Food for Thought

Publicerat 22 December 2020

In case you wish to start the new year with some food for thought, we suggest “Sustainable Leadership” by Henrik Henriksson and Elaine Weidman Grunewald.

Henrik Henriksson is CEO of Scania and Elaine Weidman Grunewald is the co-founder of the AI Sustainability Center, and former Chief Sustainability & Public Affairs Officer at Ericsson. We are proud that they also appear in our faculty.

The book highlights how Swedish companies have taken and take position in their markets by integrating sustainability into the business strategy. These thoughts are presented by Elaine on video below, and you can find the book itself here.

We also suggest “Responsible Artificial Intelligence” by Virginia Dignum, examining the ethical implications of AI, which will affect all of us.

Virginia Dignum is Professor at Umeå University, where she holds the Wallenberg chair on Responsible Artificial Intelligence. She is also the Scientific Director of Humanities and Society within the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP-HS).

You can find this book here.

Happy 2021!
Your friends at KTH Executive School

New online course – Transforming Urban Mobility: Governing the Transformation to Sustainable Systems

Publicerat 21 December 2020

Learn how to deliver a sustainable urban mobility plan and strategy that’s financially sound, aligned with the overall strategy and legacy of a city, and that takes into account the interests of all city stakeholders. Our joint online course with EIT Urban Mobility and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Transforming Urban Mobility: Governing the Transformation to Sustainable Systems is now open for enrolment. Welcome to join for free here:

Join the Executive Program in Industrial Management starting May 4, 2021!

Publicerat 1 December 2020

Digitalisation with technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution are disrupting the business landscape, amplified by environmental challenges. Rising geopolitical tensions and the recent global pandemic adds to the complexity.

Major business opportunities arise for those companies who seize them and risks to those who do not.

Leaders need to grasp the new environment in which we operate and revisit the strategic analysis to identify opportunities and risks.

Companies need to build new capabilities and learn new ways to operate, where customer-centric innovation and a fast learning organisation is key to success.

This program builds the capabilities of leaders by providing the perspectives, insights, tools and mindsets necessary to drive transformation and gives access to an alumni network for continued development.

More about the program and how to apply here!

Byggherre MasterClass: Lyssna på intervjuerna med utbildningens medverkande!

Publicerat 9 November 2020

Vi på KTH Executive School driver Byggherre MasterClass programmet. Inför årets utbildningsprogram har vi låtit några av våra föreläsare göra inspel för att belysa några centrala byggherrefrågor som vi kommer att få ta del av på programmet och som hjälper till att utveckla byggherrerollen.

Tanken är att skapa reflektion kring hur man som byggherre kan vara mer proaktiv och stärka byggherrens affärsmässiga nyckelroll för utvecklingen av ett hållbart samhällsbyggande.

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Välkommen på frukostwebbinarium den 8 oktober om hur du kan stärka dig i din roll som byggherre!

Publicerat 29 September 2020

Att var byggherre handlar om så mycket mer än bara byggande! Som byggherre har du en nyckelroll för utvecklingen av ett hållbart samhällsbyggande och det yttersta ansvaret för att kraven från brukare, ägare och samhället uppfylls.

För dig som vill öka din kunskap och utvecklas i din byggherreroll kommer vi nu att hålla ett frukostwebbinarium, där vi pratar om framtidens byggherre och vilka utmaningar som finns, samt informera mer om vårt utbildningsprogram Att vara byggherre – Tre utmanande perspektiv, som startar upp den 1 december.

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Covid-19 and Climate Change Challenge on EIT Big Data Analytics Summer School 2020

Publicerat 24 August 2020

Two weeks of pure Big Data, Innovation and Entrepreneurship! This year´s online version of the EIT Big Data Analytics Summer School was all about tackling two of our most important challenges, climate change and Covid-19, with the help of IBM´s Call for Code, and took 9 promising projects to the next level. Congratulations to all our participants! Keep up the good work!

We would also like to thank our coaches, speakers and jury members for sharing their knowledge and insights during our program.

  • Niklas Gustafsson – KTH Executive School
  • Andreas Feldmann – KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Panagiotis Papapetrou – Stockholm University
  • Anders Ångström – A-Focus
  • Patrick Couch – IBM
  • Martin Rydén – IBM
  • Staffan Truvé – Recorded Future
  • Anders Arpteg – Peltarion
  • Galina Esther Shubina – Gradient Descent
  • Kristofer Ågren – Telia Company
  • Fredrik Löfman – RaySearch Laboratories

Intellectual Nourishment Summer 2020

Publicerat 1 July 2020

In case you wish for intellectual nourishment during lazy summer days, we suggest Lex Fridman’s podcast “Going Big in Business, Investing, and AI” featuring Stephen Schwarzman. Lex Friedman is a research scientist at MIT, working on human-centered artificial intelligence (former Google) and Stephen Schwarzman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. You can listen to the podcast here.

We also recommend “A Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity: Why Boards Need to Lead – and How to Do It”, by Thomas J. Parenty and Jack J. Domet. With the development of technologies such as AI, cybersecurity threats are on the rise. This book by international cybersecurity experts addresses how you as a leader need to be prepared to keep your organization safe. You can find it as audio- or e-book, alternatively as a hardcover here.

Another suggestion is “Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire” by the renowned Harvard University professor Rebecca Henderson. In this book, she argues that businesses can make a positive impact on the world by confronting the realities of the environmental crisis and the need to address social and economic inequality, while simultaneously delivering sustained economic growth that brings prosperity and well-being to society as a whole. You can find it here.

Finally, we recommend “Unleashed: The Unapologetic Leader’s Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You”, by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss. Frances Frei is a professor at Harvard Business School and Anne Morriss is a leadership coach. In this book they argue that the most important thing you do as a leader is to build others up, that leadership is about how effective you are at empowering other people and making sure that this impact endures. You can find it here.

Have a nice summer!

Congratulations to all participants of Executive Program in Industrial Management 2019!

Publicerat 15 May 2020

We proudly congratulate all the graduates of Executive Program in Industrial Management 2019. Thank you for your engagement and dedication! Welcome into the vast alumni network, now led by the new program director Ulf Änggård.

//Program director Anders Holmström and program coordinator Ulrika Larsson

Accelerera industrins fortbildning nu

Publicerat 14 May 2020

Coronakrisen har öppnat upp möjligheter för affärskritisk kompetensutveckling i svensk industri. Konkreta regeringsuppdrag och rätt förutsättningar för tekniska lärosäten efterfrågas från företrädare för industri och tekniska universitet inklusive KTH på DI debatt.

Projekt Pelago arbetar vidare fastän Covid-19 stör

Publicerat 6 April 2020

Projekt Pelago söker dricksvattenlösningar  på Sandhamn och avloppslösningar i Möja skärgård, två skärgårdssamhällen som är både sköra och växlande samhällen: gles glesbygd om vintern, tät glesbygd om sommaren. De våldsamma variationerna sliter hårt på landskapet, människorna och infrastrukturen. Hållbara lösningar krävs samarbete, forskning, erfarenhet och lokal kunskap i förening.

Vi påverkas som alla andra av smittan och smittrisken, men i det skede som projektet är nu fungerar det ändå bra.

Christian Pleijel
Director Leadership and Change, KTH Executive School
Projektansvarig, Pelago