June 10, 2014 - The Millbank Tower, London

Claudia OLSSON

CEO Exponential AB, Advisor Singularity University, NASA Ames

Our future society – the Global Grand Opportunities

Claudia’s presentation style is engaging and thought provoking. She highlights examples of disruptive trends and of tools that her audience can put to practice to lead the future development of our global society.

Claudia has been appointed the Leader of the Year in Sweden as well as a Leader of Tomorrow by the Stars Foundation in China and the Gifted Citizen community in Mexico. Her experiences working with cutting edge technologies in some of the most advanced economies, as well as with emerging markets solutions, have provided her with a unique understanding of the possibilities of the future markets.

Claudia guides her audience in how to realize the potential of the global opportunities - today and into the future.

With a background as the first Swedish participant and advisor to the Singularity University at NASA Ames in Silicon Valley, Claudia has a deep understanding of the power of exponential technology development. She sees technology through the lens of the Global Grand Challenges, which she has experienced first-hand while working in the emerging markets of India, Peru, the Philippines and China.

Claudia Olsson currently manages Catalyze Delta Group, headquartered in Singapore. The group provides market intelligence and leads innovation work for companies, governments and academia focused on shaping the technology landscape of tomorrow. Prior to founding Catalyze Delta Group, Claudia led the establishment of ACCESS Health International in Southeast Asia, identifying and sharing best practices between health systems with a particular focus on health technologies, elderly care and health financing. Claudia has also managed research projects for ACCESS Health International in India, China and Japan, supporting the uptake of best practices and new medical technologies.

Her passion for the Global Grand Opportunities was ignited when she organized the Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar in collaboration with the Nobel Foundation and it grew as she took up a role with the United Nations headquarters in New York and Geneva, helping to coordinate the public-private innovation fair for the Economic and Social Council.