Latest Scandinavian Digital Economy News

Copenhagen and Singapore enter Fintech collaboration

Copenhagen FinTech and Singapore Fintech Hub on 23 May 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to kick-start an “exploratory process between the associations”. This includes the potential scope of collaboration, identifying possible roadblocks and building a bridge between Singapore and Copenhagen. “It is the right time and with the right people” stated H.E. Dorte…

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…

Swedish BIMA brings security to uninsured Cambodians

“Many people just don’t even know what insurance is. So the very concept of insurance, it is something we have to explain a lot,” says Sebastian Morck, General Manager at BIMA in Cambodia. BIMA is a Swedish microinsurance company who started their project of bringing insurance to some of the poorest people in the world…

Branding consultants LynxEye ensures digital relevancy

Swedish branding consultants makes brands stay relevant in the digital world Fast increasing digitalisation and disruption are on everybody’s lips, with many businesses, based on yesterday’s models, struggling in this new online landscape. The brands of today may, or may not be the brands of tomorrow. It depends on how they act and adapt in…

32 years of Internet of Things: Axis Communications

It is sometimes interesting to get a slightly longer, historic perspective, in this ever-increasingly digital world, and Axis Communications, a Swedish IT company, represents this well. The example concerns ‘Internet of Things’ (or IoT), a buzzword and relatively recent concept. “IoT, to get things to function over a network, we’ve been doing for 32 years.…

Hong Kong Nordic chambers’ Innovation and Digitalization forum insights

“When assessing China’s innovation landscape and capability, outsiders, particularly the Western media, often view the country as an innovation desert made up of copycat firms providing shan zhai (imitative and pirated) products. China is said to be lacking in innovativeness due to weak or non-existent intellectual property rights, a rote learning-based education system that does…