Latest Scandinavian Digital Economy News

Fintech in the real world – it’s happening in Asia

Angel investor Mr Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures (TGV) continues to be our guide in painting the fast-tracked fintech (financial technology) development in Asia, and in relation to the Nordics, part two. In part one (June 2017) Dusan explained the strategy for his worldwide fintech investment vehicle (focusing solely on B2B fintech investment) and…

Scandinavian attendance at Techsauce start-up summit in Bangkok

Global tech leaders gathered at Southeast Asia’s Techsauce Global Summit 2017 on 28-29 July in Bangkok, with several Scandinavians among the invited speakers. Industrial Tech, UrbanTech, FinTech and Digital transformation were key trends as the summit drew more than 250 global tech leaders and 6,000 participants around the world to share their knowledge and make…

Danish Ambassador suggests Thailand extends broadband to rural areas

Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel met on 3 August 2017 with H.E. Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, Mr. Takorn Tantasith, repports the Embassy on its Facebook page. Also present at the meeting was Mr. Satya Gupta of the Danish telecommunications company BlueTown. They discussed highly competitive, cost-efficient solutions on extending…

Digital Transformation expert Erik Ingvoldstad

All about digital transformation with Acoustic There is a buzz around ‘digital transformation’. Everybody reads and hears about it these days. But what does it actually mean for one’s business? And how can, or should, one go about addressing it? As there is a Nordic person based in Singapore, and who has made it into…

Nokia attended Mobile World Congress Shanghai

In the last week of June Nokia Shanghai Bell (NSB) attended Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2017, the biggest mobile event in Asia, which brings together the worldwide mobile industry. Previously known as Mobile Asia Expo, MWC Shanghai exhibits everything related to mobile, including devices, drones, virtual reality, gaming, sports tech and more. Consulate General…

Casper Klynge to be Denmark’s first “Digital Ambassador”

Casper Klynge, who is currently the Danish ambassador to Indonesia, has been named Denmark’s first “Digital Ambasador”. The new position was announced earlier in the year by foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, and would be the world’s first ambassador for digitalisation. Casper Klynge will be charged with establishing connections to and liaising with tech giants like Google, Apple, IBM…

Not the average gamer: Pontus made a career of playing PC

22 year-old Pontus Mähler from Sweden moved to Thailand seven months ago trying to evolve as a professional gamer. Now, beside making a living of playing computer games, he is the CEO of Neolution E-Sport and working on a restaurant project. Spending all day alone in a dark room, only lit up slightly by the…

New strategic partnership in Malaysia for Norwegian biometric firm Zwipe

Biometric tech company Zwipe (Norway) has in April 2017 signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Malaysian digital identity solutions provider IRIS Corporation Berhad (Iris) and MCS Microsystems Sdn Bhd (MCS) to develop, manufacture and distribute Government ID and payment solutions based on Zwipe’s biometric technology in Southeast Asia and other suitable markets worldwide. Headquartered…

Singaporean tryb Capital invests in Swedish cloud platform

Singapore-based investor tryb Capital announced on 6 April investment to enhance Stockholm-based Chinsay’s risk and analytics platform and expand Asian presence via Singapore. tryb Capital is a Singapore-based growth stage technology investor. Chinsay’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution is a vital part in the ongoing digitisation of trade and trade finance, which will connect traders, brokers, shipping…

Jan Mandrup, IBM: transforming businesses across Asia

The Dane Jan Mandrup works as Senior Digital Program Manager with IBM Asia, where he is also involved in developing IBM’s Agile Project Management competencies and certifying the company’s senior business project managers. In today’s very dynamic, digital world that is transforming every sector, this combination creates curiosity about: what IBM offers these days (something…