Author Archives: Christian Villum

Commenting on national tv, TV2 News, on the regulation of big tech

Last week I had the pleasure and privilege to go on air on Danish national news channel TV2 News to comment on an editorial by the Danish government in the newspaper Politiken, in which they voice a long-awaited intent to see how Denmark in collaboration with other governments can regulate the world's big technology companies. […] Read More…

Strengthening your ethical muscle: Digital Ethics Compass + Getting Tech Right

Over the last few months, I have been privileged to contribute as an advisor to the work by Danish Design Centre and digital consultant Peter Svarre on creating a Digital Ethics Compass, which is a tool suite and learning program to help companies make the right design ethics decisions. Made in collaboration with design studios […] Read More…

My next venture: Want to stay in the loop?

Starting in June 2021 I have freed up time (as in: Quit my job) to build a new company based on an idea I've been exploring for a while. I am still working on the pitch, so I'll hold back on the details and only reveal that it will be relevant and exciting for those […] Read More…

New work and life chapter

Time to wave GOODBYE & AU REVOIR to Danish Design Centre: It’s been a tough decision to leave, and I want to send thanks for an amazing time, great challenges, cutting-edge innovation projects, and the best colleagues & management you can imagine. My last day will be May 31.Next up: Time to wave HELLO to […] Read More…

Insights on how to scale your SME through sustainability and digitization

Last week I had the pleasure of moderating an online webinar discussion between two of Denmark's leading voices in sustainable and digital transformation, Steen Hildebrandt and Peter Svarre. The conversation was aimed at uncovering concrete actions that small and medium-sized enterprises can take to not only start their digital and sustainable transformation, but above all […] Read More…

CENTRINNO: Rethinking the way cities shape historical industrial sites into locally productive, sustainable and inclusive hubs

As part of my work in Danish Design Centre, I have the pleasure of contributing to a new, large, EU-funded project by the name of CENTRINNO (which is an acronym for 'New CENTRalities in INdustrial areas as engines for inNOvation and urban transformation'). The project aims to develop and demonstrate strategies, approaches and solutions for […] Read More…

The digital ethics compass: How do we develop ethical technology?

As part of my work as Director of Digital & Future Thinking at Danish Design Centre, I have the pleasure of contributing to a highly important effort to try to tackle one of the biggest digital challenges of our time: The global spread of digital technology that in many ways enrich people's lives with more […] Read More…

In-depth feature of my record label, Uhrlaut

Inner Groove Distortion Magazine, a digital publication dedicated to music on vinyl and technology, was kind to do an extensive interview with me to publish a feature about the record label that I run, Uhrlaut Records. The interview touches upon some of our key passions, including our definition of publishing "challenging electronic music from Scandinavia", […] Read More…

OPENNEXT: Exploring the open source and community-driven future of product manufacturing

As part of my work at Danish Design Centre, I have the pleasure of contributing in several ways to one of the organization's most interesting flag-ship project by the name of OPENNEXT; a EU-funded 7 million EURO trans-European effort to explore the open source and community-driven future of product manufacturing. In other words, figuring out […] Read More…

AI Monday compendium feature

Delighted to be featured as speaker in Taival's excellent #AImonday compendium (go to page 119), which shows how the growing AI Monday event community in the past 2 years has connected 5000+ AI enthusiasts and 170 speakers in 7 cities - including me and Danish Design Centre / Dansk Design Center. Check it out below […] Read More…