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 moreWhy R&D Sets Business Strategy

9 Out Of 10 in R&D Work On Commodity

This week I ran a workshop at a large well-known company applying the three layer product model (3LPM). The 3LPM is a conceptual approach to categorizing the functionality in your product, platform or portfolio. As the name suggests, the functionality in the system is put into three boxes, i.e. commodity, differentiating or innovative. The model … Read more9 Out Of 10 in R&D Work On Commodity

On Hierarchy, Micro-Management and Leadership in R&D

Over the last years, I periodically visited a company that I have really admired for a long time for their focus on autonomous agile teams. These teams have a lot of freedom within their area of responsibility and can choose virtually anything from the platforms to use, the tools to use, when to release, what … Read moreOn Hierarchy, Micro-Management and Leadership in R&D