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A strategic approach to digitalization

Higher education as a sector must become far better at benefiting from the opportunities digitalization has to offer. While the sector has traditionally been strongly conservative, it also needs to be better at reaping the rewards of digital progress. See how we at KTH work with it. On 22 November, KTH decided on its digitalization … Continue reading “A strategic approach to digitalization”

Tackling low-hanging fruit can be hard in tall trees

Travel expense report? Oh, no. The system is so complicated you need support to file a report. I’ve now spent 18 hours on my latest, quite complicated trip and I’ve still not finished – not to mention all the time managers and accounts admin staff have spent helping me. How did it end up like … Continue reading “Tackling low-hanging fruit can be hard in tall trees”

How can Sweden reach the cutting edge of digital competence?

Despite intensive debate and many measures taken to increase the total number of people who excel at digital, the need for skills and personnel in business and the public sector remains as high as ever. Campaigns have been run to increase the number of people in advanced digital education, increase the availability of training opportunities … Continue reading “How can Sweden reach the cutting edge of digital competence?”

Does Sweden have a digitalisation policy?

Some weeks ago, I was summoned to a meeting with the Swedish National Digitalisation Council, a renowned group of people established by the government to act as a sounding board for the Minister for Digital Development. I have had the opportunity of working with digitalisation policy for ten years now. It was in 2012 that … Continue reading “Does Sweden have a digitalisation policy?”