Dr. Charlotte Brogren, Director General, VinnovaTitle: Is digitalization the solution to the grand challenges? Abstract:
We live in a world where the pace of change is just accelerating, new technologies are being developed, new economies are formed and new challenges arising. Vinnova – as the innovation agency of Sweden – has the task to transform these challenges into opportunities for a better business- and societal climate in Sweden.
My presentation will focus on how Vinnova’s programs have been developed in order to focus on the grand challenges and the important role we see that digitalization has to create new solutions, improve productivity, change business models and much more.Brief bio:
Charlotte Brogren joined VINNOVA as Director General on September 1st 2009. Before joining VINNOVA she worked for 15 years for the global electrical company ABB in various management positions within research & development, most recently, as Technology Manager for ABB’s Robotics Division. She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lund.
Charlotte Brogren is chairman of the boards of the Swedish Industrial Development Found and HMS Industrial Networks. She holds several other board positions. Since 2005 she is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and since 2011 a member of the council board of the International Electrotechnical Commission.