Claudia Olsson is an innovation leader in the field of digital transformation who is a newly appointed Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She is the founder and CEO of Exponential AB, a global consultancy specialised in providing strategic advice, analysis and professional development related to the digital transformation. Specialising in exponential technologies, future trends, leadership and governance, her work focuses on the impact of new technologies on citizens, society and global markets.
Claudia Olsson has researched cutting-edge technologies in laboratories and ventures in South Korea, Japan and Singapore as well as her work with Singularity University in Silicon Valley and her digitalisation work in the Nordic countries. She has interacted with humanoid robots, cyborgs as well as with the latest applications of neuroscience, synthetic biology and blockchain.
In 2016, Claudia authored the Sweden 2030 future scenario for the Digitalisation Commission at the Government of Sweden, focused on the digital, integrated, smart and competitive society. She also co-authored the acclaimed report Blockchain-Decentralized Trust for the Entrepreneurship Forum.
Claudia Olsson has served as Senior Advisor to the Office of Strategic Analysis at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sweden, helping the Government to identify and analyse long-term trends in technology and globalisation. She previously set up and managed the policy think-tank ACCESS Health International in Singapore following her work for ACCESS in India and her assignment with the United Nations, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
In addition to repeatedly being ranked as one of Sweden’s top young business talents, Claudia has been awarded multiple honours including The Young Leader of the year in Sweden by 4Potentials, a Leader of the Next Generation by the Stars Foundation in Switzerland and China (Penglai), a Gifted Citizen by La Ciudad de las Ideas in Mexico and the European David Rockefeller Fellowship at the Trilateral Commission.
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