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We are not driving the Networked Society; it is driving us


We’ve been talking about the Networked Society at Ericsson for just over four years now. So what’s happened in those four years?

Well, as connectivity continues to expand across the globe, we’ve seen our vision come to life. We’ve seen more and more people gain the opportunity to collaborate and innovate together. And we wanted to capture their stories. Continue reading

Lessons from life logging – my first months with photographic memory

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According to design consultancy Fjord, there are 27 different types of wearables you can be wearing right now. One type of these wearables – a life-log – equips you with a photographic memory – one separate from your smartphone and that works without pushing a button. Continue reading

I’m proud to be changing the world


Our industry is one that’s changing the world for the better. It feels great to be a part of that and to work for a company with such a strong vision. I get to be part of making tools for changing every person’s life on earth. Continue reading

Society needs security, data needs integrity


This the second excerpt from a new paper that I co-wrote with Jason Hoffman, our VP and Head of Cloud Product Line at Ericsson, titled: The Game Has Changed: Time to Press the GO Button. The paper is the third in a series (also check out part one and part two) on the massive business changes we are currently experiencing in the telecoms, IT, and cloud industries: Continue reading

The game has changed: the Internet of Things for the Networked Society


In 2012, Jason Hoffman, then CTO of Joyent, and I wrote two papers together. The first paper, Changing the Game, attempted to place the massive business changes we are currently experiencing in the telecoms, IT, and cloud industries into a simple and understandable context. The second paper, Winning the Game, explained what conclusions could be drawn and what actions taken if these conclusions are to be believed.

Two years on, the pace of change has, if anything, accelerated. Jason is now VP and Head of Cloud Product Line at Ericsson, and we wanted to draw back the veil a little further with this post – and one to follow shortly – taken from our third paper: “The Game Has Changed: Time to Press the GO Button.”

So fasten your seatbelts – we’re in for a ride! Continue reading

Arisan and the rise of m-commerce in Indonesia

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Following the recent release of our Mobile Commerce in Emerging Asia study, my fellow Networked Society evangelist and Jakarta-based Ericsson Indonesia Head of Marketing Hardyana Syintawati reflects on what may have put her country at the forefront of m-commerce activities. Here’s her story: Continue reading

Phoneblet and phablet powered people get super screen status


In 2012 smartphones dominated the personal device market and a new device category was growing up between phones and tablets. This category has since evolved and been split into two main segments – “phoneblets” and “phablets” – one more phone than tablet and the other more tablet than phone. So how do we distinguish between the two? Continue reading

Creating the Networked Society of 2030 in the here and now


When I was a kid, I went to computer camp to learn how to draw a green box on a black screen by telling a turtle commands in the LOGO programming language. Nowadays, my two-year daughter expertly works my smartphone when she sneaks it out of my bag, using her apps and watching her videos much better than her grandmother ever could. Continue reading

How Apple actually created the iPhone


Before delivering his revolutionary phone, Steve Jobs knew he knew nothing about mobile phones or mobile carriers. How can you do something well if you know nothing about it? Continue reading

The revolution of the connected car is just ahead

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So, here we are finally. Self-driving cars. They are here, near you. Google has them, Volvo close behind, and the car companies expect that the first self-driving cars will be available for everyone very soon, maybe already in 5 years. Continue reading