Survive the Techstorm: Strategy Under Uncertainty
Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Where will technology take us? Are we ready for what the future may hold? The possibilities are endless, and we’re witnessing the dawn of an era where technology will redefine who we are. It’s no longer just a question of what technology can do for us, but also what should we allow technology to do.
The increasing speed of technological progress is creating a techstorm that will affect all aspects of running a business in the future. Ignorance is bliss but not a viable approach to the disruptive technologies we are facing. So how should a company act in times of great technological turbulence to avoid being eliminated by a Kodak Moment?
In this talk, I will present a technology perspective on corporate strategy and uncertainty filled with examples from my investments and entrepreneurial ventures as well as from the front end of emerging technologies. I will also focus on how you can identify and benefit from opportunities arising in the ever changing technological landscape.
Nicklas Bergman has for more than 20 years worked as a serial entrepreneur, technology investor and futurist focusing mostly on investments and business development in emerging markets, web service...Show the rest
Nicklas Bergman has for more than 20 years worked as a serial entrepreneur, technology investor and futurist focusing mostly on investments and business development in emerging markets, web services, nanotechnology, computing, and new media art, currently through roughly 20 direct and indirect technology investments. He is the co-founder and largest investor in several companies including:
• The Volvo trucks and buses distribution network in Romania, that grew into a 300 MUSD business and was acquired by Volvo Corp. in 2006.
• An electron microscopy company with a unique patented technology for movement and interaction on the atomic scale. With close to 150 high-profile customers world-wide, the technology was acquired by FEI in 2013.
• A Scandinavian ski resort development that has attracted investments of close to 100 MUSD in the past 7 years, and invigorated a whole region in the north of Sweden.Hide the rest