Tag archives: innovation

Dare to be disruptive

It is the second day of SIME Stockholm and “disruptive” is the word of the day. Put simply: in a Networked Society where everybody has constant access to knowledge and a “like/dislike” button, entrepreneurs, investors, larger companies and HR departments need to embrace a new way of thinking. And eventually find new ways of being [...]

Entrepreneurial thoughts at SIME Stockholm

Today and tomorrow, I’m taking part in SIME Stockholm, where a lot of interesting people have gathered – visionaries, thinkers, some of the best brains representing various industries, who have one thing in common: they believe that innovation is important. Many also share the belief that innovation today is closely linked to the development of [...]

It’s business time in the city

In the newly released Networked Society City Index report, produced in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics and Improvement Labs, we continue to explore the correlation between cities’ ICT maturity and their triple-bottom-line development.

Searching for Europe’s hottest digital cities

Which city will become Europe’s Silicon Valley? Is it Berlin, London, Paris? Perhaps Stockholm, Barcelona or Istanbul? Where do we find the most vital and vibrant local ecosystems, with clusters of startups, beginning to make themselves known to the world?

Individualized learning in the Networked Society

When I met Professor Stephen Heppell in London last month, he raised interesting ideas about measuring the learning process. He said that in the future, we will start to measure our learning in the same manner as many of us today have started to measure our health or our sports activities.

Smartphones support citizens inundated by superstorm Sandy

Smartphones and mobile broadband networks can’t protect us against natural disasters – like Hurricane Sandy, which battered the East Coast of the US on Monday night – but it can help prepare us, making citizens as informed as possible before, during and after a crisis situation. Here are a few innovative examples of how these [...]

The transformation of learning and education

We are in the midst of a great transformation in society. In our latest Networked Society report, “Learning and Education in the Networked Society” and the documentary film “The Future of Learning” we take a closer look at this change.

Schools enter a new age (Part 1)

The Networked Society has given rise to completely new technologies entering schools, changing the way students learn. More and more people are realizing that the successful integration of ICT into teaching can add value to children’s education and thereby also improve students’ future prospects.
This is why Colegio y Ventro Comunitario San Luis Beltrán, a school [...]

Connected albums revitalize record launches

Long gone are the days when a record label would set a launch date, have the video played nonstop on MTV, and enjoy a clear path to record sales. The world changed irrevocably with digital video distribution and the advent of MP3 stores. So let’s see what we can learn about the future of mobile [...]

Connecting transport stations crucial to reducing mobile churn

More than 50 percent of the world’s population lives in cities, a figure that will grow to as much as 70 percent by 2050, according to our report on the future life in the megacities. This huge surge will bring 630 million people to the 40 largest metropolitan areas by 2025 – and ensuring that [...]