We are living in the most exciting time in the history of mankind and now we are experiencing an even bigger leap as we move towards a new level of digitalization and automation. Ranging from self-driving cars to factories without workers to societal infrastructure, every sensor and actuator is becoming connected and new applications that enable novel opportunities are appearing daily. The fuel of this emerging connected, software-driven reality is software and the key challenge is to continuously deliver value to customers.
Organizations and teams need to focus on speed and constantly deploying new software in the field. These frequent deployments allow for data to be collected from systems deployed in the field and the behavior of the users of these systems. This data can then be used to empower teams and to address the challenges associated with traditional hierarchical forms of organization.
The talk addresses these main developments, provides numerous examples from the Nordic and international industry and predicts the next steps that industry and teams need to engage in to remain competitive.
Executive, professor and consultant with more than 20 years experience in large scale software R&D management and business. Extensive consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies and board member & angel investor in startups. Areas of expertise include digitalization, aligning business and R&D strategy, R&D management, data-driven innovation management and software ecosystems.