Robin Teigland

Leading in a Networked World

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Power is increasingly understood to be at the center of networks and not at the top of formal hierarchies. This talk presents some of the core principles of social networks and enables participants to understand how they can leverage informal networks both within their own organization as well as throughout their organization’s greater ecosystem for increased innovation and performance. 


Robin Teigland is Professor in Management of Digitalization in the Entrepreneurship and Strategy Division at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she was recruited to build bridges between technology and the development of society.

She is also the Director of Ocean Data Factory Sweden – Sweden’s national initiative for AI-driven innovation based on ocean data. Recently Robin published three books with Routledge on fintech, the future of labor, and digitalization’s impact on public services. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 Robin was listed by the Swedish business magazine, Veckans Affärer, as one of Sweden’s most influential women, primarily in technology.

Teigland is currently leading several projects investigating AI and its influence on value creation in society and how the convergence of disruptive technologies including AI is transforming long-standing institutional structures leading to new organizational and labor forms. Robin is an impact entrepreneur and has co-founded Peniche Ocean Watch and Ocean Tech Hub in Portugal, through which she is running several blue circular economy projects, such as the Plastic Chain, Peladrone, the Ocean Community Challenge, and Ecowaterdrone.

Robin is a passionate ocean lover and firmly believes that anyone – no matter their age, education, or location, can participate in making our oceans happier and healthier. She strives to understand how we can use disruptive technologies, such as the blockchain, drones, 3d printing, and artificial intelligence, to empower coastal communities to improve their symbiosis with the ocean for a sustainable future.