Category archives: People

Rewiring education in the Networked Society

ICT is transforming the way we learn and the way we do business. Competition that was once local is now global. And if you want to stay competitive, the need to know how to leverage technology effectively in the workplace is becoming essential, no matter what industry you work in.

Internet freedom in the Networked Society

By 2015, almost the whole world will be connected – and that will be a driving force for change.
2011 will be remembered as the year of the Arab Spring. The political unrest and the mass protests started by people in the Middle East shared one common element: the use of mobile communications and social media [...]

How are smartphones and applications affecting consumers in high-growth markets?

Being connected to everything and everyone via apps on our smartphones is changing the way we live. Apps are becoming an emotionally important and integral part of people’s daily lives. Today there is an app for just about everything. And the benefits of these apps are being experienced in various ways around the globe.

A new approach to delivering personalized TV experiences

It is rare that a Masters Golf Tournament features so many Swedes in contention for the final round. And this year there were four: Peter Hanson, Henrik Stenson, Fredrik Jacobson and Bubba Watson. But is this what I enjoyed most about watching this year’s Masters – or was it that I was able to create [...]

What happens when the network in the Networked Society doesn’t work?

My family watches movies from Netflix in the evening. For anyone who isn’t aware, Netflix is the biggest distributor in the film-rental business. It started by shipping DVDs to the home, via online ordering, to compete with the giant in the space – Blockbuster. And it won. Customers’ dislike of Blockbuster’s late-return fees, combined with the simple convenience of [...]

A future way of working in the Networked Society

One of the things I enjoy most about my work is that I have a variety of different roles. I’m constantly learning new ways of approaching and fulfilling my responsibilities. I also get to interact with a wide range of people. In this sense, I am a generalist. But in the future, this way of [...]

Red Tomato Pizza is putting fast food at your fingertips

As we move toward connecting 50 billion devices by 2020, the innovations that are creating the Networked Society never cease to amaze me. While some connected devices are creating incredible opportunities in health, education and utilities, others are just creative ways to promote an owner’s brand and, in this case, fill our tummies.

Virtual storefronts – impulse buyers beware

Between working, commuting and being a mom, time is one of those things that I never have enough of. Whether I’m running to the grocery store after work to pick up dinner, or having to buy clothes for myself or the kids, I am always in a rush.
But the concept of pop-up virtual storefronts has [...]

Linking ICT with climate action for a low-carbon economy

I have been working on a report with the Broadband Commission called The Broadband Bridge, Linking ICT with Climate Action for a Low-Carbon Economy, and we published it today.
The purpose of the report is to raise awareness about the important role that broadband can play in shaping the low-carbon economy of the future. The report [...]

Recharging roads – charge your car’s battery while you drive

You own an electric car. You plan to go on a weekend trip, let’s say to the mountains. It’s a three-hour drive and your main concern is whether the battery can get you to your destination and back without having to recharge the car. And if not, is there a charging plug on the way [...]