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Nicklas Bergman

Serial Entrepreneur, Deep Tech Investor and Futurist

Nicklas Bergman has spent the last 25 years working as an entrepreneur and technology investor, mostly focusing on emerging markets, instrumentation, nanotechnology, computing, new materials and new media art.

Nicklas is the strategic advisor to European Commissioner Carlos Moedas and the European Innovation Council, working on a new innovation strategy for Europe. He is also Scandinavian representative of the TechCast Technology Think Tank in Washington and member of both the World Future Society and the Long Now Foundation.

Nicklas is a futurist and is optimistic about the promises emerging from new technologies but is equally concerned that society isn't ready for the upcoming techstorm. We're entering an era in which technology will redefine who we are, and its no longer a question of what it can do for us, but what we should allow technology to do. Technology in itself is pointless, its the applications and ability to improve people's lives that's important.  True disruption will come from a combination of new digital technologies such as AI, blockchain and the Internet of Things in combination with a deeper understanding of nanotechnology, neurotechnology as well as biotechnology and genetics.

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In 2016 Bergman published a book on how to deal with new technologies from a business perspective: Surviving the Tech Storm – Strategy in Times of Technological Uncertainty. With the conviction that technology is probably the strongest driver of change today, it’s obvious that anyone in a management position, or aspirations to eventually be in that position, must understand how technology is changing business from the ground up.

Nicklas Bergman is also part of Nordic Ways, the 2016 project at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University in Washington D.C., USA. The final result is a compilation of essays on how Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are facing economic and social challenges through what has been known as the “Nordic Model”. Authored by people from the Nordic countries with backgrounds in politics, academia, design, arts, business, technology, and civil society, the book was released in the US in October 2016.

Nicklas is co-founder and investor in several companies including the Volvo trucks and buses distribution network in Romania, that grew into a E300 million business and was acquired by Volvo in 2006, and an electron microscopy company with a unique patented technology for movement and interaction on the atomic scale. With close to 150 high-profile customers in more than 30 countries worldwide, the technology was acquired by FEI in 2013.

Nicklas Bergman’s keynotes are technology and innovation focussed, sometimes with a specific industry perspective and based on his 25 years as an entrepreneur and start up investor.  As a futurist, Nicklas is not telling you what will happen, he is observing, providing tools, drawing conclusions and changing mindsets.

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Topics

Surviving the Digital Tech Storm

In this keynote Nicklas will provide insights and tools for conquering the digital world, examples of how to identify opportunities and challenges in the rapidly changing technology landscape. This presentation is filled with examples of emerging technologies relevant to the audience, case studies from some of the best tech companies in the world, as well as tools for analysing technologies, assessing the business implications, and adapting to a new uncertainty.

The Tech Storm 42 Briefing

Aided by images, graphics, and video clips, and based on my constantly updated list of the 42 most interesting emerging technologies to keep an eye on, Nicklas presents examples of the latest research, innovation, and business trends. Depending on the agenda, he'll present as many graphics and videos as there’s time for either picking the ones the audience wants to hear about or the ones he finds the most relevant for you.

The Tech Storm Paradigm

A thought-provoking, philosophical, and entertaining journey into the world of emerging technologies is where he challenges the audience to think about the future in new ways, consider where we want technology to take us, and whether or not we’re ready for the approaching storm of technology.

Artificial Intelligence

Computers with Cognitive Capabilities - … it’s suddenly everywhere and part of all corporate strategies.

Blockchain

Distributed database of transactions ie Bitcoin ... long term prospects are good, but Bitcoin destroys public perception.

Human Augmentation

Cognitive and physical improvements to the body … temporary or permanent enhancement, all depending on the occasion.

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Nicklas skillfully blended his experiences as a high technology investor, nanotechnology expert and entrepreneur to deliver a fascinating and inspiring keynote address on technology revolutions. He resonated with the audience as an insightful business leader and passionate technology adopter guided by personal ethics and a deep-rooted desire for a sustainable future. Despite a tight schedule, Nicklas was extremely generous with his time, engaging with the participants and answering questions throughout the first day of the workshop.

National Institute of Nanotechnology

”Nicklas’ talks are very infor-mative and highly entertaining, and it makes you want to learn, see and understand more of the world to come. His background as an entrepreneur, investor and researcher acts as a very credible framework for how technology will affect every aspect of our future life and work. He also provides very valuable tools for anyone interested in applying technology insights in their daily work.

Global Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice, Babson College, MA

Nicklas' inspirational and straight-forward talk about the Techstorm was mind-blowing and one of the key takeaways from SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX. Technology disruption is happ-ening in all industries, the impact is global and massive and Nicklas' speech really pinpointed many of the key trends and phenomenas.

Swedish Venture Capital Association

Nicklas is the 'Malcolm Gladwell' of technology!

Panasonic SVP North America

Publications

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Surviving the Tech Storm

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Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    Up to £7k

  • Europe:

    Up to £7k

  • US:

    £7k to £15k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £7k to £15k

Travels From

  • Sweden

Languages

English, Swedish

* This Speaker's fee falls within the ranges shown above. Ranges are presented as a guideline only. Speaker fees are subject to change without notice. For an exact quote, please contact us.

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