Today, inventive digital solutions are improving the quality of life for people around the world, and cities are incorporating new technology and approaches that make it possible for countries, industries and individual businesses to prosper.
Please join AmCham Sweden, Mr. David Furendal and Mr. Bruce Katz for a pair of discussions on how innovative problem-solving solutions that bridge digital and physical domains are creating successful, sustainable economies and urban environments.
Co-founder & Head of Labs
David Furendal co-founded Screen Interaction in 2008, and in less than a decade, the company has grown from four to close to 100 employees and developed services for some of the largest organizations in Sweden. By putting the user experience in focus, Screen Interaction has developed applications used by millions of Swedes, such as the mobile services for Länsförsäkringar and mobile applications for the Social Insurance Agency service. David has a Master of Engineering in Interaction Design degree from Umeå University. His studies focused on the interaction between humans, computers and information.
The Brookings Institute
Bruce J. Katz is the inaugural Centennial Scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he focuses on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. Katz assumed this cross-institution role in January 2016 after 20 years as the vice president and co-director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, which he founded in 1996.
As Brookings’s only centennial scholar, Katz and his team collaborate with experts throughout Brookings and beyond to develop new models of finance, growth, and governance in cities and nations. He regularly advises cross-sector metropolitan, national, and global leaders on public reforms and private innovations that advance the well-being of metropolitan areas and their countries.