Swedish Tech Trends Expectations to rule the Roost in 2018

Swedish Tech Trends

Published May 07,2018 8 months ago Posted By Admin

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Sweden has always been known for offering business-friendly environment. Stockholm and Dalarna have proved to be the most coveted land for the mammoth tech investors such as Amazon and Google as they have gained a foothold in the data center market in 2017.

It’s just the yesteryear finished with so many promising ventures that inevitably beg a question: what lies in 2018?

Let’s take a look at what noteworthy people have to say on this.

Hélène Barnekow, CEO

Telia Sweden

Sweden is going to be one of the famous hubs for hosting data centers of companies like Telia opened Backbone North following the announcement of AWS to build three data centers. She also stated that “I also believe 2018 will be a year of more intense VR/AR application development. And I think people will be talking a lot about edge computing in 2018 as an increase in the number of demanding applications requires storage much closer to the user to ensure an optimal user experience.”

Darren Mowry, Managing Director, Business Development

Amazon Web Services EMEA

He explained that digital transformation will speed up within the large industries. They will start incorporating and experimenting with the cloud system. He said that Sweden is ready to take the initiative, but more technological innovation (AI and Machine Learning) is required within the EU to transform Sweden into a ‘Cloud Nation’- which will allow convenient access and support of a cloud friendly framework backed by the government.

Magnus Melander, Evangelist

THINGS Stockholm

Swedish manufacturing will be all set to develop smart sustainable development and digital transformation in 2018. With the growing number of development that Sweden is likely to expect in the coming year will encourage more foreign companies to invest.

Mark Thiele, CIO/CSO


According to him AI, Machine Learning and IoT will create bigger online solutions to leverage data centers. New business models will be developed after the newest technologies such as Machine Learning, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, AR and IoT along with 5G wireless connection and other supporting technologies. By 2022, the IT hub will be double while the cloud service and data centers will expand three times now.


Fredrik Lind, Senior Partner & Managing Director

Boston Consulting Group

According to him Sweden will etch significant mark in the world of technology in 2018. With global multinational companies entering in the league of top tech such as Spotify, Klarna and King, Sweden will be taking the digital trends much further from 2018. In addition, AI, Blockchain and IoT enabled technologies will be shaping the daily lives.

Patrik Öhlund, CEO

Node Pole

Patrik sheds light on high performance computing system which is an obvious result of exponential growth of robotics, AI and Deep Learning. He also expexted that in 2018 Datacenters-as-a-Service to become more strategic that will shift from providing infrastructure to offering on demand functions and services. In addition to that, he also added, “I expect blockchain to become more mature in 2018, which will lead to a broader array of industrial applications based on the technology.”

Anne Graf, CEO


Fintech industries will greatly move by the decentralized technologies such as Blockchain. Blockchain technology will unravel more potential opportunities to other sectors, remaining the most hyped news throughout the year. Thus, it’s important to get good grasp over Blockchain technology to know how it can be used to leverage economic and environmental functionalities.

Joachim Karthauser, CTO

Climeon AB

Jocachim took different way of explaining the expected data center environment. He said that lowest carbon emission with powerful environmental performances will be the key to success and also the basic criteria for data centers as energy requires internet use that exceeds energy demand of air traffic. He also mentioned about transport sector to increase electric vehicles that will increase new building infrastructure with e-mobility.

Mattias Fridström, VP & Chief Evangelist

Telia Carrier

He stated that the establishment of Amazon in Sweden is one of the biggest thing happened in 2017. It will take application storage on cloud much forward in 2018. In addition, 5G wireless technology will also contribute significantly, making Sweden one of the coveted tested grounds for that application.

Mattias Ganslandt, CEO & President

Multigrid Data Centers

Mattis focused on the globally competitive and sustainable energy resource that will promote hyperscale cloud computing in Sweden. New business models and futuristic technical innovations will result in “creative destruction” by expanding IT-as-a-service offerings that will produce new kind of product.

Tor Björn Minde, CEO


Tor Björn stated that “I expect the Open Compute Project (OCP) to take center stage in 2018. It’s going to start affecting servers used in both data center co-location and other enterprises. I also think the roll out of Ericsson’s 5G will trigger more developments in Sweden when it comes to edge data centers.”

Tomas Sokolnicki, Head of Data Centers by Sweden

Business Sweden

Early days were quite tad bit slow that unblock new segments one by one. This year, we are amidst massive data wave that, generating from the cloud, AI, VR/VR, streaming, IoT, connected devices/cars and sensors. We are going to see edge computing on a new level of e-mobility.

Johan Börje, Head of Marketing

Stockholm Data Parks

In 2018 data center establishment will expand to unprecedented level with the growth of Blockchain technology. Sweden will definitely be the tested growund to be following AWS and third mounting pressure to develop data center process result in low CO2 emission.

Linus Axelsson, Marketing Manager


Linus emphasized on having sound IT infrastructure and environment that will keep up the growth of effective digitization, the core of every business model. From this yearusing and generating data, working agile way and communicating through IT structure will improve more.