It's irresponsible and shortsighted to think that only "more police" will solve our crime issues... but it fits on a tweet though. Chefen för Storbritanniens Counter Terrorism vid Metropolitan Police Neil Basu uttalade sig i somras om poliser. Han sa; det räcker inte med fler poliser och säkerhetstjänst för att bekämpa terrorism och brott. Utan … Continue reading Plakatpolitik
Quantum Computing - The arms race to unlock all the world’s encryptions Who will be the first to figure out how to control the sensitive quantum particles and have access to the key that can unlock all encryptions? The quantum computer could be only a mere 5 -10 years away. The EU’s mega initiative Quantum … Continue reading Arms race for Quantum Computing
2019 - The year of political courage? The best thing you can do for the environment is to significantly reduce red meat and dairy. See it as a luxury to enjoy beef occasionally... Your actions DO matter and a great New Year's Resolution 2019 would be to take responsibility for your family's carbon footprint. Own … Continue reading Time to show Political courage #2
In times of change we all need to get involved. And after months of just talking about it I’ve finally recorded my video conversations. This a first iteration and now I’d love your input. Basically the opportunities and risks with AI fascinate. Every facet of society will be impacted, including world order and geopolitics. I … Continue reading Conversation #1 – AI and geopolitics
An arms race — Artificial Intelligence is redefining geopolitics Time for European governments to reinvent their playbook. Power will shift to the nations that can best attract, utilize and tax the profits of Artificial Intelligence. AI. Elon Musk tweets that the AI arms race might cause a WW3, China is set on world domination but European government’s … Continue reading An arms race — Artificial Intelligence is redefining geopolitics
The tech ecosystem has a "problem's problem", I mean, is it a real problem that we can't order food 24/7 and in real-time track our wasabi? Isn't the real problem growing waste mountains, global warming, ageing population and children dying in wars and of starvation? We can't afford to think that someone somewhere will solve … Continue reading Why wait to save the world?
Summary: "Social Media? No, the world doesn't need to know what I had for breakfast!", answers the important CEO when I ask about their social media strategi. Wake up - this is no longer the new economy and it's embarrassing how many big cheeses still don't get technology or social media. Hiring a CDO - … Continue reading “It’s no longer the new economy – Ask questions until you get it”
"How should I protect my idea?" This is a question discussed a lot amongst investors and founders and my take is that the value gained when getting feedback from likely and unlikely peeps is worth much more than safe guarding your business idea. Most probably the pain you are looking to solve has been identified by others and … Continue reading Focus on execution, ideas are not worth much
When talking to investors, corporates and media in the west about working in MENA they tend to be curious and keen to hear more about the growing opportunities, players and market structures. Ironically when talking to people in the region about my excitement about the growing tech opportunities, they often ask the same question - … Continue reading Why tech in MENA?
The definition of Work Life Balance is different for entrepreneurs and lines are blurred. Therefor spending my birthday on stage in Beirut for the last YMEstartup event was awesome, ironic and illustrative. The setting was spectacular in the garden at Beirut Digital District overlooking the Blue Mosque, a busy high way and sky rises under … Continue reading Busting Buzzwords in Birthday Beirut