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

Welcome to the Digital You!

Digitalization is the most impactful development in society. Everything in our lives these days is driven by software. Ranging from software enabled toothbrush ecosystems to self-driving cars and from quantified self movements to factory 4.0 initiatives, it’s clear that we’re in the early days of the 4th industrial revolution. In the words of Marc Andreessen, … Read more

Digital you – Episode 1: Interview with Björn Ekelund

Welcome to the “digital you” podcast – the place where we explore the implications of living in a digital world.

Often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution, digitalization is the major trend in industry, business and society. It affects everyone, including you, both in our private lives and at work.

In this podcast, I interview people that are digital leaders and are living the transformation to see what we can learn from them in terms of mindset, approaches, best practices and traps to avoid. The goal is to make you better at what you do and helping you to be a digital citizen and professional in a rapidly changing world.

In this episode I meet with Björn Ekelund from Ericsson research where he leads hardware and devices research as well as research into electromagnetic fields.

Why R&D Sets Business Strategy

After running my consulting business over the last years, I’ve started to see a pattern in the engagements with large companies. The engagement often starts with senior R&D management, one or more lead architects and perhaps a couple of experienced engineers. The focus is some major transformation, platform effort or other topic that starts off … Read more