Sustainability has just begun and the next 100 years will further equalize to 20,000 years of technological development. How will this affect and impact your business development?
Technology development and climate change are mega trends that will affect business more than anything in the coming decades. How can we understand where different technologies are heading and based on this make more well-grounded decisions today? While technological developments are turning upside down on most business models, sustainability is becoming a more disruptive force. In just three decades, the world economy will be completely climate neutral, but which are the business opportunities?
In this lecture, Rebecka Carlsson shares interesting tech insights from Singularity University and NASA as well as provides a crash course in sustainable development and more exciting business opportunities that will arise when climate change and exponential technologies meet.
As a 20-year-old, Rebecka ended up in armed conflicts in northern Mali and caught the eye of how climate change and human well-being are linked. Twelve years later, as an entrepreneur, she has co-founded a handful of sustainability startups such as Workaround and Gigafood, been the official Swedish representative on the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York, worked as a national spokesman for Green Youth and also worked as an political expert for Sweden's Climate and Environment Minister and Deputy Prime Minister during the period when the Paris Agreement was negotiated and signed.
Rebecka is one of the few Swedes educated at Singularity University in Silicon Valley. For three months, she lived at NASA with 90 entrepreneurs / researchers from 47 countries and was intensively trained in how exponential technologies such as AI, blockchain and robotics can be used to create scalable solutions to today's global challenges. Today, Rebecka operates as founder and CEO of the business development firm Heureka Ventures, which helps established companies upgrade to pioneering sustainable business models and sustainability startups to scale faster. Rebecka is also a highly engaged lecturer / trainer in sustainability, business development, future trends and exponential technologies.
In 2018, she was ranked No. 9, in one of the highest profiled business magazines in Sweden, Veckans Affärer’s list of Sweden's 101 Super Talents. She has also been appointed Sweden's 20th environmental most powerful by Miljöaktuellt, one of Sweden's foremost rising stars by swedish ELLE and two-fold as one of Sweden's top future female leaders by the swedish leadership magazine Ledarna.
Self-driving solar cell cars, lab-grown meat, sharing economy with blockchain, e-waste gold extraction and circular economy… All of these new markets and innovations will lead to new business opportunities and unparalleled disruption. But may also mean that in just ten years, 40% of Fortune 500 companies may no longer exist. But, there will also be winners! In this lecture, Rebecka Carlsson shares insights for business development – from her own entrepreneurship as well as from time at Singularity University - about how companies can upgrade and adapt to new business models based on the new opportunities that sustainability and exponential tech entail. The lecture is tailored to the needs of each target group and can also be niche or fully refined towards sustainability, business development or exponential tech / future trends. Her lectures can also be combined with a workshop where participants directly translate the insights from the lecture into scenarios / strategies for their own company / organization.
Former clients, a pick:
Scania, Vattenfall, iZettle, SVT, Axfoundation, Beckmans, Stockholm Resilience Centre, KTH, Acando, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet, Zound Industries, Transformator Design, Prime & United Minds, SIDA, Almi, PwC, Sustainergies, Women in Tech, Emerge (Belarus).