Category archives: People

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 [...]

Device diversification: beyond the TV, phone, tablet and PC

As a communications industry veteran who works at the forefront of foresighting it’s not a surprise that I own 28 digital devices and am likely to be one of the most advanced device users in the world. But I’ll tell you what is remarkable, and that is that the gap between the devices my sister [...]

Wireless medicine – a connected friend when life gets tough

Soon enough, many of us will have to ask ourselves: Would I accept a microchip permanently implanted in my body? In our On the Brink film from November 2011, we discussed the effect technology will have on medicine, and concluded that with the help of technology we’ll probably live longer and healthier lives.