Writer, journalist, thought leader, and leading author Andreas Ekström analyses all things relating to the digital world for Sweden’s daily newspaper Sydsvenskan. He has, during his career, worked at various newspapers, written blogs, made podcasts, and delivered over 1,000 keynotes in 30 countries across the globe. Andreas was also the recipient of the Breakthrough Speaker of the Year Award 2016, and the Speaker Of The Year Award in 2019.
His book about Google, “The Google Code”, is seen as a leading commentator on most aspects of the digital environment. In it, Andreas Ekström considers all aspects of a company’s culture and its rise to dominance in the digital sphere. Various aspects looked at include a company’s constant evolution, the changes made to meet user demands, its design and technology strategies, and data gathering strategies. He also takes a look at the algorithms behind its searches, while examining the relationships between user trust, corporate trust, bias, and company accountability.
Andreas Ekström is passionate about digital equality. He envisions a world wherein wealth is shared. This does not only infer financial aspects, but also regarding knowledge, power, technology, relationships, and behaviour.
Believing that people are the pioneers of the digital world, Andreas Ekström advocates the need for a digital constitution. People, he feels, need to consider the ethical implications of technology. This sees Andreas often debate the need for convenience versus the ethics of AI product regulation.
Andreas Ekström, a highly sought-after speaker with a reporting experience that covers many years in the digital field, shares amazing insights about how digitalization has influenced the media, business world, and politics. He lives in Sweden and presents in both English and Swedish.
“As ever great, engaging, and powerful storyteller…brilliant every time.”
“He is the journalistic equivalent of Kart The Mailman Malone. He always delivers.”
“I’m like a child at Christmas. Andreas Ekström is probably Sweden’s best speaker.”