About Claudia:

Claudia Olsson, appointed Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, is an innovation leader and speaker in the field of digital transformation. She is the founder and chairman of Stellar Capacity, a global education company specialized in providing strategic advice, analysis and professional development related to the digital transformation. Claudia is one of the Nordic region’s most sought-after speakers on exponential technologies, future trends, leadership and governance. Her work focuses on the impact of new technologies on citizens, society and global markets.

Claudia is a member of the High Level Industrial Roundtable "Industry 2030" at the European Commission, co-authoring the vision for Industry 2030 for the European Union. Claudia is also co-authoring the strategic innovation agenda for the Swedish Steel and Metal industry with a particular focus on the possibilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning. In 2016, Claudia authored the Sweden 2030 future scenario for the Digitalization Commission at the Government of Sweden, focused on the digital, integrated, smart and competitive society. She also co-authored the acclaimed report “Blockchain-Decentralized Trust” for the Entrepreneurship Forum. Based on the research that Claudia conducts, she has founded Exponential AB to help businesses and governments translate technology development into strategy. Claudia is passionate about addressing global challenges through smart solutions in governance, technology and business.

Claudia is a member of the Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation at the World Economic Forum. She has served as Associate Faculty at Singularity University as well as Senior Advisor to the Office of Strategic Analysis at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Sweden. Claudia previously set up and managed the policy think-tank ACCESS Health International in Singapore following her work for ACCESS in India and her assignment with the United Nations, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). In addition to repeatedly being ranked as one of Sweden’s top young business talents, Claudia Olsson has been awarded multiple honors including: The Young Leader of the year in Sweden by 4Potentials, a Leader of the Next Generation by the Stars Foundation in Switzerland and China, a Gifted Citizen by La Ciudad de las Ideas in Mexico and the European David Rockefeller Fellowship at the Trilateral Commission.

Exponential technologies

Exponential Technologies

Fast-paced developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and synthetic biology are already affecting our lives and remodeling our markets, businesses and societal functions. Claudia shares the insights she had gained through research in Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Silicon Valley, presenting cutting-edge applications of the technology and also their potential impact on various industries. Claudia’s lecture focuses on the challenges that these exponential technologies can help solve.


How to digitalize: ENTREPRENEURSHIP and innovation in large companies

With the fourth industrial revolution reforming our business models, there is a need for companies and governmental organizations to develop agile and growth oriented strategies for the digital world. To stay ahead of the game, businesses need to adopt key technologies, redesign parts of their value-chain, and develop partnership strategies in order to scale innovation. Based on her international experience and research into best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation within larger corporations, Claudia highlights methods, key-success factors and practical solutions from industry leaders that can help businesses take the lead in their industry. She also provides concrete recommendations, in order to help companies better understand how to digitalize their units and ventures. Through her inspiring talk, Claudia helps the participants to understand how they can capture the full potential of opportunities in the digital age.


Digital Leadership and Transformation

With digital transformation impacting a variety of industries simultaneously, there is a need for a new approach to leadership and work methods. The expectations of the co-worker of the digital era, as well as the extended skill set they offer will have significant impact on the job markets. The rapid technological development and its disruptive nature, requires agile leadership, open to co-creation and interdisciplinary engagement. Claudia highlights best-practices that digital leaders have adopted and provides strategic guidance in leveraging new technologies for greater impact.


The Future of Jobs and skills

The future labor markets will be shaped by the accelerating technological developments as well as our globalization and increased global mobility. Many current jobs are becoming automated and robots are entering our workplaces in both physical and virtual forms. The global human workforce is also moving online, engaging to a greater extent in the platforms created as a part of the growing freelance economy. Old structures for employment, remuneration, interaction with colleagues and clients, are experiencing rapid change. A new job market is taking shape. Claudia shares insights from her research into the jobs of the future, highlighting major trends and their impact as well as the key measures that employers need to consider to attract talent in the years to come. Claudia’s lecture focuses on unraveling the opportunities and challenges that the global digital labor market presents.