Eight + one megatrends you need to check out in 2018

A new year has just begun, with phenomena and trends that were mere ideas just a few years ago. Change will never be as slow as today, and therefore it is important to look up to see the big picture. Here are eight megatrends, plus one upcoming hot topic, you need to keep an eye... Continue Reading →

Let’s talk about TRUST—in finance and in business

[Presentation at a launch event of a new book on FinTech in Sweden, see below]. Trust is a funny thing. It's a very human condition, which most people would consider absolutely essential in financial services and in business. Yet, we don't reflect much on what trust really is. Most often it's a gut feeling, not... Continue Reading →

Nine Things You Should Know to Be Smart About Driverless Cars

Just a few years ago, not many people realized what digitalization of transportation would be. Now, autonomous cars are the talk of the town, and carmakers, tech giants, and start-ups are racing to stay ahead in the mercilessly competitive transformation of the mobility industry. It could turn out to be the most profound of all... Continue Reading →

Seven Things Lawyers Should Know to Be Digital Winners

Many lawyers and law experts worry about how their professional opportunities are changing with digitalization, observing how some daily tasks are already being taken over by digital automation and artificial intelligence, AI. And yes, the ongoing change in the legal sector is significant, and moreover, it only just started. The good news, however, is that... Continue Reading →

Give your organisation an injection of inspiration on digitisation

As I give talks on future and technology—or rather before I give my talks—I often meet people saying they feel that we're entering a time of big changes, and yet they seem to have difficulties in defining exactly what this change is. They might refer to the fast uptake of smartphones, tablets and social media, but... Continue Reading →

Former Skype founders rethink local delivery

Former Skype founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis aim at reshaping local small scale delivery with the company Starship Technologies and this small autonomous device, moving at four miles per hour. The plan is to offer local delivery from the grocery store or retailers, or last-mile delivery of goods arriving to local hubs with ordinary carriers,... Continue Reading →

Jobs will go away… but not work!

With digitization and automation jobs will disappear, but we'll continue to work anyway. That is what several experts I have been talking to believe. They also think that distribution of wealth in society could become the biggest challenge ahead. None of the experts I have been talking to about jobs and the future is opposed to the picture that... Continue Reading →

Watch out for fintech – banks need to wake up!

Stockholm is singled out as the world’s hottest spot for startup companies in the financial and banking sector–Fintech. Now experts are warning big banks for not being sufficiently innovative. “Sure, certain banks are technology mature, but I do not know if that should be called innovation. What has your bank done for you in recent... Continue Reading →

Here’s my Youtube channel on technology driven change

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b5TQl-ygGo Technology is changing our world at an accelerating pace, and the change is going faster than most people would think. This is the theme that interests me the most and that I'm passionate about, and it's also the theme that I regularly give talks and seminars on, at conferences and to various institutions, government... Continue Reading →

An upcoming opportunity – what to do with dead shopping malls

Here's an great upcoming opportunity for anyone who is creative and wants to be at the forefront when the timing is right: What to do with all those huge shopping malls that within a decade will remain empty and outdated. Taking into account that these enormous volumes are still being built all over the world underlines the... Continue Reading →

Imagine hi res trading replace crowdfunding and VC:s

One main aspect of digital revolution is that it opens completely new business models and mechanisms in an industry, such as Spotify's model with streaming music as opposed to downloading and owning music files or even cd:s. In an earlier post I selected six industries that will be hit next by digital revolution, and one of them... Continue Reading →

A really good post on ethics for machines, robots, cars…

Here's a really good piece on the difficulty but also the importance of ethics for machines, robots, autonomous cars, arms and similar stuff powered by artificial intelligence: Moral Machines by Gary Marcus, Professor of Psychology at N.Y.U. Prof Marcus argues that the moment autonomous cars will be so much better and safer than human drivers that we... Continue Reading →

Five industries where 2 billion jobs will be lost

Most people have understood that the music and the movie industries have been profoundly changed by the internet. Fewer realize that this was just the beginning. Futurist Thomas Frey recently talked on how 2 billion jobs will disappear by 2030 and also outlined five areas in which this will happen: 1. Power Industry 2. Automobile transportation 3. Education... Continue Reading →

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