What AI can and can’t do (yet) for your business

Publicerat 22 May 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be everywhere. We experience it at home and on our phones. Before we know it—if entrepreneurs and business innovators are to be believed—AI will be in just about every product and service we buy and use. In addition, its application to business problem solving is growing in leaps and bounds. AI’s challenges and limitations are creating a “moving target” problem for leaders: It is hard to reach a leading edge that’s always advancing.


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Hans Holmström in the Executive Program in Industrial Management 2018

Publicerat 18 May 2018

Hans Holmström, CEO Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, will lecture in the Executive Program in Industrial Management 2018.

Hans has kindly accepted the invitation to come back and lecture in our Executive Program in Industrial Management 2018. His lecture will be about “Technology shifts and change of technology: The case of Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB”. Understanding technology shifts in general is crucial in order to understand the currently ongoing technology shifts as e.g. digitalization!

Hans is also an alumni from the program in 2004 and has since then sent many participants to this program.

Read more about the program here.


Breakfast Seminar About The Crucial Corporate Culture Challenge

Publicerat 4 May 2018

The automotive business is already there. And the rest of us are going in that direction. The direction of to our established physical product offerings, adding new digital high value service offerings. Service offerings based on sensor technologies and on cheap, high quality; storage, transmission, computing and analyzing of data – the new oil.

In the breakfast seminar we will learn about the differences between the business culture and mindset in a traditional product-centric business and a genuinely service-centric business.

Read more about the seminar and register here.

Increased hacking of municipal and other systems across the United States

Publicerat 24 April 2018

Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system was hacked over the weekend, causing the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to be down for over 17 hours.

Had to work in “manual mode” due to hack

City personnel “identified a limited breach” of the CAD system, which supports the city’s 911 and 311 services, about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Frank Johnson, chief information officer in the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, said in a statement.

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Young Professionals and their thoughts about their future career

Publicerat 11 April 2018

To choose your boss instead of choosing your position? To be able to combine working with both sales and delivery to customers from day one? To have a higher purpose with what you are doing?

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Security of our public IT-systems: ransomware cyberattack and city shut down in the city of Atlanta

Publicerat 2 April 2018

The digitalized world has increased our vulnerability, and it will keep on increasing. We can’t stop develop our operations but we need to understand how we shall think regarding securing our data, systems and infrastructure.

It has shown that our essential IT-systems are surprisingly and worrisome insecure.

Pontus Johanson Professor KTH Cyber security.

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Breakfast Seminar on Innovation Leadership – how innovation management develop processes, culture and people that give rise to new products, services or procedures

Publicerat 26 March 2018

In most companies, innovation capability will determine growth rates and success throughout the coming years and we can even see a whole new category of professionals in corporations focusing on the development of new products, services or processes. Professional titles like Innovation Manager, Innovation Leader and Chief Innovation Officer are popping up everywhere.

In this breakfast seminar on Innovation Leadership we will highlight the very important role of the new corporate change agents – the Innovation Manager – and talk about how it is to lead innovation initiatives.

Join us on a breakfast seminar and learn from real examples on how innovation initiatives successfully transform organizations. If you can´t attend the seminar or want to dive deeper into the topic, welcome to our course Leading Innovation – 29-30 May and 14 June 2018.

Lunch Seminar: Intercultural Skills in Business of Technology

Publicerat 20 March 2018

Despite the current nationalistic tendencies in global politics, business will still be more and more global and intercultural business interaction will rather increase and be the norm than the contrary. We all work in multicultural dispersed teams whose members have different values, behaviour and ways of communicating.

That could make us all ask ourselves three questions:

  • How much money do we lose through lack of sensitivity to cultural issues?
  • How often do we work in culturally dispersed teams whose members have different values, behaviour and ways of communicating?
  • Do we really understand our own personal cultural profile and how our behaviour can be perceived by people from another cultural context? Not addressing that is by the way the most common trap to fall in.

Welcome to a lunch seminar where we will address the topic of how we can ensure best possible business results in a globalized world! If you can´t attend the lunch seminar or want to dive deeper, welcome to our two-day course Intercultural Skills in Business of Technology – May 23-24, 2018.

Learn from other industries: How to Reach Through the Market Noise

Publicerat 19 March 2018

At KTH Executive School we have several times seen the strength when companies from different sectors, but with similar problems, meet and learn from each other. Inspiration on new ways to define and work with a problem can lead to wonderful results – and you don’t have to be afraid to discuss openly about your challenges since you don’t compete with each other.
A growing (and very successful) industri in Sweden is the gaming industry. This text is the first in a series about success factors and learnings from that industry. The insights are based on a report produced by researchers from KTH.

Do you want to meet executives from other industries in order to develop you company? Read more about our group formats.

Reaching through the noise

No matter how great a game is, it can’t have commercial success unless customers become aware of it. This is an increasingly difficult problem as more and more games are released every day, the amount of market noise is higher than ever before. According to respondents, the release rate is now so high that the average revenue per game is decreasing despite a steady growth of demand. So what options do developers have to get market’s attention? A number of different approaches was observed:

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To hire the Millennial, travel to their natural habitat

Publicerat 12 March 2018

The ability to hire and engage young professionals are key questions for many of our customers. Times are changing fast. But how fast and what is needed to motivate the new engineers that are now entering the market?

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