journey which includes being a musician as well as a technology business development professional. We also speak about the development of remote working and the digital transformation of work, as well as the opportunities and threats that go hand in hand with these developments.
30:11
September 11, 2022
Lizzie Penny (CEO, Hoxby and Author) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Lizzie Penny (CEO, Hoxby) about her new book “Workstyle”, why this issue is so important and the main barriers that freelancers are encountering today. We also discuss Lizzie’s personal journey as well as how digitalisation is transforming society as well as the economy and world of work.
20:26
August 28, 2022
Klara Tuličić (Freelancer and Entrepreneur) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Klara Tuličić (Freelancer and Entrepreneur) about the reasons for turning away from the 9 to 5, as well as the positive and negative elements associated with this. We also discuss how digitalisation is transforming society as well as the role of the education system in pushing people to work for an employer in the traditional way.
25:06
August 14, 2022
Dr. Jon Younger (Author and Advisor) X Glen Hodgson
For our 50th episode I speak with the Godfather of the future of work Dr. Jon Younger (Author and advisor) about his research, the opportunities for freelancers today and the skills and talents that are being offered/demanded globally. We also talk about the decline of the 9 to 5, the demand for more flexibility, and the vital role of digitalisation in this transformation.
32:09
July 31, 2022
Ohimai Ojeikere (Freelancer) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Ohimai Ojeikere (Freelancer) about the opportunities created by digitalisation and the specific possibilities opened up for Africa and Africans. We also talk about the skills and talents that are being offered, how global companies can benefit, and how the idea of a "job" is being redefined as people demand more options and flexibility.
24:03
July 17, 2022
Andreas Hallingström (Founder & CEO, Cappy) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Andreas Hallingström (Founder & CEO, Cappy) about how the world of work is changing and how Cappy allows workers to withdraw a portion of their earned income before payday, in real-time, 24/7, thus empowering freelancers and helping employers. We also speak about how people’s mindsets are changing as they demand more work-life balance and an alternative to the traditional 9 to 5.
25:21
July 02, 2022
Iman Fadaei (Founder, Remote Ukraine) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Iman Fadaei (Founder, Remote Ukraine) about the initiative and the kind of jobs/services being offered to people. We also discuss some of the opportunities and barriers that are encountering, as well as the number of people involved. More broadly we cover how digitalisation is changing the world of work and how this project underlines the importance of work from anywhere possibilities.
20:50
June 18, 2022
Albert de Symons Azis-Clauson (CEO, UnderPinned) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Albert de Symons Azis-Clauson (CEO, UnderPinned) about the key elements to think about when turning your passion into a business, as well as the launch of the Association for the Future of Work. We also discuss how digitalisation is transforming society as well as the world of work, with a particular focus on how Gen Z and millennials are adapting to this, and the main skills that wannabe freelancers need.
24:53
June 04, 2022
Serge Stockert (Co-founder, Paycon Technologies) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Serge Stockert (Co-founder, Paycon Technologies) about how technology is transforming the world of work and commerce, with a specific focus on next generation retail solutions. We also discuss what this means for companies and individuals in terms of new products and services.
18:17
May 21, 2022
Lucy Hall (Co-founder, LOANHOOD) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Lucy Hall, Co-founder of LOANHOOD, about how is digitalisation transforming society as well as the sharing economy and world of work. We also discuss whether this is a generational trend and how her company is appealing to Gen Z. We also talk about what this means for the future of the fashion industry.
21:32
May 07, 2022
Linda Weidenstedt (Researcher and Lecturer, Ratio Institute & Stockholm University) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Linda Weidenstedt (Researcher and Lecturer, Ratio Institute & Stockholm University) about the main findings of her work around the Platform Economy and the Future of Work in order to assess how this is accepted by citizens, companies and governments. We also discuss the major trends as well as the importance of this development for jobs and growth.
24:55
April 23, 2022
Vorian Maryssael (CEO, Hänga) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Vorian Maryssael (CEO, Hänga) about how digitalisation is transforming society as well as the world of work. 
17:27
April 09, 2022
Olof Mattiasson (CEO, Hemfixarna) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Olof Mattiasson (CEO, Hemfixarna) about the tasks that freelancers perform as well as the average time they work for Hemfixarna, the amount of jobs they do and the amounts they earn. We also speak about the growth of project work, its attractiveness and the role of digitalisation.
22:32
March 26, 2022
Paul Vezelis (CEO, Traxlo) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Paul Vezelis (CEO, Traxlo) about the developments that digitalisation is creating within the retail market as well as how apps are allowing people to earn extra income while making retail operations more efficient and sustainable. We also talk about the profile of the people who earn money through Traxlo’s services.
21:46
March 12, 2022
Victor Bernhardtz (Ombudsman for Digital Labour Markets, Unionen) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Victor Bernhardtz (Ombudsman for Digital Labour Markets, Unionen) to get a trade union perspective on the Platform Economy and the future of work, as well as how digitalisation affects the role and relevance of unions. We also discuss the European Platform Economy Workers Rights proposal and how work health and safety rules are adapting.
27:53
February 27, 2022
David Mothander (Head of Public Policy for Nordics and Delivery Services, Bolt) x Glen Hodgson
I speak with David Mothander (Head of Public Policy for Nordics and Delivery Services, Bolt) about how digitalisation is transforming the world of work and commerce - and particularly with regards to instant delivery. We also speak about what this means for companies and consumers in terms of new products and services, as well as the drivers/couriers who partner with Bolt.
29:52
February 12, 2022
Rickard Svensson (CMO, Cool Company) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Rickard Svensson (CMO, Cool Company) about his background, how digitalisation is changing the world of work and the growth of the self-employment sector. We also discuss why freelancing is becoming an increasingly popular option for a broader section of society.
19:28
January 29, 2022
Katrina Cobb (Freelancer) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Katrina Cobb, a freelancer, about her choices and experiences as well as how digitalisation is transforming the world of work. We also discuss what does it mean for companies and individuals in terms of communications and branding as more people move away from the 9 to 5.
19:58
January 16, 2022
Jenny Björklöf (Founder, Freelancers in Belgium) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Jenny Björklöf (Founder, Freelancers in Belgium) about the reasons for starting this group, and her life as a freelancer. As well as discussing how Jenny got into the Platform Economy we look at the biggest challenges facing the sector today as well as what companies and individuals need to consider to get the most out of this.
23:01
December 11, 2021
Julia Kermode (Founder, IWORK) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Julia Kermode (Founder, IWORK) about championing independent work, the resources and services provided by IWORK and how digitalisation is transforming the world of work. We also discuss the main issue which need to be addressed for freelancers to be protected and thrive.
29:29
December 04, 2021
Andreas Flodström (Founder & CEO, Beetroot) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Andreas Flodström (Founder & CEO, Beetroot) about how digitalisation is changing the world of work. We also discuss how outsourcing is evolving and what the benefits are for organisations and individuals. We also cover the biggest challenges that outsourcing - and the digital platform economy - are facing.
20:45
November 27, 2021
Lauren Detweiler (Freelancer) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Lauren Detweiler about how she became a freelancer and her experiences. We also discuss how digitalisation is transforming the world of work, what it means for companies and individuals in terms of communications and branding, as well as the broader trend that more and more people are demanding more work-life balance and a move away from the traditional 9 to 5.
25:32
November 21, 2021
Brad Lips (CEO, Atlas Network) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Brad Lips (CEO, Atlas Network) about his new book "Liberalism and the Free Society in 2021" as well as what governments here in Europe need to address. We also discuss how Liberal Democracy is being challenged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the role that technology is playing and the impact that these trends will have on the labour market.
21:33
November 13, 2021
Alexandra Govorukha (Head of International PR, Sigma Software Group) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Alexandra Govorukha (Head of International PR, Sigma Software Group) about how digitalisation is transforming the world of work, and what it means for companies and individuals in terms of communications and branding. We also discuss the upcoming Tech for Good event and what to expect.
17:48
November 07, 2021
Connor Heaney (Managing Director, CXC Global) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Connor Heaney (Managing Director, CXC Global) about how digitalisation is transforming the world of work, what it means for companies and individuals as well as what the main issues are which need to be addressed for freelancers to be protected and thrive. 
26:22
October 31, 2021
Preston Mossman (Talent Advisor & Product Manager - Gig Programs, Koch Industries) X Glen Hodgson
I speak with Preston Mossman (Talent Advisor & Product Manager, Gig Programs with Koch Industries) about the changes going on in the labour market and how a large organisation like Koch is adapting to these with a gig/freelancer strategy. We also talk about what the biggest challenges facing the Platform Economy as a whole are, and what politicians and public authorities need to do in order to harness the power of this sector.
16:13
October 23, 2021
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 09, 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 02, 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 04, 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 08, 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 03, 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 05, 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 08, 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 05, 2021