Become a frontrunner in the next phase of digitalisation
Telia Company and Johan Dennelind hosted an inspiring and important fireside discussion in conjunction with the Nordic Council of Ministers meeting in Stockholm yesterday. Business representatives and academics shared their thoughts on the region’s future competitiveness and need to become a frontrunner in the next phase of digitalisation.
Innovation, entrepreneurship and collaboration were mentioned as key elements if the region is going to be successful in this competitive age. A hot topic that everyone talked about was Artificial Intelligence and the importance of delivering AI with the moral and ethical standard that the countries in the Nordic and Baltic region are so well known for.
Being Head of an entrepreneurial company that has been delivering world-leading technology solutions for more than ten years, I could totally agree with one of the other entrepreneurs that spoke. She said that as a small entrepreneurial company they wanted to be included more when the big companies and leaders are discussing solutions to solve world problems.
As we know by now, the SDGs are drivers for innovation. Entrepreneurs often have both the boldness and the brainpower to come up with new ideas, whereas large companies have the financial muscle to invest in those ideas. That kind of tangible collaboration is something that I would like so see much more of. We have been talking about collaboration forever, let us actually collaborate – now. That’s when we will create real, tangible and effective change.