On 2nd November, some 50 professionals from Hong Kong’s business community attended a fully booked Nordic panel discussion on “The future of Innovation and Digitalization”.
Torbjörn Dimblad, Chief Technology Officer for OKAY.com, represented for the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce at the event, which was was sponsored by Nordea and jointly hosted by the Nordic Chambers. Sari Arho Havrén from TEKES and Anita Vogel from Fossil Group represented the Finnish and Danish Chambers respectively, with excellent moderation by Hanna Hallin from H&M Greater China and the Swedish Chamber.
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.”
Thank you to Swedish Chamber, Nordea and the panelists for an excellent event!
Torbjörn Dimblad brings over two decades of experience across Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy and Supply Chain Management to OKAY.com. He has previously held key management positions at IBM, BearingPoint and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and before OKAY.com, at one of the world’s leading shipping and logistics companies Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).
OKAY.com 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.