Andreas Ekström – Keynote Speaker

Award winning journalist, author and digital futurist

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Specialist Subjects

  • Organic Intelligence: What we've got wrong about AI
  • Seven Ways to Own the World
  • The Power of &
  • Digitalization
  • Media
  • Politics
  • Culture



  • English


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 an 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 through TED. His TED talks are approaching two million viewers and he has won the speaker of the year award in his native Sweden.

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