Future of Work

Robin Teigland

Robin Teigland was born in the USA and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She has long held an interest in harnessing what technology has to offer and how it can help build more viable infrastructures which in turn offer more business opportunities on a global scale. Authorship of Robin Teigland The experience that Robin Teigland has in the financial technology sector was highlighted in “The Rise and Development of Fintech.” The book strives the highlight how prominent the Internet has been with the development of FinTech in Sweden, a country that had a bleak financial outlook not so long ago. The book also examines what factors will drive businesses to adopt FinTech in the long terms, as well as the role that financial institutions will play. Professor Robin Teigland also contributed to the report “The Substitution of Labor” which explored factors that influenced job automation in the future, including technological feasibility. As well as having a series of work experience to hand, including venture capital at Silicon Valley, consultation for Mckinsey in Spain and Sweden and international banking in the USA, Teigland is also contacted on a regular basis to offer her insight on different topics, including that of job automation. The current research of Professor Robin Teigland includes projects within financial technology. This includes companies that deal with Bitcoin as well as blockchain currencies. Professor Robin Teigland is also involved with peer-to-peer financing and the Sharing Economy as well as recently being recognised as one of Sweden’s influential woman by Swedish business magazine “Veckan Affarer.” The interests of Professor Robin Teigland are centred on technology, innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship and is keen to promote how the use of advanced technologies such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence can help a business challenge their traditional boundaries. As well as her keynote speeches, Robin Teigland is also active and influential on social media, with her Slideshare receiving an astonishing 300,000 views. The strong presence Teigland has online shows just how popular she has become in the field, as well as showcasing the benefits of technology in real-time. She has also been nominated as one of the Global Top 50 Business Professors on Twitter.
  • BA in Economics with Distinction from Stanford University
  • MBA from the Wharton School
  • MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics
The experienced garnered by Professor Robing Teigland has seen her work published in a series of academic journals, international books as well as several articles. The works contributed to include the Euroversity Project and her most recent work, The Substitution of Labour was featured in Forbes in February 2018. Some of the lectures and keynote speeches delivered by Professor Robin Teigland centre around her focus on technology, innovation and entrepreneurship and include the discussion of digital innovation networks via the use of internet-based communities. This has led to Professor Robin Teigland speaking for a series of different multinationals, including Google and Microsoft. Professor Robin Teigland has also delivered talks for many Swedish government ministries, including the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce. The better understanding of technology means it can be harnessed in the right way, which in turn helps create digital entrepreneurial ecosystems. Professor Robin Teigland also investigates how disruptive technologies will converge and offer benefits, on the understanding that they’re used in the right way. As well as her talks regarding technology, Professor Robin Teigland has also delivered lectures on the future of the Swedish welfare state. The keynotes delivered by Professor Robing Teigland can be tailored to many events or business workshops and covers a wide range of topics that include but are not limited to the following
  • Disruptive Technologies
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Virtual Reality
  • FinTech
  • The Swedish Start-up Phenomenon
  • Internet of Things
  • Business Management
Her talks are immersive and inspiring and urge those in attendance to understand the digital world and be prepared what it has to offer, both bad and good. If you’re searching for a keynote speaker that can offer a balanced view of the world and what needs to be done to drive it forward, then why not make a booking enquiry today.

Ashkan Fardost

Ashkan Fardost is a Swedish lecturer in digitalisation and innovation and has also been a future scout on Swedish news programme Gomorron Sweden on SVT1. Today, Ashkan Fardost is heavily involved in the Swedish start-up scene, including Soundtrap, a company owned by Spotify. The relationship Ashkan Fardost has with technology has allowed him to navigate the Internet with more clarity and offer an abundance of advice that can help people from all backgrounds to harness the opportunity available. The Early Days of Ashkan Fardost Ashkan Fardost spent his childhood in the district of Kista, situated in the Stockholm municipality. During the 1990s, Fardost would begin to produce music using his computer. This soon led to several reimbursement letters from record labels. Fardost would go on to promote his own songs on Napster, which became some of the most downloaded. Soon after his work began to gain traction online. Ashkan Fardost was approached by several record labels keen to sign a contract. His first signing was with Armada Music and went on to compose songs for several acts, as well as producing the theme song for Trance Energy in 2004. Education of Ashkan Fardost Ashkan Fardost received the education award by the Pharmacovitic Student Union’s Student Council in 2011. After studying natural science at Spagna High School, Ashkan Fardost completed his doctorate in organic chemistry in 2015. Keynote Speeches of Ashkan Fardost Biography Given the experienced garnered by Ashkan Fardost, it wasn’t long before he was delivering lectures on digitalisation and innovation, even taking part in TEDxBerlin. One of the TedX talks that Ashkan Fardost hosted was entitled “I Hacked Napster, and You’re a Weirdo!” Rather than use the term “weirdo” in a derogatory sense, Ashkan Fardost instead invites his audience to embrace the term, as this is what makes us fantastic, and sets up apart from some the habitual behaviours seen with technology. He goes on to explain that the social infrastructure the Internet has meant that we think has been changed. Although the Internet brings innovation and opportunity it can also be a hindered depending on the vantage point taken. By being a weirdo, we’re able to make sense of the technological world in a more human way, which allows to embrace what the future has in store. In August 2018. Ashkan Fardost also announced via Twitter that he would be working on his very first book, “Termite-Man.” Fardost stated that the book would be non-fiction and examine how the Internet has blemished the social blueprint that many have been following for the last 12,000 years. He also stated that “Psychoanalysis and Anthropology” form the 1950s was part of his research. The keynote speeches of Ashkan Fardost consist of many levels but essentially focuses on what makes us human. His work was also published via Valamis, a company that aids companies with the digitalisation of the company and how to stay relevant in the future. A one-hour podcast was hosted on Corporate Unplugged, a platform that shines a light of some influencers within the business world who are transforming business for the better. Ashkan Fardost can do this by building on the foundations of other great philosophers and uncovers social blueprints that have been blighted by modern habitual behaviour. He then explains what makes for a catalysed human civilisation and the fuel that allows it to happen. Ashkan Fardost also looks at how we broach the Internet, and how it can allow for great things to happen when harnessed in the right way. The talks of Ashkan Fardost are popular with those trying to shape their organisations of the future are keen to learn more about the changes that need to be made in order to achieve this. Fardost explains that every company can expect digitalisation in some form, and it’s easy for many to fall into the “technology trap,” which essentially means using the same new technology as everyone else and treating it as a solution as opposed to examining the finer details. Given the different layers of Ashkan Fardost’s talks, the keynote speeches delivered can be tailored towards several different audiences, including those that specialise in leadership, innovation and education.  

Johan Norberg

A firm believer of economic freedom, Johan Norberg is a Swedish author who is committed to economic globalisation. As well as being the writer of several successful books, Johan Norberg has also been involved with several debates regarding globalisation and has consulted on several documentaries in relation to the topic. The Early Years of Johan Norberg Johan Norberg was born in 27th August 1973 to Erik Norberg, a former Swedish National Archivist and his wife Birgitta. Norberg grew up in Hasselby and would become active as a left anarchist, although this view was soon cast aside in favour of classical liberalism. The reason for this change of views was due to the disillusioned vantage point he had in relation to the movement’s stance on liberty and found that he was uninspired by a pre-industrial society that was promoted with anarcho-primitivism. The fact that the classical liberalism took freedom seriously was also another factor for the change of movement. Johan Norberg would earn an M.A. with a major in history of ideas while studying at Stockholm University, and studied literature, political science and philosophy. Norberg would also use his time at Stockholm University to become active in the libertarian network, the Liberty Front and even became the editor of the Libertarian, the network’s journal. Career of Johan Norberg Johan Norberg was contacted by Timbro, a Swedish liberal think tank, in 1997 with an invitation to write a book focused on Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg. Not only was “Opponent Vilhelm Moberg” a success, but it also started a cultural debate on the political affiliation of Moberg. The success of the book allowed Johan Norberg to write another book that would focus on the history of Swedish liberalism, entitled “History of Swedish Liberalism.” Given the success of his written work, Norberg would join the permanent staff of Timbro. He served as assistant editor-in-chief at Smedjan.com as well as creating his own website that put forward the case of free trade and open economies. Norberg then became the head of political ideas of Timbro between 2006 to 2007, as well as being a Senior Fellow for the Centre for the New Europe. From the 15th March 2007, Johan Norberg was a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute which was based in Washington DC. Debates of Johan Norberg Johan Norberg had been part of several debates against the Swedish anti-globalisation movement, and would release a collection of argument in his 2001 book “In Défense of Global Capitalism” The book would receive the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award and Norberg himself with the gold medal of the German Hayek Stiftung. Channel 4 in the UK would also invite Norberg to take part in the documentary film “Globalisation is Good” which used “In Défense of Global Capitalism” as its inspiration. Authorship of Johan Norberg As well as the commissioned works completed by Johan Norberg, he would also release several other books. Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future When reading the headlines, it’s easy to see why we become disillusioned with what the future has to offer, but Johan Norberg offers ten reasons as to why the future may not be as bleak as we first assume “Progress” offers advice on how to tackle some of the biggest problems humanity currently faces, be it fearmongering or division, and states why the golden age is now. Financial Fiasco: How America’s Infatuation with Home Ownership and Easy Money Created the Economic Crisis Although a subject matter that many will be familiar with, Johan Norberg explores the finer details of how of an obsession with money can lead to a detrimental financial market for all involved. One of the biggest selling points of “Financial Fiasco” is that it offers a more impartial view than some of the American takes on the disaster. Keynote Speeches of Johan Norberg Johan Norberg has been at the heart of several documentaries that are focused on current affairs and economics. American television has been very forward in using the knowledge of Johan Norberg, using his expertise in series such as “Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis” and “Power to the People.” Johan Norberg is a passionate and acclaimed speaker that has held several keynote speeches around the world that cover entrepreneurship, liberty, economics as well as some of the complex ideas currently doing the rounds. If you’re looking for a keynote speaker that is experienced in several different fields whose work has been the foundations of many ideas, then why not make a booking enquiry today.  

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