Swedish journalist, author and digital futurist Andreas Ekström wrote a bestselling book about Google – and has since been a leading commentator on all things digital around the world.
His talks, always custom made to fit the audience, will give you mind-blowing perspectives on who controls the money and the power as society goes digital by the minute.
Currently, his most requested keynote is “Organic Intelligence” – a set of ideas, questions and hands-on tools to understand and fulfill human potential in the AI revolution.
“The future”, Andreas says, “is not about the AI you buy. It’s about the OI you hire.”
The term “organic intelligence” that Andreas has coined, equals the sum of the human experience. What people know. What people can provide. What values might mean. What happens in collaboration.
Andreas will stress the need for research, development and learning throughout the AI revolution – but refuses to give you bullet points or simplified action plans that very well might be useless in six months. Right now, the world is instead in a learning phase, and Andreas is phenomenal in making sure that process starts within all groups that he works with.
Andreas Ekström is a senior staff writer and columnist at Sydsvenskan, a daily morning paper in Malmö, Sweden. His passion? He calls it ”educating for digital equality”.
”I want to see a world in which we share the wealth – not only financially, but also in terms of knowledge and influence,” he says.
As a reporter with many years of experience covering the field, Ekström holds amazing insights in how the world of media, business and politics is affected by the main digital power players of the world. He is a highly sought after and seasoned speaker that has received excellent reviews across Europe and the rest of the world on his thought-provoking lectures.
Ekström is the author of several books; ”The Google Code”, published in 2010, made him a household name in the Nordics. His latest in English is called “On Finding”. His biggest international audience he reached was through TED. His TED talks are approaching two million viewers and he has won the speaker of the year award in his native Sweden.
Andreas Ekström, a highly sought-after speaker with 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 and travels from Sweden and presents in both English and Swedish.
“In the first of four collaborations with German director Veronika Emily Pohl, and the amazing motion designer Claudio Como, Swedish author and speaker Andreas Ekström (me!) takes on artificial intelligence. The mission here is to send a few new ideas your way – and to provide an “Andreas for beginners” for those who are curious about me.”
“This was recorded in Barcelona, at the Gartner Symposium, in front of 4,500 people. It was a special day. The ideas and the audience made this one fly, together – and this single performance continues to create interest for these issues, and for me as a writer and a speaker, all around the world. Now for the first time, with gratitude to my hosts, I am able to upload it to my own channel. If you are considering getting me to come and work with you, take some time to see this. You will understand at what level my ambitions are, to make every mission made to measure.”
“This is a short segment of a keynote called “The Power of &”, or “Kraften i både och” in Swedish. The content is all new, and it has brought down the house for digital audiences all over Europe already. This was recorded in November in Stockholm, for an international crowd, but with a lot of Swedes – hence the playfulness with language there in the middle…
Other parts of this presentation – that of course can be adapted for content and length in many different ways – contain a cultural analysis of the digital now, and is a challenging must for anyone who wants to learn and transform, and start an ongoing process. Examples, role models, personal stories and experiences – this presentation is my most loaded yet.
My forte is the digital world, of course. But the more we observe our new society, the more we need to understand that society equals the internet, and the internet equals society. Still, we are not thinking broadly enough. That’s why we need to be restless about the questions – and patient about the answers. That’s the power of &.”
Videos for all three keynotes are available below to watch and review.
”Magic, Ekström! Incredibly thought-provoking!”
"The event was a great success with over 175 attendees, and we received lots of positive feedback about the event and the content – this would not have been possible without your support as a speaker, and I would like to thank you personally for your participation and valuable contribution. Feedback on Andreas is very positive… he was super professional and delivered a thought-provoking, well-thought-out presentation on topics that affect modern life and work, and you could tell he was passionate about the subject. There was humour as well as some sentimental moments that really engaged the audience. It was a fantastic keynote to kick-off our event. On a personal level, I really liked working with Andreas – he was approachable, flexible and willing to make adjustments as needed which made it a pleasure to work with him. And thank you too for the great job managing and organising Andreas’ attendance – the experience was very professional and easy. "
“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.”