Latest Scandinavian Digital Economy News

Slush’s Singapore head invited speaker at Startup Thailand

Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore (Finnish start-up conference) is invited as keynote speaker at the 2018 Bangkok edition of Startup Thailand. On Saturday, 19 May from 10.00 – 10.40 she will present the Slush story so far and how this movement of young change-makers helps Southeast Asia become the next start-up hotspot. Catch Anna…

Norwegians presented breakthroughs at dtac’s AI, machine learning seminar

When Telenor’s Thai mobile operator dtac arranged a talk (arranged on 21 March) around the data science breakthroughs with artificial intelligence and machine learning, two prominent speakers represented Norway. Andrew Kvalseth, dtac’s newly appointed Chief Marketing Officer, and Telenor’s Senior Research Scientist Kenth Engø-Monsen shared their insights as part of this ‘dtac loop: The Shapes…

Nordic Innovation funds Hong Kong incubator

Building on the success of the Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York government agencies from four Nordic countries have joined forces to open soft landing incubators in both Singapore and Hong Kong. Nordic Innovation has now decided to grant the Nordic part of the financing. Nordic Innovation House is a soft-landing concept…

Helsinki co-hosted Global Technology Collaboration Conference Hong Kong

Global Technology Collaboration Conference was arranged in April to explore and maximise opportunities in the Greater Bay Area (expected to be the fastest growing region in the world). City of Helsinki and Helsinki Business Hub co-hosted the conference that was organized by Compass Innovation Alliance. Three start-ups from Helsinki attended the pitching competition.. Representatives from…

Norway-Asia Business Summit – Digitalisation, world changing businesses

The seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit took place in Singapore this year. ScandAsia met Mr. Magnus Grimeland, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Antler Innovation and one of this year’s keynote speakers to talk about digitalisation and world changing businesses. If you have one egg and I have one egg and we swap…

Lifestyle Asia Swedes in new, pivotal Burda Digital role

Burda International Asia, a subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media, has announced new, far-reaching changes that “will place the company at the forefront of the region’s publishing industry.” The international technology and media company are making these changes in response to the changing needs of readers and advertisers, therefore introducing a new structure that reorganises the…

Nokia launched Singapore Cloud Collaboration Hub

On 9 April Nokia strengthened their cloud and data center services with the official launch of the first Nokia Cloud Collaboration Hub in Asia. Based in Singapore, the hub is an execution center where multivendor cloud services from strategy, design, execution and delivery are provided. The launch was also the opening of their expanded regional…

Nick Jonsson spearheads knowledge-sharing network EGN’s Singapore expansion

As the flagship knowledge-sharing network EGN (Executive’s Global Network) keeps expanding in Southeast Asia Mr Nick Jonsson, who built up its presence also in Vietnam, is now the Managing Director in Singapore. There, EGN is currently expanding with more groups for senior executives. Launched in 1992, in Denmark, EGN has been present in Asia since…

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2018 details

The Norwegian Business Association in Singapore presents the seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit (NABS), taking place 16-18 April in Singapore. The summit will explore how to navigate the geo-political landscape in Asia; discuss how to succeed in the time of digitalisation; provide insights on advanced manufacturing, blockchain technologies, white spaces and unicorns; and…

A revolutionary Finnish model to create school of the future

For sure, all the digital disruption and changes of all business models and the way we will go about our lives in the future is putting pressure and new expectations on the education and schools. The solution comes from Finland. ScandAsia turned to Finland to find out about the latest in education and look for…