Robin Teigland

Professor Hands-on

She was listed as one of Sweden’s most influential women in technology three years running – and now she is using all her knowledge and experience to improve our odds.

In both her own research and in the real world, Robin Teigland is constantly building bridges between technology and sustainable social development. We usually call her ‘Professor Hands-on’ – because she makes sure things get done.

A high tempo and audience engagement – these are the hallmarks of her lectures and workshops. Her goal is to get the people she meets to engage with the digital world and to demonstrate the importance of testing new technologies, in order to understand the revolutionary effects they can have.

The Circular Visionary

More and more people are realising that we face major challenges with our climate. The oceans are heating up, changing the entire ecosystem. Drawing on her experience of the circular economy and entrepreneurship, Robin Teigland is investigating a range of solutions.

As professor of strategy and digitization at Chalmers, Robin’s research is at the intersection between emerging technologies and new materials, social networks and future value creation. As the resources and value we use in our traditional business models are consumed, we need to focus on recycling, rethink production processes and look beyond traditional supply chains.

No industry can avoid change. The businesses that succeed in the transition to sustainability will be the ones that survive. And the technology powering this transition exists! Emerging technologies, both digital and “real tech” – such as 3D printing, blockchain, IoT, artificial intelligence, robotics, drones and new nanomaterials – now offer the opportunity for real innovation.

Robin’s lectures are for audiences who want to get ahead and stimulate their visionary thinking.

Economics and Digitalisation, Hand in Hand

Robin has a BA in Economics from Stanford University, an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a PhD in Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics. With this solid academic background, she held a professorship in Business Administration with a focus on strategy and digitization at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Leader and Founder

Robin is often interviewed about her research in Swedish and international media and is an internationally sought-after speaker. She has been listed among the Global Top 50 Business Professors on Twitter. She is also the director of Ocean Data Factory Sweden, Sweden’s first national ocean data lab, which aims to put Sweden at the forefront of the global digital blue economy. In addition, she is a member of the boards of the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration and Akademiska Hus.

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