Join us for our seminar series, AI – Under the Hood of Machine Learning

Publicerat 13 October 2019

Join us for our seminar series AI – Under the Hood of Machine Learning designed for you in a management position.

The purpose is to provide you with the intuitive understanding of the AI fundamentals required for judging and driving the AI agenda in the development and launch of new businesses, strategies and ways to operate.

The concepts of Machine Learning and Neural Networks will be in focus, as these are core concepts where AI delivers great value today.

 

The seminars are free of charge. However, we ask you to register since there is only a limited number of seats. Sign up at the links below:

AI – Under the Hood of Machine Learning, Part 2: How Machines Understand Images (24 Oct)
AI – Under the Hood of Machine Learning, Part 3: How Machines Understand Texts (8 Nov)

AI – Under the Hood of Machine Learning, Part 1: The Basics (21 Nov)
AI – Under the Hood of Machine Learning, Part 2: How Machines Understand Images (2 Dec)
AI – Under the Hood of Machine Learning, Part 3: How Machines Understand Texts (12 Dec)

Dialoglab om hur vi använder vatten

Publicerat 12 October 2019

Under det gångna året har en grupp av forskare, studenter, tjänstemän, företagare, politiker i en tillämpad studie visat hur cirkulära vattenbruk kan förverkligas praktiskt i mindre, avgränsade samhällen (öar), som har stora VA-utmaningar.

Hur ska vi få dricksvattnet att räcka till när tillgången är extremt ojämn, när ingen tydligt äger frågan om hållbart vattenbruk, när prima dricksvatten är vårt största matslöseri?

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How the internet and digitalization change the relations between customers and suppliers

Publicerat 28 May 2019

Girl with VR headset

Digitalization is here to stay

Technology is changing our society in an even more rapid pace than ever before. Everything from how we consume goods to how we work is connected to the internet in one way or another. Digitalization is almost always praised, but in what ways are the relationship between customer/supplier changing because of the internet and digitalization?

What the change means

The way suppliers interact with their customers is completely changing. Meaning that the way a business operates is going through fundamental changes in order to stay relevant and to deliver consistent value to their customers, whenever and wherever they need it. This is affecting all areas of a company, from marketing to customer service. For some, this might be scary news. But this is also a huge opportunity for suppliers to gain growth in an ever changing
technological landscape.

Customer-driven change

Interestingly, this change is not one driven by the suppliers or companies itself, but by the customers. They expect relevant information and products or services at anytime, anywhere, and in the medium of their choosing. If a potential customer can’t find what they are looking for from a company, they won’t hesitate a microsecond to get it from a competitor instead.

Digital by default

With the arrival of the smartphone just over ten years ago, almost everyone is now connected to the internet 24/7. This has led to changing consumer habits, which puts a new demand on suppliers. The modern buyer is online at all times, knows the technology, and is aware of the benefits of being online. Having this in mind, a supplier is only as good as the value they can offer their customers. This means that suppliers must reconsider how they approach their customers.

Personalized experiences

In order to stay relevant and to offer what the always-connected customer is expecting; businesses must adapt and embrace digital solutions that put the personalized experience first. This means offering such a seamless and great experience with focus on the unique individual that the customer doesn’t have to think about it – it just works.

Cross channel relations

A customer’s experience with a supplier or a company could start with a recommendation sent by a friend at an online messaging platform such as WhatsApp, or by text message. Then the customer might check out the Instagram account of the company, to later visit the company’s web shop in order to make a purchase. After the purchase, the customer expects the product or service to be delivered as soon as possible. Finally, they might write a review of their experience on the company’s Facebook page. This not only results in a lot of different channels where a business must be present, but a business must also offer a genuine experience between these channels.

Wrap it up

To summarize how the internet and digitalization changes the relationship between customers and suppliers, it is done so by the customer who is always connected and who expects a personal experience with genuine value at any given time, place, and platform. For suppliers to be successful in this new landscape, they always need to be adaptable to change and to put the customer first in all areas of their business.

Cybersecurity and understanding the risks in modern IT environments

Publicerat 21 May 2019

Computer code runs on a screen

KTH Executive School held a breakfast seminar today about cybersecurity and understanding the risks in modern IT environments.

Professor and speaker Mathias Ekstedt gave us an interesting in-depth view of how modern IT systems are at risk and quoted John Lambert from Microsoft stating that “Defenders think in lists. Attackers think in graphs. As long as this is true, attackers win.”

You can watch the whole breakfast seminar here (in Swedish).

If you want to know more, you can check out our course in Strategic Cybersecurity here.

Immersive technology and VR_Sci Fest at KTH

Publicerat 13 May 2019

VR headset against yellow background

The third edition of the VR_Sci Fest took off this past Friday at KTH and Tekniska Museet.
Immersive technology is hot these days, and the festival focused on use cases for immersive
technology in science and R&D areas, rather than games. Two fields that show great promise
and useful applications for this type of technologies.

KTH Executive School went to see what all the fuzz was about, and we met some interesting
people working with immersive technology. Among the companies that showed their tech at
the festival were Scania, Intel, Tobii and many more.

We talked with Scania and they showed us how they have created a VR (virtual reality)
application which allows you to collaborate with your colleagues in virtual reality. You can
show the latest design sketches of a truck engine and examine it up close by making the
whole design bigger or smaller and even remove parts from the engine in the virtual space.
The use cases for this type of collaborations are limitless. We got the chance to talk to a member of the Scania team that worked with this project, which you can see in the video below
(audio is in Swedish).

During the day, there were also many talks about immersive technology from leading
companies and professors. Scott W. Greenwald (Ph.D.) from MIT Materials Research Lab
talked about using VR in science as a form of creating new learning experiences, which are
exploratory instead of linear. Immersive technology as a form of enhancing studying and
learning marks the paradigm shift that we are currently in, as learning goes from the classical
textbook into the virtual arena.

Another interesting field for immersive technology is AR (augmented reality). SketchARshowed a really cool concept where you could use a HoloLens, a drawing board and a pen, to
create stunning drawings of everything from animals to buildings. The use cases here are
almost endless as well, taking drawing to the next level. Imagine architects in a few years
using augmented reality as their primary tool to create sketches of buildings and houses.

Congratulations to our graduates in the Executive Program in Industrial Management 2018

Publicerat 23 March 2019

Our participants in the Executive Program in Industrial Management 2018 received their well-deserved diplomas as testimony to their capabilities for contributing to the development and implementation of new businesses, new strategies and new ways to operate. Thank you all for a great journey together with KTH Executive School and Program Director Anders Holmström, and welcome to our alumni family!

Meet the KTH startups selected for this year´s Bicky Chakraborty Entrepreneur Program

Publicerat 12 March 2019

Eight KTH startups have been selected for this year´s Bicky Chakraborty Entrepreneur Program. The program, which is aimed for KTH research and student entrepreneurs running innovative startups kicked off its third edition on 6th March, and welcomed participants developing solutions ranging from calculating the environmental impact of food production to creating software for advanced computational simulations. Elite Hotels Founder Bicky Chakraborty, whose 5 million SEK donation in 2016 started the initiative, also attended the event as well as our colleague Niklas Gustafsson from KTH Executive School, who developed the course plan.

The program run by KTH Innovation offers participants the following:

  • 70 000 SEK in proof of concept funding
  • Workshops and lectures on business development, sales and scaling up addressing various aspects of business growth over time
  • An assigned mentor
  • Networking activities with innovation support hubs around Sweden

Read more about the kick-off here and find information about this year´s participants below.

The eight startups participating the third edition of Bicky Chakraborty Entrepreneur Program

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Den femte disciplinen får Nobels fredspris

Publicerat 14 February 2019

Den Femte Disciplinen är en bok som sprängde pärmarna då den kom ut 1990. Det var det år då Nelson Mandela släpptes ur fängelset, då Öst- och Vässtyskland återförenades, och då världshälsoorganisationen WHO tog bort homosexualitet från sin lista över sjukdomar.

En idé som ska fyllas med innehåll

Det är en bok om den lärande organisationen. Det är en bok om en idé som ska fyllas med innehåll. Det är inte en best practice eller en färdig modell. Tankarna om lärande organisationer hade prövats av Margaret Mead, Douglas McGregor, Reg Revans, David McClelland och Chris Argyris. På 1930- och 40-talen hade Ludwig van Bertalanffy lanserat systemtänkandet eller systemteorin:

”Ett system är en helhet som består av ett antal ömsesidigt samverkande delar. Samverkan mellan delarna utgörs av ett utbyte av information, materia eller energi.”

Ett organ i kroppen, en grupp människor, ett militärt flygplan, djur och växter i en ekologisk nisch och en aktiemarknad är exempel på system.

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Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

Publicerat 11 February 2019

We can recommend a read of the McKinsey article talks about the four fights you have to win

in your digital strategy.

If there’s one thing a digital strategy can’t be, it’s incremental. The mismatch between most incumbents’ business models and digital futures is too great—and the environment is changing too quickly—for anything but bold, inventive strategic plans to work.

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Join our team as a Content Manager

Publicerat 28 January 2019

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.”

/Jack Welch

Maybe you know the person we are looking for? We are now searching for a content manager. Read more or share this page.