The Future of Innovation and Digitalization

Posted: Nov 14 2016Last Updated: Nov 14 2016
Torbjörn Dimblad brings over two decades of experience across Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy and Supply Chain Management to  Torbjörn has held key management positions at IBM, BearingPoint and PricewaterhouseCoopers where he forwarded the technological development for global leaders including AT&T and IKEA.  In his most recent role, Torbjörn served as Vice President and Head of Business Systems overseeing the technology strategy for one of the world’s leading shipping and logistics companies Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), overseeing a tech budget in the tens of millions of USD and directing the efforts of over 250 technology professionals.

14 November 2016 - Torbjörn Dimblad, Chief Technology Officer for, was recently invited to speak on a panel discussion regarding the future of Innovation and Digitalization as the representative for the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.
The fully booked event was sponsored by Nordea and jointly hosted by the Chambers of Commerce of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, with some 50 professionals from Hong Kong’s business community attending.  
Covering a wide range of topics including new business models, artificial intelligence, big data, the Internet of Things and personal data rights, the discussion proved to be a thoughtful examination of the definition of innovation itself, and how organizations can better innovate in anticipation of changing consumer and technological trends.
A core theme across the topics was the impact of innovation on behavior – both of consumers and of organizations.  As Torbjörn elaborated “Technology has traditionally been an enabler of efficiency, but now is equally known as the catalyst for organizations to innovate new business models that change people’s behavior. Ultimately, it is this change in our behaviors and actions that lead to the betterment of the whole – be it consumer driven, an alignment of interests, a social good such as environmental conservation, or higher productivity in our lives." is Hong Kong’s fastest-growing property agency, leveraging technology to disrupt and bring transparency, accurate data and superior service levels to the real estate industry.


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