On Wednesday 20 January, Prince Daniel attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences' Managing Innovation in Rapidly Changing Times seminar at the academy's conference centre in Stockholm.
Digitisation and the changing values of talented young people are resulting in new rules of play for companies that work with innovation. Fast, simple worldwide communication brings new opportunities. The theme of the seminar was how companies can develop their strategies and benefit from these new opportunities. The seminar was arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), together with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, the MIT Industrial Liaison Program and Technology Academy Finland (TAF).
The seminar was opened by IVA's CEO Björn O. Nilsson, IVA's Chairman Leif Johansson and Marja Makarow, Chairperson of the Board of Technology Academy Finland (TAF).
Michael Schrage from the MIT Center for Digital Business spoke on the subject 'Innovation Transformation Redefining Human Capital, Investment in the Digital Market', and Peter Gloor from the MIT Sloan School of Management gave an address titled 'The Stupidity of the Crowd and the Wisdom of the Swarm'.
A panel discussion was then held about taking advantage of learning and experience, from a Nordic perspective, within fields such as research, development and business. The moderator was Randall S. Wright from the MIT Industrial Liaison Program.
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