About

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I am a South-African-born researcher and boundary-spanner, based in a small town outside Stockholm, Sweden.

I conduct research into how code-based technologies (e.g. code itself, digital platforms, machine learning, digital automation) are changing how we work, how organising occurs, and what these things mean for us as individuals and as members of increasingly unequal societies.

I hold a PhD from the Stockholm School of Economics, and a postgraduate LLB (Law) and BSocSci (Politics, Philosophy and Economics, with distinction) from the University of Cape Town.

I came to Sweden on a gap year, many years ago, intending to go back to South Africa and practice law. But serendipity intervened: now I conduct research in one of the most exciting–but accessible–entrepreneurship hotspots in the world.

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RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

Socially Relevant Research

I resisted learning to code as a teenager, choosing instead to pursue political science, law, and philosophy. Ironically, today I conduct research into the organisational, legal and political implications of rapid digital advancements, particularly on entrepreneurs. Ironically, I have to code.

In addition to my ongoing research, I regularly hold seminars, work with executives, and cooperate with journalists. I am also an Advisor to startup generator Antler, affiliated with the Stockholm-based think tank Fores (The Forum for Reforms, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability), and act as a Research Advisor for Industrifonden.

DATA
COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE
DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SOCIAL CAPITAL
VALUE CREATION
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Media

I have collaborated extensively with Media outlets, both disseminating research findings and giving context to topical debates. Key areas include cashlessness, digital entrepreneurship, women in entrepreneurship, cryptocurrencies, and FinTech.

Pandemi-appar kan bli hot mot personliga integriteten

“Ändamål tenderar ju ofta att förändras… den datainsamling som legitimeras av en pandemi senare används för helt andra intressen.”

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The World Is Digitalising – So Too Should Regulators

“In general, legislation is only ever as effective as the probability of its enforcement.”

Sweden's Cashless Experiment: Is It Too Much Too Fast?

“There is a very, very large number of people who … don’t think that the state should be trusted as blindly as many do”

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Sweden’s surprising rule for time off

“For someone to have gone out and tried something new and had that opportunity and come back isn’t actually seen negatively. It’s seen neutrally at best”

Fintechbranschen stöper om affären

“En lågkonjunktur skulle leda till att en del av fintechbolagen försvinner, men skulle inte främst bero på lägre efterfrågan hos kunder, utan av brist på riskvilligt kapital.”

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The ethical bar for digital entrepreneurs today is higher than it has ever been

“…responding pre-emptively to these challenges will make today’s digital entrepreneurs produce better products…”

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