Thomas Anglero

This week we are talking to Thomas Anglero.  He is Director of Innovation for IBM in Norway, a two-time entrepreneur, a veteran basketball coach, and an extremely popular motivational speaker.  Thomas was born in New York but has lived in Norway for more than 20 years. He has been an executive for large private and public global companies that gives him a unique perspective on people, technology and culture.  Thomas’ favourite presentations are all-out Q&A’s with the audiences, no slides, no rehearsal, in real-time living in the moment with the audience making life happen!  In this episode you may be surprised to hear ‘All You Need is Love’, the Beatles were right!


Thomas F Anglero is one of the most exciting and sought-after public speakers in the Nordic countries.  He is an expert in “the new culture challenges that comes with the AI revolution”, innovation, teaching disruption to executives, and artificial intelligence’s effect on people, society and businesses.  In 2017, Thomas key-noted at over 100 conferences to over 35,000+ people and consulted to executive leader groups and government officials throughout the Nordics and Europe.

He is a 20+ year entrepreneur and the Director of Innovation for IBM Norway responsible for IBM Watson and innovation with clients.  Thomas is the creator of the IBM Watson Innovation Lab at the Oslo Cancer Cluster which is the Nordic HQ of IBM Watson for all the Nordic countries.

Prior to IBM, Thomas was the Director of Innovation for the Norwegian Tax Authorities (Skatteetaten). His pioneering work identified the disruptive nature of cryptocurrencies, virtual currencies, and other digital financial systems/technologies that immediately affect existing national financial markets. Thomas Anglero has over 25 years of global IT and telecom executive experience including founding several start-ups in the US, Norway and Serbia.

Thomas is a serial entrepreneur, 2017 TED talk speaker, 2013 Undomiciled Project (UP) Unsung Hero Award Recipient, winner of the 2009 Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award (IESI Business School), 2006 Top 10 Most Influential Foreigner in Norway, and a 10x champion Level-2 FIBA basketball coach with over 10+ years of winning experience.

Recorded: 21st March 2019


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