I’m excited to tell you…

…that I have been selected and invited into the Forbes Technology Council  – an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives – and now it’s official that I am joining it! I’m honoured to have been selected and are looking forward to this challenge.

As I joins other Forbes Tech Council members, who all are hand-selected, I will  become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.

I’ve already been featured in two articles on Forbes where I’ve shared some short tips on two subjects; Eight Approaches Tech Executives Can Use To Strengthen Management Skills and When Seeking Top Tech Candidates, Look For These Eight Aspects.

I’m going to start to write a thought leadership piece a month about the impact of Emerging Technology in general, with innovation strategies and use cases in Nordic/European as focus areas. We will see how it develops, but I’m sure that the great people @ Forbes.com  and I will work it out.

What is a fika and why are startups successful in Stockholm?

In our next podcast on #innovation, #technology and #digitaltransformation Frank Wammes (www.twitter.com/fwammes) and myself are talking about the startup scene in Stockholm and innovation. As our very special guest Inanna Lallerstedt from Nodified (www.linkedin.com/company/nodified/ ) joins the conversation to share her first hand experience. Nodified is an early-stage startup, that enables communication without requiring cellphone reception or the use of Wi-Fi, offering a seamless solution to large organisations suffering from congested cellular networks or deficient telecom infrastructure.

One of the concepts we talked about is Swedish fika, a major reason why Swedes and its companies are successful… Or is it something else? Listen in and we might give you some new thoughts on the subject.

And of course, also talking about innovation and the opening of the Applied Innovation Exchange in Stockholm on the 12th of April 2018. I’m excited! More on this will I share soon.

I hope you enjoy the episode and I would be really happy if You comment back to me with your comments, suggestions or your own experiences on the discussed subjects.

Listen to my latest podcast on digital culture, innovation and change

This week Frank Wammes (CTO Continental Europe @ Capgemini) and I recorded a podcast on Digital Culture, Digital Transformation and Innovation. Towards the end we also discussed the opening of the Applied Innovation Exchange in Stockholm that soon takes place. Very exciting news!

You can of course find it on SoundCloud or iTunes, but now I’ve also added a podcast page here on this blog. The page is dedicated to my latest appearances in podcasts on technology, innovation and related subjects. I will record more like these later and of course you be the first to know.

I hope that you find the podcast valuable. Please let me know what you think with a comment below and please share it if you liked it.

Crowdfunding the space? No, it’s a simulator! Or well, its really just a game. But what a game it will become!

Have you ever thought of crowdfunding an idea that you have? And when you do it, is it about a virtual universe? Chris Roberts did so about a year ago when he showed the world that he is going to develop a game called “Star Citizen“. This game will simulate a universe where you can live, fight, trade, make money, even die and rise again as a reincarnation of your previous life. Does it sounds boring and not for you? Some kind of boring game that can’t make money? Think again! This is already a huge success – largest crowdfunded project all categories ever – and worth understanding why it has become so huge.

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Disruptive technologies is a fearsome beast in the age of the customer

Are you interested in disruptive technologies? Of course you are, or at least you should be! And you would like to know more about both what disruptive technologies are happening right now and what kind of disruptive technology that we can expect looking forward? Yes, but so what? We are in the age of the customer, of rapid changes of customer behavior and technology that doesn’t “behave” the way we are used to. So we need to think ahead and understand the trends and the mechanisms behind them. But where do we start?

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Mobile health is not about mobile phones or even apps, it’s about creating systems.

Last week I went to Mobile Health Summit 2013 (here translated into english using Google Translate) here in Stockholm. It was really mainly about 12 different “mini cases” where different large and small companies showed their innovations/products and a great panel discussion afterwards. The main common thing with all the cases was not really about the mobile apps or even mobile phones. Yes, it was there, but the main thing regarding each and every case was its service setup. What is an app without its service? A game? Or something that just takes MB of space in your phone? Of course you say, it has to be filled with a content and have a purpose. A mobile health system is somewhat different than an app…

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Need to get inspired and want to act? Listen to this great TED Talk by Simon Sinek!

We all need to get inspired. Nothing new with that. This post contains nothing new either, but it does contain something that no leader should miss. Sometimes we need to get more inspired then usually, sometimes just because it helps clear your thoughts. At this quite famous TED Talk, given by Simon Sinek, he has “decoded” why some companies and/or leaders succeed and others don’t. Right or wrong, I do like the approach he is taking. It inspires me, maybe you too?

Did you got inspired? Then I would recommend you to also have a look at http://www.startwithwhy.com/.

Dags att börja debatten om svensk innovation?

http://storify.com/johanhallberg/dags-att-borja-debatten-om-svensk-innovation

 

Social Media can be used for peace making, can humans make peace?

An African Chief can make peace in the small, can it be used for leaders too? Can growth be the mother of all conflicts? What does it has in common with our economical hype that we see among social media networks?

http://storify.com/johanhallberg/social-media-can-be-used-for-peace-making-can-huma