AI has been described as a “Management Revolution”, and it is thought that up to 47 percent of today’s jobs are at risk. But this presents only half of the picture: digital tools don’t just automate, they also augment, creating newjobs like “data detective” and “Chief Trust Officer”. Collective Intelligence, which is when digital tools—like AI—make us smarter and more effective, is what results.
Keywords: AI, machine learning, platforms, future of work, augmentation, hybridity
FinTech and Entrepreneurship
Stockholm has emerged as a hotspot of tech entrepreneurship, particularly when it comes to FinTech entrepreneurship. One oft-cited enabler is the “hem-pc-reformen”, home PC reform, which allowed families to deduct the cost of a PC from their taxes. Once the technology was in place, Swedish society took over, turning budding tech enthusiasts into tech entrepreneurs through a combination of financial, human and social capital that is hard to replicate.
Keywords: fintech, entrepreneurship, startup, finance, crowdfunding, venture capital, social capital
Stacked Value Creation
Stacked value creation strategies not only allow for innovation, they can promote sustainability. At its core, digital infrastructures can be used to enable organisations and individuals to “stack” knowledge, networks and competence on top of their existing capabilities. In practice, digital platforms and ecosystems provide a base upon which both new applications and new skills can be developed, for instance through platform ecosystems. Platforms also make it easier to connect—and match—supply and demand, as in the sharing and gig economy. However, there is a trade-off: an infrastructure has to be open enough to guarantee value capture for all involved, but not so open that it spins out of control.
Keywords: circular economy, innovation ecosystems, platforms, gig economy, sharing, sustainability, leadership, future of work