Effective R&D in Complex Systems

Several of the companies that I work with build very complex systems that are hard to break down into largely independent parts. Instead the components in these architectures are internally complex and have elaborate dependencies between them. Although this is an architectural challenge, it also leads to an organizational challenge. Traditional R&D organizations have a … Read more

Digital You – Episode 3: Interview with Ingrid Nordmark

This third episode is, I meet with Ingrid Nordmark, CEO of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science. Earlier she worked as a senior executive at Ericsson and Transmode and she has many years of experience in R&D. Because of her role and experience, she has numerous highly relevant insights to share.

On Organizational Deadlock: Why We Need A New Business Operating System

In almost every meeting that I have these days, the notion of organizational change comes up. Everyone is concerned with changing too slow and the risk of being disrupted by more agile and innovative competitors they haven’t even heard of. My role gives me the opportunity to talk to people at all levels in typical … Read more

Digital You – Episode 2: Interview with Ulla-Britt Fräjdin-Hellqvist

In this episode, I meet with Ulla-Britt Fräjdin-Hellquist, a woman with a diverse background, including Volvo Cars, the confederation of Swedish industry, SSF and Mistra. These days she mostly works a board member and advisor for companies. This gives her a unique perspective on digitalization and we had a great discussion covering topics ranging from digital twins to governmental implications of digitalization.

Six Practices Transforming Systems Engineering

Many of the companies that I work with are embedded systems companies, meaning that the products, systems and solutions sold by these companies consist of mechanical, electronic and software parts. Traditionally, software was only a small part of these systems, which resulted in the system engineering process to be driven by the mechanical and to … Read more