Category: Technology

Digital Transformation expert Erik Ingvoldstad, Singapore

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…

Singapore and Denmark signs FinTech agreement

The Monetary Authority of Singapore, MAS, and the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, Danish FSA, signed a FinTech Co-operation Agreement which aims to help FinTech companies in Singapore and Denmark to expand into each other’s markets on Wednesday 28 June 2017. The agreement will enable both regulators to refer FinTech companies to their counterparts. MAS and…

Finland’s Minister Mika Lintilä promotes clean energy in Beijing

Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä is attending the Eight Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) in Beijing, China, on 7–9 June 2017. The topics of the meeting include energy-efficient technologies, widely affordable clean energy and clean technology promotion. A Team Finland business delegation is also attending. The Second Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-2) takes place in…

Nordic networking explores Chinatown: tourists anew

On 9 May an unusual Nordic networking took place in Bangkok. Not that Nordic business networking events as such are very common either in Bangkok but what was really unusual was the location for the event: Chinatown! The Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand hosted this Axis Communications-sponsored event, where attendants got to know a…

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…

Children from remote rural China visit Copenhagen museum

In Gansu Province, a remote rural area in China, children got to experience Frederiksborg Castle Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. So did nearly 10 000 other students from rural China, of which many have never taken a step outside of their hometown. And to experience the museum, they did not even have to leave their classrooms. Hujiang…

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…

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.…

New Spica Siam Husqvarna Thailand headquarters

On 27 April Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand His Excellency Staffan Herrström, along with Managing Director Jan Eriksson and brand representatives, including Glenn Watman, Regional Director Asean Husqvarna, inaugurated the new Bangkok office and warehouse facilities for Spica Siam / Husqvarna. Many Swedes from the expat community in Thailand, as well as other VIPs also attended…